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    Nokia 6.1

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    Release Date
    5-Jan-18
    Market Status
    Available
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    Original Price
    ₹16,800
    Price with Buyback
    Approx. ₹6,720
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    Specs at a Glance
    Battery Capacity
    3000 mAh
    Battery Capacity
    Operating System
    Android v8.1 (Oreo)
    Operating System
    Screen Size
    5.5 inches
    Screen Size
    Variants Available
    Colors
    Ram & Storage:
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    General
    Announced On5-Jan-18
    Market StatusAvailable
    BrandNokia
    Price StatusConfirmed
    PriceRs. 14,927
    Design
    Weight172 grams
    ColorsBlack, Blue, White
    BuildCase: Metal, Back: Metal
    Dimensions148.8 x 75.8 x 8.6 mm
    Display
    Screen Size5.5 inches
    Screen TypeIPS LCD
    Screen Resolution1080 x 1920 pixels
    Pixel Density401 ppi
    Aspect Ratio16:09
    Screen ProtectionGorilla Glass 3
    Screen to Body Ratio73.76%
    Screen QualityFHD
    Performance
    GPUAdreno 508
    Operating SystemAndroid v8.1 (Oreo)
    ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 630
    CPUOcta core, 2.2 GHz, Cortex A53
    Custom User InterfaceAndroid One
    Clock Speed2.2 GHz
    Architecture64 bit
    Process Technology14 nm
    Memory & Storage
    Phone Variants4GB 64GB, 3GB 32GB
    Expandable StorageYes
    RAM TypeLPDDR4
    Storage TypeeMMC 5.1
    Expandable Storage CapacityYes, 128 GB
    Front Camera
    Front Video Recording1080p30fps
    Front Camera FeaturesFixed Focus
    Front Camera SetupSingle, 8MP
    Front Camera 1 Resolution8 MP
    Front Camera 1 Typef/2.0 Primary Camera
    Front Aperturef/2.0
    Battery
    Battery Capacity3000 mAh
    Battery RemovableNo
    Battery TypeLi-ion
    Charger TypeFast
    USB Type-CYes
    Fast ChargingYes
    Charging Time50 % in 30 minutes
    Wireless ChargingYes
    Miscellaneous Features
    SensorsLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope
    Network & Connectivity
    GPSYes A-GPS, Glonass
    Audio FeaturesActive noise cancellation with dedicated mic
    NFCYes
    BluetoothYes
    FM RadioYes, RDS
    3.5mm Audio JackYes
    Bluetooth Typev5.0
    Audio Jack3.5 mm
    Rear Camera
    Rear FlashYes, Dual-color LED Flash
    Rear Video Recording1920x1080 @ 30 fps
    Rear Camera FeaturesDigital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus
    Rear Camera SetupSingle, 16MP
    Rear Camera 1 Resolution16 MP
    Rear Camera 1 Typef/2.0 Primary Camera
    Rear Camera 1 Lens1 micrometre pixel size
    Rear SensorCMOS image sensor
    Rear Aperturef/2.0
    Network
    Network Support4G
    SIM SizeSIM1: Nano, SIM2: Nano (Hybrid)
    Wi-FiYes, Wi-Fi 802.11, a/b/g/n
    SIM Slot(s)Dual SIM, GSM+GSM
    eSIMNo
    Wi-Fi FeaturesMobile Hotspot
    VoLTEYes
    SIM 1 Bands4G Bands: TD-LTE 2300(band 40), FD-LTE 1800(band 3), 3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz, 2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz, 4G Speed: 50 Mbit/s 150 Mbit/s (LTE category 4), 3G Speed: HSDPA 42.2 Mbit/s , HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s , GPRS: Ava...
    SIM 2 Bands4G Bands: TD-LTE 2300(band 40), FD-LTE 1800(band 3), 3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz, 2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz, 4G Speed: 50 Mbit/s 150 Mbit/s (LTE category 4), 3G Speed: HSDPA 42.2 Mbit/s , GPRS: Available, EDGE: Availa...
    Sensors
    Fingerprint ScannerYes
    Fingerprint Scanner PositionRear

    Price & Availability


    Nokia 6.1 (Blue/Gold, 3 GB RAM/32 GB)
    Price
    ₹16,800

    About the Phone

    The solid and sturdy Nokia 6.1 does not rely on just design this time. It provides a lot more. A few of the pros and cons of this set are:

    Pros

    • Nokia 6.1 comes the signature sturdy design for which it is famous.
    • The display of Nokia 6.1 is quite sharp and provides an immersive experience to the user.
    • Nokia 6.1 is fitted with a decent 630 Snapdragon chipset which can back you up when you are working with multiple apps.
    • Nokia 6.1 arrives with a capable juice pack that can keep the phone fueled for an entire day even with moderate use.
    • Due to the Carl Zeiss lens, the images produced by Nokia 6.1 in ideal light condition is quite brilliant.

