Nokia has dished out another interesting smartphone called the Nokia X71 and we will be giving you all an in-depth review of the smartphone.

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Some days ago, the official Nokia Mobile China account has been dropping teasers about the new smartphone until it was announced on April 8, 2019. The new smartphone arrives with features and specifications that are worth noting. In this our well-detailed review, we will be taking a closer look at all the specifications and details that this smartphone comes in with.

Apart from the Nokia X71 being the first Nokia phone to feature the triple camera which has been a trend in the smartphone world, there are other surprises the new smartphone pulls.


The Nokia X71 design is far different from the conventional Nokia design. Nokia decided to join the trend of triple rear cameras with the Nokia X71. The back of the smartphone you will find one of the outstanding features of the smartphone which is the triple cameras, and there is also the fingerprint sensor and the company’s logo all vertically placed. By the side of the vertically arranged camera setup, you will find the LED flash.

The Nokia X71 is made of glass and aluminum just like most flagship currently in the market. The Nokia X71 is the first Nokia phone to come in with a punch hole display featured in the front of the smartphone.

Still, in front of the smartphone, you will find a large 6.39-inch PureView display with an FHD and a resolution of 1080 x 2316 pixels and a 19.3:9 aspect ratio. Meanwhile, the screen-to-body ratio is 93%. The punch hole in the display which is one of the outstanding features is located on the top-left side of the display just like the Honor View 20.

The left side of the smartphone is blank, while the right side of the smartphone holds the volume rocker and the power button. The 3.5mm jack is located on the top of the smartphone, meanwhile the charging port and SIM port all retain their normal positions.

It is important you note that the new smartphone only offers one color option, and though we would have loved to see more, unfortunately, we are only locked down with just the black color.


The first thing we noticed about the Nokia X71 when we first saw it was the triple primary cameras. Just as we mentioned earlier, the Nokia X71 is the first Nokia smartphone to feature that.

The triple vertically placed cameras consist of the lead camera which is a 48 MegaPixel sensor with an f/1.8 aperture and the 1/2″, 0.8µm, PDAF. The other remaining two primary cameras consist of 8-MegaPixel (ultrawide) and 5-MegaPixel with an f/2.4 for depth sensing. The camera comes in with features like Zeiss optics, dual-LED flash, panorama, HDR.

The selfie lovers are not left behind when it comes to camera offering, as you would find a single 16-MegaPixel camera sensor with an f/2.0 aperture. Unlike the primary cameras, the selfie camera did not come with a LED flash.


It is important that you note the Nokia X71 is a Mid-range smartphone should in case we haven’t mentioned it. Powering the Nokia X71 is the Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 (14 nm) chipset with an Octa-core (4×2.2 GHz Kryo 260 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260) CPU. Meanwhile, we have the Adreno 512 which is in charge of graphics.

The chipset is paired with 6GB RAM which ensures swift multi-tasking and you also have the 128GB worth of internal storage which can further be expanded up to 256GB using a microSD card.

The Nokia X71 runs on the latest Operating System which is the Android 9 and just like other smartphones like the Moto G7 Plus, Nokia usually doesn’t make superfluous changes to Android’s UI neither do they add unnecessary bloatware.


Apart from the cameras, there are other interesting specifications the Nokia X71 arrives with and one of them is the battery. The Nokia X71 uses a powerful 3500 mAh Non-removable Li-Po battery which supports 18W fast charging.

With the fast charging technology, you could quickly top up your battery juice, making this smartphone better than other mid-range phones such as the Xperia 10 (with 2870mAh battery) in terms of battery life.

Other Features

  • FM ~ Yes,
  • 3.5mm Jack ~ Yes,
  • Expandable storage ~ Yes,
  • Triple Rear Cameras ~ Yes.

Nokia X71 Price

The Nokia X71 like we earlier mentioned is a mid-range smartphone and there are lots of fierce competition currently in the market, which is one of the reasons why the prices of smartphones are drastically dropping.
The Nokia X71 is currently sold for $378 which is equivalent to £290 / €338 / N135, 700 Naira.


The Nokia X71 is firmly a mid-range smartphone that can be used to carry out all your basic tasks. It is a lot better than most mid-range smartphones that are currently offered in the market. It comes with a triple primary camera, fingerprint sensor, large battery life coupled with the fast charging technology which will ensure a quick battery juice top up.

If you really want a firm mid-range smartphone that delivers well both in cameras and performance as a whole, then the Nokia X71 should be in your top list of smartphones to consider.


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