Nokia 6 (2018) review: Simple. Solid. Supreme.

Nokia 6
  • Nokia 6
  • Nokia 6
  • Nokia 6
  • Expert Rating

    4.50 / 5

Pros

  • Android One software
  • Great battery life

Cons

  • Lackluster camera
  • Large bezels

Bottom Line

This handset is a double-down by HMD on everything that worked in the 2017 model combined with a number of key improvements.

Would you buy this?

Battery Life

In terms of everyday battery-life, we’d easily make it through the usual 9-5 work day and often well into the evening as well. We’d still have to charge the new Nokia 6 back to full overnight - but if we accidentally forgot to do, we’d usually still have a little bit to go on until we found a power source.

We’re talking eleven or twelve hours of average use here, though - as always - your mileage may vary. Particularly, if you watch or film a lot of video content.

The Bottom Line

If you’re not interested in the company’s flagship offerings and happy to settle when it comes to the camera, the Nokia 6 might be one of the slickest, polished and overall best-value Android handsets you can get for $399. It’s the first mid-tier handset we’ve reviewed since Huawei’s Nova 2i that gives the latter a real run for its money and potentially the most compelling component of HMD’s 2018 Nokia line-up to date.

In both form and function, the new Nokia 6 is solid stuff.


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