Back in Business: A Hands-on Review of Nokia 6
The jumbo is back. Nokia’s comeback is a good news for tech buffs all around the world. Nokia, which was the only equivalent for term ‘mobile phone’ in the past, was on the verge of being totally forgotten after Microsoft took over its smartphone business. The page is turned now. By the end of the contract, Nokia is back in business and has rocked the market with its affordable yet solid smarties.
Nokia 6 is the current flagship of the company coming with a decent spec sheet boasting a 5.5-inch Full HD display, Snapdragon 430 chipset, 3 or 4 GB (depending on the version you purchase) of RAM, 16MP rear camera, 8MP front camera, finger print scanner, and a 3000mAh battery.
The first thing you notice when you unbox the phone is a well-designed block of aluminum and the premium feel it gives you. It’s a good enough proof for Nokia’s claim that ‘we spend 12 hours on each smartphone.’
Having a finger print scanner at this price tag is a pro for this phone. However, if you are switching from other brands, you find its place a little awkward at first.
Android fanciers will be more than happy to hear that this device comes with Android Nougat with a pure interface. So you won’t be seeing any pre-installed bloatware and lags caused by manipulation.
The display may not be as snazzy as its other MWC competitors (LG G6 wins by a wide margin) but it’s bright and clear and what you would want for everyday use. There are no double camera here folks! But given that you’re only handing €229, it can’t be a con for this device. If you are a die-hard gamer this phone is not the best one for you in the market because with heavy-duty games the 430 chipset may have a hard time to keep up.
Nokia 6 falls into the affordable category of price tag with a decent spec sheet that appeals to many but we will see more in the future because Nokia 8 and 9 are gunning for Samsung and Apple.