Nokia makes comeback to the smartphone industry with the launch of its first Android device dubbed as “Nokia 6”. It has been manufactured under HMD Global, the company that responsible for generation of new Nokia-branded smartphones, feature phones and tablets. As of now, the Nokia 6 is announced exclusively to China and has been priced at 1,699 CNY, which roughly converts to Rs. 17,000. At the given price for the specifications it offers, the company have to strive hard to stand at the current competitive market where we have already seen various smartphones companies coming with high-end devices at an affordable price segment. In this post, we will compare Nokia 6 with the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 which packs with almost similar kind of specifications at just Rs. 11,999. Also Xiaomi Mi5 vs Mi5s vs Mi5s Plus – What’s different?
Nokia 6 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 – Comparison overview
Display & Processor
The Nokia 6 features a unibody design made from 6000 series aluminum and flaunts a 5.5-inch Full HD display with 2.5D curved glass. On the other hand, the Redmi Note 3 also sports a 5.5-inch display that deliver full HD (1080p) resolution.
On the hardware front, the Nokia 6 is powered by Qualcomm’s 64-bit Snapdragon 430 octa-core SoC clocking at the speed of 1.4GHz and is paired with 4GB of RAM & 64GB of onboard storage. There is also microSD card slot for memory expansion. Coming to Redmi Note 3, it is powered by a 1.8GHz 64-bit hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 CPU coupled with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage which can be extended via microSD card. Also Lenovo K6 Plus vs Redmi Note 3 – Battle of best mid-range smartphones
Camera and software
Nokia 6 comes with a 16MP shooter on the back with f/2.0 aperture, dual LED flash and PDAF along with an 8MP camera on the front for video calling or other selfie purposes. It comes loaded with stock version of Android 7.0 Nougat and its Home button houses a fingerprint scanner. It has dual speakers powered by Dolby Atmos.
The Redmi Note 3 features a 16-megapixels rear facing camera accompanied with an 5-megapixels front camera. It runs on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out-of-the-box which can be upgraded to Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS-based MIUI 8.
The Nokia 6 is backup by a 3,000mAh battery while the Redmi Note 3 has a massive 4,050mAh battery support. Both the smartphones includes all the standard connectivity options.
Do refer the following table for detailed comparison overview of Nokia 6 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
|Xiaomi Redmi Note 3
|1,699 CNY (approx. Rs. 17,000)
|154 x 75.8 x 7.8 mm
|149.9 x 75.9 x 8.7mm
|1080 x 1920 pixels
|1080 x 1920 pixels
|Android 7.0 Nougat
|Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, 4G
|Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, 4G
|Qualcomm Snapdragon 430, octa-core
|Qualcomm Snapdragon 650, hexa-core
|Memory Card support
|Yes (up to 128GB)
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