Best Buy ups the Nokia 7.1 savings ante to a full $100 with AT&T activation

Best Buy ups the Nokia 7.1 savings ante to a full $100 with AT&T activation
Hardcore fans of the spectacularly revived Nokia brand have only a few more days to wait for the US launch of that bonkers five-camera flagship with a surprisingly reasonable price point, but those looking to spend significantly less money on a substantially less impressive phone may want to hurry and pull the trigger over at Best Buy.

The mid-range Nokia 7.1, which was recently marked down from its $350 list price to $300 for the first time, is available even cheaper today... on one condition. You need to activate the handset on a new line of AT&T service upon purchasing it from Best Buy, although the device will still allow you to switch carriers whenever you want. Choosing to activate it further down the line will mean having to cough up $299.99, compared to the phone's $249.99 discounted price if you pick AT&T right off the bat.

Keep in mind that the Nokia 7.1 is not compatible with Verizon or Sprint, merely supporting GSM networks, which should make the aforementioned price cut pretty much irresistible for anyone not thinking of subscribing to T-Mobile or a smaller prepaid operator like Cricket Wireless or Metro.

At 250 bucks, this is certainly a solid mid-end affair with near-stock Android 9.0 Pie software and stellar support guaranteed for a while longer, as well as a respectable Snapdragon 636 processor, 4GB RAM, 64 gigs of internal storage space, 3,060 mAh battery capacity, dual 12 + 5MP rear-facing cameras with Zeiss optics, and a single 8MP selfie shooter. That's an extremely similar spec sheet to the Moto G7, which carries a recommended price point of $300 but is actually also on sale right now starting at $200.

The Moto G7 sports a larger 6.2-inch screen than the 5.8-inch Nokia 7.1, but it actually packs a slightly smaller battery and a slightly slower Snapdragon 632 SoC. The Nokia 7.1 is arguably more handsome as well (if you don't mind the wider notch), with a shiny glass back and a robust aluminum frame.

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1. meanestgenius

Posts: 22290; Member since: May 28, 2014

First the $100 discount on the awesome Nokia 9 Pureview, (U.S. only) and now this discount offer for the very capable Nokia 7.1. Awesome.

2. Venom

Posts: 3732; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I couldn't pass up the opportunity to cop this jawn instead of the Pureview at $250. I just got a throwaway number for the AT&T activation.

3. meanestgenius

Posts: 22290; Member since: May 28, 2014

This is pretty nice smartphone to get with this deal. Kinda wish this deal was running when I bought it. But since I already copped this jawn and have been enjoying it (even though it’s not universally unlocked to work on all carriers, it does support the future proof GSM networks), I’ll be going for the awesome Nokia 9 Pureview. After that, I’ll be getting the OnePlus 6T. It’s not as good as the N9PV (IMO), but it’s a decent enough smartphone to own.

4. Venom

Posts: 3732; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Seems like a salt mine has just been opened. The Nokia 9 Pureview is a decent phone for those who crave it, but it ultimately wasn't what I wanted. I just stuck with the 7.1 since it's cheaper and has a few staples that I need that the Pureview doesn't. The 6T is still the best phone for the price and that is a fact that is shared by many despite what the bias one thinks. I am still interested in copping that jawn.

5. meanestgenius

Posts: 22290; Member since: May 28, 2014

Seems like the rivers are running over with salty tears. The Nokia 9 Pureview is an awesome smartphone, and has no doubt brought innovations to the smartphone world, which is why it’s what I want. The Nokia 7.1 is a great smartphone for its price category that runs very well (I own one), but the Pureview offers more. The 6T is a pretty good smartphone, but there is better out there. That’s a fact shared by many despite what the biased one thinks. I’m still going to cop that jawn after I cop the amazing Nokia 9 Pureview.

6. Venom

Posts: 3732; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

You're trying really hard there. You like the Pureview, ok. Stop trying to force everyone else to listen to your gospel. The Pureview is a good phone. It's just not a phone that I plan on getting so stop crying. I'm pretty sure you are. It's funny how you had to run to Nokia after I forced you to abandon BlackBerry devices.

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