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Nokia 6 vs Mi A1


Last year’s Nokia 6 had a lot of desires on its shoulders – it not just the debut of an iconic brand but also denoted Nokia’s first proper tryst with Android. While the unibody design and fluid software were appreciated by everybody, the 2017 cycle of the Nokia 6 was let down by its underpowered processor. HMD Global is currently set to improve its mistakes with the Nokia 6 (2018) that accompanies refreshed internals, a slightly different design and a couple of new flagship grade features.

HMD Global has launched the Nokia 6 (2018) in China at a beginning cost of around Rs 14,500 putting it straight in the Xiaomi Mi A1’s ballpark. Sticking to MIUI for many years, Xiaomi at long last gave stock Android to the Mi A1. It has quick and fluid software accompanies a top-notch outline, dual camera setup and strong internals.

Despite the fact that the Nokia 6 (2018) has been launched in China only, it is certain that it will land on Indian shores in the coming weeks.

Did these two phones are different pieces of the same cloth? Does HMD Global has met the current demand for the Nokia 6 (2018)? Let’s see a quick comparison of Nokia 6 (2018) with the budget-centric smartphone king MiA1.

1. Both the Xiaomi Mi A1 and Nokia 6 (2018) are metal-clad smartphones that look very premium and stylish. Both the Nokia 6 (2018) and Xiaomi Mi A1 have chamfered edges and back mounted fingerprint sensors. The Nokia 6 (2018) is machined from the arrangement of 6000 aluminium and experiences a two-shading anodisation process. The Xiaomi Mi A1 has a clean outline but misses out a little in terms of originality. Mi A1 looks strikingly like the iPhone 7 Plus due to its metal body and dual camera setup.

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2. The 2017 Nokia 6 was greatly strong and solid and showed no squeaks or rattles, even under strain. The Xiaomi Mi A1 is far better to any other Xiaomi smartphones available in the market but not as good as competitors, for example, the Moto G5 Plus and Nokia 6 (2017 & 2018).

3. Both the Nokia 6 (2018) and Xiaomi Mi A1 accompany a 5.5-inch 1080p display secured with Gorilla Glass 3 for assurance against scratches. But both the devices lose out from the smartphones like honor 7X which offers bezel-less display (18:9).

4. As mentioned in the introduction, the Snapdragon 430 processor was the greatest ruin for the last year’s Nokia 6.  But this time, HMD Global has prepared the Nokia 6 (2018) with a considerably more sensible, latest and intense, Snapdragon 630 processor clocked at 2.2GHz. This helps Nokia’s smartphone to compete on equal footing with the Xiaomi Mi A1 which is controlled by the ultra-solid Snapdragon 625 processor.

5. The Nokia 6 (2018) accompanies 3/4GB of RAM contingent upon the variant, 32/64GB of internal storage expandable by means of a microSD card and a 3,000mAh battery with fast charging assist. The Mi A1 is offered in a single variant with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal memory expandable by means of a microSD card and a 3,080mAh battery. While the Mi A1 did not support it initially, the Oreo update has conveyed fast charging to the smartphone.

6. The Nokia 6 has at last dumped the old micro USB port from the future forward USB-Type C port. The Xiaomi Mi A1 likewise accompanies a USB-Type C port for charging and data transfer. While most connectivity alternatives are same (4G Volte, Wi-Fi, GPS and so on), the Nokia 6 (2018) exceeds Xiaomi cell phone on account of aptX and Bluetooth 5.0.

7. Both the smartphones keep running on a perfect and untouched  Android – however, one is marginally more consistent with Google’s vision than the other. The software on the Mi A1 is precisely what you will find in the Google Pixel. While the software on the Nokia 6 (2018) is likewise very nearly 100 percent stock, Nokia has cleaned the symbols and included a couple of highlights like dual capture (Bothie). While the Mi A1 has got the Android 8.0 Oreo, the Nokia 8 (2018) comes with Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box and promised to get an Oreo update in the near future.

8. Last but not the least Optics, the Nokia 6 (2018) accompanies a 16MP back camera with phase detection autofocus, an aperture of f/2.0 and a double LED streak. At the front, there is an 8MP sensor with an aperture of f/2.0 and an 84-degree wide-angle lens. Bothie feature on the Nokia 6 enables the users to capture photographs and recordings from the front and back camera at the same time. The Xiaomi Mi A1, on the other hand, has a dual camera setup at the back – a 12MP 26mm wide-angle sensor with an aperture of f/2.2 combined with a 12MP 50mm telephoto sensor with an aperture of f/2.6. The dual camera setup takes bokeh shots and also offers 2X optical zoom. On the front, the Mi A1 has a 5MP sensor. HMD Global missed the beat by not preparing the Nokia 6 (2018) with dual cameras.


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