Nokia X6 Review

Nokia X6 Review

Nokia X6 is touchscreen smartphone within compact and square for music lovers, since it provides up to 35 hours of uninterrupted music. Not to mention the 36 GB of internal memory that stores large number of tracks and more. other specifications of the phone include support for UMTS network, HSDPA, 3.2-inch display with 360×640 pixel resolution, Wi-Fi connectivity, 5 megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash, integrated GPS receiver with Ovi Maps on Symbian OS v9.4 S60 fifth edition, video calling, media player with graphic equalizer, playlists and other advanced features to play music at its best.

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As we suspected,  the Nokia X6 looks lot thicker than you would (should) expect from touchscreen device without physically qwerty keyboard.

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This is partly because the device is designed that the top and bottom little ‘slope’ (see pictures below this Artkel), but the X6 is an extremely compact device. This course does not necessarily, but in case you look to the first press photos that were raised or impressed. In practice, it falls in that area so bit disappointing.

Which of course the Nokia X6 is big improvement over many other devices, both Nokia touschreen itself and its competitors is the fact that the X6 is equipped with so-called capacitive touchscreen. This makes operation and the perception of the Symbian S60 Touch UI much more comfortable and looks, and is all lot smoother. Switching between menus, applications and browse the photo gallery is all just little smoother, and smoothing back faster than the N97. You do not so hard to rub on the display. Owners of an iPhone or the Android phones that are already for sale immediately know what I mean.

Another nice detail is that the Nokia X6, like the N97 Mini, failed to provide camera cover. 😉 For perhaps the thinking in damage (other than the now infamous cover) to prevent the camera from Nokia has the X6 slightly sunken in the back. Not much (no milimeter I estimate) but just enough to lay down and scratches on tables to avoid sliding. Of course that does not help against small keys and money in bags and (trousers) bags, but touchscreen device you always in my one (hip) storage bag. Hopefully Nokia will soon be standard protective bag or case in which is one of the drawbacks of the N97. That is not supplied. Buy yourself? Of course, but devices from 500 + Euro may (read: should) that I think is standard in the box.

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All features of the device are adapted to the market segment where it is placed: the more expensive. With Nokia X6 retail price of 459 euros plus VAT is the unit close to the iPhone.

Genuine Nokia fans, and there are many, they get the chance to buy an upmarket device that must lie alongside the iPhone. Whether it has enough appeal to whom the iPhone window beckons, do look up the other side, well over one months will prove in case the X6 is actually in the store.

Simultaneously Nokia launches the N97 with its combination of touchscreen and keyboard, and the X3 for about 140 euros in the store will be classic example with mobile access to the extensive portfolio of Ovi Music Store.

