Nokia 4.2 vs Nokia 5.1 vs Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017): Comparison

Comparison of features, performance, design, battery, camera and connectivity between the following smartphones: Nokia 4.2 vs Nokia 5.1 vs Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017). The complete information of specifications to decide which to buy.

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Technical data sheets

Basics

Nokia 4.2
Nokia 4.2
International · 3GB · 32GB · TA-1157 Dual
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Nokia 5.1
Nokia 5.1
International · 2GB · 16GB
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Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017)
Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017)
Global · 3GB · 16GB · J730F
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Score

Ki Cost-effective
Score
6.0 Ki Cost-effective
Score
5.9 Ki Cost-effective
Score
6.1 Ki Cost-effective
Score
Design and Screen score 5.0Design & Materials 5.4Design & Materials 5.3Design & Materials
Performance and Hardware score 4.8Performance & Hardware 4.7Performance & Hardware 4.7Performance & Hardware
Camera score 4.9Camera 4.6Camera 4.8Camera
Connectivity score 5.7 Connectivity 6.7 Connectivity 5.7 Connectivity
Battery score 4.7 Battery 4.6 Battery 4.9 Battery

User reviews

User score
8.7
5 reviews
6.4
10 reviews
6.1
64 reviews

Technical specifications of the Nokia 4.2 vs Nokia 5.1 vs Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017)

Specs Nokia 4.2 price comparison Nokia 4.2
International · 3GB · 32GB · TA-1157 Dual
Nokia 5.1 price compare Nokia 5.1
International · 2GB · 16GB
Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) prices Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017)
Global · 3GB · 16GB · J730F
Inches 5.71" 5.5" 5.5"
Resolution HD+ FHD+ FHD
Usable surface 76% useful 73% useful 73% useful
Aspect Ratio 19:9 18:9 16:9
Dimensions 71.3 mm
149.0 mm
8.4 mm
70.7 mm
151.1 mm
8.3 mm
74.7 mm
152.4 mm
7.9 mm
Weight 161 g 160 g 168 g
Micro SnapD. 439
Octa-Core
Helio P18
Octa-Core
Exynos 7870
Octa-Core
RAM 3 GB RAM 2 GB RAM 3 GB RAM
Storage 32 GB 16 GB 16 GB
AnTuTu 88.701
v?
62.000
v?
46.000
v?
Battery 3000 mAh 3000 mAh 3600 mAh
Main Camera 1
13 Mpx · ƒ/2.2

2
1
16 Mpx · Unknow

1
13 Mpx · ƒ/1.7

Selfie Camera SELF 8 Mpx · ƒ/2.0 SELF 8 Mpx · ƒ/-- SELF 13 Mpx · ƒ/--
Bands
OS Android 9.0 P Android 8.0 Oreo Android 9.0 P

Brand

Brand Nokia Nokia Samsung
Aliases -- 5 (2018), 5 2018, 5.1 Android One, TA-1061 SM-J730F, J730F

Release Date

Release date February 2019,
5 years ago
May 2018,
6 years ago
June 2017,
6 years ago
State On Sale On Sale On Sale
Market International International Global

Design & Materials

Structure

Nokia 4.2
Nokia 5.1
Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017)
Nokia 4.2
Nokia 5.1
Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017)
Size
71.3 mm 149.0 mm 8.4 mm
Print 3D Model
70.7 mm 151.1 mm 8.3 mm
Print 3D Model
74.7 mm 152.4 mm 7.9 mm
Print 3D Model
Weight 161 g 160 g 168 g
Usable surface 76 % 73 % 73 %
Materials Aluminium alloy Aluminium alloy Metal
Resistance - - -
Colors
Black

Pink
Black

Blue

Copper
Black

Blue

Gold

Pink

Screen

Diagonal 5.71" 5.5" 5.5"
Type LCD IPS LCD IPS Super AMOLED
Aspect Ratio 19:9 18:9 16:9
Resolution HD+
720 x 1520 px
FHD+
1080 x 2160 px
FHD
1080 x 1920 px
Density 295 Pixels per inch 439 Pixels per inch 401 Pixels per inch

Others

Others
  • Water Drop Notch
  • LED Notifications
  • 2.5D curved glass screen
  • Capacitive
  • Multi-touch
  • Without Notch
  • Scratch resistant
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Capacitive
  • Multi-touch
  • LTPS (Low Temperature PolySilicon silicon)
  • Without Notch
  • Capacitive
  • Multi-touch

User reviews

Is it a drop-resistant and scratch-resistant smartphone?
7.0
7.1
6.1
Do you think it's a nice phone?
8.2
8.4
7.6
Is it comfortable?
8.2
8.7
7.4
Can you see it well in the sunlight?
6.5
7.6
6.8
Number of reviews
5 reviews
10 reviews
64 reviews

