Nokia 6288 Review
In a nutshell: A 3G slide phone from Nokia, the 6288 is an attractive
phone available in a high gloss black or white finish. This is a high-end
phone with an excellent 2 megapixel camera, 3G video calling, a music
player, FM radio plus Bluetooth wireless connectivity and a memory card
slot for storing lots of music and videos. However, the 6288 doesn't
have the greatest battery life and some users have experienced problems
Review: November 2006. Updated June 2009.
The Nokia 6288 is an updated version of the 6280
3G slide phone. It has a high gloss finish, available in black or
white, and is an attractively styled slide phone.
On paper, the 6288 is identical to the 6280. The one difference is
that the 6288 ships with a larger 512 Mbyte card.
The 6288 is a high-end phone with most of the features found on a smartphone,
except that it uses a fast Series 40 operating system instead of a Symbian
operating system. It comes equipped with an excellent 2 megapixel camera
with a flash and digital zoom, and a second VGA camera for video recording
and for making video calls. The display was one of the best on the market
at the time of launch - a TFT display with 320 x 240 pixels and 262,144
The phone comes with a stereo music player compatible with MP3, MP4,
AAC and eAAC+ formats, as well as an FM radio. With a 512 Mbyte memory
card you can store plenty of tracks, and the memory card can be expanded
further if desired.
The 6288 is fully specified with features such as enhanced voice dialling,
a voice recorder, an integrated handsfree speaker, email and Nokia Xpress
audio messaging. There are three 3D Java games supplied with the phone
- 3D Rally, 3D Golf & 3D Snake and you can download more.
The 3G connection is fast, and the phone also supports EDGE for fast
downloads in 2G mode. Connectivity is excellent, with Bluetooth, USB
and infrared all supported.
The old 6280 was an unreliable phone and users reported all kinds
of problems with it. Nokia have evidently worked on this and the 6288
is a more reliable phone, but still not up to scratch. Three issues
prevent us from recommending this phone - first the battery life is
not very good - secondly, a number of users are reporting problems with
the phone shutting down by itself, which reminds us of the software
problems that the 6280 suffered from - and thirdly, the phone is simply
not durable, with many users experiencing problems with the slide mechanism
in particular, but also with the LCD screen breaking.
Features of the Nokia 6288 include:
- 3G video calling
- 2 megapixel camera with digital zoom and flash
- Video camera (VGA resolution) for video calling
- Display: TFT, 262,144 colours, 320 x 240 pixels
- Music player (MP3, MP4, AAC & eAAC+ formats)
- FM radio
- MP3/AAC/eAAC+ ringtones / 64-voice polyphonic ringtones
- Video ringtones
- Enhanced voice dialing
- Speed dialing
- Voice recorder
- Integrated handsfree speaker
- Messaging: SMS, MMS, Email, Nokia Xpress audio
- Push to Talk
- Caller identification with image
- Organiser (alarm clock, stopwatch, countdown timer, to-do list,
- Java games (3D Rally, 3D Golf & 3D Snake included)
- xHTML web browser
- Memory: 6 Mbytes internal plus 512 Mbyte miniSD memory card
- Connectivity: Bluetooth, USB, infrared
- WAP 2.0, GPRS Class 10, HSCSD,
- Triband plus 3G (WCDMA 2100)
- Size: 100 x 46 x 21 mm
- Weight: 115g
- Talktime: 3.5 hours (3G) - 4.5 hours (2G)
- Battery standby: up to 280 hours
Nokia 6288 User Reviews
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Average rating from 102 reviews:
Reviewed by Wylie from Portugal on 3rd Sep 2012
Waste of money. It goes into programs by itself, starts beeping for
no reason, the keyboard will just stop working. I am replacing it tomorrow
with something much less expensive that works.
Reviewed by Dr Q from Britain on 1st Jan 2012
To put it in short, I was a lost man before I received my Nokia 6288.
Friends had deserted me, my family had disowned me and I had an aunt
who was suffering from cancer and I was looking for a new job wihtout
much success. I stood in the rain for hours searching for a phone that
would match my needs for animated wallpaper, infra-red capacity, Bluetooth
and radio, but all I could find was the same i-Phone fever, into which
so many hapless people were drawn. As I returned home one day, drenched
to the bone and with my last vestige of hope draining away, one of my
friends offered me a phone. I looked up and he threw it to me across
a crowded room. As the phone arced across the room, I had a fleeting
moment, only a moment, but it was enough, to recognise its sleek lines,
its 2 megapixel camera which glinted in the dim fluorescent lights of
the room and its superb large screen display. Suddenly, the world looked
brighter. I felt the weight of the phone and it seemed balanced and
light. At that very moment, the sky cleared its clouds and rays of blinding
sunshine fell upon the fully MP3 capable phone. My heart almost missed
a beat in my excitement. The house phone rang - my aunt's cancer had
gone into full remission. I stood up to my full height of 5'7" and declared
in a stentorian tone:'Times are a changin' and they were! Within 24
hours I was offered the job that I had craved for years. My family then
rallied around me once again, eager to explore the depths of mystery
that is the Nokia 6288. I found new popularity as strangers smiled at
me shyly as I held the 6288 aloft in my hand through the sunsine-filled
streets. Everything changed that fateful day. Some call it sheer damned
luck. I call it the Nokia 6288....
