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Nokia 7 Plus 64GB/4GB $398 @ Harvey Norman

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recent good price was $427, now it is even better :), with massive 3,800mAh battery, this phone can easily last 2 days without recharge with moderate usage, and Snap660 is a good chip too ^_^

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  • +10 votes

    I have this phone, it is very nice I am extremely happy with it.

    The battery is crazy good, lowest i have seen it go is 30% after a lot of use one particular day. Usually a normal days use out and about will take it down to 60% for me. GREAT battery life.

    Also snappy performance.

    And its on Android One, last night i got the latest update.

    • +7 votes

      I strongly agree, hence been getting about 5-6 of them so far for myself and friends and families lol

      • +1 vote

        how about the screen, does it perform ok in daylight conditions? or is it hard to read text, etc.

        • +3 votes

          not sure about this but I would avoid reading or using my mobile under direct sunlight, the heat and glare would affect not just my health but also the phone's battery :)

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          Mine is fine

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          Works fine in the sun.
          I have the panel that has a fault that There's not much difference between full low and fill bright settings. It's far too bright at night.
          I work around with a night app that dims the screen.

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            @moxy: Sounds like the fault is in the sensor not the panel.

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            @moxy: can i ask what app are you using to dim the screen at night?

    • +1 vote

      But what's the camera quality like? Can anyone compare the difference between this and say the v20 or v30 having owned both?

      • +1 vote

        acceptable quality

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        The V30 was recently discounted, have you had a look to see if they are still around?

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          Buying one off a mate soon so I'll see how that goes. I've had the v20 and was very impressed, just a bit big in size with the second display

  • +1 vote

    How does this compare to the new Moto G7 plus?

    • +3 votes

      this is much better for battery life, Android One (might be with Moto G7 series too but not sure), build quality and better warranty support

      • +1 vote

        The Moto G7 series does not have Android One.

    • +6 votes

      it's fixed with latest March 19 update, old news :), also, it were just a few cases and only activation info sent to wrong server in China. if you worry about your privacy that much, i think you should have given up using any devices with internet connection now :)

      • +6 votes

        “Wrong” server

      • +2 votes

        What about Dontkillmyapp.com where Nokia is the worst haha

      • +6 votes

        you should have given up using any devices with internet

        The silly I gave up a little privacy so now privacy doesn't matter at all argument.

    • +35 votes

      No but your own Government legally stores every piece of metadata you generate for two years using the argument for idiots that "metadata isn't as intrusive as content" to justify it.

      This is not only untrue to start with but the Government already bypasses Australian law using the Five Eyes intelligence sharing agreement to store the content you create which is, according to them, highly intrusive even more so than metadata.

      And this goes on while fools talk about theoretical Chinese Government surveillance and vote for their own police state to continue.

      The Australian Government recently outlawed encryption. Anyone know if the police state in China is this insane - is encryption outlawed in China?

      • +5 votes

        I am reading this on my old backup iPhone 5 which is used as my Xiaomi M365 dashboard.

        Anyway, your intelligent and eloquent reply compelled me to login just to give your post an upvote!

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    How long will it get support from Nokia, guys?

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      24 months

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        How abt updates?

        • +2 votes

          Its already a yr old, so Android Q is the last update and then its only security updates for 8-12 months.

          • +2 votes

            @GTR12: for just $398, cannot ask for more to be honest :)

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    Do people who have owned this a while still see any issues with the loose USB-C connector? Seems the only real quality issues and hoping they did hardware change within the production life to address it.

    • +1 vote

      Wife has this phone and the USB became loose and stopped charging.
      It was fixed under warranty, and took two weeks. Other than the USB drama, great phone.

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        OK thanks for that info. So bit of a lottery and being overly cautious on cable hookup. Shame.

        • +1 vote

          I've had mine for a year. It's a little looser than when I got it but still works fine. I haven't been overly cautious when connecting.

