Nokia 7.1 Review With Specifications
The Nokia 7.1 considered as one of the best smartphones from Nokia company in the mid-range section. The phone offered an HDR-enabled 5.84–inch notched display, dual camera setup with Zeiss optics at back, 3,060mAh battery, 4GB RAM, and it is a part of the Google’s Android One programme. It is priced at Rs. 18,710, but in India, the Nokia 7.1 (64GB storage and 4GB RAM) priced at Rs. 19,999, so now look at below to justify the price of Nokia 7.1.
Nokia 7.1 Details Review
- DISPLAY AND DESIGN OF Nokia 7.1: The Nokia 7.1 sports a 5.84–inch full–HD+ IPS display panel with 1080x2280 pixels resolutions, 19:9 aspect ratio, and HDR10 support. The display is bright and impressive, viewing angles are excellent, colors are vivid, and the brightness is enough. At outdoor it works very well. In Nokia 7.1’s display, HDR content looks vibrant and sharp.
Now, come to its design, the smartphone gets a machined Series 6000 aluminum frame and a die–cast metal center, so it offers a gorgeous impressive look and also feels smooth. The phone is too tall, so it difficult for one–handed use. The back looks so glossy but slippery, made with glass back and the diamond–cut chamfers around the rear camera module, power and volume buttons. Up front of the phone, it has a small notch that does not get in the way of games and videos.
The back panel of the Nokia 7.1 has a circular fingerprint sensor, dual-camera setup, the Android One branding, and a vertical Nokia logo. At the bottom, it has the USB Type–C port, and loudspeaker. The dual–camera setup is created as pill–shaped design with a Zeiss logo emblazoned at below primary sensor.
- Nokia 7.1 SOME SPECIFICATIONS: The Smartphone comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor with 4GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage, the storage options are expandable up to 400GB via a microSD card. The 4G LTE, Wi–Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5, GPS/A-GPS, GLONASS, NFC, USB Type–C, and a 3.5mm headphone jack are included in the phone as connectivity options. The 3,060mAh battery of Nokia 7.1 supports fast charging. The hybrid dual–SIM tray in this Nokia’s phone forces you to choose between a secondary SIM and storage expansion.
- Nokia 7.1 CAMERAS: The Nokia 7.1 offers a 12–megapixel primary camera with an aperture of f/1.8 and a 5–megapixel secondary camera with an aperture of f/2.4, and on the front, it has an 8–megapixel fixed–focus camera with an aperture of f/2.0 and an 84–degree field of view, the rear cameras are accompanied by a dual–LED flash and the front sensor work with a screen flash.
The portrait shots were much impressed us with good edge detection and smooth gradients between the subject and the background, and image shot in adequate light was clear and detailed with vibrant colors. In low light, the camera produced a good amount of detail in images. It does over-sharpen images and its color reproduction is inconsistent.
The video quality of Nokia 7.1 is satisfactory, because of the electronic image stabilization it records video very smoothly. The phone is capable to record 4K video. It records video at 1080p in the front camera. The selfie camera (8–megapixel) works excellent, in low light noise did creep but its detail level is decanting. The front camera uses software algorithms to take portrait shots, it has no front LED flash but the screen flash feature lights up the entire display and produces great images.
The AR stickers and AI–assisted portrait lighting features are included in the camera app. AR stickers are implemented quite well and can be used with the front and the rear cameras, and the AI-assisted portrait lighting feature is pretty, and half-baked at the moment, and most of the options are overexpose the surround.
- SOFTWARE, PERFORMANCE AND BATTERY LIFE OF Nokia 7.1: It is an Android One smartphone, so this smartphone runs through a stock built of Android, without any third party manufacturer skins/overlays and third–party bloat. From this software, you must get the feature called ‘Ambient Display‘ which shows your app notifications without waking the phone from sleep, and missed calls, and not only these features, you can also able to perform some gestures like, turning the phone over to reject a call or you can picking it up to mute the ringtone. The Face recognition feature works good enough in an adequate light but it is quite unstable in very bright sunlight and in low light. The Face recognition feature works through the 8–megapixel fixed focus front camera. If we compare the setup process of Nokia 7.1 with Realme and Huawei, the result says that the setup process of Nokia 7.1 is slower than Realme and Huawei.
In Nokia 7.1, you can easily use the Android Pie’s navigational gestures, the Digital Wellbeing feature is present as well, and lets you track how many times you unlock the phone, how many notifications you receive on a daily basis, and how frequently you use different apps. This Android Pie provides you a dark mode that darkens the app drawer, certain first–party applications such as Contacts, and quick toggles panel. The UI’s Certain elements, for example, the Settings app and the notification shade are untouched, and some applications, for example, Messages have dark modes of their own, which aren’t triggered by the systemwide toggle. The rear–mounted fingerprint scanner is perfect this placed ergonomically, and quite snappy and this can also be used to show the notification shade with a downward swipe.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor with 4GB RAM included in Nokia 7.1 which disappointing us, in this price segment the processor can be better. The phone does struggle slightly when pushed, real–world performance is quite smooth, consistent, the UI animations are butter-smooth and it handles day-to-day tasks very well.
This smartphone’s battery life lasts up to 9 hours 30 minutes, according to our HD video loop battery test. The phone comes with a 3,060 mAh battery, that takes around 1.5 hours to fully charge the phone, the phone does not support wireless charging. Some sources revealed that the battery life lasts up to 7 hours and 42 minutes. The Android Pie has a battery saver mode, and a feature called Adaptive Battery that limits battery use for applications which you don’t use regularly.
CONCLUSION: The Nokia 7.1’s main selling point is its vivid HDR display, in this price segment (Rs. 19,999) this is very rear to see in any smartphone. The other good things included in Nokia 7.1 which made it very popular they are, striking looks, the promise of timely updates, great build quality, solid cameras, and well-optimized software package. The Motorola One power (Rs.13,999) and Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 also offers the stock Andriod and performance for Rs 10,999 and Rs 14,999 respectively in the similar level, but we saw that the Nokia 7.1 is an excellent all-rounder that we mentioned above.
On the other hand, The Poco F1 (Rs. 20,899), and the Honor Play (Rs. 21,999) are the similarly priced phone, these powered by flagship grade processors but both MIUI and EMUI are cluttered and laden with third–party bloat, and the all-plastic body Poco F1 does not look or feel as premium as the Nokia 7.1 (Rs. 19,999). After judging these above points, the result for Nokia 7.1 comes positive, that means, we can easily say that the Nokia 7.1 is undoubtedly a perfect everyday smartphone for you.