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The Nokia 6021, now personally this is not a phone that I would go out and select my self as I can be a bit of a geek and I do like phones that can do more or less everything, but i was given this phone by my company about 3 years ago now, probably because of its low price but overall i think it was a good choice.
Its very very basic and is more or less only for making and receiving calls and texts messages so if that's what your looking for in a phone this is perfect, its quite small and looks quite tidy especially for its age.
The major good point about this phone that i have found is it is a blooming tank!!! after the amount of times I have dropped it, accidentally split things on it, etc you would think it would have broken like most modern phones would, but it just dosent, this phone has had hell from me over the past few years as my job is quite physical but it just keeps on going. if you put say an i phone through even a small fraction of what this has been through it would of died!
The Nokia 6021 is the bottom end model, that is offered out more often than not, as a company mobile phone to users that do not require email and/or web functionality on the go.
The 6021 doesn't have very many features, there is no camera built in, the web browser works via GPRS so the connectivity can be poor, it has a low resoloution screen, and it wont play mp3 tracks etc.
However, what this small phone does have it does well. It has bluetooth connectivity, an IR (infra red) uplink, a very good battery span, and a clear and loud ear volume.
I will admit that when I was handed a 6021 at work I initially thought "What the hell?" as it did seem like the bargain basement at the carphone warehouse had well and truely been raided to supply my colleagues and I with the most primative looking phones available.
How wrong I was. The Nokia 6021 is an ideal workhorse of a mobile phone, if all you need is a phone. As I have mentioned, the battery life is extremely good, and will happily go for 4-5 days with little use, and I can usually get a couple of days use from it with heavy usage.
The available features on the phone are basic but functional, including:
1)Messages - for text, Multimedia, and also flash messaging. the phone also supports email, however I dont use it, and i think it could be problematic tring to read any lengthy messages on the small screen.
2)Call Register - containing Dialled numbers, Missed calls, Recieved calls, Call duration (for incoming and outgoing calls), and also a data log to keep track of any web surfing you might choose to do.
3)Contacts - Where all of your stored numbers and details can be found, or added to.
4)Settings - Where all of the phones basic settings can be altered, such as your Profile (e.g. indoor, outdoor, and silent), time and date settings, and any call bars you want to place on the phone, incase it becomes lost etc.
5)Gallery - where any picture files, audio files, or pre set themes and screen savers can be viewed. This is also where you would find any items that have been sent via bluetooth to your phone.
6)Media - on my handset this just has a voice recorder, and can be quite handy for short messages.
7)Push to talk - If enabled this functionality allows you to use the phone as a kind of walkie talkie (if you have ever seen C.S.I. that is how they communicate with their mobiles!!) however I'm not sure how many networks in the UK support this technology yet.
8)Organiser - In here you will find your alarm clock, calendar, to do lists, notes, and 'wallet'.
9)Applications - This is where you will find the convertor, calculator, and games, which can be added to via the internet GPRS connection.
10)Web - this is the place you can start up an internet surf from, albeit a bit slow and awkward to follow on the screen.
11)o2 - the only available option to me in here is "get settings", which i have never used.
Most of the above options and software are standard fayre on most mobile phones these days, and are nothing to write home about, although I think the calendar is simplicity itself and very useful for storing reminders etc. The games that come with the phone are bowling, which is not bad at all, beach rally, a racing game that soon becomes annoying, puzzle, which is a Tetris-esque side scrolling game of huge addictive proportions, and the classic Backgammon.
The phone itself is a nice size, easily fittiong into the palm and weight is not an issue at around 2oz. I can vouch for the reliability of this model as I have had mine for 3 years now and it has not only served me well, it has outdone itself when it comes to survivability... It has been dropped, thrown, beaten, soaked, and kicked so many times that if it were really moblie my mobile friend it would have an injunction out on me.
the keypad is a good size, and I think it would only be a struggle for people with incredibly large digits to use (mine are not exactly slimline ladies fingers!). It has a 5 way toggle joystick that is used for navigating the menus, and this again has been kept simple and results in siomething that is rugged and easy to use, as opposed to the more technologically advanced phones that have joysticks that fall off (the Nokia n73 for example)
For those of you out there that want a hardworking phone and not a mobile miniature pc, this is a great little number. It will make calls and send texts till the cows come home and probably withstand a nuclear attack.
