Nokia 6220 Classic Review
In a nutshell: A super-lightweight 3G smartphone with a massive
array of features: 5 megapixel camera with xenon flash, A-GPS navigation
with Nokia maps, music player, RDS FM radio, up to 8 GB memory, ...
the list goes on. There's almost nothing missing from this phone, and
it just loses one star because of its cheap plastic casing.
Review: August 2008.
The saying "wolf in sheep's clothing" has never been more
true. The 6220 Classic is an absolutely amazing, feature-packed phone
that has nearly all the features of Nokia's N95 flagship, but it looks
and feels like a kid's toy phone. What were Nokia thinking of?
The feature list is incredible: 3G Symbian smartphone with HSDPA. 5
megapixel camera with autofocus and xenon flash. Video calling. Music
player and FM radio. A-GPS navigation and Nokia Maps 2.0. 120 MB of
built-in memory, plus supplied with a 1GB microSD memory card, with
the option to expand to 8 GB. Bluetooth & USB connectivity. 2.5mm
audio connection. The list of features includes everything
that the Nokia N95 has apart from Wi-Fi. Yet it's much cheaper than
the N95 and seems to have a more reliable operating system too, with
virtually no reports of freezing or shutdowns. Oh, and it's so much
slimmer and lighter than the big bad N95. It's a dream phone in so many
And yet ... first impressions are very poor. The casing is all plastic.
It feels cheap. The keypad creaks and feels like its going to fall apart.
This is a difficult phone to rate. If it wasn't so plasticky, we'd
definitely have given it 5 stars. But with such poor build quality and
poor keypad, it rates just 3 stars. However, if you want a highly-featured
phone and are on a budget, this one should definitely be on your list.
Features of the Nokia 6220 Classic include:
- 3G with video calling and high-speed 3G (HSDPA)
- Symbian 9.3 S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 2 user interface
- 5 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss lens, autofocus, auto red eye
reduction and xenon flash
- Video: VGA (640 x 480 pixels) video recording plus 2nd CIF camera
(CIF+ 384 x 320 pixels) for video calling
- Display: TFT, 16 million colours, 240 x 320 pixels (2.2 inches)
- Music player (MP3, AAC, ACC+, eAAC+ and WMA formats, OMA DRM version
- RDS FM radio
- Nokia Stereo Headset HS-47 included in sales package
- 64-voice polyphonic ringtones / MP3 & AAC ringtones
- A-GPS navigation and Nokia Maps 2.0 (maps pre-loaded on the included
1 GB microSD)
- Messaging: SMS, MMS, email with attachments
- Voice dialing / Voice commands
- Contacts, organizer with calendar, to-do list and notes, alarm clock,
and countdown timer (normal and interval timer)
- Memory: 120 Mbytes plus microSD memory card slot (1 Gbyte supplied;
expandable to 8 Gbytes)
- Connectivity: Bluetooth 2.0, USB mass storage, 2.5mm AV connector,
2mm DC jack, TV-Out
- Internet: GPRS, EGPRS class B, HSDPA (3.6 Mbps)
- Quadband (EGSM 850/900/1800/1900) plus 3G (WCDMA/HSDPA 850/2100)
- Size: 108 x 47 x 15 mm
- Weight: 90g
- Talktime: 2.5 hours (3G) - 3.5 hours (2G)
- Battery standby: 250 hours
Nokia 6220 Classic User Reviews
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Average rating from 102 reviews:
Reviewed by Matt Willoughby from England on 15th
Fantastic phone, excellent camera and a real flash! Not a weak led but
a xenon flash like standalone digital cameras. Picture quality is superb
with its carl zeiss optics. GPS works well, although a little slow to
lock on, sometimes taking up to two minutes to lock onto satelites.
Call quality is good, clear and loud. Fast and responsive due to its
369mhz arm11 processor, and the os is perfect. I've had this phone for
a year and not had it freeze or re-start once! Being a regular user
of s60 phones for years this has to be the biggest surprise! People
who give this phone a poor review obviously aren't tech savvy, and don't
understand the power this phone has. The best symbian phone money can
buy even in 2012, aside from the N8. If you want a truely awesome phone
then buy this. It has no wifi, that is the only downside.
Reviewed by kosal from Cambodia on 10th Dec 2011
This phone has great features in many things comparing to other bigger
and more expensive phones from Nokia series. I love it so much. :)
Reviewed by melanie from UK on 1st Mar 2009
I have just upgraded to this phone, and am thinking i've made a mistake,
but am going to try to soldier on. Tried to transfer pics etc but does
not seem to work, am not that savy when it comes to new tec (as my kids
tell me lol) but it is very plasticky but light, not having much luck
with the disc they gave me to instal that is not woking. Maybe with
all the comments below I should go back and exchange it for a different
model!!! cannot rate it higher than a 3 at the moment
Reviewed by dan from Ireland on 27th Feb 2009
well well, what can i say?Great looking phone but I have never been
so dissapointed with a Nokia before.I bought two of the 6220 Classic,
in black, one for myself,one for my wife. Very happy until we got home.Would
you believe I had to go back to the shop the next daywith both phones,
on mine the keys were actually not fitted propery on the frameand my
wifes kept turning off every 10 minutes or so.We got new ones as replacements,no
problems, until abput a month ago, when we noticed that the hones would
simply turn off and on on their own, mine is locking itself on the GPS
and cant exit,unless I turn it off, two weeks ago tried to open a doc.file
on the quickoffice included and it asked me to upgrade the version.No
problems so far, I updated to version 6, it worked for 7 days and then
it asked me for new codes...how weird, when I have already paid for
it. Anyway, yesterdayI had to uninstall the office from nokia and I
am now able to read doc. files...for the moment. But: my phone is logging
itself on te internet, very often the screen freezes and the only solution
is to take the battery out for a few minutes (three times only today)turns
off and back on again whenever it feels like,doesnt log out from the
Skype, MSN Messenger,GPS when I exit the programs from the menu. And
this happened with the updeted software as well. So, in all, for 200
euro I could and should have bought anything else,an LG or Sony, Samsung...
Yes I am dissapointed and will think more next time before buying a
Nokia. By the way, I am with the "3" Ireland network, just in case Im
not the only one
Reviewed by Nicholas Derczynski from United Kingdom on
21st Feb 2009
Well I got this phone for a song. I was going to buy it out right for
about £220, but I was able to acquire the phone on Virgin Mobile network,
a 12 month contract for £20 a month - total cost over the term £240,
the phone arrived unbranded, unlocked, no Virgin mobile customizations
- so I've essentially got the device on interest free credit with some
free minuites and texts as a bonus, at least that's how I'm looking
at it! The phone itself - it's great! Feature packed to the brim. A-GPS
is very effective and fast, the Release 2 additions to S60 have really
nice transition effects and other visual niceties. Expandable to 8GB
SDHC if I need it, there are good accessories included to boot - video
out cable, headset, etc. The headset isn't great but can be easily upgraded.
Whilst it is true that the build quality of the case and keypad really
does let this feature filled phone down, it does very effectively keep
the cost of the device down, and as such is an ideal phone for those
that value substance over looks. Still looses a star for the hideous
Reviewed by Musadiq from Pakistan on 16th Feb
hey guys hello.first of all this mobile sucks,keypad sucks,camera sucks,music
is better,battery sucks.i know it has 5 mpxl cam but not as good as
n95 not even close so buy something else or else ur asking for it.babye.........peace
Reviewed by natasha from scotland on 15th Feb
i got this phone a week ago and i can tell you now if your thinking
of buying it dont let the bad reviews below put you off. I had told
my auntie i wanted this phone for my birthday and after telling her
I came on here. When I read the reviews I was put off very much but
i learned that my auntie had already bought it. I was very scared that
the phone was going to be rubbish but trust me it isnt. I LOVE my phone.
The camera is great and the phone does everything well. I also dont
have problems with the keys at all. Buy this phone and dont be put off
Reviewed by Fraser from UK on 12th Feb 2009
I got this phone probably for the same reasons as many others - GPS,
music & good camera for a comparatively good price. The built quality,
while not as stellar as say a 6300 isn't the end of the world. The real
problems come when using the phone. Someone has already mentioned this
but I will say it again because it's a terrible design feature. The
end call and answer call buttons are completely flush with and right
next to the number pad. What this most effects is texting - during a
text when you reach for the 1 key it's so easy to press the greren phone
button which just happens to be the instant send button. I've sent so
many half finished texts i've lost count. The other 2 main issues are
speed and battery life. Speed wise you can put a basic theme on and
turn off all animations and it becomes just about acceptable. Battery
wise you're basically looking at charging it every day, if you turn
the screen brightness down to 50% and barely use the phone you can just
about squeeze 2 days but that's it. I've given it 2 stars because the
GPS and camera are actually pretty decent. If you're into running or
cycling sport tracker is also very handy. I would say that if you don't
text much, don't mind charging every night and don't mind a plasticy
phone then it might be OK for you. Otherwise steer clear.
Reviewed by Julian from UK on 9th Feb 2009
This is the most disappointing, nastiest phone I have used in close
to 20 years and, in my opinion, a real let down for Nokia. The plastic
casing is cheap and nasty and along with the keypad resembles a child's
toy mobile phone. The hang up, cancel and function buttons are so close
together it is difficult not to press all three buttons at the same
time. The technology may be good but the operational side of the phone
is terrible. My 6300 on the other hand is a solid and very easy to use,
functional phone and puts the 6220 to shame.
Reviewed by shazzasimoja from jamaica on 8th Feb
i got this phone last week for my birthday and i hate it. it constantly
freezes and shuts down i previously had the nokia n95 and decided to
get this phone but i regret it very much.I'M now getting a nokia n96
in a bid to get a super phone for once!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by JDP from UK on 2nd Feb 2009
Brilliant phone in many ways, quite amazing how many high-spec features
are packed in to a relatively small, light body. Internet speeds are
very good as long as you get a decent 3G signal, camera is very good,
screen is big enough and detailed enough for video and pics without
making the phone cumbersome. The maps facility is ace as well. My only
real gripe - and I don't know whether I might have got a dodgy battery
- is that it absolutely canes the juice and unexpectedly runs low, which
means it becomes much more reluctant to find a signal and struggles
if you go out of range and then come back in again. however, this could
be because I use it too much on the internet and for games! When fully
charged it's a beast and just as good as much more expensive phones.
Just remember to carry a charger with you!
Reviewed by Felix Kwok from China - Hong Kong on
25th Jan 2009
6220C is a great function packed phone. With its size much smaller than
the N-series, but not so far behind on functions & specifications, I
am truely amazed with this mobile. Of course if it has WiFi will be
perfect!! I think for the shame cheap keypads, I can bare it whenever
I relate it to its price. Though the keypads are not as bad as intolerable.
Besides I don't think even N82 has very fine keypad design. For normal
everyday regular usage, what more are you expecting?
Reviewed by Tim from UK on 22nd Jan 2009
Treat it with respect and its a very high tech phone. World wide maps
for free and if you are lost the other side of the world just open Maps
to get My Position, also free. Camera brilliant with the auto focus
and Xenon flash. Phone signal excellent.
Reviewed by Paul from UK on 17th Jan 2009
Disappointing, great feature but signal is always low, my old phone
N73 was brilliant and still has a higher signal than the 6220 but stuck
in a contract with a now AWFUL THREE for another 18months. Going to
try a £2 reflector off Ebay failing that may just sell it and keep using
the N73 !! Three even told me the signal is lower as reception on the
6220 is not good - even after that they wont change it as I have "used"
the phone - deerr yeah !
Reviewed by Sharon from UK Scotland on 14th Jan
Possibly the worst phone in the world logs you onto the internet even
though you ask it to. Battery gubbed now on my second one. Then the
phone just dies even though its fully charged. Then the screen totally
disappears always offered a different level
Reviewed by Paul from England on 8th Jan 2009
Nokia - Shame on you. It must be so easy to have designed the keypad
properly in the first place. Its the most used bit of the phone. For
10 pence more it could have been just fine. However for those of you
with broken keypads The keypad simply clips back on at the top and bottom
of the phone. Press the whole thing down hard at once and it will snap
back into place. If its just detached, chances are it may not even be
broken, just unclipped. If it is broken and nokia won't replace it,
new keypads are available from ebay for around £5 and as a plus, the
replacement item I bought seems of much better quality than the original.
4 months, dropped several times, and still works fine. If you slip a
bit of plain paper or 2 sheets depending on preference (cut it to size)
under the keypad it will feel a lot better and won't sound or feel plasticy.
In fact texting is now a breeze and is a silent job. TO remove the original,
just pull it off from the bottom. To put the new one in just press it
back into place. Be sure to pull the whole thing off and not just the
black plastic top layer or you will break the key! Rest of phone's good
though. Add wifi and build it properly and I'd have given it a full
5 star rating. As it is, I've enjoyed using mine so still gets 4 stars
largely cos of the features (GPS, music player, good screen, smart phone,
5MP camera with real flash, easy to use), yet its light and compact.
Reviewed by Wolfsbane2k from UK on 6th Jan 2009
After just 3 months of mediocre ( 2/3 calls , 3/4 messages a day) use,
my keypad did indeed fall apart, and i've been told it's not under warranty
for repair. Not happy!
Reviewed by Andrew from England on 5th Jan 2009
Absolute rubbish, there was a time when nokia phones were the best,
now look at them! My phone is under 6 months old and the keypad is already
lifting off, this makes pressing the camera button near impossible,
and answering a call using the green button is getting more and more
difficult. Will try to take it back to orange later for a replacement,
it hasn't even been dropped! Andrew
Reviewed by amir from iran on 29th Dec 2008
i got it its so greate.thanks nokia.
Reviewed by Les Stone from U K on 28th Dec 2008
I have a Nokia 6220 which is a great disappointment. It was faulty from
receipt, it is fiddly the key pad is customer unfriendly, with two bits
of plastic at each corner which are supposed to act as process buttons.
Give me back my Nokia 6300, which lacks the hi tech but was a doddle
to use and a better job.
Reviewed by john from England on 27th Dec 2008
there are better phones for the price as i bought mine paygo
Reviewed by kaitleen from scotland on 25th Dec
i like the phone. Yes so its cheap lookin but i can live with that.
Have hacked it and filled it withs appz galore. Though latest firmware
is not hackable .like most newer nokia models. It handles alot of internal
messing about.like changin font etc. yes. Small irksome things can put
some people off but the price i bought it for. new i may add. I still
think it was worth the cost. Merry xmas to all
Reviewed by Muhammed from UK on 24th Dec 2008
Had the 6120 Classic for a while so was looking forward to this upgrade.
Especially as it had a larger screen, better camera, GPS and updated
OS. However was quite disapointed in its build quality. The keypad had
an ultrathin plastic sheet which felt extremely brittle. Infact the
plastics used on the phone overall are of poor quality. Even the lens
cover snib felt it would come away a anytime. Was forced to sell this
mickey mouse phone on ebay immediately.
Reviewed by tony chadwick from uk on 23rd Dec
i have the nokia 6220 on three it never has a signal and when it does
alls you get when you call someone is network busy
Reviewed by Chris from UK - Sussex on 17th Dec
To sum it up.. CHEAP If you are expecting the build quality of early
Nokia handset's you will be greatly disappointed. Never have I been
so dissatisfied with a handset. Screen was not aligned correctly, case
creaked, poorly constucted, keys did not always respond correctly, slow
menu's and hung constantly. For the money its a rip off...don't bother.
Reviewed by allen from UK on 4th Dec 2008
Great for a work phone, if you need to make calls, text and pics. Classic
design as its called but battery and the rest is fine. Nothing special,
but it fits in the pocket and you dont have to be precious with it...
Reviewed by Paul from UK on 30th Nov 2008
For - Outstanding features, GPS, music quality, 5MP camera (so long
as you adjust settings), 3.5G internet speed, ease of use, good screen,
small and light, easy to carry about. Against - Not as reliable since
firmware upgrade, slightly muffled call quality, battery life, lightweight
build. No wifi, default camera settings give washed out pictures (can
save custom ones that work much better) To sum up - Almost as good as
an n95 (it would be if it had wifi, and a lot more pocketable. 6 months
on I've dropped my score to 4 stars having previously put a 5 star review
on here. If its stable and running well I do not advise you upgrade
the firmware. Since i've done this I've had had voicemails from people
when the phone was actually on. Resetting settings to default appears
to have fixed it but still get the odd network busy message though is
that o2's fault? The GPS is brilliant for walking, less impressive in
the car. If it loses the signal it can freeze and struggle to recalculate.
Again wasn't a problem before firmware upgrade, but the small display,
fiddy keypad compared to a GPS still mean its not ideal for in car use.
If someone texts or calls it may or may not work afterwards. Given nokia
charges £80 for a UK license for 1 years usage of maps, and a garmin
for £100 unlimited use or a tom tom for is a no brainer. Walking mode
only costs £20 and thats probably worth having. Saves you lugging along
a sat nav or map in your pocket when trying to find places in cities.
I still like it though. The build is a bit lightweight but it has been
dropped on several occasions and still works as new, software problems
withstanding. Looks new. Only one minor scuff on the front, so its tougher
than you might think. The lightweight build makes it a pleasure to carry
with you in your pocket. Use the net or features and the battery takes
a hit. Could do with a more powerful battery. It takes virtually no
time to recharge (less than 2 hours) so it must be quite a small capacity.
Might see if I can pick up a high capacity one off ebay.
Reviewed by Jim from England on 30th Nov 2008
It like it's got the components of a fine Ferari trapped inside the
body of a cheap bottom end Suziki. It's ace to drive but you really
don't want your friends to see you with it in public!
Reviewed by Chico from Italy on 23rd Nov 2008
Upgraded to this phone from a Sony K800. Photos are about the same quality
and very good for a phone. Gps with Nokia Maps works well and is the
main reason I changed phone. However the phone feels cheap and nasty,
battery life is almost half what I got from the Sony with the same usage,
the keyboard isn't nearly as good as the Sony and the display themes
Nokia supply with the phone are just plain naff. If it wasn't for needing
the gps I'd definitely go back to the K800
Reviewed by Paul from UK on 19th Nov 2008
Felt I was taking abit of a gamble getting the 6220c having read all
the reviews below, but I shouldn't have worried - I'm more than happy
with the phone. Plasticy casing and clicky keys are not nearly as bad
as some have made out. It looks pretty styley too I think. This is my
first 'tech' phone and I didn't want a slider, a big clumpy N-series
or a touch screeen phone that's bound to go wrong. Battery life not
amazing, but if you turn the screen brightness down that helps... All
in all it's great.
Reviewed by brenda from germany on 17th Nov 2008
hi..since all people are talking about this unit...i have only 1 problem
on this. how to activate tha caller ID? does any1 knows about it,,,please?.........
i got this fon as a bday gift, so no choice :( but its not too bad at
Reviewed by quen from uk on 14th Nov 2008
Reviewed by gordon from uk on 11th Nov 2008
wot a load of rubbish i`m on my 3rd in 8 weeks after various faults.
1 dropping calls. 2 forever losing network coverage. 3 forever having
"unforseen problems please power off the phone" messages displayed on
the screen. 4 it rattles more than my 6 month old daughters toys. 5
do not always send your messages. 6 has a mind of its own if it will
ring when you get a call/message or not. 7 forever asking for a sim
card to be fitted. 8 won`t back up to or from memory card data that
has been saved. 9 the worse mobile i have ever had and i`ve had a few
would give it no stars if i could its that bad
Reviewed by Mother Theresa from UK on 5th Nov
I've used this site to choose my last three phones so thought I should
put something back by commmenting on this the latest addition to my
stable. My lsat phone was a Samsung G600 which is easily the worst phone
I have ever owned so after forays to Sony and elsewhere I have come
home to a Nokia - and I'm very pleased I have. No more thumb strains
trying to text with the G600, keys laid out logically again and a predictive
text and spelling entry system that actually remembers previous words.
Having read the previous reports I was expecting a rather shoddy phone
with a lightweight feel. I did get a lightweight phone - but in a carbon
fibre light-but-strong way rather than just cheap plastic way. If I
dropped this one I would expect it to bounce rather than smash. I was
expecting to have to do the paper-under-the-keys mod and bending the
lugs into place (thanks paul for your time in explaining this) but neither
is has been necessary as it all fits together rather nicely. It isn't
slow enough to annoy me, I have had no calls dropping out or beeping
problems (and our reception round south Northants is rubbish). The camera
and flash are excellent for a phone, easily the best I have tried. Battery
life for me is about four days. Bad points: I agree with Murphy's diatribe
about the shifting of contacts from previous phone (but at the time
I put that down to my awful Samsung). I have yet to find his other faults.
Maybe I have got one from a good batch I don't know but as a free upgrade
on orange I am totally delighted.
Reviewed by John from UK on 1st Nov 2008
I'm surprised at the moans about the build of the phone. Yes, it bucks
some of the trends of current phone design and the keyboard takes a
bit of getting used to but in a couple of days you'll be a happy owner.
The browser is quick and the camera quality is superb. For the price
- I got if for £15 a month on 3 - it's an absolute bargain.
Reviewed by Oly from England on 25th Oct 2008
Nice phone - much better than the 3 SE C902's that I sent back!! Shame
about the feel, but it works! Much better flash, although the camera
doesn't seem quite as good - although I haven't played with it too much
yet. GPS is good though - quick too.
Reviewed by Murphy from Scotland on 24th Oct 2008
This phone has so many problems it is a disgrace, as a phone it is totally
unuseable. It is suffering from an extreme dose of software diarrhoea.
Look, forget about cameras and all the rest of the stuff on this device.
try using it as a PHONE. Thats where you will have a few nasty surprises
: and before you say you must have a faulty one, I am now on my third
one, guess what, yes your correct, all the same! I shall list only a
few of the 44 faults detected in the space of 4 weeks of useage ( of
the PHONE functions only ). 1. Constant BEEP ... BEEP ...BEEPing sounds
during a call , blotting out the voice of the caller. 2. Send a text.
Then wait for hours for the reply. No reply, so send another text, still
no reply. Then check in the "SENT ITEMS", it has two "FAILED" labels
for the person I sent the text to. So you think that is bad enough,
your wrong, it has erased the content of my two text messages ! Nokia,
here is a fundamental in communication. When sending a text, immediately
confirm to the sender that the text has been successful sent or failed.
3. Imagine a phone where you search for someone in your 'contacts' list.
I searched for 'Sam' by typing in 'S'. It returns a group of my contacts
starting with ANDREW, TERRY, JOHN. What the heck use is that. The function
just does not work correctly. 4. There is no sim card extraction mechanism.
I have taken up to five minutes to get my sim card out of the phone.
5. Imagine a phone that when you press the keys they fall off. Yes folks,
this phone is a beauty! 6. Imagine a phone where you transfer your sim
card from your old NOKIA phone to the NOKIA 6220 classic, only to find
that the contacts list names are chopped in two because the string lengths
between the two phones are incompatible. i.e no inter-operability between
phones. 7. Imagine a phone where your sim card contact numbers have
now been changed from 'HOME' to 'MOBILE' labels on your new phone. 8.
Imagine a phone where, with a strong signal being received, you get
no calls for hours. You then transfer your sim card to your old phone,
and in horror you find you have had several calls in the intervening
period. 9. Imagine a phone where you check in your 'SENT' text folder
and find that the text has been sent. Only one problem here, IT HAS
NOT BEEN SENT ! You only find this out several hours later when you
speak to the person. 10. Imagine a phone where after a few minutes of
texting you finger gets very sore due to the excess pressure required
to actuate the buttons. 11.Imagine a phone where the phone back retaining
tabs are only a few thou thick and they interface with slots on the
main body that have NO LEAD IN to increase the interface tolerance.
The result? bent and buckled tabs and a back that has to be replaced.
People, there is no more imagination required, this phone is available
now for you to buy today, yes its 'THE NOKIA 6220 CLASSIC' and a classic
it is too.
Reviewed by Marcus from UK on 24th Oct 2008
Yep, the phone is a bit tacky to the feel. But it has great looks. My
main grumble is battery life. Barely 36 hrs before it need recharging.
Otherwise its a nice phone. Sat Nav is very good, (although you do need
a bundle).brilliant interface, some GPs problems in the valley though.
Camera is good. Nice outdoor shots, indoors not so great. Nice gadgetry
includes voice assisted response. One day this phone will look old hat,
but for now, I'd say its a good piece of kit.
Reviewed by John Clements from England on 22nd
I hate this phone! I have had lots of Nokias and loved them all and
because of this am bitterly disapointed with this tatty hunk of junk.
The back falls off. Its difficult to get the keypad locked and unlocked
and needs both hands to achieve it and the buttons are difficult and
unresponsive. The stupid lens cover is loose and slides open in the
pocket activating the camera and of course the phone, to do who knows
what when your not looking. I have had to push a lump of Blue Tac into
the slide to keep it shut! Looks great! The cheap plastic case creaks
and groans when you hold it and the battery life is pathetic. Problem
is i have it on an 18 month contract, have 14 months left and am seriously
considering going back to my old 6330 which is rather dated now but
is a classic and a dream of a phone. Have Nokia lost the plot? Going
on the evidence before me i think the answer is obvious.
Reviewed by satya from India on 11th Oct 2008
Its a damn cool fone covering every feature that an N95 features.
Reviewed by Paul from UK on 7th Oct 2008
The aim of review is to help people with problems and get the most out
of a really good phone. Believe you me I do not have low expectations
from phones. Keypad - Horrid out of the box. Unclip keypad from front,
cut out two pieces of plain paper to the size of the base. Insert one
on top of the other and clip keypad back on. You now have a positive,
nicely responsive, and quiet keypad. (Yes I know you shouldn't have
to do this!) Battery cover is fine, just make sure you have it lined
up properly. It has never fallen off or been difficult to remove. Check
plastic pins at bottom of it are not bent. Sat nav sensitivity - Ensure
assisted GPS is switched on in phone settings, positioning methods.
This will result in more reliable connection. Note it will cost as it
downloads 10kb a go to locate signal. Not much but if you don't have
an internet bundle you might notice it adding a couple of quid to your
bill. Switch it off will mean it takes longer to get a single but is
totally free. With my internet bundle on o2 (£7/month) it costs nothing
with assisted on. If you wanna reduce costs ensure you download maps
on PC + transfer to phone otherwise it will do it on the fly and that
is gonna cost you loads. Flash - There is an option to switch it on
permenantly in settings, it will only switch on otherwise if the sensor
detects low enough light. If battery life is less than 2 days with moderate
usage then you've either left GPS or internet connection on or something
running. Hold down menu key and quit any applications not needed, if
you leave web browser running the internet will stay connected! Washed
out photo's. - Set camera to user defined - edit settings, tweak contrast
to increased, white balance to cloudy (this seemed to produce much livelier
photo's) and then use this setting to take photo's. Even seems to work
well inside. Think thats the solution to most of the problems - problems
like dropping calls could be caused by only having 3g networks selected
(UTMS) - which can fail in many areas and drop to 2g temporarily. Ensure
you have auto selected in network options and it will automatically
switch between the two when signal is poor. Freezing could be caused
by running too much at once. If not then consider updating to latest
firmware using nokia updater. That should fix software bugs. This is
a phone with an OS and is more like a computer. Its a smart phone and
that means it can multitask, play music whilst you type a text or surf
the net. Keep sat nav working even when your mate is trying to call
you. It therefore needs to be treated as such and you need to learn
how to use it. Once you've used a smart phone for a while it all becomes
Reviewed by Paul from UK on 7th Oct 2008
OK firstly I agree about the keypad. Takes some getting used to. I ended
up doing DIY on it inserting 2 bits of A4 neatly cut out to fit under
keypad between it and phone (simply unclips from front). This gets rid
of horrible clicky action and now its easy to text on, easier than most
phones I've used infact (virtually every phone seems to have a keypad
people 3 miles away can hear you texting on, why so clicky! I agree
that you shouldn't need to do DIY on a new phone, nokia what were you
thinking off! But for me it still gets 5 stars. Firstly the GPS is brilliant.
I used it on holiday in America to get me all over the place, mainly
on foot and although not perfect (sometimes it takes a couple of minutes
to lock onto a signal and battery life is 4 hours max) it did a good
job. Also works well in UK and I actually found it easier to get to
a friends than with the tom tom as it gives instructions a quarter of
a mile and just before you get to a street (not 300 yards before and
then right in middle of it). Has one huge advantage over google maps
on other devices. You can download maps to memory card so no need to
pay for expensive GPRS roaming. Then there's web browser/email support
which is ideal for just checking if you've got any important messages.
Music player is good and the phones speaker is pretty decent too. Calling
quality and signal are first rate. Its easy to use, reliable and a great
phone. To be honest I'm rounding up. Its 4.5 stars simply because there's
nothing this pocketable with so many features. If it had wifi and was
better made it would be unbeatable. Despite the lack of wifi I much
prefer it to N95 which is too bulky and less reliable. Just feels older.
I've got used to 6220 classic styling, quite minamilist but also quite
smart at same time.
Reviewed by Simon from Scotland on 6th Oct 2008
Had the phone for a day, had a right hassel getting the thing up and
running - orange 150 less than helpfull, overseas call centers are enough
to make me switch! Anyway, the phone is back in its box after 1 day
as there is an intermittant fault with it when you make a call the speaker
crackles and that's just on normal sound. Shame really as apart from
the cheap feeling of the case I was looking forward to going back to
nokia, might just trade my Sony K800i for a C902 after reading these
reviews though, well that or a 6500 slide/6301. Too much choice and
not enough quality. Great site chaps - cheers.
Reviewed by Lee Gallie from Leeds UK on 6th Oct
I got this phone as a free upgrade from orange,i really wanted an N82
but orange have stopped doing it! so i got the 6220 classic. Mixed emotions
with this device, firstly i thought it felt nice with big keys, but
as i removed the back cover i was amazed at how cheap and poor the cover
was!!!!it felt like it would break! using the phone imo was actually
very nice mine did not creak or anything and was very responsive (for
symbian!)the camera was pretty dam good but the video capture although
good enough on the phones screen, was poor when played on a tv, even
at its highest setting. I did not experience any problems until i had
to take the cover off again and on trying to put it back on the 2 catches
completely bent and the cover would not go back on which i had a feeling
would happen. I was very dissapointed with the materials on this phone
as it lets it down alot. Texting is very easy on this phone. I can not
understand why nokia is making phones with such poor materials, you
can buy a nokia 6300 for 60quid now which is excellent in terms of build
because its encased in metal. so why on a £300 (sim free) phone is it
made so cheap and poorly NOKIA!!!!! I have since traded the phone in
for an N82 as the cover problem put me off completely. If it was not
for this reason it would be an outstanding phone. come on nokia you
can build better phones than this cough cough 6300.........
Reviewed by Dom from UK on 6th Oct 2008
Had this phone a fortnight, excellent features, super lightweight. Much
faster operation than most other Symbian based phones. Even the keypad
isn't as bad as people are making out. HOWEVER, I've had mine for a
fortnight and the screen is broken. Sadly, it's going back for an N95
(I miss the WLAN function of my now dead N80). If Nokia can improve
the build quality of this mobile they'd be onto a winner.
Reviewed by Nigel from London on 2nd Oct 2008
I had the phone for one week and that was enough.It does have lots of
features and lots of bugs too.... flash doesn't always work,battery
cover is poor,keypad is the worst i have ever had,GPS is a gimmick and
no more.People giving it a good review must have low expectations.I
agree with Tom .. Nokia mad a cracking phone with 6300,but seem to have
sold out to mass cheap manafacturing.... No build quality anymore!
Reviewed by Rob from Wales on 28th Sep 2008
Packed with features,it has it all(except wifi) Here is the down side
its plastic and not very well made.... keypad is the worst tactile feeling
I have ever had ....
Reviewed by uttam shah from london uk on 26th
This model nokia 6220 classic is very nice, slim and compact. Its looks
very nice. It has 5 mega pixal camara. its plastic is not too good and
key pads is not good.
Reviewed by Simon from South Africa on 25th Sep
To get your battery of to a 'good start' try the following:On receipt
of your 'phone use it 'till the battery goes so flat that you can't
even switch it on. Then leave it off and charge it for 16 hours. I know
it will be difficult (LOL)but leave the phone alone & off for this 16
hours.Then for the next 3 charge /discharge cycles use until totally
flat but only charge until full. Then after that charge (top up) as
needed. Otherwise 6220C fantastic phone, on par if not better than the
likes of the N95 8gb & N82. I don't miss the wi-fi since 'hotspots'
here are not readily available & quite expensive. GPS with Southern
African maps excellent..screen a bit small but phone is compact after
Reviewed by Roy from England on 24th Sep 2008
Only got it yesterday, I got the LG Viewty on upgrade, hated it sent
it back. So glad I got the 6220, I'm hooked already, best phone I've
owned, stylish, simple & feature packed. Despite other reviews about
the casing, it's sleek & stylish, I've no complaints. I put it in the
clear casing and I LOVE IT ! The camera is fantastic.
Reviewed by Tom from England on 22nd Sep 2008
Plastic rubbish! I remember the days when Nokia made quality phones...
This one is poor.Keyboard is poor,battery cover poor,the whole feel
is cheap! I know its getting mixed reviews here...Think about it,you
are paying 300/400 plus pounds for this bit of kit on contract and its
not good enough.Mr Nokia,get a 6300 add 5mpxls,wifi and GPS and guess
what... It will be a winner
Reviewed by Steve L from England on 20th Sep 2008
I have to say this is the best phone i have ever had, and ive had quite
a few! The phone itself is faultless, decent music player, truly amazing
camera (i have sold my stand alone camera as it is no longer needed).
Excellent internet browser. And most importantly of all it is super
stable. Ok so the only slight niggle with this device is the keypad,
it could have been made better but it really isnt a big deal like some
are making out.
Reviewed by Eddy from UK on 17th Sep 2008
Nokia have dropped the ball with this phone . I have had Nokia for over
5 years , the last 8 months put up with 6500 s ( must be worst Nokia
ever ! ) 4 replacements later got 6220 . Looks good battery cover doesnt
fit properly , cheap plastic back difficult to replace after putting
sim in . Had for 2 days sending back . Finished with Nokia never again
Reviewed by Dani from Brunei on 16th Sep 2008
The phone is great. I have N95 and E90 - too bulky and heavy compared
to 6220. Feature wise, it is almost comparable to both phone except
for the lack of wifi. The OS is very stable. I havent had any crashes
since the day i bought it (almost a week tho) compared to my E90 (crashes
and restarting all the time even after the new firmware). The only problem
that I had now is the keypad. The keypad look as if it is falling apart.
I hope Nokia can come up with a better keypad design.
Reviewed by RICKY from SCOTLAND on 15th Sep 2008
AS MANY HAVE SAID BEFORE ME THINGS WILL SPEED UP IF YOU HOLD DOWN THE
MENUE KEY AND THEN CLOSE THE ITEMS THAT ARE STILL OPEN AND ARE NOT GETTING
USED I HAVE NOTICED AS WITH OTHERS THAT THE BACK SEEMS LOOSE OR FALLS
OF BUT I VE FOUND THAT AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PHONE WHERE THE BACK SLIDES
ON THERE ARE TWO LITTLE GROOVES AND THE BACK HAS TWO LITTLE PIECES OF
PLASTIC THAT SLIDE INTO THEM THUS HOLDING THE BACK ON NICE AND TIGHT
BUT I DONT KNOW IF ITS A DESIGN FLAW OR A PROBLEM AT ASSEMBLY BUT ONE
OF MY SMALL PIECES OF PLASTIC ON THE BACK OF THE PHONE WAS BENT AND
NOT ALLOWING THE BACK TO FIT PROPERLY A LITTLE BEND DOWN WITH MY NAIL
AND HEY PRESTO SORTED I CANT FAULT THE PHONE OTHERWISE SUPERB
Reviewed by Rich Jones from Wales on 11th Sep
This phone is slim and light, has a great camera, loads of features
and an easy to use, fast, stable operating system. However I really
can't recommend it because it feels so cheap and plasticky. The keyboard
is particularly annoying - it clicks and creaks and the shortcut keys,
menu key, 'c' key and the start and end calls keys are far too close
together so I often accidentally hit the wrong keys when texting. Also
the battery life is shocking, it has to be charged nearly every day
even with pretty moderate use.
Reviewed by dick smith from uk on 4th Sep 2008
well i have had my 6220 for less than a month and the keypad has come
away from the phone and also constantly drops calls. its currently in
for repair and am hoping that my problems are solved. however i agree
with your review that its cheep plastic casing lets this phone down
and cannot wait to sell it and go back to a sony ericson.
Reviewed by Mo Shah from England on 2nd Sep 2008
Has all the basic features and includes GPS. The GPS is not very great,
because it is very difficult to use and can put you off the phone. Another
off putting feature is that the buttons are alot harder to press, I
just dont know why they have done this. This phone is very plastically
and it does feel like it will fall apart after a few weeks. Battery
life is apalling and gets worse if use the GPS. Good points are only
that it is fairly simple to use(apart from the GPS) and has the same
menu system as previous Nokia's
Reviewed by paul from united kingdom on 30th Aug
You people are hard to make happy,i bet most of the people who give
this phone a bad review havent even read the manual how to operate the
phone.Its a symbian phone these phones differ from most handsets on
the market until you have read the manual worked out how exactley to
use the thing and set it up then review it.People saying they vant send
a tex message well trust me its not hard to send a tex on any phone
at all its very simple but if the tex isnt getting there then theres
a good chance its your network provider not the phone maybe check you
have the right settings installed on the phone because i dont know of
a single phone on the market that is hard to send a tex.As for the build
ok its not stainless steel its plastic but it is a good solid plastic
this phone will take a knock unlike alot of sliders out there including
the N95 that would smash to a million pieces if you dropped one and
probley not work again.Moans about the camera flash only works when
it wants to is nonsense if you go into flash mode you can set the flash
to on so it works on every picture but if you leave it on auto and let
the phone focus by pressing half way it will then auto focus and decided
weather a flsh is needed its all very easy if you know how to use the
phone.As for the satnav to get the ball rolling you have to agree to
the terms whhen starting the satnav and if it still dont connect it
could be a network problem with your provider not the phone again.In
all this phone is spot on its alot cheaper than a N95 and has all the
features bar the wifi all my point is if you have never had a symbian
nokia type phone they do differ from a normal series s40 type nokia
6300 6500 etc read the manual and you cant go wrong its a great nokia
and dont be put off by some of these bad reviews cheers....
Reviewed by Bilal from UK on 28th Aug 2008
I had this fone bout 3 days fink the features are pretty sikk an a nice
lukin fone. BUT mine wudnt even do the basic tingz likin makin a simple
fone call end up getin cut off, randon noises whilst in a convo or not
even able 2 hear da oder person on da oder end. so very disapointed
tel ya da truth even though i woz waitin 4 a long time 2 get dis fone
end. i ended up getin da new sony erisson C902 and its brill workz lyk
Reviewed by andrea field from england on 25th
I was talked into this phone as an upgrade and wished I'd never bothered.
First impression cheap and nasty and after attemping to use it the same
opinion, after being talked through for 1 hour by technical support
still could not get text message working. The case is cheap, the keys
are appaulling, by the time you have worked through the menus you could
quite happliy fall asleep. On a good note the camera was exceptional
but not good enough to rescue the whole package. I am a Nokia user through
and through and am truly disappointed with this.
Reviewed by luqmaan from england on 24th Aug 2008
very best phone
Reviewed by Robert from USA on 24th Aug 2008
one thing not noted in the review or the comments but is in the user
guide (downloadable from Nokia): if you change any options for the camera
(white balance, EV, ISO, flash always on or off, etc.) the changes are
lost when you turn the camera off - everyone reverts to default settings.
fine, this unit is a phone, but who would buy a digital camera that
does not save setting changes?
Reviewed by Ivan from England on 22nd Aug 2008
I recieved this phone yesterday and I am already dissapointed with the
feel and features...I haven't been able to send a text or use the maps
as it won't connect. The flash on the camera works speradically and
the lense cover keeps falling open...I found the keyboard ok. When handling
the phone during a call I had an odd beeping sound whenever I adjust
my finger possition. Overall I am dissapointed and will be returning
this phone and selecting something with a better build quality :-(
Reviewed by Liverbird from UK on 21st Aug 2008
It's a real shame the keypad feels so cheap and clicky because apart
from that i can't find any faults with this phone. All in all i am very
happy with it.
Reviewed by villan from Uk on 20th Aug 2008
Maybe im just a really clever person or just lucky but i dont find taking
the cover of this phone hard at all or removing the battery as a few
people have put in there reviews.Ok its not stainless steal or reinforced
plastic but its still pretty solid i know if i dropped ythe 6220 theres
a good chance it will be ok,but if i dropped my old N95 it would be
in pieces so for me the 6220 is solid.The size is also good slim and
light in weight and pretty good looking.As for the features well its
got the lot awsome camera,satnav,talking tex and plenty more.Its faster
and it dont crash if you have 2 other programes running at once.They
have also sorted the little simple things like full screen picture caller
id and auto keypad lock.Theres a video outlet and data port which works
well.In all a real smart phone that i havent had one problem with and
i have had mine 2 weeks.In all a well put togeather phone with a really
good camera nice one nokia ;0)
Reviewed by Blu from UK on 16th Aug 2008
This is a great phone and i have tryed many nokias i havent been a fan
of the symbian O/S but this is a far better phone to use than the N-series
phones.Its a lot faster and responsive to date i have no crashes or
frezze ups like the older N95,N73,N80 ETC ETC.They have also sorted
the full screen picture caller id and a timed keylock i noticed which
is far better.The interface is just the same as a N95 but runs alot
faster no hang ups and even with a few programes still running in the
back ground works sweet.The gps is cool to fast to load and runs well
i have only used it twice got me where i wanted to go.The speaker is
very clear when playing music its not as bassie as it could be but still
clear and loud.Ok its has no wifi but i use a computer for the internet
anyway so no loss there and i have herd a few ppl say it dont tell you
how many texs youve sent etc wow big deal who needs to count there texs
i get 200 free ones anyway.Next is the build ok it dont feel like a
house brick in ure hand and its plastic or what ever they use today
but it still feels solid and if you dropped the phone it would not shatter
into 10,000 pieces like plenty of phones do.The keypad is good a little
stiff at first but once you start to use it seems to losen up abit the
center navigation key works well also.The real gem on this phone for
me is the camera its spot on really crisp pictures and the auto focus
is very good really bright flash aswell.Videos are great very clear
and sharp and the sound is also really good when recording.I think that
this is the next best thing to a N95 whch i also like but i prefer candy
bar type phone instaed of a slide.In all packed with features really
good camera and if your not a symbian fan this would swing you cheers
Reviewed by Ben from North Yorkshire on 15th Aug
Mostly solid feel but REALLY plasticy keypad - the worst feature of
the phone. The camera slider on the back isnt much better, and while
I'm whinging the photos do look a bit washed out. That aside, its a
light gps enabled (which works very well) 5mp smartphone with decent
(not amazing) battery life, a good selection of apps and features due
to the symbian os, and 30fps video recording! The pros are equal to
the cons on this one. Had a N73 before and in hindsight would stick
Reviewed by Chris from Wales on 13th Aug 2008
Upgraded to this phone, put its plastic feel aside and its a pretty
good phone. Nothing special but easy to navigate around, decent camera
quality and the GPS function seems pretty accurate. Just a shame it
feels so cheap . . .
Reviewed by The Duke from England on 12th Aug
I can confirm Rizwan's review... This fone is naff! The build is so
poor... You need lever the battery out.. when inserting the Sim.Keypad
is so clicky,plastic...horrible.Locks up,cant text sometimes...
Reviewed by Debs from uk on 12th Aug 2008
Read the review below, and I must say not had the problems that person
and some others have had. Granted it does look plasticky but it does
feel solid. The battery life is great if using as normal ie texts and
calls - I can easily get 4-5 days usage out of it. I have used GPS (4hrs
+) and camera then battery only lasts about 12 hrs (well it did for
me!). Camera and video are great compared to my previous SE K800i. I
love this phone!!
Reviewed by Benzii from Australia on 12th Aug
Don't like it at all! Looks cheap and boring. Never touch it with passion
anymore after I bought it 2 days ago. It's rubbish.
Reviewed by San from United Kingdom on 11th Aug
The phone is just OK. The biggest problem I have is it does not have
Wi-Fi. Music sounded rubbish and went for a better quality earphones
with a 3.5 to 2.5 adapter from Maplins and it sounded great !!!
Reviewed by David from Scotland on 10th Aug 2008
Contrary to popular opinion I have found this phone very good. The smaller
keys take a little getting used to but saying that most phones do anyway.
The main problem I found the first day was battery usage, however, I
have since realized that I was not closing down then separate programs
on the phone. I now close them down after use and find very little battery
use because the biggest program is the built in sat nav. overall 5 out
Reviewed by Rizwan from United Kingdom on 9th
I would recomend to everyone that never to buy this set and instead
of buying it donate that money to some charity.... This set keeps working
fine until its charger is plugged in...battery timing is rubbish...standby
time is not more than 12 hours....talk time is less than 1 hour. Features
are ok but GPS will gna cost you money so dont even touch that function.
Reviewed by Steve from Wales on 8th Aug 2008
Its a very poor Nokia... Having to mod the keypad when you get it to
get touch and feel correct! No QC in what ever country these have been
made.I had on for a week on orange lots of problems,texting didnt work,gps
locked up,phone locked up,back cover and battery problems... It is a
poor effort from nokia!(I only buy nokia).Going to get it changed for
an N82 even though I dont like the N82 small keypad it feels more solid
Reviewed by Mark from England on 7th Aug 2008
I also went from a n95 to this smaller stylish compact NOKIA 6220c,
I agree with Carson aout the keypad & overall i think this phone is
ok. i like the txt to speach app too lol
Reviewed by Richard from England on 7th Aug 2008
This phone has texting software problems. Had one from Orange on contract
could not fix the problem. They sent me another, same problem. I am
phoning them right now. Problem Phone
Reviewed by Paul from England on 5th Aug 2008
OK. For those of you who want something that works brilliantly out of
the box this isn't really it. To get the best out of it you need to
tweak a few things. And if you do that you've effectively got a portable
N95 and its really good. Problem is I think nokia didn't want to steal
customers from its top of the line n series range so didn't spend the
time setting it up properly. Out of the box the keypads noisy, unresponsive
and clicky, the camera shots are rather soft, music sounds good but
not optimum. I'll start with the bad. The keypad. Out of the box its
pretty horrid. Feels cheap and clicks very loudly. However it does come
off easily. Not suprised it didn't bother a k800 owner as that was my
last phone and that also had a bad keypad. It just unclips from top
left if you pull it. I inserted some small bits of cut out paper inbetween
the keypad (a peace one for number keys, one for top four buttons -
if you use the same one you'll get a number 2 every time you press down),
and where the keypad rests to soften it a little and its now a gem to
use! Not only is it quiet but its more responsive and I can type using
predictive text almost as fast as I can on my PC. You shouldn't need
to tweak about with stuff like that to use a phone though so hence only
a 4 star rating. Camera's very good, particularly if you use manual
settings and increase sharpness and select cloudy as white balance.
Sadly need to select your preset everytime you use the camera (can save
all settings as custom so only a matter of 2 clicks. Music player is
brilliant and sounds good through speaker too if you increase the bass.
Some say this phones unreponsive and there's a delay when doing stuff.
There isn't. The menu's fade in and out in order to look classy. This
looks good but might annoy some. A bit like vista aero. Personally I
like it. Connectivity is great and email/internet worked straight out
of the box without needing to do anything but accept a couple of o2
messages when I turned it on. This phone has just about everything but
wifi so its really good. Phone quality and ease of texting are good.
Yet to freeze or crash, GPS seems brilliant. It finds where I am inside!
I'll try it soon. If nokia put a decent keypad on it and allowed the
camera to start up set on custom rather than auto I'd give it 5 stars.
As it is its a great buy and probably deserves 4 and a half!
Reviewed by Carson from UK on 4th Aug 2008
Very impressed with this phone although getting the battery cover off
first time was difficult. The GPS is a great extra function and works
well. I was also very impressed with the speed of the menus loading
as this is a S60 phone, i was expecting it to lag or freeze but so far
this hasnt happened. The menu effects are also great and makes the menus
look slicker. The only downside for me is the keypad as it is too stiff
and is not to my taste in terms of travel depth and also the * and #
keys are too near the edge and too small (locking the keypad is very
awkward). Overall this is an excellent phone apart from the keypad!
Reviewed by Jenny from UK on 3rd Aug 2008
People who are giving this 4/5 stars must be easily fooled.I had it
a day and a key fell of the keypad.... It is rubbish,It is flimsy,the
back fell off once,getting the battery in and out is awkward.I felt
robbed by nokia,this is nasty piece of plastic.. Not impressed Mr Nokia
Got a refund from CPW and I am thinking of a N95
Reviewed by kim brookfield from united kingdom on
2nd Aug 2008
loved the camera, but have just had to send it back after only 2 days
as the hash key lifted as did some of the other keys. extremely flimsy
phone, especially when taking the back off to insert the battery and
slide the sim in. which again is very awkward when having to get the
sim back out. the worse thing was the battery life - had to charge after
only 14 hours and that was with minimual use! very dissapointed and
Reviewed by Bobbi from UK on 30th Jul 2008
Delighted with this phone when I got it - easy to use, great camera
- picture quality fantastic for a mobile. Very dissapointed when I found
I could not send texts. Was told I had a faulty phone with software
problems. Got a replacement handset only to find it had the same problem!!!
Won't be having another.
Reviewed by Scorp from UK on 27th Jul 2008
Had the phone 10 days. - Love the camera, but the lens opens in pocket.
- Locking the keypad is driving me nuts, keep getting the alternate
camera. - GPS is hard work. - Actually, the whole keypad is hard work.
This phone will be going back. Will have to try another!!
Reviewed by Baz from Scotland on 25th Jul 2008
I read the mixed reviews below before I took the plunge and bought one!I
will be honest its feature packed .... but the the comments on poor
feel and build quality are true.I dont think it will last long term,the
keypad feel like a cheap remote control unit on dvd player,it feels
like it going to fall apart.The camera is good,gps seems to work well
and no problems with the apps.It just has a budget plastic feels to
it...I think my advice would be to go for the N82 if you want a 5mgpxl
and Gps phone
Reviewed by Kehinde from London on 24th Jul 2008
This phone is a BEAUTY!! It has amazing specs.
Reviewed by Helena from Wales on 24th Jul 2008
I just upgraded to this phone, having had a Sony Ericsson K800i for
the last 18 months. This phone is such a relief in comparison! Nokia's
are easy to navigate, with intuitive menu design and simple buttons.
The camera is of a good quality (I'd be happy to use it instead of a
digital camera) and there is a huge choice of extra features and applications
on this phone - it has Sat Nav, Voice Recognition, Document Readers
etc etc. Some reviewers have commented on the plasticy, light-weight
feel of the handset. This has not struck me as a problem at all. Yes,
the casing does feel very light and flimsy when you take it off to insert
the battery. But, when you hold the phone, it feels light and sturdy
- and a bit flash too. I am really pleased with the sleekness of the
design, the range of functions, the clearness of the screen - and most
of all how easy it is to use!
Reviewed by Jon G from England on 22nd Jul 2008
Have had this phone for two weeks now. It is superb. Having switched
to Samsung (big mistake) I am glad to be back in the safe hands of Nokia.
The key features I like in a phone are all captured in this phone (good
call quality, ease of use, good battery life and connectivity). Then
there are the added bonuses of the Sat-Nav (3months trial), 5mp camera
and flash. Plus when you take the upgrade, get unlimited web browsing,
as this phone is super fast. The Sat-Nav is accurate and very quick.
The instructions are loud and clear and has got me around today with
out any problems. Overall, fantastic phone from Nokia and worthy of
Reviewed by Beowulf from Portugal on 21st Jul
It does feel too plastic and flimsy sometimes and the keyboard isn't
great. But feature-wise it is very balanced. Ok photos, fast GPS. Nokia
Maps 2.0 tends to lock up a lot so it's almost unusable, at least with
the first 6220 firmware version. But the hardware seems ok. I'm not
fully happy but overall it is a well balanced product with better value
for money than an N95 or similar.
Reviewed by curly from uk on 21st Jul 2008
this as got to be the best phone onthe market for the price the camera
is better than n95 or g800
Reviewed by Anette from UK on 21st Jul 2008
I returned this phone, the keypad is awful to text with and the phone
felt very plastic. Phone kept dropping calls, freezing and calendar
alarms wouldn't go off. Camera is meant to be great but my flash only
worked when it felt like it and the software was very slow. Perhaps
a dud phone, has anyone else had these problems? Overall I was quite
disappointed as at first glance the phone looked great, always been
a Nokia fan.
Reviewed by Grattus from England on 20th Jul 2008
I have had the 6220 Classic for a couple of weeks now and have been
mightily impressed. I bought this as a replacement for a SE C902 that
was poor in many ways. Straight from the off I was impressed. The keypad
is excellent, texting is swift and easy, the navigation pad is sure
and precise. All the buttons give good feedback. Call quality has been
excellent and very clear too which covers the 2 major functions of the
phone. The menu offers a vast array of activities most of which would
probably never get touched but may appeal to the individual. Camera
quality is on a par with the best that Nokia offers which in my opinion
is better than the rest but prospective buyers can always find comparison
pics by internet searches. Build quality is relatively good although
the silver band around the outside is slightly loose on mine but to
no significant level. Internet connection is very rapid thanks to the
HSPDA. There are some ways to personalise your phone (MP3 ringtones,
message alerts, varying themes etc.) all of which can be stored on a
removable Micro SD card (I have an 8 gig in mine). The only bugbear
with personalisation is that wallpapers have tops and bottoms cut off
by the theme. My only other problem is that the maps function will not
connect but this is something I would rarely use anyway. The size and
weight is pleasing too, it fits comfortably in the hand and in a jeans
pocket too. All in all recommended if you only use basic functions and
also recommended if you use high end functions. An all round winner!
Reviewed by Johnny from Norway on 17th Jul 2008
I returned this phone because it feels like it going to fall apart when
you just touch it. I bought a Nokia N82 instead and that is for sure
a much better phone.
Reviewed by THOMO from ENGLAND on 16th Jul 2008
THIS IS THE BEST PHONE IN THE WORLD
Reviewed by kyle from australia on 15th Jul 2008
this phone is so clear with photos and the navigation is heaps good
Reviewed by Neil from UK on 13th Jul 2008
Dont bother with this phone! Its plastic feel,keypad horrible to press,it
feels like it going to fall apart when you text.GPS locked up and a
few times and had a habbit of being mile or so out on directions...
Camera is ok,in fact no bad at all.Would I buy it again? No way ...
It feels very cheap made.
Reviewed by Aaron from England on 13th Jul 2008
Firstly a 90 Gram phone packed with amazing features, thats pretty darn
good to me! Now onto the rest.... Why is there always a whinger in the
pack (No names mentioned.. Tobias!!) 3 Things you need to know a phone
can do... 1. Make and receive calls! 2. Make and receive texts! 3. Take
pretty damn good pics! Anything after that is a bonus! Its like.. its
compact and I agree with the other reviews it packs in alot of the N
Series yet no comrpomise is made with the features it does pack in as
with the N Series have. It's not rocket science, the smaller the phone
the more difficult is it to pack more features in. Some people are never
happy! Not tried the video quality so cannot comment but the phone is
superb. For those who want to do all that a PC does.. get a grip, you
either work with a PC at home or work, a phone is just that, just be
greatful is small, compact and feature right for a 5 Megapixel phone,
with that in mind you have a excellent phone!
Reviewed by Rol from UK on 12th Jul 2008
One of the best phones I have ever had. You would not believe the amount
of features that its got, especially as it not a "N Series" phone. The
camera is great and video footage is top quality. The voice recognition
is very advanced (Plus it actually works!!). The Menus are very smooth
with lovely transitions between screens. It comes with a 1gb card but
in thoery can take up to 12gb! I havent played with the GPS however
so I cant comment on that. This phone does everything u would want plus
more. Get this phone, u wont be sorry
Reviewed by fiona from england on 11th Jul 2008
Have had the N95 and the N78 ,took both back and am absolutely over
the moon with this phone,It doesnt have the complex avenues of a lot
of the new feature phones,but does all you need in a simple way.Contains
most of the software from the N series but has the simplisitic ambience
of the 6300. Full of new suprises .I am really pleased with this phone.Ok
it doesnt have solidness of some phones, but it still feels sturdy although
very light.Another thing I like is the fact that it fits in one hand.
The only diwn side I could find if I look hard is that the back seems
to come off a little too easily. But all in all I would highly recommend
Reviewed by Bob from LK on 9th Jul 2008
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Great phone.looks beautiful too.