Yu Yuphoria vs Lenovo A6000 Plus vs Moto E (4G): Performance and Camera

By Prasid Banerjee | Updated May 13 2015
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The Yu Yuphoria smartphone seems to have piqued users' interests within a day of its launch. The phone costs Rs. 6,999 and seems to take its competition head on. So, while we work on the review, here's a quick sneak peak on what we've found in the day that we've spent with it.

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Performance

Specifications wise, all three smartphones run on the Snapdragon 410 SoC coupled with the Adreno 306 GPU. The Moto E though has only 1GB of RAM, while the other two have 2GB of RAM. Flip over to the next slide for more.

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AnTuTu Benchmark

Both the Moto E (4G) and Yu Yuphoria come out ahead of the A6000 Plus on AnTuTu, presumably because of Vibe UI and its accompanying bloatware on the Lenovo A6000 Plus.

Read More: Yu Yuphoria First Impressions

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Geekbench 3

The performance is pretty much the same on all three devices here, although the Yuphoria does show slightly higher scores on this benchmark.

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GFX Bench Manhattan

Interestingly, the Adreno 306 seems more capable on the Moto E 4G when it comes to pure graphics performance. This is because of the smaller and lower resolution display on the Moto E. You'll notice that the Manhattan OffScreen test shows similar results for all three because of this.

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3D Mark Ice Storm Extreme

On the other hand, 3D Mark, which is a more system intensive benchmark than just the GPU, shows that the Moto E is actually behind the Yuphoria and A6000 Plus. The extra RAM on the other two smartphones help them outperform the Moto E.

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Camera

While the Moto E (4G) has a 5MP camera, the Yuphoria and Lenovo A6000 Plus both come with 8MP rear shooters. Check out the test shots in the next slides to know more about the quality.

Note: Images in the following slides are cropped representations of the originals.

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Indoor Fluorescent Lights

Left to right: Moto E, Lenovo A6000 Plus, Yu Yuphoria

The Yuphoria's camera is slightly dissapointing here. While it is definitely better than the Moto E in both colour reproduction and details, it doesn't match up to the Lenovo A6000 Plus and by extension, the Xiaomi Redmi 2.

Read More: Comparison: Moto E vs Lenovo A6000 vs Xiaomi Redmi 2

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Colours

Top to Bottom: Moto E, Lenovo A6000 Plus, Yu Yuphoria

There's a haze in all the images clicked by the Yu Yuphoria, which makes them seem washed out. You can see in this picture that while the colours are better than the Moto E, there's a definite haze on the Yellow, Pink and Red colours.

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Build and Design

From a design point of view, the Yu Yuphoria is definitely the best looking phone out of the three. The metal around the sides looks nice, giving the phone a premium feel. In terms of sturdiness though, the Moto E (4G) seems to be the most sturdily built device.

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Thickness and Size

While all three devices are pretty easy to hold, the Moto E is obviously the most compact. The Yureka's rounded edges though offer a nice overall feel, although the grip is the best on the Moto E, thanks to the rubber grip on its side.

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Issues

As you can see, the Yu Yuphoria does have its weaknesses and strengths. We'll hold our judgement till the full review, but there are a few other issues that we've noticed with the Yu Yuphoria.

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Display Issues

One thing we have noticed about the Yu Yuphoria is that there's a pink-ish hue on the display, which is really distracting. The display is sharp, but the hue is a definite issue.

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Buttons

The buttons on the side of the Yu Yuphoria are a recipe for disaster. The power button on our review device is already bent to one side. This is because it is bigger than the volume buttons and gets pressed on either the top or bottom, which over time bends it to the side it is being most pressed from. In the long run, it's not something that you would want in your smartphone.

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