Micromax’s new brand Yu Yureka is creating waves in the Social networks now! They are following the the Xiaomi way in marketing and pricing of the phone! The phone is priced ultra low, with the given specs. The budget phone competition is now at it’s peak, one of the major player in this it the Asus Zenfone 5 A501CG (not A502CG). We all know how it will compare with the Yu Yureka, we’ll be doing a side-by-side comparison of both these models now!
Micromax Yureka Yu vs Asus Zenfone 5 A501CG
Display & Screen
Yureka sports a 5.5 inch 720p display which will give 267ppi. And the Zenfone 5 comes with a 5 inch 720p display, which translates to 294ppi. Yu Yureka can’t compete with the Zenfone 5 on this aspect as the ppi of Zenfone 5 is higher that Yureka and has a better screen. Also both comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. So that’s a tie here.
Score : 0/1
Processor & RAM
Micromax Yu Yureka comes with the newest 64-bit Octa-core 1.5 Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor. It is the first device launched in India below 20k to feature a 64-bit processor. But you’ll have to wait until the device is updated to Cyanogenmod 12 based on lollipop to enjoy the full power of the 64-bit SoC.
Asus Zenfone 5 is powered by Intel Atom Dual Core Z2580 processor, with hyper threading. Hyper threading makes the processor work as a quad-core processor. So, there’s plenty of power with Zenfone 5 A501CG. And
All the three devices comes with 2 GB RAM. We’ll go for a tie here, as both the devices match in power.
Score : 1/1
Yu Yureka’s camera department is very good, it comes with 13 MP primary and 5 MP secondary cameras. Yureka’s camera is employing Sony’s BSI sensor, so we don’t need to explain much about the camera performance, it will be great.
Asus Zenfone 5 has got an 8 MP primary and 2 MP secondary cameras, the phone has proved it’s worth in the camera performance. It has been one of the best performing cameras we’ve seen in the budget Android market.
Here also I’m marking it a tie, as megapixel count is not everything.
Score : 1/1
Micromax Yu Yureka comes with the Cyanogenmod 11 OS, which is based on Android 4.4.4. CyanogenMod started as an after-market ROM, based on stock Android. It has got many many features that are preferred by most users over stock UI.
On the other hand, Asus Zenfone 5 comes with Android 4.4.2 (has to be updated), with Zen UI on top. Zen UI is Asus’s take on Android. It is a heavy skin, but is butter smooth. Samsung and other should copy/study how Asus nailed it!
The score is a tie here, as is based on pure personal choice.
Score : 0/0
Yu Yureka’s battery life is a bit on the low side. It has got a 2500 mAh battery. Most of the phones at this range comes with similar battery sizes. But the Asus Zenfone 5’s battery is on the low side, coming at 2110 mAh. And the phone is also plagued with battery drain issue because of the low battery size.
Score : 1/0
Yureka comes with a 16 GB internal storage and that of Asus Zenfone 5 has got both 8 GB & 16 GB models. Both of these comes with expandable storage.
Score : 0/0
Micromax shocked everyone with the pricing of the Yu Yureka, it is priced at Rs.8999! I don’t have to mention the amount of value that this comes with the asking price.
Asus Zenfone 5 A501CG has two models – 8 GB model costing
Rs.9999 (The price has been reduced to Rs.8999, as a Christmas offer, for all models expect Gold color model). And the 16 GB model priced at Rs.12999 (reduced to Rs.10999 for white & red models). According to the pricing and features offered at the price, We have to give the points on pricing to Yureka. As the pricing for Asus Zenfone 5 A501CG has been updated, we have updated the points here, and made this a tie!
Woah! It’s a tie now (with the new price update for Zenfone 5)
|Model||Micromax Yu||Asus Zenfone 5 A501CG|
|Processor||1.5 Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 64 bit processor||1.6 GHz Intel dual core processor|
|RAM||2 GB||2 GB|
|Display||5.5-inch 720p IPS display with Gorilla Glass 3||5-inch 720p IPS display with Gorilla Glass 3|
|Camera||13MP Primary/5 MP Secondary||8MP Primary/2 MP Secondary|
|OS||Android kitkat 4.4.4/CyanogenMod 11||Android 4.3 with ZenUI (upgradable to 4.4.2)|
|Storage||16 GB Internal/Expandable Upto 64 GB||8 GB or 16 GB Internal/Expandable Upto 64 GB|
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This is expected, Asus Zenfone 5 is really a great match to the Yu Yureka! The only thing that was holding back Zenfone 5 from competing Yureka was it’s price. Now as the price of both the phones have been matched, we don’t have a clear winner and both the phones are a loot at Rs.8999.
But, Asus Zenfone 5 has got something that Yureka can’t offer. That is availability, Zenfone 5 is available on Flipkart now. But Yureka will only be available on Amazon.in and you’ll have to register on Amazon to buy it.
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