Nokia 7 Plus (Android One) 

price₹ 24,899 onwards

launchApr, 2018

66.6

excellence score

82.6

value for money score

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Design

  • Excellent build quality with a well-constructed metal (6000 series aluminium) unibody design - the phone definitely feels like it is built to last, and it looks great too
  • In order to make the Nokia 7 Plus look distinct, the company has also opted for some nice looking copper accents for the midframe, camera surround, fingerprint scanner, and its logo at the back

Display

  • With an 18:9 display, the new 7 Plus is the first Nokia-branded smartphone to follow the 'minimal bezel' trend - the 6-inch IPS display is immersive, has good viewing angles and gets bright enough to be visible outdoors

Software

  • The phone is also enrolled into Google’s Android One programme which means is that the phone comes with stock Android and no bloatware - with no significant customisations on the Nokia 7 Plus, the UI is snappy and easy to use - and it will also get guaranteed Android updates for a minimum of 2 years
  • No notification LED, The fingerprint scanner is positioned slightly too high on the back side

Performance

  • The performance is great too with a a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor - it beats the likes of Moto X4, and Oppo F7 in benchmarks - the Nokia 7 Plus can handle your daily grind and deliver a smooth user experience without breaking into a sweat - heavy apps and games are handled well too, and there is no heating up

Camera

  • Good set of dual rear cameras - the phone is quick to focus and gets the exposure right most of the time - colour reproduction was quite good and most images appeared crisp - the telephoto lens offers a quick 2x optical zoom which comes in handy when you want to capture distant objects - and if you like taking portraits, you will enjoy the bokeh mode
  • The selfie camera is good too and captures detail quite well even when indoors
  • Video recording is decent too
  • While the camera does pretty well with low light photos (better than the competition), you will have to have patience and a steady hand - the phone drops the shutter speed to capture more light which means a little movement leads to blurry shots

Battery

  • Very good battery life - the phone will last you well over a day before needing to be plugged in, with moderate use - the phone manages to get the right balance of performance and efficiency - the processor is powerful, yet frugal enough
  • Decent charging speed - the bundled charger is capable of filling it up to 100 percent in two hours

More

  • It also comes with Project Treble supported, which should ensure faster updates
  • There are a few useful gesture shortcuts added, like the ability to double-click the power button to launch the camera, use the fingerprint scanner to pull down the notification shade, and lift to wake phone, among others - you also have the option to double-tap the display to wake the device up
  • There are also three microphones on board along with Nokia’s OZO Audio technology which lets you capture surround audio while recording video
  • On the whole, Nokia seems to have a winner on its hands - the phone scores well all round, in design, performance and battery life - it’s beautiful, reliable and everything you’d expect from a Nokia phone - and it will give some tough competition to other phones in this price bracket
  • A bit on the heavy side

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  1. One of those quietly good all-rounders that don't get us all hyped-up and excited, but are the ones we recommend to a friend as the sensible option
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  2. HMD Global has managed to get quite a few things right with the 7 Plus. It is up-to-date with an 18:9 display and feels like it is built to last.
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  3. The Nokia 7 Plus is the true comeback device for HMD Global. With a beautiful, but tough design, univisium display and pure stock Android, Nokia has a winner in its hands.
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  16. In the Nokia 7 Plus, HMD Global has a really great smartphone at a price where there’s not a lot of competition, and the phone doesn’t fail to impress
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Nokia 7 Plus (Android One) Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 8.1 Oreo, Expected upgrade to P
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size6 inches
Screen Resolution1080x2160 pixels (~ 402 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • IPS LCD
  • FullView Display
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Sensors
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Hall Sensor
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor/RAM
Processor2.2 GHz, Octa Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
GPUAdreno 512
RAM4 GB
Memory
Internal Memory64 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 256 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity3800 mAh
Battery Standby (3G)723 hrs
Battery Talktime (3G)19.00 hrs
Other Battery Parameters
  • Music Playback Time: Up to 126 hrs
Fast ChargingYes
Dimensions
Thickness7.99 mm
Camera
Camera12.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (4K)
Other Camera Features
  • Dual Camera (12MP + 13MP)
  • 12MP: F/1.75 Aperture; 1.4µm Pixel Size
  • 13MP: F/2.6 Aperture; 1.0µm Pixel Size
  • Electronic Image Stabilisations (EIS)
  • Dual Pixel Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF)
  • 2x Optical Zoom
  • Carl Zeiss optics
  • Geo-tagging
  • Touch focus
  • Face detection
  • Panorama
  • HDR
Secondary Camera16.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • F/2.0 Aperture
  • 1.0µm Pixel Size
  • Carl Zeiss optics
  • Full HD Video Rec.
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + BeiDou
CompassYes
NFCYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes
More
  • Nokia OZO audio
  • WiFi Dual-band
  • WiFi Direct
  • USB Type-C
  • USB On-The-Go

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