Nokia 7 Plus
Hello, Guys! Today I’m going to take a look at Nokia 7 Plus Review. The Nokia 7 Plus has caught my eye ever since it was first and wheeled at MWC this year. I mean, it’s been launched at a price point where it doesn’t have a lot of competition, and from the looks of it, it feels like premium and great smartphone. But I’m testing out the Nokia 7 Plus for almost 15 days now, and this is our Nokia 7 Plus. After using the Nokia 7 Plus extensively, I can now confidently say whether or not this phone is worth it at 26,000 Indian rupees. So, let’s start-
Design & Build: –
The Nokia 7 Plus is a mid-range offering from the company, and while that may be evident from its specs, it’s not apparent by its design. The phone looks premium and has a stylish bronze outline running around its sides and the camera. On the black unit, we have this line seems even better adding a subtle but classy look to the phone while also making it look sleeker than it usually would have.
It not only looks great it feels great in the hand + it’s also built with Nokia using a solid block of aluminium with the ceramic coating that gives it a Pixel 2 like feel from the back and you may have noticed that there is no Android One branding on the back that’s because we bought the Chinese variant of the device. But apart from the Android One branding on the back the phone is identical to the Indian option. Also, unlike the Nokia 6, the fingerprint scanner on the 7 Plus is placed at the right location and I have not encountered any issues using it the way I had with the Nokia 6.
Other than that the Nokia 7 Plus has much better buttons than what we saw in the Nokia 6 and that’s nice to have. There’s also a USB-C port, the 3.5mm headphone jack still here which is always nice to have but there’s no IP rating which is something I would have liked to see. Anyways, the Nokia 7 Plus is a beautiful device to look at, and part of it is because of the 18 by 9 aspect ratio display.
The Nokia 7 Plus comes with a 6-inch full HD plus panel, and it’s a great display. The colours are beautiful and well balanced, visibility is on point, and the screen is sharp enough, + since it’s an 18 by 9 display, it makes up for an immersive experience and also makes holding the device quite comfortable. Especially, considering that the Nokia has a massive 6-inch screen. I mean you still can’t use it with one hand but it’s not as big as a 6-inch device would be.
The Nokia 7 Plus comes with a 12-megapixel with f/1.75 aperture + 13-megapixel with f/2.6 aperture camera with Portrait mode, 2x Optical Zoom and all the user will do that. But the Nokia 7 Plus also comes with Zeiss Optics EIS and pretty impressive stuff on paper.
The Phone takes some decent photos although it does over sharpen things a bit sometimes. Nokia still channelling it’s in a Samsung and over saturating pictures all over the place and if that’s something you like the Nokia 7 plus is a decent camera phone. Although the oversaturation does work in the phone’s favour sometimes.
However, when it comes to low-light photos the Nokia 7 Plus is neither here nor there I mean it’s not a bad camera but it’s not very good either, it’s hit and miss. There’s also the Portrait mode and the Portrait mode on the Nokia 7 Plus is good, edge detection is usually good enough, and it manages to blur out the background reliably well which is excellent. Sometimes, the phone does screw up especially in low-light, but I’d still say that it’s above average when it comes to the Portrait mode but the video quality is below average. Videos from the Nokia 7 Plus suck, they’re bad I just can’t believe this phone has EIS.
The front camera on the Nokia 7 Plus is decently good enough. The Nokia 7 Plus has a 16-megapixel front camera with Zeiss Optics, and fortunately, it phases well. Overall photos look beautiful and things seem reasonable here. So, overall the rear cameras on the Nokia 7 Plus are average I mean I was expecting a lot.
Moving on to the performance of the phone ever since using the Nokia 6 I was pretty sure that the Nokia 7 Plus would be a great performer as well and it does not disappoint. The Nokia 7 Plus is powered by Snapdragon 660 which clocked at Octa-core up to the 2.2GHz processor with 4 gigabytes of RAM, and the phone performs excellently. I’m telling you one thing that the Nokia is making some of these smoothest phones out there. The Nokia 7 Plus hasn’t lagged out on me so far, and it can easily handle everything I throw at it. Including PUBG and this is the Chinese variant of the phone I’m pretty sure the Indian option Stock Android Oreo will be even better.
Most Nokia phones now the Indian variant of the Nokia 7 Plus comes with Stock Android 8.1 Oreo which means you get all these Stock Android features which is something I like. While it’s pretty much Stock Android Nokia has added its camera app, and a new Face Unlock feature, and it works very much like the Face Unlock on the OnePlus phone. It’s not as fast as the Face Unlock on the OnePlus 5T but it’s not slow either, it’s decent enough and a perfect addition to Stock Android. With Android One you’ll get timely security updates and guaranteed Android updates all the way to Android P which is fantastic.
The Nokia 7 Plus comes with a 3800 milliamp-hours battery and man does it last long. In my testing, I found myself going to bed at around 2 O clock at night with almost 25 to 30% battery consistently. The phone has impressive standby; it lost at max 1 or 2% of its charge overnight. Also, the Nokia 7 Plus charge is fast enough. This phone goes from 5 to 100% battery in one hour and 40 minutes.
Well, that was pretty much it above the Nokia 7 Plus and as I said earlier at 26,000 Indian rupees this phone does not have a lot of competition. The only major competition I can think of is the Moto X4 which does come with an IP68 rating which is honestly the single department where the X4 betters then the Nokia 7 Plus. Comparisons asides the Nokia 7 Plus brings a great design, a beautiful display, excellent performance, fantastic battery life and Android One.
But if you ask me the camera is the only place where the Nokia 7 Plus drops the ball but if you can live with an average camera, the Nokia 7 Plus is a phone I would recommend you to buy.
|Indian Buyers||Buy Now||Price|
|Nokia 7 Plus||Coming Soon||Rs 25,999|
|The American Buyers|
|Nokia 7 Plus||Coming Soon||$ 399.99|
|Nokia 7 Plus||Coming Soon||Tk N/A|
|Nokia 7 Plus||Coming Soon||PKR N/A|
|SIM||Hybrid Dual SIM|
|BODY||Dimensions||158.38 x 75.64 x 7.99mm|
|DISPLAY||Type||IPS LCD, 1080 x 2160p, 18:9 Ratio (403 PPI)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
|CAMERA||Rear||Dual (12-MP, f/1.75 + 13-MP, f/2.6), Gyro EIS, Dual Pixel PDAF, 2x Optical Zoom, Dual LED Dual Tone Flash|
|Front||16-MP, f/2.0, 1080p|
|Features||Geo-tagging, Touch focus, Face Detection, Panorama, HDR|
|PROCESSOR||OS||Android 8.1 Oreo|
|Chip||Qualcomm Snapdragon 660|
|CPU||Octa-Core up to 2.2GHz|
|MEMORY||Internal||6GB RAM, 64GB|
|External||Up to 256GB (microSD)|
|FEATURES||Sensors||Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyro, Compass, Proximity|
|CONNECTIVITY||WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, Hotspot|
|Others||Bluetooth v5.0, GPS, NFC & Radio|
|SOUND||Speaker||Loudspeaker & 3.5mm Headphone Jack|
|Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic|
|BATTERY||Li-Ion 3800 mAh|