Reply by Mobile Phones UK from UK on
1st Jan 2012
Glad to hear your Aunt is feeling better.
Reviewed by warner from singapore on 26th Mar
its one of the best phone i've used so far.. there isn't any problems
for me.. no shutting down by itself nor short battery life.. in fact..
i can on the radio and mp3 player almost 4-6 hours a day and the battery
is still full!!! it is definitely the best!!! also it has almost full
feature.. value for money!! highly recommended!!!! 5 stars!!
Reviewed by Corinna from England on 25th Mar 2007
This phone is amazing..Has got everything you could want..Ive had no
problem with it..Every complains about the back-light..bt then agen
it saves battery life! Is a definate buy..better than any phone I have
Reviewed by Just_Mel from UK on 24th Mar 2007
Ive got this fone for a week and im sending it back!!! ok it has really
good quality of sound when u listening music..camera is not too bad
tho...the reason i send it back is when im talking its burning my ear!!!
Yes burning!!! the fone is getting warmer and hurting my ear!!!! because
of this i cant talk properly and have to finish my conversation as soon
as possible!!! I have never ever experienced such a thing like that
with my old fones!!! got no idea what it is??? liked the features but
i dont think its a reliable fone...so bye bye 6288...
Reviewed by james from Luxembourg on 23rd Mar
I bought this phone and loved it for a week until I travelled on business
between Luxembourg and France - now I HATE IT. First problem was that
it picked up SFR network but I did not have a strong enough signal to
make calls. (Thankfully I had my old, trusted Nokia 6310i with me).
It had the same network with full strength signal. Swapping the SIM
cards (I have twin SIM cards for the same mobile number from the same
network provider) helped for a while. The next day I travelled back
to Luxembourg and even though the 6288 is set to Automatic Network selection
- it still has SFR as the network for Luxembourg which of course does
not work here! On top of which the battery life is extremely poor. Long
live the 6310i
Reviewed by Hazel from UK on 22nd Mar 2007
I love my new phone BUT I HATE the fact that the backlight only lasts
8 - 10 seconds! It's so annoying especially when I'm writing a text
and thinking about what to say and it goes off in the middle of it.
Also I like my display to be lit in the day so I can see if a text or
call comes in when it's on silent. I HATE the black screen. I tried
power saver and screensaver but it hasn't solved it. I was hoping this
could be fixed but by reading other reviews it seems not...Very frustrating.
Other than my one moan it's a fantastic phone, very sleek and it looks
Reviewed by steve from Ireland on 22nd Mar 2007
Ok bought this phone of the strenght of the reviews here. the phone
is great. however two negatives: the battery life, and the fact that
it just turns off by itself. the old nokias it would starting beeping
really annoyingly. this one simply shuts down. battery life around 30hrs
therefore have to charge every night. going to hand the phone back although
its a beauty apart from this.
Reviewed by chuks from Nigeria on 20th Mar 2007
I was a firm believer of any phone made by LG until I found 6288. The
phone is great, I mean just too great but the only snag is that you
cant store symbian application and the internal memory is just to small
compared to the external one. In all it is a five star rated phone.
Keep it up Nokia!
Reviewed by shine from Philippines on 20th Mar
its good to have a Nokia 6288 really. so amazing features huh. like
to take pictures of my children all the time. good music too. the best
nokia i've ever had.
Reviewed by Nigel from Australia on 20th Mar 2007
This phone is very fragile,had it 2 weeks and discovered it had broken
LCD screen,just from carrying it in my pocket.Nokia refuse to repair
under warranty as they deem this as "physical damage",and this gives
them an "out" from warranty repairs.I will never buy another Nokia becuase
of the poor lack of care given, by this company to their customers and
I would urge you to give them a miss also.
Reviewed by tom from england on 17th Mar 2007
lots of bells and whistles but useless at being a phone.. worst ive
had. Battery lasts a day at best, owned it for a week and sent it back
Reviewed by hanadi from iraq on 14th Mar 2007
its a wonderfull phone ,i like it very very much
Reviewed by santhosh.sivan from india on 13th
no words .. but still for the people who are having plans to buy a very
good mobile with good music,good images,and some very good MP4 with
the full screen display..that a cool mobile. am using this mobile for
the past 4 months..its really cool. check it out. wanna buy a good slide
phone .dont read the last two lines.. the only disadvantage is night
mode and the video capturing...
Reviewed by Uzair from Pakistan on 13th Mar 2007
just bought dis fone. gud thing 2. everythin i wanted. pictures r great
& da sound quality is off da hook. Best fone ive tried so far. yet another
outstandin fone fren Nokia
Reviewed by Sarah from england on 10th Mar 2007
had the phone for a week, pretty good but not having dropped it once,
bottom third of the screen has broken which isnt so good for durability
but camera and media features overall good.
