Nokia 6110 Navigator Review
In a nutshell: A compact alternative to the Nokia N95, the 6110
Navigator is the best GPS-equipped mobile phone we've seen yet. Whilst
the 2 megapixel camera disappoints, the 6110 offers almost everything
else: a music player, an FM radio, loads of memory, HSDPA, quadband
and Bluetooth. This should be top of the list for anyone seriously interested
in a GPS-equipped phone.
Review: October 2007.
The Nokia N95 was Nokia's best-selling
smartphone of 2007, and now here comes a second smartphone with built-in
GPS navigation: the 6110 Navigator.
The 6110 is a nicely finished slide phone that's more compact than
its big brother, the N95, but surprisingly a little heavier. It's definitely
a lot more refined than the N95 in the looks department, and we prefer
the keypad too, even though the top row of keys are slightly awkward
to access if you have large fingers. There are dedicated keys for the
Navigator (GPS), the camera, a Symbian application launcher key, and
a customisable "My Own" key. As well as a rear-facing video
camera, there's a front -facing main camera with a sliding lens protector.
The first impressions are very much of a phone that has been carefully
thought out and is both nice to look at and nice to hold.
The GPS feature is the main reason for choosing the 6110, and we have
to say that we like it a lot. In fact it's a better implementation of
a GPS system than in the N95. By pressing the dedicated Navigator key
you can quickly get into the application, and finding a location is
simplicity itself (you can enter a street address, postcode, or a business
name) and fast too. UK & Ireland maps are pre-installed on the memory
card supplied and the large 2.2 inch QVGA display shows your location
very clearly. Turn arrows are clearly displayed to guide you turn-by-turn
to your destination, and voice guidance is also available (recommended
As well as basic maps and directions, the system also includes points
of interest, such as restaurants, petrol stations and sites. You can
access the maps and points of interest quickly using the Navigator key
even if you haven't programmed a destination. In addition, there are
optional subscription services available, such as traffic reports, weather
forecasts and travel guides. The Nokia Map Manager software (included)
lets you manage and transfer additional maps to and from your PC. Another
novel and useful feature is the ability to send a location map (with
directions) via MMS - useful for finding people, or helping them find
you! Overall, the Navigator's GPS system is very impressive and works
well, within the limitations of a mobile phone. One advantage that the
6110 has over conventional GPS systems is that it uses assisted GPS
(APGS), which combines information from the satellite and the mobile
phone network to improve its location-finding ability. Neat! We'd be
dishonest if we suggested that the 6110 can match the ease-of-use of
a TomTom, and the best use of the 6110 is probably for pedestrians.
You'll certainly find it very useful when out and about on foot.
The Navigator functions are the big selling point of the phone, but
it has all of the other functions that we've come to expect from a high-spec
phone too. These include a well-specified media player with high quality
audio, plus an FM radio with Visual Radio support, as well as a rather
average camera (2 megapixels; no autofocus). 3G video calling is supported,
and the phone supports 3.5G with HSDPA for download speeds up to 3.6
Mbps. Push email is supported, with a document viewer, and you can browse
the web with the built-in web browser. One interesting feature of the
6110 is the Message Reader application: with one touch of the "My
Own" key this will read aloud your text messages and email. This
ties in with the idea of using the GPS navigation in a car.
In conclusion, the Nokia 6110 Navigator is a very nicely designed and
compact smartphone. Its GPS implementation is the best we've seen, and
most features that we'd like to see are included. The camera is a bit
of a disappointment, but you can't have everything! Apart from the camera
and the lack of a WiFi connection, it offers virtually everything that
the N95 has, but at a substantially lower price. We'd recommend it!
