Nokia 7 Plus was officially announced at MWC 2018 in February. The handset packs very good specifications. That’s why we got our hands on the device and it’s been more than 30 days I am using it as my daily driver. Now, I am going share the experience of living with handset with you in this Nokia 7 Plus Pros and Cons After 1 Month Review article.
The Nokia 7 Plus became one of my favorite handsets in just couple of days. It handles heavy gaming without any stutter or lag. I generally do multi-tasking and this handset handles it pretty smoothly. Overall, I am very happy with the handset.
Nokia 7 Plus Specifications and Features
|Display||6 inch IPS LCD, 1080x2160px HD+, Gorilla Glass 3|
|Processor & GPU||Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 | Adreno 512|
|OS & RAM||Android 8.1 Oreo | 4GB RAM|
|Storage||64GB ROM | Expandable up to 256GB (No Dedicated Slot)|
|Primary Camera||Dual 12MP (f/1.8) + 12MP (f/2.6), Gyro EIS, Dual Pixel PDAF, 2x Optical Zoom, Carl Zeiss Optics, Dual LED Dual Tone Flash|
|Secondary Camera||16MP (f/2.0), Carl Zeiss Optics|
|Battery||Li-lon 3,800 mAh Battery with Fast Charging (18W, 9V/2A)|
Nokia 7 Plus Pros
1. Premium and Solid Build Quality: It’s no surprise if Nokia brings solid phones, the company is known for it. The Nokia 7 Plus has a body made of Aluminum 6000 series. With ceramic coating on the rear, the handset has copper accent on the edges as well as around the camera and fingerprint sensor. The handset easily fits in hand and gives premium feel.
2. Dual Camera with Carl Zeiss Optics: Nokia has a relation with Carl Zeiss optics and it has been embedding this since Lumia devices. The Nokia 7 Plus is no exception. The performance of its camera is remarkable, thanks to the combo of wide angle and telephoto lens.
Nokia 7 Plus offers DSLR like bokeh effect and 2x zoom works fine. Overall the daylight performance is very good. The handset even beat OnePlus 5T, check the comparison if you want to know more.
Are you thinking about lowlight? Well, it is way better than many handsets I have used till now. The HDR algorithm of Nokia 7 Plus will leave you speechless.
3. Remarkable Performance: The Nokia 7 Plus comes with Snapdragon 660 – an upper mid-range chipset you won’t see on many devices. The handset is able to handle heavy games smoothly. I played several graphics-rich games like Gangster Vegas, Shadow Fight 3, Asphalt 8: Airborne, PUBG Mobile and Sniper 3D.
The Nokia 7 Plus also handles multi-tasking with an ease. Whether you are switching between heavy games or normal social apps, this smartphone doesn’t lag.
4. Very Good Battery Life: After using it for more than 30 days as my daily driver, I can definitely say that this smartphone has dependable battery life. The handset has Snapdragon 660 which consumes 50-75% less power if compared to Snapdragon 625 or 652. So, the battery life is really good.
Plus, its 3800 mAh battery is further aided by fast charging (QC 2.0). The handset comes bundled with 18W (9V/2A) charger. For comparison, most of the smartphones does support fast charging but you will need to buy the fast charger separately.
5. Pure Android (Regular Updates): Pure Android (Stock Android) is not only simple and smooth but it also improves performance compared to the customized skin like MIUI or ZenUI. Plus, stock Android receives regular updates and security patches.
Nokia 7 Plus Cons
1. No Dedicated Slot for MicroSD: I know that most of the smartphones don’t come with dedicated MicroSD slot but in an emerging market like India, this feature is highly appreciated.
2. A Bit Pricey: The smartphone does have impressive specifications but it is a bit pricey. It costs ₹25,999. Another thing is Nokia’s last year flagship – the Nokia 8 is now available for ₹26,500. So, many people will think of acquiring a flagship.
Nokia 7 Plus: Should You Buy it or Not?
So that’s it guys, it was Nokia 7 Plus Pros and Cons After 1 Month Review. The handset has proven to be a perfect all-rounder and performs better than expectation. It may disappoint a bit in terms of pricing but one won’t regret after upgrading to it.
Do you own Nokia 7 Plus? Share your experience in the comments section below.