A former undisputed king of mobile phones during the turn of the millennium, the smartphone revolution has not been kind to Nokia. The brand re-emerges to make a mark in the smartphone industry with its own series of Android models. The Nokia 6 smartphone leads the brand’s new Android phone line and it has a wide variety of features despite its affordable price tag.
Design and Build Quality
Many budget-friendly smartphones tend to look cheap, but the Nokia 6 has aesthetics that makes it stand out from its competitors. The device has a svelte design that is a common characteristic amongst smartphones at higher price tiers. The phone sports an aluminium unibody that makes it look polished and shiny, giving the device an expensive finish. Considering its price, the phone sports some serious hardware, including a responsive fingerprint scanner that is comparable to pricier models.
The Nokia 6 has one of the better panels that can be seen in this price category, fitted with a bright and clear 5.5-inch Full-HD (1080 x 1920) resolution LCD display. Providing decent viewing angles and accurate colour reproduction, the screen makes the Nokia 6 an ideal choice for consuming multimedia while you are on the go. The bright display panel also means that the phone can be used under direct sunlight without affecting its legibility. Although there is no option to adjust the screen’s colour temperature, the default setting should be good enough for most users.
Although there is nothing to shout about when it comes to the performance of the phone, it is still capable of handling your everyday smartphone tasks with minimal lag and slowdowns. The device is powered by a Snapdragon 430 chipset that is supported by an Adreno 505 GPU, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB internal storage that can be expanded via microSD.
Working closely with Google has enabled the Nokia 6 to come with a near-stock Android experience, which means that there is minimum bloatware and pre-installed carrier software on the device except for the standard suite of apps from Google. Thanks to the absence of unnecessary apps, the user interface feels fresh and light. The phone is also installed with Google Assistant out of the box, which is a rare find in smartphones at this price range.
The Nokia 6 has a 16MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, which is a commendable feature for a budget-priced smartphone. The images taken have punchy colours and sharp details and performs well in low-light conditions. The 8MP f/2.0 selfie shooter in front is enough to snap your daily selfies and food photos without much editing needed.
Powering the device is a non-removable 3,000mAh battery which can last through the day easily on a single charge with general usage.