Nokia 6101 Review
Review: July 2005.
The Nokia 6101 is a compact camera phone with a clamshell design. By
Nokia's standards, it's very small, but it's still heavy compared with
similar clamshells from Samsung. Still, Nokia are definitely making
progress in the physical design of their clamshell phones, and this
is a very attractive phone. There are dual colour displays and the keypad
is thoughtfully laid out, with a 5-way navigation key and a dedicated
camera button. However the build quality is rather poor and the phone
feels cheap and scratches very easily.
The camera is a standard VGA resolution, with the ability to take self-portraits
using the external display as a viewfinder. This is not a great feature
as the external display is so small - a rotating camera would have been
a better solution. The camera has a night mode, but no flash. The camera
also functions as a video recorder using the 3GP
format. Video quality is quite poor. Nokia have partnered with Kodak
to let you upload your photos to the Kodak website and have them printed
and sent to your address. This is a service that you have to pay for,
There is also a voice recorder, and the phone has an FM stereo radio.
This works only when the supplied headset is plugged in, as the headset
wire is used as the FM aerial. MP3 tracks can be used as ringtones,
although there is no capability for listening to MP3's otherwise.
The memory is only 4.4 Mbytes which doesn't let you store many photos
Overall the 6101 is a reasonable mid-range camera phone. Although it's
quite expensive for what you get, it can just about hold its own with
the current range of mid-priced clamshells from Motorola and Samsung,
and is probably Nokia's most successful implementation of a flip-phone
yet. Before buying, just bear in mind that for the same kind of money
you could get a clamshell phone from Motorola or Samsung with much better
Features of the Nokia 6101 include:
- Integrated VGA camera (640 x 480 pixels) with self-portrait capability
- Video recorder with sound
- Internal display: 128 x 160 pixels (1.8 inches), 65,536 colours
- External display: 96 x 65 pixels, 4096 colours
- Voice recorder
- FM stereo radio with headset
- Voice Features: voice dialing, voice commands
- Integrated handsfree speaker
- Speed dialling
- MP3 ringtones / polyphonic ringtones
- Push to Talk
- Messaging: SMS, MMS, Instant Messaging, email (SMTP, POP3, and IMAP4
- Java games
- Caller ID with image
- Personal organiser functions: Alarm clock, Notes, Calendar, To-do
list, Stopwatch, Countdown timer
- XHTML browser
- WAP, GPRS class 10, HSCSD,
EDGE, class 6: download speed up to 177.6 kbps,
uplink speed up to 118.4 kbps
- Memory: 4.4 Mbytes
- Connectivity: USB, infra-red
- Vibration alert
- Size: 85 x 45 x 24 mm
- Weight: 97g
- Talk time: 2 - 4 hours
- Battery standby: 150 - 350 hours
Nokia 6101 User Reviews
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Average rating from 100 reviews:
Reviewed by Anna from Croatia on 1st Feb 2006
This phone is not so bad. I don't like the antena, but what can I do?
Nokia is my favorite, and that was the main reason for buying this phone.
Reviewed by 10man from philippines on 31st Jan
Good price. good features. decent camera. decent screen. but the menu
navigation is SOOOOOO FREAKING SLOOOOOOOOWW. after i press the button
it takes almost a full second before the menu screen loads and it is
this slow with most of its menu functions. needless to say that my hands
move way to fast for this phones menu to be able to keep up :(
Reviewed by cardi from wales on 30th Jan 2006
had this phone for over 3 months and im really disappointed with it
- always had nokia's and when i saw they were bringing out a clam phone
i was really exited! I had read other reviews about the lack of memory
but had assumed that i wouldnt need that much so i got it anyway - but
after downloading one ringtone 19kb, three pictures, one game, 19% of
the available contact list and thats it - im left with a full memory!
i cant take any more pictures or download anything - i called the nokia
helpline and explained my problem and i was told that it 'sounded about
right' why have a camera/video recorder if i can only store three pictures!
so im stuck with it until im allowed an upgrade in 9months 1 week and
Reviewed by jema from england on 28th Jan 2006
I H8 TIS FONE IT IS SOOOOOOOOO ANNOYING NOW I HAV A RELI NICE FONE COZ
I COULD NOT PUT UP WIV THIS 1. THE 1 I HAV NOW IS SAMSUNGE530 I WUD
GIVE IT 999 STARS IF I CUD COMPARED 2 THIS!
Reviewed by Madalin from Romania on 27th Jan 2006
It's perfectly, simple!!!
Reviewed by Tara from Australia on 22nd Jan 2006
i just got my nokia today and was very unsure to get it after reading
some reviews. i am sooo glad i bought it, its such an awesome phone.
the colour is great and the cam is excellent! the phone is very well
made! as usual an excellent phone from nokia! if you love the look of
this phone defintly buy it!
Reviewed by Melody from Hong Kong on 20th Jan
Frankly speaking, this phone isn't really target for younger generations.
I bought this phone as a present for my mom at age about 70, and she
is very happy about it because: 1. It is easy to use. 2. The ringtone
is loud enough. 3. Display text is large enough; she doesn't need to
wear her eye-glasses to view them. We already knew that it only supports
little non-expandable memory, no bluetooth, but still, with such built
in media player this design is kind of stupid. We are not complaining...
but isn't the whole issue stupid? Just imagine if Nokia can take off
the media player function, perhaps the price of the phone can be lowered
a bit. Besides, it is SO HARD to connect this phone via USB cable -
blame me for getting so used to bluetooth :>. I end up transferring
all the ringtones and wallpapers to 6101 through another mobile phone's
infrared port. It is not possible to synchronize contacts this way,
but this is not an issue for my mom.. she doesn't use the phone to store
her contacts anyway. Afterall, if you simply use it as a "phone" - not
listening to MP3, okay with low quality camera and display resolution,
and not going to transfer a lot of stuff (ringtones/themes) to the phones,
it is still okay to buy it. But with such limited features, this phone
is obviously over-priced!
Reviewed by Meliha from Norway on 19th Jan 2006
I'v had this phone for about 6 months now, and I'm quite atisfied. I
don't really use the video function, due to the poor quality, but the
pictures come out quite fine. I'm one of those people who don't need
the latest ringtone or game or whatever, so the memory is good too.
I have about 12 pictures on it. The sound is good too, I manage to wake
up in the morning:) The only thing is that the vibration function is
a bit unstable. It sometimes continues vibrating after I answer it!
But it looks really elegant (I have the black and silver one) despite
the antenna, and I also love the keyboard. Completely standard and easy
to use, with nice, big keys. Good when you're contemplating the need
for new glasses :p
Reviewed by Kurt from Ireland on 18th Jan 2006
Why are some people complaining about no bluetooth and a small memory
on this phone. Surely you knew this when you bought it,. so dont complain.
Would be like buying a car with a small engine and complaining about
a lack of power. It's a decent phone that does exactly what it says
on the box !!
Reviewed by Ling bung hua from Hong Kong on 18th
What a disgrace to my mobile phone making heritage. THIS FONE DISHONOURS
OUR ENTIRE CULTURE.
Reviewed by J.P. from France on 17th Jan 2006
What a rubbish phone! Mp3 ringtones but only 4mb memory. Camera and
video but only 4mb memory. No bluetooth. External display only works
half the time. 2006 and an external antenna. Nokia are just full of
Reviewed by Rossouw du toit from SOUTH AFRICA goerge
on 16th Jan 2006
Im not such a huge mobilephone fan but all the ones ive had was nokias
except one that only lasted a month so I keep my trust in nokia and
it keeps me happy, all is good with this phone except for the fact that
the inside screen scratches on the keys when a bit of presure's applied
when the phone is in your pocket and that kinda sucks coz its not cool
owning a phone for one week and the screens already scratched and thats
defenetly a minus and i would say a lak of memory but hey what would
you expect of it for its prise its a give away.
Reviewed by Steve from England on 9th Jan 2006
Nice little phone. Yes, the menu is the 'same old Nokia' menu, but as
with all Nokia's - a) it's simple and functional and b) it doesn't crash.
If you want a good basic clamshell phone without the problems associated
with other brands - then go for it. Yes, the keyboard does feel a little
cheap (the navigation keys in particular) but then - a Nokia, at this
price - what do you expect? I also acknowledge the memory is limited,
but then if you're not downloading ring-tones and videos - does it matter?
I bought this for my partner, she's 30 not 13 :)
Reviewed by Graham from Uk on 9th Jan 2006
i got a 6101, i deleted all my pictures and games to gain memory, but
memory just disappeared, what a load of rubbish, i've always had nokia
but never again
Reviewed by Sara from USA on 8th Jan 2006
Wow, I just got this fone yday and it is great! Great way to start off
the new year with a nice good fone. It is cute, stylish, and love the
black one that i have. And not only that, i got this fone for free!
now thats badass.. haha i love it..
Reviewed by Madalin from Romania on 8th Jan 2006
This phone is excellent. It's design is very cool and has many features.
I have this phone for over 2 months and I didn't had adny problem with
it. If you want a new phone buy the Nokia 6101 and you won't regret.
