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I had this phone for over a year, it was very reliable fast and easy to use, however I kept having one problem, the unlocking button always falls out!! I must of had 5 or 6 new phone (luckily I had insurance!!) each time the same problem, in the end I gave up due to the inconvience caused and got a different phone!
Apart from the one major problem though however, is is very easy to use, and if you was getting your first smart phone I would recommend this one, however if you want one with apps and emails that work consistently then this isn't the phone for you, as I had major issues with that aswell.
In my opinion this phone is worth the money and you will have many more issues with it than what I've wrote as everything goes wrong with it, very poor quality nokia!
My husband loves Nokia phones so when he decided to upgrade his phone he went for the Nokia X6 8 GB which is an update to the Nokia X6. I did not get on to well with my iphone it is great and has lots of gadgets but I just did not use any of them and as he is more of a technical lover we decided we would swap phones.
The phone is rather small for a smart phone it is not tiny but a great size to hold and use easily. As it is a touch screen this means the only buttons are the call button and the end call button along with a menu button in the middle these are located at the very bottom of the phone and obviously the lack of buttons for numbers etc help keep this phone small. It is thicker than other smart phones but a lot smaller in length and I find this more comfortable to hold and operate.
Another thing I love about this phone is the screen. Although it is smaller than my previous phone it has a scratch resistant screen meaning that those annoying scratches from the slightest touch do not appear making the phone stay newer for longer. It is not invincible from scratches and after a year of use there are a number of visible scratches but compared to other phones I have owned it certainly lasts a lot longer.
I have now used this phone daily for over 18 months and apart from a few scratches the phone is still in perfect order. I have dropped it a number of times and my children have often got their hands on it meaning it has received some rough handling and it still works fine. I do find it can be slow at times and lately it has began crashing which is rather annoying as turning it off and back on does take a little while but I do find this tends to be when I have not transferred videos and photos from my phone to the computer and when I do transfer them and delete all content after I find it runs a lot better.
Although I am not the best person to talk about features as this is the reason I swapped with my husband in the first place due to the fact I hardly use them I will do my best to explain about them. When you receive the phone it already has a range of features stored to it including
Clock - This is one of my most used features it is as it says where you adjust the clock and you can set alarms. It is easy to do use your finger to slide down through the 24 hour clock and choose the time you would like the alarm to go off. Then press the on feature and your alarm are set you can set it to be reoccurring or just a one off.
Internet - This is how you can connect to the internet you are taken straight to the o2 homepage in my case as that is the network I am on. Then you simply type in the web address you want to visit and the page will load. As long as there is a decent wifi available then the phone is rather fast at loading page and it is fairly easy to navigate although I do find the writing can be very small and sometimes difficult to click on a link from a page but this is due to the screen size.
Call log - This allows quick access to your most recent calls meaning you do not need to go in to the contacts to call someone you have had a recent conversation with which makes it both quick and easy to access your most recent conversations and really is a time saver.
Contacts - This of course is where you can add contacts very simply by adding the name and number and they are saved in alphabetical order. Also you can access saved contacts here where you are given a choice to view the contact and either call or text them with one click. This is pretty much the same as every other phone on the market and is very easy to navigate by scrolling down the list with the bar on the left hand side and then highlight the contact you wish to talk too.
Messages - This has the usual new messages, sent and draft messages and by clicking on each you are greeted with messages stored in your phone. When creating a new message it is very simple you click the main box to write your text and a small keyboard pops up if you turn the phone to the side it brings up a QWERTY keyboard which I find a lot easier to use. The buttons are large enough to type fairly easily and then once you have finished you simply tap the to box and either type the number in or choose from your contacts.
Ovi store - I do not use this to be honest I'm not a great lover of apps and so this feature has never been used by myself. Although this is how you would purchase your apps for your phone and looking at the instructions manual it seems fairly easy to do if it interests you.
Settings - This is where you can change many features of the phone including the layout of the menu, the ringtone, call and connectivity and many other features including Bluetooth. I will be honest and say other than my photos and videos I have really left the phone as it was at factory setting. If you did wish to personalise the phone this is where you would head but I found the layout and navigation the phone began with was simple as easy to use so I have rarely visited this section other than to have a nose around.
Music - This phone is designed for music lovers and when you click into this application you are greeted with radio, mp3 player, DJ playlist and a recorder. The sound quality is great on the phone and anyone who was to make use of the features is sure to be impressed. The high storage means you can save thousands of songs and really make use of this feature.
