suvvv, 04 Nov 2017I'm an audiophile like you but on a budget haha. Let's get to the questions one by one.
Def... moreThank you verrrrrry much . Really appreciate your in depth reply.
One thing more. I use dual sim always. Does it have any issue like frequent call drop or network searching issue or freezing while calling? (I'm facing same problem In Huawei GR5 2017 ) . How is In call sound : is it loud enough or muffled ?
Thanks in advance.
Try out this phone in 3 occasion, sad to say it lagged, Snapdragon 430 is a weak processer, Nokia should have put in Snapdragon 625 or 630 with 4 or 6GB of RAM.
Alex Alexander, 04 Nov 2017which version of nokia 6 is global version? TA1000, TA 1003, TA 1021 or other one? Mine is TA-1021 and it's global. The global one has a metallic ring around the camera bump and there's so Chinese text on the box.
Audio lover, 04 Nov 2017Hi can you tell me when nokia 6 is plugged into its default headphones how is the audio outp... moreMicrophone issue - noise cancelation is too aggressive. Far away noise are canceled out, but close noise is picked up well. Microphone hardware is very good, quite sharp and picks up the bass well. A software update could fix that.
which version of nokia 6 is global version? TA1000, TA 1003, TA 1021 or other one?
thami, 03 Nov 2017Hi, i'm planing to buy a Nokia 6. What can you say 'bout the quality of the front cam images ... moreWhen you are inside the room or when in low light pictures are average....but in the outside light pictures are awesome....crystal clear.... I don't know about Samsung J7...Its my experience.. I love this Nokia 6
suvvv, 03 Nov 2017Specs only speak one side of the story. My experience with the Nokia 6 has been extremely flui... moreYes bro... I too love this...and also I never face any issue of lagging/hanging even when I play Modern Combat 5, Clash of Calns, Asphalt 8 also.... except little heating
Anonymous, 04 Nov 2017The bundled 'default' earbuds cant be used to judge the quality & quantity of sound. They ... moreYes bro... I too enjoy its sound quality and it depends on the quality of ear phones too... especially when am inside the room the loud speaker does a pretty good job....I really could feel Dolbay Atmos sounds..
Audio lover, 04 Nov 2017Hi can you tell me when nokia 6 is plugged into its default headphones how is the audio outp... moreI'm an audiophile like you but on a budget haha. Let's get to the questions one by one.
The default headphones provided are not suitable for music. I didn't even try them. Wait a sec I ll give them a shot. Yeah they're pretty crap. They're like the headphones you'd get with old Nokia java phones. You'll need 3rd party headphones. The Xiaomi in ear 2017 series earphones are good. They are around 10-30$.
Audio output with good earphones
If you're desperately looking for phones with good audio at this price point, listening to music via the Nokia 6 will bring a tear of happiness to your eyes. It's soo beautiful. The bass, the mids, the highs, the soundstage, the sound profile, the volume - everything is presented really well imo. The bass is adequate,but doesn't overwhelm and the soundstage isn't as narrow as a cramped up bathroom.
Gsmarena does publish audio tests for various devices but they are not a 100% representation of the practical experience. Gsmarena gave high scores to j7 pro for its audio, but when I tried it hands on, it sounded awful. Wayy too much bass and everything muddled up. No thank you. Same goes for the galaxy s5, gsmarena gave it excellent scores, but in reality it sounds like a tin can (the SD 801 Version).
The Nokia 6 has really good audio output Imo. Of course it's not 100% flawless, but it is one of the if not the best sounding device I've tested. It's also more than loud enough for me.
If you use large headphones,take it to the store and try it on the phone before buying. But for regular ear/headphones, it should have enough power to drive them.
It has two dolby enhancement options.
1. Music mode - on headphones,it improves isolation,soundstage and clarity.
2. Theater mode - it improves the directional audio by a big margin. If you like binaural asmr stuff, you'll be surprised at what it can do.
I usually have them turned off, because tinkering around is annoying.
While video/audio recording, this phone has strong noise cancellation at work, which makes far away noises choppy. But closeup audio like nearby voices are clear. But imo there should be an option for us toggle this feature, because I don't like noise cancellation.
Headphone hardware is really good. It captures clear audio with adequate bass, but the noise cancellation makes the sound choppy in loud environments. This is the only flaw with this device. It can be fixed with a software update.
Phew. That's quite a huge wall of text. Thanks for reading.
Audio lover, 04 Nov 2017Hi can you tell me when nokia 6 is plugged into its default headphones how is the audio outp... moreThe bundled 'default' earbuds cant be used to judge the quality & quantity of sound. They are only useful for calls.
In my experience with a Samson SR850 headphone, the quality is really great. Good frequency response, though you may need to use custom equalizer(no inbuilt) to match your taste.
Dolby setting is not useful in headphones. It just enhances the bass & treble but sounds somewhat congested and artificial. It also reduces the volume little bit.
Regarding volume, the max setting is just enough loud for some streaming songs and youtube videos. I had a feeling like a 2-3 points higher may be good for loud listening. But some songs that I have locally was loud. If you listen at moderate volume then its enough.
Also, if you are using a IEM type earphone, then the volume would be loud.
For music listening, most of the recent midrange phones have good audio output. You can refer the GSMArena review to compare between flagship phones too.
suvvv, 02 Nov 2017ive bought the nokia 6 international. ask any questions you got.
i mostly do work on my pho... moreHi can you tell me when nokia 6 is plugged into its default headphones how is the audio output in terms of both quality and quantity ( loudness) ??
And also what is exactly the microphone issue you have mentioned ?
I'm really really an audio lover so I need to know an honest review of its quality and quantity (when it is plugged with headphones ) from you.
Sorry for bad English .Thanks in advance.
peter, 03 Nov 2017does mi A1 costs 14,999yeah Mi A1 costs 14999rs Nokia 6 also priced at 14999rs
ayuadaw21, 27 Oct 2017seriously? but this ram have 4gb right?no, ram is 3GB
Just few minutes ago I try 3d sound on Nokia 6 , Dolby Atmos make sounds amazing
I love this phone....
thami, 03 Nov 2017Hi, i'm planing to buy a Nokia 6. What can you say 'bout the quality of the front cam images ... moreI presume you mean j7 'pro.' I've tested a j7 pro the day before yesterday. Due to its unimpressive display and audio I didn't look much into its front cam. But it was pretty average with smudging and such. The one on the Nokia 6 isn't far better either indoors, but it is definitely better. In bright light it takes sharp selfies with natural colors and good contrast. White balance is fine too. It's an 8mp 'Autofocus' camera, oddly.
I took some landscape photos with the front camera and people thought it was taken with the back camera and complemented that the photos looked good.
The front camera on the Nokia 6 is 'probably' better than the one on j7 pro, but I haven't done extensive hands on comparison. The Nokia 6 definitely has an impressive front cam imo.
Anonymous, 03 Nov 2017Mi A1 has 4GB RAM 64GB Memory over 3GB RAM 32GB Memory in Nokia 6
Mi A1 has USB Type C over... moreSpecs only speak one side of the story. My experience with the Nokia 6 has been extremely fluid so far. Considering a better display, better audio (no blank hissing as in the a1), far better build with gorilla glass, NFC (android pay) and better overall durability and expected longevity, I'd recommend investing in the Nokia 6, only unless you're a gamer.
BTW I'm not here to argue, just putting my perspective up.