First Look and Hands-on of the Nokia 6
This is the re-re-comeback of Nokia!
The Finnish brand, through HMD Global, has just released the first Nokia for 2017.
This is our First Look and Hands-on of the Nokia 6.
Durability has always been the hallmark what a Nokia stands for. That focus translated to the 6000 series aluminum body forged for the Nokia 6.
The rear will greet you with a 16MP shooter with LED flash. The clean matte finish is clad in metal with the iconic Nokia logo.
The top and bottom portion tries to hide the antenna lines that run along the edges.
The Gorilla Glass 3 serves as an initial line of defense for the 5.5inch 1080p IPS LCD display.
The top portion locates the the ambient/proximity sensor, the LED notification light, the earpiece that doubles as a speaker and another Nokia logo right beside the 8MP selfie camera.
The chin houses the home button with an embedded fingerprint sensor flanked by two backlit navigation keys.
The squarish metal frame positions the power button right below the volume rocker at the right side, while the opposite end contains the hybrid dual-nano sim tray.
Up top sits the headphone jack while at the bottom provides the microUSB port with another speaker cutout beside it.
The entire build is boxy, solid, clean and heavy. The edgy feel gives it an.. ehem, edge in terms of design.Display
Protected by a 2.5D curved gorilla glass 3 is the 5.5-inch 1080p FHD IPS LCD screen.
As expected from LCD screens, viewing angles are great with natural color reproduction with some light struggles when using the phone in broad daylight. But will still be viewable.
The main camera will be sporting a 16MP PDAF sensor with f2.0 aperture when shooting.
Images captured in broad daylight resulted in natural colors with just the right amount of sharpness.
Indoor shots were a bit bland to our taste with some lost details seen here. Taking photos of close-up subjects gave us an accurate color rendition that leans to a smoother shot.
Noise will be creeping in during low-light shooting but the flash will aid in providing a crisper image especially for subjects taken in close proximity.
Recording a video can take up to 1080p with the same quality when taking outdoor images. A steady hand will be needed as it lacks any stabilization features.
Taking selfies with the 8MP snapper gave us a natural smooth looking face as seen here.
Under the hood is a Snapdragon 430 clocked at 1.3GHz paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage. The microSD card tray supports up to 256GB should you find the built in storage lacking.
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The Nokia 6 will be running the latest Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box.
Antutu benchmark shows Nokia 6 garnering around 44 thousand points.
Casual apps, games, tasks, browsing, and watching videos will not be a problem as the Nokia 6 will breeze through without a hitch. This is also thanks to near-stock experience without an app drawer present.
If you plan on playing games then a good benchmark here will be Nova 3 that resulted to smooth gameplay while graphic intensive games like Real Racing 3 and Gangstar Vegas 4 won’t be that enticing to play.
Unlocking the device via the fingerprint sensor was fast but not so accurate. We were able to get 8 out of 10 tries.
The 3000mAh battery of the Nokia 6 comes with Quick Charge 2.0. The phone can last throughout the day with almost 4hours and a half screen-on time.
Pricing and Verdict
There are still no announcements as to when the Nokia 6 will officially arrive in Philippine shores.
The latest carrier will come in the form of Lazada at a hefty Php18,590 price tag compared to the expected 11,990 based on international retail price.
But it’s a tad too hefty for its processing capabilities, if you ask us.
Perhaps if we can all calm down and wait for an official distributor with more reasonable pricing? We’ll keep you posted.
Nokia 6 Official photos, color
Nokia 6 Specs, Official PH price, release date in the Philippines
|SPECS, PH Price||Nokia 6|
|Display||5.5-inch in-cell 1080p FHD, 401ppi|
|Size||8.4mm thick, 169g weight|
|Design||6000 Series aluminum unibody, 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla Glass 3, antenna lines|
|Chipset||Snapdragon 430 octa-core chipset|
|Processor||8 x 1.3GHz ARM Cortex A53|
|Graphics||Adreno 505 GPU|
|Memory||4GB RAM, 64GB internal, microSD card up to 256GB|
|Main Camera||16MP f/2.0 PDAF, LED flash|
|Multimedia||1080p @ 30fps|
|Front camera||8MP f2.0, 1080p|
|Connectivity||GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
4G LTE (Cat. 6), WiFi ac, Bt 4.0, GPSGPS, GLONASS
|OS||Android 7.0 Nougat|
|Software||Near-stock Android with Nokia customizations|
|Battery||3000mah, Quick Charge 2.0|
|Ports||micro-USB, 3.55mm headphone jack|
|Official Price||Php18,590 $373(Lazada), Php11,990 international price(before taxes)|
|Where to buy||Lazada Online Shopping|