Xiaomi Redmi 4 vs YU Yureka Black [Specs Comparison]


After launching the very first Yureka smartphone way back in 2014 in India, Micromax subsidiary YU launched the YU Yureka Black in India last week. The YU Yureka Black is a budget smartphone which is priced at ₹8999 and comes with Snapdragon 430 SoC under the hood which is paired with 4 GB RAM. Last month, Xiaomi also launched a budget smartphone called the Redmi 4. The Redmi 4 is powered by Snapdragon 435 SoC and the price starts at ₹6999 for the 2 GB RAM variant. Both of these smartphones are pretty good options for those looking to buy a smartphone under ₹10,000 , and hence, we have decided to do a side-by-side specs comparison of both these devices. Let’s get started.


YU Yureka Black vs Xiaomi Redmi 4 – Specs Comparison

SpecsYU Yureka BlackXiaomi Redmi 4
CPU:1.4 GHz Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor1.4 GHz Snapdragon 435 octa-core processor
RAM:4 GB2/3/4 GB
GPU:Adreno 505Adreno 505
Operating System:Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowMIUI 8 based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Display:5-inch Full-HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) display with 2.5D curved glass and Gorilla Glass 3 protection5-inch HD (1280 x 720 pixels) IPS display with 2.5D curved glass
Rear Camera:13 MP Sony IMX258 with PDAF and Dual-LED flash13 MP with PDAF and LED flash
Front Camera:8 MP with Selfie Flash5 MP
Internal Storage:32 GB16 GB (with 2 GB RAM)
32 GB (with 3 GB RAM)
64 GB (with 4 GB RAM)
External Storage:Expandable up to 64 GB via microSD cardExpandable up to 128 GB via microSD card
SIM:Hybrid SIM (Nano-SIM + Nano-SIM / Nano-SIM + microSD card)Hybrid SIM (Nano-SIM + Micro-SIM / Nano-SIM + microSD card)
Connectivity:4G VoLTE, GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, FM Radio4G VoLTE, GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, FM Radio
Other:Fingerprint Scanner on the frontFingerprint Scanner at the back
Colors:Chrome Black, Matte BlackChampagne Gold, Matte Black
Battery:3000 mAh4100 mAh
Price:₹8999₹6999 (2 GB RAM + 16 GB storage)
₹8999 (3 GB RAM + 32 GB storage)
₹10,999 (4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage)

Xiaomi Redmi 4 has got better processor

As you can see from the specs table above, the YU Yureka Black comes with Snapdragon 430 SoC under the hood whereas the Xiaomi Redmi 4 comes with Snapdragon 435 SoC. The Snapdragon 435 SoC is a slightly better performer than the Snapdragon 430, and hence, gives the Redmi 4 a slightly more advantage over the Yureka Black.

But the YU Yureka Black has more RAM for the price

Even though the Redmi 4 has a better processor than the Yureka Black, the Yureka Black has more RAM. Well, kind of. The Yureka Black is priced at ₹8999 and comes with Snapdragon 430 SoC and 4 GB RAM, whereas, the base model of the Redmi 4, which is priced at ₹6999, comes with 2 GB RAM. There’s also a 3 GB RAM model of the Redmi 4 which is priced at ₹8999. Of course, there’s a 4 GB RAM variant of the Redmi 4 available, but it’s priced at ₹10,999 which can be a downer for those who are on a pretty tight budget. Hence, for ₹8999, you get 1 GB of less RAM on the Redmi 4 as compared to the Yureka Black, but hey, at the same time, you are also getting a marginally better processor than the one found on the Yureka Black.

The Redmi 4 wins in the battery department

The Yureka Black comes with 3000 mAh battery, however, all three variants of the Redmi 4 ship with a massive 4100 mAh battery. Also, if you take a look at the Xiaomi phones in this segment, they have a pretty good record of battery backup, and, with 4100 mAh battery at disposal, the Redmi 4 should be able to easily give you a day’s backup without breaking sweat.

What about the display and camera?

Both these smartphones come with a 5-inch display, however, the display on the Yureka Black has Full-HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) resolution whereas the one on the Redmi 4 comes with HD (1280 x 720 pixels) resolution. Speaking of the camera department, both these smartphones come with a 13 MP snapper at the back with PDAF, however, the snapper on the Yureka Black is accompanied with Dual-LED flash whereas the one on the Redmi 4 has to make do with LED flash. Talking about the front facing camera, you get an 8 MP shooter on Yureka Black and a 5 MP on the Redmi 4. Also, it’s worth noting that you get a Selfie Flash on the Yureka Black which should help you get brighter selfies in low-light conditions.

Alright, so who’s the winner?

Well, if you want more amount of RAM and are on a pretty tight budget, then you should go for the YU Yureka Black, however, more RAM doesn’t always mean better performance. If you are looking for a sub-₹10,000 phone, then we suggest you go for the 3 GB RAM variant of the Redmi 4. The Redmi 4 not only has a better processor as compared to the Yureka Black, but, it also has a huge battery. So, to conclude, the Xiaomi Redmi 4 is the overall winner in this specs comparison. We will be publishing our Redmi 4 review soon, so if you have any questions, do sound off in the comments down below.

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YU black offers a lot for the same price since there is no major difference betn sd430 and 435


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Literally no performance difference in their processors since both have 1.4ghz processor of the same family. Performance difference ,if there is any, will be negligible to consider as a deciding factor!
4GB ram will greatly improve phone’s usability as you will be able to run more apps in the background. Yureka is in front in terms of camera too.
Full hd display is a sweet spot for yureka and a downside with redmi.
Redmis’s advantage is with its battery, the only advantange it has over yureka.
Yureka wins here without a second thought and you still recommend redmi! Really suspicious.

Divyang Makwana

YU Yureka has better specs on paper, no doubt. However, do note that, for an entry level CPU like Snapdragon 430, the performance on a full HD display will show its strength struggling the crap out of it to offer a better software experience. It even makes hard to push as many pixels to show the content creating a negative impact when you do heavy tasks or play games on the phone. The RAM amount doesn’t matter as far as the CPU is strong. We’ve seen devices with 4 GB RAM and still lag. Contrarily, the good thing here about… Read more »


RED MI 4 win: BATTERY 4100, little bit speed processor ( both are not important right now). Overall YUREKA WIN THIS CONTEST


Yureka has corning gorilla glass 3 protection also!

Manoj Kumar
Manoj Kumar

That’s the problem with yu It never understand the people’s mindset. Now a days nobody has time in their lifestyle and as well to charge their phone as well Xiaomi understand it better. And also it has little bad reputation for yureka and yureka plus. So for better marketing they could have launch some other variant of 2 & 3 GB ram with at least 3500mah then people could have an option to choose. For my self I’ll rather go to 3 GB of Xiaomi as it is average one..With good battery and little advance processor And yes I wrote… Read more »


Yureka black..is best for me


Say no to chinese xiomi , oppo, vivo,lenovo

Rahul Kashyap
Rahul Kashyap

Mr choice is Redmi 4 for better software and long lasting battery.


YU yurekha launched in India or not

Liu Min Han
Liu Min Han

Leave specs aside, the winner will be Xiaomi for sure because YU/Micromax have a pathetic after sales service, which I don’t see improving any time soon!