Nokia 6.1 Plus vs Xiaomi Mi A2 vs Oppo F9: 3 Latest Smartphones Compared For Price, Features

Here we compare three mid-range Android smartphones: Nokia 6.1 Plus (X6), Xiaomi Mi A2, and Oppo F9. These are quite capable devices with similar prices

The Nokia 6.1 Plus has been officially launched in India. HMD Global recently announced the Nokia 6.1 Plus, and the Nokia 5.1 Plus. Interestingly, the Xiaomi Mi A2 smartphone also launched in this month. Competing against these two devices is another capable smartphone from Oppo: Oppo F9.

The Nokia 6.1 Plus and the Xiaomi Mi A2 are Android One smartphones, which means it has stock Android UI. The Oppo F9, runs on Android 8.1 Oreo-based ColorOS 5.2. These three smartphones are launched at similar price points, and can be considered as capable mid-range Android devices. Let us compare these devices on the basis of their specifications, features, and prices, to allow our readers make an informed choice.

Nokia 6.1 Plus vs Mi A2 vs Oppo F9: Price in India

The Nokia 6.1 Plus costs Rs.15,999. It will go on sale via Flipkart on August 31st. The Mi A2 sports a Rs.16,999 price tag. The Oppo F9 was launched recently at Rs. 19,999. All the prices are for the 4GB RAM + 64GB internal storage variants of the smartphones. Needless to mention, the Oppo F9 is the costliest amongst the three.

Nokia 6.1 Plus vs Mi A2 vs Oppo F9: Performance, Hardware Specifications

The Nokia 6.1 Plus sports a 5.8-inch LCD display with Full HD+ resolution and 19:9 aspect ratio. It packs a Snapdragon 636 processor paired with an Adreno 509 GPU. The smartphone has 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal memory. The notched display on the device is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass. A micro-SD slot is available on the smartphone.

The Xiaomi Mi A2 has a 5.99-inch IPS LCD screen with a resolution of 2160×1080. It packs a Snapdragon 660 chipset paired with either 4GB or 6GB RAM. There’s no micro-SD card slot for memory expansion. Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protects the display.

The Oppo F9 packs a 6.3-inch LCD display with Full HD+ resolution and 19.5:9 aspect ratio. Owing to the stunning water drop design, the smartphone has a screen-to-body ratio of 90.8 percent. A MediaTek Helio P60 chipset clocked at 2.0 GHz paired with ARM Mali-G72 MP3 GPU, powers the smartphone. The smartphone has 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal memory. Buyers can expand the internal memory to up to 256GB using a micro-SD card.

Nokia 6.1 Plus vs Mi A2 vs Oppo F9: Camera Features

The Nokia 6.1 Plus has a dual rear camera setup with a 12MP f/1.8 and 20MP f/1.8 lens mounted on the back. The smartphone features a 16MP selfie camera on the front. The sensors support HDR and AI-assisted features such as portrait lighting effects, optimized color contrast, and more for enhanced image output.

The Xiaomi Mi A2 has a similar 12MP + 20MP dual rear camera setup that offers AI-powered Portrait Mode, and captures 4K video at 30 fps. On the front of the device is a 20MP selfie snapper with AI-powered Beautify 4.0, HDR, and Portrait Mode features. The camera appears to lack OIS. But it does come with Electronic Image Stabilization to ensure good video quality.

The Oppo F9 packs a 16MP + 2MP dual rear camera setup. The lenses have f/1.85 aperture. On the front of the device is a 16MP, f/2.0 aperture camera for AI-assisted selfies. It also offers AI HDR for better low-light photography.

Nokia 6.1 Plus vs Mi A2 vs Oppo F9: Battery, Operating System

The Nokia 6.1 Plus has a 3,060mAh battery. The battery appears a little small, but it supports Quick Charge 3.0. The smartphone runs stock Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box.

The Xiaomi Mi A2 comes with a 3,010mAh battery, which too, seems rather small. However, the device comes with support for Quick Charge 4.0 fast charging, which is exclusive to the Indian market. The Xiaomi Mi A2 ships with Android 8.0 Oreo OS. Incidentally the Nokia 6.1 Plus and the Mi A2 are Android One devices. This means they could get Android 9.0 Pie sooner than other devices.

The Oppo F9 packs the largest battery in the group. It has a 3,500mAh battery pack. Strangely, only the Oppo F9 Pro, and not the Oppo F9, supports the powerful VOOC Charging. The smartphone runs on Android 8.1 Oreo-based ColorOS 5.2 out-of-the-box.

Nokia 6.1 Plus vs Mi A2 vs Oppo F9: Verdict

The Nokia 6.1 Plus and the Xiaomi Mi A2 are very similarly priced smartphones. Moreover, they come with a pure Android operating system. These Android One smartphones will get the latest security updates, and will also be updated to Android 9 Pie sooner than other customized Android version, like the one on the Oppo F9.

However, the Oppo F9 outshines the Nokia 6.1 Plus and the Xiaomi Mi A2 in a few areas. It packs a larger display with the beautiful water drop design. It also has the largest battery in the group, but lacks any fast charging technology. The Xiaomi Mi A2 shines in the imaging department with its 12MP + 20MP rear camera and 20MP front camera. Meanwhile, Nokia fans have a great device at an attractive price.

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