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The Spec Battle: Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G vs Yu Yureka vs Lenovo A6000

To begin with, we are comparing these three smartphones in particular because these are the devices coming into the budget range, with the Snapdragon chipsets that support 4G LTE connectivity. Of course there are devices other than this, which are worthy of a mention for being worth the price, but these three are the perfect competitors to one another.

It all started with the Xiaomi’s entry into the Indian market, and since then, the pricing war began and every known brand coming up with a budget device didn’t put out a dumb handset, as the specs included were all decent enough. 4G connectivity is the new USP, at least for the smartphone brands to boast about in their specs sheet although the 4G penetration is not great in India.

We have three devices that can compete with each other pretty strongly, and they are all just new, with the Redmi Note 4G already being sold while I pin down this comparison, and the Yu Yureka is going to be out in a week, while the Lenovo A6000 might make an entry alongside the Yureka. Now, which one to choose would be an interesting part, and a big question in the mind of customers who are in areas where there is decent 4G connectivity.

Things get better with time, and that is what we see here with these three smartphones. Redmi Note comes with a Snapdragon 400 chipset, other specs kept aside, while the new brand “Yu” from Micromax, brings the Yureka with a Snapdragon 615 chipset and the Lenovo A6000 has a Snapdragon 410 chipset.

But, as we run through the specs, the latest entrant Lenovo A6000 has some compromises, especially with the RAM and the camera combination. On the other hand, the two smartphones have a larger screen and might not be really comfortable to hold for every user.

The best part is that no device in these three, have a stock or even a near-stock Android experience. Each of them come with a custom UI, and thus with the interface and user experience, you won’t see a clear choice. A matter of personal choice, if you look at this as a major factor.

The specs comparison table follows.

16GB64GB128GB
USA$ 649$ 749$ 849
UK£ 539 £ 619 £ 699
Germany€ 699€ 799€ 899
AustraliaAUD $ 869AUD $ 999AUD $ 1,129
CanadaCAD $ 749CAD $ 859CAD $ 969
France€ 709€ 819€ 919
Hong KongHKD $ 5,588HKD $ 6,388HKD $ 7,188
Japan¥ 67,800¥ 79,800¥ 89,800
Singapore$ 988$ 1,148$ 1,288
SwitzerlandCHF 759CHF 879CHF 999
Italy€ 729€ 839€ 949
New ZealandNZ $ 999NZ $ 1,149NZ $ 1,299
SwedenKr 6395Kr 7395Kr 8395
Netherlands€ 699€ 799€ 899
Spain€ 699€ 799€ 899
DenmarkDKK 5,199DKK 5,999DKK 6,799
Ireland€ 699€ 799€ 899
NorwayNOK 5,790NOK 6,690NOK 7,590
Luxembourg€ 664.34€ 759.38 € 854.43
Austria€ 699€ 799€ 899
TurkeyTRY 2,349TRY 2,649TRY 2,949
Finland€ 699€ 799€ 899
Belgium€ 699€ 799€ 899
Portugal€ 699€ 799€ 899
UAE AED 2,599AED 2,999AED 3,399
IndiaINR 62,000INR 72,000INR 82,000

It would have been interesting to see how the Yureka and A6000 perform, against the Redmi Note 4G, as the latter has been very smooth and good in performance.

By Chetan Bhawani on Friday 9th of Jan 2015


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