Nokia 6 2018 Black, 32GB, Snapdragon 630 and EDIT: 3GB of RAM £149 CPW (Vodafone contract)
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Nokia 6 2018 Black, 32GB, Snapdragon 630 and EDIT: 3GB of RAM £149 CPW (Vodafone contract)

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Found 26th JulEdited by:"obwan2014"
[Thanks for liamaustin7v for his Nokia 8 deal and text below:]

EDIT: Just checked with CPW, although in the "Under the Hood Section" is states 4G of RAM, I've checked with CPW online chat and it's actually 3GB of RAM as mentioned in the reviews I've added below. Sorry.

2 reviews might help you to decide:

techadvisor.co.uk/rev…28/
techradar.com/rev…iew


Great deal on a high spec handset. Simply order with the cheapest total cost 1 MONTH contract, cancel within the first 14 days and keep the handset. Perfect for those already with a good SIM only deal.

Vodafone contract is £15.50 monthly, £149.00 upfront. Cancel contract in the first 14 days to avoid the 1st payment (thank you for the tip, MrSwitch / liamaustin7v)

Possible £5.00 Quidco cashback also.

With more power, faster charging and a snazzy new design, the new Nokia 6 2018 is a serious upgrade from its popular predecessor.

  • ZEISS Optics and Dual-Sight camara mode
  • Android One operating system
  • The best of Android software
  • Google Assistant at your service
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It's a good phone but let's get real, this is not a 'high spec handset' with a Snapdragon 630 on-board - it's more like a decent mid-ranger. But I do like the direction Nokia are heading, I was really sad back in 2007 when they started losing ground, still got my N95.
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Great price, hot hot hot
Good find
Edited by: "Jocky.Balboa" 26th Jul
There's a few people on CPW complaining about not receiving updates in the reviews section.

Does anyone here have any experience of that? That was my main reason for going for this over a Moto G!
I like the phone, but not sure about the 1 month contracts.
It's a good phone but let's get real, this is not a 'high spec handset' with a Snapdragon 630 on-board - it's more like a decent mid-ranger. But I do like the direction Nokia are heading, I was really sad back in 2007 when they started losing ground, still got my N95.
Nice cpu and ram
Was waiting for the honor 9 lite to drop back down to 150. Is this a better deal?
plewis0015 m ago

It's a good phone but let's get real, this is not a 'high spec handset' …It's a good phone but let's get real, this is not a 'high spec handset' with a Snapdragon 630 on-board - it's more like a decent mid-ranger. But I do like the direction Nokia are heading, I was really sad back in 2007 when they started losing ground, still got my N95.


The 630 is more than enough for anything other than graphics intensive gaming. I have an Aquos S2 with this chip in and it's great on battery and super responsive.
Had one and returned it after 3 weeks. The model sold in the UK is the TA-1050, last time I looked at the Nokia support forum people were still on the May security update, whereas models from other regions were now on the July update. It's an AndroidOne phone so it's supposed to get the security updates within days of Google releasing them (in theory). Unfortunately the support staff are completely ignorant of the issue, one told me to use a VPN to get the update (didn't work btw), another said I had to take the phone to a service centre. The forum team just ignore requests for info.
Btw I had bought the phone sim-free and had tried using sims from different providers.
Edited by: "Decyther" 26th Jul
bisoner8 m ago

The 630 is more than enough for anything other than graphics intensive …The 630 is more than enough for anything other than graphics intensive gaming. I have an Aquos S2 with this chip in and it's great on battery and super responsive.


It’s pretty much an overclocked SD 625. I didn’t say it wasn’t capable, I said it wasn’t high-spec/high-end. I had a BlackBerry KEYOne that had an SD 625 and it was not pleasant in daily use. For £150 I probably wouldn’t expect more but an SD 660 or above would be a massive bonus for longevity and device lifespan.
Edited by: "plewis00" 26th Jul
plewis0021 m ago

It's a good phone but let's get real, this is not a 'high spec handset' …It's a good phone but let's get real, this is not a 'high spec handset' with a Snapdragon 630 on-board - it's more like a decent mid-ranger. But I do like the direction Nokia are heading, I was really sad back in 2007 when they started losing ground, still got my N95.


