YU Yuphoria Review: Good Budget Offering, Not Without Faults

By on Email @exolete

YU Televentures had a huge hit with the Yureka and while everyone was waiting for a high-end device from the company, they instead went for a budget offering. The YU Yuphoria is the company's focus on design with metal sides, glass front and plastic back. The rear of the phone does remind me of the Lumia 830 but that's where the similarities end. The YU Yuphoria runs Cyanogen OS 12 based on Android Lollipop but the device is not without its more-than-fair share of bugs. The proximity sensor behaves erratically during calls, audio output from the headphone jack isn't great and the rear camera has issues focusing and maintaining proper color saturation levels, low-light imaging too is quite poor. But it has good build quality, a good front camera and good battery-life as well. If the Redmi 2 would be available with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage, with its better cameras and display, that would be the way to go, since its not, you can consider the Yuphoria as an option. For more details on the YU Yuphoria including its camera samples, just watch the video above. Review scores with pros and cons are given below. If you have any questions, just ask us in the comments section.


Following-up a success is not an easy task, the YU Yuphoria, however, seems to tick the right boxes but with some fixable software issues.


  • Excellent Build Quality, Design
  • Decent Display
  • Good Performance
  • Decent Rear/Good Front Camera
  • Good Battery-life
  • Budget Pricing


  • Erratic Proximity Sensor
  • Heats-up in Gaming
  • No USB OTG Support

Score Breakdown

  • Build and Design
  • Display
  • Network Reception & Call Quality
  • Camera(s)
  • Music & Video Playback
  • Gaming
  • Performance
  • Battery-life
  • Software
  • Total Score
    8.2 10.0
YU Yuphoria Specs and Photos
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