Nokia brought its new series of smartphones Nokia 1, Nokia 7 plus, Nokia 6 and Nokia 8 Sirrocco in India. Above all, the Nokia 7 Plus seems to be one of the fair trade for the given specifications. Nokia 7 Plus comes with Zeiss Optics for enhanced camera abilities and Android 8.1 OS with Android One for the first time. It is packed with the best to give a tough fight in the 30K segment. Let’s see how the power packed smartphone performs in our review.
Design and Build:
Nokia 7 comes with a 6000 series aluminium for its unibody. The rear panel has a ceramic coating to give it a smooth finish while the edges are rounded off to give it a perfect balance. The back seems to be very smooth yet no slippery. The size is bit bigger to carry and use it with a single hand. The weight also seems heavy and hefty but overall it makes the smartphone sturdy and solid.
The rear panel has Dual-Camera setup at the top along with the flash and fingerprint sensor. A horizontal Nokia logo in the same colour of the edges and a small Android One logo at the bottom.The front panel is not the edge to edge one but has 18:9 ratio display. The front camera is at the top of the display along with the Nokia logo and all the sensors. There’s no LED backlit keys and instead of this, they went for ON Screen buttons which seems nice.
Nokia 7 Plus has a 3.5mm Audio Jack unlike the most of new smartphones, which is placed at the top edge. The Volume Rocker keys and the Power button is placed on the right side of the edge. The major upgrade is the Type-C port and it is placed on the bottom edge. The Nokia 7 surely seems stylish bundled with the sturdy built body.
Nokia 7 Plus features a 6-inch IPS Full HD+ display with a pixel resolution of 2160×1080. It also comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for extra protection. The display offers great visuals with adjustable display modes. It has good viewing angles and seems good use outside.
Nokia 7 Plus houses an Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor in which four clocked at 1.8GHz and the other four clocked at 2.2GHz. The SoC is paired with Adreno 512 GPU. The smartphone comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, which is expandable up to 256GB by microSD card of the hybrid dual-SIM tray. Its a Dual-SIM smartphone out of which 1st supports 4G VoLTE while the 2nd one only support 3G and 2G. Apart from it, it offers several other connectivity options like Bluetooth 5, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, GPS, GLONASS, and NFC.
On the software section, the Nokia 7 Plus is the First device to comes with Android One. It runs on Stock Android 8.0 OS out of the box. We recently got the 8.1 update so maybe now it’ll come with Android 8.1 preloaded. Talking about the Android One, its the additional feature by the Google where it provide a consistent user experience and improved security through frequent updates and Google Play Protect. Overall the OS runs smoothly and gives a blazing fast response.
The new Nokia 7 Plus runs smoothly with the paired RAM and SoC. It offers quick response and heavy multitasking ability. All the apps ran smoothly as well as opens up quickly with an immediate touch.
The benchmark performance of the smartphone is great. It scored 134730 in AnTuTu while the Geekbench score was 1598 in Single Core and 5598 in Multi Core. The device is comparable to all the smartphones under 30K category.
We played several high end games like Shadow Fight 2, Asphalt 8 and Modern Combat 5 in it and we never found out any type of lag in it. However, the smartphone heats up a bit while the continuous play.
The fingerprint sensor response is very quick and helpful. It also offers several touch usage with it. The Audio and Video quality is one of the best in 30K segment. The 4G and VoLTE connectivity also works fine in it.
HMD Global has heavily focused on the Nokia 7 Plus camera as it comes with Zeiss optics at the front and the back. It sports a dual camera setup at the back, One of a 12-megapixel primary sensor with an f/1.8 aperture and 1.4-micron pixels and the other one of a 13-megapixel sensor with a telephoto lens, f/2.6 aperture, and 1-micron pixels. The front selfie camera has a 16-megapixel sensor with an f/2.0 aperture.
The rear camera captures great images in daylight. The sensors are fast and accurate to focus on the right object at the right time. The image reproduction is colourful and crisp. It offers HDR, Live, Pro, Live Bokeh, Panorama and Dual Camera (Front and back) modes. All the modes are handy and useful for several occasions. The low light performance of the camera is also very amazing, although it contains some noise but the captured images were great. The Flash works great to give a good output. The front camera of the Nokia 7 Plus offers Pro and Bokeh modes. It captures very quick and gives a very impressive outputs. It has the perfect tone and colours. Overall we found out the camera is to be one of the best in this section.
Nokia 7 Plus offers 3800mAh battery which powers it up to stay for a two whole day with moderate usage. Minimal users will get more than 3 day of battery life with it. Nokia 7 Plus comes with fast charging to cover up the battery problems we face. It charges the smartphone in approximate 2 hours.
Nokia 7 Plus comes at an attractive price of 25,999 INR in India. It offers blazing fast performance and smooth day to day experience. The smartphone seems to be great all rounder as it offers rocking performance is every section. The camera section is one of the best you can in under 30K. So you can surely go for it.