Reviewed by toharfuk from china on 10th Mar 2007
bes fon i eva hav in ma lif
Reviewed by Listy from Indonesia on 9th Mar 2007
Nice phone, got no problem with this phone..but for play music..both
file music store in play list, I can't make play list my own. I hope
that facility included for next firmware update.
Reviewed by Max from England on 7th Mar 2007
Just received the Nokia 6288, and have to say it's a great little phone
which is packed with feature, some of which I'm sure I won't use, but
hey, they're there if needed..! Overall a defo improvment on the last
Nokia that I owned the 7610...
Reviewed by ady from uk on 4th Mar 2007
this phone is amazing but like some other people the slider is a little
loose but that is the only thing i can find wrong with it
Reviewed by Patrick from Australia on 3rd Mar
I think this phone is fantastic! I've had it for nearly 3 months now
and haven't had any problems. Battery life goes for around 2 and a half
days without re-charging (and that's with regular talk use in mind to).
Sound quality is excellent, the software that came with it is incredibly
user-friendly and allowed me to upload MP3 ringtones in 30 seconds or
so. The camera is excellent, the zoom function can get a little blurred
at the maximum zoom and the resolution of the picture drops at max zoom
(but that was expected). The flash and night-mode are also very easy
to activate and very effective. The buttons are fairly easy to use although
I have occasionally made a mistake when sending a text as I might go
a little fast as the buttons are a bit small for some people I would
think. The slide function allows you to answer and hang up by sliding
the phone which was a very nice feature. The menu functions on the phone
were easy to understand and use, activating Infrared and Bluetooth were
INCREDIBLY easy compared to my old phone (NEC e616). Customising the
phone in redgards to wallpapers, custom ringtones for different friends,
importing pictures for friends profiles has been so simple, my parents
(who are almost completely phone illiterate) could do it. The only things
I could fault the phone with are that sometimes, getting it out of a
tight pocket (such as jeans) can be difficult if it starts to slide
around and I have gotten a little bit of dust under the screen somehow...but
that's cleanable once I bother to take the cover off. I have dropped
it a couple of times, on concrete and other surfaces and there have
been very light scratches on the covers but never the screen and considering
I was running at one point and it fell out, I thought the scratches
would be a lot worse so I think it's pretty durable. This is the best
phone I've had (3rd phone, first was a Nokia 8310, second was a NEC
e616 which was pretty bad). I'd recommend this phone to anyone who not
only wants a phone with extra features to play around with but someone
who wants a durable, reliable and fairly well-sized phone.
Reviewed by Edwin from Singapore on 3rd Mar 2007
Quite a nice phone. i got it because it was black n sleek n it supported
3g on my phone. With singtel on ione plus(30/month). On the first day
though, games would not respond to any of the buttons except hang call
button. Few hours later, the * button would not respond. LOL! spoiled
phone i got. I got it exchanged and it has been working fine except
tat, sometimes, the phone thru the loud speaker would get messed up(lyk
an alien talking or something lyk tat).. wonder if i should go n get
it changed or bear wif it. Tis phone cant multi-task (play mp3 n play
game) unlike 6280. bad bad bad.
Reviewed by daniel giry from australia on 3rd
bad bad bad as soon as i got it i slid it up and it came off ...shame
on you nokia
Reviewed by Coast from Slovenia on 2nd Mar 2007
Bought the phone yesterday and its great and all but the slider mechanism
is loose as hell, nokia dont make slider phones if u dont know how to
do them properly - when u talk it wiggles,when pushing buttons it moves,
bljah I'll return it asap if this phone was made without this lousy
slider mechanism it would have been outstadnig
Reviewed by Gaju from Singapore on 2nd Mar 2007
Its really good phone, i just upgraded from N70 to 6288, but bit unhappy
about contats, can't store more than 500 address, is there any option
to store more than 500 contacts on phone memory?
Reviewed by Roger from UK on 27th Feb 2007
Excellent phone. Upgraded from the 6233 to this one and am very happy
with it. Nokia have thought of everything and made it a very convenient
and handy phone. One does not have to expose the keypad except to type
sms messages. SOlid construction and excellent display. No negatives
so far, have used it for almost a month now.
Reviewed by Johan from Denmark on 27th Feb 2007
I have never experienced a phone with that many positively suprising
features. Music, camera, video, 3G - everything is perfect. The batteries
do not count as a problem in my opinion, because of the fact that I
always charge my phone every night. I have experienced no problems with
the phone shutting down itself. 5 stars.
Reviewed by Katie from England on 27th Feb 2007
I've had this phone about a week now and, at the risk of repeating what
other reviewers have written, the slide mechanism is abit delicate -
it doesn't 'waggle' about though as some reviewers have suggested. In
my opinion it isn't so flimsy as to cause me concern! I agree that the
battery life is a bit ropey - I've had to charge mine every night since
I've had it but I'm going to put that down to some extent to the fact
hat as it's anew phone I'm messing with it quite abit. I absolutely
love the screen! Is massive and makes the 2 megapixal camera seem alot
clearer than it probably is and I also think the video camera is very
good compared to others I've seen with similar resolutions. The games
are fantastic (snake 3, golf, and a car rally game) particularly Snake
which I've become adicted to again (after last plying Snake 2 on on
my Nokia 7210 many moons ago!!) The music player is very clear - as
good as my I-Pod and with the inbox memory card there's plenty of room
to fit lots of tracks on (the downloading software is very easy to use
- if I can do it anyone can!) Overall I've upgraded to this from a Samsung
D600 which although a good phone was very very VERY BORING!!!! With
massive emphasis on the boring. I'm very pleased with this phone and
have no hesitation in awarding it full marks!
