Product Type: Nokia Smartphone
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Robust, quality phone but nothing special
Member Name: likethunder
Date: 24/07/10, updated on 24/07/10 (561 review reads)
Advantages: Free GPS Navigation, High built-in storage
Disadvantages: Hard to use, very basic design, no support for macs
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.
Summary: Promises... but doesn't exactly deliver