With the launch of Yu Yureka, Micromax made the budget smartphone market fiercer than ever! It has got many of the elements correct and we can surely say that they have a winner in their hands. Some of you might remember the news last day we leaked and spotted Yureka before it’s reveal, yes it is the same Coolpad F2 that we have presented!
But, all of you know we have an established kind in budget market, Xiaomi! They also have a similar device already on the market, the Xiaomi Redmi Note (3G & 4G). We’ll now compare these both devices based on the specs and let’s see which one will win the spec race!
Micromax Yureka Yu vs Xiaomi Redmi Note (3G & 4g)
Display & Screen
Both the devices features similar screens. Yureka and Redmi Note are powered by a 5.5 inch 720p display which will give 267ppi. Also both comes with Corning Gorilla Glass protection. So that’s a tie here.
Score : 1/1
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.
Xiaomi Redmi Note & Note 4G comes with different processors. The former comes with an Octacore 1.7 Ghz Mediatek MT6592 processor. And the latter is powered by a 1.6 Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor. It is the same processor that is found in Redmi 1s also.
All the three devices comes with 2 GB RAM. And looking at the specs, Yureka wins hands down.
Score : 1/0
Seems like we have one more tie here, both of these comes with 13 MP primary and 5 MP secondary cameras. Yureka’s camera is employing Sony’s BSI sensor, and the Redmi Notes’s camera is built by Samsung. Both offer similar camera performance. But Sony lenses does have an edge over Samsung’s most of the time, we’ll call a tie here.
Score : 1/1
Here comes the area where these two differentiate from each other radically! Micromax Yu Yureka comes with the Cyanogenmod 11 OS, which is based on Android 4.4.4. I don’t have to explain what it Cyanogenmod, I guess most of you reading this might know about it and know how awesome it is. On the other hand, the Xiaomi Redmi Note comes with MIUI 5 based on Android 4.2, which is the most customizable Android ROM. Selecting a winner among this comes with personal preference, and we’re giving it a No Competition here.
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. And the Xiaomi Redmi Note features a 3200mAh battery.
Score : 0/1
Yureka comes with a 16 GB internal storage and that of Redmi Note is 8 GB. Both of these comes with expandable storage.
Score : 1/0
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.
Xiaomi Redmi Note comes at the price of Rs.8999 and the Note 4G comes at Rs.9999.
Score : 1/0
The winner is Yu Yureka with a score of 5 vs 3 against Xiaomi Redmi Note
|Model||Micromax Yu||Xiaomi Redmi Note||Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G|
|Processor||1.5 Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 64 bit processor||1.7 Ghz MediaTek MT6592 processor||1.6 Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM 8228|
|RAM||2 GB||2 GB||2 GB|
|Display||5.5-inch 720p IPS display with Gorilla Glass 3||5.5-inch 720p IPS display with Gorilla Glass 3||5.5-inch 720p IPS display with Gorilla Glass 3|
|Camera||13MP Primary/5 MP Secondary||13MP Primary/5 MP Secondary||13MP Primary/5 MP Secondary|
|OS||Android kitkat 4.4.4/CyanogenMod 11||MIUI v5 based on Android 4.2||MIUI v5 based on Android 4.2|
|Storage||16 GB Internal/Expandable Upto 64 GB||8 GB Internal/Expandable Upto 64 GB||8 GB Internal/Expandable Upto 64 GB|
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Comparing both, we can see that With Yureka, Micromax has beaten Xiaomi at it’s own game! Yes, that’s my opinion on this! With all these features, Yu Yureka offers much more value at Rs.8999. Even though the Redmi Note is priced the same, it comes with 3G only and 4G connectivity is only featured in the Redmi Note 4G version, which costs 1K more.
What I think of the Yu mobiles is that, Micromax is now trying to create an Indian version of Xiaomi! Yes they are, with online only strategy, this brand can provide dirt cheap pricing on devices.
And one more thing, Yu Yureka will only be available on Amazon.in and will be following a similar flash sale strategy for marketing and sale of this device and you’ll have to register on Amazon to buy it.
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