Nokia 3600 Slide Review
In a nutshell: A good budget phone, with battery life the only
big let-down. For under £100 you get a lovely ergonomic slide
phone with a fantastic 3.2 megapixel autofocus camera, an MP3 player,
FM radio, Bluetooth, memory card and applications like Nokia Maps and
the Opera web browser. The sales package includes a stereo headset and
a 512 MB memory card.
Best buy: £60.97 on Pay as you Go from PrePayMania
Review: January 2009. Last updated July 2009.
The Nokia 3600 Slide is a great example of what Nokia can do when they
don't try to hard. It's an entry-level camera phone, that packs in every
feature that you could demand from a sub-£100 GSM mobile phone.
It's a compact phone that sits nicely in the palm and looks kind of
cute when closed. It slides very smoothly open to reveal a textbook-perfect
keypad that's just the right size, and is very easy to use. No problem
texting on this one! When you slide the phone open, the gorgeous 16
million colour display springs into life, providing familiar Nokia menus
and crisp graphics.
Despite the cute looks and sub-£100 price tag, the 3600 Slide
packs in some great features. The camera is no slouch, being 3.2 megapixels
with autofocus and a bright double LED flash. It takes good quality
pictures - the sort of thing that a £500 camera phone managed
in 2006. The pictures are of high enough quality to print and put in
an album, and the video camera isn't bad either, recording at VGA resolution.
There's no video calling though, as this is a 2G phone.
As well as the camera, the 3600 Slide has a music player that can handle
all popular music formats (MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, and WMA), and a stereo
FM radio too. Sound quality is pretty good through the built in speakers,
and is excellent when played through headphones. Sadly there's no 3.5mm
headphone jack (why, Nokia?), but a 2.5mm socket that connects to Nokia
headphones (the sales package includes the Nokia Stereo Headset HS-47.)
You can also plug in a stereo Bluetooth headset if you prefer (available
as an optional accessory.) The user memory is limited to 30 MB (typical
for this price range), which is enough to store half a dozen MP3 tracks.
Fortunately the phone takes microSD memory cards too, and a 512 MB card
is included in the sales package. You can upgrade this to 4 GB, giving
enough storage for a thousand MP3's.
Don't expect high-end features like GPS, but you'll be surprised by
what the 3600 Slide does include: Nokia Maps, Nokia Search and the Opera
web browser for instance. Connectivity is good too, with Bluetooth &
USB available. It's a quadband phone, so it should be usable anywhere
in the world.
There's just one problem with the 3600 Slide - battery life. Nokia
always seem to struggle to get a decent battery into their slide phones,
and this one is no exception. Let's just say that the battery life is
limited, and if you're a heavy user, this isn't the phone for you -
in fact you should probably be looking at another manufacturer, or upping
your budget. However, for users who don't use their phones so much,
the 3600 Slide is excellent. We'd have given it 4 stars if it wasn't
for the battery.
Features of the Nokia 3600 Slide include:
- 3.2 megapixel camera with autofocus, 8x digital zoom and double
- Video recorder (VGA resolution)
- Display: 16 million colours, 240 x 320 pixels (2 inches)
- Stereo music player (MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, and WMA)
- FM stereo radio
- MP3 ringtones / 64-voice polyphonic ringtones / video ringtones
- Integrated handsfree speaker
- Messaging: SMS, MMS, email, Audio messaging
- Java games, Nokia Maps, Nokia Search
- Wallpaper, animated screensavers, themes 3.0
- Organizer with calendar and tasks
- Internet: Opera web browser, HSCSD, GPRS
Class 32, EDGE
- Connectivity: Bluetooth 2.0, microUSB 2.0, 2.5mm AV, TV-Out
- Memory: 30 Mbytes plus microSD memory card slot (up to 4 GB) - 512
MB card included
- Flight mode
- Size: 98 x 47 x 14.5 mm
- Weight: 97g
- Talktime: 5.5 hours
- Battery standby: 280 hours
Nokia 3600 Slide User Reviews
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Average rating from 102 reviews:
Reviewed by Deepak DAx from india on 8th Nov 2012
I love this phone... Thats my first & last phone.. 4ever <3
Reviewed by sohaib khan niazi from Pakistan on
18th Dec 2011
This cell phone is good, but there is not Messaging lock option in this
phone.some time we used secret message.but disclosed due to not lock
option in this.
Reviewed by Katherine from UK on 12th Jun 2011
Loved my phone!! But it finally gave out after two years of dropping,
being soaked in water, and more dropping. Wish I could find another
one that is as inexpensive as the first one, because I do not ever want
a different one.
Reviewed by ANDY from ENGLAND on 8th Jun 2011
HAD THIS PHONE NEARLY 2YEARS, ITS BEEN DROPPED, BATTERD, COVERD IN OIL
AND ITS STILL WORKING GREAT. GOT ANOTHER JUST THE SAME ABOUT A YEAR
AGO AS A STAND BY BUT I'VE NEVER NEEDERD IT, GREAT PHONE THANKS NOKIA...........
Reviewed by megha from india on 5th Jun 2011
dont buy it.... its pathetic!!!!!
Reviewed by BIEBER from IRELAND on 16th May 2011
BEST FONE EVER!!! GET IT NOW!!!!!!!
Reviewed by tino jose from india on 28th Apr 2011
its nice and small.but battery life is poor
Reviewed by Daksh from India on 25th Mar 2011
Just amazing. I purchased it in Sep' 08. Unbelievable features listed
above. Was Very exciting tht time. Superb Handling. No Hanging, nothing.
Just cool. My balck colour gives awesome Corporate looks. A bit Heavy
as compared to others , But I like Heavy Phones. Wonderful piece for
me, Thanks Nokia
Reviewed by John Worth from UK on 26th Feb 2011
Had one given,it was very scratched,battery was shot,so I got genuine
replacement facia,a nice new battery cover,a good quality gold battery(2/3
days use easy) and its like new, liked it so much got rid of samsung
touch screen rubbish on ebay. This phone is so easy to use. My tip is
to buy a 4/5 year old Nokia slide,do it up with genuine parts off ebay
and get yourself a good sim only deal.
Reviewed by Gokul from India on 18th Feb 2011
Reviewed by Saddan from Bangladesh on 25th Jan
Reviewed by Emil from Romania on 9th Dec 2010
The worst phone i've ever had . It has software problems i had to send
it to warranty many times. The camera is realy bad , dont buy it ! i'm
not joking dont !
Reviewed by Michael from United Kingdom on 15th
I have acquired a fairly new Nokia, which has more than enough applications
for me. However I find that the battery sometimes does not last longer
than 28 or so hours before needing to be recharged. This is true even
after buying a new battery. There must be something I can do
Reviewed by Zain Gohar from Pakistan on 26th Aug
This Is the most outstanding mobile i ever had............
Reviewed by joan from uk on 23rd Aug 2010
love my phone.! !!!!!!!!!!!!!but still waiting for orange payg to give
me my £10 credit bought with the phone, been waiting 5 weeks, promises
Reviewed by johnny staccato from Glasgow-Scotland on
17th Jul 2010
This is my 2nd nokia 3600 slide and i love this phone, i was happy woth
the first one i had , bus so was someone else when they seen it , so
they decided to steal it from me as i had it on the table in a pub when
i was drunk....not very nice of them and i dont like stealing , but
i suppose they knew it was a good wee phone to steal,i have had moore
advanced Nokia mobiles with higher specs and more powerful cameras etc,
but i myself just love the nokia 3600 slide,it is all the phone you
need in a nice little package....decent sized screen,quadband,bluetooth,expandable
memory up to 8gb as far as i know, perhaps i can take a 16gb??...the
3.2 megapixel camera is more than adequate and the flash is good...the
simplicity of the Nokia user interface and the understated but sleek
design makes this phone a winner for me....i absolutely love this little
Nokia..it is also inexpensive...one thing i think about when i look
at the 3600 slide is that it is reminiscent of one of the old Samsung
slider phones from 2004-2005?.... but ists still a fandabidozi mobile....i
give it my seal of approval to anyone who wants a functional phone with
up to date features but something that wont blind u with too much science
or unwanted crap that is not really required by normal unpretencious
individuals like me..get one now..if u can find them as they are no
longer on general sale by retailers as its an older phone thats been
out 2 years...but a good 1.
Reviewed by Sarah Brown from England on 25th Jun
The camera is dreadful. Do not buy.
Reviewed by Leonardo from Italy on 12th May 2010
Awsome phone.To bad that the battery life it's only 4 days long.
Reviewed by Amanda from UK on 30th Apr 2010
I bought this phone 5 days ago. I like nokia, having a 6288 before,
and several others before that. I was using a sony t303, for a stop
gap, but didnt feel right for me. So went shopping for another nokia.
This one was less than £45.00 from tesco direct, and am pleased with
it. I find it fits my needs perfectly, nice camera for when needed,
buttons good for texting, nice slider. Looks stylish but its budget
money! Yes the battery maybe a problem for heavy users. I am not, but
haved charged mine once, after playing the inbuilt games it went down.
Charged after and segments not gone down yet. Overall a nice looking,
easy to use phone who wants style on a budget.
Reviewed by Molly Sandra from England on 15th
I absolutley loved this phone. It was love at first sight. I can't imagine
my life without it! It is my first phone and it was definately good
for a first phone. It's easy to use with lots of games! It is quite
sturdy but it can break. My screen cracked when somebody ran it over
with a bike. The battery life isn't very long so you have to charge
it every night. But still not bad. ;-)
Reviewed by Milly from UK on 4th Mar 2010
This is an awsome phone. It was love at first sight. I don't know how
anyone can not like such a cute phone
Reviewed by Adrian from Australia on 9th Feb 2010
Can someone please tell me how to adjust the ringtone length? I am using
a song from itunes and when someone calls it only lasts around 10 seconds,
this barely gives me enough time to open my backpack, since getting
the phone i have not answered a single call once. Plz help me somone
Reviewed by Jack from England on 6th Feb 2010
Had phone nearly 2 weeks Recharged after intial charge only once so
far.Radio works well camera good, sound on mine is good with adequate
volume wonderful tactile slide action.Best phone value I have ever had.
