Redmi Note 5 vs Nokia 4 vs Redmi Note 4: Price in India, Specifications comparison

Redmi Note 5 vs Nokia 4 vs Redmi Note 4

It was a little over a week ago that Xiaomi announced the launch of its newest budget Android smartphone – the Redmi Note 5 in India. As you might have guessed, the Note 5 is the much-awaited successor to the Redmi Note 4 from last year. It is possible that many of our readers might be wondering how much of an improvement the new Note 5 is over the old phone. Well, we will attempt to figure out the same in this comparison article. Just for fun, we have also added a mythical, yet-to-be-announced Nokia 4 to the comparison as well. Note that the Nokia 4 has not been officially announced by the HMD Global and all its current specifications are based on Internet rumours.

Redmi Note 5 vs Nokia 4 vs Redmi Note 4: Design, Display

Let us talk about the design and display technologies these smartphones use.

The Redmi Note 5 gets an aluminium frame and a back panel made of the same metal. There are some plastic elements at the edges of the handsets, though. At the front, the handset uses a scratch resistant glass cladding. The display on the Redmi Note 5 measures 5.99-inches across and is in the 18:9 aspect ratio with a resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels. The display is of the IPS-LCD type and boasts of a PPI density score of 403.

The Nokia 4 is rumoured to get a 5.2-inch IPS LCD display. The resolution is likely to be 1280 x 720 pixels in the standard 16:9 aspect ratio. Little is known about the build quality and other design aspects of the phone.

The Redmi Note 4 like its newer brother gets an aluminium body and toughened glass at the front. The display happens to be an IPS LCD panel in the standard 16:9 aspect ratio. This display has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and measures 5.5-inches across. The phone has a PPI density figure of 401.

Redmi Note 5 vs Nokia 4 vs Redmi Note 4: Hardware

The Redmi Note 5 is powered by the Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625 chipset that houses an Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 processor. For graphics, the phone uses the tried and tested Adreno 506 GPU. There are two versions of the handset; a 3GB RAM + 32GB version and a 4GB RAM + 64GB version. The handset also gets a 4000 mAh battery.

The Nokia 4 is rumoured to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 SoC and is likely to feature 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage.

The hardware of the Redmi Note 4 is quite similar to its successor – the Redmi Note 5. It uses the same Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625 chipset that houses an Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 processor for number crunching and the Adreno 506 GPU for graphics. Battery capacity on the phone is higher by a small margin thanks to a 4100 mAh battery. Like the Note 5, the Note 4 is also offered in two versions; 3GB RAM +32GB and 4GB RAM +64GB.

Redmi Note 5 vs Nokia 4 vs Redmi Note 4: Camera and Imaging

The Redmi Note 5 gets a 12-megapixel f/2.2 camera at the rear as its primary shooter. This camera supports phase detection autofocus as well as dual-LED dual-tone flash. At the front there is a 5-megapixel camera with support for 1080p videos. The primary camera can capture 4K videos as well.

Little is known about the camera capabilities of the Nokia 4.

The Redmi Note 4 gets a 13-megapixel camera at the rear with f/2.0 aperture and support for phase detection autofocus, as well as dual-LED dual-tone flash. The main camera can record 1080p videos at 30fps and slow-motion videos in 720p at 120 fps. The front camera on the device is a 5-megapixel unit with a f/2.0 lens and support for 1080p videos.

Redmi Note 5 vs Nokia 4 vs Redmi Note 4: Price in India, Conclusion

Before we conclude this article, let us take a look at the current prices of these handsets in India.

Redmi Note 5

  • 3GB+32GB: Rs.9,999
  • 4GB+64GB: Rs. 11,999

Redmi Note 4

  • 3GB+32GB: Rs.9,999
  • 4GB+64GB: Rs.10,999

The Redmi Note 5 can be best described as an incremental update to the Note 4 from last year. If you already own a Note 4, there is no compelling reason for you to upgrade to the new model. That is unless you really dig the larger 18:9 aspect ratio display on the Note 5. If you are, however, buying a new phone, it makes sense to go with the newer model.

 

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Having spent the better part of the last decade writing about technology, Rahul is among the most experienced tech journalists in India. His writing career began back to 2006 when he started off as a member of the Microsoft PYPC (Protect Your PC) team. At Microsoft, most of his time was spent on creating and updating Microsoft’s Knowledge Base articles. In 2008, thanks to his proclivity for consumer technology, he joined Techtree, then India’s most popular consumer tech website. In his decade-long career, Rahul has contributed to several Indian and International publications including GQ Magazine, Onlygizmos, iPhoneHacks, and The Inquisitr.