Nokia 6.2

Nokia 6.2

The Nokia 6.2 is a dual-glass smartphone with a solid metal frame in-between. It relies on flat panels and the only accent you’ll notice is the circular camera bump on the back.
There is a 6.3″ IPS LCD screen with a waterdrop-shaped notch occupying most of the front. It is the same panel we saw on the Nokia 7.2. The whole body is identical in shape, size, and weight to the 7.2’s. It’s an IPS LCD panel and the screen looks decent with a maximum brightness of around 514 nits.

Bezels are visible around the screen, which has HDR10 support by the way, but we don’t mind them. HMD hasn’t proclaimed the Nokia 6.2 to be a bezel-less phone, and we won’t hold the black frame around the panel against it.

On the back of the phone, we have a circular camera set up with a triple camera set-up which looks quite good. There is also a physical fingerprint sensor that is located in a good position and the sensor is also quite fast. On top side has the audio jack, the left has the tri-card slot (two nano-SIMs and a microSD) and the assistant key, while the bottom houses the USB-C port and the speaker. There is volume keys and power key on the right and LED notification light inside the power button.

Software & Performance
The Nokia 6.2 is powered by the Snapdragon 636 chipset – once a fairly popular solution in the midrange, but nowadays a fairly dated chip. It’s not that the 636 is a bad SoC, there are already much better ‘snapdragons’ found in cheaper phones. The handset is equipped with 3GB or 4GB of RAM depending on the base storage – 32GB or 64/128GB.

So, the Snapdragon 636 chipset has an octa-core processor with 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Gold (Cortex-A73 derivative) and 4×1.6 GHz Kryo 260 Silver (Cortex-A53 derivative). The GPU is Adreno 509.

Talking about the GeekBench score, it lacks behind the phones like Realme X2, Realme XT, Galaxy A30 and Nokia 7.2 in both single-core and multi-core.
One of Nokia’s highlights is the participation in the Android One program. Just as expected, the Nokia 6.2 runs a stock version of Android, and is one of the best OS for me.

The Nokia 6.2 is equipped with a triple camera system (if we count the depth sensor as a camera). The main module is a 16MP unit placed behind an f/1.8 aperture lens. The second real camera is an ultrawide angle one, where the advertised 118-degree field of view translates to around a 13mm equivalent. This lens has an f/2.2 aperture, and the sensor behind it has an 8MP resolution. And the third snapper is the 5MP depth sensor.

The daylight image quality of the main camera is unimpressive. There is a decent amount of detail, but the noise is often higher than usual, the white balance and the color reproduction are all over the place, and the dynamic range is average at best.

The Nokia 6.2 packs an 8MP f/2.2 selfie camera. The Nokia 6.2 records video up to 4K with its main cam and 1080p with the ultrawide.

The Nokia 6.2 is powered by a 3,500mAh battery – that’s the same as Nokia 7.2’s. The supplied charger is 5V/2A or 10W, and it will refill 35% of a depleted battery in 30 mins and reaches 100% in about 2 hours.

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Display 6.3-inch IPS LCD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection; HDR 10 Compliant; Always-on Display
Resolution Full-HD+ (1080 x 2280 pixels); 19:9 ratio @ 400 PPI
Chipset Snapdragon 636
CPU Octa-core 1.8 GHz Kyro 260 CPU
GPU Adreno 509
OS Stock Android Pie (v9.0), planned upgrade to Android Q (v10)
Storage 32/64/128GB, expandable up to 512GB via SD card (Dedicated slot)
Rear Camera Triple camera: (16 MP, f/1.8, PDAF) + (8 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultra-wide-angle)) + (5MP Depth Sensor), LED flash
Front Camera 20MP, f/2.0
Sensors Fingerprint (Rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Battery 3500mAh battery; supports 10-watt charging; USB Type-C port
Color Options Ceramic Black and Ice
Misc USB-C, 3.5mm jack, rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, 2 mics, FM radio, Google Assistant button, and notification LED on the power key.