Reviewed by michael from england on 24th Feb 2007
very good music is gr8 :D
Reviewed by jammy from leeds on 24th Feb 2007
its ok !.....!
Reviewed by NEIL from EVESHAM UK on 24th Feb 2007
The phone is the best i have used ,only if you get a good one ,eg slide
not loose,, screen dose not collect dust... i sample phones for a living
1o out of 10 its the dogs b,,,,,,,,,
Reviewed by david from Austraila on 24th Feb 2007
this a great phone to have
Reviewed by boss from Slovakia on 24th Feb 2007
This phone is so good.
Reviewed by amy from dawlish on 22nd Feb 2007
i got my nokia 6288 today and its quite good i havent worked out quite
wat all the buttons do ans all that. good sides are that the bluetooth
and camera are really good but when sliding it, it feels abit loose
and i av charged it all nite ans the battery hasnt lasted long. apart
fro that its good thumbs up for the nokia 6288
Reviewed by Rob from Uk on 22nd Feb 2007
Had the phone 1 hour and have asked Vodafone to exchange it because
the slider mechanism is too loose. When you put the phone to your ear
you can hear the slider wagging about. Most annoying!
Reviewed by EDWRD FRAMPTON from NEW ZEALAND on
22nd Feb 2007
THIS IS A GREAT AND STYLISH FONE,VERY HAPPY WITH IT ALL-LUV IT LUV IT
Reviewed by fred from usa on 21st Feb 2007
howdy i love this phone so much it is the best ever !!
Reviewed by sudhir from india on 21st Feb 2007
it is very very good
Reviewed by SAAD from Pakistan on 20th Feb 2007
Its really gr8. battery timing SUX... any body help me regarding video
recording.. when i go to video recording there is only 7sec recording
in 320 resolution and in high quality 640 resolution its 0secx. mean
icant record and max recording is up2 20sec i guess in basic mode. what
da HEC is this. is der anyway to record video more than 5 mins or lyke
that??? please help me regarding this issue.
Reviewed by Falilu Otule from Nigeria on 17th
The phone is excellent. It's just that I cannot browse through my local
service provider - MTN. If there is anything Nokia Hong Kong can do
to solve that problem now, would be welcome.
Reviewed by ks from austraila on 17th Feb 2007
I just gpt mine 2day it luks gr8 but when i try 2 put in the battery,
the back of the phone woudn't com off!!! can u help me plz
Reviewed by Farhan from Singapore on 16th Feb
i bought this phone 3 days ago and everything works fine except having
problem with the ringtones... i changed the ringtone but few hrs later,
i found the ringtone reset to default by itself. been doing this over
the past 3 days since. but nonetheless the phone is great
Reviewed by Victor from Australia on 14th Feb
Great phone with fabulous features. The graphics and video capabilities
are second to none. However the battery life lasts a maximum of 4 days
in stand-by mode, less if (heaven forbid) you actually want to use it.
The phone also unlocks by itself if it comes in contact with a magnet
e.g. in one of those flip-top phone cases with a magnetic clip. Would
I buy it again......probably not.
Reviewed by Gata from Indonesia on 12th Feb 2007
I have only 2 problem with this phone.... The slider mechanism is loose...
and if I change the theme, all the ringtone change too... The rest of
Reviewed by pete ingy from england on 9th Feb
A gr8 phone amazing spaeker battery life not to good but works fine.camera
is stunning and the video is goog quality,the design is perfect and
i nice phone to have.
Reviewed by Adeem from Denmark on 8th Feb 2007
All i Gotta say is...WOW...
Reviewed by Nilesh from Mauritius on 8th Feb 2007
It's been about 2 weeks I bought mine and I was told that the battery
will be ok after sometime. But still I have to charge it everyday. Other
than that it's a very good phone forgetting not the 512mb memory card
I had with it. It's easy to customise. The camera is good. It lacks
a little to the loudspeaker which sounds like an old radio. The navigation
is easy but the pad is to close to the upper slide and sometimes makes
it difficult to type on the upper button row. Else it's a super phone.
I like it... kisses to everyone and enjoy...
Reviewed by Melz from Australia on 6th Feb 2007
I have had my 6288 for 3 days and everytime i put it on charge it turns
off, i can not just turn it back on i have to take the battery out put
it back in then turn it on, does anyone know why this happens? other
then this the phone is great
Reviewed by Edmund from Singapore on 6th Feb 2007
I bought the nokia 6288 for one month plus. It's working great so far.
Has a decent 2 MegaPixel Camera with flash and a great 640*480 video
recording resolution. The video recording resolution is the main reason
why I chose nokia 6288 over Sony Ericsson k800i. No software problems
(as reported by 6280 users) so far. On the downside, the phone's glossy
surface has your fingerprints on it easily. It seems to be easily scratched
too (some mild, not so visible scratches after 3 weeks of use only.