*** UPDATE ***
as of today, I have just ordered a new work mobile, as mine has started to give up the ghost, with the battery deteriorating and not holding as much charge, and for some reason it picks and chooses when it wants to make noise for an incoming call... 4 years of constant abuse and calls has taken its toll, but to be fair, thats not bad going. Expect a new phone review when i learn what im getting soon!
Standard issue mobile phone which serves its purpose it makes phone calls. When it comes to technology I do not look for all the bells and whistles but concentrate on the core functions. The 6021 is compact and fits easily in the palm of your hand. The size is comfortable when you are having a phone call.
Volume wise more than adequate.
Texting is easy enough the buttons are easy to use and I do not mis key that often.
Bluetooth connectivity is very useful for driving hands free. Connection is easy
Using the menu on the Nokia is simple and intuitive, for whatever reason I have always found Nokia phones easy to use . Menu selection seem to be where you want them. The Nokia comes with a shortcut function for you to scroll through to find the things you use most often e.g. Calculator or alarm clock
Ring tones etc are not my thing but it does come with a data cable which you can use for downloading.
Battery life I find very good probably goes a good week or more on standby. Realistic talk time life is about 3 - 4 hours.
Communication wise I have used it across Europe, USA and more recently in China.
Recommendation is for a phone user who wants a rugged phone that gives a reasonable amount of talk time between charges. It wont impress anyone with its looks but it does what it says on the label very well and being realistic do we really need all the functions you get on smart phones.
I had a Nokia 6021 on Virgin Mobile and thought it was a fantastic phone for its time. It was one of my first and so called best phones!
The price was fantastic and seemed cheap at that time only £60. I received it for Christmas a few years ago and was quite pleased with it. I thought it looked like a good value for money phone and the packaging was quite encharting
Screen, Speakers & Files
The Screen is a strong colour one and has a decent supply of pixles. The Speakers are ok quality and are fine when your phone rings, but one thing about the Speakers I wouldn't advise you to do, would be to play music files as the quality from the Speakers are not that good for that. Music files that this phone doesn't accept are MP3. But accepts things like Wav
The phone comes with a few games and normal features such as WAP, MMS, Texting And Calls. The Extra Features that this phone has is Bluetooth, Email Feature, IM (Instant Messaging). The call quality is very good and also very clear from incoming and receiving
The phones design is stylish and funky, and very business like as are the features. This phone doesn't come with camera as the model below and identical (Nokia 6020) has.
The battery life of this phone is very long unlike some phones that last a day this one lasts for at the most a week. My Current phone, which was years later, iPhone 3G has never lived up to this phone, but its all down to features I think.
Overall I would recommend this phone to someone that wants style and funk but doesn't want to many overactive features that can confuse people. This phone is perfect for the Elderly or Non Tech Savy
When I took up my position as vending supervisor, my employment circumstances were what I consider somewhat unusual. I worked for Compass doing the vending and then the Bank for which the vending is supplied had a whole new vending system installed by Selecta. Compass was still in charge but I was paid by Selecta through Compass. Initially this was more complicated by each having different ideas of how the new vending concept should be implemented. I was stuck as piggie in the middle. Before the new installations there were only a few machines, after there were 90+ so more people were employed and I was made supervisor. Communication as in most companies was pretty poor and I had to go through Compass to get information from Selecta...............a bit of a shambles then. In an effort to alleviate the situation I was given a phone. Being that the machines were spread over a large complex the two new vendors were also given phones so that I could keep in contact with them about work related topics. The phones we wee given were the Nokia 6021.
I have noticed that throughout the bank where phones are supplied to employees, the preference seems to be for these phones, and after using mine for some while now I can clearly see why. The phones we have are connected to the Vodaphone network and I have NEVER had any problems concerning connection issues. In fact I have barely had any problems at all with the exception that I do tend to forget to charge it up every so often.
I'm not going to kid you they are not the prettiest phone in the Nokia range, but they are also by no means the ugliest either. Although in recent times Nokia have changed their styling considerably for a while the basic shape of the 6021 was pretty much standard. A black and silver oblong box with a coloured screen. Recently after a bit of an accident one of the guys who works for me had to get a replacement and his replacement was still a 6021, which I think is testament to the fact that they are both solid and reliable in their construction.
