Yu Televentures Ltd, a subsidiary of Micromax, launched an upgraded model of the original Yu Yureka which was launched in 2015 dubbed as ‘Yu Yureka Black’.
Yu Yureka Black is priced at Rs 8,999 and it can be purchased exclusively through Flipkart from June 6. The closest rival of Yu Yureka Black is the Xiaomi Redmi 4. Xiaomi Redmi 4 was launched recently and is priced at Rs 8,999 for the 3 GB RAM version. Yu Yureka Black and Xiaomi Redmi 4 both are only available via online stores and are great budget phones.
Let’s see the technical specs comparison of both the smartphones and find out what is the better option.
DISPLAY AND DESIGN
Yureka Black and Redmi 4 both are very attractive in terms of design. Yureka Black comes with metal unibody design and Redmi 4 also has a metallic build.
Yureka Black flaunts 5-inch display with 1920 x 1080p resolution whereas Redmi 4 comes with 5 inch display and 1280 x 720p resolution. Both the smartphones have 2.5 curved glass. Both the smartphones also sport a Fingerprint sensor.
We think the design of Yureka Black Chrome version looks more refreshing and the presence of the FHD display is a much better option for buyers.
PROCESSOR AND RAM
Yureka Black is powered by 64-bit Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 MSM8937 processor whereas Redmi 4 is powered by a somewhat more powerful processor i.e. 1.4 GHz Snapdragon 435 Octa-Core Processor. Yureka Black comes with 4 GB of RAM while Redmi 4 has 3 GB RAM.
The Snapdragon 435 is slightly better compared to the 430 but in practical usage you won’t find a performance difference.
Antutu Score – Redmi 4 (Snapdragon 435, 3 GB RAM) – 43,667
Antutu Score – Yu Black(Snapdragon 430, 4 GB RAM) 43,900
Processor and performance wise both the phones are great but there is 1 GB additional Ram on the Yu Black.
Yureka Black and Redmi 4 both the mobiles come with 32 GB internal storage. Yureka Black can be expanded up to 64 GB while Redmi 4 can be expanded up to 128 GB via Micro-SD card.
Both the mobiles have 13 MP Rear Camera with LED Flash. As far as Selfie is concerned, Yureka Black has 8 MP Front Cam and Redmi 4 sports 5 MP Front Camera. Definitely something positive for the Selfie lovers on the Yu Black.
Yureka Black and Redmi 4 both run Android 6.0 Marshmallow with additional customization. According to the Company, Yureka Black will receive Android 7.0 Nougat in near future and Xiaomi can also roll out Nougat for the Redmi 4. On the connectivity front, both the smartphones offer faster internet with support for 4G LTE and VOLTE in India.
Redmi 4 clearly gets upper hand in terms of battery life as it comes with 4100 mAh battery juice and on the other hand Yureka Black comes with 3000 mAh battery capacity. The Redmi 4 comes with 27% more battery capacity than the Yu Black.
VERDICT –Yu Yureka Black vs Xiaomi Redmi 4 – The Better Choice
At a price tag of Rs 8,999, both smartphones are good in terms of overall specifications. If one wants a better display, more RAM and better front camera, then go for Yu Yureka Black. One the other hand if you want to have a very long battery life and better version of the processor, go for Xiaomi Redmi 4. On the overall Quality of devices and after sales service (based on previous experience), Xiaomi definitely is a better option compared to YU.
On the overall Quality of devices and after sales service (based on previous experience), Xiaomi definitely is a better option compared to YU. You will not be wrong to pick any of these devices, Read more reviews and do a bit more research before purchasing the best phone.
Key Specs for Yu Black
- 5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD IPS 2.5D curved glass display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
- Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 Clocked at 1.5 GHz, 64-bit processor
- GPU – Adreno 505 GPU
- RAM – 4 GB RAM
- Storage – 32 GB storage, expandable memory with microSD
- OS – Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
- Rear Camera – 13 MP with dual LED Flash, PDAF, Sony IMX258 sensor
- Selfie Camera – 8 MP front-facing camera with flash
- Fingerprint sensor – embedded in the front Home Button
- Sound – 3.5 mm audio jack, FM radio
- Dimensions: 142.5×69.9×8.73mm
- Weight: 150g
- Connectivity – Dual Sim 4G VoLTE
- Battery Capacity – 3000 mAh capacity battery
- Better Design
Key Specs for Xiaomi Redmi 4
- Screen Size – 5.0 inch IPS HD display (1280*720) pixels
- 5 D Curve Glass Cover
- Processor – Octa Core 64 bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 Processor
- GPU – Adreno 505
- RAM – 3 GB
- Camera – 13 MP primary rear camera, 5 MP Front Camera
- Storage – 32 GB with micro SD slot upto 128 GB
- OS – MIUI V8.0, Android Marshmallow 6.0.
- Volte and 4 G LTE support
- Thickness – 8.6 mm
- Weight – 150 grams
- Fingerprint Scanner – Yes
- Battery Capacity – 4100 mAh