I bought this phone after my phone had been stolen which nessitated
a quick buy from Asda .Ring tone and vibrate (assending volume) excellent
and can't be ignored. will come back in 6 months to report any reliability
Reviewed by Trace from UK on 30th Jan 2010
I have just bought a nokia 3600 slide phone, and i must say i am having
great difficulties in getting started! I have had the phone on charge
for more than 24hours!! and it is still not fully charged now. A message
came up on the screen saying, charge not supported, whatever that means?
I only bought the phone last tuesday!! Can anyone help please>
Reviewed by ju from uk on 24th Jan 2010
Hi i have just bought this great phone in pink. I love it loads but
cant understand why when taking a call i can hardly hear the other person.
Is this a common thing with this phone does anyone know? Apart from
this the phone is perfect!!!
Reviewed by Debleena from India on 22nd Jan 2010
It's the worst phone I've ever used..................
Reviewed by u from uk on 13th Jan 2010
useless in every thing
Reviewed by Kalpesh from India on 30th Dec 2009
I have bought nokia 3600s 1yr back the main prblm in this phn is batterylyf
it gets low easily as i m using it for half n hr for browsing and second
major prblm is sound quality if u r hearing song at high volume on mobile
speaker its not clear. Instead of this phone my 3yr back sony ericsson
w700i is best which isnt has cause me any prblm uptil now. Nokia 3600s
is not good phn for user's who use phn constantly its best for those
who rarely use mobiles or for those who just lyk listening music or
browising some tym in a day as its stylish phn in low price wth 3mp
camera nd edge
Reviewed by Suleman from Pakistan on 19th Dec
It is just a nice phone and preety good ......... i like this phone....
Reviewed by sivakumar from india on 17th Dec 2009
The nokia 3600 slide phone has great features but major back drops are
the battery life and sound problem. particularly the battery life does
not comes more than one hour if you speak continously.
Reviewed by Kevin Larkin from United Kingdom on
16th Dec 2009
I bought this phone on PAYG about 3 months ago and until today it was
the first mobile phone I can honestly say I really really liked, but
all of a sudden it has just died completely despite the battery being
fully charged! I will be taking it back to the shop and invoking the
manufacturers 12 month guarantee but now am wary now of using a phone
that goes so wrong so quickly...
Reviewed by Brajesh Dubey from India on 7th Dec
The key pad of the phone damage soon as you canot use the phone quickly
Reviewed by Sheila from England on 29th Nov 2009
The Nokia 3600 slide phone has great features but there are 2 major
downsides to this phone: 1. The battery life is dismal. The booklet
says it lasts five days on standby. Not true! 2 days is normal if you're
lucky! 2. The message alerts and ringtones are far too quiet!! In particular
the message alerts can only be heard easily in a totally silent room.
In normal everyday circumstances, the sound is barely audible. I have
missed so many calls and messages due to the pathetic sound quality.
Not much point in having a phone with good features, if you can't hear
when someone texts or calls you. My other Nokia has great volume, why
have Nokia skimped on speaker quality?
Reviewed by Julie from England on 25th Nov 2009
Hi, am loving this phone but have found a problem. I wanted to change
network but so far i've been told its impossible to unlock this phone.
Does anyone have any advice, thank you
Reviewed by Ally from England on 21st Nov 2009
Amazing, wonderful phone! Easy to use and great for kids first mobile!
Gave it to my 11 year old for birthday last month and she adored it!
Reviewed by someone from england on 13th Nov 2009
it is awsome a cute phone easy to use
Reviewed by Vicki from England on 12th Nov 2009
The Nokia 3600 Slide is a wicked phone, best I have had. Music and camera
quality are second to none. I did have a problem with the volume control
and the headphones but repair worked and all is satisfactory. Battery
supplied was fine but was lost when repaired, the new replacement doesn't
seem quite as good as my old one though, but still lasts 2-3 days.
Reviewed by Kerry from Scotland on 5th Nov 2009
Got this phone on contract in Feb and it's great in all aspects that
I would look for in a phone - nice sized keyboard, good looking, excellent
camera for snapshots and good call quality. I never use the media player
or browser so wouldn't like to comment on these but for someone who
doesn't expect their phone to do the job of a laptop & fancy camera
& ipod all in one then I can't recommend it enough.
Reviewed by Jess from Uk on 4th Oct 2009
I love this phone to pieces, it's awesome :) I was vey satisfied when
i bought it and three months later I still love it! I strongly recommend!
