Yu, the subsidiary of Micromax, yesterday launched the Yu Yunicorn at Rs 12,999. But Rahul Sharma, the founder of Yu Televentures, dropped a bomb stating that the price is just for one month after which it would be changed to Rs 14,999 but later the company clarified that the phone’s price will go up by Rs 1,000 only. So that means, after one month, the Yu Yunicorn will cost Rs 13,999 from next month.
At Rs 12,999, I do not have any doubt that the Yu Yunicorn is a pretty good smartphone (provided it performs as it promises on paper). But is it really worth Rs 13,999?
To recall, the Yu Yunicorn has Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system, metal body, 1.8 GHz quad core Mediatek Helio P10 processor, 4 GB RAM, 32 GB of internal memory, 128 GB of expandable storage slot, 5.5 inch full HD display, 5 megapixel front camera, 13 megapixel rear camera, and a 4000 mAh battery. This dual SIM phone has 4G connectivity as well.
Ofcourse without reviewing the phone it is difficult to find out that answer but here we have compared it with five phones considered best in the sub-Rs 15,000 segment.
Moto G Plus (4th Gen)
In the mid-range segment of Rs 10,000 to Rs 20,000, Motorola has several good handsets which have got many accolades. The new Moto G Plus (4th Gen) too has been praised by many reviewers.
The Moto G Plus (4th Gen) has an enviable spec sheet. It has a 5.5 inch display that has full HD (1920×1080 pixels) resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It also has the latest Android Marshmallow operating system but has the mid-range 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 octa core processor.
The Moto G Plus (Gen 4) has Adreno 405 graphics processor, 3 GB RAM, 16GB/32 GB of internal memory, dual SIM (4G+3G) with dual standby and a 128 GB micro SD card slot. The phone ha a 3000 mAh battery with Turbo Charging feature. This Motorola handset has 16 megapixel primary camera that has laser auto focus, phase detection auto focus, and professional mode. It has a 5 megapixel wide angle front camera.
Note that the 16 GB version of this phone is available at Rs 13,499 while the 32 GB model costs Rs 14,999.
Micromax Canvas 6 Pro
There’s Micromax’s own Canvas 6 Pro which has equally great features. The Micromax Canvas 6 Pro comes with a 5.5 inch FHD (1920×1080 pixels) display. It is also armed with 3000 mAh battery, 4 GB RAM, 13 megapixel rear camera, 5 megapixel front camera and a 2 Ghz Helio X10 octa core processor.
It has recently got the Android Marshmallow update. The Honor 6 has a powerful 1.7 GHz octa core Kirin 920 processor, 3 GB RAM, 16 GB of internal memory and a 64 GB micro SD card slot. Its 5 inch display has full HD resolution. The phone has a 3000 mAh battery, 13 megapixel rear camera, and a 5 megapixel front camera.
You can read its review here (https://www.themobileindian.com/reviews/1153_Huawei-Honor-6-review-Its-value-for-money).
Asus Zenfone 2
Last but not the least is the Asus Zenfone 2 (ZE551ML) which is set to get the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update in the second quarter of this year. It also has a 5.5 inch display that too with the same full HD resolution as well as Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The Zenfone 2 has 13 megapixel rear camera and a 5 megapixel front camera. This 4G phone has an 1.8 GHz Intel quad core processor, 4 GB RAM, 16 GB of internal memory, 64 GB expandable storage, and a 3000 mAh battery.
Yu Yunicorn offers the same display resolution like the five above. It has a slightly bigger battery and more storage option (32 GB ROM+128 GB expandable). It has a metal body and a powerful 1.8 GHz Mediatek Helio P10 processor. Yu has also promised to roll out the Android Marshmallow update for the phone soon. So at Rs 12,999, it certainly seems a good choice but at Rs 13,999, I have still doubts. But if it performs well as it promises on paper, it can be recommended even at Rs 13,999.