Nokia 7.1 vs Xiaomi Poco F1 vs Honor Play: Specs, Features, Price Compared

Karamchand Rameshwar - Dec 02, 2018

Nokia 7.1 vs Xiaomi Poco F1 vs Honor Play: Specs, Features, Price Compared

The Nokia 7.1, Xiaomi Poco F1 and the Honor Play are in a similar price range, but which one is the best? Let's find out in this comparison.

The latest Nokia 7.1 was already introduced for a short while, but it is only now launched in the Indian market after a few months. With a price of Rs. 19,999, this new Nokia handset is pretty similar to the Nokia 6.1 Plus, except for some features as well as additions that can help set this phone apart. Besides that, this phone will be available for sale at the leading offline stores across India from 7 December.

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However, with HMD Global selling the Nokia 7.1 at Rs. 19,999, it will directly compete with the Xiaomi Poco F1 and the Honor Play, which both, on paper, have some notable advantages. So how do these three handsets compare? Take a look at our review to find out.


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Xiaomi Poco F1 

All of the three handset’s specifications are pretty different from each other. While the Xiaomi Poco F1 has a Snapdragon 845 SoC along with Adreno 630 GPU and 6GB of RAM/64GB of internal storage, the Nokia 7.1 is pretty behind with a Snapdragon 636 SoC along with Adreno 509 GPU and the same memory of 4GB RAM/64GB storage. Meanwhile, the Honor Play is powered by the HiSilicon Kirin 970 SoC, which is arguably on par with the Snapdragon 845 of the Poco F1, along with Mali-G72 MP12 GPU and 4GB RAM/64GB storage.

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Honor Play

In terms of battery, the Xiaomi and Honor are again more superior, with 4,000 and 3,750 mAh, respectively, compared to only 3,060 mAh battery of the Nokia 7.1. All of these devices support fast charging at 18W with similar charging speeds. They also support USB Type-C connectivity as well.

While the Xiaomi Poco F1 offers the best face unlock system that can even work in the dark, the Honor Play has an edge with GPU Turbo which is claimed to offer a boost in performance with some particular games. The Nokia handset comes with the best software package due to Android One certification. The device owners are already able to update to Android Pie 9 Pie while Xiaomi and Honor still run Android 8 Oreo.

Design and Display

In terms of display, all of these three phones have screen notches and FullHD+ IPS LCD displays. However, they come with different display sizes. While the Xiaomi Poco F1 and the Honor Play have 6.18-inch and 6.3-inch displays, respectively; the Nokia 7.1 has the smallest display at only 5.84 inches.

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The Honor Play has the biggest screen of three

The smaller display size can be an advantage of the Nokia 7.1 as it makes it the most easy-to-handle and compact handset of all three. In addition, the Nokia phone also has ‘Pure Display’, which is compatible with HDR10 for viewing high dynamic range content. That means Nokia 7.1 can offer a much better experience when it comes to watching videos or movies in the compatible format.

In terms of build and design, three phone brands take different approaches. While the Xiaomi Poco F1 has the least premium plastic build, the Honor Play comes with a metal unibody build. With a metal frame and glass back, the Nokia 7.1 is the one with the most premium build of all three.

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Nokia 7.1 has a very premium build


All of these devices feature a dual rear camera setup and a front-facing single-camera module. While the Honor Play comes with a 16MP and 2MP setup at its back, the Xiaomi Poco F1 and the Nokia 7.1 both feature a 12MP and 5MP setup. For the front-facing setup, while the Honor handset has a 16MP sensor and the Xiaomi device sports a 20MP camera, the Nokia 7.1 comes with an 8MP sensor.


Dual camera setup of the Honor Play

All of three devices support 4K video recording and the Xiaomi handset even supports recording slow-motion video at up to 240fps. They also have secondary sensors that are used for depth effects to enable portrait mode photography.

Price and Availability

The Nokia 7.1 and the Honor Play are both set at a price under Rs. 20,000 while the Xiaomi Poco F1 comes with a slightly higher price, staying at Rs. 20,999. The Xiaomi Poco F1 and the Honor Play have higher options along with superior specs, such as more storage and RAM. generally, the Honor and Xiaomi handsets might seem like better value propositions to the Nokia 7.1

In terms of availability, HMD offers wider offline availability for its Nokia 7.1 while Xiaomi offers its Poco F1 on Flipkart and Honor offers its Honor Play on Amazon India.

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