Since Nokia’s Renaissance with Android started in 2017 the maker has relied on its midrange to broaden market share and thus far it is labored. Nokias these days promise clear Android One software program, a recognizable Nokia design, good hardware and affordable pricing.
The Nokia 6.2 encompasses all of these traits however is now threatened from all sides by competent Chinese language rivals that is are rapidly increasing to western markets. You should purchase a Xiaomi Redmi Word eight, or a Realme X2 in Europe and for nearly the identical 250 because the Nokia 6.2. Is the Nokia model title sufficient to sway consumers from these tempting Chinese language telephones? Is Android One? We’re undecided.
Most midrange telephones from Oppo, Xiaomi and vivo include a complimentary case within the retail field, however the Nokia 6.2 doesn’t. It presents a lowly 10W charger, a USB-C cable and to its credit score, Three.5mm headphones, one thing Chinese language telephones do not often embrace.
Design-wise the Nokia 6.2 is among the many cleanest telephones round. The cellphone additionally is available in a nondescript black shade however the Ice paintjob we have right here is the one to go for. The body has a pleasant matte floor due to using polymer composite, whereas the rear is generally made from Gorilla Glass. The digicam island has a properly accented rim.
You get a conventional fingerprint scanner on the rear, and as it turns out many desire that to an in-display one or vice versa. We discovered it quick and had no misreads with it.
The show on the entrance is a reliable 6.Three-inch IPS LCD with 400 ppi courtesy or its 1080x2280px decision and HDR10 assist. It is about pretty much as good as an LCD can get however is nowhere close to pretty much as good as one of the best AMOLEDs on the market (these are admittedly exhausting to return by on this worth phase although).
There are seemingly three cameras on the rear of the Nokia 6.2, however one is a depth sensor used for portrait photographs. The opposite two are a 16MP f/1.eight primary unit and an 8MP f/2.2 13mm ultrawide snapper.
We’ll assess the standard of the primary snapper in our full overview however have already examined the ultrawide digicam in our Nokia 7.2 review – it is wider than most ultrawides in the marketplace however has solely okay element and restricted dynamic vary.
The Nokia 6.2 makes use of a 14nm Snapdragn 636 paired with 3GB or 4GB of RAM, which is an okay configuration at this worth. Some units just like the Xiaomi Redmi Word eight Professional or Realme X2 supply sooner chips with as much as 8GB of RAM for the same worth, although.
What they do not supply is clear Android One software program. At the moment on Android 9 however with an improve to 10 on the best way, Android One is quick and lacks any bloatware. Nokia promise as much as three years of software program updates so you possibly can relaxation assured will probably be safe for a very long time. The Nokia 6.2 additionally has a bodily button on the left to summon Google’s Assistant.
At round $250/250/INR 16,000 the Nokia 6.2 brings a number of worth. As we have made clear on this article, it is not with out its competitors, particularly in Asia and Europe, and its rivals definitely pack extra hardware perks for a similar worth.
However one other argument could possibly be made that the Nokia 6.2 would not must outdo any of its Chinese language rivals, however somewhat be the regular and dependable Nokia cellphone loyal followers have at all times most well-liked. It seems to be simply that, however maintain off earlier than you finalize that order – our overview is due quickly!