It’s no more a secret that the brilliant build quality & their respect for Android Updates has what got Nokia back to the competition. Around few months back Nokia released a brilliant budget smartphone and this in particular is my experience and review of the Nokia X6 (Nokia 6.1 Plus).
Nokia X6 / 6.1 Plus Review:
Talking about the design, without fail every person who has used the Nokia 6.1 Plus has virtually said the same thing: “It feels so elegant and premium.” That’s exactly what made me shift to the Nokia 6.1 Plus (X6) as my daily driver. This is a gorgeous phone that brings elegance in design and superior build quality to the budget league. Up-Front the device looks like any other smartphone that we saw in 2018. The regular notch that holds the front-facing camera and a speaker, although the notch is pretty small unlike the Pixel 3 or the Pocophone F1.
The rear panel design is what makes it unique from others. It is majorly built of glass which means you have to put up with the annoying fingerprint smudges. This is the only drawback I see in terms of design. There is an aluminum casing running all along the edges with number of micro-moldings which offers amazing grip and handling experience. All the buttons are perfectly placed on the right side and considering that the device is only 5.8 inches, it is perfect for one-hand use.
The back panel is also prone to scratches so I would better suggest you to choose the Gloss White or the Gloss Midnight Blue as they are better at hiding the scratches. On the rear you have the camera and fingerprint stacked up at the center. The chrome lining accents around these modules, shows how much effort Nokia has invested on the design aspects. All-in-all the design is brilliant for the price tag it’s playing in.
Next impressive aspect of the Nokia X6 is the display. So the very first day when I received the smartphone I compared the display with the Pocophone and Honor 9. The Honor 9’s AMOLED produced textual contents in the crispiest format and the colors were realistic but the Yellow tint on the Honor 9 Display panel wasn’t my play. On the other hand, Poco’s display had no standing chance when compared to the LCD panel offered on the 6.1 Plus.
The device sports a FULL HD 5.8″ LCD Panel that has great viewing angles and perfectly calibrated colors. The brightness is also pretty high and was pretty manageable even under sunlight. The display on the X6 is closest to something that I liked after the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1.
Under the Hood Nokia X6 (Nokia 6.1 Plus) is powered by Snapdragon 636. The combination of stock android and powerful hardware tends to offer high performance and consistent user experience. Animations were fast and fluid. The smartphone managed to launch apps with a decent launch time without any hiccups.
To be very truthful its a smartphone for productivity and not for hardcore gaming. One major drawback is that graphically intense games such as the Asphalt 9 & PUBG by default sets the graphics settings to low. The Nokia 6.1 Plus is definitely not a gamers choice but it has everything to offer for productive users.
Until now I didn’t have much to complain about but I must say that the camera on the Nokia 6.1 Plus (X6) is average. Although under proper daylight the pictures shot were good with proper color reproduction and contrast but definitely the camera needs a lot of improvement. I felt that the Moto One Power and definitely Xiaomi Mi A2 both of these smartphones gets a win over the Nokia 6.1 Plus (Nokia X6) in terms of camera performance.
The Nokia X6 offers a rear dual-camera setup with 16MP f/2.0 Aperture and 5MP Monochrome sensor with f/2.4 aperture. The day light shots are good but not great. The low-light shots are bad, sometimes blurry and there’s a lot of noise production.
Keeping all this aside, I must appreciate the front camera. It is a 16MP sensor which offers great portrait shots with smooth and perfect edge detection. The front-camera can take brilliant selfies and considering that it is a single sensor, still the bokeh effect works extremely good.
Okay the stock Android is everything about elegance and User Experience. Especially with the Android P update, the phones experience has just elevated. The Nokia X6 supports face recognition but it is undeniably slow even when the lightning conditions are favorable.
The device is packed with 3060MaH powered battery which can get a day of real-time usage. Usually I end my day with 10-20% of juice still left. The device supports quick charging but unfortunately the stock charger included in the box doesn’t support it.
You can get all of these goodness in just $189.99 (Flash Sale). The Nokia X6 brings so much elegance to the smartphone league. It offers seamless Android Experience and probably could be one of the best budget smartphones of 2018. If you’re a productive user who wants seamless android experience in one-handed usage and also have a premium design then the Nokia X6 (6.1 Plus)
is everything that you need.
Perks of getting the Nokia X6
- Sleek and Elegant Design
- Stunning Android Experience
- Amazing Display
- Stock Android
- Battery capacity is average
- No NFC Support
- Average Camera
Claim Nokia X6 at a great price: