Nokia 6 Review: Plus Stability and Strength, Minus Experience

Nokia finished a quip in a smartphone universe with a not-so-smart Nokia 3310. The association played a sentimental label unequivocally good and did conduct to get a lot of eyes on it. But now that a attempt is over, a association has launched a few “real” smartphones in sequence to get behind into a field. Recently Nokia launched a Nokia 3, a Nokia 5 and a Nokia 6 in a nation (and has also globally denounced a Nokia 8). While these phones were launched a while behind in a country, they have turn accessible usually recently. But are these guns large adequate to move Nokia behind to where it was in a industry? We attempted a eldest hermit in a trio, Nokia 6 and here is what we feel…

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Strong and overwhelming in silver

The phone competence be descending in a mid-range shred with a cost tab of Rs. 14,999 though a looks are unequivocally premium. While we have complained a bit in a past about a stable and rather tedious designs that companies have been regulating in this cost segment, Nokia has unequivocally formulated a opposite pattern for this one.

One thing many people associate with Nokia is a strength and reduction of a phones, and we gamble they will associate it with a Nokia 6 as well. The smartphone is finished adult of a singular section of aluminum, giving it a unequivocally solid, organisation feel. It comes with a 5.5-inch full HD shade that covers many of a front. It has a 2.5D winding potion on top, stable by Corning Gorilla Glass. The arrangement is splendid and manageable and is large adequate for we to suffer cinema and TV series. Just next a arrangement are twin backlit capacitive buttons and fingerprint scanner in a center that works as a home symbol as well. Above a shade are a earpiece, a front camera and a vicinity sensor with a Nokia trademark on a impassioned right. The fingerprint scanner takes a bit of time to set adult though once done, works smoothly.

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But it is a behind of a smartphone that unequivocally creates it mount out. We got a china various of a device, and we do not remember a final time we favourite a phone this most in terms of looks when it is not even black. It has a unequivocally matte pointed china tone; a receiver bands are benefaction in gray right on a tip and reduce finish of a back. Below a initial receiver band, a association has placed a camera section in a capsule-like made bump. It has a primary camera and a twin LED flash. Below a camera unit, a association has placed a Nokia trademark vertically.

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The tip of a smartphone carries a 3.5 mm audio jack while a micro USB pier and a orator grille are benefaction on a base. The left side of a phone binds a hybrid SIM label container while a right side comes with a volume rocker and a power/display button. As we mentioned earlier, a smartphone competence be mid-range in cost though is unequivocally a looker. It measures 154 x 75.8 x 7.9 mm and weighs 169 grams. A bit on a bigger side though we did not face any problems while regulating it. And we are not going to bashful divided from observant that we loooved a smartphone pattern wise.

But there be lags

After looking during a phone for a initial time, we indeed got a bit vehement about regulating it though a fad finished soon. The Nokia 6 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 joined with 3 GB RAM. It comes with 32 GB onboard storage that can be stretched adult to 256 GB around MicroSD card. These are medium specifications for a price, given that we are removing inclination with 4 GB RAM, 64 GB storage and faster processors during a same and even reduce prices.

The smartphone behaved a bit infrequently from a beginning. We frequently faced stutters as a phone would simply solidify for a separate second while we were regulating it. And this is when we were not even in a complicated multitasking section and were not sophistry with 10-15 apps during once (and trust us, things got worse when we got into THAT sold zone).

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We attempted infrequent gaming on a phone, and games like Subway Surfer, Temple Run 2 and Candy Crush ran usually fine. But a opening unequivocally got butchered in a high-end gaming zone. We attempted Asphalt Xtreme and NFS No Limits on a phone and a knowledge was flattering most painful. There were visit lags and a apps also crashed a small too often. Even a camera app when launched from a home shade takes a second to switch on while a shade becomes white. Not usually this, a phone also has a slight heating emanate that usually combined to a problems. Nokia 6 scored 47069 on AnTuTu benchmark – and while we adore humility, this was distant too humble.

