Smartphone Review Nokia 6 (2018) Update Turned Out To Be Successful
In 2017, a new stage in the history of the Nokia brand began. For 10 years, the rights to it passed to the Chinese company HMD Global Fans of the Finnish brand expected the worst, but it turned out that everything was not so bad. HMD actively embarked on the revival of Nokia, having launched several interesting devices of all price categories on the market at once. In February, the company pleased with the announcement of the Nokia 6 2018 smartphone, an updated version of last year’s Nokia 6. At the end of March, it went on sale in Russia and immediately came to our review. Let’s see how successful the update was and what the new product might be interested in.
Positioning Nokia 6
HMD Global was able to launch telephones of all price categories on the market, thus competing with other companies on all fronts. The Nokia 6 2018 smartphone occupies an intermediate position in the lineup between mid-range devices and higher-level devices. Its features are advanced flagship-level optics and a powerful processor.
The smartphone is packed in a cardboard box with the image of clasped hands – the company’s marketing is clearly not sitting idle, continuing to play on users’ nostalgia. Inside are: a device, a clip for removing cards, a wired headset (where did the ear pads come from?), A charger, a USB Type C cable and various documentation for the smartphone.
Features of Nokia 6 2018: performance and autonomy
The filling of the smartphone is decent. The device does not occupy the top lines in performance ratings, but it pulls “heavy” games.
The Nokia 6 2018 received a more efficient Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 chipset compared to its predecessor. The processor was designed for mid-range devices, but it has established itself as a fast and well-stabilized chip.
The device is available in two versions: 3/32 GB of RAM and internal memory and 4/64 GB of RAM and ROM. The difference between them in price is only 2,000 rubles, so we recommend taking the option with a large amount of memory. The drive can be expanded to 256 GB if desired, but the user will be faced with a dilemma – since the card slot is hybrid, you will need to decide what is more important – a second SIM card or additional memory.
The processor does an excellent job of all tasks. During the testing of the device, there were no lags, freezes and other problems with the operation of the applications. The chipset showed itself well in games. We tested it on such a resource-intensive simulator as World of Tanks: Blitz, starting the game first on the minimum graphics settings. The result was pleasant – everything works smoothly, the picture is clear, fps holds steady around 60. At maximum graphics settings – from 40 to 60 fps and a slight heating of the case. The result is excellent.
The smartphone uses eMMC 5.1 memory and applications download, install and work quickly, without failures.
The smartphone’s battery is non-removable, with a capacity of 3000 mAh. For me, the battery is clearly small. I judge by tests with resource-intensive games – an hour of playing in World of Tanks “ate” about 15% of the charge. Full HD video at medium brightness settings plays for 11 hours. It takes about two hours to fully charge the battery. The device does not support fast charging.
The updated Nokia 6 shows the average battery life. With a moderate mode of use, the battery charge is enough for about a day and a half, with an active one – until the evening. There is only one energy-saving mode in the smartphone; flexible performance settings are not provided.
The speaker sounds tolerable, the stereo headset that comes with the kit and for some reason without ear pads does not differ in good quality. Any headphones connected to the device allow you to listen to the radio.