Xiaomi Mi Play vs Nokia 5.1 Plus comparison – finding the right one

After lots of leaks, yesterday finally Xiaomi launched their budget segment smartphone in China, which is Xiaomi Mi Play. On the other hand, Nokia had already launched their budget smartphone couple of weeks ago, which was Nokia 5.1 Plus. Both smartphones come in the same price range. In today’s post, we are going to help you to decide which smartphone is best for you. So let’s start what we think about these two smartphones.

Display:

  • Xiaomi Mi Play comes with 5.84-inch FullHD+ U shaped Notch with (1080 x 2280 pixels) resolutions, with 432 PPI.
  • On the other hand, Nokia 5.1 plus comes with 5.86-inch HD+ 2.5D curved glass with rectangle Notch display, 19:9 aspect ratio with (720 x 1520 pixels) resolutions.

In the Display section, Xiaomi Mi play is the clear winner with FullHD+ display.

Xiaomi Mi Play

Processor and GPU:

  • Xiaomi Mi Play comes with 2.3GHz MediaTek Helio P35 12nm octa-core processor, with IMG GE8320 GPU, which is clocked at 680MHz.
  • Whereas, Nokia 5.1 Plus comes with MediaTek Helio P60 12nm octa-core processor, with ARM Mali G-72 MP3 GPU, which is clocked at 800MHz.

In the processor department, Nokia 5.1 Plus is the winner with Helio P60.

Camera:

  • Xiaomi Mi Play has a dual Vertical rear camera setup with LED flash, the primary one is 12MP and the secondary 2MP. And the 8MP front-facing camera for selfie purpose.
  • On the other hand, Nokia 5.1 comes with a dual Vertical rear camera setup with LED flash. The primary one is 13MP with f/2.0 aperture, and the second one is 5MP. And the 8MP front-facing camera with f/2.2 aperture.

Xiaomi Mi Play

Storage:

  • Xiaomi Mi Play comes in the only variant that is 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage with Hybrid sim slot (SIM 1 + SIM 2/MicroSD)
  • Whereas, Nokia 5.1 Plus also comes in the only variant that is 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage. You can expand storage up to 400GB via MicroSD with Hybrid sim slot (SIM 1 + SIM2/MicroSD)

Battery:

  • Xiaomi Mi Play runs on 3000mAh Li-ion non-removable battery. It comes with USB C type port.
  • Nokia 5.1 Plus runs on 3060mAh Li-ion non-removable battery. It also comes with USB C type port.

Price Color and Availability:

  • Xiaomi Mi Play is priced at 1099 Yuan (Approx rs 11,000). It comes in Twilight Gold, fantasy Blue, and Black colors.
  • Nokia 5.1 Plus is priced at Rs 10,999. It comes in Black, White, and Blue colors. It is exclusively available in Flipkart.

Final Opinion:

If you want

  • Decent display
  • Decent processor
  • Average camera

then go for Xiaomi Mi Play. You aslo need to be from China.

If you want

  • Better processor
  • Better camera
  • Average display

then go for Nokia 5.1 Plus.

Specifications

Xiaomi Mi Play

Nokia 5.1 Plus

Price 4GB + 64GB @Rs 1099Yuan 3GB + 32GB @Rs 10,999
Display 5.84-inch FullHD+ U shaped Notch (1080 x 2280 pixels) resolutions, 432 PPI 5.86-inch HD+ 2.5D curved glass rectangle Notch display, 19:9 aspect ratio (720 x 1520 pixels) resolutions.
Processor 2.3GHz MediaTek Helio P35 12nm octa-core processor MediaTek Helio P60 12nm octa-core processor
GPU IMG GE8320 GPU ARM Mali G-72 MP3 GPU
RAM 4GB 3GB
Storage 64GB 32GB
Rear Camera Dual 12MP + 2MP Dual 13MP + 5MP
Front camera 8MP 8MP
Battery 3000mAh 3060mAh
Color Twilight Gold, fantasy Blue, and Black Black, White, and Blue

 

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