A year ago there were hardly any good smartphones available under Rs. 10,000. And the ones that were there always suffered from glitches.
Happily the year 2015 has a handful of options in this budget. Yes, all of them look good, give a decent all-round performance, have less lag and come under Rs. 10,000.
The first phone we pick is from the house of Micromax. Though they released hundreds of budget smartphones before, their Yu Yureka is different than the rest as it runs on Cyanogenmod OS and has great tech specification inside.
Redmi Note 4G is manufactured by Xiaomi. The Chinese smartphone brand released two versions of this budget phablet a couple of months ago, but due to some copyright infringements the Delhi High Court has put a ban on the 3G version of the device. So we picked the Redmi Note 4G edition, which is currently available for purchase through Flipkart and Airtel.
The third phone Wammy One is by WickedLeak. The company created a sensation in the Android Phablet world when it debuted, but for some unknown reason the company did not do as well as expected. But with Wammy One they have made a comeback. So let's do some comparisons to help you choose the best phablet.
Xiaomi's Redmi Note 4G features an all glossy look with a solid build quality. Measuring 154x78.7x9.5mm, the Redmi Note 4G is slightly bulky for its 199g of weight.
The WickedLeak Wammy One is slightly slimmer with a dimensional measurement of 145x70x7.7mm. The Wammy One also fits nicely in hand, though one handed operation is a bit tough for most of the operations.
The Micromax Yu Yureka stands between these two with a measurement of 154.8x78x8.8mm and weight of 155g. The exterior matte finish looks elegant and expensive.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G and Yu Yureka both feature a 5.5-inch display with a resolution of 720x1280 pixels with density measurement of 267ppi. But the colours of Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G are slightly warmer than Yu Yureka's display, but Yureka's screen output is more balanced with a subtle overall output. So we leave the choice up to you whether you like more natural output or a little jazzy display.
In comparison, the Wammy One display falls short in resolution (540x960 Pixels). Though it features a One Glass Solution display with Dragon Trail Glass the display is a little smaller (5-inch) than the competition.
The Yu Yureka features a superior Snapdragon 615 processor, which features an eight-core CPU with a clock speed of up to 1.5 GHz. The SoC also pairs an Adreno 405 GPU chipset, while the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G features an Adreno 305 GPU, which comes as part of Snapdragon 400 SoC. The Snapdragon 400 SoC is very popular and has been featured in several Quad-Core based best smartphones of 2014.
The Wammy One also features an octa-core MediaTek SoC, which features Cortex A7 Core processor with a Mali 450 GPU. The Wammy One and Yu Yureka both feature 1GB worth RAM while the Redmi Note 4G features a 2GB RAM chipset on board.
On the other hand, Wammy One and Redmi Note 4G both feature 8GB of inbuilt storage while the Yu Yureka features 16GB ROM memory inside. Happily, all of them carry micro SD card slot for further memory expansion.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G and Yu Yureka are ahead in this segment too. Both feature a 13MP rear and 5MP front camera. Both feature LED flash with a good camera interface. In comparison, the Wammy One features an 8MP primary camera with a LED Flash and BSI II sensor. The smartphone also has a 5MP front camera for selfie clicking and video calling. In real life all three cameras click decent images with optimum details and better low light performance.
The best thing about Wammy One is retaining the Google stock interface with a pinch of intelligent tweaks which make the smartphone experience more pleasurable, while the Yu Yureka features the famous CyanogenMod built interface which is also smart in use. In comparison Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G features the proprietary MIUI interface.
The Yu Yureka features Android Kitkat 4.4.4 while the Wammy One and Redmi Note 4G both carry Android Kitkat 4.4.2 OS.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G beats both in this segment by featuring a 3100 mAh battery. The Wammy One and Yu Yureka features 2,800 mAh and 2,500 mAh battery, respectively.
But please note Wammy has featured a low resolution and smaller screen than the rest so it is able to give almost at par battery life to Redmi Note 4G.
Pricing and Conclusion
The WickedLeak Wammy One is available for ₹7,990 while the Yu Yureka is available at ₹8,999 and the Redmi Note 4G is available currently for ₹9,999.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G features more RAM memory while the YU Yureka and Wammy One both feature better processors. The Yu Yureka also has more on board memory but falls short on battery life.
All of them feature similar front camera but the Wammy One lags behind with slightly low configured rear camera.
Keeping all these points in mind, compare the prices and you'll clearly be able to find the perfect one for you.