Nokia 6131 Review
Review: July 2006. Updated November 2006.
The Nokia 6131 is a bit of a mixed bag. It does some things very well
and others very badly. Let's start with appearances. It's a neat clamshell
phone with a one-hand push-to-open operation - cool but gimmicky. The
finish of the phone is beautiful with a soft touch paint coating. There's
a nice large keypad with clearly separated keys and an easy-to-use 5
way navigational button. The overall appearance is of sleek and simple
elegance. However, if you read the user reviews below, you will see
that the 6131 doesn't age well. It might look great when you take it
out of the box, but unless you keep it in its box, it will quickly degrade,
becoming scratched, cracked and otherwise battered within a few months.
Not a durable phone.
Open up the phone (enjoying the cool opening mechanism) and you'll
get a real surprise - the main internal display has a staggering 16
million colours and an ultra-high resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. This
is a fantastic screen, but the mystery is why Nokia have put it in the
6131 which is not a 3G phone and doesn't have an outstanding camera
either. Still, it's nice to use and contributes to the overall ergonomic
experience. Mentioning the camera, this is rather poor, with no flash
and with mediocre picture quality. There's an MP3 player too, but it's
tagged on as an afterthought, with no support for playlists or any features
that might make it usable. On the positive side, there's an FM radio
with a stereo headset supplied.
Turning now to the needs of the business user, the 6131 is reasonably
well configured for a mid-range phone. There's full email support, with
support for attachments. Push to Talk is available. All kinds of connectivity
are supported - Bluetooth, USB and IrDa. EDGE provides download speeds
of up to 236.8 kbps. Memory is adequate, with an expandable memory card
of up to 2 Gbytes.
For the business user there's really nothing missing, except for one
thing - the battery life. Nokia claim a battery life of 10 days. Get
real! One day is more like it. The battery life really is atrocious.
Other things that concern us are the reception quality and random shutting
down or freezing, which sometimes happens. If you're looking for a reliable
workhorse phone, look elsewhere.
The Nokia 6131 looks like a nice phone, but has several serious drawbacks
and doesn't really cut it as a camera phone, a music-player phone, or
as a business phone. It's a jack of all trades, but master of none.
Features of the Nokia 6131 include:
- 1.3 megapixel camera with 8x digital zoom
- Video playback
- Voice recorder
- Internal display: TFT, 16-million "True" colours, 320 x 240 pixels
- External display: TFT, 262,144 colours, 128 x 160 pixels
- MP3 player (MP3, MP4, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA formats)
- FM stereo radio with Visual Radio
- MP3 ringtones (64-voice polyphonic) plus video ringtones
- Speaker-independent voice dialling
- Handsfree speaker
- Messaging: SMS, MMS, Email (SMTP, POP3, and
IMAP4) with attachments
- Xpress audio messaging: Record your own voice message and send to
- T9 predictive text
- XHTML browser
- Java games: 3D Soccer and Snake included
- Push to Talk
- Memory: 11 Mbytes plus optional MicroSD memory card (up to 2 Gbytes)
- Connectivity: USB, Bluetooth, IrDa
- WAP, GPRS Class 10, EDGE
- download up to 236.8 kbps
- Size: 92 x 48 x 20 mm
- Weight: 112g
- Talktime: 3.4 hours
- Music playback: up to 12 hours
- Battery standby: up to 10 days
Nokia 6131 User Reviews
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Average rating from 102 reviews:
Reviewed by Azonobi Anayo from Nigeria on 31st
This phone is one of the best product of nokia, easy to use and handle.
i have use the phone for past four years and am still enjoying it. i
give kudos to NOKIA for this single phone. to me is the best of NOKIA.
Reviewed by rayon alexander from St.Lucia on 15th
i first got this phone in 2007,it was gr8t until it was stolen.about
3 weeks a ago my husband bought me another one and i was ecstatic!i
had g8t memories with the phone and it was generally a good phone.features
are nice,bright display so i welcomed the phone back!BUT something is
not rite with this phone!in the last 3 weeks i have taken the phone
to the repair shop twice already!and im just so frustrated!the phone
took two minor falls and and both times it had to be repaired!the first
time the magnet slipped out so the outer display wasn't responsive!nw
the flex cable is gone i had to get a new one!!i have had countless
phones and nw have a blackberry and just to test my theory i 'test fall'
my BB and its working fine!!!is it me or is the nokia 6131 too fragile!!???????????what
can i do to prevent it from breaking again???im very careful with my
phones bt yet still this phone is malfunctioning for minor falls!!!!!!!HELP!!!!!
Reviewed by daksani pajani from england on 8th
the battery life is poor, my camera will not work and it is annoting
to have to push the button to flick the thing open. it does not come
with a memory card and has poor internal memory and the reception you
get with it is poor and slow to respond. it takes too long to dial a
number and it is too fragile. i hate this phone and i prefer the samsung
d600 i had before this cack.
Reviewed by Aija Ozolina from Latvia on 8th Mar
Wow! I've had about 10 different phones since I was about 18. I've changed
them because they brake, get lost or even become very hard to understand
or slow, but this phone is wonderful! Everything is wonderful about
it!!! I just love my phone and its so hot that its in pink!!! I love
this phone for the camera, the music player, the easy text messaging
and the beauty of it. I also love that it is like so easy to use, there
is totally nothing hard about it. Even a monkey could use this great
phone! I just love it!!!
Reviewed by Ieva from Latvia on 6th Mar 2007
As I have readed the comments below, there are two absolutely different
point of views about this phone. One adores it, other very much dislikes,
but that's how it is... Now, my opinion. The internal screen is surprisingly
colourful, the buttons are easy to use. But, women, be careful with
the fragile internal screen. As it has very thin layer of protective
glass, try to avoid to damage it with earrings or sharp nails! Overall,
the phone is ok for those who use it as it was mented to use - connecting
people :)If you want to take pictures or listen to music, buy camera
Reviewed by MobileReviewUK from UK on 1st Mar
Ok, lets start with the thing that everyone always critisises - the
battery. Yes, if you use the camera constantly, if you use the Mp3 player
all the time and leave the bluetooth on all day - the battery is obviously
going to run out quickly. If you want to take pictures, buy a camera.
If you want to listen to music buy a proper Mp3 player. If you use this
phone as a phone then the battery will last you around 4 days. The phone
itself is great, it's really easy to use and everything is obvious to
figure out. The buttons are a great size which means you can text extremely
easily. The screen is amazing, and so colourful. If you want to take
pictures in slightly dimmed conditions turn the night mode on, and it
will shoot good quality pictures. So if you want a phone to be used
for what a phone should be used for - texting, calling etc - then this
is a fantastic phone. Simplicity pays off with this phone.
