Our Opinion

The YU ACE (2GB RAM, 16GB) is a slightly better phone, but the Infinix Smart 2 (2GB RAM, 16GB) is slightly better value for money. Which phone should you buy? It’s a close call, but if your budget allows for it, then YU ACE (2GB RAM, 16GB) might be a slightly better choice.

Infinix Smart 2 (2GB RAM, 16GB)  YU ACE (2GB RAM, 16GB) 
Infinix Smart 2 YU ACE
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Excellence Score
20.7
20.9
Value for Money Score
79.7
76.9
Price ₹ 4,999 onwards ₹ 5,499 onwards
Launch Date (India) Aug, 2018 Sep, 2018
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 8.1 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 5.45 inches 5.45 inches
Screen Resolution 720x1440 pixels (~ 295 pixels per inch) 720x1440 pixels (~ 295 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes Yes
Scratch Resistant Display
Display Features 2.5D Curved Glass, FullView Display FullView Display, 2.5D Curved Glass
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.5 GHz 1.5 GHz
Processor Type Quad Core Quad Core
Processor Name MediaTek MT6739Ranked #73 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks MediaTek MT6739Ranked #73 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU PowerVR Rogue GE8100 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
Connecting Port USB USB
Primary Camera 13.0MP 13.0MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features F/2.0 Aperture, PDAF, 5P Lens, HDR, Beauty, Panorama N/A
Secondary Camera 8.0MP 5.0MP
Secondary Camera Features LED Flash, F/2.0 Aperture, Bokeh Selfie, Beauty mode, WideSelfie 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 8.4 mm 9.6 mm
Weight 138 gm N/A
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 3050 mAh 4000 mAh
Battery Standby 504 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 Battery Talktime (4G): 21 hrs, Audio Playback Time: 81 hrs N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Other Features N/A N/A
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Simple, no-frill design
  • Easy to hold and operate with one hand - and has a good grip
  • Has 'Face Unlock' that works quite well
  • Modern tall 5.45-inch HD+ screen, with a 18:9 aspect ratio - the glass on top of the display is curved from edges, which makes it easy to use and operate
  • Infinix’s proprietary XOS UI over Android is decent as far as Android UIs go - it looks neat, and carries some intuitive features - it’s customizable to quite an extent, including the app drawer layout, grid size, app icon theme, and also the text color - there’s also a good number of customizable gestures included (there is also some bloatware, but that can thankfully be uninstalled)
  • Decent rear and front cameras given the price point - take decent portrait shots in good light - but you shouldn't expect much more than that
  • Good battery life - powered by a 3050 mAh battery, the phone keeps going for more than a day
  • Overall, the Infinix Smart 2 is a feature-rich entry-level smartphone worthy of its price - it can compete well with the top phone in this segment, the Xiaomi Redmi 5A, and even holds an edge on it in terms of a modern 18:9 aspect ratio screen (although it falls behind it in terms of performance)
  • 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]
  • The plastic back and glass front are prone to smudges and scratches (you should use a case and/or screen protector)
  • Performance, especially in multi-tasking, could be better, and there are lags here and there - even though on paper the performance should be similar to its main competitor, the Redmi 5A, but in real life, the Redmi 5A comes out ahead
  • No fast charging support - will take more than 3 hours to charge the battery from zero to 100 per cent
  • 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. Comes close to being a worthy contender to the Xiaomi Redmi 5A
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  2. A smart choice at this price
    economictimes.indiatimes.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. A phone with a lot of good things clubbed together except it lacks where it matters the most - performance
    firstpost.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. A feature-rich entry-level smartphone worth its price
    business-standard.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. If you can't get the Redmi 5A, do consider Smart 2 - it's more or less equally good
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  6. gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. deccanchronicle.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. hindustantimes.com hands-on Read Review »
  9. ibtimes.co.in hands-on 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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