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Nokia 3 vs Xiaomi Redmi 3s Prime vs Samsung Galaxy J2 Ace vs Coolpad Note 5: Price, Specifications, Design Compared
Highlights
  • Nokia 3 is expected to launch in India soon
  • The smartphone lacks a fingerprint scanner as well
  • Coolpad Note 5 wins in most areas

Nokia has made its comeback globally under HMD Global's supervision, and it is now set to make its big debut in India this quarter. The company is expected to launch Nokia 3, Nokia 5, Nokia 6, and Nokia 3310 (2017) in the market soon, and we look at all the smartphones it is set to compete with.

While comparing these smartphones would require a price tag, a rough estimate can be drawn looking at the European price. We take the Nokia 3 and pit it against smartphones like Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime, Samsung Galaxy J2 Ace, and Coolpad Note 5, to see how the Nokia model fares against the competition in the market.

Nokia 3 vs Xiaomi Redmi 3s Prime vs Samsung Galaxy J2 Ace vs Coolpad Note 5: Price

Nokia 3 price in Europe is EUR 139 (roughly Rs. 9,800), and we can expect the smartphone to launch priced between Rs. 8,000 and Rs. 10,000. In comparison, the Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime, Samsung Galaxy J2 Ace, and Coolpad Note 5 are priced at Rs. 8,999, Rs. 8,490, and Rs. 10,999 respectively. Please note however, that it is tough to compare the Nokia 3 directly with these price tags, as the final price may differ depending on taxes and duties.

Nokia 3 vs Xiaomi Redmi 3s Prime vs Samsung Galaxy J2 Ace vs Coolpad Note 5: Specifications

You can see the detailed Nokia 3 specifications in comparison with Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime, Samsung Galaxy J2 Ace, and Coolpad Note 5 in the table below, but just to point out the big differences, the Coolpad Note 5 has the biggest screen at 5.5-inches (1080x1920 pixels), while the others sport a 5-inch display with lower resolution. Xiaomi and Coolpad both offer Qualcomm Snapdragon processors, while the others, including Nokia 3, are powered by MediaTek processors. Nokia falls behind in memory, RAM, battery, and camera specs as well, with Coolpad coming on top, followed by Xiaomi. However, amongst the four smartphones, Nokia is the only one to offer Android 7.0 Nougat software, while the others run on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.

Nokia 3 vs Xiaomi Redmi 3s Prime vs Samsung Galaxy J2 Ace vs Coolpad Note 5: Design

The Coolpad Note 5 looks the most premium of the lot; however, at this price band, functionality precedes design. The Coolpad Note 5 and Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime support fingerprint scanning, and have mounted the sensor at the back, while Nokia and Samsung smartphones lack the biometric sensor. This could be a big deciding factor among consumers while purchasing a smartphone.

The full comparison of Nokia 3 with Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime, Coolpad Note 5, and Samsung Galaxy J2 Ace can be viewed below:

Nokia 3 vs Samsung Galaxy J2 Ace vs Coolpad Note 5 vs Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime comparison
  Nokia 3 Samsung Galaxy J2 Ace Coolpad Note 5 Xiaomi Redmi 3S Prime
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GENERAL
BrandNokiaSamsungCoolpadXiaomi
Model3Galaxy J2 AceNote 5Redmi 3S Prime
Release dateFebruary 2017January 2017September 2016August 2016
Dimensions (mm)143.40 x 71.40 x 8.48-152.00 x 75.70 x 8.85139.30 x 69.60 x 8.50
Battery capacity (mAh)2630260040104100
Removable batteryNoNoNoNo
ColoursSilver White, Matte Black, Tempered Blue, Copper WhiteGold, Black, SilverRoyal Gold, Space GreyGrey, Silver, Gold
Weight (g)--173.40144.00
DISPLAY
Screen size (inches)5.005.005.505.00
Resolution720x1280 pixels540x960 pixels1080x1920 pixels720x1280 pixels
HARDWARE
Processor1.3GHz quad-core1.4GHz one-core1.5GHz octa-core1.1GHz octa-core
Processor makeMediaTek MT6737MediaTek MT6737TQualcomm Snapdragon 617Qualcomm Snapdragon 430
RAM2GB1.5GB4GB3GB
Internal storage16GB8GB32GB32GB
Expandable storageYesYesYesYes
Expandable storage typemicroSDmicroSDmicroSDmicroSD
Expandable storage up to (GB)12825664128
CAMERA
Rear camera8-megapixel8-megapixel13-megapixel13-megapixel
Rear flashLEDLEDDual LEDLED
Front camera8-megapixel5-megapixel8-megapixel5-megapixel
Front flash-LEDLED-
SOFTWARE
Operating systemAndroid 7.0Android 6.0Android 6.0Android 6.0.1
Skin--Cool UI 8.0MIUI 7
CONNECTIVITY
Wi-Fi standards supported802.11 a/b/g/n/ac802.11 b/g/n802.11 b/g/n-
BluetoothYesNo, v 4.20Yes, v 4.00Yes
NFCNoNoNoNo
USB OTGYesNoYesYes
Number of SIMs2222
Wi-Fi DirectNoYesNoNo
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)NoNoNoNo
SIM 1
SIM TypeMicro-SIM--Micro-SIM
4G/ LTEYesNoYesYes
SIM 2
SIM TypeMicro-SIM--Nano-SIM
4G/ LTEYesNoYesYes
SENSORS
Compass/ MagnetometerNoNoYesYes
Proximity sensorYesYesYesYes
AccelerometerYesYesYesYes
Ambient light sensorYesNoYesYes
GyroscopeYesNoNoYes
BarometerNoNoNoNo
Temperature sensorNoNoNoNo
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Feels solid
  • Stock Android experience
  • Dedicated slots for SIMs and microSD card
  • Bad
  • Average overall performance
  • Camera quality is below par
  • No fingerprint scanner
Display 5.00-inch
Processor MediaTek MT6737
Front Camera 8-megapixel
Rear Camera 8-megapixel
RAM 2GB
Storage 16GB
Battery Capacity 2630mAh
OS Android 7.0
Resolution 720x1280 pixels
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Good design
  • Easy to operate with one hand
  • Impressive battery life
  • Quick fingerprint recognition
  • Bad
  • Hybrid SIM slot
  • Gets a bit warm with camera use
Display 5.00-inch
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 430
Front Camera 5-megapixel
Rear Camera 13-megapixel
RAM 3GB
Storage 32GB
Battery Capacity 4100mAh
OS Android 6.0.1
Resolution 720x1280 pixels
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Tasneem Akolawala Tasneem Akolawala is a Senior Reporter for Gadgets 360. Her reporting expertise encompasses smartphones, wearables, apps, social media, and the overall tech industry. She reports out of Mumbai, and also writes about the ups and downs in the Indian telecom sector. Tasneem can be reached on Twitter at @MuteRiot, and leads, tips, and releases can be sent to tasneema@ndtv.com. More
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