Intro

A while back ,we attended a rather unique event at HMD Global’s Malaysia HQ. We played ping pong with the brand new Nokia 6.1. What can I say – we’re just having fun. After we played ping pong, I got a unit of the Nokia 6.1, the premium mid-ranger smartphone – back at our labs for testing.

What did Nokia to do their latest mid-range smartphone to make it compelling to customers? Does it have the latest and greatest feature that customers are looking for? We’ll take a deep dive into the Nokia 6.1 and see what’s up with it.

Unboxing

Nokia 6.1

The Nokia 6.1 comes in their usual packaging design. It’s flatter, wider, and square. It’s quite a feat for Nokia to actually follow this packaging design philosophy since the Nokia 8 that we reviewed here.

Nokia 6.1

At the back of the packaging shows an image of the Nokia 6.1 and a quick rundown of its specs. Pretty clean in terms of packaging, honestly.

Nokia 6.1

The box sides out from the bottom and reveals the phone right away. The unboxing experience is rather straightforward after that. There’s a bundle of documentation under the phone and the SIM ejector tool is buried under the adhesive. On the left side of the packaging is where the accessories are found.

Digging out everything, we can find the Nokia 6.1 itself, a charger, an earphone, a USB-C cable, and the aforementioned documentation. I think Nokia could have included another TPU case to protect the beautiful Nokia 6.1.

Nokia 6.1

By the way, the included earphone is just… well, I do appreciate the effort Nokia took to include one, but I’m not going to use it – ever.

Nokia 6.1

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REVIEW OVERVIEW
Design
9
Software
7
Connectivity and ports
8
Screen
7
Specifications
6
Camera
6
Battery and charger
7
Value
5
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