Nokia X6 Specs

Brand Nokia
Type X6
Model Candybar
Color Black / Red, White / blue
Network
[:: There are three basic networks available, GSM (= for EU and USA) CDMA (= for Asia) and 3G/4G (not region-specific). The network and the frequency, determine where the phone can be used geographically. Frequencies for the GSM network, dual band (= 900, 1800), Tri band (= 900, 1800, 1900) and Quad band (= 850, 900, 1800, 1900). The standard frequency for the CDMA network in 2000.]
GSM 3G network, EDGE, GPRS, GSM, HSCSD, HSDPA (3G)
Service 850, 900, 1800, 1900, 2100
Connectivity
[:: Provides insight into the available connections, Bluetooth (= sending files via radio waves), Infrared (= sending files through infrared), Wi-Fi (= wireless network) and USB connection (via cable to file = PC).]
Bluetooth v2.0 with A2DP
Infrared No
Wi-Fi (WLAN) Yes
JaMicroUSB USB v2.0
Fax / Data Yes
Display
[:: Here you type display, the number of colors, size and resolution of the main display. If there is one extra front display is also shown here (mostly by Shell Clamp phones).]
Main display Color TFT touchscreen
Color display 16.000.000 colors
Size 81.28 mm.
Resolution 360 x 640 pixels
External display No
Memory
[:: Besides the internal memory, most new mobile phones also have the opportunity to expand the memory with an external memory card. You can also find here the type of memory that the memory is expandable.]
32GB Internal Memory
No expandable memory
Memory slots No
No Storage Medium
Performance
[:: There are two common types of batteries, Lithium Ion and Lithium Polymer. Lithium Polymer batteries are developed along the lines of Lithium Ion batteries, and others have the advantage that they are not combustible. The number of hours the phone with full battery pack can be displayed at the stand-by time (= at least use) and talk time (= to much use). Temperature changes can affect these values.]
Battery Standard battery, Li-Ion 1320 mAh (BL-5J)
Standby time 401 hours
Talk time 8.5 hours
Call
[:: Provides information about whether to have vibrating alarm and the possibility of photo-ID to phone number to add. Furthermore, the different types of mobile phone ring tones support as the standard monotone polyphonic ringtones, or more like MP3 ringtones.]
Vibrate alert Yes
Photo ID Yes
Ringtones MP3, Polyphonic
Camera
[:: If the phone has digital camera here parts as the amount Megapixels and the presence of digital and optical zoom defined. Also find here information about the presence of video function and half (front) camera to conduct video calls.]
Camera Yes
Megapixels 5 megapixels
Maximum photo resolution 2592×1944 pixels
Digital zoom Yesx
Optical zoom No
Autofocus Yes
Flash Yes
Video Recording Yes
Second (front) camera Yes
Messaging
[:: Functions as SMS (= text messaging) and MMS (multimedia messaging =) are now appointed, along with whether to have T9 predictive text feature. Furthermore messaging options like browsing the Internet and have e-mail on your phone defined.]
SMS Yes
MMS Yes
T9 text function Yes
E-mail Yes
Internet browsing Yes
Entertainment
[:: Extra options as an FM radio and Java are specified here. If the phone has an MP3 player under the title, this audio player included, while the supporting file types are described. Furthermore, here, in case applicable, the type of video function can be found.]
FM radio Yes
Java Yes
Audio player AAC, M4A, MP3, RA6, WAV, WMA
Video player 3GP, MP4, RV, WMV
Features
[:: If you yourself can add ringtones to this phone are included here, along with whether to have video call feature, which can be video conversation. In addition, various organizer functions specified here. You will also find other details any additional features of the phone.]
Add ringtones Yes
Organizer Document viewer (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Voice command / dial, Handwriting recognition
Video call No
Other features Symbian OS v9.4, Series 60 rel. 5, Auto turn-off, Auto-rotate, 3.5 mm audio jack, touch Dedicated music keys, GPS with A-GPS support; Ovi Maps 3.0, TV-Out
Format
[:: Subject information about the weight and dimensions of the phone. When the weight is the number of grams of the phone including battery included. The dimensions are shown in Height x Width x Depth.]
Weight 122 g.
Dimensions (H x W x D) 111 x 51 x 13.8 mm.

89 thoughts on “Nokia X6 Review”

  1. NOKIA X6 WARNING!!!!!!!!!!!
    I have had (3) Nokia X6 since 31st December 2010. The first 2 were sent back because they had almost NO Service coverage (Emergency Call Only) kept popping up on the screen when you “tried” to make a call.

    The only way this could be overwritten was to request the Nokia OVI Server to connect then you would get your coverage back.

    Its like the guts of the phone goes into sleep mode and won’t ring out OR accept any incoming calls. Problem stayed the same after a 153Mb S/W upgrade.

    Now the third phone has got coverage BUT keeps going into landscape mode and won’t return, the screen goes OUT but the Red, Green and White hard buttons stay illuminated,the touch screen doesn’t work, power down is the only remedy, also keeps going into Edit Contacts mode, and this is with the latest Software installed.

    ABSOLUTE JUNK Shame on you Nokia

  2. As a huge Nokia fan, I got the Nokia X6 16GB 4 month ago. I was really looking forward to getting something extraordinary for the money I paid for it. Firstly, I had to upgrade the firmware since its performance was abysmal! Secondly, since it supposed to be a music phone, the loudness is rather weak; not to mention the user interface. In my opinion, Nokia just lost the point and simply cannot keep up with other smartphone makers e.g HTC which is Light Years ahead. If you intend to buy a new smartphone and are a big fan of Nokia, I recommend you to put your hands on HTC first(e.g HTC Desire or better on Desire HD) and then take a look at Nokia’s phone (N8 the flag ship). The choice will be made in an instant.

