The pedigrees of the two competing brands couldn’t be more different. Once the emperor of the smartphone industry, Nokia had faded into oblivion for many years until recently. The Google Android One, on the other hand, is a low-cost line of consumer electronics devices including mobile phones that run the Android OS developed mostly for consumers in the developing world. Google describes the Android One line of products as a movement to bring low-cost smartphones within the reach of consumers in countries like India, Bangladesh, Pakistan other South Asian countries. The Google Android one is now set to launch in the US and the specs are expected to remain pretty similar. We compare the two budget smartphones below.
Nokia 6 vs Google Android One: Specs and features
The Nokia 6 was introduced early this month and in a stunning display of marketing finesse sold out in a few minutes. The Nokia 6 is presently available only in China but will soon be sold all over the world. The Google Android One is already present in India and will soon be out worldwide. Speaking of the display, the Nokia 6 boasts of 5.50-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 1920 pixels and a PPI of 403 pixels per inch. The Google Android One has a 4.5-inch screen with an 854 x 480-pixel display. The Nokia 6 clearly has a better display.
Under the hood, the Nokia 6 is powered by a 1.1GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor which is mated to 4GB of RAM. The phone packs a sturdy 64GB of internal or native storage that can be expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card. The Google Android One is powered by a not-too-impressive 1.3 GHz MediaTek quad-core processor which is mated to 1GB ofRAM and 4GB of storage which can be expanded up to 32GB via a microSD card slot. The Nokia 6 has much better hardware powering the device.
When it comes to the Nokia 6 vs Google Android One smartphones, no comparison can be complete without the camera features. The Nokia 6 packs a 16MP primary camera dual Tone LED Flash and an 8MP front shooter. The Google Android One, on the other hand, has a 5MP rear camera and a 2MP front camera. The Nokia 6 clearly has much superior camera features. Finally, the Google Android One has a 1700mAh battery while the Nokia 6 carries an incredible 3000mAh battery. Clearly, the Nokia 6 has a better battery life.
Nokia 6 vs Google Android One Price and Verdict
Before we arrive at any conclusion, we must remember that Google’s entire marketing might will be thoroughly used to ensure that the Google Android one is a success. The specs show that the Nokia 6 packs a better bang for the buck, but Google might spring a surprise. The Nokia 6 comes for CNY 1,699 or around Rs 17,000 in China. The Google Android One will launch in India for $200-$300 or between Rs 13,000 and Rs 20,000. Both the smartphones are budget category entrants and will look to woo the millions of consumers who are yet to lay their hands on a decent smartphone. Th relatively modest price coupled with the impressive specs dictate that the Nokia 6 is a better buy. We expect the Nokia 6 to launch in India soon together with an entry-level cousin and a high-end Nokia P1 or Nokia 8 featuring Zeiss optics. Google, too, is planning to release a $100 Android One device. All things considered, the Finnish major HMD, which manufactures smartphones under the Nokia brand, looks like it has a winner on its hands.