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I bought this phone as a replacement for a samsung d900i i had previously owned and am very impressed with it.
I was also looking for a Sat Nav and decided to go for this as it doubled up as a mobile phone/sat nav. So far I have taken it all over the UK and it has never got me lost once. Additional maps are available to download from route 66 website for a fee along with Lonely Planet Tourist guides.
The phone performs well and feels durable, one complaint I have is that for the price of the phone it only has a 2 megapixel camera which i didnt really have a problem with because I have my own digital camera i use.
In my opinion this phone would be suited to someone who would like a sat nav but is willing to sacrafice having a good camera. Finally I am still happy with this phone and have no plans to change any time soon hope this helps anyone thinking of purchasing one as I would highly recommend it.
I was due for a new contract phone, and was somewhat underwhelmed by the range on offer - apart from this handset.
A phone with GPS? More importantly, a phone with FREE GPS?!?
As far as the phone goes, it does all the usual 3G phone things - call audio volume/clarity is fine. It's useable, and the handsfree works without any problems. Bluetooth compatibility is perfectly adequate. Battery life is OK (apart from when using the GPS).
The camera is surprisingly not that great. Photos seem to be a bit on the "blue" side, but not too pixellated. There is a lens cover, which is a plus for this handset - though it is quite thin metal, and I managed to put a superficial dink in this! There is a flash, but annoyingly there is no way of saving camera settings, so the flash stays on "automatic", even if you would prefer not to use it, etc.
Video quality is fine, but it records in the typical Nokia video format, rather than something more universal.
There is a dedicated camera key on the side.
The handset IS chunky, and a bit heavy - but it does pack in a lot of features!
The screen is nice and large, and very clear. It is OK under bright sunlight.
Audio quality is fine, and playback is via two large speakers on the back of the phone (though these tend to end up partially covered by your hand when in use).
Media player capabilities are, as expected, fine. This isn't a media player type phone, but it isn't bad.
Menus are easily navigated, being the standard Nokia system. There are some very useful features, e.g. PDF reader, and some free software that reads Word and Excel documents.
This phone makes an excellent organiser, without being a "business phone".
The main feature is the GPS, with free access to Nokia Maps. There is Route 66 software/maps installed, and though you would have to pay to update these - access is free! (Not so with many other GPS-enabled phones.)
The GPS is pretty good, though it takes several minutes to get a satellite fix outside. Inside (and sometimes in the car), it can take ages! This in itself is a bit of a problem, but has been rectified in later Navigator models.
The Nokia Navigator software is easy to use, and gives excellent voice directions, which are nice and loud/clear. One good point is that a very convoluted route will sometimes be selected by the software. This would normally take you well off the beaten track (it still gets you there) - but if it's obviously the "wrong" way, the software quickly re-routes you on the more logical route.
The screen is clear enough, but I really wouldn't want to look at it in the car! It's just too small, and easier to rely on the voice guidance.
Changing the route manually is not easy though. One other major fault is that it is impossible to put waypoints or favourite locations into the software without the GPS activated.
Also, the GPS drains the battery like crazy! I would only consider using the GPS if it's plugged into a charger. When using the GPS in "on foot" mode, it's useful for finding a specific address/location, but just hope that you can recharge the phone soon afterwards!
Altogether, the GPS will never be able to compare with a proper satnav, but to have it included in a mobile phone is pretty good for casual use.
What let this phone down for me was the build quality:
My previous Nokia was solid, well made and reliable. This handset seemed a bit plasticky from day one. The casing is a bit thin, and the whole thing illuminates from internal lighting (screen, keys, etc.). The slider mechanism seems solid enough, though.
The keys are thin plastic, and don't seem to be securely attached to the handset. Also, the first row of keys is a bit too close to the top of the phone, and makes texting a bit awkward.
I had this phone for eight months, and was really happy with it until one day someone called me and they couldn't hear me. All appeared to be fine, but the microphone had apparently packed up. I sent the phone away for repairs, but it was returned to me saying that it was damaged beyond repair through "water damage". This is something that appears to be happening more and more with various handsets.
All other features of my handset still work fine, but for this one reason I really cannot recommend the Nokia 6110 Navigator.
This is my current phone and I have no intention whatsoever to upgrade to another mobile as this phone just does everything I could dream a mobile can do.
First of all, if you don't mind a good chunky phone then I'd advise you to go for one of these although I think they've stopped making them. But you can get one second-hand.
It's really easy to use, the camera and video capture are both brilliant and I mean it. I've been on holidays twice without my digital camera and twice this mobile has been marvellous. I've got lots of very good quality pics and videos.
On top of that, and the name is a bit of a clue here, it's got satnav. I don't know how I used to get by before having one of these.
So as well as not needing to use a digital camera, I don't need a satnav because it's all in this great mobile.
I've never had a problem with it (so far, touch wood) and they'd have to come up with a seriously better phone before I'd even consider getting rid of this one.
I've got mine in white and think it looks fab.
I purchased the Nokia 6110 on contract after deciding my old phone was absolutely past it, it couldn't even hold its charge for more than a couple of hours, so I thought I'd better update my contract and get myself a new shiney phone.
The Nokia 6110 Navigator is incredibly easy to use, I managed to figure everything out within the space of about 10 minutes, without using the guide book - thanks to the help of some built in tutorials which come with the phone, these tutorials show you how to use the key functions of the phone and explain everything really well.
The phone itself is very sturdy, which is always a good attribute to have in a mobile phone, the slider is very slick and doesn't get stuck (something which has been a problem in previous mobiles I've had). The camera quality is also very clear and can take very good photographs, the phone also takes good videos with clear sound.
The speakers are very good indeed, I like to play music on my phone when I'm in the garden and it's actually very loud and clear, the speakers aren't tinny in the least.
The built in, completely free to use, Sat Nav system is awesome. It can eat up the phones charge though, so it's a good idea to have an in-car charger if you're planning on using the Sat Nav function on a long journey. I've tested it out numerous times and it always sends me in the right direction.
I'd highly recommend this phone to anyone who's thinking of buying it, it hasn't let me down yet and I continue to find new uses for it - such as using the Sat Nav in pedestrian mode - something that has rescued me from being lost many times now!.