Maybe because I rub it too often to clean off the fingerprint marks?)
so I bought a crystal casing for it. But on the whole, the phone is
splendid! Camera, Video, FM radio and a free 512Mb memory card. A good
Reviewed by Subair from India on 6th Feb 2007
Good i love so much the phone,camera is well
Reviewed by danny from australia on 6th Feb 2007
my loudspeaker on my phone is stuffed...i've only had it for 2 weeks
now and have never dropped my phone once, nor is it scratched, and yet
the loudspeaker doesn't work...someone help? advice? otherwise, its
actually a pretty good phone for the price
Reviewed by (oYo) Joey! from UK! on 5th Feb 2007
hmmm....im my oppinion its just a nokia 6280 with a fresh cover slapped
on with a new keypad! and a new software.... nokia should have just
updated the software on the 6280 instead of releasing a new phone to
make all the 6280 users feel outdate and old! the main differrence between
the two phones in the price tag!!!!! the 6288 in stores for around £200-£250
and the 6280 down to £100-£200 its unbeleiveable whe nyou consider their
the same phone! with the same technologired!!!! so i recomnet you read
the nokia 6280 reviews....but dnt be discourage the 620 is a great phone.....IF
YOU A LUCKY 1! if you are lucky and you get a good 6288 you will absou;lently
love your phone! of not wellll......get a replacement til u get a good
1! i had mines replace 12 itmes b4 it worked 100% perfectally!
Reviewed by marc from valencia spain on 4th Feb
well i had the nokia 6280.... 6months down the line...it liked to turn
off....so vodafone gave me the new 6288....guess what must be me....
this likes to do same as its brother...please its self ..turn on or
off... so now ive gone back to m smasung d500 OLD but works.. nokia
keep the rest of your phones... and do away with the slide.. cheers
Reviewed by becky from birmingham on 4th Feb 2007
absolute pants, my phone was delivered on friday, the camera does not
work and it keeps freezing, so vodafone are collecting the phone back
tomorrow (monday). The slide is too fragile and and its terrible that
you cannot lock the phone one you have unlocked it from shut. will never
have another one, 3 days is long enough!!!!
Reviewed by Tek Bahadur Malla from Nepal on 4th
I have found this phone highly satisfactory. It is very fast and the
display and othere options are excellent.
Reviewed by max from aus on 3rd Feb 2007
you know what guys ... you expect the phone to be the greatest and in
case your too dumb to notice that most other phones these days do not
last that long in terms of battery life. i cant believe how stupid yous
are the phone is not a CAMERA its a PHONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! its a good
PHONE anyway and the camera works well. you must be pretty fat to not
be able to press the keys at the top that well so no offence to fat
people but i understand that it wouldnt work out for yous. o well a
phones a phone and this one is outstanding for its cost.................
and no, the 6280 and 6288 are different and hears the MAJOR GIVEAWAY
they cost $150 different, and instead of giving people the wrong idea
before shooting your mouth off the firmware is different which makes
a big difference because the 6288 has 1 or 2 glitches but the 6280 has
many. thanx for reading
Reply by Mobile Phones UK from UK on
3rd Feb 2007
Hey max, no need to be offensive. We had to edit lots of offensive language
out of your review to get this toned-down version. Try to chill out,
it's just a phone!
Reviewed by tony from london on 3rd Feb 2007
absolutely horrible. nokia dont seem to have learnt from 6280. slide
is really bad and feels very fragile when its open like its about to
break. software hasnt imroved either and keeps freezing when using the
memory card. bluetooth is not very stable and camera quality sucks.
music is ok but battery doesnt last very long. not good at all. i will
never buy nokia again.
Reviewed by Mahesh from India on 2nd Feb 2007
awsome phone......better than the n70 or n80...............nearly d
same price as 5300...but twice as good.i salute nokia for ths phone!
Reviewed by Dean from New Zealand on 31st Jan
I recently bought this phone in Hong Kong and I must say, it really
is the best. It's a lot more stylish from the Nokia N80. Anyways, a
bit o a problem is that the screen gets a tad dirty behind the cover
itself. But other than thta I love it!
Reviewed by Vlad from Romania on 30th Jan 2007
Reviewed by Jeremy Goh from Singapore on 29th
One word to describe this phone- IT IS THE BOMB! Got it after my N70
angered me with its lagg to the extend that I threw it into a pool.
So now, a simple review on the 6288. The pros: -High quality display
with huge screen.(Easily the best in the market) -Fairly good battery,
lasted me 5 days of messagings and a couple of calls. -Good slide mechanism
with easy assisting spring, lets you open the phone easily. -Reasonable
music player, no creeks at highest volume.(Althought lacks bass compared
to various walkman phones) -Very clear camera, on par with the k750i
with only the lack of auto-focus in the way. -Comfortable keypad, smooth
touch and easy to press with mere resistance. -Came with a 512mb memory
card, now who can resist that! -Easy user-interface of menue, not new
to Nokia fans. -Symbian S40 loaded, so theres no lags even when you
want it! The cons: -Backlighting duration only of a mere 8-10 seconds.