Maps- This phone has maps pre- loaded as an application when you purchase and it is free to use although we have a sat nav in our car when I have been with my sister in law as we always end up getting lost it has come in very handy. When you open the application it pin points where you are so all you have to do is enter your destination and you receive directs on how to get there both by someone talking use through each turn and lit up on a map on screen.
The phone is very simple to use I was a little worried as I don't often get on with touch screens but I find this phone is not too over sensitive. I do have to double click on applications to get them to open but everything else is operated by just one touch and as the buttons are a good size this is easy to do without touching the wrong place which can be very frustrating.
The whole lay out of the menu is logical and very easy to make my way around the most used features like the contacts and messages are at the top of the menu screen while those I do not use as often are at the bottom. You can scroll down through the options easily by using your finger to slide down the bar at the side of the screen.
When using the internet I find the small screen size can make it rather hard to use. When a web page loads the writing is tiny and although you can turn the phone on its side to rotate the screen and this slightly zooms the page in a little I still find it hard to navigate around pages as some links are so small my fingers often hit the wrong link over and over and I do not have overly large fingers.
Making calls is very easy you can either press the green call button type in the number you wish to contact and then the green call button again or go into contacts and click into the profile you wish to call and then the green call button. The sound quality is great and you can turn the volume up and down very easily by pressing buttons located on the side of the phone. There are options on screen to open up the dialler in case you need to save a number or key in a number while on the phone and also you can access your contacts which I found very helpful. What I have found is as the button to take a picture is located on the side I have a few times entered my gallery to find random pictures that had been taken while I had been holding the phone and talking.
This is one of my favourite features with this phone it lasts forever it charges up really quickly and then the phone runs and runs. Once I went to England for the weekend and forgot to take my charger I was fully expecting to have to purchase a car charger for it while I was away when I realised I had forgotten it but the phone was still charged when I returned home two and a half days later and I had been using the phone rather a lot while I was away arranging to meet up with family and friends. Compared to other smart phones I have owned this is by far the best at holding its charge.
This phone is the upgraded version of the Nokia X6 and has 8 GB of storage in it which means I can store hundreds of pictures and texts without having to worry at all. It is designed to be a music phone and although I do not use this feature I do believe the memory would easily cope with constant use of the features available and although there is no space for a SD card for further memory I honestly do not think anyone would need it.
The camera has a 5 megapixel camera which is really good for a camera on a phone and although you will not win any prizes for professional photography it is perfect for taking half decent photos when you do not have your camera to hand. It has basic features like zoom and a flash and I find it perfect for taking pictures while I'm out and about. The pictures do not turn out grainy like I have found happens with pictures taken from previous phones I have owned. It can also take videos which again are a fair quality considering it is taken from a phone and it comes in handy for family videos when I want to capture something in a hurry but I still tend to stick with my camcorder as it is much better quality.
**Price and availability**
We brought our phone through contract we thought we were getting a rather basic phone as it only cost us £12 a month with around 500 minutes and unlimited texts so we were surprised when we found it was actually a rather new smart phone. We purchased ours on contract from o2 but I cannot see it available now although it is available on eBay for around £100 which is not too bad for a smart phone.
I really like this phone it is simple to use yet is packed with features I feel this phone is wasted on me as I just use it for making calls and texts and there is so much more available. I do think it would be great for a music lover or for anyone that likes to play around with Applications.
The phone works well but does begin to freeze when a lot of content is stored on it which is a little disappointing and may be a problem for someone that uses more of the features than me but as I only store photos on it I do not find it too much of a problem. I love Nokia phones as they tend to be high quality and really durable and this phone lives up to the quality I expect.
If you are like me, and love listening to music this phone is great for you. I got this phone last year June for my 15th birthday, and Boy was I pleased! It was great because I had broken my iPod and needed a new phone with mp3..
The Nokia x6 itself is a general all rounder, it doesn't exceed in any particular area, although it is known widely for its music properties. To be honest one of the things that really make me unlike this phone is the shortage of RAM. If you are not sure of RAM, it's the short time memory in a phone/computer/laptop. If your phone has a lot of RAM then it will be quite fast, Nokia x6 doesn't have that much RAM so opening applications will be quite slow. Sometimes you may have to press twice to open a file or application, though this is not an issue as it can be an advantage. The touch screen works well however & is very responsive & internet browsing is a breeze.
