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Nokia 6.1 / 6 (2018)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 67 reviews of Nokia 6.1 / 6 (2018). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviews about the price and battery are generally positive. The reliability and performance are also appreciated, but many are negative about the sound and portability.

durability, performance, reliability, battery, price

screen, camera, portability, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Nokia 6.1 / 6 (2018) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : GSMArena team (

Nokia 8 Sirocco, 7 Plus, and 8110 4G hands-on review


Nokia is starting its second year as a new-look Android maker but it already has a big portfolio to build on and a solid market position to build from. More importantly it has a great relationship with Google which has enabled Nokia to supply its...

Feb, 2018

DT Editors' Choice

Expert review by : Steven Winkelman (

Nokia 6.1 review


The Nokia 6.1 is tough to beat, thanks to its tank-like build, solid performance, and a promise of software updates.

Excellent build quality ; Frequent updates thanks to Android One ; Good battery life with Type-C port ; Simple, clean software with no bloatware ; Performance outpaces other budget phones

Camera performance is poor in low-light ; Chunky bezels for 2018 ; Easy to block bottom-firing speaker

The Nokia 6.1 blows us away with a beautiful and durable build, solid performance, and a capable camera in good lighting. Android One makes it even better, with a promise of version and security updates.

Expert review by : Ajay Kumar (

Nokia 6.1


The Nokia 6.1 is an unlocked Android One-powered phone with solid hardware and a sturdy design for the price.

Sturdy build. Solid specs for the price. Stock Android One software.

Lackluster camera. Viewing angles could be better.

The Nokia 6.1 is a midrange Android phone that offers solid performance, a sturdy build, and clean Android software for a reasonable $269. For $20 less, however, the Moto G6 offers better camera performance and a more modern design. The Nokia 6.1 is a...

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Victor Hristov (

Nokia 6.1 (2018) Review


Nokia is back and now it's making Android phones. In fact, it made one of the most popular affordable Android phones in 2017: the Nokia 6. And now, it has its successor: the new Nokia 6.1 (2018)...

Fast, smooth performance ; Android One is a clean, bloatware-free experience ; Great photo quality during the day ; 4K video recording option on such an affordable phone

Display has bluish tint, washed out colors ; Design is a bit too conservative ; Battery life is a bit below the average ; Fingerprint scanner is a bit too small

May, 2018

Expert review by (

Nokia 6.1 and 7 Plus First Take: Solid mid-market smartphone contenders


Nokia's updated 6.1 and 7 Plus handsets offer decent specs, competitive prices and the unmodified Android One operating system.

May, 2018

Expert review by : Ron Amadeo (

Nokia 6.1 Review—The best answer to “What Android phone should I buy?”


HMD does nearly everything right with this $269 wonder phone.

An ultra-rigid metal body makes the Nokia 6.1 feel indestructible. ; On-screen buttons and a rear fingerprint reader mean everything is where it would be on a flagship device. ; HMD did everything right when it comes to the software: stock Android, no...

No always-on "OK Google" support. ; No unlockable bootloader.

"So Ron, what phone should I buy?" You should buy this one. If you don't think you need to spend $700+ dollars on a flagship smartphone and are just looking for an inexpensive, no-frills device that gets the basics right, the Nokia 6.1 is the phone to...

Jul, 2018

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Adam Ismail (

Nokia 6.1 Review: One of the Best Values of the Year


Nokia didn't try to do too much with the 6.1, but that makes for a better end product. The company took a sturdy, if modest, design, and bolstered it with an excellent display, class-leading specs and a peerless software experience. The result feels...

Android One software and support ; Solid performance ; Well built ; Great display ; NFC on board ; Low price

Cameras are nothing special ; A bit bulky ; Doesn’t work with CDMA carriers

Buy it. With all the right specs, a great display, sturdy metal build and unrivaled Android One software, the Nokia 6.1 is a sleeper hit that belongs on your radar.

Jun, 2018

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Nokia 6.1 review: a necessary evolution


Talking about Nokia teleports us to our first forays with mobile phones. It's like traveling back in time, at least for me anyway. When I turned on the device and heard the first noises, it was a real déjà vu feeling for me. The smartphones that are...

Android One = regular updates and more security ; Display with good results ; Battery with good autonomy ; Headphone jack ; No notch!

Too wide ; Fingerprint sensor is too low ; Camera can be slow

The renewed version of the Nokia 6 has surprised me. There’s more power, 1 GB more of RAM, Android One and Android Oreo, which makes this new version the logical and necessary evolution from its predecessor. It’s faster, with more autonomy, and is...

Pocket-lint Recommended 2018

Expert review by : Chris Hall (

Nokia 6 review: Affordable mid-ranger is on fighting form


For £229 the Nokia 6.1 gives a lot for its asking price. It's not just the generous hardware that makes a difference here, with Full HD screen and

Build quality ; Powerful hardware for the price ; Good value for money ; Android One is bloat-free and great to use

16:9 display might be seen as dated ; Speaker performance isn't great ; Low-light camera performance isn't great

The Nokia 6.1 is Nokia doing what it's best known for: making affordable, quality devices. This mid-ranger's solid build, better-than-rivals' power, and flexibility with a microSD slot and 3.5mm headphone port, all make it a capable daily phone that's...

May, 2018

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Nokia 6 (2018) review


This refreshed bargain blower builds on last year's model in all the right places...

Solid performance ; Good battery life ; High-quality build

Camera struggles in tricky lighting ; 16:9 screen will seem retro soon

It's no revolutionary upgrade, but this year's Nokia 6 is a solid, affordable pick for those who like their Android vanilla-flavoured

Apr, 2018

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:3000 / 3300

Call Management

Call divert:Y
Call hold:Y
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y
Speed dialing:Y
Vibrating alert:Y


Auto focus:Y
Built-in flash:Y
Face detection:Y
Front camera aperture number:2
Front camera resolution (numeric):8
Maximum frame rate:30
Night mode:Y
Rear camera aperture number:2
Rear camera resolution (numeric):16
Rear camera type:Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1920x1080@30fps
Smile detection:Y
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:1080p
Zoom capability:Y


Color of product:Black, Copper / Blue, Gold / Copper, White / White
Fingerprint reader:Y
Form Factor:Bar
Product color:Black, Copper


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:5.5
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Type:IPS
Orientation sensor:Y
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen type:Capacitive


Ambient light sensor:Y
Proximity sensor:Y


Instant messaging (IM):Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y


FM radio:Y


Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
Electronic compass:Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y


2G standards:GSM
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth version:5.0
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
SIM card capability:Dual SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y
Wi-Fi Direct:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Other Features

Google applications:Gmail,Google Calendar,Google Chrome

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB Type-C
Quick start guide:Y


Flight mode:Y
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Lunar calendar
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Support for contact groups:Y

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:USB Type-C
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0


Processor cores:8
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:2.2
Processor model:630


Operating system installed:Android / Android 8.0
Operating system version:8.0 Oreo / O / Oreo


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal storage capacity:32 / 64
Maximum memory card size:128
RAM capacity:3 / 4
USB mass storage:Y


Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Gmail,Google Calendar,Google Chrome

Weight & Dimensions