The era of Nokia smartphones is back, and people all over the world are excited enough. Nokia has ventured again into the smartphone business, and this time there seems to be a lot of changes in their smartphones. The excitement could be seen from the fact that the minute Nokia 6 smartphone was up for sale online, it was sold-out in minutes. The connection Nokia had with its customers seems to be still strong enough to attract them for another ride. The best part about the Nokia 6 smartphone is the fact that it runs on Android ecosystem, so the users finally get to feel the Android on Nokia smartphones. So, let’s see how this smartphone works in real life.
The phone is entirely made from an aluminum alloy sheet that provides a premium look to the smartphone. The hard Corning glass used on the phone, more calmly deal with accidental fall. The phone’s rectangular design topped with high craftsmanship makes the phone rather appealing. Two soft touch capacitive buttons and one physical home button has been provided in the phone. The fingerprint scanner is also embedded in the home button. The phone has external dimensions as 154 x 75.8 x 8.4 mm (6.06 x 2.98 x 0.33 in). Weighing 169 grams, the phone is not that heavy. Talking about the display provided in the phone, the phone features a 5.5 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen that provides a screen resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. The display easily qualifies as one of the best parts of the phone. A Corning Gorilla Glass v3, Scratch-resistant glass is provided on the display that makes it tough and resistant to scratches. The colors seem to be well balanced, and the screen looks lively enough. The viewing angles and the sunlight legibility are decent too. Overall, the phone scores well in design and display.
The phone is powered by an Octa-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 processor that is backed by Qualcomm MSM8937 Snapdragon 430 GPU. The processor is competent enough to play games and videos without any interruptions. The smartphone comes with 64GB of internal storage, that can be increased up to 256GB using a microSD card slot. The 4GB of RAM provided in the phone easily handles all kinds of apps and games. The phone runs on Android platform and works on the latest Android OS, version 7.0 i.e. Nougat. The phone supports 4G/LTE networks and allows dual-SIM compatibility.
The primary camera features f/2.0, 16 MP phase detection autofocus camera that is supported by dual-LED (dual tone) flashlight. The camera settings include exposure compensation and ISO control. Shooting modes include Continuous Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR) and camera features include 6 x Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Smile detection, Touch to focus. Video Recording could be done at frames like 1080p@30fps. The front camera sports an 8MP camera. The images captured by the camera are impressive, especially, the when captured in broad daylight. The images captured in dim light conditions are good, but, have some scope for improvements. The selfies camera takes decent share-worthy snaps. Talking about multimedia, the smartphone features with a loudspeaker that gets loud enough. A 3.5mm audio jack with active noise cancellation with dedicated mic has also been provided in the phone. The Dolby Atmos sound enhancement provided in the phone makes sure that the audio quality of the phone remains top notch.
A non-removable 3000mAh Li-Ion battery has been provided in the phone. The battery promises stand-by time up to 768 hours on 3G networks and talk time up to 18 hours on 3G networks. The battery also promises music playback time up to 22 hours. Overall, the phone easily work for a day with heavy usage. The smartphone offers a range of connectivity options, such as Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n, Bluetooth version 4.0, A-GPS, microUSB 2.0 and OTG. There are several sensors provided in the phone such as light sensor, proximity sensor, accelerometer (gravity sensor), electronic compass, gyroscope and the front fingerprint sensor.