YU Yureka Lollipop Vs KitKat performance difference YU Yureka Lollipop Vs KitKat performance difference
YU has officially started rolling out Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update for its Yureka smartphone. As we know that Cyanogen Inc. is providing software support... YU Yureka Lollipop Vs KitKat performance difference

YU has officially started rolling out Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update for its Yureka smartphone. As we know that Cyanogen Inc. is providing software support for Yureka device. The majority of the people already upgraded to Cyanogen OS 12 version and those haven’t got the update will get it very soon. The OTA update weighs around 677MB. In an official blog post, Cyanogen has confirmed that which features will be heading over to Yureka with this new update, but how much performance the device will show after the new update is the big question? Cyanogen is known to provide super smooth performance for its supported devices. Let’s see.

Yureka Lollipop update notification

Cyanogen OS 12 features:

The new Cyanogen OS 12 will bring a brand new Material design for Yureka owners so everything would be changed after the update, and users will have eye feasting visual treat. The apps openings will become faster now, and users are noticing the apps loading twice as fast than the previous OS because of the Android’s new ART runtime compiler.

Google has furnished lollipop with a  completely refreshed experience. The tweaked UI in every corner will give a new experience including the lock screen, which had some space in the room for growth and Google fulfilled it by displaying notifications right on your translucent lock screen. The completely overhaul transition animations will let you know where apps are opening and where it is going once you close it, which makes sense right.

Apart from the usual Lollipop goodies, Cyanogen Inc. is also offering new features like Cyanogen Mail powered by Boxer. Boxer is free for all Cyanogen OS users. It packed with Exchange support, Multiple account integration, Canned responses for faster replies and ability to select different LED tones for notifications. Users equipped with advanced settings to configure what should happen when user do swipe left or swipe right on mail. There is an addition of fresh Free and Paid themes on CM12. On paper, everything seems great and perfect but how far it connects to the things on paper we are talking about in the reality engine.

Performance differences:

We have evaluated the performance differences precisely. Lollipop has brought about a significant increase in performance on existing hardware. Moreover, the 64-bit processor deserved a 64-bit optimized software, so our hopes were high before going to put the device on tests. We started with regular testing like normal usage, and the UI flies away with your touch, no matter what you open. All the features mentioned above worked perfectly, but the games have shown “Tiny” improvement, which we don’t like since we expected a big jump in performance. However, we suspect that this is due to the 32-bit apps and most of the games failed to take advantage of the 64-bit processing power that is at the heart of Yureka. We are not saying they are dreadful, they also provided a big room for improvement. Users will have enhanced and refreshed experience while interacting with the device to fulfill day-to-day tasks. The call quality is improved a bit. Sound quality from Music app remains same.

YU Yureka Lollipop update Screenshots:

YU Yureka KitKat update Screenshots:

Benchmark performance:

We want to showcase this performance difference on paper, so we conducted multiple benchmark tests. The result is below.

BenchmarkYU Yureka Scores on KitKatYU Yureka Scores on Lollipop
Nenamark 2.455.0 59.8
GeekBench 3Single core - 625
Multicore -2197
Single Core - 675
Multicore - 2029
Chrome browser23092226

The performance difference is mostly mixed side. The AnTuTu test usually produces different scores in different tests, but the inconsistency is rather high on our tests. For the first time, we got just around 25450 scores so, we did test again and got respectable 29977 number, which is slightly less than what we got on Kitkat (30375). We can understand that it can be increased by making available more RAM usable. The Quadrant has shown a significant jump from 16436 to 19945, which is quite impressive. Nenamark 2.4 follows the same with score 59.8 that is a way higher than 55.0. GeekBench 3 again gave surprising results; the Single core performance has significantly increased from 625 to 675, but multicore performance decreased a bit as you guys shown in the chart. The Chrome browser performance remained almost same, and Metal has increased substantially from 849 to 1001. However, these benchmarks cannot reflect the real world performance but it will give you some idea of the performance difference.


In our regular tests, we did notice increased performance in all aspects. The apps are opening faster, Games playing well without any significant frame drop even on heavy games like Asphalt 8 and WWE Immortals. We did notice minor heating issues but nothing major problems we faced while playing games. We didn’t see any performance decrease with the increase in temperature while playing heavy games. Our readers asked us about random reboot issues, and we would say no as our answer. We didn’t face not even one random reboot issue in during our two day’s test period, but when we receive a call, the screen was shown blank, which is due to the issues with a proximity sensor. So, we hope Cyanogen team will fix it in next update. We suggest you to make more internal storage available to run the system smoothly. Uninstall the unusable apps immediately. Otherwise, it will run on background and obviously drain the battery a bit faster and decrease the processing power so uninstalling those kind of apps would substantially increase your system overall performance. Overall, Lollipop brings better performance noticeably but we still believe there is some room for improvement and Cyanogen will fulfill that with future updates. Find out more latest tech news here.

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