I recently purchased the Nokia 6 on Amazon, fully unlocked non-Amazon version. I have upgraded the OS, and after much struggle disabled what appears to be all of the analytical Google tracking. Upon using the swipe from top down, I chose the flashlight and turned it on. It is not your typical white bright flash, no, it is amber. Amber...? Turned it off, and attempted to turn back on. Nothing. It stopped working. I have to reboot the device to fix.
That's not all. The camera. I enable the flash, attempt to take a picture and sure enough the flash fires as expected. And it continues to fire. Great...no. The photos are also amber colored from the flash. I tested on white objects to verify. The contrast is blown out so bad. Like someone took a contrast filter and cranked it up all the way. You can't even see the amber colored picture.
Next, the support app states there is a manual mode in the camera app to take pictures like a pro. This is false as I am not able to switch to any manual controls via the small camera icon above the on screen shutter button. Before it sounds like a complaint only against the app, which would be mostly true, I thought perhaps the white balance was thrown off and that perhaps it could be remedied via manual mode. No such option as it does not exist.
Thankfully, upon being prompted for feedback on the device I chose to cancel. I almost selected to give it a 6 or 7, until I realized 'why is it asking me for feedback when the support app is disabled as are other tracking type features?' I was not in any app and had just unlocked my device.
Frankly this is a shame and I am extremely frustrated and disappointed. I am a strong Nokia supporter and had nothing but great experiences with my Lumia's but this is unacceptable. If this is not remedied, I will return it much to my dismay, especially considering concerns over privacy.