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      Yup. My one from China had a loose USB and stopped working after 2 months. Not covered under warranty. However, I got the Australian preferred repairer to fix it and it ended up $110

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        I got mine from qdau, Chinese model. Had same issue after 6 months and got it repaired under warranty. Took 5 weeks to repair.

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          I bought Nokia 7 Plus too from qdau too — the camera covers recently cracked out of the blue.
          Did you return for repair to them (back in TW) or get done it here in AU ?
          Postage to TW is fairly costly - did they reimburse you back?

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            @bargainalways: I contacted them through eBay and returned it to them in QLD. Then they handled the rest. Cost me about $20 for registered post with insurance

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              @Moventura: Ok, good to know. Hope this incident get covered, coz Nokia AU centre i've contacted definitely confirmed this cosmetics wear are out of warranty coverage. Thanks anyway.

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        Who's the preferred repairer? I recently got a quote from QSL who wants to charge $250…

  • -1 vote

    Sharp Aquos S3 is half the price …

    • +8 votes

      Not android one and Snapdragon 630 which is more like 625.

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        Better camera, tougher body and better battery too. Plus, Nokia's QC sound far more reliable than Sharp.

  • -1 vote

    wouldnt getting a pocophone f1 be better?

    • +1 vote

      Only better in processor and ram?

      • +1 vote

        Better rom support, gcam support and battery are some other things it has an advantage it.

        Edit:My bad seems that there's a gcam port for the Nokia 7 Plus now

    • +8 votes

      Poco no NFC no band 28 no android one no au warranty ……

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    Does anyone know whether it is OS updates 24 months from release? I guess so. It is a Feb 2018 announced phone so you might only have 12 months of OS and 24 months of security patches left

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      What is any post 4.4 phone lacking due to updates?

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        Google will know

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      Yes, it is from release.

  • -3 votes

    It's a bit old design I'd wait for the newer ones like Nokia 4.2 more contemporary design and most likely cheaper too

    • +5 votes

      SD439 vs SD660, lol you're joking right?
      Its not even a comparison.

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        Bezel bezel bezel

        • +1 vote

          I'd rather have a bezel than an entry level phone.

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            @GTR12: I thought all MT are entry level even helios

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              @paloverde88: What are you talking about?

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                @GTR12: Media Tek is the entry levels not snappy

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                  @paloverde88: No its not, you don't know what you're talking about, learn some technology.

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                    @GTR12: everyone knows mediaTek is a cheap chip only found in non flagships.

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    How it is in comparison to Nokia 8 does anyone know?

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      Nokia 8 has overall better specs, 7 is newer release but mid range but has android one

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      Nokia 8 has a better Soc, worse screen in terms of problems but better resolution, worse camera,less updates and worse battery

  • +1 vote

    I've had this phone for a year, good big screen it's pretty fast, I don't play games, only thing that could be better is the camera it's not as good as my old s7

    • +1 vote

      You might get better results with one of Pixel camera ports such as Arnova's v8.3b1, although you can't use the telephoto lens with these:

      https://www.celsoazevedo.com/files/android/google-camera/dev...

      I use this one or the Nokia camera app depending on what I'm shooting.

      • +1 vote

        i have been using the backrider version of gcam. pretty stable and gives the RAW support which is a big plus

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        can you explain further? does it need to be rooted?

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          No root. Just install it and run it like any other app. These files don't come from Google Play so there's a slight risk there but the devs are active on XDA, the apps don't have network permission, and they have never been flagged by antivirus apps so that's safe enough for me.

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    If there are still any LG V30's around, the extra $70 would be well spent.

    • +1 vote

      LG update and UI deter me away from them since G6

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        I domt find the UI an issue, launchers are an easy fox. The updates are a bit annoying, but I often dont know what I am missing and thr phone still feels cutting edge to me

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    does the camera become magical if we install the google camera app?

    • +3 votes

      No the camera is still subpar, I will rather go for Pocophone F1 which is going around for $428 on ebay.

