The recently launched Yu Yuphoria has been attracting many buyers because of its price of Rs 6999 and the decent bunch of specifications it offers for a budget-friendly phone. The smartphone faces competition from the likes of the Moto E (2nd gen), Xiaomi Redmi 2 and Lenovo A6000, owing to its cost and list of features.
All of the aforementioned budget Android smartphones are pegged at Rs 6999. The comparison chart below shows the key specs of the Yu Yuphoria, Redmi 2 (which is very similar to the A6000) and new Moto E. As you can see, your choice will probably depend on brand loyalty at the end of the day since there are few differences between the handsets.
Out of the whole group, the Yuphoria singles out the Moto E 2nd gen as one of its weakest rivals considering what it has to offer. The 4G-capable Yu smartphone runs on Snapdragon 410 with a quad core Cortex A53 CPU, just like the costlier 4G version of the Motorola handset. But for Rs 6999, you only get 3G and the older Snapdragon 200 SoC with a quad core Cortex A7 processor on the Moto device.
The Yu Yuphoria has twice the RAM at 2GB and 16GB of internal memory. You can add up to 32GB of extra hoarding space via the microSD card slot that has been slipped under the hood along with a 2230mAh battery. It embeds an 8MP main camera with LED flash, while its front panel is given to a 5-inch 1280 x 720p touchscreen with IPS and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 as well as a 5MP ‘selfie-worthy’ snapper.
The 2nd gen Moto E makes do with 1GB RAM and 8GB ROM with 32GB expandability. It has a 4.5-inch 540 x 960p qHD display with Gorilla Glass 3 and an unimpressive 0.3MP webcam sitting above that. Even more disappointing is its 5MP rear camera without flash support. One of the advantages it can boast of is its stock version of Android Lollipop, while Yu has chosen Cyanogen 12 for its Yuphoria.
Amazon India is currently accepting registrations for the Yu Yuphoria which will be made available through a flash sale on May 28.