Nokia 6 Versus Xiaomi Mi A1- Which One To Buy & Why


September has been a surprising month for Smartphone lovers. Nokia and Xiaomi are back with their latest smart phones. Xioami launched its first ever Android one Smartphone-Xiaomi Mi A1 in India on 5th September’17 and Nokia 6 became available on Amazon flash sale from 7th September’17. This month is going to be very tough for buyers because they have to make choice between two very latest and reasonably priced smart phones . There are some key specifications which you can keep in mind while making choice between these two smart phones.

Display and Price

Both Nokia6 and  Mi A1 has wide 5.5” large screen display with Full HD and sharp displays. Nokia has priced it Rs. 14,999/- and Xioami has also priced it the same as Nokia 6. Xiaomi comes with full metal body with round edges and Nokia 6 is also all metal and carved with chamfered edges. In terms of design both these handsets are equally good.

Operating System and Internal Storage

 Xioami Mi A1 uses 7.1.2 Nougat Android OS  and as it is first Android One based handset it will ensure clean interface, bug fix and Updates.Nokia runs on Android 7.1.2 Nougat and it has made some changes in Android OS to give it a different look and customization. Nokia 6 and Mi A1 both are  powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon but nokia comes with 3GB RAM and 32 GB Internal storage where internal storage is expandable upto 128GB. Mi A1, comes with bigger storage space of 64 GB which is expandable upto 128 GB via a hybrid memorycard and 4 GB RAM. If you want huge storage space and better RAM then Xiaomi stands firm than Nokia 6.


Mi A1 has dual camera setup in rear-12MP+12 MP one is for wide angle and another one is for Zoom control. It offers zoom just like Iphone7 resulting the clearer and crisp pictures.It has 5 megapixels front camera. Nokia 6 comes with 16 Megapixels rear camera and 8 megapixels front camera but front camera has no flashlight.Camera specs says that you will get better pictures with Mi A1 than Nokia 6.


Battery is very important aspect which needs to keep in mind while buying a smartphone. Nokia 6 has 3,000 mAh battery where Mi 41 has 3080mAh battery to give you a full day use with single charge. It’s battery is also fast charge features with Mi A1 charger but Nokia lags here in this comparison also because of less RAM than Mi A1.


Nokia  6 and Xiaomi Mi A1 both are reasonably priced and well equipped with all latest specs. Nokia has a legacy which can make nokia lovers ignore some minor drawbacks but if you are fond of camera and need good storage in your phone Xiaomi MiA1 is surely a good purchase for you.