Nokia 6 vs Apple iPhone 7 vs Samsung Galaxy S7 edge: three-way specs comparison

In case you've missed the memo, the much-anticipated revival of Nokia on the mobile smartphone scene is already a fact - the Nokia 6 got officially announced just a couple of days ago and it looks like a not-too-shabby start for the rejuvenated well-known phone brand of old. 

While it's true that the Nokia 6 is mostly a mid-range affair that won't be available outside China for now, its recent announcement sends the clear message that HMD Global (the de facto manufacturer behind the 6 and all upcoming Nokia smartphones) is ready and willing to shake up the status quo and try to find its place under the sun. For now, it's making its baby steps and it's fair to say that its journey will be an interesting one.

But just how mid-range is that exotic Nokia 6 smartphone, and better yet, how does it stack up against the most popular phones out there? By popular, we have in mind two devices that hardly need any introduction - the Apple iPhone 7 Plus and the Galaxy S7 edge.

Here's a brief specs comparison between the three!

Nokia 6 vs Apple iPhone 7 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy S7 edge


Display size

5.5 inches
5.5 inches
5.5 inches


1080 x 1920 pixels
1080 x 1920 pixels
1440 x 2560 pixels

Aspect Ratio


Pixel density

401 ppi
401 ppi
534 ppi



Screen-to-body ratio

71.58 %
67.58 %
76.09 %

Peak brightness

450 cd/m2 (nit)
625 cd/m2 (nit)



Single camera
Dual camera
Single camera

Main camera

16 megapixels
12 megapixels
12 megapixels

Hardware Features

Laser and Phase detection autofocus
Sapphire crystal lens cover, Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus


Aperture size: F2.0; Pixel size: 1 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/3"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.5"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Second camera

12 megapixels

Hardware Features

Telephoto, Sapphire crystal lens cover, Autofocus


Optical zoom: 2x; Aperture size: F2.8; Focal Length: 56 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.6"; Pixel size: 1 μm

Video recording

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)


Video calling, Video sharing
Optical image stabilization, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Video calling, Video sharing
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing


8 megapixels
7 megapixels
5 megapixels

Video capture

1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)



6.06 x 2.98 x 0.33 inches (154 x 75.8 x 8.4 mm)
6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29 inches (158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm)
5.94 x 2.86 x 0.30 inches (150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7 mm)


5.96 oz (169 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
6.63 oz (188 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
5.54 oz (157 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)


Back: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4); Frame: Aluminum


Water, Dust; IP 67
Water, Dust; IP 68


Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)


Touch sensitive control keys
Touch sensitive control keys

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 8937
Apple A10 Fusion APL1W24
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996


Octa-core, 1400 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Quad-core, 2340 MHz, 64-bit, 16 nm
Quad-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit, 14 nm


Adreno 505
PowerVR 7XT GT7600 Plus
Adreno 530




Android (9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo, 8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat)
iOS (12.x, 11.x, 10.x)
Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow), Samsung TouchWiz UI



3000 mAh
2900 mAh
3600 mAh


Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0

Talk time (3G)

18.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1378 min)
21.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1378 min)
36.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1378 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

32.0 days (768 hours)
the average is 26 days (614 h)
16.0 days (384 hours)
the average is 26 days (614 h)

Internet use

3G: 13 hours; LTE: 13 hours; Wi-Fi: 15 hours
3G: 13 hours; LTE: 15 hours; Wi-Fi: 15 hours

Music playback

22.00 hours
60.00 hours
66.00 hours

Video playback

12.00 hours
19.00 hours

Shopping information

MSRP price

$ 229
$ 969
$ 799



1. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

What's the point of putting the Nokia 6 against the iPhone 7 and Galaxy S7 edge, Peter K? Come on, the Nokia 6 isn't in the same smartphone segment as those other two, as it's SD430 SoC rules it out of the flagship segment. Remember that the SoC is the heart of a smartphone, nothing else matters more than it.

2. SuperAndroid507

Posts: 361; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

His last article was three days ago, he had to bring out something, regardless of the topic.

5. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Okay... And to emphasize: the SoC is almost everything in a smartphone. The Nokia 6 has a 16MP rear camera, and it sounds like it's flagahip level spec, but when you consider the fact that the Snapdragon 430's ISP (Image Signal Processor) is way inferior to that of the Apple A10 and the Exynos 8890, it's clear that the Nokia 6's 16MP rear camera won't come anywhere near those two aforementioned flagships!

8. sgodsell

Posts: 7365; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The price is much lower for the Nokia 6. However there are much better entry level Android smartphones, than this Nokia 6. Not to mention that they also have superior and much faster processors with better GPUs as well. The SD 430 is an entry-level 64 bit SoC, and the same goes for its GPU.

3. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Something tells me PA will ride the hate bandwagon towards Nokia.

4. sissy246

Posts: 7111; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Exactly That like putting a LAMBO(7edge) to a Vett(iphone) to a 6 cylinder mustang (Nokia)

6. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Why not be a geek, eh...? I'm taking the liberty of editing your post a tad bit... That like putting a Snapdragon 820(7edge) to a Fusion(iphone) to a 8 core Snapdragon 430(Nokia) There... BTW, 6-Cylinder Mustang isn't THAT bad... My 6-Cylinder Diesel pick-up isn't exactly a snail, I think it's actually faster than those Corollas & Civics...! And I'm sure that modern V6 Mustangs are WAY more powerful than late 70s 6-cylinder Cummins diesels...! Same can be said about the poor little Snappy 430... Of course, it's quite under-powered compared to its elder siblings, but that doesn't exactly make it a slouch...! G'Day!

7. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

And yes, the comparison is indeed a tad... Ridiculous... A low-mid range phone vs. all singing and dancing flagships... In any case; G'Day!

9. sissy246

Posts: 7111; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Damn dude chill lol, Just a example. Your right nothing at all wrong with a v6 mustang. Hell one of are cars just has a 4 cylinder (2015 fusion) and its got some go to it. But can't wait, we will be trading that one in soon for the new Fusion Sport. Also love driving are ecoboost f150, now it's got some get up and go too lol But anyway did mean to upset you. You have a good day

13. ikkuh

Posts: 42; Member since: May 22, 2011

For you nothing matters more. For us, normal users, a good performing SoC (remember those days when we were proud with an antutu score of 12000), descent camera, beautiful design and very competitive price is all we want.

10. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Why are you comparing the s7 edge to 2 mid level phones?

11. AronWunarso

Posts: 242; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

Em... So you saying iPhone 7 a mid-range phone?

12. tokuzumi

Posts: 1900; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

With this being a Nokia, I was hoping for a better camera (on paper). Hopefully this performs well. I'm not expecting much from a $250 phone, though. Pretty much lost interest when I saw the 5.5" screen. It's the default screen size. So original.

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