A slew of new phones are due for release this year, and it might even top the number of releases we saw last year. Competition has really heated up in the smartphone market and new manufacturers like Huawei and Xiaomi are battling for a piece of the cake and succeeding too. And while we wait for newer phones, we definitely should not ignore the amazing mobile phones that are already available. We decided to compare a new phone with a couple of phones that have been around for a while and still deliver the goods. We’re talking about the Mi A1, the Nokia 6 and the Honor 9 Lite. Let’s go ahead and compare them, so we know who the true champion is.
Mi A1 vs Nokia 6 vs Honor 9 Lite: Price in India
The Mi A1 was launched by Xiaomi in September 2017 and is currently priced at Rs.13,999. The Nokia 6 was launched in January 2017 and is priced at Rs.14,290 at the moment. The Honor 9 Lite is the newest of the lot and was released in January 2018. It is currently priced at Rs.14,999 for the higher spec variant.
Mi A1 vs Nokia 6 vs Honor 9 Lite: Display
The Mi A1 sports a 5.5-inch IPS LCD display that offers a resolution of 1080×1920 pixels at an aspect ratio of 16:9. It has a pixel density of 403ppi. The Nokia 6 has the exact same display specs, offering 1080×1920 on a 5.5-inch IPS LCD display at 403 pixels per inch. The Honor 9 Lite has a 5.65-inch IPS LCD screen and offers a resolution of 1080×2160 pixels at 428ppi. The aspect ratio of this phone is 18:9. The Mi A1 and Nokia 6 offer Gorilla Glass protection for their displays, but the Honor 9 Lite does not.
Mi A1 vs Nokia 6 vs Honor 9 Lite: Performance
The Mi A1 features a Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625 octa-core 2.0GHz processor with an Adreno 506 GPU for graphics processing. The Nokia 6 is equipped with a Qualcomm MSM8937 Snapdragon 430 octa-core 1.4GHz chip which is paired with an Adreno 505 graphics processing unit. A HiSilicon Kirin 659 octa-core (4×2.36GHz + 4×1.7GHz) processor drives the Honor 9 Lite, with a Mali-T830 MP2 GPU onboard.
The Mi A1 is an Android phone and offers the latest Android version, Oreo. The Nokia 6 too is currently up to date in terms of its Android version as it offers 8.0 as well. The Honor 9 Lite comes with the Android fork, EMUI 8.0, which is equivalent to Android Oreo.
The Mi A1 offers 4GB RAM and 64GB onboard storage, whereas the Nokia 6 offers 3GB RAM paired with 32GB internal memory. The Honor 9 Lite comes with the same configuration as the Mi A1: 4GB RAM and 64GB onboard storage.
The Mi A1 features a 3080mAh battery whereas the Nokia 6 and Honor 9 Lite both have 3000mAh cells. The Xiaomi and Nokia handsets support fast charging, whereas the Honor 9 Lite does not.
Mi A1 vs Nokia 6 vs Honor 9 Lite: Camera
The Mi A1 features a dual camera setup on the rear: a 12MP (f/2.2) + 12MP (f/2.6) pair lets you enjoy photography with bokeh effects. The Honor 9 Lite, too, offers a 13MP+2MP lens combination on the rear which let you take beautiful pictures. The Nokia 6 skips the dual lens trend and offers a solid 16MP (f/2.0) shooter, in comparison. While you can shoot 4K videos at 30 frames per second on the Mi A1, the Honor 9 Lite and Nokia 6 let you take full HD (1080p) videos at the same frame rate.
On the front, the Mi A1 is equipped with a 5MP camera, whereas the Nokia 6 sports an 8MP selfie shooter. But with the Honor 9 Lite, your selfies will look amazing thanks to the 13MP+2MP lens combo.
Mi A1 vs Nokia 6 vs Honor 9 Lite: Verdict
Of the three, the Mi A1 wins the shootout. This is because it features a superior processor, an excellent camera and a better battery. The Honor 9 Lite does feature a better display and if that makes all the difference, then you can definitely go for the 9 Lite as it is an excellent phone as well. But between the three, we’d go for the Mi A1.
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