    Cons

    • Nokia 6.1’s screen tends to capture a lot of fingerprint smudges.
    • The phone has a decent processor but it is not suitable for heavy gaming.
    • Despite having a brilliant camera, the phone tends to perform poorly in low-light or bright light conditions.

     

    Nokia 6.1 is a quality phone. It steps out of its comfort budget zone and tries to provide better hardware to please the budget crowd. It is a phone that is not only suitable for budget crowds but for the average smartphone user who wants a second phone in their pocket.

    Nokia 6.1 changes the budget philosophy of Nokia and comes with a better mix of hardware and design. Priced at Rs. 12,789, it can be a proper contender in the competitive budget market.

     

    Nokia 6.1 has a lot of upgrades going for it. Not only does it comes with a solid build, but now, it has also gone for better hardware. On the whole, Nokia has created a phone that is capable of pleasing both budget and average users.

    In the true Nokia style, the Nokia 6.1 comes with the signature sturdy build of Nokia phones. It is made from 6000-series aluminium with flat diamond-cut sides making it easy to handle. The metal body and the thickness at 8.6 mm make this a heavy phone, rounding off at 172 grams. However, too many drops may result in dents, so a case, while not necessary, would be a great addition. The screen is Gorilla Glass 3 which prevents scratches. Due to the glossy surface, the phone can be quite slippery.

    It has a 5.5-inch screen with an aspect ratio of 16:9 and offers fullHD resolution of 1080 x 1920, featuring a pixel density of 403 ppi. The screen smudges easily, which can be an issue. Otherwise, the phone display is quite bright, and the colours produced are sharp. It can provide an excellent cinematic experience because of its quality display. Of course, it can’t be compared to top-end products like the Samsung Galaxy S9.

    The Nokia 6.1 has an octa-core Snapdragon 630 chipset which is clocked at 2.2GHz. It is partnered with 3GB RAM which helps in multitasking. It is a basic processor, but it gets the job done. It can offer a smooth gaming experience; however intensive games can falter on this phone. Multitasking works properly and only rarely does it go through any significant slowdown. Otherwise, as a gaming set, light games can efficiently run without any noticeable lags. Benchmark puts it at a multi-core score of 4,177 which is much better than the 2,736 recorded by its predecessor, and its competitors Moto G5’s 2,377 and Honor 7X’s 3,579.

    Nokia 6.1 has a 16MP rear camera with an f/2.0 aperture, and dual-tone LED flash. However, it is the Carl Zeiss lens that truly makes it flourish. In daylight, the phone can produce great shots with accurate colours and good details. However, in harsh sunlight, the subjects could get overexposed, and the highlights can get blown out.

     

    At night, the images lose details, appear grainy, and cause visibility issues. So, the low light performance is just about average at best.

     

    The 8MP selfie camera comes with an f/2.0 aperture. It takes good selfies, and there is an optional beauty mode that you could use as well. Due to the fixed focus, there might be a problem regarding subject detection.

    Nokia 6.1 comes with a 3000 mAh battery. Battery tests like putting the phone through moderate and heavy tasks found that it can last for one whole day without a problem. A battery test of running a 90-minute full HD video with maxed out brightness and Wi-Fi syncing continuing in the background saw it lose 23%, similar to the 22% recorded by Nokia 6. The LG Q6 lost only 16%, displaying better stamina.

     

    Nokia 6.1 comes with the USB-C port and supports fast charging. An hour of charging gets the phone to 40%. However, it’s not as fast as flagship products.

    Nokia 6.1 is a good phone and has addressed some of the issues present with the predecessor Nokia 6. However, it comes with a few shortcomings. It does not have wireless charging or dual-lens rear camera. While these can be dismissed due to the price bracket, the lack of waterproofing and the new 18:9 aspect ratio is surprising. However, it is a great phone, and it could be recommended for any Nokia fans or a budget user going for features rather than looks. If you are looking for better battery life, LG Q6 is the way to go though you might have to compromise on the solid build that Nokia 6.1 offers.