• Nokia 6 will be available exclusively through Amazon in India
  • The smartphone will be up for registrations from July 14
  • It has been priced at Rs. 14,999

Nokia 6, priced in India at Rs. 14,999, is finally up for registrations via Amazon India, and the first sale is scheduled for August 23. The best-specced of the NokiaAndroid phones available internationally, the Nokia 6 provides the stock Android Nougat experience, has a big screen, metallic body, and elegant design. However, it is not the only great smartphone at this price point, since Samsung has released two new models – the Galaxy On Max and Galaxy J7 Prime – with competitive hardware and software, while the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4(4GB + 64GB) continues its strong showing in the market. We take a look at how the Nokia 6 fares against the three rivals in terms of price and specifications.

Nokia 6 price, specifications

Nokia 6, priced at Rs. 14,999, runs Android 7.0 Nougat and sports a 5.5-inch full-HD 2.5D screen with Corning Gorilla Glass protection and a fingerprint sensor right below the display. The smartphone is powered by Snapdragon 430 processor coupled with 3GB of RAM. In terms of optics, Nokia 6 comes with a 16-megapixel rear sensor and an 8-megapixel camera at front for taking selfies.

The new Nokia Android phone comes with 32GB inbuilt storage, which is expandable via microSD card up to 128GB. Nokia 6 houses a 3000mAh battery, features a 6000 series aluminium body, and has inbuilt dual speakers and Dolby Atmos support. Connectivity options on the smartphone include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, USB OTG, FM, 3G, and 4G.

Samsung Galaxy On Max price, specifications

The new Samsung Galaxy On Max, launched earlier this month at Rs. 17,990, is already selling at Rs. 16,900 online. The smartphone has Android 7.0 Nougat-based custom software, 5.7-inch full-HD screen, 4GB RAM, 32GB storage, and 3300mAh battery. One of its highlights is the 13-megapixel rear camera with f/1.7 aperture, which delivers better photos in lowlight conditions; the 13-megapixel front camera has f/1.9 aperture. The smartphone is powered by an octa-core 1.69GHz MediaTek MTK P25 Lite processor, and supports storage expansion up to 256GB.

Samsung Galaxy On Max’s Home button has an integrated fingerprint sensor, and is used to make mobile payments using the Samsung Pay Mini standard. With this payment, users can make purchases via UPI and mobile wallet despite the absence of NFC.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 price, specifications

The Xiaomi smartphone is currently available in India in three variants, 2GB RAM/ 32GB inbuilt storage, 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage, and 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage. As the 4GB RAM variant is closest to Nokia 6 in terms of pricing, available at Rs. 12,999, we will be considering it for the comparison with new Nokia offering.

The dual-SIM (Micro+Nano) Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 runs MIUI 8 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and sports a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) 2.5D curved glass IPS display and is powered by the Snapdragon 625 SoC. Its rear camera bears a 13-megapixel CMOS sensor equipped with PDAF (phase detection autofocus), an f/2.0 aperture, 77-degree wide angle lens, and dual-tone LED flash. The Redmi Note 4 front camera sports a 5-megapixel CMOS sensor, coupled with an 85-degree wide angle lens. Expandable storage is available on the Redmi Note 4 via a hybrid dual-SIM card configuration, supporting microSD cards (up 128GB). The connectivity options on the smartphone include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, Infrared, USB OTG, FM, 3G and 4G.

Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime

Moving to the Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime smartphone, the dual-SIM (Micro-SIM) smartphone runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out-of-the-box and sports a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) IPS display with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 4. It is powered by an octa-core 1.6GHz processor coupled with 3GB of RAM. At Rs. 15,500, it is priced closer to the Nokia 6 compared to its sibling Galaxy On Max.

In terms of optics, the Galaxy J7 Prime features a 13-megapixel rear camera with an f/1.9 aperture and LED flash. On the front is an 8-megapixel camera with f/1.9 aperture. The smartphone comes with 16GB of inbuilt storage, which is expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB). The connectivity options on the Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, GPS/ A-GPS, Bluetooth v4.1, Micro-USB (with OTG), and a 3.5mm audio jack. It houses a 3300mAh battery and measures 151.5×74.9×8.1mm.

Now that you know more about Nokia 6 and its competition, it is fairly clear that the competition offers some powerful specs in comparison to the smartphone. However, the real choice you will have to make is whether you are ready to compromise on specs offered on sheets for the nostalgia factor and the stock Android Nougat experience. We will learn more about Nokia 6 and its performance in the coming days, and let you know in our review if the smartphone is worth the wait or not.


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Alternate names Six
Release date July 2017 January 2017 September 2016 August 2016
Dimensions (mm) 156.60 x 78.70 x 8.10 154.00 x 75.80 x 7.85 151.50 x 74.90 x 8.10 151.00 x 76.00 x 8.30
Weight (g) 178.00 167.00 167.00 175.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 3300 3000 3300 4100
Removable battery No No No No
Colours Black, Gold Arte Black, Matte Black, Tempered Blue, Silver, Copper Gold, Black Gold, Grey, Matte Black
Screen size (inches) 5.70 5.50 5.50 5.50
Resolution 1080×1920 pixels 1080×1920 pixels 1080×1920 pixels 1080×1920 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI) 403 401 401
Processor 1.69GHz octa-core 1.4GHz octa-core 1.6GHz octa-core 2GHz octa-core
Processor make MediaTek MTK P25 Lite Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor Exynos 7870 Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
Internal storage 32GB 32GB 16GB 64GB
Expandable storage Yes Yes Yes Yes
Expandable storage type microSD microSD microSD microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 256 128 256 128
Rear camera 13-megapixel 16-megapixel 13-megapixel 13-megapixel
Flash Yes Yes Yes Yes
Front camera 13-megapixel 8-megapixel 8-megapixel 5-megapixel
Operating System Android 7.0 Android 7.0 Android 6.0 Android 6.0
Skin MIUI 8
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 b/g/n 802.11 a/b/g/n 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth Yes Yes, v 4.10 Yes, v 4.10 Yes, v 4.10
NFC No Yes No No
Number of SIMs 2 2 2 2
SIM Type Nano-SIM Micro-SIM
4G/LTE Yes Yes Yes Yes
SIM Type Nano-SIM Micro-SIM
4G/LTE Yes Yes Yes Yes
Compass/ Magnetometer No Yes No Yes
Proximity sensor Yes Yes Yes Yes
Accelerometer Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes Yes No Yes
Gyroscope No Yes No Yes
Barometer No No No No
Temperature sensor No No No No

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