The YU Yutopia’s design is quite consistent with that of its predecessor - the Yuphoria and the Yunique. The Yutopia measures merely 7.22mm in thickness, and if the primary camera’s protrusion is taken into account, the phone measures 9.07mm thick. The sleek unibody profile, which is constructed using an aluminum-magnesium alloy, feels premium in hand. At the front, the YU logo rests just under the earpiece and an 8-megapixel front camera sits to the left of the logo. There’s an LED notification light located just under the display area.
The power button is placed between the volume control buttons on the right edge. We think this kind of placement of the power button, right between the two volume control keys, could prove to be cumbersome for most users, since one is generally accustomed to having a power button slightly away from the volume keys. On the left edge is a SIM slot, concealed by an alloy cap. The primary slot can hold a Micro-SIM card, whereas the second slots acts as a hybrid slot capable of holding either a Nano-SIM or a microSD card at a time.
At the back is the primary camera whose protrusion is quite prominent. The camera also has a sort of glass cover on top of it, which makes it look quite premium. The protrusion, however, makes the phone wobble when placed on a smooth surface. Just below the camera is the new fingerprint reader. On the lower side of the rear are machine drilled holes for the speaker output. Two dedicated noise cancellation microphones - one below the camera and the other at the back - are also present. The microUSB 2.0 port is located at the bottom edge, while the standard 3.5mm audio port is present at the top edge.
With a sturdy build, the Yutopia is a phone that gives you a solid feel in hand. However, we felt that the device was quite slippery, so you will need to use a case to prevent the phone from taking a fall. We’re hoping that YU releases some good cases for the device.