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Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 156 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Features for the price? Nokia is a winner

    Posted
    MotoGuy
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    I've been a Motorola devotee for a few years now, my first Motorola Android phone being the first Moto G (back when they were still owned by Google), but I'm not at all happy with way Motorola has supported their phones since Lenovo took over. Nor am I happy with the shroud of secrecy surrounding when security patches and software updates will be released, along with the vague promises of “soon.” So right after New Years it was time for a new phone, as my Moto X Play had slowed considerably, and even things like typing were becoming tedious tasks (it's hard to type when GBoard keeps crashing). I began looking at alternatives to Moto. I don't like the pricetag or the bloat associated with Samsung, so a Galaxy S-whatever was out of the question. I'm not fond of LG's customizations to Android. And even though the specs on the Razer Phone 2 are awesome, I'm just not ready to shell out that kind of money – for a phone! I thought about switching to iPhone, but honestly, I prefer Android (full disclosure, I'm a Mac guy, so even *I* am surprised at my lack of enthusiasm for iPhone). And then I saw that Nokia was back in the game with their new line of Android phones. After doing some research, finding out that HMD Global, the company that makes the Nokia phones, is essentially the original Nokia mobile phone division, and comparing Nokia phones to others, I knew that I had found what I was looking for. After viewing all of their models – the 3.1, 5.1, 6.1 and 7.1 – I settled on the Nokia 7.1. Thanks to the AndroidOne program that Nokia's phones are a part of, they receive regular updates for at least two years, there's no bloat, and the experience is as close to stock Android as you can get (which, honestly, I prefer). Indeed, right out of the box it updated from Android Oreo (which the phone shipped with in November) to Android Pie, and then last week the first security patch came through. The phone is fast and responsive, and has all the features that you would want: 64GB built in storage, 4GB RAM, SDXC support up to 400GB, dual SIM support, Fingerprint sensor, WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, and a pretty decent camera. The rear camera is a 12MP camera with a 2nd 5MP camera that does things like depth of field, portrait mode, and HDR images. And it has a decent front camera, too. Nokia can't be beat as far as features for the price. It's priced like a value phone with all the features you'd expect from a flagship phone. And it's backed by the AndroidOne program. As of today, you just *cannot* go wrong with a Nokia phone, and I highly recommend it to people.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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      Nokia Mobile team

      Hi there,
      Wow! Thanks so much for taking the time to share such a thorough and excellent review.
      This is what we strive for! NokiaMobileprofile1

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Mid-Range smartphone with pure Android

    Posted
    sinnwo
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    This is a great phone for the price. Could it be naturally priced $50 cheaper at $299 MSRP? Absolutely. I think that's the only thing I could consider "bad" about this phone in that it would make more sense to list this at $299 by Nokia. Now to the review! Pros: +Build Quality - simply amazing at this price point. +Fingerprint sensor - very fast recognition and virtually no delay to waking up the phone and allowing you access. Friendly tip: always set up the same finger twice (I've done this on all phones with a fingerprint sensor and it makes recognition that much better). +Speaker - loud and clear +Screen - nice amount of real estate to work with here, LCD is very bright and decent in direct sunlight. Keep in mind viewing angles might not be the best at this size, but nothing the average user would notice. The notch doesn't really play much interference with focusing on screen content however it would be nice to see Android One get the option to hide the notch for those who don't like it. +Android One - absolutely no bloatware or preinstalled apps aside from the apps Google requires (for their own services). The only non-Google app is a Support app from Nokia which can easily be disabled. +Performance - Not bad at all (see cons). +Fast Charger brick INCLUDED in the box (Apple seems to be the only manufacture who doesn't do this....cheapos). +USB Type C - so happy all of my devices now use USB Type C! Cons: -Android One lacks a toggle for showing the battery percentage in the notification bar -There is no notification LED (single LED that blinks when a notification arrives) so for those who love the notification LED beware it's not on this phone. -Accessories - Nokia released this phone before official accessories could be made available for purchase (folio case and TPU case). Accessories are pretty limited for this phone but give it a few weeks before Amazon and Best Buy have them readily available. -Performance - The snapdragon chip in this phone is capable of snappier performance. You can tell Nokia didn't optimize Android One 8.1 a whole lot for this snapdragon 636 chipset as 9.0 will be released in the next few weeks (by end of November). I hope they spend more time optimizing performance in their 9.0 release for the 636 because it is capable of more! NOTE - you won't be disappointed from the performance as the average user won't notice a difference but a nerd like me does. I would wholeheartedly recommend this phone against any other mid-range phone on the market (including Moto G and E series as well as the X4, any LG or even the Nokia 6).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Much better than many imagined

    Posted
    MarkCorrigan
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    I pre-ordered this phone at Best Buy and got it immediately, which is great on Best Buy's part. I've been using the phone for more than a week now, and I can, without a doubt, say that this is a very good phone. Especially considering the price point (some may say it could be even cheaper, but I feel this is good), the phone is more value for money. I may be reiterating what the other reviewer (sinnwo) has already said (very detailed), but I will try to add some more (or other) points. I will update the review in the coming weeks as I keep using the phone. Also, I haven't played any games on the phone (not a gamer), so I can't speak of it. Pros: 1. Design & Build. The design does have a premium feel to it, with the solid-feeling buttons and I think the build is also strong; may not be "Nokia strong", but I haven't tested it and don't intend to. I'll leave that to some of those YouTubers. 2. UI and Performance. Absolutely no bloatware, since the phone comes with Android One. The UI is also very smooth and the performance is also very good (hardly any lag so far). 3. Fingerprint Sensor. Although I'm not a big fan of fingerprint sensors and face identification (call me old), I did use it for a couple of days or so and it's very fast. On that note, I did see facial recognition under "Smart Lock" (tested it and it works alright), but after an update, it doesn't appear now, for some strange reason. 4. Camera. I don't have any photos to post, but I did test the picture quality and a couple of "effects" and I feel they come in a very good and natural quality. 5. Headphone jack, USB-C port and a fast charger. Mentioning about headphone jack and placing it in "pros" is silly, but you know what most other phones are doing. Anyway, the fast charger does charge fast enough. I think it took about 40 minutes for an 80% charge (may not be entirely accurate). Cons: I haven't really come across any major issues, but I'll point out the minor ones, and I'm nitpicking here. 1. Notch? Although you don't tend to notice it much, it does exist and it cannot be hidden at the moment. Will update the review if/when I'm able to hide it. 2. The look of the accessories in the box. The charger doesn't look good (it's strong, but it's old), but it does its job well. I don't think anyone would use the headphones bundled with the phone, because they look very old and they don't fit well either. Nokia has the quality and nostalgia associated with it and people still like the brand, despite its absence in the market. It has made a delayed, yet a nice entry to the US market with this phone. I would definitely recommend this to others. You wouldn't be disappointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    24 Hours Later; Device / Customer Support Issues

    Posted
    KevBBElite
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    I bought my Nokia 7.1 yesterday and I was so excited to have a Nokia phone again - and even more excited that it is a part of the Android One program. When I set up my device, I noticed that the security update was still on September 2018. So I tried updating my device over WIFI, with and without LTE services on, and even performed a master reset to set it up as a new device. After 24 hours, and leaving my phone on all night, there is still no update. I decided to chat with Nokia support. They took over 10 minutes to respond to my issue (this is after the chat agent named Melissa entered the chat). Then I was told to hold down the Up volume and Power button for 10 second until the 'Powered by Android' GUI appeared. My phone said 'Android One' when I did this. I informed Melissa. She said to then start the phone in Safe Mode since this didn't work. I asked her how to do it. She repeated the same steps as before, but to select Safe Mode. I did it again, and no option for Safe Mode appeared. After each step, Melissa said, "Is there anything else I can help you with?" before I was able to perform the steps that she suggested. After I waited another extended amount of time for her to respond, I just advised her that I was going to return the defective device today and closed the chat. But the chat was still open (the agent has to disconnect to close the chat) and I was getting notifications on my PC, but couldn't open the chat again. I noticed something a little different this time. Her name wasn't Melissa anymore - it was now Mohammed and the name of the Nokia chat changed to something else that I couldn't catch on my screen because the notification closed so quickly. Needless to say, I will not trust Nokia with any future products or services, I am returning the device today to get something else. I hope Best Buy waives the restocking fee. This was by far the most concerning issue with Security Updates and any support chat platform I had ever had.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Nokia Mobile team

