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It's an underdog of the mobile phones from Nokia
8 January 2019
I bought this product directly from outside retailer and after a month of usage I can tell you that this phone is one of the best I have used.
I was using one plus 3 before this and coming down to Nokia 7.1 was a difficult choice but I also don't want to spend huge sum of money on a mobile device this time and after searching for a lot of time went ahead with this device.
1. Android One : I got Android pie update right out of the box and also the security patch for December. Android one devices will be provided with all the updates from Google for 3 years and this is amazing for the price you pay here. The Nokia 7.1 will still be running smooth and upto date when while other phones you might have to change.
2. Battery life : I was sceptical about this as there were very few reviews available for this device in the market. But trust me guys, this cell is amazing in battery backup. It has the best use of RAM management and stock Android gives the battery usage a boost. I am a medium to heavy user so it would give you a days battery life without any difficulty. Though actual usage depends on your use.
3. Picture Quality : This is the top most reason why people buy the cell phone and who doesn't love a great picture, right ? If you do then this will satisfy your needs of a photographer inside you. Zeiss lens does an amazing job at capturing crisp and real images. I have a Redmi Note 6 Pro as well whose camera captures the images with a more yellow skin tone than your actual skin tone while the Nokia 7.1 captures it in all real tone, which might not seem a big deal but trust me when you see it is.
4. RAM : Random Access Memory is something which performs well when the RAM management of the device is proper. 4GB RAM of Nokia 7.1 does a far greater job at making it an amazing task master. It can handle loads of tasks simultaneously and without giving you any heating issue.
5. Build Quality & Design : It's the top of the class. When you hold it in your hand, you will go just staring at this masterpiece of a craftsmanship. The curves and metal body is beautiful and gives you a connoisseur type of appeal. It can't be matched by any phones out there.
Cons: The things I think could have been better.
1. Selfie camera : In day light it's amazing. But in low light it doesn't perform the best. Has a too much of sharpness and might spoil the image. Also it's just 8 megapixel but does a fabulous job in day time and in nightime as well where there are proper house lights.
2. Battery Charging : coming from One plus 3 the USB type-c charger is also available in this device but the charger given is not that fast. I would recommend using a Nokia approved USB type-c charger as this device approves fast charging. Also the battery should be around 3500 mah or more going by the competition but I think this battery backup also does the job quite well.
It's important to see how a smartphone functions the best in all that is given to it. We think that more is better but I think these people have made a choice of providing the adequate resources which are tweaked for making the performance better. Mind you not, Nokia as we know is a brand who is still the best out there, giving quality and sturdy devices like it used to give us way back and by using this device my faith in them has increased.
Some of you will feel that the price you are paying is more for what you get. I agree but there is always a premium attached to a brand's name. With the extra you pay, you get the less if you compare with other smartphones but the QUALITY you get is just unmatched.
It's a smooth lag free experience with Nokia 7.1.
My recommendation 4.3 stars overall and would suggest you to go and buy this product if the above description of the review matches you.