The Nokia 7 Plus, a rumoured upcoming handset from Finnish phone maker Nokia has been in the news for quite some time now. The new handset is reportedly slated for release later this year and when it is launched in India, it will compete with a slew of lower and upper mid-range smartphones in the country. In this article, let us compare the upcoming Nokia 7 Plus to another upcoming handset, the Moto G6 Play as well as two other handsets that are currently on sale in the country – the Vivo V7 Plus, and the Honor 7X.
Nokia 7 Plus vs Vivo V7 Plus vs Moto G6 Play vs Honor 7x: Design, Display
Let us talk about the display and design aspects of these four handsets.
While we do not have the complete details of the Nokia 7 Plus yet, it is almost certain that the new Nokia device will continue to sport the traditional Nokia industrial design with loads of metal and an unibody construction. The phone is also likely to sport an aluminium rear panel with an additional layer of toughened glass over it. What would be new, however, would be the display of the device which is likely to be a 6-inch IPS LCD display in the new 18:9 aspect ratio. The resolution of this display would most likely be 108x 2160 pixels – although this is yet to be confirmed.
The Vivo V7 Plus gets an aluminium body and features a 5.99-inch display in the 18:9 aspect ratio. The display resolution, however, is a bit too low for our liking at 720 x 1440 pixels thereby offering a PPI density figure of 269.
The Moto G6 Play is said to feature an aluminium frame coupled with a glass back and toughened glass for the display. The display itself happens to be an IPS LCD panel in the 18:9 aspect ratio with a resolution of 720 X 1440 pixels and measures 5.7-inches across thereby offering a PPI density figure of 282.
The Honor 7X gets a 5.93-inch IPS LCD display in the 18:9 aspect ratio and features resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels. The phone also gets an unspecified version of Gorilla Glass for scratch protection. The higher resolution display gives the phone a higher PPI density figure of 407.
Nokia 7 Plus vs Vivo V7 Plus vs Moto G6 Play vs Honor 7x: Hardware, Software
The Nokia 7 is likely to feature the Qualcomm MSM8956 Plus Snapdragon 660 chip mated to the Adreno 512 GPU for graphics. The handset is likely to come in two options – one with 4GB of RAM and the other with 6GB of RAM. Both these versions will come with 64GB of internal storage capacity. The Nokia 7 Plus is likely to come with Android 8 Oreo installed.
The Vivo V7 Plus is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 chipset that houses an octa-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53 processor and the Adreno 506 GPU for graphics. The phone comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. The Vivo V7 Plus runs Android 7.1.2 underneath Vivo’s own FunTouch OS.
The Moto G6 Play is likely to come powered by a quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC. However, the actual chipset that the handset might use is yet to be revealed. The phone is likely to come with 16GB of internal storage and 2GB of RAM. The handset is likely to run Android 8 Oreo at launch.
The Honor 7X is powered by Huawei’s in-house HiSilicon Kirin 659 chipset that houses an octa-core processor (4×2.36 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A53). The phone comes in two variants – a 4GB+32GB version and a 4GB + 64GB version. The handset runs Android 7.0 Nougat at launch with a planned update to Oreo.
Nokia 7 Plus vs Vivo V7 Plus vs Moto G6 Play vs Honor 7x: Camera and imaging
The Nokia 7 Plus is rumoured to come with a dual camera 12 MP + 13 MP camera setup with dual pixel phase detection autofocus, 2x optical zoom, Carl Zeiss optics, and dual-LED dual-tone flash. The primary camera supports 4K video recording at 30fps. At the rear, the phone gets a 16-megapixel shooter with f/2.0 aperture and support for 1080p video recording at 30fps.
The Vivo V7 Plus gets a 16-megapixel camera with f/2.0 aperture and support for phase detection autofocus. The main camera also gets an LED flash for low light imaging and records full HD videos at 30fps. At the front, the handset gets a 24-megapixel camera with f/2.0 lens and an LED flash.
The Moto G6 Play features a 12-megapixel autofocus camera at the rear with LED flash for low light imaging. The handset is also likely to support HD video recording. At the front, the G6 Play could get a dual camera set up with one of the cameras featuring a 5-megapixel sensor.
The Honor 7X features a dual camera setup at the rear consisting of a 12-megapixel primary camera and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. This camera setup can also record 1080p videos at 30fps. The front camera setup of the Honor 7X uses an 8-megapixel sensor that can also capture full HD videos.
Nokia 7 Plus vs Vivo V7 Plus vs Moto G6 Play vs Honor 7x: Price in India, conclusion
Since we do not know at what price the Nokia 7 Plus and the Moto G6 Play would launch in India, let us only consider the Vivo V7 Plus and the Honor 7X – the two phones that are currently available for purchase. Let us first see the current prices of these two handsets in India.
- Honor 7X 4GB + 32GB: Rs.12,999
- Honor 7X 4GB + 64GB : Rs. 15,999
- Vivo V7 Plus: Rs. 21,990
As evident from the spec sheet above, the Honor 7X is the clear value for money option and for the same reason, is our choice from all the handsets in this list.