Nokia X6 Review

Tue 20 Apr 2010

Filed Under: Mobile Phone, Mobile Phone Reviews, Nokia 

hyp4mhz

Welcome to the Nokia X6 review, the mobile phone not the odd BMW X6. Released late 2009 we think the X6 – 00 is one of the first touch screen mobile phones made by Nokia.  The X6 is also one of the nicer looking models made by the company and is considered a replacement for the older and unattractive 5800 Xpressmusic model.  The X6 is a mid-range touch screen phone.

In terms of functionality the X6-00 has all the software you’d expect in a mid-range mobile phone that is focused on music and video entertainment. It is fully compatible with the Nokia’s OVI store so you can download a variety of new apps, games and other content.

The X6 runs the S60 or Symbian operating system so it is not the smoothest or flashy looking interface but its not too bad either.  We think the main reason is that you can modify almost everything about the user interface and change or add a variety of settings on just about anything.  In all honestly Symbian just needs a decent re-organization for it to be more user friendly and appreciated.  The common operating lags between functions is still present and annoying because we are so used to the iPhones slick interface. Apart from that works at an acceptable speed.

In regards to the hardware, although there is much debate on which touch screen technology is better we don’t think there is much of a difference.  The secret is the software behind the screen that makes the most difference. The X6 also features a good 5mp camera, lots of standard memory 8Gig, 16Gig or 32Gig versions and A-GPS.  The screen image quality is just as good as the benchmark iPhone.

In terms of construction the phone does not look as good as it does in the pictures.  It looks plastickly although feels good in the hands.  Old school design is the best description of the X6.

In terms of functionality the X6 has it all for voice, almost any type of messaging, music, video and internet browsing. Speaking of which the browser was top of the class when released a couple years ago but it is showing its age even with FLASH compatibility.  Nokia needs to update the browser quickly.

Overall the X6 is a pretty decent multi-media mobile phone.  I works well and has so much standard functionality that makes the iPhone seem like a basic mobile phone discounting the apps of course.  Sure there aren’t too many additional apps available for the X6 just yet but that will probably come in time? So you will probably be happy with the X6 but there are better models out there – but few touch screen phones in the price range.

Specifications

  • Nokia X6-00
  • Network
    Quad-band GSM 850/900/1800/1900
    Dual-band 3G 850/900/1900/2100 (Dependent on country)
    HSDPA 7.2 Mbits data speed (download)
  • Design
    Touch screen slab
  • L111 x W51 x D13.8 mm
    Weight 122 grams
  • Display/s
    External TFT 360 x 640
  • Camera
    5MP
    Auto-focus
  • Video Camera
    640 x 480 pixel main video camera 30FPS
    176 x 144 video call 15FPS
  • Connectivity
    Bluetooth V2
    Micro-USB
  • CPU
    ARM 434Mhz
  • Memory
    Up to xxxMB available to user
    MicroSD up to 16Gig
  • Ring tones
    MIDI, MP3, Video, vibration and others
  • Features
    Capacitive touch screen
    Tactile feedback
    Accelerometer Sensor
    FM Radio with RDS
    JAVA Apps
    Music and Media player
    Organiser/Calender
    SMS, MMS, IM, Email
    JAVA MIDP 2.0
    Speaker Phone/Hands free
    3.5mm AV/headset
    BL-5J 3.7V 1320mAh
    Up to 17 days Standby
    Up to 8.5 hours Talk Time
  • Price history
    Under $500 AUD MID-2010 (Outright)

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