There is a plethora of budget devices in the Indian smartphone market given the price-conscious mindset of the prospective buyers. Meizu M2 Note, Lenovo K3 Note, Micromax Yu Yureka Plus and Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G are some of the over a dozen such handsets available in the market that are value for money.
It is not fair to say which device is better, as it has a lot to do with an individual's preferences, purpose and needs. So here is a comparison of the features and specifications of the leading devices available for less than Rs 10,000--Meizu M2 Note (Rs 9,999), Lenovo K3 Note (Rs 9,999), Micromax Yu Yureka Plus (Rs 8,999), and Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G (Rs 7,999)--to help you choose one that suits you.
Display: Meizu M2 Note has an edge over its competitors with a 5.5-inch full HD IGZO capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 1920 pixels (403 ppi pixel density), compared to 5.5-inch IPS capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 1920 pixels (401 ppi pixel density) in Lenovo K3 Note and Yu Yureka Plus, and 5.5-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 720 x 1280 pixels (267 ppi pixel density) in Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G.
Processor: Meizu M2 Note is powered by Mediatek MT6753 processor, which is superior to Mediatek MT6752 fitted in Lenovo K3 Note, Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 in Yu Yureka Plus and Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 in Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G.
Operating System: Both Meizu M2 Note and Lenovo K3 Note run on Android 5.0 Lollipop, while Yu Yureka Plus has Android 4.4.4 KitKat, upgradable to Android 5.0.2 Lollipop and Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G has Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, upgradable to android 4.4.2 KitKat.
Memory: Meizu M2 Note is the winner with 16/32 GB internal memory, expandable up to 128 GB and 2 GB RAM. Lenovo K3 Note comes packed with 16 GB internal memory expandable up to 32 GB and 2 GB RAM, Yu Yureka Plus has 16 GB internal memory expandable up to 32 GB and 2 GB RAM, while Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G houses 8 GB internal memory expandable up to 64 GB and 2 GB RAM.
Camera: All the devices have 13 MP main camera and 5 MP front snapper.
Battery: Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G and Meizu M2 Note have 3100 mAh battery, while Lenovo K3 Note and Yu Yureka Plus have 3000 mAh and 2500 mAh batteries respectively.
Conclusion: Meizu M2 Note is the clear winner with superior display, processor, software, memory and battery.