Olympiakos went joint top of its Europa League group after thrashing visiting Astana 4-1 on Thursday, while Panathinaikos wasted a two-goal lead at Standard Liege to draw 2-2 and PAOK lost 2-0 at Qarabag.Two goals by Seba and one each from Diego Figueiras and Tarik Elyounoussi gave the Reds an easy win over the Kazakh team that had pulled one back via Junior Kabananga.Just after Astana made it 3-1 it was reduced to 10 men, as Roger Canas received a second booking.This was a confidence-boosting show by the Piraeus club ahead of the league derby with PAOK on Sunday.Olympiakos has joined APOEL at the top of the pool with six points from three games, as the Cypriot champion went down 3-1 at Young Boys.Panathinaikos’s game was an opportunity missed but a point earned. The Greens led 2-0 thanks to a Victor Ibarbo brace on the 12th and 36th minute, but for a second game in a row in the competition they had a penalty decision go against them.Much as the Greens protested, Polish referee Daniel Stefanski insisted on the penalty he awarded to Standard at the end of the first half and even sent Panathinaikos manager Andrea Stramaccioni to the stands for protesting. Edmilson Junior converted the kick and Ishak Belfodil went on to equalize eight minutes from the end.The Greens earned their first point in three games and remain at the bottom of their group.PAOK had a poor performance in Azerbaijan, unlike all other away games it has played this season in Europe.Qarabag saw the chance to upset its visitor and after a goalless first half it struck through Dani Quintana on the 56th and Rahid Amirguliyev three minutes from time.The Azeris are now level on points with PAOK as they both have four. They will battle it out again at Toumba in two weeks’ time.Source: KathimeriniTweetPinShare0 Shares
Xiaomi has just launched the Redmi Note 6 Pro in India. The price of the Redmi phone starts at Rs 13,999, but during its first day sale the phone was up for grabs at a lower price of Rs 12,999. Considering the busy smartphone market in India, the Redmi Note 6 Pro already has a lot of competition. Some of the competitors of the Redmi phone include the Realme 2 Pro, the Nokia 6.1 Plus among others. We at India Today Tech earlier explained how the Redmi Note 6 Pro compares against the Realme 2 Pro , so now it’s time to look at how well the Xiaomi phone compares to the Nokia 6.1 Plus, which is another fabulous phone under Rs 15,000.The way I see it: One is a gorgeous looking phone while the other one is best as far as camera performance is concerned. When the two phones are kept next to each other you’ll notice how beautiful the Nokia 6.1 Plus looks, while the Redmi Note 6 Pro is somewhat bland, sporting the same design that its predecessor Redmi Note 5 Pro had. Yes, the Xiaomi phone does come with a notch and thin bezels. But overall, the design is still the same that we saw in the Redmi Note 5 Pro.Both the Nokia and the Xiaomi phone come with dual rear camera setup followed by a fingerprint sensor next to it, which works fine. Both the phones also come with a notch, which looks pretty neat and well placed. Another similarity between the two phones is in the hardware inside. Both the phones are powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chipset. And then there are differences…advertisementDisplayThe display of both the phones is bright enough both indoors and outdoors. Among the two phones, the Redmi Note 6 Pro sports a bigger display. It comes with a 6.26-inch FullHD+ IPS LCD display with an aspect ratio of 19:9. In comparison, the Nokia 6.1 Plus sports a 5.8-inch FHD+ TFT display. The Nokia phone comes with a resolution of 1080 x 2280 pixels with a 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on top and an aspect ratio of 19:9. I believe both the Nokia 6.1 Plus and the Redmi Note 6 Pro have top quality displays for their price.HardwareBoth the Xiaomi and Nokia phones are powered by the same Qualcomm chipset. The Redmi Note 6 Pro is powered by a 1.8GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor, paired with Adreno 509 GPU. The Nokia 6.1 Plus also packs the same hardware inside. The Redmi Note 6 Pro and the Nokia 6.1 Plus can handle the day-to-day task very easily, be it switching between apps, playing games or multi-tasking.The Redmi Note 6 Pro comes in two variants– 4GB RAM/64GB storage and 6GB RAM/64GB storage, which is expandable by a microSD card of up to 256GB. In comparison, the Nokia 6.1 Plus 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage, expandable by up to 400GB via a microSD card. On