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This phone is ideal if you're looking for a functional phone, with a good camera, internet capabilities and mapping. It does not have a touch screen or any flashy apps, but the battery life is excellent and it has all the features you could want from a non-iphone type phone.
The phone itself is very light and has a large screen, however the casing does feel cheap and flimsy, being made of plastic and consequently it does scratch rather easily. If you're careful with phone, this would be perfect, however if you are heavy handed with phones, I would not recommend this model. The keypad is very comfortable to use, however if you have larger fingers you may struggle with the size of the buttons.
The phone gets very good signal, but the 3g is rather slow, especially for web browsing. The mapping service is usually reliable, except in areas with tall buildings I noticed it can be temperamental.
I had this Nokia for just over a year, and have now given it up for the Nokia X6. I enjoyed most my time with it and thought I'd share a review:
Look and Feel:
This Nokia looks pretty sleek and modern, it's extremely light - so much that found myself checking my pocket occasionally to see if I'd dropped. Although better light than heavy, it does give the impression of not being very robust, and after having it a year through various drops, part of the side of the case had come off, the volume button on the side had gone missing and also the * key had been lost. I can be a little clumsy at times, and if you're careful you shouldn't have too much of a problem - But it's not likely to do well against a lengthy fall onto concrete.
Phone Design and Usability:
The buttons don't particularly stand out individually on this phone, so users with bigger fingers may find themselves mashing the odd keys together. Accidently hitting the red end call button when writing a text happened to me many times-taking me back to the main screen- this did become terribly annoying at first but you get used to it. There's a volume buttons on one side which is easy to use, and a dedicated GPS button on the other side, automatically taking you to Nokia's Ovi Maps. This button can be hit in pockets accidently, so if you forget to lock the phone it will eat up battery life using GPS.
Equally disappointing is the lack of a standard 3.5mm headphone jack, you must use the average Nokia headphones that are provided-lose them and you'll have to go back to Nokia to listen to music of use the handsfree feature.
Features and Software:
The phone is easy to navigate with the simple nokia menu system seen on most Nokias. The problem i found was the speed of the phone, it was quite slow to load bigger apps such as Ovi Maps, which can get annoying when you've accidently hit the GPS button on the side. Nevertheless when it does get up and running it runs quite smoothly, with free Ovi Sat Nav from Nokia being a big bonus on this phone.
Opening messaged seemed to become increasingly slow as I filled up my inbox, where i discovered i had to clear it out to stop having to wait about 5 seconds to open a simple text.
The Nokia is very easy to sync with your computer with Ovi that's provided, so backing up everthing on your phone is simple.
The music player is basic and relatively easy to use, though you have to refresh the player every time you add new music. You won't see this phone replacing your mp3 player, but it's not a terrible substitute if you buy some extra memory to put in it; the small on board memory would not be enough.
The camera is one of the highlights of the phone. It's 5MP so provides some decent quality shots, and with a xenon flash (much better than the standard LED on most phones) the shots in low lighting are surprisingly good. Shots look great on the 6220c's screen, but blow them up on a computer and they're not as pleasant, though will fair well enough if you left your camera at home.
Browsing the web is pretty quick thanks to HDSPA support (3.5G), and if you download Opera Mini web browser it's pretty easy to navigate, though of course it doesn't support flash so don't expect to watch anything other than YouTube on it. Sadly there is no WiFi support.
Battery life isn't too great. With average use you could get just about two days of use, but i found using the internet or GPS would limit this to no more than a day.
Nice and smart little phone, does what it says on the tin. Good features about this phone is the compact size, the good camera 5.0mp and the good sound. I got a relatively nice sized memory card with the phone which allowed me to store quite a bit of music. Its easy to use which I find with most Nokia's, so would recommend if your not great with technology. I quite like the design myself, it's no smart phone and just does what a phone does. Thats the only reason I need it anyway.
I have had this phone for around 18 months now, coming to the end of my contract :) The phone is a typical Nokia for me, in the sense of being reliable.
I have always used and recommended Nokia's as they seen quite robust and are easy to use phones, this model follows on in the series.
I purchased the phone mainly because it has a 5mp camera and looks quite stylish. It also does a pretty good job too. The phone is not a flash one like you can purchase now, such as an iphone or blackberry but it does a good job.
Size - The phone is of quite a small size and when placed on ur palm fits in round about that size. The phone is also quite light and you won't find it weighing your pocket down like some.
