Nokia6(2018) Review

Intro

Nowadays, most smart devices are sequels to when effective headliners and, in an unsurprising turn of occasions, HMD opted to proceed the Nokia 6 series. It was a no-brainer decision though as the 2017 model supposedly sold in more than 10 million devices so HMD is smart to make the best of this opportunity.

The new Nokia 6 (2018 ), also known as Nokia 6.1, has its display bezels trimmed and uses a modern and much more powerful Snapdragon 630 chip. The primary cam benefits from a new Zeiss lens and it can currently do 4K videos.

The upgrade checklist continues with top quality audio recording, more recent Bluetooth 5.0, as well as the latest Android 8.1 Oreo in its supply form as the phone is currently part of the Android One program.

Nokia 6 (2018) Specs

A couple of points were left unblemished since the initial Nokia 6 – the storage and RAM options, the 3,000 mAh battery as well as the camera sensors on both front and rear snappers. However the Nokia 6 (2018) has seen sufficient modifications currently and also if done right – there is no reason that the brand-new 6 shouldn’t exceed the old one in sales.

Unpacking the Nokia 6 (2018 )

The Nokia 6 (2018) rate may be hinting for standard bundled devices, however that’s specifically what the bundle is not. Inside the paper box, we located an 18W electrical outlet for fast charging, a normal USB Type-C cable, and a set of earbuds with an integrated mic. Provided, the headset is extra basic than the one the Nokia 7 Plus obtains, however at least, we have all bases covered with the consisted of stuff. Okay, perhaps without a complimentary phone situation, yet we are truly pressing it.

Some documentation as well as a SIM ejection pin complete the Nokia 6 (2018) box contents.

Competitors

The Nokia 6 (2018) ticks several checkboxes, however the competitors has some tricks left guaranteed, too. While HMD has a more comprehensive market reach, the second-gen Nokia 6 will certainly be a difficult sell beside a recent Xiaomi.

The Mi A1, as an example, is additionally part of the Android One program and also thus is offered in lots of markets. The A1 has a slightly inferior chipset, however its dual-camera on the back offers telephoto snaps and also portraits with bokeh – some of the trendiest functions lately.

The Redmi 5 And also, also called Redmi Keep in mind 5, is basically the Mi A1 on steroids – it features a taller 6″ display screen, a bigger 4,000 mAh battery, yet it has simply one electronic camera on the back and operates on MIUI, for far better or even worse. Both Xiaomi phones are about 80 less expensive than the Nokia 6.1, so they deserve a factor to consider.

The Moto X4 costs as high as the Nokia 6.1, and it’s also a part of the Android One program in some markets. It also operates on the exact same Snapdragon 630 chip. The X4 has a smaller display however offsets that with a stunning glass body and also an extremely qualified dual-camera on the back. Oh, as well as it’s water-tight!

HTC U11 Life is one more Snapdragon 630 tool that’s part of Android One. It has a 5.2″ 1080p screen and loads a comparable 16MP video camera on the back but it has two remarkable functions the Nokia 6.1 lacks – water resistance and also Edge Feeling (squeezable structure as well as numerous gestures). The U11 Life rate equals Nokia 6’s, so it’s up to the brand commitment we think. If it depended on us, well, we would certainly choose water resistance whenever.

Lastly, we wish to state the all-metal Huawei Mate 10 Lite, additionally priced around the 260 that the Nokia goes with. The chipset is inferior, yes, but its high 5.9″ display and also 4 electronic cameras (2 at the back, 2 at the front) are fairly alluring, especially if you fancy those bokeh shots.

The Judgment

The Nokia 6 (2018) is a worthy improvement over its predecessor with a far better chipset and also smaller sized body. Its 5.5″ screen turned out excellent, and so did the efficiency. The electronic camera is not much of an upgrade however at the very least the selfie shooter saves face (even actually) with its excellent picture quality.

Becoming part of the Android One campaign guarantees a lightweight Android OS, the most recent edition at that, with on-time updates for the next 24 months.

Pros

Cons

So, yes, we suched as every component of the brand-new Nokia 6. With the exception of the cost, we guess. Its tough to suggest for the Nokia when Xiaomi offers its phones at these bargain rates. But also the rivals from the very same brace as the Nokia 6.1 deal more – boosted access defense or a dual-camera. However, the majority of those obtained a rate cut because launch, so it’s not all that bad.

The Nokia 6 (2018) is a terrific smartphone for its class, and also we make sure the Nokia fans will certainly appreciate it.

Network
  • Technology: GSM / HSPA / EVDO / LTE
  • 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • 3G bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
  • CDMA2000 1xEV-DO – Hong Kong, Taiwan
  • 4G bands: LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 28(700), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500) – EMEA & APAC
  • LTE band 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 12(700), 17(700), 20(800), 28(700), 38(2600) – LATAM
  • LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 28(700), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500) – Hong Kong, Taiwan
  • Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • Launch
  • Announced: 2018, January
  • Status: Available. Released 2018, April
  • Body
  • Dimensions: 148.8 x 75.8 x 8.2 mm (5.86 x 2.98 x 0.32 in)
  • Weight: 172 g (6.07 oz)
  • Build: Front glass, aluminum body (6000 series)
  • Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Display
  • Type: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Size: 5.5 inches, 82.6 cm2 (~73.2% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 1080 x 1920 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~403 ppi density)
  • Multitouch: Yes
  • Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Platform
  • Android 8.1 (Oreo), upgradable to Android 9.0 (Pie); Android One
  • Chipset: Qualcomm SDM630 Snapdragon 630 (14 nm)
  • Octa-core 2.2 GHz Cortex-A53
  • Adreno 508
  • Memory
  • Card slot: microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
  • Internal: 32/64 GB, 3/4 GB RAM
  • Main Camera
  • Single: 16 MP, f/2.0, 27mm (wide), 1.0m, PDAF
  • Features: Zeiss optics, dual-LED dual-tone flash, panorama, HDR
  • Video: 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps
  • Selfie camera
  • Single: 8 MP, f/2.0, 1/4″, 1.12m
  • Video: 1080p@30fps
  • Sound
  • Alert types: Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm jack: Yes
  • – Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
  • Comms
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE
  • Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
  • Yes
  • Radio: FM radio with RDS
  • 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
  • Features
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  • Messaging: SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
  • Browser: HTML5
  • – Fast battery charging 18W: 50% in 30 min
    – MP4/H.264 player
    – MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
    – Photo/video editor
    – Document viewer
  • Battery
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery
  • Stand-by: Up to 507 h (3G)
  • Talk time: Up to 16 h (3G)
  • Music play: Up to 119 h
  • Misc
  • Colors: Black/Copper, White/Iron, Blue/Gold
  • SAR EU: 0.94 W/kg (head)     1.82 W/kg (body)    
  • Price: About 230 EUR
  • Tests
  • Performance: Basemark OS II: 1648 / Basemark OS II 2.0: 1517Basemark X: 14365
  • Display: Contrast ratio: 1278:1 (nominal), 4.052 (sunlight)
  • Camera: Photo / Video
  • Loudspeaker: Voice 67dB / Noise 74dB / Ring 85dB
  • Audio quality: Noise -37.5dB / Crosstalk -93.3dB
  • Battery life: Endurance rating 76h
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