The Nokia brand is one of the most familiar brand in mobile phone industry before the rise of smartphones. With the return of Nokia from Microsoft to HMD Global, Nokia has risen and now appeared at Mobile World Congress 2018 that reveals 5 of its new Android smartphone line-up this year. However, nothing beats the desire of performance and a good design shown on its top in class Nokia 7 Plus. We will be bringing you a closer look its design and how it matters below.
Nokia 7 Plus specifications：
- 6 inches Corning Gorilla Glass 3 display（1080×2160 resolution）, 18:9 aspect ratio
- Snapdragon 660（Octa-core 4×2.2 GHz Kryo 260 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260）
- 4GB RAM+64GB ROM（microSD expandable up to 256GB）
- Rear 12MP + 13MP Zeiss certified camera（2x optical zoom, background blurring algorithm, Dual PD focus. unlimited zoom, 30fps slow mo capture, Dual tone LED flash, 2K video recording）
- Front 16MP Zeiss certified camera with f/2.0 aperture in FHD resolution
- Rear fingerprint sensor
- Quickcharge technology（18W with 9V/2A）
- 3.5mm audio jack
- Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE technology
- GPS（A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS）
- FM radio
- USB Type C port, USB On-The-GO
- 3800mAh battery
- Runs on Android 8.0 Oreo
- Available in black and white
The Nokia 7 Plus packaging comes with its iconic hand shake packed in a classic boxy design. It also indicates that the Nokia 7 Plus is empowering the Google Android One concept that brings enhanced experience with less performance demand.
The Nokia 7 Plus also comes along with TPU cover, along with ear plugs, charging adapter, USB C cable and SIM ejector.
On a worthy mention note, this smartphone blends in the new 18:9 aspect ratio display design with a slimmer bezel design despite its significance. All navigation keys is now moved into the display for a uni-body integration.
It also features 6000 series aluminium alloy material with a slight touch of bronze colour on its rear panel and side. This is the second smartphone with the same colour combination after the Nokia 6 which gives a metallic look but ceramic feel. One down side of this material is it is a fingerprint collector.
Luckily, Nokia 7 Plus doesn’t adds in the new notch trend on its display which suited the older mainstream design.
The 12MP + 13MP camera on its rear are ZEISS certified which can achieve real time 2 times optical zoom with background blurring. It is also possible to take a slow mo video at 30 frames per second or record video at 2160p highest possible.
Another worthy note to mention is that it retains the classic 3.5mm audio jack for all music lovers.
Featuring a USB Type C slot, the Nokia 7 Plus is moving along with the USB C revolution.
The user interface on the Nokia 7 Plus is minimalist consider that it has join-in as a Android One smartphone, thus there are lesser to no bloatware when you first booted it up. For those who enjoy a unique but minimal AOSP experience, this UI is certainly pleasant to use with.
As an Android One smartphone, it will be receiving updates for at least 2 years and 3 years guaranteed security patch against possible malware and security breach. It has eaten the newest Android 8.1 Oreo.
The pictures on the top are the photos taken from the Nokia’s camera. It is fairly easy to navigate with and able to take a decent image without much photography knowledge.
Summarizing into a sentence, the Nokia 7 Plus is a smartphone for those who desire good performance from a fully fledged Android One experience smartphone.