Nokia 7 Plus Review: Flagship Price, Mid-Range Features

Nokia 7 Plus Review: Flagship Price, Mid-Range Features

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Nokia 7 Plus Review: Flagship Price, Mid-Range Features

Nokia didn’t release new gadgets for a long time, but you should not worry about it, because the company will bring new car and small cart of gadgets to MWC 2018. It is known that in the near future the Finnish company will present at least three smartphones: Nokia 1, 4 and 7 Plus. All three new phones will be available all around the world.

Nokia 1 will be ultra-budget phone with price under $100. It has weak hardware and new Android 8.0 Oreo. At the same time, Nokia 4 will be mid-range phone, while Nokia 7 Plus will be a sub-flagship with Snapdragon 660 processor. We want to talk about the last smartphone. The price Nokia 7 Plus is already known. It allows to compare new Nokia phone with other devices on the market.

Let’s be honest – for a whole year, Nokia released some really beautiful smartphones. Most of them do not stand out at all against the background of competitors and have a boring design. However, Nokia 7 Plus can be beautiful and powerful smartphone. The device will receive all modern features and will compete with the devices of other brands, at least in terms of design and hardware.

Nokia 7 Plus: Design

Today we received the fist real photo of Nokia 7 Plus. It looks very good. The smartphone will be made of metal and glass. Nokia 7 Plus will come with full screen and 18:9 aspect ratio with thin bezels. In general, the design of Nokia 7 Plus is good from all sides. Despite the fact that it is sub-flagship device, it can be among the best phones.

We are pleased with design of the main camera, which looks neat and fits perfectly into the overall idea. The fingerprint reader had to be placed at the back, because there are very thin bezels on front side. We hope that the front of device will get really thin bezels from above and from below. The bezel-less design must be true bezel-less, and not be only in words.

Nokia 7 Plus - review of the new sub-flagship - specifications, release date, price

At the same time, Nokia 7 Plus doesn’t have cardinal changes in comparison with Nokia 7. The screen became longer and bigger diagonal. In fact, it’s the main differences compared to its predecessor.

Nokia 7 Plus: Display

So far, we have no information about diagonal of Nokia 7 Plus screen. If we look at the predecessor Nokia 7, then Plus version should receive IPS panel with diagonal sizes ranging from 5.7 to 5.9 inches. The aspect ratio is 18:9, and the resolution will not exceed 2160×1080 pixels.

Nokia 7 Plus - review of the new sub-flagship - specifications, release date, price

Nokia 7 Plus: Hardware

The combination of big display and Snapdragon 660 processor will allow the smartphone to work quickly, smoothly and stably, run any games and applications. Moreover, Nokia 7 Plus will have 4GB of RAM or 6GB of RAM. As for the internal memory, it will offer from 64 GB with support for memory cards.

Nokia 7 Plus - review of the new sub-flagship - specifications, release date, price

Nokia 7 Plus: Camera

The smartphone will be equipped with a dual main camera, which will consists of 12 megapixel sensor, and secondary 13 megapixel sensor. Also, the camera will offer optical stabilization system and a double optical zoom without losing quality. The front camera can also boast of high quality photos, because its resolution will reach 16MP. Moreover, Nokia will borrow optics from Carl Zeiss.

Nokia 7 Plus - review of the new sub-flagship - specifications, release date, price

Nokia 7 Plus: Battery

Also we should talk about battery life of Nokia 7 Plus. We are promised a battery capacity of up to 3450 mAh. Taking into account the modern process technology of Snapdragon 660 and Android 8.0 Oreo operating system, new smartphone should work up to 1.5-2 days with a fairly active mode of use.

Nokia 7 Plus - review of the new sub-flagship - specifications, release date, price

Nokia 7 Plus: Specifications

  • Colors: silver, black, white;
  • Case: Gorilla Glass 4 glass and metal frame;
  • Display: 5.7 or 5.9-inch IPS-panel with a resolution of FullHD + 2160×1080 pixels, 18: 9 format, 1: 1000 contrast ratio, coverage of 95% NTSC colors;
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, 8-core, custom Kryo 260 cores with frequency up to 2.2 GHz, 64-bit, technical process 14 nanometers;
  • Graphics: Adreno 512 with a frequency of 650 MHz;
  • RAM: 4 GB or 6 GB LPDDR4X, 2×1866 MHz;
  • Storage: 64 GB UFS 2.0 + memory card;
  • Main camera: Bundle of 12 Mp and 13 Mp modules, phase autofocus, optical stabilization, double optical zoom, two-tone illumination, video recording in 4K @ 30 fps;
  • Self-camera: 16 MP, wide-angle;
  • Fingerprint scanner (rear);
  • Wi-Fi 802.11a / b / g / n / ac and Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C 2.0, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou;
  • SIM: Dual SIM dual stand by;
  • Modem with LTE Cat 12 support, transmission speed up to 600 Mbps;
  • Battery: 3450 mAh + quick charge Quick Charge 3.0;
  • OS version: Android 8.0;
  • Antutu: 130000+ points;
  • Prices: from $500

Advantages and disadvantages

  • + Powerful hardware;
  • + Beautiful Design;
  • + Excellent display;
  • + High-quality camera;
  • + Good battery;
  • + The latest version of Android.
  • – High price.

Nokia 7 Plus - review of the new sub-flagship - specifications, release date, price

Nokia 7 Plus looks very good smartphone from all sides. It could make a powerful competition to other modern devices, however its price of $500 brings all advantages to nothing. What’s the point to buy Nokia 7 Plus, when there is more powerful flagship OnePlus 5T for $450? Also very soon Xiaomi Mi7 will appear, which will receive a price tag around $500 and Snapdragon 845. In general, Nokia 7 Plus will be good smartphone if its price drops to $350, otherwise it will be bypassed by all reasonably thinking buyers.

Nokia 7 Plus - review of the new sub-flagship - specifications, release date, price

Nokia 7 Plus – Release date and price

New Nokia phone will arrive at MWC 2018 together with its other brothers, and after that it will go on sale. Nokia 7 Plus officially should be sold at a price of $500.