Nokia 6120 Review

The Nokia 6120 was a phone which we weren’t inspired to review because it’s not exactly an attractive mobile phone to look at. Ours is locked to the Telstra NextG network we had the 850Mhz ‘3G’ version. (The phone is a Quad band GSM too.) We class this phone as a business model based on it’s looks and price.

Nokia’s usual ability customize almost all the user interface features is thankfully retained on network locked versions, so you can happily change soft key and theme branding easily. The 6120 we guess fills in the role of the 6233 but using the S60 OS and caters for the mid-range 3G market. If you are not interested 3G network capability then there are other GSM only models.

The first thing we noticed was it’s lack of weight. The next was the lovely screen which was similar if not the same as our benchmark 6233. Construction was solid and materials average. Slighter larger but thinner than most. What was underdone is the keypad. Don’t expect it to feel upmarket and you’ll be happy. Furthermore the arrangement of the primary navigation buttons was poorly thought out. The left or right soft keys was often pressed instead of the Menu or cancel buttons.

Sound is a via a mono speaker that actually sounded OK and quite loud.

What impressed us was the number of applications that where included with the phone. It runs Nokia’s S60 operating system and comes with all the usual software. Quickoffice Word and Excel viewers, GPS, ZIP, voice readers etc… we expected less because it wasn’t an E of N series phone so surprised. That said you’ll need an external GPS unit for the software to work. The 6120 is feature packed and there’s plenty to play with. With an external SDcard slot you’ll be playing for quite awhile until you run out of space.

Call and network reception is the normal Nokia – as in very good.

Performance wise the 6120 was impressive. Fast and stable – so far. No issues to speak of at this point.

We liked the 6120 in the end and so will you if you can live with it’s looks.

Manufacturer : Nokia
Model : 6120
Network : Tri-band GSM (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)
HSDPA 3G 2100mhz OR 850Mhz (Aust only)
Design : Standard Phone
L105 x W46 x D15 mm
Weight 90 grams
Display/s : 24-bit colour TFT – 240 x 320 pixels
Camera : Dual :Single 2MP Camera 320×240 forward facing
Video capable MP4, WMV, 3GP
Connectivity : Bluetooth, Infrared, USB
Memory : 35 MB internal memory
MicroSD memory Hot Swap
Ring tones : Video, ACC, MP4, MP3, MIDI (64), WAV, Vibration, AMR
Features : SMS, MMS, IM, EMAIL
Animated themes only via Theme
Modem for PC
Web browser (WAP 2.0 + xHTML)
Speaker Phone/Hands free
Media player
FM Radio
Speed : Vs Nokia 6230
Navigation 10/10
Battery Life : 890mAh Li Ion BL-5B
Claimed operating times:
Standby 250 hours
Voice 3 hours

Price outright for 2008 A$499