Nokia has launched the Nokia 8.1 which was thought to be a flagship smartphone considering the former release from HMD Global but it actually turns out to a mid-range device. The Nokia 8.1 is a nice smartphone with nice design, awesome build and a powerful mid-range SoC. Nokia 8.1 price in Nigeria, it’s full specifications and features will be written in this article so if you want to know them, Read On. The Nokia 8.1 is also known as Nokia X7 in some regions.
Nokia 8.1 Key Specs
• 6.18 inches IPS LCD display
• Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor
• 4GB of RAM
• 64GB built-in storage
• 12MP + 13MP dual rear camera
• 20MP front facing camera
• 3500 mAh battery
• Fast Charging Support
• Rear mounted fingerprint sensor
Design and Body
The Nokia 8.1 comes in premium glass body with a 6000-series aluminum frame which is pretty durable. The phone looks very attractive, I guess HMD Global must have done a lot of work to give this device an attractive look. The phone has a thickness of 8 mm which is very compact and weighs about 180 grams so holding it in the hands is not a problem. The Nokia 8.1 has the iPhone X type of display notch on it.
The Nokia 8.1 sports a 6.18 inch Full HD+ IPS LCD display with the PureView display technology seen in other Nokia smartphones. The display has a 19:9 aspect ratio with 81.2% screen to body ratio and 408 pixels per inch density. The Nokia 8.1 also supports HDR10 on its display. The display has NEG protection making it scratch resistant.
Processor and Memory
Under the hood, Nokia 8.1 draws it’s power from the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chipset which clocks at 2.2 GHz max coupled with Adreno 616 GPU for graphics related activities. The powerful processor will ensure you enjoy gaming to the maximum. Nokia 8.1 comes 4GB of RAM and 64GB built-in storage which is expandable via the micro SD card slot provided.
The camera is similar to that on Nokia 8 but with a more improved sensor and rear end camera pair. In that regard, we have a 12MP f/1.8 aperture camera from Sony and with a 1.4µm pixel size while the other for portrait is a 13MP depth sensor. The rear camera can record 4K UHD videos at 30 frames per second.
At the front notch is a 20MP camera with f/2.0 aperture and the ”bothie’ feature where both front and back cameras are used simultaneously.
Network and Connectivity
The Nokia 8.1 has 4G till 2G network in it for downloading, browsing and all other activities that requires network connection. It supports the following LTE bands 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41 and has download speed of up to 300 Mbps and upload speed of up to 50 Mbps. Nokia X7 come with Bluetooth v5.0, dual band WiFi 5, GPS, NFC, WiFi Direct and Hotspot. It’s also has a USB 2.0 type C port which supports OTG.
Battery and Charging
The Nokia 8.1 has a 3,500 mAh battery which is sufficient for an average user considering the 10 nm power efficient processor used in it. The phone also has support for 18W fast charging and Quick Charge 3.0.
The Nokia 8.1 runs on Android 9 Pie under the Android One initiative and is upgradeable to Android 10.
Nokia 8.1 price in Nigeria starts at 98,200 Naira (≈ $253) depending on your location. It is available in all top online stores across the country.
The Nokia 8.1 has a rear mounted fingerprint sensor for securing the device and also face unlock feature. The phone also retains the 3.5 mm audio jack for the wired headphones lovers.