Nokia 6600 Fold review
|Review: October 2008|
Last updated June 2009
In a nutshell: The Nokia 6600 Fold is a very attractive clamshell phone. With an invisible outer display that lights up when you tap it, and an electromagnetic opening mechanism that opens the fold automatically, it's definitely not a run of the mill phone, but is a little but special. You'll find that it includes the full range of features that you'd expect: a 2 megapixel camera, 3G video calling, a stereo music player, an FM radio, Bluetooth and support for memory cards up to 4GB.
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The Nokia 6600 Fold is a mid-range 3G clamshell phone that fell into Nokia's "Cool & Funky" department on the way to the production line. As a result, it got the full Cool & Funky treatment, and you should buy it if you like to be surprised by your mobile. For starters, the outer display is invisible and comes to life when you tap it twice. It then lights up to show the time, and display messages and missed calls. You can also tap the display to reject calls. That's cool. Now press a special key, and the phone swings open gracefully, like one of those new kitchen drawers from Magnet. That's the funky bit.
The phone's very compact, although it's quite heavy, weighing in at 110g (what on earth do Nokia put in their clamshells to make them so heavy? Certainly not a powerful battery, as this one is just average.) Open it up (love pressing that button!) and the phone reveals a surprisingly normal and usable keypad and a compact, but very well defined LCD display. We were kind of expecting a jack in the box to leap out at us, or something equally wacky. But there's nothing wacky, just a very high quality OLED display with 16 million colours and 240 x 320 pixels. Stunning. When opened, the phone fits snugly in the palm of your hand, and feels just right. The weight and metallic finish lend a feeling of quality, and the keypad and balance are just right for texting.
The 6600 Fold has the features that you'd expect from a mid-range 3G phone. The camera is rated at 2 megapixels, and has a double LED flash. It's lacking autofocus, which is a shame, but can take some decent photos in reasonable lighting conditions. It can also record video at VGA resolution (0.3 megapixels) and 15 frames per second. It's an average quality camera for this price range. The phone can also make video calls using a secondary camera on the inside of the clam.
The 6600 Fold is great for music, with a stereo digital music player that can play not just MP3 tracks, but also WMA, AAC, AAC+ and eAAC+. A stereo FM radio is also built into the phone. There's no 3.5mm headphone jack, so you can't plug in your own headphones, but the 2.5mm headphone jack will accept Nokia headphones, and a Nokia Stereo Headset WH-501 is included in the sales package. If you prefer, you can use a wireless Bluetooth stereo headset instead. The built-in memory of 15 Mbytes won't get you very far at all, but you can fit around 100 - 150 songs on the 512 MB microSD memory card included, or you can expand the storage to a 4GB card, which will be enough for 1,000 songs or more.
Connectivity is good, with support for Bluetooth 2.0 with Enhanced Data Rate (EDR) and a micro USB connection too. You can send messages via SMS or MMS, as well as email or the Audio messaging service for sending voice clips over-the-air. The 6600 Fold has a web browser (Opera Mini browser) and also has the Nokia Mini Map browser with the Nokia Maps application, although it doesn't support GPS. Battery life seems about average.
But this is where the good stuff stops, because the 6600 Fold is not a reliable phone. The auto-open mechanism that gives you hours of fun when you first start using it often seems to stop working after a while, and our users have reported a variety of ways in which their 6600 Fold has broken. But just as common is the number of reports of phones freezing or switching off, either when using the keypad or in the middle of a call. How annoying is that? On balance, we'd have to say that this is one to avoid.
Nokia 6600 Fold features include:
- 2 megapixel camera with double LED flash and 8x digital zoom
- Video camera (VGA, 15 fps / QVGA, 30 fps) with 4x digital zoom
- 3G video calling (VGA resolution)
- Display: OLED, 16.7 million colours, 320 x 240 pixels (2.1 inches)
- Music player (MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, and WMA formats)
- FM radio
- 64-voice polyphonic ringtones
- Voice commands and recording
- Messaging: SMS, MMS, Audio messaging service, email
- Themes with wallpapers and screensavers
- Java 2.0 games & applications
- Internet: WAP 2.0, GPRS, EDGE, 3G
- xHTML web browser (Opera Mini browser), Nokia Mini Map browser, Adobe Flash Lite 3.0
- Connectivity: Bluetooth 2.0 with EDR, micro USB 2.0, 2.5mm headset socket
- Memory: 15 Mbytes plus microSD memory card slot (expandable to 4 Gbytes)
- Quadband (GSM 850/900/1800/1900) plus dual band 3G (WCDMA 850/2100)
- Size: 88 x 44 x 16 mm
- Weight: 110g
- Talktime: 4 hours
- Battery standby: 300 hours
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Nokia 6600 Fold user reviews
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Average rating from 112 reviews:
Reviewed by abo akram from syria on 5th Jun 2013
Open fold key does not work on NOKIA 6600 fold
Reviewed by Joyce Malcolm from UK on 9th Mar 2012
I think this phone is perfect. So much so that I would dearly love to buy the same model as it is only now after 4 years that there seems to be a slight problem with it, in as much as it closes down for no reason at all. It doesn't happen all the time but occasionally is enough. I would replace it with the same model if I could find one. Let me know if any one knows where I can get a new one.
