This week, Xiaomi launched the Redmi Y1 lite while Nokia has launched the Nokia 2. Both come in the sub-Rs 8000 bracket and so its obvious to draw comparisons between the devices. Here's a quick face-off.
|Nokia 2||Xiaomi Redmi Y1 lite|
|Display resolution||720 x 1280||720 x 1280|
|Dimensions||143.5 x 71.3 x 9.3 mm||153 x 76.2 x 7.6 mm|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 212||Qualcomm Snapdragon 425|
|MicroSD card support||128GB||128GB|
|OS||Android 7.1.1, Oreo update expected||MIUI 9|
|Price||EUR 99 (roughly Rs 7,500)||Rs 6999|
Nokia and Xiaomi have both churned out entry-level devices. They feature a small 5-inch display with HD resolution and pose almost similar dimensions. We also hope the Nokia 2 gets sub-Rs 7000 price tag.
Nokia will run Nougat and also promises 0reo update. On the other hand, the Y1 lite gets the latest MIUI 9. The Y1 lite gets a plasticky deisgn, but the Nokia 2 poses a premium finish. When it comes to other internal hardware, Y1 lite is better placed with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage, compared 1GB + 8GB found in the Nokia device. On the other hand, Nokia is promising 2 days of battery life with its 4100mAh battery while the Redmi Y1 lite gets 3080mAh battery.
So, it all boils down what you are looking for in a device. A premium finish, good battery life and stock Android could mean the Nokia 2 is for you, and if you are looking for a better speced devices overall than the Y1 lite is a good option.