The 6500D is a 65 inch 4K TV from Nokia, launched in the year 2022. It features a 10-bit IPS panel. The max. resolution it can display is 3840 x 2160 with a refresh rate of 60 Hz and a pixel density of 68 ppi.
After screen size and resolution, the next important specification of a display is its Color Reproduction, which is defined by its color gamut specification.
This TV doesn't provide a color gamut specification, so we have to take a guess.
Considering the TV features a 65 inch screen, it won't come with a cheap panel, so here we can assume its equivalent sRGB coverage to be 90-100% or above. Undoubtedly The color accuracy on this TV should be Lifelike! It will produce accurate colors AS IT IS intended.
What Color Gamut means ?
Color gamut spec of a display indicates the range of colors that it can display.
A TV with poor color reproduction will produce washed out colors that will spoil the immersion.
It is specified in different units - sRGB(most popular), NTSC, DCI P3 Adobe RGB, rec.2020.
But don't worry, below is a chart that you can use to choose a TV with good color accuracy.
After color gamut, next in the list of important specifications is Static Contrast.
Understanding the static contrast ratio of a TV
There are two types of contrast specifications for a TV. Static and Dynamic. We are interested in static contrast ratio as dynamic doesn't matter much.
This specification tells the intensity of black levels. That is, a TV with SC ratio < 1000:1 may produce black images something like this:
Apart from this, such TVs are likely be prone to backlight bleeds that will rob your experience — as shown below.The image is an example of another display, it is not this one
Also, static contrast ratio and resolution go hand in hand when it comes to details. To put it into perspective, a TV with low contrast ratio will produce less shades of colors, so lesser detail overall.
If given a choice, I will prefer a FHD TV with high contrast ratio over a 4K TV with low contrast ratio.
Nokia did not define static contrast specification for this TV. So once again we have to make an assumption. FYI — IPS panels come with a static contrast ratio between 700:1 - 1500:1. For a 4K TV, we can guess the ratio would be atleast 1200:1 or above.
As for brightness, the peak brightness the Nokia 6500D can produce is 250 nits. The backlight of this TV is powered by LED technology.
Now if you are going to use the TV other than using it as a TV — say as a PC monitor or for gaming purposes, make sure to get a TV that features the lowest input lag. For gaming, both input lag and response time impacts the performance.
Sadly, Nokia did not specify the input lag on this unit. But since this is not a cheap TV from Nokia, we can expect an input lag of less than 20ms.
What is Input Lag and Why it matters ?
This lag is the amount of time at which your key-presses or mouse movements changes the content of your TV. For casual Non-FPS games, input lag doesn't matter much.
But ideally, get a TV that comes with an input lag and response time of < 20ms.
Ergonomics and Dimensions
Now, coming to ergonomics — If you plan to wall mount the TV, you can make use of the VESA mount provided with this TV, which by the way has an interface size of 400 x 200 mm. It comes with Swivel feature, but there is no support for Tilt or Pivot.
The TV measures 65 inches vertically and 57.17 inches horizontally.
It is just 2.83 inches thick. In total this TV weighs 25.2 Kgs including its stand. Without stand, it weighs 22.7 kgs.
Hardware and Audio
The chipset of this TV is powered by 1.2 Ghz 4-Core (ARM Cortex-A55) CPU while its graphics engine is handled by a 3-Core (ARM Mali-470 MP3) GPU. The installed RAM on this TV is 1.5 GB.
Speaking of OS, the Nokia 6500D runs Android 10 Operating System.
For display connectivity, there are three HDMI 2.0 (ARC; CEC) ports on this TV.
To connect USB devices, it includes two USB 2.0 ports. Other connectivity ports include — 1x Satellite In (F-type female), 1x CI+ 1.4, 1x Antenna (RF) and 1x Ethernet RJ45.
Wireless connectivity options on the Nokia 6500D include Wi-Fi (5Ghz + 2.5Ghz), Wifi-Direct and Bluetooth.
The Audio unit of this TV is powered by 2 x 12W speakers. It also comes with a built-in subwoofer. So you don't have to invest on any external sound system.
As for power consumption, on average, it consumes around 120W. On standby, it uses 0.5 W.
For powering this unit, you'll require either a 110V or 220V outlet @ 50Hz-60Hz.