Anonymous, 19 Jun 2019@Devil2Death
I agree with your comment, however things are not that simple. In the UK, goods ... moreBy interest I did some google search and found Novatek is a Taiwanese company who manufactures display driver ICs. They also manufacture small-sized single-chip display drivers which are suitable for mobile phone applications.
In all certainty your phone display module is using a different panel and new Novatek display driver IC and as such the driver firmware is named accordingly 'Novatek-V07 - Goodix-V1-017.16'.
In my case it comes with a display panel with driver IC as Nokia intended & advertised to be in Nokia 7 Plus during launch. Hence the firmware version is named accordingly 'V07 Goodix-V1.017.20'.
Devil2Death, 19 Jun 2019I can feel your pain. Fortunately I do not have a novatek panel so I agree with Rishi that the... more@Devil2Death
I agree with your comment, however things are not that simple. In the UK, goods must be 'Fit for the purpose for which they are intended', and some unscrupulous retailers exploit that loophole. If the screen had failed completely, or if one of the buttons had fallen off then it would qualify for a refund, but because the phone was working I was refused a refund. That isn't always the way though, some retailers offer a 'No quibble guarantee' but I chose a seller who stuck to the rules.
Anonymous, 18 Jun 2019@RishiGuru
You can quote all the numbers you want, but that doesn't count when Nokia KNOW tha... moreI can feel your pain. Fortunately I do not have a novatek panel so I agree with Rishi that the screen looks just great.
I do have a question though. You must have realized that there is something wrong with the phone when you saw the screen. A simple google search would have helped you to make the decision whether to return the phone or keep it. Why you did not bother to do it? It would have saved you from further pain.
Anonymous, 18 Jun 2019@RishiGuru
You can quote all the numbers you want, but that doesn't count when Nokia KNOW tha... moreMine is a 07 Goodix without the Novatek.
Some more info about my Nokia 7 Plus:
a) Phone manufactured in India.
b) Model TA-1046.
c) It is of white color.
d) 4GB RAM variant.
d) Touch panel firmware version: V07 Goodix-V1.017.20
Sorry to know the Novatek-VO7 version has such issues. My phone display has pretty accurate colors and produces crisp whites. Dull is not the word I will use to describe the 7 Plus display.
However in the end I can only speak about my experiences with Nokia 7 Plus. And I am exceptionally happy with my phone be it exceptional build quality, pure android user experience and a great display.
I simply can't ask more from Nokia at this asking price!!!
RishiGuru, 18 Jun 2019You are not getting my point.
First, comparison between a $930 device (Huawei P20 Pro) wit... more@RishiGuru
You can quote all the numbers you want, but that doesn't count when Nokia KNOW that they have used defective components on some of the N7+ phones. Go to the following link to learn what I am talking about:
You will see that if your model was built with the 07 component then screens such as the app drawer are a crisp white colour, but if it was built with the Novatek-VO7 like mine, then the same screen is a dirty white/grey colour and is difficult to read.
Nokia know about the fault because they have received complaints outlining the problem. If Nokia had any decency then they would recall the faulty models and replace the screen. Instead, some people (including me) received the reply 'The screen works so there is no need to replace it' Disgraceful. So please, don't quote build quality to me or others who are suffering the same way.
Anonymous, 18 Jun 2019@RishiGuru
Best Consumer Smartphone Award merely means cheap and cheerful. Look at the other ... moreYou are not getting my point.
First, comparison between a $930 device (Huawei P20 Pro) with a $370 Nokia 7 Plus is plane unjust. Each belongs to its own price category. P20 Pro is two and a half times the cost of this Nokia. So in its price category, Nokia won the best phone award from EISA. And there is a much fierce competition in sub $400 dollar market than in $900 plus devices.
In the end I can only speak about my experiences with my Nokia 7 Plus.
a) Build Quality: The best I have seen on any phone. It beats even my iPhone 7 Plus in construction quality & overall design.
b) Unique Design: If by design you mean just what you can see with your eyes, then yes then are dozens of phones out there. But my view of design does not limit to the phone surface but goes skin deep; I mean the chassis construction process this phone goes through to provide ultimate build quality. If you are an engineer you will have some idea what I mean to say.
c) Performance: Enough for every day needs and then some. Though I do not play a lot of games, I found very resource intensive games like Asphalt 8 runs butter smooth on this device.
d) OS: The beauty of using a clean stock Android with the Android One program.
After using Nokia 7 Plus for over a year as my daily driver I never faced:
1) Loose charging ports even though I charge every alternate day. The phone just have killer battery backup.
2) Never faced any screen freeze issue.
3) I never found the screen to be dull. The display has a respective brightness of 432 nits which is more than enough for indoor use. With a contrast ratio of 1700:1 you get amazing deep blacks like OLED panels in an IPS LCD display which is an achievement from Nokia for a phone at this price point. Finally with a sunlight contrast ratio: 3.479:1 my Nokia 7 Plus legibility is nearly as good as my iPhone 7 Plus under direct sunlight. I have no complains here.
RishiGuru, 18 Jun 2019I don't think Nokia 7 Plus is a turd of a smartphone. A turd just cannot win the prestigious '... more@RishiGuru
Best Consumer Smartphone Award merely means cheap and cheerful. Look at the other awards first.
Build Quality.. Let's ignore all the comments about Screen Freezes, loose charging ports, and dull white screen.
