HMD global’s Nokia 7 plus and Nokia 6 (2018) : Hands On review
HMD global, Owner of the brand Nokia. Recently Unveiled the new generations of Nokia phones in India. The new Nokia 7 plus, Nokia 6 (2018) and the Nokia 8 Sirocco. Nokia 7 Plus brings in a big screen with a minimum bezel experience whereas the Nokia 6 comes with a robust aluminium design.
The Nokia 7 plus and Nokia 6 both the phone are said to be crafted using a single aluminium block.
The Nokia 7 Plus appears to be a big smartphone, brings a 6-inch display but with a minimum bezel experience, it gets quite well in the hand. The edges of the phone are a bit sharp, The overall phone feels very premium. The Smartphone also has a very uncanny resemblance to the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.
At the back, the phone has a Dual camera module and Fingerprint scanner placed vertically in order. Camera Module comes with Zeiss branding.
Whereas, the Nokia 6(2018) an upgrade to previous year’s Nokia 6. This phone brings in a 5.5-inch display but the actual size of the phone is similar to Nokia 7 Plus due to its Bezels. The phone is quite a phone Nokia is known for, It’s robust aluminium design makes it highly reliable in terms of the physical teardown.
At the back, the phone has a single camera setup with Zeiss branding and a circular fingerprint scanner.
The Nokia 7 Plus bring a Dual 12mp+13mp Camera setup. With infamous Carl Zeiss lenses which ensures one clarity in the captures. The 13mp telephoto lens gives a good bokeh experience to the photos.
Also, the camera App brings Live bokeh and Pro Mode for Enhanced imaging experience. The Selfie shooter is a 16mp camera which gives top quality Selfies.
The Nokia 6( 2018) misses out on Dual camera has a single 16Mp shooter which gives one of the best captures in it price segments. The selfie shooter in this smartphone is an 8mp camera. Both the camera in this smartphone lacked crispness rest was good.
Both the smartphones bring Nokia’s renowned Bothie features where you can snap images from both the camera at the same time.
The Nokia 7 Plus the semi-flagship comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 paired with 4GB RAM gives seamless experience while using this. We weren’t able to fully check using benchmarks and heavy games but the smartphone on normal usage, using the camera and other basic apps gave an effortless display.
The Nokia 6 (2018) the sub-flagship phone put against likes of Redmi Note series and Motorola’s G-series, Under the hood is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 coupled with 3Gb and 4Gb RAM options. While we couldn’t test the performance of the phone, We did use the phone for a game of Air hockey. Except the tempered glass got smashed there weren’t any other damages or even scratch. (Literally, we placed phone under the strikers and played with it)
Software and battery
Both of the new Smartphones comes with stock Android experience Thanks to Android One. Which makes the new Nokia only company having an Entire Android One lineup. While there are least BloatWares on the board, HmD has managed to get its own Camera App for a superior experience.
An Android One, device means the phone will have No-lag experience plus Early update. The smartphones come with Android Oreo out of the box. But, are expected to be updated up to Android Q at least.
On the battery segment, The Nokia 7 Plus and the Nokia 6( 2018) are powered by 3800 and 3000 mAh battery respectively. WIth Type-C connectivity Nokia brings Fast charging to both the smartphones. 50% charge with less than 30 minutes of Charging.
The Nokia 6(2018) which is available in Black/Copper and White/Copper colour Options. Will be available after April 6th, 2018 at Nokia’s Online and Offline retailers including the new Nokia Mobile shop. The new smartphone is priced at Rs 16,999.
The Nokia 7 Plus which is available in single Black colour which runs through the entire body. Will be available after April 7th, 2018. Is priced at Rs 24,999 competing with Moto X4 and many others at that price.
Both the new Nokia smartphones look well fit for the price. But still, the Nokia 6 lacking in the bezel-less design is hard to digest but has a strong design which may compel some buyers towards it.
Whereas the Nokia 7 Plus could have brought a better display. But, in all both the smartphones are pretty good.
If you still a Nokia fanboy or a particularly rough user Nokia 6 is made for you. While the Nokia 7 Plus competes with the premium users with sharp edges. With its pretty seamless experience, it surely gives a better deal than Samsung phones of the Same price Category.