It can be quite a challenge to narrow down the long list of budget smartphones. Smartphone makers are leaving no stone unturned to lure potential buyers. After Lenovo, Asus and Xiaomi, Micromax beefed up its product portfolio by adding Yu Yuphoria, which was launched on Tuesday.
We bring you a quick comparison of Yu Yuphoria with one of the industry's leading and best-selling handsets, as it can help you decide which smartphone to buy. We are comparing Yu Yuphoria with Lenovo A7000, which is at a higher price point.
Micromax has taken a step further in designing the Yu Yuphoria with its metal frame around the body to add durability. According to the company's co-founder Rahul Sharma, the designing involved a series of processes such as pre-bending, stamping, welding, laser etching, sandblasting and polishing. On the other hand, Lenovo opted for a simplistic look for its A7000, much in line with the A6000. The device is durable and features a matte back cover with rounded edges.
At 5.5 inches, Lenovo A7000 is slightly bigger than Yu Yuphoria, which measures 5 inches. Both the handsets offer similar 720p screen resolution but the compact screen in Yuphoria helps achieve a greater pixel density of 294ppi, while A7000 offers 267ppi. Gorilla Glass 3 is common in both handsets.
Despite the price difference, Lenovo and Micromax stand side-by-side on this parameter. Both phones offer 8MP primary shooter with LED flash and a 5MP front snapper for selfies.
It is a close fight between the two handsets, as the Yu Yuphoria is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 SoC while Lenovo A7000 runs on slightly faster 1.5GHz MediaTek MT6752m processor.
RAM and Storage
Lenovo A7000 and Micromax Yu Yuphoria offer 2GB RAM onboard, but differ in the storage department. Although, A7000 is priced higher, the storage trails behind Yuphoria. There's 16GB built-in storage in the Yu Yuphoria and Lenovo A7000 settles for 8GB expandable memory.
Lenovo offers a far bigger battery than its rival. Measuring 2,900mAh, A7000 promises longer lasting battery than 2,230mAh equipped Yu Yuphoria. For those who refuse to charge more frequently, the choice is pretty clear.
Micromax's pricing works well for shoppers looking for a true budget device. The Yu Yuphoria is priced competitively at ₹6,999 while the Lenovo A7000 sells for ₹8,999. Both phones are available exclusively online but through different retailers. Micromax has partnered with Amazon, while Lenovo handset is available only through Flipkart in weekly flash sales.
Clearly, the price difference plays a vital role here. Even though Micromax Yu Yuphoria is priced ₹2,000 lesser than Lenovo A7000, it offers comparable specs. Except for a lasting battery and a faster processor, Yu Yuphoria wins or stands equal to Lenovo A7000.