Reviewed by Jean from U K on 1st Oct 2009
Good phone feels nice to hold and easy to text. Used for about 3 weeks,
no problems, camera excellent outside also video. Good radio nice tone.
Have not yet used mp3 so can't comment. Battery life ok as I am not
a heavy user but could be better. with volume right up still not as
loud as my old Nokia 3120. Overal very pleased and would recommend.
A good all round phone especially at the price.
Reviewed by SARAH from UK on 10th Aug 2009
CARPHONE WAREHOUSE DO TAKT THE ****SOMETIMES BUT JUST TO LET YOU KNOW
THAT ALL PHONES THAT COME FROM THERE ARE UNLOCKED TO ANY NETWORK ANYWAY!!!
BACK TO THE PHONE...ITS AMAZING,GREAT SOUND,DECENT CAMERA,STYLISH AND
I GOT MINE FOR £49 FROM CPW!!
Reviewed by trish from uk on 9th Aug 2009
love it,its easy
Reviewed by lucy from kenya on 9th Aug 2009
regret regret why i bought this phone! time does not work as in when
i send a message it shows like i sent it an hour later and that the
person received it 3 hours ago! sick! key pad has gaps, hangs when i
go online. dont buy it! this was a replacement, previous one had the
pc slot not closing etc.. bad choice!
Reviewed by traditionalpainter from CheshireUK on
4th Aug 2009
I needed a replacement for my beatup pay as you go phone from Tescos.
I wanted to keep my phone number, take good photos, download them straight
to a Mac, oh yeah, and make and receive phone calls. Car Phone Warehouse
had 2 options, one for £70, one for £100 (THE SALES GIRLS WORDS NOT
MINE) The Nokia 3600 had a good enough 3.2 mpixel camera, which looked
quite good to me from her demo. It zooms and most important, the lcd
seems a lot sturdier than the viewfinders on any of the 3 digital cameras
I have broken. As for the rest of the phone functions I dont really
care. looks and feels classy compared to my tescos phone, sold. Then
I diiscovered that it was an obligatory minimum £10 top up fee on the
sim card, so not £70, but £80. I was a bit miffed. Then she asks which
network I w want to top up on. I said th etescos one was OK, or rather
O2. At the till she says £90. Wtf, if you top up with O2 the phone basic
cost is £80, not £70. I bought it at £90, but maybe I should have gone
to Tescos and found something similar, I am no fan of Tescos, but at
least you know what you are paying without having to decipher bs smallprint.
5 stars apart from the bad shopping experience at CPW
Reviewed by buffalobill from South Africa on 4th
I got this phone over a year ago and generally I've been pretty happy
with it. One big gripe though, is the plastic screen which scratches
very easily - even just carrying it in your pocket. Battery life is
okay - about three days for me, depending how much I use the Bluetooth.
I love the Bluetooth 2 - I've paired it with a Gear 4 stereo headset
and use it extensively in the gym. No tangled wires for me! The screen
is nice and it has the familiar Nokia setup. Camera's pretty good, too.
All in all, it's a great phone for the price and it's small so I can
slip it into a pants pocket - try that with an iPhone. Except for the
cheap, plastic screen, I highly recommend it. My only wishlist is for
Reviewed by man from england on 28th Jun 2009
had to send it back because of the bad battery life
Reviewed by ohanlon from australia on 26th Jun
hey this is a good phone except i need some help. the screen is cracked
and i want to save a lot of contacts onto my sim card. if someone could
give me instruction on how to do that that would be great. thanks
Reviewed by aditya from UK on 25th Jun 2009
this phone has just shown what nokia can do
Reviewed by mafia from india on 24th Jun 2009
sexy phone man i can never imagine that i had such a good gadget with
nice music output and nice volume and volume in earphnes is awesome
n am using it since last september and its an excellent phne
Reviewed by Mahesh Subramanian from India on 24th
This is an awesome phone except for it's battery. It really sucks!!
The camera and picture quality is outstanding, but when it comes to
sound, it again sucks. the recording mode is pathetic as it won't capture
the sound at all. It's a good deal for people with average use. I would
have give 5* rating if the battery and sound quality would have been
Reviewed by akash gupta from india on 19th Jun
the worst phone that i had buy in mah lyf i make a big mistake plsdnt
buy it i have given it 8 times in nokia care for repairing but nw then
also no result i m tired of these phone i want to throw these in dust
bin nokia should not cheat people lyk selling these kind of phone please
dnt buy and nokia u stop the production of these phone dnt cheat people...
Reviewed by kate from county durham on 8th Jun
i have just bought the nokia 3600 and it is a lovely phone very smooth
slide and lovely soft key pad. the battery life is not half as bad as
what i read about if not used heavily. the camera is very good clear
sharp pictures im pleased i waited for this phone to come down in price
from 100 pound to 78 but well worth the money good for nokia.
