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Nokia 7.1’s Review
The Nokia 7.1 is a phone with an amazing structure and build quality. The phone is a sturdy glass sandwich with a 6000 series aluminum edge, with a decent weight. The notched design is still not to everyone’s taste, and it still looks strange with that and then a fat chin at the bottom stamped with the Nokia name. Only Apple discovered how to get rid of the bottom panel while using a notch. That aside, the glass is a nice shade in the Gloss Midnight Blue model from our review unit. There is also a white version called Gloss Steel with copper details. Questionably, Nokia might not have made the phone so bright had it not been for the glass, but it makes the phone look more premium than it really is. It charges through the USB-C port on the bottom and has a headset on the top edge. The slim design houses a 5.84-inch screen in 19: 9 format, so this is a one-handed phone for most people.
The handset has a 19.9 notched IPS LCD display with 5.84 inches with good viewing angles and color reproduction. The resolution of 2280×1080 is very good for a phone at this price range. It uses Gorilla Glass 3 to avoid scratches. It has decent touch response and supports HDR10, which means high-quality playback of compatible streaming content. But we found that we preferred the video with the optional button off, because with it often darkened the contrast. Like the Sony Xperia XZ3 high-end, the Nokia 7.1 can also actively enhance the SD video in HD directly on the phone – an interesting feature that works without you noticing and should improve your daily use.
With an energy-efficient Snapdragon 636 chip, the Nokia 7.1 performs well, despite being remarkably slower than the latest generation phones, as you’d expect. Some menus are delayed for a fraction of a second and high-end application such as graphically intense games may stutter occasionally but still load. The UK’s configuration of 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage is the minimum you want on a smartphone today, but the deal is softened by the free and unlimited storage of the Google Photo cloud you receive with your phone.
Bluetooth 5.0 with aptX here will provide excellent wireless audio connectivity, and is not found on all phones at this price. A single downfacing speaker is what you get for external audio for speakerphone calls, which is fine, but you will not want to playgroup music for long.
The dual-camera setup is now the standard fare for most phones, at every price, and Nokia 7.1 joins the club. A 12Mp and 5Mp sensor means you can take pictures of bokeh people and there is a fairly detailed Pro mode built into the camera application. The pictures are quite impressive considering the price of the phone. By clicking the shutter button, you can quickly access the sliders of Pro mode. It is an intuitive camera application that leaves some others ashamed in its ease of use and many features. You can also stream live videos directly from the camera app to other platforms if that is your goal. It may not be, but it’s cool to see so many built-in options. An 8-megapixel front camera hides in the notch for selfie functions, plus the technique that Nokia continues to push, which is still strange (a split image of a selfie and a person in front of him). There are also fun face filters and an optional beauty mode.
With a 3060mAh battery, the Nokia 7.1 should see it comfortably during a day of use combined with such an efficient processor in the Snapdragon 636. We always saw the phone end the day with at least 30% charge every day. The USB-C Fast Charging promises 50% battery recharge in half an hour and is good in our tests, reaching 56% during that time – another great feature of the premium phones that have hit the middle range successfully. You do not receive wireless charging, but there is a quick charger in the box.
The major asset of Nokia 7.1 compared to other midsize phones is the fact of running Android One. In this case, it is based on Android 8.1 Oreo but will receive an update to the Android 9 Pie soon after launch. Android One is a clean and compact version of Android with excellent upgrade advantages – security fixes guaranteed monthly for three years and two years of updates to the Android operating system. Phones like Honor 8X promise OS updates as well, but they do not have the benefit of regular Android One security updates and ultimately will not be delivered like Nokia’s 7.1.
Despite the crowded mid-range, the Nokia 7.1 is one of the best options for a smartphone in the price range in what is a very crowded market. Its generic but solid design is enhanced with above-average viewing, and the continued appeal of Android One means that it’s preferable if clean security and Android are what you want.
|Design:||(4.5 / 5)|
|Display:||(4.0 / 5)|
|Camera:||(3.5 / 5)|
|Connectivity:||(3.5 / 5)|
|Performance:||(3.0 / 5)|
|Usability:||(4.0 / 5)|
|Features:||(3.5 / 5)|
|Battery:||(3.5 / 5)|
Nokia 7.1’s Specs
Type: 4G Phablet
OS: Android One
Service Provider: Unlocked
SIM Card Type: Nano SIM Card
SIM Card Slot: Dual SIM, Dual Standby
Cores: Octa-core, 1.8 GHz, Cortex-A53
CPU: Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636
GPU: Adreno 509
External Memory: up to 400GB with MicroSD card
WIFI: 802.11a/b/g/n wireless internet
Wireless Connectivity: GPS (BDS, A-GPS, GLONASS), HSPA, LTE, WiFi, 3G, 4G, Bluetooth, GSM
Screen size: 5.84 inch
Screen resolution: 2280 x 1080
Corning Gorilla Glass 3 LCD IPS capacitive Screen, 16M colors
Front camera: 8.0MP
Back camera: 12.0MP + 5.0MP
Camera type: Triple cameras
Bluetooth Version: 5.0
Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, E-Compass, Gyroscope
Google Play Store
Additional Features: Fingerprint recognition, Fingerprint Unlocking, 3G, 4G, Bluetooth, Browser, Calculator, Calendar, Camera, WiFi, MP3, MP4
Battery Capacity: 3060mAh
Non-removable Li-Ion battery
Dimensions and Weight
Product dimension (length x width x height): 5.89 x 2.80 x 0.31 inches / 14.970 x 7.120 x 0.800 cm
Product weight: 0.1600 kg