Reviewed by Mr Barry Doherty from N.IRELAND on
5th Jan 2006
Good points flip phone light camera,video etc easy to use Bad points
No bluetooth memory is awful
Reviewed by Fiona from UK on 4th Jan 2006
Average phone. Naff looking with the body closed only reason i've kept
this phone for so long (on contract had it 4 months) is coz its easy
to text on. sometimes loading of messages and other stuff is really
slow. Also i've noticed other people say it scratches easily. Mines
seems to have been scratched while its been open on the paint. Also
camera not the best. But worst thing i can complain about is she really
c*ap memory! anytime i want something new, a pic or ringtone i have
to delete something yet even tho i have deleted all the pre installed
games!!! it still says i need more memory. I have deleted most of the
pre installed ringtones as well, couldnt even hold the mp3 ringtone
i downloaded and i only have 2 photos on it! pathetic memory. Also its
been having hissy fits with a blank screen coming up on both internal
and external screens so i took the battery and sim card out and it was
ok for a while then started going off its head again whenever i opened
the flip. Only reason i've given it 3 stars is coz its nokia plus its
no a bad looking phone (apart from external antenna) and is easy to
Reviewed by Travis from USA on 3rd Jan 2006
I have had this phone for about 2 months now and i do have to say it
is a good phone. The signal strength is really good. The only thing
i didnt like is that, 1. it HAS voice commands but you have to program
them in yourself and then you cant even program everything. 2. It only
comes with 4.4 MBs of memory (non-expandable) 3. When i download ringtones
they come out all loud and distorted 4. NO BLUETOOTH!!!! Yes the infored
is a good and unique touch and well so is the radio, but they could
have taken the radio out and put more memory AND an MP3 player function
(like the Motorola V710) and would have made this the BEST phone you
can get. I say yes get this phone, its great, no bugs, awsome everything,
yes yes get it. THANK YOU T-MOBILE!!! PS.... Cingular SUXXXXXXXXXXX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(I HATE CINGULAR!!!)
Reviewed by John Relf from U/K & Australia on
3rd Jan 2006
I was one of the unfortunates who bought a Motorola V620 that has never
worked on o2 and the support was non existant from Motorola . Now I
have a phone , my first from Nokia , that actually does what it is supposed
to do , WORK . I'm a Nokia 6101 fan .
Reviewed by laura from jersey on 2nd Jan 2006
the nokia phone company have made a complete mistake with this phone.
They shouldn't be allpwed to sell it. My family always said to me that
the phone was a bit to expensive. So i nagged and begged for it. Then
for my birthday i got it. I was so upset with the memory the camera
the video camera. I even dropped when i was texting because the keys
are sooooo slipery its unbeleivable. My parents couldn't afford it unless
they got it in a sale which they did and they wont give a full refund
for the phone they said we can give you almost the full prise in vouchers
for that shop or you can just simply change it for a phone that full
wack is the price we paid in the sale. So i thought if i was to change
it that phone would or could be even worse although you cant get much
worse then that. It was the most dissapointing present i have ever received
and i am appalled at nokia for making such a rubbish, useless and dissapointing
phone. For kids or adults that the phone is so cool because it is flip
up and has all these features dont be falled. I was and i now am stuck
with a phone that i drop when texting and cant get the full picture
when taking one. So please dont buy this phone all it does is dissapoint.
Reviewed by jonny from united kingdom on 2nd Jan
the nokia 6101 is a good phone i got it for christmas and when i got
it i was a bit concerned coz people doin the reviews said it was poor.it
has got everything u need and it is all very good.ok it doesnt hav huge
memory but it is enough trust me. Its a little bit flimsy but overall
it is a good phone but dont buy it if u dont want to.
Reviewed by chaza from uk on 28th Dec 2005
i got this phone for christmas, and i was worried about the lack of
memory, but if your like me, who doesnt care that much about having
thoooooousands of videos and photos, seriously get this phone!! i cant
get enough of it, its so pretty and amazing and nokias are just simply
the best..... its soooo good!! peace out x
Reviewed by bobby from sweden on 27th Dec 2005
I am really pleased with dis fone which i havnt had long cant put it
down !!! i am not very pleased wiv da memory space on it but it is easy
to use and a nice looking fone so i say apart from da memory its exellent
!!!dont go rushing in to da shop 2 buy it tink about if it is really
a suitable fone first.also i am not very plesed wiv da fact dat wen
i want 2 go on something it wont let me (nokia r u listnin?!)i mean
i bought da fone 2 hav fun on and use and not 2 be told i cant go on
it !!! Stupid hey ???!!Seriously consider den buy !!!!!!derz always
a moral 2 evry story ??
Reviewed by Zoe from UK on 27th Dec 2005
Got this phone, loved it- apart frm a rather small memory. but i was
using it this morning, went downstairs, upstairs 5minutes later and
the display has vanished!!! the screen is jst white and nothin will
display, random breakage as ive not dropped it or anything.
Reviewed by Laura from England on 26th Dec 2005
I love this phone, it is very stylish, not too expencive ( if you know
where to look ), has all original features, including video, fm radio,
everything you need really, but the thing it doesn't include is Bluetooth.
SO thats a bit of a bummer, but potherwise it is brilliant, a very good
make by Nokia. And also a flip!
Reviewed by johnny from n.ireland on 23rd Dec
i think this phones a bit dodgy the paint scratches very easily i slammed
the screen down with a bit of force and a crack appeared com on surely
nokia have found out a way of preventing this stuff from happening !
im sad tht i had to give this phone a poor rating as i was told it was
a brill phone i would strongly reccomened a differnt phone !
