Nokia 7.1 review

7.6/10 AVG.
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7.6/10
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The Nokia 7.1 currently has an Informr score of 7.6 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 20 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
1.8 GHz
Screen Size
5.8"
Camera
12+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Beebom

With Zeiss lenses for dual cameras, Nokia 7.1 edges out the all-rounder Poco F1 in terms of photography, but falls flat on the performance front. It also has a great HDR10 display and aptX hi-res Bluetooth audio, which makes up for the shortcomings in the performance department. The simple Android O...

- Rupesh Sinha, Beebom
Digit

The Nokia 7.1 scores big on display and camera but falls short of its competitor when it comes to performance. The design of the phone makes it a classy looking thing, but the lack of a TPU case in the box is concerning due to the all-glass construction. Its not an all-rounder, but it is great for p...

- Swapnil Mathur, Digit
NDTV

The crisp and vivid HDR display is the main selling point of the Nokia 7.1, and is arguably one of the best in this price range. The well-optimised software package, promise of timely updates, striking looks, great build quality, and solid cameras only add to this phone's appeal. With the Nokia 7.1,...

- Shobhit Varma, NDTV
Notebookcheck

The Nokia 7.1 is a good-looking device offering solid performance. However, neither battery life nor connectivity are on a par with its competitors.

- Mike Wobker, Notebookcheck
TrustedReviews

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.

- Andrew Williams, TrustedReviews


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Common Questions


Nokia released the 7.1 on October 28, 2018.


The 7.1 price will vary depending on retailer, age, special offers and whether or not it's purchased with a service plan. If purchased with a 2 year service contract for example, you would likely pay much less for the phone itself up front. You can compare Nokia 7.1 prices from around the web here on The Informr.


Nokia backs up the 7.1 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your 7.1 has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Nokia support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Nokia's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.



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Screen Size
5.8"

The Nokia 7.1's screen size is 5.8 inches with 1080 x 2280 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.8 GHz

There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SDM636 Octa core 1.8 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 8.0 Oreo (Update Available: 9.0 Pie) operating system (OS).

Camera
12+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 12+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 8+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
32/64 GB

Internal memory is 32/64 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 400 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
3060mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3060 mAh battery. Nokia's performance ratings are 1170 minutes.

Nokia 7.1 Specs

Overview
Release date October 28, 2018
Regions available USA, UK, India
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1900/2100 MHz
LTE
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 8.0 Oreo (Update Available: 9.0 Pie)

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Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SDM636 Octa core 1.8 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 32/64 GB
RAM 3/4 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Unknown
TTY/TDD Unknown
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Headphones, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 3060 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 1170 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 17 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Aluminium
Colors Gloss Midnight Blue, Gloss Steel
Dimensions [H x W x D] 14.97 x 7.118 x 0.914 cm (5.9 x 2.8 x 0.4 in)
Weight 160 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 2280 pixels
Pixel density 432 pixels
Size 5.8 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes Unknown
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer Unknown
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC, aptX
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 400 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Unknown
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 1.8
Resolution
12+ megapixels
Dual lens
Yes
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (Dual LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer, Dual camera feature (5 MP 2nd camera, f/2.4)
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
8+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
Aperture f/2.0
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, AMR, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, M4A, WMA, WAV
Radio Unknown
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, FLV, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Unknown
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Unknown
Weather Yes
Stocks Unknown
Maps Yes
NotePad Unknown
Voice Memos / Recorder Unknown
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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Critic Reviews


Beebom

Great display and cameras, but mediocre performance

from Beebom

With Zeiss lenses for dual cameras, Nokia 7.1 edges out the all-rounder Poco F1 in terms of photography, but falls flat on the performance front. It also has a great HDR10 display and aptX hi-res Bluetooth audio, which makes up for the shortcomings in the performance department. The simple Androi...More

With Zeiss lenses for dual cameras, Nokia 7.1 edges out the all-rounder Poco F1 in terms of photography, but falls flat on the performance front. It also has a great HDR10 display and aptX hi-res Bluetooth audio, which makes up for the shortcomings in the performance department. The simple Android One interface makes the Nokia 7.1 a great choice for those who aren't into the latest mobile games, but are looking for a great everyday experience.

