After much speculations, YU Yureka Note has finally been officially announced. Incidentally the alleged 6-inch phablet from the makers of Micromax was seen on sale via offline quarters just a day before launch.
Priced at Rs 13,499 the YU Yureka Note aims to take on other phablets in the highly competitive 10-15K price bracket in India. The YU Yureka Note sports a 6 inch Full HD display upfront and is powered by a Mediatek 6753T octa core chip clocked at 1.5GHz each. This is clubbed with 3GB RAM and Mali T720 GPU. Besides that, the YU Yureka Note sports a 13MP rear camera with PDAF sensor and an 8MP front facing selfie snapper. This is backed by a 4000mAH Li-Poly battery.
But the main questions that ahead is, can Yu Note take on the rest in the business? So without further ado, let's get started!
Qiku Terra 808
Just in case camera is your main area of concern and you don't want to skimp on the display size, then Qiku Terra 808 is the best choice available. The smartphone from Qiku sports a metal unibody design and is powered by a hexacore Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 chip with cores clocked at 1.8GHz each. Apart from that the USP of the Qiku Terra 808 lies in dual 13MP + 13MP rear camera setup and the edge-to-edge 6 inch Full HD display.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is the best bet in the 10-15K price bracket in India. But wait, that doesn't mean everyone should buy it, as only a handful of people would be successfully able to place its order via flash sales. Packing a 5.5 inch Full HD display and powered by a Snapdragon 650 chip, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is priced highly competitively at Rs 10,999 for the 3GB RAM variant. There is also a 2GB RAM variant priced at Rs 9,999.
LeEco Le 1S
LeEco Le 1S is one of the most popular phone in the 10K price category. The Chinese company LeEco, formerly called LeTv has made wonder in India ever since its entry, mainly due to the presence of this budget smartphone. Priced at Rs 10,999 the LeEco Le 1S is available via open sales at Flipkart. It is powered by a Helio X10 octa-core chip clocked at 2GHz coupled with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage.
Creo Mark 1
Creo Mark 1 is the newest addition to the budget phablet category. Launched a week back, the Creo Mark 1 is the first phone from the company previously called Mango Man - the makers of Teewe HDMI stick. The budget smartphone is priced at Rs 19,999 and comes with a 5.5 inch Quad HD display (2560x1440p) and is powered by Mediatek Helio X10 chip clocked at 2GHz. This is complimented by a 21MP rear camera, 8MP front camera and an in-house Fuel OS. Rather the OS is the main USP of the Mark 1 smartphone.
Lenovo K4 Note
Earlier this year Lenovo replaced their Killer Note with a the new K4 Note smartphone. Alongside the budget phablet the company also announced their first Virtual Reality headset dubbed the ANT VR. Lenovo K4 Note sports a 5.5 inch Full HD (1920x1080p) display upfront and is powered by a Mediatek 6753 octa-core chip clocked at 1.3GHz. This is coupled with 3GB RAM, 13MP and 5MP camera combos and a 3300mAH battery.
Coolpad Note 3
This is the cheapest alternative to the YU Yureka Note. Priced at Rs 8,999 the Coolpad Note 3 comes with a slightly smaller 5.5 inch Full HD display and a polycarbonate body. It is powered by a slightly under clocked octa-core Mediatek 6753 chip clocked at 1.3GHz each. Besides that, Coolpad Note 3 has 13MP rear camera, 5MP selfie snapper, 3GB RAM and 3000mAH non-removable Li-Poly battery.