Features of the Nokia 6110 Navigator include:
- Series 60 Symbian SmartPhone
- 2 megapixel camera with 4x digital zoom and flash
- Secondary video camera for 3G video calling
- Photo and video editors
- Display: 16 million colours, 240 x 320 pixels (2.2 inches)
- Music player
- FM radio with Visual Radio
- Messaging: SMS, MMS, Instant messaging, Audio Messaging, push email
with document attachment viewer
- Java applications
- Internet: GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA up to 3.6Mbps
- Connectivity: Bluetooth, USB
- Memory: 40 Mbytes plus microSD card (expandable to 8 Gbytes)
- Quadband (GSM 850/900/1800/1900) plus 3.5G (WCDMA 2100 HSDPA)
- Size: 101 x 49 x 20 mm
- Weight: 125g
Nokia 6110 Navigator User Reviews
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Average rating from 56 reviews:
Reviewed by aziz chachar from pakistan on 12th
i need nokia 6110 navigtor bcase its best speaker system sound
Reviewed by Aman from india on 13th Apr 2011
it is very beautiful phone & its sound is hq sound
Reviewed by Mary_Anne from South Africa on 9th
I cannot get the gps on the Nokia 6110 activated. I have problems with
my eysight and need the voice to navigate me. Is there a problem with
the Nokia 6110's gps voice? What can I do about it? Please help
Reviewed by Bikash from India on 20th Sep 2010
very good phone
Reviewed by Nerius from Cameroon on 29th Jul 2010
In fact the phone is a nice one and i encourage anybody who needs a
phone to buy this mark.
Reviewed by Nick from Australia on 3rd May 2010
Ok brought this phone may of 2009 on clearance for $299 bucks at optus
world in Australia. I brought this phone due to the fact that my old
k800i aerial was very hard getting reception and at my place I was not
able to whatsoever in addition (damage the aerial after hitting it on
the floor out of frustration), In addition I indented to buy a gps since
I have got my license and wanted to get know the town where I’m
taking my university studies and since I needed a new phone and a GPS
I went for a all in one. I also wanted to try out a nokia phone for
a change from a sony ericsson. Biggest mistake ever! This phone is the
worse phone I have; even worse than my Samsung d900i (see review on
recommended buys in November 2007). The reason why I don’t like
this phone is the camera was horrible, I know it’s a 2mega pixel
camera but the quality does not justify, adding application is a pain
in the bum, the screen flickers when I’m sending a text message,
the vib ration is so loud that if I put it on a table or a bench top
it can be heard from the other side of the room, the software on it
is buggy that sometime even if I do a simple task like checking my messages
its freezes and I have to pull out the battery and lose the battery
life from full to half full, the battery life at best will be 2 days
and just having like the Bluetooth on will decrease to one day, the
phone feels so cheap and feels like it will break in no time, the keypad
is horrible, the memory card flap will snap off, the GPS antenna can
and will not work which leads to the GPS unable to function which make
the whole idea of this phone useless and the earpiece speaker will not
work and you are unable to hear the caller clearly. I have had it with
this phone and I have been very disappointed with nokia since when I
tried to call them in regards to this phone I got a call back from nokia
automated service who didn’t even speak English! I’m also
disgusted at optus as well since I had to took this phone three times
to get it repaired and this lead me having to buy a new phone and a
new garmin gps. I have since switched from optus to 3 because of optus
disgusting service and the way how they treat their customers. I thought
I will never buy a Samsung phone again but since purchase a Samsung
f480i has changed my opinion of Samsung phone for the better and I will
never buy a nokia phone (or any slide phone in fact) again until nokia
get its act together and this phone now sits on top of my wardrobe not
Reviewed by Jim from UK on 3rd Nov 2009
Used the 6110 navigator for 2 years. Lots of useful features (e.g.calc,currency
converter) and the GPS is exactly why I bought it and didn't disappoint.
Only feature on GPS not reliable is the time to reach the destination.
It thinks you travel at 60mph all the way, so underestimates travel
times. Have now upgraded to a 5800 as the menu, navigator and cancel
buttons have stopped working.
Reviewed by Cathy from UK on 21st Oct 2009
I've had this phone 2 years now, didn't like the keypad to start with
as it's flat, but got used to it. It's been the best phone I've had
by far, love the features and is easy to use. The camera is ok, just
difficult to get focus sometimes, but love the fact that it can be covered
when not in use. I like the chunkines as I can find it in my bag when
it's ringing. It's been dropped more times than it should be and pretty
much still looks like new and has never been in for repairs. Recently
got the upgrade 6210 and it's poor quality in comparison.
Reviewed by regret from malasie on 8th Apr 2009
i`ve been using nav 6110 for more than a year.its been sent to the shop
twice cos of broken cable.u need to be gentle with the slide otherwise
the cable wont last long.to be fair i`ve dropped it a few times,haha...but
i was told by the phone mechanic if u r a heavy user avoid slider...if
u still luv slider get a korean made...nokia still got to do some catching
in this area....other than that the 6110 is real nice to own...adobe
reader,msoft off,gps...i luv the phone but the sliding mechanism is
cheapskate tomorrow off to trade in n get a candybar...the 5800 seems
cheap for its features....
Reviewed by hilary hanbury from GB on 29th Jan
I disagree about the camera. I bought the phone so I could have everything
in one handy package and took it to India.The camera function was great
and the photos sharp and clear. It's a brilliant answer if you want
to travel light.
Reviewed by John Van Niekerk from NZ. on 26th
The best phone. I have relocated from SA to NZ. I would like to know
how to reset the maps on phone to NZ maps?
Reviewed by Chris B from South Africa on 13th
I have this phone and am extremely happy with it. It has all the features
one can use. A small and compact gadget that clearly suits my needs.
The GPS system is great. I have experienced that at times it takes a
while to get my exact position, however, once logged, it guides me to
my destination without failure. I have downloaded the "Sports-tracker"
package as I cycle, and this does not skip a beat. This GPS system is
awsome. I can keep track of all my activities, calculate distances etc.
This phone is a piece of genius. If your loved one seems to get lost
alot, get them one of these. It will save time, frustration and you
will have alot more time together. I give this phone a 9.5 out of 10.
The only reason it is 9.5 is because it cant make coffee for me in the
morning. Excelent value for money. Take care of your phone and it will
take care of you. Its almost 2 years now that I have had my phone and
nothing has failed. I use it for business, so its used well. not even
keypad wear is seen yet. You can keep all other phones, I am keeping
this one forever.
Reviewed by david from england on 26th Dec 2008
for some strange reason I can't get the bluetooth to work with headphones
- i think this is a design limitation. Otherwise very very good, if
a little thick/heavy.
Reviewed by amar from india on 11th Dec 2008
Reviewed by Kaizer from Malaysia on 9th Nov 2008
I've been using this phone for more than a year now, and is by far the
most reliable phone I've ever used. The OS is rock-solid stable and
speedy, unlike my previous N73. The GPS is a pleasure to use (I personally
recommend Garmin XT Mobile app for best experience). The screen is beautiful
and the stereo speakers are surprisingly loud for a mobile. Good battery
life too: it lasts up to 4-6 days. Every other feature seems to work
fine. The camera is strictly average though, and it lacks Wi-Fi. But
its plus points far outweight the bad. Definitely another satisfied
Reviewed by Slow Joe from South Africa on 21st
Excellent phone but does anyone know the lock code for it? When i switch
my phone on it asks me for a lock code and i dont know how to get one
Reviewed by Rob from UK on 20th Oct 2008
What an amazing phone. I have a major issue with the build quality (or
lack of it) though... I got this phone 8 months ago, and the first impression
was that it was made of quite thin plastic. The buttons are merely bits
of plastic glued down to the keypad, and there isn't much feel when
pressing the buttons. Also, the top (1,2,3,) buttons are close to the
main body of the phone, which makes them tricky to press. The slide
function is fine. The screen is big and bright (but difficult to see
in sunlight, the same as other phones). The phone is quite large and
chunky, and relatively heavy, due to the amount of features crammed
into the phone. The camera is not great, even though it's 3MP, which
is surprising. Video quality is pretty good, though. Web browsing is
pretty functional with the OS, and its easier to navigate around pages
given the on-screen cursor, which is similar to the more expensive palm
devices. Call quality is fine. Battery life is very good (except for
when using the GPS!) The main feature is obviously the sat nav. This
is absolutely brilliant! If you rarely use sat nav (when walking or
driving), then having it available on a phone is really useful. OK,
it will never stand up against a dedicated sat nav, but it works brilliantly.
Altogether a great phone-cum-satnav. My main issue with this phone though
is the build quality: After 8 months the microphone stopped working
(the other caller couldn't hear me). This was sent back to my network
provider, who informed me that the fault was caused by "water damage".
My phone has never been wet, or used in damp areas. I was informed that
"water damage" occurs even with atmospheric moisture (i.e. humidity).
Some of my friends have had the same "water damage" with their phones...
I've never had this problem before, and it seems to be a relatively
"new" affliction. I would assume that as phones are made more cheaply,
they aren't made to last anymore. As a long time Nokia fan, it appears
that the quality of their phones is deteriorating. It's a shame, but
this was a great phone, which is now rendered useless through substandard
build and/or materials.
Reviewed by Aimar from Malaysia on 8th Oct 2008
great but i dont know where to download malaysia map. the camera is
Reviewed by urvashi from south africa on 16th
this phone has all the features one needs, for personal use...i just
love...it is an all purpose phone...
Reviewed by bnny from Belgium on 4th Aug 2008
nice phone, complete functions
Reviewed by Andre from United Kingdom on 9th Jul
I have had the phone for about 2 weeks now. The GPS is brilliantly simple
to use, and the voice is loud and clear. I get a connection within seconds
with A-GPS. All the other phone functions seem to work very well, and
although it is a little thicker than some other phones, it is very compact
to hold. My dad is jealous of this phone already. Remember, voice quality
varies depending on your geographical position and service provider.
Mine is excellent so far. Battery life is great. I think it would go
to around 7 days standby. The screen is clear and easy to use, and even
visible during sunlight! If you want a to do everything, but nothing
in particular very well, go for the N95. If you want a phone which has
awesome GPS, but no Wifi, and does everything else solidly, go for this
Reviewed by Olamide from NIGERIA on 4th Jul 2008
the best fone I have ever used.
Reviewed by Alex Ben from India on 27th Jun 2008
Good Phone. Only limitations are WiFi rest is the best you can have,
if you are looking for good features at low price. All symbian phones
have issue of getting stuck and rebooting. May be solved in later software
Reviewed by mario hoxha from Albania on 19th Jun
i love that telephone
Reviewed by Andrew T from UK on 10th Jun 2008
This Phone is not a patch on my Sony Ericsson K800i when it comes to
build quality. However, the GPS is good (have outrun it's capabilities
on the Motorbike). The telephone isn't great, it crashes a lot etc.Glad
I kept the Sony!
Reviewed by jools from peterlee on 9th Jun 2008
this phone is great sat nav is not just for the boys its fun and easy
to manage i luv it. it is a bit heavier than what im use to but its
Reviewed by Les from Republic of Ireland on 26th
Sat nav is great and its a real all rounder. The 2 megapixel camera
is sufficient for everyday use the multi interface function is really
handy although I had a Nokia 6300 before this and the calendar was far
far superior in the 6300 which is a great pity as its the only thing
negative about the 6110 in my opinion.
Reviewed by AndyA from UK on 19th May 2008
I have had this phone for a week and got it based on the reviews on
here. It's the best phone I've ever owned by a country mile. I had to
go to a supplier the other day and was out of my area. I googled for
the nearest supplier, punched the code into the Sat Nav and it came
up with a route. The whole process took less than 2 mins. My customer
told me that I would struggle as her TomTom struggled in the area to
get a position and often took 5 mins to work. What more can I say. It's
an awesome piece of kit.
Reviewed by Christ_geo90 from Indonesia on 18th
I Love It
Reviewed by Richard Carter from Ireland on 28th
Great phone, have just updated to Route 66 Mobile 8 with new maps, came
on disk. loaded up, but found you can not use the Navigator button,
you have to go into the menue. Route 66 say it needs new firmware, and
Nokia site says there is none. The truth is there is a firmware update,
but it seems it is only to europe not UK & Ireland , could not download
new maps via phone at a cost of ¤49 had to buy Route 66 sofware at ¤69.00,
firmware installed on phone is 3.5 new firmware is 4.2. Seems a pityyou
can not use the navigator key, otherwise a great phone had mine 5 moths
and no problems.
Reviewed by David Wilson from UK on 19th Apr 2008
I have had my Nokia Navigator for 6 months now I find it totally brilliant;
have just come back from Rome, before I went I downloaded the city map
of Rome for 9 Euro, and it was a god send, it took us every where we
want to go. I land marked the Hotel on arrival and just entered our
chosen sights to visit, it then showed the route, how far it was and
how long to walk there, then entered the Hotel to get the route back,
just superb. The mp3 player was great for the flight and for music in
the room. Every other feature is bril to, my only gripe with this phone
is the battery life, lasts about a day, but this seems a trend with
modern Nokia phones. This is an excellent phone. 4 Stars for the battery
Reviewed by firstname.lastname@example.org from malaysia on
18th Apr 2008
It hard for me in new place so I need nokia 6110 navigator to take me
to place. At first I happy to use it but later I can use my navigator.
It not working? Write down need to upgrade. So I take it back to the
shop. I was shock to hear that it need to pay to use. I use all my money
to buy this phone. New job no friends here. Is they anyone can help
me get the nokia map manager.
Reviewed by Biz from UK on 9th Apr 2008
Have had this phone for 6 months now, the best of Nokia so far, without
any doubts. The Navigator actually works without any extra cost and
Reviewed by foz from uk on 8th Apr 2008
i hated this fone it was alriyt at first but just got annoying and its
rather pointless when you can have a satnav lg viewty amazing
Reviewed by HASS from AUSTRAlia on 3rd Apr 2008
the best phoen ever i have seen in my life and bes tt hing of phone
is buit in gprs
Reviewed by Julie Mathews from Ireland on 28th
Great phone apart from the 2 megapixel camera i was expecting more from
Reviewed by George kronfli from UK on 12th Feb
Referring to my comments of the 18th January 2008, I have now discovered
how to turn on the speed camera alarm function which one can set to
give a loud warning at a pre-set distance before reaching the speed
camera. If anyone is interested please let me know. [Editor's reply:
George, I'm sure that some people will be interested - why don't you
post an explanation (if it's not too complicated!)] OK, here goes. Go
into Sat Nav mode and wait until it locks on a satellite etc. Click
on Options, then click on Settings, then, and here is the secret, click
on Alarm using the MIDDLE Navigator button on the phone, NOT the Options
button on the top left. Then click on Safety Cameras, again using the
Middle Button, click again using Middle button, then click again using
middle button, it will now ask you if you want to change Alarm Settings,
click Yes using top left button, it will now take you to the Menu you
want. Here you add Warning Sound, Warning Distance etc as you wish.
After choosing your preffered settings, Save them, then click Back.
Reply by Mobile Phones UK from UK on
12th Feb 2008
Reviewed by Richard from Finland on 6th Feb 2008
I've had this phone almost 2 months and agree with the review. Camera
is so so but everything else is fantastic. The screen especially is
so clear and sharp. Photos are clear and viewing pdfs on the screen
is really easy. GPS works well, I've navigated around shanghai and bogota
with it but also installed Nokia maps and Google maps (as well as route
66 built in navigation software). This is better than the N95 in that
battery life is a bit better and there is a proper charging car bracket
from nokia for it. Keyboard could have a bit more room around it, especially
the top row, just 2mm more space would make it better. Phone is much
faster than my old 6680. I do miss the pop port though and don't like
having to turn bluetooth on to use it in the car, battery life with
bluetooth takes a hit. For some reason the battery meter shows 100%
full for a long time and then plummets. One morning it failed to wake
me up since i'm sure it had almost 100% the night before but battery
had completely drained in the middle of the night (even clock needed
resetting!). Don't rely on it if you have a plane to catch ! My company
provides the phone and I could have had N95 but chose this instead,
proper car bracket was the clinching factor.
Reviewed by Johanne from Norway on 4th Feb 2008
continued from below...This phone compared to my old Sony is not as
intuitive to use when using the memus. Too many bottons to press to
get into the contact menu etc. On top of the other issue described below,
I have lost my patience with this phone for the practical use of making
calls and sending text messages! Battery life is also short-less than
2 days just on regualar phone use (about one hour a day between calls
and sms). So my star rating is quite low as I am dissapointed after
Reviewed by Johanne from Norway on 3rd Feb 2008
Puzzled! I Bought this phone about 6 months ago on subscription from
a relatively new network provider in Norway. After having the phone
about 2 weeks,a strange thing started to happen with the phone. At intervals
of every 2nd day or so I cannot make or receive calls even though fully
charged and with network coverage. I am able press the phone number
and it tries to connect but doesn't.The only way to make it work is
to take the battery out and put it in again, which seems to 'reset'
the phone. I have already checked the call divert settings but that
was not active. So after a week or two I changed the phone with the
provider for another of the same model and the problem still happens.
