YU launched the Yunique 2 handset in India with a price tag of Rs. 5,999. This handset is powered by a quad core processor and features a 5 inch screen with HD resolution. So how good is this handset, read this YU Yunique 2 review to know more.

The question that anyone would ask is what is unique on the YU Yunique 2 handset and the answer is the word unique, with a ‘Y’.  Well as for the hardware performance, camera and battery life it is all just about average nothing great.

The YU Yunique 2 comes with a removable back and it is made of metal and that makes it really hard to open. The only good thing on this handset is the dual SIM slot plus a separate micro SD slot. The screen is okay, handset can play high end games in low quality mode. Battery life is just okay, not that great.

YU Yunique 2 review

YU Yunique 2 features and Review

Inside the box (unboxing the YU Yunique 2) :  Handset, 2500 mAh battery, data cable (USB to micro USB), travel charger 5V/1A, standard quality earphone, user guide and a screen guard
SAR Value : 0.56 W/kg @ 1g head and 0.76 W/kg @ 1g body
Body : The back cover is made of metal, it comes with nice textures. Build and Finishing is very good, feels tough and comfortable to hold
SIM Type : Micro SIM + Micro SIM + Micro SD card slot. Does not support hot swap, meaning if you insert SIM / remove SIM you will need to restart the handset
Weight and Dimensions : 159 gram, 9.15 mm
Screen  :  5 inches, 1280 x 720 pixels resolution, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protected. Viewing Angles are not that great and color reproduction is okay
Connectivity :  4G, VoLTE (work on both SIM), WiFi, GPS and Bluetooth
Sensors : Accelerometer, Proximity, light
LED Notification : Yes
OTG : Yes supported
RAM : 2GB (about 0.9GB free on first boot)
ROM : 16GB (about 11GB free on first boot)
Micro SD : Yes 64GB MAX
OS : Android Nougat 7.0

YU Yunique 2 back panel

YU Yunique 2 Performance

CPU :  MediaTek MT6737 Quad Core 1.3 GHz
GPU :  Mali T720
Heating : Medium
Max Battery Temperature : 38 degrees

Decent performance, gaming works best in low quality mode. Heat build up well under control.

YU Yunique 2 side view

YU Yunique 2  Benchmark

Antutu : 29238 / 2399
NenaMark3 :  56.6fps
Multi Touch : 2 points
Disk Speed : 157 MB/s read  and 75 MB/s write

YU Yunique 2  Gaming Review

Benchmark was not that great hence I only tried the Asphalt 8 game. This game was playable in high quality mode but not that smooth. It worked best in Medium quality mode.

YU Yunique 2 primary camera

YU Yunique 2  Camera  Review

Rear Camera : 13MP, auto focus, flash
Front Camera : 5MP, fixed focus
Video Recording : 720p (HD) resolution

The YU Yunique 2 camera does well in good light conditions but in low light it fails to impress. Camera quality is average. Moreover this hardware can only record in max 720p resolution. Video quality is decent and selfie camera is okay.

Camera Rating : 3 out of 5

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YU Yunique 2 dual SIM + micro SD slot

Other features

No issues with sound, in-call sound is good, main speaker is loud. No issues with networks. Jio worked, and there is no finger print sensor on this handset.

YU Yunique 2 removable back panel

YU Yunique 2  Battery Review

Battery capacity : 2500mAh (non-removable)
Charging Time : Charge – 1 hours 33 minutes; full charge estimated 2 hours 30 minutes
Battery Life : 4 to 5 hours non-stop (moderate to heavy)
Daily usage battery life : Just about 1 day with mixed and with heavy usage may hardly last for a day

Battery Test Results

Battery Temp at idle : 30 degrees
Running Benchmark app :
 12 minutes / 5% / 34 degrees
Asphalt 8  game play : 36 minutes / 16% / 38 degrees
HD video playback with full brightness (WiFi /4G on) :  36 minutes / 12% / 38 degrees


The YU Yunique 2  is just about an okay handset, if you consider the performance, camera quality and battery life the price is just too much. For Rs. 5,999 there are much better options available in the market.

Rating : 3 out of 5

YU Yunique 2  price in India is Rs. 5,999.

By Rajeev Rana

Founder and Chief Editor - gogi.in