- Analysis by KJ David
The Nokia 7 may not be a full-fledged premium smartphone, but it interestingly has a massive 6GB RAM (A 4GB-only version is also available) leading its upscale assortment of pros and cons. Its RAM works hand-in-hand with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor, which clocks in at 2.2GHz -- right on par with several other high-end chips, while a 3000mAh battery pack , which could run into a bit of trouble (We expected something around 4000mAh), given its RAM capacity, is in charge of its power supply.
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Aside from its hardware setup, this 5.2-inch Nokia Android also lugs a high-ranking pro when it comes to imaging, sporting a 16-megapixel f/1.8-aperture rear-facing camera that captures Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) videos injected with Nokia's OZO audio technology . Also on board is a dual-view camera mode that lets users snap pictures using both rear and front cameras at the same time. Zeiss optics and a dual-LED flash improve its chances of snagging a spot in our list of the best camera phones as well. Sadly, the Nokia 7 is not that compelling when it comes to selfies, settling for a 5-megapixel-only selfie shooter , whereas some of its contemporaries have 8-megapixel (or better) front cameras.
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Looking at its other pros and cons, we found the Nokia 7's 5.2-inch FHD-1080p facade to be quite out-of-place, especially on a 6GB RAM smartphone. It also lacks the waterproofing that a couple of other 2017 Nokia models offer, but it does sandwich its specs between a 7000-series aluminum frame crafted using the 3D glass thermoforming technology and a 3rd-generation Gorilla Glass display cover . Topping it off is a 64GB eMMC 5.1 internal memory expandable by up to 128GB and an LTE Cat 6 network adapter promising a 300Mbps peak data rate .
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Compared to some other 6GB-RAM models, which usually come with 2K screens and 4000mAh power caps, the Nokia 7 may sound crude, but with a competent CPU and a high-tier camera tagging along, it still makes for a reasonable upmarket Android.
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