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Idea Aurus 2 vs Samsung Galaxy Y Plus: Which Is a Better Budget Smartphone?

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Published: Saturday, April 20, 2013, 12:26 [IST]
 
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It seems like with the debut of this year, the handset manufacturers have taken an oath to launch more and more smartphones in India. Especially, the vendors have started focusing on launching budget smartphones that boast decent specifications for price conscious consumers.

Samsung is one such vendor, who is constantly launching enormous smartphones in all price ranges to attract all types of consumers. Thereby, the company has filled in all the categories ranging from entry-level to high-end smartphones.

At the same time, the India based vendors are also on a spree to launchIt seems like with the debut of this year, the handset manufacturers have taken an oath to launch more and more smartphones in India. Especially, the vendors have started focusing on launching budget smartphones that boast decent specifications for price conscious consumers.

Samsung is one such vendor, who is constantly launching enormous smartphones in all price ranges to attract all types of smartphones that might compete with the offerings of the global manufacturers. Seeing the success of budget smartphones, not only peripheral and accessory makers, but also service providers have started jumping to bandwagon of handsets.

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Idea Aurus 2 vs Samsung Galaxy Y Plus: Which Budget Handset is Better?

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One such firm is Idea Celluar, which has come up with an Android 4.1 Jelly Bean smartphone lately. The handset dubbed Aurus 2 is a dual SIM handset priced at Rs 6,490 and it packs some impressive specifications for its price range.

Moreover, lately, South Korean tech giant Samsung launched Galaxy Y Plus at Rs 6,290 with Android 4.0 ICS, dual SIM support and similar specifications. Hence, GizBot is come up with a comparison between Idea Aurus 2 and Samsung Galaxy Y Plus. Read the spec comparison below.

Form Factor: While the form factor of Aurus 2 is not known, Galaxy Y Plus boasts a dimension of 104.9 x 57.9 x 12.98 mm and weighs in at 96 grams.

On the display front, Aurus 2 packs a 3.5 inch capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels and on the other hand, Galaxy Y Plus features a smaller 2.8 inch capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 240 x 320 pixels.

Processor: In this segment, Aurus 2 is equipped with a 1GHz processor and Galaxy Y Plus is powered by a 850MHz processor.

Operating System: While Aurus 2 is based on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS, Galaxy Y Plus is flavored with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS. Hence, Aurus 2 will have features including Project Butter, Google Now, expandable and contractible Android notifications, high resolution contact photos and more.

Camera: In terms of camera, Aurus 2 has a 3.2MP rear camera and a VGA front camera, whereas, Galaxy Y Plus comes with a 2MP rear camera and lacks a front camera for video calling.

Storage: Both the handsets come with 4GB internal storage, 512MB RAM and a micro SD card slot supporting up to 32GB additional storage.

Connectivity: Again, both Aurus 2 and Galaxy Y Plus are packed with connectivity features including 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and micro USB 2.0.

Battery: As of now, there is no information on the battery used in Aurus 2, while Galaxy Y Plus is equipped with a 1200 mAh battery offering 260 hours standby and almost 6 hours talk time.

Price: Idea Aurus 2 is priced at Rs 6,490 and Samsung Galaxy Y Plus is priced at Rs 6,290.

Verdict

Both Aurus 2 and Galaxy Y Plus are entry-level smartphones with basic specifications and they are priced reasonably.

However, it has to noted that Idea Aurus 2 comes with slightly better specifications and also with bundled freebies including a 3G pack for Rs. 261 offering 1.6GB 3G data and Idea TV subscription for three months.

But, Samsung Galaxy Y Plus lacking a few necessary elements of smartphones comes from the roof of the South Korean tech giant. Hence, GizBot leaves the buying decision to the consumers based on which one they like to have.

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