Xiaomi launched its first Android One smartphone – Mi A1 – in India on Tuesday. The Xiaomi Mi A1 offers a stock android experience to users and the handset is been developed in collaboration with Google, so it is optimised with Google services. Since the highlight feature of the smartphone is its dual rear cameras.
If you are wondering whether Xiaomi Mi A1 is the perfect for buying in Mid-Range Segment, this article comparing the new Xiaomi Handset with other competitors in the same price segment like Nokia 6, Moto G5S and Lenovo K8 Note.
Xiaomi Mi A1 vs Nokia 6 vs Moto G5S Plus vs Lenovo K8 Note: Features compared
The new Xiaomi Mi A1 offers a stock Android experience and is an enhancement for Google services such as Assistant and Photos. The handset is secure through Google Play Protect feature and will receive timely Android updates with promises for both Android O and Android P as soon it arrives.
Some of the features of the Mi A1 include a metal unibody design, 2.5D curved glass, and a fingerprint sensor at the back. The smartphone also offers an IR blaster, and several audio enhancements – a 10V smart power amplifier, DHS Audio Calibration Algorithm, and support for high impedance headphones.
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The Nokia 6 smartphone features a 6000-series aluminium unibody design, dual speakers with Dolby Atmos audio, and a fingerprint sensor also. It offers nearly stock Android experience and HMD Global has guaranteed that the smartphone will receive Android 8.0 Oreo update in future.
Moto G5S Plus has a metal unibody design and comes with a fingerprint sensor embedded in its home button. It features water-repellent nanocoating that makes it splash-proof. The Moto G5S Plus is embedded with TurboPower charger for fast charging.
See Also: Lenovo K8 Plus
The Lenovo K8 Note comes with features like splash-resistance, water-repellent nano coating on the metal body which is 5000-series aluminium and offers stock Android 7.1.1.
Nokia 6 is the only handset which does not feature a dual camera setup out of the four. Xiaomi Mi A1, Moto G5S Plus, and Lenovo K8 Note feature dual camera setups at their backs.
Xiaomi Mi A1 vs Nokia 6 Moto G5S Plus vs Lenovo K8 Note: Specifications comparison
All the 4 smartphones offer Dual-Sim and run on various versions of Android 7.1(Nougat). The details are discussed below:
Xiaomi Mi A1: The Xiaomi Mi A1 is a dual-SIM smartphone which runs Android 7.1.2 Nougat. A1 comes with a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display. It is packed with an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC coupled with 4GB of RAM.
The Xiaomi Mi A1 comes with 64GB of inbuilt storage, which is expandable via microSD card up to 128GB in a hybrid dual-SIM configuration.
It draws power from a 3080mAh battery. In terms of camera, the smartphone offers dual rear camera setup and has two 12-MP sensors, of which one features a wide-angle lens with a 1.25-micron pixel sensor and f/2.2 aperture, and the other having a telephoto lens with 1-micron pixel sensor, a f/2.6 aperture, and is capable of producing 2x optical zoom.The smartphone comes with a 5-MP front camera with a real-time beautification mode.
Nokia 6: The Nokia 6 smartphone comes with dual-SIM and runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat. It sports a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) IPS display. It is packed with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC paired with 3GB of RAM. The smartphone comes with 32GB of inbuilt storage, which is expandable via microSD card up to 128GB. It draws power from a 3000mAh battery.
In terms of camera, the smartphone offers a 16-MP primary rear camera with features like PDAF, a f/2.0 aperture, a 1-micron pixel sensor, and dual-tone LED flash. The Nokia 6 comes with an 8-MP autofocus front camera with a f/2.0 aperture and an 84-degree wide-angle lens for selfies.
Moto G5S Plus: The Moto G5S Plus is a Dual-Sim smartphone that runs on Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box. It sports a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) IPS LCD display.
The Moto G5S Plus is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core SoC clocked at 2GHz paired with 4GB of RAM.The Moto G5S Plus bears 64GB of inbuilt storage, expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB). The handset draws power from a 3000mAh battery.
In terms of camera, the smartphone offers a dual rear camera setup with two 13-MP sensors with a f/2.0 aperture, depth editing software, and colour correcting dual-LED flash. On the front, it comes with an 8-MP sensor with a f/2.0 aperture, wide-angle lens, and an LED flash.
Lenovo K8 Note: The Lenovo K8 Note is a dual-SIM smartphone that runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat. It sports a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display. The Lenovo K8 Note is powered by a deca-core MediaTek MT6797 SoC with four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.4GHz, four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.85GHz, and two Cortex-A72 cores clocked at 2.3GHz.
It offers of two variants having 3GB of RAM and 32 GB inbuilt storage or 4GB of RAM and 64 GB inbuilt storage. Storage is further expandable up to 128 GB via microSD card.
In terms of camera, the smartphone offers a dual camera setup on the back, having a 13-MP primary sensor that is accompanied a 5-MP depth sensor, enabling the smartphone to capture depth-of-field effects like Bokeh. On the front, it comes a 13-megapixel camera with an LED flash module for selfies.
Considering specifications, the Xiaomi Mi A1 tops the list, followed closely by the Moto G5S Plus – which trails only in terms of Android version and battery size. Further followed by Lenovo K8 Note and Nokia 6.
Xiaomi Mi A1 vs Nokia 6 vs Moto G5S Plus vs Lenovo K8 Note: Price comparison
Talking about the pricing of the smartphones, Both the Xiaomi Mi A1 and Nokia 6 are priced at Rs. 14,999 in India. While Moto G5S and Lenovo K8 Note are priced at Rs. 15,999 and Rs. 12,999 respectively. If pricing is considered Lenovo K8 Note is the cheapest one you can buy.
See Also: Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Xiaomi Mi A1 vs Nokia 6 vs Moto G5S Plus vs Lenovo K8 Note: Buying Guide
In terms of paper information, the Xiaomi Mi A1 seems very similar to Moto G5S Plus, with the Lenovo K8 Note and the Nokia 6 quite far behind. Both Mi A1 and G5S Plus offer near stock Android with a minor customization. At last, it’s very hard to choose between the two smartphones, and you can see the detailed Specification sheet of the Xiaomi Mi A1, Moto G5S Plus, Nokia 6 and Lenovo K8 Note. Stay tuned.