Nadz Paratga asks, “Which is better: Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro or Huawei Nova 2i?“
For this matchup, we have two smartphones with good camera features, but we will be tackling all main aspects in this comparison. Let’s begin!
The Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro is the company’s most advertised smartphone to date. It has a 5.5″ Super AMOLED display with 1920 x 1080 resolution, a Samsung Exynos 7870 chipset, 32GB internal storage, 3GB RAM, 13MP rear Autofocus (AF) camera with LED flash, a 13MP front camera with LED flash, and 3,600mAh battery.
The Huawei Nova 2i will be coming out this month (see article here) and is one of the most anticipated smartphones from the company. It has a 5.9″ IPS LCD display with an 18:9 aspect ratio and 2160 x 1080 resolution, a Kirin 659 chipset, a 64GB internal storage, 4GB RAM, 16MP + 2MP dual rear cameras with LED flash, 13MP + 2MP dual front cameras, and a 3,340mAh battery.
Here are their detailed specs:
|Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro||Huawei Nova 2i|
|Display||5.5-inch Super AMOLED display @ 1920 x 1080||5.9-inch 18:9 IPS display @ 2160 x 1080 pixels|
|CPU||1.6GHz Samsung Exynos 7870 octa-core||2.36GHz Huawei Kirin 659 octa-core|
|Memory||– 32GB internal storage
– 3GB RAM
|– 64GB internal storage
– 4GB RAM
|Camera||– 13MP rear autofocus camera w/ LED flash
– 13MP front-facing camera w/ LED flash
|– 16MP+2MP rear cameras with LED Flash
– 13MP+2MP front cameras
|Battery||3,600mAh non-removable battery||3,340mAh Li-Ion battery|
|OS||Android 7.0 Nougat w/ Samsung Experience UI||Android 7.1.2 Nougat with EMUI 5.1|
Let’s check out their advantages:
Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro
+ Super AMOLED display
+ Slightly larger battery capacity
Huawei Nova 2i
+ Larger screen size
+ Wider aspect ratio
+ Higher screen resolution
+ Better performing CPU
+ Larger internal storage
+ Larger RAM
+ Dual rear and front cameras
+ Higher rear camera resolution
+ Android 7.1.2
In terms of display, the Huawei Nova 2i has the upper hand since it has a larger screen size but that will depend on users if they want a bigger-than-usual (5.5-inches) screen. It also provides a better viewing experience for users since it also has a wider aspect ratio (18:9) and higher screen resolution compared with the Galaxy J7 Pro. One thing to note is the J7 Pro’s Super AMOLED screen display which is not the usual choice for other companies to equip on their devices. To know more about screen types, click here.
For CPU, the Nova 2i has a Kirin 659 chipset which provides faster performance compared with the Samsung Exynos 7870 of the J7 Pro. Both of their GPUs, on the other hand, are the same so we can expect the same gaming potential.
As for the camera department, the Nova 2i has dual cameras in the rear and front. Meanwhile, the J7 Pro’s main feature is its camera features despite having single lenses on its front and rear sides. We have made a comparison for the Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro and the OPPO F3 and provided sample photos and videos for each smartphone (check the video here).
The J7 Pro has a larger battery compared with the Nova 2i. We can only deduce from now the factors that will be affecting their battery life performances: If both smartphones are given the same scenario where they are using same applications at the same time, J7 Pro would mostly draw less power since it has a Super AMOLED display and has lesser screen size and resolution. Nova 2i would most likely drain faster since it has a larger screen size and resolution.
Overall, the Nova 2i wins since it has a larger screen size, resolution, faster CPU, larger internal storage, and larger RAM. We cannot disregard J7 Pro, however, since it also provides a decent performance.
The Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro is priced at Php15,990 (see price listing here) while the Huawei Nova 2i is priced at CCNY2,399 (~Php18,500) and will be available in the country this month.
EDIT: Huawei Nova 2i is priced at Php14,990.
Which smartphone would you pick? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.