An Introduction

The inauguration of the Finnish brand name carrying pure Android platform was occurred earlier this year with the release of Nokia 6 in China exclusively. Later it followed in other regions and then global launch of the Nokia 6 was happened during the Mobile World Congress, when HMD Global – the new home of Nokia phones additionally launched Nokia 5 and Nokia 3. Nokia 6 hit the Pakistan market in August and went on sale for Rs. 27,900/- (or ~$265).

Global Nokia 6 has visually less differences than the Chinese model but features wise, the global model has improvements specially with software optimization. There could also be some hardware differences, specially the main camera module. The price however is much balanced according to other markets, considering the local taxes and import duty fees. But sure, the most important thing is, how it stands among the competition. For that, we’ll consider Huawei Y7 Prime and Samsung’s J7 Prime to compare against Nokia 6 in this review whenever possible and applicable.

To give you a little about its standing, Nokia 6 is the most expensive smartphone among the trio – Nokia 3, 5 and 6. HMD seems to have done justice to tag the pricing with these new Nokia phones as these divide the features well. However, when compared to other brands, it’s a bit expensive than Huawei’s counterpart and a little cheaper than Samsung’s.

Nokia 6 Review

Nokia 6 – Features

Nokia 6 takes on with the features from Nokia 5 the review and improves on with the build and design, enhanced and larger display, better camera. Nokia 6 features the same Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 430 system-on-chip as Nokia 5, with exactly same configuration of eight cores of Cortex-A53 clocked at 1.4GHz and Adreno 505 graphics processing unit. However you get more RAM and more storage for the added price tag – 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage respectively.

There is another model of Nokia 6 which is not yet released – Arte Black variant boasts 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. Take a look at the full specifications below.

Nokia 6 – Full Specifications

NOKIA 6 – TA-1021
PLATFORM
CHIPSET / CPU / GPU
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 – MSM8937
Octa-core Cortex-A53 1.4 GHz
Adreno 505
DIMENSIONS
WEIGHT
154 x 75.8 x 7.9 mm
169 grams
DISPLAY 5.5-inch IPS LCD Display, brightness 450 nits
HD Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Pixel density: ~401ppi
Gorilla Glass
RAM 3GB/4GB RAM
STORAGE 32GB/64GB internal storage + microSD card slot
REAR CAMERA 16 MP, PDAF, 1.0µm, f/2.0, dual-LED dual tone flash,
1080p/30fps, 720p/60fps, 480p/90fps video
FRONT CAMERA 8 MP autofocus, 1.12um, f/2.0, FOV 84 degrees
OS / SOFTWARE Android 7.1.1 Nougat / Pure Android
NETWORKS Dual-SIM
2G/GSM, 3G/HSDPA, 4G/LTE
SENSORS Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Proximity, Ambient Light,
Compass, Gravity, Gyroscope, NFC, Hall Sensor
BATTERY / POWER 3000mAh battery non-removable
PRICE PKR. 27,900/-

Pros

  • Full metal build
  • Bright display with additional sunlight readability option.
  • Smooth glass with 2.5D curved edges
  • Main camera takes nice shots.
  • Autofocus camera on front also takes nice shots

Cons

  • CPU is more basic for the price. Snapdragon 6xx would have been better.
  • No USB Type-C
  • Battery is not enough.
  • No fast charging.

Nokia 6 – Unboxing

Nokia 6 comes in exactly a same retail box as Nokia 3 or Nokia 5. The layout is exactly same in white color as well as the back of the box prints key features of the Nokia 6 along side a profile image. On the front, there’s graphic that illustrates the traditional Nokia language of “Connecting people” with hand-shake but in rather new style.

Likewise, the box is slim and has a slide-out design that after removing the wrapper you can pull out the inner container with the nob provided. The retail package brings along everything basic and standard.

  • The Device: Nokia 6
  • Charger: 5V/2A
  • microUSB cable for connectivity and charging
  • Earphones with 3.5mm pin
  • User Guide and Warranty Card

 

Nokia 6 Review
Build & Design 9
Display & Touch Screen 7.5
Software / OS 7.5
System Performance 7.5
Battery Performance 7
Camera Primary/Secondary 7.5
Summary
You want some premium feel in an affordable smartphone? Sleek and decent design? Sturdy build form? And a little better mid-ranger camera? Nokia 6 would be good choice.
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  • Qasim Najwa

    Excellent review, thank you for detail. Liked the camera review, as much I wanted to read. Now your opinion about battery performance is killing me to decide. :-/

  • Baji Naureen

    4GB/64GB model kab aa raha hai Pakistan