Sogi reviews the Nokia X71

Taiwanese posted their review of the new Nokia X71. The new Nokia X71 seems like a very interesting phone, and as far as I can find, one of the lowest priced phones with punch-hole display and an ultra wide-angle camera.

The shots of the punch-hole in different UI positions show that the punch-hole most of the time shouldn’t be a distraction for the users, with the black dot disturbing the user only when viewing full-screen videos, which is the cost of “all-screen” phones, I guess.

The great photos of the device made by Sogi also show the X71’s great design, with the attractive copper color accents. The power button LED indicator looks great, and I’m glad to see the 3.5mm headphone jack and expandable storage.

Regarding camera, the reviewer notes that the quality of wide-angle camera and main 48MP camera is different, with the wide-angle lens giving photos with less saturation, and as far as I saw, less detail. The night and indoor shoots with the main camera also look ok, with the reviewer saying the camera performance has been above average overall. Video samples also seem good, and when the reviewer was moving the phone the video remained quite stable, so the X71 probably has some EIS. The reviewer didn’t walk with the device or something like that, so we can’t be sure regarding that.


Other interesting info from the review is the confirmation that Nokia X71 is codenamed TAS (Taishan). There were some indications that TAS will globally be known as 6.2, but at the moment we don’t even dare to speculate because things got complicated.

The final score which the X71 got is 38/50, that can be broken down as 8/10 for the design, 7.5/10 for the features, 7.5/10 for the performance, 8/10 for the camera, and 7/10 for others, that describe the lack of NFC, HDR10 display and Android One update guarantee as cons.

The X71 is at the moment available in Taiwan and China, for the starting price of €291. Global availability remains unknown.

If you’re interested in the phone, do check out Sogi’s review. It’s full of camera samples (and a huge part dedicated for selfie options if you’re into that) and nice photos of the device, and if you know Chinese, maybe you’ll find other interesting stuff that you can share with us in the comments down below. 🙂