The Nokia 7.1 is one of the Nokia smartphones that received the Android 10 upgrade in December 2019, despite being released around October 2018.
So let us take a look at what this smartphone has to offer
|OS||Android 9.0 Pie|
|Display||5.84 inch IPS LCD Discreet Notch Display|
|Camera||12 MP main + 5MP Depth Sensor, 8 MP selfie|
|RAM||3GB,4 GB RAM|
|Storage||64 GB Expandable to 400 GB|
|Processor||Snapdragon 636 Octa Core, 1.8 GHz|
|Security||Face ID and Fingerprint ID|
Design and Display
The Nokia 7.1 looks like everything a smartphone released in late 2018 and early 2019 would look like.
Measuring around 160g, the Nokia 7.1 has a decent build with front and back panels made with Gorilla Glass 3 with aluminum frame. The smartphone has a 5.84 notched display and a piece of bezel at the bottom bearing the Nokia Brand name. The discreet notch houses the selfie camera, the speaker and sensors.
At the back is a dual camera stack with an LED flash. The Android One and Nokia Logos are still visible. The top of the phone is home to a 3.5mm headphone jack, the left side contains the hybrid dual sim and micro SD slot while the right side houses the power button and volume buttons. At the base of the phone are the USB C charging port, and speaker.
The display panel on this smartphone is a 5.84 LCD panel with just about 80% screen to body ratio, 19:9 aspect ratio, and 1080 x 2280 pixel resolution.
The Nokia 7.1 offers a decent rear camera with the dual Zeiss tuned camera sensors. The primary sensor consists of a 12MP lens with f/1.8 aperture and a secondary depth sensor with a 5MP lens and f/2.4 aperture. There is a dual-LED flash assisting the rear camera.
The front camera lens consists if an 8MP lens with f/2.0 aperture and no LED flashlight. All lenses should perform well in bright light and low light environments.
The Nokia 7.1 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor with 8 cores and maximum speed clocked at 1.8GHz (4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4×1.6 GHz Kryo 260 Silver). The processor speed should handle games like Asphalt 8 and other games well.
The processor is assisted by either 3GB or 4GB of RAM space and 64GB of storage space. Storage can be expanded up to 400GB by using a micro SD card. multitasking should not pose a problem
Battery and Software
The Nokia 7.1 is bundled with a meager 3060mAh battery with good power management. On heavy usage though, the phone will only last about 7 and a half hours while average usage will see it stay up to 11 hours. On the bright side, there is a 15W fast charge adapter bundled with it.
Though the Nokia 7.1 was sold with Android 9 Pie, it now has Android 10 upgrades (released in December 2019) thanks to the Android One program. Monthly security updates are guaranteed and there is no bloatware on the phone.
|TechnologyGSM / CDMA / HSPA2GGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2|
|3G||HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100|
|4G||LTE Band 1, Band 2, Band 3, Band 4, Band 5, Band 7, band 9, Band 20, Band 28, Band 38, Band 40, band 66|
|SIM Type||Dual nano-SIM slot|
Design and Display
149.7 x 71.18 x 7.99 mm
|Display Resolution||1080p PureDisplay HD+ (1080 x 2280 pixels)|
|Display Technology||IPS LCD|
|Protection||Gorilla Glass 3 Front, Glass rear, Aluminium side.|
|Colours||Gloss Midnight Blue, Gloss Steel|
Platform and Hardware
|OS||Android 9.0 (Upgrade to Android 10), Android One|
|Processor Name/Technology||Qualcomm Snapdragon 636|
|Number of Processor Cores||8 (4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4×1.6 GHz Kryo 260 Silver)|
|Processor Speed||1.8 GHz|
|Graphics Chipset||Adreno 509|
|RAM||3GB, 4 GB|
|Internal Storage||32GB, 64 GB|
|External Storage||Yes, Up to 400GB|
|Sensors||Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer (G-sensor), E-compass, Gyroscope, Fingerprint Sensor (on the back)|
|Front||8 MP Camera 1080 Video @30 fps|
|Rear||Zeiss optics 13 MP Main Camera, 5MP depth Sensor, 1.8 aperture, Dual toned Dual LED Flash, 1080p Video@30fps|
|Features||Autofocus, Dual LED Flash, Geo Tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Panorama, HDR|
|Video||FLV, MP4, MKV, AVI, 3GP|
|Audio||WAV, MP3, MP2, ACC, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, MIDI, Vorbis, APE, AAC-Plus V1, AAC-Plus V2, FLAC, WMA, ADPCM|
|Image||Jpeg, Png, Gif, Bmp|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 5.0, AD2P LE|
|USB||Yes, Type C|
|Battery Capacity||3060 mAh|
|Fast Charging||Yes, 18W|
|Security Features||Face ID and Finger Print|