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The bargain-tastic Nokia 6 just got even better

2018 edition finally makes its way out of China, heading worldwide in April

Last year’s Nokia 6 was a corker of a budget phone, but came saddled with a sub-par CPU. Happily, that’s not a problem for this 2018 edition: Qualcomm is still providing the processor muscle, but this time Nokia has picked the more potent Snapdragon 630 instead of the weedy 430. Now we’re talking. The whole thing feels more grown up, with onscreen keys instead of capacitive buttons, USB-C charging instead of microUSB (can 2018 please be the year we ditch this old port for good?) and some neat detailing around the aluminium frame, with metal accents surrounding the 16MP, f/2.0 rear snapper in your choice of black and copper, or white and rose gold. Classy. A 3000mAh battery powering it should keep you ticking all day, and Android Oreo means you get the best software right out of the box. The new Nokia 6 started out as a China-only launch, but it’ll be coming to the rest of the world in April for €279.

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A tech addict from about the age of three (seriously, he's got the VHS tapes to prove it), Tom's been writing about gadgets, games and everything in between for the past decade, with a slight diversion into the world of automotive in between. As Deputy Editor, Tom keeps the website ticking along, jam-packed with the hottest gadget news and reviews.  When he's not on the road attending launch events, you can usually find him scouring the web for the latest news, to feed Stuff readers' insatiable appetite for tech.

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