One other problem with this phone would be that it breaks, A LOT. I only had the phone for about a month and the slide to unlock the phone had fallen off. The phone is supposed to be a music gadget, but I found myself getting annoyed at the software, as the mass folder that held 16GB of memory had failed. However if you do talk to the customer services they will tell you that "there was a glitch in their software, and if you update frequently you will find that it works". It didn't for me, and I can't help thinking that I would be better off with an iPhone as its made especially for music and not many bad reviews have been written for it.
Overall I have mixed feelings for the phone...I'm very pleased with the phone because once you become familiar you actually enjoy the phone and its uses. However I do think if you like music and you are willing to spend £299 on the Nokia x6, you should just go for thee iPhone as there isn't many glitches in the actual software and phone.
If you're a person like me who wants a phone for listening to your music as loud as possible on your headphones, has a large memory (can be brought with a internal memory of 16GB-32GB's) and for taking pictures to capture those funny moments, this phone is the one. The phone has a 5megapixel camera, has loud speakers to it and the battery lasts long (a fair amount). The phone works great with skullcandy and dre beats headphones plugged into it too. The only problem I've had with the phone, though, is the slide-lock to it.... it broke at one time.... very weak; Nokia could of made it stronger or atleast added a screen-lock to it (like the iPhone) which would of made everything a lot more easier. Also, the phone does have its moments when it feezes (especially when you're on the GPS application). Though the phones notable faults come more from its external features rather than its internal ones, it doesn't effect its performance as a phone.
This phone while at first is exciting with its clever apps and shiny touch screen can become a quite expensive, insufferable piece of technology which will spend most of its time not co-operating than actucally doing what its meant to be doing. The apps can take a long time to load ,the unlock button can become temperamental and also take its time to unlock the phone and at places where its had no problems before for signal the phone will not send messages out or dial out to any other phones which makes it a rather pointless mobile to keep in touch with anyone. I bought this phone not so long ago as i was attracted by its large 16GB memory and its flashy expensive looking screen but what i now have is a quite large, heavy phone that can be awkward to use and frustrating to access what normal basic phones do that are much less money.
The Nokia X6 is sleek and looks modern. It is quite light but is thicker than most, which isn't a problem, but I do like the thiner phones. The screen is large and very responsive. The hold slide button on the side of the phone is really great for quickly locking and unlocking the phone. The three buttons under the screen on the front are easy to use aswell, and have never found myself pressing them harder than you should to get a responce.
I found the battery life to be average for this type of phone, needs to be charged every day if you're playing games, using the interent, listening to music etc..but if not then it will probably last 2 days. This phone does have flaws but has features that make it worth the money.
I would say it's average if you're calling it a music phone. I've had better. The built in 16GB or 32GB gives you tons of space for music, picures, and downloads, also the screen is of good quality to watch videos. The sound qaulity isn't what you'ld expect for a music phone, it's not bad, just not great. Average. You'll still need your Ipod etc..
The Nokia X6 has the standard Nokia menu and some things you can customize on the home screen such as email display and a favourite contacts bar. There are limited options.
The touch screen is very good, and responsive, I've found myself pressing harder than normal on one or two occasions to get a responce, but I think maybe that was more of the app taking longer to load than a problem with the screen.
When writing texts the phone changes to a full QWERTY keyboard when you turn the phone into the landscape position. It is much faster to write with, but would suggest using the predictive text which is much more easy and auto corrects your mistakes.
The Nokia App store is improving and you can find some really good free apps. Not as good as the Android Market but it is improving.
The phone comes with GPS, it has the free Ovi Sat Nav from Nokia, but i much prefer Google maps.
The 5MP camera takes quite nice pictures when you don't need the flash, it has a quick shutter speed and has customisable features to get the most out of it, it has scene settings and the pictures come out sharp and the colour is very good.
The flash isn't great when taking pictures in the dark, but it is a good back up.
The video capture is decent, but nothing to shout about.
I had this phone for about 3 months until i dropped it on a marble fireplace and slightly cracked the screen, after that the phone refused to work properly.
Overall I would say It's an average Music phone, it has some nice features which make it worth the money.
This is my current mobile phone and my first experience of a "smartphone". I previously had a Nokia 6300 and have also had a Nokia 3210 (back in the day!) and have always found Nokia phones to be reliable and durable. When I was offered a free upgrade on my contract I asked to stay with the Nokia brand. The woman on the phone actually laughed at me when I said I had the 6300! She was convinced I was way out of date with my choice and wanted to give me something more "modern". I did ask for a relatively basic phone as I don't use most of the features, but this is the phone that I got. When she told me she was going to send me an X6 I just agreed as I really had no idea what the phone was like.
