Nokia 6.2 Review

The Nokia 6.2 is less expensive when compared to Nokia 7.2. It has the equivalent large screen with support for HDR10 and triple camera setup, but it’s more affordable due to chipset and selfie camera downgrades.

It’s Android 9 Pie and the phone is part of the Android One program which indicates stock looking UI and a comparatively fast track for updates.

Design:

There’s one thing that’s popular among Nokia droids irrespective of their performance and overall reception-they’ve all been great lookers from HMD-made Nokias and they all have robust construction. The Nokia 6.2 is no exception, and we are being fed for the eyes with another feast.

The Nokia 6.2 is a dual-glass smart phone with in-between a solid metal case. It relies on flat panels and only the circular camera bump on the back is the accent you can find.

There is a 6.3 “IPS LCD screen that covers most of the front with a waterdrop-shaped notch.

The Nokia 6.2 is available in color schemes for Ceramic Black and ice. The main 16MP shooter, the ultra-wide 8MP snapper, the 5MP depth sensor, and the LED flash share the huge circular bump at the back.

Also on the back, just below the camera setup, is the always-on fingerprint reader, and its surface is painted in the same color as the rest of the back glass.

The frame has a lot of goodies. The audio jack is on the top side, the left side has the tri-card slot (two nano-SIMs and a microSD) and the assistant key, while the bottom side houses the USB-C port and the speaker.

On the right, there are the volume rocker and the power keys, but that’s not all. Inside the power button, there is an LED light and it acts as the light of the notification /status.

Display:

It’s a 6.3-inch display with a resolution of 1080x2280px in 19:9 aspect-it’s a nice 400ppi math.  Nokia 6.2 panel is HDR10-capable LCD that Nokia brands Pure Display.

In PureDisplay, this one switch comes in an off-state-Auto white balance. It can help to some degree minimize blueness and lower the average deltaE to 2.5. But that depends only on the ambient light-it’s kind of like the True Tone function of Apple.

Battery Life:

The Nokia 6.2 is powered by a battery of 3.500mAh. The charger supplied is 5V/2A or 10W and in 30 minutes it will refill 35% of a depleted battery and in around 2 hours it will reach 100%. Unfortunately, there’s no support for the Nokia 6.2 Quick Charge, so 10W is the best it can do.

Loudspeaker:

The loudness of the speaker is average, receiving a combined score of ‘ good ‘. Sound quality isn’t especially great, and while it’s going to do for ring tones, music videos sounded dull and uninspiring with muffled highs and non-existent lows.

Audio Quality:

Nokia 6.2 comes out through the 3.5 mm audio jack and it did splendidly with a top-to-bottom outdoor amplifier with excellent scores. The phone also fared very well with headphones, with stereo separation being the only thing to suffer and hitting a smaller than average.

Software:

One of Nokia’s highlights is the Android One program’s participation. The Nokia 6.2 runs a stock version of Android as expected, Although Android One carries a guarantee of timely updates, it should be noted that carrier-specific models may not receive them as fast as those sold in the unlocked (retail) stream.

Performance:

The Nokia 6.2 is powered by the Snapdragon 636 chipset-once a popular mid-range solution, but now a relatively dated chip.

It’s not that the 636 is a poor SoC, in cheaper phones there are already much better ‘ snapdragons. ‘Depending on the base storage -32 GB or 64/128 GB, the smartphone, is fitted with 3 GB or 4 GB RAM.

Camera:

A triple camera system is compatible with the Nokia 6.2 (if we count the depth sensor as a lens). The main module is a 16MP device behind an opening lens of f/1.8.

The second real camera is an ultra-wide-angle, where the advertised field of view of 118 degrees translates into an equivalent of about 13 mm.

This lens has an f/2.2 aperture and has an 8MP resolution of the camera behind it. And the third snapper is the sensor of depth with 5MP.

 

Conclusion:

The Nokia 6.2 is a good-looking Android vanilla phone and is capable of taking great portraits. That’s basically the best of the new HMD smartphone that we can claim.

We are expecting more from Nokia’s new generation of mid-range phones. HMD designs great devices, but lately, there has been a lack of substance-it’s either a poor choice of chipset or a poor quality screen. Or both – as in the Nokia 6.2 example.

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