YU YUPHORIA vs YUREKA – What’s different?

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The YU YUPHORIA was launched on 12th of May at an event in Delhi. We brought to you the hands on with the device as well as a spec comparison with its closest rival – the Xiaomi Redmi 2. Now it is time to see how the device stacks up against its older brother, the YUREKA.

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The YU YUREKA was announced in December last year and went on sale during January this year. It was one of the first budget 4G smartphones after the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G. Now the YUPHORIA aims at bringing 4G to the masses at an even lower price point while still providing a good experience to the customers.

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While the YUPHORIA gets Android 5.0.2 Lollipop out of the box, the YUREKA was launched with Android 4.4.4 KitKat but now has been given an update to 5.0.2 Lollipop. Both the devices are running Cyanogen 12 on top of Android Lollipop.

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Starting off with the displays, the YUPHORIA has a 5″ 720p IPS display while its bigger brother, the YUREKA has a 5.5″ IPS panel of the same resolution. Both the displays are also protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Due to the smaller display, the YUPHORIA is a smaller device as well. It measures in at 142.38 x 72.96 x 8.25mm compared to 154.8x78mm x6-8.8mm of the YUREKA. The YUPHORIA is also lighter at 143 grams compared to 155 grams of the YUREKA.

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The YUREKA had capacitive navigation keys while the YUPHORIA opts for on-screen navigational keys.

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Both the devices get support for Dual microSIMs and has support for 4G LTE (Cat4). Both the devices have 2GB of RAM, 16GB of built in memory and support microSD cards upto 32GB in capacity. The YUREKA has support for USB OTG but the YUPHORIA doesn’t have support for it.

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The YUPHORIA is powered by a Snapdragon 410 CPU with Adreno 306 GPU while the YUREKA is powered by a more powerful Snapdragon 615 CPU and Adreno 405 GPU.

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At the back, the YUPHORIA has an 8 Megapixel camera with Autofocus and LED flash. The YUREKA also has Autofocus and LED flash but it has a higher resolution 13 Megapixel camera unit. On the front, both the devices have a 5 Megapixel snapper. We aren’t sure if it is the same unit being used but resolution wise, they are identical.

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The YUREKA has a 2500 mAH battery which gave pretty decent battery life as we had mentioned in our review. The YUPHORIA has a 2230 mAH battery which should provide good battery life. Both the devices support Qualcomm QuickCharge 1.0.  We will let you know more about its performance in our upcoming review. In the time being, do check out our unboxing of the YU YUPHORIA.


Author: Sandeep Sarma

Sandeep Sarma is a blogger and a freelance photographer. Apart from gadgets and phones, he also has a passion for movies and cars. He currently uses the S7 Edge as his main phone. Catch him on twitter at @sandeep9sarma