Reviewed by Brett from SOUTH AFRICA on 21st Dec
When this phones ad aired on tv I thought WOW! and I went to my local
cell shop and bought one. Well it worked well but let me tell you this
phone scratches and they can look ugly compaired to other nokia phones
I think they cut costs and made this phone out of cheap plastic. A better
bet people is the motorola V550 or V360. In my country they offer more
for your money and have bluetooth.
Reviewed by Jude from St Lucia, WI on 16th Dec
I am a Nokia fan for life!!! Such a great phone and commendable attempt
by Nokia for finally a real flip phone!!Superb features, value for money,
stylish and sexy design. Only drawback not enough memory for video capturing
and lacks bluetooth but who cares.If you want to take lots of pictures
or go bluetoothing, just buy a "flipping" digital camera or a bluetooth
adapter! Remember this is phone. Don't worry with all those bad mouthing
Nokia or this 6101. They just don't wanna admit: they have never seen
a better phone...
Reviewed by TalknShell from USA Texas on 14th
A very nice little phone ~ Has all the elements of a Motorola V series
WITHOUT all the bugs and issues that come with owning a Motorola ~ Any
fan of Nokia will love this phone ~ Being able to change your background
font color and idle screen colors is an awesome eddition ~ Also the
ringer Id's not just caller groups was a brilliant move on Nokia's part
to add ~ Of course the FM radio is a godsend when you are outside working
or on the go for a walk ~ Battery life is good on this phone ~ As well
as the reception, having the 850 picks up nearly anywhere, in fact my
daughter gets great reception on this phone in areas she never got a
strong signal before ~ Good strong vibrate feature ~ Loud ringtones
~ DKU 5 data cable makes installing your own games and ringtones a snap
~ Good memory space too, daughter had like 20 pics on her phone the
other day I had to print out for her ~ Holds lots of extra ringtones
as well as many pre-installed ~ Voice recorder, video recorder, not
being able to zoom on the camers is a drawback though ~ Any questions
I would be glad to answer if you are considering buying this phone just
email me at Talknshell@yahoo.com All in all you wont be dissapointed
in this phone It holds up Nokia's rep as being a leader in the phone
Reviewed by Angela from UK on 9th Dec 2005
Great little phone! Brilliant battery life, includes all the features
I like about Nokias. However don't buy this phone if you want phone
to store videos and pictures on. The memory fills up after 27 photos
and 2 mins of video, in normal mode.
Reviewed by laura from uk on 5th Dec 2005
I dont get all these positive reviews for thise phone. I got one 2 weeks
ago and the keypad was so cheap, the antenna sticking out is such a
nuisance, the outer display is really poor quality and there's hardly
any memory. A sad attempt by nokia to move into the clamshell market.
Even samsung E700 is still better than this piece of junk. Avoid, if
u want a quality clamshell.
Reviewed by Kirsty from England on 1st Dec 2005
It think this phone is brillant. I have been let down by two motorolas
before this phone but the Nokia 6101 is a very good phone and not too
Reviewed by MELVIN THOMAS from UNITED KINGDOM on
24th Nov 2005
I OWN A NOKIA 6101 AND AM VERY PLEASED WITH THE RESULT, HAVING OWNED
MANY OTHER NOKIA'S IN THE PAST I AM WELL AND TRULY PLEASED.
Reviewed by Rachel from Scotland on 23rd Nov 2005
The 6101 is great! The desgin is attractive and it has a lot of features
and a great price! The camera is high quality and the Radio is good
Reviewed by Anjan from India on 21st Nov 2005
Nokia's cutest & most unsophisticated models of a clamshell-shaped mobiles
in the market is Nokia 6101. Although, the features are just ok as far
as the price is concerned, it still lacks certain features like Bluetooth
& at least a 2 megapixel camera, which nowadays people require the most
from their mobiles, be it of any design & brand.
Reviewed by CHRISTELLA from UK on 20th Nov 2005
I've had this phone for 2 weeks and I just want to warn everyone, this
is a cheap & nasty little phone. I just wanted a simple, nice looking
phone and 2 week on, it's a wreck. The white paint finish is chipping
off and the shiny chrome edgeing is coming off aswell. Tesco have refused
to refund, I will have to cover it up with a plastic phone cover. A
total waist of money!
Reviewed by mike from PHILIPPINES on 20th Nov
The nokia 6101 is simple and great. The screen is clean and clear. The
keypad is not too small to strain your hand. Camera's a lot better than
the K700i especially in night mode. Simply amazing.
