About a decade ago, you only had a choice of two types of phones — the very best, or whatever else. That was the time when Nokia ruled and then Apple stepped in, and then a whole bunch of phone manufacturers appeared. But today, there is a huge change in the smartphone landscape. Not only are there various segments to choose from, the value for money is really impressive, and the devices themselves are just are impressive. Today we have three mid-range devices with us: the Nokia 6.1 or Nokia 6 (2018), the Vivo V9 Youth, and the Huawei P20 Lite. All three are 2018 launches and fall in the same pricing bracket as well. And if you were looking for a good smartphone among these three, let’s go ahead and take a closer look at the parameters and specs so we can help you choose the best among the three.
Nokia 6.1 vs Vivo V9 Youth vs Huawei P20 Lite: Price in India
The Nokia 6.1 (or the Nokia 6 2018 variant) made its debut globally in January but came to India a couple of months later. It is currently priced at Rs. 18,999. Comparatively, the Vivo V9 Youth, which is a toned down version of the Vivo V9, was launched just a month ago and carries a price tag of Rs. 18,990. The Huawei P20 Lite is comparatively the most expensive of the three, as it is priced at Rs. 19,999.
Nokia 6.1 vs Vivo V9 Youth vs Huawei P20 Lite: Display
The Nokia 6.1 comes with a 5.5-inch display that runs on IPS LCD technology. The display offers a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels at an aspect ratio of 16:9. It has a pixel density of 403ppi and comes with Corning Gorilla Glass. The Vivo V9 Youth has the largest display of the three, measuring 6.3 inches. The LCD screen has a resolution of 1080 x 2280 pixels at an aspect ratio of 19:9. The display has a density is 400 pixels per inch and features Gorilla Glass protection as well. Comparatively, the Huawei P20 has a 5.84-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1080 x 2280 pixels and a pixel density of 432ppi. It has the same aspect ratio as the V9 youth but does not feature Gorilla Glass.
Nokia 6.1 vs Vivo V9 Youth vs Huawei P20 Lite: Performance
The Nokia 6.1 or Nokia 6 (2018) is powered by the Qualcomm SDM630 Snapdragon 630 SoC clocking 2.0GHz. Comparatively, the Vivo V9 Youth comes with an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 chipset which clocks 1.8GHz. The Huawei P20 has an octa-core Kirin 659 (4 x 2.36GHz Cortex-A53 + 4 x 1.7GHz Cortex-A53) processor under the hood.
All three devices currently offer Android Oreo, but where the Nokia phone offers more of a stock experience, the Vivo V9 Youth runs on FunTouch OS (version 4.0) and the Huawei P20 Lite runs on EMUI 8.0.
The Nokia 6.1 comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage, exactly the same as the Vivo V9 Youth which comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB onboard memory, too. The Huawei P20 Lite offers the same configuration as the other two: 4GB RAM paired with 64GB onboard memory.
Nokia 6.1 vs Vivo V9 Youth vs Huawei P20 Lite: Camera
The Nokia 6 (2018) is equipped with a 16MP f/2.0 shooter which is its primary lens. The Vivo V9 Youth features a 16MP+2MP combo which is a dual camera setup on the rear. The Huawei P20 Lite has a similar setup on the rear — a 16MP lens paired with a 2MP lens for pictures with bokeh effects. Of the three cameras, only the Nokia 6.1 lets you shoot 4K video.
On the front, the Nokia 6.1 has an 8MP selfie shooter whereas the Vivo V9 Youth and Huawei P20 Lite both feature 16MP f/2.0 front cameras.
Nokia 6.1 vs Vivo V9 Youth vs Huawei P20 Lite: Verdict
This might be the toughest comparison we’ve come across, given how close these phones are in terms of what they offer to the buyer. At this point, we can only pick very minor points to highlight. The Vivo V9 Youth has the largest screen of the three and also trumps the P20 Lite because it comes with Gorilla Glass protection. The P20 Lite does, however, have an excellent processor. The Nokia 6 has its processor and rear camera both going for it but falls behind because of it’s 16:9 display and tame front camera. If we had to pick one though, we’d probably go for the Vivo V9 Youth.