Yu Yunicorn vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 vs Moto G4 Plus Comparison [With Video]

Yu Televentures has launched its latest flagship smartphone, called the Yu Yunicorn. It is priced at Rs. 13,499 and will be available to buy at a special price of Rs. 12,999 for the first month. It will compete with the likes of Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and Moto G4 Plus which lie in the same price segment. In this post, we have pitted the three smartphones against each other to see how they fare. Read on to find Yu Yunicorn vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 vs Moto G4 Plus comparison with video.

Comparison

Yu Yunicorn vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 vs Moto G4 Plus Comparison

Device/Feature Yu Yunicorn Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Motorola Moto G4 Plus
Price Rs. 13,499 Rs. 9,999 / Rs. 11,999 Rs. 13,499 / Rs. 14,999
Processor 2GHz octa-core MediaTek  Helio P10 Hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 1.5GHz Octa-core Snapdragon 617
Operating System Android On Steroids Android Lollipop with MIUI 7 Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Display 5.5-inch Full HD IPS (1920×1080 pixels resolution, 400ppi pixel density and 2.5D glass) 5.5-inch Full HD (1920×1080 pixels resolution) 5.5-inch Full HD (1920×1080 pixels resolution, Corning Gorilla Glass 3)
RAM 4GB 2GB/3GB 2GB/3GB
ROM 32GB (expandable via microSD card) 16GB/32GB (expandable up to 32GB via microSD card) 16GB/32GB (expandable up to 128GB via microSD card)
Rear Camera 13 mega pixel with dual LED flash 16 MP, dual-tone LED Flash, PDAF, f/2.2 aperture 16 mega pixel with dual LED flash, PDAF, OmniVision PureCell, 1.3um pixel size, f/2.0 aperture
Front Camera 5 mega pixel  5 mega pixel  5 mega pixel
Battery 4000mAh 4000mAh 3000mAh with TurboCharging support
Connectivity Hybrid Dual SIM, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS Hybrid Dual SIM, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS Dual SIM, 4G LTE with VoLTE, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
Weight  172 grams 164 grams 155  grams
Fingerprint Sensor Yes Yes Yes

Design

Yu Yunicorn and Redmi Note 3 both flaunt their all metal design. They feature stunning metal design with brushed aluminium finish. Compared to Redmi Note 3, the Yunicorn is flatter on the rear. Redmi Note 3 has slightly more curved rear and rounded edges. The Moto G4 Plus on the other hand, features plastic body with rounded frame and a textured back cover that offers good grip

So, if we had to pick one out of these three, based on aesthetics, we’d go for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 or Yu Yunicorn due to their premium metal design. If you are a fan of plastic body, then you can go for Moto G4 Plus.

Display

All the three smartphones feature 5.5-inch full HD displays with 1080p resolution. The Moto G4 comes with Gorilla Glass 3 protection against scratches while Yunicorn comes with 2.5D glass. The displays of all the three smartphones are bright and sharp with good viewing angles. The display of Redmi Note 3 is more vibrant but Moto G4 Plus has better sunlight legibility  compared to Redmi Note 3 and Yunicorn.

Overall, Redmi Note 3 has a better display followed by Moto G4 Plus and Yu Yunicorn which fight neck to neck.

Camera

The Moto G4 Plus and Redmi Note 3 sport a 16 mega pixel camera on the rear with dual LED flash and PDAF. The Moto G4 Plus also comes with laser assisted autofocus . The Yunicorn comes with a 13 mega pixel primary camera. All the three phones sport a 5 mega pixel front facing camera. Both Moto G4 and Redmi Note 3 take excellent shots in well-lit and low-light conditions. Although the rear camera resolution of Yu Yunicorn is lower than its competitors, yet the quality of images taken with it is very good.

The Moto G4 focuses very quickly and accurately and the credit goes to the two auto focussing techniques that it equips. Overall the Moto G4 Plus has an edge when it comes to the camera department, with the Redmi Note 3 taking the second place.

