YU Yutopia launched for 24,999 INR. Specs Comparison with OnePlus 2, the closest competitor

So the Yu Yutopia is finally here, after couple of delays in the launch and tons of teasers in the last few weeks. Though much of the specs were already doing rounds what was not clear was the design and the looks of the phone and that is what we have here today – a fully metallic Yutopia launched in India at a price of Rs. 24,999 which according to us is very aggressive for the specs it offers and tons of goodies that come along with it. Now at this price range, there are other phones also and we pick one of the closest competitors which Yu also loves to take on – The OnePlus 2 from OnePlus. We hereby present to you a head to head comparison in terms of specs to let you know what each of them offer and where they have their strengths and weakness.

yutopia-vs-oneplus-2Note: We are yet to use the Yu Yutopia and this is merely a spec sheet comparison for a quick look at the hardware offerings of the phones.

Features Yu Yutopia OnePlus 2
Display 5.2 inches 2K IPS LCD Display @ 565 ppi

Corning Concore Glass

5.5 inches FHD LTPS IPS LCD Display @ 401 ppi

Corning Gorilla Glass 4

Form factor 7.2 mm in thickness

159 gms in weight

9.9  mm in thickness

175  gms in weight

Processor Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810 clocked at 2.0 GHz

Adreno 430

Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810 clocked at 1.82 GHz

Adreno 430

Memory 32GB internal + 128GB via micro SD 16GB/64GB fixed
Operating System Cyanogen OS 12.1 based off Android Lollipop 5.1.1

On-screen navigation keys

Oxygen OS 2.1.2 based off Android Lollipop 5.1

Backlit capacitive keys

Camera Primary: 21 MP (Sony Exmor IMX230 sensor) with dual tone LED flash, OIS, phase detection autofocus (PAD), 4K video recording

Front: 8 MP, f/2.2 aperture

13 MP with dual LED flash, f/2.0, OIS, laser autofocus, 4K video recording


5 MP, f/2.4, 1080p@30fps

Battery 3000 mAh non-removable with Quick Charge 2.0

microUSB v2.0

3300 mAh non-removable without any quick charging ability

USB Type C

Finger Print Scanner Yes Yes
Connectivity Dual Sim 4G LTE, BT 4.1, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, FM Radio Dual Sim 4G LTE, BT 4.1, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Price 24,999 INR 24,999 INR

So looking at the specifications and the price (which thankfully is the same!) Yutopia seems to have a slight edge over the OnePlus 2 in the form of:

  1. Cyanogen OS
  2. 2K screen
  3. Quick charge 2.0
  4. Ability to add additional storage
  5. Higher resolution camera (note that this necessarily means better camera)
  6. Handier for people who cannot handle a 5.5″ phone
  7. Slimmer profile
  8. Metallic build
  9. House of Marley earphones in the box
  10. Free 6 months subscription to Gaana
  11. Lighter
  12. DTS Audio


We will have to get our hands on the Yutopia to see how its real life performance pitches against the likes of OnePlus 2 but Yu seemed to have pulled off a stunner here that is sure to play on the buyer’s minds as they go about procuring a phone around the 25,000 INR range. This will be the first time that Yu has gone beyond the 10,000 INR mark to take on the big flagships out there and hope to create a mark of success out there and they believe (and advertise) Yutopia as the most powerful phone when one considers the hardware and software package that comes with it. The days to come will surely tell us if that is the case, or not. Stay tuned!

Cosmic Paladin

Cosmic Paladin is a Tech Enthusiast and a Gadget Freak! From Nokia 3310 from back in the day to OnePlus One today, he has used tons of devices and has dived deep into the nuances of what it takes to make a good phone. As a Product Manager building enterprise mobile and web apps, his passion is music, photography and tech blogging!

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