Nokia 6 review: Plans | Pricing | Specs

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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.

5.5 inches

Display size

1080 x 1920px

32GB

Internal storage

16 MP

Rear camera

3,000 mAh

Battery size

Finder rated as Average vs similar phones

Details

Display

Camera

Physical dimensions

Connectivity

Power, storage and battery

Device features

Display size 5.5 inches
Resolution 1080 x 1920
Pixels per inch (PPI) 403
Rear camera megapixels 16MP
Rear camera aperture size f/2.0
Video recording 1080p
Front camera megapixels 8MP
Front camera aperture size f/2.0
Dimensions 154mm x 75.8mm x 8.4mm
Weight 169g
NFC Yes
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Network category speed Category 4
Processor Snapdragon 430
RAM 3GB
Operating system Android 7
Internal storage

32GB

External storage support Up to 128GB
Battery capacity 3,000mAh
Headphone jack Yes
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Water resistance N/A
Wireless charging No
Launch price (RRP)$399
Launch date2017-01
Nokia 6

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.

Design

  • 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

Camera

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

Performance

  • 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

Verdict

  • 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.

Promoted

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

Nokia 6 specs

Display

Camera

Physical dimensions

Connectivity

Power, storage and battery

Device features

Display size 5.5 inches
Resolution 1080 x 1920
Pixels per inch (PPI) 403
Rear camera megapixels 16MP
Rear camera aperture size f/2.0
Video recording 1080p
Front camera megapixels 8MP
Front camera aperture size f/2.0
Dimensions 154mm x 75.8mm x 8.4mm
Weight 169g
NFC Yes
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Network category speed Category 4
Processor Snapdragon 430
RAM 3GB
Operating system Android 7
Internal storage

32GB

External storage support Up to 128GB
Battery capacity 3,000mAh
Headphone jack Yes
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Water resistance N/A
Wireless charging No

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