The Nokia 6.1 Plus has a 5.8-inch, 19:9 FullHD+ IPS display with a
resolution of 2280×1080 pixels. The display scores some brownie points
with its pixel density, which is quite high, as well as the good viewing
angles, typical of an IPS LCD. The notched design also gives a feeling
of edge-to-edge design, which is appealing.
The Nokia 6.1 Plus has a 3060mAh battery,and the phone also doesn’t have an especially large
display nor a particularly powerful chipset to power, so things don’t
get as bad as you might think. With moderate use, it is possible to get
through a day on a single charge, with only the heaviest of use cases
resulting in you reaching for the charger before the day is over.
Fortunately, the phone also features Quick Charge, which helps in
charging the phone from flat to a full charge in about two hours.
Unfortunately, the phone does not ship with a Quick Charge compatible
charger, and you would have to buy your own.
In the battery settings, Nokia has implemented a background activity
manager feature, which is off by default but can be enabled to more
strictly restrict the background activity of apps. This can be done
individually or for all apps at once.
The Nokia 6.1 Plus has a remarkably compact design for a smartphone in
2018. Now, it isn’t a small phone by any means, and it’s reasonably
compact and fits much better in hand than most phones out there today.One of the good things about the design, however, is just how much of it
is dedicated to the display. Thanks to the notch, the display goes all
the way to the top edge, and the notch itself is relatively small.
Undeniable is that the phone is still a good package
overall. One of the highlights is the design, which is refreshingly
compact (relatively speaking), making it a good option to those averse
to big phones that seem to be taking over the market. Secondly, the
camera is one of the best we have seen in this segment and takes some
good-looking shots and even good-looking videos. And the Android One
experience is there for those who seek it.
The Nokia 6.1 Plus runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 platform, a
reasonably powerful chipset that is popular in this price category. The
636 includes an octa-core CPU, with a combination of quad Kryo 260 Gold
cores based on Cortex-A73 and quad Kryo 260 Silver cores, based on
Cortex-A53. There’s also the Adreno 509 GPU, good for FHD+ resolutions.
The phone also comes with 4GB of LPDDR4X memory and 64GB of eMMC 5.1 storage, which can be expanded up to 400GB with microSD.
In benchmarks, the phone performed on par with previous Snapdragon 636 devices, which is to say, it performed reasonably well.
The 636 is powerful enough to run everyday applications with ease.
The phone can launch them quickly enough and the 4GB RAM is also
sufficient for multitasking. The performance, in general, is
satisfactory. However, there is the occasional hitching while scrolling
in some apps. It’s nothing uncharacteristic of devices in this class,
however, and the overall performance in apps is exactly what we’d expect
it to be.
In games, the performance again was as expected. Expectedly
underwhelming, that is. This is not the class of devices you buy if
absolute image quality and frame rates are what you’re after. You can,
of course, install and run something like PUBG or Asphalt 9 but only at
the lowest setting. But if image quality isn’t your concern and you just
want a playable experience, then that’s perfectly possible on the Nokia