Hello, Friends! Today, I’m going to take a look at Nokia 6 Review. Many people have probably been waiting a long time for this phone. Since it’s the first Android phone to be released by Nokia. Nokia has one of the longest histories in the cell phones market and has seen more hit phones than other companies have had phones released. However, the Nokia 6 will rival them all formerly Nokia was running on a Windows OS but now they have seen the light and are bringing out the big guns. So, let’s start-
My first impression is that it’s near perfection with the way they assemble the phone. The neatness and the tightness of all the lines. It feels so sturdy yet elegant you will not be disappointed with this phone especially with Nokia strong track record in serious history.
On the front, you have the screen with an integrated home button that vibrates in response to touch. On the back, you have the Nokia logo and the camera is not too high on the body. The corners are diamond-cut, very similar to what we saw on the iPhone 5 with the nice sharp edge rounding the phone.
The Nokia 6 has an aluminium unibody meaning there are no seams anywhere. It really gives that classic unbreakable Nokia Vibe. The volume buttons and the power button are the left-hand sides of the phone. On the right side of the phone is the SIM card compartment. You can insert 2 SIM cards at one time which both need to be micro SIM cards. After a little testing, I found that you can insert two 4G micro SIM cards but can only use one at a time so you’ll have to choose which one you want to run it 4G relegating the other to the realm of 3G.
Nokia is 5.5-inch IPS display depicts accurate colours and great details respectable 403 pixels per inch makes watching HD videos a joy on this 1080p screen. Especially with Dolby Atmos certified sound coming from the earpiece and main speaker. It can lean ever so slightly to the colder end of the spectrum but overall we had no major complaints.
The rear camera is a 16-megapixels camera with phase detection autofocus and a Dual tone flash. It captures great detail and colour reproduction in well-lit scenes. Though the camera has a slight tendency to let in the movement if you’re not cognizant of it. Skewing focus a bit on objects that would otherwise be perfectly detailed.
Outdoor shots do struggle a bit with dynamic range though leading us to enable HDR indefinitely in these situations. Without it, bright skies wash out completely and pictures can look less detailed than they actually are. The only problem here is that HDR takes an extra three seconds to process thankfully the sensor doesn’t let in movement while processing like other cameras we’ve tested. So you can move away from the scene while HDR is still processing.
The payoff is good though as HDR does an excellent job pulling colours out from the shadows. This also translates to good low-light performance as the sensor is surprisingly able to pull in a decent amount of light. Flash is eager to sleep in but its tendency to light the subject and dark in the background paired with the already capable low-light performance lead us to keep the flash off for more situations than we would with other phones videos taken on the Nokia 6 were also well coloured and detailed. Though the lack of image stabilization is of any kind predictably allows for shakiness.
The front camera is an 8-megapixel with an 84 degrees field of view. This means that you gather a lot more of the background than your selfie pictures.
Nokia did some significant development in their camera technology and has introduced touch up mode with this. You can beautify your photos with 4 levels 5, 10, 15 and 20. The different levels signified the degree of beautification that you’d like to have. The 20 level will create an intense soothing effect on your skin almost like something it can do a Barbie Doll effect.
The camera itself focuses extremely quickly and has a very accurate white balance. If you have a closer look at your pictures by zooming in you won’t see any blurring or pixelation thanks to the high megapixel cameras.
Performance & Memory: –
The Nokia 6 equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 Octa-Core processor which clocked at 1.4Ghz. It has 3 gigabyte of RAM and 32 gigabytes of internal storage. This phone performance smoothly and consistently.
You will see the gameplay is very smooth with no lag or stuttering in video quality. Games downloaded somewhat slowly about 10% slower than some of the other smartphones. However, only our professionally trained eyes were able to notice this difference. Once the game is loaded and running there is no lag at all. If the game has a lot of rendering the picture will come out something okay. It is still definitely the suitable phone for on-the-go gamers.
The Nokia 6 runs on Android 7.0. Now, you don’t have a lot of applications loaded on to this model but by running Android. We have access to the Google Play Store instead of the Windows app store. Additionally, with the Android 7.0 updates released by Google will automatically be pushed through to the Nokia 6.
As far as I have tested the Android based Nokia 6 runs very smoothly. This phone comes with many data collecting sensors such as the fast and accurate GPS. You will see it’s very quick to find your exact location with no bouncing or large error regions. This is definitely one of the best phones in the market for GPS based navigation.
Security updates also came through quickly during our time with the device receiving the latest updates within a day of their release. We suppose the biggest test will come with the release of Android O. Apps open quickly due to its processor Snapdragon 430 but can take a second or two to load. Multi-window app switching will have persistent stutter though.
In terms of connectivity, you’ll find all the Bluetooth and Wi-Fi standards you’d expect. But the addition of NFC is the most grateful for this enables features like Android pay and quick pairing with enabled devices. This is something we consider it should be standard even for mid-rangers.
The Nokia 6 has a 3000 milliamp hour battery and it will get you through the day in most usage scenarios. The battery takes just under three hours to recharge making the Moto G5 Plus efficiency and turbo power charging sound pretty good.
Nokia’s highest end Android phone today leaves us with a bright outlook for the company’s future. The vivid and detailed display complement the similarly capable 16-megapixel sensor. So, it can let in some movement details are crisp colours are accurate and low-light performance is impressive. We, of course, love the phone’s design and added features like Dolby certified sound. But we long for a quicker and hope that smaller kinks in the camera software and lack of features will soon be ironed out. Its competitors are solid but few, the iPhone SE is a better point-and-shoot performer with a faster processor.
|Indian Buyers||Buy Now||Price|
|Nokia 6||Rs 14,999|
|Nokia 6||$ 229.00|
|SIM||Dual (Nano, Standby)|
|BODY||Dimensions||154 x 75.8 x 7.9mm|
|DISPLAY||Type||IPS LCD, 1080 x 1920p (403 PPI)|
|Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
|CAMERA||Rear||16-MP, F/2.0, PDAF, Dual LED Flash|
|Front||8-MP, F/2.0, autofocus, 1.12 μm pixel size, 1080p|
|Features||1.0 μm pixel size, geo-tagging, face detection, touch focus, HDR, Panorama|
|PROCESSOR||OS||Android 7.1.1 Nougat|
|Chip||Qualcomm Snapdragon 430|
|CPU||Octa-Core 1.4GHz Cortex-A53|
|MEMORY||Internal|| 32GB, 3GB RAM
64GB, 4GB RAM (Arte Black)
|External||Up to 256GB (microSD)|
|FEATURES||Sensors||Fingerprint, Gyro, Compass, Proximity, Accelerometer|
|CONNECTIVITY||WLAN||WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Hotspot|
|Others||Bluetooth, GPS, NFC & Radio|
|SOUND||Speaker||Loudspeaker & 3.5mm headphone jack|
|Dolby Atmos sound enhancement
Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
|BATTERY||Li-Ion 3000 mAh|