Performance & Hardware

Processor

Model Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 MediaTek Helio P18 (MT6755S) Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7870
CPU 4x Cortex-A53 1.95 GHz + 4x Cortex-A53 1.45 GHz 4x Cortex-A53 2.0 GHz + 4x Cortex-A53 1.2 GHz 8x Cortex-A53 1.6 GHz
Type Octa-Core Octa-Core Octa-Core
Manufacturing 12 nm 28 nm 14 nm
64 Bits Yes Yes Yes

Graphics

GPU Qualcomm Adreno 505 ARM Mali-T860 MP2 ARM Mali-T830

RAM

RAM 3 GB 2 GB 3 GB
Type LPDDR3 RAM -- --

Storage

Capacity 32 GB 16 GB 16 GB
Type -- -- --
SD Slot Yes ,
Slot for SD or second SIM card
Yes ,
Slot for SD or second SIM card
Yes ,
Slot for SD or second SIM card

Security

Fingerprint Yes, in the back Yes, in the back Yes, on the front

Sensors

Sensors
  • Fingerprint
  • Proximity
  • Light sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Fingerprint
  • Proximity
  • Light sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Fingerprint
  • Proximity
  • Light sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Compass
  • Gyroscope
  • Hall

Audio

Audio
-
-
-

Others

Notifications LED LED Notifications -- --
Cooling system No No No
Gaming buttons No No No

User reviews

Does it have good sound?
9.0
5.9
6.7
Does it work smoothly in everyday use?
8.4
5.5
6.3
What's your experience been with demanding games?
8.3
4.2
5.0
Number of reviews
5 reviews
10 reviews
64 reviews

Camera

Main

No. of cameras Double rear camera Rear camera Rear camera
1
Camera type

Standard

Standard

Standard
Resolution 13 Mpx 16 Mpx 13 Mpx
Sensor Unknown Unknown Samsung
Type CMOS CMOS CMOS
Aperture ƒ/ 2.2 Unknow ƒ/ 1.7
ISO -- -- --
Pixel size 1.12 µm -- 1.13 µm
Pixel Binning -- -- --
Sensor size -- -- --
2
Camera type

--
--
Resolution
2 Mpx
Sensor
Unknown
Type
--
Aperture
ƒ/ 2.2
Pixel size
1.75 µm
Pixel Binning
--
Sensor size
--

Features

Flash LED Dual LED LED
Optical Stabilisation No No No
Slow Motion Video No,
30 fps
No,
30 fps
No,
30 fps
Others
  • Digital zoom
  • Dual camera
  • Autofocus
  • Touch focus
  • Continuous shooting
  • Geotagging
  • HDR
  • Face detection
  • White balance settings
  • ISO settings
  • Exposure compensation
  • Scene mode
  • Self-timer
  • Digital zoom
  • Autofocus
  • Touch focus
  • Continuous shooting
  • Geotagging
  • Panorama
  • HDR
  • Face detection
  • White balance settings
  • ISO settings
  • Exposure compensation
  • Scene mode
  • Self-timer
  • Digital zoom
  • Autofocus
  • Touch focus
  • Continuous shooting
  • Geotagging
  • Panorama
  • HDR
  • Face detection
  • White balance settings
  • ISO settings
  • Exposure compensation
  • Scene mode
  • Self-timer

Selfie

SELF
Camera type

Dedicated

Dedicated

Dedicated
Resolution 8 Mpx 8 Mpx 13 Mpx
Sensor Unknown Unknown Unknown
Type -- -- --
Aperture ƒ/ 2.0 ƒ/ -- ƒ/ --
Pixel size 1.12 µm -- --
Pixel Binning -- -- --
Sensor size -- -- --
Others
--
--
--

DxOMark Score

DxOMark Score -- -- --

User reviews

Quality of daytime photos
7.2
7.0
7.4
Quality of nighttime photos
5.0
5.0
5.1
Quality of selfies
7.6
6.5
6.7
Does it have a powerful flash?
8.6
7.1
7.7
Number of reviews
5 reviews
10 reviews
64 reviews

Connectivity

Network compatibility

5G -- -- --
4G LTE
  • B1 (2100)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B5 (850)
  • B7 (2600)
  • B8 (900)
  • B20 (800)
  • B28b (700)
  • B28a (700)
  • B38 (TDD 2600)
  • B40 (TDD 2300)
  • B41 (TDD 2500)
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B4 (1700/2100 AWS 1)
  • B5 (850)
  • B7 (2600)
  • B8 (900)
  • B12 (700)
  • B13 (700)
  • B20 (800)
  • B28b (700)
  • B28a (700)
  • B38 (TDD 2600)
  • B40 (TDD 2300)
  • B66 (1700/2100)
  • B1 (2100)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B5 (850)
  • B7 (2600)
  • B8 (900)
  • B20 (800)
  • B40 (TDD 2300)
3G
  • B1 (2100)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B4 (1700/2100 AWS A-F)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
2G
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)

