Micromax Yu company on Thursday launched the Yu Yureka Black device at Rs. 8,999. The device is essentially a reboot of the Yureka that was launched back in 2014. The new version comes with an all new Black color variant with some updated specs and given its budget price tag, we compare the headset with the Xiaomi Redmi 4, Moto G5, and Coolpad Note 5 Lite, which fall under the price segment. Notably, the Moto G5 phone is significantly more expensive but has very similar specifications.
The Yu Yureka Black smartphone features an all-metal build and features a 5-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors display with 1080 pixels by 1920 pixels with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on top. The Yureka Black is powered by an Octa-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53, Qualcomm MSM8937 Snapdragon 430 processors coupled with 4GB of RAM. In comparison, the Motorola Moto G5 sports a similar 5-inch full-HD IPS display with 1080 pixels by 1920 pixels, while the Xiaomi Redmi 4 and Coolpad Note 5 Lite smartphones, both offer a 5-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors display with 720 pixels by 1280 pixels.
While the Yu Yureka Black smartphone only offers a single RAM option of 4GB, the Xiaomi Redmi 4 comes in three RAM options of 2/3/4GB, while the Motorola Moto G5 and Coolpad Note 5 Lite phone are offered with 3GB of RAM.
The Motorola Moto G5 is also similar to the Yu Yureka Black device with a 1.4GHz octa-core Snapdragon 430 processor. The Xiaomi Redmi 4 gets a marginally better 1.4GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 SoC, while the Coolpad Note 5 Lite is powered by a 1.1GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6735CP SoC.
Coming to the smartphone camera specifications, the Yu Yureka Black sports a 13 MP rear camera with dual-LED flash and an 8 MP front camera with flash similar to the Coolpad Note 5 Lite. In comparison, the Motorola Moto G5 and Redmi 4 also get a 13-megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, but they offer only 5 MP front-facing cameras.
When it comes to battery, the Xiaomi Redmi 4 offers the biggest at 4100mAh, while the Yu Yureka Black, Motorola Moto G5, and Coolpad Note 5 Lite pack 3000mAh, 2800mAh, and 2500mAh batteries, respectively.
The Yureka Black and Redmi 4 smartphone run on Android 6.0 (Marshmallow), the Coolpad Note 5 Lite was launched running Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) with Cool UI 6.0, while the Motorola Moto G5 is the only one among them to run Android 7.0 (Nougat) out-of-the-box.
Given the specifications of the device, the Redmi 4 is priced the cheapest at Rs. 6,999, while the Coolpad Note 5 Lite was launched for Rs. 8,199, the Yureka Black at Rs. 8,999 and the Moto G5 is the highest at Rs. 11,999. The Redmi 4 is pricing has proved successful so far as it recently registered a milestone, selling 250,000 units in eight minutes in its first sale.
However, the Yureka Black, Moto G5, and Coolpad Note 5 Lite offer a more premium design with metal casings that Xiaomi Redmi 4 does not offer. So if you are looking for a budget device with a premium design, you should consider these smartphones. But if one is looking purely at a price point given the specifications, then the Xiaomi Redmi 4 looks like a clear winner here.
|Release date||June 2017||March 2017||February 2017||November 2016|
|Dimensions (mm)||–||145.30 x 72.30 x 8.70||144.30 x 73.00 x 9.50||139.30 x 69.90 x 8.65|
|Battery capacity (mAh)||3000||2500||2800||4100|
|Colours||Black||Grey, Gold||Lunar Grey, Fine Gold||Gold, Black|
|Screen size (inches)||5.00||5.00||5.00||5.00|
|Resolution||1080×1920 pixels||720×1280 pixels||1080×1920 pixels||720×1280 pixels|
|Pixels per inch (PPI)||–||294||441||296|
|Processor||1.4GHz octa-core||1GHz quad-core||1.4GHz octa-core||1.4GHz octa-core|
|Processor make||Qualcomm Snapdragon 430||MediaTek MT6735||Qualcomm Snapdragon 430||Qualcomm Snapdragon 435|
|Expandable storage type||microSD||microSD||microSD||microSD|
|Expandable storage up to (GB)||128||128||128||128|
|Operating System||Android 6.0||Android 6.0||Android 7.0||Android 6.0.1|
|Skin||–||CoolUI 8.0||–||MIUI 8|
|Wi-Fi standards supported||802.11 b/g/n||802.11 b/g/n||802.11 a/b/g/n||802.11 b/g/n|
|Bluetooth||Yes||Yes, v 4.00||Yes, v 4.20||Yes, v 4.10|
|Number of SIMs||2||2||2||2|
|Ambient light sensor||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|