Nokia 6220 review
A novel feature of the Nokia 6220 is the EDGE connectivity, which along with GPRS provides a very high-speed internet connection. In addition, the 6220's XHTML browser provides a rich full colour interface to the web.
Nokia have resisted the temptation to make the appearance of the 6220 "cool" and have sensibly provided a conventionally-styled keypad, making the phone usable as well as smart.
The main problems with the 6220 are the poor quality screen (just 4096 colours and 128 x 128 pixels) and poor camera (CIF resolution - that's just 352 x 288 pixels). These really let the phone down, and a much better choice is the Nokia 6230.
Nokia 6220 Classic
Nokia 6220 features include:
- WAP 2.0, GPRS, HSCSD & EDGE (max 118.4 kbits/s download)
- XHTML browser
- Integrated digital camera (352 x 288 resolution)
- Video recorder and player (max 94 kb per clip)
- MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service)
- Polyphonic ringtones
- Downloadable Java™ games & applications
- Pre-installed java apps: 2 games, world clock, currency converter, portfolia manager
- Extensive calendar
- Colour display (4096 colours, 128 x 128 pixels)
- Speed dialling & voice dialling
- Voice recorder
- Built-in FM radio
- Integrated handsfree speaker
- Pop-Port™ interface
- Infrared connectivity
- Phonebook (300 names)
- Built-in infra-red modem
- Size: 107 x 45 x 18 mm
- Weight: 92g
- Battery standby: 150 - 300 hours
- Battery talktime: 2 - 5 hours
- Tri band
Nokia 6220 user reviews
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Average rating from 77 reviews:
Reviewed by nic from australia on 11th Mar 2009
battery cover borke after a day, and the battery life lasts 1.5 days
which is contrary to what it said in the advertising. if these problems
were not present after suich a short time, i woyld rate it 4/5
Reviewed by ADAM from INDONESIA on 19th Dec 2008
SO GOOD..... nOKIA 6220
Reviewed by geo from scotland on 25th Apr 2008
I love it . Had the wee thing for years and its never let me down. I
use it every day..hands free in the car...and its been frozen, dropped,
and subjected to extremes of weather. I wont be changing it until it
Reviewed by Eugene from Canada on 7th Oct 2007
had this phone like forever, does the job of calling and sms, built
tough, had dropped it hundred of times and never had any problem, never
really loved it but its a phone you can rely on, never had a problem
using it, like other people said, if you want to listen to music get
an ipod if you need camera get a camera, there's no phone can really
put all the functions together. a perfect mobile for who's looking for
nothing but phone. period
Reviewed by jill from philippines on 21st Sep
I have this phone since 2nd quarter of 2004 up to this time. Resolution
is not clear, hangs randomly but still working like day 1.I use this
phone for sms and calls only. Its an average everyday phone. Phone has
been dropped countless times. Latety,I spilled water on it, inside part
was soaking wet and it was not turning on (battery was damaged). I was
hesistant to buy a new battery because i thought that it would be it,
and the whole unit could be damaged but i was way too wrong!!! This
phone was built tough. Have plans upgrading to a K810i but i guess im
still waiting for the phone to die.
Reviewed by mario from england on 8th Aug 2007
this phone is rlly leting me down the screen u can hardly see anything
on the screen no blurtohth camera rubbis DONT BUY THIS PHONE
Reviewed by tony from pak on 3rd Jul 2007
the same thing happened 2 me, the phone restricted message after using
it with dku-5. perhaps nokia should acknowledge its noncompatibilty
with the dku-5. anyway i got it to work by getting it reflashed with
a new version ( 4.x to 6.x ). the new bios looks better, all gradient
and stuff. the phone itself is really good, can withstand extreme shocks,
showers and things, but software compatibilty and nokia support is waaaayyyyyyy
Reviewed by Michael from Australia on 29th Apr
I was using the nokia DKU-5 cable and next time the phone turned on.
it said "phone restricted" i pressed undo and it then said enter restriction
code. not a puk code, a restriction code. and when i rung nokia, the
guy had no idea. I then tries the *#res0wallet# code and i can use it
without the sim card. ah well
Reviewed by M.N.Deuskar from india mumbai on 2nd
iam in india using it . very nice. can i get softwares list which i
can play on this mobile MP songs3 like real player etc . in my area
GPRS is not available .
Reviewed by Byton Simwela from Malawi on 22nd
the phone z just goog but can be better if colour, camera and memory
can be improved. i have used it for two with lots of fallings but still
Reviewed by Joe from Philippines on 16th Oct 2006
This f0n s g0od...It's juz g0od...The camera s n0t that clear though
but what can u xpect wid d 4000pesos priced celp0n?I'ma get myself a
n0kia 6600 on pay day...
Reviewed by bangee from SCG on 13th Apr 2006
Boring becouse it is perfect... Men who use this telephone, don't have
to be boring, don't have to be perfect.
Reviewed by CH from Meranticoon on 4th Apr 2006
Dust build inside phone horible still and motion capture Horible sound
recording low on memory bad key pad shat screen and no point for BT
since theres no memory its azz
Reviewed by Aerio from USA on 29th Mar 2006
If this phone can survive being stepped on and dropped numerous times,
as well as freezing temperatures, then it's good enough for me. I've
had it for four years and probably won't change until it completely
breaks. It's light, compact, and basic (I don't use 70% of the features
on it I bet you). Simply the best I've had...
Reviewed by rodd from oz on 18th Jan 2006
this is a capable phone that has been designed well and has an easy
to use interface, it is also small and styley - and although i have
'upgraded' to the amazingly small VK2000 (which i love) i still have
fond feelings for this trusty phone. things i love: size, looks, user
interface, basic features eg calendar are all well designed and easy
to use, the speaker and microphone are excellent and ppl can hear me
talking clearly on a crowded city street. things i hate: that goddam
faceplate that seems to pump dust and debris under the screen like theres
no tomorrow!, i hate the fact you can't have a recurring alarm you have
to set it each time, the camera is poor and not really worth using,
its kinda slow to respond to button pushes but you get used to that.
and thats probly it. overall a quite decent phone and if you need mp3
get a ipod, if you need camera get a camera and if you need bluetooth
this phone doesn't have that either but for everything else this phone
is great. 3 stars at least.
Reviewed by Keith Thomas from UK on 26th Nov 2005
Absolutely, without doubt, the worst phone ever created. I think Nokia
are on the slippery slope with other manufacturers overtaking them.
Try any of the samsung range for a far better phone.....
Reviewed by isidora from serbia on 23rd Oct 2005
Not bad at all.
Reviewed by gareth from england on 10th Oct 2005
ive had this phone 4 bout 2 yrs and its fine i hate evry1 hu is dissin
this fone its cheap gud quality and absolutly fantastic.
Reviewed by martin from england on 19th Sep 2005
this phone is rubbish, it hardly ever turns on. and when it does it
turns itself off again dont buy it!!!!!
Reviewed by Gary from England on 9th Sep 2005
I've just moved on from this fone but it has given me 15 months loyal
service. I agre with the other writers about it's poor screen res etc
but, to be honest, it's never let me down. Always liked the way that
it looks and particularly like the fact that i've never seen anyone
else with the same model! Don't believe all that's written here - this
has been a reliable and stoically good mobile for me
Reviewed by cathy prested from england on 8th
Software is terrible...keeps turning itself off. been back to menders
3x and now on/off switch has bust....hate it!
Reviewed by Rodolf Kamasutra
on 1st Aug 2005
Rubishhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Slow if you add many games at it hangs if you play bounce!
Reviewed by Clank from UK on 28th Jul 2005
Worst phone in the world do not buy this because i have only had this
phone for 5 days and it is so rubish I would even prefer the Nokia 3310
then this I repeat DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE. If you buy this phone you
will find it so boring and don't buy this phone from ARGOS because they
won't take it back if you want to return it.
Reviewed by Aashy from India on 12th Jul 2005
i have used this cell n its really good cheap n best 5 stars r very
less for it
Reviewed by scott from scotland on 8th Jul 2005
utter pish. had this fone 4 6 months now and it is rubbish
Reviewed by snobby from usa on 4th Jul 2005
Reviewed by ben lockhart from england on 15th
the nokia 6220 is an absolute amazing phone its better than all the
phone sin the world put together its just that every time i go onto
jamster it is compatible with every thing and to go on wap its so cheap
buy this phone
Reviewed by Teddy... from Singapore on 27th May
This fone looks very business stylish... had it for 6 mths everything
was fine till one day the software turned nuts... It restarted itself
whenever i pressed the go to button... Poor screen quality, poor camera...
Well Everythin is fine... but for the software.. it sucks... thats why
i give em 2 stars...
Reviewed by Grant from Australia on 24th May 2005
This phone is average. but the 4096 colour screen is poor.the camera
takes awfull photo's.the ringtones are dreadfull.the thing that really
ticked me off about this phone that is has no bluetooth.if you want
a awsome phone go for a 6230. 1 up from this hunk of plastic people
call a phone
Reviewed by Phumzile from South Africa on 23rd
It's an okay phone. A bit ugly.
Reviewed by Aditya Chawla from India on 5th May
Its a really cool phone. Small n compact with so many features and looks
so business class . Very elegant and sober phone with a very comfortable
Reviewed by Raj Shah from UAE on 13th Apr 2005
A good phone with impressive features though, Camera and colour are
not good but by mony valu it is valu of yor money. I am happy with 6220.
Reviewed by Rabz from South Africa on 6th Apr
great phone!just needs improvement on the clarity of the picture function,fix
that and we shoud have a gemstone.
Reviewed by Anthony from Australia on 1st Apr
I have had my 6220 for 1 year and I initially thought the battery life
was excellent. Then, one one day about a week ago, my fully charged
battery went to zero in just over a day. Now, it lasts on average one
and a half days, even less if I take a few calls. Having had the same
problem with the old 3210, this is the last Nokia phone I will get.
Reviewed by John Patrick from Philippines on 26th
I have nokia 6220. Its good though. For the average rating, the color
is bad. The camera is even worse. The keypad is not that good. But for
the other features, I can say they are good. Im sick of my 6220. Im
gonna buy a 6230. Way much better.
Reviewed by Me from UK on 24th Feb 2005
This is the worst phone ever! Sound on it is awful unsble to hear people
talking, Picture quality is the worst I've ever seen and the screen
is bad. Also if used to much the Night Mode perminately sets although
this is needed to stop the pictures been so dull. The front case pulls
off so easily and exessive dust builds up behind the screen! Phone is
thought to be good for first 2 or 3 months but novelty soon wears off!Before
I have always had a Nokia and this phone has put me right off. All the
people who say this phone is good need testing for madness because I've
had it for just about 1 year and I hate it! And I realise if I want
a good camera to buy a real one but this one is pathetic buy a samsung
Reviewed by king liam from england on 11th Feb
these fones are rubbish camera is rubbish and vid is same no blutooth
etc dnt buy this rubbish piece stick to the nokia 6230 or nokia 6630
or samsung d5000 do not buy this nokia 6220
Reviewed by Eddie from England on 3rd Feb 2005
Reasonable phone! Good features. Picture quality, camera and video are
bad. Tried to get mms & wap settings many a time, NOTHING.Good Features
but rubbish if you want a phone for picture etc.
Reviewed by jordilaforge from UK on 26th Jan 2005
Do not buy one of these, they are rubbish. Useless camera and useless
Reviewed by brijesh from india on 25th Jan 2005
this handset 6220 is a pain in the neck..i had the hardware changed,
changed software (3 different version) but the handset continues to
have problems as it automatically goes to speaker phone mode and you
have to reset the handset to solve the proble. and the company has ver
poor response to cunsumers problems..just making u run every where and
they also have shut down a few company outlets cause they cant handle
many problems..nokia is absolutely hopeless
Reviewed by Far from England on 20th Jan 2005
Um, I smashed this phone in my car door (by accident) and i cried and
cried!! its a great phone but the pictures are a bit bad!! I now have
new phone, but i did have withdrawal symptoms from my old one at first!
But any way i have the gx30i and it wicked so all buy it!!! love farzah
Reviewed by Tim from The Netherlands on 9th Dec
Verry good phone! The 6230 has everybody, the 6220 is an special phone
mostly sold out in the stores. In some stores they have only the 6230
phone. 6220? Never hurt off is het answer you mostly get. A high business
look en good quality. For example, check the volume button on the left
or the keys. The 7250i is more a toy en verry breakable. The camera
modus and speciality the night view is better than the 7250i. The 6610i
is also a verry nice telephone but the software is running out of date
en the phone also. I recommend this phone above the 6230; probably more
for your money but quality?? Okey enough about this.... check it!
Reviewed by Tory from AUS on 7th Dec 2004
I have had problems with this phone from day 1!!! I would discourage
anyone from even contemplating buying this phone. I had non-stop problems
of phone calls dropping out, and shocking shocking reception, and the
quality of pictures is very poor. After five months and five replacement
6220 phones, all of which had the same problems, I gave up and bought
a new phone. I have quite a few friends who had this phone and they
have all bought different phones because they had the same problems
as me plus more. Don't bother with this phone!
Reviewed by K J Dinesh from India on 5th Dec 2004
Well This mobile is really excellent . Handling as smooth as any other
nokia , this has efficient video and EDGE features...
Reviewed by santhosh from India on 1st Dec 2004
It is good
Reviewed by - from Singapore on 24th Nov 2004
A good phone with impressive features though,but it's now useless cos
its been it's sucessor the nokia 6230 has taken this phone's popularity
Reviewed by OKAN from TURKEY on 24th Nov 2004
hey guys.buy this mobile phone as soon as posibble. it is wonderfull.i
have now 6220 and 6670. both of them are really good. 6220 has normal
cam. BUT 6670 has digicam.(1.3 mp) SAY Hİ TO TURKEY...
Reviewed by Sanna from Finland on 3rd Oct 2004
I went out to buy this phone last week and I was told that it's going
out from the markets! There weren't any left because of that so I bought
one second hand. This sure isn't out-datet or anything. It has everything
I need in a compact package. My recommendations to everyone.
Reviewed by Sven
on 30th Sep 2004
An excellent phone. I just bought it and it still rocks! Only the camera is a little hefty, but at least it captures the precious moments :)
Reviewed by Jack from U.K on 25th Sep 2004
I have always been a Nokia person and recently purchased a Nokia 6220.
I have to say this phone is an excellent one. The look and feel of the
phone is very good. The camera quality is good and the battery excellent.
The loudspeaker, video and radio facilities on the phone really do make
it an excellent buy. It is also very easy to use. My wife has a Sony
Ericcson T630 but compard to the Nokia I feel the 6220 is the much better
Reviewed by Lewis from England on 24th Aug 2004
This phone is wicked, but Im not too impressed by the photo quality!
I wouldnt recomend this to my mates, cos you can get the Nokia 5140
for much cheaper!! and it has a load of new features, e.g: digital compass,
Temometer,camera and a video recorder!!! I give this phone 4 stars because
the Nokia 5140 sounds much better!!!
Reviewed by IBBI from PAKISTAN on 14th Aug 2004
THE PHONE IS AWESOME, FOR ITS PRICE.THE PICTURE QUALITY IS NOT TOO GOOD
THOUGH BUT THE PHONE LOOKS PRETTY SLICK ,AND BEST OF ALL , THERES A
VIDEO RECORDING FEATURE,BETTER THEN 7250i and 6610i,BECAUSE THEY DONT
HAVE VIDEO RECORDING OPTIONS ,U CAN JUST TAKE PICTURE,I WOULD HIGHLY
RECOMMEND THIS PHONE , B U Y I T !!
Reviewed by Akshay from India on 5th Jul 2004
It\'s a great phone overall no doubt......but funny keyboard yaar !
The numeric keypad is quite nice, but that bloody four-way scroll key
is **** compared to the simplistic and practical 6610 four-way.
Reviewed by Fanok from Pakistan on 10th Jun 2004
6220 is simply amazing... thats all I want to say!!!
Reviewed by Jake from UK on 26th May 2004
This phone rocks!!!! Its really similar to the 7250i but i like this
better its brilliant phone with all the good features, although sadly
no bluetooth or mem card :(
Reviewed by Tim from Great Britain on 17th May
This phone is really good, it's really neat with good(ish) photo quality
and looks fantastic. You are able to listen to mp3s (kind of) and dispite
what V sneg said it does have Radio. The only down sides are the lack
of Bluetooth and memory card. But all in all its a very nice, neat phone
and i'm very pleased with it.
Reviewed by Peter from England on 9th May 2004
I like this phone alot the camera is adequet although i've seen better.
and what are you on about seng from malaysia its fine to hold and it
has radio and mp3. It is very easy to use.
Reviewed by thomas from belgium on 27th Apr 2004
i sold my 6220 and bought me a Samsung E-700 instead, it's a good phone
but as i live in Belgium, it can't even send an MMS --> Nokia 6220 works
with TCP/IP ports and Belgian networks don't support these ports for
MMS, so sorry. On the whole, it's a great phone, only the camera isn't
Reviewed by 6220Malaysia from Malaysia on 16th
LOL!!!! Comparing 6600 and 6220..please! Get a 6600 if you want quality
like 6600..I have no problems with my 6220. Good phone...of course you
dont expect to much features from a phone like this...if you're talking
about 6600, then its another story...excellent!
Reviewed by rahul from india on 16th Apr 2004
I had to choose between a nokia 6220 and asamsung E700. I chose the
samsung .The nokia 6220 is pathetic, not attractive at all .The camera
is not too good compared to samsung E700. Above all the features arents
too appealing.Please throw the phone if you have one.
Reviewed by dunno from new zealand i think on
6th Apr 2004
dont bother even lookin 7250i is much betta
Reviewed by peter from RSA on 28th Mar 2004
I dont know what is wrong with you guys comparing this phone's camera
to a 6600's camera, its like comparing a boot to a ferarri. the 6220
has a series 40 (352x288 pixel) camera whilst the 6600 has a series
60 (640 x 480 pixel) camera. besides the 6600 has a massive 65000 color
hi res screen to look at your photos with. 6220 is however a quite entry
level business phone with acceptable features.
Reviewed by sami from London on 24th Mar 2004
for my birthday i wanted a 7250i but then when i found out a new phone
is out called 6220 i changed my mind. WICKED WICKED WICKED WICKED WICKED
Reviewed by Mike from Sg on 22nd Mar 2004
Its one of the best Nokia Phones out there. its sound quality is way
better than Nokia 7250.it is equipped with the radio too. I was amazed
when i saw the negative review....
Reviewed by Lavesh from Thailand on 16th Mar 2004
I must say that 6220 rocks the world. Its at a pretty good price. Firstly,
the camera quality is skilled, if u set it to best quality, ITS Better
than phones like 6600 and 7600 camera. The Next thing is that it can
mms videos and have slide presentations. It also is quite good, u can
receive and download videos, like comic videos or movie trailers. The
IR port is also quite good (sorry, no blue tooth:() This phone's IR
can send and receive Videos And Recordings and much more!! The other
thing is, if you buy the DKU5 cable for the comp or u buy or hav an
IR PORT u can put MP3s on this phone! ALl u have to do is install pc
suite (which is provided) and you open nokia multimedia player, open
the mp3 u want to put on ur phone, save it as .amr in the nokia multimeidia
player.. then just drag it in to the gallery in the explorer thing.
I have this phone and its skill, downfall? No memory cards and no blue
tooth. Buy this phone!
Reviewed by Mariam from Singapore on 16th Mar
I have been using this phone for the past 4 months and I find it an
excellent mobile. Loudspeaker, radio, voice recorder, digitcam. Though
the photo quality is not that impresive but its fine to take those precious
moments. They should improve the screen from 4K to 56K. Then it will
be an overall excellent phone!
Reviewed by STE H
on 11th Mar 2004
BEST PHONE IVE EVER HAD
Reviewed by SDCK from UK on 1st Mar 2004
I was liking 4 a new phone i was going to buy a 7250I but after looking
@ the 6220.I had to go & buy it. It was just outstanding
Reviewed by tony mason from uk on 24th Feb 2004
first of all to the poeple who gave it 1 star rating. do you have a
clue what ur talking about, the camera quality is just the same as the
nokia7250i and my pictures come out quite well. my friends got the 7250i
and its poorer quality. the main thing about this phone which impressed
me was the video recording (with sound). if you go to big brands such
as dial a phone or mobile shop, you can get good deals. pictures are
worth a thousand words and video clips are worth ten thousand pictures!!!
i have had mine a month and the moments ive captured with the video
clip recorder (20 sec) are mint!! it also has radio and a speaker so
u can talk in the car without having to hold it (which is illegal) and
u also dont need a hands free kit!!!!
Reviewed by Tim Hovell from United Kingdom on
11th Feb 2004
I have had this phone on o2 for about a month and have to say it is
much better than the Nokia 7250i, The thing that really lets it down
is NO Bluetooth and also pretty bad screen but i live in a basement
flat and get good signal and that is a first from my other phones. The
camera is good aswell the pics look bad on the screen but sent to e-mail
they look quite good. Battery is excellent and the phone looks like
a qaulity piece of kit. EDGE over GPRS means lightning fast downloads
and all in all Nokia have delivered a quailty piece of kit.
Reviewed by Steve from England on 4th Feb 2004
What are you guys talking about?!! I upgraded to the 6220 about a week
ago and have had NO problems at all with it... Better than the 7250?
Please... have you actually used it?
Reviewed by dan from uk on 3rd Feb 2004
very expensive phone, it just dosent work properly the mms and gprs
settings worked for a bit then nothing, i have had so many vodafone
live settings sent to my phone i have no idea which i am suppose to
be using,none work properly. i wish i could send it back.
Reviewed by rita from united kingdom on 19th Jan
This phone is now in the uk and what a sack of s*** it is, ive returned
mine to the dealers and got a 7250i instead. far better phone.
Reviewed by peter from united kingdom on 17th
The nokia 6220 is in my opinion, one of the worse phones nokia have
ever made.i got one today on contract, and it will be going back to
the dealers.its dreadful,the camera is worse than the 7250i.the colour
resolution of the display is very poor,poor ringtones ect,ect. generally
Reviewed by esinani
on 17th Jan 2004
Perfect phone, just perfect. Awesome features.
Reviewed by Jimmy from Australia on 2nd Jan 2004
I was initially keen to buy a Nokia 6220, but reviews have not been
very positive thus far... do any consumer reviewers out there have more
specific details of why the 6220 is not more highly rated given it is
priced at the very top end?
Reviewed by V Seng from malaysia on 20th Dec 2003
very hard to hold. not many function. no radio n mp3.