Nokia 6.1 with Android Pie hits new all-time low price of $200 at Best Buy and Amazon

Nokia 6.1 with Android Pie hits new all-time low price of $200 at Best Buy and Amazon
$229.99 sounded like a pretty great price for a 5.5-inch smartphone with Android One software, 3GB RAM, and 32GB storage space a couple of months ago, but as Black Friday draws near, the Nokia 6.1 was in need of another cool discount to tempt patient bargain hunters.

Hot on the heels of the handset’s remarkably early official Android 9 Pie update, both Amazon and Best Buy are now charging $199.99 instead of the original $269 price. The former e-commerce giant only has the black model available with the full $69 savings, while the latter retailer sells the white/iron color option at that same exact rate.

Originally released back in May, at least stateside, the Nokia 6.1 got a Plus variant just a few months later, although the “notchy” 5.8-incher never made its way to the US. Instead, if you live around these parts and are starting to fall for the Nokia brand again, you can purchase the Nokia 7.1... for a whopping 150 bucks more than the marked-down 6.1.

There aren’t a lot of sub-$250 phones officially available in the US with a similarly premium build as the Series 6000 aluminum-made Nokia 6.1, not to mention that fresh, almost pure Google software, and a sweet Zeiss-optimized 16MP rear-facing camera.

Granted, the screen bezels could be thinner, and the battery larger, but all in all, it’s hard to compete with this extremely well-balanced Snapdragon 630 device at $199.99. Sold unlocked by both Best Buy and Amazon, the Nokia 6.1 can be activated on your GSM network of choice, be it AT&T, T-Mobile, or a smaller prepaid operator.

Check out the deal at Amazon and Best Buy



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6 (2018)
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Octa-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh

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12 Comments

1. Seanetta

Posts: 21; Member since: Oct 23, 2018

This has been £199 in UK for ages

2. Venom

Posts: 2683; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I think it's more reasonable at $200. It's a decent phone if you just need something to get you buy, but it was too laggy for my tastes.

3. libra89

Posts: 2027; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Nice deal.

4. Vogue1985

Posts: 278; Member since: Jan 24, 2017

I impressed and annoyed. Impressed because Nokia is so fast to update there phone, especially since their phones are so darn affordable. Am annoyed because I have a Samsung flagship $900 spent and no Pie in sight. (rolling eyes)

5. Damo579

Posts: 263; Member since: May 18, 2013

I have it since May and it's a very good phone for the price, but the variant sold in the US hasn't received android pie yet

6. meanestgenius

Posts: 21006; Member since: May 28, 2014

Really good price for a very capable smartphone. Pretty good performance too, with very few stutters and very little lag, unless you're doing something really intensive like gaming. Android One and great build quality make this a winner for anyone looking for a smartphone that is on a budget.

7. Venom

Posts: 2683; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

It's not a bad phone by any means, but with it being a budget phone with modest specs, it's going to have some lag. Most day to day tasks can be done on the phone with no hiccups. Just my "honest" opinion.

8. meanestgenius

Posts: 21006; Member since: May 28, 2014

It’s definitely not a bad smartphone, and those of us that have actually used it/own it know how well it performs, as opposed to those have no experience with using the phone. And with the recent addition of Android Pie, (downloading as I type this) performance will only get better. Just the “honest” opinion of someone that actually owns this smartphone.

9. Venom

Posts: 2683; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

It's a good thing that I actually own the phone, or at least I did. I'm not going to be like some diehard fanboys who attack others for having an opinion that is different from theirs.

10. meanestgenius

Posts: 21006; Member since: May 28, 2014

It's a good thing that people who actually own the phone know how the performance is on this device and don't have to pretend otherwise just for sake of having something to say about it. I'm not going to be like some diehard trolls who attacks others for having an opinion that's different from theirs.

11. Venom

Posts: 2683; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

It's a good thing that I owned the phone, or at least I did before I returned it. I found better value in the Moto devices that offer similar products at the same price but with better specs.

12. meanestgenius

Posts: 21006; Member since: May 28, 2014

It's a good thing that those that have really owned the phone knows how well it performs, as opposed to those that have to pretend that they have owned something just for the sake of having something to say about it.

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