The Nokia 6 android phone.
We’ve had the Nokia 6 on review for a few weeks and here are our thoughts and impressions after using this new android device. You’ll be able to win one of these phones so be sure to drop a like on the post too.
Let’s start with the phones physical dimensions and features and get to our thoughts further down the page.
- 5.5-inch full HD IPS LCD display
- Sculpted Corning® Gorilla® Glass
- 16 MP autofocus camera on the back with dual-tone flash, 8 MP camera on the front
- Immersive sound with Dolby Atmos® and dual speakers
- Latest generation Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 430 processor designed for excellent battery life and improved graphics
- The full set of Google services, including Google Photos and Google Play
- Dimensions 154 x 75.8 x 7.85 mm
- Internal memory 32Gb, SD card up to 128Gb
- Available as both single SIM and dual SIM variants
- Current price R 3699
What do we think of the Nokia 6?
The Nokia 6 is a beautifully crafted phone with precision-milled aluminium providing the strength of its design. The branding on the Nokia 6 is subtle while the slightly curved back adds a touch of class to the squareness of the phone which feels less refined than other models in the range. The Nokia 6 undoubtedly reminds us of the design philosophy of the later Nokia models from years gone by (Think of the 6xxx, 7xxx or 8xxx series devices for an idea).
The Nokia 6 has two cameras, the front facing camera is a superior 16MP at an aperture of f/2.0 that produces impressive results and a very capable 8MP front-facing camera for selfies, whatsapp video calls etc. A nice feature on the Nokia 6 is the power key double-tap quick launch of the camera app, when you just need to get that shot in a hurry.
The playback sound on this phone is exceptional thanks to the Dolby Atmos® dual speaker system. You’ll love music on YouTube or soundcloud via quality headphones especially if you set the system to playback in theatre mode.
The screen is also excellent with colours bright and vivid even in harsh light and while we’re not sure how they’ve done it, there seems to be an element of polarization on the screen allowing viewing from quite a wide range of angles. The Gorilla® Glass will protect your screen from scratches and similar to the other Nokia phones we’ve reviewed recently, the best feel is the soft touch screen in stark contrast to the metallic edging of the phone.
While the Nokia 6 comes with a fingerprint reader on the front, we found that the phone could benefit from a larger scanner to make unlocking the device simpler.
In conclusion, the Nokia 6 is a premium-looking mid-range phone that won’t drain your wallet. The device looks like it is built to last and if you’re looking for a phone that brings the classic Nokia design aesthetic to the world of Android you won’t be let down by the Nokia 6.