Reviewed by Alex from Romania on 17th Nov 2005
A VERY GOOD PHONE....BUT THE MEMORY(4.4MB) :((
Reviewed by danny from australia on 16th Nov 2005
this phone is good with the function and features such as the video
camera and the style of the phone looks good as well but IT ONLI HAS
4.4 megabytes memory AND HAS NO MMC CARD SLOT
Reviewed by Zaid from Jordan on 8th Nov 2005
I love this phone it is great its got a lot of great features and xtra
features, its got a good essential camera, video recorder and a voice
recorder that you can make a ringtone out of (great tool to transfer
mp3 and make ringtones)the nokia 6101 only lakes 2 things, bluetooth
and the flip mechanism, i dont really care about blue tooth but like
meybe around two years or so your phone will start loosin its flip mechanism
and start getting loose (have to get it tightened at a nokia dealer)
over all ill give it a 5star rating, it has never laged never got stuck
and it is a really good phone for the price. great phone great deal
great company, thank you nokia.
Reviewed by KeLlY from UK on 7th Nov 2005
i luv this fone 2 bits its the gr8est the onli let down is the memory
but it got enuf space 4 wt u need i mean we onli fill our fones wit
junk neways its the best fne it gt everyting u need on a fne the cams
good n i luv it i mean i dnt care wot fne i gt as long as it looks good
n it gt a camera i luv it n u shud buy it its brill!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by mark from uk on 7th Nov 2005
Stylish design but the memory is too small to make any use of the camera,
video and mp3 ringtones. The quality of the screen is also not as good
as those from samsung or motorola. Good for everyday use though.
Reviewed by Chloe-Nokia 6101 lover! from U.K on
3rd Nov 2005
When I decided on getting this phone I was really worried after reading
some of the reviews on this site but though I would go ahead with it
anyway. I mean how bad could it be? The answer to that question is not
at all! I have had this phone for 1 week now and love all the features
on it! It looks great, works great, the whole thing really! The FM Radio
is amazing not like the poor quality radios that nokia have produced
in the past (no offence to them!) and I treat this phone like my wickle
baby so my advice woyld be to just buy it! :)
Reviewed by ashleigh from uk on 2nd Nov 2005
Sexy sleek and stylish well worth the buy
Reviewed by Melvin from India on 29th Oct 2005
What a phone for a non business user....
Reviewed by Vikram Gamadia from India on 29th
I was using a Nokia 6260 earlier until it was stolen from my work place
!!!! had a lot of stuff on it (6260), & was realy sad on loosing my
priced possession, My aunt gifted this phone to me, judging it by its
looks (that are OK), she dsnt know much about mobile phones,& a proper
demonstration wsnt given, so she just got it,, Overall i would NOT BUY
SUCH A PHONE.. Its useless, No bluetooth, No Mem Card, Whats the Use
of having a EDGE GPRS if you cannot download what you want..Its realy
Upsetting..Im still using it anyways,,I am going to buy the Nokia 6630,,i
have used it for a couple of days & its GR8.. DNT BUY 6101, ITS NOT
Reviewed by myca from Philippines on 28th Oct
Oh my! This is one incredibly sweet + stylish! I'm asking my Dad for
one and I'm complaining about my N6600. Hahaz
Reviewed by Vivek Tallam from INDIA on 28th Oct
Its Good, But not expandable memory. camera resolution is not as ggod
as expected compared to Samsung X640. Overall Its worth the Buy
Reviewed by Rod from England on 25th Oct 2005
Buy it, it's worth your money. Truly awesome and stylish. I really love
it. 5 stars for this Nokia wonder.
Reviewed by Milda from Lithuania on 24th Oct 2005
STYLISH and very easy to use. I ENJOY THE RADIO FOr an average user
it's GREAT But..yeahhh ..Bluethooth would be nice.
Reviewed by sarah from Ireland on 22nd Oct 2005
Too big, too few functions and not very good construction quality. Also
memory is not enough if u want to store lots of photos/videos or ringtones,
especially mp3 ringtones which take up a lot of space.
Reviewed by James from Spain on 20th Oct 2005
Buy it ! Far better than that Samsung junk ! I´m a proud owner
of a 6101.
Reviewed by mian umari from pakisan on 18th Oct
i am a big lover of mobile phones . i have this phone as gift from my
aunti .this phone really upset me .i am relly shocked when i come to
know it has no blue tooth and very short memory .so please dont buy
Reviewed by Jaf from England on 15th Oct 2005
This fone is the best . Its looks are very stilish the memory is a bit
poor though but o well i dont need lots of memory. The ringtones are
phat and the photos you take are very good aswell. I think you should
buy it if u are interested in buying 1. This fone should last me years
coz i normly get a new fone in 2 years.
Reviewed by jack from uk on 14th Oct 2005
Had this phone for a week before i returned it. Nice phone overall but
keypad was very cheap on mine and felt very wobbly. External screen
is also bad quality and hard to read. Biggest letdown though is the
very small memory.
Reviewed by Todor Videv from Bulgaria on 13th
This is the best phone ever. I used to have C65 and can tell that this
one is a 10000000000... better! The other one was freezing on occasional
times, screen too small, etc. So buy it, it's worth every penny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by Chris from USA on 12th Oct 2005
Im a big lover of nokia phones, but this one made me very upset... Dont
get me wrong the features and style and all is great, but the MEMORY...
