6 things to know before you buy the Nokia 6.1 Plus

April 10, 2019
4 min read

The Nokia 6.1 Plus, announced in July 2018 and released in August 2018, is one of the more recent in a line of pure Android (Android One) smartphones by HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones.

Before I get to the crux of this quick review, let's quickly run through the specifications.


  • Screen size- 5.8 inches (81.5% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Screen Resolution - 1080 x 2280 pixels, 19:9 ratio
  • Camera- 16MP / 5MP dual rear camera ( 16MP front camera)
  • Operating System - Android 8.1 (Oreo)
  • Advanced AI imaging
  • Dual - Sight mode
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon
  • Sim- Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Card- microSD, up to 400 GB
  • Internal memory- 64 GB
  • Ram size- 4GB

What's in the box?

The Nokia 6.1 plus comes in moderately-sized white rectangular box.

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As usual there isn't much in the box

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One earphone
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A power adaptor and USB type-C cord

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Don't worry, I won't bore you with stories about the latter. I know what you are waiting for, so let's get right into it. I decided to make a list of the most important things you need to know about the Nokia 6.1 Plus before you decided to purchase it.

Sleek design

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At first look, it has a similar screen design to the Apple iPhone X but not entirely. The Nokia 6.1 Plus body has a deliberate sleek design and well-finished curves at all four angles.  It is definitely appealing at first glance and touch.

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Honestly, when I took a good look at the phone, I literally felt attached to it already, even without turning it on.

Battery life

At first, I thought that battery life would be like on previous Nokia phone batteries in terms of durability but it is not quite like that. The Nokia 6.1 Plus comes with a 3060mAh battery but it is not all that fantastic.

Don't get me wrong, the Nokia 6.1 Plus lasts considerably long -- the whole day on normal usage --  but it consumes a lot of battery power. I hope this doesn't affect the life-span of the battery.

Camera:  A step up

Well, this is what a lot of people research on before purchasing any mobile phone and honestly, the Nokia 6.1 Plus camera doesn't disappoint.

The camera also comes with a Pro-Mode feature where you can adjust some couple of things like the white balance, focus mode, ISO, shutter speed and exposure compensation.

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Shot taken with the front camera

The colours are pretty close to true colours and are quite vivid. In low light, the camera’s ( front and rear) are not too fantastic but with the right lighting conditions, the picture will turn out well. Anyways, it a good step up from the previous ones.

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A shot taken with the rear camera

Fast charging

The Nokia 6.1 Plus has a fast charge feature but it doesn't come right out of the box. You will need to connect to a Wi-Fi service and upgrade the Operating System to the latest Android patch.

Price tag

The Nokia 6.1 Plus comes with a price tag of  $282 USD which is almost equivalent to about ₦102,000. While it is quite pricey for me personally, it is definitely a good purchase.

Perfect Android?

This is for you to decide but for me personally, the Nokia 6.1 Plus is a good mobile phone, even if it doesn't come with a silicone case and a good earphone. Yes, it has a sleek design, premium finish, good camera quality and above average battery life.

However, I still feel there is room for much more better improvement on Nokia smartphones.

What do you think?

I bully myself because I make me do what I put my mind to. Find me on Twitter @MuyoSan.
I bully myself because I make me do what I put my mind to. Find me on Twitter @MuyoSan.
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