Nokia 6 review: Plans | Pricing | Specs

Nokia 6

Nokia 6
  • Display

    5.5 inches

    1920 x 1080

  • Storage


  • Battery size

    3,000 mAh

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The Nokia 6 is slightly bigger than the Nokia 5 and has a higher-resolution screen, but it's uncomfortable to hold and outclassed in benchmarks, making it hard to recommend.

The good

  • Clean Android OS
  • Decent camera
  • Included fingerprint sensor

The bad

  • Uncomfortable to hold
  • Disappointing performance
  • Uninspiring battery life

The Nokia 6 is outclassed by its smaller sibling and offers very little justification for its existence.

It's been more than 10 years since Apple announced the original iPhone, and while the house that Jobs built may be sitting on top of the smartphone mountain now, back in 2007 the king of phones was Nokia. At the time Nokia refused to acknowledge the threat of Apple's simple smartphone with an easy to use operating system, and that hubris saw the company collapse, get bought by Microsoft and ultimately disappear until HMD Global decided to resurrect it in 2017.

The Nokia 6 is the top model in the trio of Android devices that launched in July here in Australia, both in terms of specs and cost. But it still rests squarely in the budget spectrum, which is reflected in its overall performance.


  • Bright and crisp, the 5.5-inch screen is the Nokia 6's greatest strength
  • Hard edges make it awkward and uncomfortable to hold
nokia 6 back


  • Serviceable enough in good lighting conditions
  • Slow focus makes taking shots more laborious than it should be
nokia 6 camera


  • HMD's decision to use the same hardware as the Nokia 5 leads to relatively lacklustre performance
  • The promise of ongoing Android support is encouraging

Battery life

  • Decent stamina, but not as long-lived as its specs might suggest
  • Under moderate use, all-day battery is not a guarantee


  • A mediocre handset that fails to live up to the Nokia name

Pricing and availability

Nokia 6

Return of the '90s mobile phone maestro

Nokia is back to challenge the smartphone market with the Android-powered Nokia 6.


  • The Nokia 6 retails for $399, but you can grab one for around $270 from online retailers like Catch and Kogan.

Nokia 6 specs

OS Android 7
Display size (inches) 5.5
Display resolution (pixels) 1920 x 1080
Pixels per inch (PPI) 403
Processor Snapdragon 430
Height (mm) 154
Width (mm) 75.8
Depth (mm) 8.4
Weight (g) 169
Battery size (mAh) 3,000
Wireless charging No
Internal storage 32GB
MicroSD expansion 128GB
Fingerprint scanner Yes
Water resistance N/A
Rear camera (1) resolution 16
Rear camera (1) aperture f/2.0
Rear camera (2) resolution
Rear camera (2) aperture
Rear camera (3) resolution
Rear camera (3) aperture
Front camera (1) resolution 8
Front camera (1) aperture f/2.0
Front camera (2) resolution
Front camera (2) aperture
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Network category speed Category 4
NFC support Yes

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