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Specs Comparison: Nokia 7 vs Vivo V7 Plus

In this episode of our specs comparison, we will put the Nokia 7 and the Vivo V7 Plus face-to-face and find out who wins. Let’s start!

The Nokia 7 is the latest addition of HMD Global to its lineup this year. it has a 5.2″ IPS LCD display with 1920 x 1080 resolution, a Snapdragon 630 chipset, a 64GB internal storage, a 4GB/6GB RAM, a 16MP rear camera with Zeiss Dual-sight technology and LED flash, a 5MP front camera, and a 3,000mAh battery.

The Vivo V7 Plus just launched last month and obviously, it specializes in selfies and display feature. It has a 5.99″ FullView display with 1440 x 720 resolution, a Snapdragon 450 chipset, a 64GB internal storage, a 4GB RAM, a 16MP rear camera with LED flash, a 24MP front camera with Moonlight Glow, and a 3,225mAh battery.

Here are their detailed specs

Nokia 7Vivo V7+
5.2-inch IPS LCD FHD @ 1920 x 1080, 423 ppi display5.99-inch 1440 x 720 FullView display
2.5D Curved Glass -
Corning Gorilla 3Corning Corilla Glass 4
2.2GHz Snapdragon 630 Octa-core processorQualcomm Snapdragon 450 octa-core
Adreno 508 GPUAdreno 506 GPU
64GB Internal Storage64GB internal storage
Expandable up to 128GB via microSDup to 256GB via dedicated microSD card slot
16MP 1.12um, f/1.8 rear camera with ZEISS Dual-sight technology and LED flash16MP OV16880 f2.0 rear camera w/ LED flash
5MP 1.4um, f/2.0 front camera with 84-degree field of view24MP f/2.0 front camera w/ Moonlight Glow
4G LTE Cat 64G LTE
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/nDual Wifi Band b/g/n
Bluetooth 5.0Bluetooth 4.2
USB Type-CMicro USB
Fingerprint SensorFingerprint Sensor
-Facial ID scanner
IP54 dust and splash resistance-
Android 7.1.1 Nougat (Oreo ready)Funtouch OS 3.2 (Android 7.1 Nougat)
3,000mAh battery3,225mAh battery
141.2 x 71.45 x 7.92 mm155.87 x 75.74 x 7.7 mm

Let’s look at the advantages of each smartphone:

Nokia 7

+ Higher screen resolution

+ 2.5D Curved Glass

+ Better performing CPU

+ Better performing GPU

+ USB Type-C


+ IP54 dust and splash resistance

Vivo V7 Plus

+ Larger screen size

+ Dedicated microSD card slot

+ Higher front camera resolution

+ Facial ID scanner

+ Slightly larger battery

In terms of display, even though the V7 Plus has slim-bezels and is equipped with FullView display, the Nokia 7 still has the upper hand with its 1920 x 1080 resolution. For viewing experience, it will be somewhat a draw since screen size and screen resolution are both important. Users will then pick if they want a better viewing quality with screen resolution or a larger screen size to watch videos with.

As for CPU and GPU, the Snapdragon 450 is a new chipset from Qualcomm that is made for low-to-mid tier level smartphones. It can also be dubbed as the “mini SD 625” since it possesses a 14nm architecture. However, comparing the chipset with the Snapdragon 630, the latter has the upper hand while looking at their benchmark scores. We will be getting the benchmark score of the Nokia 7 once we get our hands on it but for now, we can check out the score that we got from the ASUS Zenfone 4 SD630 variant. The V7 Plus only received a score of 56,623 while the ZF4 got a 68,216 one. It is clear that even the GPU of the latter is better in terms of gaming potential.

For their camera quality, we will be getting sample shots from the Nokia 7 once we get our hands on it but for now, we can safely say that it will bring out good photo qualities since it’s equipped with a Zeiss lens. For the V7 Plus, it’s evident that it’s a more selfie-centric device so it focuses more on its front cam. You can check out our sample photos here.

As for their battery capacity, the V7 Plus has a slightly larger battery than the Nokia 7 and upon testing it, the smartphone lasted for 13 Hours and 30 minutes. We will also be testing the battery performance of the latter once we get our hands on it.

For overall performance, it is clear that the Nokia 7 has the upper hand with its CPU and GPU. Daily tasks and gaming won’t be a problem for both smartphones since they are equipped with decent processors.

The Nokia 7 is priced at ¥2,499 (~ Php 19,388.10) for the 4GB variant and  ¥2,699 (~ Php 20,939.77) for the 6GB variant while the Vivo V7 Plus is priced at Php17,990 (see price listing here)

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

Vaughn is your go-to person when it comes to comparing gadgets especially smartphones. He's also a gamer by heart and the "Hackerman" of the team.

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1 Response

  1. tae says:

    And the winner is… both are overpriced lol.

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