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Nokia 2.3 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 8: Price, specifications, features compared

Nokia 2.3 is official. The new budget Nokia smartphone will compete with the likes of Xiaomi Redmi Note 8.

Nokia 2.3 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Nokia 2.3 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 (HMD Global)

HMD Global earlier this week launched a new smartphone, Nokia 2.3. Targeted at the budget segment, Nokia 2.3 is priced at Eur 109 (8,700 approximately). The phone will be initially available in Egypt followed by wider roll-out. Nokia 2.3 is also expected to come to India where it will compete with the likes of Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 and other under 10,000 phones. Let's compare the two smartphones.

Design and display

Nokia 2.3 comes with a brand new design. The phone sports a 3D nano-textured coating and an aluminium body. It has 6.1-inch HD+ display with a 'selfie notch' on the front.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 doesn't look very different recent Redmi phones as it comes with glass-like finish on the back. On the front, it has a 6.3-inch full HD+ display with a notch housing selfie camera on the front.

Camera

Nokia 2.3 comes with two rear cameras featuring 13-megapixel sensor and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. Xiaomi offers more number of cameras on its Redmi Note 8 - 48-megapixel primary sensor, 8-megapixel ultra wide-angle, 2-megapixel depth sensor, and 2-megapixel macro lens. While Nokia 2.3 has a 5-megapixel selfie camera, Redmi Note 8 comes with a 13-megapixel selfie camera.

Performance, other features

Nokia 2.3 relies on MediaTek Helio A22 chipset which is paired with 2GB of RAM. It packs 32GB of onboard storage with a microSD card slot for up to 400GB expandable storage. It is powered by a 4,000mAh battery with 5W charging. Other key features include dual SIM support, Bluetooth 5.0, 4G LTE, FM radio and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor. The base model has 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage. The phone supports expandable storage up to 512GB via a microSD card. The phone is powered by a 4,000mAh battery and supports 18W fast charging. Other important features include USB Type-C, Bluetooth 5.0, 4G LTE, FM radio and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

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