Nokia 7.1: Flagship features without the price tag

The Nokia 7.1 packs flagship features into a beautiful design that costs a mere £299 in the UK and $349 in the US. The experts at ZEISS have added a sharp camera lens, while Google’s cleverly-designed software Android One brings the latest AI powered innovations to the highest grade of security.

The design is the first thing you notice about the Nokia 7.1. Plates of curved 2.5D glass on the front and back sit on each side of a series 6000 aluminium core with eye-catching bevelled edges. 

There’s a level of durability and craftsmanship in the Nokia 7.1 that you don’t typically get from phones in this price range, making it a joy to hold. The surprises continue when you turn it on. 

The Nokia 7.1 has a modern, petite notch and an ultra-sharp 2280x1080 pixel IPS LCD screen that stretches right to the edge of chassis. The display supports HDR10, which lets you watch the same cutting-edge movie formats as the latest 65-inch 4K TVs.

A sharper camera

The HDR display is a great partner for the Nokia 7.1’s cameras too. On the rear, a wide aperture f/1.8 lens, designed by Zeiss, sits over a 12-megapixel sensor. 

That lens is a big part of why the Nokia 7.1’s photos are sharp and clear, increasing natural sensitivity for better low-light performance. 

The second 5MP rear camera acts as a depth sensor by shooting at a different focal length. This lets you easily shoot photos with copious amounts of bokeh, where the background is blurred to give images the same visual impact of a £5000 DSLR. AI algorithms ensure every bokeh-filled photo looks natural and convincing.

There’s more intelligence inside the phone too. Google Lens allows you to search what you see using your camera, where you'll take a picture using the functionality and it helps you identify landmarks, plant life, food and much more, even helping you digitise printed text.  Simply press the Lens button in the camera app to get started.

You can bring your memories to life using the camera with Motion Photos. This allows you to capture short videos alongside each image, which is a fantastic way to document special moments with friends and family. 

The power of Android One

As an Android One phone, the Nokia 7.1 comes with Google’s latest mobile software built in. This combination of high-quality hardware and software generates an experience that’s smart, secure, and easy to use. 

Android One is a fantastic way to experience what Android has to offer, as Google Photos allows an unlimited number of images to be stored in the cloud at high quality. No matter how many pictures you take, you won’t run out of space. You can also make use of Google Maps for directions and local information and use Google Pay for your purchases. 

Android One also gives you easy access to the powerful Google Assistant. Press and hold the home button, or just say ‘OK Google’, and you can ask for answers about anything, including the latest on weather, traffic, finance, sports, or quick translations when you’re travelling. 

The Google Assistant also allows you to control your smart home devices from your Nokia 7.1. From managing your schedule to setting reminders, the Google Assistant helps make day-to-day life easier.

Android One also offers battery optimisation, ensuring the Nokia 7.1’s 3060mAh battery lasts the length of the day. If you happen to find the battery lower than expected, the Nokia 7.1’s fast charger gets you from 0 to 50 per cent in just 30 minutes.

Nokia’s 7.1 is available now from Carphone Warehouse, EE, Vodafone and a whole range of retailers and e-tailers. For more info, head to