Nokia 6.1 (2018) Review

Nokia is back and now it’s making Android phones. In fact, it made one of the most popular affordable Android phones in 2017: the Nokia 6. And now, it has its successor: the new Nokia 6.1 (2018)...
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27 Comments

1. Venom

Posts: 2669; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Those cons makes me feel kind of eh about the phone. I might have to reconsider.

2. worldpeace

Posts: 3024; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

18W charger out of box, and they didn't write it as PROS? meanwhile $1000 smartphone cant even include 10W charger

6. rkoforever90

Posts: 405; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

7 plus is solid you could consider that

17. Venom

Posts: 2669; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I think I will just stick with the Pixel phones as they are still the best Android phones around.

19. kakudiego

Posts: 116; Member since: May 21, 2014

nokia 6.1 or pixel? joke right? are you comparing a $700+ with $270...

21. Venom

Posts: 2669; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

How is it a joke? I think it's perfectly reasonable.

26. sanqueyith

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 05, 2018

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3. gandalf_the_junkie

Posts: 32; Member since: Feb 22, 2018

Pro: Reasonably sized. None of the new phones appeal to me because they are so massive. Wish more companies would offer compact version in the mid-range tier category.

4. HumBHOldt

Posts: 31; Member since: Jan 30, 2018

The Nokia 7 plus is the model I'm most interested in, I believe it will be available in the US soon at this rate.

5. Settings

Posts: 2940; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Design is subjective. I don't see any cons to it.

7. yalokiy

Posts: 840; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

Something that is "a bit" is not a serious con. Perhaps display and night photography are the only cons.

8. Whitedot

Posts: 622; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

Victor, your fingers are enormous.

9. kakudiego

Posts: 116; Member since: May 21, 2014

another poor review by PhoneArena every other review say that the screen is good and the battery life is good and better than last year (real battery life = GSMArena) for me 4K video is another BS thing, 1080p is good enough for a 5.5-6 display comparing with honor, sony, moto, at the same price, nokia 6.1 wins

10. meanestgenius

Posts: 20997; Member since: May 28, 2014

I take reviews from tech sites and such as a good starting basis for giving me initial knowledge of how a device I’m interested in may perform. But I always go with my real world experience and usage in the end when it comes to any device that I’m interested in. That said, I was happy with the Nokia 6 (2017) overall, so I’m pretty sure that I’ll be happy with Nokia 6.1 when I purchase one.

11. MuddyCow

Posts: 88; Member since: Oct 09, 2014

I read that the Nokia 7 Plus also has a bluish screen, and so did the Nokia 8, really a stepdown compared to old Lumia phones which had excellent screens, and absolutely a dealbreaker for me.

12. spazosaurus

Posts: 13; Member since: Nov 14, 2017

The MI A1 is cheaper and probably has a better screen. Also more RAM and internal storage. I'm not sure why anyone would buy this Nokia. A2 is also around the corner. I'd wait for that instead.

15. Duncdawg26

Posts: 167; Member since: Jan 20, 2017

I would buy this instead because there are no Xiaomi phones available in the country I live in (America)

13. vprasad1

Posts: 24; Member since: Jun 03, 2013

if I wanted a bluish screen, I'd pay $1k for the privilege of owning a Pixel XL

20. Venom

Posts: 2669; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Or if you want the privilege of owning the best Android phone available. Btw, it doesn't cost $1K.

14. WAusJackBauer

Posts: 447; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

Those cons are ridiculous as always Phonearena, this phone is amazing for the price.

16. Duncdawg26

Posts: 167; Member since: Jan 20, 2017

I would have to say this phone is at a pretty compelling price point. There's just nothing else around it in the US. The 7x is a great deal at $200 but looks significantly slower in real life usage. The moto g6+ would be superior but it's not coming to the US. And no one should buy a phone running an SD450 at $250. And the best part of this review was finding out the camera is actually decent if you download the pictures. Every reviewer says the camera is OK to sucky and that was one of the biggest draw backs of the phone. To find out its alright to pretty good is a relief. I would still prefer the updated screen shape but there are certain advantages to 16:9...

18. tremglider

Posts: 1; Member since: May 05, 2018

I've had a Nokia 6 (2017) since early November, and I recall the screen was very bluish when I first got it, but with use and time it's gotten more neutral, which I figure would eventually happen to the Nokia 6.1 eventually, with time and use. So that's not too big of a con for me personally. If for whatever reason I need to replace my Nokia 6, I'd happily get the 6.1

22. kakudiego

Posts: 116; Member since: May 21, 2014

this review is so bad, PhoneArena didnt even know how much memory the Nokia 6.1 has *i i cant say "i"PhoneAnera anymore?

23. saiprasad

Posts: 1; Member since: May 20, 2018

I purchased Nokia 6.1 in India. Came to USA and wanted to use it but it is not working. Nokia 6.1 purchased in India will not work in USA. This phone will not recognise the network outside India. Might be the case with other countries as well. So check before you buy this phone. Phone will recognize the SIM card but it will not accept the network. I tried with T-Mobile, AT&T service providers.

24. JuliaRushmore

Posts: 1; Member since: May 28, 2018

yeah great phone however some apps are not available for instance I tried to install imoneyslots app imoneyslots.com and I could not

25. sanqueyith

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 05, 2018

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28. Seany

Posts: 94; Member since: Sep 28, 2012

I've got this phone and there's definitely nothing bad about the display