Unique design.. No better looking than dozens of similar phones on the market.
Performance.. Not bad, but a bit sluggish at times.
Anonymous, 18 Jun 2019@RishiGuru
In the UK we have a saying - 'You can't polish a turd'. That saying could have bee... moreI don't think Nokia 7 Plus is a turd of a smartphone. A turd just cannot win the prestigious 'EISA, 2018-2019 Best Consumer Smartphone' award.
If you don't know EISA stands 'European Imaging and Sound Association' and they have been giving the most recognized & prestigious awards in the world to consumer electronic appliances/ phones for ages.
On the contrary, I strongly believe 7 Plus is the best smartphone Nokia ever created under HMD banner. It has the perfect balance of build quality, unique design, performance, software & latest features for its asking price.
This is the reason why I own a Nokia 7 Plus.
RishiGuru, 17 Jun 2019What I love about Nokia phones is the approach to engineering that is build to last. At-least ... more@RishiGuru
In the UK we have a saying - 'You can't polish a turd'. That saying could have been invented just for this phone.
F.AMEEN, 17 Jun 2019I Bought nokia 7 plus last two weeks only .when i start useing this phone camera picture is ... moreWhat's the exact issue? If you are facing issue while taking pictures in low light, this is acceptable since Nokia algorithm is not that good. You should use Google cam during night time. If it is during day time, check with some other camera phone. i.e. transfer original photo to that phone & check how it looks. (Some phones have different screen panel which show different color than original one)
I Bought nokia 7 plus last two weeks only .when i start useing this phone camera picture is working not natural color. this problem is only for me or this nokia 7 plus camera nature.
please any body explain to me .
Anonymous, 17 Jun 2019Been using for a bit now,
The screen is actually pretty amazing, even though its the Novak v... moreWhat I love about Nokia phones is the approach to engineering that is build to last. At-least this applies for 1st & 2nd generation Nokia phones released between 2017 & 2018 under HMD banner. Take the Nokia 7 Plus for example, the processes it goes through to make the metal uni-body:
a) Precision-milled from a solid block of 6000 series aluminium alloy. Takes 1 hour to machine from a solid metal block.
b) Then six layer paint job in white/black color is applied on the bare CNC machined aluminium uni-body which gives the uni-body an unique ceramic like feel with mate texture.
c) Next a diamond cutter tool is used to shave four sides of the phone by 2.75 mm. The same procedure is applied to cut a thin line which runs along the boarder of the display. This exposes the bare aluminium over which anodization will be performed.
d) Then the phone is dipped in an anodizing pool where two step anodization process is performed to give the bare sides & thin line a unique copper finish.
e) An internal die cast metal mid-frame is then screwed internally to the metal uni-body which reinforces the core of the device. No less than 19 screws locks the internal metal plate to the uni-body giving it ultimate structural integrity & durability.
Nokia 7 Plus is a testament of Nokia true craftsmanship & unique material design. The cost of manufacturing this type of metal uni-body is at-least 10 times more than phones using pressed metal bodied phones that tout as metal build like Xiaomi previous generation phones.
Alas with market pressure now Nokia have to now dissolve their approach to engineering and run into lanes of cheap construction to return to profitability. The truth is very few people understand or value construction quality but everybody knows about specs.
The new Nokia phones in budget segment have started using cheap construction materials like plastic like Samsung, Oppo, Vivo, Asus. RealMe, Xiaomi etc in-order to return to profitability. Even the mid-tier phones like Nokia 8.1 (successor of Nokia 7 Plus) uses cheaper extruded aluminium frame rather than CNC machined and posses half the durability standards of its predecessor.
Been using for a bit now,
The screen is actually pretty amazing, even though its the Novak version everyone seems to be complaining about, mine's pretty bright even on the lowest settings. Which I usually leave it on since it's very bright for my eyes.
Nice and clean stock andriod,
Camera is pretty good.
Audio is meh, My blackberry priv was louder but not all that bad.
Charges pretty quick, Battery life is pretty good.
It's a sexy phone to look at.
Overall, I'm enjoying it.
Sunnny, 15 Jun 2019My phone was workng v good but after one year i m hvng these issues lik camera stops workng .m... moreTry hard reset once. Should solve most of the issues.
In case of camera, try force close. then start again. Solves the issue 99% of the time. Most likely it will be fixed in next updates.
My phone was workng v good but after one year i m hvng these issues lik camera stops workng .made videos corrupt n pictures too
Wht shoud i do
my nokia 7 plus was giving problems like charging port issue, heating up when battery charges to 70% and black mark on screen. given it to service and heard nothing from them till 20 days, then i wrote to hmd global as well nokia india about such a pathetic response and demanded them for a new phone as replacement. to my surprise i received call from service center saying they have replaced it with nokia 8.1 as the phone cannot be repaired. took 8.1 its really excellent and premium built. seems they stopped selling nokia 7 plus now due to its issues.
Anonymous, 14 Jun 2019@Josh You mean things like persistent screen freezes or charging port becoming loose and won'... morevisit a customer care center if your phone is still under warranty. Most users with faulty phones got Nokia 8.1 as replacement phone if they do not have required parts.
Josh, 13 Jun 2019Sometimes I don't understand is it the ignorance of users or some people just don't know how t... more@Josh
You mean things like persistent screen freezes or charging port becoming loose and won't charge the phone? What is your 'easy fix' for these problems?