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Digit

Offers a great display and a great camera for those who want those features in this budget

from Digit

The Nokia 7.1 scores big on display and camera but falls short of its competitor when it comes to performance. The design of the phone makes it a classy looking thing, but the lack of a TPU case in the box is concerning due to the all-glass construction. Its not an all-rounder, but it is great fo...More

The Nokia 7.1 scores big on display and camera but falls short of its competitor when it comes to performance. The design of the phone makes it a classy looking thing, but the lack of a TPU case in the box is concerning due to the all-glass construction. Its not an all-rounder, but it is great for people looking for a smartphone with a good camera in this budget.

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NDTV

A solid everyday smartphone

from NDTV

The crisp and vivid HDR display is the main selling point of the Nokia 7.1, and is arguably one of the best in this price range. The well-optimised software package, promise of timely updates, striking looks, great build quality, and solid cameras only add to this phone's appeal. With the Nokia 7...More

The crisp and vivid HDR display is the main selling point of the Nokia 7.1, and is arguably one of the best in this price range. The well-optimised software package, promise of timely updates, striking looks, great build quality, and solid cameras only add to this phone's appeal. With the Nokia 7.1, HMD Global has taken big strides in terms of low-light camera performance as well, which has always been the Achilles' heel of the Finnish company's offerings.

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Notebookcheck

A solid mid-range smartphone that excels primarily through its design

from Notebookcheck

The Nokia 7.1 is a good-looking device offering solid performance. However, neither battery life nor connectivity are on a par with its competitors.

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The Nokia 7.1 is a good-looking device offering solid performance. However, neither battery life nor connectivity are on a par with its competitors.

Read full review

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TrustedReviews

Budget price, high-end features

from TrustedReviews

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.

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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.

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Gizmodo

Solid budget simplicity

from Gizmodo

For those looking for a simple phone at the right price (and a hint of premium style), Nokia’s 7.1 embodies many of the same qualities that made the brand’s feature phones from the late 90s and early 2000s so memorable. It’s a solid, minimalist phone with pretty much every feature you need,...More

For those looking for a simple phone at the right price (and a hint of premium style), Nokia’s 7.1 embodies many of the same qualities that made the brand’s feature phones from the late 90s and early 2000s so memorable. It’s a solid, minimalist phone with pretty much every feature you need, and with a price tag of $350, even before any discounts, the Nokia 7.1 feels like a steal.

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AndroidPIT

So much wasted potential

from AndroidPIT

Its design is pleasant, at least for its price range, and its camera and Android One are undoubtedly great assets, but these defects spoil everything and make the user experience appalling. The bugs are so annoying, to such an extent that you can't trust the device when you need it (the screen freezes when you're on Google Maps).

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Its design is pleasant, at least for its price range, and its camera and Android One are undoubtedly great assets, but these defects spoil everything and make the user experience appalling. The bugs are so annoying, to such an extent that you can't trust the device when you need it (the screen freezes when you're on Google Maps).

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Good Gear Guide

A modest and modern mid-tier option

from Good Gear Guide

The Nokia 7.1 isn’t a device without caveats but I think it’s one that’ll pay off for those looking to get a decent smartphone at a decent price.

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The Nokia 7.1 isn’t a device without caveats but I think it’s one that’ll pay off for those looking to get a decent smartphone at a decent price.

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Tom's Guide

A new budget champion has arrived

from Tom's Guide

Nokia has quietly released one of the most exciting inexpensive phones of the year in the Nokia 7.1, a well-designed phone that delivers first-rate performance.

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Nokia has quietly released one of the most exciting inexpensive phones of the year in the Nokia 7.1, a well-designed phone that delivers first-rate performance.

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Android Police

Unrealized potential

from Android Police

Nokia rightly deserves praise for offering a device with these specs for $350, but it doesn't do you much good if the performance isn't up to par. And then there's the fingerprint sensor, which is slow and rejects scans too often. Hopefully, the Pie update is better optimized than the Oreo launch software.

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Nokia rightly deserves praise for offering a device with these specs for $350, but it doesn't do you much good if the performance isn't up to par. And then there's the fingerprint sensor, which is slow and rejects scans too often. Hopefully, the Pie update is better optimized than the Oreo launch software.

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