The Nokia 6.1 aims to bring a lot of features to customers for a very low price. The naming scheme on this phone is a little bit confusing it’s technically called at the Nokia 6.1 20 18 edition for the sake of simplicity. Its price vary a bit depending on location, carrier specials and where you get it but it’s safe to say you can get this phone for pretty much cheap anywhere.
Nokia is teaming up with Google here to offer a solid smartphone with lots of features for a very affordable price. One of the biggest selling points on this phone is the fact that it’s an Android One phone and that means it’s running pretty much stock Android free of any skins launchers. Powering Android on this phone is a Snapdragon 630 processor 3 gigs of RAM along with 32 gigs of internal storage and these specs are not the bleeding edge of for this phone. He’s not trying to be a flagship or really compete with ones out there.
Nokia 6.1 is not super slow but also isn’t super fast or buttery smooth though that being said the average consumer who’s getting this phone probably won’t be bothered by that at all. Day to day tasks like multitasking and web browsing run on here without any issues and even games perform well though.
Nokia 6.1 has a 5.5 inch HD 1920 by 1080 display.That is technically just an LCD display it’s not 18 by 9 and there’s no OLED it’s just a regular old 1080p panel and it looks like one you can find on other flagships. Colors on this display look a little bit dull and a little washed out. Nokia 6.1 also got some substantial bezel around it but at least there’s no knotch for the average person using this to scroll through news feeds or play videos.
Unlike other Nokia phones the earpiece on the Nokia 6.1 does not double as a speaker so the only speaker you’re getting on this phone is located on the bottom. It’s very easily covered by your hand when you’re watching something in landscape but a little bit of saving grace here there is a headphone jack on top.
The entire body of this phone is built really well and it’s made out of aluminum. It feels very solid and the phone also comes in a variety of different color options. The back of Nokia 6.1 sports well looks like on first glance, like the typical 2018 style of vertically stacked camera system but on a closer inspection that is definitely not the case. There’s just a single sensor sitting inside that little cutout but that sensor is 16 megapixels and the photos at 8 shoots are very solid. This camera is far from comparable but for the price it brings some very good results in pretty much any environment.
There is a fingerprint reader on this phone and it works ok but there are some small delays when using it to unlock the phone a few times but nothing super unreasonable. Battery life is actually really good on this phone. Of course there’s no super high end display or high end processor that’s gonna run down that 3000 milliamp hour battery but easily able to last a full day.
Key Features for Nokia 6.1
5.5 inch display
Android 8.1 Oreo Operating System
Hexa-core 4×1.4 GHz & 2×1.8 GHz Processor
up to 256 GB Memory Card Slot
32 GB Internal Memory
3 GB RAM
16 MP Rear Camera
8 MP Front Camera
Removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery