A new HMD Global entry-level went global: the Nokia 3.4. Among the countries in which the new budget phone made its debut, there is India, but the compact Nokia 3.4 has a lot of rivals in the nation. One of them is surely the Realme C15, a best-seller with amazing specifications offered at an incredibly affordable price. Is Nokia still able to compete with one of the fastest-growing brands in the whole tech world? This comparison between Nokia 3.4 and Realme C15 will show you all the main pros and cons of these two budget phones and tell you which one is the most suitable for your needs.
|Nokia 3.4||Realme C15|
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT||161 x 76 x 8.7 mm, 180 g||164.5 x 75.9 x 9.8 mm, 209 g|
|DISPLAY||6.39 inches, 720 x 1560p (HD+), IPS LCD||6.5 inches, 720 x 1600p (HD+), IPS LCD|
|PROCESSOR||Qualcomm Snapdragon 460, octa-core 1.8 GHz||MediaTek Helio G35, octa-core 2.3 GHz|
|MEMORY||4 GB RAM, 64 GB – 3 GB RAM, 64 GB – 3 GB RAM, 32 GB – micro SD dedicated slot||3 GB RAM, 32 GB – 3 GB RAM, 64 GB – 4 GB RAM, 64 GB – 4 GB RAM, 128 GB – micro SD dedicated slot|
|SOFTWARE||Android 10||Android 10, Realme UI|
|CONNECTIVITY||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 5, GPS|
|CAMERA||Triple 13 + 5 + 2 MP
8 MP front camera
|Quad 13 + 8 + 2 + 2 MP, f/2.2 + f/2.3 + f/2.4 + f/2.4
8 MP f/2.0 front camera
|BATTERY||4000 mAh||6000 mAh, fast charging 18W|
|ADDITIONAL FEATURES||Dual SIM slot||Dual SIM slot|
If you want the most modern and original design, then Nokia 3.4 might be a better choice for you. While the Realme C15 comes with a waterdrop notch, the Nokia 3.4 has a punch-hole design making it more futuristic. Further, the design of the back cover is more original with that circular camera module, even though not everyone may like it. Further, the Nokia 3.4 is a more compact phone, it is even thinner and lighter than the Realme C15. Both the handsets feature a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and a plastic unibody design.
The displays of the Nokia 3.4 and Realme C15 are pretty disappointing for those who need great image quality, but you can hardly get better panels with entry-level phones. These handsets feature classic IPS panels with HD+ resolutions. The Nokia 3.4 has a smaller display with a 6.39-inch diagonal, while Realme C15 is bigger with its 6.5-inch display. If you are a power user, the Realme C15 is more comfortable for you, while if you are an average user, you might like the Nokia 3.4 more due to its compact size making it more usable with one hand and better to keep in a pocket.
Specs & Software
The Nokia 3.4 is fueled by the Snapdragon 460 mobile platform, while the Nokia 3.4 has a MediaTek Helio G35 chipset. The Snapdragon 460 is actually more powerful than the Helio G35 and, with both the phones featuring up to 4 GB of RAM, the Nokia 3.4 wins the performance comparison. On the other hand, with the Realme C15, you can get more internal storage: up to 128 GB. The Nokia 3.4 has a user interface close to stock Android which will get supported in the long term just like all the other smartphones released by HMD Global.
The Realme C15 houses a more complete camera department than Nokia 3.4. But there is only one important difference between these two phones’ cameras. We are talking about the 8 MP ultrawide lens with a viewing angle of 119 degrees you can find onboard the Realme C15: you do not get it with the Nokia 3.4. For the rest, they are almost the same: the rear cameras include a 13 MP main sensor and a pair of sensors with 2 MP resolutions for macros and depth. As the selfie camera, you get an 8 MP front snapper.
A key difference between the Realme C15 and Nokia 3.4 is the battery. The former packs a huge 6000 mAh battery which can last more than three days with moderate usage. Nokia 3.4 is still a good battery phone with its 4000 mAh battery, but it can not compete with the Realme C15 which is actually one of the best battery phones out there. Further, the Realme C15 has 18W fast charging, while Nokia 3.4 does not support fast charging.
Realme C15 is available with street prices up to Rs. 8,999 / $124 in India, while Nokia 3.4 costs Rs. 11,999 / $165 in the 4/64 GB configuration. If we exclude the hardware, the software, and the compact dimensions of the Nokia 3.4, the Realme C15 is actually a superior device with its wider display, better camera department, and huge battery with fast charging support.
- Stock Android
- Quick and constant updates
- Good 11 nm chipset
- Worldwide availability
- Smaller battery
- More storage (up to 128 GB)
- Bigger battery
- Wider display
- Fast charging
- Bigger dimensions
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