The Nokia 7.1 was launched by Nokia model proprietor’s HMD and its very proud workforce of (from proper to left) CEO Florian, Chief Product Officer Juho, UK & Ireland Basic Supervisor Sara and Android & Play partnership director Richard from Google, extra on the Android aspect later.

Nokia is on a product launch roll and values the love of their followers who they like to have interaction with instantly. This has paid off with the beforehand launched Nokia 7 plus getting the EISA ‘Finest Client Smartphone Award (2018-2019)’.

This newest Nokia 7.1 smartphone builds on the recognition of earlier fashions by being an ‘Android One’ accepted & beneficial smartphone that assures efficient operating of an unmodified Android working system – this implies improved safety by means of frequent updates and Google Play Defend; HMD Nokia name this Pure Safe!

The Nokia 7.1 additionally brings Zeiss lens excellence to its telephones with a lens building comprised of 6 plastic components with calibrated airgaps; Zeiss themselves had been on the occasion displaying off their lens expertise and information. The rear twin digicam has a 12MP/5MP twin sensor capturing color and B&W info and with depth sensing functionality, its AI processing may give efficient trying background blur. This dwell bokeh function is well accessible when taking images, as is a sq. mode for Instagram prepared photographs. There may be additionally a straightforward to make use of Professional Mode that permits you to take management of ISO, shutter pace and many others and pictures look nice on the total HD display with its broad color gamut show which is ambient mild conscious so the display is seen in daylight.


1/150 sec | f/1.7 | 4.3 mm | ISO 64


The entrance lens digicam is an 8MP sensor that additionally performs very nicely, performing some side-by-side comparisons with my older Moto telephone the brand new Nokia 7.1 delivered a lot brighter, clearer photographs with each its entrance and rear cameras. AF pace was wonderful and display photographs had been clean the place topics had been transferring in low mild. Nokia is now actually on my record of desired digicam telephones.

Nokia’s ‘Bothie’ function permits you to shoot from entrance and rear cameras on the similar time and mix the pictures into one picture. Now you can do that one shot at a time so that you shoot your self, after which the scene you’re looking at to make sure you get the precise angle for every half of the picture.

Video HDR was one space that basically impressed me, in actual time it’s taking the usual dynamic vary video and creating wealthy colors with a beautiful dynamic vary that you simply’ll be proud to share; it is not over-cooked however as an alternative brings vivid colour-rich element to the pictures you view. You can even dwell stream on to Fb and YouTube from the digicam app. 

The texture of the Nokia 7.1 could be very good, it feels elegant and would, I believe, work nicely in a company in addition to a shopper scenario. The perimeters of the telephone have a trim function that resembles the sting of an costly watch and it feels crisp within the hand with out out being too large. Although, the again does appeal to fingerprints on the darker mannequin (see beneath picture). Construct high quality appears spectacular from the product displays and the smartphone feels strong within the hand; one Nokia HMD man proudly instructed me how he has dropped his telephone three occasions with no situation past a nook scratch.


1/40 sec | f/4.0 | 24.0 mm | ISO 100

On the backside of the Nokia 7.1 is the, now normal, quick cost USB-c reference to audio slots, the highest has a headset jack. The proper facet has energy and quantity, and on the left you discover the sim card and MicroSD cowl.

The telephone app efficiency appears superb on the Nokia 7.1 and the all-day battery feels like a winner – although I’d like to make use of one for actual for just a few days as I reckon it could final me 2 days with regular utilization. 

The Android One OS on the smartphone means Google take care of it and also you don’t want to attend for Nokia in your calls service to vouch for it earlier than they’ll go it on to you – so that you get safety updates and options faster. It makes me marvel if which means that Android One will likely be as ubiquitous within the smartphone house as Home windows is within the PC and laptop computer house?

The massive shock of the night time, for me, was the value, it is apparently solely going to be round £299 from Vodafone, EE, Carphone Warehouse and many others. This, I believe, makes it very reasonably priced for a smartphone you would possibly hold just a few years, and the value is on the degree the place you could possibly purchase it individually from an information/calls contract. It may be obtainable for order within the subsequent few weeks and has two completely different wi-fi non-compulsory earphone equipment that additionally look cool (pre-ordering is supposed to present you a major low cost on the earphones, although, I don’t, as of but, know the place to do that from). You may additionally be capable of decide up the Nokia 7.1 in 2 colors: Gloss Midnight Blue and Silver/Copper. 

My remaining ideas… I actually desire a Nokia 7.1 for that digicam low mild efficiency and the great really feel of the smartphone – it is one of the best digicam/video high quality I’ve seen from a smartphone thus far.

Phrase and photos by Stuart Fawcett (JackallTog)

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