Nokia 6.1 Plus Review: A challenging smartphone that ticks all the boxes in mid-range price segment

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Nokia 6.1 Plus Review: A challenging smartphone that ticks all the boxes in mid-range price segment
Nokia 6.1 Plus Review: A challenging smartphone that ticks all the boxes in mid-range price segment

Firstly launched as a Chinese favorite, the Nokia X6 was made accessible in universal markets following a Twitter crusade asking HMD Global to convey it to whatever is left of the world. Clearly, the phone accomplished something right. Read on to see whether the Nokia 6.1 Plus is meriting the ruler-ship.

Overview

Since the time Nokia made a comeback with HMD Global, the organization has been attempting to make space for itself in the mid-range portion. The original of phones made a great deal of purchasers stand up and pay heed, however, the normal Pakistan purchaser had just been spoilt by Chinese brands that offered comparable specs with a significantly littler price tag.

Be that as it may, the prices warded off pushing the Pakistani purchaser. With the Nokia 6.1 Plus, the organization appears to have struck a sweet equalization without giving up the perfect form quality and as always, NetMag team is here to sort out such type of things in our review.

Unboxing

The device comes in an elegant yet simple packing. The phone’s box has a micro USB cable, a power adopter, hands-free, quick-start guide, and warranty card.

Specifications

CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 636

Operating System: Android 8.1 Oreo

Display: 5.8″ FHD+ 2280 x 1080p (19:9), 432ppi, IPS

USB: USB-C

Rear Camera: (dual) 16MP, f/2.0 5MP, f/2.4

Front camera: 16MP, f/2.0

Camera Features: HDR, Panorama, Portrait Mode, Slow-Motion, Time Lapse

Storage: 64GB + 400 GB microSD expansion

RAM: 4GB

Battery: 3,060mAh Quick Charge 3.0

Available Colors: Black, Blue, White

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Design and Display

The main thing you’ll see about the Nokia 6.1 Plus is exactly how little and light it is. I truly do need to underscore exactly how well it fits in the palm of your hand, and how completely fulfilling that is subsequent to utilizing a bigger phone that I attempted to explore with utilizing only one hand. The phone is likewise substantially lighter than most others you’d discover, making it all the all the more satisfying to deal with.

 

Between the two glass sheets is an aluminium outline that feels durable and sturdy. Over the Nokia, a logo is the included unique finger impression sensor or more that is the double camera setup with a blaze. It takes a touch of becoming acclimated to before you figure out how to hold the phone only somewhat out of the focal point of your palm to redress. The unique finger impression sensor isn’t the quickest I’ve at any point seen, yet it’s bounty quick.

Round front is the 6.1 Plus’ 5.8-inch Full HD+ display. It has an angle proportion of 19:9, and, truly, there’s a notch, however, it’s really one of the little ones I’ve gone over. It looks relatively adorable. I’ve expressed before that I’m very unconcerned with notches, so I don’t much personality it, however, your mileage may differ. The notch-vigilant among us might be particularly put off by the jaw at the base, as it makes the notch a tasteful decision rather than a specialized need.

Excepting that, the screen on the 6.1 Plus is certain to enchant you. It’s brilliant and fresh, and the blazing red of the default backdrop is an incredible sight.

I’m embarrassed to let it be known, however in the week and a large portion of that I had the Nokia 6.1 Plus, I’ve dropped it three entire occasions. Notwithstanding that beating, I could discover nary a scratch on the phone, even with its glass development. In any case, that glass back does likewise make it remarkably tricky. Try not to abandon it close to the edge of a work area, particularly on the off chance that you have vibration on. In the event that you are as cumbersome as me, however, you’ll be happy to realize that both the front and the back of the phone feature Gorilla Glass 3 for some additional assurance. Whatever is left of the phone’s design is truly standard.

Battery Life

Powering the whole endeavour is a 3,060mAh battery. That is not exactly the 4,000mAh battery I cherished on the Nokia 2.1, yet it is not bad, but at the same time not enough to blow anyone’s mind contrasted with different items in the 6.1 Plus’ price section. That doesn’t mean the phone won’t last you an entire day – as it no doubts will – however, I would have wanted to see HMD accomplish something other than what is sufficient.

