Nokia 6 (2018) vs Nokia 6 vs Xiaomi Mi A1 vs Redmi Note 5: Price, Specifications Compared

Nokia 6 (2018) is one of the four new Nokia-brandedAndroid smartphones that HMD Globallaunched at Mobile World Congress 2018. While Nokia 8 Sirocco, the Nokia 7 Plus, and Nokia 1 are new handsets, the Nokia 6 (2018) isn’t exactly a totally new launch. The smartphone was unveiled in China earlier this year but at MWC the handset witnessed a global launch. The global variant of the new Nokia 6 (2018) is an Android One smartphone.

The Nokia 6 (2018) variant comes with competitive features, but there are several other smartphones in the segment which are already quite popular. Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi recently launched the Redmi Note 5 which packs solid specifications. The company also has an Android One smartphone called Mi A1. Incidentally, HMD Global also launched a 4GB variant of the original Nokia 6 in India recently. We take a look at the key differences between the new the Nokia 6 (2018), Nokia 6 (original), Xiaomi Mi A1, and the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5.

Nokia 6 (2018) vs Nokia 6 vs Xiaomi Mi A1 vs Redmi Note 5 price compared

HMD Global has launched the Nokia 6 (2018)with global average retail prices starting at EUR 279 (roughly Rs. 22,300). The India price for the Nokia 6 (2018) has not been announced as of now. The handset will come in three colour variants – Black/ Copper,White/ Iron and Blue/ Gold. It will come in two storage variants – 3GB/ 32GB and 4GB/ 64GB. The Nokia 6 (2018) will be available from early April.

In comparison, the Nokia 6, packing 3GB RAM, arrived in India in June last year with a price tag of Rs. 14,999. However, recently, HMD Global launched the 4GB variant in the country priced at Rs. 16,999. The new handset comes in a single colour option: Matte Black.

Xiaomi launched the Mi A1 back in September last year with a price tag of Rs. 14,999, though it received a price cut and is currently available at Rs. 13,999. This Android One smartphone is available for purchase through various online and offline channels in the country, including Flipkart,, Sangeetha, Poorvika, Big C, LOT, and UniverCell among others. It comes in various colour options, including Black, Gold, Rose Gold, and the Special Edition Red.

Meanwhile, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 price in India begins at Rs. 9,999 for the 3GB RAM, 32GB storage variant and goes up to Rs. 11,999 for the 4GB RAM and 64GB storage variant. The phone comes in multiple colour options, including Black, Gold, Lake Blue, and Rose Gold. Coming to the other model, the Redmi Note 5 Pro price in India starts at Rs. 13,999 for the 4GB RAM, 64GB storage variant, while the 6GB RAM variant is available at Rs. 16,999. It comes in Black, Gold, Lake Blue, and Rose Gold colour options.

Nokia 6 (2018) vs Nokia 6 vs Xiaomi Mi A1 vs Redmi Note 5 specifications compared

The Nokia 6 (2018) is an Android One offering running Android 8.0 Oreo. The smartphone will come in single or dual-SIM variants. It features a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) IPS display along with Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The handset is powered by the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SoC, coupled with 3GB or 4GB RAM.

In terms of optics, the Nokia 6 (2018) sports a 16-megapixel rear camera with PDAF, a f/2.0 aperture, 1-micron pixels, dual-tone LED flash, and Zeiss optics. Additionally, it sports an 8-megapixel fixed focus camera with a f/2.0 aperture, and 1.12-micron pixels for selfies. It has 32GB or 64GB of inbuilt storage, expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB).

The Nokia 6 (2018) includes 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, FM radio, GPS/ A-GPS, USB Type-C (v2.0), and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Finally, it is powered by a 3000mAh battery rated to deliver up to 16 hours of talk time, and up to 507 hours of standby time.

When it comes to the original Nokia 6, it was launched with Android Nougat but received an update to Android 8.0 Oreo recently. The smartphone features a 5.5-inch full-HD display with 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla Glass protection. It is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC. The smartphone has a 16-megapixel rear camera sensor and an 8-megapixel front camera sensor. Both sensors have a f/2.0 aperture.


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