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Nokia 6 (2018) Review – The Latest Version with New Two-Tone Design

Last updated on October 20th, 2019

Interestingly, MHD Global has revealed a rebranded version of last year’s Nokia 6 namely “Nokia 6 (2018)”. It is a second Nokia 6, but you cannot be aware unless you are a close follower of the smartphone market. The Nokia 6 indeed a smartphone to get your hands on as it adds a new CPU, improved and long-lasting battery life, fast charging, whereas the other features remain the same.

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However, the camera is not as good as expected, and it’s 16:9 ratio display likely appears “out of date”. We run through Nokia 6 review and here is everything we know so far.

Nokia 6 (2018) Release Date

The Nokia 6 (2018) release date in Australia was April 2018 and is now on sale. The phone is also on sale in the UK with a free Google Home Mini worth £49 whereas Australian audience will get a phone just.

Nokia 6 (2018) Price

It is a very cheap and mid-range flagship device which is sitting just above $279-299 in the US – similar price to the Nokia 7 Plus and Xiaomi Mi 6X.  As far as Nokia 6 (2018) price in Australia is concerned, it will set you back around AU$449 which seems acceptable considering its features.

Nokia 6 (2018) Specs

Here is a quick overview of Nokia 6 specifications and features. So, let’s have a look.

  • Dimensions: 148.8 x 75.8 x 8.2 mm (5.86 x 2.98 x 0.32 in)
  • Weight: 172g
  • Display Size: 5.5-inches IPS LCD Display
  • Display Resolution: 1080 x 1920 Pixels (403 PPI)
  • Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Chipset: Qualcomm SDM630 Snapdragon 630
  • CPU: Octa-core 2.2 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU: Adreno 508
  • RAM: 3/4GB
  • ROM: 32/64GB (Expandable Up to 256GB via microSD Card)
  • Rear Camera: 16MP
  • Front Camera: 8MP
  • Camera Features: Geo-Tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Panorama, HDR
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC, USB
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass
  • Battery: 3000mAh Non-Removable
  • Colors: Black/Copper, White/Iron, Blue/Gold

Nokia 6 Design and Display

A previous version of Nokia 6 is built out of a single block of aluminum, but Nokia 6 (2018) comes with something different. The edges of Nokia 6 (2018) have been anodized in a different colour tone which shows that the phone catches the light when moving around.

The phone is available in sensational colours – Black/Copper and Blue/Gold. However, Nokia 6 (2018) looks almost familiar to the previous version having slightly blocky design and thick bezels at the top.

There are a single rear camera and a fingerprint scanner underneath it. The display is curved at the edges just like Nokia 8 Sirocco which softens the straight-lined design and helps keep the phone comfortable when holding.

Talking about its display, Nokia 6 (2018) sports a 5.5-inches IPS display (smaller as compared to Nokia 7 Plus). It is an IPS LCD display which is colourful and bright enough. And there are no contrast and viewing angle problems you might see in some mid-range LCD screens.

A Brief Description of Nokia 6 (2018) Features

The phone has significantly more powerful Adreno 508 GPU and Snapdragon 630 chipset paired with 3/4GB of RAM. The Nokia 6 gives the user a lag-free experience but there is an occasional delay when the keyboard pops up and app loads.

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There are a massive 32/64GB of onboard memory gives you enough room to store all your stuff such as documents, images, videos and even movies. But wait! Are you looking for more storage? You are in luck as you can expand its onboard storage up to 256GB via microSD card.

Moving towards its camera, there is a 16MP rear sensor along with Zeiss optics and dual-tone flash. The overall performance of the camera is pretty awesome but lacks a “wow” factor and doesn’t rival Galaxy S9 as it performs well for the price point and captures good shots without any problem.

On the other hand, an 8MP sensor sits on the front with a wide-angle lens that is considered perfect for group selfies. Though it is a bit noisy but works great in low-light conditions.

The Nokia 6 is backed by an enormous 3000mAh non-removable battery. The battery capacity alone is quite impressive for a phone in this price range. The phone has a low-power processor and runs Android One program means it will keep you online all day long under moderate use without creating any problem.

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Staphanie Kyle is one of the youngest members managing gadget reviews and other high priority news and stories for TechenGuru. When she isn’t working, you can find her listening songs and watching documentaries and sports.
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