Nokia 6.1 Plus

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By Digit Desk | Updated on 26-Apr-2022
Market Status : LAUNCHED
Release Date : 13 May, 2018
Official Website : Nokia

Key Specifications

  • Screen Size

    Screen Size

    5.5" (1080 x 2280)

  • Camera

    Camera

    16 | 8 MP

  • Memory

    Memory

    64 GB/4 GB

  • Battery

    Battery

    3000 mAh

Variant/(s)

64GB

Color

Nokia 6.1 Plus Price in India: ₹ 9,349 (onwards)

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Digit Rating for Nokia 6.1 Plus

77
  • design

    77

  • performance

    64

  • value for money

    91

  • features

    78

  • pros
  • Premium design
  • Compact form-factor
  • Stock Android UI
  • cons
  • Underwhelming camera
  • Poor battery life

Digit Verdict: Nokia 6.1 Plus Review

By Subhrojit Mallick

The Nokia 6.1 Plus is a capable mid-ranger that ticks all the boxes when it comes to the trending features in smartphones of 2018. It’s closest rival is the Redmi Note 5 Pro which also runs on the same hardware. The choice comes down to whether you prefer a stock Android interface or custom MIUI. However, an underwhelming camera makes it difficult to recommend this phone over other more capable devices in that price range. The 6.1 Plus is a performance enthusiast’s phone of choice, one who wants a no-nonsense offering that gets the job done. If you have a knack for photography though, the Redmi Note 5 Pro and the Xiaomi Mi A2 are what you should be looking at.

Nokia 6.1 Plus Prices in India

Nokia 6.1 Plus price in India starts from ₹ 9349 with various stores available on Digit. Buy Nokia 6.1 Plus with the lowest price ₹ 9349 at Tatacliq on 26 Apr, 2022.

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Nokia 6.1 Plus Full Specifications

Basic Information
Manufacturer : Nokia
Model : Nokia 6.1 2018
Launch date (global) : 13-05-2018
Operating system : Android
OS version : 8.1
Type : Smartphone
Status : Available
Colors : White/Copper, Black/Copper, White/Iron, Blue/Gold
Product Name : Nokia 6.1 2018
Display
Screen size (in inches) : 5.5
Display technology : FHD
Screen resolution (in pixels) : 1080 x 2280
Display features : Capacitive Touchscreen
Pixel Density (PPI) : 401
Scratch Resistant Glass : Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Notch Display : Yes
Camera
Rear Camera Megapixel : 16
Maximum Video Resolution (in pixels) : 2160p@30fps
Front Camera Megapixel : 8
Front Facing Camera : Yes
LED Flash : Yes
Video Recording : Yes
Geo-tagging : NA
Digital Zoom : Yes
Autofocus : Yes
Touch Focus : Yes
Face Detection : Yes
HDR : Yes
Panorama Mode : Yes
OIS : NA
Phase detection : NA
Aperture (f stops) : NA
Laser focus AF : NA
EIS : NA
Battery
2g talk time (in hours) : NA
maximum standby time 2g (in hours) : NA
Battery capacity (mAh) : 3000
Talk time (in hours) : Up to 16 h
Removal Battery (Yes/No) : No
Support For Fast Charging : Yes
Sensors And Features
Keypad type : Touchscreen
Style score : NA
Mobile usability : NA
Multi touch : Yes
Light Sensor : Yes
Proximity Sensor : Yes
G (Gravity) Sensor : NA
Finger print sensor : Yes
Orientation Sensor : NA
Accelerometer : Yes
Compass : Yes
Barometer : NA
Magnetometer : NA
Gyroscope : Yes
Dust proof and water resistant : NA
Wireless Charging : NA
WaterProof : NA
Connectivity
Wireless connectivity : Yes
Charging connection : NA
Interfaces : NA
Headphone port : Yes
SIM : Dual
3G Capability : Yes
4G Capability : Yes
Wifi Capability : Yes
Wifi HotSpot : Yes
Bluetooth : Yes
NFC : NA
GPS : Yes
DLNA : NA
HDMI : NA
VoLTE : Yes
Technical Specifications
CPU : Qualcomm SDM630 Snapdragon 630
CPU speed : 2.2 GHz
Processor cores : Octa
RAM : 4 GB
GPU : Adreno 508
Dimensions (lxbxh- in mm) : 148.8 x 75.8 x 8.2
Weight (in grams) : 172
Storage : 64 GB
removable storage (yes or no) : Yes
removable storage (included) : NA
removable storage (maximum) : 256 GB

Nokia 6.1 Plus Brief Description

Overview

HMD Global has launched the Nokia 6.1 Plus in India, which was launched in China as the Nokia X6. The phone is a part of the Android One initiative and runs a stock build of Android 8.1 Oreo. It has a 19:9 display, dual rear camera setup and a glass and metal design. The phone has been launched in India for Rs. 15,999, and competes with the likes of Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro, Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1, among others.

Nokia has also launched the Nokia 7 Plus smartphone which features a 6-inch display, Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 octa-core processor, Adreno 512, and runs Android 8.1 (Oreo).

Design

The Nokia 6.1 Plus has a glass back and front with an aluminium frame. It is available in Gloss White, Gloss Midnight Blue, and Gloss Black colours. The left of the Nokia 6.1 Plus has the SIM tray and on the right side of the device is the volume rocker and power button. It has a 5.8-inch full-HD+ display with an aspect ratio of 19:9 and supports Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for protection against scratches.

Camera

In terms of optics, the Nokia 6.1 Plus has a 16 MP primary camera with an aperture of f/2.0, and a 5 MP monochrome secondary camera with an aperture of f/2.4. On the front, you will get the 16 MP fixed-focus camera with an aperture of f/2.0. The phone has a dual-LED flash at the back. The camera comes with a Dual-LED dual-tone flash, panorama shot, and HDR for clicking images.

Performance

The phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 octa-core processor. The smartphone is a part of the Android One initiative and runs a stock build of Android 8.1 Oreo which Google has assured will get regular updates.

It has a Fingerprint (rear-mounted) sensor, an accelerometer, a gyroscope, a proximity sensor, and a compass.

Storage and Battery

It is backed by a non-removable 3,060mAh battery with a fast battery charging 18W (Quick Charge 3.0). The phone comes with 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage that can be expanded up to 400 GB using a microSD card slot.

Configuration

The smartphone is available in multiple variants with 32 GB / 4 GB RAM, 64 GB / 4 GB RAM, 64 GB / 6 GB RAM. It has a microSD expandable phone memory up to 400 GB.

Connectivity

Connectivity options included in the smartphone are dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5, and FM radio. It also has a GPS/ A-GPS, GLONASS, USB Type-C (USB 2.0), and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The smartphone supports dual SIMs (Nano) which can run on 4G networks simultaneously. It has a single loudspeaker next to the USB Type-C port at the bottom. 

Digit Squad Reviews

Mention 3 Pros of your review device:

1. The classic beautiful Android One ensuring regular updates.

2. Sleek and compact design with glass back and notch display gives it a premium look under ₹16,000 budget segment.

3. 5.8-inch display, just perfect for day to day usage.

Mention 3 Cons of your review device:

1. Not up-to the mark battery life, just 3060 mAh of it.

2. Faulty charging port, many of the users (including me) reported it within 6 months of usage.

3. Camera is just okay. Not too good considering low light performance.

Write about the performance of your review device:

Nokia 6.1 Plus, undoubtedly is an awesome device. With more than 1.5 years of usage, I'm still not disappointed with it. It works flawlessly and smoothly without much lags. Although heating issues arises while using camera, still not a major problem. Talking about gaming, I have played games like PUBG, Call Of Duty and many others on this device & I can say they run fine on medium graphics, although lags could be experienced while playing them on high graphics. The 3060 mAh of battery is definitely a con while talking about performance, but it's acceptable for the price of ₹16,000 (the time when I purchased it).

Regular security updates and software updates from Google itself ensures stability of my device.

Overall, 8.5 points out of 10 could be awarded to my device keeping its performance in focus.

Write about the software of your review device:

The Nokia 6.1 Plus came with Android 8.1, which was the latest version back there in late 2018. Now it's running on latest Android 10 , all thanks to Google One support making the device flawless. The Snapdragon 636 processor provides a decent efficiency and is just awesome for both my day to day uses and basic gaming. Although HMD Global could have optimized the software much better by keeping up the camera to focus as sometimes the phone doesn't click up-to the mark photos it surely can as per it specifications.

Overall, 9 out of 10 points could be awarded keeping its software performance in focus.

Write about the battery life of your review device:

Battery life is the area where Nokia 6.1 Plus lags behind. With just 3060 mAh of battery, the phone can't stand up for one full day even with basic usage. While gaming, battery drains at a faster rate, further deteriorating battery life and consequently performance. Still for basic usage, battery segment is just acceptable. The faulty charging port is something that really bothered Nokia 6.1 Plus device users, including me. The device stopped charging after 3 months of usage. Faulty port while manufacture was claimed by HMD Global itself. This was something that really disappointed me. Although the company provided free repairing at service centre's for this problem.

Overall, 6.5 out of 10 points could be awarded to my device keeping battery life in focus.

Write about the design and display of your device:

The phone looks premium and ultimately beautiful with glass back and sleek design. It is very compact and easy to use even with one hand. The 5.8 inch display is just awesome for day to day usage. The phone has a vibrant display and ensures right color balance. The notch display add-ons to its beauty. The phone is perfect considering its design and display as they give this device an expensive and premium look. Overall, 10 out of 10 points could be awarded to my device keeping its design and display in focus.

