The mid-range segment under Rs.40,000 smartphones is currently brimming with a lot of options. It has become a tough decision to choose one from the offerings. So, in today’s comparison, we are going to compare four smartphones between Rs. 30,000 to Rs. 40,000 price range. The devices we are going to compare are the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2, Huawei Honor View 10, Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018), and Nokia 8. All the four handsets are available for purchase in India via online and offline channels. Without further ado, let’s compare them and see how they compete with each other.
Mi Mix 2 vs Honor View 10 vs Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 vs Nokia 8: Price in India
First off, let’s check out the current prices of the smartphones mentioned above. The Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) has not been launched in India yet, so all we have is the expected pricing for the phone that is rumored to be around Rs. 30,000. The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 is currently available at Rs.32,999 for the 6GB RAM/128GB storage variant. The Honor View 10 comes with a price tag of Rs.29,999 for its lone 6GB RAM/128GB storage variant. Whereas the Nokia 8 is up for grabs at Rs.36,999.
Mi Mix 2 vs Honor View 10 vs Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 vs Nokia 8: Display
The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 comes with a 5.9-inch display bearing 1080 x 2160 pixels resolution, 18:9 aspect ratio and Gorilla Glass 4 coating. The Honor View 10 features a 5.9-inch LTPS IPS LCD screen with 1080 x 2160 pixels resolution with 18:9 aspect ratio. The Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 boasts a 5.6-inch Super AMOLED screen with 1080 x 2220 pixels resolution and 18.5:9 aspect ratio. Whereas, the Nokia 8 flaunts a 5.3-inch QHD IPS LCD display with 1440 X 2560 pixels resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio.
Based on the above comparison over display, the Nokia 8 wins the segment with its QHD display and screen size that’s neither small nor too big. However, for the ones who want a phablet, then both Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 and Honor View 10 make up for a good buy.
Mi Mix 2 vs Honor View 10 vs Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 vs Nokia 8: Hardware, Software
The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 is powered by a 2.45GHz octa-core Snapdragon 835 SoC clubbed with 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage and 3,400mAh Li-Ion battery with fast charging. On the software front, it runs Android 7.1 Nougat-based MIUI 9. The Honor View 10, on the other hand, comes powered by Huawei’s proprietary Kirin 970 chipset with 6GB RAM/128GB storage and 3750mAh battery with support for fast charging. It runs Android 8.0 Oreo-based EMUI 8.0. out-of-the-box. While the Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 is powered by Samsung’s in-house Exynos 7885 octa core chipset with 4GB of RAM/64GB storage, and 3000mAh battery. It runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat out-of-the-box with Oreo update expected soon. The Nokia 8 comes powered by Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 835 SoC paired with 4GB of RAM, 64GB storage, and 3090mAh battery. The phone runs Android 7.1 Nougat out-of-the-box with Oreo update to debut by the end of this month.
This segment is won by Huawei’s Honor View 10 and Xiaomi’s Mi Mix 2 smartphones with their powerful chipsets and 6GB of RAM to back them up.
Mi Mix 2 vs Honor View 10 vs Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 vs Nokia 8: Camera
The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 comes with a 12MP rear camera setup with phase detection autofocus (PDAF), f/2.0 aperture, dual-LED dual-tone flash along with support for 4K video-recording at 30fps. The device boasts a 5MP front camera with support for 1080p video-recording.
The Honor View 10 sports a 16MP+20MP dual rear camera setup with support for phase detection autofocus (PDAF). It is also capable of capturing 4K videos at 30fps. On the front, it houses 13MP camera with f/2.0 lens and 1080p video recording support.
The Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) features a 16MP rear camera with phase detection autofocus (PDAF) and f/1.7 lens. The phone is capable of recording full HD 1080p videos at 30fps. There is a 16MP+8MP dual-selfie camera setup on the front with full HD video recording support.
The Nokia 8 boasts a 13MP+13MP dual camera setup on the rear with Carl Zeiss lens, optical image stabilization (OIS), phase detection autofocus (PDAF), dual LED flash, and 4K video recording. On the front, it bears a 13MP selfie shooter with phase detection autofocus (PDAF) and 4K video-recording capability.
In this segment, both the Honor View 10 and Nokia 8 take the trophy with their dual-lens camera on the rear and other features.
Mi Mix 2 vs Honor View 10 vs Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 vs Nokia 8: Verdict
Based on all the comparisons made above, we can say that both Honor View 10 and Nokia 8 have stolen the thunder of the other two smartphones. With their latest hardware, software, camera, these two could make up for an ideal buy in the mid-range segment.
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