Nokia 5.3 vs Redmi Note 9 Pro vs Realme 6: Price, specs compared
HMD Global brought the Nokia 5.3 along with more phones to India earlier this week. Nokia 5.3 was first launched earlier this year in March. It comes with a large display, four rear cameras and Android 10.
Nokia 5.3 is priced in the sub- ₹15,000 segment where it faces stiff competition. It's one of the most popular price segments in India with new phones added quite frequently. In the same price range, Nokia 5.3 goes up against the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro and the Realme 6. Here's a comparison between the three phones.
Nokia 5.3 has a slightly dated design in comparison to its rivals. It has a notch on top with a large 6.55-inch HD+ display and a rear fingerprint sensor. Nokia 5.3 also has a Google Assistant button. Its colour options include cyan, sand and charcoal. Redmi Note 9 Pro features a punch-hole display with the camera cutout at the centre. Its display is almost the same as the Nokia 5.3 with a 6.66-inch screen but a higher FHD+ resolution. There's a side-mounted fingerprint sensor on the Redmi Note 9 Pro.
Realme 6 also has a punch-hole display but the camera sits on the left corner. There's a 6.5-inch FHD+ display on the Realme 6. One bonus for the Realme 6 is that it comes with a 90Hz refresh rate. Like the Redmi Note 9 Pro, this one too has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor.
Nokia 5.3 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 processor with up to 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. It also has a 4,000mAh battery. On the software front, Nokia 5.3 runs Android 10 out-of-the-box. The Redmi Note 9 Pro has a notably faster processor which is the Snapdragon 720G. It also packs a bigger 5,020mAH battery with 18W fast charging support. The smartphone offers up to 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.
Realme 6 runs on MediaTek's Helio G90T chipset paired with up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. It is fuelled by a 4,300mAh battery with support for 30W fast charging speed. Redmi Note 9 Pro and Realme 6 also run on Android 10 but with custom OS layered on top.
The quad camera setup on the Nokia 5.3 features a 13-megapixel primary sensor, 2-megapixel depth sensor, 5-megapixel ultra-wide angle lens and 2-megapixel macro sensor. For selfies, there's an 8-megapixel front camera. The Redmi Note 9 Pro's quad camera setup has a 48-megapixel primary sensor, 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens, 5-megapixel macro sensor and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. It sports a 16-megapixel camera for selfies.
Realme 6 boasts a 64-megapixel primary camera which is accompanied by an 8-megapixel ultra wide-angle lens, B&W portrait lens and a 2-megapixel macro sensor. The smartphone also features a 16-megapixel front camera.
Nokia 5.3 is priced at ₹13,999 for the 4GB+64GB variant, and ₹15,499 for the 6GB+64GB variant. Redmi Note 9 Pro also starts at ₹13,999 for the base model and goes up to ₹16,999. Realme 6 also has the same starting price of ₹13,999.
Based on this comparison, it's quite clear that the Redmi Note 9 Pro and Realme 6 offer better specifications and features at the same price. The Nokia 5.3's only strong point here could be its near-stock Android OS along with guaranteed upgrades.