-Awkward battery backcover, took me a sledgehammer to open it. -Glossy
material used on body, prone to fingerprints(But its scratch-free!)
-Keypad number 1,2,3 too close to screen- hard to press for people with
large thumbs.(Nokia didn't learn from 6280 and N80 :/) -Camera no auto-focus.(Alright
I am being a little picky here) -Gallery too complicated for me.(Customizable)
-Ringtone and keypad tone too too too soft. Alright these are basically
all the goods and bads about the Nokia 6288 hope you like it, for I
sure enjoyed it.(Far from the N70 an N80) Jeremy Goh
Reviewed by Mark from Wales on 24th Jan 2007
Very happy with this phone, had it now a week and everything works well,camera
and video are fantastic.Great features,easy to use and looks great,slide
mechcanism is good and the screen very crisp and clear,the battery will
get stronger the more it is charged.
Reviewed by ernie from Philippines on 23rd Jan
I am very pleased with this unit. Coming from Windows powered phones,
I never expected to go back to a Nokia. But the 6288 has convinced me.
Very nice features, very practical and incredibly easy to use. If you're
thinking of value for your money, this phone is just 3 features shy
of an N80. Just make sure you're not too far from a charger--the phone
eats juice like there's no tomorrow.
Reviewed by Stu from UK on 21st Jan 2007
I had a 6280 and it broke so vodafone kindly gave me this phone free
in exchange for the old broken one. I really liked the 6280 because
of its big screen and stylish look and feel, and this is even better.
Features are great and camera is awesome, especially video. Great Phone
Reviewed by natalie from hong kong on 20th Jan
I recently bought this phone and I love all the features on it. Great
quality features-wise - but the battery life is HORRIBLE. At first I
could get about 48 hours life on it without much use. But just now,
I charged it at night before I went to sleep, and when I woke up in
the morning it was already BATTERY LOW. I DIDN'T EVEN USE IT DURING
THOSE 12 HOURS!! Awful!!! But I think it depends on your individual
phone or battery, as I know someone else who has the same phone but
his battery life lasts him 4 days. Wish I knew what the exact problem
Reviewed by mark from england on 20th Jan 2007
Ili, i have a 6280 so the menu will be the same, what u do to stop the
fone screen from goin dark is to go into settings then look for where
it says power settings, u should see sleep mode, make sure this is switched
off. a warning will come up about consuming battery, ignore this as
you dont notice a difference. It depends on the battery depending on
how many charges it takes to get the battery to be gr8, it take around
20hrs of fully charging AND DISCHARGING to get the battery at its optimum
level. I found that the white light setting is a useless feature as
all it does is obscure peoples face with to much false light added in
the video. Leave it off and you will get gr8 videos!! Good luck, hope
Reviewed by WOOK from Australia on 19th Jan 2007
Great phone but not good fof one handed thumb smsing. Thumb gets cramped...not
enough room to move. Maybe thats just a slide phone thing, should have
stayed with flip phones.
Reviewed by ILI from Greece on 17th Jan 2007
This is a GREAT phone. I bought mine three days ago and I'm surprised
with the quality of the camera and the videos that you can watch on
it. 3 things to mention though:--- - I haven't figured out how to activate
the SLEEP MODE ,the SCREEN SAVER & the POWER SAVER. The screen darkens
after a few seconds but stays active, though consuming battery. Do I
have to do a Firmware update to fix this? I would appreciate it very
much if someone could help me on that. - I've done 2 full battery charges
so far (10 hours each) but the battery seems to be getting low after
a day of medium use. How many charges are needed to get the battery
work great? - How is the "White Level" setting used to help me get more
light when I record video in dim light? Thanx!
Reviewed by Tekena Sukubo from Nigeria on 15th
The fone is good and smart. The prob it has are in the areas of internal
memory - too small, switches off and on - brakes flow. Generally, the
fone is great. Like the camera and video quality and the connection
Reviewed by Hinson from Canada on 14th Jan 2007
Brought the phone since December 31, 06... The phone has been great,
actually brought it off in hK, @ a broadway store.... I'd say everything
is great for the 6288 but I wish some minor improvements can be made..
For example, using the volume button to scroll down lists of mp3's,
pictures and etc. Instead of scrolling down 1 by 1, you can scroll it
down as a page... Makes it more efficient... Anyhow, other than that,
I think the phone is perfect...
Reviewed by Anna Rocco from UK on 10th Jan 2007
This is the worst fone ever. turns off and on by itself and this been
going on since I got the fone, I ve been back to the shop where I bought
where I ve been told that t-mobile or nokia cant do anything. chrissake
I didnt get this phone for 3!!!!! I want another one or my money back!it
s really anoyng the fact you ve got a fone but YOU HAVENT GOT A PHONE!
