Updated on 2nd February 2015

Update 1-1-15: We have added a few more questions at the end of the post, since we have had  some more experience with Yureka.

Micromax today introduced its ambitious Yureka smartphone to challenge Xiaomi and other Chinese manufacturers in India. The device is indeed up for the task and has several highlights on paper. Registration starts tomorrow and the stock is expected to run out pretty soon. In case you are planning to buy from the first batch, here are some basic question and answers you can go through for better perspective.

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YU Yureka Quick Specs

  • Display Size: 5.5 Inch  IPS LCD, 1280 X 720p HD resolution,  267 PPI
  • Processor: 1.5  GHz 64 bit Octa Core Snapdragon 615 Cortex A53
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Software Version: Android 4.4 KitKat based CyanogenMod 11 OS
  • Camera: 13 MP, F2.2 5P lens, Can record 1080p Full HD videos at 30fps, 720p HD videos at 120fps
  • Secondary Camera: 5 MP fixed focus
  • Internal Storage:  16 GB
  • External Storage: 32 GB using MicroSD card
  • Battery: 2500 mAh (Removable)
  • Connectivity:  HSPA+, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS,  Micro USB 2.0,

Question – Does YU Yureka have Corning Gorilla Glass Protection?

Answer- Yes, the display is well protected by Gorilla Glass 3. It is still advisable that you use tempered glass or scratch guard on top.

Question – What comes inside the Box?

Answer- Box includes Scratch Guard, 1 Ampere Charger, USB cable, documentation and headphones. First few customers will also get handcrafted leather case cover for free.

Question –What size SIM card is supported? Do both SIM support 3G?

Answer – YU Yureka accepts 2 Micro SIM cards. First SIM card supports 4G while both support 3G.

Question – Does it have LED notification light

Answer – Yes, It does have LED notification light

Question – How much is Free Storage?Can Apps be Moved to SD card?

Answer – Out of 16 GB about 12GB is available at user end. You can also use up to 32 GB MicroSD card as well. There is no separate partition for apps. Apps can not be moved to SD card.

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Question – Can Apps be transferred to SD Card

Answers – Yes, you can move app data and some apps from internal storage to SD card. Media and application data can be stored on SD card.

Question – Does it support USB OTG?

Answer – yes, USB OTG  is supported

Question – How is the Display of Yureka?

Answer – The display is not the best highlight of this device. Display sharpness, brightness and viewing angles are good, but colors are little off. we compared the display side by side with Redmi Note, which seemed better.

Question – How is the Build Quality?

Answer – The moonstone back finish is not similar to OnePlus One Sandstone feel. Its basically matte finish back cover which gives the phone a nice grip. Build quality is decent but not fancy. On the whole, we have no complains against build quality considering the price range.

Question- Will rooting void warranty?

Answer- No, rooting and flashing won’t void 1 year warranty. Micromax has also announced that it will be offering on site replacement and repair.

Question – How is the Camera Quality?

Answer – The 13 MP rear camera has a Sony Exmor sensor with F2.2 aperture, 5p lens and blue light filter. The camera is capable of clicking some great images even in low light conditions, but images get blurry even with little camera motion. Cyanogen needs to fix image stabilization issues in next update. You can record 1080p full HD videos at 30fps and 720p HD videos at 60 fps. The camera app is simple to use and rich in features.

Micromax Yu Yureka Photo Samples in Low Light, Day Light and Indoor [Video]

Question – How much did Yureka score on Antutu and Nenamarks 2?

Answer – Antutu Score is 30,471 and Nenamark Score is 55 fps.

Micromax Yu Yureka Benchmark Review, Sensors and Hardware Overview[Video]

Question – How many sensors does Yureka has?

Answer – You can see the list in the image below. Magnetometer is not present, so compass or related apps won’t work.

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Question – How much RAM is available on first boot?

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Answer – Around 1.3 GB RAM is free on first boot. The interface is very responsive.

Question – How is GPS Locking?

Answer – GPS locking is good both indoors and outdoors.

Question – How Loud is Loudspeaker on Yureka? How is the headphone quality?

Answer – Loudspeaker is not very loud. YU has highlighted 24 bit audio setup, which we will further test in coming days. The headphones inside the box are just ok.

Question – Can Yureka play Full HD 1080p Videos?

Answer – Yes, it can smoothly play full HD and HD videos. HD playback is smooth

Question – Can Yureka be connected to Bluetooth headsets?

Answer – Yes, you can connect it to Bluetooth headset

Question – Is WiFi Display supported?

Answer – Yes, WiFi display is supported

Question – How is the battery backup?

Answer – Battery will last for one day with moderate usage. It is nothing impressive nor is it a deal breaker in any way. It is slightly lesser compared to Redmi Note 4G.

Question- Does it have any heating issue?

Answer – No, we didn’t face any unusual heating issue

Question – How is the Call Quality? Is cellular video calling supported?

Answer – Call quality is average. Not too great when compared to high end devices. Video calling via cellular networks is not supported.

Question – How powerful is LED flash?

Answer – LED flash is quite powerful, no issues with that.

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Conclusion

Yureka is a good value for money device. We recommend that you wait for full reviews to be out before you place your order. We will update this post with more questions like call quality and battery backup after we have spent some more time with the device. In case you have an unanswered question, you can post it in the comment section below. [We have added more questions in this article after spending some quality time with Yureka]

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