Nokia 7 is yet another mid-ranger from the Finnish Startup -HMD Global- after their Nokia 8 flagship device, the new Nokia 7 runs on later Android 7.1.1 Nougat with a planned upgrade to Android 8.0 Oreo just as the other new Nokia Android phones.
With the likes of Nokia 6, Nokia 5 and Nokia 3 already competing headstrong in the low-end market, the company is reportedly working on another low-end device dubbed Nokia 2. Several leaked renders of the device have been spotted in various media.
Nokia 7 Key Specs
- OS: Android 7.1.1 Nougat (can be updated to Oreo)
- SIM Type: Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano)
- 4G LTE: Yes
- Screen Size : 5.2 Inches Full HD IPS Touchscreen
- Screen Resolution: 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Octa-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 chipset
- RAM: 4GB or 6GB versions
- Internal Storage: 64GB
- External Storage: microSD, up to 256 GB
- Back Camera: 16MP dual camera with LED Flash
- Front Camera: 5MP
- Rear-mounted fingerprint scanner
- Battery: 3000 mAh non-removable
Nokia 7 Features Overview
Nokia 7 boasts a 5.2 inches screen with a full HD display, the resolution is set at 1080 by 1920 pixel with an impressive 424 PPI (Pixels Per-square Inch). The screen is protected by a corning Gorilla glass 3.
The Nokia 7 has 4GB and 6GB RAM versions with internal storage space of 64GB, it can be expanded to up to 256GB with micro SD card but there is no dedicated slot so it uses the SIM 2 slot.
As mentioned earlier, the device comes running the Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box with planned upgrade to Android 8.0 Oreo.
The CPU sees a powerful Octa-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53 processor and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 chipset, Adreno 508 is on board for adequate graphic processing on the Nokia 7.
Nokia 7 packs a 16 megapixels camera with f/1.8 aperture lens and comes with ‘bothie’ camera mode, this is a “Dual-Sight mode” which uses both front and rear cameras simultaneously. On the front is a 5 megapixels camera for selfies.
In the power house is a non-removable 3000 mAh battery, the device supports fast charge technology just as the Nokia 8 device. Other features in the Nokia 7 includes rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and active noise cancellation with dedicated mic.
Nokia 7 finishes with a glass at the front and back with aluminum frames, it is IP54 certified (dust and splash resistant) and available in Gloss Black and Matt White colors. The new Nokia 7 smartphone is dual Nano SIM based and supports 4G network option.
Nokia 7 price in Nigeria is around 135,000 naira which is about 378 USD (launching price) for the 4GB RAM variant, the 6GB RAM model sells for 145,000 naira in Nigerian currency (407 USD). Prices may vary according to your location or region.
Other phones to consider
Nokia 8 might be the best replacement for Nokia 7 if you are not budget conscious, it has more beefed specs with dual back cameras and front-mounted fingerprint scanner. Other flagships devices like the Tecno Phantom 8 and Phantom 8 Plus are also great alternatives.
If you want to consider more budget-friendly phones, consider the likes of Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 devices, Huawei Y7 Prime, Tecno CX and Infinix Note 4 Pro, they are mid-range smartphones with great features.
Nokia 7 Detailed Specs Below
|2G Network||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900|
|3G Network||HSDPA 900 / 2100 CDMA2000 1xEV-DO|
|4G Network||LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 28(700), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)|
|SIM||Dual Nano SIM|
|Status||Available: October 2017|
|Dimensions||– 141.2 x 71.5 x 7.9 mm
– Weight: -g
|Colors||Gloss Black and Matt White|
|Cover||Glass body with Aluminum frame (IP54 certified – dust and splash resistant cover)|
|Type||– Full HD IPS, multi-touch touchscreen with 16m colors
– Corning Gorilla Glass 5
|Size||5.2 inches, 1080 x 1920 pixels, 424 Pixels Per-square Inch|
Memory And OS
|Card slot||MicroSD, up to 256GB (No Dedicated Slot)|
|OS||Android 7.1.1 Nougat (Planned upgrade to Android Oreo)|
|Processors||– Octa-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU
– Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 chipset
– Adreno 508 GPU
|RAM||4GB or 6GB|
|Alert types||Vibration, MP3 ringtones|
|Audio port||– 3.5mm jack
– Nokia OZO audio
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
|2G||GPRS – up to 85.6 kbps; EDGE – up to 236.8 kbps|
|3G||Up to 21.2 mbps downlink; Up to 5.76 mbps uplink|
|4G||YES, HPRS LTE|
|WIFI||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||Version 5.0, A2DP LE|
|GPS||A-GPS. GLONASS, BDS|
|USB||Type-C 1.0 reversible connector|
|Primary||Dual 16 MP, f/1.8, laser & phase detection autofocus, Carl Zeiss optics, OIS, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
Features: 1.12µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
|Secondary||5MP Camera with f/2.0 aperture lens|
|Capacity||3000mAh Li-Ion battery (Non-removable)|
|Stand-by||up to 340 hours with 3G|
|Talk time||up to 15 hours with 3G|
|Music play||up to 85 hours|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|Messaging||SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM|
|Miscellaneous||– Fast battery charging (18W, 9V/2A)
– MP4/H.264 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
– FM radio
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
|Price level||– 4GB RAM: 135,000 naira (378 USD)
– 6GB RAM: 145,000 naira (407 USD)