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Daylight video is fine – great colours and detail but lack of OIS mean EIS is working overtime. Video in office and light shows noise increasing in shadows. Digital Zoom causes too much pixelation.

If you shoot at [email protected] it is more than fit for purpose.

AI software

There is a selfie beautification mode. The rear camera has AI technology lets you add an artistic touch to every photo with 3D personas, masks and filters.

I suspect we will see more ‘apparent’ AI in the Android Pie upgrade.

Camera summary: I would put this in the same class as of camera as the Nokia 8 Sirocco, LG G7 or Google Pixel XL – well above a $499 camera.

GadgetGuy’s take. Nokia 7.1

As you can probably guess, I am very taken with this second-generation Nokia 7.1. Nokia has pulled another rabbit out of the hat. There are no deal breakers; it offers features common to devices at twice the price (including the Nokia 8.1 Sirocco).

If it had an IP rating, it would have scored a perfect 5-out-of-5. As it is it has become the one to beat in the mass-market.

Nokia 7.1 – the Nokia notch starts here
Name: Nokia 7.1 Price (RRP): $499 Manufacturer: Nokia HMD
Nokia build is superbSteel/copper finish is the one for me - stnads outBest camera in mass-market class (by far)Reasonable 24-hour batteryAndroid OneWhat Joe and Jane Average should be using
No IP rating (yes it is rain resistant)
Value for money
Ease of Use
4.9Overall Score
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