In terms of design, the YU Yunique looks simply like a replica of the Yuphoria. At the time of the Yuphoria’s launch in May this year, the company had announced that it intended to follow a unique design for all of its devices. And so, the Yunique bears the same design language of the Yuphoria, except for its metallic frame. Moreover, as on the Yuphoria, this device too sports a unique metal ring around the camera module, which the company calls the ‘Saturn Ring’, that breaks just for the LED flash.
The body of the YU Yunique is completely made of plastic, and its back panel has a rubber-like feel to it, that makes it very comfortable to hold. The smartphone boasts of a 4.7-inch HD screen protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 technology. At a thickness of 8.3mm and a weight of 128g, the device is relatively bulkier, when compared to its arch rival, Karbonn Mach Five. The finishing on the YU Yunique to be quite good, especially for a device that is so affordably priced.
The back panel has a soft matte coating and is also prone to fingerprints. Underneath the panel lies a 2,000 mAh non-removable battery, a microSD card slot and two SIM card slots. The back panel is removable and is available in two more colours - Serene white and Moonstone grey. The power button is located on the right edge of the device, with the volume buttons on either side of it. On this device, YU sticks to on-screen navigation buttons, rather than opting for capacitive ones. The 3.55mm port rests right at the centre of the top edge, whereas the charging port is similarly placed at the centre of the bottom edge of the device.
Overall, the YU Yunique is a compact device in terms of its design and definitely impresses, if compared to other devices in the same price segment.