The phones comes with some quite nice customised ringtones a screens, which are located under the themes menu. They are pretty and the ringtones compliment the associated picture. The phone isn't over heavy with features being that it appears they were primarily designed as a works phone, so lots of features would not be considered necessary. Therefore although a bit basic the phone does do most of the things you might require it to do with regards to a work environment. Having said this there are two games included, which is probably not a good idea for a phone designed for an employee.
Several good ringtones are available from the easy to use menu system which I guess most of us are now pretty familiar with. The phone has bluetooth but no camera. It has a folder for pictures which obviously have to be downloaded to the phone using the bluetooth connection or the Infra red connection which is also available. Apart from these modern communication facilities the phone is nothing more than a phone or text machine, no email a very basic SMS which can only cope with smaller pictures should you wish to include them. All in all if you are a manager looking for a good reliable phone for your workforce then this is the baby for you. There are no frills to distract, it is rugged and functional. Mine has taken some batterings and is still working perfectly.
If you are not looking for a phone with all the flashy new gimmicks, just one which will connect you when required, have a good battery life, will send a text no problem then this might be for you. They are still available at around £39.99 and at that price aren't a bad buy. If though you are young and into all the latest gizmos and cameras then perhaps you should look further a field. I'm used to my 6021 now and find it an invaluable tool, it is not perhaps the phone I would choose for personal use, but for work it is absolutely perfect.
I bought this phone way back in late 2005. That's when camera phones are the "in-thing". I wasn't interested in camera phones anyway. The 6021 was the perfect Tri-band phone for me then. Nokia did produce a similar N6020 model which has a camera but without Bluetooth function.
The body design is very neat & decent. You can press the keys easily & the middle 5-way joystick is a pleasure to use.
Sound quality is just great. Pairing with my all my Bluetooth headsets works well. The handsfree speaker phone also clear enough. Polyphonic ringtones from this phone are good but limited to midi files & older formats. However, the bass effect is quite impessive.
The small 2.3 Meg memory allow limited amount of storage. I wish it would have been bigger to store images or simple video clips.
Other useful features available are the Voice Recorder, PTT, Converter, Calculator, Stopwatch, Countdown timer & Chinese Lunar Calendar which I find very handy for us in the Asian region.
I still carry the N6021 as a backup phone wherever I go.
I have used my Nokia for over a year and I must have dropped it every week. Bomb proof build quality and it will give me 5 full days commercial use on a single charge.
Used in car with blue tooth enabled and my Logitech headset it allows voice activated dialling on up to 20 numbers plus voice mail.
Fast access to the phone book and all message functions
Smart looking and it works in Europe and the USA.
i think this phone rox.. it is simple n yet sober! it looks very decent n has all the essential features!wht els do u need? yeah.. it has some drawbacks too.. like FM is missing, audio mp3 format.. but wid a phone like this at dirtcheap price.. i think its worth it! i've been using this phone for last couple ov months n i dont intend to change it.. atleast til i get a better fone than this at a similar price range!
6021- u rock! :P
The Nokia 6021 is an amazing non-camera phone, clearly perfect for the business class. It's a nice-sized phone that's just the perfect weight. It's design is purposeful and smart, with a functional, well designed keypad, a usual feature of Nokia.
The jackpot feature of the 6021 is connectivity. Taking the voice aspect of this first, the 6021 is a great phone for just talking - good reception, excellent voice clarity, plus the benefit of an integrated handfree speaker and voice commands. Messaging- well, it does everything from MMS to full support for email protocols. Data transfer via GPRS and EDGE is as fast as it gets without a 3G network, with even data transfer speeds of 177.6 kbps possible (subject to network).Beat that. Finally, connecting to other devices is taken care of with full Bluetooth connectivity, plus infra-red and USB.
It's a good dependable phone if you want the core business functions without any frills. The only disappointment is that Apple support is missing, and the LCD display, whilst good enough could have been a lot bigger. Still, it's not a very expensive phone, and it meets the needs of its target niche pretty well.