Nokia 7.1 

price₹ 19,999 onwards

launchDec, 2018

59.8

excellence score

84.6

value for money score

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Design

  • The thing that will immediately catch your attention with the Nokia 7.1 is just how well-built the phone is
  • There's an aluminium frame all around the phone with flat edges and gracefully curved sides - the back is made entirely out of glass
  • The power and volume buttons feel good to press, nothing rattles when you shake the phone, and the 160g weight adds a nice bit of heft and keeps the Nokia 7.1 from feeling overly lightweight
  • Overall, this is a phone that easily looks and feels like something far more expensive, and that all contributes to a much more enjoyable experience in day-to-day use compared to something with a lesser design
  • Quick and accurate fingerprint sensor

Display

  • Absolutely gorgeous display - easily one of the best in the mid-range - it's sharp, colorful, and supports HDR content (which is pretty amazing for this price bracket) - it also get plenty bright
  • Overall the display is pretty much 'flagship-standard'

Software

  • Being an Android One phone means that the Nokia 7.1 is running a stock build of Android with a UI not unlike what you'll find on Google's Pixel phones - it's clean, snappy, and a downright joy to use - and it's guaranteed to receive two years of software updates and three years of monthly security patches

Performance

  • Performance is good in daily use with a solid mid-range Snapdragon 636
  • It is definitely not the best performing phone of the price bracket though - so if you are a power user/play a lot of games - then this is not the phone for you - you would be better served with Snapdragon 660, or Snapdragon 845 phones around this price

Camera

  • Very good set of dual rear cameras - they work quickly, apply HDR, and give good results in all kinds of conditions - you will be mostly impressed
  • Portraits are especially good (class leading)
  • Decent selfie camera too
  • Overall, the cameras are on par with the very good cameras on the Poco F1, which will be one of its main competitors

Audio

  • The solo speaker on the bottom is sufficiently loud and clear
  • If you’re into wireless audio, the smartphone also supports hi-res audio playback via Qualcomm aptX, which not only amplifies the playback but also adds a rich flavor, especially when you’re streaming media online

Battery

  • Decent battery life - with a 3060 mAh unit, it will last you the day with moderate use
  • Fast charging support
  • Again however, battery life is not the strong point for the Nokia 7.1 - there are many higher battery capacity phones around in this price bracket

Verdict

  • Overall, Nokia 7.1 looks like another winner from the Nokia camp and will be a great all-round option in this price bracket especially for those users who want stock Android and don't need top-end performance - if you do need the best performance for your buck, for instance if you do a lot of gaming, you should be looking at the Poco F1 or the Honor Play instead

Expert Reviews

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  1. One of the best Android One phones on the market
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. We like the Nokia 7.1 a lot...it's a handset that will serve you well
    techradar.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. A great choice for those who aren't into the latest mobile games, but are looking for a great everyday experience
    beebom.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. For the average joe, the Nokia 7.1 would make for a solid everyday smartphone
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. Reliable, dependable, and trustworthy...a great 'everyday' phone
    forbes.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. A great value proposition
    digit.in in-depth Read Review »
  7. On paper, the Nokia 7.1 looks like one of the best phones at the price, but it’s let down by poor battery life and general performance
    trustedreviews.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. A new contender for the mid-range king
    androidcentral.com in-depth Read Review »
  9. expertreviews.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  10. tomsguide.com in-depth Read Review »
  11. indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  12. gizmodo.com in-depth Read Review »
  13. fonearena.com hands-on Read Review »
  14. bgr.in hands-on Read Review »
  15. androidauthority.com hands-on Read Review »
  16. digitaltrends.com hands-on Read Review »
  17. stuff.tv hands-on Read Review »
  18. techadvisor.co.uk hands-on Read Review »

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Nokia 7.1 Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 8.1 Oreo, Upgradeable to 9.0 PieExpected update to next Android versionAndroid One series
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.84 inches
Screen Resolution1080x2280 pixels (~ 432 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal BezelsYes
NotchYes
Display Features
  • IPS LCD
  • HDR10 Compliant
  • PureDisplay
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Sensors
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor/RAM
Processor1.8 GHz, Octa Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 636Ranked #33 in Mobile Procesor Benchmarks
GPUAdreno 509
RAM4 GB
Memory
Internal Memory64 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 400 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity3060 mAh
Battery Standby (3G)408 hrs
Battery Talktime (3G)19.50 hrs
Fast ChargingYes
Dimensions
Weight160 gm
Thickness8 mm
Camera
Primary Camera12MP + 5MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (4K)
Other Camera Features
  • 12MP: F/1.8 Aperture; 1.28µm Pixel Size; Dual Pixel PDAF
  • 5MP: F/2.4 Aperture; 1.12µm Pixel Size; Depth Sensor
  • Bokeh mode
  • Zeiss optics
  • Panorama
  • HDR
  • Gyro-EIS
Secondary Camera8MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • F/2.0 Aperture
  • 24mm Focal Length
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
Connecting PortUSB-C
USB On-The-GoYes
WiFiYes
WiFi DirectYes
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

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