Nokia 6.1 Plus : Daddy is back ?

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Nokia 6.1 Plus has been launched in India at an event in New Delhi, alongside the Nokia 5.1 Plus. This is the third iteration in Nokia 6 series and is the global variant of Nokia X6 that was introduced in China a few months ago.

Display:  

It has a 5.8-inch full HD+ (2280×1080 pixels) with 19:9 aspect ratio and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. Although the notch design may be a controversial issue and may not be a thumbs-up for everyone,  it does show that HMD Global can keep up with the market trends and is giving customers more options to choose from. The smartphone also has 2.5 D curved screen which is prone to scratches but then you also get Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection so careful usage shouldn’t harm the display in any way. I think this will be a perfect combination of smart design and protection.

Performance: 

Nokia 6.1 plus comes Snapdragon 636 processor and 4 GB ram. I think that this duo will give you decent performance. The handset uses Adreno 509 GPU to crunch all the graphics and animations in apps. Let’s be clear, this is not a phone with the top-of-the-line specifications. So don’t expect so much, but you can play games like Asphalt 9, Tekken without any lag. The main competitor  Mi A2 offers a slightly better performance than 6.1 plus.

Camera:

Nokia 6.1 Plus has a dual-camera setup on the back, comprising a 16MP primary lens and a 5MP secondary shooter.

The front-facing camera turned out to be better than what we expected. The smartphone uses a 16MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture and 1.0-micron pixel size. So even in low light situations, the resulting images are not bad at all. The camera is snappy and supports Portrait mode as well.

In bright light, the back camera was able to capture good shots with excellent colours and details. In low light settings, however, photos tend to look grainy and washed out. I believe there are phones available on the market with better cameras like the Xiaomi Mi A2.

Other features:

Nokia 6.1 Plus is a part of the Android One program, which means that the phone ships with stock Android. That means you can expect the Nokia 6.1 Plus to get Android 9 Pie in the coming months. The smartphone is backed by a 3060 mAh battery, which is a generous capacity for a smartphone falling under the Rs 20,000 price segment. On a regular use, which is of course not as much as what we used, the handset might as well last you for 8-9 hours. Its internal memory is also expandable up to 400 GB, so there’s almost always space for all your favorite clips and melodies.

Final verdict:

The difference in price between Nokia 6.1 Plus and Mi A2 is 1000. If you want a phone with a better camera, good battery backup then buy Mi A2. But if you want a phone with expandable storage, 3.5 mm jack and world-class durability then just buy Nokia 6.1 Plus. 

Nokia 6.1 Plus

15999 ₹
8.4

Built-in Quality

9.0/10

Sound Quality

8.5/10

camera

7.5/10

battery

8.0/10

Software and performance

9.0/10
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