Review about Nokia 6
Nokia is back. Just when we thought the Finnish firm had fizzled from existence, a smartphone resurgence is upon us – and there’s a long list of them, too. The thing is, the Nokia 6 is no new handset. It’s an affordable device; with a big Full HD screen, stock Android software and a classic Nokia design. It’s already been with us for a little while now, at least in China, officially launching way back in January 2017. Rest assured though; a proper global launch is imminent, although no official release date has been set. Expect the Nokia 6 to launch in July.
About Nokia –
Nokia used to be one of the world’s biggest mobile phone manufacturers but it fell behind with the advent of iPhone and Android smartphones. In 2014, Nokia’s Devices and Services division was sold to Microsoft. In 2016, Finnish company HMD Global bought a part of Microsoft’s feature phone business and has a licensing agreement that allows it to make smartphones under the Nokia brand.
Features about Nokia 6
There are a lot of phones in the Nokia 6’s price range now, and many of them share the same basic specs. The 6 doesn’t veer too far from the norm. Its $229 price drops to $179.99 if anyone opts for Amazon’s version that’s loaded with Amazon apps and ads.
Design and Display: The Nokia 6 is crafted from a single block of aluminum, and the result is a phone which feels far more premium than its budget price tag. It doesn’t do anything particularly clever or different in terms of design, though, with elements of older Nokia smartphones recognisable here.
There’s a comforting weight to the handset, and while its 154 x 75.8 x 7.85mm body makes it a sizeable presence in the hand it’s still easy to use. The power/lock and volume keys are easy to hit on the right of the phone, and Nokia has also included a 3.5mm headphone jack up top, while a micro USB port resides next to a single internal speaker on the base of the handset.
Meanwhile, the large 5.5-inch full HD display is bright and clear with decent viewing angles, and it’s more than good enough for a handset in the bracket the Nokia 6 falls into. It means video playback and gaming are comfortable, with plenty of space for on-screen controls.
Battery Life and Performance: The Nokia 6 is powered by a 3000mAh non removable battery. From taking the phone off charge at 7am, and spending around 90 minutes streaming Spotify while also playing games for roughly 40 minutes of that time, the Nokia 6 generally dropped about 20% of its life by 9am.
The Nokia 6 runs Android 7 Nougat, It makes the Nokia 6 easy to navigate and performance is smooth for most tasks, but it can slow down a little if user try and push it with intensive applications and games.
The Nokia 6 is powered by 1.4GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor processor and it comes with 3GB of RAM. The phone packs 32GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card. It measures 154.00 x 75.80 x 7.85 (height x width x thickness) and weigh 167.00 grams.
The Nokia 6 is a dual SIM (GSM + CDMA and GSM + CDMA) . Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, USB OTG, FM, 3G and 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India). Sensors on the phone include Compass Magnetometer, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor and Gyroscope.
Camera: The Nokia 6 boasts a 16MP camera on its rear, which for a low-cost handset isn’t a bad spec to have on the sheet, and for the most part it’s a solid snapper. The camera block, which also houses the dual-tone LED flash, protrudes slightly from the back of the phone, which did make us nervous when plonking it down on a hard surface, so we’d recommend treating it with a little care to protect the lens.
Round the front the 8MP selfie snapper is more than serviceable for the occasional vanity shot, or a quick video chat or Snapchat recording.
Nokia 6 is a wonderfully priced little handset, with a clear focus on aesthetics, without sacrificing performance. The Nokia 6’s design also speaks to its budget positioning. It is a metal unibody phone, but the edges are sharp and blocky, and it doesn’t feel particularly polished or refined. The large bezels around the screen and Micro USB charging port give the whole experience a very 2015 vibe.