Nokia 6 Cons-5 Reasons not to buy

Nokia 6 is the first Android smartphone launched in India by HMD Global. Good 5.5 inch full HD display screen, promised timely Android updates and more importantly Nokia branding is the key strength of this smartphone.  Though it is one of the best feature-rich smartphone, it lacks in some areas. So here is the list of Nokia 6 Cons according to us.

Nokia 6 Cons

Nokia 6 Cons-5 Reasons not to buy

Average performance: Indian variant of Nokia 6 is powered by Snapdragon 430 SoC with 3GB of RAM. This SoC is announced way back in September 2015. Some of the popular smartphones powered by this SoC are Redmi 3s, Redmi 3s Prime, Lenovo K6, Moto G5, Zenfone 3 Max, Zenfone 3 Laser to name few. As you might have already noticed, most of them are launched in 2016. The successor to this SoC, Snapdragon 435 powered by smartphones such as Redmi 4, LG Q6 etc are available in the market now.

Snapdragon 430 SoC with full HD display screen, struggles a bit in performance. We have faced UI lags many times. Gaming performance on the high-end game also not impressive. Graphics-intensive games are slow and we felt regular frame drops while playing.

No LED notification: The variant of Nokia 6 which was initially launched in China had LED notification light. The Indian variant does not features LED notification. As it does not have always on screen, it is mandatory to wake the phone to check the notifications.

No OIS or EIS: Nokia 6 has some impressive camera hardware and intuitive camera app. However, it lacks optical image stabilization. It also misses on the electronic stabilization. Hence, while taking photos in low light, the hand should be sturdy. Otherwise, pictures will come out shaky. Even in video recording, lack of stabilization will be felt.

Lacks fast charging support: Nokia 6 does not support fast charging. In our review period, it took close to 3 hours for full charge from zero.

Price: Nokia 6 price in India is Rs.14,999. At this price, there are many smartphones which offer much better performance. Smartphones like  Redmi Note 4, Mi A1, Moto G5 Plus etc are available at around same price and packs better internals.

These are the main Nokia 6 Cons according to us based on our experience with the device. Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.

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2 comments… add one
  • Gadget Garrio Oct 29, 2017, 6:29 pm

    This is a cute unique post I read. I generally read about both the pros and cons, but not just a one-sided picture only. But anyway, what you wrote about is making me think about the device.

  • Saurabh Dubey Nov 11, 2017, 5:04 pm

    Hi Anirudh,

    You writing style is very unique and easy to understand. I started reading your blog last week and I read 2 or 3 articles from your blog, those articles are very good. In this article you provided cons of Nokia 6 and these cons will help those people to decide whether to buy Nokia 6 or not. Thanks for the article.

    Saurabh Dubey

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