      Hi there,
      Thank you for sharing your experience and alerting us of the issues you encountered. We take customer service and our customer's trust very seriously. We will look into this further to see where the disconnect was.
      Have a great day and we hope you'll consider us again in the future.
      Best, NokiaMobileprofile1

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    The phone worked great for 12 hours

    Posted
    Wizard
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I bought this phone based on extensive research after my V20 was no longer receiving updates after 3 years, and was down to the Nokia and Moto G7. I bought the Nokia yesterday and loved the design, I liked the UI, and set up was marginally easy, although it has issues pairing with Samsung Gear watches apparently, but I got it working. I got a notification for an update and set it to download overnight on my nightstand. By morning I had a boot screen that has the AndroidOne logo and “Download mode” on the top left, I can’t turn it off, I can’t restart it, it’s literally locked on that screen permanently. After a quick search on the internet it apparently is related to the December Android Pie update, and everyone more unfortunate than myself that DOESNT have 13 days left to return or exchange their phone is dealing with the nightmare of waiting weeks to get a replacement phone because of a manufacturer caused problem. I can’t in good faith recommend a phone with an obviously known issue that turns the phone in to an attractive paperweight and has had months to fix it, but hasn’t as of yet. MAYBE if they address the problem with the actual update instead of just telling you to send it in for repair, I’ll be able to give it a better rating, but as of now, 14 hours after buying it, 3 hours of which was setting up all my accounts, and 1 hour waiting on updates to push through, I don’t have a phone.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Nokia Mobile team

      Thank you for stopping by and sharing your review. We apologize for your experience and hope you'll get in touch with Nokia Mobile Care so that we can provide the assistance you deserve as a Nokia customer. You can reach us 24/7 through this link http://nokia.com/phones/en_us/support/ Every case is different and we'd like to see what we can do for you. Hope this helps! NokiaMobileprofile1

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Superb Phone

    Posted
    BigLex
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    I love this phone. I had the Sony XA1 prior to this and this experience beats the previous competition by a long shot. The Screen size is perfect not too big and not too small. The camera is ridiculously clear for a smartphone and the feel of it overall is great. To me it feels like a real expensive phone. Especially since I don't like spending over $350- $400 on phones. But this is a great purchase. I know that if I was to break this phone. I'd replace it with the same one. No reason to look around. The sound is great, the UI is excellent and the clarity of the screen O.M.G. The speaker is fairly good but when connected to my JBL 65 either wirelessly or through the head jack, the sound quality is magnificent. It has all the features you'd look forward to having on an android phone. One thing missing is the LED notification light but that's no big deal IMO. If you pick up the phone or double tap the screen, it will show you any notifications for any app you assign. By default it shows you text messages already. I took it to work at around 93%. Played music almost throughout the entire day via Bluetooth and got home with 71% battery. I'm amazed. I got the 32 gb because I always use external SD cards. Overall I would definitely recommend. If you are the type to be real loyal to certain brands then MAYBE it isn't for you. But it is certainly worth a try. I've had the Sony, BLU, ASUS, and an old Note and this one is my favorite.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nokia 7.1 - Great Unlocked GSM Phone and Price!

    Posted
    Nathan
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I received my Nokia 7.1 on the release date at the bundle price of $299.99 after buying it with a Cricket Wireless promotion from Best Buy. The Nokia 7.1 has very high build quality for the price. It looks great, and has a nice slim feel and good weight in the hand. The screen is nice and bright with great resolution, color saturation, and contrast. The fingerprint reader recognized my fingerprint immediately. Battery life is good so far with light use. The camera responds quickly, and pictures show good color, details, and contrast in shots with mixed sunny and shaded areas. Setting up a new account with Cricket Wireless online and porting my number from another carrier after activating the SIM kit and prepaid minutes card at Best Buy was fairly easy. Call quality using Cricket in Hawaii (Oahu) is excellent. If you travel internationally, having an unlocked GSM phone with 2 SIM cards installed at the same time and being able to call from either of them is a big advantage. No worries about needing to switch the SIM card and loosing it in your hotel room, or taking 2 phones on your trip. The Nokia 7.1 is a great great phone at a great price, I'm very happy I bought it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best phone you can buy for $350, period.

