Oppo F7 vs Nokia 7 Plus vs Moto X4: Price in India, Specifications and Features Comparison


Chinese phone maker Oppo launched its new smartphone – the Oppo F7 in India a few days ago. A mid-range handset priced under the Rs.30,000 mark, the Oppo F7 competes against a lot of competent devices – including the Vivo V9 – which in case you do not know, is made by the same parent company that owns both the Oppo and Vivo brands. Today, however, we compare the Oppo F7 to two other handsets from competing brands. The first handset is the Nokia 7 Plus, and the other is the Moto X4 from Lenovo-owned Motorola.  Let us see how these handsets fare when we do a spec-to-spec comparison.

Oppo F7 vs Nokia 7 Plus vs Moto X4: Design, display

The Oppo F7 boasts of an aluminium body and gets a strengthened glass coating on the front for durability as well as scratch resistance. A far as the display is concerned, the IPS LCD panel on the Oppo F7 measures 6.23-inches across and also gets a notch at the top. The display happens to be in the tall 19:9 aspect ratio and gets a resolution of 1920 x 2280 pixels. The display ends up with a PPI density figure of 405.

The Nokia 7 Plus features a large 6.0-inch IPS LCD display with Full HD+ resolution. The panel is in the 18:9 aspect ratio, and also features a bezel-less design. It also gets the Corning Gorilla Glass 3 layer for scratch resistance. With a peak brightness value of 500 nits, the Nokia 7 Plus has one of the brightest displays around in its price range.

Moving on to the Moto X4, this is the only phone in this comparison to feature the old-school display in the 16:9 aspect ratio. The phone has the typical Moto look and features an aluminium body with a toughened glass coating both at the front and the rear. In case you are unaware, the display is an IPS LCD panel with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. It ends up with a PPI density score of 424 and measures 5.2-inches across and is the smallest display amongst the three.

Oppo F7 vs Nokia 7 Plus vs Moto X4: Specifications, hardware

The Oppo F7 uses the MediaTek Helio P60 SoC which is also known to house the fairly powerful  Mali G-72 MP3 GPU for graphics. The Oppo F7 comes in two versions – an entry-level version that comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. There is also a higher priced version that gets 6GB of RAM and had 128GB of internal storage. The handset gets a 3400 mAh battery. The camera department is handled by a 25-megapixel front camera for selfies and a 16-megapixel primary camera at the rear. Video recording is restricted to 1080p resolution using both the cameras.

As for the Moto X4, this mid-ranger from Motorola uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 chipset that also houses the Adreno 508 GPU for graphics. The handset comes in three versions in India. These include the entry-level 3GB RAM + 32GB version, a mid-range 4GB RAM + 64GB version and a higher priced 6GB RAM + 64GB version. All these versions get a dual camera setup at the rear that consists of a primary 12-megapixel unit and a secondary 8-megapixel shooter. Video recording tops out at 4K resolution. The phone can also capture 1080p 60fps videos using the rear camera. The front camera happens to be a 16-megapixel unit.

The Nokia 7 Plus is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC – which is the most powerful chipset amongst the three devices we are comparing today. The handset is offered in a single 4GB RAM + 64GB version in India. There is a 3,800 mAh battery that should be good enough to power the handset for an entire day. The camera department is handled by a dual camera setup at the rear consisting of a 12-megapixel + 13-megapixel unit while at the front, the handset comes with a 16-megapixel shooter for selfies and video calling.

Oppo F7 vs Nokia 7 Plus vs Moto X4: OS Updates, software

All the three handsets in this comparison run Android 8.0 Oreo – currently the newest version of Android. Both the Oppo F7 and the Nokia 7 Plus come with Android Oreo preinstalled. The Moto X4 initially launched with Android 7 Nougat but has received an update subsequently that graduated the OS version to Android 8 Oreo. Except the Oppo F7 that ships with its own FunTouch OS UI, the other two handsets run a near stock version of Android.

Oppo F7 vs Nokia 7 Plus vs Moto X4: Price in India, conclusion

Here are the current prices of these three devices in India

Oppo F7 – 4GB RAM + 64GB: Rs.21,990

6GB RAM + 128GB: Rs. 26,990

Moto X4 – 3GB RAM + 32GB: Rs. 20,999; 4GB RAM + 64GB: Rs. 22,999; 6GB RAM + 64GB: Rs. 24,999

Nokia 7 Plus – 4GB RAM + 64GB: Rs. 25,999

While it was an easy choice earlier to choose the Moto X4 as the winner of this comparison, the arrival of the Nokia 7 Plus does complicate things. The Nokia 7 Plus gets a better SoC and also runs near stock Android and is one handset that can challenge the Moto X4 when it comes to features and capabilities. At the end of the day it will boil down to personal preferences – but if I had the money, I would go for the Nokia 7 Plus.