The Nokia 6 was the main Nokia-marked Android smartphone uncovered by HMD Global, the new caretakers of the notable Nokia mark, toward the start of this current year.
It was at first unveiled in China, and was exclusive there for a couple of months before being made accessible in different markets. For HMD Global, the Nokia 6 dispatch was its initial step into the Android smartphone space. While the Nokia 6 was the most high-spec handset at its dispatch, it’s still solidly a spending offering, with an eye-catchingly low sticker price combined with a charming all-metal design.
Design and Display
The metallic back implies that the phone is slippery. At 7.85mm, the Nokia 6 isn’t the slimmest out there, however its 169g weight is sensible for a phone with a 5.5-inch screen. There’s Corning Gorilla Glass on the front, however it doesn’t stretch out appropriate to the edges and corners.
The power and volume buttons are on the right and feel better than sufficiently average. Antenna bands can be seen running across the top and base of the phone’s back and slicing through the edge, yet they are very discreet. There’s a 3.5mm sound jack at the best, while the charging port and double speakers are on the base of the Nokia 6.
The hybrid dual-SIM plate can fit two Nano-SIM however you need to pick between utilizing a second SIM and a microSD card. The fingerprint scanner at the front is touch-sensitive and doesn’t should be pressed. It also doubles up as a home button. Compared to other phones in the same price range, the Nokia 6’s unique finger impression scanner doesn’t open the gadget as quick however is adequate for regular utilize.
The 5.5-inch screen has better than average brilliance, and hues are fresh too. There is no issues with survey points or daylight clarity. Shockingly, there’s no LED marker for warnings, which the company has claimed was a conscious decision due to market research.
Overall, the Nokia 6 shouldn’t disappoint anyone in terms of design, the way things are out from the opposition which every one of the tend to appear to be identical. Its construct quality will give you trust in everyday use.
Specifications and Software
The Nokia 6 features a 5.5-inch full-HD 403ppi IPS LCD screen. It is fueled by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor combined with 3GB of RAM. The Nokia 6 packs 32GB of capacity and supports microSD cards of up to 128GB. It likewise has a 3000mAh battery. On the camera front, there’s a 16-megapixel rear camera while the front camera’s determination is 8 megapixels, and both have f/2.0 apertures. There’s a Micro-USB port for charging and data transfers, and stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos audio enhancement. There’s 4G with VoLTE also. Other connectivity options include USB-OTG, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 4.1.
HMD Global promised that it will transport stock Android on all Nokia-marked phones. This should make it moderately simple to take off Android refreshes. The Nokia 6 keeps running on Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the crate, With Android Nougat, the Nokia 6 gets every one of the highlights one can discover on Google’s Pixel gadgets. One of most loved highlights on the Nokia 6 is that you can perform activities with upheld applications by just long-squeezing their symbols. Android 7.1.1 likewise gives you a chance to have six quick toggles in the notifications shade as opposed to five in earlier versions.
You can rapidly dispatch the camera application by squeezing the power button twice .The Nokia 6 comes with has very few third-party apps such as the Amazon app, which is there in part because this phone is exclusive to Amazon India. There are all the usual Google apps including Photos, which is the default Gallery app.
The 16-megapixel primary camera on the Nokia 6 is quick to lock focus and can capture good amounts of detail if there is enough light. The phase detection autofocus helps here. The HDR mode didn’t generally enhance this. There was additionally discernible twisting around the edges of full scale and close-up shots.
The camera managed good shots at night if there was a good enough light source around. If there wasn’t enough, photos came out almost completely black. Autofocus was likewise significantly less precise in low light.We needed to tap the screen to focus manually, and it frequently took more than one endeavor to get a shot right. Points of interest endured, and plainly the Nokia 6 can’t contend with different phones in its value band with regards to evening time photography.
The camera application is vanilla which implies you won’t get an excessive number of tweaking alternatives unless you download an outsider application. The 8-megapixel front camera completes a great job with selfies, yet in addition just if the lighting condition is great. It should be enough for casual social media uploads.
The Nokia 6 has a modest specifications sheet, especially compared to other smartphones in its price segment – and some in an even lower one. The Snapdragon 430 processor isn’t a workhorse, but it’s no slouch either. 3 GB RAM is sufficient for a great many people, and the Nokia 6 actually fared better than other phones powered by the Snapdragon 430 chipset. There’s some slack while exchanging between applications while multitasking widely. All things considered, the gaming performance is all alright and there’s no stammer while playing graphics-intensive games. They do take a few seconds extra to launch, though.
There’s 32 GB of internal storage, which can be extended up to 128 GB utilizing a microSD card. That should work for a great many people, unless you are a multimedia hoarder and need a device with 64 GB of storage on-board.
The Nokia 6 packs in an unremarkable 3,000 mAh battery – I didn’t expect any special endurance from it, but the smartphone can easily last a full day and then some. The main drawback here is that there’s no quick charging, and the telephone assumes control two hours to go from zero to 100% battery.
The Nokia 6 sports Dolby Atmos sound enhancement that offers loud and clear audio. The difference is very obvious if you turn it on or off and it’s actually pretty impressive.
One critical yet often ignored area where the Nokia 6 excels is latching on to cellular networks.Even in weak spots where some other phones struggled, the Nokia 6 would keep the network bars lit up.
|Display||5.5-inch IPS LCD
1920 x 1080 resolution
|Processor||Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430|
|Internal Storage||32 GB
Expandable up to 128 GB with microSD card
|Cameras||Rear: 16 MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, dual-LED flash
Front: 8 MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture
Quick Charge 3.0
|Software||Android 7.1.1 Nougat|
|Dimensions and weight||154 x 75.8 x 7.9 mm