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Nokia 6.2 Smartphone in Review: Android One was a great choice for Nokia

With the 6.2 model, Nokia continues to rely on the Android One platform
With the 6.2 model, Nokia continues to rely on the Android One platform
The Nokia 6.2 is a cheap mid-range smartphone from the Android One program. Thanks to a minimal and well-optimized user interface, even the relatively low-end Nokia phone runs smoothly.
Marcus Herbrich, Stefanie Voigt (translated by Marius S.), 🇩🇪

With the Nokia 6.2, we put the latest model from the 6-series through our tests. Nokia only equips its mid-range model with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636. The mid-range processor from the American semiconductor manufacturer residing in San Diego has been unveiled in 2017, meaning it has been on the market for more than two years; thus it is not exactly state of the art in terms of performance.

As with Google Pixel phones, the Nokia 6.2 uses stock Android. In return for accepting a minimalist, vanilla user interface, users receive Android version updates for at least two years. Furthermore, the system is responsive thanks to the lean UI of Android One. During daily use, the Snapdragon 636 combined with 4 GB of RAM allows for fairly smooth system navigation, even though the performance drops noticeably when it comes to multi-tasking or demanding games. While the Nokia smartphone achieves good scores in our benchmarks, there is a large performance discrepancy between the results of the Snapdragon 712 inside the Xiaomi Mi 9 SE or the Mediatek Helio G90T inside the Redmi Note 8 Pro and our Nokia 6.2.

Thus, going with Android One, which was originally introduced in 2014 for budget phones, was a good choice for Nokia. This is emphasized by the fact that the Nexus device family has been cancelled and there is now a gap in terms of mid-range stock Android devices, since even Google's cheapest Pixel smartphones now start at around 400 Euros (~$446). Similar to the Nexus devices in the past, Nokia now offers a wide variety of Android One smartphones that include budget to mid-range models with various designs and display sizes, which start at low to medium price points.

Read our in-depth review of the Nokia 6.2 to find out more details about the Nokia smartphone.

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Marcus Herbrich
Editor of the original article: Marcus Herbrich - Senior Tech Writer - 307 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2016
I have always been very passionately interested in mobile technologies, especially smartphones. Being a tech enthusiast means the half-life of my devices isn’t exactly long, and being the latest hardware is not enough to suffice as the manufacturer and operating system play a minor role – the most important aspect for me is that the device is state-of-the-art. After posting for Mobi Test I joined Notebookcheck in 2016, where I have been pursuing my enthusiasm for technology by reviewing the latest smartphone, tablet, and accessory trends.
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Marius Schell
Translator: Marius Schell - Tech Writer - 322 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2020
Even in my youth I was already very enthusiastic about technology, and as a result I started building PCs, optimizing them, and writing programs while I was still in school. When dealing with the inevitable hardware and software problems associated with computers, I was always relentless in my search for the necessary solutions. The compact forms of laptops and smartphones introduced further challenges in this regard. In my reviews for Notebookcheck I try to communicate as objectively as possible how well a device copes with these hurdles.
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Marcus Herbrich, 2020-01- 7 (Update: 2020-01- 8)