Still have 3 N86's and use them regularly. All 3 OLED screen also have NO burn in.
gerrard3012 m ago

Was waiting for the honor 9 lite to drop back down to 150. Is this a …Was waiting for the honor 9 lite to drop back down to 150. Is this a better deal?


On the face of it yes, as its more ram and better updates. Do you really want the faff of the one month contract though?
Masteryates1 m ago

Still have 3 N86's and use them regularly. All 3 OLED screen also have NO …Still have 3 N86's and use them regularly. All 3 OLED screen also have NO burn in.


I had that phone; only thing I didn’t like was the scratch prone case and front lens. Sometimes I miss the simpler phone times...
Masteryates5 m ago

On the face of it yes, as its more ram and better updates. Do you really …On the face of it yes, as its more ram and better updates. Do you really want the faff of the one month contract though?


Good point. Have just got out of a contract with Vodafone so would rather not have to deal with them again if I can help it. If phone was significantly better, would probably go for it though if can cancel quickly
Masteryates26th Jul

On the face of it yes, as its more ram and better updates. Do you really …On the face of it yes, as its more ram and better updates. Do you really want the faff of the one month contract though?


The combination of Vodafone and Carphone Warehouse and cancelling contracts strikes me with fear. I’ve had a contact thru CPW with Vodafone, a nightmare, if there’s an issue, neither will take responsibility and blame each other. For £50 more, I’d rather buy sim free or wait for the price to drop more.
citibadger2 m ago

The combination of Vodafone and Carphone Warehouse and cancelling …The combination of Vodafone and Carphone Warehouse and cancelling contracts strikes me with fear. I’ve had a contact thru CPW with Vodafone, a nightmare, if there’s an issue, neither will take responsibility and blame each other. For £50 more, I’d rather buy sim free or wait for the price to drop more.


I'm with you there citibadger. I'd rather pay more and not have to mess around with CPW/Voda.
Being a bit thick here but looking at buying this for my daughter and wondering whether you can cancel the Vodafone contract and then get it unlocked within the month?
emily_200848 m ago

Being a bit thick here but looking at buying this for my daughter and …Being a bit thick here but looking at buying this for my daughter and wondering whether you can cancel the Vodafone contract and then get it unlocked within the month?


It'll already be unlocked
CPW phones are all unlocked - so no need to worry about unlocking. Cancelling the contract is entirely down to you.
pcs703841 m ago

CPW phones are all unlocked - so no need to worry about unlocking. …CPW phones are all unlocked - so no need to worry about unlocking. Cancelling the contract is entirely down to you.


Thanks for the info
Thanks guys
plewis004 h, 51 m ago

It's a good phone but let's get real, this is not a 'high spec handset' …It's a good phone but let's get real, this is not a 'high spec handset' with a Snapdragon 630 on-board - it's more like a decent mid-ranger. But I do like the direction Nokia are heading, I was really sad back in 2007 when they started losing ground, still got my N95.


I agree it's definitely mid range ,although your average user probably won't have any problems with processor speed . I loved older Nokia too ,I still have my 920 which was huge but took great photos and could survive anything
codnan1 h, 0 m ago

I agree it's definitely mid range ,although your average user probably …I agree it's definitely mid range ,although your average user probably won't have any problems with processor speed . I loved older Nokia too ,I still have my 920 which was huge but took great photos and could survive anything


But that’s not really the point, Moto G series is fine for the average user, just calling it high spec when it’s definitely mid range is wrong. Well anyway if new Nokia/HMD keeps releasing good handsets they should be fine.
plewis001 h, 45 m ago

But that’s not really the point, Moto G series is fine for the average u …But that’s not really the point, Moto G series is fine for the average user, just calling it high spec when it’s definitely mid range is wrong. Well anyway if new Nokia/HMD keeps releasing good handsets they should be fine.


The new Nokia's seem to be pretty good , I recently got the 7 plus and so far I love it ,looks great ,takes decent photos and not had anything slow down at all ,but even the 7 plus I would only describe as a mid range phone
codnan1 h, 26 m ago

The new Nokia's seem to be pretty good , I recently got the 7 plus and so …The new Nokia's seem to be pretty good , I recently got the 7 plus and so far I love it ,looks great ,takes decent photos and not had anything slow down at all ,but even the 7 plus I would only describe as a mid range phone


I would actually call the Nokia 7 Plus upper mid-range as the Snapdragon 660 is really fast for a mid-range SoC and the phone is quite premium. It is enormous though, not sure I could deal with one daily!
Thought Nokia went bust
plewis001 h, 58 m ago

I would actually call the Nokia 7 Plus upper mid-range as the Snapdragon …I would actually call the Nokia 7 Plus upper mid-range as the Snapdragon 660 is really fast for a mid-range SoC and the phone is quite premium. It is enormous though, not sure I could deal with one daily!


I thought it might be too big too but the phone is the same width as my lg G3 but is about 1cm longer ,so it doesn't feel that big in your hand or pocket
codnan3 h, 20 m ago

I thought it might be too big too but the phone is the same width as my lg …I thought it might be too big too but the phone is the same width as my lg G3 but is about 1cm longer ,so it doesn't feel that big in your hand or pocket


I held one in John Lewis and honestly, it was like the first time I ever picked up a Galaxy Note... when you put a case on it, it’ll be even bigger.
plewis0011 h, 9 m ago

But that’s not really the point, Moto G series is fine for the average u …But that’s not really the point, Moto G series is fine for the average user, just calling it high spec when it’s definitely mid range is wrong. Well anyway if new Nokia/HMD keeps releasing good handsets they should be fine.


I'd rather have this Finnish effort than some Lenovo garbage the first g made for Google was great then Lenovo got hold and that's where it nose dived. I had a G3 for like a month it was rubbish
plewis0021 h, 1 m ago

It's a good phone but let's get real, this is not a 'high spec handset' …It's a good phone but let's get real, this is not a 'high spec handset' with a Snapdragon 630 on-board - it's more like a decent mid-ranger. But I do like the direction Nokia are heading, I was really sad back in 2007 when they started losing ground, still got my N95.


I agree. High spec would be using the SD710 recently released. Even that is a premium midranger which benchmarks near or at the same level as the SD835 but is more power efficient and brings AI tech down from the flagship processors.
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The Xiaomi Mi A2 lite is worth a look also
I bought the Nokia 5 as a work phone and wow after the Oreo update it’s terrible! Apps like FB Insta take ages to open and update! Painful and almost unusable. Nokia don’t seem too bothered about sorting the problem out which seems like a RAM management issue!
That’s why I know you have to sell your soul to the church of Apple but an iPhone just works so smoothly and feels supreme! £600 - £1000 on a premium Android phone to be worth next to nothing in 2 years and won’t get updates! Hopefully the 3gb of RAM will help the Nokia 6, because the Nokia 5 with 2gb is
plewis0023 h, 2 m ago

It's a good phone but let's get real, this is not a 'high spec handset' …It's a good phone but let's get real, this is not a 'high spec handset' with a Snapdragon 630 on-board - it's more like a decent mid-ranger. But I do like the direction Nokia are heading, I was really sad back in 2007 when they started losing ground, still got my N95.


Did you expect to get high end phone for £150? Lol I always had nokia phones, i gonna get one soon.
Justgytis30 m ago

Did you expect to get high end phone for £150? Lol I always had nokia …Did you expect to get high end phone for £150? Lol I always had nokia phones, i gonna get one soon.


Err, no. Where did I ever say that? This was described as a 'high-end phone' and I said it wasn't.

Personally if I was in the market for a £150-200 phone I would be getting a refurb Samsung S7 Edge which is still high-end IMO, or if going new probably something by Huawei or a Xiaomi import, tons of options.
plewis002 h, 25 m ago

Err, no. Where did I ever say that? This was described as a 'high-end …Err, no. Where did I ever say that? This was described as a 'high-end phone' and I said it wasn't.Personally if I was in the market for a £150-200 phone I would be getting a refurb Samsung S7 Edge which is still high-end IMO, or if going new probably something by Huawei or a Xiaomi import, tons of options.


I fully understand your points, but someone else's second-hand phone isn't for everyone as someone's already not liked it for one reason or another. An import without any guarantee, longer delivery wait (one day delivery with CPW or store pickup), and possible customs charge isn't for everyone either. I actually have the Mi A1 and love it, though I've only very recently got 8.1 and latest security patch.

Had I had this phone as an option at the time, though, I would likely have gone with this for piece of mind. Android One, a UK guarantee, brand new in the box. This is £149, or £164.50 if you'd rather pay for the first month (I did, for the Mrs. with another phone on CPW and got the £50 TCB available at the time - thanks HUKD).

This isn't a flagship, but other than maybe replacing 'high-end' with mid-range, I really think this is a fantastic bargain otherwise I wouldn't have posted it. I've bought one for my step-dad too, bought blind simply on the reviews, though I've since popped over to CPW and had a play with the handset is really nice bit of aluminium and quite different form a standard black block.
citibadger26th Jul

The combination of Vodafone and Carphone Warehouse and cancelling …The combination of Vodafone and Carphone Warehouse and cancelling contracts strikes me with fear. I’ve had a contact thru CPW with Vodafone, a nightmare, if there’s an issue, neither will take responsibility and blame each other. For £50 more, I’d rather buy sim free or wait for the price to drop more.


You just ring Vodafone and tell them you want to cancel the 30 day contract within the cooling-off period. It's not like they can say no.
I had this phone for a while (until I decided to go back to a Nokia 8). I'd much rather have the Nokia 6.1 than the Honor 9 Lite because (for one) it has a much better camera. It will also get pretty fast updates which will last at least two years.

My primary reason for getting rid of it was that Android is partitioned on this so that there are effectively two instances of the OS stored on a partition on the 32GB storage at the same time. This means that whilst there is 32GB of storage, 11GB is irrevocably taken up with the OS, before you even install any apps. Whilst it is true that you can use an SD card, this will not resolve all storage concerns - for example I download a lot of iPlayer content.

Performance was good on this phone and it felt as solid as a rock.
Edited by: "misterleoni" 27th Jul
obwan20143 h, 53 m ago

I fully understand your points, but someone else's second-hand phone isn't …I fully understand your points, but someone else's second-hand phone isn't for everyone as someone's already not liked it for one reason or another. An import without any guarantee, longer delivery wait (one day delivery with CPW or store pickup), and possible customs charge isn't for everyone either. I actually have the Mi A1 and love it, though I've only very recently got 8.1 and latest security patch.Had I had this phone as an option at the time, though, I would likely have gone with this for piece of mind. Android One, a UK guarantee, brand new in the box. This is £149, or £164.50 if you'd rather pay for the first month (I did, for the Mrs. with another phone on CPW and got the £50 TCB available at the time - thanks HUKD).This isn't a flagship, but other than maybe replacing 'high-end' with mid-range, I really think this is a fantastic bargain otherwise I wouldn't have posted it. I've bought one for my step-dad too, bought blind simply on the reviews, though I've since popped over to CPW and had a play with the handset is really nice bit of aluminium and quite different form a standard black block.


That is why I gave alternative options including second-hand, Xiaomi imports and Huawei (UK stocked) - I don't think I ever tried to say that second-hand beats a brand new handset, even though I wouldn't hesitate personally. For me, the Snapdragon 630 is just not quick enough (overclocked 625 really) and knowing what Android seems to do over-time, I just can't rely on it to continue to work as fast as it should, I had the BlackBerry KEYOne and it became really slow and sluggish, until the screen fell off the device but that's another issue.
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