YU Yuphoria vs Xiaomi Redmi 2 | Spec Showdown!


Xiaomi announced the Redmi 2 in March and to fight it, YU Televentures launched the YU Yuphoria a few days back. How does the latter cope up with its main rival? Let’s see.

So, this will be YU vs MI.


Starting off with the price, both the YU Yuphoria and the Redmi 2 are priced at Rs 6,999. The Redmi 2 is exclusive to Flipkart.com and the Yuphoria, which is an Amazon.in exclusive, will be available from May 28th onwards and registrations for the sale are open.

The Redmi 2 sports a 4.7-inch IPS LCD screen which is a bit less than Yuphoria’s 5-inch display. Both the displays have 720p resolution, but the Yuphoria comes with the Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection and the Redmi 2 has Gorilla Glass 2.

The design is one of the key changes between the two devices. The Redmi 2 is made of plastic and on the other hand, the YU Yuphoria got a complete design change with metal body and a plastic back. The Yuphoria has a rectangular design unlike the Redmi 2 which has smooth round edges.

The Redmi 2 comes with MIUI 6 based on Android 4.4 KitKat, but the YU Yuphoria comes with Cyanogen OS 12 and Android 5.0 out-of-the-box.

Under the hood, both the YU Yuphoria and the Xiaomi Redmi 2 run on a 64-bit Snapdragon 410 quad-core processer clocked at 1.2 GHz. The Yuphoria is coupled with 2GB of RAM while the Redmi 2 is coupled with 1GB of RAM.

The YU Yuphoria comes with 16GB of internal memory (expandable up to 32GB) and the Redmi 2 has 8GB storage expandable up to 32GB.


Talking of the camera part, the Yuphoria sports an 8MP back camera and a 5MP front camera, and the Redmi 2 comes with an 8MP back camera and a 2MP front camera.

The Redmi 2 is fuelled by a 2,200mAh battery, but the YU Yuphoria comes with a slightly small battery of 2230mAh which gives you a talktime of around 7 hours and standby time of about 160 hours.

So, both the YU Yuphoria and the Redmi 2 have the same price, the Yuphoria has a better design and on the paper too, the YU Yuphoria is better. But we cannot declare the winner here until we test the Yuphoria for a few days. But for now, we definitely know which one gives you more bang for the buck.

Anand B
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