The Oppo A3 and the Samsung Galaxy A6 have been announced internationally, and they are rumoured to launch in India soon. When launched in India, the will fall in the same price category as they newly launched Nokia 7 Plus. So is it worth waiting for the Oppo A3 and the Samsung Galaxy A6, or going with the Nokia 7 Plus is a wise choice? We’ve compared the specifications, features, and prices of the three devices to find out the same.
Nokia 7 Plus vs Oppo A3 vs Samsung Galaxy A6: Price in India
The Nokia 7 Plus launched in India a couple of weeks ago, and the device costs Rs. 25,999. The Oppo A3 has been announced in China for CNY 2,099 (roughly Rs. 22,000), and it will most probably cost the same when it launches in India. The Samsung Galaxy A6 has been announced in Germany for EUR 309 (roughly Rs. 24,000), but it is expected to be priced at Rs. 21,000 in India.
Nokia 7 Plus vs Oppo A3 vs Samsung Galaxy A6: Display
The Nokia 7 Plus and the Samsung Galaxy A6 have bezel-less displays, whereas the Oppo A3 has a bezel-less display with a notch. The screen of the Nokia 7 Plus measures 6-inch, while that of the Oppo A3 and the Galaxy A6 measures 6.2-inch and 5.6-inch. The Nokia 7 Plus and the Oppo A3 use an IPS LCD panel, whereas the Galaxy A6 uses a Super AMOLED panel.
The display of the Galaxy A6 might have better colour accuracy, higher brightness, and better sunlight viability, but its display suffers from a lower resolution. The Oppo A3 has a large display, but it has a notch at the top, which might not be liked by many. The Nokia 7 Plus doesn’t suffer from either of the problems; its resolution is adequate, and it doesn’t has the notch. So personally, I prefer the Nokia 7 Plus. However, if you don’t have an issue with the notch, then Oppo A3 might suit you better.
Nokia 7 Plus vs Oppo A3 vs Samsung Galaxy A6: Camera
The Nokia 7 Plus is the only device among the three to have a dual-camera setup and 4K video recording, giving it an edge over the other two smartphones.
The dual-camera setup of the Nokia 7 Plus has one 12MP sensor and one 13MP sensor. The 13MP sensor provides 2x optical zoom as well as portrait mode (images with background blur). The cameras are aided by phase-detection autofocus, Carl-Zeiss lens, and dual-tone dual-LED flash. The front-facing camera is a 16MP unit.
The Oppo A3 and the Samsung Galaxy A6 have 16-megapixel sensors at the back along with phase-detection autofocus and an LED flash. The Oppo A3 has an 8MP front-facing camera, while the Galaxy A6 has a 16MP front-facing camera with an LED flash.
Though we haven’t tested the smartphones, I think the Nokia 7 Plus will have better image quality from the primary camera as its camera hardware is better.
Nokia 7 Plus vs Oppo A3 vs Samsung Galaxy A6: Performance
The Nokia 7 Plus has Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. The Oppo A3 has MediaTek Helio P60 chipset with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, while the Galaxy A6 has Exynos 7870 SoC, and it is available in 3GB and 4GB RAM options.
The processor of the Nokia 7 Plus is the most powerful among the three smartphones. Hence, the Nokia 7 Plus will perform faster and smoother than the other two smartphones. On the contrary, the Galaxy A6 has the weakest processor, and I am doubtful that the device will have a good performance. The Oppo A3 sits between the Nokia 7 Plus and the Galaxy A6; its processor is decently powerful.
All the three smartphones run on Android 8.0 Oreo OS. However, only Nokia 7 Plus has stock Android UI. The Nokia 7 Plus is also an Android One smartphone, meaning, it will receive faster OS updates directly from Google. The Oppo A3 has Color OS 5.0 customisation, while the Galaxy A6 has Experience UI.
Nokia 7 Plus vs Oppo A3 vs Samsung Galaxy A6: Battery
The Nokia 7 Plus also leads in the battery department with its large, 3800mAh battery. The device also supports Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging. The Oppo A3 has a 3400mAh battery, while the Galaxy A6 has a 3000mAh battery, and neither of them have fast charging support.
Nokia 7 Plus vs Oppo A3 vs Samsung Galaxy A6: Verdict
The Nokia 7 Plus has better hardware, and I think it will be better in imaging, performance, and battery backup than the other two devices. So going with the Nokia 7 Plus is better than waiting for the other two smartphones.