The much anticipated Yu Yutopia is now official and it is here to challenge the OnePlus 2 which was launched sometime back as the ‘flagship killer’. Now let’s check out if the new Yutopia can kill the flagship killer or stay there as many other smartphones. Note that both the smartphones are priced at Rs 24,999.
In terms of design, the OnePlus 2 and Yu Yutopia are completely different. While the OnePlus 2 has a removable back panel, the Yutopia comes with a unibody. The OnePlus 2 has an aluminium and magnesium frame and the back panel is made of plastic (note that you can buy separate back panels including one which is made off natural rosewood). In Yu Yutopia customisation option is not available but with its metal unibody it has a plus point as well.
As far as dimensions concerned, the OnePlus 2 measures 151.8 x 74.9 x 9.8 mm, and weighs 175 grams.
The Yu Yutopia’s dimension details are not available right now.
So in terms of design it is 50-50 call. Those who love to customise their devices would definitely like the OnePlus 2 but the metal-lovers would definitely like the Yu Yutopia.
The Yu Yutopia is armed with a 5.2 inch full IPS display with resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels, resulting in a pixel density of 564 ppi. The display is protected by Corning Glass.
The OnePlus 2 is equipped with a slightly bigger 5.5 inch LTPS display but has full HD or 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution thus offering 403 ppi pixel density which is quite great for a smartphone but as compared to that of Yutopia it is certainly on the lower side. Its display though has the Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection.
Processor & Memory
Both the phones are armed with Snapdragon 810, a 64-bit 1.8 GHz octa-core processor, as well as 4 GB of RAM. The OnePlus 2 has 64 GB of internal memory while in Yutopia you will get 32 GB of built in memory along with a 128 GB micro SD card slot. However, if you go for the expandable storage, you have to forgo the second SIM as the Yutopia has got a hybrid SIM slot.
The Yu Yutopia runs on Android Lollipop based Cyanogen 12.1 operating system. Besides the company has announced a new “Around Yu” feature which is a sort of personal assistant service which gives the user the comfort to access services, content and information without downloading the apps or even switching between different apps. The information is placed on the first window of the device and one has to just select the category, like travel or entertainment, for which the information has to be fetched.
The OnePlus 2 comes with the first version of OnePlus’s own UI, Oxygen OS, which is based on Android Lollipop too and has several add-on features such as privacy guard, etc.
We will review the performance and features of Yutopia’s interface in due course but at this point of time, the Yutopia certainly seems to have an edge over the OnePlus 2 with its Cyanogen OS.
The OnePlus 2 is armed with a 3300 mAh battery, while the Yu Yutopia has a 3000 mAh battery. Both of these phones come with Qualcomm QuickCharge 2.0. During our review, the OnePlus 2 failed to impress us with its battery life. Unfortunately, we cannot comment on the battery life of Yutopia as of now.
The Yu Yutopia is armed with a 21 megapixel primary shooter. The front of the Yu Yutopia has an 8 megapixel selfie taker. The rear camera has Phase Detection Auto Focus feature, dual tone LED flash light support, 6P largan lens, Blue glass filter and an F2.2 aperture. The front 8 megapixel camera also has F2.2 aperture and 5P Largan lens.
The OnePlus 2 has a 13 megapixel camera with laser autofocus, dual LED flash light, 6 lenses, optical image stabilisation and F2.0 aperture. For selfies, it offers a 5 megapixel shooter that can also record slow motion videos.
Here though Yu Yutopia has bigger megapixel camera, it misses out on OIS feature and has a bigger aperture (cameras with smaller aperture allows for sharper pictures). You can check out OnePlus 2’s camera test here and to check out Yu Yutopia’s camera test click here.
The OnePlus 2 is a dual-SIM phone with 4G, dual-band WiFi, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS (A-GPS and GLONASS), and DLNA. A point to be noted is that the OnePlus 2 comes with USB Type C, a trendsetting move. USB Type C has several advantages such as one is that you can plug it in either way, both sides are the right sides, and you’ll have even faster data transfers but since it is not universal, you cannot use the normal USB charger. So you must have to keep its charger handy.
The Yu Yutopia too has two SIM slots and it offers 4G connectivity. It will also have the regular connectivity options including WiFi (ac), Bluetooth 4.1, GPS with AGPS and GLONASS and a micro USB port with USB OTG functionality. TMI has been informed that the Yutopia was to come with USB Type C port but Yu decided otherwise as USB Type C is yet to become universal and hence the associated issues.
It is a very close contest. With much higher display resolution, customisable OS as well as expandable storage option, the Yutopia has a clear advantage over OnePlus 2. However, in other areas it is still a tough call and need further exploration. We are currently reviewing the Yu Yutopia and soon will publish its detailed review after which you can also make up your mind. Till then you can check out our review of OnePlus 2 here.