SIM card

Dual SIM Dual Sim Dual Standby Dual Sim Dual Standby Dual Sim Dual Standby
Type
  • Nano SIM
  • Nano SIM
  • Nano SIM
  • Nano SIM
  • Nano SIM
  • Nano SIM

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
  • 802.11a
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
  • 802.11n 5GHz
  • 802.11ac
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
  • 802.11ac
Others
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Wi-Fi Direct
  • Dual band
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Wi-Fi Direct

Bluetooth

Version Bluetooth 4.2 Bluetooth 4.2 Bluetooth 4.2
Others
  • A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
  • A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
  • A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
  • AVRCP (Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile)
  • EDR (Enhanced Data Rate)
  • HFP (Hands-Free Profile)
  • HID (Human Interface Profile)
  • MAP (Message Access Profile)
  • SPP (Serial Port Protocol)
  • OPP (Object Push Profile)
  • PBAP/PAB (Phone Book Access Profile)
  • HDP (Health Device Profile)

Navigation

Navigation
  • GPS
  • A-GPS
  • GLONASS
  • Beidou
  • GPS
  • A-GPS
  • GLONASS
  • Beidou
  • GPS
  • A-GPS
  • GLONASS
  • Beidou

USB

USB
  • Charging
  • Mass Storage
  • USB On-The-Go (OTG)
  • Charging
  • Mass Storage
  • Charging
  • Mass Storage

SAR

European measurement

The European Union sets a limit of 2 W/kg averaged over 10 grams of tissue.

-- 0.290 W/Kg on head
1.800 W/Kg on body
0.567 W/Kg on head
1.330 W/Kg on body
American measurement

The FCC limit is 1.6 W/kg measured in a volume of 1 gram of tissue

-- -- --

Others

Others
  • NFC
  • Audio Jack
  • Radio FM
  • Computer sync
  • OTA sync
  • Tethering.
  • VoLTE
  • VoWiFi
  • NFC
  • Audio Jack
  • Radio FM
  • Computer sync
  • OTA sync
  • Tethering.
  • VoLTE
  • NFC
  • Audio Jack
  • Radio FM
  • Computer sync
  • OTA sync
  • Tethering.

User reviews

Does it have good coverage for calls?
8.8
8.5
8.2
Quality of the GPS
8.8
7.2
7.9
And the WiFi?
8.8
6.9
7.9
Number of reviews
5 reviews
10 reviews
64 reviews

Battery

Battery

Capacity
3000 mAh
3000 mAh
3600 mAh
Type Li-Polymer Li-Polymer Li-Ion
Fast charge No No No
Others
  • Non-removable
  • Non-removable
  • Non-removable

User reviews

How long does the battery last?
  • 0%
    Less than half day
  • 0%
    Less than a day
  • 40%
    One day
  • 60%
    More than one day
  • 0%
    Two days or more
  • 10%
    Less than half day
  • 20%
    Less than a day
  • 70%
    One day
  • 0%
    More than one day
  • 0%
    Two days or more
  • 6%
    Less than half day
  • 17%
    Less than a day
  • 42%
    One day
  • 28%
    More than one day
  • 6%
    Two days or more
Number of reviews
5 reviews
10 reviews
64 reviews

Software

Software

Operating System
  • Android 9.0 Pie
    Android 9.0 P, 5 years ago
  • Android 8.0 Oreo
    Android 8.0 Oreo, 6 years ago
  • Android 9.0 Pie
    Android 9.0 P, 5 years ago
Google Services (official) Yes Yes Yes

User reviews

Did it come with preinstalled applications?
  • 60%
    It comes with a clean operating system
  • 40%
    It has preinstalled apps but they don't bother me
  • 0%
    It has preinstalled apps that I can't uninstall
  • 70%
    It comes with a clean operating system
  • 30%
    It has preinstalled apps but they don't bother me
  • 0%
    It has preinstalled apps that I can't uninstall
  • 3%
    It comes with a clean operating system
  • 67%
    It has preinstalled apps but they don't bother me
  • 30%
    It has preinstalled apps that I can't uninstall
Do you regularly receive updates?
  • 0%
    Never
  • 20%
    Once a year
  • 40%
    Every six months
  • 40%
    Every two months or less
  • 0%
    Never
  • 10%
    Once a year
  • 20%
    Every six months
  • 70%
    Every two months or less
  • 16%
    Never
  • 21%
    Once a year
  • 53%
    Every six months
  • 10%
    Every two months or less
Number of reviews
5 reviews
10 reviews
64 reviews