Decent camera, though not utterly poignant sparkle

In terms of camera, a Nokia 6 comes with a 16-megapixel primary camera with f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, and twin LED flash. And There is an 8-megapixel delegate camera with f/2.0 orifice for selfies and video calls.

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The primary camera did good in a fact department. Close-ups, landscapes, portraits, all were prisoner easily in terms of details. The camera infrequently went off lane per tone and tended to oversaturate colors in extended illumination though did a sincerely good pursuit even in terms of tone facsimile when shots were taken indoors or in not-so extended daylight. The phone rubbed glisten well, though sound creeps in as shortly as one moves to low light conditions.

The front camera of a phone was above normal as well. We found a selfies infrequently a bit on a washed-out side, and a colors were not as good as they should have been though it reproduced good adequate selfies for one’s Facebook. Just do not pattern too much.

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That aside, a smartphone is delayed when it comes to a camera. It takes a while to launch a app, to concentration on a theme and even to routine a image. Because a phone is batch Android, there is not most to a modes here, as well. Just Panorama and bedeck along with HDR. Overall, a knowledge remained a bit underwhelming, generally given Nokia’s story in cameras.

Stock Android morality

Back in a day when Nokia was flattering most a code that ruled a smartphone world, it ran on Symbian OS. But a story has altered given a association has come behind from a dead. Nokia is now betting on batch Android, and Nokia 6 is no different. The smartphone comes with batch Android 7.1.1 out of a box. But it has a few teenager tricks adult a sleeve.

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The user interface is purify and clutter-free. And there are frequency any third celebration apps on a phone. One of a best tools about carrying a batch Android interface is that it is informed to use and easy. The icons are round, and we usually have to appropriate adult to go to a menu, no app drawer. All of that creates things easy and light. And with batch Android 7.1.1, we also get a Google Assistant. Go ahead, ask for some jokes.

Moving on to a few tricks, Nokia 6 has got a Gesture and Motion underline most like what we see on Moto devices. These assistance we entrance a camera with a double press on a close symbol or tongue-tied a phone call by usually branch it over. Nothing superb though a few shortcuts never spoiled anyone.

Nokia 6 is powered by a 3000 mAh battery that does not seem impressive, holding in care a distance of a smartphone. That said, it achieved well. The phone can see a day with you, operative a approach by complicated usage. That said, we would have to block it in each night as it would not go as distant as a other day. Under complicated usage, a phone can final adult to 12-15 hours, while it can see roughly full 24 hours if used moderately. There is not any quick assign support on a device, that is a bit of pain though not too unsatisfactory during this cost indicate (although some Moto fans competence disagree).

We did not face any call dump issues with a device, and a sound on orator seems shrill and transparent enough. The connectivity options on a device embody Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, NFC, GPS, FM Radio and USB OTG. The phone comes with hybrid SIM container support one SIM and a memory label or twin network SIMs during once.

Very traditional…in a complicated world

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The Nokia 6 is a device with a good design, good display, and decent battery life. But while a pattern of a device is exciting, all else looks a bit dull. While there are some positives, there is not anything that would make your jaw drop. The phone is labelled during Rs. 14,999 in a marketplace and it is indeed on a bit of a prohibited chair right now, since station opposite it are a likes of a Moto G5s Plus, a Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, a Xiaomi Mi A1, and a Lenovo K8 Note, all of that exaggerate improved processors, incomparable batteries and in some cases, improved (and even dual) cameras too. Which leaves a Nokia 6 flattering most in no man’s land. Yes, it retains a normal values of strength and fortitude though lags in a knowledge department. Literally.

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Akriti Rana




Feature Writer
Akriti Rana binds a grade in broadcasting and mass communication. She has reported on mobile record and gadgets for My Mobile, and has interned with a Hindustan Times, India News and The Yellow Coin Communication. She loves writing, reading, dogs and food (in an sequence of welfare that varies on deadlines and proximity) and has of late taken to tussling with cameras.



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