First impressions of the Nokia 7.1: Finnish chart?
When a company invites for the global launch of its product, most likely, we are talking about a flagship device, or about something that she is doing a very serious bet. But the flagship — Nokia 9 — has been postponed, and this time it was the representative of the second group: for Nokia 7.1 the manufacturer clearly is counting.
The first thing I want to call this smartphone a “successor in a straight line” spring Nokia 7 Plus, which had many awards, mainly for his total accuracy – it Global HMD seemed to have embodied the vision of the average smartphone, albeit with a distinctive, thoroughbred design. However, Nokia 7.1 refers to the segment just below: if 7 Plus today asking for 23 990 rubles, or 7.1 at the start (which will take place in October) will sell for 18 990 rubles.
The trick is that Nokia 7.1 little inferior to the “plus”. In the eye catches only a simple platform (Qualcomm Snapdragon instead of Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 660) and less memory (3/32 4/64 GB vs GB; slot for memory cards microSD). Moreover, in some respects, on the contrary, even made some progress.
I don’t know whether to refer to the fruits of progress more extensive coverage of front panel display – with almost inevitable (if you don’t OPPO or Vivo) neck below the top edge. But Nokia, with its relaxed attitude to design could not pass up this key for 2018, the trends in smartphone design. And this is not news – Nokia 6.1 also sported “monopoly”. Another familiar solution is transferred in the Nokia 7.1, glass back cover, which reflects the light noble and not so noble zalamyvayutsya fingerprints.
It can be two colors, Indigo or steel. On the pictures attached to this material, we see just the Nokia 7.1 color Indigo – bluish black in low light conditions and dark blue in bright. The side faces are flat, with the trim unpainted, but polished aluminum. Yes, Nokia has again turned out a beautiful mobile – progress after gladdened by their uniformity, but frankly boring gadgets “first wave” (Nokia, 3, 5, 6 and 8) are obvious.
No surprises in terms of controls and interfaces is not – and that’s good news. In place and a 3.5 mm mini-Jack, and a fingerprint scanner on the rear panel, and located far enough from the camera unit.
About the cutout on the display I said above, it is necessary to say a few words about the display: 5.84 inch, Full HD+ LCD matrix. One interesting point – support HDR10 (extended dynamic range at the expense of increased peak brightness and 10-bit color). And this is probably the cheapest smartphone that can boast of the HDR screen. Very good, although OLED would be even better.
The back camera is, of course, a double – a single module now is able to afford only Sony (and then nothing). In this case, however, the second chamber is used solely to improve the blur of the background – at least so it says the manufacturer. It has a resolution of 5 megapixels, about sensor size and the lens aperture information is not available.
As there is the same information and in the main, a 12-megapixel module, but I managed to make the Nokia 7.1 some pictures and find out what the lens is very aperture – ƒ/1,8. No optical stabilization, announced electronic. But used superior auto focus and the interface of the camera application. In particular, there is finally a full-fledged mode with customizable settings (Pro Camera), a proprietary system of shooting from two cameras (rear and front) new features – now, for example, one can shoot videos, another photos, and edit the result allowed directly in the camera app.
Front camera – 8 megapixels, it is also available a software background blur, animated 3D characters and masks with various filters. Nokia is trying to keep up here.
The capacity of the battery at the moment, Nokia does not specify, but claims quick charging – when you use the branded adapter battery half charged in half an hour.
Out of the box Nokia 7.1 will be running almost untouched Android 8.1 Oreo updating the first queue to Android 9.0 Pie – the Android One in action. In General, about Nokia 7.1 are not yet clear, but the feelings and the known information so far obtained a great phone midrange.
In addition to the new smartphone HMD Global also showed two pairs of headphones – accessories under Nokia brand will also appear.
Nokia Pro Wireless Earphones – sport headset is almost with a characteristic handle and magnetic sensors that can simultaneously and combine headphones together and manage your calls and music with the touch of a finger. This headset is claimed 10 hours of battery life.
Nokia True Wireless Earbuds more interesting. They are obviously inspired by Apple Airpods. No temples and no wires – in a miniature tube, which plays the role of a docking station and charger, hiding two tiny earphone with a weight of 5 grams each. The headphones should operate without recharging 3.5 hours, and the case allows three times fully charge them right in the pocket.
Solution which soon will be called a classic, but the size of True Wireless Earbuds really amazing. To lose these crumbs easy, but they look impressive.