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!

Display

Size

5.5 inches
5.5 inches
5.5 inches

Technology

IPS LCD
Super AMOLED
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

67.58 %
76.09 %
71.58 %

Peak brightness

625 cd/m2 (nit)
 
450 cd/m2 (nit)

Features

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

Hardware

System chip

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

Processor

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

GPU

PowerVR 7XT GT7600 Plus
Adreno 530
Adreno 505

RAM

3GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4
3GB LPDDR3

Internal storage

256GB, not expandable
32GB
32GB

OS

iOS (14.x, 13.x, 12.x, 11.x, 10.x)
Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow), Samsung TouchWiz UI
Android (9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo, 8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat)

Battery

Capacity

2900 mAh
3600 mAh
3000 mAh

Charging

 
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
Fast charging

Talk time (3G)

21.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
36.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
18.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

16.0 days (384 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)
 
32.0 days (768 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 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

60.00 hours
66.00 hours
22.00 hours

Video playback

12.00 hours
19.00 hours
 

Camera

Rear

Dual camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

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

Specifications

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
Aperture size: F2.0; Pixel size: 1 μm

Second camera

12 MP (Telephoto, Sapphire crystal lens cover, Autofocus)
 
 

Specifications

Optical zoom: 2.0x; Aperture size: F2.8; Focal Length: 56 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.6"; Pixel size: 1 μm
 
 

Video recording

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)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Features

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

Front

7 MP
5 MP
8 MP

Video capture

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

Design

Dimensions

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)
6.06 x 2.98 x 0.33 inches (154 x 75.8 x 8.4 mm)

Weight

6.63 oz (188.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
5.54 oz (157.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)
5.96 oz (169.0 g)
the average is 6.5 oz (184 g)

Materials

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

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP67
Water, Dust; IP68
 

Biometrics

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

Features

 
Touch sensitive control keys
Touch sensitive control keys

Buyers information

Price

$ 969
$ 799
$ 229





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