Reviewed by Alice from UK on 3rd Jun 2009
Dreadful phone. Don't buy it! The battery life on mine is less than
two days; the radio has interference even after tuning and the quality
of sound from callers is very bad. I have had mine less than a week
and intend to return it. Funnily enough, my older cheaper phone had
five days battery power, excellent radio signal strength and perfect
sound from callers. How I wish I hadn't dropped it down the toilet!!
Reviewed by Freaky from Malaysia on 28th May 2009
This phone is horrible. i'm bought it just about 2 months ago and now
i'm facing the problem with increase volume button, its not working
at all. and can hardly hear wat ppl say...
Reviewed by Steven Saunders from UK on 17th May
Yes, the design is very pretty and the camera and video are pretty good;
but regarding audio this model is a disaster: the voice tags don't actually
work properly (you get random numbers); the sound-track on videos is
distorted; and (crucially)you can't hear properly when you're using
this model as an actual phone - it doesn't function as a proper communication
device. I took mine back and got a C510 Sony Ericsson, which is much
better in every respect. Nokia used to be great (my old Nokia 3510,
from 2003 is fantastic); but new Nokia is no good. Nokia should now
call themselves NoGood. This phone really wasted my time.
Reviewed by Claire from UK on 16th May 2009
Cracking phone Just the right size Great menu system MSN messenger pre
installed and easy to log in Easy access to websites (free facebook
on orange dolphin) Instant picture messenging with no faffing about
with "settings" it works straight away!!! Email (hotmail) easy peasy
set up and delivery Auto flash and cracking pictures which are MMS-able
with no fiddling about or resizing, not blurry either Delivery text
reports saved in seperate folder Any mp3 track you like for email notification,
texts or calls Flashing keypad for new text messages Calendar with view
of days events underneath Maps feature great with directions so no excuse
to get lost again Screen is a bit small but hey with all these other
features who cares???
Reviewed by Purushothaman from India on 15th May
worst mobile..which i ever dreamed to have..it is a nighmare to the
users...soon nokia will go down in sales if they continue to use this
type of mobiles.....
Reviewed by RAzZ from India on 6th May 2009
I bought 3600 s one month ago.In a word it is decent!! The sound quality,
camera quality is pretty good! But there is little Software problem(Does
not matter!).In the price range It is A+ Phone for sure.He is a fool
who think that he can get a good battery life from Nokia 3600 s as its
sound quality(pretty good) and resolution Are of very high quality!
Reviewed by Jenny from United Kingdom on 3rd May
I have only just bought this phone.. I really like the size and the
ease of use. It is a really good phone for the price. As for the lack
of battery life. I use my phone a lot for calls and it seems fine to
me. Charge it up at night and you'll have no problems!!!! A nice small
and elegant phone that does what it is supposed to do..
Reviewed by ravindra babu from india on 30th Apr
cute sleek but getting hanged in between i have to call 2-3times for
Reviewed by yen from England on 25th Apr 2009
Pretty good phone. Textings just right - its possible to cut n paste
text (via 'marking' and then pasting!) After 1 day i'd say it's incredible..makes
you want to use it ALL THE MORE. I got mine via the CPW on Virgin yet
its sim-free basically and I gave away the virgin sim: threw the vodafone
in - big prob. though was the settings WAP & MMS - quick visit to the
CPW and they sorted it proper ! Screens outstanding !!! For ninety notes
its a fairly ok deal - for 40 your can get a Huawei/Voda. 3g vodafone
so value wise - its bit strange. On its own though, fantastic. Copying
the maps file from the supplied 512mb to a Sandisk 2gb is proving problematic
though. Recommended at the end of the day !
Reviewed by tazevinder from Birmingham on 23rd
I have got the phone,it is quite good including the quality on the camera-
least the battery dont drain out and also has 3.2 mp which is reasonable
for the value on the phone.
Reviewed by Abhinav from India on 20th Apr 2009
The phone looks cute, especially the wine red color and the camera is
good too. Battery life is not that bad. Sound output is okayish and
could have been better. Slide is amazing. Overall good value for money.
Reviewed by Felice from Vietnam on 16th Apr 2009
I bought this phone less than a week ago. I was so happy when I got
for it looks slick and the keypads are so soft to type into. The font
size setting has options and the camera is somehow ok. Everything is
almost OK except for one thing, which is the most important thing on
every phone,the speaker is too weak. I received a lot of calls since
I bought it and all the people I was talking to were shouting to death
because I can't hear them. I tried other phones if the level is the
same but not. It's not because of my callers, but because of a faulty
or weak speaker. I brought it back to the store and replaced it with
Reviewed by Dave from Brighton on 7th Apr 2009
Ditto Nathan, 30th march Bought a 3600 to replace my SE 580i which has
just developed a dodgy keyboard. All I can say is, after having used
the SE 580i (my first experience of a Sony Ericsson) for the last 8
months, the software on the Nokia 3600 feels decidedly clunky, outdated
and user unfriendly. Also the sms predictive texting on the SE is light
years ahead of any other make of phone I have used to date - I hated
the way Nokia has implimented it. So like Nathan, back to Sony Ericsson
for me. On the positive side, I did like the solid feel of the Nokia
and the tactile feedback of the keypad. But this is not enough to make
me want to keep the phone. Personally I think I will be sticking with
Sony Ericsson from now on just because the software and usability are
so much better (just wish SE phones were slightly more robust :o) Soooo
the 3600 (bought yesterday) is going back and i'm getting my 580i replaced.