Reviewed by clayton w from australia on 9th Jan
6280 yes had its headaches software glitches freezeing memory card issues
switching itself off yes i know i faced many customers with these issues.
but the 6288 nothing nothing at all i have three issues with this phone
1. number 4 didnt work 2.battery life. 3 a dud charger...three customers
in three months no other phone on the market has done these minimal
problems since the 6230 nokia wow i think the 6280 was rushed but they
got it right this time with the 6288 well done nokia i have absolutly
no hesitations on this model my wife has one she had the 6280 and i
got nagged then i replaced it with the 6288 she loved the phone but
hated the problems but she now loves this phone and i dont hear a peep
out of her good one nokia...lol
Reviewed by Jan159937 from England on 8th Jan
Generally love the phone and please with camera quality and music facilities
BUT - does anyone else have problems charging the damn thing. As you
know it has the smaller 2mm connector and more often than not I have
to spend quite some time fiddling with the connection into the phone
to get it to work!!!! It's driving me mad and clearly a design fault
as my son has the same phone and the same probs.
Reviewed by Jo from Australia on 6th Jan 2007
Love my new 6288 but coming from an LGU8180 find the messaging a little
bit less user friendly. I am happy in all regards except: 1 - The back
light turns off after 8 seconds which can get annoying and I cannot
find any options to extend that, even playing with sleep modes and power
savers (if im missing something please tell me) 2 - Its fairly annoying
to have to keep the headset plugged in to listen to the radio even when
you are listening to it on loud speaker. 3 - When playing music, the
sound is good but doesnt go up loud enough. The PC software is simple
and much less touchy than any other ive had and bluetooth is a breeze.
I plan to get a cover as Ive been warned that the screen is easily broken.
I have no comments about battery life because I put my phone on charge
every night before bed but it seems to be very good for me. I would
reccomend this phone to anyone bearing in mind that if you want the
highest quality camera and mp3 player money can buy then you need to
buy them as seperate items. A phone is meant to send messages and manange
calls - everything else is an extra.
Reviewed by kevin from france on 2nd Jan 2007
this phone is the same as 6280 the only differance is 6280 brings 64MB
and the 6288 brings 512MB also the both have the same internal memory(witch
is 10MB)if you ask me 6288 is not an upgrade off 6280 you can say it
is but its the same thing. the n80 will be more of an upgrade if it
was one and the battery on the 6280 and 6288 is the same (its not really
that good well n80 is even worser.
Reviewed by me from australia on 1st Jan 2007
this phone is SH!# ive had it for a few days, and now turns off everytime
i turn it on, the battery is horible!!!!!!
Reviewed by janice from australia on 31st Dec
I got this phone a little under a week ago, and I'm very impressed with
it. The camera is good enough for a phone... seriously, if you wanted
a good camera, why didn't you just go BUY ONE? The playback of mp3 files
is rather fantastic too... the quality of the screen is amazing. The
colours are bright and everything is perfectly defined. The only downsides
would have to be: 1. Having to plug in the headphones for radio playback.
It gets a little annoying 2. How the camera goes grainy in low light.
It's irritating 3. The main display... the arranging on the icons/information.
It's messy and looks... ugh. I'm just picking on the small things...
so far it's a good phone.
Reviewed by Jamie Leslie Walker from England on
27th Dec 2006
As far as im concerned this is a great little phone....similar to the
nokiia 6280 but i prefer the design of the nokia 6288 u cnt doubt nething
about the phone that the sliding is a bit loose.......
Reviewed by Anuradha Bandara Halpandeniya from Sri Lanka
- Colombo on 26th Dec 2006
i took dis phone in last november after i loss my great 6230. as many
reviews say this absobs many dust. speaker z also not lyk my 6230. other
things look ok. Camara is outstanding and feels dis more like to b a
camara than a phone. video quality is superb. and 512 mem also can be
usefull. 3G support also ok. but our SL service providers do in there
minimum. so we can't get anything wat we expect form dis 3G. for me
i saticfy with this. but for the people who always in negative mind
and always try to blame for wat they have, must avoid this. for me it
Reviewed by Aaron west from scotland on 12th Dec
this phone is great.you must just have faulty fones as mine goes for
129 hours b4 going dead.
Reviewed by amr from cairo on 12th Dec 2006
this mobile is very goooood
Reviewed by alex from Australia on 11th Dec 2006
I dont understand how all of you can be so pushy when it comes to these
mobiles. If you think that this phone is bad then your way to fussy
or your a spoilt person who cant be stuffed plugging in this phone in
at night. This phone has a good camera but the black key pad with a
white front and back could be changed.
Reviewed by john from uk on 10th Dec 2006
this phone is the same as 6280 but brings 512mb with it. if on the 6280
you put 512mb it will be 6280 all over again
Reviewed by Jim from Greece on 5th Dec 2006
I have the Nokia 6288 for almost a month and really MP3, connectivity
, 3G , everything works excellent.
Reviewed by Zed from australia on 5th Dec 2006
Nice Phone but battery life is terrible. Only 55 hours from Full charge
to phone shutdown and only 7 mins of calls during that Window. Could
be faulty I suppose, I hope so. I wish all those other people that complained
about battery life would state what exactly they are getting so we can
Reviewed by - from - on 4th Dec 2006
For me it's really great!! Almost the same as 6280, but everything has
improved. Battery life is not short. The keypad is ok. camera is ok
especially outside. Mp3's, mp4's are ok. Screen is really ok! It's clearer
than n70(the one i had before). i love this phone!
