The original, reimagining of a Nokia 6 expelled final year, when HMD resurrected a once-mighty code with a solid, discriminating though eventually required mid-tier device. Now, a year onwards, a association are lovely a Nokia 6 again.
The word ‘leaner and meaner’ substantially doesn’t do it probity – this handset is a double-down by HMD on all that worked in a 2017 indication total with a series of pivotal improvements that seaside adult a new Nokia 6 adult in areas where it didn’t utterly come together so clean final time around.
What you’re removing here is still a $399 phone, to be sure. However, during this theatre and during that price-point, a Nokia 6 competence usually be a best out there.
Display size: 5.5-inch
Display type: LCD capacitive touchscreen (1080 x 1920 pixels)
Processor: Snapdragon 630
Dimensions: 148.8 x 75.8 x 8.2mm
Operating System: Android 8.1 (Oreo)
Fingerprint Sensor: Yes
Storage: 32GB + MicroSD slot
Durability: Corning Gorilla Glass 3,
Ports: Headphone Jack, USB Type-C
Connectivity: Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n), NFC, Bluetooth 5.0, Cat 4 LTE
Rear Camera: 16 MP PDAF back camera with ZEISS optics
Front-Facing Camera: 8 MP front camera
Colors: Copper/Black, White/Iron
For apparent reasons, a initial thing you’ll notice with a new Nokia 6 are a similarities it has with a comparison Nokia 6. Sure, when it comes to form-factor, it’s a tiny taller and tiny thicker. However, in extended strokes, it’s flattering many a same design. This even extends to a camera hardware, with a a 16-megapixel f/2.0 back some-more or reduction a same as that found in final year’s model. Like a predecessors, a new Nokia 6 been forged out of a plain aluminum retard and a got a unequivocally polished-yet-durable feel cause going for it. In contrariety to a lot of a other handsets handling in a same cost range, it feels definitely reward to reason and use.
Regardless, a second thing you’ll substantially collect adult on here are a differences between this year’s Nokia 6 and a 2017 counterpart. Most of these are inner though a few can be seen from a outside. The new Nokia 6 opts for charging around a USB Type-C over a Micro USB pier rocked by a aged one. Admittedly, this is a tiny fact though it does assistance a handset come opposite as some-more modern. The new Nokia 6 has also been buffed in a specs department, braggadocio both some-more RAM and a beefier processor than final year’s model.
While a hardware tied adult in a Nokia 6’s camera itself hasn’t unequivocally been changed, a program powering a knowledge has undergone some sincerely poignant tinkering. The new Nokia 6 supports a ‘Bothie’ camera mode introduced in a Nokia 8 and also a new Pro control mode that allows for some-more nuanced control over ISO, white change and shiver speed. More on that later.
Unfortunately, one area where a Nokia 6 does tumble a tiny brief is a display. It’s usually FHD and splendid adequate for a many part. However, given a distance of a phone, it’s a contrition a code haven’t changed to a 18:9 aspect ratio. Even with a attainment of a all-glass Nokia 8 Sirocco, it feels like HMD and Nokia are still nonetheless to fully-embrace a fight on bezels.
Still, a above is distant from from a deal-breaker. When it comes to form-factor and design, a Nokia 6 creates a class with zero reduction than drifting colors. It’s overtly a tiny formidable formidable to name another other brands charity a mid-tier buyers a turn of gloss and peculiarity that HMD are here.
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