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Nokia X71 Review, Specs, Features and Price

by Obodoakor Moses

Nokia X71 – This is the latest smartphone from Nokia’s X-series. The device enters the mid-range market with good specs and features. Though availability can be an issue as the Nokia X71 was only released in China and some Asian countries. It’s likely Nokia releases the international version later in the year. This phone will compete with the likes of Nokia 8.1 (Nokia X7), Sony Xperia 10, Moto G7 and Samsung Galaxy A70.

Nokia X71

Nokia X71 Design

Despite being a mid-range, the X71 smartphone features a premium design. It comes with a front and back glass just like the most flagship device. The frame is made of 6000 series aluminium. No notch whatsoever on the X71, it features a punch-hole display with the tiny bottom chin. Flip to the back and you’ll be greeted with a triple rear camera module aligned vertically at the top centre. Under the camera, the module is the fingerprint scanner, then the Nokia branding. The dual-LED flash is at the left side of the camera module. The phone weighs 180 grams and measures 8 mm thick. It has just one black body colour with the frame painted copper.

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Nokia X71

Dimensions: 157.2 x 76.5 x 8 mm
Weight: 180 grams
Build: Front/back glass, aluminum frame
SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Colours: Black
Loudspeaker: Yes
3.5 mm jack: Yes
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Nokia X71 Display

The display of the Nokia X71 features a big 6.39 inches IPS LCD touchscreen with the screen covering virtually the whole front of the device. The display has a resolution of 1080 x 2316 pixels alongside 400 PPI density with 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The device has a maximum brightness of 500 nits with a contrast ratio of 1400: 1. Not a bad display we got here for a mid-range device at this pricing.

Type: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Size: 6.39 inches (83.9% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution: 1080 x 2316 pixels, 19.5:9 aspect ratio (400 PPI density)
Protection: 2.5D Glass


The X71 features a three camera system at the back, which is still not rampant for mid-rangers yet. The first camera sports a 48 MP sensor with f/1.8 aperture and PDAF. The second camera sports an 8 MP sensor, which is in charge of taking ultrawide pictures. While the third camera sports a 5 MP depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture for bokeh and portrait effects. All of the three cameras using Zeiss optics. The punch-hole front camera features a 16 MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture and Zeiss optics. The camera also has bokeh, Pro, HDR modes and many more.

Nokia X71

Main Camera
Triple: 48 MP, f/1.8, 1/2″, 0.8µm, PDAF + 8 MP, 13mm (ultrawide) + 5 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor
Features: Zeiss optics, dual-LED flash, panorama, HDR
Video: 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps

Selfie Camera
Single: 16 MP, f/2.0
Features: Zeiss optics, HDR
Video: 1080p@30fps


The Nokia smartphone is equipped with a Snapdragon 660 Octa-core processor and 6 GB of RAM. It has two internal storage options of 64 and 128 GB. Everything should work smoothly with this hardware, especially basic tasks. Gaming on this device will be good too as it features Adreno 512 GPU. Games like PUBG will run on medium settings without experiencing any lag or stutter.

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Chipset: Snapdragon 660 (14 nm)
CPU: Octa-core (4×2.2 GHz Kryo 260 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260)
GPU: Adreno 512
Memory: 6GB/64GB, 6GB/128GB
MicroSD: up to 256 GB


Nokia does not integrate any UI or skin to their smartphones, which makes it run very smoothly and fast. The X71 runs on pure stock Android 9.0 Pie operating the software. The Android One initiative means no unnecessary add-ons or apps, just the basic Google pre-installed apps some of which can be removed. You’ll get two years of software upgrade when you buy the Nokia X71.

Nokia X71

OS: Android 9.0 Pie
User Interface: Android One
Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Features: –


The Nokia X71 packs a non-removable Li-Po 3500 mAh battery capacity which is guaranteed to last up to a day based on normal usage. You don’t have to worry as it supports 18W fast battery charger, which gets you to 75% after like an hour worth of charging.

Type: Non-removable Li-Po 3500 mAh battery
Charging: Fast battery charging 18W


WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX
NFC: –
Radio: –
USB: 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go

Nokia X71 Price

6GB/64GB: $349/€310/£269
6GB/128GB: $371/€330/£286

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