I'll be fair, it still feels somewhat odd checking out a Nokia smartphone and seeing it running Android, but it's certainly better than the previous times of Windows Phone. We recently got the opportunity to inspect the newest Nokia 6 up close and personal, a top looking smartphone without the premium cost attached to it. How's that possible you say? Well, it's one of the numerous recently announced Amazon Exclusive tablets which the retail giant is offering in a considerable discount -- in exchange for advertisements and offers being thrown onto your lock display.
With a sticker price of $179.99 as a Amazon Exclusive, the Nokia 6 is also an amazingly good telephone with its anodized 6000 series aluminum chassis. Compared to the rest of the jumble of sub-$200 smartphones out there, the Nokia 6 is a testament to this new kind of quality you can expect from a phone in this price class. Not only is it sturdily put together, the weight of this phone helps to establish a sense of strong build quality that is rarely seen -- or more to the point, felt -- in a telephone priced like this.
The Nokia 6 includes a 3.5millimeter headphone jack (to our delight), expandable storage through microSD card, GSM unlocked compatibility with both AT&T along with T-Mobile, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 chipset, 3 GB of RAM, and a generous 32 GB of internal memory. There is even a finger print sensor under the display, which doubles as the house button and will be flanked by capacitive buttons. The only thing we're not too excited to find here, especially today, is the choice to stick with a microUSB port. But hey, it is not a deal breaker either.
From our quick appearance, the handset works fairly easily, but with this said, we don't expect it being an ideal candidate for players. However, for each of the simple things, it's more than competent -- much like any other handset leveraging the same chipset. On the outside, it seems to be a mostly stock Android 7.1.1 Nougat applications experience, however, Amazon's slew of programs and services will also be preloaded.
How about yourself? Is that a $50 savings worth it for you to pick up the ad-filled variant over the conventional, non-ads alternative? After all, how a lot people have reverted to Amazon using a particular cost limit in mind simply to add an additional $50 or so in the last moment?