Your Smartphone's Camera Review

Talking about camera, Nokia 6.1 Plus can be considered a good device for the same. The duo combo of primary camera's (16MP + 5MP) indeed captures good photos and videos. Although the camera disappoints a bit when considering low light photography. The phone heats up while shooting up videos and keeping the shutter on for a long time.

The front camera is impressive. The 16MP front camera ensures perfect selfies and amazing video stability. The features like AR Stickers, bothie mode (dual sight mode) and builtin filters are really impressive. The camera has a superb feature for live streaming on YouTube or Facebook, directly from the stock camera application, keeping the device way up from others.

Overall, 8.5 out of 10 points could be awarded to my device keeping its Camera in focus.

Final Verdict..!!

In 2020, this phone is not a good choice to buy as many more devices with better specs than this one are there in the market. Still this phone stands out most of the time and definitely holds up a good position in the history of Android smartphones with its impressive specs and performance. Nokia 6.1 Plus indeed is an amazing phone and quite impressive for stock Android lovers. Overall, 9 out of 10 points could be awarded to my device keeping all of its specifications and features in focus.

Reviewed By:

Ishaan Bedi

Nokia 6.1 Plus Price in India updated on 26th Apr 2022

Nokia 6.1 Plus Mobile Phones Price In India Starts From Rs. 9349 The best price of Nokia 6.1 Plus is Rs. 9349 on Tatacliq, which is 76% less than the cost of Nokia 6.1 Plus on Amazon Rs.16499.This Mobile Phones is expected to be available in 64GB variant(s).

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Nokia 6.1 Plus User Reviews

Overall Rating
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  • Nokia 6.1 Plus
    ROHIT MANE on Amazon.in | 01-01-1970

    Build Quality is Very Premium looking. Compact Design. Fingerprint Sensor very Fast responsive. Camera Performance Decent. 6+64 GB variant already updated Android Pie 9 Nice Experience

  • Best phone below 15k
    zenith yumnam on Amazon.in | 01-01-1970

    Very good product. I have used almost every brand the last 4 or 5 years but at Last I feel myself "I'm back to my home after a very long journey". Best built quality, best camerabut use gcam, very nice design, perfect size, nice display, very good performance. Snapdragon 636 from nokia is far faster n better in all respect than a Snapdragon 660AIE processor of Xiaomi mi à2 or Redmi note 7s or 7. I use both these phones and I'm talking exactly what I experience practically in real life. Moreover the 48mp camera from redmi note 7pro is incomparable with Nokia's 16mp while using Gcam. Even older Nokia 6.1non plus model beats the camera of note 7 pro both front and rear. I suggest don't even hope to bring note7 pro's gimmick 48mp near nokia 6.1plus. Everything is perfect with this phone. But the battery life will be a deal breaker for many of the our youths as they will charge twice a dayPUBG!!!!. That's why I'm reducing one

  • Best mobile in that price
    Sanket atakari on Amazon.in | 01-01-1970

    Best mobile in that price There was a stock Android and there Package headphone in that All over. Mobile was best

  • Dont purchase any electronic items through amazon go for other site like flipkart
    sanjay kumar singh on Amazon.in | 01-01-1970

    Dislike because Quality is not good. I tried to return nokia 6.1 plus mobile phone but amazon saying the electronic items are not returnable. Please purchase through other online shopping like flipkart snapdeal etc don't purchase through amazon. If you are interested to purchasebuy any electronic items like mobile phone, laptop etc. Please go for other shopping site like flipkart not purchase through Amazon i am unappy because i selected the amazon online shopping and purchase a mobile phone of nokia 6.1 plus 6gb ram but i don't like this mobile phone be cause it is small in size . Front Camera. Photo Quality is not good in night time or in low light time. The rear camera is also like same. One more things when you are taking picture in room the photo quality is not coming good as per mentioned 16 mega pixel camera. When you take the photo outside the picture quality is really good . The mobile is hitting to much when you compare with other mobiles like samsung vivo oppo .

  • Best Phone Ever
    ManuMohanan on Amazon.in | 01-01-1970

    No worry Happy with your Purchase and good brand quality

  • Good performance
    KUMAR PAL on Amazon.in | 01-01-1970

    Very good performance and happy with this purchase.

  • Camera is really bad
    BG on Amazon.in | 01-01-1970

    I earlier had iphone 5s with just 5 MP camera. The photos taken by that phone are much much better than this 12 MP phone. Please donot buy this phone if you take lot of photos from phone. Unfortunately I can't return it now. :

  • Fantastic
    AKHILESH KUMAR SHUKLA on Amazon.in | 01-01-1970

    I got it for 11999 on prime day it worths more than that, lovely camera and performance no doubt with sd636 and too good ram management,I dont know why some people are not liking it but its damn good

  • Pathetic
    aditya shrivastavaa on Amazon.in | 01-01-1970

    Nokia should just shut shop now. Going to return this piece of crap

  • Everything is good except camera
    Amazon Customer on Amazon.in | 01-01-1970

    Camera not up to mark

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