Nokia 7.1 Unboxing and First Impressions

HMD Global launched the Nokia 7.1, a mid-range smartphone in India last week. We already brought you the first impressions of the smartphone, here we have the unboxing.

Box Contents

  • Nokia 7.1 smartphone in Midnight Blue color
  • 2-pin 18W charger (5V-3A/9V-2A/12V-1.5A)
  • USB Type-C cable
  • Headset
  • Quick start guide
  • SIM Ejector tool

It has a 5.84-inch (2244 x 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 19:9 aspect ratio display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection and also support HDR10, and the company calls it PureDisplay. Even though it uses on-screen buttons, there is a small bezel below the display with Nokia branding.

It has a notch that houses an earpiece, 8-megapixel camera and the usual set of sensors.

The HDR10 Display can be enabled or disabled from the Display settings. This enhances the contrast and sharpness for photos, games and videos, says the company. This is one of the few phones in the price range to come with this feature.

Even though it runs Android Oreo out of the box, we got the Android 9.0 (Pie) update immediately after we booted the phone. Since this is an Android One smartphone, the phone will get regular security updates. It is powered by Snapdragon 636 with 4GB of RAM. Wish the company has used Snapdragon 660 considering the price tag.

The glass back, aluminium frame and dual-anodised diamond cut coloured edge offer a premium look. On the back there is a 12MP (RGB) + 5MP (Monochrome) dual rear cameras with ZEISS Optics. The phone is 7.99mm thick and weighs 160 grams.

It has a 3060mAh battery with support for USB Type-C fast charging that can charge the phone from 0 to 50% in just 30 minutes. It is priced at Rs. 19,999, which is costly compared to the Nokia 6.1 Plus that retails for Rs. 15,999. It is available for order from offline stores and and goes on sale in India from 7th December.

Photography and Video by Bharadwaj

Author: Srivatsan Sridhar

Srivatsan Sridhar is a Mobile Technology Enthusiast who is passionate about Mobile phones and Mobile apps. He uses the phones he reviews as his main phone. You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram