Nokia 6111 Review
Review: January 2006. Updated December 2006.
Oh dear. Nokia's first attempt at a slide phone. It's obviously a response
to the runaway success of the Samsung D500,
and at first sight it looks like Nokia have matched Samsung's style.
On paper it doesn't quite match up to the specification of the D500
- the memory is very small (with no memory card slot) and the screen
is the worst of any phone in this price range. The camera is average
for this type of phone. The one thing that the 6111 has that rivals
don't is the stereo FM radio, but that hardly justifies the price tag.
However, take it out of its box, and the phone really starts to reveal
its inadequacies. First off, it's a very unreliable phone. Many users
have reported that their phones broke within days or weeks of purchase.
The slide mechanism just isn't nice and is prone to sticking or breaking
completely. The software is very unreliable, and freezing or shutting
down is common. The battery life is worse than Nokia's figures would
suggest. Audio quality is poor. The camera is well below average quality.
The keypad is unresponsive ... is that enough to put you off? Read the
consumer reviews below to hear more sad stories about the Nokia 6111.
Look, save yourself some grief, don't buy this phone - consider one
of these better slide phones instead: Nokia
5300, Samsung E370
Features of the Nokia 6111 include:
- Megapixel camera with flash and 6x digital zoom
- Video recording (up to 1 hour)
- Voice recorder
- Display: TFT, 262,000 colours, 128 x 160 pixels
- Media player with stereo sound (MP3 / AAC format)
- Visual Radio (FM stereo radio)
- Stereo headset supplied in sales package
- MP3/AAC ringtones (64 voice polyphonic ringtones)
- Messaging: SMS, MMS, Audio Messaging, Email
(SMTP, POP3, and IMAP4), Instant Messaging
- Predictive text input
- Push to talk
- Integrated handsfree speaker
- Voice dialling & voice commands
- Games: Champ Rally 3D, Golf Tour, Backgammon II, Solitaire plus
downloadable Java games
- Downloadable themes
- Web browser
- WAP, GPRS, HSCSD,
EDGE (up to 236.8 kbps)
- Connectivity: Bluetooth, USB, infrared
- Memory: 23 Mbytes
- Caller identification with image
- Vibration alert
- Size: 84 x 47 x 23 mm
- Weight: 92g
- Talktime: 3 hours
- Battery standby: 7 - 10 days
Nokia 6111 User Reviews
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Average rating from 101 reviews:
Reviewed by tony from us on 22nd Apr 2012
I purchased a Nokia 6111 and I have had nothing but trouble. I sort
of became an expert fixing or putting up with annoyances but have not
been able to solve the main problem. i simply cannot turn it off, as
I push the button to turn it off the calendar appears. Very disappointed
considering the money I spent for it.
Reviewed by vishal from India on 15th Apr 2006
This phone is not at all worth the amount.This was my first atempt to
go for a nokia phone and i am highly disappointed. I am facing the problem
of phone getting auto switch on/off. Have visited nokia care centre
4 times to get it rectified but the same problem still persists. Have
requested them to get the phone replaced with N70.
Reviewed by Sandra from UK on 14th Apr 2006
Seriously-avoid at all costs. I upgraded to this from my D500 and i
thought this was a better, smaller sleeker version. My D500 was a bit
chunky so i went fot this. It freezes, the camera randomly shuts down,
sometimes the battery doesn't even charge. Now the slide has started
to get stuck and the slide is NOT smooth.
Reviewed by Duff from Scotland on 14th Apr 2006
finally got this phone after a long wait(the last batch was faulty and
being recalled I was told). I was a bit concerned after reading the
reviews but have to say I have been pleasantly surprised. It looks and
sounds great, nothing wrong with the camera and is really easy to use.
My only grumble is the slight lack of memory, I had more in the 6230
but this is still a much better phone. I would recommend it to anyone.....
Reviewed by aimi from england on 13th Apr 2006
wouldnt even giv this rubbish 1 star. the memory is terrible so if you
want songs on it youl only be able to have 3 thats if you delete alot
of things. i had mine for 2 months and its completely broke. take my
advice dont buy it your bein robbed!!!!!
Reviewed by English from England on 13th Apr 2006
This is the worst excuse for a phone. DO NOT BUY!! This phone kept crashing
within a few days of buying it and it has stopped turning on now. I
have had to send it to the Nokia service centre for repair-not something
i have had to do with the brick that was the 3410 before! Teh signal
keeps fliting on and off...the key pad seems to be unresponsive. I would
rate this in the minus figures if i could. This is a piece of junk..a
very expensive paper weight if anything!
Reviewed by Rob from England on 12th Apr 2006
1 word rubbish!!!! the screen quality is poor! you can hardly see the
picture after takin a photo. the video capture is the worst ive ever
seen! a vga cammera is better than this. it wobbles around!!? a phone
shouldnt do that!
Reviewed by michelle from england on 11th Apr
was looking forward to recieving this one, untill I read these reviews!!!
anyhow, it came and I grew to really like it. Lovely big screen, good
colour, large print pretty looking phone. does not bad photos or video,
just not top quality, sound is loud and good although too loud is a
bit cheap sounding. Lovely loud radio, terrible ringtones. not enough
memory if you want a music player too, just enough for a good few photos.
Very plastic made, although looks good before you touch it! dont think
it would've lasted that long, cheap slide, wobbled a bit. Just before
sending it back, realised that an option to turn off or on the word
suggestion mode in predictive text option, wasn't there? book said it
should've been. Also, had to charge it every day and I only made a couple
of calls and played with the menu a bit. Excellent graphics on the game
rally 3.nearly kept it.....wanted to as I liked the look of the phone
and screen.......but it just felt poor quality with low memory. opted
for the s.e.w810i and am soooooo glad I did! (FAR SUPERIOR PHONE!) nokia
have lost a once avidly loyal customer!!!
Reviewed by Rich from England on 10th Apr 2006
----DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE!!----- This phone was on ebay 30mins after
i got home! ...1 star ....id pick 0 if i could Reasons: - the sim is
in the most stupidest place! i nearly broke it! - you can feel it breaking
when taking a photo , you can feel the screen moving!!! - you can hardly
see the photo...not even in a bright light -you can get a better screen
quality on a £20! phone , its terrible!!! its all gritty and tacky!.
-the themes are horrible!!! -menu is set out stupidly - the layout of
making a text message is just stupid and not like any of the other nokias.
- the ringtones ....erm well i wouldnt dare let any1 hear them! there
really annoying , they just sing. - its got an mp3 player ...yet its
only 22mb you would only be able to fit about 4 songs on. -you cant
add memory to it by a card ...so there was no point in nokia adding
an mp3 player. - wallpapers on the phone are horrible , id rarther have
a white screen!. - you need elf sized fingers to use the type line of
numbers coz there half of the top line is under the screen. - the phone
feels cheap , likes it just gonna fall apart. -the cammera is in a stupid
place for taking photos up right , your finger gets in the way. - VIDEO!!
IS TERRIBLE!!! it freezes and the sound continues ....all you can see
is squares and it doesnt take up the whole screen its the size of a
stamp.... - photo quality is really bad! i mean ...a VGA cammra would
be better. - THE WORST BAD POINT IS.....theres no good points ...well
the only good thing is that someone bought it and i dont have it anymore!!!
buying this phone was the worse choice ever!! PEOPLE DO NOT BUY THIS
PHONE!!!!! IF YOU DO YOU WILL BE SELLING IT STRAIGHT AWAY! ///DONT BUY///DONT
BUY///DONT BUY///DONT BUY///DONT BUY///
Reviewed by Sa'ad from Saudi Arabia on 10th Apr
I bought this phone 3days ago and eveyday i found one or more of disadvantages.
difficult to grab,always get off,short batthery life,easily broken and
finally a bit expenisve phone.. So never buy slided phones.
Reviewed by Michael from england on 7th Apr 2006
this phone is brilliant maybe people have a fre problems with it but
i have had this phone for years and i have never discovered any problems
Reviewed by charlie from england on 3rd Apr 2006
After reading the reviews on the nokia 6111 I had my doubts whether
to go for one, but you cant go by what other people say, I have only
got this to say about it,this phone is brillant, got no problems with
it, battery life great, sound great,camera great, maybe people who have
had probs with it had the first batch, I would definately recommend
Reviewed by Nina from UK on 3rd Apr 2006
Rubbish. Paid over £200 for this phone, only had it three months (since
Christmas) and its failed (the slide has jammed and is clicking, sounds
very nasty indeed!)...had that replaced with a like-for-like model and
that has failed too. Have to go and sort out the failed replacement
model now. Very unhappy...
Reviewed by Jon from UK on 3rd Apr 2006
I have always had Nokias from my very first 5110 (happy days)... Most
recently i had the 3220 and i saw the ultra sleek and stylish 6111 I
and just had to have it and took a contract out with o2. How wrong i
was - within a week the slide was sticking and all of a sudden it just
got stuck and i could not open or close it al all. The camera - being
megapixel is not good and looks just like a VGA on the screen. This
has put me off Nokia for good and i am going to return it and change
it for the Motorola V3X a 100% better phone.
Reviewed by Adnan from UK on 3rd Apr 2006
Hello guys are we using the same phone. I have had the phone for the
last 2 months and it has been great. No problems at all and these remarks
that phone is only for women no way. I LOVE IT
Reviewed by Georgina from england on 2nd Apr 2006
its the best phone i ever owned its easy to use and everything it will
only suit young people though
Reviewed by jessica from england on 2nd Apr 2006
this phone is rubbish its a beatiful front cover but dum on the inside
my 1 broke the first day by pressing a button its rubbish dont by it!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by Franny from England on 2nd Apr 2006
I have had this phone for over a month now and i have had no problems
al all. The memory is not that good but everything else about the phone
is amazing. I would reccomend this phone to any one who is considering
buying this. *****
Reviewed by Ben from UK on 31st Mar 2006
this phone isnt bad as many say i owm it after owning a 2mp shone with
a bigger screen and more screen resolution but i love it there is only
1 problem with it and that is the memory if u are going 2 use up 22mb
then plz buy a d500 but this phone is gr8 4 those hu use less than 22mb
such as me
Reviewed by ashley from england on 31st Mar 2006
i think this phone is top.its better than my other phones and they were
really good. im so glad i bought it, it has made my day. i have had
it for like 5 months and nothing is wrong with it, it hasnt shut down
on me or anything.
Reviewed by Larry from UK on 31st Mar 2006
I ordered this phone by mail-order. It looked good when I took it out
of the box. I cannot believe I gave up my Samsung D500 for this peice
of rubbish. Call sound quality is poor, screen quality is poor, memory
is like taking a step back in time, keys are too small, it feels flimsy.
I could go on and on. This is the first Nokia I have owned and it will
be the last. Buy this phone at your own peril!!!
Reviewed by keza from england on 30th Mar 2006
a great stylish phone it has all the features u need but the slide ids
a little sticky without that it would definatly be outstanding!"
Reviewed by Bindi from Australia on 30th Mar 2006
After using the same phone for 5 years, I decided it was finally time
for an up grade. I have had the phone for a little less than a week
and already had one replacement, and about to have another. The microphone
didn’t work on the first one, now the battery makes it through
no more than a day and a half. Like everyone else has said there isn't
enough memory for MP3's yet it was the fact that it can play MP3's that
I was attracted to. the camera is poor quality (yet another reason I
purchased the phone), the setting up process of the phone, personalizing
it, was quiet difficult, not as straight forward as older phones. I
am really disappointed. It's a very chic looking phone, and has the
potential to be a great phone. Oh and men shouldn't really consider
it. you really need small fingers and nails to move through the menu
and key pad, let alone to open the panel to charge the phone.
Reviewed by RC from UK on 29th Mar 2006
I THINK THIS PHONE IS GOOD IF ALL YOU WHANT IS A SMALL COOL HANDSET.
THATS WHAT IT IS AND IT JUST IS NOT TRYING TO BE A D500/600 SO STOP
GIVING IT POOR MARKS. I HAVE HAD NO PROBLEMS WITH MINE..
Reviewed by Jess from England on 26th Mar 2006
Great fone had it for a few months no problems with it! nothing bad
has happend really apart from sometimes freezing when have to many things
stored in it like alot of text. Easy to use! nice and stylish! we should
be able to change the colours tho! x
Reviewed by jools from uk on 23rd Mar 2006
excellent phone no problems with mine
Reviewed by Ged from UK on 22nd Mar 2006
The worst phone Ive ever owned. The volume is abysmally low. I frequently
have to move to a quiet area to hear whats being said. Its also slippy
and fiddly and can only suit small people.
Reviewed by Jade x from england on 21st Mar 2006
well, i actually got this phone due to an upgrade and was recomended
it. i took it out and it was verry small, and was verry fragile. i slid
it up, and it was shaky, i mean sliding side to side!!! bad points:
not good quality. too small, poor picture, poor recording, everything
but, 1 good thing about it is the coulor pink, andthe radio i am going
to get a samsung D600 now.:D
Reviewed by trish from spain on 18th Mar 2006
This phone is excellent and i dont see why people dont like it! it has
excelent an screen which is big and clear. The camer is superb and the
other things are good as well. Please right good reviews and i really
would recommend this phone to ALL!!!!
Reviewed by Trung from UK on 14th Mar 2006
i think this phone at first was a great phone i loved it to pieces seeing
as someone stole my 6230....compared to the 6230 its great but 1 MAJOR
MAJOR dissapointment....lack of memory card...my m8s started disclaiming
my phone and i started to re think this phone...it isnt that gud afta
all i eman cmon about 4 mp3s and ya memorys gone wots that about? i
really love the style tho dats the best thing bout nokias they fashionable.
Reviewed by Cat from uk on 14th Mar 2006
I think this nokia is a fantastic design, small enough to pop in my
pocket and easy to use. So far its been 100% reliable, not a single
error or problem (even though clumsy me has dropped it a few times).
The only thing the phone really needs is a memory card for a bigger
memory, you have to use a cable to your PC to get stuff on your phone
or have it bluetoothed to you, but the MP3 player becomes pretty useless
when you can only have about 3 songs on it anyway. Also when using the
flash on the camera, it has a tendancy to make everything just look
blue. Other than these problems, i think ita a pretty good phone, I've
had mine since before christmas and still not to bored of it.
Reviewed by naila from scotland on 11th Mar 2006
i have just returned my much awaited for nokia 6111, after finding out
about the poor picture quality, absolute absurd memory, average sound
quality and plastic extrior........... i switched on 1 day to find my
screen white the light staying on and no connectivety. Ihave since returned
the phone and am now awaiting a replacement which i really do not want
......... i p[aid over £230 for a nokia pre pay phone now i feel as
if im gona be landed with this junk till i can afford a replacement
......... NOKIA should definately refund me my money as i have lost
all faith and do not want to have myself accustomed to a handset which
is going to fail me again! GET IT SORTED NOKIA !!!!!!!! will not be
wasting my hard earned cash on a cheap and nasty nokia again ..........
WARNING TO ALL WISHING TO BUY THIS SOMEWHAT STYLINSH MOBILE !
Reviewed by Q from scotland on 11th Mar 2006
I really wanted this phone when i seen it so i got it just b4 new year..it
was going well till it started going crazy last week! the screen kept
jumping and now has gone totally blank..the phone is on but nothing
shows on the screen! its a nightmare as im going to loose all my data
on it!i tried to hook it to my pc to save the data on it but evn that
didnt work!i can only use one word to desribe how i feel..GUTTED!
Reviewed by jessica from hudds on 7th Mar 2006
i think it is good
Reviewed by Charlotte Smith from UK on 6th Mar
This is an Excellent Phone! Ok it doesnt have a memory card slot so
the momory is a bit of a dissapointment but it is sexy, smart and easy
to use. I of course got it in pink! I chose it over the pink V3 after
my dissapointment last year after 2 very poor V635's. I still am amazed
at how Nokia can get away with not including the USB cable and charging
over £30 for it tho! But i love the look of this phone the abilities
of it and of course Nokias oustanding design of phones.
Reviewed by tracy jarvis from england on 1st Mar
I bought this phone on contract just before christmas what a disapointment
I have always been a nokia fan and was pleased to see a slide phone,
however since christmas two phones have stopped working, one just after
3 days the second lasted just 2 months in that time I found the phone
horrid, poor photos, keeps crashing, loses all its settings every time
i switch it off!!! Really disapointed and am in the process of getting
a different one! sorry nokia definatly your worst phone in recent times.
Reviewed by chris from australia on 27th Feb 2006
Worst fone ever...there are so many fones that are soo much better for
the same price. it says it has an mp3 player right. it has 21 mb of
memory! so it holds like 5 songs. dont buy it!! get the samsung D500
Reviewed by from ireland on 23rd Feb 2006
Extremely cheap, slippery keypad, rubbish display, rubbish camera, memory
too small, too chunky...bad investment!
Reviewed by dedd from la on 22nd Feb 2006
i think this phone is so so grate it can do what ever you whant and
as im writing this i am lisning to ciara goodies i tink you and everyone
should have one so go out and buy one
Reviewed by alana from bristol on 22nd Feb 2006
this is da best it has everythink on it the memorey is brill i can hold
up to 100 songs and da camera in really cool i recomend it to any1
Reviewed by jacs from uk on 20th Feb 2006
oh dear ! so many people hate this phone...I reckon it was a rush to
get it out, & - like the samsung e800 & the siemens sl55, (remember
that one?) - there were hideous probs with some, but others were fine.
I'm hoping mine is going to remain ok...I really like this small slider,
& love the fact that you can record your own sounds & make them a ringtone
- much better than those crappy cd's that you get, & the sh*t pre-recorded
rubbishy ringtones already on the phone - shame samsung won't allow
you to do that. Also, the radio was a must for me...(got a boring job!)...Games
& Texts are not a priority for me, so I can be gentle with this 'plastic
phone'...So, my fingers are crossed that I gotta good one - So Far,
Reviewed by harsh from india on 17th Feb 2006
i think this phones a waste of time n money i had this phone for the
past 1 week n it worked so slow i had a nokia 7610 which is a very very
better phone now im planning to buy a sony k 750 i anyways nokia has
let me down this time i advice all of u not to buy this phone at all
Reviewed by John from Ireland on 17th Feb 2006
What a phone, looks great, great battery life, excellent functions,
excellent features and so easy to use. Fits right in the palm of you
hand. Well done Nokia, Brilliant Phone and well worth the price.
Reviewed by Darren from UK on 16th Feb 2006
There is nothing terrible about this phone. It's just not very good
either. It's the flimsiest Nokia I've ever known - the two parts of
the phone don't fell well-connected at all, so drop this phone and it's
game over - and what is the point of a 23mb memory with a camera and
mp3 player? - with a few photos and an application, you're left with
an mp3 player that can hold just 4 or 5 mp3s! This is never going to
replace your mp3 player, and a 1megapixel camera isn't going to replace
your digital camera either. Have a look at one in the shop before you
buy - don't just look online - it looks and feels really cheap in reality.
As an upgrade, only get it if you can't get something else - with no
memory card, for Nokia-lovers the older 6230i is still a better (if
less interesting) option, but if you're paying for a phone then look
elsewhere if you want to get value for your cash. Mine went back to
O2 for a Sony Ericsson.
Reviewed by Jason from UK on 11th Feb 2006
DO NOT BUY ONE! MINES GOING BACK TOMORROW. MASSIVE PROBLEMS WITH THE
MENU (MISSING OPTIONS) WHICH HASN'T BEEN SORTED AFTER 4 WEEKS.
Reviewed by aj from UK on 10th Feb 2006
Before purchasing the Nokia 6111 i read many reviews which worried me,
saying that there were many faults with it. However, when i recieved
the phone (in Pink so very nice) i was extremely pleased. The phone
functions very well, and is easy to use. Most of the functions can be
used with the phone 'closed', and even when open the keys are easy to
press. As i have small hands it is fine but i can imagine if u have
big fingers you might struggle...this is a phone definatly aimed at
women. The only slight downside is the battery, which lasts 3-4 days.
For me this is fine as i was used to an appauling battery, but compared
to some phones out at the moment (such as the Motorola RAZR which lasts
about a week) this isnt long. However, despite this one setback, this
is a great phone in all aspects - It looks good and the simple nokia
interface is good to use. Highly recommended. *****
Reviewed by Emma Watson from England on 10th Feb
It might look nice but trust me the images when taken a photo are poor!
the audio sound and connectivity is rubbish and it is just a phone that
will not be easy to have with its breakages so quickly
Reviewed by freya from england on 10th Feb 2006
i bought my phone and it seams to be exelent
Reviewed by feonagh swan from uk on 8th Feb 2006
i upgraded from the nokia 6230 and i found this phone to be better than
it. It looked better, the games were better and overall the sound was
better. The only problem people could have with this phone is that it
doesnt have an awful lot of memory so it doesnt hold alot of pictures
and videos and songs so you really need a cable to connect to the computer
so you can have them all on there to keep.
Reviewed by sameed from pakistan on 8th Feb 2006
i bought this phone after selling my 6680.it's price was 240 pounds
and the 6680 was of 220 pounds.it was the worst mobile phone i ever
had.the slide up factor was very bad and it seemed that it would break
any time.it would constantly switch off.the display and the camera suxx
for the price.so i got bored of it and bought the 6680 again
Reviewed by Amy from Manchester on 5th Feb 2006
I bought this phone a few days ago having waited ages for it to come
out. I wanted a pink one but there weren't any in stock so I got it
in silver as I couldn't wait another few weeks for it. I haven't experienced
any of the problems that others have mentioned......yet - I'm a little
bit worried it's going to pack in in the next few weeks after reading
some of the reviews! It's most definitely the best looking phone Nokia
have bought out for a while (one for the girls!) and am really pleased
with it. I'm glad to be back with Nokia after a stint with Samsung who
I thought were rubbish. As usual, it's easy to use and lots of good
gadgets to fiddle about with. Well done Nokia!!!
Reviewed by nic from uk on 4th Feb 2006
This phone looks sleek and stylish, please don't be fooled. The phone
case itself very plasticy, with a dodgy panel you unclip to charge the
phone. You have to be quite brutal to turn it on and even then the key
pad is unresponsive. The phone's features look good in theory, but what
use is a mobile if you can't hear anything or anyone? The sound quality
was crackly and really appauling! I wish I had read these reviews before
Reviewed by paul from uk on 28th Jan 2006
I have always been a great fan and have alwasy purchased nokia phones.
my advice is never again!!!!!!. This phone looks cheap, feels cheap
and hardly ever works. im on my third return now all with the same fault.
DONT BUY IT, !!!!!!!!!. Nokia have let themselves down this time
Reviewed by Gem from UK on 27th Jan 2006
I bought this phone just recently after having a Samsung (which was
brill but i wanted a bit newer one) and i thought this one looked small
and cute and more up to date.However, i am very disappointed and i have
only had it 3 weeks! It has turned itself off a few times, the screen
has frozen so i have had to turn it off and on again, the battery doesnt
last no longer than a day, the ringtones are rubbish..whatever happened
to the cool ones that nokia used to have??!! Also, the buttons are rubbish,
half the time u press them and they dont do anything. The memory is
poor, doesnt seem to hold that much!!Oh and one last thing,the quality
when u make a phone call is absolutely rubbish, they sound all muffled
and crackly.I wouldnt bother buying this phone, i think i'll go back
to a samsung one!
Reviewed by Catherine from UK on 27th Jan 2006
Had this phone a few weeks now - not had any problems..! I decided to
go on contract and got this phone from o2, as i like the design i think
its rather girly. 2 bad points so far battery is very poor, i used to
be able to talk a lot longer on my SE and the battery would go 3 days
wuthout needing to be charged whereas i seem to be constantly charging
this phone - n u cant even use a standard noikia charger :( 2nd this
is no expanable memory - my first nokia cam fone (3650) had expandable
mem which was cool. the top thing where u plug the charger in is quite
flimsy aswel. been pretty pleased with the camera tho - not used the
video feature on it as yet. good easy to use phone! Not sure if it will
last a full year tho - but i have a nokia shop near to get software
Reviewed by Keighley from UK on 24th Jan 2006
I am absolutely gutted about this phone. So far ive had 2 replacements,
so overall 3 phones, i am currently switching my last one to the 6270
which is a nicer phone altogether. when i first looked at this phone
i was told it was 2 megapixel camera then i found out it was only a
megapixel, for a new phone this seemed strange. The features that i
disliked included the way the phone book worked and also the msgs, the
phone seemed unable to send around 2 out of 3 msgs so i was constantly
having msgs saved in drafts rather than just in the create box. Ive
never had a problem with nokia before and always never needed to charge
battery more than around 2 3 times a week, with this phone it was once
a day and sometime it would die before i got the chance. my first phone
seemed to have a mind of its own, when u slid it up or down it would
go to the 'switch off' menu and turn itself off, the slide itself is
very faulty and all three phones within 2 weeks actually turnt the screen
white and wouldnt let you see anything. i have now found out nokia retreived
alot of these phones but unless you knew about it you would carry on
with your phne and have to suffer. I really wouldnt recommend getting
this phone, although it may look stylish, once you get it out of the
box it is actually quite tacky. Ive never had so much trouble with a
phone. I never had insurance with my contract but o2 seem to realise
what a bad phone this was and allowed me to change it more than the
usual amount of times.
Reviewed by meg from uk on 20th Jan 2006
this phone was total rubbish i had it for about 28 days and i hated
every min of it. In the end the slide thing on the phone went so i sent
it back and got the D600 I'm very happy with this phone don't think
i will go back to nokia again.
Reviewed by louise from uk on 19th Jan 2006
Keep having to take phone back to shop....flash on the camera doesn't
work anymore...the camera menu is dificult to read cause you don't know
what you're selecting ... this is a sad dissapointment..what was nokia
thinking....utter piece of junk..unbelievably bad in every way..oh forgot
it's got one good game...rally one..thats it...i'd prefer a brick phone
..at least it'd be retro...
Reviewed by john from uk on 19th Jan 2006
This phone is a pile of junk...you'd be better getting an earlier nokia...the
camera sucks the battery lasts 24 hours the memory is a decade old...
rubbish do not buy....
Reviewed by thaddeus from uk on 18th Jan 2006
I upgraded to this phone a week ago. it looked great out of the box.
But when i got it home i found the slide mechanism is extremely poor
quality.For a brand new phone it's been made very cheaply and is a pile
of junk...!!!!. The call quality is abismal, makes a horrid crackling
sound and the person you are calling can't hear you properly!!! If they
had at least put a 1.3 megapixel camera it would have made it a little
better...I've tried taking it back to my phone company,(TheCarphoneWarehouse)
They say as it is an upgrade i don't get the customer satisfaction rights..I'm
appauled with the phone and this company so i'm cancelling my contract
with them, as i took out the right insurance... Do not get this phone..
Reviewed by paul kerr from scotland on 18th Jan
apart from good features this phone is one of the most shocking nokias
ive ever seen it has garbage memory and the battery is awfull.... do
not buy thid nokia ..............trust me ..........
Reviewed by louise from walse on 18th Jan 2006
cool phone i looks lovely and cute good slide the only thing that lets
it down is a memory card slot
Reviewed by Melody from Hong Kong on 18th Jan
I already knew that this phone only supports 19M USABLE internal memory
(without expandable memory card slot), but still go for this phone as
a replacement to my SE K700 because: 1. I BELIEVE Nokia phones will
be better in terms of call quality. 2. The phone looks tiny and attractive
(especially the white and pink ones). 3. The battery life of this phone
would be more impressive. However, I must admit that I am TOTALLY WRONG!!
First of all, call quality is bad; sometimes voices can be really cracky
from the earpiece, even when the signal is very strong; definitely I
am not the first person who complain about this. Secondly, the display
is really aweful... there isn't much we can do with 128x160pixels, although
the screen is large; what a waste!! Thirdly, the battery life is more
than disappointing! I am not a heavy user, only talk once in a while
and play a few java games while travelling, switched off the phone in
office and while I sleep, but still need to recharge it every 2 days!!!
What junk!! This isn't much better than K700 at all!! With such features
(non-expandable memory, low resolution display), and such quality, this
phone is definitely over-priced! If you are a big fan of Nokia, I would
suggest you go for Nokia 6270 instead. And for myself, I have resold
this phone and bought an LG U880, and I am really happy about it!
Reviewed by sam from england on 16th Jan 2006
the battery keeps goin n rubbish memory
Reviewed by DAVID from uki on 15th Jan 2006
i have been waiting for this phone for 3 weeks and have been dieing
to get rid of my motorazr. this phone is appaling the camera quality
is abismal, it looks nice though, i have had it 4 hours and i am sending
it back as quickly as possible as i just hate it and will stick with
my v3 until the d600 comes back into stock. this phone summarised in
2 words ... TRULY AWFUL!!
Reviewed by Brandon from Trinidad on 14th Jan
This phone can be described in one word bad!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by Mel from UK on 9th Jan 2006
This phone is truly awful. I chose this over samsung E350 cos it had
bluetooth and a megapixel camera but the slide mechanism is really bad
and the phone keeps switching itself off. Another surprise is the sound
quality isnt too good and disappointing for a nokia. I've been told
that the infra-red on the samsung works with other phones too not just
the PC as in their old phones so that should make up for the lack of
bluetooth cos i'm returning immediately.
Reviewed by Lucy from UK on 9th Jan 2006
Bitterly dissapointed with this phone. Enough to make me seriously reconsider
buying a Nokia again. Software was highly unreliable. SIM not recognised
until it had been in the phone for 2 days, battery terrible, switched
itself on and off, prompted me to activate PTT every 5 mins - which
caused the phone to freeze - only remedy to this was switching phone
off. Even the buttons didn't work. In a nutshell, this phone was virtually
unusable, totally unrealiable, and utterly unsatisfactory.
Reviewed by Scotia from Scotland on 7th Jan 2006
Oh my God is this phone junk!!!! Just replaced my SonyEk 750 and what
a disappontment!!! The slide is more like a grudge, the camera is awful
and it's message system is so user unfriendly you might as well have
2 tin cans and a string between them! I am disappointed as I have always
had Nokia phones until my 750, so I thought I'd go back to what I was
used to and like.........God, was I wrong!!!! One word...................Shambolic!
Reviewed by XxlouxX from England on 7th Jan 2006
I LOVE THIS FONE ITS CUTE, GIRLY, AND EASY 2 WORK!! PLUS GREAT PICTURES
YOU CAN TAKE! ONE OF MY BEST PHONES!
Reviewed by ross from scotland on 6th Jan 2006
awful! bought the phone after checking it out on-line, but what a diasppontment
when i got it out of the box, and saw it in the metal-or should that
be plastic? this thing has plenty of it, and very flimsy it feels too!
The key pad is useless, and its more weighty than your would think,
despite its dinky size. Anyway, never mind-the damn thing broke after
just one night, so ive sent it back and now got a replacement-the sony
ericsson w800-a much more formidable handset, that feels like it'll
go the distance..!!
Reviewed by JScott from UK on 4th Jan 2006
Had the phone for one week when it started shutting down completely
when sliding open/close. Supplier sent a replacement and that one has
now developed the same fault.
Reviewed by Amy from Scotland on 4th Jan 2006
Nice looking phone. Keeps cutting out though when not in use and I need
to turn it off and back on again. Problems with the Bluetooth can't
seem to pick up any other phones although don't know if thats a network
problem or a phone problem. Battery doesn't last long at all even though
I fully charged it when I first got it. I got a Nokia because I was
so used to them but the menu has totally changed in it
Reviewed by Bev from UKingdom on 3rd Jan 2006
Love the new phone. One thing though the message bit is different to
normal when you go to add contact in a message it come up higlighted
with a ; colon after it. Why? apparently this is normal but nothing
about it in the instruction manual. The mp3, and camera is great. You
do not get data cables included so beware these may be needed also.
I was going to go for the nokia 6230i but Im glad I chose this one.
Reviewed by aleena from kenya on 3rd Jan 2006
this phone is good has facilities in it like camera and mp3 till now
it is ok but lets see what happens later
Reviewed by braduz from england on 3rd Jan 2006
absolutely brilliant! packed with features and a lovely design! dis
phone is mine for the keeping! lol
Reviewed by Lucy from UK on 3rd Jan 2006
I waited ages for this phone only to be disappointed. The first phone
started switching itself off the back on again on the first day and
did so at least four times a day. I then received a replacement handset
from O2 but in the meantime read lots of bad reviews (on gsm arena)
about the screen suddenly going white after 2 weeks due to the ribbon
ripping. As i will only be able to exchange my phone for another 6111
after the 14 day cooling off period i am not taking the chance that
i will keep getting faulty 6111's. Also am not really that impressed
with the phone itself, lots of changes from previous models and it feels
a bit like a toy phone to me but my brothers friends has one and loves
it and hasnt had any problems so maybe make up your own mind about it
if you get a cooling off period on your contract? Am swapping for a
samsung D600 cos i like the sliding phones and it has lots and lots
of good reviews, wanted to stick to nokia but hey-ho its only a phone.
Oh and the replacement switched itself off then back on again for the
first time last night and its only 4 days old!
Reviewed by chaz from UK on 1st Jan 2006
I think dis phone is fab its really neat and the camera is great I think
if anything does let this phone down is the fact that it doesnt have
a memory card like most otherrecent releases but apart from that i cnt
fault it its fab!!!!
Reviewed by RosieG from UK on 1st Jan 2006
Initial reaction - disappointing. The phone doesnt appear to be very
robust. When switching on the button got stuck down at top of phone
and had to fiddle for ages to prize it back up. Couldnt get the Nokia
strap through the hole at the side as there wasnt one - had to make
one with a pin! Reception isnt as good as with my other phone. Still
on the same service provider I am unable to get a signal in my home
which I could with my other Nokia. My daughter has just bought the Samsung
D600 and although a Nokia fan I am tempted to change this phone (I only
had it Christmas Eve) for the Samsung. Battery life isnt too bad - had
worse. I just feel its not a solid robust phone and I suppose to me
it seems cheap compared to the Samsung. I dont think the sound quality
is particularly good either - very tinny. Having said all that there
is something about it which I like and I am still in a dilemma as to
whether to keep it or not.
Reviewed by lucy from UK on 31st Dec 2005
this phone is great, have had none of the problems other reviewers mentioned,
battery is poor but not bad, love the new design for text messages and
everything is really simple to use, great great phone, would recommend
it to anyone. the games are great too
Reviewed by Malcolm Paine from UK on 29th Dec
Had this phone 2 weeks. Slide mechanism starting making horrible crunching
noise on opening, then phone died completely. I have been told there
is a 'faulty batch' so awaiting replacement. I am a diehard Nokia fan
but this one, though attractive to look at seems a bit like an afterthought
by the company to scoop some of Samsung's market. I will stick with
it if the replacement works but I wouldn't recommend it to others as
there are many 'free' (contract) phones with far better specs. As a
basic phone with the advantage of small size and good looks it just
Reviewed by Sally Watts from UK on 27th Dec 2005
hi i have had this phone for a about a week now and i think its great.the
battery life is v. good, good reception, good photo and video camera.
but i find the phone a bit chuby but apart from that its fine. also
the text msg system as changed which is harder but i got used to it.the
buttons are platic and if you use the phone and text a lot your fingers
will get sweaty, that why i am giving this phone a 4 and not a 5. WELL
Reviewed by mabel from philipines on 26th Dec
i think the phone is realy good i got it on christmas day and that was
my only present i love it
Reviewed by Adam from UK on 24th Dec 2005
VERY VERY Poor phone, waited ages for its release only to find problems
with it from day 1. The phone kept on restarting itself when I was using
it, so I sent it back and received a replacement. The replacement was
even worse I turned it off on day 2 and when I switched it back on I
got as far as entering my pin number and then it switched itself off
again. No wonder the phone was free, its a ticking time bomb. Be warned
DO NOT BUY!
Reviewed by Kieran from U.K on 23rd Dec 2005
This is a gret little phone. Thoigh it is more 4 the girlz dan the boyz
but it does everything and has a great camera but the camera isnt protected
like the main rival the samsung d500 and the memory is only 10mb and
no cards this fone is the same price as the samsung d500 and out of
the 2 i would definetly go 4 the samsung
Reviewed by anna from warrington england on 23rd
i have been waiting for this phone for 3 weeks and have been dieing
to get rid of my motorazr. this phone is appaling the camera quality
is abismal, it looks nice though, i have had it 4 hours and i am sending
it back as quickly as possible as i just hate it and will stick with
my crappy v3 until the d600 comes back into stock. this phone summarised
in 2 words ... TRULY AWFUL!!
Reviewed by Saul from on 19th Dec 2005
FAB PHONE ONLY ONE PROBLEM YOU CANT MAKE THE MEMORY. ONE OTHER THING
IS THAT THE MESSAGE LAYOUT HAS CHANGED, NOT A BAD THING. ALL IN ALL
I WOULD REECOMEND IT 2 ANY1
Reviewed by Dave from UK on 19th Dec 2005
Picked my phone up on Saturday on a new O2 contract and have to say
I am, initially at least, very impressed. Slight problem with getting
the sim card in when the holder fell out, but clipped back in no problems.
Phone very easy to use - as all Nokia phones are really. Great to have
the MP3 for message and ring tones. Loaded games are not too bad. Not
sure where the earlier reviewer is coming from in terms of battery life,
however. It's 2 days since I bought mine. And I have been mucking about
with it constantly since. The battery charge indicator is still sitting
at full, so I can't complain there ! A definite worthy rival to the
Samsung D500 and D600.
Reviewed by charlie from uk on 13th Dec 2005
I LIKE IT! ITS ABSOLUTLY FABULOUS! AND IT IS VERY VERY VERY PRETTY!
GIRLS BEST FRIEND!BUY IT NOW
Reviewed by laura from uk on 12th Dec 2005
Was really looking forward to this phone but have to say i'm very disappointed.
First it's not as small as it looks and is chunkier than my old samsunge800
which i got it to replace, the keys are ok but get quite slippery if
you've been texting alot cos they're very plasticy and get very sweaty,
there's not enough memory for music, the camera is good and it takes
videos which the e800 didnt have but i dont like the display and the
menu is taking me ages to figure out which wasnt a problem with samsung.
Not a bad phone but certainly not as attractive as it looks.
Reviewed by Gaz from UK on 11th Dec 2005
Good little phone, loads of functions, however be prepared to charge
it up every day, the battery life is poor. Using it as a normal phone
and not messing about with functions too much, I still have to charge
it up every night. My last phone Moto V3 was good for atleast 3-4 days.
I am still trying to decide whether to send it back, apart from this
it is a great phone.
Reviewed by lara from UK on 8th Dec 2005
fab phone smalll but loads of features very nice to use nice to see
NOKIA still does it best !! Only one little thing no memory card but
Reviewed by ashley from u.k on 7th Dec 2005
its cool its nice and small and cute
Reviewed by Sipho from Canada on 6th Dec 2005
Hey it rocks
Reviewed by koko from england on 5th Dec 2005
this phone is what everyone has been waiting for! cute, small, nice,
smooth slide what more can u ask 4? its camera is the best ever, the
images and the filming come out great! the sound is what we are all
wishing for for me its the best phone in the WORLD!!!
Reviewed by Hisam from !Bolton! on 5th Dec 2005
THIS PHONE IS JUST A TIME BOMB!!!! IT JUST HAS THE LOOKS OF A SUPERB
PHONE, ALTHOUGH IT HAS COPIED THE D500/D600,IT DEFFINATELY LOOKS MORE
BETTER!! IT DOES MORE THAN HOW IT LOOKS!! IT IS JUST A GREAT PHONE SMALL
AND EVERYTHING YOU NEED IN IT AND MORE!!! JUST THE PHONE YOU NEED VERY
DIFFERENT THAN ANY OTHER NOKIAS!!! EXCELLENT PHONE AND IM GONNA KEEP
HOLD OF IT FOR A VERY LONG TIME!!!
Reviewed by tom from engaland on 3rd Dec 2005
this phone rokz innit its got everythin except expandable memory its
da bomb if u luv it email firstname.lastname@example.org and make sure the
subjects tittled 6111
Reviewed by from on 25th Nov 2005
this phone is ok.its video camera is poor but it has great extras and
the buttons are very easy to use.when i first bought this phone i thought
it would have been my best one ever but as i started to use it more
i began to fink it was the worst.but all in all it is a alright phone
Reviewed by Sleek Chik from UK on 7th Nov 2005
Small, sleek, cute, fun, what more could you want. The best phone launched
you wouldn't dare to give it back once you've got it! Excellent 1 minor
though, should have come with a memory card!
Reviewed by Dubious from UK on 4th Nov 2005
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While the phone is great looking with amazing features I'm dubious of
the previous reviewer who claims not to need to taker her phone back
to the shops. It would be a little difficult as it has yet to even be
released in the UK!!!