Reviewed by Jazzman from Australia on 3rd Dec
I've had this phone for 2 days and I think it has great features. I
switched from an old monoblock, black and white Nokia to this and the
mp3 player, battery life, memory card and other programs are amazing.
However, I found the top half of the phone a bit shaky when it's closed
and your fingers stick to it and make it wobble. The middle navigation
key is also very loose. Fingermarks on this show VERY easily so keep
the plastic protection on for as long as you can. Apart from that, it's
a very great phone however I have trouble sending pictures to other
Reviewed by Steven from Australia on 2nd Dec 2006
To start this phone is excellent, it’s so user friendly and has
many great features. the only negative about this phone is the camera
its not to good for 2 mega pixels and some reviews said its chunky but
its not bad, people should have known it wasn’t a matchbox when
they purchased it.
Reviewed by Rush from Australia on 29th Nov 2006
Ive had this phone for two days now its not too shabby, it feels like
they've used cheap materials to make it though very fragile. but other
then has been fine so far, its really user friendly specially to put
your music and pictures on form your pc.
Reviewed by Mohammad Khan from UK on 28th Nov
This iz a excellent phone instead of coming with a 64mb card it comes
with a 512mb card, this phone is similar to the nokia 6280, nokia n93
is the best phone at the moment.
Reviewed by bob from china on 28th Nov 2006
this fone is shokin the battery life is poor the mp3 player holds a
song. the camera doesnt take pics and it keeps switching off im gonna
buy a sony ericsson w810i they da best sony ericsson for eva
Reviewed by khomsan from thailand on 25th Nov
i got to sa this phone is the best !!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by Sally from Australia on 25th Nov 2006
I'm guessing half these people on here don't own this phone, because
I'm finding the phone really good and I'm surprised at it's battery.
I use it all the time, watching TV on it (which is good coz the screen
is bright in the day too...I did however have the razr before this phone)
and have been playing music from it (which is really good quality music
too) and been on it practically non stop. The battery lasts much longer
than my razr so maybe that's why I'm grateful. People sound like they
expect too much from phones these days. Everyone I've shown my phone
to has wowed over it and loves playing with it. Maybe coz the people
I know don't waste their lives having to have the best phone in the
universe. It's a phone and I know there probably are super great ones
out there..but who care..I love my phone and I think it's features are
awesome..the camera's not so great inside but outside it is beautiful!
I took great photo's of some beaches for my background the other day
and they look beautiful! It's a phone..it does it's job...go buy a camera
if you don't like it...it's main job is a phone...and if you want more
than it already has then get a life and stop being a yuppie or maybe
a person who just has to show everyone they have the best of everything....some
people don't have phones..so be thankful that you got a really good
phone and spend that extra money you would on an even better phone on
your friends or people who need help!
Reviewed by baldy from australia on 22nd Nov 2006
i cant believe some of the comments in here. battery life if a little
short seems to be ok to me. some people might want to try putting their
phone on the charger while they are asleep instead of whining when it
goes flat after a few days. and as for weight/chunkiness i have no problem
with it and i dont believe anyone can complain about this unless buying
the phone without checking it out first. i have had the phone for 2
days now and have had no trouble at all from connecting to the blue
tooth in my car to copying pictures and songs from my pc to the phone.
my only complaints are if they could even be called that is the closeness
of the top keys to the top section of the slide sometimes making it
a little hard to write text quickly and using the flash can cause the
photos to appear somewhat blue. havnt had the problem as yet but i believe
the case and screen of the phone may scratch easily due to design and
materials used. all in all after 2 days i have had no problems with
the phone and am very happy with it.
Reviewed by sonu from india on 22nd Nov 2006
i got the phone ,i went from 3230 to 6288 ,its damm good with all facilities,
its user friendly, am satisfied
Reviewed by charlotte from england on 18th Nov
i think this is agood phone but not one of nokia's best. my personal
opinion of this phone is not good compared to it's older version the
nokia 6280. that is a much better phone i can assure you because i have
had both and there is defenetly no comparason between them.
Reviewed by manoj from england on 11th Nov 2006
omg this is the worsth fone i ave ever had the battery life is well
lower than it is stated and the phone doesnt look that good either phones
such as the lg chocolate etc are much much better and i wudnt recomend
this phone to anybody
Reviewed by Oli from UK on 8th Nov 2006
Well the features look great on paper, and most are, but to be bluntly
honest the camera is nowhere near what I expected from this phone. It
is nowhere near much older phones such as the K750i, and I was so shocked
myself I took my phone back. People, don't go for it!!! It's not good
value and there are far better options in the price range, although
some other features are impressive.
Reviewed by erica from UK on 6th Nov 2006
Really poor phone. Clumpy and ugly and the battery life is dreadful.
The worst phone I've ever had and I'm a Nokia fan!
Reviewed by Saket from India on 23rd Oct 2006
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I bought this phone and thought i was smart, but not. The phone's camera
is so poor like anything. Internet speed is also not as good as it should
be. Do keep the above drawbacks before buying.