Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro or Huawei Nova 2i?

Nadz Paratga asks, “Which is better: Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro or Huawei Nova 2i?

For this matchup, we have two smartphones with good camera features, but we will be tackling all main aspects in this comparison. Let’s begin!

The Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro is the company’s most advertised smartphone to date. It has a 5.5″ Super AMOLED display with 1920 x 1080 resolution, a Samsung Exynos 7870 chipset, 32GB internal storage, 3GB RAM, 13MP rear Autofocus (AF) camera with LED flash, a 13MP front camera with LED flash, and 3,600mAh battery.

The Huawei Nova 2i will be coming out this month (see article here) and is one of the most anticipated smartphones from the company. It has a 5.9″ IPS LCD display with an 18:9 aspect ratio and 2160 x 1080 resolution, a Kirin 659 chipset, a 64GB internal storage, 4GB RAM, 16MP + 2MP dual rear cameras with LED flash, 13MP + 2MP dual front cameras, and a 3,340mAh battery.

Here are their detailed specs:

Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro Huawei Nova 2i
Display 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display @ 1920 x 1080 5.9-inch 18:9 IPS display @ 2160 x 1080 pixels
CPU 1.6GHz Samsung Exynos 7870 octa-core 2.36GHz Huawei Kirin 659 octa-core
GPU Mali-T830 Mali-T830
Memory – 32GB internal storage
– 3GB RAM
– 64GB internal storage
– 4GB RAM
Camera – 13MP rear autofocus camera w/ LED flash
– 13MP front-facing camera w/ LED flash
– 16MP+2MP rear cameras with LED Flash
– 13MP+2MP front cameras
Battery 3,600mAh non-removable battery 3,340mAh Li-Ion battery
OS Android 7.0 Nougat w/ Samsung Experience UI Android 7.1.2 Nougat with EMUI 5.1

Let’s check out their advantages:

Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro

+ Super AMOLED display

+ Slightly larger battery capacity

Huawei Nova 2i

+ Larger screen size

+ Wider aspect ratio

+ Higher screen resolution

+ Better performing CPU

+ Larger internal storage

+ Larger RAM

+ Dual rear and front cameras

+ Higher rear camera resolution

+ Android 7.1.2

In terms of display, the Huawei Nova 2i has the upper hand since it has a larger screen size but that will depend on users if they want a bigger-than-usual (5.5-inches) screen. It also provides a better viewing experience for users since it also has a wider aspect ratio (18:9) and higher screen resolution compared with the Galaxy J7 Pro. One thing to note is the J7 Pro’s Super AMOLED screen display which is not the usual choice for other companies to equip on their devices. To know more about screen types, click here.

For CPU, the Nova 2i has a Kirin 659 chipset which provides faster performance compared with the Samsung Exynos 7870 of the J7 Pro. Both of their GPUs, on the other hand, are the same so we can expect the same gaming potential.

As for the camera department, the Nova 2i has dual cameras in the rear and front. Meanwhile, the J7 Pro’s main feature is its camera features despite having single lenses on its front and rear sides. We have made a comparison for the Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro and the OPPO F3 and provided sample photos and videos for each smartphone (check the video here).

The J7 Pro has a larger battery compared with the Nova 2i. We can only deduce from now the factors that will be affecting their battery life performances: If both smartphones are given the same scenario where they are using same applications at the same time, J7 Pro would mostly draw less power since it has a Super AMOLED display and has lesser screen size and resolution. Nova 2i would most likely drain faster since it has a larger screen size and resolution.

Overall, the Nova 2i wins since it has a larger screen size, resolution, faster CPU, larger internal storage, and larger RAM. We cannot disregard J7 Pro, however, since it also provides a decent performance.

The Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro is priced at Php15,990 (see price listing here) while the Huawei Nova 2i is priced at CCNY2,399 (~Php18,500) and will be available in the country this month.

EDIT: Huawei Nova 2i is priced at Php14,990.

Which smartphone would you pick? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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12 Responses

  1. Ryan says:

    wlang panama ang J7 pro dito. Napaka inutil ng J7 when it comes to gaming. Mukhang high end ang specs sa paper sheet pero when it comes to real world usage, “EWAN”.

  2. Noneofyourbusiness says:

    Thanks! I was thinking which one of these two phones should I buy, and this helped me a lot! Will buy nova 2i tomorrow xoxo

  3. Adrian Gian Barredo says:

    Excuse me YugaTech, what mid-range phone or 15-16k phone would u recommend to buy with a great camera and good performance?
    How about regarding about the camera only?

  4. MGH says:

    How about with respect to durability/reliability? Which would you recommend?

  5. rej. says:

    i prefer with nova2i. since j7 pro has using super amoled display which is prone to screen burn-in that leaves permanent discoloration ..

  6. Warren says:

    which one is fastest when it comes to connection on wifi?

  7. Sherwin says:

    The only thing that sucks with Huawei Nova 2i ( I own one) is that you have to sacrifice 256GB expandable memory if you want to use the phone as dual sim. Hybrid sim sucks!

  8. ruthie says:

    please help .. bibili po ako ng phone , sino po ba tlaga ang mas maganda j7pro or huawei nova 2i. please yugatech kau po sana ang sumagot .salamat..

  9. Carlsten Joshua Villaverde says:

    Mas mabilis ma lowbat ang Nova2i kesa sa J7 pro. Tsaka walang 5ghz wifi ang Nova 2i. Ang j7 pro meron. Nagamit ko na parehas ang j7 pro at nova 2i

  1. May 27, 2018

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