Nokia 7 Plus Review: No Frills, Hard to Beat Smartphone in its Class

nokia 7plus review

One of the first and most loved smartphone brands, Nokia, carry the trust with which the customers feel attached to and to continue it the HMD-backed company has launched Nokia 7 Plus in the Indian market with the latest OS. The recently launched Nokia 7 Plus in the mid-segment has a lot to offer and will be reviewing all those in this review.

Design

nokia 7 plus design

The new Nokia 7 Plus has an interesting look mixed with 18:9 tall display and wide screen. The phone’s look is eye catchy with ceramic coating to give smooth finish. The phone is heavily built 6000 series aluminium and as renowned for its durability the phone stands well up to that. The phone does not feel too heavy when lifted despite of its solid aluminium body. The company has designed the phone in such a manner to look its distinct by using copper accents for the midframe, camera surround, fingerprint scanner at the back of the device. The front of the device has the 18:9 display and above the display lies the selfie camera. At the back of the device lies the dual sensors placed vertically and to assist the cameras lies the dual tone LED flash to allow you to take images even in dark. The fingerprint sensor is placed below the cameras and it is within the reach and it is very fast in response. The bottom of the device is sporting the USB Type-C port, primary microphone and a speaker grille. At the top of the device lies the 3.5mm headphone jack. The right side of the phone is sporting the power button and the volume rockers. At the left side of the phone lies the hybrid SIM tray which can sport two SIMs at a same time or one SIM card and one microSD card.

Display

The new Nokia 7 Plus has a huge display size which is very comforting and allows great viewing angles. The 18:9 display size offers enough display size for you to perform task on a bigger screen and have satisfactory experience. Nokia 7 Plus has 6 inch IPS display with full HD resolution and the display has auto adaptive brightness mode which adjusts its brightness according to the environment and light intensity. The screen even in sunlight stands clear crystal as the display reflects most of the light which falls on the screen. The protection of the screen is provided by the Corning Gorilla Glass 3 offering high resistivity against any fall and from sudden water splash.

Platform

The new Nokia 7 Plus has the latest processor which keeps the functioning of the device smooth and capable of handling any multi task. The processor loaded in the phone is the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor which has eight cores, with four clocked at 1.8GHz and the four clocked at 2.2GHz. These are Kryo 260 cores that are manufactured on the 14nm FinFet process, with an integrated Adreno 512 graphics processor. The phone can handle any games no matter what requirements are amended to run the games. The Nokia 7 Plus has 4GB RAM which in collision with the processor keeps the device at a stable state. The phone has internal storage of 64GB which is enough to store any files, media and games. The internal storage can further be expanded with the help of microSD card. The operating system of the Nokia 7 Plus has Android 8.1 Oreo. The new Nokia 7 Plus has gone with Android One programme.

Cameras

nokia 7plus rear camera

The new Nokia 7 Plus sports great image delivering camera on both sides of the phone. There is Zeiss optics at the front and the back. The rear camera consists of a 12MP primary sensor with an f/1.8 and 1.4 micron pixels, plus a 13MP sensor with a telephone lens, f/2.6 aperture, and 1 micro pixels. The rear camera is assisted by LED flash which gives the benefit of clicking pictures in any conditions. The rear camera delivers great image during the daytime with crystal clarity. Every detail is being captured by the rear camera and the colours of the images are well preserved. The images taken during dark conditions are very clear as well and with the LED flash coming into play in such situations there might be a minor graining effect but it is not something noticeable. The rear camera sports various modes as well like HDR, Panoramic, Beautification mode etc. The selfie camera of the Nokia 7 Plus is powerful as well delivering selfies. The selfie camera is of 16 megapixel with an f/2.0 aperture. The front camera lacks the front LED flash but it has the screen flash to compensate for it. The front camera even has the panoramic mode which is not usually found in any front camera of any phone. There are various modes and filters as well embedded in the selfie camera.

nokia 7plus front camera

Battery

The new Nokia 7 Plus is packed with powerful battery backup of 3,800mAh. The battery is undoubtedly long lasting as it can with stand the long hour of providing entertainment. The phone supports the fast charging as well which charges the battery in quick time. The phone hardly gets warmed up while charging so it could be said that the new Nokia 7 Plus delivers all round performance.

Conclusion

The new Nokia 7 Plus is quite a dominating smartphone with huge design and immersive display, smooth processor coupled with gaming prowess, out of class camera performances and ample battery strength. At Rs 25,999, the Nokia 7 Plus dominates the chart at our end. There isn’t any doubt that HMD is really working hard to make Nokia smartphones count but, will have to work on the pricing to dominate the ball game in the Indian market.

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