Reviewed by Piecan from UK on 6th Apr 2009
I am having to update my previous glowing review of this phone as unfortunately
it has become rathing annoying! The sound quality during calls appears
to be pretty poor, the increasing ring cannot be changed and the battery
life is so bad compared to my SE W810i that I've gone back to using
it until I can find a suitable alternative. It's such a shame as otherwise
it is a very easy to use phone and takes good photos.
Reviewed by arno from uk on 3rd Apr 2009
good feature set but very flimsy mine gets alot of dust under the screen
very plasticy it does look good
Reviewed by bob from uk on 31st Mar 2009
its great i love it and i dont know wat ev1 els is saying
Reviewed by Nathan from Engalnd on 30th Mar 2009
Eight of us were given the 3600, at the end of last year, as our new
works' phone (replacing Sony Ericssons)and can only say what a disappointingly
average phone. Collegues have even asked for their old work phones back
and paid out of their own pockets to have them un-locked because they
are so so average. They are too plastiky, the slider is not particulary
smooth and strangley enough the slick/smooth cover works against it
as it's always falling out of pockets. (lost count of having to go back
and find it) Camera is nothing special and the phone setting erratically
change. The predictive text leaves a lot to be desired too.(although
in fairness never been a lover of Nokia's predictive text.) It's probaly
OK for casual use but it does not seem to stand up well to regular use.(mine
is about to go back for a second repair) To sum up: If it was my own
money I would be looking at the alternatives.
Reviewed by Sabapathy Narayanan from India on
24th Mar 2009
Nokia 3600S is a phone that is sleek, though a bit feminine with curved
corners. For a change, I thought Nokia has figured a way to produce
good slide phones, but I wasn't satisfied with it for many reasons.
- Keypad perennially kept giving me problems - Speakers echo my voice
back - Radio works on and off I have walked to the Nokia Care service
centre twice in the last six months to get my keypad replaced. The second
time around is today morning and I was told the problem will not be
covered under warranty as a spec or two of my sweat has entered the
phone. I said fair enough and I will pay the service charges. Then to
my surprise, I was also told that there definitely exists a possibility
that my phone may go dead during service. As an afterthought, they also
mentioned that if in case it goes dead, I can still take the phone to
Ritchie street, Chennai, India., and they can make it work for me. Speaks
volumes about the ability of engineers in Nokia Care. I believe that
Nokia should be more prudent in releasing newer models and they should
pay utmost attention to the quality. In my mind, Nokia 3600s is a phone
that has got shipped with in-build faults and I haven't seen a happy
customer with that phone. It looks good only on advertisements and display
sections, apart from that it doesn't allow you to perform basic operations
of receiving and making calls.
Reviewed by keshav from india on 22nd Mar 2009
the fone looks good...disappoints when it comes to imaging and sound!
the camera is very BAD! i had a 2mp camera in my nokia 5220 earlier
n it gave really nice results! the so called 3mp camera of this fone
works like a VGA! cant use flash while videos and and the keypad get
scratches on the bottom rows due to slide action! overall my advise!
DONOT buy this fone
Reviewed by Tony from UK on 17th Mar 2009
AVOID THIS PHONE! Yes, its good but if you want to use it for MP3 listneing
you're in trouble. 1 It has strange rubber earphones, that make noise
every time the cable moves. Horrible. 2 It has a big fat wire connecting
to a remote control for music, then another wire. There's less cable
at your local power station. The whole thing's a pig. Other phones have
a simple wire and headphones, simple to use - but not this. The phone
its self is fine, but if you want to listen to music - don't get this!
Reviewed by shah khalid from Pakistan on 14th
the set is fabolous but a little problem of battery life and also color
is not attractive in which it is available
Reviewed by neal from india on 12th Mar 2009
da cell is good bt da prob is dat it keeps on hanging n starts to switch
Reviewed by Ange from Uk on 8th Mar 2009
A nice handset but i have 1 problem with it the ear piece volume isnt
loud enough and i have no hearing issues! Im forever asking people to
repeat what theyve said! Its ok if you can live with that.
Reviewed by Omer Ahmed from Pakistan on 28th Feb
It's the best phone i've ever had.It's got the looks the sleek design.You'd
rather fall in love with this phone.I got it 2 months ago.It has a look
of an expensive phone and has the best camera in this range of phones
Nokia has produced.So thumbs up for 3600 slide!!
