Nokia 6 review: The return of an iconic name

Long gone are the day when Nokia dominated the smartphone market. The Finnish firm sold its smartphone business to Microsoft in 2014 in an attempt to rescue itself from bankruptcy. The deal sees the Finnish smartphone maker shift its focus towards feature phones. However, that doesn’t mean we will not be able to buy a Nokia-branded smartphone again. Nokia is officially back in the smartphone game with Nokia 6 to take on the likes of Apple and Samsung. The Nokia 6 is a great phone that combines perfectly premium design, high-end specs and an iconic logo on the back.

Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia marks the end of Windows-based Lumia phones, and paves the way for Nokia-branded smartphones running Google’s Android operating system. The 6 is the first Android phone carrying Nokia branding. With an affordable price tag, premium design and a recognized brand, the Nokia 6 deserves your shot.

  1. Design and display

With the Nokia 6, the Finnish smartphone maker has officially moved away from its boring and cheap plastic back found on the Lumia lineup of smartphones, instead introducing a phone with a clean look and a smooth metal exterior.

Nokia has adopted the flat sides rather than rounded edges, thus making holding the phone in one hand look like a struggle. With the 6, Nokia follows its long-time tradition of launching multi-color phones. There are four colors to choose from, including silver, copper, matte black and tempered blue.

The power/lock and volume keys are located on the right of the phone, while the fingerprint scanner resides on the front. Besides, there is also a 3.5 mm headphone jack at the top of the handset. When it comes to the device’s screen, the Nokia sports a 5.5 inch Full HD display that offers impressive performance ranging from watching high-res videos to playing games.

  1. Nokia 6 performance

The Nokia 6 is a mid-range phone that targets those with limited budget. However, that doesn’t mean the Nokia delivers sluggish performance. With the 6, the Finnish firm has opted to stick with Google’s stock Android interface, thus offering smooth performance for the basic tasks.

Under the hood, the Nokia 6 is fueled by a mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor, putting the phone in contention with the likes of Samsung’s Galaxy A series models. Besides, the handset has 3GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage (a microSD support for further expansion).

  1. Battery and camera

The Nokia 6 is making snapping your favorite moments much easier thanks to its 16 MP phrase detection autofocus rear camera. On the front, the phone sports an 8MP selfie camera shooter, offering decent performance. When it comes to battery life, the Nokia 6 features a non-removable 3,000 battery that lasts a day under normal usage.

The Nokia 6 is a phone that marks the return of an iconic smartphone brand following the acquisition. The Nokia 6 is a great phone with premium design, respectable specs and bright display, all made possible by a mid-range Snapdragon 430 process and Android Nougat.

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