A few days ago, Nokia launched a brand new device, the Nokia C1, focused on the budget segment. The Redmi Go which was launched last month is similarly focused on budget-oriented buyers. Let’s take a look at how do they compare to each other.
|Specifications||Redmi Go||Nokia C1|
|Dimensions||140.4 x 70.1 x 8.4 mm|
|147.6 x 71.4 x 8.7 mm
|Software||Android 8.1 Oreo (Go edition)||Android 9.0 Pie (Go edition)|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 425, CPU: Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53||MediaTek Helio A22,
CPU: Quad-core 1.3 GHz
|RAM and storage||8GB 1GB RAM, 16GB 1GB RAM, |
microSDXC (dedicated slot)
|16GB 1GB RAM,
microSDXC (dedicated slot)
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh||Removable Li-Ion 2500 mAh battery|
|Display||5.0 inches, 720 x 1280 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~296 PPI density)||5.45 inches, 480 x 960 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~197 PPI density)|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2|
|Ports||MicroUSB, dual SIM slots, 3.5mm headphone jack||MicroUSB, dual SIM slots, 3.5mm headphone jack|
|Network||2G, 3G, 4G LTE||2G, 3G|
|Camera||Main: 8 MP, f/2.0, LED flash|
Selfie: 5 MP, f/2.2
|Main: 5MP, f/2.4, LED flash
Selfie: 5MP, LED flash
|Price||Rs.7,499/- (8GB) and Rs.7,999/- (16GB)||Rs.6,499/-|
Speaking of the design, both the devices come in a well-built plastic which is understandable in this price range. However, Redmi Go is more compact of the two devices because of its smaller screen and a tad lighter weight. On the other hand, the Nokia C1 has thinner bezels and a better screen to body ratio which gives the device a premium look. The screen protection on both devices is not specified by the manufacturers.
Taking a look at the display, the choice is between the size and quality The Redmi Go features a 5.0-inch display at 720 x 1280 pixels, 16:9 ratio, and 296 PPI density which is a good quality screen limited by its size. On the other hand, The Nokia C1 has a 5.45-inch display at 480 x 960 pixels, 18:9 ratio, and 197 PPI density. This screen is bigger in comparison to Redmi Go but the lower resolution means it looses on quality.
The camera setup of both devices is similar, with a single camera at the rear and front of the devices. However, the similarities end there. The Redmi Go features an 8 MP, f/2.0 as the main camera and a 5 MP, f/2.2 selfie camera. Compared to this, the Nokia C1 has a 5MP sensor as the main camera and another 5MP for the selfie camera. So, on paper, the Redmi Go is equipped with a better set of cameras.
Specs and Software:
Specification wise, the Nokia C1 packs MediaTek Helio A22( Quad-core 1.3 GHz CPU) along with 1GM of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, running on a 2500 mAh battery. On the other hand, the Redmi Go is equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 ( Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU) along with 1 GB of RAM and 8GB or 16GB of storage depending on the variant you buy. This device equips a 3000 mAh battery which is a tad larger than Nokia C1. Speaking of the software, the Nokia C1 runs on Android 9.0 Pie (Go edition) whereas the Redmi go runs on Android 8.1 Oreo (Go edition). So, here you Nokia C1 takes a lead with a newer more powerful hardware and the latest software.
Both devices are focused on the budget segment where the pricing of the device matters a lot. Here, the Nokia C1 takes the edge, it is cheaper of the two devices and is priced at Rs.6,499/-. Whereas the Redmi Go is a bit expensive at Rs.7,499/- for *GB variant and Rs.7,999/- for the 16 GB variant.
- High-resolution display
- Higher Resolution Main Camera
- Bigger Battery
- Runs on older hardware and software
- Priced Higher
- Bigger Display
- Powerful CPU
- Runs Latest Software
- Cheaper Price
- Small Battery
- Low-Resolution Screen