YUNIQUE: Minion-sized monster phone

14th September 2015
YUNIQUE: Minion-sized monster phone
Compellingly priced 4G phone for India

 At Rs. 4999, the world’s cheapest 4G HD device is all of 4.7 inches
Bangalore,  September 14 2015: Unlike LED TVs where you need to increase the screen size every time a new display technology like 4K comes along, smart phones are promising you the same user experience even with devices in smaller screen sizes and form factors. YUnique, the latest smart phone from YU, the brand from Micromax which runs devices on Cyanogen OS, is all of 4.7 inches, but is a 4G LTE dual SIM device with an HD screen and a rugged Gorilla Glass 3 display with full lamination technology for better sunlight display.
YUnique is powered by a 64 bit Snapdragon 1.2 GHz quad core processor, and comes with 1GB of RAM, and 8 GB memory, expandable up to 32 GB, powered by a 2000 mAh battery that promises non-stop video playback for 6 hours. The phone features an 8MP rear and 2MP front camera, with the regular image enhancement features thrown in. Pre-loaded with Android 5.1 Lollipop, YUnique also allows users to run the device on the Cyanogen OS 12.1 via download. Cyanogen  is a crowd-sourced mobile OS based on the Android framework.
Design wise, YUnique has got quite a few impressive things – from its symmetrical design, which centre- aligns everything from the camera to the headphone to the speaker, to its ‘saturn ring’ camera housing, which is becoming synonymous with Yu phones. The Saturn ring design makes the camera lens look cooler, while protecting it from scratches.
YUnique is priced at Rs.4999, and available exclusively through Snapdeal. We played around with the device for a few days and can vouch for the fact that it is indeed a lightweight device which provides an interesting mix of features at a very compelling price point. If you aren’t looking for a bulky phablet and still need a 4G device with a very good display, this one is a god buy. Snapdeal with have flash sales for the device every Tuesday starting tomorrow.  VISHNU ANAND