The Nokia 6.2 is equipped with the same display as the Nokia 7.2 - it's a 6.3-inch display with a 1080x2280px resolution in a 19:9 aspect - the math works out to a nice and round 400ppi. And just like the 7.2, the 6.2 panel is HDR10-capable LCD that Nokia brands PureDisplay.
We measured a maximum brightness of around 514 nits when adjusting the slider manually, with a moderate boost to up to 580nits under direct light with adaptive brightness engaged.
We've gotten accustomed to seeing OLED displays most of the time, but for this LCD we need to mention contrast - we got a 1525:1 reading - a very good ratio but you may be seeing some glow in the blacks.
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Now let's talk colors. Out of the box, the phone comes with the PureDisplay feature enabled with Dynamic color mode switched on and an SDR to HDR upconversion magic on as well. If you leave the Dynamic Color on - you will be getting color reproduction tuned for the currently displayed content and thus don't expect accuracy to a specific target. If you leave it off - the display complies to DCI-P3 color space with a fairly good reproduction with an average deltaE of 4.7 with somewhat bluish white and grays.
There is this one toggle in PureDisplay that arrives in an off state - Auto white balance. It can help reduce the blueness, to a certain extent and lowers the average deltaE down to 2.5. However, that only depends on the ambient light - it's sort of like Apple's True Tone feature. It will adjust the display's color reproduction according to the ambient light temperature and potentially produce truer colors. The thing is though, while it will likely yield consistent results when exposed to the same light, you can't rely on it to give you the same colors between different environments.
Nokia says the 6.2's display is HDR10 compliant, just like it said for the 7.2's. And just like before, we just couldn't get YouTube or Netflix to agree on that, and we only got SDR streams from these two.
The Nokia 6.2 is powered by a 3,500mAh battery - that's the same as Nokia 7.2's. The supplied charger is 5V/2A or 10W, and it will refill 35% of a depleted battery in 30 mins and reaches 100% in about 2 hours. Unfortunately, the Nokia 6.2 lacks Quick Charge support, so 10W is the best it can do.
We concluded our battery life test, and the results are far from impressive. The Nokia 6.2 can do north of 10 hours in web browsing mode or last you eight and half hours watching videos. All these numbers (plus the average standby power draw) work out to an overall Endurance rating of 73 hours.
Our battery tests were automated thanks to SmartViser, using its viSer App. The endurance rating above denotes how long a single battery charge will last you if you use the Nokia 6.2 for an hour each of telephony, web browsing, and video playback daily. We've established this usage pattern so that our battery results are comparable across devices in the most common day-to-day tasks. The battery testing procedure is described in detail in case you're interested in the nitty-gritty. You can check out our complete battery test table, where you can see how all of the smartphones we've tested will compare under your own typical use.
The Nokia 6.2 has a single loudspeaker diverting sound through 2 cutouts on the bottom of the phone.
The speaker loudness is average, earning a 'Good' combined rating in our test. Sound quality isn't particularly great, and while it will do for ring tones, music videos sounded dull and uninspiring to us with muffled highs and non-existing lows.
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When it comes to output through the 3.5mm audio jack, the Nokia 6.2 was a near-perfect match for the Nokia 7.2. It did splendidly with an external amplifier with excellent scores top to bottom. The phone fared very well with headphones too, with the only thing to suffer being stereo separation and that a smaller than average hit.
Loudness was disappointing in both scenarios, which is something to keep in mind if you have high impedance headphones or like ear-busting volume levels.
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You can learn more about the tested parameters and the whole testing process here.