Nokia 2 vs. Xiaomi Redmi 4: Which one wins the cheapest smartphone war?

Nokia 2 vs Xiaomi Redmi 4

In the last one month, both Xiaomi and Nokia, have come up with probably the cheapest smartphones ever and both the phones bank on great features. Nokia 2 boasts of a huge battery which apparently can last up to two days. Nokia 2 runs on Android Nougat with an in-built Google Assistant making it a high performing Smartphone. Redmi 4 and Y1 are a great competition to Nokia 2, they are the cheapest phones launched by Xioami. Let’s compare both the phones and decide which one is best for you:

Design and Built

Irrespective of their price, both the phones have a premium look. In terms of design Nokia 2 wins from Redmi 4 as it has a polycarbonate back frame made of 6000 aluminum series, the back is removable but it gives a better feel.

Redmi 4 on the other hand, is entirely made of metal. A 2.5D glass on the front and round edges enhance its look. If you care about design Nokia 2 is the phone you should choose.

The overall built of both the phones is similar but the Nokia 2 lags the fingerprint sensor which Redmi 4 has.


Nokia 2 and Redmi 4 have almost similar display features. Both the phones have a 5-inch, 720p panel which is the best in this price range. Nokia 2 has Gorilla glass 3, which Redmi 4 lacks.

Processor & storage

Honestly, Nokia 2 does not have attracting specifications and at this price its justified. Nokia 2 has got Snapdragon 212 processor and 1 GB RAM. On the other hand, Redmi 4 is powered by Snapdragon 430 processor with 2GB RAM. Talking about the internal storage Nokia 2 offers 8 GB internal memory and Redmi 4 has 16GB of internal memory, both the devices offer this via microSD card. Redmi4 wins this race.


Nokia 2 wins the race in the software section as it runs on Android 7.1 Nougat and icing on the cake is Android 8.0 oreo update will be available on the phone in the next coming weeks. We wait to see how the phone will perform. Android fans will be disappointed by the fact that Redmi 4 runs on Xiaomi’s own custom MIUI. But the MIUI 9 provides more Android like features and is clean.


On the camera front, Redmi 4 offers a 15-megapixel rear camera with autofocus and LED flash along with a 5-megapixel front camera. The Nokia 2 has an 8-megapixel camera with LED flash and autofocus accompanied by a 5-megapixel front selfie camera.


Nokia 2 offers a two-day battery but the actual battery capacity is same for both the devices. Redmi 4 and Nokia 2 have a 4100mAh battery. However, Nokia 2 offers some more battery saving tricks like the Snapdragon 212 processor and LTPS high contrast display. Also, Redmi 4 has a battery life of 1.5 days. Both the devices have same battery specifications.


Nokia 2 has been priced at RS 6999 and will go on sale from 24th November on all leading retail stores all over India. The phone is available in three colors – Pewter/Black, Cooper/Black, and Pewter/White.

Redmi 4 has three different variants- 2 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage for RS. 6999. 3 GB RAM with 32 GB internal storage for RS.8999 and 4GB RAM with 64 GB internal storage for RS.10, 999. It is available in black and gold colors.