A look at the Nokia 7 Plus…
JustInReviews would like to tell you that majority of people were disappointed to see Nokia vanish into oblivion, especially after the brand’s acquisition by Microsoft constrained it onto an O.S. that few cared about.
However today, Nokia is making a slow yet steady start, and has a limited range of new smartphones running on the Android platform. The variety of phones belong to various budget categories, right from the low priced Nokia 1 to the premium Nokia 8 Sirocco.
Roughly placed amidst the price range, happens to be the new Nokia 7 Plus. Our mobile review for today, is dedicated to this smartphone itself.
Design and Screen:
One can say that the Nokia 7 Plus emerges from other Nokia phones that launched this year. Owing to the 18:9 display. It bends at the edges, ala Google Pixel 2 XL . HMD has constructed the Nokia 7 Plus by utilizing a 6000 series aluminum for its unibody. The edges are curved off and the rear portion has a ceramic coating covering to offer it a smooth finish and hide the antenna lines. The back was found to be smooth to the touch yet not slippery.
The manufacturers have opted for copper accents for the midframe, fingerprint scanner, camera surround and its logo on the rear side of both the black and white options.
On the back side, the Nokia 7 Plus has got dual cameras having Zeiss branding. The camera framework comes out a little yet the copper trim should help shield the lenses from getting scratches. The smartphone likewise has a dual-tone LED flash.
As mentioned previously, the phone’s display is a 6-inch full HD+ 18:9 IPS LCD panel. It’s found to be good as far as colours, sharpness and brightness is concerned, and more than satisfactory in terms of the phone’s cost.
The Nokia 7 Plus, actually, happens to be one of the first gadgets in India, to make use of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor, which hosts eight cores, having four clocked at 1.8GHz and the other four timed at 2.2GHz. These happen to be Kryo 260 cores that are fabricated on the 14nm FinFET process, with an integrated Adreno 512 graphics processor. The phone additionally has a 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal memory, which is expandable accompanied by a microSD card of up to 256GB in the hybrid dual-SIM slot.
HMD Global has settled on a 3800mAh non-removable battery for the Nokia 7 Plus which adds up to the phone’s weight.
Battery life is reported to be decent in case of this one. Principally, on account of the quality of the Snapdragon 660 chipset and the size of the 3,800mAh battery. You are probably going to get a whole day of utilization on a single charge regardless of whether your utilization is substantial, and charging happens to be brisk too. The smartphone comes packaged with a Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 supporting charger that tops the device up in barely 60 minutes.
It appears as though HMD Global has focused on the cameras of the 7 Plus, and Zeiss optics is what is offered both on the front and the back. The dual camera framework towards the back comprises of a 12-MP primary sensor having an f/1.8 aperture and 1.4-micron pixels, in addition to a 13-MP sensor with a telephoto lens, f/2.6 aperture, plus a 1-micron pixels. The selfie camera has got a 16-MP sensor with a f/2.0 aperture.
While the gadget by default has got Android 8.0, an upgrade to Android 8.1 has effectively rolled out for the Nokia 7 Plus. The basic Android version likewise means that that there are no extravagant software tricks on the device, for instance face lock. A quick responding fingerprint sensor, dual camera setup and satisfactory performance is what you get. Do not expect anything out-of-the-box, with this handset.
There are a couple of gesture shortcuts, namely the capacity to double tap the power button to set the camera rolling, the fingerprint scanner to pull down the notification shade, and lift to wake phone. You additionally have the alternative to double-tap the display to wake the phone up.
The Nokia 7 Plus has got a price tag of Rs 25, 999.
– Durable build
– Zeiss lenses
– Good battery performance
– Dedicated memory card slot not present
– Not entirely bezel-less
– Nothing special in terms of the software
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