I can’t keep up with it. The Nokia 7.1 makes 14
models in less than two years. I will make the joke once again about those
long Finish nights and lack of things to do!
The Nokia 7.1 appears to be a spectacular performer (GadgetGuy has not reviewed it yet) with a 5.8” FHD, 19:9 notched display and HDR10 and SD to HRD upscaling for viewing movie content.
The camera is not bad either. It is 12MP RGB, dual photodiode (2PD), AF, f1.8, 1.28um pixels
and Zeiss optics. It also has a 5MP mono fixed focus, f2.4 and 1.12um pixels for
bokeh, extra details and better low light. That is similar to the Huawei implementation.
2PD Autofocus has been around for a while – the Samsung Galaxy
S7 was first to use it. Nokia uses a 24MP separated into left and right (stereo
vision) to produce a 12MP image. This
enables 100% full-pixel focusing (called on-chip phase detection) that is
faster and more accurate than Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF) that uses about
5% of the pixels.
Other Nokia 7.1 features (Australian website here).
5.84” FHD, 2280 x 1080, 19:9 (with Notch), 432ppi, IPS with Gorilla Glass 3, 79.9% S-T-B-R
HDR10, PureDisplay screen technology, upscale SD to HDR. 1M:1
Qualcomm 636, 14nm, eight-core 1.8Ghz
This is the about mid-way of
the 6XX series.
GeekBench Scores 4911/1344 multi/single core. Same as in the Motorola Z3 Paly
(GadgetGuy review soon)
Adreno 509 graphics
Suitable for most mid-tier games and AR
3/32 or 64GB/microSD up to 400GB (uses second sim slot)
Excellent and cheap storage upgrade. 3GB may limit multitasking and games
12 MP RGB 2PD/AF/f1.8/1.28um + 5 MP, mono/FF/f2.4/1.12um, dual flash,
HDR stills and video and AI assistance
Missing: OIS although there is EIS on 1080 video
8 MP FF/f2.0, FOV 84°
Dual-Sight and Boothies
3D personas, masks and filters
Stream real-time to Facebook or
Wi-Fi AC, dual-band, MU-MIMO
Bluetooth 5, NFC and rear fingerprint reader
Should support aptX high res codec and Google Pay
3060mAh battery with USB-C 2.0 fast charging
An 18W (up to 9V/2A) Qualcomm 3.0 charger is standard for 50% in 30
3.5mm jack, earpiece and single down-firing mono speaker. ANC mics
49.7 x 71.18 x 9.14mm x 160g including camera bump in Gloss Midnight
Blue or Gloss Steel
6000 series aluminium frame and diamond-cut coloured (painted)
chamfers. Ceramic back
LTE Cat 6 (300/50Mbps)
Bands not stated. Single sim model in Australia.
Android One (Android Pie by the end of
Monthly security updates for three years and platform updates for two
$499 outright at JB Hi-Fi
OR $199 on JB’s $65 monthly plan (uses Telstra)
Replaces the original Nokia 7 and 7 Plus
GadgetGuy’s take – Nokia 7.1 at $499 it is amazing
Just as I was content to say a $799 phone was amazing, the Nokia 7.1 comes along with all the
features you expect at $300 less.
We were happy with the Nokia 7 Plus (review here) at
$649 but the 7.1 offers more (camera and screen),
and a little less (battery capacity), for $499.
Nokia is on a winner with Android One, and it keeps churning out better phones that take
advantage of Moore’s Law – faster, cheaper and better.