Xiaomi has been on the road to success for past several years in India. The company does not fail to woo Indian consumers with its varied range of smartphones suiting the budget segment. However, the mid-range and entry-level segments are just not dominated by Xiaomi alone, Nokia is also pacing up to rival Xiaomi in India. The competition gives us a pitch to compare devices from these companies, which brings us to today’s comparison of the Redmi Note 5 Pro, the Nokia 6 (2018) and the Xiaomi Mi A1. Let’s take a look at what these phones have to offer and which phone surfaces as the champion.
Redmi Note 5 Pro vs Nokia 6, Mi A1: Price in India
The Redmi Note 5 Pro debuted on February 14, 2018, in India with a price tag of Rs. 16,999 for the top end variant and Rs. 13,999 for the standard variant. The Xiaomi Mi A1 was launched back in in September last year carrying a price tag of Rs. 13,999. And the Nokia 6 (2018) is set to debut in India with an expected price tag of Rs. 16,999.
Redmi Note 5 Pro vs Nokia 6, Mi A1: Display
The Redmi Note 5 Pro comes with a 5.99-inch IPS LCD screen with 1080×2160 pixels resolution and 403ppi pixel density. On the other hand, the Mi A1 features a 5.5-inch LTPS IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1080×1920 pixels and 403ppi pixel density. The Nokia 6 (2018) is rumored to come with a 5.5-inch HD display with 1080×2160 pixels resolution. The major difference between the three is that the Redmi Note 5 Pro comes with 18:9 aspect ratio while the Mi A1 and Nokia 6 settle at 16:9 ratio.
Redmi Note 5 Pro vs Nokia 6, Mi A1: Performance
The Redmi Note 5 Pro comes powered by Snapdragon 636 octa-core 1.8GHz Kryo 260 chipset with Adreno 509 GPU clubbed with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The Mi A1, on the other hand, features a 2.0GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core SoC coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage. Lastly, the Nokia 6 (2018) is expected to come powered by a 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 octa-core chipset paired with 4GB of RAM and 32GB storage.
On the software front, the Redmi Note 5 Pro runs Android 7.1 Nougat-based MIUI 9 out-of-the-box. The Mi A1 runs stock Android with Android 8.0 Oreo. Likewise, the Nokia 6 is also rumored to come with Oreo. We can expect the Redmi Note 5 Pro to also get upgraded to Oreo update in the coming months.
Comparing the performance, the Redmi Note 5 Pro comes up as a winner with its advanced specs and features.
Redmi Note 5 Pro vs Nokia 6, Mi A1: Camera
The Redmi Note 5 Pro sports a 12MP+5MP dual rear camera setup and a 20MP selfie snapper with f/2.2 aperture. The dual lens on the rear enables the device to capture high-quality images with advanced effects such as Bokeh. The Mi A1 also features 12MP+12MP dual rear camera setup with Bokeh effects. On the front, it features a 5MP selfie camera. The Nokia 6 skips the dual lens trend and settles at single lens 16MP camera on the rear and 8MP camera on the front.
This segment could have been stolen by the Mi A1 with its better rear camera setup than the Redmi Note 5 Pro, however, it lags in terms of selfie camera that is much lower than the Note 5 Pro.
Redmi Note 5 Pro vs Nokia 6, Mi A1: Battery
The Redmi Note 5 Pro is backed by a 4000mAh battery packed with 5V/2A fast charging (Quick Charge 2.0). Xiaomi claims the device to offer up to 14 hours of video playback. On the contrary, a 3080mAh battery backs the Xiaomi Mi A1 but without fast charging. The Nokia 6 is rumored to come with a 3000mAh battery, but it may skip fast charging.
With its better battery capacity and fast charging support, the Redmi Note 5 Pro takes the crown in this segment too.
Redmi Note 5 Pro vs Nokia 6, Mi A1: Verdict
Going by the above comparison, the Redmi Note 5 Pro excels as a clear winner. With its better specification, display, and battery, the phone successfully steals the thunder. If you have a budget of under 16k and are looking for a smartphone with all the trendy specs and features, then look no further than the Redmi Note 5 Pro.