Nokia 6.1 First Impressions: It’s what’s on a inside that matters

Highlights

  • The Nokia 6.1 is labelled during Rs 18,999.

  • It is accessible online around Amazon India, and offline retailers.

  • The Nokia 6.1 runs batch Android 8.1 Oreo.

The Nokia 6 noted a Finnish giant’s grand quip with an Android smartphone towards a finish of 2016. While it was initial singular to a China market, HMD Global after announced that it would make a Nokia 6 accessible globally. Priced underneath Rs 15,000 in India, a smartphone featured good pattern and build, though a specifications weren’t good adequate to compare a competitors. Also, a altogether knowledge was sincerely decent. HMD Global wants to change that with a Nokia 6.1, that was announced at MWC 2018. It comes with softened hardware underneath a hood.

Priced during Rs 18,999, a new Nokia 6.1 (or Nokia 2018) is costly by Rs 4,000 compared to a Nokia 6 that was labelled during Rs 14,999. It is accessible to squeeze from Amazon India, as good as other offline sell outlets. At a cost point, a smartphone competes with a likes of Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1, Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro and Oppo’s Realme 1, all of that are labelled comparatively lower, and come with their possess USPs. we spent some time with a Nokia 6.1, and here are my initial impressions.

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A pattern we pattern from Nokia

As shortly as we reason a Nokia 6.1 in your hands, we can now feel a reward design, and how good a smartphone is built. It is sturdy, and facilities a unibody steel design. The front is dominated by a 5.5-inch full HD arrangement with a normal 16:9 aspect ratio. Nokia is not following a stream trend with high displays, and we have to contend with thick bezels along a tip and bottom.

The sides have chamfered edges with golden accents, adding to a reward demeanour and feel. But a golden accents can also be seen around a camera procedure during a back, a fingerprint sensor located only next it, and also a volume buttons.


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Big changes over Nokia 6

Being a successor, there are few pivotal changes in a new Nokia 6.1. To start with, we now get a improved Snapdragon 630 SoC compared to a Snapdragon 430 SoC on a Nokia 6. The new smartphone also comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB onboard storage, compared to 3GB RAM and 32GB storage.


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Another large change is that a 16-megapixel back camera now comes with Carl ZEISS optics to assistance we constraint clearer and crook photos. While a Nokia 6 came with a microUSB pier for charging and information transfer, a new smartphone comes with a reversible USB Type-C port. And lastly, a Nokia 6.1 comes with Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box with Android One program, and support for Project Treble to capacitate faster program updates.

For a brief time that we used a smartphone, we did not come opposite any issues or lag. Having batch Android but any bloatware is a large advantage. The camera app on a Nokia 6.1 is tradition made, and not a one that Google ships. It comes with bothie underline where we can use both a front and back cameras during a same time to click photos or record videos.

Initial impressions

No doubt, a batch Android knowledge on a Nokia phones make them some-more fascinating over inclination with complicated tradition UIs on them. Also, Nokia has a good repute when it comes to rolling out timely program updates. However, a competitors that are labelled less, offer some-more in terms of specifications.


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The Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 comes with a large battery, twin cameras, face clear underline and batch Android, while still labelled comparatively lower. The Redmi Note 5 Pro also comes with twin cameras, face clear and some AI chops. The Realme 1, on a other hand, comes with adult to 6GB RAM and 128GB storage, and is still labelled Rs 5,000 less. With this tough competition, it stays to be seen how good a Nokia 6.1 fares. We will shortly come out with the minute review, so, stay tuned.

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