Nokia X7 vs Nokia 7 Plus: All the differences you wanted to know

first_imgBack in February, HMD Global announced around 5 phones out of which one was the Nokia 7 Plus. This phone made its way to India soon after at a mid-range pricing of Rs 25,000. Since then, HMD has launched a handful of phones in an aim to rapidly expand its portfolio and grab a good chunk of the smartphone market. This week, the company announced another new smartphone, called the Nokia X7 in China. In all likelihood, this phone will be launched globally as the Nokia 7.1 Plus and there is a very good chance that it will come to India soon.The Nokia X7 follows in the footsteps of the Nokia X6 and X5. Both these phones have been launched globally, including India, as the Nokia 6.1 Plus and 5.1 Plus. These phones offer premium designs at competitive pricing, which is what the Nokia X7 brings as well. You may call this a true successor to the Nokia 7 Plus, even if HMD isn’t explicitly mentioning that. Both the phones share some common traits, but the new Nokia X7 takes things up a notch in terms of specs. Here’s what you need to know.Nokia X7 vs Nokia 7 Plus designThe Nokia X7 or Nokia 7.1 Plus carries a design that’s a combination of the recent Nokia 7.1 as well as the Nokia 7 Plus that was launched earlier this year. It brings an edge-to-edge display with a notch and a chin and a layer of glass on the front and back, similar to the Nokia 6.1 Plus. The frame, however, is closer to the Nokia 7 Plus with chamfered edges and the Series 6000 aluminium frame that is flat rather than rounded.advertisementThe Nokia X7 sports a 6.18-inch FHD+ display on a compact form factor thanks to the notch, whereas the Nokia 7 Plus is a bigger device but with a smaller 6-inch FHD+ display. This is because the bezels on the Nokia 7 Plus are more prominent, although it is an 18:9 display. Notably, while the 7 Plus gets a standard IPS display, the Nokia X7’s display comes with what HMD calls Pure Display technology which improves contrast and colours and supports HDR 10 as well. Nokia 7 PlusThe other big difference between the two phones from a design perspective is that the Nokia 7 Plus does not come with a glass back. Instead, the Nokia 7 Plus is machined out of a single block of Series 6000 aluminium. It also gets a six-layer ceramic coating on the back is super smooth and curves around the edges hiding the antenna line. Both the phones offer a smooth and rich design and lack noticeable antenna lines. Both the phones also get Copper/ Silver accents around the frame, camera module and fingerprint sensor on the back.Nokia X7 vs Nokia 7 Plus specificationsAs far as the specs are concerned, the Nokia X7 is definitely a step up from the Nokia 7 Plus, at least on paper. It gets the latest Snapdragon 710 chipset, which is a flagship-grade mid-range chipset that we can expect to see on more affordable smartphones in the months to come. The SD710 is a more powerful processor compared to the Snapdragon 660 that powers the Nokia 7 Plus. However, we are yet to get our hands on a SD710 smartphone in India so we cannot say just yet how much of an improvement the SoC is over the SD660.The Snapdragon 660 is a pretty great mid-range chipset and I’ve seen it powering the Nokia 7 Plus, Realme 2 Pro and Mi A2 extremely well. The Nokia X7 should offer a similar, if not better experience with the SD710 coupled with up to 6GB of RAM. Now, the Nokia 7 Plus is an Android One device that ships with Android Oreo and is the first Nokia phone to be updated to Android 9 Pie. The Nokia X7, when it lands globally as the Nokia 7.1 Plus, will also be an Android One device with Oreo out-of-the-box. As far as software is concerned, both the devices should offer a similar, bloat-free and optimised user experience.The cameras are quite similar on both the Nokia X7 and Nokia 7 Plus. For one thing, they both come with Zeiss optics. The dual camera setup on the back of the Nokia 7 Plus includes a 12-megapixel primary sensor with f/1.75 lens and Dual Pixel autofocus, and a 13-megapixel telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom. The Nokia X7 gets a bit of a reversal here with a 13-megapixel primary IMX363 sensor with f/1.8 aperture and 1.4 micron pixels, and a 12-megapixel secondary sensor. Notably, the camera on the X7 gets OIS + EIS support, something that was missing on the Nokia 7 Plus.advertisementLastly, the Nokia X7 gets a 3,500mAh battery, which is bigger than the Nokia X6 and X5, but smaller than the Nokia 7 Plus. The latter houses a 3,800mAh, deliver up to two days of solid battery life as per our experience with the device.The Nokia 7 Plus was launched in India at Rs 25,999 earlier this year. Given HMD’s track record, we expect to see the Nokia X7 come to India as the Nokia 7.1 Plus soon. When it does, the device will likely replace the Nokia 7 Plus with a similar mid-range pricing.ALSO READ: Nokia X7 launched: Key specs, features, price and everything you need to knowlast_img read more