Our Opinion

The Lenovo K8 Plus (3GB RAM) is a slightly better phone than the YU ACE (3GB RAM, 32GB), and is also slightly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the Lenovo K8 Plus (3GB RAM)!

Lenovo K8 Plus (3GB RAM)  YU ACE (3GB RAM, 32GB) 
Lenovo K8 Plus YU ACE
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Excellence Score
23.5
21.9
Value for Money Score
72.7
71.6
Price ₹ 7,599 onwards ₹ 6,999 onwards
Launch Date (India) Sep, 2017 Sep, 2018
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 7.1 NougatExpected update to 8.0 Oreo Android 8.0 OreoLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.2 inches 5.45 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x1920 pixels (~ 424 pixels per inch) 720x1440 pixels (~ 295 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Display Features 2.5D Curved Glass FullView Display, 2.5D Curved Glass
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.5 GHz 1.5 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Quad Core
Processor Name MediaTek Helio P25Ranked #28 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks MediaTek MT6739Ranked #79 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Mali-T880 PowerVR Rogue GE8100
RAM 3 GB 3 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 13MP + 5MP 13.0MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features 5P Lens, F/2.0 Aperture, Dual-tone LED Flash N/A
Secondary Camera 8.0MP 5.0MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.0 Aperture, 84-degree Wide-angle Lens, LED Flash LED flash
Internal Memory 32 GB 32 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 8.99 mm 9.6 mm
Weight 165 gm N/A
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 4000 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 Yes
Other Battery Parameters Battery Standby Time (4G): upto 401 hrs, Battery Talktime (4G): upto 26 hrs N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Fast Battery Charging; Noise Filtration; Dolby Atmos; TheatreMax N/A
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Well built
  • Ergonomically sized, comfortable for one-handed use
  • Fingerprint scanner at the back is easy to reach, and quite responsive
  • Useful physical button that can be setup to to play/ pause music, switch tracks, or launch a custom app
  • Decent Full HD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for protection - viewing angles are good and colour reproduction is decent
  • Stock Android UI keeps thing nice and simple, and will be much appreciated by Android enthusiasts
  • Good all-round performance backed by solid hardware - multitasking is easy with several apps running in the background, and games run well too
  • Decent dual-camera setup on the rear - decent bokeh shots (as long as you set it up right), good macros, and indoor shots are also pretty good
  • Decent front camera too - photos taken with the the front camera are good and can be used on messengers and social networking apps - also, the front flash is handy in dark areas
  • Very good battery life - the phone can run for a day and a half with regular use
  • Pretty decent charging speed - takes about 2 hours to charge fully
  • Dedicated slots for dual SIM cards and memory card (which is a always a good thing when many other phones are choosing to come out with a hybrid SIM/memory slot)
  • On the whole, if stock Android and good battery life appeal to you, then the Lenovo K8 Plus is a good choice
  • 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]
  • A bit on the thick and bulky side, measuring 8.99mm and weighing 165g
  • Sunlight legibility of the display could have been better
  • Rear camera is pretty good but could have been a bit better in landscape mode, and with HDR
  • Also the camera tends to sometimes lag a bit in depth (bokeh) mode
  • 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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