Nokia 6 Full Phone Specifications and Honest Opinions

Nokia had set their foot on the Android Smartphone Market with their low to mid range smartphones Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 that are competing with smartphones in the range of Rs15000. While Nokia 5 will go be available as an offline only mobile, Nokia 6 is going to be exclusively online. In fact, it is an Amazon Exclusive, so it will be going on sale on Amazon India, starting from 23rd August. The price is Rs14999.

We all realize that it is a big day for Nokia to start their journey as an Android smartphone after many years. HMD Global has taken in charge of Nokia and is responsible for developing the brand this time. So, it remains to be seen how it performs in the market.

Well, before I talk about my impressions, let’s check out the features of Nokia 6 at first.

Nokia 6 Features:

Nokia 6 is a 5.5inch device with an IPS LCD Screen. The back is metallic, with 2.5D Curved to get you a premium feeling when you hold it. You don’t get an amoled display with it. They are saying that you get a good Sunlight Readability with it.

The resolution is Full HD (1920 x 1080 p). There is a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection over it to help you survive accidental drops.

Coming to the CPU, it is powered by Snapdragon 430 1.4Ghz Octa Core Processor and Adreno 505 GPU. I love the fact that they chose Snapdragon in their device, unlike many other manufacturers who stick with Mediatek. But, to be honest, at the price of Rs14999, I would have expected at least the Snapdragon 650 or 625 at least.

Moving to the camera, the rear camera is a 16MP shooter with Phase detection autofocus and dual tone flash. The f/2 aperture will help you take good shots. The front camera is 8MP with an 84 degrees FOV. On the camera edge, this will deliver good shots.

It supports dual Nano Sim with VoLTE. There is an external SD Card support of up to 128GB. However, the SD Card uses the Sim 2 slot, meaning, it is a hybrid slot.

FM Radio is supported. Those who are wondering about headphone jack, a 3.5mm headphone jack is present. There is also Dolby Atmos support. 🙂

It runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat. Nokia has promised to deliver software updates to this device on time. Let’s hope for the best.

On the battery edge, it is powered by a 3000mah battery. There is no news whether it supports any kind of fast charging or not. But, with the processor, I don’t think it will come with any sort of fast charging.

Nokia 6 Full Phone Specifications:

Specification

Launch

Announced: January 2017

Current Status: Available

Release Date: July, 2017

Body

Dimension: 154 x 75.8 x 7.9 mm

Weight: 169g

Build: Metallic Unibody

No of Supported Sim: 2

SIM Type: Nano Sim

Colors: Matte Black, Tempered Blue, Silver

SAR Value:

Display

Display Type: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen

Screen Size: 5.5in

Screen To Body Ratio: 70.7%

Resolution: 1080 x 1920 pixels

Screen Density: 403ppi

Multitouch

Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 3

Hardware

Chipset: Snapdragon

Chipset Details: Snapdragon 430

CPU: 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53

CPU Cores: Octa Core

GPU: Adreno 505

RAM: 3GB

Battery: 3000mah Battery

Memory

External: 256GB

Internal: 32GB

Camera

Rear Camera: 16 MP, f/2.0

Rear Camera Features: Phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash

Secondary Rear Camera:

Secondary Rear Camera Features:

Video: [email protected]

Front Camera: 8 MP f/2.0

Front Camera Features:

Secondary Front Camera:

Secondary Front Camera Features:

Sound

Alert Types: Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones

Loudspeaker

3.5mm Jack

Cellular Networks

Technology: GSM / HSPA / LTE

2G Bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

3G Bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

4G Bands: LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 28(700), 38(2600), 40(2300)

Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps

GPRS

EDGE

Communication Networks

WLAN: Yes

Bluetooth: Yes

GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS

NFC

Radio

USB: microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go

Software

Android Version: 7.1 Nougat

Sensors

Fingerprint

Acclerometer

Gyro

Proximity

Ambient Light Sensor

Compass

Nokia 6 First Impressions and Honest Opinions:

First things first, Nokia has a fan base who loves the brand. But, this time it is being manufactured by HMD Global, so a lot of changes have taken place both internally and externally. What is the actual outcome we can only know after it gets released.

But, keeping that brand value aside I am giving my honest opinions about it based on the spec sheet.

Firstly, coming to the processor, this device uses the Snapdragon 430. But at this price point, a more upgraded processor would have been better, like the Snapdragon 650 or 625 at least. This processor reminds me of Redmi 4 by Xiaomi, which is available at a price of just Rs6999.

The camera is good, the fingerprint sensor is front mounted, which I prefer. These days most of the manufacturers place fingerprint sensors on the back. Its a matter of convenience, but, I seem to prefer it in the front and use is while unlocking.

This device is also a victim of hybrid sim slot, whereas the Lenovo K8 Note has Dual Sim + Dedicated SD Card Slot.

Another thing, there is a 4GB+64GB Variant of this device, but it is not coming to India, at least not now. I don’t know why they chose to ignore that. Nokia fans would have surely preferred it.

7.3 Total Score
Not For Everyone

Someone going by the spec sheet for choosing devices will stay away from this device for sure. At this price point you get much better options. However, those who love Nokia as a brand might consider it while switching to the Android Experience. I don't find anything too special in this device that you won't get in any other device. Camera is good, battery will last you the whole day. 3GB + 32 GB is fair for regular users, however, I personally would have preferred a higer ram variant, which is missing.

Body
8
Camera
8
Battery
7
Hardware
6.5
Software
9
Value for Money
5
PROS
  • Nokia launching on Android
  • Good Camera
  • Body looks Stylish
CONS
  • Overpriced for the specs
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Last updated on December 12, 2017 12:22 pm

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Nokia 6 Alternative Smartphone Suggestions:

Looking at the price point, I would fairly say that you get a few other alternative smartphones to buy at that budget. I would recommend you the following:

Also, if you are a Nokia Lover, you can also check out the Nokia 5, which is an offline exclusive device.

Last Words:

So that’s all about Nokia 6. I am pretty sure all your doubts and confusions about this device are cleared. If you have further questions you can post them in the comment section below. I will be more than happy to help you out.

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Thanks for reading the post. That’s all for now. I will be back soon with another interesting update.

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Nirmal Sarkar is a BTech Engineering Student from the city of Joy, Kolkata. He is a part time blogger, and likes to write web articles on Android Stuffs and latest Freebies.

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