Lumia 640 vs Yu Yureka shootout for India


The Micromax Yu Yureka has won plenty of fans since it arrived on the scene, as it has very decent specs for an affordable price. The Microsoft Lumia 640 has recently been announced and will shortly start to release to different world regions. This is also likely to be a popular smartphone, so today we’re bringing you a Lumia 640 vs. Yu Yureka shootout for India.

Before we begin we’ll clarify details of the Lumia 640 as it’s coming in several variants. These are a 3G Dual SIM model (comparison with Lumia 535 here) and single SIM and Dual SIM models that have 4G LTE connectivity. The Micromax Yureka is a Dual SIM 4G smartphone, so for the purposes of this comparison we’re looking at the Lumia 640 4G LTE dual SIM handset. Let’s check out the specs and more to see how they compare.

The Microsoft Lumia 640 LTE Dual SIM has a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor and Adreno 305 graphics. The Micromax Yu Yureka is equipped with a Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor with 4 cores at 1GHz and 4 at 1.5GHz, and it has Adreno 405 graphics.

The Lumia 640 has a 5-inch IPS LCD display with resolution of 1280 x 720 and 294 ppi. The Yu Yureka has a 5.5-inch IPS LCD display with 1280 x 720 resolution resulting in 267 ppi.

RAM and Storage
There’s 1GB of RAM for the Lumia 640, with 8GB of internal storage that can be expanded via microSD to 128GB. The Yureka has 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, this time expandable to 32GB.

Camera set-up
The Lumia 640 has an 8-megapixel rear camera with autofocus, LED flash and 1080p video capture, as well as a 1-megapixel front-facing camera. The Yu Yureka has a 13-megapixel rear camera, also with autofocus, LED flash and 1080p video, and a 5-megapixel front-facing unit.

The Lumia and Micromax handsets both have a 2500 mAh battery.

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Both phones support 4G LTE, 3G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, and microUSB 2.0. The Lumia 640 handset also supports NFC and DLNA.

Operating System
This is a major difference as they offer very different user experiences. The Lumia 640 runs Windows Phone 8.1 with the Lumia Denim update. On the other hand the Micromax Yureka give users a customizable experience with Cyanogen 11OS based on Android 4.4 KitKat, and we recently reported that an update to Android Lollipop for the phone is coming soon.

Dimensions and Weight
The Lumia 640 LTE measures 141.3mm x 72.2mm x 8.8mm and weighs 145g. The Yu Yureka measures 154.8m x 78mm x 8.8mm but weight is unspecified.

The Microsoft Lumia 640 LTE Dual SIM has not been confirmed for India yet, but we do know that the price for Europe is from €160. That equates to around Rs. 10,600 but pricing can vary from market, and so far we’ve seen expected prices for India anywhere from Rs. 12,000 to Rs. 14,000. The Micromax Yureka is on sale for Rs. 8,999 but only at Amazon India and in flash sales, so it can be difficult to get hold of.

Lumia branding is extremely popular in India but the Lumia 640 LTE Dual SIM will be more expensive than the Yureka, which also has 4G LTE and is a dual SIM handset. The Micromax Yureka phone also has several benefits over the Lumia 640 and some of these are a faster octa-core processor, larger display, more RAM, and better camera capabilities. It also offers the CyanogenMod software, although it’s not for us to judge whether readers will prefer this or the Windows Phone platform.

It seems that the Yureka has quite a lot more to offer than the Lumia handset, although we should point out that the 640 LTE does have NFC and DLNA, and also has a higher level of expandable storage. Only you can decide whether you feel the extra money for the Microsoft Lumia phone will be worth it. Other factors that could affect your choice are design preference, build quality and after-sales service.

With all of the above in mind we’d like to know which you’d choose. Will it be the new Microsoft Lumia 640 LTE Dual SIM model or the Micromax Yureka smartphone? We always appreciate your comments so do send them in.


5 thoughts on “Lumia 640 vs Yu Yureka shootout for India”

  1. Bhavya Shah says:

    yu yureka camera is very bad and lumia 640 will surely triumph it and lumia devices are fast enough to even run on snapdragon 400 whereas yureka lags also snapdragon 615

  2. Chittresh Dhawan says:

    I agree with @disqus_DRJY4djXx9:disqus . Besides battery performance is expected to be better at 640 and 640 XL. I would urge the writer to include 640 XL specs also which is a much better phone than any of the 2 taken for comparison and with a tag of 219 euros u can expect that one to be around 14k where as 640 will come at a lesser price tag of 10k. Euro stands at 66.16 currently.

  3. Da Sorrow says:

    You can’t doubt on lumia’s camera but it should’ve got pure view, as lumia constantly to be the best, it dosn’t matter what number of cores it has windows os works fine and fast on low specs phones while android stuck behind on its lags and eating up battery, 640 seems to be better equipped. i’ve 920 and iphone 6, it’s been two years to my lumia 920 both devices perform well but sometimes apps get crashed on my lumia handset.

  4. Trinath Anjaneyulu says:

    No doubt , being a flagship product for LTE I think lumia might be well equipped and as far as platform is concerned ‘windows’ with which we were more acquainted and more over it is promising for the up-gradations also. Now the point with cyanogen, I think Indians doesn’t have that much grip comparitively. Now, other features are far better in lumia it seems theoritically as compared to yureka. As far as marketing strategies are concerned yureka got some blames regarding it’s pricing and even now also getting it with pre- registration is becoming more difficult as public opinion. Let us see how lumia will handle this…

  5. himanshu says:

    While Yu Yureka has advantage of specs, its biggest advantage is that it runs Android which has apps for virtually everything.
    Lumia runs on Windows and has apps for most things, but one may miss an app here or there on Windows. Having said that, I have been using windows for over two years, and am yet to ‘miss’ a major app. Mostly it is the games that end up late or don’t come on windows at all. Other than that global banking apps are not easily available on Windows, though most Indian banks have dedicate apps for Windows OS.
    Finally, the biggest advantage of Lumia is Microsoft brand vis-a-vis Micromax brand. I have seen the Yureka phone and feel it is ‘cheaper’ in looks and to hold. Also, the longevity of Micromax phones and their after sales service is nowhere near that of Lumia phones in India.

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