The launch of Nokia 6 wasn’t what grabbed attention at MWC 2017. Clearly, Nokia 3310’s revival stole the entire spotlight. But it might have more to do with the fact that Nokia 6 was already launched in China. So people were expecting the features.
Regardless, Nokia 6 is soon to be launched around the world. Indians can expect it to hit the markets around the third quarter of 2017. This review is based on the exclusive handsets released in China.
Nokia 6: Design and display
The design has been given special attention to. The makers have given a thorough insight to see that the design doesn’t feel cheap. Also adding the trademark design of HMD global, Nokia 6 is quite sturdy and feels durable on hand. The diamond-cut edges help grip it easily.
The 5.5inch full-HD IPS display (~403 ppi) is bright and sharp. At the MWC launch, the Nokia phone didn’t feature any HDR video feature. But given the price it is acceptable.
Nokia 6: Performance
The phone comes in two variants of 3GB and 4GB RAM respectively. Both the variants have Snapdragon 430 chipset. The regular version has 32GB of internal memory while the Arte Black version comes with 64GB memory storage capacity. However, there is microSD which supports storage up to 128GB.
Right from the moment the phone turns on, you can see that it is quite responsive. It features Android 7.0 Nougat, and the UI is smooth to operate. However, you can notice there’s a lag when you are doing heavy multitasking or playing super high definition games. At no point did the heating become noticeable during use. The thing that goes in its favor is the stock Android feel that this Nokia phone has tried to keep up with.
Overall the phone performs well, but if you want to multitask and do extensive gaming, the phone may not be ideal. For regular day-to-day tasks, it is more than ideal.
Nokia 6: Camera and Battery
The rear 16MP camera is a pretty basic one given the fact that Lumia features Carl Zeiss Lens. The front camera features 8MPs and has auto focus for clicking sharp selfies. There is also wide angle feature to capture pictures better.
The 3000 mAh battery is adjustable. On an average, you can expect this Nokia smartphone to go on for about 6 hours before it starts to beep. As we said, the phone is good for light daily tasks and not for high-end productivity or gaming.
Nokia 6: Add-ons
The audio is a big plus on this Nokia smartphone. It features Dolby Atmos with a “smart amplifier” which powers the dual stereo speakers. So, you can guess, that the sound quality is pretty good. With a clarity that is unmatched and a deeper bass than on any phone in this range, you will surely love this Android smartphone.
Nokia 6: Final verdict
For a more detailed opinion, we have to wait for the official release. But for now, this looks like a good mid-range Nokia phone in the market. By the time it releases, there will be a lot many contenders. Will this phone be able to beat them? Let’s wait and watch.