Product Type: Nokia mobile phones
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A good phone with a few flaws
Nokia 6600 Fold
Member Name: MalonsMilk
Nokia 6600 Fold
Advantages: sleek design full of features, stands up to the test of time
Disadvantages: short battery life of about 3 days
I've had this phone going on for 3 years and so now that the potential shine has come off it that might skew my views, I decided it was time for me to give a fair and honest review. I had a job getting this phone after huge arguements with O2 that I wanted a new phone and didnt care that I wasn't on a massive tarriff - I had always had a new phone every year so didnt consider this any difference. Anyway after threatening to leave the service they gave it to me anyway.
The phone meets the specifications I always look for in a phone - its a flip phone, it has large buttons that you dont have to press with your nails and it's a nokia. The design is sleek with a screen on the front that blends in with the front of the phone and and gentle tap will show you the time. To open the phone there is a button at the side that quickly flips it open and at times this occasionally gets stuck meaning you have to do it manually. On some of these phones I have heard from some people that this function broke after the first 3 months but mine is fine and has been for 3 years.
Inside the phone it has the usual features such as radio, mp3, camera with flash and self portrait mode, couple of games and internet. I dont really use these features as I usually just use them for calling and texting but they are up to a good standard the few times when I chose to use them. The menu system is slightly confusing as considering the contact list and text messaging would be the most popular choice the selector is always on the gallery icon and you have to scroll up to get to the contacts etc. You can stop this by getting your hot keys sorted out but it annoys me that you have to bypass this main menu. When making a call the sound is clear and can be put on speakerphone which is always a useful feature.
The most annoying thing about the phone is the battery life, my last phone didnt have to be charged for literally a whole week this one you're lucky if you get three days and for someone like me that isnt connected to my phone all the time I often find that it's on its last legs and just about to bleep at me to tell me to recharge. However with most modern phones now battery life is poor due to the amount of features that are crammed in there so I dont see this as a flaw with the phone more a flaw with phones in general. General wear and tear is good and I haven't managed to scratch or chip it once - I buy flip phones mainly because I scratch normal phones really badly
The phone still holds up after 3 years and I suggest that if you're interested in a phone that isn't a smart phone get it, it really is one of the best flip phones out there.
Summary: A reliable phone with a good set of features
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