Nokia has announced the Nokia 6, in a line up that includes two lower specification models (Nokia 5 & Nokia 3) and a retro remake of the Nokia 3310. Here we offer our Nokia 6 review on the new Nokia phone which is likely to be the most popular.
Nokia 6 design
The Nokia 6 design begins with a very large 5.5” Full HD (1080 x 1920 pixels / 403ppi) display. Nokia overcomes one of the most common gripes, not being able to read the display under sunlight, with its sunlight readability mode, which ramps up the brightness to 450 nits.
The materials used in the Nokia 6 build includes a body that is made from a single piece of aluminium and a front that is made from toughened Corning Gorilla Glass. The thickness of this Nokia phone is pretty slim at 7.85mm, although this widens by an extra mm or two at the camera bump.
The Nokia 6 will be available soon in the UK with three standard colours choices and a premium colour, named Arte Black. It is important to make this distinction because the Arte Black version has more internal memory and RAM, which will improve its performance.
The standard colour versions have 3GB RAM and 32GB internal memory, while the premium colour version has 4GB RAM and 64GB internal memory. All version have a microSD card slot (for cards up to 128GB) and a Qualcomm Snapdragon octa-core processor.
Biometric security is offered through a fingerprint scanner and the battery has a high capacity at 3000mAh, so a full days use should be achievable.
Nokia 6 camera
The Nokia 6 has a high resolution 16MP camera and this works with phase detect auto focus, for speed. A dual-tone flash works in low light and the use of two colour tones helps to reproduce the scene in a more natural looking way.
On the opposite side of the Nokia 6, there is a 8MP portrait/selfie camera with an 84 degrees lens.
Nokia 6 features
The Nokia 6 arrives with a pretty clean experience because Nokia hasn’t filed the phone with its own apps. Instead the Nokia 6 has a bloatware-free version of Google’s Android 7.1.1 Nougat operating system. Of course this can be added to with apps of your choice from the Play Store.
The star feature of the Nokia 6 is its audio prowess. Dolby Atmos sound is coupled with a smart amp and dual speakers to give a cinema style experience.
The best news about the Nokia 6 is its price. Handset only, the Nokia 6 will be priced just under £200 with the premium Arte Black versions costing about £50 more. We don’t know the per month price for contracts yet, but the handset only cost indicates that this too will be very affordable.
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