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Nokia 6Indifferent face
63.8%
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Dual smart audio amplifiers (NXP TFA9891UK), dual speaker system and Dolby Atmos

"The Nokia 6 sports built-in dual smart amplifiers (TFA9891) that according to the press release, deliver a 6dB louder sound than a regular amp for.."

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Camera

45.5% user satisfaction score (11 votes)
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The Nokia 6 comes with a rear-facing dual-tone flash, sometimes called also 2-tone, bi-color LED array or True-tone flash (as dubbed by Apple, first introduced in the Apple iPhone 5S). Those flashes use two LEDs, one with one LED that emits a warmer color temperature (amber color) and is used to...

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The Nokia 6 comes with a fast f/2.0 aperture lens. I know that many enthusiast photographers and Nokia fans would probably be more happy with a f/1.7 lens, it's still a fast enough lens to help taking good photos in low-light, especially considering its very small 1-micron size pixels. Furthermore,...

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After observing some early sample images taken with the Nokia 6 that at least when it comes to dynamic range and color reproduction, the camera can deliver excellent results. I've judged the colors and sharpness based on sample images from dgtle.com and techdroider.com. The Nokia 6 sample images...

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Phase-detection AF brings fast AF performance for stills and video recording

The Nokia 6 rear camera has a fast phase-detection autofocus system which gives faster AF performance for stills and when recording videos.

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The Nokia 6 rear camera does well in low-light but it ha its limitations. I've seen many sample images taken with the Nokia 6 in low-light. You can clearly see that the lack of an optical image stabilization poses a limit of what the Nokia 6 can achieve when shooting in dark places. I've read that...

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The Nokia 6 video image quality is pretty good, but the bad low-light performance and the lack of an optical image stabilization doesn't help either.I don't know if the Nokia 6 comes with an electronic image stabilization (EIS), but from the video sample below, it seems that it doesn't because the...

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The Nokia 6 lacks an optical image stabilization for its main camera. I think many Nokia fans expected this first Nokia Android smartphone from HMD to come with an OIS like the Nokia 1520 and the 1020 that had one. An OIS could definitely help produce better low-light images, especially considering...

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I was disappointed to see that the Nokia 6 rear camera comes with a 16-megapixel resolution and 1.0 µm pixel size. An f/2 aperture is good, but Nokia was always known for its high-quality camera, so why Nokia has decided to use such a small sensor, or going with such a high resolution. Just look at...

Performance & Hardware

50% user satisfaction score (6 votes)
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Ultra-fast front fingerprint sensor (home button)

The Nokia 6 features an ultra-fast fingerprint scanner embedded as part of the front home button.

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Expandable memory using microSD (up to 128GB)

The Nokia 6 comes with only a single variation that has only 64GB of built-in storage (user usable space is less than that). The good news is that the phone comes with a microSD slot that accepts micro SD cards up to 128GB.

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High amount of RAM (4GB)

The Nokia 6 features plenty of RAM (4GB) which is really good for a mid-range device.

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According to early Nokia 6 performance benchmarks, the Nokia 6 does disappoint. gsminsider posted an image of Antutu and Geekbench 4 benchmark test results and the Nokia 6 scored 44,564 points in Antutu benchmark app and 636 single-core score and 2672 multi-core score in Geekbench 4. Just to remind...

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To be honest, I was quite disappointed to see the Nokia 6 coming with a low mid-range SoC, the 64-bit Snapdragon 430 processor and not the newer Snapdragon 652 or the 653 ones. It's 2017, so why use a 2015 Soc in 2017. I probably can just wish that if Nokia brings this phone to a global market it...

Design

100% user satisfaction score (9 votes)
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White color variation

I've just found out that the Nokia 6 is available in a White version in the Philippines on Lazada for ₱18,590. The specs are the same, but oh boy the white version of the Nokia 6 really looks gorgeous. I usually don't like white phones because thy just look pale and not interesting, but the Nokia 6...

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The Nokia 6 comes with a metal body design and although the front display is very reflective, the the rear side has a black matte finish. What I like about the back side is that it's almost not reflective at all. I think it has a matte color finish and it's not because that the metal itself isn't...

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When I first saw the Nokia 6 I asked myself "where is the antenna lines". I thought that Nokia was managed to release a phone without them, but looking carefully at some image at good lighting, in a specific angle you can clearly see them, like in this photo. Unlike some phone manufacturers that use...

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I really like the Nokia 6 design. It resembles the design of the Nokia Lumia 930 and the camera compartment design at the back resembles the icon Nokia one like the Nokia Lumia 620. It's really a gorgeous sleek looking phone. The brushed metal accent on the sides wrapping a black finish really gives...

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The Nokia 6 was built to the highest quality standards, as least as far as it's build quality goes. According to HMD, the Nokia 6 is made from a solid block of 6000 series aluminum, goes through two anodizing processes and then polished which results in a beautiful sleek durable phone structure. HMD...

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Audio
100% user satisfaction score (2 votes)
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The Nokia 6 sports built-in dual smart amplifiers (TFA9891) that according to the press release, deliver a 6dB louder sound than a regular amp for clearer sound with more prominent bass. The phone also uses Dolby Atmos that simulates surround sound to make it sound like it moves within a...

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Software/Apps
100% user satisfaction score (1 vote)
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Comes with the latest Android 7.0 Nougat

The Nokia 6 comes with the latest (as of the time of writing) Android 7.0 Nougat mobile operating system.

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Connectivity

50% user satisfaction score (4 votes)
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Dual SIM card support

The Nokia 6 accepts two SIM cards, although you can use a micro SD card instead of the second SIM if you want.

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Supports the latest 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard for faster data transfer speeds

The Nokia 6 supports the latest 802.11ac WiFi standard which provides faster data transfer speeds compared to 802.11n.

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The Nokia 6 lacks support for 700MHz Band 28, which means that the phone's data speeds as well as the coverage both indoor and outdoors aren't as optimal as they could have been for regions that do support it or plan to support it in the future. Having 700MHz support also feels the gap and allows us...

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MicroSD takes up the second nano SIM card slot (no dedicated slot)

The Nokia 6 comes wit a dual card slot, which you can use for either two nano SIM cards or a microSD card instead of the second SIM card.

Display

100% user satisfaction score (3 votes)
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The Nokia 6 comes with a polarizer layer as part of the display layer stack, which was added to improve the display's sunlight readability, yet still preserving the display\s slim for form factor. The polarizer layer works like a filter and reduces the reflections and glare from the glass. You...

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The Nokia 6 features a hybrid In-Cell touch display which allows smartphones to have a slimmer form factor and less weight, because the touch input and the screen are integrated into a single layer, and it's said that this technology even improved the resolution, but the main purpose of this In-Cell...

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2.5D Curved Glass for sleek curvy look

The Nokia 6 comes with a sleek 2.5D curved glass at the front of the phone, giving the screen a more curvy and modern look.

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Other Features

25% user satisfaction score (5 votes)
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From what I've read, the Nokia will cost 1699 CNY (roughly Rs. 16,750 or $245 USD), which is a surprisingly low price for a mid-range smartphone, so it looks like that hmd can be very competitive in the Android phone market. Of course we don't know how much this phone would had cost had it released...

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My main problem with the Nokia 6 is that for the first Nokia Android smartphone, it really doesn't have anything that differentiate itself from the other mid-range Android phone; it's just another Android phone. In the early 2000s, many people bought Nokia phones because it's innovative hardware and...

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According to hmdglobal.com, the Nokia 6 will be available exclusively for the Chinese market through jd.com in early 2017, so no global distribution for this new Nokia smartphone.