Nokia 6 review: Plans | Pricing | Specs

Quick Verdict

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

Nokia 6 at a glance
When was the Nokia 6 released? July 2016.
What’s new about the Nokia 6? 5.5-inch screen, Dolby Atmos speakers, Android 7.0.
How much does the Nokia 6 cost? RRP $399, but you can find it cheaper online.

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
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Camera

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

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.
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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
RAM 3
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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Updated October 22nd, 2018
Name Product Processor type Display size Display resolution Internal storage Provider in CTA
Nokia 2.1
Nokia 2.1
Snapdragon 425
5.5
720x1280
8GB
MTK 6737
5
1280 × 720
16GB
Snapdragon 630
5.5
1920 x 1080
64GB
MT6737M
4.5
854 x 480
8GB
MSM8905
2.45
320 x 240
4GB
Snapdragon 835
5.5
2560 x 1440
128GB
Nokia 3310 3G
Nokia 3310 3G
N/A
2.4
320 x 240
128MB
Snapdragon 636
5.84
1080 x 2280
32GB
Snapdragon 430
5.2
1280 × 720
16GB
Snapdragon 835
5.3
2560 x 1440
64GB
Snapdragon 660
6
2160 x 1080
64GB
Snapdragon 430
5.5
1920 x 1080
32GB

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