Yu:Yutopia Review Exclusive 2015….{Exclusive} Jan 2015

After launching several budget friendly smartphones, YU Televentures have now launched theYU Yutopia a Snapdragon 810 octa core powered smartphone that falls under the premium category. This handset is priced at ₹24,999 – it is worth the price, continue reading.


This handset is made of aircraft grade material Aluminum + Magnesium alloy that is not only stronger but also gives a good finishing to the handset. The grayish silver coloured handset on the rear side highlighting the design aspect and a silver border surrounding the screen. Weight is 155 grams with built-in battery and dimensions are 72.59 x 146.55 x 7.20mm.
Build quality and finishing is very good, however I did find a small gap on the right side where the screen and the side meet, not a big issue but when you are using the handset in dark environment you can see some light bleeding out. Now I am not sure if this minor imperfection is replicated on all the devices or just the one I got for the review.
The power button is on the right side along with volume rocker surrounding it (Volume + | Power | Volume -). Audio jack is on the top and at the bottom there is a micro USB port. Speaker vents are on the rear side.
There is a 21MP camera on the rear, dual LED flash and finger print scanner. The YU Yutopia comes with 3 microphones, one on the front bottom, another on the rear top above the camera module and the 3rd one below the speaker out vent.
This is a dual SIM handset, there is a hybrid slot tray that can be used to add micro SD card or a nano SIM. 
There is LED notification; you can set the colour you want. The LED is at the bottom, just below the screen. There are no dedicated navigational buttons, you will get on-screen buttons.
Yutopia is loaded with accelerometer, light, proximity, hall, gyro, pressure and magnetic sensors.


Yutopia sports a 5.2 inch screen with corning concore glass protection and supporting 2560 x 1440 pixels resolution (Quad HD).
Memory, Storage and OS
This handset is packed with 4GB RAM and 32GB storage. 
Apps are getting installed on the external storage by default. OTG works.
Cyanogen OS 12.1 based on Android Lollipop 5.1.1.


This smartphone houses the qualcomm snapdragon 810 MSM8994 octa core 64 Bit chipset clocked at 1.5GHz coupled with Adreno 430 GPU. This is the same hardware that powers theOnePlus 2. Performance is smooth, lag free, however handset does heat-up when using heavy apps. The max temperature I encountered was 45 degrees. Heat build-up is common on Snapdragon 810.


    This handset is packed with a primary 21.4MP camera with dual tone LED flash and front camera can shoot in 7.7 megapixel resolution. It takes time focusing the subject and sometimes the focus is not very sharp. But in general camera quality is above average, though would have been better if the focusing was a bit fast.
    Rear camera can shoot 4K videos.


    Sound is very loud and clear. In-call sound is also very good. I did not find any issues with network. 4G worked on both the SIM slots (I am using Airtel 2300 band). No issues found with WiFi, GPS and Bluetooth.

    Finger print scanner and issues

    There is a touch ID based finger print scanner on the rear. Detection and processing speed is decent enough. It is accurate. You can register up to 5 finger prints however, avoid registering 5 finger prints because there is a bug.
    With 5 finger prints registered one can easily unlock the phone using the power button, it just makes the security look stupid, so register at the most 4 finger prints if needed. Again a software bug that can be fixed.


    YU Yutopia houses a 3000 mAh Li-Po battery with quick charger 2.0 support. Performance is decent. You can expect 4 to 5 hours of continuous moderate to heavy usage on a single charge.

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