Nokia 6 • Performance & Hardware Disadvantage
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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 will come with the SD625 and not the SD430 which in my opinion doesn't suit a mid-range device like the Nokia 6. I think that many people will be disappointed with that decision. It might sell well in China, but if you bring it to the west, I doubt that many people will prefer buying it over other better mid-range phones with more up-to-date Soc.

Don't get me wrong, an 1.4 GHz Octa-core processor with Adreno 505 can run any game with not problem, but this phone will definitely be compared with other mid-range devices that might be more compelling. Of course the processor isn't everything, and you need to do your own math and looks at the other features as well. I negatively criticize Nokia for this decision because I think it should have used at least the SD 650 on this phone. I hope that its future phones will be more compeling.

importance ranking: #1 in the 'Performance & Hardware' category and #3 among all categories for Nokia 6 device

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  • I can't understand Nokia going with that old chipset. I've read tons of comments of people who were very excited about Nokia returning to the mobile phone market with Android OS, but this low mid-range chipset just ruined it.
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  • I think it will be very popular in China, but it has much lower potential in the US and the European market, there are just better specs phone out there. We haven't seen many of the upcoming mid-range offering from the competition and I believe they won't be less attractive, even more than the Nokia 6 offering.
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