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Android v/s Cyanogen: Which Software is Better and Why?

Recently, Micromax launched Cyanogen based Yu mobile brand for Rs. 8999. That is definitely a value for money. The Chinese brands are making their way to the Indian smartphone market with brands like Gionee, Xiaomi and Huawei. Another device launched is Gionee M2 with all additional features.

Gionee has been in the market since long time with devices like CTRL V5, Elife S5.5 and Elife E7 Mini. This device gives all features like new home screen layout and UC browser. While Micromax Yu appeals to millions of Indians. It is a great phone for the price. Lets review these devices and see which is the better choice for you.

Tech Specs of Micromax Yu
Display: 5.5” HD IPS screen with 720*1280p
OS: Cyanogen OS II/Android KitKat 4.4.4
Processor: 1.5GHz octa core
Camera: 13MP rear and 5MP front
Battery: 2500mAh

Tech Specs of Gionee M2
Display: 5” with 480
OS: Android v4.2 Jelly Bean
Processor: 1.3GHz Quad Core Cortex-A7 processor
Camera: 8MP rear and 2MP front camera
Battery: Li-ion 4200mAh

With Micromax Yu you can experience 5.5” HD IPS screen through which you can view your images with great clarity. It has a corning Gorilla glass 3 with oleophobic coating. It also has a 80 degree viewing angle.

While Gionee M2 features 5” TFT capacitive screen measuring 144*72*10.5mm and is supported quad-core 1.3 Cortex A-7 processor with Mali-400 GPU.

Operating System
Latest Micromax MobilesYuYureka is powered by Cyanogen OS 11 that gives great computing experience that focuses on performance and speed. You can update data privacy and to next level and with an enhanced encryption.

Gionee M2 is powered by Android v4.2 Jelly Bean OS upgradable to KitKat v4.4.

Yu features a 13MP back camera with 5MP Largan Blue Lens Architecture with f 2.2 aperture. You can also capture your image with 5MP front camera. Its camera includes features like Live filters, exposure control, burst mode and video mode with a time lapse and Slo-Mo.

Gionee M2 has a 16 MP rear camera with autofocus and LED flash that can click selfies and its 8MP rear camera can click great images and quality HD videos.

Processor and RAM
Yu comes with 1.5GHz octa core processor that gives high intensity to gaming. It has Qualcomm snapdragon 615 processor. You can power your applications with smooth processing that is 8 times faster. It has 2GB DDR3 RAM combined with 64 bit processor that utilize its efficiency.

Gionee M2 is supported by 1.3GHz quad core Cortex A7 processor with Mali-400 GPU.

Yu comes with 2500mAh battery that gives extended battery life and performance efficiency. It offers 8 hours of talk time and 210 hours of standby time and lasts 25% longer.

While the Gionee M2 is fuelled by Li-ion 2400mAh battery and gives a 31 hours of talk time for 2G and 24 hours for 3G network.

About Author:Nandan Gupta is a Consumer Electronics Expert working with, which is the best hyperlocal marketplace (online and offline) website & App in India. He is an engineering graduate in computer science and has been closely following consumer electronics & Smartphone gadgets space from last 5 years. He also is a technology blogger for the past 3 years.

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