Realme 2 Pro vs Nokia 6.1 Plus vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro: Price in India, Specs, Features Compared

The Realme 2 Pro comes with an impressive set of specifications. Let's find out if the device is better than the Nokia 6.1 Plus and the best-selling Xiaomi smartphone.


Realme launched the Realme 2 Pro at the end of September, and the smartphone has been received very well. Ever since the launch, the device is pitted against popular mid-range smartphones from the likes of Nokia, Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo. Here, we are comparing the Realme 2 Pro to the Nokia 6.1 Plus, and the Redmi Note 5 Pro. Let’s see which one is a better bet in this price segment.

Realme 2 Pro vs Nokia 6.1 Plus vs Redmi Note 5 Pro: Price in India

The Realme 2 Pro has been launched in three memory configurations. The one with 4GB RAM and 64GB onboard storage seals for sell at Rs. 13,990, while the variant with 6GB RAM and same internal storage sells for Rs. 15,990. The most expensive variant that features 8GB and 128GB internal storage comes with a price in India of Rs. 17,990.

The Nokia 6.1 Plus (review), on the other hand, comes in a single memory configuration: 4GB RAM + 64GB onboard storage. The Nokia smartphone is available at Rs.15,999. The Redmi Note 5 pro starts at Rs.14,999 for the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant. The 6GB RAM + 64GB storage variant of the device sells for Rs.16,999.

Realme 2 Pro vs Nokia 6.1 Plus vs Redmi Note 5 Pro: Display, Design Features

The Realme 2 Pro features a 6.3-inch Full HD+ IPS LCD display with 2340×1080 pixels resolution and an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. The smartphone features a waterdrop notch at the top. The Nokia 6.1 Plus features a smaller 5.8-inch IPS LCD screen with 2280×1080 pixels resolution, and an aspect ratio of 19:9. The Nokia smartphone also comes with a notch at the top, which is a first from the HMD Global manufacturers. The Redmi Note 5 Pro boasts a 5.99-inch Full-Screen IPS LCD display with 2160×1080 full HD+ resolution, an 18:9 aspect ratio. Unlike the other two smartphones, the Xiaomi smartphone misses out on the notch.

Realme 2 Pro vs Nokia 6.1 Plus vs Redmi Note 5 Pro: Performance, Hardware

Under the hood, the Realme 2 Pro is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 660 processor, combined with Adreno 512 for handling the graphics. The Nokia 6.1 Plus, on the other hand, is powered by a Snapdragon 636 processor and is coupled with Adreno 509 GPU. The Redmi Note 5 pro also packs the same processing unit under the hood. Besides a better processor, the Realme smartphone has an added advantage of 8GB RAM, that makes it an ideal smartphone for high-end gaming.

Realme 2 Pro vs Nokia 6.1 Plus vs Redmi Note 5 Pro: Camera

In the imaging department, the Realme 2 Pro features a 16MP+2MP dual camera set up at the back. On the front, there is a powerful 16MP snapper for selfies. The front-facing camera gets several AI-assisted features. The Nokia 6.1 Plus also features a dual camera set up with a slightly better 16MP+5MP combination. The front of the Nokia 6.1 Plus also houses a 16MP camera unit like that on the Realme 2 Pro.

The Redmi Note 5 Pro sports a 12MP + 5MP dual-camera set up at the rear. However, the front camera of the smartphone is a 20MP unit, which is better than the front cameras on the other two devices.

Realme 2 Pro vs Nokia 6.1 Plus vs Redmi Note 5 Pro: Battery, OS

The Realme 2 Pro is fuelled by a 3500 mAh battery, while the Nokia 6.1 Plus packs a 3060 mAh battery, which is even smaller. The Redmi Note 5 Pro, on the other hand, is fuelled by a large 4000mAh battery. Both the Nokia and the Xiaomi devices support fast charging.

As for software, the Realme 2 Pro ships with Android 8.1 (Oreo) and so does the Nokia 6.1 Plus, but the latter is an Android One device and can be upgraded to Android 9.0 Pie. The Redmi Note 5 Pro ships with Android 7.1.2 (Nougat).

Realme 2 Pro vs Nokia 6.1 Plus vs Redmi Note 5 Pro: Verdict

While Nokia 6.1 Plus is a decent device, it does not come with many storage options. The Redmi Note 5 Pro is one of the best-selling smartphones in the market and rightly so. However, the Realme 2 Pro is a promising smartphone with really impressive features and specifications. For this comparison, we declare the Realme 2 Pro as our winner.