Google Pixel 2 XL VS Nokia 7 Plus: Nokia comes with an affordable Pixel 2 XL

Google Pixel 2 XL VS Nokia 7 Plus: Nokia comes with an affordable Pixel 2 XL. In the smartphone industry, we have the big brands like Apple, Samsung, Google, Huawei, LG, and Sony. This OEM company manufactures high-end smartphones with the very best features. But not everyone can afford these high-end devices, which makes other OEM companies like Oppo, Xiaomi, Vivo to manufacture mid-range devices. Most times, they produce smartphones with a similar design like the high-end devices. In a bid to give budget users a feel of what those high-end devices feature. The iPhone X has seen a lot of mid-range smartphones imitate its famous notch display. The Leagoo S10 also imitates the tri-rear camera found on Huawei P20 Pro and with the similar body design.

The Nokia 7 Plus has a striking resemblance to the Google Pixel 2 XL in size, shape, and rounded corners. The Nokia 7 Plus is an Android One smartphone, which means its entire software is handled by Google just like the Pixel 2 XL. Can we now say the Nokia 7 Plus is the junior brother of the Pixel 2 XL? Was that Nokia initial intention when manufacturing the smartphone? We would have to put both devices through a detailed comparison to find out.

Google Pixel 2 XL VS Nokia 7 Plus – The Design

Google Pixel 2 XL
Google Pixel 2 XL VS Nokia 7 Plus
Nokia 7 Plus

Like I said in the introduction, the Nokia 7 Plus and Google Pixel 2 XL have similar design especially at the front display. They both come in a front glass with an aluminum body. While the Nokia 7 Plus has copper designed around the edges, the rear camera, and fingerprint sensor. They almost measure the same thickness, with the Google Pixel 2 XL coming at 7.9 mm thick. While the Nokia 7 Plus measures 8mm in thickness. The Google Pixel 2 XL is lighter at 175 grams to the Nokia 7 Plus (183 grams).

The Pixel 2 XL is resistant to water/dust with an IP67 rating. While the Nokia 7 Plus doesn’t have any rating and should be kept away from water. They both have their fingerprint sensor mounted at the back. The Pixel 2 XL features a rear camera at the top left. While the Nokia 7 Plus features a dual rear camera at the top middle just above its fingerprint sensor. Both phones kept it simple in body color, the Pixel 2 XL is available in Just Black and a combination of Black with White. While the Nokia 7 Plus is available in White and Black body colors.

Google Pixel 2 XL VS Nokia 7 Plus – The Display

The display screen says a lot about the class of both smartphones. The Google Pixel 2 XL features a 6.0-inch P-OLED touchscreen. While the Nokia 7 Plus comes with a 6.0 inch IPS LCD touchscreen. Their display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass; version 5 for Pixel 2 XL and version 3 for Nokia 7 Plus. They both have an 18:9 aspect ratio, with 1440 x 2880 pixels resolution and 538 PPI density for the Pixel 2 XL. While the Nokia 7 Plus has a display resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels with 403 PPI density.

Google Pixel 2 XL VS Nokia 7 Plus – The Camera

The Google Pixel 2 XL sports a rear camera with 12.2MP f/1.8 aperture shooter, and features OIS, phase detection & laser autofocus and dual-LED flash. For selfies, the phone sports an 8MP f/2.4 aperture shooter. The Pixel 2 XL has the same camera features with the Pixel 2. The Pixel 2 is ranked 4th in DxOMark camera standing.

On the Nokia 7 Plus is a rear camera with 12MP f/1.8 aperture primary shooter and 13MP f/2.4 aperture secondary shooter. The rear camera’s features are gyro EIS, dual pixel phase detection autofocus, 2x optical zoom, Zeiss optics and dual-LED dual-tone flash. With the Zeiss optics also featured in its front 16MP f/2.0 shooter.

Google Pixel 2 XL VS Nokia 7 Plus – Hardware and Software

The Nokia 7 Plus is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chip, which carries 4-cores at speed of 2.2GHz and 4-cores at speed of 1.8GHz. While the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip powers the Google Pixel 2 XL and carries 4-cores at speed of 2.35GHz and 4-cores at speed of 1.9GHz. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset has better RAM speed and CPU threads than the Snapdragon 835 chipset. While the Snapdragon 835 chipset has a better download and total clock speed than the Snapdragon 660 chipset.

They both run on pure Android operating software. The Nokia 7 Plus runs on Android 8.1 Oreo while Google Pixel 2 XL runs on Android 8.0 Oreo. The two device comes in a 4GB memory with 64GB internal storage. While the Pixel 2 XL has another 128GB internal storage variant.

Google Pixel 2 XL VS Nokia 7 Plus – The Battery

The Google Pixel 2 XL packs a Non-removable Li-Ion 3520 mAh battery that charges with USB 3.1 Type-C 1.0 reversible connector (PowerDelivery 2.0). While the Nokia 7 Plus charges its non-removable Li-lon 3800 mAh battery with USB 2.0 Type-C 1.0 reversible connector. The Nokia 7 Plus supports fast battery charging at 18W. While the Google Pixel 2 XL supports fast battery charging at 10.5W.

Google Pixel 2 XL VS Nokia 7 Plus – The Price

The Nokia 7 Plus goes for about $475 (N166,250). While the Google Pixel 2 XL is available at about $1,035 (N362,250). The price difference is really huge here but still, the Nokia 7 Plus competed well against the Pixel 2 XL. And its a budget smartphone for users who love the Pixel 2 XL and can’t afford it.

Google Pixel 2 XL VS Nokia 7 Plus Full Specs Comparison

Google Pixel 2 XLNokia 7 Plus
Dimensions and Weight157.9 x 76.7 x 7.9 mm. Weight: 175 g158.4 x 75.6 x 8 mm. Weight: 183 g
Display6.0 inch (76.4% screen-to-body ratio), 1440 x 2880 pixels with 538 PPI density and P-OLED capacitive touchscreen6.0 inch (77.2% screen-to-body ratio), 1080 x 2160 pixels with 403 PPI density and IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
MemoryRAM: 4GB. ROM: 64/128GBRAM: 4GB. ROM: 64GB microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
SoftwareAndroid 8.0 OreoAndroid 8.1 Oreo
HardwareQualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset with Octa-core (4×2.35GHz & 4×1.9GHz) processorQualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset with Octa-core (4×2.2GHz & 4×1.8GHz) processor
Camera8MP f/2.4 aperture front camera + 12.2MP f/1.8 aperture with dual-LED flash16MP f/2.0 aperture front camera + Dual: 12MP f/1.8 aperture and 13MP f/2.6 aperture with dual-LED dual-tone flash
Connectivity2G/3G/4G Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS2G/3G/4G Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS
BatteryNon-removable Li-lon 3520 mAh batteryNon-removable Li-lon 3800 mAh battery
Additional FeaturesFingerprint (rear-mounted), Fast battery charging (capped at 10.5W)Fingerprint (rear-mounted), Fast battery charging (18W, 9V/2A)

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