The phone arrived within a few days and came in the usual small cardboard phone box. As well as the handset, in the box was a Bluetooth headset and a USB cable. I'm not going to lie; I was slightly intimidated when I discovered my new phone was a touch screen smartphone! The X6 looks quite attractive and I have the full black version. It is a really square phone which is slightly narrower than an iphone but about the same length. It fits easily into my jean pockets but sometimes a corner does stick out the top. As with other Nokia phones, I have noticed that it seems to be slightly heavier than other brands. It feels quite strong and the hard plastic casing seems to protect the screen well. I usually drop phones quite often and this one seems to be surviving! The durability of Nokia phones is what really draws me to the brand. I once had a Motorola phone and found it got damaged much easier. The touch screen takes up most of the size of the phone, probably about 2/3 of the full length. There are just 3 buttons on the front: a menu button, a green call button and a red end call button. These are easy to press and light up when the phone screen is unlocked. On the side of the phone there is a volume +/- button (this doubles as a zoom button for the camera), a camera button and a strange unlock phone slider. The unlock slider took a while to get used to as usually unlocking a phone involves pressing a combination of buttons on the keypad. Initially I was worried that the slider would break quickly as it seems quite flimsy. It is, however, still intact and still sliding well. On the top of the phone is the on/off button, a small hole for the charger, a headphone jack socket and a mini USB for linking to the computer. The main camera is located on the back case of the phone as well as a flash. There is a small secondary camera on the front of the phone that I never really use.
Getting started with the phone is easy as the instruction booklet included is very clear. It explains the functions of all the different buttons and how to use them as well as having a labelled diagram of the phone. The instructions then tell you how to insert the sim card and battery, also with the aid of some handy diagrams! The booklet then talks you through how to set up your phone with date and time settings and personal settings. I have not really spent the time fiddling around with all the personal settings except for the background image and ring tones. When I unlock my screen I can see my background image, the time and date, whether I have network coverage, how much battery I have and 4 icons at the bottom of the screen. These 4 icons are: facebook shortcut, message shortcut, maps shortcut and the Nokia ovi store shortcut. These were the shortcuts that were present when I got the phone but it is possible to change them depending on preference. At the bottom of the screen there are also 2 sections called telephone and contacts. There is a useful feature on the first screen for you to add contacts to a sort of speed dial scroll bar. I have added the people to this that I contact the most and use it frequently. When you tap on the person's picture it takes you to a page with your recent texts and calls to that person and options to send a message to them or to call them. I like this feature as it means I don't need to go into my contact book to call people that I contact often. To access the full menu you need to press the menu button in the middle of the set of 3 actual buttons below the tough screen. When you access the full menu you have more icons appear. These are for the calendar, contacts, call log, internet, messaging, gallery, store, music, maps, settings, help and applications. Below each icon the word is written, which is useful as you don't need to remember what the icons stand for.
I will give you an overview of what is included in each section and if I actually use any of it.
The calendar does what it says on the tin. It is a basic grid of dates which you can add notes to and appointment times. If you add any detail to a date then it will become underlined so you can easily see which days you have added things to. I did make an effort to organise my life using a phone as many of my friends do. However, after about a month I went back to a written diary as I just find it easier to look through.
The contacts button shows you a list of the names of people in your contacts. At the bottom is a search bar so you do not need to scroll through every name to find someone. There are also options for sending a text and making a call to the person's name which is highlighted. It is here where the add a new contact button is found.
The log button gives you an option to see recent calls to your phone and call that you have made. It also shows you call durations and how much data you have transferred.
The internet button obviously connects your phone to the internet. I do not tend to use the internet on my phone unless I am in a wifi zone. Even then I only use it if there is something in particular I want to check. For university I can see why it would be useful to be connected to the internet during the day, but I think it might drive me insane with all the email alerts!
Occasionally if I am out and about or away from home for a while I will use the facebook app if I am in a wifi zone.
