Nokia 6.1 Plus vs Xiaomi Mi A2: Detailed Comparison

Finally, Nokia 6.1 Plus has made successful land in the Indian mobile market. HMD Global’s new device is a part of Google’s Android One project and that means it will get regularly update directly from the Google. Furthermore, Nokia is also promising at least 2 years of a software update and 3 years of security patch updates. On another side, Xiaomi Mi A2 is also Android One smartphone available right now in the market with quite healthy specifications. So, let us compare both the devices and find out which one is better.

Geekbench Score

Let we start by taking look at the Geekbench scores. Nokia 6.1 Plus device is powered by the Snapdragon 636 chipset whereas the Xioami Mi A2 is powered by the Snapdragon 660 chipset. Just in case if you don’t know, the Snapdragon 660 is the powerful chipset compared to the Snapdragon 636 which is launched by the Qualcomm earlier this year for the budget smartphones to take the performance to the next level without affecting the price tag.

For the Geekbench version 4.2 the chipset performance score is as mentioned below:

Chipset: Single-core | Multi-core

01. Snapdragon 636: 13304943

02. Snapdragon 660: 16175850

So, we can say, winner is Snapdragon 660.


The older Nokia devices were hitting the headlines for their camera performance and still, HMD Global’s Nokia devices delivering the same results. But, on another side, we also cannot say that Xiaomi cameras are not better. They also manage to take better pictures with the Xiaomi’s stock camera application. So, the camera comparison becomes necessary at this point.

Nokia 6.1 Plus device comes with the 16MP rear camera while the Xiaomi Mi A2 comes with the 20MP rear camera. And I guess you may have seen the Xiaomi Mi A2 camera samples which are indeed amazing. Not only in the day, but Mi A2 camera is also better in the low light conditions.

Small Changes / No Changes

Nokia 6.1 Plus and Xiaomi Mi A2, this both devices have same internal components in many departments like both the devices have 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage as well as the internal storage can be expanded via microSD card.

There are some small changes in battery and screen departments. The Nokia 6.1 Plus comes with the 3060 mAh battery while the Mi A2 has 3000 mAh which is not a significant difference. Further, Nokia 6.1 Plus sports on a 5.80-inch display having the resolution of 1080x2280p and Mi A2 has a 5.99-inch display with 1080x2160p.

Detailed Specification Comparison

DeviceNokia 6.1 Plus Xiaomi Mi A2
ChipsetSnapdragon 636Snapdragon 660
Internal Storage64GB
Expandalbe via microSD
Expandalbe via microSD
1080x2280 pixels
1080x2160 pixels
Battery3060 mAh3000 mAh
CameraRear: 16MP
Front: 16MP
Rear: 20MP
Front: 20MP
OSAndroid 8.1Andorid 8.1
Headphone JackYesNo
Dimensions (mm)147.20 x 70.98 x 8.59158.70 x 75.40 x 7.30
Weight (gm)151.00168.00

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