After the success of the Nokia 6 last year, HMD Global has released its successor with the same name. The Nokia 6 (2018) improves on its predecessor and HMD Global has taken user input to fix some of the pain points of the previous handset.
These improvements have made the Nokia 6 (2018) a formidable competitor to competition from the likes of Honor and Xiaomi in India. In other markets, the Nokia 6 (2018) has no other formidable competitor from a respective OEM. If you are interested in buying the handset and have some questions surrounding it, check out our FAQ below.
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Q) What are the full specifications of the Nokia 6 (2018)?
A) The full specs of the handset are as follows:
- Dimensions: 148.8 x 75.8 x 8.6 mm
- Weight: 172g
- Display: 5.5-inch 1080p 16:9 IPS LCD, Gorilla Glass 3
- Chipset: Octa-core Snapdragon 630 clocked at 2.2GHz
- GPU: Adreno 509
- RAM: 3GB
- Storage: 32GB, Hybrid microSD card slot
- Rear camera: 16MP, f/2.0 aperture, 1.0um, dual-tone dual-LED flash, HD video recording
- Front camera: 8MP, 1.12um, f/2.0
- Sensors: Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Proximity, Ambient light sensor, eCompass, NFC
- Connectivity: LTE, Dual-SIM, GPS, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 5, USB-C, 3.5mm jack
- Battery: 3000mAh non-removable
- Software: Android 8.1 Oreo
- Others: Single speaker with smart amp, Two mics with Nokia OZO Audio support
Q) Is the battery of the handset removable?
A) No. The handset features a unibody aluminum build so its battery is not removable.
Q) What kind of SIM card slot does the phone have? Can I use two SIM cards and a microSD card at the same time?
A) The Nokia 6 features a hybrid SIM card slot. This means that you can either 1 SIM card and microSD card or 2 SIM cards at any given time. Both SIM card slots accept nanoSIM cards.
Q) Is the display on the Nokia 6 protected by Gorilla Glass?
A) The 5.5-inch HD display on the Nokia 6 is protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3.
Q) Is there a fingerprint sensor on the handset?
A) Yes, there is a fingerprint scanner, and it is located at the rear.
Q) What about face unlock?
A) No, there is no face unlock on the Nokia 6 (2018).
Q) Can you record slow-motion videos on the handset?
A) No. On the bright side, the phone is capable of recording videos in 4K resolution.
Q) Which version of Android does the handset run on?
A) Android 8.0 Oreo.
Q) Does the Nokia 6 feature an LED notification light?
A) No, the handset lacks an LED notification light.
Q) What makes the Nokia 6 special compared to its competition?
A) The Nokia 6 features a very solid build quality that you will not find in the likes of the Redmi Note 5 Pro or the Moto G5. Its made from Series 6000 aluminum with diamond cut edges giving it a very durable look and feel. which cannot be matched by its competition.
The handset also features an Android One branding which means it is running a pure and unadulterated stock Android version. Nokia promises monthly security updates along with two years of OS updates for the handset.
Q) What makes the Nokia 6 better than the Redmi Note 5 Pro?
A) Compared to the Redmi Note 5 Pro, the Nokia 6 (2018) features a more premium and durable build quality. It also runs on a stock version of Android Oreo without any bloatware which coupled with its faster chipset compared to its predecessor, it should offer better day-to-day performance as well.
Q) Does the Nokia 6 support LTE and VoLTe networks? Will a Reliance Jio SIM work on the phone?
A) Yes, it does support LTE and VoLTE out of the box. It also has support for Jio’s VoLTE network.
Q) Does the Nokia 6 support fast charging?
A) Yes, the handset comes with quick charging support. It can charge up to 0-50 percent in just 30 minutes.
Q) Can one make native video calls on the handset?
A) Yes, though native video calls are done using Google Duo so it might not work with every phone.
Q) Can one record calls on the handset?
A) No, the Nokia 6 (2018) does not come with a built-in option to record calls. One has to make use of third-party apps from the Play Store for that.
Q) How much free storage space does the Nokia 6 (2018) have out of the box?
A) Almost 23GB out of the box.
Q) Are the capacitive keys on the Nokia 6 backlit?
A) The new Nokia 6 does not come with capacitive navigation keys. Instead, it features on-screen navigation bar.
Q) Is the on-screen navigation bar on the handset customizable?
A) No, the on-screen navigation bar on the Nokia 6 (2018) is not customizable.
Q) What colors is the Nokia 6 available in?
A) The handset is available in Black/Copper, White/Iron, and Blue/Gold colors.
Q) What contents do you get inside the retail box of the Nokia 6?
A) You get the phone, a 2A charger, a USB cable, SIM ejector tool, earphones, and some regulatory papers. No case, screen guard, or earphones are bundled with the phone.
Q) Does the handset support USB OTG?
A) Yes, the Nokia 6 (2018) supports USB OTG.
Q) Where can I buy the Nokia 6 (2018) from? What is its price?
A) The Nokia 6 directly from Nokia India’s own web store. It is priced at Rs 16,999, though Nokia is offering plenty of offers for new buyers. This includes a 12-month accidental damage coverage by Servify, Rs 2,000 cashback for AirTel users, free access to AirTel TV until the end of 2018, and more.
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