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Nokia 6.1 Plus performance test: exceptional performance

The Nokia 6.1 Plus was launched starting at Rs. 15.999 and, unlike the Chinese variant (Nokia X6), this is available only in the 4 GB / 64 GB variant, with an Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor. We have already covered the battery test of this new smartphone from HMD Global, and if you're wondering what the phone's performance is like, we've done it for you too.

Nokia 6.1 Plus specifications

Before diving into the tests we performed on the Nokia 6.1 Plus and how it handled different tasks, we take security specifications.

Display 5, 8 inch FullHD + 2280×1080 pixels
Processor Snapdragon 636
GPU Adreno 509
RAM 4GB
storage 64GB
Main camera 16 MP f / 2.0 + 5 MP f / 2.4
Secondary camera 16 MP f / 2.0
Battery 3, 060 mAh
OS Android 8.1 Oreo
sensors Ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, accelerometer (G-sensor), electronic compass, gyroscope, fingerprint sensor (on the back)
connectivity WiFi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac; Bluetooth 5.0; GPS / AGPS + GLONASS

Now that we're out of the way, let's jump into the way the phone actually works in various benchmarks and real performance tests.

benchmark

We have run the usual benchmarks on the Nokia 6.1 Plus to get an overview of what we can expect from the phone before testing it in our real-world tests. We have also compared Redmi Note 5 Pro as it is in a similar price range to get a comparative idea of ??where the two phones are.

Geekbench

Starting with Geekbench, the Nokia 6.1 Plus with Snapdragon 636 has a score very similar to Redmi Note 5 Pro (which also includes Snapdragon 636). Not very surprising to be honest; the Nokia 6.1 Plus scored 1,336 in the single core test and 4,820 in the multi core test while the Redmi Note 5 Pro scored 1,336 in the single core test and 4,879 in the multi-core test.

AnTuTu

We also compared both the Redmi Note 5 Pro and the Nokia 6.1 Plus on AnTuTu and here the Nokia 6.1 Plus beats Redmi Note 5 Pro, although not with a huge margin. While the Redmi Note 5 Pro scored 112.569 on AnTuTu, the Nokia 6.1 Plus scored slightly higher than 115.398 .

Real World Performance

While the Nokia 6.1 Plus benchmarks are basically indicative of the fact that we can expect performance like Redmi Note 5 Pro from the phone. To test real-world performance I put the phone through some game tests, and used it as my daily driver for almost a week.

Game test

As for the games, I have played on the phone with Asphalt 9, PUBG Mobile (obviously) and Marvel Strike Force . I also kept track of the FPS values ??that each of these games was pushing out.

Starting from Asphalt 9, the new Gameloft game has some incredible graphics and races that are more intense than ever. In terms of perceived performance, I think the phone went through the game like a spell and I did not notice stuttering or delays while running on People's Square or in Cairo. It was all very nice and I loved it. In terms of frame rate, Asphalt 9 recorded an average frame rate of 30 FPS and a stability of 89% . true, it could have been higher, but still an acceptable score.

Asphalt 9 GameBench scores

Moving on to PUBG Mobile, the game automatically set the graphics to Low, which I expected due to the Snapdragon 636 and 4GB of RAM on the phone. Surprisingly for, PUBG did not even allow me to raise the graphics settings . However, in the Low setting, the game went off smoothly (as it should) and I had no problems with chicken dinner. was definitely a fun experience although I'm used to playing at high settings with my OnePlus 5. In terms of frame rate, the phone has an average frame rate of 26FPS which is fine, although nothing to be proud of, and had a stability of 87% in its FPS values ??that definitely good for a game like PUBG Mobile.

PUBG Mobile GameBench Scores

I also played Marvel Strike Force on the Nokia 6.1 Plus and, as expected, the game worked perfectly. Personally I don't really like this game, but definitely a fun game. In terms of frame rates, the phone produced an average frame rate of 55FPS with a stability of 77% .

Marvel Strike Force GameBench Scores

Daily use test

In terms of everyday use, the Nokia 6.1 Plus will not disappoint you. Thanks to the Android operating system running on Snapdragon 636 and with 4 GB of RAM, the phone does not slow down even when I use more apps and I keep going from one to the other. I have also found that app launches are generally fast on the Nokia 6.1 Plus, although sometimes apps like Instagram take a millisecond more time to start up, which may be infuriating, but not blaming the Nokia 6.1 Plus for this; I have observed that Instagram behaves like this on my OnePlus 5 as well.

However, the phone has standard Android animations and sometimes things may seem slower than they actually are. I advise you to disable the "Transition animation scale" in the Developer settings on 0, 5x to get a sharper feeling without the feeling that the phone is absolutely not animating anything.

Nokia 6.1 Plus performance test: a great performer for its price

So basically the Nokia 6.1 Plus is a great performer for the Rs. 15,999 price on arrival. The phone has decent hardware for the price, and if you look at it this way, basically a Redmi Note 5 Pro with Android as standard. It works in much the same way as Redmi Note 5 Pro, however, in some places, especially in games like PUBG Mobile, I feel that Xiaomi's offer performs slightly better, although in reality it's not that obvious. more or less a personal choice at this point. If you want a metal construction, a gestural navigation and performances that will not disappoint you, Redmi Note 5 Pro is for you; however, if you want standard Android, decent hardware and much better performance, the Nokia 6.1 Plus is the phone to go with.

Buy the Nokia 6.1 Plus from Flipkart (Rs. 15,999)