HMD has launched a new entry-level smartphone in India. The Nokia 2 is the cheapest smartphone by HMD global till date. Despite its low price, the new smartphone offers several decent specs. Let’s see how it compares to other devices in its price segment. Read more to find about Xiaomi Redmi 4 Vs Nokia 2 Comparison – Which Phone Is Better?
Price and Availability
|Xiaomi Redmi 4||Rs 6,999 (base model)|
|Nokia 2||Rs 6,999|
The Nokia 2 is priced in India at Rs 6,999. It will be available across the country from November 24. It comes in three color options – Pewter/Black, Pewter/White, and Copper/Black.
The Xiaomi Redmi 4 is priced in India at Rs 6,999 for the 2GB RAM/16GB internal storage variant. While the 3GB RAM/32GB storage variant is priced at Rs 8,999, the 4GB RAM/64GB variant comes with a price tag of Rs 10,999. It is available in two color options – Black and Gold.
|Specifications||Xiaomi Redmi 4 (base model)||Nokia 2|
|Processor||1.4GHz octa-core 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 435||1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 212|
|Internal Storage||16GB (expandable up to 128GB)||8GB (expandable up to 128GB)|
|Display||5.0-inch, HD (1280 x 720pixels) resolution||5.0-inch, HD (1280 x 720pixels) resolution|
|OS||Android 7.0 Nougat||Stock Android 7.1 Nougat|
|Primary (Rear) Camera||13-megapixel with flash||8-megapixel with flash|
The new Nokia 2 is powered by a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 processor along with 1GB RAM and 8GB internal storage (expandable up to 128GB). Whereas the Xiaomi Redmi 4 (base model) is powered by a 1.4GHz octa-core 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor along with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage (expandable up to 128GB).
Both handsets come with a massive 4,100mAh battery. However, the combination of Snapdragon 212 SoC and power efficient display gives the Nokia handset some extra juice.
On the camera front, the Nokia 2 features an 8-megapixel rear camera with autofocus and a LED flash, while the Redmi 4 sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with PDAF (phase detection autofocus system) and a LED flash. Both handsets come with a 5-megapixel front camera.
The Nokia 2 runs stock Android 7.1 Nougat OS and comes with Google Assistant (first entry-level smartphone with this feature). On the other hand, the Xiaomi Redmi 4 runs Android 7.0 Nougat OS with the company’s own custom MIUI skin.
Design and Display
The Nokia 2 features a polycarbonate body with a 6000 Series Aluminium frame. It measures 143.5 x 71.3 x 9.3mm. The new handset features a 5.0-inch high contrast LTPS display with HD resolution. Additional features include IP52-rating (for drip protection).
The Xiaomi Redmi 4 sports a metal body design with rounded edges. It features a 5-inch display with HD resolution and 2.5D glass. Additional features include a fingerprint scanner.
Both devices offer decent specs and features at an affordable price. However, the new Nokia 2 falls short in multiple aspects. Overall, the Xiaomi Redmi 4 offers a better package. The premium budget smartphone furthers the company’s reputation of ‘value-for-money’ devices. However, the Nokia brand carries a nostalgia factor for many customers. Which of the two devices will you go for? Let us know in the comments section below.