Hands on: Nokia 6 (2018) review

The unequivocally initial phone from a regenerated Nokia code – a Nokia 6 had got an ascent this year during Mobile World Congress (MWC). The new Nokia 6 (2018) comes some-more prepared and brings new upgrades that were blank in a strange version. 

The prominence of a new Nokia 6 is a some-more absolute chipset, a improved pattern and a discerning charging, that also means that it comes with a slight strike in a price. Since we already have some unequivocally alluring options in a mid-range segment, it would be engaging to see how Nokia 6 (2018) creates a place in a market. 

The smartphone done a India entrance today, and we got to spend some time with a phone shortly after a release. And here’s how it went – 

Nokia 6 (2018) recover date and price

The new Nokia 6 (2018) will be adult for grabs from 6 April. Available in Black/Copper and White/Copper, it will cost Rs 16,999, and can be purchased from a Nokia Mobile Shop (company’s online shop) and name mobile retailers.

Customers on Airtel can suffer a cashback of Rs 2,000 on Nokia 6 and possess a smartphone during an effective cost of Rs 14, 999. Airtel business can also suffer an extended giveaway subscription to a Airtel TV app compartment 31 December. Additionally, consumers will get 25% present bonus on domestic hotels on MakeMyTrip. 

All new Nokia 6 consumers will also be authorised for a nominal 12-month Accidental Damage Insurance by Servify on opening a Kotak 811 assets comment and activating it. 

The new Nokia 6 will be accessible during 0 cost EMI on credit cards and by Bajaj FinServ and Home Credit. ICICI bank will be charity a 5% cashback compartment 31 May.

The new Nokia 6 is a smart, plain smartphone


New Nokia 6 (2018) specs

Dimensions: 148.8 x 75.8 x 8.15mm
OS: Android 8
Screen size: 5.5 inches
Resolution: 1920 x 1080
CPU: Snapdragon 630
Storage: 32GB/64GB
Battery: 3,000mAh
Rear camera: 16MP
Front camera: 8MP 

Nokia has been following a plan of holding a singular retard of Aluminum and figure it out a bulb to place a tools and components of a phone. The phone looks flattering good for a cost and it simply outshines Redmi Note 5 Pro in terms of looks. 

While holding a phone, we could feel a solid, unenlightened unibody right away. The usually cosmetic tools used is during a tip and a bottom in form of antennae bands.

The ‘double anodisation’ routine helps it to grasp twin tinge trims, that looks good aesthetically. Unlike a aged Nokia Lumia phones, a Nokia 6 doesn’t have splendid colour accents and instead has glints of copper and china that subtly combine in a body.

Other pattern changes embody repositioning of a fingerprint sensor to a back, a camera pattern is also somewhat elongated, that creates a behind demeanour some-more filled up. 

The front has also got a cleaner demeanour as a earthy navigation keys are now transposed with on-screen ones.  But it retains thick bezels on a tip and bottom, that isn’t unequivocally 2018. Competing phones have embellished down bezels by a outrageous margin.

Measuring 148.8 x 75.8 x 8.15mm, a Nokia 6 (2018) fits flattering good in a palm, though due to a blocky pattern and irritable corners, we competence not wish to reason it unequivocally tight. 

But all in all, it justifies a cost and feels unequivocally durable.


The new Nokia 6 comes with a required 5.5-inch full HD IPS LCD display. It is sharp, a colours demeanour punchy. 

What we didn’t like is a blank 18:9 aspect ratio, that has turn a normal and business indeed pattern it. This is a usually reason because this phone looks a small dated.

The arrangement has good object legibility and can be seen from peculiar angles too. Also, a hold feel of a arrangement was flattering buttery, so it scores there. 

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Power, opening and interface

One area where we’ve seen vital change is a chipset, where Nokia has upgraded it from a entry-level Snapdragon 430 to Snapdragon 630 this time. While a prior Nokia 6 used to onslaught when pushed for complete tasks, this shouldn’t be a box with a new one. 

I’ve usually taken a Nokia 6 (2018) for a discerning spin during a launch, though a initial impressions were good. Considering a knowledge with other phones using Snapdragon 630, this one should be means to hoop perfectionist tasks. Also, a pristine covering of Android on tip should assist opening as well. 

It is a partial of a Android One module by Google, that means there is no bloatware and it will be among a initial phones to accept a latest program updates.

There’s only one various of a phone accessible in India, that comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage with microSD label support. 

We’ll be contrast a phone extensively for a week before we pass a final settlement about a phone’s performance.

You get a batch chronicle of Android 8 Oreo on a new Nokia 6


While OEMs are disposition towards twin cameras even on mid-range phones, HMD Global has stranded to a singular lens. It has a 16MP sensor on a behind that is powered by Zeiss this time. 

I got to try a camera during a eventuality venue, that isn’t a best approach to decider it. But a brief confront was adequate to know that it’s not a best camera I’ve seen in this during this price. Like a comparison Nokia 6, it also suffers fortitude issues and a cinema weren’t crisp.

On a front, there’s an 8MP selfie camera, that also facilities a ‘Bothie’ mode, where we can use both cameras during a same time. 

On a behind there’s a 16MP camera


This is another area where we can't decider a phone utterly yet. It gets a 3000mAh battery only like a prior Nokia 6, though we have reasons to consider that it will be improved than what it was a final time. 

The Snapdragon 630 chipset is some-more energy fit and uses a 14nm process. Although Nokia promises dual days’ value of battery life, we doubt it would be means to do so with a approach we use my phones.

The prominence here is a inclusion of discerning charging support. It’s not that a prior Nokia didn’t support it though Nokia is bundling a discerning horse with a box this time.

Although this might not sound like a large understanding to some, though note that there’s frequency any manufacturer that gives we a discerning horse during this price.

The 2018 Nokia 6 will get we from 0% to 50% assign in 30 minutes. While it is not a fastest around, we’ll take that as arrange of improvement.

The new Nokia 6 supports discerning charging, giving we 50% in 30 minutes

Early verdict

The Nokia 6 (2018) does move some conspicuous improvements that residence a complaints with a final year’s model. The core interest stays a plain pattern and a liquid OS knowledge is surfaced by a some-more absolute chipset. 

At Rs 16,999, a phone sits above a foe in terms of price, though a blank 18:9 arrangement could lean divided some eyeballs. 

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