After announcing the new Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 smartphones at the Mobile World Conference this year, HMD Global has finally launched the device in India today. The year 2017 undoubtedly marks as an important one in the history of the Finnish company, as it not only resurrected its classic Nokia 3310 this year, but is now preparing to compete in the mainstream Android segment, as opposed to its earlier Windows-run devices. While Nokia has stepped on the field with its new Android smartphones, the question remains if these smartphones will withstand their competitors?
With its given price and specifications, the new Nokia 3, stands in competition with the like of Xiaomi Redmi 4, Lenovo K6 Power and YU’s comeback Yureka Black smartphone. Here’s taking a look at how well these smartphones fare against each other.
To begin with, price remains an important decision maker and a tie-breaker when making a purchase. While the Nokia smartphone is priced at Rs 9,499, its competitors are priced lower, with the Yu Yureka Black priced at Rs 8,999, and the Lenovo K6 Power priced at Rs 9,999. The Xiaomi Redmi 4 is priced at Rs 6,999 for the base variant and goes up to Rs 10,999 for the top model. The Nokia 3 will be available starting June 16 at offine retail stores. ALSO READ: Xiaomi Redmi 4 Review: Big on everything, small in size
The new Nokia 3 features a 5-inch HD display, as compared to Yu Yureka Black’s 5-inch full HD display with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 3 layered above for protection. The Xiaomi Redmi 4 and Lenovo K6 Power also feature a 5-inch display with full HD (1080p) resolution. The Nokia 3 here lags with its HD display.
Under the hood
The Nokia 3 is powered by a MediaTek quad-core 1.3GHz chipset, which is accompanied with 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of onboard storage. As compared to that, the Yu Yureka Black is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 430 chipset with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The Xiaomi Redmi 4 runs Snapdragon 435 octa-core 1.4GHz chipset paired with 2GB RAM and 16GB of internal storage while the Lenovo K6 Power is also equipped with the Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor clocked at 1.4GHz paired with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. ALSO READ: Lenovo K6 Power Review
All the smartphones, except for the Nokia 3, support microSD card for storage expansion up to 128GB. And among all of these, going purely by the RAM and storage on offer, the Yu Yureka Black stands out for offering 4GB of RAM along with 32GB of default storage.
On the software front, all the smartphones in comparison here run Android Marshmallow out-of-the-box, but the Nokia 3 comes with the new Android Nougat installed.
For photography, the new Nokia 3 sports an 8-megapixel rear and front-facing camera. On the other hand, the Yu Yureka Black sports a 13-megapixel rear camera along with an 8-megapixel front camera for selfies and video calling. The Xiaomi Redmi 4 features a 13-megapixel camera and a 5-megapixel camera up front. The Lenovo K6 Power is also equipped with a 13-megapixel rear camera and 8-megapixel front camera, however, it uses a Sony IMX258 and Sony IMX219 sensor for both ends respectively. The Nokia 3 remains underwhelming in this department. DON’T MISS: YU Yureka Black Review: Is Black really back?
While the Nokia 3 is fuelled by a 2,650mAh battery, the Yu Yureka Black comes with a 3,000mAh one. The Xiaomi Redmi 4, on the other hand, is powered by a 4,100mAh battery while the Lenovo K6 Power is fuelled by a 4,000mAh battery. Xiaomi here clearly takes away the cake. Also, all these competitors except for the Nokia 3 feature a fingerprint sensor.