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Nokia 6 (2018)

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 630
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Storage: 32 GB / 64 GB
  • Display: 5.5 inches FHD
  • Camera: 16 MP / 8 MP
  • OS: Android 7.1.1 Nougat

Our Rating

The overall rating is based on review by our experts

8.4
  • Performance 8 / 10
  • Display 8 / 10
  • Design 8 / 10
  • Software 10 / 10
  • Camera 8 / 10
  • Battery 8 / 10
  • Value For Money 9 / 10

HMD Global, the startup behind Nokia branded Android smartphones unveiled the Nokia 6 2018 in China on 5th January, 2018. It is the company’s first smartphone for the year 2018. The last smartphone was Nokia 7 which was launched in October of 2017. Both Nokia 6 2018 as well as Nokia 7 is only available in China as of now.

Nokia 6 2018 has almost identical specifications to its predecessor – the original Nokia 6. The only differences are the the processor, placement of fingerprint sensor and USB type-C. It does not come with 18:9 display like other smartphones these days which is kind of bummer. Also, it has been launched as exclusive to China at first like its predecessor.

Nokia 6 2018 Specifications

Under the hood, the Nokia 6 2018 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 which is an improvement over its predecessor’s Snapdragon 430. Further, the processor is coupled with 4 GB of RAM and either 32 GB or 64 GB of internal storage. The storage can be expanded up to 256 GB via microSD card through hybrid sim slot.

As for display, it is the same 5.5 inches FHD display like its predecessor with normal 16:9 aspect ratio. However, the fingerprint sensor on the front is now moved to the back and the capacitive keys are removed in favour of on screen keys.

The cameras also remain the same but with new bothie feature as found on Nokia 8 and Nokia 7. This feature enables users to click pictures or record videos from both front and rear cameras at the same time. The primary camera is a 16 MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture and phase detection auto focus. Whereas the secondary camera is a 8 MP snapper also with auto focus.

It comes with all the basic connectivity options such as Bluetooth 5.0, 4G, 3G, 2G, WiFi, GPS and USB type-C which was not present in its predecessor. Though it is 2018, the phone runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box. Finally, the whole package is backed by a 3,000 mAh battery.

The Nokia 6 2018 is priced at 1,499 yuan and 1,699 yuan for the 32 GB and 64 GB respectively in China. The phone will probably make its way to international markets after MWC 2018.

Nokia 6 (2018) - Specs

Design

  • Type Design Type called form factor refers to a mobile phone's size, shape, and style as well as the layout and position of major components of phone. There are three major form factors seen in mobile phones => bar phones, folding phones and sliding phones.
    Bar
  • Dimensions
    148.8 x 75.8 x 8.2 mm
  • Weight
    172 g
  • Colors
    Black, Silver
  • Waterproof
    No

Display

  • Display Type Display Technology => A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor)
    IPS LCD
  • Size
    5.5 inches
  • Resolution
    1080 x 1920 pixels FHD
  • Display Colors Display Colors is refers to the number of different shades of colors that the screen is capable of displaying => 64K colors, 256K colors and 16 million colors, Obviously 16M is highest available range of colors and better than others.
    16M
  • Pixel Density Pixel Density (PPI) is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality.
    ~403
  • Touch Screen
    Yes
  • Display Protection Display Protection => Gorilla Glass is a special alkali-aluminosilicate glass shield with exceptional damage resistance that helps protect mobile displays from scratches, drops, and bumps of everyday use, It is always better to go for a smartphone with Gorilla Glass for that added protection and peace of mind.
    Corning Gorilla Glass 3

Hardware

  • Chipset Chipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming.
    Qualcomm Snapdragon 630
  • CPU CPU (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone.
    8 x ARM Cortex A53 upto 2.2 Ghz
  • GPU GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion.
    Adreno 508
  • RAM (Memory) RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices.
    4 GB
  • Internal Storage Internal Storage is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored.
    32 GB / 64 GB
  • Card Slot Memory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras.
    microSD up to 256 GB
  • Sensors Sensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device.
    Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

Software

  • Operating System OS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device.
    Android 7.1.1 Nougat
  • User Interface UI or user interface of a device is the look and feel of the on-screen menu system. How it works, its color scheme, how it responds to button presses, all of these things are part of the user interface.
    Stock Android

Camera

  • Primary Camera is able to capture photographs and usually videos, The most important characteristics of a camera are the resolution (measured in megapixels), lens focus type (fixed or automatic), higher megapixel cameras are known to capture higher quality photos, but not always a good measurement of the photos quality.
    16 MP
  • Video
    1080p @30 fps
  • Camera Features
    Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR
  • Flash Flash Light => There is commonly two types of flash lights are used in camera mobile phones, LED Flash (LED flash offers lower power consumption with drive circuitry that takes up very little room, LEDs can be strobed faster than any other light source), Xenon Flash (xenon flash produces an extremely intense full-spectrum white light for a very short duration)
    Yes
  • Secondary
    8 MP AF

Battery

  • Battery Type Battery Type => Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries => Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium.
    Li-Ion (Lithium Ion)
  • Capacity Battery Capacity is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions.
    3,000 mAh
  • Placement
    Non-removable

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices.
    5.0
  • Infrared Infrared connectivity is an old wireless technology used to connect two electronic devices. It uses a beam of infrared light to transmit information and so requires direct line of sight and operates only at close range.
  • Wi-fi Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world.
    Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Wi-fi Hotspot
  • USB
    USB Type-C 1.0
  • GPS GPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky.
    A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
  • NFC NFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.
  • Wireless Charging Wireless Charging (Inductive Charging) uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. This is usually done with a charging station. Energy is sent through an inductive coupling to an electrical device, which can then use that energy to charge batteries or run the device.
    No
  • Microphone Jack
  • Headphone Jack

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