YU YUNIQUE Review: Micromax YU Android Phone under Rs. 5,000

YU, which is the sister company of Micromax smartphone vendor has officially launched “YU YUNIQUE”, its latest Android smartphone priced under Rs. 5,000. YU Yuphoria which is YU Android phone under 7K price tag already got a huge demand in the Indian smartphone market. Now the local vendor has come with budget smartphone, which is the best choice for the users migrating from featured phones to Android devices. Like all the other YU devices, it doesn’t run on Cyanogen OS out of the box but users have the option to install the Cyanogen OS 12.1 based on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop by reaching to the nearest service centre.



Like Xiaomi Redmi 1S and Redmi 2, it also sports a 4.7-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It runs on stock Android 5.1 Lollipop OS which can be upgradable to Cyanogen OS 12.1 Android 5.1.1 Lollipop OS by heading to the nearest YU service centre. It measures dimensions of 134.5 x 67.5 x 8.3mm and weighs just 128 grams.

Under the hood, it has a 1.2GHz Quad-Core 64-bit Snapdragon processor coupled with Adreno 306 GPU and 1GB of RAM. The other features of YU Yunique includes 8MP rear camera with LED flash, 2MP front camera, dual SIM support, 2000mAH battery, 8GB of internal storage (extendable with microSD card) and has the connectivity like 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS.


YU YUNIQUE Pros (Advantages):

  • HD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
  • 8MP rear camera for quality picture clicks
  • Smoother performance with Quad Core 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor
  • 4G LTE connectivity

YU YUNIQUE Cons (Disadvantages):

  • Little extra battery life might have made the smartphone on top when compared to other handsets at Rs. 5K pricing.

Best Alternatives:

The smartphone at Rs. 5,000 price tag will competes with Micromax Canvas Spark and Phicomm Energy 653 which also has similar specifications and features.

Price and Availability:

The YU YUNIQUE comes in black color variant and will be available through flash sale starting from September 15th only on Snapdeal.com for Rs. 4,999. The registration for the flash sale has been already open. The smartphone comes with double data offer for Airtel customers.