Samsung Galaxy A7 2018 vs Nokia 6.1 Plus
Having recently released for the mid-range market, it’s another decision-making for consumers whether to get the trendy triple-rear camera setup of the Samsung Galaxy A7 2018 or the pure Android experience of the Nokia 6.1 Plus. To give you a quick insight, check out the differences and similarities of the two.
The Notable Differences
- The Galaxy A7 2018 supports dual-SIM while having another dedicated slot for a microSD card as opposed to the hybrid dual-SIM tray of the Nokia 6.1 Plus.
- Samsung’s new mid-range device has its fingerprint scanner embedded on the power button at the right side while Nokia has it on the back.
- Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for Nokia while Samsung didn’t specify its version, it’s more than likely the version 4 found on the Galaxy A7 2017.
- Rocking 1080p resolution for both; Nokia’s mid-range device makes use of an IPS LCD while a Super AMOLED for Samsung.
- The Nokia 6.1 Plus is a bit taller but with a notch (19.9) while the Galaxy A7 2018 is at a shorter 18.5:9 aspect ratio (sans the notch).
- The always-on display is available on the Samsung device.
- 2.2Ghz Exynos 7885 vs 1.8Ghz Snapdragon 636
- Nokia 6.1 Plus runs on Android One Program – currently at 8.1 Oreo with a planned upgrade to 9.0 Pie. Galaxy A7 2018 runs on Samsung UI (8.0 Oreo)
- 3060mAh with QC 3.0 via USB-C (Nokia) vs 3300mAh without fast charging via micro-USB (Samsung)
- Nokia packs in a dual camera for depth sensor while Samsung makes use of a triple camera setup adding an ultra-wide and depth sensor lenses.
- Samsung’s main camera can record up to 2160p @ 30fps while Nokia is capped at 1080p @ 30fps.
- Dolby Atmos sound support for the Galaxy A7 2018.
The Notable Similarities
- Glass and aluminum frame build
- SoCs are based on 14nm
- Starts at 4GB RAM/64GB internal storage
- Single front-facing camera
- Bluetooth 5.0
- Supports audio jack
In the end, it falls down whether you prefer the utilitarian functions of the Nokia 6.1 Plus or the trendsetting features of the Samsung Galaxy A7 2018. While performance seems to be neck-in-neck, it’s worth noting that you still have to deal with micro-USB and no fast charging for the latter.
|Specs||Samsung Galaxy A7 2018||Nokia 6.1 Plus|
|Display||Super AMOLED 6.0 inches, 1080 x 2220 18.5:9, ~441 ppi, Corning Gorilla Glass (unspecified), Always-on Display||IPS LCD 5.8 inches, 1080 x 2280, 19:9 ratio. ~432 ppi, Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
|Dimensions||159.8 x 76.8 x 7.5 mm||147.2 x 71 x 8 mm|
|Chipset||Octa-core 2.2Ghz Samsung Exynos 7885 (14nm)||Octa-core 1.8Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 (14nm)|
|GPU||Mali™-G71 MP2||Adreno 509|
|Memory||4/6GB of RAM + 64/128GB internal storage + microSD up to 512GB||4GB RAM + 64GB storage|
+ microSD up to 400GB
|Main Camera||24 MP, f/1.7, PDAF|
8 MP, f/2.4, 13mm (ultrawide)
5 MP, f/2.2, depth sensor2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps
|16 MP, f/2.0, 1.0µm, PDAF|
5 MP, f/2.4, 1.12µm, depth sensor1080p@30fps (gyro-EIS)
|Front Camera||24 MP, f/2.0||16 MP, f/2.0, 1/3.1″, 1.0µm|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot, 5.0, A2DP, LE, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, FM radio, micro-USB 2.0, audio jack with Dolby Atmos sound||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot, 5.0, A2DP, LE, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, USB-C|
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Ion 3300 mAh battery||Non-removable Li-Ion 3060 mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0|
|OS||Samsung UI skin (8.0 Oreo)||Android One (8.1 Oreo) with a planned 9.0 Pie upgrade|
|Official Price||Official price in the Philippines P15,990 price||estimated at Php17,990|