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First Impression : Yu Yutopia ; Most Powerful Phone

With rich look, high performance, and extraordinary features you will surely fall in love with Yu Yutopia at first glance. It belongs to Yu Televentures, which is partly owned by Micromax Mobile – an Indian consumer electronics company. Yu Yutopia is one of the most powerful phone on planet. The launching date of the handset was 17 December, but because of some reasons it was delayed and now it is expected to launch on 26th December.

It looks like Yu Yutopia would snatch the highest position in the smartphone market as all best features comes together in this handset. It is the first phone of YU integrated services platform, where one can order everything on the phone through in built service. Well, have a look on more details of the handset:


Main attractive thing of the handset is its sleek (7.2mm in thickness) and metal uni-body, which gives premium look. Power button is placed in between of volume up and down keys. Yu Yutopia is very slim, but not lighter. You will feel it somewhat bulky. It supports Dual SIM (Micro SIM/ Nano SIM). It is of 146.6 x 72.7 x 7.2 mm dimensions and 159 grams weight. On the back panel, there is very attractive one circular protruding dial in which you will get 21 megapixel camera with LED Dual tone flash. Sadly, the camera is not scratch resistant.

Fingerprint sensor is placed on the back panel just below the circular protruding dial. You can store up to five fingerprints to quickly unlock the device. SIM card tray supports two slots, where on second slot you can fit either SD card or micro SIM card, means you can use only one at a time, which is kind of compromise. Overall, you will like the phone’s first look.

Display and Processor

Yu Yutopia supports 5.2 inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display with the resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels and 565 ppi. Main attractive point of the display is it supports 2K screen. 2K screen means having horizontal resolution of approximately 2,000 pixels. Sharp display supports smooth touch and great viewing angels. Display supports multi touch and for screen protection company provides Corning Concore Glass. I guess 5.2 inch is not much bigger, so you can comfortably hold the handset.

At the processing front, the handset supports Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810 processor with Quad-core 2.0 GHz Cortex A57 + quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU clubbed with 4 GB of RAM. It also supports Adreno 430 GPU (Graphical Processing Unit). Sometimes you will face issues such as notification bar would not respond, and phone hang while playing games. Well, we are expecting that all these bugs would be solved in upcoming software updates.

Storage Capacity and Communication Feature

Yu Yutopia gives internal memory up to 32 GB. It also supports micro SD card slot for memory expansion which can be expandable up to 128 GB. Communication features includes Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth v4.1, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, USB OTG, GPRS and FM Radio. Unfortunately it does’t supports NFC (Near field communication). NFC is used to establish radio data communication with two smartphones by bringing them closer.


Rear camera allows you to capture pictures of 21 megapixel with Dual LED flash. It also features phase detection autofocus, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, and panorama. Geo-tagging means to add graphical identification such as message, or QR codes. Touch focus means to highlight particular area where you want to focus. Panorama feature enables users to capture pictures in a sequence. and face detection feature recognizes face of the camera display.

Even you can record videos at 2160p@30fps, and 720p@120fps. It works perfectly at close-up shoot and gives fast autofocus. The screen would come alive while watching HD videos on YouTube. It also supports 8 megapixel front snapper. Camera would give you pleasant result as it captures real images without adding any impurities in that.

Operating System and Battery

It runs on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop operating system with CyanogenMod OS 12, and it would get update of Android 6.0 aka Android M – Marshmallow in the next year. The phone supports 3000 mAh battery with having stand by time up to 300 hours, but it doesn’t supports wireless charging feature. Quick charging feature is available on the device by which you can charge up to 60% in just 30 minutes. It gets heated quickly, by just few minutes of browsing or playing games, which is one negative point of the handset i must say. It’s new service is Around YU services. Around YU services is location based service and gives you variety of service such as you can shop, order food, book hotels, train, cab or flights, and also check PNR status all from in built single app.

Other Features

Sensors on the phone includes Fingerprint sensor, accelerometer sensor, gyro sensor, proximity sensor, barometer sensor, and compass sensor. Proximity sensor detects nearby objects without having any physical contact. Ambient light sensor adjusts brightness of the device automatically. Gyroscope sensor angular rotational velocity. Compass sensor are used to determine orientation pretty accurately. Accelerometer sensors are used to measure acceleration in one, two, or three orthogonal axes Messaging features supports SMS (threaded view), MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service), Email, and push Email. It is available in only silver color. I am somewhat disappoint with the sound quality, it is average not extraordinary. The device also supports features such as Document viewer, Photo/video editor, Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic.


Well we are expecting to have NFC, wireless charging feature would be included in the next iteration of the handset. Phone heating problem would also be solved in the next model of Yu Yutopia. Apart from these problems phone is pretty good.

Overall, Yu Yutopia’s affordable price, slim body, excellent 2K display, powerful and strong design would definitely give rich look if it is in our hand. You. It would be one of the smartest decision you would take and it is available in $350. In my opinion, it is one of the best smartphone you can buy.

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