Indian smartphone market is divided into various price segments, catering to a slew of requirements from each section of buyers. The mid-range segment of smartphones has witnessed an extensive differentiation regarding pricing of the devices. There are now several categories such as under 10k, under 15k, under 20k, under 25k and so on. Today, we decided to compare three phones from prominent manufacturers that have marked the mid-range landscape. We are comparing Xiaomi’s Redmi 5, Nokia 4, and Samsung’s Galaxy On7 Prime. It’s worth noting that except for the Galaxy On7 Prime, the other two smartphones are yet to launch.
Redmi 5 vs Nokia 4 vs Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime: Price in India
The Xiaomi Redmi 5 is yet to launch in India, however, reports suggest that the device could soon launch in India as an Amazon exclusive smartphone, priced somewhere between Rs. 7,000 to Rs. 10,000. The Nokia 4, on the other hand, was earlier rumoured to launch at the MWC 2018 event in Barcelona but the company did not bring it out. If the Nokia 4 ever makes it to the launch stage, then it is expected to come at a price of Rs. 9,999. The Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime is the only device that is available for purchase right now, priced at Rs. 12,990 for the 3GB RAM/32GB storage variant and Rs. 14,990 for the 4GB RAM/64GB storage variant.
Redmi 5 vs Nokia 4 vs Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime: Display
The Redmi 5 was announced in China back in December 2018 with a 5.7-inch IPS LCD screen bearing HD+ resolution at 720×1440 pixels. The display boasts 18:9 aspect ratio paired with Corning Gorilla Glass protection. Concerning design, the Redmi 5 features metal rear panel and glass front with a plastic frame on the edges.
The Nokia 4 is expected to come with a 5-inch IPS LCD screen with 1920×1080 pixels resolution with 440ppi pixel density, pretty much like the Nokia 6 with 16:9 aspect ratio. The Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime comes with a 5.5-inch PLS TFT LCD full-HD display with 1080×1920 pixels resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio, and 16M colour depth. It features metal unibody and a 2.5D curved-edge glass that offers a premium look.
Redmi 5 vs Nokia 4 vs Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime: Hardware, Software
The Redmi 5 is powered by a 1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 octa-core ARM Cortex-A53 CPU clubbed with Adreno 506 GPU and a 4G LTE modem. The device runs Android 7.1 Nougat-based MIUI 9 OS out-of-the-box and will be available in 3GB RAM/32GB storage and 4GB RAM/64GB storage variants. Storage on the Redmi 5 can be further expanded up to 128GB via microSD card. A 3300mAh battery backs the device with support for 5V/2A quick charging.
The Nokia 4 is expected to come powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 chipset with 2GB of RAM and 16GB storage. It will most likely run Android 8.0 Oreo out-of-the-box and pack a 3300mAh battert. The Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime is powered by a 1.6GHz octa-core Exynos 7870 chipset paired with 3GB/4GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB storage. It runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat out-of-the-box and is backed by a 3300mAh battery.
Redmi 5 vs Nokia 4 vs Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime: Camera
The Xiaomi Redmi 5 sports a 12MP camera on the rear with phase-detection autofocus (PDAF), ƒ/2.2 aperture, LED flash, HDR, and support for Full HD 1080p video recording. On the front, it features a 5MP camera with fixed-focus lens and 1080p video recording capability.
The Nokia 4 is expected to come with a 16MP rear camera with Phase Detection Autofocus, touch focus, and HDR. It may feature an 8MP front-facing camera. The Galaxy On7 Prime bears a 13MP rear camera with CMOS sensor, f/1.9 aperture and autofocus. On the front, it has the same 13MP sensor but without autofocus.
Redmi 5 vs Nokia 4 vs Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime: Verdict
Given the specifications and features of all the three devices, the Redmi 5 looks like the best one out of the three phones. The phone will soon be launched in India as an Amazon exclusive and will most likely be priced under 10k. As for the Nokia 4, not much information is available about the device yet. In this comparison, the Galaxy On7 Prime is the only phone that is available for purchase right now but for its pricing, there are better options available in the market right now. In the price of the Galaxy On7 Prime, buyers can go for Redmi Note 5 or the Redmi Note 5 Pro that is marginally better and relevant to the current market trends.