In early 2015, Micromax launched the Yu brand along with smartphones. Although these devices are only available online, but come with great specifications at a low price. So far, Yu has been using it on his devices, relying on the customization feature of the CyanogenMod operating system. eureka (Yureka) and euphoria (Yuphoria), both handsets offer customization options and great specifications at affordable prices. Both the devices have got tremendous success so far.

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Yu is the third product of the brand eureka plus (Yureka Plus). Its price is Rs 9,999 which is Rs 1,000 more than the Yureka. The specification of the device has also been improved to justify this increase. The big changes are the full-HD screen and the new camera sensor. We will tell you in detail what is special in Yureka Plus.

look and design
Yureka Plus The handset looks and feels similar to its old version Yu Yureka when held in hand. If both the devices are placed side by side then it will be difficult to tell the difference. There’s no harm in that because we liked Yureka’s design. The phone is beautiful to look at and gives a good feeling when held in the hands.

The primary SIM and microSD slot can be accessed only after removing the battery. No need to do this to use another SIM slot. There is a circle in the front panel which points to the home button. Whenever the screen is turned on, three soft keys are lit.

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The screen of the new device is full-HD. In today’s date, the presence of a 1080p screen in a smartphone under Rs 10,000 is not an impossible thing. Yu has also cleverly given a full-HD screen in its latest device which works to increase the value. Screen is sharp. Although its brightness is good inside the house, but it becomes a bit weak as soon as it comes out. Nevertheless, it is much better than the screen of other smartphones in this price range.

Specifications and software
Yureka Plus It is powered by Snapdragon 615 processor with 16GB of inbuilt storage and 2GB of RAM. Apart from this, the device supports 4G and also has Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity features. By the way, the Yu Yureka was also launched with the same feature, which was a big deal for a smartphone in this range. But in today’s date, most of the devices are coming with such specifications. Nevertheless, such great specifications, they will also maintain their importance in the market for a long time, at such a low price.

Yu has relied on Cyanogen 12 OS for Yureka Plus which is based on Android 5.0.2 (Android 5.0.2). We are one of the fans of this operating system because it has many such customization options to help you set up the phone of your choice. It is a very fast and smooth working system which is a good experience to use.

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The preloaded apps on the device are also useful. AudioFX is an audio equalizer and controller, while Screencast lets you record video of the phone’s screen.

camera
The second major change from Yureka to Yureka Plus is the camera sensor. The old Sony IMX135 sensor was used in the Yureka, while the new IMX214 sensor was used in the Yureka Plus. Although both the devices have 13-megapixel sensors, but thanks to the IMX214, better photography and videography can be expected. It also includes support for HDR photos and videos.

Yureka Plus camera is good. It takes detailed and sharp pictures. The colors are quite vibrant. To remove the flaws in the pictures, you have to zoom in on the desktop. However, the lack of quality of pictures in low light is clearly visible. Dark areas of the image appear more blurry.

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The results in HDR mode were excellent. We generally preferred to shoot in HDR mode as the effect was very subtle but it was clearly visible to the eye. Videos were generally good and close up shots too. Barring the low-light issue, the Yureka Plus’s camera is better than the old handset.

Camera app is user friendly. The Settings icon took up a small part of the screen. There are buttons for video, photo and panorama shots. There is also a flash selector as well. Its design is excellent, due to which the camera becomes easy to use.

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performance
In terms of performance, the Yu Yureka Plus appears to be a capable device. The reason for this is that the handset has a powerful processor, strong specifications and a great operating system. Our test videos loaded smoothly on the smartphone and there were no problems playing it. The phone ran quite smoothly while using apps and games. Sometimes the graphics did slow down.

The device achieved scores of 34,457 and 24,116 on the AnTuTu and Quadrant benchmark tests, respectively, while scores in GFXBench and 3DMark were 14fps and 5,477, respectively. These figures only confirm that Yureka Plus has good performance. That is, value for money.

Call and speaker quality was decent. There was no such major problem in the network also. Despite having a high-resolution screen, the Yureka Plus battery lasted 10 hours and 5 minutes in the video loop test. The battery will easily last for 1 day on normal use.

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our decision
When Yu Yureka was launched, it was a revolutionary endeavor in a particular segment. This device showed us what a budget smartphone can have. The price war started with its launch. The consumer got the benefit of this. This device also told how important it is to have a good operating system in any smartphone. Now through Yu Yureka Plus, the company has tried to redeem all the best quality of its old handset. Along with this, some changes have also been made so that the device looks new. If you are thinking of buying a smartphone under Rs 10,000 range, then you can trust the Yu Yureka Plus.

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