GOSH THE MEMORY is freakin bad. That where the problem is, i downloaded
my ringtones and wallpaper, then tries taking picture... I said ok i'll
delete some stuff, i did and u know what, still not enough memory. I
Though when u delete something it will free up space, not the case with
my phone. Not gonna say dont buy but, really think about it before you
Reviewed by Reboot from Spain on 8th Oct 2005
I recieved "my preciouss" last thursday and I must say I was very excited
and nervous. I read all the reviews and I was afraid of having wasted
my money (in fact, no money, I managed to get it in exchange of my Telefonica
Movistar's renewal program points). When I opened the box... I nearly
drop the phone to the floor, 'cause I opened it the wrong side, but
I managed to catch it on the fly. After this small issue, I began carefully
to read the instructions (First charge, first steps...) and swapping
my GMS card from my veteran Nokia 8310 to my recent acquisition. I switched
it ON immediatly and began to surf through the menus. All Nokia-style,
so nothing different, except for the memory folder navigation and themes
stuff. I must say it's a little bit slow. It's not SLOW, but a little
bit laggy when refreshing the screen, but it's barely noticeable. Not
really an issue. When I read people complaining about the low speed
of this mobile I asked myself if it was going to be worse than the 8310.
Obviously NOT!. The 8310 is a real pain in the neck when dealing with
the messages list, or with any list greater than 10 items. This one
is faster. I only find it slow when typing SMS at lightspeed or when
surfing into the themes folder, because the preview thing makes the
surfing slow. But that's all. Its low capacity memory... Okay 2'4 Megs
it's nothing out of this world, but it's enough for your photos and
a few MP3-tones. You are not going to use a mobile phone for playing
MP3, are you? Or are you ready to waste your battery in a couple of
months? No zoom camera. Jesus! it's a mobile phone, not a camera. It
makes photos, but you are not supposed to get the pulitzer with them.
You can retouch your photos later in your comp. You can even touch'em
a little bit in the mobile phone. No bluetooth. Okay, I knew. I've never
had bluetooth, so, what makes the difference? Just one real issue: The
cover stains with your fingerprints very easily. And you have to be
wiping it constantly with a cloth. But that's all. I love this phone.
It's nothing out of this world, but I love this cutie. :D
Reviewed by Muhammad Adam Ali from Bangladesh on
7th Oct 2005
Nokia 6101 seems to be a great phone. But its memory so limited! I like
to buy a new one.
Reviewed by Sam from Australia on 7th Oct 2005
Its a really nice looking phone, and thats what usually makes me bye
them. But this one is really something you cant ignore, in the baad
way! Its memory is soooooo bad. I hardly take that many pics, just of
me and my friends, and sometimes some movies. Only, like a few seconds
worth. And it said that the memory was full after only 5 pictures. 5!
I dont really care that it doesnt have bluetooth, I'm not really fussed
about that stuff. But I like the idea where you take the photo, and
for once on a nokia phone, you can see what your taking. It did seem
a bit "flimsy", and for the price i paid, i would probably say it wasn't
worth it. Honestly, i would recomend you dont buy this phone, it looks
really nice, but actually buy it if you will like it after a week. Ok,
thats my oppinion anyway. C ya
Reviewed by Yuppie from Philippines on 29th Sep
Good Deal! Stylist and hot chunck of hunk! Simplicity is the best. The
best user friendly phone because it's Nokia. It got all the functionalities
that I want - camera, radio, video recorder, voice recorder, calendar,
notepad etc. It's nothing fancy just the right stuff. But don't buy
it so I would be one of the few who have it haha.
Reviewed by Disappointed! from UK on 28th Sep
Had the phone for two weeks then took it back. The mini display screen
(LCD) on the outside of the phone cracked on the inside...even tho'
I hadn't dropped it, banged it or given it any reason at all to break.
The phone itself feels quite flimsy and not at all resilient. Nokia
almost get it right with this phone, I love the clamshell design - but
it needs to be alot sturdier. The only other negative point was that
it was often difficult to hear callers, even with the volume turned
up full whack. Actually using the phone was fine - loved all the other
features - with all the familiar Nokia menus etc. If Nokia improve the
case design, they would have a great phone.....as it is tho' be prepared
for yours to break sometime soon!