This contains all of the options for sending texts. At the top is the new message section. Then there is the inbox which tells you how many messages you have stored. I have no idea how many it can store but mine is currently at 1341 messages and doesn't seem to be giving up. I should probably delete some of those! There is also a sent box, a draft box and an outbox. The sent messages box only stores the last 20 messages that you sent and the outbox is for messages that are in the process of sending or have failed to send. Writing texts is easy, once you select the new message option you are presented with a line for adding who to send it to and a blank set of lines. When you tap on the "To" button you are taken to your contact list where you can select who to send the message to. You can add multiple people at a time so you do not need to keep going back into the contacts list to send out a group text. If the person is not in your contact list you can just type in the number. To write the message you tap on the blank lines which creates a box with a normal phone style keypad. If you would prefer to use a qwerty keyboard just rotate the phone so it is horizontal. The touch buttons are a good size so it is easy to select the correct letter. I sometimes find with other touch phones that I press on the wrong letters if the buttons are too small. When you have finished writing the message simply press the green tick in the corner and it will take you back to the sending options.
The gallery button takes you to a list of options to view images and videos, songs, sound clips and other media. I don't use my phone often to take pictures or as an mp3 player. I have a digital camera which I usually use for pictures and a separate mp3 player (of the non ipod variety) which I use instead of the phone. When I do use the camera on my phone it is easy to use and takes clear photos.
The ovi store can be used to purchase apps, music and games. I never use this function as I'm not interested in apps. There is more information on the Nokia website.
Hitting the music button takes you to the music player options. I don't use these but they are the mp3 player, radio, music store, podcasting, recorder and playlist dj. It seems like it would be very easy to organise music on this phone and the mp3 player options are clear. The phone comes with 16GB of memory which apparently means you can fit about 7000 songs on it, good stuff if you have lots of music!
If you tap on the map option you will be shown a map of where you currently are. The phone works this out using GPS and a red circle will show your location. I have only used the map option a couple of times when I have been lost. It is easy to scroll along the map and street names are clearly marked. As you move the map should update so you can see if you are going the right direction. The instruction book explains how to use the map function properly to get directions and find places. However I do not use this feature enough to know how to do it!
This gives you options to change your personal, phone, application, calling and connectivity settings. In the personal settings you can change the settings for your profiles and you can change things like your wallpaper and the look of your phone. Phone settings are things like date and time, language, voice commands (never tried this) and accessories. I don't use the application manager as I don't use apps. Calling settings allow you to add speed dialling, call divert and call barring. Connectivity shows you what network you are using and whether you have access to wireless LAN. There are also Bluetooth and USB options which I don't use often.
This button take you to a list of all the other features of the phone and gives information on each of these topics. This is useful if you do not have the instruction booklet handy.
This contains a lot of things that I don't use! The alarm clock is here which I do use on a daily basis and is very simple. The same clock button also allows you to change which time zone you are in if you go abroad. There is a camera button which I don't use because there is a shortcut button on the side of the phone. There are also games, office (which has a calculator in it), video centre and some other things that I don't understand! I guess if you were using apps all the time this would be the place to view them and organise them.
As for the basic needs of making a call and sending a text, this phone does a great job. The sound quality on calls is great and it is easy to increase the volume using the buttons on the side of the phone. The loudspeaker function is good quality and doesn't have the crackly loudspeaker noise of older models. The only problem I have with the call function is if you need to enter a number on the keypad while in a call. As the phone is a touch screen, you need to take it away from your ear to press the options button and then find the view keypad option in order to press the number you want. This can be a bit awkward if you are listening to a long list of options and need to press a number quickly. I often find this a problem when phoning my GP practice, as they only have 2 option- press 1 to make and appointment, please hold for all other enquiries. Often I don't have time to press 1 before I get put on hold! Then I have to apologise to the receptionist for being on the wrong line, yet again.
I am very impressed with the battery life of this phone. I only have to charge it every 3 or so days and my phone is constantly on. I realise if you were using more of the functions on this phone like internet and email that it would run the battery down quicker. The phone charges quite quickly and will beep to tell you that the charge is complete. When making calls, if the battery is low the phone will beep a few times to alert you so that it doesn't just cut out half way through a conversation.
This is the first touch screen phone that I have owned and I am now very at ease with it. The screen is very sensitive and works well. I don't need to press too hard and it is very accurate to where you press. Scrolling using the screen took me a while to get used to but now it is not a problem.
In the past month or so I have noticed that the phone is starting to be a bit slow. I don't think this is due to me overloading it with data since I do not use most of the features. Sometimes if I press a button it takes a while to load the page that I want. Opening a received message, for example, can now take a good few seconds whereas when I first got the phone is was almost instantaneous. The camera function has slowed down as well. When I press the camera button on the side there is an extended pause before the camera appears on the screen. This is quite annoying but I guess the phone has been used a lot and will slow down eventually. Now that I am used to having technology that is so fast it does seem strange that this phone is running slowly.
