The Nokia 7.1 (Review) was launched last year lately with a price of ₹19,999. It was said to be as a refined version of the Nokia 6.1 Plus, with a lot of the same design elements and hardware, but with a more polished feel. It has seen a few price cuts right from its launch with the latest one bringing the price down to an all-time low of ₹14,500
To be more precise, the Nokia 7.1 is now being sold at Rs 14,420 on Amazon India, which is close to the price of the Nokia 6.1 Plus that currently costs Rs 13,999. The Nokia 7.1 on the Nokia store online can be found for Rs 15,999. The Nokia 7.1 is available in Blue and Steel colours.
Nokia 7.1 specifications
Before we talk about the pros and cons of buying the Nokia 7.1, here’s a quick look at its specifications. The Nokia 7.1 sports a 5.84-inch FHD+ PureDisplay with a 19:9 aspect ratio. The phone is machined out of a 6000 Series aluminium and you get a 2.5D curved glass on the back as well.
Like the Nokia 6.1 Plus, the Nokia 7.1 is also powered by a Snapdragon 636 chipset. This is paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage with support for storage expandability via a microSD card. The Nokia 7.1 is an Android One device and was launched with stock Android Oreo. It has since been updated to Android Pie and should be among the first to receive Android Q as well.
The Nokia 7.1 sports a 12MP + 5MP dual rear camera setup and 8MP front-facing camera. It houses a 3,060mAh battery and supports fast charging out-of-the-box over USB Type-C.
What you should know before buying the Nokia 7.1
The most obvious pointer to keep in mind is that the Nokia 7.1 is a dated device as it was launched late last year with Android Oreo. There are many newer and more relevant phones that can be found under Rs 15,000 today. It also gets a dated Snapdragon 636 chipset as well. That being said, the Nokia 7.1 still offers a clean and optimised Android interface that allows the device to work smoothly and it will get at least one more major software update.
While it was launched in late 2018, it is still technically one of the most recent Nokia phones in this segment. To put it in other words, HMD has not launched a new Nokia phone in the mid-range segment in India this year, which means the Nokia 7.1 and Nokia 8.1 are the only Nokia phones worth buying under Rs 20,000 right now.
A few notable about the Nokia 7.1 is its rich and vivid PureDisplay screen that offers HDR10 support, excellent contrast and sharpness. You also get an elegant and premium design that is not so commonly found in this segment. Of course, phones like the Realme 3 Pro and Redmi Note 7 Pro offer much faster performance and better battery life, but if you’re looking for a stock Android One phone, the Nokia 7.1 is your best bet in this segment.