Applications - The phones applications aren't the best and nowhere near compare to ones such as the iphone, however it does have everything you need from ringtones to calendars to your alarm clock each day, which wakes me up very well. You can also download applications like games or ringtones which will make you enjoy your phone more.
Battery - I really recommend the battery life on this phone, it lasts a long time and only needs charging for a few hours twice a week.
Storage space - The phone has a lot of storage space and I have never had a problem where it has run out for photos, ringtones or text messages. Which is one of the best things about this phone.
Overall this phone is very smart and good if you just want a nice looking phone that will do everything you need then go for this one. If you are looking for a phone packed with fun applications however then I'm afraid this is not it.
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The Nokia 6220 Classic is an excellent phone for users who want to just use the basics. The camera quality is excellent and as always the Nokia user interface is easy to use for all levels of user. The camera is 5 mega pixels which is brilliant quality for taking photos when out with friends or family. The phone also comes with GPS which is an excellent feature as it means you will never get lost with this phone! The phone is capable of storing mp3 music however you would need to purchase a memory card in order to store this on as the phone internal memory is not very big. I would not recommend this phone if one of the main use's you want it for is as an mp3 player as the music player interface is not very user friendly. On the whole though this is an excellent phone for people who want a phone for just that and are not interested in all the extra add on's.
I've owned this phone for just over a year now. So far its been a solid phone with no faults or reliability issues. Its quite small and slim without being so small it looks silly. Its certainly of a size that you can slip it into your poket without any discomfort or large bulges which I like as I always seem to be knocking of the clip to your trouser/belt type phone holders.
The buttons and other controls aare all fine for me, I dont have overly large fingers. I suspect that those with larger digits might find some of the smaller keys a bit tricky. The only minor comlaint on this front is the doorfor the camera lens, I find that this is continually opening as I put the phone in or out of my pocket.
I dont use many if the more hightech features other than the GPS. This I find very usefull as its always with me. Its a shame that the navigation feature is a 'pay as you go ' thing which you have to make a data connection to us. Because of this I have never used it, an installed program like a normal GPS would be nicer, but maybe it wouldnt fit or would not be fast enough. If you sign up with nokia you can download european maps for free which is nice, but they are quite large so you might want to invest in a bigger memory if you want to have lots of maps.
The sound quality is not to bad through the supplied headphones, I find music quite acceptable, and quite frequently listen to he included FM radio ( be aware that if you want to listen to the radio you MUST have the headphones plugged in as ihe phone uses the lead as an aerial).
The camera is surprisingly good, with 5M pixels and a flash which works reasonably. Its not quite up to my Nikon SLR, but then that doesnt fit in my pocket!
If this phone had wireless networking it would just about perfect for me, thats the onle thing I miss from my former Nokia E65.
I was offered this phone free when it came to contract renewal and initially thought it would not live up to my previous Nokia (N73) but despite it not having as newer body style as that they are both equally performing and if anything the camera on the 6220 is better, on occasions I do not thelens cover opening but that's nothing major.
It has all the features, of phone book, camera (5MP Carl Zeiss Lens), music, maps, internet browsing facility, texting, bluetooth, infrared. The camera comes with the Nokia CD for loading onto your PC to make loading songs and transferring pictures no problem, also comes with charger, headphones, PC connection lead.
The number keys are very close together and I feel as those I have to operate them by using my nail rather than fingertip, the keys are close, this is probably the most worthy point. Other than that a solid and reliable item, highly recommended.
Though Nokia phones are usually pretty good and I really liked them, I went through a phase of upgrading to Samsung phones as the Nokia ones looked a bit boring! It seemed Nokia phones had a tendency to be oblong, flat and black and they all just looked ever so dull. Though the 6220 fits perfectly into this category (it is oblong, flat and plain looking), it has one difference: it comes in a glorious purple colour! This was enough to get me to look at the phone, and in the end I bought it over any of the usual Samsung phones that were available.
This is a great little phone. It does so many things, and although I'm not usually into all the extra features on phones, the ones on the 6220 are brilliant! As well as the standard things on a phone, it also has the following:
- A brilliant 5 mega pixel camera. It takes good photos! I personally would never abandon my actual camera as I just bought it in the summer, but if you just wanted to take photos on your phone all the time, 5 mega pixels should be substantial enough for you not to invest in a separate camera, and it has great picture quality. It also comes with a rather swishy lens cover, which protects the lens so it doesn't get bashed about in my bag!
