YU Yunicorn FAQs, User queries, Pros & Cons Everything explained

Yu Yunicorn is the latest flagship device by YU Televentures and it is the second device by the company offering 4GB of RAM after Yutopia. While most of the companies are offering 4GB RAM devices at price tag of >=Rs. 20K, YU is providing the same at just Rs. 12,999. Please note that Rs. 12,999 is the introductory price for just one month and then the phone will be available at its actual price i.e. Rs. 13,499.

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The phone is packed with enticing specifications and the company will also make this device available on offline stores to target wide audiences. Currently, Yu Yunicorn will be directly competing with Lenovo Zuk Z1, Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, Motorola Moto G4 Plus, etc.

The phone from the front looks like Meizu M3 note and as far as the back side is concerned the design can be seen on a couple of devices. One of the most similar back design can be seen on Xiaomi Redmi Note 3. Do check our other posts where we have compared Yunicorn with its competitors.

In this particular post, we have tried to cover maximum frequently asked questions and Pros Cons of this device. If you’re unable to find any of your questions here, please let us know via a comment below. We will answer you ASAP.

YU Yunicorn Frequently Asked Questions

  1. 5.5 inch screen with FHD display (1020*1920 pixels).
  2. Android Lollipop v5.1.1 on AOS (Android on Steroids).
  3. MediaTek MT6755 Helio P10 Processor (1.8 GHz Octa-core).
  4. GPU - Mali-T860.
  5. 32GB ROM, expandable up to 128GB.
  6. Dual SIM phone, comes with hybrid SIM slot.
  7. 4GB RAM.
  8. 13MP f2.2 AF rear camera with dual LED flash, 5MP f2.0 front camera.
  9. 4000mAh battery.
  10. 4G Phone.
The USP of this device is the whooping 4GB RAM and 4000mAh battery.
The introductory price of this phone is Rs. 12,999 for the first month and after that it will be made available at Rs. 13,499.
The phone is exclusively available on Flipkart and Yu has again adopted Flash sales model. To register, click here. Please be informed that YU has planned to make this phone available in offline stores as well, the time frame is not known yet.
Yes, the company offers 1 year warranty for the phone and 6 months warranty for its accessories. You will have to contact YU Service center for the same.
The weight of Yunicorn is 172 grams, and dimensions are 153.3*75.4*8.5mm. It is 8.5mm thick.
It offers metallic uni body and officials claim that its body is formed with Aluminium, Magnesium & Manganese for more durability.
The battery is non- removable.
Yunicorn doesn't have physical navigation buttons at the front, it has home screen keys and not physical sensor.
AOS is basically a custom Android by the company. Since Cyanogen is no longer with YU, YU has worked on providing a custom Android for the users.
Yes, it does have a fingerprint sensor at the front, a separate key can be seen at the front. Officials claim that it can unlock the device in just 0.2 seconds.
It has a 5.5 inch screen and it offers 2.5D curved class however as per the details available on official site and other authority sites Gorilla glass protection is not available. We will confirm this again. The screen supports Multi touch up to 10 fingers.
The screen produces sharp images, viewing angles are also good. The screen is bit reflective thus users might face issues while using under bright sunlight.
MediaTek Helio P10 (MT6755) processor is used on the device which is a mediocre one, the processor is not that much powerful however you can play high end games on the smartphone. The performance is quite good. Refer to the next answer for more information. Mali T-860 GPU is used on the phone.
We went through the gaming review of this smartphone on Youtube and found that the phone is indeed capable of running high end games however if you choose high graphics mode then you're going to see frame drops and lags issue on this phone. On medium settings the games are playable.
Yunicorn doesn't possess heating issues, the average temperature observed while gaming was between 35-40 degree Celsius which is fine. The front upper side heats more as compared to the back side. The heat dissipated from the phone is bearable and it won't be making you feel uncomfortable.
The phone has 4GB of RAM and on first boot around 2.8GB was found to be available.
The internal memory is 32GB and around 25GB is available for the user. The storage is expandable up to 128GB however please be informed that there isn't any dedicated slot available for the same. The second SIM card slot can be used for memory card.
The phone has two SIM card slots out of which the second SIM card slot (hybrid) can be used for MicroSD card as well. The phone supports two NANO SIMs.
No, the phone doesn't allow users to transfer apps to SD card.
The phone provides nearly stock Android experience and it doesn't have bloatware installed except Gaana and two YU apps.
Yes, the phone has LED notification light feature which is very useful in knowing the notifications without checking/unlocking the device.
The rear camera is 13MP (f2.2) auto focus while the front one is of 5MP. We don't have the camera samples with us, would suggest you to refer to the camera review/camera samples on web or YouTube.
Front flash is not available, at rear we do have dual LED flash.
The phone is powered by a 4000mAh battery which claims to provide a standby time of 500 hours and talktime of 20 hours on 2G. Heavy users can get around a day backup while moderate users can get around 1.5 days of backup.
As pet the official data, the phone will take 3.5 hours to charge 100%.
No, the phone doesn't support fast charging.
Yes, the device can be used for the above mentioned purpose.
As per the officials, the phone scores 47,000 on AnTuTu however as we could check online the phone scores around 35K on AnTuTu.
The company has promised to deliver Marshmallow update to Yunicorn with the first month.
The SAR value is 0.52W/kg (head),0.81W/kg (body) which is comparatively low and it is good.
The phone is going to be available in two colors: Rush Gold & Rush Silver
GSM - 850, 900, 1800, 1900; WCDMA - 2100 (B1 / B8); 4G LTE (FDD) - B3 / B5, LTE (TDD) - B40
The phone is a dual SIM smartphone and it supports 4G on both the SIMs.
Fingerprint, Gravity Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Light Sensor, Accelerometer.
We have not tried capturing screenshot on this phone however you can try taking a screenshot by pressing and holding power lock key and volume down key.
No, the device doesn't have an IR blaster. It can not be used as a remote.
No, NFC is not supported.
YU's service centeres are present all over India, you can check the list of service center on this page.
  1. 4GB RAM.
  2. 4000mAh battery.
  3. Comparatively low SAR value.
  4. Affordable Price.
  5. Premium Design.
  6. Fingerprint sensor.
  1. No dedicated slot for memory card (except hybrid slot).
  2. No IR, NFC.
  3. Non-removable battery.
  4. Android Lollipop.
The phone can be purchased from Flipkart.
Temper glass can be purchased from here and covers from this site.


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