Hardware Specs

The Motorola Moto G4 Plus is powered by a 1.5GHz Octa-core Snapdragon 617 processor. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 comes with a hexa-core Snapdragon 650 processor while Yu Yunicorn packs an octa-core MediaTek  Helio P10 processor.

Moto G4 Plus and Redmi Note 3 come in two variants based on RAM and storage: one with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage while other variant packs 3GB RAM RAM and 32GB storage. Both variants of these phones support expandable storage via microSD card. The Yu Yunicorn houses 32GB of internal memory which can be expanded further using micoSD card.

On testing these phones on AnTuTu benchmarks, we got scores of around 71000 for Redmi Note 3 and 45000 for Moto G4 Plus and 34000 for Yu Yunicorn. All three phones offer smooth gaming and multitasking experience but Yu Yunicorn disappoints us a bit. Despite packing Helio P10 chipset and 4GB of RAM, it doesn’t perform the way you would expect from it. Performance of Moto G4 Plus is also moderate and it gets slightly warm while playing graphic extensive games. So, when it comes to the power packed in these three devices, the Redmi Note 3 definitely has an edge, with Yunicorn taking the second position.

Software

On software front, the Moto G4 runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Redmi Note 3 runs Android Lollipop wrapped under MIUI 7 and Yunicorn runs Android on Steroids which is close to stock Android.

Interfaces of all three smartphones are clean and user friendly. While Moto G4 Plus offers features like the Moto Display, the Redmi Note 3 offers tons of themes and features to customise the look of the phone. The Yunicorn comes pre-loaded with a software service called Around Yu 2.0 that allows users to conveniently explore and access services ranging from wallet, trains, flights, cabs, hotels, recharge and more without downloading any third party app. All the three phones support USB OTG. .

Battery & Connectivity

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and Yu Yunicorn are backed up by massive 4000mAh battery followed by while Moto G4 Plus with a 3000mAh battery. The Moto G4 Plus comes with a Turbo charger which is said to offer 6 hours of power with 15 minutes of charging.

Redmi Note 3 and Yunicorn come with a hybrid dual SIM slot while Moto G4 Plus offers two SIM card slots as well as a microSD card slot. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS.

Additional Feature

All the three devices feature a fingerprint sensor for additional security. The Redmi Note 3 sports a fingerprint scanner below the camera on the rear of the phone, while other two phones have their fingerprint sensor located below the display. The location of the of fingerprint sensor of Moto G4 Plus below the display is quite strange as it doesn’t double up as a home button and it only works only as a fingerprint sensor. Fingerprint scanners of all three devices are quiet fast and accurate. Redmi Note 3 also comes with an IR Blaster which is missing on other two phones. The Yunicorn comes with a monochrome mode that enables users to read as much as they want to without really straining their eyes.

Price

The Moto G4 Plus is priced at Rs. 13,499 for 2GB RAM variant and Rs. 14,999 for 3GB RAM variant. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 carries price tag of Rs. Rs. 9,999 for 2GB RAM version and  Rs. 11,999 for 3GB RAM variant. The Yu Yunicorn is priced at Rs. 13,499 and it will be available at a special price of Rs. 12,999 for the first month.

Verdict

On paper, the specifications and features of all the three devices are closely matched. Yu Yunicorn and Redmi Note 3 have stunning metal design and massive 4000mAh battery. Moto G4 has the best camera out of the three phones but the price of Moto G4 Plus for the similar specs that Redmi Note 3 offers, is nearly Rs. 3,000 more. So, all the three phones offer top-notch specs and features, but Redmi Note 3 has an edge due to its lower price tag & better equipped hardware compared to its rivals.

Video: Yu Yunicorn vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 vs Moto G4 Plus Comparison

Also Read: Motorola Moto G4 Plus vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 vs Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016)

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