HMD Global presented the Nokia 7.2 and Nokia 6.2 a few months ago, specifically during the last IFA fair that was held in September 2019. Some smartphones that came to succeed the Nokia 6.1 and Nokia 7.1, respectively, and that They land with Android One in the software section and a series of features that make them more than interesting devices.
After analyzing the first of them, from Andro4all we have been testing the Nokia 6.2 for several weeks, a mid-range smartphone that stands out for its modern design and triple camera, in addition to its 6.3-inch FullHD + screen with HDR10 support. A mid-range that shares some specifications and features with its sister model, the Nokia 7.2, and of which we will tell you everything you should know in our complete review of the device.
Better late than never, as the saying goes. From Andro4all we have wanted to test the Nokia 6.2 for a while to bring a complete analysis months after its launch. A smartphone with Android One and a very attractive price, of which we will also reveal all its features and specifications, in addition to the points that we liked the most, others in which it should improve and how its cameras perform.
Nokia 6.2: specs & specs datasheet
|Specifications and technical characteristics|
|Dimensions and weight||159.9 x 75.1 x 8.3 (mm) | 180 (g)|
|screen||6.3 inch IPS|
|Resolution||FHD + (2,280 x 1,080 px), 19: 9 format, 400 dpi|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 636|
Octa-core (8x Kryo 260 @ 1.8 GHz)
GPU Adreno 509
|RAM||3 or 4 GB|
|Storage||32, 64 or 128 GB expandable with microSD cards|
|Operating system||Android 9.0 Pie (Android One)|
|Rear camera||Triple 16 MP (wide, f / 1.8) + 8 MP (ultrawide, f / 2.2) + 5 MP (depth), PDAF autofocus, HDR, LED flash|
|Frontal camera||8 MP (f / 2.0), HDR|
|Connectivity||LTE (dual SIM)|
Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0 LE
aGPS + GLONASS + BDS + GALILEO
Audio- 3.5mm jack
|Drums||3,500 mAh (non-removable)|
10W fast charge
Rear Fingerprint Reader
The best of Nokia 6.2
A modern and elegant design
One of the strengths of the Nokia 6.2, in our opinion, is its design, which is both modern and elegant. The company’s terminal is made of a polymer compound and the rear area has a mirror finish that gives the phone a more premium and elegant look, while also offering a good grip in hand. The Nokia 6.2 has in its rear area a triple camera configuration housed in a circular module, which is located in the central area at the top and where the flash is also located.
Just below the module of the camera sensors, which protrude a bit from the body of the smartphone -so it is important to be careful with possible scratches-, is the fingerprint reader, which works really well; in addition to the company logo. On the sides, in the left area is the dedicated button for Google Assistant next to the card tray; while on the right side are the controls to increase and decrease the volume, as well as the button to turn the device on or off.
On the front, almost entirely occupied by the screen, you can see a notch in the shape of a drop of water and some side frames are quite small, as well as wider upper frames compared to the Plus version of the previous model, the Nokia 6.1. In the lower area is the single speaker of the smartphone and the USB Type-C charging port. On the top of the phone, which has NFC, the 3.5 mm headphone jack socket is placed.
A big screen
Another of the most notable features of the Nokia 6.2 is its screen, which occupies practically the entire front of the device, specifically 80% of the front. This time we are facing a 6.3-inch FullHD + screen that offers a good overall viewing experience. However, what stands out most of all is the brightness of the panel, which reaches a maximum level that makes it look really good outdoors without any problem, even if the sun is hitting hard.
A screen with a good display and maximum brightness that allows the panel to be seen without any problem outdoors, and which also stands out for having Corning Gorilla Glass 2.5D protection and offering a good tactile response. On the other hand, it is also capable of converting SDR content to HDR to obtain a greater dynamic range. Undoubtedly, the experience during this time with the Nokia 6.2 screen has been remarkable, both when using the terminal to consult the different social networks, to play games or to consume multimedia content, both indoors and outdoors.
Smooth performance and Android One
The Nokia 6.2 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor inside, and in the model that we have analyzed in Andro4all, it was accompanied by 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage, which should be noted that they can be expanded using microSD cards. In general lines, and despite not having a more current chipset, the company’s smartphone presents a good performance and, above all, quite fluid. Therefore, the day-to-day user experience is good, whether it is when navigating through the menus or to carry out certain actions, such as playing heavy titles, checking social networks or playing multimedia content.
Another of the positive points of the Nokia 6.2 is Android One. A completely pure version of the operating system, with constant updates, since Nokia boasts a good policy in this regard, allowing even its cheapest terminals to be updated to Android 10, and which follows Google’s guidelines. Above all, it highlights a smooth and fluid screen, good gestures and a pure interface with some interesting modifications, such as the possibility of deactivating the Google Assistant button. Of course, customization options are scarce, as is customary on devices with such an operating system.