    Posted
    Rudolph
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    I was not sure whether to buy this phone at first, but I'm glad I did. The first thing you'll notice is the awesome build quality. This thing looks and feels like an $800+ phone, and feels extremely solid in the hand, it's all metal and gorilla glass, no cheap plastic to be seen anywhere, and the design just looks beautiful. Performance is also excellent for the price, it's fast and responsive. I would say I'm a moderate user (I do a lot of online searching, watch a lot of videos, music, occasionally play some hi resolution games, etc) I usually have 10 or more apps running at the same time and I have not had any problems with the phone slowing down or crashing, or anything like that, so I'd say that unless you're a very heavy usser you'll never run into any performance issues. Battery life is very good, the screen looks fantastic, bright, very sharp, and great color rendition, the camera is not on par with an $800 phone (to be expected), but still very good, certainly better than any other $350 phone camera I've seen. In conclusion, this is in my opinion the best phone you can buy for $350 in the US at the moment. If you're looking for a phone that won't break the bank but will give you great quality and performance, look no more, this is it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very good midrange smartphone

    Posted
    Nokia3point1
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    Screen viewing quality is excellent using enhanced HDR 10 display. I manually set display brightness level instead of adaptive due to screen definition and color being easy on the eyes at brighter setings than most phones. Fingerprint scanner works flawlessly and has not failed yet on first scan using programed scan finger only. The camera really captures small font print A1, several settings available for more active photographing. Audio is good and speaker on top of phone, volume control is smooth as silk with options. A case for this phone is not a option if you lay it on a surface with any slope or loosely in a pocket. The glass back looks great but is slick finish. I know because this is the first phone I have had a cracked screen. It slipped from jacket pocket prior receiving a ordered protective case. I sent phone to HMD repair in TX. Inside a week the phone was returned 100% like new for reasonable cost of repair to home address by Fed Ex.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Nokia Mobile team

      Thank you for sharing your experience with us!! We appreciate your feedback and 5 star review!! NokiaMobileprofile1

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing mid-range phone

    Posted
    Steve1208
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    The Nokia 7.1 s a very good looking phone. With the all glass feel and metal frame, this phone smooth and still sturdy. I've dropped it a couple times already and still has no scratches. It has been optimized with the very clean Android One system running with no bloatware. The color range on the screen is beautiful. The camera app is very consistent with the Bokeh mode and the manual focus. It can handle any mobile game out there. 2 issues I encountered were the on speaker volume for calls and the HDR10 screen feature. When on a phone call there was some adjusting because the small hole for the speaker needs to be directly in the ear or it will sound really low. When on loud speaker it is decent. The HDR10 feature it has for enhancing the screen still needs some work. I ran into issues when using full screen for videos. Just turn it off until it is updated. Overall this phone is definitely a keeper. I would definitely recommend this phone to anyone looking for a phone that feels like a flagship, without paying that flagship price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Incredible phone with Android One

    Posted
    Cavazos
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    Great phone for an incredible price. I have always been a fan of stock android and have always used the Nexus / Pixel line which gets updates straight from Google first. Now with this Android One program introducing Nokia into the game , I HAD to buy this device. I must say that you are getting a HUGE bargain for your money without sacrificing major differences from flagships. Honestly to me the magic of flagships disappear after a short while and just like leasing a car, you feel buyers remorse when you pay that much money and still are making payments when the honeymoon phase is gone. With the ability to expand the memory, great camera , headphone jack , amazing build quality and very fast updates from Google directly , it’s extremely hard to choose another “mid range” device like the Sony Ultra or the Moto series since the specs are almost the same yet the build of the Nokia makes it seem like a flagship and the others will be highly neglected via software updates. I can’t put this phone down and am even more elated about using it knowing I only paid $300 for it coming from a $900 Note 8 that slowed down majorly after 2 months and was extremely slow at getting updates or fixes. Great job Nokia and Google!

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Nokia Mobile team

      Thank you for the 5 stars! Your review has really made our day; knowing that you "can't put it down" makes us really happy. Thanks again for sharing and we hope you continue to enjoy it! NokiaMobileprofile1

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great now that Pie dropped

    Posted
    Wolverine
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    I upgraded from a Nokia 6.1 with PIE to this phone. I was a little taken back it came with Oreo. I tried to force it to update to PIE no luck. I can't download my backup SMS as Google backups are not backward compatible. Contacted Nokia support. They said PIE had been out for it since November. They said to remove carrier SIM and reset it boot to WiFi and it should update. The first day no luck. So I inserted the carrier SIM. And uses SMS backup and restore on old phone saved to cloud and restored on new phone. And started using it. 2 days later PIE dropped informing the update. And WOW MOM WOW. Now the phone is really awesome. Much faster than the Nokia 6.1 and much better call support holding calls that dropped on the old Nokia 6.1 I like the fact the phone is a little narrower in width and makes it easier one handed. And the display is awesome. Great photos too. And the camera has motion stills and bokeh. I'm very happy. Oh I got the official Nokia clear case it's incredible.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Be aware of Bluetooth issue with your car

    Posted
    Hugh
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Please be aware of the SERIOUS Bluetooth issue when using the phone in your car: When first connect to a car, the cell signal is normal, but after you make the first call, the signal drops SIGNIFICANTLY, usually down to 0 or NO SERVICE! This issue is 100% replicable, and I've tested it in 2 cars - 2016 Toyota Sienna and 2016 Mazda 3. If you Google the issue, you will find results indicating the issue happens to many auto makes and models, and the issue is NOT limited to the Nokia 7.1 model, some reported the same issue with other Nokia phones. so far the root cause is not identified, and I'm not sure if it's hardware related or software related. Overall we really like the phone, and thought it was the best in that price range, but the issue is quite significant that we cannot ignore.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Nokia Mobile team

      Hi Hugh,
      Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts. We highly recommend getting in touch with Nokia Support to troubleshoot the Bluetooth issue. They're available 24/7 and you can reach them right form the Support app on your device.
      Hope this helps! NokiaMobileprofile1

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Call Quality is extremely poor..feeble voice

    Posted
    Sundar
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Recently bought this phone to replace my earlier Windows based Nokia phone. Since Uber and Lyft Services are not supported by so called Windows, I had to look for Android phone, I thought I can go with same Nokia version but with Android, Unfortunately when I visited Best Buy in Schaumburg, Chicago, I saw this super duper Nokia 7.1....Even though I am a very conscious buyer, I made serious mistake by getting attracted to this phone..,.Guys...Listen , primary purpose of any phone what so ever...$1000 or $10...you should be able to make a call and receive the call without any issue...here, after buying this so called mid range super duper phone...who ever I am calling, they say they could not hear me...same on my side too...I could not hear them....Nokia can close their Business and very well get out their business rather than keeping the Nokia buyers in to trouble. When I call their Customer service..that was the first time...I had very poor and rude Customer Service...eventually...no Fix...I continue with my problem till now...this week end I am planning to return...whatever be the loss...My request to every one is....please think 100 times before buying this phone. I could not give Zero stars as there is no option. Again, my request...think several times before selecting this piece of crap as your choice

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Value!

    Posted
    chaddles
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Not a flagship at this price, but it it's seriously impressive! Pros: Android One with regular updates and stock android (On November security patch running Android 9.0 Pie) Fantastic LCD display with excellent sunlight legibility, HDR10 compliant Premium build, smaller in size & lightweight 4gb RAM + speedy processor with no lag USB type-C, fast battery charge Good-to-great camera in good light (HDR could be better, and low light isn't stellar - just install google camera ;) EIS for video stabilization works well as does portrait/live bokeh mode Micro SD support, bluetooth 5.0 Supports 5G wifi; NFC on board voLTE Tap-to-wake Cons: No face unlock Notch, albeit smaller than many out there No LED notification light Battery is average which is to say not great; gets me through the day, but it's quite disappointing. I'd give a 4/5 but the 18w fast battery charger makes up for the battery life. Equivalent to QC 3.0. At this price though, I highly recommend! This is great value, and Nokia is back!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Phone feels and looks nice; however some issues

