Nokia 7.1 Full Review & Specs

Nokia 7.1 runs on Android 8.1 Oreo. Like all other Nokia smartphones, Nokia 7.1 comes with a top-notch design and a striking display with full HD support.

According to the company, the device is one of the best mid-range smartphone deals ever.

Below is a quick review of the Nokia 7.1 and its features and performance.


Design and Display

Nokia 7.1 is a beautiful device with premium materials design. The body is made of glass and aluminum. The glass makes up about 85% of the frame while the rest of the body is crafted from a 6000 aluminum series.

The glass surface gives the Nokia 7.1 a glossy look which seems to reflect when light strikes it at a good angle. The smartphone is available in only two colours; Gloss Midnight Blue and Gloss Steel.

The front of the phone is a giant frame featuring a 5.84-inch screen size with a 1080 X 2280 pixel display. The screen size is pretty common in almost all Android devices and nothing to boast about.

However, the display is quite premium and supports full HD for sharp image and video display — plus HDR10, which allows for real-time upscale of SDR videos to HDR. The device also comes with a notch just like the iPhone X.

The Fingerprint sensor can be found at the back of the phone as a slight circular depression just below the camera system.


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Nokia camera system is something to love. For one, most Nokia smartphones, like Nokia 7.1, come with the premium Zeiss optics, which is one of the best optics for phone cameras.

This well-built smartphone comes with a dual rear camera consisting of a 12MP main shooter with an f/1.8 aperture and a 5MP monochromic black and white camera.

The rear camera can function in sync with the 8MP selfie camera to give a function which Nokia calls “bothies” (obviously derived from “both”). Bothies allows you to take pictures and make videos with the rear and selfie camera at the same time.


Software, Processors and Performance

You have a choice of 3GB or 4GB RAM onboard. However, both variants run on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chipset. The phone is a good performer and allows for quick app launching and switching.

For storage, it comes with a 32GB or 64GB space. This storage space is expandable to up to 400GB to allow you to store as many files as you need.


Battery life

Nokia 7.1 comes with a 3060mAh battery which should give up to 19 hours talk time. The device supports quick charging but does not support wireless charging. The company once remarked that the phone will be able to charge from 0% to 50% in 30 minutes.


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Other Features

The smartphone runs on Android 8.1 Oreo and is signed up for the Android One program. This means that the device runs on stock Android and comes with no bloatware from the manufacturer. Also, the stock Android allows for quick updates to the OS and the company promises to update the OS to the new Android 9 pie.


Final Verdict

Nokia 7.1 is a well-crafted device with a premium look and sturdy build. The camera system is quite impressive and the battery is long-lasting. It is one of the best mid-range smartphone deals around right now.


Nokia 7.1 Specifications


Nokia 7.1 Specs

General Features
Announced October 2018
 Operating  System Android 8.1 Oreo (Upgradeable to 9.0)
 SIM Dual SIM (Hybrid)
 Type IPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen (16 Million Colors)
 Size 5.84 inches
 Resolution 2280 x 1080 pixels (19:9)
 Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3
 Dimension 149.7 x 71.2 x 8mm
 Colour Gloss Steel, Gloss Midnight Blue
 Network 3G, 4G LTE
 WLAN WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, WiFi Direct, Dual-Band, Hotspot
 USB MicroUSB v2.0, Type-C v1.0 Reversible Connector (OTG)
 Bluetooth v5.0, LE, A2DP, aptX, EDR
 ROM 32GB/64GB
 Processor 1.8GHz Kryo 260 Octa-core, Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636 Chipset
 Card Slot MicroSD, Up to 400GB (Shared SIM Slot)
 Back 12MP + 5MP, Dual LED Flash, Auto-Focus, Dual Tone Flash
 Front 8MP
 Capacity 3060 mAh Li-Ion (Non-Removable)
 Charging Fast Charging Support
 Sensors eCompass, Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity,  Fingerprint (Back)
Price Range
Starting from ₦100,000

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