Our Opinion

The YU ACE (2GB RAM, 16GB) is a slightly better phone than the Xiaomi Redmi 5A (2GB RAM, 16GB), and is also slightly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the YU ACE (2GB RAM, 16GB)!

Xiaomi Redmi 5A (2GB RAM, 16GB)  YU ACE (2GB RAM, 16GB) 
Xiaomi Redmi 5A YU ACE
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Excellence Score
20.4
21.7
Value for Money Score
72.1
76.0
Price ₹ 5,999 onwards ₹ 5,999 onwards
Launch Date (India) Dec, 2017 Sep, 2018
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 7.0 Nougat, Upgradeable to 8.0 OreoLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version Android 8.0 OreoLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5 inches 5.45 inches
Screen Resolution 720x1280 pixels (~ 294 pixels per inch) 720x1440 pixels (~ 295 pixels per inch)
Scratch Resistant Display
Display Features IPS LCD FullView Display, 2.5D Curved Glass
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.4 GHz 1.5 GHz
Processor Type Quad Core Quad Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 425Ranked #70 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks MediaTek MT6739Ranked #72 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Adreno 308 PowerVR Rogue GE8100
RAM 2 GB 2 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
USB Yes Yes
Camera 13.0 MP 13.0 MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features F/2.2 Aperture, 5P Lens, Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face/Smile Detection, HDR, Panorama, Burst mode N/A
Secondary Camera 5.0 MP 5.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.0 Aperture, Face Recognition, Selfie Countdown LED flash
Internal Memory 16 GB 16 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 128 GB up to 128 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM
Thickness 8.35 mm 9.6 mm
Weight 137 gm N/A
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 3000 mAh 4000 mAh
Battery Standby 192 hrs N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A 25.00 hrs
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Fast Charging
Other Battery Parameters Video Playback Time: 7 hrs, Gaming Time: 6 hrs N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Other Features Noise Filtration N/A
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Good looks with a solid build, plastic unibody design, and a compact feel
  • The gentle curves at the edges are a nice upgrade over the Redmi 4A which was more square-ish
  • Good display for the price
  • MIUI continues to be one of the more well designed Android UIs - it's clean, efficient and has a number of useful add-on apps like Mi Drop, Mi Security (lets you set passcodes on individual apps, set up dual apps or a second space on the device, block SMS senders and more), and Mi Remote
  • Decent enough performance in daily use
  • Acceptable cameras given the price point - take good shots in good light, and single-tone LED flash at the back will help you get a little more visibility in low light conditions
  • Good battery life - with the low power usage of the Snapdragon 425 and the frugal HD screen, you can easily get a full day’s use out of the smartphone before needing to charge
  • Additionally, the company has taken user feedback and gone with a non-hybrid SIM tray design - there are separate slots for a microSD card and both SIMs, therefore not forcing users to have to forego one or the other
  • Overall it's a decent upgrade over the Redmi 4A, and the small changes will help in keeping the phone current - and offer very good value to users looking for a nice entry-level smartphone
  • Compact size, so you don't have to hold with both hands while you are scrolling through your Facebook feed
  • Good display - one of the best in this price bracket - its bright, it shows punchy colours, and viewing angles too are good
  • The UI sticks to being close to stock Android which keeps things nice and simple
  • Great battery life, with a 4000mAh battery - you should be able to pull through up to 2 days with moderate use
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • Performance is only good for basic use - you will of course need better specs (and a more expensive phone) if you intend to use heavy apps, or play a lot of games
  • Multi-tasking is also average thanks to just 2GB of RAM
  • Camera quality is basic too - again as would be expected at this price point
  • No fast charging support
  • Additionally, 16GB of internal storage is likely to get limiting if you install a lot of apps
  • Shiny plastic mirror-finish design might not be to everyone's taste and tends to looks more gaudy than expensive
  • The finish also makes the Yu Ace a fingerprint magnet and a device that is prone to scratches
  • Cameras too are pretty average and again a notch below the Redmi 5A - the Yu Ace doesn't capture as much detail or as sharp colours as what the Redmi 5A can manage
  • Overall, the Yu Ace is a pretty decent phone, but might find it a little hard to compete with the more well-established Redmi 5A in this price bracket, except if you prioritise battery life over other things
  • The device on the whole is also a bit clunky, and not as sleek/slim as some of the competition
  • Performance is average, apps tend to be a bit slow to open, and overall the speed is a notch below the top competition (i.e. the Redmi 5A)
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