Reviewed by vikram from India on 9th Feb 2009
Great phone. Especially the wine colour is breathtakingly beautiful.The
Phone does all that it says it will on paper,very well. Iam really happy
Reviewed by Robert from UK on 5th Feb 2009
Im using this phone since spetember 2008 and im happy to report that
it has served me well so far. First of all it is a stylish phone. This
could have been the ultimate looker if it had a metal casing but than
it wouldn't be priced around £100 would it? Altough im a heavy sms sender
the key pad and the sliding is still perfect as if i had it bought just
a couple of hours ago. The 3.2mpix cam takes good pictures. Unfortunatly
the video recording is disapointing and it is very VERY anoying that
you can not use the flash light while you are recording videos. Battery
life is not as bad as some have claimed, I have seen worse. The general
interface is easy to use and the web browser is very user friendly.
My conclusion is that this is one of the better phones on the market
and that it is one of most stylish. Good phone if not excellent.
Reviewed by Jillian from UK on 2nd Feb 2009
A pretty good basic phone, the camera is BAD and sound quality is average,
dropped mine in water once and after a funny hour the screen came back
up and it's back to almost normal!! it's a shame the camera quality
is bad because otherwise it would be great.
Reviewed by simaz from UK on 26th Jan 2009
I would not normally contribute to this type of forum but I have been
very impressed by this phone. I ran the battery right down straight
out of the box and charged when needed, trying to keep the battery memory
fresh. This gives me 4/5 days of medium use, I have had this phone for
just over a month and it is excellent.
Reviewed by shweta from india on 23rd Jan 2009
Reviewed by maha from pakistan on 11th Jan 2009
excellent fone.....simply love it...but the problem izz da battery......other
dan dat itzz simply the coolest fone ive ever had....:D:D
Reviewed by sunrlb from USA on 9th Jan 2009
I would give this phone 4 stars except the battery is AWFUL!!! It last
two days with minimal use. I'm so annoyed by this that I want to return
it. I have tried other batteries but I can't get more than two full
days. My old CHEAP phone held a charge for a week. How I wished I still
Reviewed by mentor from montenegro on 7th Jan
cool and nice phone..but with very poor battery backup
Reviewed by kedar Bhave from India on 6th Jan
hi, I am a satisfied customer.The only problem I face is the battery.
Otherwise it is a wise decesion to by an nokia 3600.
Reviewed by rock from uk on 6th Jan 2009
a cool phone!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by maree from India on 5th Jan 2009
This is a beauty from Nokia, but the battery sucks. I had non-symbian
nokia phones and SE phones before which easily gave me a charge of upto
a week. But this phone never lasts for even 2 full days. Other than
the battery life problem, In general, this is a value for money phone.
probably the SE K750 has the much better still camera. but 3600 has
a 15fps vga video mode which is very interesting. I wouldnt recommend
this phone to anyone though til the battery life issues are resolved.
Reviewed by Paul from UK on 3rd Jan 2009
Overall this is an excellent phone; the camara is very clear, the sound
is very clear and lound, it is small hence fits well in a pocket; does
not have sharp corners, batery life is approx 2 to 3 days, but can be
fully charged in 5 to 7 minutes. It takes 8 GB card which means you
can store anything you want. You can move things aroung from phone to
memory card and from phone to PC easily; and it looks good. Great phone.
Reviewed by Edm from Hong Kong, China on 25th
The radiation (SAR) at 0.69 of this phone is not low nor too high. So,
I will use Flight mode whenever I don't need to use tel function so
as to reduce the radiation. I have a LG 700 which SAR is only 0.36 and
this is much better than 3600. But too pity LG 700 is very user-not-friendly
and I shall sell it and then buy a 3600. But I do worry about the battery
backup period of 3600. 2 days backup period under moderate usage is
really to short to me. I wish that it will at least lasts for 3 days
before recharging is required.
Reviewed by Graeme from Scotland on 22nd Dec 2008
VERY POOR INDEED !!!
Reviewed by Apurva from India on 21st Dec 2008
It's looking Fantastic.
Reviewed by Rose Shaw from Australia on 10th Dec
This is a gr8 fone!!! I wud reccomend it 2 everyone!!! Its very user
friendly and haslots of gr8 options!!! Yes I do rather my last fone,
which was a Samsung D900, but this is a very gud fone too!!!
