Nokia X6 (a.k.a. Nokia 6.1 Plus), though launched in 2018 remains one of the best value models from HMD. The smartphone offers an impressive lineup of specs at a competitive price. You get a brilliant display, 4GB or 6GB RAM, and a good camera. However, you still have to deal with Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box.
Where to Buy Nokia X6
HMD Global has made good on the much anticipated X-series, starting with the Nokia X6, which as expected comes with the iPhone X-esque type of notch. There are also mid-range features like a nice glass build, fairly powerful SoC and quite a number of other things.
This is the first of Nokia’s smartphone to come with a notch and also as AI capabilities like in their flagships. Needless to say the Nokia X6 is very much the typical top end mid-range smartphone with all the latest design flare.
Nokia X6 Key Specs and Features
- 5.8-inch, IPS Display, 1080 X 2280 pixels (435 ppi)
- Android 8.1 (Oreo)
- Octa-core Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636 CPU
- 4GB RAM / 6GB RAM
- 32GB / 64GB built-in storage, up to 128GB with a memory card
- 16MP + 5MP Dual Rear Camera
- 16MP Front Camera
- 4G LTE Data
- Fingerprint Sensor (Rear)
- 3, 060 mAh Non Removable Li-ion Battery
Design and Display
You can not but admire the shiny chassis of the Nokia X6 with its nice glass finish enveloping the metallic frame. Moreso, there is the obvious notch on the top of the display which is smaller to what the iPhone X has.
That aside, the Nokia X6 also has the 19:9 aspect ratio with way slimmer bezels which means there’s a considerably high screen to body ratio. Both of the dual cameras are arranged towards the middle with both the flash and fingerprint reader below it.
Viewing on the smartphone is on a crisp LCD screen with a fairly large size too. It appears quite colourful with vibrant images with nice contrast suitable for watching movies as well as general viewing. Armed with 2280 X 1080 pixels stretched over a 5.8-inch screen, you are sure to have a finer detailed view on your device.
Battery and Camera
Even though the battery featured here can not be tagged as large, it is ideal for a mid range smartphone. Going for the statutory ’till the end of the day usage’ is very much feasible depending on how intensive it is.
Furthermore, the 3, 060mAh battery charges through a USB Type-C port with quick charge technology in place.
Camera quality appears decent enough with a dual combo on the rear and a a fairly attractive selfie snapper too. The main camera is a 16MP at the back with a secondary 5MP camera which according to usual optics is for more details on the background. You should be able to take clear selfies from the 16MP camera at the front.
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Hardware and Software
Going for a more powerful Qualcomm chipset, the Nokia X6 is definitely going to deliver a smooth performance with a corresponding power conserving ability.
Running a Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636 with eight cores with clock speed of 1.8GHz and an Adreno 509 GPU to go with.
Part of the hardware also includes a 4GB RAM as well as another 6GB variant which comes with 64GB of built-in storage space while the former has 32GB.
For more space, the Nokia X6 supports expansion up to 256GB using a memory card. You can add the Nokia X6 smartphone to the list of devices running the latest Android 8.1 Oreo.
Nokia X6 Price and Availability
Nokia X6 Price in Nigeria starts at around 53, 990 Naira depending on your location and the deal. You can buy the smartphone at leading online stores and Nokia retail outlets in Nigeria, Kenya, and Ghana.
Nokia X6 Specs
Here are a few specs of the Nokia X6:
- Platform: Android 8.1 Oreo
- Processor: Octa-core Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636
- GPU: Adreno 509
- Memory: 4GB / 6GB RAM
- Colours: Black, Blue, White
- Dimension: 147.2 x 71 x 8mm
- Weight: 153g
- SIM Type: Nano SIM
- SIM Count: Dual SIM
- Display: 5.8-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1080 X 2280 pixels
- Screen Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- Rear Camera: Dual 16MP + 5MP camera, 1080p Video@30fps
- Rear Camera Features: Phase detection autofocus, dual-LED dual-tone flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR
- Front Camera: 16MP camera, 1080p Video@30fps
- Built-in Storage: 32GB / 64GB
- Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 256GB
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: Yes
- 2G CDMA 1X: –
- 3G WCDMA: Yes
- 3G CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: Yes
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: 42.2/5.76Mbps
- CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: LTE Cat 4 150/50Mbps
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct,
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes, v5.0 with A2DP, LE
- NFC: –
- Infrared Blaster: –
- USB Port: USB Type-C 2.0
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: –
- Music Player: MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
- Video Player: MP4/H.264 player
- FM Radio: Yes
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
- Maps: Yes
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Barometer: –
- SpO2: –
- Pedometer: –
- Heart Rate Monitor: –
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes, (rear)
- Iris Scanner: –
- Face Unlock: Yes
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: –
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
- Voice Control: –
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
- Wireless Charging: –
- Built-in Mobile Payment: –
- Water Resistant: –
- Dust Resistant: –
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: Yes
- Battery: 3, 060mAh non removable Li-ion battery
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: Yes