HMD Global has launched a new budget smartphone in India called Nokia 2.2. It is an entry-level smartphone and part of Google’s Android Q program. This further means that this handset will get two years of OS upgrades and three years of monthly security updates. This phone will ship with Android 9 Pie OS and will also get Android Q. The device offers a MediaTek Helio A22 SoC, a 13-megapixel rear camera, waterdrop-style notched display and more. It will be available in Tungsten Black and Steel color options. The newly launched Nokia 2.2 will be seen competing against Xiaomi Redmi 6A and Realme C2. Let’s see how they fare against each other.
Nokia 2.2 vs Realme C2 vs Xiaomi Redmi 6A: Price in India
HMG Global has launched the Nokia 2.2 in two variants, which includes 2GB/3GB RAM and 16GB/32GB internal storage. The Nokia 2.2 price in India starts from Rs 6,999 for the 2GB RAM. The 3GB RAM variant will cost you Rs 7,999 till June 30, 2019. After that, the device will be available for Rs 7,699 for the 2GB RAM and Rs 8,699 for the 3GB RAM variant.
The Realme C2 comes with a price tag of Rs 5,999 for the 2GB RAM with 16GB storage. The 3GB RAM/32GB storage variant is priced at Rs 7,999. The Redmi 6A with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage is priced at Rs 5,999. There is also a 2GB RAM/32GB storage configuration, which carries a price tag of Rs 6,999.
Nokia 2.2 vs Realme C2 vs Xiaomi Redmi 6A: Display
The Nokia 2.2 packs a 5.7-inch notched display, along with HD+ resolution and 19:9 aspect ratio. Xiaomi’s entry-level Redmi 6A offers an older 18:9 aspect ratio display. It features a slightly smaller 5.45-inch HD+ (720 x 1440 pixels) display. But, one will notice minimal bezels on the top and bottom of the screen. Among the three smartphones, the Reame C2 offers the biggest 6.1-inch display with a dewdrop-style notched display along with 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The panel operates at HD+ resolution.
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Nokia 2.2 vs Realme C2 vs Xiaomi Redmi 6A: Processor, software, battery
Internally, both the Nokia 2.2 and Redmi 6A are built around a MediaTek Helio A22 chipset under the hood. The Realme C2 draws its power from a MediaTek Helio P22 SoC. The MediaTek Helio A22 chipset is built on the same efficient 12nm process as the Helio P22, but with four CPU cores instead of eight cores. It’s still clocked at 2.0GHz.
As mentioned above, it is an Android One device and runs Android 9 Pie OS. The Redmi 6A ships with Android Oreo-based MIUI 9 out-of-the-box, while the Realme C2 with ColorOS 6.0 based on the Android 9 Pie. The Nokia 2.2 and Redmi 6A also pack the same 3,000mAh battery under the hood. Unlike these smartphones, the Realme C2 offers a large 4,000mAh battery.
Nokia 2.2 vs Realme C2 vs Xiaomi Redmi 6A: Cameras
The latest Nokia 2.2 device offers a single camera at the back with a 13-megapixel f/2.2 sensor, which also offers support for HDR mode. The Redmi 6A also offers the same rear camera sensor. Unlike the Nokia 2.2 and Redmi 6A, the Realme C2 offers two rear cameras, including a 13-megapixel sensor and a 2-megapixel camera. On the front, all the three devices come with a 5-megapixel selfie snapper. Separately, the Realme C2 also packs a Chroma Boost mode and one can also record slow-mo videos.
Nokia 2.2 vs Realme C2 vs Xiaomi Redmi 6A: Comparison table
|Features||Nokia 2.2||Xiaomi Redmi 6A||Realme C2|
|Display||5.7-inch HD+||5.45-inch HD+||6.1-inch HD+|
|Processor||MediaTek Helio A22||MediaTek Helio A22||MediaTek Helio A22|
|Rear Camera||13-megapixel||13-megapixel||13-megapixel + 2-megapixel|
|Connectivity||4G LTE, Dual-SIM, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth||4G LTE, Dual-SIM, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth||4G LTE, Dual-SIM, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth|
|Android OS||Android Pie||Android 8.1 Oreo||Android Pie|
|Price||Rs 6,999 (2GB/16GB)
Rs 7,999 (3GB/32GB)
|Rs 5,999 (2GB/16GB)
Rs 6,999 (2GB/32GB)
|Rs 5,999 (2GB/16GB)
Rs 7,999 (3GB/32GB)
- 16May 2019
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