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Yu Yureka 2 vs Meizu M6 Note: two incredible offerings for under $200

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If your budget for a smartphone only allows you to spend under $200 USD, don’t fret as Yu Yureka 2 and Meizu M6 Note are two smartphones that you can consider.

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The name Yu might be mistaken for a Chinese manufacturer, but it is actually a sub-division of Micromax that hails from India. 

Now that is clear, let’s scrutinize Yureka 2 further as per below:

  • 5.5-inch Full HD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 1920 pixels or ~401 ppi pixel density
  • Metal body
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625 chipset, Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 processor, Adreno 506 graphics and 4GB RAM
  • 16MP primary camera with autofocus and dual-LED (dual tone) flash
  • 8MP secondary camera
  • 64GB internal storage + microSD expansion slot up to 128GB maximum
  • Android Marshmallow 6.0
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 3930 mAh battery with Fast battery charging
  • Dual-sim and 4G LTE
  • September 2017 release date
  • 11,999 Indian Rupee or ~$185 USD price tag

Yureka 2 is among the many smartphones in its class that comes with a 5.5-inch Full HD IPS screen. It also has a solid metal body and fingerprint sensor.

Moving on to the performance, we can find that Yureka 2 falls just nicely in the mid-range segment with the Snapdragon 625 chipset, fast octa-core processor, good graphics and 4GB RAM to boot. 

As for its camera, Yureka 2 sports a solid 16MP-8MP camera setup that promises an enjoyable time playing around with the camera. 

With photos after photos that you will be taking, you will then have to be worried about storage. Thankfully Yureka 2 has 64GB of internal storage capable of storing all your favourite apps, games, and files. When there’s a need for more space, you can easily add 128GB via the expansion slot.

Battery-wise, the 3930 mAh battery found on the Yureka 2 should be more than sufficient to power you through a full day in between charging.

One final word though, you may have to be content with being stuck on Android Marshmallow 6.0 – as there’s no sign of it getting an update to Nougat 7.0, let alone Oreo 8.0.

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Let’s now turn our attention to Meizu M6 Note which had just been released this month. Here’s what in store for you with the Meizu M6 Note:

  • 5.5-inch Full HD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 1920 pixels or ~403 ppi pixel density
  • Metal body
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625 chipset, Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 processor, Adreno 506 graphics and 3GB RAM
  • Dual 12MP+5MP primary camera with f/1.9 aperture, phase detection autofocus and quad-LED (dual tone) flash
  • 16MP secondary camera with f/2.0 aperture
  • 16GB internal storage + microSD expansion slot up to maximum 256GB
  • Android Nougat 7.1
  • Non-removable 4000 mAh battery with Fast battery charging
  • Dual-sim and 4G LTE
  • September 2017 release date
  • $195 USD price tag

As you can see, there’s a whole of similarities between the two. Meizu M6 Note also comes with a 5.5-inch Full HD IPS screen, metal body and fingerprint sensor. Same goes with what is under the hood of the Meizu M6 Note – Snapdragon 625 chipset, a fast octa-core processor, Adreno 506 graphics; except that it has less 1GB RAM. Don’t think you can see the difference clearly unless you will be running multi-tasking a lot on this smartphone.

However, the camera department is where Meizu M6 Note shows its true colours. Sporting the dual 12MP+5MP primary camera, you get to play around with this excellent setup which includes the bokeh effect. The 16MP selfie camera also allows you to take some of the best selfies around.

With just 16GB of internal storage; it is surely not enough. Luckily there’s the expansion slot that allows you to gain a maximum of 256GB of additional space.

Another clear advantage that Meizu M6 Note has is for the fact that it runs on Android Nougat 7.1. With Android Oreo 8.0 releasing soon on major manufacturers, you might even get lucky if it were to get an update sometime in the future.

Last but not least, the 4000 mAh is more than enough juice to be able to power up the Meizu M6 Note for a full day.

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Conclusion:

Yu Yureka provides for a solid mid-range performance that is available on a budget. Great 5.5-inch Full HD IPS screen, good mid-range performance with 4GB RAM, good 16MP-8MP camera and large 64GB storage combines well. But only if you can bypass the fact that it is running on the dated Marshmallow 6.0 operating system.

Yu Yureka 2 had just been released in India for 11,999 Indian Rupee or ~$185 USD. It is available only in Gold colour.

Meanwhile for Meizu M6 Note, the tradition of bringing great value to customers set to continue. Similarly, it provides for a great 5.5-inch Full HD IPS screen, good mid-range performance, excellent dual 12MP+5MP camera setup, great 16MP selfie camera, latest Android Nougat 7.1 OS and a large 4000 mAh battery to boot.

Meizu M6 Note had also been released this month for a $195 USD price tag. It is available in Black, Silver and Gold colours.

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