The Nokia 6.1 Plus has been officially introduced in India. HMD Global recently announced the Nokia 6.1 Plus and the Nokia 5.1 Plus. Interestingly, the Xiaomi Mi A2 smartphone has also been launched this month. Competing against these two devices is another suitable smartphone from Oppo: Oppo F9.
The Nokia 6.1 Plus and the Xiaomi Mi A2 are Android One smartphones, which means that it has a stock of Android UI. The Oppo F9, runs on Android 8.1 Oreo-based ColorOS 5.2. These three smartphones are launched with similar price levels and can be considered as suitable mid-size Android devices. Let us compare these devices based on their specifications, functions and prices so that our readers can make an informed choice.
Nokia 6.1 Plus vs. Mi A2 vs. Oppo F9: price in India
The Nokia 6.1 Plus costs Rs.15,999. It will be sold via Flipkart on 31 August. The Mi A2 sports a Rs.16,999 price tag. The Oppo F9 was recently launched on Rs. 19.999. All prices are for the 4GB RAM + 64GB internal storage variants of the smartphones. Needless to mention, the Oppo F9 is the most expensive among the three.
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Nokia 6.1 Plus vs. Mi A2 vs. Oppo F9: performance, hardware specifications
The Nokia 6.1 Plus has a 5.8-inch LCD screen with Full HD + resolution and a 19: 9 aspect ratio. It packs a Snapdragon 636 processor paired with an Adreno 509 GPU. The smartphone has 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory. The notches on the device are protected by Corning Gorilla Glass. A micro SD slot is available on the smartphone.
The Xiaomi Mi A2 has a 5.99-inch IPS LCD screen with a resolution of 2160 × 1080. It packs a Snapdragon 660 chipset paired with 4 GB or 6 GB of RAM. There is no micro SD card slot for memory expansion. Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protects the display.
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The Oppo F9 has a 6.3-inch LCD screen with Full HD + resolution and 19.5: 9 aspect ratio. Because of the beautiful design of the water drop, the smartphone has a screen-to-body ratio of 90.8 percent. A MediaTek Helio P60 chipset, clocked at 2.0 GHz combined with ARM Mali-G72 MP3 GPU, feeds the smartphone. The smartphone has 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory. Buyers can extend the internal memory to a maximum of 256 GB with a micro SD card.
Nokia 6.1 Plus vs. Mi A2 vs Oppo F9: camera features
The Nokia 6.1 Plus has a dual rear camera setting with a 12 MP f / 1.8 and 20 MP f / 1.8 lens mounted on the back. The smartphone has a 16MP selfie camera on the front. The sensors support HDR and AI-supported functions, such as portrait exposure effects, optimized color contrast and more for improved image output.
The Xiaomi Mi A2 has a similar 12 MP + 20 MP dual rear camera that offers AI-powered portrait mode and captures 4K video at 30 fps. On the front of the device there is a 20 MP selfie snapper with AI function Beautify 4.0, HDR and portrait mode. The camera seems to be missing OIS. But it comes with electronic image stabilization to ensure good video quality.
The Oppo F9 has a 16 MP + 2 MP double rear camera. The lenses have a diaphragm of f / 1.85. On the front of the device there is a 16 MP, f / 2.0 aperture camera for AI supported selfies. It also offers AI HDR for better photography in low light.
Nokia 6.1 Plus vs Mi A2 vs Oppo F9: battery, operating system
The Nokia 6.1 Plus has a 3.060mAh battery. The battery seems a bit small, but supports Quick Charge 3.0. The smartphone executes standard Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box.
The Xiaomi Mi A2 comes with a 3.010mAh battery, which also seems quite small. However, the device comes with support for Quick Charge 4.0, fast charging, exclusively for the Indian market. The Xiaomi Mi A2 comes with Android 8.0 Oreo OS. Incidentally, the Nokia 6.1 Plus and Mi A2 are Android One devices. This means that they can get Android 9.0 Pie earlier than ever before than other devices.
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The Oppo F9 has the largest battery in the group. It has a 3,500mAh battery. Strangely enough, only the Oppo F9 Pro, and not the Oppo F9, supports the powerful VOOC Charging. The smartphone works standard on Android 8.1 Oreo-based ColorOS 5.2.
Nokia 6.1 Plus vs Mi A2 vs.. Oppo F9: Judgment
The Nokia 6.1 Plus and the Xiaomi Mi A2 are very similarly priced smartphones. In addition, they come with a purely Android operating system. These Android One smartphones will receive the latest security updates and will also be updated earlier to Android 9 Pie than other custom Android versions, such as those on the Oppo F9.
The Oppo F9, however, exceeds the Nokia 6.1 Plus and the Xiaomi Mi A2 in a few areas. It packs a larger display with the beautiful water drop design. It also has the largest battery in the group, but lacks a fast charge technology. The Xiaomi Mi A2 shines in the imaging department with its 12 MP + 20MP rear camera and the 20MP front camera. Meanwhile, Nokia fans have a great device at an attractive price.