Nokia 6 arms on overview


Update: The Nokia 6 unlock date window has been introduced, no less than for the USA. It will release on July 10 and be bought via Amazon for $179, in step with HMD Global. We’re nonetheless looking ahead to the United Kingdom unlock date, however here is our hands-on Nokia 6 overview within the period in-between.

Nokia has returned! The once-iconic smartphone logo is again in industry because of Finnish startup HMD signing a 10-year deal to stay the Nokia identify on smartphones and pills, and the Nokia 6 is the present best canine in its preliminary lineup of 4 gadgets. 

Nokia’s trio of recent Android smartphones (the fourth is the function telephone 3310 reboot) had been introduced at MWC 2017 and concentrate on a top rate construct, a easy UI and inexpensive value tags – and early indications are sure as we were given to grips with the brand new Nokia 6. 

The telephone boasts a 5.5-inch Full HD show, Snapdragon 430 chipset, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of inside garage, 16MP rear digicam, 8MP entrance digicam, fingerprint scanner and a 3,000mAh battery.

Watch our hands-on with the Nokia 6 video beneath for a fast have a look at the brand new telephone

Nokia 6 value and unlock date

  • $229 (about £190, AU$300) and bought by way of Amazon at $179
  • Nokia unlock date starts in July 2017

The Nokia 6 value is $229 (about £190, AU$300), which drops it into an inexpensive class out there, and having a look on the spec sheet you get a tight quantity of bang on your dollar.

If you’re feeling somewhat extra unique it is advisable at all times pick out up the Nokia 6 Arte Black particular version, which has a shiny ‘piano black’ rear, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of inside garage, regardless that it is going to price you extra money, after all. 

Nokia 6 will release in the USA on July 10 and be bought by way of Amazon, regardless that we nonetheless shouldn’t have a UK unlock date simply but. The Nokia Mobile Twitter account has posted that its smartphones might be to be had international by way of the top of June.

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Nokia 6 design and show

The Nokia 6 is crafted from a unmarried block of aluminum, and the result’s a telephone which feels way more top rate than its price range price ticket. 

There’s a reassuring weight to the handset, and whilst its 154 x 75.8 x 7.85mm dimensions make it a large presence within the hand, it’s nonetheless simple to make use of.

We discovered the flat facets of the Nokia 6 weren’t as comfy at the hands as telephones with rounded edges – just like the Nokia 5 and 3 – and that is noticeable in the event you cling the telephone in a single hand for a longer time frame. 

You’ll have the ability to get the usual Nokia 6 in 4 colours (silver, copper, matte black and tempered blue), and there’s the shiny Arte Black particular version as properly.

The energy/lock and quantity keys are simple to hit at the proper of the telephone, and Nokia has additionally incorporated a 3.5mm headphone jack up best, whilst a microUSB port is living subsequent to a unmarried inside speaker at the base of the handset. 

Considering the cost of the telephone it is great to look a fingerprint scanner (which doubles as the house key) at the entrance of the Nokia 6, flanked by way of capacitive-touch again and multi-tasking keys. 

Meanwhile the huge 5.5-inch Full HD show is brilliant and transparent, and it’s greater than excellent sufficient for a handset within the bracket the Nokia 6 falls into. 

It manner video playback and gaming will have to glance actually excellent at the Nokia 6, with a variety of area for on-screen controls.

Nokia 6 interface and function

Android purists might be satisfied right here. The Nokia 6 runs Android 7 Nougat and… that’s it. There’s no clunky overlay, and no pre-installed bloatware. Nokia has opted to stay with the inventory Android interface, and it’s a call we’re proud of. 

It makes the Nokia 6 simple to navigate, and function used to be clean for the fundamental duties we performed at the handset.

There’s a Snapdragon 430 processor beneath the hood together with 3GB of RAM (or 4GB in the event you go for the Arte Black version), which equipped greater than sufficient energy for normal utilization and the digicam. 

We do wonder if the entry-level chipset would possibly battle with heavy lifting duties, however you’ll must watch for our complete overview to look the way it copes beneath drive. 

If the 32GB of area within the new Nokia 6 isn’t sufficient (even though for plenty of that’s not going) there’s a microSD slot too, which helps playing cards as much as 128GB in measurement.

Nokia 6 battery and digicam

The Nokia 6 comes with a non-removable 3,000mAh battery which will have to see out an afternoon on a unmarried rate with normal utilization, even though once more we received’t know evidently till we’ve put the telephone via our in-depth overview procedure. 

Round the again a well-equipped 16MP digicam protrudes relatively from the rear of the telephone, and gives HDR and a dual-tone flash.

The Nokia 6 we were given hands-on with wasn’t operating ultimate device, so the digicam wasn’t functioning at its optimal point, however we had been nonetheless inspired with the handful of footage we controlled to snap. 

On the entrance an 8MP selfie snapper is greater than serviceable for the occasional vainness shot.

Early verdict

The Nokia 6 seems like a actually excellent, inexpensive smartphone. It’s were given a tight spec sheet and a super design, whilst the inventory Android interface will have to imply it will get device updates promptly.

Our handiest primary reservation for now’s the chipset, and the way it copes beneath heavy-lifting, however the early indicators for Nokia’s go back are sure.