Yu Yuphoria vs iLava Iris X9: Comparing the Cost-effective Phablets
Micromax had an average start in the phone market in the beginning. Later, the company took a turn towards the road to smartphones with a blast. It brought up really cost-effective devices that had specs people usually found at a much higher price. Surely, the starting period for these devices was not that good as the quality was always under a question. Cheap Chinese market products were branded back then. But, Micromax did not give up, and today, it is among the top most sold out brands of the world. The opportunity made it patch up with other companies such as Yu. And, this led to the release of the Yu series of Micromax phones such as the Yu Yuphoria.
Yu Yuphoria is the successor to the reputed Yu Yureka, which was a big hit in the market. So, people look forward to try out this new phone as well. But, there will always be competitors. Lava, another company in this business, has launched their Iris X9. It surely isn’t its first phone in the smartphone market and won’t be the last either. However, the Iris X9 offers more specs and features than its predecessor the Iris X8.The launch of the Iris X9 might have made many phone and tablet fans think of choosing between the Yuphoria and the X9. So, this post will help you understand the difference in the pros and cons between the two. Without further ado, let’s get started.
Externals: Design and Display
Looking at the built quality, you might be impressed with both designs. You get a metal back cover in the Iris X9 while there is a metal band with a plastic back cover in the Yu Yuphoria. Both have removable batteries, which is a good thing. The Lava X9 offers a 5.5-inch display with 720 by 1280 pixels @267 ppi. The screen offered is an IPS LCD screen with 16M colours whereas the Yu Yuphoria offers a 5.0-inch screen with 720 by 1280 pixels resolution at 294 ppi. You get an AGC Asahi Dragontail Glass protection on the Iris X9. On the other hand, Yu Yuphoria is offered with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protective screen. Overall, both phones have been offered decent specs but the resolution in the Yuphoria is a little higher.
Internals: Software and Hardware
Both phones offer Android v5.0 (Lollipop). However, the processors in both are different. Yuphoria features a 1.2 GHz Quad-core processor with 2 GB RAM. You also get CyanogenMod UI in the phone. The chipset used to power this device is Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916. GPU used is Adreno 306. On the other hand, the Iris X9 makes use of 1.3 GHz Quad-core processor with 2 GB RAM. The interface used is in this one is a modified version of stock Android UI. It definitely is a good thing that Micromax has started using Snapdragon and Adreno chipsets in their handsets. People find these quite reputed and reliable. The processor and GPU chipsets are not yet known for the Iris X9. Due to this reason, people might be hesitant in buying the X9. Another thing to notice is the usage of a Li-Po battery by Iris X9 while the Yuphoria uses a Li-ion battery of 2230 mAh, with battery standup and battery talk time upto 160 hrs and 7 hrs respectively. Both phones have 16 ROM with an expandable slot of up to 32 GB.
Camera and Connectivity
Taking a look at the cameras, you get a 13.0 MP primary camera in the Iris X9 with LED flash. The Yu Yuphoria, on the other hand, features an 8.0 MP camera with LED flash as well. The Iris X9 covers a lot of camera features such as BSI sensor, 5P Lens, autofocus, glass filter (blue), f/2.0 aperture size, HDR, panorama, face detection, QR code scanner, live photo mode, facebook upload, and face beauty mode. While the Yuphoria has features such as autofocus, HDR, 1.4 mm pixel size snapping, Full HD recording for videos, f/2/2 aperture size, 4P lens, slow motion video recording, integrated gallery, Saturn ring design, etc. Cameras in both the phones are quite good and buyers would surely have no issues with any of them. Even the front cameras are high-end. Iris X9 offers an 8.0 MP front camera with f/2.4 aperture size and BSI sensor whereas the Yu Yuphoria features a 5.0 MP front camera with 86 degree viewing angles, 4P lends, f/2.0 aperture size and fixed focus. You can record videos at 1080p in both phones.
Connectivity options in the two phones consist of WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n with Hotspot. Bluetooth v4.0 is also there. You will not find IRDA or NFC in the phones. Iris X9 does support 3G but not 4G. On the other hand, you do get 3G and 4G both in the Yuphoria. MicroUSB v2.0 is also there in both phones with A-GPS technology but no GLONASS. Another cool thing about the Yuphoria is the Pure Wolfson stereo sound speakers offered in it. Audio FX features are also supported with the device. However, you do not get any of such features in the X9.
Taking a look at the two phones, it might be clear to many enthusiasts that the Micromax Yu Yuphoria is the better phone of the two. But, that does not mean the Iris X9 is bad. It just lacks detailed information about its specs etc. Lava did tell about the camera and offered a number of features in it. But, the processor specs are not properly disclosed by them, which can be a negative point for them. Nonetheless, if you are looking for a substitute in place of the Yu Yuphoria X9, you can try out the Iris X9 – though, it surely is not recommended. Moreover, when you look at the prices of the two phones, you do realize which one to choose without a doubt. You can get the Yu Yuphoria at 155 USD while the Lava Iris X9 at around 231 USD from the market.