HMD Global presented the Nokia 7.2 and Nokia 6.2 a few months ago, specifically during the last IFA fair held in September 2019. Smartphones that came to succeed the Nokia 6.1 and Nokia 7.1, respectively, and that 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, as well as for 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 below we will tell you everything you need to know in our complete analysis 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. We will also reveal all its characteristics and specifications, in addition to the points that we liked the most, others in which it should improve and how its cameras perform.
Index of contents:
- The best of the Nokia 6.2
- A modern and elegant design
- A big screen
- Smooth performance and Android One
- The less good of the Nokia 6.2
- A somewhat fair autonomy and other details
- So are the Nokia 6.2 cameras
- Andro4all’s opinion
- Price and where to buy the Nokia 6.2
Nokia 6.2 – Technical Specifications and Specifications Sheet
|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)
Adreno 509 GPU
|RAM||3 or 4 GB|
|Storage||32, 64, or 128 GB expandable with microSD cards|
|OS||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,
Bluetooth 5.0 LE hotspot
aGPS + GLONASS + BDS + GALILEO
Audio- 3.5 mm jack
|Battery||3,500 mAh (non-removable)
Fast charge 10W
Rear Fingerprint Reader
The best of the 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 offers the phone a more premium and elegant appearance, 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 of the upper part and where the flash is also located.
Just below the module of the camera sensors, which protrude a little 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, there is the dedicated button for the Google Assistant next to the card tray, while on the right side are the controls to raise and lower the volume, as well as the button to turn the device on or off.
In the front part, occupied almost entirely by the screen, a notch in the shape of a drop of water can be seen, and some side frames are quite reduced, in addition to wider upper frames compared to the Plus version of the previous model, the Nokia 6.1. In the lower area is the only speaker of the smartphone and the USB Type-C charging port. At the top of the phone, which has NFC, is placed the 3.5-millimeter headphone jack socket.
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 viewing experience in general. However, what stands out the most of all this is the panel’s brightness, which reaches a maximum level that makes it look perfect outdoors and without any problem, even if the sun is beating hard.
A screen with a good display and maximum brightness that allows you to see the panel without any problem outdoors, and that 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 sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor inside. In the model that we have analyzed in Andro4all, it was accompanied by 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage, which it should be noted that they can be expanded using microSD cards. In general, 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 the menus or performing certain actions, such as playing high-weight titles, checking social networks, or playing multimedia content.
Another positive point of the Nokia 6.2 is Android One. A totally pure version of the operating system, with constant updates, since Nokia, shows a good policy in this regard, allowing even its cheapest terminals to be updated to Android 10, and that it follows Google’s guidelines. Above all, 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, stand out. Of course, the customization options are scarce, as is customary in devices with that operating system.
The less good of the Nokia 6.2
A somewhat fair autonomy and other details
However, the Nokia 6.2 also has other elements to improve, such as its autonomy. The device has a 3,500 mAh battery and supports 10W fast charging, fully charging the battery in just under two hours. However, the smartphone’s autonomy barely lasts for approximately 8 hours as long as the terminal is used on average and that the screen is turned on automatically. 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 some other failures during these weeks. In the first place, the fingerprint reader located in the back area, which has really comfortable access, sometimes presented errors when recognizing the imprint of our index finger if the correct position was not obtained. 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 cumbersome, as 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 a said button when picking up the device. Despite this, and as you can see, the Nokia 6.2 does not have any major negative points, except for autonomy, since the rest are aspects that we personally have not liked everything we would have wanted but that other users can see with good eyes.
So are the Nokia 6.2 cameras
The Nokia 6.2 wears a triple rear camera configuration in a circular module located in the central area of the upper part of the device. On the front, and located in a waterdrop notch, there is an 8-megapixel selfie camera. Some cameras are made up of a 16-megapixel main lens, an 8-megapixel wide-angle, and a 5-megapixel depth sensor. Despite being 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. It has a large number of functions, such as the aforementioned night mode, a Pro mode with which the user can make manual adjustments, 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 video in 4K.
In general, the photographs taken with the Nokia 6.2 cameras are remarkable; although being a mid-range, it is not expected to have higher quality sensors either. Cameras, in general, perform well in virtually all situations, such as bright scenes or outdoors. However, on some occasions, the images have somewhat dull colors, with overexposure of the background or with a penalizing dynamic range. Of course, the live bokeh mode offers the possibility of playing with the depth of field, which allows achieving 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 good light situations, 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 live bokeh mode. Being a terminal of fewer than 200 euros, excellent results are not expected in this regard either.
The Nokia 6.2 is a mid-range with an elegant and modern design that invites you to have it constantly in hand. In general, it is a device that fulfills what it promises in daily use, with some remarkable 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 Android One updates and a 6.3-inch FullHD + screen that offers a good viewing experience in general.
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. However, there are also other options that, perhaps, have an advantage when making the right decision. Processor and other features. Of course, since months have passed since its launch, you can already find offers for less money, so if this is the case, 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—smooth user interface.
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 for 250 euros and even with offers that go down to a hundred and something.
|Should you buy the Nokia 6.2?|
|Conclusions||The Nokia 6.2 is a mid-range phone with several notable points, such as its design or Android One, but it also has several 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 complies with what is expected of it.|
Sharlene Meriel is an avid gamer with a knack for technology. He has been writing about the latest technologies for the past 5 years. His contribution in technology journalism has been noteworthy. He is also a day trader with interest in the Forex market.