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 size  5-inch 5-inch
Display resolution 720 x 1280 720 x 1280
Weight NA 150 grams
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
Storage 8GB 16GB
MicroSD card support 128GB 128GB
OS Android 7.1.1, Oreo update expected MIUI 9
Rear camera 8MP 13MP
Front camera 5MP 5MP
Fingerprint scanner No Yes
Battery 4100mAh 3080mAh
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.