Reviewed by DJ from England on 27th Sep 2005
Anyone know how i stop the damn phone from repeating the tone after
a text message is sent? Apart from that im made up with it
Reviewed by alex from united kingdom on 26th Sep
i think this fone is nothing special and the camera is rubbish. it is
overpriced for what it has but it is very nice looking. average fone
Reviewed by Michael from Malaysia on 24th Sep
PROUD OWNER OF NOKIA 6101. FINALLY A SIMPLE PHONE WITHOUT ALL THE BELLS
AND WHISTLES AND IT'S EXTREMLY STYLISH TOO !! I GIVE 4 STARS
Reviewed by Richard from uk on 18th Sep 2005
i got this fone bcoz it is sexy an stylish it hasnt got bluetooth but
has infrared, camera is quality,it hasnt got much memory but who cares
we always fill r fones with junk neway its got enough memory for the
tingz we need... buy this fone ppl
Reviewed by Debbie from Wales on 9th Sep 2005
I recently bought this phone and sent it straight back, memory space
is appauling downloaded a couple of ringtones and it said the memory
was full and wanted me to delete something to make room. Sound quality
on ringtones are rubbish and there aren't may features. I've now got
a Samsung E530 instead and it is a million times better
Reviewed by anna from germany on 7th Sep 2005
Not what i expected. The screen isnt nearly as good as those from sonyericsson
or samsung, camera is average, ringing volume isnt loud enough, the
external display cant be read very well in daylight and cant be seen
at all under direct light, memory is very small, menu is outdated (still
the same old nokia menu) and the graphics are very poor. If u need a
basic phone in nice clamshell design than this is fine, otherwise look
Reviewed by holly from ireland on 27th Aug 2005
buy it buy it buy it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! very good value for
money and easy to operate. has all that is needed in a phone and has
all the excellent quality you expect from a nokia!
Reviewed by leah from uk on 26th Aug 2005
i used 2 have a samsung, now i have gone bak 2 having a nokia. my boyf
says that i have got a "good phone" coz i have got a nokia again!!!!!!!
ilove the fone. my mum got the white 1 and i was so jealous, i went
& bought the black 1!!!!!!!
Reviewed by ashlin from UK on 24th Aug 2005
hey i just got this phone!! i have been waiting for this phone for about
a month!!! this phone has a great design but it lacks memory space!!
some people have said it lacks BLUETOOTH but that doesn't make a difference
to me!!!! ~*~*~BUY THIS PHONE!!!~*~*~
Reviewed by lauren g from uk on 22nd Aug 2005
this cute icle phoney woney is the most cutest most sexiest creature
i have ever seen.ITS HOT!!! i suggest you you buy this hunk in shioning
armour and give a place to sleep!!!!u no what i mean!! wink wink!!!;)
go on!!!!! gooo onnn!!gggooo ooonnn!!!! gibe him a home!!! hell love
you asllong as you return the favour!!! buy it and everyt 1 will be
Reviewed by vicky from london on 21st Aug 2005
At first i was very pleased with this phone - it has all the latest
stuff like mp3 ringtones, radio, camera, video... I only realised later
how useless this functions are when memory wont allow u to store more
than a couple mp3 tones or a couple of videos and a few snaps. Useless!!
Sent it back and waiting for my E530 to arrive:))))
Reviewed by Sean from Scotland on 19th Aug 2005
Í Thínk thát thís Fóné ís qúálíty!!
Reviewed by lauren g from uk on 15th Aug 2005
this phone is small, compact and you can fit easily in your pocket.
i wanted to check out the camera quality, so i decided to take a picture
of a small insect. the results were absolutely immensely intenceifying!!!!!!!!!!!!!this
phone is my ickle baby and i love him to bitz!!!!!!!! gooo onnnn!!!!!
GIVE ONE A HOME AND MAke him happy!!!!!!!!!go on go on!!! u no u want
Reviewed by Mr Blobby from ENGLAND (we'll beat the aussie's
in the ashes!) on 14th Aug 2005
great little phone 4 the price wish it had bluetooth but infrared will
do.Memory space small but can download them on my pc.all in all a great
phone! BUY IT! THE GREATEST PHONE EVA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by Rachel from UK on 11th Aug 2005
i thought this phone would be really good but my mum finally got it
and it is totally junk !!! DO NOT BUY IT !!
Reviewed by Tobias from UK on 8th Aug 2005
Its ok .... It is not fantastic.Got it home unboxed it,played with it
for two days and then took it back and got a refund.Its menu system
is slow,no bluetooth and not much memory.I wouldn't recommend buying
it,it looks and feels cheap.I hoped for a lot more from nokia..Yes it
is better than nokia other attempts at clamshell phone's..but its overpriced
and a cheap plastic feel.Much better other phone's around.I am a nokia
fan(I text a lot)But this is a bit of a let down.I will probally invest
in 6230i..freinds have them and they look and feel good.Dont pay big
pounds if your are going to buy one.You can get them fairly cheap if
you look around and would really like one..Its no a bad phone...But
is not a good phone for the money either.More memory and bluetooth may
a have made it more attractive..and a better build quality !
Reviewed by Neil from UK on 6th Aug 2005
Looked around for a while for this phone.Finally got it for just over
a 100 quid at Tesco.Its not worth it,half that yes any no more.Typical
Nokia good menu system and does what you expect....except it eat's up
it's 5 meg of memory easily.Start shooting a few pictures and few sounds
and you are out of memory.The from Tesco it is in a grey/off white mix
of colour.It has a very plastic feel and look !.No i wouldn't recommend
buying it.Its feels and looks cheap.Its got a better feel than other
nokia flip phones...But I took it bad and swapped it for a 6230 worth
the extra 30 qiud .
