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Nokia are one of the best-known names on the mobile market, and their most recent range of Android devices have proven to be a hit with customers. The manufacturer seems to be ensuring that they make a phone for everyone, and their current mid-level mobile is the Nokia 7 Plus. But just how many sacrifices have Nokia made to keep that price low? In all honesty, not that many, the 7 Plus is a stand out in the mid-range niche.
Why should you want to get your hands on one? Okay, there’s plenty of power, and then there’s that big screen, large battery, fantastic cameras, the real question is why wouldn’t you want one? And with a firmly mid-level price tag attached, the Nokia 7 Plus is going to be a very appealing device to most customers.
The Nokia 7 Plus is a fine looking phone. It’s got sharp edges and corners, and a slim profile. it’s an aluminium and glass build, so it’s lightweight, with copper edging that gives the whole device a quality feel. It’s robust and secure in the hand, but that large screen means it is a little bulky to use one-handed. Minimal side bezels do keep the size down though.
And it’s not just about looks. The 7 Plus features plenty of power, that big display, and signature Nokia cameras complete with Carl Zeiss optics. All in all, this is a very impressive package.
But maybe the most impressive thing about the 7 Plus is its price, falling firmly into the mid-range category. If you’re looking for the best phone you can get on a budget, then the Nokia 7 Plus definitely deserves your consideration.
Let’s start with the most important thing: performance. All too often mid-range phones are lacking when it comes to power. But the 7 Plus gets full octo core processing power, with a quad-core 2.2 GHz and a quad-core 1.8 GHz processor running side by side, along with a full 4 GB of RAM. This means that the 7 Plus is fast, responsive and great at multi-tasking.
Like all the new Nokias, the 7 Plus is an Android device. You’ll get the most recent Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box. This gives you more stability, speed, and security, as well as nice new features like better split screen ability, and better notification management.
When it comes to performance, the Nokia 7 Plus isn’t going to let you down. There’s plenty of power and RAM there, meaning no lag, no freezing, and smooth, flawless performance. Even the most demanding user should be satisfied here.
Moving on to display specs and you’re getting the full 6-inch screen here. That gives you loads of room for comfortable typing and viewing, though it does mean that the 7 Plus isn’t too comfortable to use one-handed.
Resolution wise you’re getting 1080 x 2160, so Full HD, working out to around 403 PPI, and that’s a 18:9 ratio display. Pictures are clear and crisp with no pixelation, and the LCD screen gets good colour reproduction and brightness. Add in IPS tech for good viewing angles, and you’ve got a very good screen indeed.
The Nokia 7 Plus does have a great screen. It’s not an amazing AMOLED display, but at these prices, we really wouldn’t expect that. But it is a very nice display to look at, and one that most users should be more than happy with.
The camera set here is going to be a real selling point for some people because it’s fantastic. At the front, you’re getting a full 16 MP (f/2.0) camera, which is perfect for selfies or video calling and far higher spec than we’d expect at this price.
And things are no different at the rear, again higher spec than we’d expect. You get a dual camera, with a 12 MP (f/1.8, 25 mm) lens and a 13 MP (f/2.6) lens, so great distance and close up shots. You also get Zeiss optics, 2 x optical zoom, dual LED dual-tone flash, dual pixel phase detection autofocus, as well as the normal HDR, panorama, face detection features.
In short, you’re going to be taking some amazing pictures. Pro and amateur alike should be happy with this camera yet, it’s truly incredible.
Can we really expect any more at this price point? Well, there are a few other things that need mentioning. This is a dual SIM capable phone, so you can add in that extra SIM if you like, perhaps when travelling.
Charging is via USB-C port, so more modern and faster, and whilst there’s no wireless charging, there is fast charge tech. However, the massive 3800 mAh battery promises an impressive 723 hours of standby time, and 19 hours of active talk time, so frequent charging shouldn’t be an issue.
There’s a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, giving you a little more security. And there is a headphone jack here, unlike on many top end phones.
The Nokia 7 Plus is coming in two colours, either black or white, both banded with copper edging. Internally, you’ll find 64 GB of memory, which is a fair amount. But there is an SD card slot, so you can add up to 256 GB of external storage should you need it.
The Nokia 7 Plus is a fairly new model, but it is available through most UK operators, which means you’ll get plenty of choices. SIM-free you’re looking at paying around £350 for the device. On contract, you’re looking at anywhere from £20 to £30 depending on the size of phone plan you want, with upfront costs going from £0 to about £80 (which again will affect the monthly cost, more upfront means lower monthly bills).
If you’re contract shopping then your best bet is going to be to pay as much up front as you can to lower that monthly bill. And do look for realistic data limits. Cheap contracts often include very low data limits, and exceeding that limit will mean hefty extra costs.
For SIM free shoppers there aren’t many discounts around on the 7 Plus right now, it’s just to recent a release. Since phone prices go down with time, your best bet will be waiting until around autumn 2018, we should see some discount deals popping up around then.
The Nokia 7 Plus is quite a special phone. It gets good power, great cameras, a decent screen, and all for far less than we’d really expect to pay for the device. If you’re shopping on a budget and are looking for a mobile that really can do everything you need and more, then the Nokia 7 Plus is going to be an excellent buying decision.
|Technology||GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE|
|Dimensions||158.4 x 75.6 x 8 mm (6.24 x 2.98 x 0.31 in)|
|Weight||183 g (6.46 oz)|
|Build||Front glass, aluminum body (6000 series) with copper edges|
|SIM||Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Display Type||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||6.0 inches, 92.4 cm2 (~77.2% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~403 ppi density)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
|OS||Android 8.1 (Oreo); Android One|
|Chipset||Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660|
|CPU||Octa-core (4x2.2 GHz Kryo 260 & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 260)|
|Card slot||microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)|
|Internal||64 GB, 4 GB RAM|
|Primary Camera||Dual: 12 MP (f/1.8, 25mm, 1.4µm) + 13 MP (f/2.6, 1.0µm), gyro EIS, dual pixel phase detection autofocus, 2x optical zoom, Zeiss optics, dual-LED dual-tone flash, check quality|
|Features||Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR|
|Video||2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps, check quality|
|Secondary Camera||16 MP (f/2.0, 1.0µm), Zeiss optics, 1080p|
|Alert types||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS|
|USB||2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM|
|- Fast battery charging (18W, 9V/2A)|
|- MP4/H.264 player|
|- MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player|
|- Photo/video editor|
|- Document viewer|
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Ion 3800 mAh battery|
|Stand-by||Up to 723 h (3G)|
|Talk time||Up to 19 h (3G)|
|Music play||Up to 126 h|
It’s rare that a mid level phone comes along that we really love, they’re so often just a bundle of compromises. But the Nokia 7 Plus really has no compromises at all. We love the power, we love the big screen, we love the big battery, and we especially love the awesome cameras. If you’re looking for the best mid level phone around, then you definitely need to check out the Nokia 7 Plus.
by Dan Forster, Mobile Phone Expert
Dan is our mobile phone review expert helping customers make better buying decisions. With a passion for technology and taking things apart Dan single-handedly reviews all the phones listed on the TigerMobiles.com website.