YU Yunique: First impressions of an affordable 4G Smartphone

Not a long time ago, there were days when only flagship smartphones boasted of features like 4G, front facing camera among others. And now there are days when smartphones as cheap as $100 boast of these features. Brands like Xiaomi and Gionee offer feature rich smartphones that are easy on the pocket and at the same time don’t compromise with quality at all. These brands and many others are making their way into international markets by offering cheap smartphones that boast of all the features that only flagship smartphones did a few years back. Another such brand that is making news for offering cheap but feature rich smartphones is Micromax with its YU series of smartphones. One smartphone from the YU series that we are going to talk about today is the YU Yunique.

The latest offering from Micromax in the YU series costs just INR 4,999 which converts to about $75. Yes you read it right, a $75 smartphone and don’t think you’ll be missing out on anything because of that $75 tag. The device offers LTE and an HD display amongst many other features.


Talking about the device’s build, the device measures a decent 8.3 mm on the thickness scale and weighs in at 128 grams. The back sports a circular camera which was seen on the Yuphoria series smartphones. The metal body is missing on the YUnique and the back too is all plastic. However, the plastic back is not as bad as it sounds and offers a from grip to the smartphone in hand.


Tallking about the specs, the device offers 4.7-inch HD screen with 720p resolution which is protected by the Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and chalks out 312 ppi. On the back is present an 8 MP camera unit while the front boasts of a much smaller 2 MP shutter.

Going inside the device, you’ll find is is powered by the 64-bit quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 SoC paired with 1 GB of RAM. The device also provides you with 8 GB of internal storage space which can be bumped up to 32 GB with the help of a micro SD card slot provided on the phone.


The device offers dual-SIM support with LTE for both the SIM cards which is a feature never seen before in phones this cheap.

Another surprising thing about this phone is that unlike all the To series smartphones, the YUnique does not run Cyanogen but instead runs a near stock version of Android 5.1.1. This really is a ‘Yunique’ feature.

The device boasts of almost similar specs as that of the Xiaomi Redmi 2 and is a 1000 rupees cheaper than its Chinese competitor. The Yunique could mean serious competition for the Redmi 2.

Buy YU Yunique from Snapdeal

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