Phone Comparison.

Which one is better? Nokia 8.1 or Xiaomi Redmi Y3?

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Nokia 8.1 vs Xiaomi Redmi Y3

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Launch

Xiaomi Redmi Y3 is newer than Nokia 8.1. Nokia 8.1 was announced on 10th December 2018 whereas the Xiaomi Redmi Y3 was announced on 24th April 2019. There is a chance that you will get less frequent updates on Nokia 8.1.

Price

Nokia 8.1 is cheaper than Xiaomi Redmi Y3. Current selling price of Nokia 8.1 is ₹14,969.00 whereas current selling price of Xiaomi Redmi Y3 is ₹8,468.00. Price difference is -₹6,501.00 between the lowest specs version of both these phone.

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Display

Both Nokia 8.1 & Xiaomi Redmi Y3 has IPS LCD display.

Nokia 8.1 has smaller screen (6.18 inches) than Xiaomi Redmi Y3 (6.26 inches). It is a choice of preference. Some users like small screen while some like large screen. It completely depends upon your choice.

Nokia 8.1 has a better display resolution of 2246x1080 inches than Xiaomi Redmi Y3 (1520x720 inches).

Xiaomi Redmi Y3 has more screen to body ratio (86.8 %%) than Nokia 8.1 (82.03%).

Nokia 8.1 has better screen density (403ppi) than Xiaomi Redmi Y3 (269ppi). It means the display is more clear on Nokia 8.1.

Xiaomi Redmi Y3 has more screen aspect ratio (19:9) than Nokia 8.1 (18.7:9). It is a matter of personal choice.

Xiaomi Redmi Y3 has better screen protection (Corning Gorilla Glass 5) than Nokia 8.1 (NEG Dinorex).

Both phones does not support "Always On Display".

Both phones does not support "DCI-P3".

Nokia 8.1 does support "HDR" display whereas Xiaomi Redmi Y3 does not.

Both phones does not support "True Tone" display.

Nokia 8.1 does come with "Widevine L1" certification whereas Xiaomi Redmi Y3 does not.

Camera

Rear - Main

Both phones have the same resolution of 12 megapixels.

Nokia 8.1 has better aperture of 1.8 than Xiaomi Redmi Y3's 2.2. It means Xiaomi Redmi Y3 will perform better in low light.

Nokia 8.1 has better pixel size of 1.4 than Xiaomi Redmi Y3 which comes with 1.25 pixel size. Higher pixel size means higher picture clarity.

Nokia 8.1 supports OIS whereas Xiaomi Redmi Y3 does not.

Both the phones support EIS.

Front - Selfie

Xiaomi Redmi Y3 has better resolution of 32 megapixels than Nokia 8.1 which comes with 20 megapixels.

Nokia 8.1 has better aperture of 2 than Xiaomi Redmi Y3's 2.2. It means Xiaomi Redmi Y3 will perform better in low light.

Xiaomi Redmi Y3 has better pixel size of 1.6 than Nokia 8.1 which comes with 0.9 pizel size. Higher pixel size means higher picture clarity.

Xiaomi Redmi Y3 supports EIS whereas Nokia 8.1 does not.

Memory (RAM)

Both phones offers 2 RAM options.

Nokia 8.1 offers upto 6GB RAM whereas Xiaomi Redmi Y3 offers only upto 4GB.

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Storage

Internal

Both phones offer 2 storage options.

Nokia 8.1 offers upto 128GB whereas Xiaomi Redmi Y3 offers only upto 64GB.

External

Xiaomi Redmi Y3 supports upto 512GB whereas Nokia 8.1 supports only upto 400GB.

Xiaomi Redmi Y3 supports dedicated slot for exteral storage whereas Nokia 8.1 does not.

Both phones support USB OTG.

Battery

Xiaomi Redmi Y3 offers more battery (4000 mAh) than Nokia 8.1 (3500 mAh).

Xiaomi Redmi Y3 uses better battery technology (Lithium Polymer (Li-pol)) than Nokia 8.1 (Lithium-ion (Li-ion)).

Nokia 8.1 supports quick charging (18W Fast Charging) whereas Xiaomi Redmi Y3 does not.

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Build

Dimensions

Nokia 8.1 dimensions are 154.8mm x 75.8mm x 7.97mm. Xiaomi Redmi Y3 dimensions are 158.73mm x 75.58mm x 8.47mm.

Nokia 8.1 is shorter than Xiaomi Redmi Y3 but Nokia 8.1 is wider.

This is a personal preference as some people prefer small phones whereas some other prefer big phones.

Thickness

Nokia 8.1 is 7.97mm thick whereas Xiaomi Redmi Y3 is 8.47mm thick. Nokia 8.1 is thinner than Xiaomi Redmi Y3.

Weight

Both phones are similar in weight (180 grams).

Material

Nokia 8.1 uses better material (Glass back & Aluminium frame) than Xiaomi Redmi Y3 (Plastic back & Plastic frame).

USB Port & USB Standard

Nokia 8.1 comes with Type C 1.0 port whereas Xiaomi Redmi Y3 comes with Micro USB port.

Both phones support USB 2.0 standard.

Water Resistant

Both phones are not water resistant.

Splash Resistant

Xiaomi Redmi Y3 is splash resistant whereas Nokia 8.1 is not.

Dust Resistant

Both phones are not dust resistant.

Notification Light

Notification light is not present on both the phones.

SIM Slots

Both phones support 2 SIM slots.

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Sound

Microphones

Nokia 8.1 has 1 microphones whereas Xiaomi Redmi Y3 has 2 microphones.

LDAC

Both phones does not support LDAC.

hiDAC

Both phones does not support hiDAC.

Quad-DAC

Both phones does not support Quad-DAC.

Stereo Speakers

Both phones does not support stereo speakers.

Headphone Jack

Both phones support headphone jack.

Network

Bluetooth

Nokia 8.1 comes with bluetooth v5.0 whereas Xiaomi Redmi Y3 comes with bluetooth v5.0.

GPS

Both phones support GPS.

NFC

Nokia 8.1 does support NFC whereas Xiaomi Redmi Y3 does not.

FM Radio

Both phones does not support FM Radio.

IR Blaster

Xiaomi Redmi Y3 does support IR Blaster whereas Nokia 8.1 does not.

5G

Both phones does not support 5G.

VoLTE

Both phones support dual VoLTE.

Platform

Both phones come with Android version 9.

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Final Verdict

Winner is Nokia 8.1 with 17 points. Xiaomi Redmi Y3 scored 13 points.