YU Yureka Plus Review: Is It Really a Plus?

YU Yureka, the Android OS based smartphone that is a subsidiary of Micromax (which is an Indian company) had launched their first phone, YU Yureka in the month of January this year at the price of Rs. 8,999. They’ve launched Yu Yureka Plus a few weeks back with some upgraded specs. Let’s see what they are:

In the box

In the box of YU Yureka Plus, you get the handset, charger, battery, hands free, USB cable, user guide, warranty card and screen guard.

Display & Design

The phone comes with a 5.5 inch capacitive IPS Full HD display with a screen resolution of ~401 PPI (1080 x 1920 pixels). The screen is safeguarded by a Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The manufacturers have promised the new Yureka to be having a better chassis and build quality. YU Yureka Plus also has loudspeaker(lower back) and a 3.5mmjack slot on its head for headset. On the top right side of the front panel you can see the front camera and the rear camera on top left side with the LED Flash just below it.

What has Plus brought to the display?
The screen size has been kept the same but the resolution has increased from 267 PPI (720 x 1920 pixels). The Yu Yureka was launched only in mono Moonstone Grey.


The YU Yureka Plus will be operating on the Android 4.4 Kitkat (upgradable to Android Lollipop) based Cyanogen Mod OS with the possibility to get the power of Cyanogen OS 12. It has a chipset of 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 with quad core processors clocking at 1.7 GHz and 1.0 GHz. With an Adreno 405 GPU, it will also have 2 GB RAM on board.

What has Plus brought to the performance?
No Plus in performance.


The YU Yureka Plus has the 13MP (with better Sony sensor) and 5MP duo. The rear 13MP camera offers you high-end photos at 4208 x 3120 pixels (4K). Some other back camera features include the same auto focus, LED Flash, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama and video recording at 1080p@30fps.

What has Plus brought to the camera?
No Plus in camera.


YU Yureka Plus is a dual SIM (GSM+HSPA+LTE) phone which is GPRS and EDGE enabled. Apart from these it has Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Bluetooth, A-GPS, FM Radio and microUSB common connectivity features.

What has Plus brought to the connectivity?
No Plus in connectivity.


YU has given you pool of storage with an enormous internal memory of 16 GB which is sufficient for the day-to-day apps as well as some apps which you use very often. Apart from this, you further have an option of expanding the memory up to 32GB with the help of microSD card.

Buy 32 GB memory card at Amazon
Buy 16 GB memory card at Amazon

What has Plus brought to the storage?
No Plus in storage.


YU Yureka Plus is backed up with a Li-Po 2500mAh battery that gives a standby of 210 hours and a talk time of 8 hours.

What has Plus brought to the battery?No Plus in battery.

Buy Yureka Plus (Moonstone Gray) at Amazon Now
Buy Yureka Plus (Alabaster White) at Amazon Now

My take on YU Yureka Plus: Is there really anything ‘Plus’?

The phone is priced at Rs.8,999 at Amazon India. These features are surely great and so is the price. If we compare the phone with its predecessor, the screen resolution has been increased from 267 PPI to 401 PPI. The rear camera is also said to contain a better version of Sony Sensor. All the other features - screen size, screen protection, chipset, RAM, OS, GPU, storage, connectivity and battery are still the same. Are the improved screen resolution and better rear camera? Is there really anything ‘Plus’ in that price point?

What is you take on this? Share your thoughts in comments below.

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