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Yu Yureka 2: 5.5-inch Full HD smartphone with Snapdragon 625, 16MP-8MP camera and 3930 mAh battery

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If you are looking for a budget mid-range offering, then Yu Yureka 2 looks to be a serious contender.

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Yu might seem to be coming from China; but it’s actually a sub-division of Micromax that hails from India. With Micromax getting bigger over the years, the same can be said of Yu.

The last time that we covered them, is Yureka Black which has the following specs:

  • 5-inch Full HD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 1920 pixels or ~441 ppi pixel density
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
  • Metal body
  • Qualcomm MSM8937 Snapdragon 430 chipset, Octa-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 processor, Adreno 505 graphics and 4GB RAM
  • 13MP primary camera with Sony IMX 258 sensor, phase detection autofocus and dual-LED flash
  • 8MP secondary camera with flash
  • 32GB internal storage + microSD expansion slot up to 64GB maximum
  • Android Marshmallow 6.0
  • Li-Po 3000 mAh battery
  • Dual-sim and 4G LTE
  • June 2017 release date
  • $8,999 Indian Rupee or ~$139 USD price tag

It is specifically targeted at fans of small-screen devices with decent specs, as it sports a 5-inch Full HD IPS screen.

We don’t normally see a smartphone of this size that is packed with goodies like Yureka Black. It offers great looks with metal body, decent hardware, great camera and good battery capacity. Not to mention that its price is also very attractive.

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With that in mind, let’s take a closer look at Yureka 2:

  • 5.5-inch Full HD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 1920 pixels or ~401 ppi pixel density
  • Metal body
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625 chipset, Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 processor, Adreno 506 graphics and 4GB RAM
  • 16MP primary camera with autofocus and dual-LED (dual tone) flash
  • 8MP secondary camera
  • 64GB internal storage + microSD expansion slot up to 128GB maximum
  • Android Marshmallow 6.0
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 3930 mAh battery with Fast battery charging
  • Dual-sim and 4G LTE
  • September 2017 release date
  • $11,999 Indian Rupee or ~$185 USD price tag

Yureka 2 sports a 5.5-inch Full HD IPS screen which is what most smartphones these days are offering. Then there’s also the metal body and fingerprint sensor to make it complete.

Performance-wise, Yureka 2 offers a solid mid-range performance that you can rely on with its Snapdragon 625 chipset, fast octa-core, good graphics and 4GB RAM. You can run just about any apps and games smoothly on this smartphone.

Moving on to the camera side of things, a capable 16MP-8MP camera offers some good point-and-shoot adventure. It definitely won’t disappoint you with its quality.

In terms of storage, a large 64GB internal storage is available for you to store lots of apps and games of your choice. Go ahead and take all those pictures as you wish, and should you need more space – just get a microSD card and it can go all the way up to 128GB.

As for the battery department, the 3930 mAh battery won’t disappoint as it is more than capable of powering up Yureka 2 for at least a full day.

But the most worrying issue of all, is the fact that this smartphone is still running the dated Android Marshmallow 6.0 operating system. With Oreo 8.0 just around the corner, you might get stuck with this dinosaur for a long time.

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Conclusion:

In a nutshell Yu Yureka 2 is a solid mid-range smartphone that is packed with everything that you need with a budget that suits you. Great 5.5-inch Full HD IPS screen, great metal body, good mid-range performance, good camera, large storage and large battery combines well. But only if you can live with it still running on Marshmallow 6.0 OS.

Yu Yureka 2 had just been released in India for 11,999 Indian Rupee or ~$185 USD. It is available only in Gold colour.

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