Yu Televentures the company behind the highly successful Yureka has launched another product in India — The Yu Yuphoria. The name of the device was crowdsourced, a first of its kind from an Indian company. For those who saw the live webcast or checked the launches will know that they are clearly going for their Chinese rival Xiaomi.
The Yu Yuphoria is a good product in itself but how does it stack up against its closest rival the Redmi 2? The Yuphoria comes with a 5 inch display with a resolution of 1280×720 pixels, the Redmi 2 has a slightly smaller display at 4.7 inches and sports the same resolution. The Redmi gets the slight advantage here thanks to the higher pixel density on the display. Both the phones get Gorilla Glass 3 protection on the display keeping it safe from scratches and minor drops.
While the Redmi gets a small win in the display segment, its pretty much downhill from there on. Both the devices run the same 1.2GHz Quad Core Processor (Snapdragon 410) which is a 64 Bit processor. There are differences when it comes to RAM, the Redmi 2 has 1GB of RAM while the Yuphoria has twice of that. The Yu device runs on Cyanogen Mod 12 which is based on Android 5.0 Lollipop. The OS is 64 bit compliant and makes full use of the 64-bit processor in the device. The Redmi 2 however runs MIUI 6 on top of Android 4.4 Kitkat.
Both devices sport 8 megapixel cameras and have an LED Flash and only difference is in the front facing camera. The Yuphoria gets a 5 megapixel wide angle camera dedicated for selfies while the Redmi 2 has the regular 2 megapixel camera. The software’s different as well, while Yuphoria uses the CyanogenMod camera app, Xiaomi has built its own with some cool features. We think the Yuphoria wins the camera round as far as spec battles are concerned.
One other point of difference clearly visible is internal storage. The internal storage is where the phone has the system files and where the apps are installed. Lower internal storage will give less options to the user. This gives the Yuphoria a lead thanks to the 16GB of internal storage which gives the user around 11GB of space. The Redmi 2 only manages 5.75GB out of the 8GB of storage onboard. Both these phones have fairly similar battery capacity and should last one working day with normal usage. If you still among the ones who want a removable battery then the Redmi 2 is the only one with the removable battery.
If you haven’t made your mind up on which one to pick yet then there is one other factor. The Yu Yuphoria will be sold via flash sales exclusively on Amazon while the Xiaomi Redmi 2 will be readily available on Flipkart. So you manage be among the lucky few to get the Yuphoria nothing like it else the Redmi 2 is always available.