Quick Charge 3.0 means 43% charge in 30 minutes, 75% charge in one hour and a full charge in about two hours.
The Qualcomm 660 is the best mid-range chip by far beating all comers from other ARM foundries.
Not surprisingly it worked at the same speeds as OPPO and others using this chip.
Wi-Fi AC performance is good. It connected to a D-Link AC5300 dual band router in 5GHz mode at 667MB/s and fell to 200Mb/s at 3 metres.
Telstra 4G data speeds were 150MB/s (average for Cat 6).
Pure Android – now at 8.1.0
During the review, it was updated to Android 8.1 (an incremental update from 8.0) and security patch June 2018. Nokia claims it will provide monthly updates for two years and quarterly updates from the third year.
This means it will get Android 9 at least. I suspect Nokia will try to keep the OS up to the latest version provided the hardware supports it.
Pure Android means all the standard Google apps. The exceptions are
- camera app that is a lot more comprehensive in the Pro mode
- Nokia Mobile Care (download from Google Play)
GadgetGuy’s take – OK I understand what Nokia means by a phone you can rely on
It is a great looking phone from an iconic brand. It is solid, well built and reasonable value for a mid-range device. I like it, and you should put it on your shopping list.
Again, with the warning that parallel imports may not have full Telstra coverage if you can get a Model TA-1055 for under $500 it is a bargain.
- Love the copper accents and ceramic feel
- Android One
- 4/64GB, microSD, and unlimited Google Photo cloud storage (data charges may apply)
- The camera is good for mid-range, but low light performance can be an issue
- No notification led
- Sound optimised for voice – not music
- Overall: 4.1 – higher if you can bag a bargain
- Features: 4.5 out of 5 – missing OIS
- Value for Money: 4 out of 5 – I consider it good value in this segment
- Performance: 4 out of 5 – let down by its speaker and camera
- Ease of Use: 4 out of 5 – easy to install and use
- Design: 4 out of 5 – nice but a 16:9 screen makes it look too squat
Nokia 7 Plus, Nokia 7 Plus, Nokia 7 Plus, Nokia 7 Plus, Nokia 7 Plus