Nokia 7 Plus Hands-on, First Impressions

Nokia 7 Plus Hands-on, First Impressions

HMD Global recently launched a good-looking mid-ranger device that features a 6-inch IPS display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. It’s also the first smartphone from the company to bear the said setup. Check out our hands-on, first impressions of the device here.

The Nokia 7 Plus packs a FHD+ resolution and the display looks great. It’s sharp, colorful, and surprisingly bright – a feature often lacking in the mid-range market. The front also has a 16-megapixel fixed focus camera with an f/2.0 aperture, 1-micron pixels, and Zeiss optics.

It has slim bezels that allows it to be operated in a single hand and to squeeze comfortably into a pocket. The body is built from a single block of 6000 series aluminium with copper edges and six layers of ceramic-feel paint which makes it look and feel premium.

On the right, we will find the power/lock button, and the volume rocker which are ergonomically placed.

Found on the left is the card tray with hybrid dual SIM or microSD card slot.

Located at the bottom are the microphone, the speakers, and the USB type-C port.


Found at the top is the 3.5mm audio port.

There is a dual camera setup at the back capable of 2X optical zoom with a dual-tone LED flash and Zeiss optics. The primary 12-megapixel wide-angle sensor has an aperture of f/1.75 and a pixel size of 1.4 microns. The secondary 13-megapixel sensor has an aperture of f/2.6 and a pixel size of 1 microns. The  fingerprint scanner can also be found underneath the cameras.

It is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC complete with 4GB of RAM, 64GB of inbuilt storage that can be expanded via microSD card (up to 256GB). The device is powered by a 3800mAh battery with fast charging support, which the company claims to give two days of use from a single charge.

The Nokia 7 Plus is an Android One phone and runs Android 8.0 Oreo out-of-the-box. Since it’s an Android One phone, it means that you get the stock version of Android, as Google intended it, giving you a clean and fuss free interface without any skin on annoying pre-installed apps getting in the way.

The Nokia 7 Plus is priced at Php21,990 and is now available in all authorized retailers and concept stores nationwide.

Nokia 7 Plus specs:
6-inch IPS LCD Full HD+ display @ 2160 x 1080px, 403ppi
Gorilla Glass 3
2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 octa-core
Adreno 512 GPU
64GB internal storage
Dual-SIM card slot (nano, hybrid)
expandable up to 256GB via microSD (uses SIM 2)
12 MP (f/1.75, 1.4 µm) + 12 MP (f/2.6, 1.0 µm), gyro EIS, dual pixel phase detection autofocus, 2x optical zoom, Carl Zeiss optics, dual-LED dual-tone flash
16 MP (f/2.0, 1.0 µm), Carl Zeiss optics, 1080p [email protected] video recording
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.0
FM Radio
Nokia OZO audio (w/ 3 mics)
USB Type-C Fingerprint Scanner
Android 8.0 Oreo (Android One)
3,800mAh battery with fast charging
158.4mm x 75.6mm x 8mm

This article was written by Heland Ortega, Junior Contributor of YugaTech. He is a graduate of Information Technology and Multimedia Arts at FEU Institute of Technology in where he is also now working as a full-time faculty. You can follow him at @helandortega.

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2 Responses

  1. kramark says:

    Hey, where’s the complete review? It has been two weeks already. Thanks.

  2. Thhuikb says:

    Up Up

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