Our Opinion

The Xiaomi Redmi 6A 16GB is a slightly better phone than the YU ACE (2GB RAM, 16GB), and is also slightly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the Xiaomi Redmi 6A 16GB!

Xiaomi Redmi 6A 16GB  YU ACE (2GB RAM, 16GB) 
Xiaomi Redmi 6A YU ACE
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Excellence Score
22.2
21.4
Value for Money Score
77.8
75.0
Price ₹ 5,999 onwards ₹ 5,999 onwards
Launch Date (India) Sep, 2018 Sep, 2018
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 8.1 OreoExpected update to next Android version Android 8.0 OreoLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.45 inches 5.45 inches
Screen Resolution 720x1440 pixels (~ 295 pixels per inch) 720x1440 pixels (~ 295 pixels per inch)
Scratch Resistant Display
Display Features IPS LCD, 2.5D Curved Glass, Sunlight display, Night display, Reading mode, Automatic contrast, Color temperature adjustment FullView Display, 2.5D Curved Glass
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2 GHz 1.5 GHz
Processor Type Quad Core Quad Core
Processor Name Mediatek Helio A22Ranked #62 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks MediaTek MT6739Ranked #72 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU PowerVR GE-class 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; 1.25um Pixel Size, PDAF, HDR, Burst mode, Camera timer, Scene selection, Panorama N/A
Secondary Camera 5.0 MP 5.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.2 Aperture, Beautify, Portrait mode, HDR, Age detection, Selfie timer LED flash
Internal Memory 16 GB 16 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 256 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 8.3 mm 9.6 mm
Weight 145 gm N/A
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 3000 mAh 4000 mAh
Battery Standby N/A 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 N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Other Features Face Unlock; WiFi Direct; USB On-The-Go; Noise Filtration N/A
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Nice, simple, understated design - feels quite solid
  • Comfortably compact with a tall 5.45-inch display
  • The curved edges render a good grip, and combined with the compact dimensions, make it easy to use one handed
  • Decent, tall 18:9 display with good brightness levels which make the panel sufficiently legible while indoors
  • MIUI is one of the better Android UIs - the new MIUI 9.6 comes with new features like picture-in-picture and improved notifications
  • The Helio A22 is good enough for basic use, and a bit better than the Snapdragon 425 used in the Redmi 5A, but still this is a phone only meant for basic messaging, browsing, and social media - push it more, or run too many apps, and you will find the phone struggling with the limited 2GB of RAM
  • Decent rear camera for the price - the quality of photos is good enough when there’s ample light - it’s low on dynamic range and colours get lost in the shadows, but it shoots well exposed photos otherwise - indoors too, the camera algorithms work to enhance the saturation and contrast and that results in decent shots
  • Decent front camera too - capable of taking good selfies in favourable lighting conditions
  • Good battery life, with a 3000mAh capacity, and helped by an efficient chipset - with moderate use, the phone should give you around one and a half days of usage
  • Dual 4G, Dual VoLTE support
  • On the whole, the Redmi 6A is another solid ultra-budget option from the Xiaomi camp, that does the basics well - it’s reasonably ok for keeping in touch with your friends and family, surfing the web and even the occasional casual games - but of course, if you are looking for a more powerful phone, you will need to look at higher budgets
  • 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]
  • No fingerprint sensor (instead the Redmi 6A relies on face unlock and traditional PIN-based unlock)
  • The camera app is a bit sluggish though - it takes some time to focus and there’s a noticeable lag after you’ve shot the photo
  • The speakers are placed at the back and sound gets muffled if you’re watching something holding the phone in the landscape format
  • No support for fast charging (though charging speed is still decent - about 2 hours from 0 to 100%)
  • 16GB of storage will quickly get limiting too, once you start storing any big apps/games/videos on your phone (and with time as app data accumulates) - so you will need to use the microSD storage, which will further hamper performance
  • 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)
Expert Reviews
  1. Meant for those who are upgrading from a feature phone to a smartphone for the first time
    digit.in in-depth Read Review »
  2. Definitely among our top recommendations for a phone priced at under Rs 7,000
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  1. Promising but too shiny for its own good
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  2. bgr.in hands-on Read Review »
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