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

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Display

Size

5.5 inches
5.5 inches
5.5 inches

Technology

IPS LCD
IPS LCD
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body

71.58 %
67.58 %
76.09 %

Peak brightness

450 cd/m2 (nit)
625 cd/m2 (nit)
 

Features

Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Pressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware & Performance

System chip

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

Processor

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

GPU

Adreno 505
PowerVR 7XT GT7600 Plus
Adreno 530

RAM

3GB LPDDR3
3GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

32GB
256GB, not expandable
32GB

OS

Android (9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo, 8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat)
iOS (13.x, 12.x, 11.x, 10.x)
Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow), Samsung TouchWiz UI

Battery

Capacity

3000 mAh
2900 mAh
3600 mAh

Charging

Fast charging
 
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0

Talk time (3G)

18.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1280 min)
21.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1280 min)
36.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1280 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

32.0 days (768 hours)
the average is 26 days (617 h)
16.0 days (384 hours)
the average is 26 days (617 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

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Dual camera
Single camera

Main camera

16 MP (Laser and PDAF)
12 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, OIS, PDAF, BSI sensor)
12 MP (OIS, PDAF)

Specifications

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 MP (Telephoto, Sapphire crystal lens cover, Autofocus)
 

Specifications

 
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)

Features

Video calling, Video sharing
OIS, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Video calling, Video sharing
HDR, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

8 MP
7 MP
5 MP

Video capture

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

Design

Dimensions

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)

Weight

5.96 oz (169 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (184 g)
6.63 oz (188 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (184 g)
5.54 oz (157 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (184 g)

Materials

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

Resistance

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

Biometrics

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

Features

Touch sensitive control keys
 
Touch sensitive control keys

Shopping information

MSRP

$ 229
$ 969
$ 799





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