Nokia – the mobile manufacturer had been quiet for some days. But now, Nokia finally broke the silence and announced their new mid-range device – Nokia 6.1 Plus. Whether you like Nokia Smartphones or absolutely hate it, you will have to appreciate the pricing of the phone. Taking a cue from the previously launched Nokia smartphones, the pricing was usually on the expensive side, especially when it comes to the Indian market. But this time it’s no more the same! The brand has successfully managed to win hearts of the tech-geeks in the industry and its loyal fans by launching Nokia 6.1 Plus at 15, 999 INR. (The phone is available at the mentioned price on Flipkart)
Moving on, we will discuss a few things about Nokia 6.1 Plus based on our experience with the phone. Starting with – Is this phone worth the price? To answer that, let’s give you an overview of Nokia 6.1 Plus – the newly launched Nokia masterpiece.
Nokia 6.1 Plus comes with Snapdragon 636
The phone is powered by SnapDragon 636 Octa-core processor. Though it’s no more unique because Xiaomi has already launched Redmi Note 5 Pro with the same processor, and a couple more phones like Lenovo’s Z5 comes with same Snapdragon 636 processor – it’s definitely difficult to get Snapdragon 636 within 16K INR.
Unlike the other smartphones’ brands in India, Nokia has launched only one variant of Nokia 6.1 Plus here. Though the brand announced a price drop before launch, announcing the new price for the 32GB variant at Rs 15, 499 and Rs 17, 499 for the 4GB RAM variant. Besides, Ahead of the launch of the Nokia 6.1 Plus, HMD Global has dropped the price of the currently available Nokia 6. However, after the launch, there’s no sign of the 3GB variant in India. Looks like Nokia wants the Indian customers to buy only the best one with 4GB RAM/ 64GB Internal storage. For example, the global launch of Nokia 6.1
Camera: Nokia 6.1 Plus USP
The phone is equipped with 16+5 MP primary camera and a16 MP secondary camera for selfies. The Primary Camera is a 16+5 MP shooter with an aperture of f/2.0 and f/2.4 and it is equipped with AI Features that will enhance the quality of Image. In and all, the camera is good but its performance in low light conditions is really disheartening.
The 5.8 inch Nokia 6.1 Plus boasts a complete glass design which gives it a premium look.
The back panel is made completely of glass. Apart from that, you get a 19:9 w/ Notch, Corner R, Gorilla Glass 3 CG in the phone.
Battery: Nokia 6.1 Plus comes with type C port
Last but not the least, the phone is powered by a 3060 mAh battery which is pretty less according to us. However, the type C port and quick charging facility can easily compensate for it. Despite the low battery, it can last for typical one day.
For those who need a handy and powerful phone, Nokia 6.1 Plus is the device for you. Nokia has used an IPS panel along with screen resolutions are 1080 x 2280 pixels on the phone and thus, we can say, keeping the performance of previously launched Nokia phones in mind, the Display quality will be good. You are also getting top-notch display alongside 19:9 screen-to-body ratio.
Now, the real question, which is also tough for us to answer is, should you go for it or should you wait for other devices?
To answer that, we would say that first of all, the phone is nothing out of the blue in this price segment. You already have smartphones with similar specifications, available within the given price segment. The only alluring part is, you are getting a Type C charging Port with Quick Charge 3.0 which was earlier offered only in Xiaomi’s Mi A1 in this price segment. And, it’s really amazing to see a mid-segment smartphone other than that of Xiaomi offering a type C port.
Final nuts and bolts: There are many competitors in the market that can offer you same specifications, maybe even better at a much affordable price. The phone is powered by Android One that means the customers get additional support from Google in terms of security and Android updates. This also acts as a plus point for Nokia 6.1 Plus, the customers get the option to customize it as per their personal preferences: the user decides whether they want a custom skin or Stock Rom.
In terms of build quality the phone won’t be disappointing you, the build is extremely premium. Though it’s not durable like other phones owing to its fragile glass back. Those who are Nokia fans or fed with Xiaomi phones dominating the mid-segment market can go for this device.
Adding a few more words towards the end, Asus also offers the similar processor at a much lower price and it has its own positives. Still, if you want to go with Nokia, it should be because of the premium build with decent specs and the average camera.
If you’re still not fed up with Xiaomi, the Xiaomi’s newly launched Mi A2 can be a great option. The phone comes with Snapdragon 660 and a very good camera. To be frank, the competition is no more limited to specifications, brand value will also play a significant role.
P.S: We ain’t writing about Nokia 6.1 because we think that’s not worth it as per our opinion. Plus, Mi A2 is launching soon and we will be posting a review about the same soon. Stay tuned and keep reading. Like us on Facebook or Follow us on Twitter for more updates.