The under 15k smartphone market in India is brimming with back to back launches from Chinese smartphone makers like Xiaomi, Vivo, and others. The segment has been witnessing a lot of action, and in the coming days, we will see more devices making a debut under it. Today, we are doing a comparison between three smartphones from Xiaomi, Vivo and Samsung, respectively. All the three devices belong to the mid-range category. We are going to pit the Xiaomi Redmi Y2, Vivo Y71, and the Samsung Galaxy J6 against each other. However, it must be noted that the Xiaomi Redmi Y2 and the Samsung Galaxy J6 have only appeared in leaks for now and are expected to launch soon. As for the Vivo Y71, the phone was recently launched in India and is now up for purchase. Given the unavailability of the other two phones and the non-official tag on the rumours that have surfaced about them, we cannot rely on their leaked information completely.
Redmi Y2 vs Vivo Y71 vs Samsung Galaxy J6: Price in India
The Xiaomi Redmi Y2 has made it to the rumour mills many a times and as per the reports, it could be launched around the same pricing as its predecessor, the Redmi Y1. To recall, the Redmi Y1 was launched with a price tag of Rs. 8,999. This means that Xiaomi could launch the Redmi Y2 somewhere along the same price line, i.e. under 10k.
Coming to the Vivo Y71, the phone was launched in India on April 12, 2018 with a price tag of Rs.10,990 and is now up for purchase. The phone is available in Gold and Matte Black colour option.
The Samsung Galaxy J6 is also rumoured to be launched under the 10k price segment.
Redmi Y2 vs Vivo Y71 vs Samsung Galaxy J6: Display
Concerning display, the Redmi Y2 is rumoured to come with a 5.7-inch screen with HD+ 1440×720 pixels resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio. The Vivo Y71, on the other hand, features a 5.99-inch FullView HD+ display with 720 x 1440 pixels resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio. Lastly, the Samsung Galaxy J6 has been rumoured to boast a 5.6-inch Infinity Display with 18.5:9 aspect ratio.
Redmi Y2 vs Vivo Y71 vs Samsung Galaxy J6: Performance
The Redmi Y2 is expected to come powered by a Snapdragon 450 chipset as the recently launched Xiaomi phone, the Redmi 5. It is rumoured to be launched in two variants – 3GB RAM + 32GB storage and 4GB RAM + 64GB storage.
On the contrary, a Snapdragon 450 octa-core processor powers the Vivo Y71. The phone features 3GB of RAM and 16GB of built-in storage. For further internal storage expansion, there is a microSD card slot onboard.
The Samsung Galaxy J6 is expected to come powered by a Samsung’s in-house Exynos 7870 octa-core chipset clocked at 1.6GHz. The same processor also powers Samsung’s Galaxy J5 (2017). The Galaxy J6 may pack 2GB of RAM.
If one can go by rumours, then the Xiaomi Redmi Y2 looks most promising among the three while Vivo seconds it.
Redmi Y2 vs Vivo Y71 vs Samsung Galaxy J6: Software
The Redmi Y2 is expected to run Android 8.0-based MIUI 9.2 out-of-the-box while the Vivo Y71 runs Android 8.0 Oreo-based FunTouch OS. And lastly, the Samsung Galaxy J6 is rumoured to run Android 8.0-based Samsung Experience UI. The prototype of the phone was also caught running the same software.
Redmi Y2 vs Vivo Y71 vs Samsung Galaxy J6: Verdict
As we already mentioned at the beginning of this comparison, the Redmi Y2 and the Galaxy J6 are still under the rumour scanner so we can’t base the verdict on the leaked specs. However, if they are anything to go by, then among the three, the Redmi Y2 seems to be the better one while the Galaxy J6 appears to be the weakest. The Vivo Y71 could have been a better deal if it packed in better RAM and storage, Redmi Note 5 is a better alternative for the Vivo Y71 on the market as it offers 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage.