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Nokia X71: $329 price tag for this 6.29-inch smartphone with Snapdragon 660 and triple primary camera with Zeiss optics

Nokia X71: $329 price tag for this 6.29-inch smartphone with Snapdragon 660 and triple primary camera with Zeiss optics

It has been a long time coming, but Nokia X71 now jumps into the bandwagon with this amazing smartphone for everyone.

But before this came about, there’s the Nokia 7.1 that was around toward the end last year?

  • 5.84-inch Full HD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 2280 pixels, 19:9 ratio or ~432 ppi density
  • Pureview Display
  • Front/back glass, aluminium frame
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
  • Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636 chipset, Octa-core 1.8 GHz Kryo 260 processor, Adreno 509 graphics and 3GB/4GB RAM
  • Dual 12MP primary camera with f/1.8 aperture, 1.28µm and Dual Pixel PDAF + 5MP with f/2.4 aperture, 1.12µm, depth sensor, Zeiss optics, dual-LED dual-tone flash, panorama and HDR
  • 8MP secondary camera with f/2.0 aperture and 24mm
  • 32GB/64GB internal storage + microSD expansion slot up to 400GB
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 3060 mAh battery with Fast battery charging
  • Android Oreo 8.1 with Android One (upgradeable to Android Pie 9.0)
  • Dual-sim and 4G LTE
  • October 2018 release date
  • USD 349 price tag

Nokia 7.1 is for those looking for a bit more of everything. Large 5.84-inch screen with Pureview Display, good mid-range hardware, a great dual 12MP+5MP primary camera with Zeiss optics and a pure Android One experience that is guaranteed to get an update for the next two years.

Now then, let’s turn our attention towards the Nokia X71 as per below:

  • 6.39-inch Full HD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 2316 pixels or ~400 ppi density
  • Front/back glass, aluminium frame
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 (14 nm) chipset, Octa-core (4x2.2 GHz Kryo 260 & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 260) processor, Adreno 512 and 6GB RAM
  • Triple primary camera: 48MP with f/1.8 aperture, 1/2", 0.8µm and PDAF + 8MP with 13mm (ultrawide) + 5MP with f/2.4 aperture, depth sensor, Zeiss optics, dual-LED flash, panorama and HDR
  • 16MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture
  • 64GB/128GB internal storage + microSD expansion slot up to 256GB
  • Non-removable Li-Po 3500 mAh battery with Fast battery charging
  • Android Pie 9.0 with Android One
  • Dual-sim and 4G LTE
  • April 2019 release date
  • USD 349 price tag
  • 2,199 Chinese Yuan or ~329 USD for 6GB RAM + 64GB internal storage and $2,699 Chinese Yuan or ~400 USD for 6GB RAM + 128GB internal storage

The X71 is pushing the envelope as a worthy mid-range offering from the Finnish manufacturer. With a large 6.39-inch Full HD+ IPS screen, this has been the de facto standard nowadays.

Adopting the under-the-lens lens design, the front camera is combined under the screen with precise technology, so that the full screen no longer has a missing corner. It is all about the beauty, which is seamless, the vision which harmonious and comfortable. The screen ratio is as high as 93%, which brings the full-screen experience to the next level, bringing endless immersive vision. And with 2.5D double-sided glass, high-brightness drilled metal frame, with the stylish appearance of Nokia's exquisite craftsmanship, it brings a more comfortable grip to this smartphone.

Under the hood of the X71 is the Snapdragon 660 chipset paired with a very fast Kryo octa-core processor, good graphics and 6GB RAM. You won’t have any problems running most of the apps and games out there. Multi-tasking will be a breeze with this one.

Camera-wise, this is where the actual fun begins. With fantastic three cameras onboard that are certified by the legendary Zeiss optics, be sure of having excellent clarity and being able to capture even tiny details in every shot. Plus, with a 120 ° large wide-angle lens, instantly enhance the impact of the screen, more professional depth of field effect. For selfie lovers, the 16MP selfie camera will be able to capture the very best of you.

In terms of storage, you get to choose either with 64GB or 128GB of internal storage. Whichever option you go with, there’s still the opportunity to further expand via the microSD slot all the way up to 256GB.

The 3500 mAh battery lets you get the X71 up and running all day long, without any hiccups. When it is time to plug it in, the Fast battery charging feature will get it up to speed in no time at all.

Finally, this smartphone is equipped with the latest generation of native Android 9.0 operating system, that comes with a minimal amount of pre-installed software, refreshing interface and smooth operation. No unnecessary baggage that comes along with it.

Conclusion:

Nokia X71 brings everyone up to speed on what a typical mid-range smartphone is all about. Large size with a comfortable grip, good mid-range performance, excellent point-and-shoot camera with Zeiss optics, sufficient battery to last a whole day and a plain vanilla operating system.

Nokia X71 had just been released for $2,199 Chinese Yuan or ~$329 USD for the 6GB RAM + 64GB internal storage variant and $2,699 Chinese Yuan or ~$400 USD for the 6GB RAM + 128GB internal storage variant. There’s only one colour available though, which is Black.

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