The Nokia 7.1 hit the Indian market a few days back after receiving some great reviews from the west and the Middle East. Originally launched at an event in London, the smartphone offers quality hardware at a price point of Rs 19,999($349), it also offers PureDisplay technology which is exclusive to the 7.1, making it the first ever smartphone to have it.

That said, it is pretty darn difficult to make a name in the smartphone market, given the stiff competition among the manufacturers. Speaking of competition, even though Nokia 7.1 does bring something unique to the table, other manufacturers also offer similar or close to what you get inside the 7.1, making them the deserving candidates to go head to head against the Nokia 7.1.

Among many others available on market, two stand out, Vivo V11 and the Huawei Nova 3i. If we talk about the price, the trio comes at a price point very similar to each other which is, by the way, a good reason to compare them side by side. So, let’s take a deep dive!

Nokia 7.1 vs Huawei Nova 3i vs Vivo V11: Price

There isn’t a big difference in price if we compare Huawei Nova 3i and the Nokia 7.1. The former is available at a price point of Rs 19,990($300) and the latter asks for Rs 19,999. Vivo V11, on the other hand, goes as high as Rs 20,990, Rs 1000 more than what the other two companies are asking for.

You can also take advantage of some of the offers including the one that is providing an exchange of up to Rs 17,000 on the purchase of Vivo V11. The 7.1 in partnership with Airtel also tries to lure customers with 1TB of 4G data on selected plans starting from Rs 199. Furthermore, Airtel postpaid customers with the Nokia 7.1 get 120GB additional 4G data plus three months of Netflix subscription and one year of Amazon Prime subscription on plans starting from Rs 499.

Nokia 7.1 vs Huawei Nova 3i vs Vivo V11: Display and Design

All of them have a gorgeous looking display while the size of the display differs. But only Nokia 7.1 packs HDR10 display support. Nokia 7.1 (Crystal) HDR quality exceeds 2018 iPhone’s with real-time SDR to HDR conversion. Read more about Nokia 7.1 HDR display here.

Nokia 7.1 at this moment rocks a 5.84-inch IPS LCD, 19:9 with 2244×1080 resolution. The V11 offers slightly more. We are talking 6.30”  IPS LCD, same aspect ratio as the 7.1 with 1080×2340 pixels. The other rival, Huawei Nova 3i features exactly the same display in terms of size, resolution and aspect ratio.

Among the three, Nokia 7.1 is the only device that offers PureDisplay technology for a better viewing experience. In fact, 7.1 is the only device available at this moment that comes with this technology.

Otherwise, all of them have Corning® Gorilla® Glass and do come with a notch design. And if you hate the notch then Vivo V11 might be the device you get more attracted to as it has a notch that is hardly visible.

Nokia 7.1 vs Huawei Nova 3i vs Vivo V11: Camera

All three offers a dual camera setup. Starting with the Nokia 7.1, it has 12MP+5MP dual rear camera with Zeiss Optics, 8MP front-facing camera. Moreover, it has EIS(Electronic Image Stabilisation technology), and much like many other Nokia devices, it also has bothie.

Vivo 3i has 16MP+5MP at the back and a 25 MP front shooter for taking selfies. Huawei Nova, on the other side, comes with a 16MP+2MP setup at the back side with flash and a 24 MP+2MP dual setup at the front.

Nokia 7.1 vs Huawei Nova 3i vs Vivo V11: Performance and battery

Nokia 7.1 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 coupled with a 4GB RAM powered by a 3060mAh battery. Its competitor, The Vivo V11 rocks a MediaTek Helio P60 processor with a 6GB of primary memory and has 3315mAh of battery capacity. Huawei Nova 3i on the other side packs a 3340mAh of battery and comes with a HiSilicon Kirin 710 coupled with 4GB of RAM.

Nokia 7.1 vs Huawei Nova 3i vs Vivo V11: Price, specifications, features compared:

Nokia 7.1Huawei Nova 3iVivo V11
PriceRs 19,999($349)Rs 19,990($300)Rs 20,990
ConnectivityGPRS: Yes,

Edge: Yes,

WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/ac/g/n, hotspot Bluetooth: v5.0, A2DP, LE,

USB: USB Type-C 2.0,

GPS Facility: with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS,

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2G: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz,

4G: Dual VoLTE

GPRS: Yes,

EDGE: Yes,

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, DLNA, WiFi Direct, hotspot

Bluetooth: v4.2,

USB: USB Type-C,

GPS Facility: with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS,

Browser: HTML5,

3G Speed: HSPA, LTE,

2G: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz,



Edge: Yes,

WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot,

Bluetooth: v5.0, USB: microUSB v2.0, USB OTG,

GPS Facility: with A-GPS,

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2G: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz,



Design149.7 x 71.18 x 7.99 mm157.6 x 75.2 x 7.6 mm155.9 x 75.6 x 8.1 mm
Color VariantsGloss Midnight Blue, Gloss SteelBlack, Blue, WhitePurple, Black
Display5.84 inches, Touch, 1080x 2244 pixel, Capacitive Touchscreen, IPS LCD (Corning Gorilla Glass 3)6.3 inches, Touch, 1080 x 2340 pixels, Capacitive Touchscreen, IPS LCD6.3 inches,

Touch, 1080 x 2280 pixels, Capacitive Touchscreen,


PlatformAndroid OS, v8.1 (Oreo) (Android One)Android OS, v8.1 (Oreo) Custom UI EMUI 8.2Android OS, v8.1 (Oreo) Custom UI FunTouch 4.5
Selfie Camera8 MP (f/2.0) Camera24 MP (f/2.0) + 2 MP Dual Camera with AI25 MP (f/2.0) Camera
Primary Camera12 MP (f/1.8)+ 5 MP (f/2.4)Dual Camera with Dual LED Flash16 MP + 2 MP Dual Camera with LED Flash16 MP (f/2.0) + 5 MP (f/2.4) Dual Camera with LED Flash
ProcessorSnapdragon 636, Octa Core 1.8GHz, GPU Adreno 509Kirin 710 CPU Octa Core (4 x 2.2GHz Cortex-A73 + 4 x 1.7GHz Cortex-A53) GPU: GPU TurboMediatek Helio P60 Octa Core (Quad 2 GHz, Cortex A73 + Quad 2GHz, Cortex A53) GPU Mali-G72 MP3
In-Built Storage64GB128GB64GB
SensorsFingerprint Sensor, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, G-sensorFingerprint Sensor, Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, GyroscopeFingerprint sensor, Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope
BatteryNon-removable Li-Ion 3060 mAh batteryNon-removable Li-Po 3340 mAh batteryNon-removable Li-Ion 3315 mAh battery