Reviewed by Paul W Hunt from UK on 27th Feb 2007
This is a quite comprehensively specified phone, but I find the menus
are very involved. I have asked Nokia to supply a menu tree but they
refuse to do so. Despite the phone's clever technology, virtually everything
about the phone is complicated. Apart from calling and texting (which
are themselves somewhat confusing) the remaining goodies are unused,
not because of antipathy, but because of lack of knowledge about how
to access these benefits. One thing I did want was a speakerphone. There
is virtually no reference to this in the manual so I asked the Nokia
helpdesk for assistance. Their first answers just did not address my
request, but eventually they actually did explain how to get it. When
I put their instructions into practice, they didn't work. It took a
14 year old girl to fathom for me the correct way to access the speakerphone.
My point here is that if everything about the phone is so involved,
a menu tree is absolutely essential. Nokias appear to have a reputation
for ease of use, and if this is an example, then I dread to think what
a hard to use one is like. This is a nice phone to handle, the screen
is fantastic, but the battery life is short. I can see I bought the
wrong phone, but that is my fault, but I have to ask, why is everthing
digital so fiendishly difficult to understand? I can only rate the phone
on how it is for me, and one star is all I am prepared to give. Demystified
however, the phone would probably warrant four to five stars. Nokia
Reviewed by hazel Frei from Switzerland on 22nd
I recently bought a nokio 6131 and the problem is that when I phone
or when somebody phones me I can hear my own voice in addition to speaking.
Its an awful pain - the phone has been returned 3 times and everytime
I get back am informed there is no problem - so why do I get my own
voice echoing back. help............
Reviewed by Esmil from Philippines on 20th Feb
Overall : YEAH!!!. the only BOO!! i have observed is that the video
comes out late than the audio. i tried playing videos with different
formats (3GP, MP4) i tried to increase the bitrate but theres no use
Reviewed by Ruth from UK on 16th Feb 2007
Excellent phone. So easy to use. My 5 year old neice can text, take
photos and call out on this phone. Another fantastic phone from Nokia
Reviewed by Rushdy Abdul Rahman from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
on 15th Feb 2007
I've had my phone for a while now, and I must say that its a very good
mobile. The phone I had before was an atrocity, so this was a very pleasant
change. I didn't like the fact that I had to go out and buy a MicroSD
chip, but their relatively inexpensive so its ok. The camera is decent,
in a good outside light it can take nice pictures, which is something
I value in a phone. I would have like to see a better camera but what
I have is really quite good enough. The keys are very, very easy to
use. I appreciate their size as my fingers are rather large. The screen
resolution and colors are amazing, and the push-to-open button is my
favorite feature. Other than having to get a seperate memory card the
only thing I found wrong with the phone is the battery life. It lasts
about a day and a half, especially when I use it a lot and have the
bluetooth on all the time. I have to charge it everyday, just to make
sure that it stays on. Now it may not be a major problem for me, but
it ca n get annoying sometimes. Other than that, an excellent phone.
Highly reccommend for anyone looking for a good quality phone.
Reviewed by Ziffos from England on 14th Feb 2007
Looks smart, feels great because of the "soft feel" coating, the inside
screen is one of the best, the auto flip is great, simple to work and
understand. Overall the Nokia 6131 is a fabulous phone and the longer
you have it the more it shows its class.
Reviewed by titmunder from kazikhstan on 11th
neat phone but the chrome bit around the keypad gets scratched, pretty
decent phone though, loud and it opens at the touch of a button which
u can buzz of for ages.
Reviewed by George from Australia on 11th Feb
Looks nice to begin with, but simply does not stand the test of time.
There's not a single part of this phone that doesn't chip, scratch,
peel or otherwise gradually degrade. I've had this mobile for 6 months
and it looks like I've had it for 6 years. There's a crack in the outer
screen. The back hatch just slides off to expose the battery with just
a little bit of pressure. Now the phone doesn't want to recharge anymore.
Every now and then the phone just resets, for no apparent reason. The
point of clamshell is so that buttons cannot be accidentally pushed
when the phone is shut, so of course some genius at nokia decided to
put some extra buttons on the side where you absolutely cannot fail
to accidentally press them while holding the phone, including the button
to turn the camera on. No connectivity cable comes with the phone, and
of course it's non-standard so you have to fork out for another expensive
cable. Battery life is poor. You'll probably like this phone at first,
but it takes a while to discover that it is actually quite lacking.
Was pro-nokia until I got this, now I'll try some other brand.
Reviewed by Preston from Uk on 2nd Feb 2007
I think this phone is good but on bluetooth u cant search thorough someones
Reviewed by Dave from UK on 29th Jan 2007
Pros: Great screen, good sound. All the features you need if you want
a PHONE over a kids entertainment centre Cons: Battery 2-3 days max.
PC Sync software is dire, wont import all fields from Outlook - only
name and number. Hopeless really. Would not have bought had I realised
the sync software was so bad.
Reviewed by Mauricio Nomura from Brazil - São Paulo-Bauru
on 28th Jan 2007
This phone is very good: Good display internal and external, good features
and medium sound. The battery is very poor, and the camera too. But,
the price is same equal. Not expensive, this phone pay that the quality
it is: So fragile, you have that use carefully, and so you will very
time for life the phone.
Reviewed by Greg from UK on 24th Jan 2007
Had nothin but trouble with this phone. External screen doesnt function
properly, battery barely lasts a day, bluetooth doesnt work very well,
phone freezes every now and then, ringer volume is too low, camera takes
poor pics...Definitely one of my worst phones.
Reviewed by Nic from UK on 23rd Jan 2007
Wanted the phone for ages, having seen it online at nokia.co.uk, bought
it in July 2006, and loved it, not the best mp3 player and the camera
was poor in comparison to the display offered, and the casing began
to pick up small marks, but I was nnetheless happy. Its now Jan 2007
and the battery life is shot to pieces, it has to be charged everyday,
cuts out every 5 mins in phone conversation (and surely thats the point
of a mobile phone??) and needs a minute to turn itself back on, and
every time it is switched off the settings revert to the original ones.
Some good ideas here, but shoddily put together, i'm now getting rid
of it for a sony-ericsson
Reviewed by Dirk from Belgium on 22nd Jan 2007
I bought it today. Extra memory needed. Photo is ok, display more then
ok. Happy customer.
Reviewed by martyn from uk on 20th Jan 2007
Excellent phone.One of the best I have had for a long time.Sound quality
is awesome, camera is great and screen is fantastic! I agree with everyone
about the memory card, no storage space on phone but got one off ebay
Reviewed by Alexandre Figueiredo from England on
19th Jan 2007
The best clamshell phone you can get!! I have just bought it now and
I am amazed by its features!! The sound is excellent, I've tried the
earphones with the radio and it's HI-FI! I'm gonna buy now a sd card
and use it as a MP3 player. You can also take nice pictures with the
camera and the screen resolution is high definition. BUY IT!!
Reviewed by Ruth from England on 18th Jan 2007
I read the reviews below and bought this phone and I'm very pleased
with it. It looks v stylish and understated (as opposed to brash like
some phones). This Phone is so ergonomically designed it is a joy to
use. You can customise it so much and the buttons are a good size- no
fiddly mis-dialling on speed dials anymore! For those reviewers who
have said the buttons on the side can be knocked in your pocket, - THERE
IS A KEY-LOCK, PEOPLE!! You can set it to come on at any interval you
wish - I have not had one problem with any aspect of this phone. Quality
is good - streets ahead of anything I have seen by Moto's lot. Battery
life is average -no problems once you follow initial charging instructions.
Camera is ok too - the night mode works very well for low light conditions.
Only downside is memory - buy a micro SD card, or you will have no space
for music or pictures, - These can be picked up very cheaply though
on the net. All in all, an excellent, well thought out phone that is
a delight -you will not be disappointed.
Reviewed by Frankie from England on 12th Jan 2007
Much like the previous reviewer, I've got this as a replacement for
my old 6230i. So far battery hasn't been a problem, but I only use the
camera for occasional pics and have an ipod for music! Plus as a bird
with nails I find the keypad much easier than my old phone! My only
grumble is the internal memory - not sure why they only included 11mb
when my old phone had 32mb, but when my 1gig SD arrives that problem
will be sorted. If you want all the whistles and bells forget the 6131,
but if you want a phone with a couple of good extras this is the one
Reviewed by BigBen from England on 8th Jan 2007
As a long-time Nokia fan, I've waited for ages to find a worthy replacement
for my trusty old 6230i, and in this phone I think I've found it. Sourced
as a free upgrade from O2 (and therefore full of their junk software)
I first gave her a full charge, then immediately re-set the firmware
through the on-screen menus, to get it back to how Nokia intended it
to be. It's a great phone for anybody like me who uses their digital
camera for taking photos, and their iPod for listening to tunes, but
wants their phone to be primarily that.......a phone!! I can only assume
that these people who complain about battery life and poor performance
must be spending 3 hours a day recording video, as I am getting around
4-5days usage per charge (approx 3hr calls & 20txt per day)...no complaints.
If you want a stylish-looking flipper, with easy to use keys & menu
function, then I don't think you can go far wrong. Well done Nokia.
Reviewed by Mike from Malta on 7th Jan 2007
I got this phone for christmas and i love it has all the functions ill
ever need.Everyone complains about the camera i found it hopeless too
but know i learnt how to use the camera inside (night mode) outside
(normal and night mode does well too).Now the battery i have found it
detective but i came up with an idea wait till the battery is empty
then charge for about 1 week or 2 and the battery will become triple
times better!! On the hole i have found this mobile excellent and will
not chane for another 2-3 years!
Reviewed by Sian from England UK on 6th Jan 2007
I love this phone (since i got the memory card that is) although the
battery seems to go quite quickly. Love the funny button that flips
it open. Cameras not that great, but better than any one ive had so
far. Kick ass phone!!!
Reviewed by Minty from Wales, UK on 28th Dec 2006
Really, really good. However I wish it came with a memory card to put
music onto it, I have to buy my own. Without a card you can get one
or maybe two songs on! But this phone looks really good and although
the camera isn't as great as I thought it would be it's still very good.
Reviewed by mike hunt from afghanistan on 24th
best phone i have ever used, really great features, i love it, all u
people that are saying it is bad are wrong LOVE IT BEST PHONE GOT IT
Reviewed by raul from Portugal on 20th Dec 2006
Pros: Excellent phone. Small, stylish and practical with a good number
of features. I gave up my Imate Jam / Qtek 110 for a decent business
phone. Easy synch with Outlook keeps my organizer up to date without
loosing email capabilities. Cons: Weak camera – still amazes me
how Nokia continues to use this when all the other brands are light
years away with cheaper phones! Battery life is a big NO - Lasts 2 days
(1 if talking a lot).
Reviewed by E from UAE on 8th Dec 2006
i had the 6131 for a while. It's a really good phone with everything.
I gave it a 3 star bcuz the camera is not that clear. the picture quality
isn't fantastic, unlike the 6101, which is smaller in size but with
ni bluetooth. u have to lock the keypad or else whenever u press the
buttons on the side (like camera) it will start. The thing i don't really
like is that whenever i open it it unlocks itself. Still the battery
life isn't long, like every 3 days u have to charge it. It's not complicated
to use like the 6151. For those who said the color quality isn't great,
i say it's not true. I adore the rubber-steel cover. It looks really
expensive from the outside, but the price is expensive for what u get.
THe display is really nice. The screen is bigger (the whole phone) that
6101.Buy it if u want a 3.5-4 star phone.Really great except for camera
Reviewed by Nora from UK on 4th Dec 2006
I think this is quite a good phone once you get the memory card. The
display is quite outstanding. My only grouse is the fact that it's got
the bottom half of the clamshell slightly longer than the top, if not,
i'd have given it 5 stars. And, oops battery life - i have so far been
able to get only a maximum of 48 hours standby time and 24 hours in
constant use (i actually did this by switching sims to a less used sim
to test). And yes i did try all suggestions (eg change network settings
to manaual, etc). This also downgrades it in my mind, but not yet to
3 stars, as it is such a good phone otherwise.
Reviewed by sean from england on 2nd Dec 2006
Had the phone just a week and found the chrome fascia around keyboard
is showing lots of scratch marks due to rubbing when phone is closed,
poor design. Very easy to navigate and use functions. Exterior build
quality feels very much like a short life disposable phone. Phone reception
a bit shaky. Not happy overall with phone and have returned it for a
Reviewed by Rochelle from UK on 1st Dec 2006
I like this phone, great screen, good loud ring and choice of sounds.
Love the one button flip-open. Problems though: the camera keeps coming
on when the button on the side gets hit. And I lose my wallpaper and
ring tone settings every time the phone is turned off - that's a real
pain! The texting is good as per Nokia, expect that words like You're,
Let's etc all default to a capital letter for some reason.
Reviewed by Marius from Romania on 14th Nov 2006
This has everything I ever wanted from a phone, and it looks very good
too. I give it only 4 stars because of the small amount of internal
Reviewed by Jo from UK on 13th Nov 2006
I am generally a big fan of Nokia phones, but not this time. The sound
quality is poor and crackly, the reception is mediocre, it has no memory
card, takes this new charger that noone else has and in terms of things
going wrong - this phone gets top marks for that. My first problem was
that the thing just switched itself off and then stopped working. The
second was that it froze whilst sending a text message and then decided
it didn't want to get any signal, anywhere, and never recovered. Then
the final one I had switched itself off again, never to return back
to life. I am currently battling it out with my operator who provided
me with the phone. One thing I would say is that Nokia should leave
the fold over phones to one of the manufacturers who know what they
are doing and stick to what they know best.
Reviewed by Gina from Scotland on 9th Nov 2006
I really like this phone, it's great looking and has great functions.
The camera works very well and has lots of funky effects, easy to use,
big buttons... I only have 2 issues with it. For one thing, the bluetooth
doesn't seem to work well with non-nokias, and also the screen on the
front of the flip cracked after falling a small distance. However, with
a bit of TLC this is a fantastic phone and I would definately recomment
Reviewed by ben from uk on 8th Nov 2006
Had this for two months now. Initially was quite impressed but now i'm
starting to think i should have stuck with samsung. Main problem is
the battery which barely lasts a day on just a few calls and some texting.
Lately it's started to freeze a lot and bluetooth isn't very stable
either. Can't take it back cos it's too late. I'm also worried about
the hinge as using the auto-open seems to have loosened it a bit so
i only open it manually now. Hope this is all and it won't get any worse.
Just think twice if you're thinking of buying this.
Reviewed by Ziffos from England on 8th Nov 2006
This has got to be 5 stars - it does everything it says "on the tin"
With Quad Band, an MP3 player, Bluetooth, Infra red, FM Radio, Expandable
memory etc, etc, etc. This is not only the best clamshell phone that
Nokia has ever produced but it is simply one of the best clamshells
so far available in the Mobile Phone market. Well done Nokia!!!
Reviewed by Roger from England on 28th Oct 2006
I have just retuned to Nokia after using a Sony Ericcson 610 I've had
for two years. The 6131 is the best phone ever, easy to use, picture
quality exceptional, build quality above average, looks great and as
for all the nagative comments, get a life this phone is fantastic. As
regards the battery life, no different from other phones it just depends
on how much you play with and use it. The only thing I did not realize
is that you have to purchase a microCD Card which start at £31. Well
Reviewed by Karen from UK on 18th Oct 2006
Great phone, does everything I need it to. Had it since August this
year as a free upgrade. As with all Nokias, very easy to use, (previous
phone was Sony K750i). Must admit I think the overall sound quality
was better on the Sony. Only down falls I feel are the short battery
life, camera can only cope well in bright surroundings, camera will
switch on if you accidentally press the button on the side of phone,
and I do seem to have trouble with the snooze feature on the alarm.
Sometimes when I snooze the alarm it goes off again every 5 minutes
other times it only goes off the once, and the rest of the time the
light flashes on the screen but no sound. Wonder if anyone else has
had this problem? All in all though a very good phone. I would recommend
Reviewed by Stuart Hunt from England on 17th Oct
I am very pleased with the Nokia 6131, it has all the features I want
with the excellent build quality Nokia is famous for. The main plus
points for me has to be the button layout and design which makes is
very easy to click on the correct button and the size/quality of the
display. Overall an exceptional phone.
Reviewed by Jon O-T from England on 15th Oct 2006
Having always been fond of the Nokia model i couldnt risk going with
a Sony Ericson Walkman phone for my Mp3 needs. I was not atall disapointed,
the phone is small and light enough. (my first mobile since the Nokia
3410 so excuse me for being easily ammused :P) The flip button is a
very handy feature, admittadly i nearly dropped it in the shop from
the force of it but its easy to get used to. I fear it wont last me
the length of the 18 month contract but i can hope!! The feel is lovely
too, now onto the features... Good: I was amazed with the level of customisation
you could do on the menus and the screens ect. For those of you that
say the font is too small so it only deserves 1 star, why not change
the size?? The flight profile amazed me, the radio recieves a decent
signal, and for a 1.3MP camera the picture and video quality is very
acceptable as long as the lighting is good. A very good phone so far,
i just hope it lasts a while. A few nags, the battery quality is very
poor in my mind, and i would love to know where to purchase an extended
battery for it. I cant find a way to alter the brightness to save battery
iether. And no USB adaptor, a bit rude of nokia. Other than that a great
phone, i would reccomend it!
Reviewed by Shridhar from India on 12th Oct 2006
Great mobile. Very handy. Do anyone know how to play MP3 files continously.
Reviewed by LES HAIGH from AUSTRALIA on 11th Oct
TO MICHELE IN ENGLAND. YOU HAVE A LOT OF INTERNATIONAL COMPANIES TRADING
ON THEIR NAME AND PAST PERFORMANCES AND NOT DELIVERING THE EXPECTED
STANDED BY THEIR LOYAL CONSUMER BECAUSE THESE COMPANIES ARE RUN BY BEAN
COUNTERS AT HEAD OFFICE LEVEL WHO COULD NOT TRACK AND ELEPHANT THROUGH
SNOW. THEIR OBJECTIVE IS PROFIT AND THE BOTTOM LINE.I FEEL NOKIA TODAY
IS INTO BUILDING PHONES WITH SHORT LIFE SPAN TO INCREASE USER TURN OVER.
I AM A LONG TERM NOKIA USER AND THE 6131 IS MY BEST YET. ONLY PROBLEM
THE BATTERY LIFE AND I AM NOT INTO MUSIC. A VERY GOOD PHONE BUT I HAVE
NOT DROPPED IT YET.
Reviewed by Michelle from England on 10th Oct
I was very impressed with this at first having never had a camera phone
but after only 2 months the camera started to have problems a blank
white screen kept appearing saying operation failed this got worse until
eventually the camera wouldn't work at all,I took it to be repaired
took 8 days was sent to Nokia said it was a soft ware fault less than
2 weeks later its doing the same thing again, then on Friday it slipped
out of my hand onto the carpet and the screen has broken, it is very
delicate as I know plenty of phones that have been dropped on much harder
surfaces than carpet, that have been fine. I was amazed the screen broke
so easily, so now I can't use it at all only got it June, I am very
disappointed in its durability, and the camera fault still not been
sorted .On the plus side the photos were great quality and its easy
Reviewed by camille from england on 7th Oct 2006
U must get this fone. Before i had the nokia 6111 and it was so so rubbish
so i changed it for the nokia 6131 instead. Dont listen to the people
that say the nokia 6111 IS GOOD because trust me you wont like the nokia
6111. SO GET THE NOKIA 6131 NOW!
Reviewed by Hunter from Australia on 1st Oct 2006
great phone the sond is fantastic! and don't beleve the other reviews
the battery can last me up 2 4 days this is a great phone!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by David from U.K on 26th Sep 2006
Well Nokia have sure got it wrong with this one...Bought it hew for
my wife.Best list what it does do & leave the rest out it does'nt.....
the list would be to long. The ring tones are so loud you can here them
over an ERF Truck engine whilst running a potato harvester & 2 fork
trucks next to you.......The Bad bits..!!! Battery is pathetic. The
camera is junk. The memory like mine @ 53 years old NON EXISTANT Build
quality VERY Flimsy. Features... some work some dont & it freezes all
the time. Call quality poor signal quality NON existant & ON & ON etc...&
it was a new one. Nokia Go back to the 6150 best phone you ever made.
DONT BULID ANYMORE 6131'S PLEASE
Reviewed by Wendy from Wales on 23rd Sep 2006
I've had this phone for a month now and I love,love,love it ! Its definitely
the best I've had. Its so easy to use and looks so sleek and stylish.
My only complaint is the very poor battery life. I have to charge it
almost every day but everything else about the phone overshadows that
so I'd still recommend it.
Reviewed by Aaron from Bristol, UK on 22nd Sep
Being a ardent Nokia fan i was impressed by the styling and ease of
operations. Battery appears to drain far to quickly even with basic
functions and power save settings on. Displays and camera are excellent
with high grade video recorder. Media player very good for audio with
good quality speakers for MP3 etc playback although headset required
for radio. Bad unit for transfering or playback of imported video clips
using MP4, 3gp, 3gp2 as audio and video never plays back in sync even
if it works on other phones. Very good all-round unit.
Reviewed by Jeremy from UK on 22nd Sep 2006
This is a great looking phone - the opening mechanism is cool if a little
gimmicky. I have only had this phone a couple of days but I am very
familiar with the Nokia standard and this seems like a very user friendly
handset. The buttons are great for people with bigger fingers and they
are clearly defined and quite large. It seems to be at the moment phone
buttons on the whole are getting smaller and smaller which is no good
for people like me who do a lot of texting. My major concern is with
the battery. When I received the phone I charged it for a full 14 hours
before even turning it on. However, 14 hours later it was almost drained
which is not a good sign. I am putting it down to the fact that I used
it a lot yesterday as I was entering about 150 contact details and taking
a few pictures. I shall be interested to see how long it lasts with
normal use. Overall though I think this is a great phone and would recommend
it to others who want to use a phone as simply that - a telephone.
Reviewed by wapretz from Canada on 10th Sep 2006
The main display is awesome. Stunningly beautiful resolution for a cellphone.
Great for texting and mms messages. I find the construction design simple
yet attractive and nice to touch(maybe because of the rubber). I'm not
into music and I used the camera occasionally so battery life can be
stretched to 3-4 days without recharging. The loudspeaker feature does
the job well producing clear and crisp sound. Browsing through different
menus is fast and easy. Opening of folders is almost instantaneous.
Mobile internet is fast too. Ofcourse, thanks to EDGE technology. I
Reviewed by Jemima from England, Dorset on 7th
I love this mobile, it's annoying that nokia only put 11mb memory on
it, but once you have bought a memory card its fine! I got my memory
card on ebay because its cheaper. I love the sleek design of this phone
and the ability to choose a seperate wallpaper for the mini screen on
the front and one for the main screen. I have downloaded some cool themes
on 'mobile9' which were free. The snakes game is really cool, its 3d!
I also think the music quality is excellent, and the screen has a clear
crisp display. Brilliant phone, recommended!! Jemima xxx
Reviewed by Ward from United Kingdom on 7th Sep
I have had this phone for two weeks now and feel I have become familiar
enough now to give a practical review. My previous phone was the 6230i
and as I had started to carry it in my front pocket I wanted a clamshell
type phone so the screen would be protected. I like everythig about
this phone except for one thing. Its voicetag. It is absolutely useless,
especially if you are looking for a phone that you can use handsfree
with bluetooth while driving. Unlike my 6230i, it automatically sets
up the voice tags for your contact numbers. You can not set them yourself.
So what happens is you say a name and it gives you a list to choose
from to call. Well, thanks Nokia but I already have a list to choose
from. Is called my contact list! What is this sense of having a voice
tag when you still have to look at a list on your phone! Half the time
the name I say isn't even brought up. This makes it useless. I gave
my 6230i to my wife and she loves it because when she is driving she
can leave the phone in her purse and make calls using the bluetooth
wirless setup. Can't be done with the 6131. Come on Nokia, give us an
upgrade (or downgrade you may say because the 6230i voicetag was perfect)for
these phones so I can keep the phone in my pocket and use bluetooth
and voicetag safely while driving. Then I will give it 5 stars.
Reviewed by Jo Smith from UK on 7th Sep 2006
I had to have this phone when it came out so before it hit the shops
I bought it sim free! and wow was it worth it. The way you can have
the choice of so many wall papers and back grounds and the camera is
great but no flash so not so good at night. Its a nice little phone
to have in your hand and it looks the part. I had the Nokia 6230i before
this one and this beats it handsdown! Amazing phone and lights up very
bright and also very loud! I can hear it downstairs when the phone is
upstairs as if its next to me. Really worth the money.
Reviewed by raghav from india on 4th Sep 2006
just bought this phone about 3 days ago and it seems worth it.... the
mp3 player is good along with the FM radio. the phone boasts of crisp
volume and great display... i really like it... although i have never
used a flip phone earlier but this phone is worth it along with its
other features which make it completely loaded. only drawback is that
internal memory is a bit less but it can be easily enhanced using a
microSD card according to the usage.
Reviewed by sandeep sengupta from india on 1st
my nokia 6131 is awsome,but the battery is bad,cam is not soo clear,and
the mp3 player does not have a music menu like choosing from artists,albums
etc.but the speaker's quality is AWSOME!!!!!!!.it looks great with a
comfortable keypad.there was a person who rote a review about this fone
and said v can rewiend or fastforward or cant play 1 song after the
other,but thats not true.overall i love this fone n i don wanna let
it go.i think people who have this fone should b happy with its performance(although
nokia,u guys should have given a music menu,but i still love ur product!)keep
up the good work nokia!
Reviewed by bia from UK on 31st Aug 2006
this phone is so cool!! it feels amazing, everythng (except battery
life) is outstanding! get out there and buy it! packed with a load of
features and its eye-catching design, its worth every penny! GO GO GO!!
Reviewed by Tigre Marino from Mexico on 28th Aug
Don't let the lightweight or the compact size fool you. This phone is
slimmer and lighter than the venerable Nokia 6101 yet it's fully packed
with all the features you need as a road warrior. Built around the Series
40 V3 operating system, the Nokia 6131 includes a MP3/AAC/WMA player
with several equalizer presets, a great FM radio receiver with included
earphones with a fantastic surround stereo effect, when you press the
button it opens to show the user a fantastic 16.7 million colour screen
that rivals the one of my notebook computer in colour deepness and quality.
The menus are fast, way faster than the 6101's, the games load instantly
and they feature 3D acceleration, the built in camera does an ok job
and maybe a flash wasn't included because it's a very slim design around
the section. The builtin MicroSD/TransFlash slot has security so your
files will have password protection, it has bluetooth, infrarred and
usb connectivity. Battery gets drained fast because of the large screen
and the camera button needs to be locked up by software. Fantastic phone
just arrived into Mexico.
Reviewed by kelmi from Finland on 28th Aug 2006
The phone looks and feels nice to your hand. However, I give only 2
stars, because of the features. It is a mystery to me, why Nokia has
implemented Outlook calendar synchronization in such a way that only
the meeting Subject-field is syncronized, but not the actual content
of the meeting invitation. As an example, if the content includes phone
conference passcodes, I should mark those to paper calendar or have
my laptop with us all the time? This is absolutely a no-go to any business
users or anyone, who needs to do calendar synchronization with Outlook.
I'll switch back to my Moto, until this feature has been fixed.
Reviewed by leec from england on 27th Aug 2006
must say i am rather disapointed with this phone the battery life i
find is not good although it says you can have upto 12 hours music play
back time not what i've witnessed it has'nt, and whats the deal with
the mp3 player? it plays only one song then you have to select the next
one? plus also you cannot fast forward or rewind? not the best flip
phone ive had
Reviewed by sameed from pakistan on 19th Aug 2006
i hope the owners of nokia read this message and learn some lesson from
it.What nokia lacks is a combination.for example.take the 7610.1 megapixel
camera with 4x zoom and no flash .poor keypad design and lacks a camera
button.7370,high quality screen,high quality camera,high quality video
camera but no memory.6111,bad screen good camera resolution,no memory,bad
design.I think that nokia's cellphone making qualities have declined
or they r enjoying the fact that they r no 1.purhaps enjoyin too much.N70,good
camera but slow navigation and bad keypad,n91 high quality camera with
no flash.6030,nothing but a really high price now take this phone.such
high quality screen ,bad keypad good camera but no flash.what i want
is a complete phone which i think i'll never find in the nokia's.i think
i'll go to sony ericsson or samsung.they know what they r doin Peace
Reviewed by Dave from North West (UK) on 7th Aug
Had the phone for a couple of weeks now and im delighted with it. The
phone is a joy to use and is easy to navigate. The disign is unusal
and has a funky button to press to operate the flip. Great colour screen
and sounds great also. I would have given the phone full marks but the
battery life let's it down. Still an excellent phone so dont hesitate
in purchasing one.
Reviewed by la_divina from Greece on 6th Aug 2006
I have to admit I'm a mobile maniac;I change mobiles every second month.I've
had Nokia 6131 for a week and I really think I won't be able to change
it until it crashes completely.Everytime I had another phone (SE,Moto,Siemens)
there would always be something missing,but this phone has everything
I need!It's easy to use,the screen is PERFECT and the camera is fine.As
for those who rate this phone as "average" or "poor",I noticed that
their phones were randomly defective.You can rate a phone as "poor"
if it's just no good for your needs,and not just because it happened
to be defective!Please!
Reviewed by Steve from England on 2nd Aug 2006
I think this phone is fantastic, i know its a gimmicky thing but the
one button opening is very cool! The only thing that isn't great about
it is the battery life as mentioned above. But generally i think its
great!!! Buy this phone its cool!!!
Reviewed by Dawn from U.K. on 26th Jul 2006
I agree, this is a fabulous mobi! Its funky looking, smart, stylish,
takes great photo's & is very easy to text & talk. The screen colours
are unreal-so clear, colourful & bright. I have absolutely no complaints
about this phone, its exactly what i was looking for!
Reviewed by jules from uk on 23rd Jul 2006
gr8 fone, battery life sucks... could do with a much better battery,
avoid sim free handsets as the wap/mms settings r hard to get set-up,
stick with your own network handset, radio is awesome so are the free
headphones that come with.. my only gripe is the battery life and trying
to get the settings fixed with my provider.. 7/10
Reviewed by Levy from Switzerland on 19th Jul
hmmm... after lots of analyzing through these kinds of websites, i decided
to have a go at the nokia 6131... and i admit, it's pretty good. however,
considering im a very busy 30 year old always on the move, the phone
is simply not enough. the camera's good, but there are better ones out
there. i agree with a reviewer before; the speaker is quite soft. however,
the sound quality is excellent. but why is there no flash in the camera?
flash is very important. for those of you who use your phones very often
and are always on the move, i'd rather recommend something like the
sony ericsson w810i... there's flash, sound quality is better, camera
is 2.0 megapixels... and the price is only slightly more expensive than
Reviewed by GERRY McCAULEY from SCOTLAND on 17th
BRILLIANT.....HAD NOKIA FOR YEARS THEN WENT TO MOTOROLA V600 SERIES
BECAUSE OF THE FLIP,LOVED MY MOTOROLA BUT THIS PHONES EVEN BETTER HAD
IT FOR ABOUT A WEEK & CANT FAULT IT ,IN THE PROCESS OF TRANSFERRING
ALL MY DATA ON TO IT. ONE WRITER SAID IT DID NOT HAVE KEY PAD LOCK ,BUT
IT HAS,PICTURE QUALITY BRILLIANT....NO FLASH,BUT HEY SMALL PRICE TO
PAY...KEEP THE GOOD WORK UP NOKIA
Reviewed by gareth haw from england on 15th Jul
i find the phone is durable and very functional i have had many phones
and think that this is the best one out of all of them, although i did
have to buy a 1gb memory card for it.
Reviewed by Tom from Australia on 15th Jul 2006
I HAVE NOOO IDEA WHY VERYONE IS COMPLAINING!!!! This is the best phone
out in the market with so much included with a reasonable price tag.
It has all the features that a normal phone user may want. And you can
even expand your memory. STOP COMPLAING!!!!!!!!! Not every phone is
right for every person. This phone has a wonderfully bright 16 million
colour screen. And a very good external screen. Its stylish, and aslo
includes a 1.3 megapixel camera. What more could you want. It also has
an mp3 player, and Nokia also provides a micro sd card to go with it.
It is also a quadband phone. So STOP COMPLAINING AND GET OUT THERE AND
BUY THIS PHONE.
Reviewed by James Kirk from England on 13th Jul
I was apprehensive about getting a Nokia flip phone, as im used to Erricsons,
but I have to say that I love this phone, excellent camera, a shame
theres no flash, excellent quality screen which i was pretty shocked
by, and very easy to navigate round. Id reccomend this phone to anyone
whos interested in a flip phone! Love it!
Reviewed by stuart from scotland on 9th Jul 2006
Got this fone on a free upgrade. was well chuffed till I got it home
charged it up and found the built in memory totally rubbish would only
take one mp3. Its been stuck on the charger more than in my hand as
the battery life is useless and the camera well what can i say yuch
grim or what. I like nokia phones coz they normally really good phones
and I never had any probs with the nokia 6230i. well anyway 2 weeks
after having the 6131 its back to the shop and I have a samsung d600
what a difference fab pics and more memory. My advice dont take the
Reviewed by Tamer Mohamed from Egypt on 6th Jul
It's a very good mobile,I love it very much,sound is excellent,very
small and light suitable for business persons,buy it now i recommend
it to you.
Reviewed by Julie from b'ham uk on 5th Jul 2006
had this phone on a free up grade, really wasnt happy with..i thought
it was flimsy..and was possitive opening button on the side would eventually
give up,,on the up side the colour screen is amazing,, but no flash
on the 1.3mega pixel camera...whats that about!! Sent it back today,,havent
decided what to choose yet..might go back to the sony 750i...tried tested
Reviewed by gchild from UK on 4th Jul 2006
Good points: Nice design. Usual nokia ease of use. Not too dissimilar
to a 6230i features wise. Bad points: No automatic keypad lock. Camera
can be activated even when the flip is closed. As usual with Nokias,
there are clearly some software problems, as it doesn’t always
remember saved settings-annoying. The auto flip function sends the phone
flying unless you grip it fairly tight Not that durable. I don’t
think it will it last till my next upgrade in a years time. Overall:
Not bad, but not great either.
Reviewed by pramod from uk on 3rd Jul 2006
I have never used a flip phone before, but I was longing to have one.
Thats when I started researching on flip phones when I came across the
lovely Nokia 6131. I have had this phone for 1 week now and I am completely
satisfied with it. It is a no nonsense, down to earth and simple phone....
The most outstanding feature of the phone, I admit is the display. Wow
I was amazed to look at its 1.7 million colour HD display, it is truly
amazing. Apart from this rest of the features are quite standard. Bluetooth,
MP3 player, Infrared,1.3 MP camera... and the usual... Overall it is
quite a stylish and simple phone... I dont regret taking it at all.....
Reviewed by Milky from Singapore on 2nd Jul 2006
It's pretty for a Nokia clamshell, and I don't think it's very thick.
I can put it in my pocket without feeling its weight much. The screen
is awesome, but I find it a pity that the camera is really horrible.
None of the pictures I have taken are satisfactory, and a Nokia 7610's
pictures from 1MP camera can compete with Nokia 6131's pictures from
1.3MP camera. The speaker is a bit soft, I've missed a few calls because
of it. I think series 40 platform goes very well with it due to the
speed. Series 60 is too slow for me. Otherwise, this phone is a real
good investment for one who doesn't expect much for a phone.
Reviewed by bg from uk on 1st Jul 2006
A great phone, very good screen, easy texting (a great feature it seems
for all Nokias) and the size and layout of the keys just make it a joy
Reviewed by Zach from New Zealand on 1st Jul 2006
this phone is the most beautiful phone that works well i have ever used.
the first nokia flip that works!!! wow! the camera is brilliant and
the resolution is striking. however, the only reason i didn't give this
a 5/5 is because of the poor battery life and the missing FLASH which
is very important. nonetheless, the mp3's great, and i recommend it.
Reviewed by Vicky from U.K on 28th Jun 2006
I've only had this phone for 5 hours and i love it already. Really nice,
smart looking phone, the screens is really clear and crisp. The sound
is crisp, just a really nice phone.
Reviewed by karen from UK on 27th Jun 2006
Love this phone it is really slick and the quality of the camera is
outstanding way better than my old phone. The only problem i notice
is that it drains your battery but i can live with that, i really like
tha fact that the camera is on the front of the phone so you can take
a picture of yourself like your looking in a mirror brilliant... Also
like the large screen so when you put wallpaper on you can see the full
pic unlike my other phone. All in all this phone is amazing 10/10 defo
the best phone i've seen in a long time...
Reviewed by AAK from China on 23rd Jun 2006
This hpone features are good especially the camera and memory. A nice
flipping phone but the flipping part being shorter than bottom part,,
what was in the mind of designers? It does not really look good when
it comes to that part. Secondly i have failed to understand why nokia
gives a low end phone a high battery power and give a high end phone
a low battery power. Whats the logic behind? I still trust nokia but
improve on your designs and battery power.
Reviewed by Nige from UK on 20th Jun 2006
Read the reviews and must admit was not sure but went for it and having
used the phone can't see what people feel is wrong with this phone.
All works for me, if you need a wonderful hi res camera... then buy
a camera, this is one is fine for what it is meant to do. My only moan,
be it small, is that when you close the phone it does not lock the power
and camera buttons, although you can do this manually. Good all round
piece of kit, very pleased.
Reviewed by Jen from New Zealand on 18th Jun 2006
I am thrilled with this phone generally, and don't have much to say
about it other than one critical point. I find that the little button
on the right hand side which activates the camera comes on all the time
while the phone is in my bag or pocket, and that sets the camera on
'standby mode' which eats into the battery life something terrible,
BUT that can be rectified by making sure you always lock the keyboard.
It's a bit of a pain, cos you shouldn't have to with a flip phone, but
I do find it prolongs the battery life considerably.
Reviewed by Ak from Malaysia on 18th Jun 2006
Jus got this phone yesterday, it was awesome. The screen is superb in
and out, the keypad is big enough for my thumb, the push-to-open button
is cool, the UI is fast, MP3's and FM Radio works and sounds great covering
almost all popular format except Real Media, the connection to GPRS
and EDGE works flawlessly. Only slack was the battery life which needs
to be charged almost everyday on heavy usage or every fornight day;
and the speaker would be great if stereo, but hey, mind the size will
you ^o^ Recommended for any user looking for a slim phone with big keypad
and have almost all the function you'd ever want in a phone :)
Reviewed by yky from Singapore on 17th Jun 2006
All functions work well. Two grouses though 1. The camera button cannot
be locked automatically when phone flap is closed. More then once I
have accidentally switched on the camera or snapped a picture when the
phone was in my pocket. 2. No voice activated call answer feature (
my previous SE K700i has it ).
Reviewed by Voodoo from India on 15th Jun 2006
Bought this just a few days back . It's absolutely fab! Excellent screens,
fast software, nice mp3 quality. Stylish black clamshell. Very good
phone. However the screen flickers with some white coloured lines when
surfing the phone menu ,sometimes for a sec but can remain there for
abt 10 sec also but not when playing a game .Dont know whether its a
hardware or software problem . Anyone else facing this problem.
Reviewed by anabel miles-billington from uk on
13th Jun 2006
i had this phone given to me as a present form my mother. nice flip
phone, good camera but the batter life is shocking! you have to charge
it every day and half. i owned a 6131i before which was ghastly to look
at but at least the battery lasted. the radio and mp3 player works great.
the sound quality is excellent. the mp3 player is worth alone the money
(not that i paid for mine!). shame that nokia supplies only 16 meg.
i bought a 1 gig microsd card from this ebay shop funkypuyers at really
decent price and the phone now has 20 hours of music to keep me going
Reviewed by diego from - on 11th Jun 2006
i got this phone. this peace os gold is wonderfull the 1st screen is
amazing it as more colours than any one of the others phones!!!
Reviewed by Julie from UK on 11th Jun 2006
I've had this phone for a couple of days now and love it. I've not had
a Nokia for a few years. I would have liked a 3G one but i know the
reception isn't that good round here. Anyway...battery life, well I've
charged it twice since Wednesday, the 2nd charge so far has lasted me
2 days and the bar still looks full although i've only taken a couple
of photos and sent a few messages with it . The screens are clear and
the inner screen is nice and big. Being able to change the font size
was good as the font it started up with was too small for me. I've not
really taken many pics or videos because the phone doesn't come with
a memory card so it can only hold a couple of photos on the highest
settings. The let down for me was that i've had to buy a memory card
and usb lead for it. The phone I had previously (Sony Ericcson K750i)
and both in the box when i got it. Time will tell if I acutally use
the phone for the year or go back to the excellent K750i
Reviewed by Scott from UK on 9th Jun 2006
I have been looking forward to getting this phone for a while now and
so far I am very happy, compact size so fits in pocket of jeans with
no problem, the first Nokia phone that I have bought and this was partly
because it looks so classy and sleek, and the way the phone flips open
via the small button on the side (this does not open while in your pocket)
this sets the phone of nicely. superb display, camera so far has been
good but I have missed the flash (designer must have had a stupid moment),
video camera is good but not fantastic but I never bought the phone
for this. Some buyers have complained of a little distortion in the
speaker when playing music but I do not have this problem at all, the
sound is loud and very clear, the headphones are also great quality
(they sound clearer than my ipod headphones), radio has great clarity
and can be listened to via headphones and speaker.quality of sound while
making a call has been good and no problems with it cutting out mid
conversation. So far the battery has been lasting not bad just make
sure you charge it well when you first get it and are not tempted to
switch on and have a go. I could go on about all the features but that
could take a while so lets just say I am very happy so far and would
congratulate Nokia for bringing out a cracking flip phone at last.
Reviewed by em from uk on 7th Jun 2006
had this phone as a free upgrade so cant moan at that. ive always had
nokia and found them easy to use however the newer nokia phones arent
quite as easy as previous. good phone but the battery life is poor as
with mose of the new nokia phones. good camera and the phone itself
has everything you'd want but having to charge it every 24hours was
driving me mad. got the se w810i, excellent and more memory.
Reviewed by Chris from Belfast, UK on 7th Jun
I prefer flip phones and my previous 2 were the Motorola V600 & V635,
which i loved. I heard mixed reports on the Razor, so opted for the
Nokia. I wasnt disappointed.. the Nokia 6131 is far more stylish, and
slightly lighter than my Motorolas. It doesnt have any protruding aerial.
Also, you can open the phone single handedly, thanks to the discreet
push button at the side of the hinge! The main display and colours are
fantastic! The 1.3MP camera is of better quality than that of the Motorola
V635 (also 1.3MP). The radio is good, with great sound quality...as
is the mp3 player. Ive found the infrared very handy, as i can transfer
mp3s and images between my laptop and phone (there is a good download
which you can get off www.nokia.com, for your computer). However there
isnt much memory on the phone itself to store mp3s or high def pictures...
but thats what the microSD memory card is for. O2 didnt supply 1, so
im buying a 1GB (recommended) off the internet. Im using my 16MG memory
card at the moment from my last fone, which only has room for about
5 mp3s. The only bad point i can make concerns the battery life. Ive
found i need to charge mine up everyday. Suppose the high definition
display would account for that thou...and i have been using the radio
everyday for 20mins.
Reviewed by emazame from United Kingdom on 4th
A fabulous phone! Looks good, feels good and works well. Have had a
Samsung E720 for the last year because Nokia just did not seem able
to produce a solid, down-to-earth clam-shell at the time... But here
is one! Has all you want in a modern, stylish phone - sounds good, even
on loudspeaker, a fantastic, bright, large screen and a perfectly good
camera (call me strange, but I use what's called a "camera" to take
pictures and videos!). Feels good to be back with Nokia and their intuitive
menus. Buy it - or even better, get a free upgrade, like I always do
Reviewed by Jamie B. from England on 31st May
Nice phone but a bit heavy and the hinge doesnt seem very solid. Display
is really good though the fonts are a bit too small and very difficult
to read unless you hold it really close to you. Radio and card slot
are positive points but the megapixel camera is terrible quality. A
Reviewed by Kirsty from England on 31st May 2006
It's absolutely fab! I orgininally upgraded to the Samsung D600 but
found it hard to get on with. There are certain features i like from
nokia, such as automatically saving texts when sent, being able to put
a timer on profiles, and the general ease of using a nokia phone. This
one is great, the screen quality is fantastic and it even makes little
sounds when it flips open. It looks good and feels robust. I can't put
it down at the mo!!
Reviewed by Galleria from Portugal on 30th May
RUBBISH! i got it home last month and it didnt even turn on! Definarly
one of nokia's bad productions. i strongly recomend the song ericsson
z520i. BRILLIANT, thats what i call a phone, but this one is awful.
Ringtones were blurred, graphics look bad, everything is just so bad.
Reviewed by Tom from usa on 27th May 2006
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Excellent screens, fast software, nice mp3 quality. Stylish black clamshell.
Very good phone.