Our Opinion

The Nokia 6.1 Plus (6GB RAM) is a slightly better phone than the Nokia 6.2, and is also significantly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the Nokia 6.1 Plus (6GB RAM)!

Nokia 6.1 Plus (6GB RAM)  Nokia 6.2 
Nokia X6 Nokia 6.2
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Excellence Score
30.2
27.8
Value for Money Score
78.4
63.8
Price ₹ 9,999 onwards ₹ 14,499 onwards
Launch Date (India) Feb, 2019 Oct, 2019
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 8.1 Oreo, Upgradeable to 9.0 PieExpected update to Android 10Android One series Android 9.0 PieExpected update to Android 10Android One series
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.8 inches 6.3 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x2280 pixels (~ 435 pixels per inch) 1080x2280 pixels (~ 400 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Display Type IPS LCD IPS LCD
Display Features IPS LCD, FullView Display HDR10, Always-on Display
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.8 GHz 1.8 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 636Ranked #47 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 636Ranked #47 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Adreno 509 Adreno 509
RAM 6 GB 4 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port USB-C USB-C
Primary Camera 16MP + 5MP 16MP + 8MP + 5MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (4K)
Other Camera Features 16MP: F/2.0 Aperture; 1.0um Pixel Size, 5MP: F/2.2 Aperture; 1.2um Pixel Size, Phase Detection Autofocus, Gyro-EIS, Geo-tagging, Touch focus, Face detection, Panorama, HDR 16MP: F/1.8 Aperture; 27mm Focal length; 1.0um Pixel Size; PDAF, 8MP: F/2.2 Aperture; 13mm Focal Length; Ultrawide lens, 5MP: Depth Sensor, Panorama, HDR, Video: 2160p@30fps; 1080p@30fps
Secondary Camera 16.0MP 8MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.0 Aperture, 1.0um Pixel Size F/2.0 Aperture, 1/4" Sensor Size, 1.12um Pixel Size, HDR
Internal Memory 64 GB 64 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 400 GB up to 512 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot) GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Thickness 8 mm 8.3 mm
Weight 151 gm 180 gm
Width 71.0 mm 75.1 mm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 3060 mAh 3500 mAh
Battery Standby 348 hrs N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Fast Charging Support Yes, Quick Charge 3.0
Included Fast Charger Yes
Other Battery Parameters Talk time: Upto 20.5 hrs, Music Playback time: Upto: 9.5 hrs, Video Playback time: Upto 9 hrs N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Noise Filtration Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Premium glass sandwich design housed within a sturdy aluminum frame - the stainless steel accents around the camera and the buttons, further add to the the aesthetics
  • Compact form-factor - one of the rare mid-range devices today that's built for one-handed use
  • Fast fingerprint scanner
  • Nice, tall, 'notch' based display - bright and vibrant - with useful add-ons like 'night light' and 'ambient display'
  • Stock Android UI keeps things nice and simple and being part of the Android One series, you are ensured regular Android updates for a good 2 years
  • A very capable mid-range chipset, the Snapdragon 636, ensures performance that is on par with the other top phone in this price bracket, the Redmi Note 5 Pro - almost anything you throw at the phone is handled well
  • Decent set of dual cameras on the rear, that can produce reasonably good pictures in good light, and also take decent bokeh shots
  • Decent front camera too - it takes decently well-detailed selfies that are sharp and saturated
  • Quick charging support
  • On the whole, the Nokia 6.1 is a good alternative to the Redmi Note 5 Pro in the mid range (the Redmi Note 5 Pro has the better camera, and better battery life, but Nokia 6.1 wins with stock Android, and is more compact) and gives you both some serious style and substance on a budget
  • Excellent design and looks, dual Gorilla Glass 3
  • Nice, bright IPS display
  • Being an Android One phone, you get the simple, clean, stock Android experience + timely future Android updates
  • Can take some great portraits - that's one of its only redeeming qualities
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • Although glass designs always tend to be more premium, they also tend to be slippery, fingerprint magnets, and less durable (so you might want to use a case)
  • Both the rear and front cameras are not very good in sub-optimal lighting conditions - and even overall, not up to the high standards of the Redmi Note 5 Pro, or the Mi A2
  • The camera app on the Nokia 6.1 Plus is somewhat cluttered too
  • Battery life is ok, but definitely could have been better given the competition - it will last you the day with moderate use, but with heavy use you will need to recharge it by late evening
  • Lacklustre performance based on the old Snapdragon 636 chipset - while day-to-day performance is ok, within this price range, Nokia 6.2 is a big laggard
  • Overall though, the triple rear camera setup (16MP primary + 8MP ultra-wide + 5MP depth) is average in terms of image quality - even in daylight, the noise is often higher than usual, the white balance and the color reproduction are all over the place, and the dynamic range is average at best
  • Poor 1080p videos
  • Poor selfie camera too
  • Average battery life, with a 3500mAh battery - you will get a day of use with moderate usage - a lot of competitors are much better in this regard
  • No quick charging support - it goes from 0 to 100% in about 2 hours
  • Overall, the Nokia 6.2 is just an average product in this price bracket, and struggles to stand out due to its lacklustre performance and cameras - even if you are keen on a stock Android experience, you will find better alternatives around
Expert Reviews
  1. A very compelling device and one that deserves consideration
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. A complete budget device, with a premium design and top-notch performance
    beebom.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. Addresses most of the shortcomings of the Nokia 6.1, which was launched earlier on in the year
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. A damn fine smartphone
    fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. Offers mid-range specs in a premium design...a good alternative to the Redmi Note 5 Pro
    digit.in in-depth Read Review »
  6. Is not only well-priced but also competitive against its key competition
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  7. For those discerning individuals who want an unfussy smartphone experience in an attractive chassis
    androidauthority.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. Mid-Range Phone That’s Good Value for Money
    thequint.com in-depth Read Review »
  9. It's got almost everything you could ask for in an affordable mid-range smartphone
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  10. If it's style and substance on a budget that you seek, it's the the Nokia 6.1 Plus that you want
    firstpost.com in-depth Read Review »
  11. indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  12. economictimes.indiatimes.com in-depth Read Review »
  13. hindustantimes.com in-depth Read Review »
  14. androidcentral.com in-depth Read Review »
  15. themobileindian.com in-depth Read Review »
  16. deccanchronicle.com in-depth Read Review »
  17. business-standard.com in-depth Read Review »
  18. gadgetsnow.com in-depth Read Review »
  19. news18.com hands-on Read Review »
  20. livemint.com hands-on Read Review »
  1. We just can't recommend this Android One-powered smartphone
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. techradar.com hands-on Read Review »
  3. gadgets.ndtv.com hands-on Read Review »
  4. androidauthority.com hands-on Read Review »
  5. trustedreviews.com hands-on Read Review »
  6. expertreviews.co.uk hands-on Read Review »
  7. techadvisor.co.uk hands-on Read Review »
  8. pocket-lint.com hands-on Read Review »
  9. gadgetsnow.com hands-on Read Review »
  10. firstpost.com hands-on Read Review »
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