    Posted
    John123
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I bought this phone (Nokia 7.1) because it has a superior specification compared to Nokia 6.1. I was particularity in interested in the sensors such as "barometer" and "humidity" which are clearly mentioned in Bestbuy's Nokia 7.1 product details. However, such sensors do not exist for Nokia 7.1. Something wrong with Bestbuy's ad.! Pros: - Nice look - Feels good when holding - Android 1 / Oreo 8.1 - Good battery life (may be due to its new and not many apps installed) - Two sim card slots- Although it says one - 64 GB memory (Nokia 6.1 has 32 GB; may be this upgrade cost $120 more for Nokia 7.1) Cons: - No "barometer" and "humidity" sensors; not sure about "heart rate sensor" - Little pricey compare to other phones with same specs; Even Nokia 6.1 has almost similar specs. - USB C port; Due to "invention" of such new ports, the customers are highly confused! Now, I need to carry USB mini, C and lightning cables; Soon there will be USB D, E,.. X, Y , Z cables :) - No wireless charging - Camera - just okay - No shortcut for NFC; It would be better if the NFC option is located on the top screen so that we can drag down and select; I used such option for google pay - non removable battery

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good buy for the money

    Posted
    Bill
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    First of all, this is a $350 phone and for that price I'm extremely happy. I have not had the type C connection issues some people have complained about (and hope I don't). I came from a Nexus 6P and the Nokia's size is a nice change. I really like it's form and fit. The display is very nice. Yes, the speakers are a bit underwhelming especially compared to the Nexus. However, I use BT earbuds for serious listening. Yet I find the speakers fine for regular speaker phone calls. The battery life has been very good. I'm not a big camera buff but it's photos are totally acceptable. I added a case since most phones you buy today are way too slippery for me. I'm on a AT&T MNVO and it works perfect with LTE. I seen complaints by others that seen ridiculous. Honestly, you are paying $350. If you want all the perfect bells and whistles and performance, then fork over the extra cash for a premier phone. But for my needs, this phone is exactly what I wanted. Its performance it very good. I have no lags in videos or screen movement.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Nokia Mobile team

      Thanks for your review, Bill! We're so glad that the device is meeting your needs. NokiaMobileprofile1

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It DOES work on Verizon

    Posted
    Randy
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    This phone is listed in store as working with Verizon but the website and the cell phone experts working at 2 different best buy stores told me it would not. At one store they went as far as removing the tags on the shelf because there is no way this phone would work on Verizon. I have been using this phone on the Verizon network for a week now and not only is the phone incredible, the service is far better than my Verizon S7 ever got. I could have paid an additional $150 for this phone and still been impressed by the value. (If you are going to use a new SIM card with this phone you will need to pop it into a Verizon phone and place a call with it to get it properly registered or you will have issues placing calls once you put it in the unlocked phone. Thats true for all unlocked phones you try to use on the Verizon network.)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Terrible buy now that the Pixel 3a is out

    Posted
    Vinn
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    With Nokia's shenanigans, this phone will only receive one major OS update to Android Q. That's because Nokia decided to ship this phone with Android Oreo (a version well over a year old and already obsolete since Pie had been released months before) and then push out an update to Android Pie within a month. Since Nokia only needs to commit to 2 major OS updates under the Android One program, that means the Nokia 7.1 will only receive one major OS update. Contrast this to Google's commitment to 3 years of major OS updates and the difference in value is clear to see. Also, the camera on this phone does not have optical image stabilization (OIS) so pictures can come out blurry. In short, if you're considering this phone, don't. Get the Pixel 3a instead.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Really impressive

    Posted
    Caddyshack
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    I wanted an iPhone (I have used them since the original and am fully entrenched in the Apple eco-system) but Apple neither make a phone at the size or price I want. So I decided to buy an Android phone replace my aged iPhone 5s to tide me over until Apple wake up. I did a lot of research into affordable yet good phones. I am blown away by the build quality of this Nokia. It is phenomenal. For the amount I use it the battery lasts 4 days which is amazing. And thanks to it being an Android One phone there is no nasty bloatware and I should get regular and timely updates. The screen is amazing the speed is more than enough for what I need and the camera and video quality have impressed me. If you are after a cost effective Android phone this has to be on your shortlist.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Nokia Mobile team

      Thank you for your thorough review! We're so glad you took the time to share it with us and know others will find your recommendation extremely helpful, as well. We're glad to have you as part of the Nokia family. NokiaMobileprofile1