The Redmi Note 5 is the much-awaited successor to the widely popular Redmi Note 3 and Redmi Note 4. Both the Redmi Note devices have been very well received by users, owing to their excellent value for money and features. The Micromax Canvas Infinity Pro is Micromax’s variant of a bezel-less phone and aims to take Xiaomi head on. Nokia 2 is HMD Global’s budget offering which offers just the essentials at an affordable price. The Nokia 2 is no match for the Redmi Note 5 and the Canvas Infinity Pro, but we’ve included it here as a budget option.
Redmi Note 5 vs Micromax Canvas Infinity Pro vs Nokia 2: Price
The Redmi Note 5 is expected to cost around Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 12,000 mark, the Micromax Canvas Infinity Pro at Rs. 13,999 and the Nokia 2 retails at Rs. 6,999. The Redmi Note 5 is more reasonably priced, but Flipkart has excellent offers on the Micromax Canvas Infinity Pro from time to time, so make sure you keep an eye out on our website to check when prices drop.
Redmi Note 5 vs Micromax Canvas Infinity Pro vs Nokia 2: Display
The Redmi Note 5 features a bezel-less 5.99-inch IPS LCD panel with a resolution of 1080×2160. The Micromax Canvas Infinity Pro’s panel is identical in size and resolution, but lacks a layer of Gorilla Glass, unlike the Redmi Note 5. The Nokia 2 goes for a more modest 5-inch LCD panel with a resolution of 720×1080 and a layer of Gorilla Glass 3. The Redmi Note 5 is better, on account of the Gorilla Glass layer, which goes a long way in protecting your devices against daily wear and tear.
Redmi Note 5 vs Micromax Canvas Infinity Pro vs Nokia 2: Camera
The Redmi Note 5 has a dual camera setup, with two 12-megapixel sensors at the rear. It supports Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF) and has a dual-tone LED flash. The secondary camera on the Redmi Note 5 is a measly 5-megapixels. Both cameras can record 1080p videos at 30 fps and the primary camera is capable of slow-motion videos at 720p with a frame rate of 120fps. The primary camera on the Micromax Canvas Infinity Pro is 13-megapixels with PDAF, a f/2.0 lens and LED flash. The secondary camera is 16-megapixels with LED flash and 1080p recording capabilities. The Nokia 2 has a 5-megapixel primary camera and a 5-megapixel secondary camera. It’s difficult to pick a winner in this category, as the Redmi Note 5 and the Canvas Infinity Pro both bring different things to the table. The Redmi note 5 is better for videos and photography in general, whereas the Canvas Infinity Pro is better for selfie centric users.
Redmi Note 5 vs Micromax Canvas Infinity Pro vs Nokia 2: Performance
The Redmi Note 5 is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 clocked at 2.0 GHz along with 334GB of RAM depending on the variant. The Micromax Canvas Infinity uses a slightly older Snapdragon 450 clocked at 1.4GHz along with 4GB of RAM. the GPUs on both devices are more or less identical. The Nokia 2 runs an ancient Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 clocked at 1.2GHz along with a dismal 1GB of RAM. The Redmi Note 5 is the better device of the three, as the Snapdragon 625 offers better performance than the Snapdragon 450 and 212. The Micromax Canvas Infinity Pro runs Android Oreo 8.0 out of the box while the Nokia 2 and the Redmi Note 5 still run Nougat 7.1.1. The Nokia 2 is scheduled to receive an Oreo update later on in the year and there is no update on any Xiaomi devices receiving the update till now.
Redmi Note 5 vs Micromax Canvas Infinity Pro vs Nokia 2: Verdict
It’s pretty clear from the above comparisons that the Redmi Note 5 is the better of the three devices. The Redmi Note 5, however, is due to be released much later. Like previous Redmi Note devices, they’ll be super hard to get initially, as they’re available only during flash sales and sell out within minutes of going live. We’ll keep you updated on the status of the Redmi Note 5 so that you can get yours without having to wait a month for it.