Reply by Julie Wilson from UK on 27th Jul
You can easily find these on ebay for a very reasonable price.
Reviewed by Heather from England on 17th Feb 2012
The best phone ever. Only recently had problems with not being able to charge it and had to go back to an old phone temporarily. Also tried daughters touch screen as a replacement (yuck!)Can't wait to get mine fixed, long may it last
Reviewed by Shannon moloney from Australia on 16th Feb
I'm desperate to find a phone like this. My dad has had 1 for years and his died so I want to get him another on ;)
Sparkels1@live.com.au if you can help ;)
Reviewed by Jill Cain from England on 2nd Feb 2012
I do not know what others have found wrong with the 6600 fold. I have had imine since 2009 and just love it. I have never had any trouble.(touch wood) I have dropped it several times, once on concrete still working ok.. Absolutely love the camera and video. I as an elderly lady have no trouble removing the back and it charges in a reasonable short time. The clarity is really great . Trolling around is easy I can always find anything I need, which I have to say I found very difficult on several other phones I have had, not being able to find something when you want it quickly it very annoying. All in all Will be hanging on to this one as long as possible..
Reviewed by Samuel from ENGLAND on 24th Jan 2012
Best all round phone in the world PERIOD.
Reviewed by William from UK on 20th Jan 2012
This is an absolutely fantastic phone. Rugged, reliable, easy to use. Ok, after four years, I had to have the keyboard replaced, but otherwise, it's great. I had a slide phone previously, and after replacing the crystal & screen three times because I leant over something with it in my pocket, I'm delighted to have a rugged flip phone. I've even managed to fall into the Pacific with it in my pocket, and after a quick dunk in fresh water, it's kept on ticking! I would like a smart phone one of these days, but I can't let this one go!
Reviewed by Musa kolo from Nigeria on 18th Jan 2012
I love nokia folds no matter how it looks like.
Reviewed by Lisa
on 13th Oct 2011
I didn't have any of the issues mentioned with this phone. I had it for a couple of years and only upgraded once the battery started to lose its life a bit too quickly for me and I thought it was time I got an I-phone. Little did I know that batteries on these phones die quicker anyway! But I still like both my new phone and my old Nokia 6600 fold. I wish I could use them both!
Reviewed by suzanne israel
on 29th Jul 2011
love this phone had no problems been dropped dozen of times . has been with me over 3 years and not interested in changing to another
Reviewed by Samuel from England on 4th May 2011
Nokia phone flip is possibly one of the best phones in the wor;d . it has everything , great too use, so small has great battery life even with me being a heavy user can,t praise this phone enough , never any problems as i carry it in my pocket in all conditions dust rain apart from dropping it a lot . Gwet out there and buy a real phone > nokia 6600 Bought my second one . fab. phone
Reviewed by Samuel from England on 28th Apr 2011
The Nokia 6600 clamshell phone is one of the best phones i have been fortunate enough to own. Really simple to use/snug in size.smart looking, now to the ciore of this phone i have given this phone really HEAVY usage with NO care at all never lets me down. notr a cheap phone but one of the best fopr rugged usage, Ihave already ordered a new one possibly ranks as one of the best all round phones ever made. 100% wish i could give it more. get out there and buy this phone .
Reviewed by Samuel
on 28th Apr 2011
ONE OF THE BEST PHONES IN THE WORLD , PUT EXPENSIVE MODELS TO SHAME
Reviewed by JOHN NUTBROWN from ENGLAND on 3rd Apr 2011
HI' THERE.HAVE READ THE REVUES ON THE NOKIA 6600 FOLD AND I MUST AGREE THAT AFTER PURCHASING MINE WITHIN 2 WEEKS THE KEY PAD STARTED TO BREAK UP.AT THE MOMENT I AM USING IT THE BEST I CAN,BUT HAVE ARRANGED TO HAVE IT REPAIRD VERY SHORTLY.I THINK THAT IT IS A GOOD LOOKING PIECE OF EQUIPMENT,BUT HAVE MY FINGERS CROSSED THAT THE PROBLEM THAT I HAVE WILL NOT HAPPEN AGAIN .
Reviewed by Trish from Australia on 19th Jan 2011
DO NOT BUY IT! It freezes so often when I text that it is totally unreliable. I will never again buy a Nokia phone.
Reviewed by Kat from Uk on 27th Dec 2010
I had exactly the same problem, when i bought it. Pressed 6, freezes. I took it back on the first day, i got a new one, which has been working well since then. That was 2 years ago.
Reviewed by kianoosh from IRAN on 7th Dec 2010
whenever I use the 6 key at write a SMS on Persian language , the phone freezes.
