Nokia 7.1 review: Plans | Pricing | Specs

Nokia 7.1

Nokia 7.1
  • Display

    5.84 inches

    1080 x 2280

  • Storage


  • Battery size

    3,060 mAh

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Nokia released a lot of phones in 2018, but at its price and for what you get, the Nokia 7.1 is a real standout.

The good

  • Camera works well
  • Very nicely built
  • HDR-compatible screen works well for streaming
  • USB-C charging

The bad

  • Glass back but no wireless charging
  • Bothies are still a gimmick
  • Can't opt to obscure notch

Ever since its relaunch, Nokia – or more technically, HMD Global, the folks with the rights to the Nokia name who farm out the actual building of phones to China's Foxconn – has worked at a frantic pace delivering what often feels like a new phone model every month.

Nokia has targeted the outright mid-range and budget markets. Its 2017 range was a little underwhelming, but in 2018 we've seen some great Nokia handsets at very affordable prices. It's tough to stand out when there are so many models to compare, but the Nokia 7.1 might just be my favourite.


  • Classic Nokia design.
  • Notched display you can't obscure.
  • HDR-capable LCD.
  • Glass back, but no wireless charging.
Nokia 7.1 review


  • Very capable for a mid-range phone.
  • Live bokeh is a great inclusion.
  • Bothies are still a gimmick.
Nokia 7.1 review


  • Snapdragon 636 performs as expected.
  • 3GB of onboard storage means there's a faster 7.1.
  • Clean Android One interface.
Nokia 7.1 review

Battery life

  • Middling battery life.
  • Fast USB-C charging.
  • Glass back, but no wireless charging.
Nokia 7.1 review


  • A great mix of parts makes for a great phone.
  • Plenty of competition in the mid-range space.
Nokia 7.1 review

Pricing and availability

Nokia 7.1

Nokia's HDR-ready Nokia 7.1

The Nokia 7.1 offers a superior display along with the power of Qualcomm's Snapdragon 636.


  • The Nokia 7.1 goes on sale in Australia for $499 outright from 17 October 2018.
  • The Nokia 7.1 will also be available on contract terms from JB Hi-Fi.

Nokia 7.1 specs



Physical dimensions


Power, storage and battery

Device features

Display size 5.84 inches
Resolution 1080 x 2280
Pixels per inch (PPI) 432
Rear camera megapixels 12MP + 5MP
Rear camera aperture size f/1.8 + f/2.4
Video recording 4K
Front camera megapixels 8MP
Front camera aperture size f/2.0
Dimensions 149.7mm x 71.2mm x 8mm
Weight 160g
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed Category 6
Processor Snapdragon 636
Operating system Android 8
Internal storage


External storage support Up to 400GB
Battery capacity 3,060mAh
Headphone jack Yes
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Water resistance N/A
Wireless charging No

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    BecaApril 3, 2019

    I just got a new Nokia 7.1 pure androidone. What plans can I use this with?

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      JoshuaApril 9, 2019Staff

      Hi Beca,

      Thanks for getting in touch with Finder. Congratulations on your new phone! :)

      Regarding your question, since you already have a phone, you might want to consider getting a SIM-only plan. You can find our list here. On that page, you will see a table that allows you to conveniently sort through the available SIM plans. Compare your options based on price, data, and other details. Once you found the right one for you, click on the “Go to site” green button to learn more.

      I hope this helps. Should you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to reach us out again.

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