Nokia 7 Plus vs Nokia 7: Price, Specifications, Features Compared

Nokia 7 Plus vs Nokia 7: Price, Specifications, Features Compared

Nokia 7 Plus offers a bezel-less design, bigger screen and faster processor compared to Nokia 7

  • Nokia 7 Plus is priced at EUR 399
  • The new Nokia smartphone comes under Google's Android One programme
  • The original Nokia 7 was launched in October last year at CNY 2,499

HMD Global on Sunday unveiled the Nokia 7 Plus ahead of Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 in Barcelona to upgrade the experience over the original Nokia 7. The new smartphone has enhanced specifications as well as an all-new build. Also, the latest Nokia phone is a part of Google's Android One initiative that is aimed to offer a vanilla experience with no customisations on top of stock Android. The handset additionally comes with new colour options to distinguish the looks from its predecessor. Therefore, here's a quick rundown of differences between the Nokia 7 and Nokia 7 Plus to highlight what's new and better by the Finnish giant.

Nokia 7 Plus vs Nokia 7 price

Nokia 7 Plus price is set at EUR 399 (approximately Rs. 31,750), excluding taxes and subsidies. The Nokia 7, on the other hand, was launched in China in October last year in two variants: the 4GB RAM version was priced at CNY 2,499 (around Rs. 25,600), whereas its 6GB RAM variant was debuted at CNY 2,699 (roughly Rs. 27,650). Price of the Nokia 7 Plus in India is yet to be reveal, though it will go on sale starting April in Black/ Copper and White/ Copper colour options.

Nokia 7 Plus vs Nokia 7 specifications

The Android 8.0 Oreo-based Nokia 7 Plus is backed by Android One programme and thus doesn't include any proprietary customisation effects. The smartphone features a 6-inch full-HD+ (1080x2160 pixels) IPS display with an 18:9 aspect ratio, 500-nits brightness rating, and Corning Gorilla Glass. Under the hood, there is an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC, coupled with 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM. The smartphone has a dual rear camera setup that comprises a 12-megapixel wide-angle primary image sensor with an f/1.75 aperture and is 1.4-micron pixels size and a 13-megapixel secondary sensor with an f/2.6 aperture lens that supports 2x optical zoom. The dual camera setup is accompanied by a dual-tone LED flash and Zeiss optics. On the front, the smartphone sports a 16-megapixel fixed focus camera with an f/2.0 aperture and Zeiss optics on top.


On the part of its storage, the Nokia 7 Plus has 64GB of onboard storage that is expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB). The smartphone has 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, USB Type C (2.0), and a 3.5mm audio jack. Sensors on board include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, digital compass, gyroscope, proximity sensor, and a rear-facing fingerprint sensor. The smartphone has a single speaker that is powered by a smart amplifier and Nokia spatial audio that is powered by three built-in microphones. Besides, it packs a 3800mAh battery, supporting fast charging, and measures 158.38x75.64x7.99mm (going up to 9.55mm around the camera bump).

In contrast, the Nokia 7 came with Android 7.1.1 Nougat, though it received an update to Android 8.0 Oreo last month. The smartphone has a 5.2-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) IPS display with a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection on top. It is powered by a 1.8GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SoC, which is paired with 4GB and 6GB RAM options. The handset has a single 16-megapixel rear camera sensor with an f/1.8 aperture - unlike the dual rear camera setup-featuring Nokia 7 Plus. The rear camera sensor on the original Nokia 7 does include a dual tone LED flash. The handset also has a 5-megapixel front camera sensor with an f/2.0 aperture.

The Nokia 7 has 64GB onboard storage that is expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB). In terms of connectivity, there is 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, and USB Type-C port. The handset has a fingerprint sensor on the back. Lastly, it packs a 3000mAh battery and measures 141.2x71.4x7.9mm.

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Nokia 7 Plus vs Nokia 7 comparison
  Nokia 7 Plus Nokia 7
Overall NDTV Rating-
Design Rating-
Display Rating-
Software Rating-
Performance Rating-
Battery Life Rating-
Camera Rating-
Value for Money Rating-
Model7 Plus7
Release dateFebruary 1, 2018October 1, 2017
Launched in IndiaYes-
Dimensions (mm)158.38 x 75.64 x 7.99141.20 x 71.40 x 7.90
Battery capacity (mAh)38003000
Removable batteryNoNo
ColoursBlack/Copper, White/CopperBlack
SAR value0.74-
Screen size (inches)6.005.20
Resolution1080x2160 pixels1080x1920 pixels
Protection typeGorilla Glass-
Aspect ratio18:9-
Pixels per inch (PPI)403423
Processorocta-core (4x2.2GHz + 4x1.8GHz)1.8GHz octa-core
Processor makeQualcomm Snapdragon 660Qualcomm Snapdragon 630
Internal storage64GB64GB
Expandable storageYesYes
Expandable storage typemicroSDmicroSD
Expandable storage up to (GB)256128
Rear camera12-megapixel (f/1.8, 1.4-micron) + 13-megapixel (f/2.6, 1.0-micron)16-megapixel
Rear autofocusPhase detection autofocus-
Rear flashYesDual LED
Front camera16-megapixel (f/2.0, 1.0-micron)5-megapixel
Operating systemAndroid 8.0Android 7.1.1
Wi-Fi standards supported802.11 a/b/g/n/ac802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
BluetoothYes, v 5.00Yes, v 5.00
USB Type-CYes-
Number of SIMs22
Wi-Fi DirectYesNo
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)-No
SIM TypeNano-SIMNano-SIM
4G/ LTEYesYes
SIM TypeNano-SIMNano-SIM
4G/ LTEYesYes
Face unlockYes-
Fingerprint sensorYes-
Compass/ MagnetometerYesYes
Proximity sensorYesYes
Ambient light sensorYesYes
Temperature sensor-No

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Jagmeet Singh writes about consumer technology for Gadgets 360, out of New Delhi. Jagmeet is a senior reporter for Gadgets 360, and has frequently written about apps, computer security, Internet services, and telecom developments. Jagmeet is available on Twitter at @JagmeetS13 or Email at Please send in your leads and tips. More
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