I dont know why you are comparing Nokia with chinese brands...just because its made in china...????? dont think it like that dudes....Its not like that...and never will....companies are sold and purchased...just like facebook purchased whatsapp...did someone stoped using whatsapp...NO....and about foxcon...it also make iphones...its costly but it sells like hot cakes...coz...foxcon is an assembler...not a manufacturer...apple controls everything used in making an iphone...and Nokia does the same... so its upto you...how you see the whole picture... I shifted from Nokia to HTC like 6 years ago...now I am waiting for a flagship device from Nokia to replace my HTC flagship device...and I know...there are alot of people like me there...
Anonymous, 10 Apr 2017Hello friend, as you said can you list me some phones with better aesthetics and better specs ... moreThose I mentioned bedore are the best smartphone I could find under US$300, with Axon 7 slightly above US$300, BUT with better camera, OS, & sound output than ANY affordable flagship-killer I mentioned.
If u don't mind the price, want overall better specs BUT with slightly lower battery capacity which is removable, go for G5.
AFAIK, the ONLY high-end smartphone with
-)SD820, a flagship-grade SoC which is becoming cheap one of these days
-) removable battery with additional unique YET useful add-on slot
-) IR blaster, a RARE feature to be found in recent flagship phone (except Xiaomi phones)
-) FM radio, another RARE feature RARELY found in SD820-powered phones
-) microSD slot, a feature which is becoming EXTINCT in today's flagship
-) 3.5mm earphone jack, a "must-have" jack which is "deliberately" made to extinct
-) gyro & compass sensors, spme useful YET easily abandoned sensors
-) covers wide range of LTE bands, useful for people who travels to many countries a lot
-) GREAT dual camera + OIS, few phones have dual camera setup which BOTH works for different imaging purposes
-) EXCELLENT 5.3" 2K display, it's compact YET highly sharp display will please u
-) FAST & ACCURATE fingerprint sensor, as fast as ANY flagship-grade fingerprint sensors & rarely failed to read ur bio metrics
-) 4GB RAM for ALL version, unlike other brands who have 3GB & 4GB RAM version, u won't have to worry about which model u should get
-) wide range of BT profile, useful features for people who prefers using wireless headphone
-) USB 3.0 speed, not ALL type-C USB connectors have USB 3.0 speed, FYI
-) dual SIM options, BUT with hybrid slot for dual SIM version
-) possibility upgrade to Android O, well, it's still new, so official Android O is highly possible
Other flagship-grade smartphone u might consider to buy are Samsung Note 4, Note Edge, & S5 Prime (Korean edition with 2K display & 3GB RAM),
ALL those three have microSD slot & removable battery, but are almost 3 years old, stuck at MM, moreover the second hand ones might have issues, so think & choose where to buy carefully
Qwerty2017, 10 Apr 2017This is why I hate stubborn FANATICS NOOBS... "Nokia is a premium brand not a chinese brand... moreHello friend, as you said can you list me some phones with better aesthetics and better specs than Nokia 6 at the same price range, preferably available in India. I am about to buy a phone and don't want to wait till Nokia release in India. Not able to find a better aesthetic phone myself. Appreciate your help.
Camera design is ugly...even whole phone design is ugly. Raun Forsyth will kill nokia again. Is someone there who can bring back marko ahtisaari to the design team again...
Anonymous, 10 Apr 2017LOL at you.. Nokia is a premium brand not a chinese brand.. Nokia's pricing is similar to sams... moreThis is why I hate stubborn FANATICS NOOBS...
"Nokia is a premium brand not a chinese brand"
ASK 50 RANDOM stranger of their opinion whether they STILL think Nokia as premium brand. I did it for my campus task some months ago and 35 of them say NO, 10 say YES, and 5 didn't answer.
WHY? because (according to those 35 people) NOKIA has "betrayed" them by "moving" from Symbian to WP, making Symbian "dead" & later "betrayed" them again by sold its mobile phone business to MS, making their devices lose its warranty, as most of Nokia service center in my country closed down.
So, can u STILL say that Nokia is a "premium" brand after knowing this?
When did I say Nokia is CHINESE brand?
What I DID actually said is Nokia is just ANOTHER CHINESE smartphone, since it was made by FOXCONN, not Nokia ANYMORE, so GET UR FACTS STRAIGHT!
"You can go ahead and enjoy your chinese brand which is way cheaper with more powerful hardwares but lacks refinement."
Did U have few screws missing in ur head?
ZTE, Xiaomi, Meizu, Lenovo, ZUK, Alcatel, OnePlus, LeEco and other Chinese brands MAKE CHEAP smartphone with BETTER aesthetic than ANY Nokia 6, 5, or 3 with MILES BETTER specs at Nokia 6 & 6 arte asking price!
U think US$230 is a "normal" rice for a device with PATHETIC SD430 & 3GB RAM? Try again!
