Nokia 6 2018: Unboxing, hands on, drop test, photo samples…

This morning (at least by European time), Nokia 6 2018 surfaced in its final form on the web. Yesterday, Chinese retailer Suning decided to spare us the wait and they released all the details about the Nokia 6. Today, it seems, the embargo for media was lifted and the Chinese webspace is full of photos, unboxings, nut crackings, drop tests, hands on videos and even (preliminary) reviews of the new Nokia 6. For the start, let’s take a look at the unboxing and hands on video made by Nokibar, a well-known source of all Nokia information.


Next up, Chinese websites and posted their (preliminary) reviews or hands on articles about the new Nokia 6, with a lot of photos and some camera samples, too. Take a look at the photos of the device and some comparison with the first generation Nokia 6.

Both sites also released some camera samples. In comparison shots with the Chinese variant of the 1st generation Nokia 6, the 2nd gen 6 gives photos with higher sharpness and performs better in low light. Keep in mind, the Chinese variant of the 6 produces, in overall terms, worse pictures than the global variant of the 6, so it will be interesting to see a direct camera comparison once the 6 (2018) leaves China.

Indoors sample [credit:]
Indoors sample [credit:]

I can’t really make much out of these samples, apart from the fact that the photos seem to be better than on the 1st generation, which is expected and a good thing. Next up, one Chinese reporter did a drop test of the new 6. A short version of her full hands on video follows down below. To see her full video, where she also cracks nuts with the device, follow this link here.

Videos at facebook/lovenokiablog

In my opinion, Nokia 6 2nd generation seems to be a noticeable better device than the first generation. The main downside of the first gen 6, about which many users complained, was Snadragon 430, that is now replaced with a more powerful and more efficient Snapdragon 630. I remember that a lot of users, including myself, wanted to see Type C port on the 6, and now the 6 (2018) has a type C port. Truth to be told, the device looks like the 1st gen 6, which is, to me, a good thing, because I loved the design, but the combination of accent colors on the housing moves everything to a new design level, in my opinion. The copper-black variant looks really good, but I’m personally more interested in the white-red variant that looks stunning in my eyes.

We now can only hope, for HMD’s sake, that the global variant of Nokia 6 (2018) will soon be available across the world. The device seems to be, at a €191 price point, an excellent value for money choice. The global Nokia 6 (2018) will probably be announced at MWC 2018 next month, and a soon release, like, a month from the global announcement, would surely be welcomed by a lot of fans and potential customers.

What do you think about the new 6? Tell us down below. πŸ™‚ Also, we updated the announcement article of the new 6 with more photos and some details, so you can take a look at it here.

Thanks everyone for the tip.

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  • Muerte

    Hmm. What am I missing πŸ™‚

    How come these look like different models, based on the appearance of ports and holes?

    • Because they are. Caption says the 2017 in white (silver) and the 2018 in black. πŸ™‚

      • Muerte

        πŸ˜€ stupid me.

  • Viccky Maurya

    It is really a great device…. I like the design as well as colour combination along with specs. πŸ˜€,

  • Muerte

    It (2018 version) seems to create far less noise on the images as well. But as you said, we should judge it once the global version goes available…

  • Sahil

    Does Nokia 7 have CMOS sensor ???

  • Stinger

    Wow. The new 6 seems even tougher. I still can’t believe they made it look better. It’s really stunning. I’m sure HMD won’t repeat last year’s mistake. The Nokia 6 (2018) will be on store shelves soon enough. They’ll sell every one they can make. Incredible price too! Hopefully the global version will be just as affordable.

  • asd

    I think one of the captions is wrong. The one with two phones on red fabric. Neither of them seem to have physical buttons. I think the one on left is Nokia 6 (2018) and the one on right Nokia 7. At least camera positions would fit that way.

    • You’re right. My mistake. Corrected πŸ™‚

  • asd

    Based on TENAA’s pictures e.g. here I would have expected smaller bezels. Back loooks the same, but front doesn’t. I wonder if that could be a different model. Maybe a mixup somewhere, possibly at TENAA’s end if they had pictures of several new Nokia models, or somewhwre along the chain of websites reporting the info.

    Still, the bezels aren’t bad for the pricepoint.

  • ultron

    Where is the official page link of new nokia 6

  • Anirban jana

    would you like to share the approx date of launching Nokia 6 2nd gen in India?

    • Don’t know that, unfortunately.