YU Yureka Black First impressions: Will this one be a winner?
YU Yureka Black is a comeback smartphone for YU Televentures. The online-only brand from Micromax didn’t launch any smartphone from August 2016. The last two smartphones, YU Yureka S and YU Yunique Plus were also an incremental upgrade.
Now the latest in the YU smartphones lineup, Yureka Black comes with dual-SIM 4G VoLTE support.
The big highlight of the phone is its 4GB RAM and Snapdragon 430 for a price of Rs 8,999. It will be exclusively available on Flipkart, and sales start June 5 midnight. We spent some time with the device, and here is our first impression of the YU Yureka Black.
YU Yureka Black Specifications: 5-inch full-HD (1080 x 1920 pixels) 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla Glass 3 display | octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 MSM8937 64-bit Processor | 4GB RAM | 32GB of internal storage | 4G VoLTE, Dual SIM | 13MP rear camera with dual-LED flash | 8MP front-facing camera with selfie flash | 3000mAh battery | Fingerprint sensor on home button |
YU Yureka Black: Design, Display and Cameras
Yureka Black design is completely different from original YU Yureka from 2014. As the name suggests, it surely is a Black colour variant, but the design language has changed. Now the Yureka Black features a uni-body design, very similar to Xiaomi phones. The body is made of metal and it has a plastic-like coating on top. So the sandstone back (was in Yureka) is gone, and now it has a glossy rear panel that is prone to fingerprint and smudges. The handset feels quite nice to hold, and is lightweight as well. The design is definitely appealing too. What we really like about the Yureka Black is the compact form factor.
The dual-SIM Yureka Black supports 4G VoLTE bands in India. It includes a hybrid SIM-tray on the left, which means you can either put in two SIM cards (Nano-SIM + Nano-SIM) or one SIM card and a microSD card at one time. The fingerprint sensor is on the home button, and it sits right below the display. The volume rocker and power/ lock key is on the right. You can also use double tap on screen to wake and sleep the device. There is a 3.5mm jack on top edge, while the Micro-USB port can be found sandwiched between two speaker grills at the bottom. Out of the two speaker grills, left hides the primary microphone and right includes a loudspeaker. The loudspeaker output isn’t great and audio quality is very average.
The Yureka Black features a 5-inch full-HD (1080 x 1920 pixels) 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla Glass 3 display. It is reflective, glossy and a attracts fingerprints/ smudges. Users do get a factory installed screen protector and an extra protector in the retail box. Brightness levels are adequate for any kind of lighting conditions, but colours appear a bit oversaturated on this display.
The smartphone features a primary 13MP rear camera with dual-LED flash and an 8MP front-facing camera with selfie flash as well. Based on our initial time with the device, we feel that the primary camera might just struggle in low light. However, the day light shots come out excellent. It clicks almost instantly. About the selfie camera, YU Yureka Black selfie camera is a surprise package for its price.