- A dictionary (which speaks the words out loud if you want it to, and you can choose whether the voice is male or female - genius), which is really handy. Although it doesn't have every word I've wanted to look up, it probably has had about 70% of them. It also has commonly used phrases, which I only really use if I want to freak my brother out by making the 'voice' say the phrases! Other people might find this useful though if you hear someone use a phrase and aren't quite sure what it means.
- GPS. When I got this phone and I saw GPS I didn't really pay much attention to it as I didn't understand what is was all about. However, I get lost walking anywhere and everywhere (I famously once got lost going to my Grandma's house, and she lives in the same town...), and the GPS is actually incredible for my predicament! It really works and just having it with me makes me more confident, as I know I can always rely on it if I get stuck! It's very handy and so easy to use!
- A radio and music player - both work well. The phone comes with 120mb storage, which you can use to put music on, and there is also a slot in the phone to add in extra memory, which would be handy if you're looking to get a phone that can also work effectively as an mp3 player
- Internet - it's really easy to use the internet, and I've found it quite handy when I'm stuck on the train etc, as a way of passing the time to just zip through web pages, and the phone makes them very easy to navigate. It also keeps a history of pages you have visited, which is handy for me as I tend to just keep visiting the same pages so I don't have to put in the same information each time
Overall, this is a great phone. It is easy to create shortcuts to whatever features you want, and customise the set up and menu however you like. The menu is easy to use, and the phone generally is so easy to get used to and operate. It is easy to make and receive calls, and you can find everything you need within the touch of a few buttons if you customise your menu and shortcuts well.
The only annoying drawbacks of this phone are that some of the buttons on the phone are quite small (the menu button, for instance), and because of the layout of the keypad, I keep hitting the 'cancel' button by mistake when I am creating a new text message and it then disappears from my screen. (Though I can then get it back by going into the 'drafts' folder, but this is still annoying).
The back of the phone is also made of really light plastic. This means the phone isn't heavy, but it also might put some people off if they perceive it to look less expensive than the back on normal phones. I personally like the material it's made from as it looks quite funky, so this isn't an issue for me. The thing that really is a problem though, is the battery life. I'm not sure why but the battery on my phone only lasts a few days (my last phone lasted 7 days). This isn't through me doing anything particularly different, and I have to charge it much more frequently than I did with my last phone.
Nokia 6220 classic comes with all the sober looks but with some features and mile edged performance. The phone measures 108 x 47 x 15 mm and weighs 90 grams. The screen size is large enough i.e. 2.2 inches. The best thing I like about it is its camera which is 5 megapixel with carl zeiss optics. The pictures taken by this phone were very good in clarity. The camera also features autofocus and a xenon flash for better clearance. There is a secondary VGA camera meant for video calls. The user memory available is 120 MB which is good enough even if you don't want to use a memory card. For others it has a card slot of micro SD. The phone is built with an ARM processor and 128 SD RAM. The internet can be accessed via GPRS and EDGE, though the phone also comes with 3G HSDPA. There is a built in A GPS functionality. The sound quality is above average.
Nokia 6220, classic
Nokia, the most selling brand in the world and a popular name in mobile users, always use to give some better every time with upgraed and better featured phones.
Now the classic pone here and it is all about the camera, but similarly other important features also there. I will discuss here step by step its features and performance, with advantages and some disadvantages also.
First look on design
It is completely traditional classic design with features packed in it, with size measured 108mm x 46.5mm x 15.2mm, with about 90 gm of total weight. In shape and size it is a medium sized phone and in terms of features it is modern phone. Display size is 2.2" TFT QVGA display with 240x320 pixel resolution with 16 million colors screen. Screen size is more enough for this kind of phone but the good feature here about the screen is that it can be view either portrait mode or landscape mode. Landscape mode will be very useful in terms of internet browsing. Design and look of this phone is very attractive and it will rock with its classic lovers, but you may face some problem with accessing its plastic keypad.
Internal memory size is not so good, with 128 MB user DATA memory but we can expand it up to 8GB with micro SD card. Card also support hot swap technology so that you need not to keep phone switched off during removal of card. User memory support is sufficient and provided internal memory is also very good for games, java applications, massages etc.
Most important it supports 3G connectivity and all other important features are also there like Bluetooth, high speed USB but the bad condition is that there is no Wi-Fi support.
And the camera..
