YU is a subsidiary brand of Micromax which has launched their latest budget level smartphone, the Yureka Black which carries a price tag of Rs. 8,999. The device competes with the likes of Motorola Moto G5 and Redmi Note 4. Let us do a detailed comparison between Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 vs Yureka Black which is a rebranded Wiko U Feel Prime smartphone.
YU has priced the Yureka Black quite competitively in the mid-range segment at Rs. 8,999 which is a must as the segment in filled with high quality devices giving fierce competition to each other. The Redmi Note 4 has proved itself to be the king of this segment with great build, decent camera, amazing battery life and priced competitively as well in three variants. Rs. 9,999 for the 2GB with 32GB storage option and 10,999 for the 3GB RAM variant and the 4GB RAM variant is priced at Rs. 12,999. If you are in the market looking for any of the two devices, take a look at this detailed comparison.
Comparison between YU Yureka Black vs Xiaomi Note 4:
||YU Yureka Black
||Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
||5.0-inch IPS LCD Full HD display
||5.5-inch IPS LCD Full HD display
||Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 Octa-core processor
||Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Octa-core processor with Adreno 505 GPU
||2GB / 3GB / 4GB
||Primary: 13 MP, f/2.2, auto focus, dual LED flash, 1080p video @30 fpsSecondary: 8MP front with F/2.2 and LED flash
||Primary: 13 MP, f/2.2, phase detection autofocus, LED flash, 1080p video @30 fpsSecondary: 5MP front camera
||Android OS, v6.0.1 Marshmallow
||Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow), MIUI 8
||32GB expandable using microSD card in SIM 2 up to 128GB
||32GB / 64GB expandable using microSD card in SIM 2 up to 128GB
||3000mAh Li-ion battery
||Rs. 9,999 – 2GB RAM
Rs. 10,999 – 3GB RAM
Rs. 12,999 – 4GB RAM
Display comparison between Yureka Black vs Redmi Note 4:
The major difference between the two is the size of the display, the Yureka Black sports a 5-inch FullHD display with 441 ppi pixel density whereas the Redmi Note 4 comes with a bigger 5.5-inch Full HD display with 401 ppi pixel density. Both devices come with similar FullHD resolution and have similar outdoor visibility and color reproduction. So if you want a bigger screen go for the Redmi Note 4 and if you are happy with a smaller display, the Yureka Black is a good option.
Both devices come with Octa core processors, the Yureka Black comes with Snapdragon 430 SoC while the Redmi Note 4 comes with Snapdragon 625 SoC. While the Yureka Black has 4GB of RAM standard, the Note 4 comes in three variants – 2GB, 3GB and 4GB. If you go with the basic variant of the Note 4 which is 1k more than its competitor, the Yureka Black wins. If you go with the top end variant with 4GB RAM which is Rs. 4,000 more it beats its in performance but the price paying does not seem justifiable in comparison.
Yureka Black comes with a 13MP rear camera with Sony IMX258 sensor having dual LED flash and PDAF. It comes with all the additional software features like geo tagging, face detection, beauty mode etc. The front camera is an 8MP sensor with LED flash. The Redmi Note 4 in comparison comes with a 13MP rear camera with dual tone LED flash and similar software features as well, the front camera is a 5MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture. As seen on paper, the performance of the rear cameras in both the devices was identical in both indoor and outdoor settings, the main difference was in the front camera. The Yureka Black is quite good in the Yureka Black which has a higher megapixel sensor along with an LED flash for better selfies at night or in low light.
If you are a front camera preferring person and take more selfies, the Yureka Black it is in the camera aspect. Otherwise both the devices are similar in camera performance.
Software and Storage:
The Redmi Note 4 comes with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS with MIUI 8 on top and the Yureka Black also comes with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS out of the box. Both the OS felt similarly smooth and functional, when it comes to customization the MIUI 8 on Redmi Note 4 has more options as compared to the Yureka Black.
The Yureka Black comes with 32GB storage while the Redmi Note 4 is available in two options – 32GB and 64GB. Both the devices come with expandable storage option up to 128GB using microSD card.
Outright the Redmi Note 4 has the better battery performance between the two device, not just by having a higher 4100mAh capacity as compared to 3000mAh in the Yureka Black. But the overall battery life is much higher in the Note 4.
Price and Availability:
The Note 4 is priced at Rs. 9,999 for the 2GB with 32GB storage option and 10,999 for the 3GB RAM variant and the 4GB RAM variant is priced at Rs. 12,999. The Yureka Black is priced at Rs. 8,999 and available in Chrome Black and Matte Black colors. It will be available exclusively on Flipkart from June 6th while Redmi Note 4 will be available on Flipkart and Mi official site.