In this specs comparison, we’ll be putting two Snapdragon 660-powered smartphones side-by-side and see which one comes out on top. Will it be VIVO’s newest V11 phone or the Nokia 7 Plus with Android One OS? Let’s begin!
The VIVO V11 made a significant leap in performance over the previous gen due to its Snapdragon 660 processor. It comes with 6.41-inch 19.5:9 Super AMOLED Halo FullView display with 2340 x 1080 resolution, 6GB RAM, 64GB internal storage, 12MP + 5MP dual rear cameras, 25MP front camera, and 3,400mAh battery with dual-engine fast charging.
The Nokia 7 Plus is the company’s premium mid-range smartphone which features 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, 16MP front, and 3,800mAh battery with fast charging.
Here are their detailed specs:
|Specification||VIVO V11||Nokia 7 Plus|
|Display||6.41-inch 19.5:9 Super AMOLED FHD+ HALO Fullview display @2340x1080px, 402ppi||6-inch IPS LCD Full HD+ display @ 2160 x 1080px, 403ppi|
|Screen Protection||2.5D curved glass||Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
|CPU||Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 AIE 2.0GHz octa-core||Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 2.2GHz octa-core|
|GPU||Adreno 512||Adreno 512|
|MicroSD||expandable via microSD card slot (up to 256GB) (dedicated)||expandable up to 256GB via microSD (uses SIM 2)|
|Rear Camera||12MP f/1.8 + 5MP f/2.4 dual rear cameras||12MP f/1.75 + 12MP f/2.6 carl zeiss dual rear cameras with LED flash|
|Front Camera||25MP f/2.0 front camera||16MP f/2.0 Carl Zeiss front camera|
|SIM||Dual-SIM (nano)||Dual-SIM card slot (nano, hybrid)|
|LTE||4G LTE||4G LTE|
|WiFi||WiFi||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 5.0||Bluetooth 5.0|
|GPS||GPS, GLONASS, Beidou||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS|
|Biometrics||-In-Display fingerprint scanner
|Audio||–||Nokia OZO audio (w/ 3 mics)|
|Port||micro USB 2.0||USB Type-C|
|OS||FunTouch OS 4.5 (Android 8.1 Oreo)||Android One (Android 8.0 Oreo)|
|Battery||3,400mAh battery w/ dual-engine fast charging||3,800mAh battery with fast charging|
Here are their benchmark scores:
|Benchmark||VIVO V11||Nokia 7 Plus|
|Geekbench 4||Single-Core: 1,450
|3D Mark||OpenGL ES 3.1: 1,230
|OpenGL ES 3.1: 1315
|PC Mark (Work 2)||5,981||6,073|
|Video Playback||17 Hours||17 Hours and 13 Minutes|
Here are the advantages of each smartphone:
- Larger screen size
- Higher aspect ratio
- Larger RAM
- Dedicated micro SD card slot
- Higher horizontal screen resolution
- Higher front camera resolution
- In-display fingerprint scanner
- Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box
Nokia 7 Plus
- Gorilla Glass 3
- Better performing CPU (based on benchmark and clock speed)
- Better performing GPU (based on benchmark)
- Higher secondary rear camera lens
- Carl Zeiss lens
- USB Type-C
- Nokia OZO audio
- Stock Android
- Slightly longer playback time
The V11 has a larger screen size, aspect ratio, and horizontal resolution compared to the Nokia 7 Plus. The former has a Super AMOLED panel which gives more vibrant whites and darker blacks while the latter’s IPS panel provides more natural colors. Users who are fond of watching videos and playing games should choose the V11 due to its better display setup.
Both smartphones carry the same Snapdragon 660 processor but there’s actually a little twist in it. The V11 only reaches 2.0GHz maximum clock speed as compared to the 22.2GHz of the Nokia 7 Plus. Based on the benchmark scores that we got from each of the devices, it clearly shows that the latter is better performing on both CPU and GPU.
Simply put, the Nokia 7 Plus is a better pick when it comes to faster performance and better gaming experience.
For the cameras, we’ve yet to do a direct comparison of the two. On paper, the Nokia 7 Plus has the advantage of having a wider main rear lens aperture and a higher secondary lens resolution. The V11, on the other hand, has a wider secondary rear lens aperture.
The Nokia 7 Plus may have a larger battery capacity, however, its video playback time difference to the V11 is not that significant. The Former still has a longer battery life when watching videos but we commend the latter for having a close fight in this aspect.
Author’s Note: The battery lives of smartphones are heavily attributed to the Display type, CPU Clockspeed, and operating system optimization.
Users who are inclined to having a faster smartphone that has a better gaming experience and Stock Android should buy the Nokia 7 Plus. On the other hand, if they are fond of watching videos and storing files (dedicated microSD card slot), then the V11 is the right pick.