Nokia 6 is put through a scratch and bend test
by Florin Troaca / Mar 14, 2017, 6:27 PM
As you can see in the first video embedded below, the 5.5-inch screen of the Nokia 6 doesn't scratch easily - thanks to a sheet of Gorilla Glass 3 that's protecting the front of the phone, putting it on par with many other handsets out there (including some high-end models). The glass covering the phone's rear camera is scratch-resistant, too, while the fingerprint reader - found on the front - is "totally scratchproof."
Since the back and sides of the Nokia 6 are made out of aluminum, these areas are pretty easy to scratch - but that's what you get with most metal-made phones anyway. On the plus side, it looks like the Nokia 6 is extremely hard to bend, being "one of the most solid devices" that JerryRigEverything tested thus far.
All in all, for a smartphone that's going to cost around $250, the Nokia 6 seems impressively solid. Its manufacturing process definitely has a lot to do with that. As the second video embedded below is showing, HMD Global / Nokia Mobile is making its new phones (including the Nokia 5 and Nokia 3) from solid blocks of aluminum that are CNC machined, polished five times, and anodized two times. After that, the handsets have to pass over 600 different tests before being shipped out. Not bad, right?
- Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 16 MP / 8 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 430, Octa-core, 1400 MHz
- Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 3000 mAh(18h 3G talk time)
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A phone (hardware) that can outlive it's OS.
posted on Mar 14, 2017, 7:08 PM 3
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And the Nokia 3310 can outlive a generation!
posted on Mar 14, 2017, 8:01 PM 2
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Does a lot better than some fragile igadget.
posted on Mar 14, 2017, 7:46 PM 0
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I hope more OEM's take notes, next year I definitely see an aggressive attention to build quality, we're running out of road to avoid accident-proofing.
posted on Mar 14, 2017, 8:44 PM 0
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Don't forget the Nokia 5110, it's one of the toughest Nokia phone a long time ago. If we are to compare the late 90's from today, then the Nokia 6 might just be as solidly built as the Nokia 5110 back in the day
posted on Mar 14, 2017, 11:22 PM 0
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