Oppo has made a fleeting advancement to its series of smartphones by adding the Oppo F7 to its line-up. The flagship phone which retails at the mid-range price point comes with very impressive features which give competition to many other smartphones out there. The very close competitor of the Oppo F7 is the Vivo V9 which is a smartphone from the brand of the same holding company BBK Electronics. Another competitor to the Oppo F7 is the latest launch by HMD Global’s Nokia 7 Plus. The Finnish smartphone giant has revealed Nokia 7 Plus in the Indian market where it takes a solid jab on the Oppo F7. Below we make a thorough comparison of the two phones.
Design & Display
The Oppo F7 comes with a 6.23-inch IPS LCD display which besides being a 19:9 aspect ratio screen features the notch inspired by the Apple iPhone X. The F7 sports an aluminium body along with a strengthened glass coating on the front for durability as well as scratch resistance. The resolution on the screen is a pleasing 1920 x 2280 pixels which output a PPI density of 405.
The Nokia 7 Plus on the other hand ships with an 18:9 screen, unlike the Oppo F7. The screen on the phone is a remarkable 6-inch IPS LCD display which along with being a bezel-less design also offers distinctly higher brightness than its competitor smartphones. The phone also ships with the Corning Gorilla Glass 3 layer for scratch resistance.
Specifications and Hardware
On the processing front, the Oppo F7 instead of using a Snapdragon SoC comes with a MediaTek Helio P60 chipset which is very well accompanied by the performance intensive Mali G-72 MP3 GPU for graphics. The phone comes in two variants for the buyers. A less pricey version with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage and the second one with 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. The photo which markets itself as a selfie centred camera does a great job at snapping selfies with the help of its 25MP front camera, and on the rear, it sports a 16MP shooter. The video recording quality on both the front and rear cams is only limited to 1080p which is a slight disappointment for users who might be thinking of shooting 4K videos on their phones.
The Nokia 7 Plus, on the other hand, comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC which fares as one of the best and most power efficient processors in the market right now. Unlike the Oppo F7 the device also only comes in a single variant of 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. The battery on this device also takes the lead with the handset being powered by a 3800mAh power source. On the imaging front, Nokia has provided the users with dual rear camera setup with 12MP and 13MP sensors which will allow users to snap pictures with shallow depth of field. On the front, the device sports a 16MP sensor for selfie purposes.
Both the devices under comparison come with the same Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box. However, the biggest difference between the devices might be the one of UI. While the Nokia 7 Plus comes with a pure Stock Android experience, the Oppo F7 runs on the ColorOS UI which is Oppo’s standard Interface for its smartphones. The Nokia 7 Plus will receive monthly security updates and platform updates faster than the Oppo F7.
The Nokia 7 Plus retails at the stores and online with a price tag of Rs 25,999. On the other hand, the Oppo F7 comes with a slightly lower price tag of Rs 21,900 for the entry level variant whereas it has been priced at Rs 26,990 for the higher variant with 6GB/64GB specification. The Nokia 7 Plus and Oppo F7 come to very close in this comparison, however, the Nokia 7 Plus does put up a very strong front and comes with much more convincing specifications to lure the purchasers. Also, the stock Android with regular updates makes the Nokia 7 Plus a winner in its price range.
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