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Amazing yet affordable: Micromax Yureka Yu and Lenovo A6000

While Moto G made high-end smartphones affordable, the advent of Xiaomi on the Indian shores has made them even cheaper. Giving “more” in “less” seems to be the new guideline for the smartphone manufacturers! Continuing with this fad, two new phones have stormed their way into the market – Micromax Yureka Yu and Lenovo A6000. Let’s take a look at both of them:

Micromax Yureka Yu

This one was in the spotlight for quite sometime, specifically for it’s legal tussle with OnePlus One. Sporting a 1.5GHz (64 bit) octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor, Adreno 405 GPU, 2 GB RAM – this monster can put most flagships to shame! The 5.5 incher comes with dual cameras (13MP rear and 5MP front) and 16 gigs of internal (expandable) storage, coupled with a rather average 2500mAh battery. However, the heart of this 4G phone is in its software which runs on CyanogenMod 11 (KitKat) and gives the user an Android experience which makes the user feel liberated if one has always used stock Android. At Rs.8,999 – the phone really makes you shout – “Eureka!”

Positives :

Exquisite hardware with exclusive software at an exceptional price!

Negatives:

Average battery.

Lenovo A6000

Relatively new in the market, Lenovo A6000 runs on 1.2 GHz quad core Snapdragon 410 (64 bit) processor, packs 1 GB of RAM and offers 8 gigs of internal (expandable) storage. The 5 inch phone comes with a decent 2300mAh battery life, and average optics (8MP rear and 2MP front). The phone runs on Android KitKat. But, the USP of the phone lies in being hailed as the cheapest 4G phone in the market being priced at Rs 6,999 (it’s also the cheapest with 64bit CPU)!

Positives:

Unparalleled features at an unbelievable price!

Negatives:

None, but for two more grand you can get the beast – YU.

How to get your hands on one of these?

The phones are sold through weekly held flash sales on Amazon (Thursday) and Flipkart (Wednesday), respectively, where you must register in advance to qualify as a buyer. Also, due to the discrepancy in the supply-demand ratio the sales end under 4 seconds on average. So if you are looking for a new phone that doesn’t cost a fortune, go register!



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