Yu Yuphoria vs Redmi 2 specs shootout
The Yu Yuphoria was recently launched for the market in India and the first flash sale will take place later this month. One of its major contenders will be the popular Xiaomi Redmi 2, which has exactly the same price. Therefore we’re considering the Yu Yuphoria vs. Redmi 2 in this specs shootout, to give an idea of what each brings to the table.
We’ve recently shown a comparison of the Yu Yuphoria vs. Micromax Canvas Spark, another recent addition to the smartphone scene. Several readers have requested a comparison of the Yuphoria and Redmi 2 though, and your wish is our command! We’ll break down the key specs of each and this should help you to decide which would be the best choice for you.
There’s nothing between them here as both phones have a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 410 quad-core processor and Adreno 306 graphics.
The Yu Yuphoria has a 5-inch IPS LCD display with HD resolution of 1280 x 720 resulting in 294 ppi. The Redmi 2 has a 4.7-inch IPS LCD display with the same 1280 x 720 resolution giving 312 ppi.
RAM and Storage
The Yuphoria has 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage that’s expandable via microSD to 32GB. The Redmi 2 has 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage, also expandable to 32GB. (In some markets the Redmi 2 is also available in a 2GB of RAM version with 16GB of internal memory).
Both handsets have an 8-megapixel rear camera with autofocus, LED flash, and 1080p video capture. However, the Yu Yuphoria has a 5-megapixel front-facing camera while the Redmi 2 has a 2-megapixel front-facing unit.
There’s virtually nothing in it here as the Yu Yuphoria has a 2230 mAh removable battery while the Redmi 2 has a 2200 mAh removable battery.
Both phones support 4G LTE, 3G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, and microUSB 2.0. The Redmi 2 also has WiFi Direct, USB OTG, and USB Host.
This could be a deciding factor for some people as the Yu Yuphoria runs Cyanogen 12 OS based on Android 5.0.2 Lollipop offering a more customizable experience. The Redmi 2 runs Android 4.4.4 KitKat with Xiaomi’s MIUI 6.0.
Dimensions and Weight
The Yuphoria measures 142.38mm x 72.96mm x 8.2mm and weighs 143g. The Redmi 2 measures 134mm x 67.2mm x 9.4mm and weighs 133g.
Both of these smartphones are priced at Rs. 6,999.
We’ll also point out that both of these handsets are dual SIM (micro SIM and dual standby). Potential buyers will also need to take into account after-sales service, build quality, and their preference of design. Looking at specs there are some similarities between them but the Yu Yuphoria has more advantages.
Just a few examples are that the Yuphoria has a larger display, more RAM and internal storage, and a better front-facing snapper, It also runs a later version of Android with the CyanogenMod software experience. The Redmi 2 does have a slightly higher display ppi but that’s only because it has a smaller screen, but other than that the Yuphoria has more to recommend it. That is of course, if you want to try the Cyanogen experience.
Ultimately both of these smartphones offer real value for money and it will be interesting to see the impact that the Yu Yuphoria has on the market. Are you more likely to purchase the Yu Yuphoria or the Xiaomi Redmi 2 smartphone?