Nokia 7 Plus in analysis, Pure Android in a large and elegant terminal

Nokia is back, gentlemen. At the beginning of last year, the company introduced the Nokia 6 and its intention to leave Windows Phone behind and head down the Android path. A year or so -and several mobiles- later, here we are, talking about the new mid-range of the Finns, the Nokia 7 Plus. A simple, direct and unpretentious proposal (which in the end are the ones that work best).

In today's review we talk about the Nokia 7 Plus, a large screen phone, equipped with Snapdragon's new CPU for the mid-range pro, and a consistent 3800mAh battery.

Nokia 7 Plus in review, a premium design with a ceramic “taste”, 16MP selfies and the purest Android One experience

Nokia is betting on using pure Android on its smartphones. It is a smart move, because regardless of the hardware you assemble, we know that we are going to be getting the most out of the mobile we have acquired.

No junk apps, strange lags or changed characteristics or they don't exist. Everything Google has brought to the table is what you get when you get hold of one of these devices. And that is something that we will not always find in any phone, even if it is high-end.

That said, we can only look at the design and characteristics of the phone to get an idea of ​​what we can find in the new Nokia 7 Plus.

Design and display

The Nokia 7 Plus has a 6-inch screen with 18: 9 aspect ratio, a Full HD + resolution of 2160x1080p and a pixel density of 402ppi. In short, a panel protected by Gorilla Glass 3 that offers a quality visual experience. Little can be blamed Nokia in this regard.

Perhaps the automatic brightness can be improved, but unless we are very fans of this type of predefined settings we will hardly notice it, since its maximum brightness, in any case, is really remarkable.

Regarding the design, the 7 Plus mounts an aluminum alloy casing that is covered by a plastic layer that offers a very similar feeling to that of ceramic. A black (or white) terminal with curious copper-colored edges and details that give it a strange aura of elegance. You may like it more or less, but without a doubt it is a differentiating element that escapes the usual monotony in this type of device.

For the rest, the fingerprint reader is properly located on the back, it includes a 3.5mm headphone jack and a physical button on the right side of the phone. It has dimensions of 158.38 x 75.64 x 9.55mm and a weight of 183 grams.

Power and performance

In the bowels of the Nokia 7 Plus we find a high-mid-range hardware led by the new Snapdragon of 2018, the QualcommSnapdragon 660. An 8-core processor running at 2.2GHz, accompanied by 4GB of RAM, Adreno 512 GPU, 64GB of expandable internal storage space up to 256GB via micro SD card. All this under the stock version of Android 8.0.

A pure Android in which we find some interesting functions such as the ambient screen, the night lighting and the double tap to wake up the screen. Although the best of all is the pleasure of not finding any junk application along the way and the fluidity it provides in the handling of transitions, opening and handling of apps.

To give us an idea of ​​its performance, this Nokia 7 Plus shows a result in Antutu of 141,522 points. A more than interesting score if what we are looking for is pure performance. It also has NFC and Bluetooth 5.0.

Camera and battery

In the photographic section, the Finns have partnered with the optical manufacturer Zeiss, delivering a camera double on the back with effect bokeh 12MP + 13MP with apertures of f / 1.75 and f / 2.6.

For the front, the chosen lens has 16MP (f / 2.0) and portrait mode. In this sense, it should be noted that the stock Android camera app has been replaced by software that includes more adjustment options, such as the indispensable “professional mode”.

Autonomy, for its part, is well covered with a 3800mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging via USB Type-C connection. A battery that offers good results thanks to a processor that consumes less and an efficient operating system.

Price and availability

Currently, as of June 4, 2018, we can get the Nokia 7 Plus from a price that is around 374 euros, in sites like Amazon. A price that is far from the classics of the cheaper Chinese mid-range, but in return offers a clearly superior performance, without reaching the exorbitant prices of the current high-end range.

What do the specialized media think of the Nokia 7 Plus?

Finally, let's take a look at what specialized digital media has to say:

  • Engadget: “…the Nokia 7 plus is a good mobile that beats us by quality of construction and cleanliness in the software and loses us by size”.
  • Top of the range: “In this generation of HMD Global devices, fluency problems are a thing of the past. Good news."
  • TechRadar: "While it may not have a state-of-the-art chipset and lacks the vibrant punch provided by an AMOLED screen, the Nokia 7 Plus has a lot to offer, especially when you consider that it costs half as much as a 2018 flagship device."
  • The Free Android: “It is the same pair of cameras, sensors and optics as the Nokia 8 Sirocco, a mobile that costs almost double. "

You can see this 7 Plus more closely in the corresponding videoreview that Xataka did a few weeks ago on his YouTube channel:

In short, a large premium mid-range that offers fluid performance thanks to the help of a pure Android that handles the wickers that this Nokia 7 Plus has like no one else.

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