Jhonel Valencia asks, “Which should I pick: Nokia 6 or Huawei GR5(2017) or Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X?“
This is another three-way battle between different reputable smartphone brands.
The Nokia 6 is one of the top contenders in mid-range smartphones. It has a 5.5” IPS LCD display with 1920 x 1080 resolution, a Snapdragon 430 chipset, 64GB internal storage, 4GB RAM, 16MP Phase Detection Auto-Focus (PDAF) rear camera with dual-tone flash, 8MP front camera, and a 3000mAh battery to power up the smartphone.
The Huawei GR5 2017 has been one of the readers’ favorites when it comes to smartphone comparisons. It has a 5.5” IPS LCD display with 1920 x 1080 resolution, a HiSilicon Kirin 655 chipset, 32GB internal storage, 3GB RAM, 12MP/2MP dual rear-cameras, 8MP wide-angle front camera, and a 3,340mAh battery.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X is one of our readers’ favorites in terms of choosing a good mid-tier smartphone. It has a 5.5“ Full HD display with 1920 x 1080 resolution, a Snapdragon 625 chipset, 32GB internal storage, 3GB RAM, 13MP PDAF rear camera with dual-LED flash, 5MP front camera, and a whopping 4100mAh fast-charging battery to power up the smartphone.
Here are their detailed specs.
|Nokia 6||Huawei GR5 (2017)||Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X|
|Display||5.5-inch IPS LCD @ 1920 x 1080 pixels||5.5-inch IPS LCD display @ 1920 x 1080 pixels||5.5-inch Full HD display @ 1920 x 1080|
|CPU||Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 1.4GHz octa-core processor||HiSilicon Kirin 655 2.1GHz octa-core processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor|
|GPU||Adreno 505||Mali-T830 MP2||Adreno 506|
|Memory||– 64GB internal storage|
– 4GB RAM
|– 32GB internal storage|
– 3GB RAM
|– 32GB internal storage|
– 3GB RAM
|Camera||– 16MP PDAF rear camera w/ dual-tone flash|
– 8MP front-facing camera
|– Dual rear cameras (12MP/2MP)|
– 8MP wide-angle front camera
|– 13MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, dual-LED flash|
– 5MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture
|Battery||3,000mAh battery with fast charging||3,340mAh Li-Ion battery||4100mAh battery with fast-charging|
|OS||Android 7.0 Nougat||EMUI 4.1 (Android 6 Marshmallow)||MIUI 8 (Android 6 Marshmallow)|
Here are each smartphone’s advantages:
+ Largest internal storage
+ Largest RAM
+ Android 7.0 Nougat
+ Highest rear camera Megapixel value
Huawei GR5 2017
+ Dual rear cameras
+ Wide angle front camera
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X
+ Best performing CPU
+ Largest battery with fast charging capabilities
Below is a detailed comparison for each specs department.
+ All have the same Full HD resolution.
+ All have the same screen size of 5.5-inches.
+ Nokia 6 and Huawei GR5 (2017) are both IPS LCD displays.
CPU and GPU performance
+ Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X has the best CPU and GPU performance.
+ Huawei GR5 (2017) has a better CPU and GPU performance than Nokia 6.
+ Nokia 6 has the largest internal memory and RAM.
= Huawei GR5 2017 and Nokia 6 have the same internal memory and RAM.
+ Nokia 6 has the highest camera Megapixel value.
= Nokia 6 and Huawei GR5 2017 has the same camera quality in terms of Megapixel value.
+ Huawei GR5 2017 has dual rear cameras.
= Nokia 6 and Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X both have dual flash.
+ Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X has the largest battery.
+ Nokia 6 has a stock Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box.
These 3 smartphones are all good mid-tier devices. The Nokia 6 has a solid build quality and has balanced specs. However, it fell short in the CPU department receiving the lowest chipset among the 3, but it makes up for its internal memory and RAM advantage.
For the Huawei GR5 2017, it is notable for having a dual-rear camera which definitely produces good quality images but it fell short in the battery department. It does not have any fast charging if compared to the other 2 smartphones which have fast-charging capabilities.
As for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X, it has the best performing CPU and GPU which make up for its lesser internal memory and RAM than the Nokia 6. It also has the upper ground with its 4100mAh battery.
Now, for the verdict. We will be looking at the overall performance and price of the smartphones to decide which is the winner of this battle. Nokia 6 is priced at Php11,990 (see price listing here), the Huawei GR5 2017 is at Php11,990 (see price listing here), and the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X is at Php7,499 (see price listing here). From the price alone, Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X is the most affordable of them all. For the overall performance, we would go with the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X since it has the best CPU, GPU, battery performance. The Nokia 6 would go in second even though it has the largest internal memory and RAM. Huawei GR5 (2017) would be put in the last place in this comparison. Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X has one problem though, it does not have any physical stores yet here in the Philippines so warranty and repairs would be hard to find but, if you don’t have any problems with it, then you can go for choosing this smartphone.
Got the Nokia 6
First off the processor is pretty good. I hardly noticed any lag. People commented about how it’s an old Snapdragon 430 but the 3GB of RAM is helpful and unless you’re into really intense expensive gaming this is a non issue. It also runs stock android. I’m coming from a Nexus 6 so the transition was seamless. Also I activated developer options so it’s even optimizer further. It’s true that it’s built like a tank. Very nice looks. It has a premium feel. 2 gripes though. Fingerprint scanner should be clickable and placed higher. White one looks really really good I should have gotten that instead of the blue one.
hindi po dual leica rear camera ang gr5 2017