Nokia 7 Plus Price | interface| Camera | Battery | Ram
Everyone is happy Nokia uses Android on its smartphones now that HMD Global is in control. The smartphone manufacturer surprised us at this year’s Mobile World Congress with its announcement that its newest devices would be part of the Android One lineup. Of the whopping five new Nokia phones announced at MWC, the Nokia 7 Plus is the only mid-range phone announced with a six-inch screen. Here’s everything we know about the Nokia 7 Plus.
Design and display
The Nokia 7 Plus is big, and while the firm claims its slender bezels either side of the display make it possible to use one handed, we’d recommend two hands for typing.
The frame of the 7 Plus is machined from a single block of aluminum, but the rear panel has been coated in six layers of ceramic feel paint.
What does this mean? If gives the back of the phone a different texture, although we suspect it’s been applied to a plastic cover. A tap on the rear and it doesn’t sound like metal, but considering the price point it’s not a surprise.
It still feels premium in the hand, and the accent color that runs around the phone’s circumference, camera, screen and fingerprint scanner is a smart look.
The rear mounted fingerprint scanner falls nicely under forefinger, while the power/lock and volume keys on the right of the handset are easy to reach.
The 6-inch full HD+ display looks great to, and we expect it’ll provide an excellent viewing experience for movies and games.
Nokia 7 Plus specs
|Dimensions||158.38 x 75.64 x 7.99mm|
|Screen size||6 inches|
|Resolution||2160 x 1080|
|Rear camera||12MP + 13MP|
The Nokia 7 Plus is part of the Android One lineup and will ship with 8.0 Oreo. This is Google’s stripped down version of Android generally used on low-cost, low-power smartphones. We’ve seen various midrange phones with Android One recently, including the HTC U11 Life, the Motorola Moto X4, and the Xiaomi Mi A1. All are very good, and it looks as if the Nokia 7 Plus will follow in their footsteps.
Camera and battery
The rear cameras on the Nokia 7 Plus are promising, as it’s the same dual camera setup up as you get on the more premium Nokia 8 Sirocco. That means there’s a 12MP main sensor alongside a 13MP telephoto lens allowing you to take Bokeh effect photos (where the background is blurred).On screen and the camera app is also well stocked, with a Live Bokeh mode allowing you to adjust the level of background defocus before taking your shot, and a Pro mode allowing you to tweak a range of settings. Round the front there’s a 16MP selfie snapper too.
The Nokia 7 Plus promises excellent battery life too, with two days from a single charge being quoted.
We’ll be putting that claim to the test in our in-depth Nokia 7 Plus review, so make sure you keep an eye out for that.
Performance and interface
With a Snapdragon 660 chippie and 4GB of RAM under the hood the Nokia 7 Plus is well equipped in the power department.
We found apps opened quickly and general navigation was smooth when moving around the Android 8 Oreo interface.
Nokia has signed up all its new phones to Android One, which guarantees the handsets Google’s next two major dessert updates as well as three years of security updates. It means that the Nokia 7 Plus has a solid lifespan ahead of it.
This also means you get the stock version of Android, as Google intended it, giving you a clean and fuss free interface without any skin on annoying per-installed apps getting in the way.