Six months ago, when YU launched their first smartphone, the Yureka, we were impressed on all counts. At that time, a full HD display in the sub Rs 10,000 price segment was unheard of and therefore we didn’t complain.
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However, with the competition raising the bar (Lenovo launched the K3 Note phablet with a full HD display), YU has also upped the ante by launching an upgraded version of the Yureka with a full HD display -and it’s called the Yureka Plus.
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YU has taken the safe route by going with the same look and design as of the Yureka. If you keep both phones side by side, you won’t be able to tell the difference between the standard and the Plus. One change is that the Yureka Plus also comes in white. The display is where the major change has been made.
Yureka Plus comes with a 5.5-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Technical specifications aside, in real world usage most users will not be able to tell the difference between a HD and full HD display. When compared side-toside, thanks to the higher resolution, the full HD display looks sharper: icon outlines appeared more distinct and images look more detailed.
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Viewing angles are good, brightness level is excellent and there is a handy built-in color calibration tool to adjust screen colours according to preference. Hardware also remains unchanged.
You get an octa core Snapdragon 615 processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage and a 2,500mAh battery. In terms of software, the Yureka Plus comes out of the box with Cyanogen OS 12, based on Android 5.0. As seen with the first Yureka, the hardware is capable of running any game, app as well as full HD videos without a hitch. Battery life is one day on a full charge -as expected.
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YU has also improved the camera on the Yureka Plus. The 13MP rear camera uses Sony IMX 214 CMOS sensor with f2.2 aperture. In our usage, the camera impressed us with its speed , sharp images and natural colours.
The new Sony sensor also manages to take better shots in low light when compared with the original. However, we did notice that there was slightly more visible noise, especially in photos captured indoors. The 5MP front camera takes fantastic images and is one of the best camera for selfies in this price range. Overall, the Yureka Plus is a fantastic phone at its price. With the Yureka discontinued, the only competition to the Yureka Plus is the Lenovo K3 Note. For the same price, it offers similar features but with a larger 3,000mAh battery.