PROS & CONS OF NOKIA 6.1 PLUS (Price in Kenya, Specs & Alternative)

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Here are the pros and cons of Nokia 6.1 plus. Read and decide if this phone is worth your money or you should buy an alternative.

Nokia 6.1 Plus is a global version of Nokia X6. Nokia made the X6 for the Chinese market. Nokia released Nokia 6.1 plus in May 2018. Nokia 6.1 plus is available in Kenya.

Nokia 6.1 Plus Pros

  • Gets free update to Android 9.0 Pie
  • Feels very light in the hand
  • Has an option to switch on/off the notch display
  • Fingerprint and face unlock is very accurate
  • Runs average games smoothly
  • The phone feels compact in the hand

Nokia 6.1 Plus Cons

  • The phone is slippery in the hand because of its glass body. It must have a phone cover to last.
  • You cannot see the screen clearly under direct sunlight.
  • The fingerprint scanner is hard to locate especially for people with big hands.
  • You cannot use dual sim card with SD card at the same time. You have to choose between sim 2 and SD card.
  • The phone struggles with taking decent photos indoors

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Nokia 6.1 Plus Specs

Screen: 5.8 inches, Gorilla glass 3, IPS LCD

Resolution:1080×2280 (435 ppi)

Screen to body ratio: 80.3%

Internal Memory: 64 GB


Rear Camera: 16 MP + 5 MP

Selfie Camera: 16 MP

Battery: 3060 mAh

Network: 2G/3G/4G VoLTE

Operating System: Android 8.1 Oreo (Will get Android pie 9.0 update)

Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 636

CPU: Octa-core 1.8 GHz

Dimensions: 147.2×71×8 mm

Weight: 151 grams

Sim Card: Hybrid Dual Nano sim (dual stand by)

Micro SD: Yes, up to 400 GB (Uses Sim slot)

3.5 mm jack: Yes

USB: 2.0, Type C 1.0 (connector is reversible)

FM Radio: Yes

Fingerprint Scanner: Yes, Rear mounted

Body: Gorilla Glass rear with aluminum frame.

Other Observations

Nokia 6.1 plus runs for a full day on its battery if usage is average. Heavy usage will require charging twice a day. Full charging takes about 2 hours.

Who should buy Nokia 6.1 Plus?

  • Notched screen lovers
  • Camera fans
  • Gamers

Who must avoid Nokia 6.1 plus?

  • Anyone who wants to use a dual sim phone with SD card at the same time. Buy Samsung GalaxyJ6 pro if you want a dual sim card phone with a dedicated SD card slot. It is slightly cheaper. (Costs about Ksh. 19, 999)

Nokia 6.1 plus Alternative

It is obvious Nokia 6.1 Plus cannot please everybody. If you hate it, know there are other people who hate it too.

The Huawei Y9 2019 is the best alternative to this Nokia 6.1 plus. You will still get a notch and other cool features at the same price. Read Huawei Y9 full review here>>> 

Nokia 6.1 Plus price in Kenya

Nokia 6.1 has 64 GB ROM and 4 GB RAM and costs about Ksh.24, 000.