A few days ago, the latest addition to Xperia smartphones has been announced dubbed as Sony Xperia XA2 Plus. Meanwhile, the Nokia 7 Plus has launched here in the Philippines months ago, equipped with specifications of an upper-midrange phone.

We decided to make a side by side comparison of the two to see which smartphone is better.

Sony Xperia XA2 Plus and Nokia 7 Plus differences

Sony Xperia XA2 Plus pros over Nokia 7 Plus

  • Protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • RAM and storage variants
  • 23-megapixel rear camera

Nokia 7 Plus pros over Sony Xperia XA2 Plus

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
  • Adreno 512 GPU
  • Android 8.1 Oreo
  • 16-megapixel front-camera
  • 3800 mAh battery

Sony Xperia XA2 Plus and Nokia 7 Plus similarities

  • 6.0-inch screen size
  • IPS LCD display
  • 18:9 ratio
  • 1080 x 2160 resolution

The Sony Xperia XA2 Plus and Nokia 7 Plus shares almost the same features in the display, with 6-inch IPS LCD display with an aspect ratio of 18:9 and a screen resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels. Both devices are protected by Corning Gorilla Glass with Xperia XA2 Plus being more durable than Nokia 7 Plus.

The Sony Xperia XA2 Plus dimension measurement is 157 x 75 x 9.6 mm weighing 205 grams, a bit heavier than Nokia 7 Plus’ 183 grams. It has a dimension measurement of 158.4 x 75.6 x 8 mm.

Under the hood, Nokia 7 Plus has performance prowess of Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 with Adreno 512 GPU carrying 4GB of RAM with 64GB internal storage that runs Android 8.1 Oreo. Meanwhile, Sony Xperia XA2 Plus is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 with Adreno 509 GPU carrying RAM and storage variants of 4 GB RAM + 32GB storage / 6GB RAM + 64GB RAM storage. The Nokia 7 Plus has a larger battery capacity with 3800 mAh as compared with 3580 mAh of Sony Xperia XA2 Plus.

Going to the camera department, Sony Xperia XA2 Plus houses a 23-megapixel main camera with f/2.0 aperture paired with an 8-megapixel front-facing camera with f/2.4 aperture. Moving on with Nokia 7 Plus, it houses a dual 12-megapixel with f/1.8 aperture + 13-megapixel with f/2.6 aperture coupled with 16-megapixel front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture.

Upon reading the two smartphones’ differences and similarities, which of the two do you prefer?

SPECSSony Xperia XA2 PlusNokia 7 Plus
Display6.0″ IPS LCD display, 18:9 ratio, 1080 x 2160 pixels, 402 PPI, Corning Gorilla Glass 56.0” IPS LCD display, 18:9 ratio, 1080 x 2160 pixels, 403 PPI, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Dimensions157 x 75 x 9.6 mm, 205g158.4 x 75.6 x 8 mm, 183g
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 630Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
GPUAdreno 509Adreno 512
Memory4 GB RAM + 32GB storage / 6GB RAM + 64GB RAM storage4GB RAM + 64GB storage
Main Camera23 MP (f/2.0, 24mm, 1/2.3″), PDAF, LED flash12 MP (f/1.8, 25mm, 1.4µm) + 13 MP (f/2.6, 1.0µm), gyro EIS, dual pixel PDAF, 2x optical zoom, Zeiss optics, dual-LED dual-tone flash
Front camera8MP (f/2.4)16 MP (f/2.0, 1.0µm), Zeiss optics
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, WiFi Direct, hotspot, BT 5.0, A2DP, aptX HD, LE, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-GoWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 5.0, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
OSAndroid 8.0 (Oreo)Android 8.1 (Oreo)
BatteryNon-removable Li-Ion 3580 mAh batteryNon-removable Li-Ion 3800 mAh battery
Official PriceTBA Php 21, 990


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