Nokia 6 Is Coming! Is It Worthy Enough? Best Alternatives You Can Get Under 15,000

The anticipation of this phone is quite high, apparent from the 1 mn pre-registrations



In less than two weeks from now, Nokia 6 will go on sale. Unsurprisingly, it has received over a million registrations on Amazon India. Nokia phones ride high on nostalgia and and remind you of the phones of yore. But is Nokia 6 worth the hype?

With a set of decent specs and an average processor, Nokia hardly offers a value-for-money device. But, it does pack in a list of interesting features, and also the first-time Android OS under the hood.


What Makes Nokia 6 Good?

When compared to other premium devices at this range, Nokia 6 has only a handful of things to offer.

1. Premium Build

On the outside, Nokia 6 has a premium metal built (aluminium) which can be compared to some of the more expensive flagships.

2. Sharp Display

The 5.5 inch Full HD display is crisp with good brightness, sharp contrast and great sunlight legibility.

3. Audio Output is Great

With a pair of stereo speakers, the spatial audio output on Nokia 6 is surprisingly good. The overall audio quality is well above average.

4. Better Battery

Nokia 6 offers a pretty good battery life too with average usage. It can easily last for a whole working day.

What Makes Nokia 6 not Worth the Price?

Nokia 6 loses out on a number of things, that it’s competitors are offering at this price (some, costing even lesser).

1. User Interface

The UI on Nokia is a bit lacklustre. The bluish circular icons are very difficult to differentiate, and overall the interface is bit complicated.

2. Downgraded Processor

The Snapdragon 430 chipset is a little dated. Though the UI works fine with the navigation and basic tasks, but Nokia 6 loses out on smoothness when it comes to intense multitasking. At this price, at least a Snapdragon 625 or Snapdragon 630 would have been a better choice.

3. Average Camera

Both the rear and front cameras are low on contrast and colour saturation. Details are average, but the image quality isn’t good at all. The videos too suffer from low contrast and detailing.

Best Alternatives to Nokia 6

At the same price as the Nokia 6, there are a number of better alternatives, which outperform Nokia 6 by quite a few miles.

1. Redmi Note 4

With a metal unibody design and Snapdragon 625, this device outperforms any phone at this price range. With an above average camera, better processor and mammoth 4100 mAh battery, it performs like a beast.

2. Moto G5 Plus

The newest phone from the Moto G series, the Moto G5 Plus comes with a Snapdragon 625, and performs really well with multitasking. But the best part is the camera. Moto G5 Plus easily has the best camera in this price range. It runs Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box.

3. Honor 6X

The Honor 6X with a dual-camera and octa-core processor has a lot to offer. It has a good battery, and supports fast charging. It supports VoLTE and runs Android Marshmallow.

Detailed Comparison

Nokia 6 Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Motorola Moto G5 Plus Honor 6X
Display 5.5 inch full HD 5.5 inch full HD 5.2 inch full HD 5.5 inch full HD
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor HiSilicon Kirin 655
Storage 64GB 32GB 16GB 64GB
Rear Camera 16-megapixel 13-megapixel 12-megapixel Dual 12-megapixel + 2-megapixel with LED flash
Front Camera 8-megapixel 5-megapixel 5-megapixel 8-megapixel
OS Android Nougat Android Marshmallow Android Nougat Android Marshmallow
Battery 3,000mAh 4,100mAh 3,000mAh 3,340mAh
Price Rs 14,999 Rs 13,999 (Top Variant) Rs 14,999 (Top Variant) Rs 12,999

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