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Nokia 7 Plus Update: Google Pixel 2 XL’s Small Brother


Nokia 7 Plus is a very pleasant surprise, coming with a lot of interesting specs and a good looking design, reminding us of the Pixel 2 XL.

Let’s look at what it has under the hood.

Nokia 7 Plus Specs

This is a premium mid-range phone, having a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor and 4 GB of RAM. It comes with 64 GB of internal storage that can be expanded with a microSD.

What really raises the bar is the display: it’s a 6-inch display with an aspect ratio of 19:9; it has a Full HD+ resolution and 2160×1080 pixels. The IPS panel allows you to view content from different angles and it can get to a great brightness. Plus, there’s a great feel with the rounded corners of the display.

On top of these specs, Nokia finishes the final move with a large battery – 3,800 mAh to keep users up for 2 days!

Nokia 7 Plus Design

In the launch Nokia said that the phone will come in a 6000 series aluminium unibody. Taking it in your hand, you can feel that it’s a bit odd. That’s because it’s coated with a ceramic-feel coating. Unlike ceramic phones, this ceramic-feel coating feels more raw and it definitely adds some class to the look.

Nokia 7 Plus Software

Nokia 7 Plus comes with an Android One OS, meaning users will get regular updates and a bloat-free system.

All in all, Nokia 7 Plus reminds us of a different smartphone, where combining the body, the appearance and its software, it feels like a baby Pixel 2 XL. Browsing through the phone was fast and smooth, and a main difference between these two phones is not less performance from the Nokia 7 Plus, but the missing stereo speakers.

Another different thing is the camera. Nokia 7 Plus has a dual-camera at the back and a selfie camera in the front. The back camera module comes with a primary 12 MP, 1.4 micron pixels and f/1.75 aperture lens and the secondary camera has a 13MP sensor and a short telephoto f/2.6 aperture lens. All lenses are ZEISS and very powerful, combined with the new camera UI.

In conclusion, the Nokia 7 Plus is a great premium mid-range device, having the looks, the excellent build, the best OS and an amazing screen. It all depends on the price, to see if it’s worth the expense for a mid-range device: 399 Euro, perhaps a bit too high in the list of premium mid-ranged phones.

If you’re looking for a cheaper Nokia experience, the Nokia 6 has gotten a refresh and has a Snapdragon 630 processor and a new build, all for only 279 Euro.