The cost to buy this phone without a contract can be anything from around £160 to £290. This sounds really steep to me and I would always get phones as part of a contract. However, this is still considerably cheaper than getting an iphone which will be upwards of £400. It is also cheaper than buying a Blackberry which I have seen as upwards of £300. There are some very good deals for contracts on the X6 just now and it is worth shopping around for what you want included for your money.
In summary I do like this phone a lot, it is much easier to use than I first thought and is very sturdy. It does have a lot of features that I do not use and do not need, which I feel is a bit of a waste of the phone. I would recommend this phone to anyone wanting a nice smartphone but not willing to pay the money for an iphone or blackberry contract.
I have no real need for an iPhone (not into apps) or Blackberry (QWERTY keyboard & small buttons) so when my free upgrade day came around I chose the Nokia X6. I already had a Nokia but this was my first smartphone with a touch screen so there was a lot to get used to.
I have the black X6 and it's a very attractive looking phone. The screen is very large and takes up around three quarters of the front. It's quite heavy compared to HTCs and iPhones but it's not a brick. There are very few buttons which give it a sleek appearance. The menu was pretty much the same as any other Nokia mobile with the added features for applications such as GPS maps etc. and it very easy to use. You can customise the home screen with shortcuts and has plenty of photos/designs for backgrounds. Once used to the touch screen I have found it really easy to use and very rarely do I hit the wrong icon.
The only applications I use are Maps and the Twitter and Facebook ones. I mainly use the phone for calls, text messages, to take photos and access the internet and my email. For these purposes the X6 is brilliant.
Making calls is really simple and you can either use the red and green phone icons on the screen or the buttons on the phone itself to start and end calls. Initially I was putting the other caller on hold if I swapped the phone to my other ear and was obviously hitting the icon as I moved it. I haven't done this for a while so I might be used to it now. Writing text messages is also simple although I have noticed a fault in the phone where after typing the text it can start deleting itself one character at a time and the only way to stop it is to go back to the previous menu. Although fairly rare this is quite annoying. You can choose between a number keypad or QWERTY keypad for typing so suits everyone.
The 5 megapixel camera is fantastic. The photos it takes are very clear and defined and once I've uploaded them to the PC you can't tell they were taken on a mobile. I use the internet everyday now but this was difficult at first because the icons are much smaller than the Nokia ones so clicking on specific links was hard. Once I got the hang of this I was away! It's great for wasting time on the train etc. and I don't know how I lived without catching up with social networks and emails on the move.
The clock is very clear on the home screen and the alarm is very loud on the highest setting so I use this everyday. The calculator is a bit overly complicated and saves past sums which may be useful for some people but when I'm splitting a dinner bill with friends it's a bit 'gadgety'. The music player is great and holds every song I own with room for more. The radio is also good and it came with a bluetooth headset so I don't need the headphones plugged in and can put my phone in my handbag. It has a long battery life but this drains quickly when using apps.
A lot of people complain about the screen flipping on the side when you turn the phone around but this can be turned on and off in the settings (which I have done). Many of the features can be amended or turned off completely which is great for making this phone fit your individual needs.
When it comes to upgrading again I will definitely consider the new Nokia smartphone before any others.
Having been a Nokia subscriber since the early days of the 3210, I've always found the models vey simple, reliable and easy to use. However, the X6 was my first move into a touch screen phone which naturally left me sceptical when offered it as an upgrade.
As with previous Nokia models, the X6 is still easy to use. A simple and self explanatory menu with limited options unlike Blackberrys and I-Phones which I have always found incredibly complicated. The front screen is completely customisable to your needs. I simply have one button to send a text message and one other to make a phone call and that is generally all I want to do.
That being said, I wouldn't want to shoot down all the features available on the X6. There are a number of available applications if you so decide that you want them. It can be used for music and also has a reasonably good camera with the usual cables to connect to your computer afterwards. There is also bluetooth and a wireless internet connection with is incorporated into your monthly call minutes.
The touch screen can be a little bit clumsy. I tend to find it sticks sometimes and doesn't exactly do as I told it to. If you are a touch screen novice like myself, it can take some getting used to. This is mainly because I had a phone with number pad for about 15 years so it's quite surreal when you make the switch. However, once you get the hang of things it probably is in fact easier to use than any pad.
