If a smartphone is popular enough, it will likely be put through a durability test by the YouTube channel JerryRigEverything and the latest device to be tested to its limit in terms of durability, is the Nokia 6. JerryRigEverything puts the Nokia 6 against various durability tests, starting with the scratch test on the display of the device. He performs his usual scratch test on the display with his various picks based on Mohs scale of hardness and like most smartphones which come with a tempered glass display, it scratches at level 6 on this scale. The YouTuber then tries scratching the home button, but his blade has no effect on it. However, the earpiece on the Nokia 6 is covered by a piece of cloth, which came off when probed with a blade and tweezers. He then proceeds to scratch the metal rear of the device, and it is indeed made out of metal. He carves a map of Finland on to its back, as Nokia did originate from the country.
The chassis of the device is made entirely out of metal, save for the antenna lines, which are made out of plastic. Moving on to the burn test, the IPS LCD display lasts 10 seconds against the flame, before turning off. However, the pixels do recover after a few seconds, without a hint of the burn test. Last to be performed is the infamous bend, and the Nokia 6 passes it with flying colors, barely flexing when the test was performed.
The Nokia 6 is the first smartphone produced by HMD Global for the Nokia brand, and it has proven to be very popular in China. In terms of specs, the Nokia 6 is a mid-range offering from the Finnish company with a unibody frame built with aluminum alloys. Display-wise, it packs a 5.5-inch Full HD IPS LCD display with 2.5D curved glass protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3. Under the hood, the Nokia 6 packs the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor and the Adreno 505 GPU for rendering graphics. Memory-wise, it comes with 3GB / 4GB of RAM coupled with 32GB / 64GB of internal storage which can be expanded by up to 128GB via a microSD card slot. For optics, the Nokia 6 features a 16-megapixel rear camera with phase detection autofocus (PDAF) and a dual tone flash, as well as an 8-megapixel front-facing shooter with an 84-degree wide-angle lens. The device supports two SIM cards and is powered by a 3,000mAh non-removable battery. It also features a fingerprint reader which is embedded into its physical home button. The Nokia 6 is running Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box.