The camera is most important and best feature this phone has, with 5 Mega pixel of CCD, Carl Zeiss lens and Xenon flash. Camera also supports autofocus. And the other important feature about camera is its video recording in 30fps. Now this camera is excellent and its quality can compete with other point and shoot cameras. This camera also support 20X of digital zoom, but using of digital zoom will occur some quality loss, your picture quality will go down so it is good feature but not recommended for using it.
Battery back-up time is good at all with 900 mAh capacity battery and talktime is also good with about 3 hours of nonstop or about 4 hours of regular talktime.
Playback time is also pretty goes with about 10 hours of regular audio playback time. In video playback it will go down to 4 hours.
Over all this is a excellent featured middle range phone with loaded quality features all around it. Camera is excellent considering phone cameras and it's also supports 3G, but due t lack of Wi-Fi it is not considered as fully featured, but recommended to camera photography lovers.
I got my Nokia 6220 Classic on a new contract from '3' also known as Hutchison 3G. At the time of ordering it was on a 300 minutes (or texts) deal for £15 per month, plus £5 per month premium for the handset, 18 month contract. Over the weekend though, they adjusted this to a flat rate £15 with no handset premium, so happy at the saving. Now onto the handset itself.
It is a very light handset, weighing in at 95g with the battery and sim card installed. The screen is a little smaller than some of the Nokia range, but at 2.2 inches it is big enough. Overall it feels a little cheaply made, all plastic and the buttons are a bit creaky. Around the back is a 5-megapixel camera, with a lens cover, again the cover is very cheaply done.
The features inside the phone is why I made the purchase. The resulting images from the camera are superb. To activate the camera you just slide open that (flimsy) lens cover, the screen auto-rotates to landscape mode and the camera is then ready to take pictures. It is auto-focus rather than fixed focus and has a proper flash and a macro mode. Lots of different scene settings too for different lighting situations. The photos I have taken so far have been very clear and good accurate colour.
The 6220 classic also has GPS built in. This is great for two reasons, with only one slight let-down. Firstly, you can geotag your photos, so it embeds the location they were taken. This is great for your own info, but also if you share the photos online, others can see where they were taken. You can also use the GPS for locating your position and planning routes, it actually works very well. The downside is that turn-by-turn directions are available, but these are from Nokia, so after the 3 month trial you have to pay for them. In my opinion, if I was paying I would spend my money on a dedicated TomTom.
Accessing the phones main features is really easy. The main 'home' screen is nicely laid out, with time and signal strength. There is also a row of six icons which you can click on to access things like your contacts and the internet. You can configure these icons for whatever shortcuts you want. To access the main menu there is a single button to press, just to the left of the four way selection switch. In the main menu you can set up the phone and gain access to your media, applications, and numerous other settings.
Battery life after the initial charge has been good. I have been using the phone a lot and testing things, surfing the internet etc and have had a good eight hours use with under half the charge used and this was with VERY heavy use. Call quality is also very good, no echo or distortion at either end of the call.
There are a lot more applications to play with yet, such as the Skype app for free calls, plus access to ebay... to early to report on these yet.
Overall, if you are after a cheap handset that has lots of features this could well be the one.
The highlight of the Nokia 6220 classic is its 5 megapixel camera with Xenon flash and Carl Zeiss optics - on par with many single purpose digital cameras on the market today. With its high-speed HSDPA connection updating blogs or uploading photos and videos to favorite sharing sites like Share on Ovi or Flickr can be done right from the Nokia 6220 classic. A-GPS functionality allows photos to be 'geotagged' - making them easier to search and share. Images can also be viewed on a television screen with the integrated TV-out feature, sent from phone to phone via wireless Bluetooth connection, or viewed in full color on the phone's large 2.2 inch display.
The Nokia 6220 classic comes loaded with the Nokia Maps 2.0 application which helps consumers find the best routes or explore any city for new restaurants, hotels, tourist attractions and other points of interest. The pre-loaded WidSets service brings web content directly to the device via mini-applications called widgets, providing quick and easy access to news updates, games and web communities. As a full-featured converged device, the Nokia 6220 classic also includes Internet browser, email, music player, FM radio with RDS and up to 8 GB of memory.
In addition to its imaging capabilities, the Nokia 6220 classic enables Adaptive Multi Rate - Wideband speech coding technology, giving a more natural sound to human voice in phone calls. It helps when having a conversation in a noisy environment such as in traffic or public place.