Nokia 7 Plus vs Vivo V9 vs Oppo F7: Price in India, Specifications and Features Comparison

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The mid-range smartphones segment in India has seen a plethora of options open up lately. In the first few months of 2018 alone there have been several new launches in this segment giving the consumers a wide array of interesting smartphones under the psychologically important sub Rs.30,000 price segment. Some of the recent launches in this segment include the notched twins of the Vivo V9 and the Oppo F7 – both from Chinese smartphones giant BKK Holdings. Perhaps the biggest launch in this segment this year was the Nokia 7 Plus from HMD Mobile. In fact, in this article, we will be comparing these three brand new mid-range handsets and find out which among these three options offer the most bang for your bucks.

Let us start off the comparison by talking about the pricing of these three devices followed by the design aspects and specs

Nokia 7 Plus vs Vivo V9 vs Oppo F7: Price in India

The Vivo V9 which was officially launched in India on March 23 comes in a single 64GB version that has been priced at Rs.22,990. On the other hand, the Oppo F7 comes in two versions – a base 4GB RAM + 64GB version and a 6GB RAM + 128GB version that is priced higher. The 64GB version has been priced at Rs.21,990 while the 128GB version will set you back by Rs.26,990. Moving on to the Nokia 7 Plus, this phone is sold in a single 64GB version that costs Rs.25,999.

Nokia 7 Plus vs Vivo V9 vs Oppo F7: Design, display

Let us now talk about the design aspects of the phone. The Vivo V9 is one of the newest handsets to sport the Apple iPhone-X esque notch. The phone sports an aluminium body and has a toughened layer of glass at the front. The display is an IPS LCD panel that measures 6.3-inches across with a resolution of 1080 x 2280 pixels.

The Oppo F7 is identical in design to the Vivo V9 and gets an aluminium body. The display measures 6.3-inches across and sports the same 1080 x 2280 pixel resolution. The panel gets a Gorilla Glass layer for scratch resistance.

As for the Nokia 7 Plus, the handset gets a 6000 series aluminium body with copper edges. The display on the handset is an IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels in the 18:9 aspect ratio. The phone ends up with a PPI density score of 403.

Nokia 7 Plus vs Vivo V9 vs Oppo F7: Hardware, specifications

The Vivo V9 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 SoC and uses the Adreno 506 GPU for graphics. The phone gets 4GB of RAM and has 64GB of onboard storage. The camera department is handled by a dual camera setup at the rear consisting of a 16-megapixel + 5-megapixel unit, while at the front, the handset gets a 24-megapixel selfie camera. The V9 ends up with a 3260 mAh battery.

The Oppo F7 is powered by the MediaTek Helio P60 SoC which integrates the Mali G72 MP3 GPU for graphics. There are two versions of the F7 –  a 4GB ram + 64GGB version and a 6GB RAM + 128GB version. The camera on the F7 is a 16-megapixel primary camera and a 25-megapixel selfie camera at the front.  The phone sports a 3400 mAh battery as well.

The Nokia 7 Plus uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC, which is currently one of the most powerful mid-range SoC’s on offer. The phone comes in a single 4GB RAM + 64GB version in India. As for the camera, the phone gets dual 12-megapixel cameras at the rear and a single 16-megapixel front-facing camera. The handset gets a 3800 mAh battery.

Nokia 7 Plus vs Vivo V9 vs Oppo F7: OS Updates, software

All the three handsets in this comparison run Android 8 Oreo. While the Vivo V9 uses its own custom UI called FunTouch OS, the Oppo uses ColorOS. The Nokia 7 is the only handset here that runs stock Android. This should ensure that the Nokia 7 Plus gets frequent software and security updates.

Nokia 7 Plus vs Vivo V9 vs Oppo F7: Verdict, conclusion

Looking at the pricing and specifications of the devices, the Nokia 7 Plus even with its slightly premium price tag, seems to be the best option among these three. Among the Vivo and Oppo twins, the Oppo seems to be the better option from our experience of using both the handsets. You can read our detailed Vivo V9 review here. You will need to wait a few more days for our Oppo F7 review, though.