Micromax’s YU series is back with a budget device
YU Televentures, a Micromax-owned has launched yet another device in its YU series of smartphones. The new Yureka Black comes to you after the brand went into sabbatical for some time. We got our hands on this device and here’s what we think:
The Yureka Black scores big on its design with its all black body, which is available in matt as well as glossy finish. It has a slim, metal body that features curved edges. Micromax has given a smaller and sleeker look to this device with 5-inch display, 152 grams weight and 8.7 mm thickness. If you aren’t a fan of bigger screen size and are looking for a compact device that fits in your palm and pocket, then you might consider this device. The device has a shiny and glossy look, which makes it stand on par with certain expensive devices in the market currently. The only complaint we have is that the front and back panel gets fingerprint smudges on it easily, though these can be wiped off. We would recommend putting on a nice phone cover or case. The screen is a full HD IPS display with 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution. It also has a 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass protection.
The camera performance of the Yureka Black was really neat. It comes with a 13 megapixels rear camera that uses Sony’s IMX 258 sensor and F/2.0 aperture. We were able to capture pictures that were sharp and bright, both indoors as well as outdoors. There’s also a LED flash for night time shots. The front camera of 8 megapixels also features a flash.
Powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor with 4GB RAM, the device can efficiently perform your day-to-day tasks, without any lags. Micromax has also announced a beta version of the latest Android Nougat-7.1.2 for this device. The internal storage of 32 GB is expandable up to 64 GB via Micro SD card. We feel that internal storage space is slightly on the lower side, as the device comes with a hybrid slot that can either accommodate two SIMs or single SIM with a memory card. It packs a decent battery life with 3000 mAh, which could last us one entire day on a normal usage. The device supports 4G VoLTE.
This new device from Micromax’s YU series has got two things right, budget and black. If you love this colour and are looking for a device that fits your pocket yet looks premium with decent performance then you might consider the Yureka Black. The device is priced at Rs.8,999 and available exclusively on Flipkart.