Yu Yunicorn Review
Micromax’s subsidiary, Yu Televentures recently launched its flagship device Yu Yunicorn with much fanfare at its event in New Delhi. The Yu lineup has successfully managed to attract the youth with its pricing and Cynogen Mod enabled phones. Let’s see how its flagship device manages to hold against competition in the similar price range.
On paper, the specification sheet looks a lot like some of the expensive flagship devices in the market. It comes with a powerful octa-core Helio P10 SOC from MediaTek along with 4GB of RAM and Mali T860 GPU. The hardware is powerful enough to handle high end games and applications without any lags and the performance is as smooth as you would expect. Since it has stock Android Lollipop 5.1, or ‘Android or steroid’ as the company likes to claim, the overall experience is never close to sluggish. The device has 32 GB of ROM which is expendable via microSD card and should prove to be more than sufficient. It has a massive 4000 mAh battery which easily lasts for a day and this is one of the stronger points of the device.
Look and Feel:-
The Yunicorn is undoubtedly company’s best looking phone. The metal unibody, curved 2.5D glass and rose gold finish gives the phone a premium look. The device is heavy at 172gms and not very slim at 8.5mm, but one can get used to it. The screen is 5.5 inch full HD screen with smooth touch and impressive color reproduction. We also have hybrid Dual-SIM slot on the left and volume control and power button on right. The bottom looks very similar to an iPhone, but that’s the case with most of the phones today. The finger-print reader is on the home button at the front and the company has decided to go with micro-usb
User experience: -
One of the USPs of Yunicorn is the ecosystem the company has developed. Termed ‘Around Yu’, the launcher is equipped with capabilities to recharge your phone, DTH and data card from its Yu wallet powered by UDIO. The company has also partnered with Lybrate to offer doctor’s guidance in case of any medical help required. Similarly, you can also book cabs, check cricket scores, order food and much more using the ‘Around Yu’ feature without installing any apps. This is certainly the highlight of the device. Coming to the camera, Yunicorn has 13 MP rear camera with autofocus, dual-tone LED flash and EIS (electronic image stabilization). The image quality is decent, but certainly not one of the best in the range. The camera can record videos in slow-motion but only at 640p. The photo and video quality doesn’t get any better in low light too. The front facing camera is 5 MP and provides decent photos under good lighting conditions.
At 13,499 INR, it faces tough competition from Moto G4 Plus, Xiomi Redmi Note 3 and Lenevo K4 Note. Let us know your experience with the device if you had a chance to use it.
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by techtalks @TechTalks July 13, 2016 5:05 AM UTC