Nokia 6.1 Plus (X6) review

21 August 2018
Nokia’s return to the smartphone market with Android hasn’t exactly set the sales charts on fire, but the company has steadily been making progress, with a constant stream of new and relevant devices. The latest one we have today is the Nokia 6.1 Plus, an entrant in the ever-popular mid-range segment.

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  • Nokialover

When it'll get android 11 upgrade??

  • Anonymous

Mother board suddenly stopped functioning....within 1 yr

  • Anonymous

i brought nokia 6.1 plus one years ago it is totally disappointed,software is out after one month,camera is not good,parts not found easily,service is bad ,i give 0 out of 5,i strongly recommend not to purchase any nokia phone.

  • Ss

It's for one year now that I m using this mobile, till date no complains at all , camera view not that good

  • Anonymous

Bought this phone new a couple of weeks ago (Oct 2020) from Mustafa Centre, Singapore. Model TA-1116. Was specifically looking for an Android One device.

My previous Mi A2 lite had its screen smashed when it was accidentally dropped and landed on the edge of a staircase at work. Shattered glass was mostly intact with some fine sharp fragments and shards coming away. Didn't have tempered glass on it when it broke. Mi A2 lite glass is really sharp when broken, had to replace it immediately with a Nokia 4.2 because I needed a phone for work.

Anyway back to the Nokia 6.1 Plus, I bought it to replace the Nokia 4.2 (which becomes my spare phone). I know it's not the latest model but it's an excellent phone for its price. Read the reviews on the potentially problematic USB C port, searched online in my area for magnetic charging cable, got myself two Baseus Zinc magnetic USB C cables that also supports data transmission. Initially wanted a Ugreen magnetic charging and data cable but couldn't find one locally (had to ship in from overseas).

So far everything is great. Been updated several times since I got it, now running Android 10 and Sep 2020 security update. Using Google Camera (7.2.011.276470382) sideloaded from apkmirror, much better than the stock camera. If you find a good deal for this phone and don't mind the fact that it's not the latest, I recommend it. To be safe, get a magnetic charging/data cable to avoid repeated insertion and removal of the cable that would make the connector become faulty. Lesson learned, I now have a tempered glass screen protector on this phone as additional safeguard against screen shattering. This phone has Gorilla Glass 3 as well, compared to my Mi A2 which definitely has no Gorilla Glass whatsoever looking at how sharp the glass was when it shattered.

  • Anna

The charging port is the main problem in this phone...I have two nokia phones in my house and both got massive issues within 1 year....

I'm surprised about some comments here about the Nokia 6.1plus because, this is the BEST mid range phone I've ever used.
I bought mine in June 2019, and I'm still using it till date (October 2020), without any complain/repair.
To be honest, I'm marveled at the phone's capabilities and endurance considering the number of times I've mistakenly dropped it.
Nokia lived up to their name in terms of toughness and class.
Thumbs up Nokia/HMD Global for a job well done, Nokia 6.1plus is absolutely beautiful!

  • OTHUKE

I'm surprised about some comments here about the Nokia 6.1plus because, this is the BEST mid range phone I've ever used.
I bought mine in June 2019, and I'm still using it till date (October 2020), without any complain/repair.
To be honest, I'm marveled at the phone's capabilities and endurance considering the number of times I've mistakenly dropped it.
Nokia lived up to their name in terms of toughness and class.
Thumbs up Nokia/HMD Global for a job well done, Nokia 6.1plus is absolutely beautiful!

  • Sumana

Anonymous, 18 Sep 2020Charger port problem is a manufacturing defect and nokia ha... moreCharging problem

This by far was the worst mistake I have ever done. For lack of a better word it is the most regrettable decision one can ever make. Did not last even a single month. The hype about gorilla is utter scam. Not worth an iota of a star. The mobile network stopped working. Went back to my Y7 2018 having wasted a whooping 170 US dollars.

  • Anonymous

Charger port problem is a manufacturing defect and nokia hasn't taken any steps to compensate.many genuine companies in the world have accepted their manufacturing defect and compensate it customers but nokia behaves very silly in this matter.cheap nokia don't ever going to buy nokia products btw now nokia is just a brand name used hmd global services

  • Sudhir

Guys,

Please tell us truly, who are all facing charging port issue by using original charger and cables, if you used original accessories there's no possible to came this charging port issue,

nokia always nokia

  • Anonymous

Royal Black, 21 Jun 2020This phone's charging system is trash. I keep having to cha... moreBuy a magnetic cable and never pull out the plug will do

  • Sandun

Anonymous, 20 Jul 2020In one and half year, facing charging port problem. In this... moreI also have faced that problem withing one year period. Charging problem and loose connection problem I have faced

  • Anonymous

In one and half year, facing charging port problem. In this pandemic situation finding and roaming to service center is difficult. After Android 10 it is discharging the battery drastically. Enough with nokia.

  • Royal Black

This phone's charging system is trash. I keep having to change it, and it always spoils in months. Every other user I've seen has the same problem

  • Rony

What an experience so far at this price point.. bought it last November 2019 and so far no problems. I rate it as the best in this category. Good build, have dropped it many times but still seems to be scratchless Camera is good but it gets soooper once you install google cam. Highly recommended.

  • Bayowaspecial

One of the best phones i ever used.

  • Jak

Nokia phone is not good problem charger port nokia go back

  • Bond

I am use this phone more than one year, the mobile was very good and working well no issues. very good phone for worthy price. very nice and I like very much.