Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro vs Meizu M6s vs Nokia 6 (2018): 2018 Mid-Ranger Comparison!

by Michele Ingelido 0

When it comes to mid-range smartphones, Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro, Meizu M6s and Nokia 6 (2018) are among the best options for people who have a low budget. They can offer a user experience which is not incredibly distant from flagships as they are well-balanced in all of their specs. They can take decent photos and provide decent performances along with good battery life, even though the price is very affordable. Seeing that their launch prices do not differ so much, we decided to make a Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro vs Meizu M6s vs Nokia 6 (2018) comparison to help you understand which one has the best value for money.

xiaomi redmi note 5 pro vs meizu m6s vs nokia 6

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro vs Meizu M6s vs Nokia 6 (2018)

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 ProMeizu M6sNokia 6 (2018)
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT158.6 x 75.4 x 8.1 mm, 181 grams152 x 72.5 x 8 mm, 160 grams 148.8 x 75.8 x 8.2 mm, 172 grams
DISPLAY5,99 inches, 1080 x 2160p (Full HD+), 403 ppi, 18:9 ratio, IPS LCD5.7 inches, 720 x 1440p (HD+), 282 ppi, 18:9 ratio, IPS LCD 5.5 inches, 1080 x 1920 pixels, 403 ppi, 16:9 ratio, IPS LCD
PROCESSORQualcomm Snapdragon 636, octa-core 1.8 GHzSamsung Exynos 7872, hexa-core 2 GHzQualcomm Snapdragon 630, octa-core 2.2 GHz
MEMORY3 GB RAM, 32 GB – 4 GB RAM, 64 GB – 6 GB RAM, 64 GB, micro SD slot3 GB RAM, 32 GB – 3 GB RAM, 64 GB – micro SD slot 4 GB RAM, 32 GB – 4 GB RAM, 64 GB, micro SD slot
SOFTWAREAndroid 7.1.2 Nougat, MIUI 9Android 7.0 Nougat, Flyme UI 6.2 Android 7.1.1 Nougat
CONNECTIVITYWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPSWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS
CAMERADual 12 + 5 MP f/2.2 + f/2.0
20 MP front camera
16 MP f/2.0
8 MP front camera
16 MP f/2.0
8 MP front camera
Fast charging 5V / 2A
3000 mAh 18W Fast Charging 3000 mAh, Fast Charging
ADDITIONAL FEATURESHybrid Dual SIM slotHybrid Dual SIM slot Hybrid Dual SIM slot

Each of these handsets has a full metal unibody design with Nokia 6 (2018) looking a bit more elegant and stylish, even though it still has a 16:9 display (the bezels are still optimized!). Besides similar designs, these devices also have similar dimensions, with Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro being slightly bigger due to its bigger 5.99-inch display. When it comes to displays, each one is different from each other and Meizu M6s loses the battle due to its lower resolution. Nokia 6 has a Full HD display with the 16:9 aspect ratio, while the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro has a Full HD+ panel with 18:9 aspect ratio which makes it better to hold. Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro has also a slightly better hardware with its Snapdragon 636 SoC and up to 6 GB RAM, while Meizu M6s and Nokia 6 are similar in terms of performances, even though Nokia 6 is more suitable for multi-tasking because it has 1 GB RAM more.

There are still not enough camera samples to make a decent comparison, but we believe that Nokia 6 may have some value in this sector. In terms of battery life, Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro wins with its monster 4000 mAh unit and a power-efficient Snapdragon 636. If you care about always having the latest Android version, you should choose Nokia 6 (2018) as it will probably the first to get the updates (it is already upgradeable to Oreo unlike the other twos).


READ MORE: Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro First Camera Samples Show Bokeh Effect, Vividly Clear Shots


Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro has been launched in India with a price of €176/$218, Meizu M6s can be found at about €152/$185, Nokia 6 (2018) starts from €184/$230 in China. I would personally pick Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro especially for its longer battery life which is one of the most important feature on a mid-ranger. The difference between prices is minimal and in my opinion, it is not worth saving a bunch of dollars to purchase the lower-end Meizu M6s. But you may like the Nokia 6 (2018) if aesthetics are really important for you, as well as software updates and camera performance.

Which one would you pick?


Which one would you pick?


    Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro vs Meizu M6s vs Nokia 6 (2018): PRO and CONS

    Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro


    • Affordable price
    • Greatest hardware side
    • Big battery
    • Big display


    • Average camera (?)

    Meizu M6s


    • Good SoC
    • Affordable price
    • Compact design
    • Nice power efficiency


    • 720p display


    Nokia 6 (2018)


    • Stunning design
    • Interesting camera
    • Nice hardware
    • Power-efficient


    • Higher price