Mi5, Mi5s, Zuk Z2, Zuk Z2 Pro, LeEco Le Max 2, LeEco Le Pro3, and Axon 7 are SOME of CHINESE smartphone with SD820/821 which price started from US$161 (ZUK Z2 SD820 4GB ram 64GB ROM) up to US$325 (ZTE Axon 7 SD820 4GB RAM 64gb ROM).
What does this means? ur so called 'refinement" is just a big BS fanboy opinion, cuz there are MANY who had tried Nokia 6 hands-on said OTHERWISE.
People in US & EU loved Chinese brands, even Axon 7 is so popular in US & EU because its CHEAP price yet packs premium specs & build quality similar to EXPENSIVE flagship smartphones.
"This Nokia 6 at $230 is very acceptable comparing the Samsung A3 2017 at $350, Samsung A5 2017 at $460 and Samsung A7 2017 at $580"
Another FACTS that u TRULY have screws missing from ur head...
Did I EVER compare Nokia to Samsung?
I DID compare Nokia to Chinese brands because the NEW Nokia is just 'rebranded" foxconn smartphone!
FYI, the OLD Nokia did the same thing as Samsung now, OVERPRICED ALL THEIR SMARTPHONES, even going as far as refurbished Nokia 6600 and re-released it as "music edition" with absurd price tag!
Do u know why the CAN do this? because they are the "market leader" at their respective era, so they can priced their products as EXPENSIVE as possible, NOOBS...
BTW, no SMART person will buy Samsung A series or J series.
Most of them will buy last-year Samsung S series / Note series OR buy the latest S series for bragging rights, because A series & J series, similar to Nokia 6, just another OVERPRICED SHITTY smartphones!
Qwerty2017, 09 Apr 2017What a great comment I have read today! That's exactly my point why I ALWAYS said the NEW No... moreLOL at you.. Nokia is a premium brand not a chinese brand.. Nokia's pricing is similar to samsung, lg, htc, sony and other premium brand.. But not as outrageous as Apple.. You can go ahead and enjoy your chinese brand which is way cheaper with more powerful hardwares but lacks refinement.. I use a Nokia and I bought chinese phone for my little daughter.. It depends on your preference really.. This Nokia 6 at $230 is very acceptable comparing the Samsung A3 2017 at $350, Samsung A5 2017 at $460 and Samsung A7 2017 at $580.. LOL at you for failing to comprehend this fact..
Indian, 09 Apr 2017Bro Nokia Is Big Brand..... Ya Xiaomi also have good phones..... But If U Drop Any Chinese Pho... moreSo we live by dropping our phone from 3ft now? lol
I have xiaomi phone, everyday in my pocket with key/door key, id card, and other stuff.
I like tracking and climbing, I always put everything in my bag and one compartment, phone there, key, small knife, powerbank, phone holder, and others and still now non a single scratch on my mi, no screen protector, no case! Can Nokia 6 do that?
Smallish battery capacity!???
What u think about this: GS8 and 3000mAh?
mclarenfan1968, 08 Apr 2017The proof is me owning the Xiaomi phone and also having personally handled the Nokia 6 phone r... moreHave to agree with you on build quality those redmis are really tough. Though one point of displays why does gsma give such a high sunlight visibility to these new devices or maybe you got faulty unit from CN since global availability is as good as null
Is there a RAW fuiles option in the camera? There should be, after all its the latest Android, but in your rushed and somewhat "damnining with faint praise" you make no mention of it or what results from it are like. You must include viable responses to a machines features rather than ignoring them S.V.P
mclarenfan1968, 08 Apr 2017The proof is me owning the Xiaomi phone and also having personally handled the Nokia 6 phone r... moreBro Nokia Is Big Brand..... Ya Xiaomi also have good phones..... But If U Drop Any Chinese Phone From 3Ft It Will Crack..... And Always Risky..... U Can't Compare Nokia Samsung Sony With Chinese Companies.... Watch The Durability Test Of Nokia 6 Even It Work After Fall From 50ft High :)
If Nokia isn't really Nokia anymore thanks to HMD, then Apple Computer isn't really Apple Inc. Apple Computer died in 1985.The current Apple is made up mostly of former NeXT employees.
The Apple of today doesn't care about its roots anymore which were computers. Mostly an mobile vendor now. Apple should just change their name to iPhone Inc. HMD is still Nokian in my eyes.
mclarenfan1968, 08 Apr 2017The proof is me owning the Xiaomi phone and also having personally handled the Nokia 6 phone r... moreWhat a great comment I have read today!
That's exactly my point why I ALWAYS said the NEW Nokia is truly reincarnation of OLD Nokia, EXCELS in making OVERPRICED POS smartphones. Even in the era of Windows phone, their Lumia 520 is WAY, WAY shittier than Huawei Ascend W1 in EVERYTHING (similar specs as Lumia 620), but priced WAY, WAY higher than W1.
My other REASON why Nokia 6 is TRULY overpriced is when u compare its asking price with rival brands which also comes from China, such as Mi5 & Zuk Z2.
