Nokia 4 vs Redmi Y1 vs Samsung Galaxy J7 vs Oppo A71: Price in India, specifications comparison


Like we have outlined in several comparison articles earlier, the sub Rs.10,000 segment in India is where most of the action (and sales) happen. Needless to say, manufacturers keep on churning out new handsets in this segment and try to stay relevant. In today’s comparison, let us take a look at four handsets that compete against each other in this segment. One of the handsets in this comparison is the Nokia 4 – which mind you, is yet to be officially announced. In fact, we still do not know if this handset is for real. The other three handsets in the list are the Xiaomi Redmi Y1, the Samsung Galaxy J7, and the Oppo A71. Since we do not know most of the specs of the Nokia 4, we will mostly talk about the other three handsets in this comparison. Note that the 2017 edition of the Galaxy J7 never launched in India.

Nokia 4 vs Redmi Y1 vs Samsung Galaxy J7 vs Oppo A71: Design and display

Let us start off by talking about the design and display aspects of these handsets.

The Redmi Y1 features an aluminum frame, plastic back, and gets a 5.5-inch display with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. The display is in the standard 16:9 aspect ratio and gets a PPI density 267. The phone also gets a Gorilla Glass 3 layer for scratch resistance.

The Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) gets a 5.5-inch display and a higher display resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels in a 16:9 aspect ratio. The phone gets a Super AMOLED panel and has a PPI density 401. The body of the phone is made of aluminium.

The Oppo A71 gets an aluminium body as well and boasts of a 5.2-inch 720p display in the 16:9 aspect ratio. This translates to a PPI density of 282.

Nokia 4 vs Redmi Y1 vs Samsung Galaxy J7 vs Oppo A71: Hardware and Software

The Redmi Y1 finds itself powered by the Qualcomm MSM8940 Snapdragon 435 processor and comes in two versions – a 3GB + 32GB version and a 4GB + 64GB version. For graphics, the phone uses the Adreno 505 GPU. The dual SIM phone also gets a dedicated microSD card slot. The handset runs Android 7 Nougat underneath MIUI 9.

The Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) version is powered by the Exynos 7870 Octa Core processor. The handset offers 3GB of RAM and gets 16GB of internal storage. The dual SIM phone also gets a dedicated slot for the micro SD card for additional memory. The handset runs Android 7.0 Nougat.

The Oppo A71 uses the Mediatek MT6750 chip that houses an Octa-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 processor. The phone comes with 3GB of RAM and 16GB of storage space. The A71 runs ColorOS 3.1 atop an Android 7.1 core.

Nokia 4 vs Redmi Y1 vs Samsung Galaxy J7 vs Oppo A71: Camera and imaging

The Redmi Y1 gets a 13-megapixel f/2.2 rear camera with phase detection autofocus, and LED flash while the front camera happens to be an f/2.0 16-megapixel sensor. The primary camera at the rear can also record full HD videos. In fact, even the front camera records full HD videos.

The Samsung Galaxy J7 gets a 13-megapixel, f/1.7 lens as its primary shooter at the rear. The front selfie camera is also a 13-megapixel unit with f/1.9 aperture. Both the cameras record full HD videos at 30 fps.

The Oppo A71 gets a 13-megapixel f/2.2 camera with support for phase detection autofocus, and LED flash. The camera also records 1080p full HD videos at 30 fps. The secondary camera at the front is a 5-megapixel unit that supports full HD video recording.

Nokia 4 vs Redmi Y1 vs Samsung Galaxy J7 vs Oppo A71: Price in India, conclusion

Before we select a preferred handset among these four, let me once again remind you that the Nokia 4 is still a mythical device that only exists in rumours. The other three handsets are, however, available for purchase. Let’s check out their current prices.

  • Redmi Y1 3GB+32GB: Rs.8,999
  • Redmi Y1 4GB +64GB: Rs.10,999

Samsung Galaxy J7 2017 is not officially available in India yet.

  • Oppo A71 2017: Rs.9,999

Now that the Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) and the Nokia 4 are not available, it becomes a rather easy choice for us to select the Redmi Y1 to be the clear winner of this contest.