performance too, I find the Nokia 6.1 Plus and the Redmi Note 6 Pro evenly matched.CameraThis is one area where the Redmi Note 6 Pro is better than almost all phones in this price segment. With the Redmi Note 6 Pro, Xiaomi brings four cameras to the mainstream segment and both the front and the rear cameras manage to capture detailed pictures with spot on colours. The Redmi phone includes a primary sensor of 12-megapixel with Dual Pixel auto-focus and f/1.9 aperture lens and a secondary sensor of 5-megapixel for depth sensing. This is for the rear camera setup. On the front, the Redmi phone comes packed with a primary sensor of 20-megapixel and a secondary camera with 2-megapixel sensor for portrait selfies. Besides clicking detailed pictures, the Redmi phone is also great with bokehs — aka portrait photos — on both front and back.In comparison, the Nokia 6.1 Plus comes with a dual camera setup on the rear panel, and single camera on the front. The Nokia 6.1 Plus uses a 16-megapixel primary sensor with f/2.0 aperture lens and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor with a lens of similar aperture. While on the front, the Nokia phone packs a 16-megapixel sensor, which sits inside a notch. Unlike the Redmi phone, the Nokia 6.1 Plus supports bokeh via software. Both the Redmi and the Nokia phones also come with several unique camera features. The Redmi phone lets users play around with the background of the bokehs and edit portrait shots after they are clicked. Other camera features that the Redmi Note 6 Pro packs are Studio Lighting, Light Trails, among other things. The Nokia 6.1 Plus also comes with camera features like Live Bokeh, beauty, bothie, panorama, AR stickers and manual.advertisementTo sum it up, I believe that when it comes to camera performance, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro is definitely better than the Nokia 6.1 Plus.SoftwareThis is the area where the Nokia 6.1 Plus is a clear winner. Like all other Nokia phones, this one also runs on Google’s Android One program, and that means the phone comes with no unnecessary applications or bloatware. The interface of the software in the Nokia 6.1 Plus is clean and it now runs Android 9 Pie, the latest Android. The Redmi Note 6 Pro, on the other hand, runs the latest MIUI 10 skin based on Android 8.1 Oreo. The MIUI 10 brings a whole lot of features like navigation gestures, recent apps tab, and other things. Unlike the Nokia phone, the Xiaomi Redmi phone comes with several third party applications pre-installed on it.BatteryThe Redmi Note 6 Pro offers a better battery backup compared to the Nokia 6.1 Plus. The Xiaomi phone comes packed with a massive 4000mAh battery which will delivering around 1.5 days of battery backup for most people. Even for social media addicts or people who are on phone all day long, the Redmi Note 6 Pro can easily go on for one full day on single charge. The Nokia 6.1 Plus, in comparison, comes with a much smaller battery. It packs a 3,060mAh battery with support for fast charging via USB Type-C port.PriceIn India, the Redmi Note 6 Pro comes in two variants. The base model comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage for a price tag of Rs 13,999, while the top-end model of the phone packs 6GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage and comes with a price of Rs 15,999. The Redmi Note 6 Pro phone in four colour options including red, blue, black, and rose gold. The Nokia 6.1 Plus with 64GB storage has been priced at Rs 15,999 but often sells for Rs 14,999.Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro vs Nokia 6.1 PlusALSO READ: Redmi Note 6 Pro review: Phone with best camera performance under Rs 20,000Just to summarise here is what I believe: Overall, I feel the Redmi Note 6 Pro is a better choice here. Between the Redmi Note 5 Pro and the Nokia 6.1 Plus I would have said that the Nokia phone was a winner. But great camera performance and good battery life of the Redmi Note 6 Pro means that it is a better purchase, especially given the fact that it is also priced Rs 2,000 less than the Nokia 6.1 Plus. But this doesn’t mean you should not consider the Nokia 6.1 Plus. The Nokia 6.1 Plus too is wonderful phone, with all around good performance. It also looks much better than the Note 6 Pro, is more ergonomic and using it is easier with single hand, particularly if you have smaller hands. Most significantly though, the Nokia 6.1 Plus comes with stock Android 9 Pie, which is something that a lot of people may prefer over the MIUI 10 software in the Redmi phone.