Reviewed by D.P Ward from Nottingham U K on 30th Nov 2010
one of the worst phones i have owned. Broke more often than working. O 2 network shop in beeston not very helpful. Like every one elses the screen has froze and the key pad will not function.
Reviewed by col from australia on 25th Oct 2010
only had this piece of junk 2 hours and already crashed 8 times thought there mustve been a secret pad lock not listed in the book until i searched and ended up here.said i wouldnt buy another nokia after the n97 that would crash and freeze whenever it felt like it .taking it back tomorrow 5th and last nokia
Reviewed by Dasaradh from India on 21st Oct 2010
The phone seems to be excellent but the spares of this phone are very difficult to available
Reviewed by Paul from UK on 19th Oct 2010
It's a 6600 and it has problems with the 6. Has any body else noticed that that is the sign of the beast? What a devil of a phone you are.
Reviewed by Lawrence from Singapore on 11th Oct 2010
This is a really lousy phone from Nokia and they do not really care. I had this phone 2 years ago and only used it as spare, used it less than 20 times. I had to sent this phone for repairs during the early months. Thereafter, I hardly use it. Recently, I tried using it. It just cannot work. Wrote to Nokia Carecentre. They gave you all sorts of suggestions that do not work. Wrote to the GM, they got someone to call me saying there is nothing much they can do as the spare parts are no longer available..so much for service and responsibility. Never consider buying Nokia's product. What a disappointment!
Reviewed by Sulaiman from Afghanistan on 27th Sep 2010
Really annoying mobile i have ever purchased...really sucks...it freezes by pressing 6 key although the problem still persists after upgrading to 6.2v...i recommend highly to not buy this at all...
Reviewed by Jingmag from Philippines on 26th Sep 2010
I have a 6600 fold and it was working fine before I upgraded the firmware to 6.2, t was then that the 5 key problem started. Now, as mentioned by others here, whenever I use the 5 key, the phone freezes. Why Nokia would make a software upgrade that would make a phone unusable is beyond me and i have not seen a fix from Nokia. Its like Nokia knew of the problem but since it wouldn't affect their business in a major way and fixing it would cost them more, they just chose to ignore us. We might even buy a new Nokia! Not me. I'm going Android and HTC. Goodbye Nokia. Good riddance.
Reviewed by Bruno Leonardo from Brazil on 9th Sep 2010
I am 23, so Im not giving a child's opinion. I bought this phone knowing its problems [freezes when key 6 is presses twice or more times]. OK. I received and started. Pressed key 6 twice and voi lá. Freezed. Updated. Pressed twice and... freezed again. Returned and got a new one. Freezes too. Talked to Nokia, they didnt give me a answer after a week. You cant press key 6 twice or more times cause it freezes. That means you cant even write SMS or call someone!! People, pay attention to the reviews, this phone is really a big piece of junk. Actually, I am fed up with Nokia. Its phones always freezes or has some kind of problem.
Reviewed by franco from costamasnaga on 28th Aug 2010
è un telefono stupendo [Editor's comment: We don't usually publish foreign language reviews, but we comprendo this one, franco :)]
Reviewed by Paul from UK on 16th Aug 2010
I have had this phone for over 1 year and I do not take good care of it. It is regularly dropped. Is often on my pocket along with loose change or keys. Has been in puddles and soaked in the rain. It used heavily on a daily basis. Battery life is good for general use, suffers under heavy internet browsing. Once or twice it has frozen and needed restarting, no big deal. The casing is surprisingly scratch resistant, no major scratches at all. Sometimes the open button fails to work, say once every couple of months. Internet browsing is fine considering the screen size. Even though I have been away Nokia’s since before colour screens I found the menus very intuitive and easy to use. Overall I have found this to be an excellent phone, totally fit for purpose.
Reviewed by Jason from Australia on 30th Jul 2010
I have the same problem as a few people on here with the 6 key freezing, it only happened occasionally when I first got the phone but now it happens almost every time I text, very annoying because i have to turn the phone off and back on again each time, this phone is a piece of junk don;t purchase one!
Reviewed by Hon from Romania on 13th Jul 2010
Purchased it (non-subsidised) for voice calls mainly, being a clamshell ergonomics fan. Used it for about 4 months. The good: quality finish and feel, software and responsiveness. The bad: rather poor earpiece sound quality and volume. (Saved to maximum at all times) The ugly: caller ID on external display not visible outdoors and inconsistent BT connection to car system with many random disconnections. Bottom-line: Great for anything else except heavy voice calls - where most cheap handsets will perform (shamefully) better.
Reviewed by T J from UK on 6th Jul 2010
The phone looks very nice, but its unreliable. It freezes and switches off in my pocket... which is a shame because I like the feel, and the idea of the phone...
Reviewed by Salsoul from Egypt on 26th Jun 2010
the phone sucks, it freezes on my all the time, and i had to take it to get fixed couple of times, one time i lost all my contacts, messages and everything, i wouldn't recomend it to anyone...even the special key on the side barely functions now, i always get the message "open fold manualy" the phone sucks..
Reviewed by susie from uk on 19th Jun 2010
Have had my 6600 flip for 2 years...love it ..no prolems with it at all..can't see me changing it until it falls to bits !!!
Reviewed by Louise from Singapore on 18th Jun 2010
Amazed by negative reviews! I have nothing but praise for this phone - easy to use, reliable and no problems after a year of owning. Have dropped it so many times I've lost count and it's still working! Would happily buy another and recommend to anyone. Well done Nokia!
Reviewed by Fernando L. from Dominican Rep. on 26th May
The "auto open" function did not work. It is the worst phone I've had. Don't buy this phone. Nokia is a fraud.
Reviewed by Toni C from Northern Ireland on 10th May 2010
You know, I find it very odd when I read these reviews. I've my 6600 Fold for a year now, and still, no problems! it's not an expensive phone. It does the job. Hasn't frozen on me yet. I have no problem getting the back cover off without breaking my nails. I wouldn't say it's 'outstanding' but it's done me a damn fine job so far.
Reviewed by Dane from Australia on 27th Feb 2010
I recieved the 6600 fold 2 months ago. Since then, I've had the phone repaired 3 times, because of the "6" key fault, and Nokia replaced it once, with a handset that has the same fault. This phone is useless. And despite Nokia admitting to being aware of the faults in the 6600, they refuse to refund, or exchange for a different model.
Reviewed by Bill from Edinburgh on 25th Feb 2010
What a piece of junk this phone is all the problems with the cheap key cover which disintegtrates with use the, constant freezing of the keys and total lack of care for the customer from my provider (Utility Warehouse IE O2) and Nokia. Repared 3 times by Nokia, casme back with the same fault and total refusal by both companies to replace the phone with another model. apparently Nokia dont replace within the guarantee period. I was told it would have been different if I had taken handset protection cover. I'd have been better off with 2 tin cans and a length of string! Don'bt buy thias turkey anfd after this experience I won't go back to Nokia and as for my provider? Well, as we say in Scotland 'their coat's on a shoogly nail
Reviewed by Venessa from England on 21st Feb 2010
I am now in the process of sending my 3rd handset back and swapping for a completely different phone. 1st one froze whenever pressing the 6 key and had to take out the battery to restart. 2nd one the camera wouldnt register and my 3rd one has the same 6 key problem as the 1st!! looks lovely, very easy to use and very small - a brilliant phone when it works but unreliable.
Reviewed by Glen from Aussie on 28th Jan 2010
This is a very dissappointing phone, I brought it 12 moths ago because I wanted a flip phone, having hated the N90 and the N73, but this thing is a peice of junk, the buttons randomly don't work, it shuts down by itself, it locks up when opening applications all in all I agree with others that it is a a bad version of a Flip phone by Nokia, who in the past have had much better.
Reviewed by Kannan from india on 27th Jan 2010
Ya its a nice phone. my mom was using this for her personal.Also had unlock some problem with that. My dad suggested me to get this site
Reviewed by Ellie White from London, UK on 21st Jan 2010
I love my Nokia 6600 fold. I've had it for 18months now and am due an upgrade but don't want one. I've not had any problems with it ove this whole time. If you want to avoid the world of having everything plus the kitchen sink on your mobile phone then this is the one for you. It calls, it texts, it has fun little features like the light symbols on the front and the magnet opening and thats it. Yes it might not have apps and isn't an amazing mp3 player but if you want a phone thats a phone, then get this handset.
Reviewed by blairman from Aussie on 14th Dec 2009
Just yesterday I bought this phone and while it was charging decided to look up the reviews. I just wanted a flip phone with mp3 player and microsd plus usb connection under a certain price. Anyway thanks for all the comments here. I crashed this phone 4 times today because it has a problem with the "6". I crashed it on my first txt message. If you have to hit the "6" button twice or three times in a row, say writing a "o" then it would crash. I crashed it deliberately in the phone store to return it. Never had a moby crash before in my life, i've had about 5 mobile phones, including two nokias. Maybe only a certain % of these phones have the "6" problem but really its too much hassle to risk a purchase of this phone. Cant see the screen in the sunshine either and the speaker phone isn't very loud. Find another phone folks.
Reviewed by Diane
on 7th Dec 2009
Hi, I have had this phone since March and not a problem. I am very very happy with this phone. Well done Nokia.
Reviewed by Ray Mockford from UK on 25th Nov 2009
I had freezing problems and also the start times in the diary jumped from time to time. Since the update software last week there are no further problems. I have not been able to fault the unit.
Reviewed by Nokia-folds fan from England, UK on 18th Nov
Oozes simplicity. If you want a no-nonsense but great-looking phone for just calls and texts (not pictures, music, or web browsing), then this is the phone for you! Dead easy to use very stylish too. Mine had a software crash but that was purely because I disobeyed its warnings that it was running out of memory (I had about 3000 texts I didn't bother deleting), but Nokia repaired it free of charge within 10 days under its standard 1 year warranty (via o2). By far the best flip-top phone out there that does the basics perfectly.
Reviewed by Abby from England on 17th Nov 2009
I love this phone! I havent had any problems with it in the year or so that I have had it, other than having to open the fold manually when my battery is low. I can cope with that! The phone is small and attractive, easy to use - possibly my favourite of all the phones I have owned! If you are looking for a phone just to use to make calls, text and occasional web browsing then I would definitely recommend it!
Reviewed by Diane from Australia on 28th Oct 2009
I love my Nokia phone.Its small and compact.I havent had any problems with the phone.
Reviewed by Val from UK on 25th Sep 2009
This phone is rubbish. I have had to take it back to the shop 3 times in the last 2 months for repair. Twice for the mno6 button problem and once because the tap function stopped. Don't buy this phone, it is useless.
Reviewed by Babarooney from UK on 19th Sep 2009
Nice to look at i guess, but a pretty average phone - not worth it. So annoying - I have to turn it off when I type a '6' because it freezes! Avoid it, there are better alternatives!
Reviewed by Lisa-Marie from United Kingdom on 19th Sep
This phone is absolutely atrocious. The only thing attracting me to this phone is the childish novelty of the lid opening by itself and the utterly useless 'tap-tap' feature to show the time - a skill not many can master! It might look pretty, but to be perfectly honest there are just so many other phones on the market that are nicer to look at and a damn sight better at working! Open the lovely shiny lid to find a total bog-standard phone inside, with no special features. The navigational keys are often difficult to use, being too near to each other - if I had a penny for every time I tried to click 'up' and clicked 'enter', or vice versa I would be a millionaire. And I have small fingers. How on earth are you supposed to get the back off this thing? I had to literally rip it off with my nails (breaking them and potentially the phone itself). Just appalling! Just like other Nokias, trying to send picture messages or other multi-media messages are hopeless. The internet is poor. But the most annoying thing I have ever come across in a phone is the '6' key fault. Many, many people have reported this fault and yet Nokia do nothing about it. Basically, whenever using the '6' key the whole phone freezes, and has to be turned off/on again, so my message/phone call is totally scrapped. What a complete mess, and so irritating. What kind of phone doesn't let you use a 6?!?! Otherwise, this phone is utterly average and not worth the money AT ALL. If you get it free on a contract, give it to someone you don't like. This phone is TERRIBLE DO NOT BUY!!!
Reviewed by tony from uk on 5th Sep 2009
Same problems hear after about 4 months navigation button broke up and was repaired by o2. Speaker has now started to break up very crackly sound and the button has cracked again!!!! o2 are now refusing to repair as they say its my fault???? RUBBISH do not buy
Reviewed by Bella from UK on 30th Aug 2009
Oh what a disappointment this was! I love fold phones. I much prefer them so when I saw this one I thought FAB. The very first night my disappointment started. I changed my background picture to a stock picture and as soon as I did a very noticable green line appeared on the covers clock display, so much so that I couldn't read the time. Then I realised after the first day or so that the ringing volume is rubbish. Unlike my previous Nokia's when I could never have it on the highest setting for fear of bursting my eardrums! Shortly after the earpiece volume was considerably lower. Weird, I thought, I could have sworn I had it set to the highest. After a day or so I realised it was resetting itself for EVERY call to the middle setting for earpiece volume. BEYOND annoying. As several others have mentioned the "6" key was either getting stuck and leaving me with a screen of 6's or it wasn't registering at all. The back is also very difficult to get off without scratching it. I never got used to it. Another small issue was the placement of the camera. Because the body of the phone is quite short the camera lens is down quite low. I lost count of the number of times I wondered what that beige blob was in the way only to realise it was my finger. All in all an ok phone for a kid but for us adults, the ones with the money, its just not good enough.
Reviewed by Lee B from Uk on 28th Aug 2009
I have had a Nokia 6600 fold. To be honest it is a lovely looking phone. However it is completely unreliable. I have had the phone since March and it has the battery replaced twice, been back for repair 4 times(at 6weeks at a time,) as it was holding charge for less than 24HRs. Finally got a replacement from Nokia. Reciveed it yesterday with 3/4 qtr charged battery. Left all day with no sim in and by this morning iit was dead. Avoid at all costs. The phone was from mobile phones Direct how were useless. Their comments were the phone needs to charged little and often as people do not have the time to charge for longer. What about all the extra Co2. It is a pretty looking but technically floored for power.
Reviewed by Jim from Australia on 25th Aug 2009
It's a decent phone feature-wise as you'd expect of your regular Nokia. However the lack of wireless internet is disappointing, though I guess since it's only a mid-range phone we're not up to the point where that feature is standard just yet. The design is pretty good and it's a good looking, compact phone which feels solid when you close it. Anyway, onto the negatives - the navigation buttons (up down left right and centre) are way too small. Also there is a common problem that's been apparent for the majority of the 10 months I've owned this phone - the keypad freezes randomly on occasion to the point where you can't enter any numbers (though the up down left right buttons still work). Very frustrating and requires a restart of the phone. I also found the battery life a little below average.
