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Nokia 6 (2018) review

Last Updated on 2018-01-06 19:05:25 Published on Jan 24,2018 By: Sajid Ayaz Editor Rating: 4.1 / 5

Nokia 6 (2018) is an improved version of last year’s Nokia 6. Both (Nokia 6 & 6 2018) smartphones have 5.5 inches screen, IPS LCD display, 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution, front gorilla glass3 protection, Android 7.1.1 (Nougat), 32GB/64GB Storage, 16MP Back Camera, 8MP Selfie Cam, 3000mAh battery, and fast charging support.

Differences: The Main differences between Nokia 6 and Nokia 6 (2018) are Design, Chipset, CPU and USB C. Nokia 6 has 3GB/4GB RAM, Snapdragon 430 chipset, 1.4GHz Octa core processor, Adreno 505 GPU, and front-mounted fingerprint sensor. On the other side, Nokia 6 (2018) gets 4GB RAM, Snapdragon 630 chipset, 2.2GHz Octa core processor, Adreno 508 GPU, and rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.

Pros:

1 – Built with 6000-series Aluminum

2 – Potent Chipset (Snapdragon 630)

3 – Faster Octa core Processor

4 – Easily Reachable Fingerprint (rear-mounted)

5 – USB C port and Fast Charging Support

Cons:

1 – Traditional 16:9 display (not modern 18:9)

2 – Old Gorilla Glass 3 (not advanced Glass 5)

3 – Previous Android Nougat OS (instead new Oreo)

4 – Lack of NFC

 

Design

Nokia 6 (2018) is made of 6000 series aluminum metal. Its design is slightly similar with previous Nokia 6. The left and right sides of smartphone are 8.2 mm thicker like a tablet. Its height and width are 148.8 mm and 75.8 mm respectively. There is a 5.5 inches screen with 16:9 aspect ratio. Buttons on screen are replaced with sensors to go back or see overview. A Camera lens and speaker beside a sensor are embedded on the upper side of screen.

At the right side of device, you’ll find two volume rockers and a power key. MicroSD and Dual SIM cards tray is equipped on the left side. USB C port and speaker grilles are available on the bottom side while the 3.5 mm audio socket is placed on the top side. Coming to the back, a slightly oblong shape camera coupled with LED flashlight is present on rear. Fingerprint sensor above the Nokia sign is available, too.

 

Display

Nokia 6 (2018) has 5.5 inches (16:9) display, IPS LCD touchscreen and 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution. It provides brighter, vibrant and rich color images and videos. Usually smartphones have 424 nits brightness but the Nokia 6 (2018) offers 484 nits maximum brightness as well as 0.364 nits minimum brightness. Black and White contrast ratio is not too good but acceptable. You can enjoy animated films without any hitch. Under the sunlight performance is also fine while Color accuracy is quite good.

Software

Nokia 6 (2018) is running on previous Android OS v7.1.1 (Nougat) which supports switch between apps, seamless updates, virtual reality, quick notification reply, and custom quick setting. Sorry to say that you’ve missed many new features of latest Android 8.0 Oreo such as split screen mode, more dynamic wallpapers, excellent themes, 2x faster speed, additional gestures support, autofill data, and much more. Performance wise, Android 7.1.1 is very good but it cannot support the latest features available in new Android Software, 8.0 Oreo.

Chipset and CPU

Nokia 6 (2018) is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 chipset which is steady in performance. It manages workflow in a better way as compared to Snapdragon 430 of predecessor. Nokia 6 2018 has 2.2GHz faster Octa core processor which makes it easier to run two or more programs. According to the benchmark, Nokia 6 2018 multi-core result is 4541 score and the single core result is 969 score. The benchmark gives 18994 scores to Nokia 6 2018 for its quick responsive performance.

Under the hood, we have got Adreno 508 GPU which is attached with main Hub to support graphical pictures, movies and games. The device is assisted with 4GB RAM which plays a key role in boosting speed of gaming and multitasking.

Camera

Nokia 6 2018 carries 16MP rear camera which has f/2.0 aperture and captures splendid images of your favorite scenes and objects. It can record FHD movies under the bright performance. Dual LED dual-tone flash is there to capture more brightness with different color tones. Camera interface includes geo tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama and HDR as well as some beauty effects. HDR adds more light in images, and it is better to use HDR mode at night. Panorama is also quite nice. Color Contrast is improved for apparent pictures. It is just good for day and night photography.

Nokia 6 2018 is featured with an 8MP Selfie Camera which has f/2.2 aperture and enough display brightness to capture your lovely selfies. It offers you to make splendid video calls at 1080 pixels. The outdoor selfie performance is better than indoors.

Battery

Nokia 6 (2018) packs in 3000mAh battery which provides up to 17 hours talk time, up to 24 hours music play time, up to 7 hours video playback, and up to 8 hours web browsing. The handset is supported with fast charger which helps you to recharge full battery within 1 hour.

Price

Nokia 6 (2018) comes in two storage options – 32GB and 64GB. The 32GB Nokia 6 2018 is available for $230 whereas the price of 64GB variant is $260.

Nokia 6 2018 faster than Nokia 6 and better option for Nokia android Users.

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