Nokia 6

Welcome to the 2017 Nokia 6 specifications and hands on review.  We’ve reviewed the Nokia 3, Nokia 5 over the last few weeks and now it is the Nokia 6. The Nokia 6 is classed as a lower mid-range smartphone due to it’s pricing and specification level. The Nokia is priced at $399 AUD in Australia as an outright purchased not locked to any network.

In terms of construction the Nokia 6 is excellent for the price. All the panels fit tother and there are no cheap looking parts, overall looks great. However the design is a little on the old side, like any number of other Chinese branded smart phones with it’s metal but straight cut or chamfered edges. We refer to the Chinese branded phone because the Nokia 6 is built in China. The design is clearly older than the Nokia 3 and the Nokia 5 because the Nokia 6 was release in China 6 months prior. It feels good to hold and certainly worth the price.

In terms of hardware specifications the Nokia 6 is pretty average for a for a sub-$400 smartphone. The standout features are the 1080P HD screen, untampered Android OS and metal body. Unexpected features at this price point is NFC for wireless payment, Dolby ATMOS for better sound quality and a fast charger system. Overall a decent upgrade on the cheaper Nokia 5, however the two phones share the same CPU! Thanks to the additional memory the Nokia 6 seems to work more smoothly although the performance is not exactly the most impressive chapter phone we’ve tried.

In terms of use the Nokia 6 is acceptable. The performance is smooth thanks to more memory and the screen quality is impressive better than the iPhone next to it for comparison. It is surprising how the entry level CPU can perform so well. Overall it keeps its smooth interface even when running multiple apps. However it is not a fast phone but running the all the basic social media apps revel a little sluggishness.

The conclusion is that the 2017 Nokia 6 is a decent entry level smartphone the runs Android OS. The Nokia 6 no where near the best smartphone in the $400 price range, that accolade goes to the the Motorola G5 Plus for overall performance. That said the key reason for choosing the Nokia 6 is that they will send you OS updates in a timely fashion and of course being a Nokia. Would we buy the Nokia 6? Nope, because there are other better smartphones for the price.

  • Nokia 6
  • Network
    GSM, 3G, 4G, LTE
  • Design
    Touch screen
    L154 x W75.8 x D7.85 mm
    Weight 160 grams
  • Display
    5.5 inch LCD 1080 x 1920 IPS LCD
  • Camera
    16 MP auto-focus LED Flash
    2nd forward facing video call/selfie camera 8MP
  • Video Camera
    1080p 30FPS main video camera
  • Connectivity
    Wi-Fi, Bluetooth V4, USB, NFC, GPS, Fingerprint
  • CPU
    Octa-core 1.4 Ghz Snapdragon 430
    Andreno 505 Graphics CPU
  • Memory
    3 or 4 Gig RAM
    Up to Approx 32 or 64 Gig for user
    MicroSD expansion
  • Features
    Android OS 7
    FM Radio with RDS
  • Power
    3000 Li-Po mAh battery
    Up to 31 Days Standby
    Up to 24 hours Talk Time
  • Price history
    Approx $400 AUD July 2017 (Outright)