Reviewed by Davey Boy from England on 21st Aug 2009
DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE. To the people who have given this phone a good review please wait more than a week before doing so. This phone WILL let you down. The Keypad WILL stop working and Nokia WILL tell you that the problem isn't covered under the warranty. Cheap and nasty is the best way to describe this phone and very very shabby is the best way to describe the reaction from Nokia when told of the faults with the 6600F.
Reviewed by Viv from United Kingdom on 12th Aug 2009
Very disappointed with this phone as had numerous problems i.e tapping the screen didn't always work so found myself tapping and getting nothing other than funny looks from people, neither did the side button to open fold work all the time. Calls cut off in the middle of talking. Couldn't see clearly who was calling and the contact picture wasn't clear or very big. Luckily after 3 weeks I was able to take it back to the shop, complained and got a different phone. Wouldn't recommend anyone getting this mobile, even the operator at one of the big networks asked why I wanted it as it didn't have a good reputation!! I could carry on with its faults but I won't bother... good luck if you have one.
Reviewed by JohnnyA from England on 3rd Aug 2009
Have owned nokia phones for over 10 years now and the 6600F is without doubt the worst. Numeric keypad doesn't work and you have to turn it off and back on every time you want to text. The glide stopped working almost immediately. The screen remains blank when someone calls you. Took it to my local 3 store who said they weren't aware of any problems with this model and sent it off for repair. I've had a letter from 3 saying it wouldn't be economical to fix the phone and they want me to pay £20 to get the phone back unrepaired.
Reviewed by Shehu from Nigeria on 29th Jul 2009
Very bad experience. I bought the 6600 fold in Budapest, Hungary early this month - July 2009. the 15MB memory is a big miss. But the worst miss is the locking of the "mno6" key which freezes the phone completely and the phone must be shut off each time this happens - which is every time you are texting, or having anything to do with this "mno6" key. I am disgusted with this product. Can't Nokia come up with a fix?
Reviewed by Aravind from India on 27th Jul 2009
The sepaker is very bad and it is very noisy and vibrating. You will not clearly hear what the other person is talking with you on the phone.
Reviewed by Claire from UK on 16th Jul 2009
Am so disappointed with this phone. It looks good but after only eight weeks the plastic round the navigation key is badly cracked and broken making it almost impossible to use without getting my nail caught under it. There seems to be some doubt as to whether this is a "manufacturing fault" which amazes me since it is so clearly not "fit for purpose". Have been advised to take it back for repair which means I shall be without a phone for at least 2 weeks! How long is a mobile meant to last??
Reviewed by jane from uk on 6th Jul 2009
has anyone else had trouble with taking the back cover off to fit in sim and battery? i always struggle with prising it off to the point that i ruin my nails, hurt my fingers and risk cutting my hands! It just doesnt seem to come off in the way it says in the instructions. Also, sometimes during typing mode, the phone would just suddenly freeze and the keypad no longer works no matter what keys i try to press. Overall, i think it is a poor quality design that rates below other flip phones on the market.
Reviewed by Gary Lyons from Ireland on 30th Jun 2009
This phone is excruciatingly irritating.... It will not ring for longer than 3 seconds, it will not vibrate for longer than 3 seconds, as a result your phone bill will soar as you have to call everyone who calls you back, as you will miss their call. 3 are useless, offering to repair it, Mine was faulty from minute one, NOT GOOD ENOUGH 3! The phone will only 'glide open' approximately 50% of the time, never when your other hand is busy elsewhere..... one out of ten, normally a great advocate of Nokia phones, but this is a lemon.......
Reviewed by Dan from UK on 23rd Jun 2009
Nice looking, good size, solid feel, features listed seem good. But tell me, wha'ts the point if it crashes everytime you type your pin in? or everytime you send a text? or everytime you dial a number? Exaggerating? - - - not at all! Unless you can guarantee that during the whole ownership of a 6600 fold, you will never touch the "6" key, don't buy it. It seems to be an issue affecting lots of people according to the Nokia forums. Pressing the 6 key results in the phone freezing and then you have to take out the battery to restart it. Then it does it again. And again. And again. Right until you've owned it for less than a day and send it back. Bad work Nokia, very shabby indeed.
Reviewed by Mick from United Kingdom on 20th Jun 2009
Within 3 weeks of purchasing this phone the black centre "NAVI" scroll key started to crack and break up, Upon taking it back to the shop they sent me to a Nokia Care Point, Having explained that the phone was less than 3 weeks old & under waranty they still wanted to charge £27.80 plus parts plus VAT to do the repair, Upon pointing out the phone was under waranty I was told it was Nokia's policy to charge regardless. I then took it back to the shop who sent it away for repair, The repair was done but only lasted 5 weeks and exactly the same thing has happened so I can only assume that this is a general problem with this handset, the rest of the phone is good but Nokia service is rubbish, NOT IMPRESSED!!!
