Nokia 6

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Nokia mobile phones had been gone missing since Microsoft take over the company’s smartphone business in 2014. Now Nokia has returned with HMD company, HMD is based in Finland and is made up of long-time.

The first device from HMD’s Nokia is the Nokia 6. Released this year, it has been on sale in China after launching for two months now, and a global version of this device is also coming soon in next quarter. So, for now we got the Chinese version only.

Nokia 6 comes with 5.5-inch FullHD IPS display, a midrange Snapdragon 430, a 16MP primary camera without bells and whistles and an 8MP front-facing shooter for selfies. All of this is packed in an understated but premium aluminum body that’s proven quite sturdy in torture tests. When the time comes, it can be yours for the quite reasonable sum of €230 (global, 3GB/32GB).

The Nokia 6 isn’t ticking all of the boxes, but at this price point, we have no right to complain. There may be a lack of ingress protection or dual cameras, but the 6 does give you stereo speakers, which many flagships don’t have. The 3,000mAh battery capacity is still a bit of a red flag, but we’ll see how it does in the tests.

Nokia 6 Full Specification Table

Display:

The Nokia 6 have 5.5 inches, in 1080p FullHD variety. It’s an IPS LCD panel with Gorilla Glass 3 on top, ending in 2.5D curves. As for color accuracy, the Neutral mode isn’t all that neutral, with whites being shifted towards blue, but it has a decent average DeltaE of 5.3.

Cool mode, you guessed it, makes whites even bluer and the average DeltaE jumps to 7.5. If you want the most faithful colors, the warm mode’s the way to go, with an average DeltaE of 3.3 and actually truly white whites for a change.




Connectivity:

The Nokia 6 is a dual-SIM device of the hybrid variety – you can have two nanoSIMs inside, but if you want to use the microSD slot, you’d have to give up the second SIM. Courtesy of the Snapdragon 430 chip, the phone supports Cat.4 LTE for theoretical maximums of 150Mbps down and 50Mbps up. That’s just the one SIM though, the second card only gets 2G connectivity.

Local connectivity is well covered as well – Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth v.4.1 are present, there’s GPS and GLONASS for positioning, and to top it all off – the crowd-favorite, FM radio.

The Chinese spec sheet lists NFC as well, but we didn’t find it in settings, nor did it miraculously work when we attempted to put the Nokia 6 next to other phones.

Battery:

The Nokia 6 is powered by a 3,000mAh battery. In this age where 5.5-inch Redmi Notes come with 4,100mAh power packs, the 6 appears under-prepared. The Galaxy J7 (2016) and the J7 Prime each have 3,300mAh worth of juice, while the Honor 6X’ specs sheet says 3,340mAh. That said, the likes of the vivo V5, Moto G4 Plus, and Oppo F1s are around the 3,000mAh mark, just like the Nokia.