They sent me a new SIM card and it didn't help matters. The only way
to reset it is to take the battery out and put it back again. This erases
memory like my missed call list which is a nuisance. Does anyone experience
this and why could this be happening? My friend also has the same model
and did not experience any of these problems and is pleased with his
phone.Is it possible that the network service provider got a batch of
phones with some kind of fault? I asked this question to them and they
said they didn't have phones from any particular batch so didn't see
any connection there. Has anyone else had similar issues making or receiving
Reviewed by Errol Greer from South Africa on 2nd
GPS fantastic. Even has small villages in rural areas on the supplied
map, which many expensive car GPS units lack in South Africa. Small
thing, how do I turn off the start-up (loud) tune ? Simply the best
Nokia I've ever used.
Reviewed by ian s from uk on 31st Jan 2008
LOOKS LIKE A GOOD PHONE PITY ITS BEING SHIPPED AT MOMENT BY VODAFONE
WITH NO MAPS,SO ITS MAIN SELLING POINT DOESNT WORK.NO PROBLEM ACCORDING
TO VODAFONE AS MOST PEOPLE DONT USE THIS FUNCTION IF THAT WONT DO RING
NOKIA WHO SUGGEST: JUST TAKE IT TO THE CARPHONE WAREHOUSE AND GET IT
Reviewed by loucas from cyprus on 30th Jan 2008
the best phone you can imagin
Reviewed by k hawkins from uk on 26th Jan 2008
wicked phone best one yet
Reviewed by H from UK on 25th Jan 2008
Fantastic phone!!! you can watch tv, browse intranet, find your way
from a to b...its even a good looking thing. The picture quality is
awsome. I would recommend this phone
Reviewed by George Kronfli from UK on 18th Jan
I have had the 6110 for just over three weeks and I am totally besotted
by it. It is incredible, especially the GPS. I bought the Speed Camera
download from Route 66; does anyone know if I can turn on voice guidance
for the speed camera function, if so how?
Reviewed by Kim from UK on 16th Jan 2008
Had my for phone for 3 months now, and love it. Impressed with the FREE
to use GPS,but cradle and in-car charger needed but not included. Battery
life not as long as I would have like though it doesn't take long to
charge so no real hardship. Still think its fantastic value with alot
of functions and one of the best phones I ever had.
Reviewed by Ashwani Pathak from South Africa on
6th Jan 2008
A great value for money...in nutshell...
Reviewed by Jay from uk on 1st Jan 2008
Great phone but does anyone know how to get it unlocked? in the uk.
Reply by Mobile Phones UK from UK on
1st Jan 2008
Try the companies listed on our unlocking
page. Some of these do handle the 6110.
Reviewed by Ahmad from Australia on 24th Dec 2007
One word "Outstanding"
Reviewed by john paul from belfast on 22nd Dec
class phone has ever thing a work man needs taxi driver bus man things
Reviewed by ahmad from afghanistan on 19th Dec
nokia 6120 navigation is stylish phone and good interfanaces to connect
the other phone
Reviewed by alexander from uk on 16th Dec 2007
This phone looks amazing and is amazing BUY THIS PHONE NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by graham courten from england on 6th
i think the navigator is the best phone i have ever had, the navigation
system is very good and unlike some phones it is free to use,the music
player and radio are also top class would realy recommend it to anybody.
Reviewed by JR Ewing from UK on 2nd Dec 2007
Absolutely love this phone. Foolishly got rid of my first one, but back
with it again now and wouldn't be without it. Not remotely slow (weird
for Symbian OS handsets), and the SatNav software is great. Music Player
too is excellent. Camera not quite as bad as the main review makes out.
Quibbles over battery life, but nothing extraordinarily bad.
Reviewed by Mitch from Australia on 2nd Dec 2007
I am a big fan of the Nokia 6110 Navigator. I have had it for just over
a week, and have managed to plot out many specific street addresses,
schools, petrol stations etc with much ease. I recieved a 512mb memory
card free with mine (as most should), and unexpectadly i also received
the car holder, which reading from many places, is $85 on top of the
price of the phone. I am a very big fan of this phone and i highly recommend
it over the N95 any day, not only on looks, but also on the functions.
AAA+++ Highly recommended phone!