The budget segment of smartphones can be confusing to the average buyer because there are so many options available under ?10,000. There are various parameters to consider and different people have different requirements. So we decided to compare three phones, the 10.or E, the Samsung Galaxy J2 (2017) and the Nokia 3, to see which phone offered the maximum value for money and what the special features of each phone were. Let’s go ahead and take a look at the pricing first.
10.or E vs Samsung Galaxy J2 (2017) vs Nokia 3: Price in India
The 10.or E was launched in September 2017 and is currently priced at ?6,999. The 2017 version of the Samsung Galaxy J2 was launched in October 2017 and is priced at ?6,990. The Nokia 3, from HMD Global, is priced at ?7,999 and is the oldest of the three as it was released in February 2017.
10.or E vs Samsung Galaxy J2 (2017) vs Nokia 3: Display
The 10.or E sports a 5.5-inch 2.5D (curved) IPS LCD full HD (1080×1920) display with a pixel density of 441ppi. In comparison, the Samsung Galaxy J2 (2017) offers a 4.7-inch super AMOLED display that has a resolution of 540×960 pixels at 234ppi. The Nokia 3 comes with a resolution of 720×1280 pixels on its 5-inch IPS LCD display, which has a pixel density of 294ppi. The 10.or E and Nokia 3 phones come with Gorilla Glass protection, which the Galaxy J2 does not offer.
10.or E vs Samsung Galaxy J2 (2017) vs Nokia 3: Performance and Battery Life
The 10.or E is equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 octa-core (4×1.2GHz and 4×1.5GHz) processor with an Adreno 505 GPU handling graphics processing. The Samsung Galaxy J2 (2017) features an Exynos 3475 quad-core 1.3GHz chip which is paired with a Mali-T720 GPU for graphics. And finally, we have the Nokia 3 which comes with a MediaTek MT6737 quad-core 1.4GHz SoC. The graphics processing is taken care of by the Mali-T720MP1 GPU.
The 10.or E offers 3GB RAM and 32GB onboard storage as compared to the Samsung Galaxy J2 which offers just 1GB RAM and 8GB internal memory. The Nokia 3 sits nicely in the middle, offering 16GB internal memory and 2GB RAM. All three phones support expandable memory via microSD.
The 10.or E comes with Android Nougat but is upgradeable to Android Oreo 8.0. It’s a similar case with the Nokia 3, as it too offers an upgrade to Android 8.0. The Samsung Galaxy J2 (2017) ships with Android Nougat, but we’re yet to see a confirmation on whether the phone will get an Oreo update.
The 10.or E is equipped with a 4000mAh cell whereas the Samsung Galaxy J2 (2017) comes with a 2000mAh battery. Comparatively, the Nokia 3 comes with a 2630mAh battery.
10.or E vs Samsung Galaxy J2 (2017) vs Nokia 3: Camera
The 10.or E has a 13MP f/2.0 rear camera that features phase detection autofocus, where the Samsung Galaxy J2 (2017) comes with a 5MP f/2.2 rear shooter. Comparatively, the Nokia 3 is equipped with an 8MP f/2.0 rear snapper. The 10.or E allows 1080p video recording at 30fps whereas the Galaxy J2 and Nokia 3 only support HD (720p) video recording at 30fps.
The 10.or E features a 5MP f/2.0 front-facing camera for selfies. The Samsung Galaxy J2 (2017) comes with a 2MP front shooter but the Nokia 3 offers the best selfie camera of the three, sporting an 8MP f/2.0 front camera.
10.or E vs Samsung Galaxy J2 (2017) vs Nokia 3: Verdict
Of the three, the 10.or E is hands-down the best option. It has a better battery, better cameras, and a superior processor as compared to the other two. So our recommendation is that you should go for the 10.or E if you ever have to choose between this, the Samsung Galaxy J2 (2017) and the Nokia 3.