Reviewed by Gbemi from Nigeria on 10th Dec 2008
Had this phone and loved it for the period of two months. Then there
was a defect and till this morning after a month and half of searching,
there are no replacement batteries as the battery type is quite new
and cannot be found. It's sleek, portable and beautiful but u wouldn't
Reviewed by Piecan from UK on 26th Nov 2008
Pat has already written an excellent review of this phone but to add
mine...This is my first Nokia (always had SE) I'm pleasantly surprised
as it's pretty good. It is easy to use, especially to text (unlike the
LG Cookie I returned) and the photos taken with flash are very good,
imo as good as my K800i. I forgot to take the plastic off the lens at
first which resulted in a hazy photo, but the second pic I took without
it on was perfect. The sound is good, it's no SE Walkman, but still
not bad. The sound does come out of the back, but if you place it screen
down, then no problem. Battery life isn't on par with SE but from it's
first charge has lasted a couple of days with use. As mentioned it is
difficult to get the back off the phone. You have to press in the little
button at the end of the phone and get your nails under it to prise
it off..so if you're someone who is always swapping over sims or memory
cards then this will be a bit annoying. The video isn't very good on
playback, it looks quite grainy. However the positives of this phone
outweigh the minor niggles for me. It's lightweight, nicely balanced
and easy to use. Very good phone for the price.
Reviewed by Subhajit from India on 22nd Nov 2008
I purchased the Nokia 3600 slide. There are two options for the type
of ring, "ringing" and "assending". The option of ringing does not work
as expected and actually works similar to the assending mode. I talked
to the Nokia care centre and then confirmed that this is a defect in
all the music edition series of Nokia. Anyone aware of this information
Reviewed by Ramesh Menon from India on 20th Nov
Good phone, features are very nice, very convenient to operate. Take
the plastic sheet from back cover which makes good image quality. Before
that, see the image quality difference by taking snaps with and without
backcover(remove back cover which has the plastic sheet, then take photo).
After seeing both the images, you'll surely remove the plastic sheet
:-) Otherwise, sound quality is just satisfactory(I used W550i earlier).
The package headset quality is not so good as it doesn't neatly fits
to ears(ear padding is not impressive, it pains after sometime). Overall,
for the price, I think its the best phone in terms of features and looks...
Go for it if your budget matches teh phone.
Reviewed by Joe Jeinkin from India on 20th Nov
THIS PHONE VERY BAD! ME NOT RECOMMEND I AM BUSINESS MAN AND THIS PHONE
BAD SIGNAL. NOT EASY TO SMS AND VERY BAD AND NOT RECOMMENDATION THIS
PHONE. BAD PHONE DO NOT BUY THANK YOU PLEASE
Reviewed by Dawn from England on 18th Nov 2008
I am also loving this phone! I use it for texting/calling and its sooo
easy to use. It feels quality to hold and has so many little quirky
featues such as favorite text recipient, summary of text received showing
who has text you, great light up key pad, camera and screen are great
too. The battery life so far appears to be better than previous Nokia's
I've had. I agree that the back cover is hard to take off and the battery
does fall out but please don't let this put you off this mobi as its
an outstanding model! I cannot comment on Web use/music playing as I
don't use it for these reasons.
Reviewed by Pat Nathan from Australia on 14th
I've had this phone for a week now, and I have to say that I'm pleased
with its looks and performance. I read several reviews about this phone
in the internet, and the gripes about this product are usually confined
to its mediocre camera and the fact that the lower keys tend to get
scratched when the slider is opened. Another gripe is of course that
it is not a 3G phone. I got over these problems in the following manner,
and now I have little to complain about this camera. The first thing
you have to do regarding its camera is to remove the protective plastic
sheet that covers the camera. Many people want to leave this on in order
to protect the camera. You will not get good shots if you leave the
cover on. I also noticed that there was a long delay between pressing
the capture button and the actual shutter release clicking. I took it
back to the shop where I bought it, and the man there said that it did
this because I had set the picture size to the largest. Using the settings
menu for the camera, he adjusted the picture size to a normal one, and
the delay disappeared. The double flash present is not very powerful,
so don't expect much from it. I use this phone almost exclusively for
making and receiving calls, and the occasional text messaging. I therefore
do not open the slide very often. If you have occasion to open the slider
frequently, then do it with care, and your lower keys will not be scratched.
The main menu can be accessed with the slider closed - so you can do
most things with the slider closed. I hardly ever make video calls or
download stuff from the net using phones, so I do not miss 3G. Other
minor complaints that I heard about this phone is that the back cover
is very difficult to remove, the battery drops off after removing this
cover, and that the micro SD card can only be accessed after removing
the back cover. These are only minor problems, and should not prevent
you from buying this otherwise excellent phone. What I like about this
phone is: Its compact size ( when the slider is closed ) Its large keys,
which make using the phone a breeze. A beautiful screen with crisp texts
and colorful pictures. The new noise canceling feature for phonecalls.
Very good FM radio. Max 4gb micro SD storage card A 2.5mm headphone
jack. You can use a 3.5mm to 2.5mm adapter to listen to music using
high quality headphones. No exposed terminals which can touch coins
or metal objects when the phone is in your pocket. This is about the
thirtieth phone I've owned so far. I've had far higher tech. phones
than this before; but with regard to value for money, this phone wins
Reviewed by Robert from UK on 11th Nov 2008
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This is an excellent phone. Easy to use feels good in the hand with
a nice curve to the ends. Slide action is smooth. Main buttons are large.
Sound quality on calls is very good.
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