In my country, even the base asking price of Nokia 6 (US$230) can get me a Mi 6 32GB version OR Zuk Z2 4gb version which priced only US$200. At US$300, Nokia 6 Arte asking price, I can get Zuk Z2 PRO which comes with 6gb RAM & 128gb rom or Mi5 ceramic edition with US$50 more which is WAY, WAY more STUDY, anti-bend, & scratch-resistant than ANY edition of Nokia 6.
This, is why MANY people, who u call "haters", ALWAYS complaining & comparing NEW Nokia, which is NO MORE than a "rebrand" of foxconn smartphone, to its CHINESE-made rival smartphone which offer better OVERALL products at SANE asking price.
As I said before, when it comes to FANBOYISM, even a SMARTEST people in the world becomes a mere DUMB SHEEP, trying their hardest to justify EVERY MOVE made by their CULT brand as "the right thing to do"
mclarenfan1968, 08 Apr 2017The proof is me owning the Xiaomi phone and also having personally handled the Nokia 6 phone r... morehmmm. you seems like a tech expert. worthy to be called a xiaomi fanboy.
Yeah you're right, this phone is not a spec monster because HMD Global markets this phone as mid-range not flagship.
You are acting like a real fanboy defending a low quality iPhone copycat and cheap chinese brand.
If you don't like Nokia then stay away from this page.
Go to Xiaomi page and boast your expertise.
hamedans, 07 Apr 2017instead of attacking me as fanboy why dont you prove that
-that redmi has better build qualit... moreThe proof is me owning the Xiaomi phone and also having personally handled the Nokia 6 phone recently while you have not used either phones but shill on anyway because it's a "Nokia". Who's the fanboy hmm? :)
Xiaomi has excellent software updates when it makes sense and their battery life optimization can even rival Samsung's.
- Camera both phones are mediocre let's be honest here. Nokia 6 being just that much more terrible vs Redmi Note 3 Pro. These phones are not to be bought for their camera capabilities.
- "that redmi has better build quality than Nokia 6" - yup it does and it shows when it falls from your hand. I've dropped every phone I've ever owned (yeah I handle 'em rough). It even feels great in your hand, solid build. Nokia 6 felt nothing special, it actually felt rather ordinary, people can claim whatever they like I only trust my own impressions. Nokia 6 build quality is over hyped if one was really honest.
- "has better audio than dolby atmos" - Dolby on phones is just HRFT and you can get that apk to install on most phones now with hacks in place if you so care about it. Nothing beats proper high quality DACs and neither phone has anything special in terms of high end DACs. Dolby Atmos consumes more CPU power because it is a software emulation not very good for battery endurance. A gimmck best avoided. Sound on Redmi Note 3 Pro is just fine without any software emulation overlays but you have that option too if you really want it just google it up.
-"has better polarising layer than nokia 6" - I tried Nokia 6 under sunlight and because the panel is poor in overall brightness none of that mattered. It was no better of an experience than on any other LCD so far. As for so called deeper blacks, nope pure marketing by HMD, I've seen far better with real Nokia phones. GSM's tests even show that, my eyes weren't lying.
So let's sum that up, no real stand out feature in the Nokia 6, it is simply put an attempt to pull a fast one on the unsuspecting customers and them fanboys. When HMD makes a phone worthy of the Nokia name I'll buy it, in the meantime this Nokia 6 can go straight into the bin because it is simply an overpriced thievery.
Anonymous, 08 Apr 2017How about comparing it with redmi note 4?Battery life is higher note the Redmi Note 4 but that is coming as a trade off with ever so slightly more delays and slight lag here and there. If you are coming from a phone made in 2014/2015 you wont be able to tell the difference. But for people spoiled by flagships from 2015/2016 they can notice the delays in general usage. It is not really a "lag" per-se feeling, just general slowness when apps open after a tap. Most wont notice it if their starting base is pretty outdated. Best example would be tap open Whatsapp you'll notice the SD820/DS821 phones will be very very quick to react while the SD625 is a tad bit slower, you'd only appreciate that difference if you have been heavily using SD820/SD821 or even SD 805/801 class phones. SD650 thanks to the two A72 cores compensate where the 4xA53 cluster falls short, you hardly ever encounter the laggy feeling. A53s are in-order Cores so the lack of Out of Order execution shows when under heavy loads.
Media is misleading many times. Nokia phones will differentiate itself with better design, build
quality, camera, OS optimization, call quality, durability and reliability. Its stupidity to compare with Chinese brands.
It's 2017 and this phone back still scratch prone lol durability my ass wkwkkwk so durability is something outside scratch? Lol
hamedans, 07 Apr 2017instead of attacking me as fanboy why dont you prove that
-that redmi has better build qualit... more1 better build quality no but better processor yes
2 Dolby no
3 half price yes
4 security updates and software updates yes
5 you get what you pay for and can't expect same finesse as the manufacturer who basically made phones what they are now