Reviewed by Emma from UK on 4th Jun 2009
Had to send it in for repair twice so far as when the phone recieves a call it only rings for a few seconds then diverts to answer phone or switches to silent which is slightly inconvenient!!! Also the volume is also too low. Although my phone is obviously faulty 3 wont take it back, would definately not recommend this phone!
Reviewed by Sealy from UK on 1st Jun 2009
Wanted a small phone to take on a stag do (instead of my iPhone) and the battery lasted 4 days without a problem. No problems with camera or texting..... The screen is a little hard to read in bright sunlight but that shouldn't be as we only have sun for 5 days a year in the UK.
Reviewed by james from england on 31st May 2009
just bought new on e bay , lovely quality feel to it , easy to use key pad , camera is good easy to use as are most of the phones functions,far better and easier to use than those small fiddly keys on much costlier phones,for a good quality mid ranged phone ,better look on e bay i did and saved £90 on its usual price .
Reviewed by gaz from united kingdom on 29th May 2009
will not work outside, screen always black till you warm it up in your hand a real pain
Reviewed by Sara from UAE on 22nd May 2009
I bought my 6600 fold 4 months ago and for the last month have not been able to take any pix. When I turn on the camera all it says is standby....it turns out that i am not the only one facing this problem. There are a number of people with the same issue. Very disappointed because i spent a lot of money on this. Beware.......
Reviewed by Gemma from UK on 9th May 2009
I have had the same problem with the phone with it sticking on mno and it turning to the number 6 and then completely freezing where you can do no more with the phone. O2 have so far said that it may just be becuase I have changed tariff but now I know it is an ongoing issue with other people I will be phoning O2 tomorrow and wanting another phone! Thanks people!
Reviewed by louise from uk on 27th Apr 2009
have had 3 of these phones over the last 3 weeks, It may be a good phone but every one has had the same problem in that when texting using predictive mode, typing in words needing "mno" more than once or twice causes a 6 to come up on the screen and the phone to freeze, have now given up and am looking for an alternative
Reviewed by mandy b from england on 20th Apr 2009
got this phone on the 13thmarch 2009 and from the minute i got it out the box i was in love with it have never had a problem with this phone as yet and had it just over a month.
Reviewed by angelle from philippines on 17th Apr 2009
I think it's a great phone! I just bought it 4days ago. I've read some negative comments and I think your cellphones might have a problem. 'Cause mine's working well. Anyway,this is one of the best phones I've had. And oh. The color's awesome!
Reviewed by Amelia from uk on 14th Apr 2009
hi i think the nokia fold is good because not only douse it look good it operates good too. My brothers just got old FOR FREE and is annoying me with it......he thinks its FAB!
Reviewed by Kevin from Australia on 13th Apr 2009
Good phone for looks and slim enough to just slip in your pocket. Major problem is that it turns itself off frequently, sometimes in the middle of a call which is very frustrating. Seems to be something with the battery. The charge indicator shows 100% green but it only lasts 1 day max. with no calls. Also goes weird occasionally with screen flashing and can't use. I take the battery out and count to 20 and that fixes it. Back comes off easily with a thumb-nail under the top corners. Overall am very disppointed with this phone.
Reviewed by mitra from iran on 10th Apr 2009
its very good and i am satisfied fro 6600 fold.
Reviewed by moira moore from scotland on 6th Apr 2009
loved the look of this phone but right away it would freeze when texting any number 6 would appear. you had to switch phone off before you could sort the problem out
Reviewed by Phil Hudson from England on 5th Apr 2009
Screen view is great indoors,outside impossible to see,clock appears only sometimes when it feels like it,rings once then goes to silent all on its own.all in all its a naff phone, I much prefer LG,looking for a viewty to replace this piece of junk.
Reviewed by Rebekah from Australia on 30th Mar 2009
How do you get the back off this stupid phone? Typical Nokia rubbish that it this bit is the hardest part to operate. I hate Nokia.
Reviewed by raouf from libya on 30th Mar 2009
i have nokia 6600 fold put dont good for blototh and cable usb
Reviewed by Linda Harris from United Kingdom on 28th Mar
This is a good little phone however the maps that are incorporated into the SD card only worked for a couple of days!!! The technology on the phone however is good and would recommend it if you are looking for something a bit different. Mine has frozen on a couple of occasions so will see if that get worse or stops.
Reviewed by Cheetah from Australia on 19th Mar 2009
i try to open the back of my Nokia 660 flip phone to insert sim card - i have absolutely no success.
Reviewed by sarah from Wales on 15th Mar 2009
I have recently upgraded to the Nokia 6600 Fold. I was looking for a phone which : 1. I could look at for the next 18 months without wanting to throw it at the wall 2. Im not that interested in gadgets, I have a camera so that is not something I look for, and I have a MP3 player so again...I was really looking for something that I could text and call easily. Personally I think the phone is fantastic for those purposes. If you are looking for a good camera or music player, or something with lots of functions then no...you should probably get a different phone..but if your like me and just want something that looks nice and works well then its great. I agree the battery power is magnificent but shouldnt prove too much of a problem if you have somewhere to charge it. The quirky tapping also works fine especially good for the snooze in the morning!
