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Life & Style Weekend - - MAGAZINE | STUFF - WITH GE­OFF EGAN

Not too long ago Nokia was the king of phones. But to­day the Fin­nish brand is tar­get­ing the bud­get end of the mar­ket in­stead of try­ing to take on Sam­sung and Ap­ple. The Nokia 7.1 is about one third of the price of its higher end com­peti­tors. But the 7.1 looks like a mod­ern smart­phone, with min­i­mal bezels and an iphone X-style “notch” for the front cam­era. The front 5.8-inch screen is of good qual­ity and sup­ports High Dy­namic Range con­tent. The 7.1 fea­tures twin rear cam­eras, in­clud­ing one lens for depth of field and por­trait mode ef­fects. But it is not quite up to tak­ing on the more ex­pen­sive lenses in more ex­pen­sive com­peti­tors. The phone is only avail­able un­locked at JB Hi-fi and Har­vey Nor­man. Price $499.

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