      Pocophone F1 can do video at 4K 60fps according to a youtube video link, watch it in 4k to see the magic of its camera. The camera autofocus works like a charm.

      You can also install Google camera found on Pixel 3 on Pocophone F1 and it gives beautiful results as shown here.

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        Thanks, I wanted to know about the Nokia 7's camera. But it seems like the Pocophone might be a better option!

        • +2 votes

          Just in case you aren't aware and care about these: no NFC, no Band 28 and no warranty.

          Apart from that it's probbaly the best value phone

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          If still images are more important than video for you, then the Nokia & has better lowlight performance and also has a zoom camera, while the extra camera on the pocophone is just a depth camera.

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      Yes. It adds lots of funny filters, and a healthy overdose of color saturation when beautify is on.

      Might even be able to find an unicorn. Sorry Xiaomi, but unicorn doesn't exist in Chinese myths.

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        Then don't turn them on?

        • -1 vote

          It's a joke.

          It's a midranger. All midrangers have similar camera performance nowadays. Yes, that includes the poco f1.

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            @Wonderfool: What? The Poco F1 has a great camera. Especially with gcam.

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              @HaveANiceDay: Most midrangers are good with gcam. It's just that Xiaomi gimps their midrangers phone's software by AlOT, that's why you feel that there's a huge jump.

              That's why the RN7P is so hyped, it's the first midranger that's breaking from the second tier camera.

  • -2 votes

    No IP67/68? Pass. :)

    • +9 votes

      Hi Aquaman

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    Camera any good?

    • +5 votes

      I have this phone. And yes, camera is good. As suggested in one of the comments/replies, use the ported GCam app. The default camera is good enough but using the GCam by google unleashes the cam power even more

  •  

    I bought the phone on last deal and been very happy with it. Great battery and fast!
    Some issues I have that seem to be common:
    - I got the touchscreen which doesn't dim correctly, it is far too bright at night. I use dimmer app as workaround
    - the headphone jack takes a bit of force to get working until worn a little. Phone doesn't recognise headphones plugged in at first and plays out of speaker.. I used Bluetooth mostly so hasn't bothered me much
    -audio balance is a bit wonky. Sometimes okay, sometimes to far too right. Doesn't matter if wired or Bluetooth. This is annoying.
    - is not Mira cast enabled… Maybe user error for this one. I have other ways :)

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      Google dropped Miracast support from Android 6 onwards…

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      Miracast can be enabled in developer options (Wireless certification setting) as of the Pie update.

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        Thanks for the tip. I tried and still no dice. :(

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      why not contacting seller/Nokia for warranty?

  • +1 vote

    Finally pulled the trigger, thanks

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    So… this or the twice as expensive Samsung S10e? Decisions, decisions…

    • +1 vote

      If price is a factor, I think you should just go for this one. The 10e is the perfect one handed one, but Nokia 7 plus is basically 90% of the way there.

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        that's right, I just got the 7th one lol, this phone is a good seller for price and battery factors. was about to get an s10e but changed my mind to this

  • -1 vote

    I picked up mine at Officeworks back inFebruary for $363-cheaper still for official, genuine Australian stock as some Officeworks store were clearing out the 7 Plus at that price, but not anymore.

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    I've just recognised that Mr. Harvey knew that I was a Ozbargainer after I clicked on the link. He said in the pop-up chat box: 'Hello Ozbargainer, how can I help?"
    Is it normal? Webtherapist is associated with HN?

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      c-c-cookies my friend!

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        No cookie monster here! Just old friend referrer

    • +1 vote

      im not associated with HN or working with them, unlike 'some' on OzBargain obviously promoting some particular businesses by undermining others, I simply post what are obviously good values to myself and others as a return to those that have posted other good deals here :)
      ps. i shop quite a lot at HN because I always ask for deals from their managers and staff + discounted gift cards purchased with QFF points, so, why not supporting local businesses while paying quite similar amounts to grey import's :)