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Micromax Yu Yureka Review: A Promising Smartphone

Micromax Yu Yureka Review: A Promising Smartphone

by Abhishek VoheraDecember 25, 2014

Micromax, one of the most popular smart phone companies in India and some parts of the world had announced the launch of Yu Yureka, which will be competing with Lava’s Playbook. This device might have Cyanogen OS installed to it. There had been a good healthy tussle between OnePlus One and Micromax over Cyanogen rights in India. Micromax had got an exclusive contract for distributing Cyanogen OS powered devices in India and many South Asian Countries. Micromax had launched this smart phone in budget segment and the sale had already started for it. Let us view a quick review of this promising smart phone.

Micromax Yu Yureka

Features of Micromax Yu Yureka

Here are some of the most stunning features of Micromax Yu Yureka that might surprise you and compel you to go for this smart phone.

Design & Display

Yu Yureka has got a 5.5 inches display and has a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. It has added a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection to it to prevent it from the scratches. This smart phone weighs only 155g. The rear ends of this device are curved. It has got volume rockers and power button on the right side.


Yu Yureka runs on Cyanogen OS 11 which is based on Android 4.4.4. This provides you number of customization options that you may not find in official Android smart phones. Micromax had even promised that it will be the first smart phone to receive Cyanogen update of Android Lollipop OS.


Yu Yureka had given a 16 GB on board storage memory by Micromax. Micromax had done pure justice with the memory this time. You can add 32 GB storage to this smart phone by adding a memory to its SD card slot.


Processor & Performance

Yu Yureka is powered with Octa Core Qualcomm Snap Dragon 615 Chipset which is clocked at 1.5 GHz. It has used a 64 bit chipset and provides you great gaming experience. The 2 GB RAM of this device is good enough for handling complex tasks of this smart phone efficiently. This phone is highly reliable than other smart phones of this range by Micromax when it comes to performance.


Yu Yureka has got a primary camera of 13 MP with LED Flash and also has Autofocus. The 5 MP Camera of Yu Yureka is perfect to capture selfies and can even be used for video calling purpose. The image quality is still not up to the mark as expected from 13 MP camera.

Battery & Price

Yu Yureka has got a decent battery life of 2500mAh and can easily run throughout the day under 2 G requirements. This smart phone is priced at 8,999 INR in the Indian Market.


Micromax Yu Yureka Early Verdict

Why to buy Micromax Yu Yureka?

  • It has got a good storage memory
  • It comes with decent screen size and 2 GB RAM

Why not to buy Micromax Yu Yureka?

  • Its camera delivers poor performance
  • The battery of this device still needs improvement
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Abhishek Vohera
Abhishek Vohera is the Founder and Chief Editor at Above Android. He is from Mumbai, India. Abhishek is a Software Engineer at Multi-National Company by profession and Blogger and SEO expert by passion. He is crazy about Android and a true Google Fan Boy.