Nokia 7 Plus | A Memory worth Reopening?
Nokia phones were part of my high school days. Now, let's get to the now! When was the last time you used a Nokia phone? I can honestly say I don't remember the last time because it was years back until I got the Nokia 7 plus in my hands earlier this month. I had become a total Samsung Mobile user and advocate that I was finding it hard to trust the new Nokia.
But, given that all things deserve a try I slowly started forming a bond with my Nokia 7 plus. I even started taking pictures and sharing them on my Instagram. Never thought I would be going that far with it. But, those who know me know how serious I take my mobile phone camera.
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Look and Feel of the Phone
The structure of the smartphone is aluminum, and the back cover isn’t removable with a six-layer matte cover that appears plastic. A copper ‘ring’ surrounds the whole thing, which gives the Nokia 7 Plus an unmistakable design. The Nokia logo on the body and the accents around the camera, fingerprint reader and display are also copper-colored. The smartphone is available in white or black, both with copper accents. The breath-taking design makes you want to hold the smartphone, just because it looks so good lying on the table.
The fingerprint sensor is a little higher up on the body below the camera and slightly above where your index finger usually rests at the back, but the indentation makes it easy to locate.
To wrap up the design, there's a USB-C charging port at the bottom, and a mono speaker is located to its right. The power and volume buttons are on the right-hand side. You also get a 3.5mm jack at the top.
The phone has lasted me a day and a half without charging. Normally, I am not that person who would let my phone go down to a 30% battery but, for testing purposes and to share it with you all, I have. The Nokia 7 Plus has a battery life that is spectacular. And when you do need to top up the device, fast charging (9V/2A) is available.
The software experience is smooth and lag-free. The only area where I did notice some dropped frames was when zooming into photographs. Everything else including transitions and animations were smooth with the rest of the apps
The Nokia 7 plus is almost similar to the size of the Samsung Note. It is a little bit lighter. So those who are a fan of big screens, this is for you.
Perfomance & Space
The Nokia 7 Plus also offers 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, and yes, there is a hybrid SIM card slot. You can use the secondary slot for either a SIM card or a microSD card, but not both.
Specs are fine, but what really matters is how the device performs in day-to-day use. Thankfully, it’s fantastic. The Nokia 7 Plus is one of the few phones at this price that can comfortably compete with the flagship devices.
Tasks such as scrolling through Instagram, typing out emails in Gmail and listening to Audio on the go are all handled with ease. Even the likes of photo editing didn’t cause any problems.
For the price that you pay, I think the Nokia 7 plus is a great bargain, and is a great phone. I have been comparing it with my current phone and I can see that it is a very strong contender as a Mid-range phone ( QAR 1200-QaR1500).
Really excited to see what the future has to bring for Nokia, and as of now I can see it coming.
It looks good, performs even better. And it is definitely one of the first promising Nokia smartphone in years.
Disclaimer: This review was done in collaboration with HMD Global. All opinions and pictures are mine.