Xiaomi Redmi 5A vs Nokia 3: The Entry-Level Comparison

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Usually, we show you comparisons between flagship Xiaomi phones and the best flagships from other brands, but today we want to show you a comparison between entry-level devices: Xiaomi Redmi 5A vs Nokia 3. These phones are among the cheapest one you can actually buy, they can be purchased at a very low price and they are the best choice if you have an incredibly low budget. Let’s see which one is better.

Xiaomi Redmi 5A vs Nokia 3: Design

xiaomi redmi 5a vs nokia 3

The design is one of the main focuses of Xiaomi for the Redmi 5A, which is better than its opponent under this point of view. It has a full metal unibody design just like premium phones, it is sturdy and resistant. Nokia 3 has a plastic back cover which is cheaper to realize and less resistant to drops.

Xiaomi Redmi 5A vs Nokia 3: Display

The displays from these phones are very similar. Both the devices have a 5 inch panel with an HD resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. Both are IPS panels, so they both have good viewing angles and also a nice brightness. Due to some problems of reactivity with the touch screen technology, we prefer Xiaomi Redmi 5A.

Xiaomi Redmi 5A vs Nokia 3: Hardware

Xiaomi Redmi 5A comes with a quad core Snapdragon 425 SoC by Qualcomm, paired with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage. Nokia 3 has a quad core MediaTek MT6737 SoC with a max frequency of 1.4 GHz, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB ROM. Xiaomi Redmi 5A wins because it has a processor which performs better, it is smoother and faster.

Xiaomi Redmi 5A vs Nokia 3: Camera

We do not want to choose a winner in terms of cameras. Xiaomi Redmi 5A has a better rear camera with a resolution of 13 MP (while the opponent has an 8 MP camera) and a higher detail, but Nokia 3 has a better selfie camera with a resolution of 8 MP. Who is the winner? It depends on your preferences: do you prefer normal photos or selfies?

Xiaomi Redmi 5A vs Nokia 3: Battery

Xiaomi Redmi 5A lasts much more than its opponent with its battery that has a capacity of 3000 mAh and its SoC that guarantees a low energy consumption. Nokia 3 has a battery with a capacity of 2630 mAh, it lasts less but its battery life is still very good if we consider that we are talking about a very cheap phone.

Xiaomi Redmi 5A vs Nokia 3: Price

Xiaomi Redmi 5A wins this comparison: it has a much better design, better performances and also a longer battery life. Furtherly, this phone is going to be sold at an even lower price than the one of Nokia 3. While you can actually find Nokia 3 with a price tag of about 130 dollars, Redmi 5A is probably going to cost 110 dollars or even less. Just a thing: Nokia 3 has a stock Android version while Redmi 5A has MIUI.