The least good thing about Nokia 6.2
Somewhat fair autonomy and other details
However, Nokia 6.2 also has other elements to improve, such as its autonomy. The device wears a 3,500 mAh battery and supports 10W fast charging, which can fully charge the battery in just under two hours. However, the autonomy of the smartphone barely gives about 8 hours approximately, provided that the terminal is used in a medium way and that the screen brightness is automatic. A figure quite far from that promised by the company, which ensured that the phone reached two days of autonomy.
On the other hand, biometric authentication systems have also given us a few other failures during these weeks. Firstly, the rear-facing fingerprint reader, which has really comfortable access, sometimes had errors in recognizing the fingerprint of our index finger if the correct position was not obtained. For its part, facial recognition is somewhat slow, since it takes a few seconds to identify the face. However, it should be noted that they are two small problems that do not interfere much when using the terminal since you can always create a code or a pattern to unlock the device.
The Google Assistant button is also somewhat uncomfortable since it is located on the left side of the phone and can easily be confused with the button to turn the phone on and/or off in different situations, such as having it on a table and accidentally pressing said button when picking up the device. Despite this, and as you can see, the Nokia 6.2 does not have great negative points either, except for autonomy, since the rest are aspects that we personally did not like as much as we would have liked but that other users can see with good eyes.
This is the cameras of the Nokia 6.2
The Nokia 6.2 wears a triple rear camera setup in a circular module located in the central area at the top of the device. Cameras that are made up of a 16-megapixel main lens, an 8-megapixel wide-angle and a 5-megapixel depth sensor. On the front, and located on a waterdrop notch, is an 8-megapixel selfie camera. Despite being a mid-range, the device offers a versatile camera with remarkable photos and a high-note night mode.
For its part, the camera application is intuitive and has a large number of functions, such as the aforementioned night mode, a Pro mode with which the user can make adjustments manually, HDR, a portrait mode or the function Dual-Sight, with which you can activate both the rear and front cameras to take a photograph with two different planes at the same time. It is also important to note that the device has artificial intelligence for scene recognition and that it is capable of recording 4K video.
In general, the photographs taken with the cameras of the Nokia 6.2 are remarkable, although being a mid-range, it is not expected to have higher quality sensors. Cameras generally perform well in virtually all situations, such as bright scenes or outdoors. However, sometimes the images present somewhat muted colors, with overexposures of the background or one with a dynamic range that penalizes. Of course, the live bokeh mode offers the possibility of playing with the depth of field, allowing you to achieve good portraits with the background out of focus.
As for the 8-megapixel front camera, it offers the same functions as the rest of the cameras, except for the wide-angle and night mode. In situations with good light the selfies look good, they are not of remarkable or outstanding quality, but they are acceptable. Of course, sometimes pale skin tones and overexposed backgrounds are offered when using the live bokeh mode. Being a terminal of less than 200 euros, excellent results in this regard are not expected either.
Finally, Night mode is one of the highlights of the Nokia 6.2’s rear cameras, offering outstanding scenes in the vast majority of cases with a high level of detail. However, when taking pictures at night or in low light with the front camera, and not having such a mode, here some noise already appears and details are lost in the final result. Overall, the result of signature smartphone photos is acceptable.
The Nokia 6.2 is a mid-range with a sleek, modern design that invites you to have it constantly on hand. In general, it is a device that fulfills what it promises in daily use, with some notable things and other small points to improve, such as autonomy or that you saw an old processor. However, the user experience is fluid and pure, it has updated to Android One and a 6.3-inch FullHD + screen that offers a good overall viewing experience.
Despite having some shadows, the Nokia 6.2 is currently a terminal to consider if you do not want to spend more than 250 euros, although there are also other options that, perhaps, will have an advantage when making the right decision to the processor and other features. Of course, having spent months of its launch, you can already find offers for less money, so if it is so, acquiring this smartphone is a good decision if you want to have a terminal that complies with what it offers and that gives an experience fluent user.
Price and where to buy the Nokia 6.2
The Nokia 6.2 has been on sale in Spain for months and can be obtained both in the company’s official store and in stores such as Amazon at a price of 250 euros and, even, with offers that drop to one hundred and something.
|Should I buy the Nokia 6.2?|
|Conclusions||The Nokia 6.2 is a mid-range phone that has several highlights, such as its design or Android One, but it also has a number of things to improve, such as its autonomy. It is a very good option if you find an offer that falls below 200 euros, since, in general, the terminal meets what is expected of it.|
|Punctuation||7.3 Nokia 6.2|