 

Camera

My involvement with the primary shooter on the Nokia 6.1 Plus is adoration/abhors issue. From one perspective, the camera is shockingly fit in sunshine conditions. The hues are distinctive and punchy, and the snapper is likewise rather fast. The extra handling required for HDR never truly appeared to take so long that it would stand out, in contrast to numerous different phones.

All things considered, I kept the auto HDR mode on for all the photographs, since that is the manner by which a great many people will most likely utilize it, and on the grounds that it never felt sufficiently languid for me to need to turn it off.

The photos I took with the phone’s camera were positively very noteworthy and, at the cost, it’s a flat-out brute.

The main issue was…the software. Pictures would frequently be overexposed and keeping in mind that a couple of manual acclimations to the settings or changing the center purpose of the image would settle these issues, it’s only a pitiful situation that a camera that is very able in sunlight was defaced by poor programming. I trust HMD can settle a portion of these issues and guarantee that the programmed concentration and settings in the camera application are made strides.

Boteh Mode

The phone’s camera additionally bears it the capacity to add bokeh impacts to shots and keeping in mind that it works as promoted and enabled me to snap the especially wonderful picture above, center around the representation mode isn’t impeccable. As can be found in the image, close by the plant, an expansive piece of the background to the privilege was additionally kept in the center, and this was an issue I kept running into much of the time.

Front Camera Result

P-I-P Mode

Performance and storage

The guts of the phone incorporate an ordinary Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 matched with 4GB of RAM. That is truly normal at this cost run, and maybe even a little behind different contenders who offer a Snapdragon 660 for around a similar price.

The phone accompanies 4GB of RAM and a standard 64GB of storage, and I was very satisfied with this, having quite recently completed a survey of the Nokia 2.1 and it’s small 8GB of inside storage. There’s likewise an alternative to extending storage by up to 400GB by means of a microSD card, which is all exceptionally standard and all great.

Software

This is, obviously, one region where HMD’s phones are among as well as can be expected find. The organization’s witticism is ‘unadulterated, secure and exceptional’, and they’ve generally stuck by it up until this point. Nokia’s phones truly are a remarkable grandstand for the guarantee of the Android One program, and how it might be the fix to the bane that is an Android fracture.

The Nokia 6.1 Plus is as of now slated to get the Android 9.0 Pie redesign at some point this month, and I could experiment with the update in its beta shape amid my utilization. I likewise got the September security fix recently, and the general programming support is essentially superb.

I scrutinized HMD’s judgment in making progress toward better programming help in the event that it came at the expense of having the trashy equipment and a higher price than the opposition. The midrange section in which the 6.1 Plus is situated at last feels like a place where performance is sufficient for HMD’s astounding programming backing to really turns into a significant differentiator and even deserving of a couple of bargains. However, HMD has fortunately not made a large number of those this time around.

Video Stabilization Test.
We have test Nokia 6.1 Plus Video stabilization and we found little jerk in it. But overall its smooth and its 4k video result are good.

via GIPHY

Verdict and Pricing

An exceptional design, magnificent one-given fit and amazing programming bolster make the Nokia 6.1 Plus truly emerge in what it can offer. The main factor remaining is HMD’s approaching price for the phone. At last, that is dependable what represents the deciding moment a midrange and, here, HMD has at long last wizened up after a couple of misses prior on.

In Pakistan, it’s significantly less expensive, beginning off at PKR 36,000/-. Given all that it conveys to the table that is an extremely aggressive price, and was a vast piece of why such huge numbers of Nokia fans clamoured for the phone’s release outside of China.

The Nokia 6.1 Plus, then again, offers outstanding amongst other inclination phones in the price go and apparently the best Android encounter after Google’s very own phones. In case you’re searching for a midrange that you can easily hold in one hand, particularly, the Nokia 6.1 Plus should at the highest priority on your rundown of contemplations.

 

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