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
|Specs||YU Yureka Black||Xiaomi Redmi 4|
|CPU:||1.4 GHz Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor||1.4 GHz Snapdragon 435 octa-core processor|
|RAM:||4 GB||2/3/4 GB|
|GPU:||Adreno 505||Adreno 505|
|Operating System:||Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow||MIUI 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 protection||5-inch HD (1280 x 720 pixels) IPS display with 2.5D curved glass|
|Rear Camera:||13 MP Sony IMX258 with PDAF and Dual-LED flash||13 MP with PDAF and LED flash|
|Front Camera:||8 MP with Selfie Flash||5 MP|
|Internal Storage:||32 GB||16 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 card||Expandable 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 Radio||4G VoLTE, GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, FM Radio|
|Other:||Fingerprint Scanner on the front||Fingerprint Scanner at the back|
|Colors:||Chrome Black, Matte Black||Champagne Gold, Matte Black|
|Battery:||3000 mAh||4100 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.