All of the usual applications such as clock, calendar, a few office applications, basic games etc are all included as well.
Perhaps one of the most annoying features is the screen changing direction when the phone does. This happens quite often when I don't want it to and can be quite slow to correct itself. Also, if you try to touch the screen with more than one finger at a time the X6 can get very confused.
Overall I'd say it is a worthwhile upgrade for any longtime Nokia users but I wouldn't pay over the odds for the X6 as I'm sure there's probably something better from Nokia just around the corner.
Look and Feel:
The Nokia X6 looks sleek and modern, and is also relatively light. It maybe slightly on the thick side when holding with one hand, but not so much that its a problem.
The three buttons are on the front are easy to use, and the sliding hold button on the side of the phone is fantastic for quickly locking or unlocking the phone
The Nokia X6 has a capacitative touch screen, meaning its very responsive to your touch, and I have never found myself having to push hard to get a response.
For writing texts, the phone automatically changes to a full QWERTY keyboard when the phone is placed in landscape position. This is much faster to write with, but users may find themselves mishitting the odd letter in this mode, which can get annoying at time. In such case the predictive text used in the portrait 9 button mode can be easier to use.
As far as music phones go, this one would hit somewhere in the middle. The on board 16GB or 32GB leaves plenty of room for music, and the screen is of decent size and quality to watch music videos comfortably. The sound quality however won't see you leaving your ipod or mp3 player in the draw. It's not poor by any standard, but certainly quite average for a music phone. Luckily there is a standard 3.5mm headphone jack, so using your favourite headphones wont be a problem.
The 32GB version also comes with free music downloads for a year from Nokia, so you can save a bundle on that.
Software and Hardware:
The phones software is simple and easy to navigate, with the standard Nokia style menu and some small customisable options on the home screen, such as a favourite contacts bar or email display. These options are useful but very limited. Don't expect to be able to tailor this phone to your needs.
The Nokia Ovi suite provided on CD is however excellent for syncing and transferring all information from your phone to your computer, including contacts, messages, videos and of course music. Takes no time at all to sync and you can be sure your information is safe on your computer.
The Nokia App store is vast improving and some great free apps can be found there. Not rival to itunes, but not too far short.
The phone comes with GPS, excellent when your lost. The free Ovi Sat Nav from Nokia is decent when in the car, but on foot i much prefer google maps.
I find myself charging the phone just about everyday so i can be sure it wont run out when i'm playing music or looking at google maps, but when used lightly it can last about 2 days.
The 5MP camera takes pretty decent photos when the flash isn't required, with a quick shutter speed and not too much lag. It has various scene settings and customisable features to get the most out of it, with pictures being sharp and full of bright colours. The LED flash isn't great for taking pictures in the dark however, but it's still a decent substitute when you've left your camera at home.
Video capture is again decent, but only useful if you have nothing else around.
Essentially the Nokia X6 is an improved version of the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic, this time with a capacitive touchscreen (no need for old-fashioned styluses) and cooler looks. Nokia's Symbian user interface is rather dated compared to competition like the iphone, and the touchscreen could be better, however, there is massive on-board storage (including a 32Gb version) and free access to a huge catalogue of music, if music is your thing, the X6 is worth a look for this reason alone!
The Nokia X6 comes with 3.5mm headphone jack, decent 5-megapixel camera, bluetooth, music player with FM radio, and GPS with the new Ovi Maps. Lots of technology packed into this handset! On the downside the operating system is a bit sluggish and not the most user friendly, the touchscreen is on the small side for a smartphone and the sound quality (calls and music) is a bit "tinny" with standard headphones. Not exactly a groundbreaking mobile phone, but a significant improvement on previous models.
I Recieved my Nokia X6 a few weeks ago as am upgrade. I am a loyal Nokia Lover and have only had Nokias for about 10 years now.
This is my 1st touch screen phone. The touch screen is really sensitive which is great but i was really dissapointed that the phone does not come with a stylus pen and you have to buy a special capatitive text one which at present i could only find on play.com and its £10. Considering the price of the phone its a bit tight that they dont include a pen!
The navigation is typical of Nokia and its really easy to find your way around the menus.
My X6 is the special edition and comes with Voice Sat Nav along with the standard GPS. This is a really usefull addition and means i dont need a sat nav in the car!
The memory capacity on this phone is amazing, huge huge memory! meaning you can store loads of photos, videos, messages etc.
The battery life is also excellent. i use my phone a lot to surf the net and i have only needed to charge my phone twice a week.