  3. Specifications Mobile Nokia X6 8G

    General
    2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
    3G Network HSDPA 900 / 1900 / 2100

    Announced
    2010, June

    Size
    Dimensions
    111 x 51 x 13.8 mm

    Weight
    122 g

    Display
    Type:- TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
    Size:- 360 x 640 pixels, 3.2 inches
    * Scratch resistant Gorilla glass display
    *Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
    *Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate

    Sound
    Types Vibration; MP3 ringtones
    Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
    3.5mm jack Yes

    Memory
    Phonebook
    Practically unlimited entries and fields, Photocall
    Call records
    Detailed, max 30 days

    Memory Internal
    8 GB storage, 128 MB RAM

    Card slot No

    Data
    GPRS Class 32
    EDGE Class 32

    3G
    HSDPA, 3.6 Mbps

    WLAN
    Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, UPnP

    Bluetooth
    Yes, v2.1 with A2DP

    Infrared port
    No

    USB
    Yes, v2.0 microUSB

    Camera
    Primary 5 MP,
    2592×1944 pixels,
    autofocus, Dual LED flash,
    video light

    Camera Features
    Geo-tagging

  4. 1. The software periodically freezes up and the only way to resolve this is to remove the battery, sometimes losing any data which was being viewed at the time and obviously restarting the phone.
    2. Hang-ups or lags are frequent, especially when opening galleries or the music player – this sometimes results in having to restart the phone.
    3. The camera software often ‘hangs’ after taking a photo and then loses the photo just taken, resulting in the image being lost!
    4. The web browser shuts down during the middle of operation, resulting in having to reboot the browser and the page being viewed. This has caused me to lose large emails written for work on numerous occasions.
    5. Halfway through writing a text message the cursor will move and delete the whole message.
    6. For some reason the phone doesn’t always give you caller id on incoming phone calls, even when the number calling is not locked and is from a contact.
    7. The touch screen can be unresponsive and is sometimes very slow to react to touch, even with no applications being open.
    8. When I’m busy in an application it will open up another application without reason.

    And last, but not least,
    9. The phone randomly drops connection, says sim card registration failed, restarts and then loses data and information!
    Don’t do it and don’t be fobbed off by retailers/suppliers/Nokia – check their website -are they even still selling the phone? NO!

  5. Hey! I’m at work surfing around your blog from my new iphone 3gs! Just wanted to say I love reading your blog and look forward to all your posts! Carry on the great work!

  6. I figured out how to get Nokia X6 louder – buy ordinary earphones! Throw away the default Nokia earphone with the speaker, it is a shit! It limits the sound; without it, it is 40% louder!!!

  7. 3 words to describe the Nokia X6: Absolutely Fucking Shit!

    If you like browsing the internet do not go anywhere near this pathetic device – you’ll get blank screens and wait a minute + for a page to load, before getting a message that the memory is full and that the internet browser is shutting down.

    Expect to see constant pop-ups for the screen for software updates, that you can’t actually download via the phone but have to do so on your pc (although it will constantly remind you).

    Constant popups for the phone trying to access the internet, set-up your email and randomly open applications when you haven’t pressed anything.

    The phone regularly freezes as well. A miserable little piece of excrement. I patiently count down the days of my contract expiry – as much as getting a decent phone as taking a hammer to the X6 and smashing it to smithereens.

    Completely abysmal. RIP Nokia. I will never buy one of your phones again.

  8. After a year and half of fucking hell with X6, I threw the piece of crap away and bought Samsung Galaxy S2!!!! Man! The S2 is out of this world!
    Welcome to Smart Phones HAVEN!!!
    Do yourself a favour, do NOT ever buy any NOKIA shitty smart phones.

  9. anyone giving a good review on here is a liar and/or nokia employee. Worst. Phone. Ever. I hate it so much i want to hit something. Avoid it all costs

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