Nokia 6 Smartphone Delivers Quality Features at an Affordable Price

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Nokia 6 Smartphone Delivers Quality Features at an Affordable Price

Nokia’s brand is attempting a comeback in the U.S. after HMD Global announced June 26 that it will start selling Nokia 6 smartphones priced at $229. Staffed with Nokia veterans, Finnish company HMD Global has licensed the rights to manufacture and sell smartphones under the Nokia brand. The Nokia 6 is the largest of the company’s midrange handsets. For the price, users could find significant value, thanks to its big screen and ample processing power. HMD Global is hoping the Nokia 6 will enable it to win back customers to a mobile phone brand that once was among the most popular in the U.S. Read on to find out more about the Nokia 6 and see if it has what it takes to restore some measure of its popularity.

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The Nokia 6 Doesn't Look Like a $229 Camera

Consumers might be surprised that the Nokia 6 is such a cheap handset. Its screen is big and its design is on-par with higher-end smartphones. The device is also thin and nicely portable.

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The Nokia Display Is Surprisingly Good

The Nokia 6 features a surprisingly nice display. The screen measures 5.5 inches and has a full-HD resolution with a pixel density of 403 pixels per inch. It uses Corning’s Gorilla Glass for protection.

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It Has a 16-Megapixel Camera

The Nokia 6 won’t deliver the best camera on the market, but it should suffice for most users. The rear-facing camera is 16-megapixels with a dual-tone flash. The front-facing camera has an 8-megapixel lens and an 84-degree field of view to capture wider selfie shots.

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It Runs Android Nougat 7.1.1

To its credit, HMD Global didn’t skimp on the Nokia 6’s operating system. It comes with Android Nougat 7.1.1, the latest operating system from Google. All of the standard Google services are available on the handset, including Gmail, Chrome, Google Play and more.

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There’s No Bloatware in Sight

More importantly for many users, the Nokia 6 doesn’t include any major bloatware from HMD Global or Nokia. The handset ships with standard Google services and nothing else. That’s a plus for those who don’t want useless software.

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It's Equipped With a Mid-Range Qualcomm Processor

The Nokia 6 won’t set any smartphone power records. The device runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430, a significantly less powerful mobile processor than the highest-end Snapdragon 835. HMD Global didn’t say which graphics processor it chose for the device.

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There's Plenty of RAM and Storage for the Price

Although the Nokia 6 doesn’t have a fast processor, it does have some powerful components. The device has 4GB of RAM in the “Arte Black” version and 3GB in all the others. The Arte Black also comes with 64GB of storage, while the other models have 32GB. Overall, that’s quite good for a smartphone of this price.

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Fingerprint Sensor Is a Biometric Surprise

Unlike most midrange smartphones, the Nokia 6 comes with a fingerprint sensor that can be used to secure access to the device. It also might be used to secure different third-party apps.

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HMD Talks About the Extras

HMD Global notes the Nokia 6 uses Dolby Atmos audio technology and has dual speakers for improved sound. Additionally, the smartphone is available in single- and dual-SIM variants for international use.

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The Price Is an Attractive Feature

The Nokia 6 will be available in the U.S. in early July. The device will be compatible with T-Mobile’s network and should also work on AT&T’s network. At $229, its price might be its best selling point.

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