Nokia 7 Plus turned out to be a great smartphone. We have already published our phone review and one of the best mid-range devices you can buy today. In addition to bringing all the normal features of a smartphone, Nokia 7 Plus also offers some unique features that cannot be found on most other Android devices. In this article we will list 8 best features and tricks Nokia 7 Plus that impressed us the most:
Cool Nokia 7 Plus Features and Tips
1. Face Unlock
After Apple popularized the facial biometric system with FaceID on iPhone X, some Android manufacturers have also begun to include face-unlocking features on their devices. OnePlus was one of the first companies to bring facial unlocking with its OnePlus 5T, and now Nokia also joins the popular with its Nokia 7 Plus.
To enable the Face to unlock feature on your Nokia 7 Plus, go to Settings -> Security and position -> Face Unlock and touch "Add face data" . Once you have added your face data to the device, you will be able to unlock your device using your face. Remember that unlocking faces on Android phones, including the Nokia 7 Plus, is not as secure as that of the iPhone X, since it uses only the smartphone camera. Still, a great way to quickly unlock your phone.
2. Nokia Spatial audio recording
One of the best features of Nokia 7 Plus is what the company is calling spatial audio recording. Apart from the technical nomenclature, the function is really useful when shooting video or recording audio because the Nokia 7 Plus includes three high-quality microphones that can capture audio clearly, regardless of the surrounding environment. So, if you are in a noisy environment or if you are a little away from your phone, your Nokia 7 Plus will be able to clearly record your voice.
3. Pro Camera Mode
Most of the unique and interesting features that Nokia 7 Plus brings to the table have to do with its cameras. My favorite feature of the Nokia 7 Plus camera is the Pro mode that it allows me to easily check ISO, white balance, focus and camera shutter speed . The biggest advantage of using the Pro Mode in Nokia 7 Plus compared to the pro mode of any other smartphone is the fact that Nokia makes it ridiculously easy to manipulate the above parameters.
Nokia 7 Plus uses the same camera software that Nokia used to pack its Lumia phones during the day, and this is really a good thing. Concentric circles with cursors to control parameters they are by far the best way to manage the pro mode in my opinion. Also access the easy Pro mode, just tap the hamburger menu in the camera app and then tap the Pro mode to access it.
4. Bokeh live
One of the unique features of the Nokia 7 Plus camera is the Live Bokeh mode that allows users to see how their shots will have exactly the bokeh effect before they even click on the image. While smartphones like iPhone X and Pixel 2 make great portraits (bokeh shots), you don't really know the results of your image until the phone has performed post-processing after clicking on the image.
With the Live Bokeh mode of Nokia 7 Plus, you can see exactly how the image will look in the viewfinder of the camera before taking the picture . This means that you can make the necessary changes to your shots to get exactly how you want them. Obviously, the image you are shooting will not be exactly the same as the one you saw through the viewfinder, which said that it is better to have a certain inclination on how to take your picture rather than having nothing.
5. Bothie Photo Capture
Another feature of the exclusive Nokia phone camera is that the company defines one photo capture of Bothie that uses both the front and back cameras to capture a photo . The idea here that if you have a friend sitting or standing in front of you, you can use the capture of both to capture both your photo and photo in one shot.
In Nokia 7 Plus, the acquisition of both cameras has two modes . The first is the normal bothie mode which divides the camera frame into two equal halves. The second is the picture-in-picture mode that captures the shot as if you were in a video call with someone. Although bothie is not something that you will use on a regular basis, it will certainly be useful in certain situations.
6. Go live directly from Nokia Camera App
Another great feature of the Nokia 7 Plus camera is the live mode which allows users to go directly to the camera app itself. You can use the Nokia 7 Plus camera to broadcast live content on Twitter or Facebook by connecting your social media accounts. Since we have the Chinese model Nokia 7 Plus, we cannot show you the whole process, however, we can show you how to access the Live function.
To go live directly from the Nokia 7 Plus camera app, first tap the video icon to switch to video mode. Now, tap the Live button marked in the image above . As you can see, our camera app is showing Weibo as the only option. This is because we have the Chinese model. The Indian model will show Twitter, Facebook and other social media channels supported by the app. To go live, tap the social media icon and then sign in with your information.
I like it when a smartphone maker supports gestures on their smartphones, as gestures make life much easier. For example, on my OnePlus 3, I can double-tap to reactivate the device, scroll three fingers to take screenshots and more. While Nokia 7 Plus also brings many gestures, the my favorite scroll down on the fingerprint sensor to release the notification panel .
As you know, the Nokia 7 Plus sports an 18: 9 6-inch display that makes it impossible to reach the top with one hand. With the gesture of finger down, I can easily bring my notification panel down without having to reach the top. There are many other gestures you can configure. To customize your gestures, go to Settings -> Gestures and configure the ones you want to use .
8. Android "One" 8.1
One of the best things about Nokia 7 Plus that comes with Google's Android One program, which basically means you have an Android experience with faster updates. In fact, when writing this article, Nokia 7 Plus has already received the Android 8.1 Oreo update, which is simply fantastic .
In addition to the fastest updates, it also means that you will get all the goodness offered by Android Oreo. For example, you will get the new power menu, notification points, automatic support for light and dark themes and much more . You can check all the main features of Android Oreo here to see everything you get with the device. The bottom line that Android One gives you new Android features and 99% faster security patches than Android devices.
Enjoy these fantastic features on the Nokia 7 Plus
Nokia 7 Plus was a pleasure to use and if you bought this phone, I know you enjoy it too. Now that you've read our list of Nokia 7 Plus favorite features, share with us your favorite Nokia 7 Plus features in the comments section below.