In today’s specs comparison, we’re going to put two premium mid-range smartphones in each other’s crosshairs to see which one has the advantage. Who will rise above, will it be the Nokia 7 Plus or the OPPO F7? Let’s start!
The Nokia 7 Plus is the company’s latest premium mid-range smartphone that was released this year. It has a 6-inch 18:9 IPS LCD display with 2160 x 1080 resolution, Snapdragon 660 processor, 4GB RAM, 64GB internal storage, 12MP + 12MP dual rear cameras with dual-tone LED flash, 16MP front camera, and 3,800mAh battery with fast charging.
The OPPO F7 is the company’s latest smartphone that sports promising specs. It has a 6.23-inch 19:9 LTPS IPS display with 2280 x 1080 resolution, Helio P60 processor, 4GB/6GB RAM, 64GB/128GB internal storage, 16MP rear camera, 25MP front camera, and 3,400mAh battery.
Here are their detailed specs:
|Specifications||Nokia 7 Plus||OPPO F7|
|Display||6-inch 18:9 IPS LCD Full HD+ display @ 2160 x 1080px, 403ppi||6.23-inch 19:9 FHD+ LTPS IPS display @2280 x 1080px, 405ppi|
|Glass Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 3||Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|CPU||Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 2.2GHz octa-core||MediaTek Helio P60 2.0GHz octa-core|
|GPU||Adreno 512 GPU||Mali-G72 MP3|
|RAM||4GB RAM||4GB/6GB RAM|
|Storage||64GB internal storage||64GB/128GB internal storage|
|Rear camera||12 MP f/1.75 + 12 MP f/2.6 Carl Zeiss optics, dual-LED dual-tone flash||16MP f/1.8 rear camera|
|Front camera||16 MP (f/2.0, 1.0 µm), Carl Zeiss optics||25MP f/2.0 AI front camera|
|SIM||Dual-SIM (nano)||Dual-SIM (nano)|
|MicroSD card slot||Hybrid||Dedicated|
|Network||4G LTE||4G LTE|
|WiFi||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 5.0||Bluetooth 4.2|
|GPS||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS||GPS w/ A-GPS|
|Audio||-Nokia OZO audio (w/ 3 mics)
-3.5mm audio port
|3.5mm audio port|
|Battery||3,800mAh battery with fast charging||3,400mAh battery|
|OS||Android One (Android 8.0 Oreo)||Color OS 5.0 (Android 8.1 Oreo)|
Here are the advantages of each smartphone:
Nokia 7 Plus
- Slightly Better GPU
- Wider main rear camera aperture
- Bluetooth 5.0
- USB Type-C
- Nokia OZO audio
- Larger battery capacity
- Fast charging
- Android One OS
- Android P capable
- Sure-fire software updates from Google
- Larger screen size
- Better display type
- Slightly higher horizontal screen resolution
- Better Corning Gorilla Glass
- More optimized processor (12nm vs 14nm of SD660)
- A.I. capabilities
- Has 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage variant
- Higher rear camera resolution
- Higher front camera resolution
- Dedicated microSD card slot
- More affordable
The OPPO F7 excels better than the Nokia 7 Plus when it comes to displays thanks to its LTPS IPS panel. Other than that, it has a bigger and wider display with high resolution. While the Nokia 7 Plus’ display is no slouch, we’ll have to give the win to the F7.
Both smartphones chipsets are relatively new and innovative. The Helio P60 of the OPPO F7 has a 12nm architecture compared to the 14nm structure of the Snapdragon 660. This means that the former will consume less power and is more optimized. Another key difference is A.I. capabilities, which the Helio P60 possess and the SD660 lacks. Based on the AnTuTu benchmark scores that we got, the former got 138,016 while the latter got 138,758.
Performance for both devices are close to each other so either one of them is good in terms of executing daily tasks. The Adreno 512 of the Nokia 7 Plus, however, is slightly better than the Mali-G72 MP3 of the OPPO F7 which means that gaming is better in Nokia’s offering.
The OPPO F7 follows a single rear and front camera set up while the Nokia 7 Plus has dual rear shooters with a single lens in the front.
One main difference in the battery of the two is that the Nokia 7 Plus has fast charging, which the OPPO F7 does not have. This makes Nokia’s offering a bit more flexible in emergencies and easier for quick plug-ins and outs.
Nokia 7 Plus
The Android One operating System of the Nokia 7 Plus is, personally, better than the modded ColorOS 5.0 of the OPPO F7. This is because the former’s system updates are being handled directly by Google while the latter is dependent on the smartphone company. If users want to be at ease when it comes to software updates, you know which one to choose.
The Nokia 7 Plus is priced at Php21,990/$412 while the OPPO F7 is priced at Php17,990/$337. For users who prefer having better audio, gaming, and user interface experience, the Nokia 7 Plus is the right pick. Although, if they want to have better viewing experience, A.I. capabilities, and a dedicated microSD card slot, then the OPPO F7 is a better choice.