I received Nokia X6 as a contract renewal gift so it wasn't exactly a choice well thought of. As compared to the other choices I had available, I chose Nokia X6 because of the extended battery life and the high built in storage capacity of 16GB.
The points that sold me this phone were:
# 16 GB of built in storage capacity
# Free Navigation and GPS for your country with availability to download additional maps and content from the OVI site.
# 5Mpx camera with flash
# Battery life:
Talk time: - GSM 11 h 30 min
- WCDMA 6 hours
- GSM 420 hours
- WCDMA 450 hours
By the looks it is robust and serious but lacks any designers touch. Its just a plain rectangular phone and a thick one I might add. The touch screen (Capacitive technology = same as Iphone) is very good as compared to other phones I've tried in the store. It is fast and responsive and the overall feel to it is sleek. The buttons on the phone are somehow hard to use as they need hard pressing for a response. The phone locks and unlocks by a slider on the right side that is also hard to use.
From the usability point it takes a while to getting used to but I can't say I am impressed. It is hard to judge something that tries so hard to imitate something it will never catch up with (Iphone). The most frustrating time I had was with the Music library. Every song/album you transfer to your phone is sorted according to what info it had on its ID3 tags. That means that even a small difference in a character or name will cost you hours of fixing as Nokia X6 doesn't give you an option of bulk renaming or editing.
Battery life is OK but not exactly what I expected by the specs.
The phone comes with a quality headset with controls of volume pause ff etc. Only it is white. Why give a white headset with a black phone Nokia?
You also receive the OVI installation CD, a usb cable and charger. The OVI suite is supposed to be a suite that allows you to easily transfer content from your computer to your phone and vice versa, download free content (Games, Applications, Navigarion maps) only the thing is... it only works on PCs, no support for macs. You can of course access OVI over your phone's wifi or mobile connection and still be able to download content but you cannot use the suite to manage the content of your phone.
As for the 5Mpx camera, I've taken some good photos but only in daytime. Videos have clear sound but when using zoom, artifacts can appear and, especially at night, things look grainy.
As an overall experience I'm so and so. It is a quality phone but nothing really special.
i have learnt that this phone is not quite as incredible as promised and first percived. it has incredible specs and a massive memory in addiotion to some incredible applications all in a extremely stylish and sexy phone design. the touch screeni find to be very responsive and easier to use than some however it would be better if you could use stylus's for those occasions where you have dirty sticky hands and dont want to ruin the screen. the music player on this handset is extremely clever as it sorts tehe tracks and albums into several categories for you. however it can run rather slowly, for example when scrolling through your tracks it may take a minute or so to catch up to where you actually are placed in that list it can also take a while to catch up with you when you skip to the very next track as if you have skipped hundreds and it is having trouble trying to catch up. the text screen is extremely simple to use however and i much prefer it to my other phone. all in all i find the phone to be fantastic however it has a much slower processing speed than i thought it would, as teh phone can take some time to catch up with me on even simple things such as closing the menu.
I got this phone out on contract with vodafone. I picked it due to its 16gb mass memory and added phone memory. I also liked it due to its touch screen software.
Its easy to text and send messages. the inbox will hold a very large amount of messages too.
Its easy to make calls you just select your contact and press the call button. you can mute the call, put it on hold and put the caller on speakerphone if you need your hands free. you can use the end call button or use the touchscreen option depending on preference,
I like the software that is on this phone from ovi maps to being able to check facebook at the touch of a button.
The ovi store app is great as there is loads of cool apps that you can download and there's loads that are free.
From games to cool tools and themes to keep your phone looking cool.
The sound quality is great too and you have 35hours of playback as long as you don't spend all day on facebook like me :).
The phone is also comes in white. You can also put most standard headphones in but most places sell the phone with the free bluetooth headfones which are great as you don't have loads of wires hanging everywhere. all you do is plug your charger into it and charge it up and away you go. It also acts as a handsfree too (great if you drive).
you can select the next song from it, pause it or even turn the volume up or down.
The internet on it is brilliant as you can access most sites that still look normal and don't transform into mobile sites like you get with some other phones.
If you turn the phone you can view things across the whole screen, which makes things easier to read.
overall its an uncomplicated phone, which most would find it easy to use, with an easy access menu thats easy to understand.
Yet stylish and modern without comprimising on value for money.
I would definatley recommend this phone if your a music lover!!!!!!!!!!! :)