One time Nokia considered the King of the mobile world, lost its luster. Then, it was made alive by a small Finnish firm HMD Global at the beginning of 2017. This time the Nokia brand chose the world of Android smartphones. The first handset was Nokia 6. It was also praised for its build quality and design, but the weak processor and average camera also disappointed many. Now after one year, the new Nokia 6 (2018) has come up, which is a way to upgrade the past year. But this time the company has tried to overcome the old shortcomings.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor, camera with Zice Optics and replacement design Nokia 6 (2018)
Now will challenge the smartphone like Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro and Moto G5S Plus. At first glance, we were impressed by this handset. Now we have come up with a detailed review.
Nokia 6 (2018) design
Last year’s Nokia 6 body was felicitously praised. In such a scenario, HMD Global has decided to remain on the old strategy. This time also there has not been an agreement with build quality. The Nokia 6 2018 series is made from a block of 6000 aluminum and it feels very strong in the hands.
During the review, this phone dropped many times with our hands. But it did not do any harm. We also tested and tested Nokia’s firmness claims. Tried to turn on the smartphone for this. And we failed every and every time. Like the old variant, Nokia 6 (2018) is also ahead of the year’s strongest smartphone race.
Due to strong texture, many things must be compromised. The smartphone, with an 8.5 mm thickness, is not the slowest choice. At the same time, wide border above and above the display also gives the phone a look. For a long time using a handphone was not a vintage. Because the phone is a bit wide.
Nokia 6 (2018) comes with three different two-tone finishes. The rear camera and the edge of the framework to improve the accent design.
Access to Power and Volume buttons is easy. They got a place on the right edge. The place for the hybrid dual sim slot on the left edge. Regrettably, the user has to select one of the other SIM cards and MicroSD card.
Rear cameras and dual LED flash are present in one line in the middle of the phone. Here’s the branding of Xais. The fingerprint sensor has got a place at the bottom of the camera setup. It is a bit slow and does not give response sometimes. Accessing it is not easy either. During the review, we were touching the LED flash several times instead of fingerprint sensor.
Nokia 6 (2018) specification
Last year, Nokia 6 had suffered a lot from some weak snapdragon 430 processors. This time HMD Global has decided to give more Powerful Snapdragon 630 processors, with the highest clock speeds of 2.2 GHz.
There are many more upgrades in the hardware. The USB Type-C port has replaced the Micro-USB port. Nokia has endorsed Android One. This means, guaranteed by regular software updates. Last year’s flagship smartphone made Bothi Mode of Nokia 8 and Ozo Audio as part of this Migration handset.
Where Xiaomi provides several variants of its smartphone. This time Nokia has not used much. Only a variant of Nokia 6 (2018) has been introduced. It is equipped with 3 GB RAM and 32 GB of storage. It will be possible to use the MicroSD card if you also need it. By the way, the new variant of this phone will also come in the coming time.
This time the company has decided to give Xece optics to midrange smartphone. Speaking of camera setup, Nokia 6 (2018) has a 16-megapixel rear camera with Zice Optics, which comes with dual-tone LED flash and F / 2.0 aperture. At the same, there is a fixed focus of 8-megapixel sensors on the front panel. It is equipped with F / 2.0 aperture.
There is no change in battery capacity. However, the 3000 mAh battery now supports fast charging. The connectivity features include 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 AC, FM radio, GPS / A-GPS, USB Type-C and 3.5mm headphone jack.
Nokia 6 (2018) Performance, Camera, and Battery Life
Nokia 6 is a sleek and handsome looking smartphone, but its power did not go with the look. But after the Snapdragon 630 processor came, the talk of Nokia 6 (2018) has become something else. During the review, we found that the phone has done very easy to perform every task.
Nokia 6 (2018) did not have much difficulty while playing Powerful Games. Powerful games like Asphalt 8 also run on the phone without any problems. The good thing is that Nokia 6 (2018) does not get too hot when playing Powerful games or recording full-HD video We have done the benchmark testing of Nokia 6 (2018) and got respectable scores.
Colors look like a 5.5 inch LCD screen and brightness is even more. However, viewing angles could have been better.
Call quality was also good in our experience. 4G connectivity was also strong in areas with weak network. We were disappointed by seeing only one speaker in the lower part. Stereo speakers were given last year’s Nokia 6. The quality of sound is average and at many times in the landscape mode, the speakers come under the palms when using the phone. The earphones provided together are of very high quality.
Last year, HMD Global tried to give stock Android to smartphones to differentiate their phones. Now the company has banned Google’s Android One program. For this reason, there is no spam app in Nokia 6 (2018). You will find a feature called Glance Screen which shows missed calls, alarms, and mail or message notifications on the lock screen. HMD Global has promised that Nokia 6 will get an update on Android P this year and the next year’s Android Q
Nokia 6 (2018) comes with Built-In Face Recognition. Face unlock works fine enough in the light. But it is a problem in light and sunlight.
Nokia 6 (2018) battery lasted 11 hours and 45 minutes in our HD Video Loop Test. It should be complimented. The battery used to last longer than one day in daily use. In our test, Nokia 6 (2018) phone battery gets 40 percent charge in 30 minutes.
Nokia 6 (2018) Cameras
The Nokia 6 (2018) camera performance is like ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham’. Performance has not improved in low light even after being optimized. The photos taken from the 16-megapixel rear camera in low light are knees and the lack of detail is also noticeable. is. Autofocus also weakens in contrast lighting conditions.
The camera gives a performance with enough power in the light. On most occasions, it is able to get the right exposure and capture pictures with details. While there was enough light in Indoor, the photos came with Crisp and Details. Dual-LED Flash helps capture photos. Color reproduction is not the strongest aspect of this phone.
The good thing is that there is a powerful professional mode in it. With this help, you will be able to control exposure, ISO, shutter speed, white balance, and autofocus. We were able to get accurate colors by changing the settings. We hope Nokia will improve auto mode via software updates.
The 8-megapixel front camera gives a strong performance if there is enough light. It is much better than last year’s selfie sensor of Nokia 6. The quality of the pictures also decreases when the light is diminished. And there is no front flash in it too.
In Nokia 6 (2018) you will be able to capture photos or videos together with a rear and front camera. Both modes are a working feature. Regrettably, the quality of the pictures taken with the front and rear camera in this mode is weak.
The build quality of Nokia 6 (2018) is fantastic. Performance is breathtaking and battery life is good. At the same time, the Android One OS software comes with a guarantee of updates. The Nokia brand is always known for making strong phones. Nokia 6 (2018) is also no exception. Even though this is not the most beautiful phone to look at, but it is very capable.
This does not mean that everything is good in Nokia 6 (2018). You will not get a 18: 9 display, which is in circulation these days. The rear camera performance in low light is not very good and color reproduction in auto mode is also not accurate. The biggest challenge to this phone is the Redmi Note 5 Pro, which starts at Rs 14,999. It is equipped with 18: 9 display and better hardware. Right now, there is no stock Android in the Redmi Note 5 Pro and it is not as strong as the Nokia 6 (2018).