Nokia 6.1 (4 GB)

Full Specifications, Price, Review & Should you Buy?

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₹ 15,999   •  Score: 77
Key Specs:
  • 5.5 inches, Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) display
  • 2.2 GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 630 processor
  • 4 GB RAM, 64 GB Internal Storage, microSD up to 128 GB
  • 16 MP Rear camera with Zeiss optics, 8 MP Front camera
  • Android 8.0 Oreo, Android One, 3000 mAh battery, Fast Charging
  • Fingerprint Scanner, Dual Hybrid SIM, 4G VoLTE, USB Type-C, NFC
Nokia 6.1 (4 GB) Price in India:

 15,725
on

 9,799
on
Variants:
Availability Details:
Available both in online and offline stores.
OS Updates?
Will get fast, guaranteed Android updates for 2 years


Strength

  • Android One with Stock Android and fast updates
  • Excellent, beautiful premium design
  • Good display quality
  • Good performance
  • Good front & rear cameras
  • Good battery backup + Fast charging
  • Reliable phone with good user experience
  • Brand value of Nokia

Weakness

  • Overpriced, should have costed 2-3K less
  • No narrow bezel 18:9 display
  • No dual cameras
  • Average low light camera performance


Should You Buy?

Overall, the new Nokia 6 (2018) is a good smartphone with balanced all-round features, umm, which are still not enough! It comes in a very beautiful premium design with excellent build quality. It also delivers very good performance and decent cameras. However, the best thing about the Nokia 6 (2018) is that it comes under Android One program with latest Android and guaranteed updates. The Nokia 6 (2018), despite being good, misses out on an 18:9 display & dual cameras, which are the trending features now coming with every good budget smartphone, and their absence is strongly felt! So, only if you want a clean, stock Android experience or the brand value of Nokia, it can be a good buy.

Our Score
70
Out of 100
Performance:
39%
Rear Camera:
55%
Front Camera:
60%

0%

User Rating: 2.93 ( 2 votes)


Nokia 6.1 Full Specifications:
Phone Details
Phone Name(s) Nokia 6.1, Nokia 6 (2018)
Manufacturer Nokia
Announced May 2018
Released May 2018
Body
Build Metal unibody design
Colors
Black / Copper
White / Iron
Blue / Gold
Dimensions 148.8 x 75.8 x 8.15mm
Weight 172 grams
Buttons On-screen navigation buttons, Power button, Volume rocker
Display
Screen Size 5.5 inches
Display Type IPS LCD
Resolution Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Pixel Density 403 pixels per inch (PPI)
Aspect Ratio 16:9 aspect ratio
Display Area 73.2% screen-to-body ratio
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Touchscreen Yes, Capacitive, Multitouch
Performance
Processor 2.2 GHz Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor
RAM 4 GB LPDDR 4
GPU Adreno 508
Storage
Internal 64 GB
External microSD up to 128 GB
USB OTG Yes
Operating System
OS Android 8.0 Oreo  |  Android One
User Interface Stock Android UI
Features Comes under ‘Android One’ program by Google with very fast and promised updates for 2 years
Cameras
Rear Camera 16 MP camera with Dual-tone LED flash
Details Carl Zeiss optics, f/2.0 aperture, 1.0µm pixel size, PDAF
Video Recording 1080p @30fps
Front Camera 8 MP
Details f/2.0 aperture, 1.12µm pixel size, Fixed Focus, 84˚ wide-angle lens
Video Recording 1080p @30fps
SIM
SIM Dual SIM (hybrid slots)
SIM Size Nano SIM
Battery
Capacity 3000 mAh Li-Ion battery
Fast Charging Yes
Wireless Charging No
Removable Battery No
Talk Time 16 hours
Stand-by Time 507 hours
Security and Sensors
Security Fingerprint Scanner
Sensors Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, E-compass, Gyroscope, Hall sensor
Connectivity
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Hotspot
Bluetooth v5.0, A2DP, LE
Location GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
USB Type USB Type-C (2.0)
FM Radio Yes
NFC Yes
Infrared No
Sound
Speakers Single speaker with smart AMP
3.5mm Headphone Jack Yes
Microphone Two microphones with Nokia OZO Audio
Network
Cellular Networks 2G, 3G, 4G / VoLTE
2G Bands GSM 850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900 MHz
3G Bands HSDPA 850/ 900/ 1900/ 2100
4G Bands FDD LTE 1(2100)/ 3(1800)/ 5(850)/ 7(2600)/ 8(900)/ 20(800)/ 28(700); TDD LTE 38(2600)/ 40(2300)/ 41(2500)
Speed LTE Cat. 4, 150 Mbps DL/50 Mbps UL
SAR Values
Head -
Body -
Other Features
Notification LED Yes
Water Resistance No
In Box Contents
What's in the box? Phone, Nokia USB-C Charger, Charging/data cable, Quick guide, SIM door key
Disclaimer: We have tried our best to list correct specs & information on this page, but still cannot guarantee it is 100% correct.
Nokia 6.1 Review:

Nokia recently launched a 4 GB RAM variant of its last year’s Nokia 6,  and within no time they have launched its successor in India, known as the Nokia 6 (2018). The new Nokia 6 (2018) brings some significant improvements over the last gen Nokia 6, most importantly in terms of performance. It now runs on a more powerful 2.2 GHz Octa Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor paired with 3 /4 GB RAM and Adreno 508 GPU, and delivers very good performance for gaming, multitasking and day to day usage.

However, one area where the new Nokia 6 should have been upgraded, is the display. The old Nokia 6 came with a 16:9 aspect ratio display but, the current trend among the budget smartphones is the bezel-less 18:9 aspect ratio display and sadly, the Nokia 6 (2018) misses out on it. Though the 5.5 inches Full HD display is good in quality but, to make its mark in the budget smartphone segment, it was must for the new Nokia 6 to get an 18:9 aspect ratio display like the new Nokia 7 Plus, which was launched alongside it.

Coming to the design of the smartphone, it still gets that sturdy build quality as it comes in a metal unibody design, built out of a single piece of series 6000 aluminium. The build quality is premium and it also comes with beautiful copper color linings on the camera module, fingerprint scanner and the edges, which makes it look very beautiful and different at the same time. Probably the best thing about the Nokia 6 (2018) is its software, as it runs on the latest Android 8.0 Oreo with Stock Android and comes under ‘Android One’ program by Google with very fast and promised updates for 2 years.

Being an Android One smartphone, it also gets the benefit of free unlimited high-quality photo storage with Google Photos, the popular gallery app from Google. When it comes to the optics, the Nokia 6 (2018) again features a single 16 MP rear camera with Zeiss optics having PDAF, 1.0um, f/2.0 aperture and dual-tone LED flash. The picture quality is excellent in daylight conditions but in low light it’s average with noise and low light. On the front, there is an 8 MP selfie shooter which clicks good selfies.

The feature-packed camera app comes with features like a full pro mode, bothie mode (lets you click photos simultaneously from both the cameras in the same frame),  PIP mode and software-based Bokeh effects in portrait mode for both the front as well as rear cameras. The fingerprint scanner is fast and easy to reach. It gets 32 /64 GB of internal storage which is expandable up to 128 GB via microSD card. The dual sim Nokia 6 (2018) comes with a hybrid slot. It comes with a non-removable 3000 mAh Li-Ion battery with support for fast charging and delivers very good battery backup. It also comes with NFC and USB Type-C for connectivity.

Nokia 6.1 Black / Copper:

Nokia 6.1 White / Iron:

Nokia 6.1 Blue / Gold:


Nokia 6.1 (4 GB) is suitable to use for:
  • Heavy Users
  • Normal Day to Day Users
  • Heavy Gamers
  • Moderate Gamers
  • Camera Lovers
  • Selfie Lovers
  • Multimedia Consumption

Rahul Dubey

Rahul is a Professional Blogger and the Founder of 'Best Tech Guru'. He is a Computer Science & Engineering graduate and the passion for Technology & Entrepreneurship kept him away from a regular job, now he spends all his time with latest technology and loves to help people. He is a Tech enthusiast and has written hundreds of articles over the years on this blog. Follow @iamRahulD

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