The Nokia 7-Plus Review: 2018’s best midrange phone

Nokia has come back into the market aggressively, and has released some pretty impressive handsets in the last few years. As an individual with poor credit, you might be wondering what phone you can be able to afford should you be able to land a plan. The Nokia 7 plus is just the right option. Among the impressive roster of phones that Nokia has released, it is perhaps the best of the mid-range phones.

Specifications

Nokia fans will be happy to see their beloved company competing with the best again as it enters its second comeback year. The Nokia 7 plus is designed to compete with popular brands like the Google Pixel 2 XL. It will be the company’s first attempt at a phone that has an 18:9 display and dual Zeiss cameras. Nokia’s biggest advantage, though, is that it is much cheaper than these two. Retailing at €399, the phone will feature an octa-core 2.2 GHz Qualcomm snapdragon 660 processor, 64 GB of internal storage and 4GB of RAM. It will also have a 12 megapixel camera and 13 MP rear camera.

The Nokia 7 Plus is an impressive phone because of its ability to compete with the best, despite it being a mid-range phone. It looks stunning, with a chassis that has been carved out of a single block of aluminum, then coated with the ceramic feel paint that has six coats applied. Nokia has always been a stickler for the hardware. With the Nokia 7 plus, they are letting everyone know that they did not hold back. With such effort put into the exterior, it should not wear off too fast over time. The ceramic coat gives it that feel good feeling when held, a feeling others only offer with phones almost twice or thrice as expensive. The display is a huge 6 inch screen, with a full high definition 18:9 display at 2160 by 1080 resolution. The screen fill most of the front, with the phone coming with slim bezels above and below the screen.

The phone also features the USB type C charging port, with a single speaker grille. On the right is the volume rocker and the power button, with the microSD and sim tray on the left. The 3.5mm headphone jack is at the top. Its processor is admittedly not the fastest that Qualcomm can offer, and this is one of the areas it will lag behind, especially when compared to the snapdragon 845 handsets that are launching in the year. The 4GB of RAM and expandable 64 GB of storage are however a good backup.

It is a good looking phone, perhaps the best especially at that price. The dual camera at back also has a huge potential for quality shots. The only disadvantage is the performance. At that price, though, this is probably the bargain phone of the year. With bad credit, it might be difficult to find a high end phone; this phone will offer you things most high end phones can, all at a much lower price.