Reviewed by Jo Farley from Liverpool, England on
1st Aug 2005
I was impressed when I first got the Nokia 6101, neat and chunky like
the other Nokis flip phones. Big display screen, easy to text. Only
major drawback for me was lack of memory - only had the phone a day
and already it is saying memory full and that's with 3 photo images
taken and 2 small videos stored. I going back to O2 to change it for
the Nokia 6230i.
Reviewed by josh from uk on 30th Jul 2005
really good outstanding
Reviewed by george from united kingdom on 30th
very good little stylish phonegood looks good stuff and the right phone
for me u should buy it
Reviewed by Mr Young from UK on 27th Jul 2005
Very good phone well worth getting
Reviewed by Jason from UK on 26th Jul 2005
Have been desperate for this 6101 for many months, and finally bought
it yesterday. The reason I bought it was due to the fact I got the Samsung
E720 last week on contract, and like many people, have been left dissapppinted
by the speech clarity. All in all, the Samsung is a far better looking
phone than the Nokia 6101. Samsung's features are far more superior,
the screens, and camera quality is exceptional, but like many have said,
a phone is there to make and receive calls, so whats the point. Regarding
the 6101, it is a good looker in its own way, small, compact and sexy
however, BIGGEST problem, the software seems too slow! This is the only
hiccup I have yet found, otherwise it is a a beaut.
Reviewed by JM from Philippines on 26th Jul 2005
Great phone for a great price! i'm so excited, i'm gonna have one on
Saturday! i can't wait for that day! i only wished it had a bigger memory,
or a card slot, but anyways, the price is just right...
Reviewed by Lisa from UK on 14th Jul 2005
Great little phone, easy to use as all nokias are, no bluetooth but
was not bothered about that. Very happy with it got it as a free upgrade
on Vodafone through phones4u today...
Reviewed by ROMAN NAGY from CROATIA on 7th Jul
From the first moment I sow the comercial for that phone I wish to buy
him... I just couldnt wait for the day when he come to our shop 27.06.05.
and I buy it... After 10 days of using I can realy say I got on him
just what I need,... I dont think that the price is to high.. I can
recomended this excelent designed phone to all business people , as
I am, to get the better impression when they come to theyrs business
Reviewed by Mollie from England on 7th Jul 2005
Got this phone just today, so far no probs but I guess it's early days!
I know O2 etc are all making out that it's not available yet but it's
been selling online for days at a pretty good £175 (that's sim free,
which is what I got).
Reviewed by Shawn from London on 26th Jun 2005
Ok, so this is a big improvement from the horrible 7200 and the halfway
there 6170 & 7270 but it's come a little too late. Samsung has already
started to implement higher resolution screens, internal antenna and
bluetooth in all their mid-range phones (E530, E620). This has an external
antenna (??), screen is of high quality but resolution is only 128x160,
memory is only about 4.5mb, it doesnt have mp3 player (only mp3 ringtones),
camera is only vga and there's no bluetooth (again!!). The only added
bonus here is the radio and for £200 that is not enough. For an extra
£20 i can get the E720 with megapixel camera, bluetooth and 20x bigger
Reviewed by Barry Carr from Ireland on 24th Jun
Excellent flip phone from Nokia, not bulky, perfect texting (as always
with Nokia). Modern design. Volume does not seem to be as loud as the
Reviewed by suze from UK on 20th Jun 2005
Great looking phone much better and smaller than the fabric nokia flip
phone, really comfortable to hold and trusty nokia, great for people
who cant live stand complicated phones, BUY IT!!!
Reviewed by Charles from Trinidad on 18th Jun
I find this phone looks like the best nokia flip top. I really wanna
buy it but i waiting to hear the complaints first.LoL
Reviewed by charlotte from USA on 15th Jun 2005
got this phone from america it looks horrible, dont be fooled by the
nice pictures on the computer screen
Reviewed by Ruthie from England on 15th Jun 2005
Hey everyone, i emailed o2 yday as i was anxious about when this cool
phone would be launched. Unfortunatly, it isnt being released on the
15th and they've said full details will be up on the 27th june! Hope
this helps everyone!
Reviewed by Mo from UK on 5th Jun 2005
GOOD BUT LACKS CRUCIAL FEATURE BLUETOOTH!!
Reviewed by Will Nichols from United Kingdom on
1st Jun 2005
Right.... i have just recieved an email from 02 telling me the launch
date is 15th of june so i shall have to wait another 15 days to get
it. this model is extremely well designed and would recomend it to younger
generation teenagers :)
Reviewed by Adel El Husseiny from Egypt on 31st
Good phone nokia.
Reviewed by imran younas from pakistan on 27th
it is beautiful fine
Reviewed by Kyle from Australia on 25th May 2005