Reviewed by Amit from India on 27th Feb 2009
BEST PHONE FOR DAY TO DAY USE
Reviewed by rafferty from uk on 27th Feb 2009
like the phone but i have to charge it up every other day ,dissapointing as i do not use it that much .
Reviewed by Ray from Belgium on 20th Feb 2009
Nice mobile but poor software, hope it will be soon upgraded: when you activate opening to answer, suddenly you hear talking by incoming call while writing a sms ! stupid & unfair, as all Nokia mobiles, the battery goes fast down: 2 days, 3 if u've no call !!!
Reviewed by Ellie from UK on 18th Feb 2009
I'm on my third one of these in 3 months. It's so pretty, I love the design but it's unreliable. First one the screen went black, second would not charge, now the opening function is faulty and the battery lasts just 24 hours (that is 5 texts). Why are Nokia batteries so rubbish? And I agree the central buttons are hard to navigate. It could have been the best phone ever.
Reviewed by Richard from uk on 5th Feb 2009
great phone, good at all and looks fantastic.
Reviewed by Robert from Wales on 30th Jan 2009
My decision to get this particular phone was based on, wanting a nice up to date mobile phone for bluetooth compatibility & to be legal when driving (pairing with Supertooth v.easy) I’m not particularly interested in gizmos – camera/MP3 etc I wanted a mobile that looked nice in design (wanted a fold rather than slide) & size for my shirt pocket at work. It does what I want for a mobile, phone call & text what more could you want?
Reviewed by noora from saudi arabia on 18th Jan 2009
Nokia 6600 Fold vey bad phone i have had it for just a few days and it turned to silent there is no voice at all whether the keys nor the ringing tones the worest nokia phone i have ever seen
Reviewed by karl from uk on 11th Jan 2009
I've only had this phone for a couple of days and i hate it? After owning at least 10 differant models of Nokia phones this has to be the worste! Texting is an absolute nightmare...The jogging key and center key are almost perfctly flush and its very difficult to press the stell centre button without catchng the outer jog button at the same time.. really annoying and causing my messages to take much longer than they normally would and if you open the menu screen and try to choose an option..more often than not you catch the outer button and end up on the wrong icon..same when rying tosend a text.
Reviewed by kazza from cyprus on 11th Jan 2009
Hello Mowie in UK. I lost the pouch that came with my phone and i liked it very much. Can i have yours please? I will buy it off you? I have been having a few probs with the phone; sometimes wont open and often switches itself off im mid call (makes underwater sounds then screen goes blank). Otherwise i love the colour (purple), size, size of font etc and buttons. Usual user friendly Nokia :)
Reviewed by Chris from Uk on 8th Jan 2009
Had this phone for around 2 months and it broke! Its a nice looking phone, small and looks smart, but after a while the mechanism went and I had to open it maually and the screen cracked! Plus in the sun I couldnt see the screen and you could see all your finger prints,I had to keep cleaning it with was a pain after a while!
Reviewed by Emily from UK on 8th Jan 2009
i got this phone about four months ago and had no problems ... until it started freezing and wouldn't work at all. impressed with it when it worked except for the no volume button and perhaps the fact that its a bit on the heavy side
Reviewed by Emily from England on 31st Dec 2008
got this phone a few months ago, no faults apart from not having volume keys.Other than that no problems whatsoever, really nice phone, looks great, havent had any problems with the mechanism, maybe your finger or thumb is holding down the lid by accident..??
Reviewed by Amr from Egypt on 20th Dec 2008
I got this phone five days ago. It's a good phone, but the price in my ocountry is very high compareing with the options of the phone . The battery life is bad, about 1 ~ 1.5 h talking time. The loud speaker is not so high . It's a great phone for someone who likes fashion and don't talk in the mob. much.
Reviewed by Deb from Uk on 17th Dec 2008
Excellent handset, lovely build quality, beautiful to look at, switch voice clairty on and get used to the auto opener and your away. If you want a stylish yet practical handset this is the one. Love it.
Reviewed by Sid from England on 26th Nov 2008
This is an excellent phone. There's nothing wrong with the flip or the double tapping and it looks incredibly slick.
Reviewed by samy ulu from cyprus on 17th Nov 2008
i have been using this phone for a week.. the best design i have ever seen..but the call quality is very very poor. you can hardly understand who you are speaking to.. yes my settings are ok, and the volume is the highest.. trust me people, and DON'T buy this phone... you don't trust me? well, check it from www.cnet.com.au
Reviewed by firstname.lastname@example.org from ireland on 19th
good reception. clear voices. fits smugly into hand. browsing is a doddle, fast and clear. but...the opening press-button is on the WRONG side for me! I would rather have it at my thumb. it is very awkard to press with the long finger! still, a great phone...if i could only get that auto opener to auto!