The Nokia X7 was recently launched in China, and it will be known as the Nokia 7.1 Plus when it arrives in overseas markets, including India. When it does, it will be taking on the most affordable Snapdragon 845 flagship, the POCO F1 (review), and the Vivo V9 Pro. Both these devices have occupied different pricing brackets in the Indian smartphone market, giving buyers more options to choose from. How will the Nokia X7 fare if it enters this country? Our comparison is going to walk you through the intricate details, so let us begin.
Nokia X7 (7.1 Plus) vs POCO F1 vs Vivo V9 Pro: Price in India
The Nokia X7 has not officially landed in India, so we cannot comment on its price at this time. The Xiaomi POCO F1’s base model is priced at Rs. 20,999, making it the most affordable flagship in the market right now. Even its top-tier version is cheaper than the high-end competition, and comes at a price of Rs. 28,999. The Vivo V9 Pro is sold at Rs. 17,999, making it the least expensive device in this comparison.
Nokia X7 (7.1 Plus) vs POCO F1 vs Vivo V9 Pro: Build, Display
The Nokia X7 features a modernized look, with a glass back and front, a 6.18-inch IPS LCD panel, and a 2280 x 1080 pixels resolution. The POCO F1 has a less attractive polycarbonate finish and flaunts a 6.18-inch IPS LCD screen that delivers a 2246 x 1080 pixels resolution. Lastly, we have the Vivo V9 Pro, which gets an old metal unibody design but features a bigger 6.3-inch IPS display that gives off a 2280 x 1080 resolution.
Nokia X7 (7.1 Plus) vs POCO F1 vs Vivo V9 Pro: Hardware, Performance
The Nokia X7 is powered by a Snapdragon 710 paired with either 4GB RAM + 64GB storage for the base version, and 6GB RAM + 128GB memory for its top-tier model. The smartphone is less powerful than the POCO F1, which houses a Snapdragon 845, 6GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. This affordable flagship also offers an 8GB RAM + 256GB memory, giving you tremendous value in return. The V9 Pro will be slowest of them all because of its Snapdragon 660, though the handset is paired with 6GB RAM + 64GB onboard storage.
Nokia X7 (7.1 Plus) vs POCO F1 vs Vivo V9 Pro: Software
The Nokia X7 runs Android 8.1 Oreo and is part of the Android One family. The POCO F1 also runs the same update but features a custom MIUI 9.6 skin. The Vivo V9 Pro has the Funtouch OS 4.0 UI installed and is running Android 8.1 Oreo. Here, the choice is subjective, and it will depend on the user’s preference.
Nokia X7 (7.1 Plus) vs POCO F1 vs Vivo V9 Pro: Camera
The Nokia X7 has a 12MP+13MP dual-camera at the back, along with a 20MP selfie camera. The POCO F1 has a 12MP+5MP dual-camera configuration, plus a 20MP front-facing unit. Lastly, we have the V9 Pro, which sports a 13MP+2MP dual-shooter at the back, and a 12MP selfie unit. All cameras are expected to perform decently, so it will be up to the user’s preference.
Nokia X7 (7.1 Plus) vs POCO F1 vs Vivo V9 Pro: Battery Life
The Nokia X7 has a decent 3500mAh battery, but it gets beaten by the POCO F1’s larger 4000mAh unit. The V9 Pro will deliver the least battery endurance thanks to its smaller 3260mAh capacity.
Nokia X7 (7.1 Plus) vs POCO F1 vs Vivo V9 Pro: Final Conclusion
If you want a flagship device that also goes easy on your wallet, there’s no better choice than the POCO F1. If you desire aesthetics wrapped around a smartphone that delivers decent performance, the Nokia X7 should be your next pick.
After you’re reading the latest comparison, you can check out our video of the POCO F1, as it takes on the OnePlus 6.