Nokia 6600 Slide Review
In a nutshell: The Nokia 6600 Slide is a slide design 3G phone
with an excellent 3.2 megapixel camera and a large hi-res OLED display.
It offers video calling, an MP3 player, an FM radio, expandable memory
and Bluetooth. You can even silence the phone just by giving it a tap.
This is an easy-to-use phone without some of the more advanced features.
Battery life could be better, as could reception, and the reliability
of the phone seems to be quite poor.
Review: October 2008. Updated September 2009.
You might think that the Nokia 6600 Slide is an upgraded version of
the 6500 Slide. But that would have
been too obvious. In fact it has almost precisely the same list of features
as the 6500 Slide, just a different design. Whereas the 6500 Slide was
big, metallic and square, the 6600 Slide is compact, shiny and curvy.
You could think of it as the feminine counterpart to the 6500 Slide.
Although admittedly it doesn't really look very feminine in the glossy
black finish pictured here. In fact it looks like a miniature N96.
It's quite a bit smaller and lighter than the 6500 Slide, but still
quite heavy to hold. We're aren't sure why, as the casing is plastic
and the battery isn't that powerful. The keys are quite small too, so
watch out if you have extra large fingers. However the screen is a good
size (2.2 inches) and is a beautiful OLED display with 16 million colours
and QVGA resolution - it's a stunner in fact. You'll need to watch out
for fingerprints on the glossy finish, but apart from that we have no
complaints about the way the 6600 Slide looks. Build quality could be
a bit more solid, and we wouldn't recommend dropping it from a great
height onto a hard surface.
The camera is better than average, with 3.2 megapixels, autofocus and
a double LED flash. It produces excellent quality results, very similar
to the 6500 Slide in fact. It's also got a competent video camera that
can record in VGA resolution, and can make video calls. The media player
is very good too, with support for all the main file formats, plus an
FM radio too. The built-in memory is rather sad - just 20 MB - but Nokia
have provided a 512 MB memory card in the sales package, which is enough
for around 125 MP3 tracks, or a couple of hundred songs in AAC format.
You can always replace this with your own card if you want more storage
space, and in fact the 6600 Slide will accept microSD
memory cards right up to a whopping 16 GB.
The phone is a competent internet device, with 3G for fast downloads
(although no HSDPA), the excellent Opera Mini browser, plus Macromedia
Flash Lite 3.0 installed. That beautiful big screen is a treat for viewing
websites as well as photos or videos. Email is supported, with attachments,
but no attachment editor - this is no BlackBerry
after all. There's no GPS, but Nokia Maps is installed, so you can find
your way around, provided that you already know where you are!
One nice feature that's new in the 6600 Slide is the ability to respond
to touch. By tapping the phone, you can silence the ring or reject a
call, and you can also tap the phone to silence the alarm. This is definitely
a step up from the 6500 Slide - users were more likely to whack that
phone in frustration rather than give it a gentle tap!
We hesitate to say that the 6600 Slide is an upgrade to the 6500
Slide. It's really more like Nokia decided to have another go at
exactly the same phone, but do it differently. Both the 6500 Slide and
the 6600 Slide have more than their fair share of problems. The biggest
complaint from our users is that the backlight switches off after just
10 seconds, making the phone very frustrating to use in the dark. There
have been complaints about the phone freezing and cutting off in the
middle of calls too. Another problem, which is basically a stupid design
decision, is that the speaker is located at the back of the phone, so
it's hard to hear it ring. The battery life is poor too. On the plus
side, the phone looks nice, and may be suitable for buyers who aren't
looking for every latest feature, but are willing to sacrifice some
of the more high-tech functions in return for a phone that's easier
to use. The price reflects this too, and you should be able to pick
it up on some cheap contracts. Just beware of the problems associated
with the 6600 Slide - we wouldn't recommend taking a 24 month contract
with such a phone.
The new Nokia 6600i Slide has an
improved camera and a brushed metal finish and is a better phone than
the 6600 Slide.
Features of the Nokia 6600 Slide include:
- 3.2 megapixel camera with autofocus, double LED flash and 8x digital
- Video camera (VGA, 15 fps / QCIF, 30 fps) with 4x digital zoom
- 3G video calling (QCIF resolution, 15 fps)
- Display: 16.7 million colours, 320 x 240 pixels (2.2 inches)
- Music player (MP3, MP4, AAC, eAAC+, and WMA formats)
- FM radio with Visual Radio (get info about music played)
- 64-voice polyphonic ringtones / Video, MP3, eAAC+ and AAC ringtones
- Voice commands and recording
- Push to talk using volume key (Nokia PoC)
- Messaging: SMS, MMS, email (with support for
attachments), instant messaging, audio messaging
- Themes with wallpapers and screensavers
- Java 2.0 games & applications
- Nokia Maps
- Connectivity: Bluetooth 2.0, micro USB 2.0
- Memory: 20 Mbytes plus 512MB microSD memory card (expandable to
- Internet: WAP 2.0, GPRS, EDGE,
3G, xHTML web browser (Opera Mini browser), Macromedia Flash Lite
- Flight mode
- Quadband (GSM 850/900/1800/1900) plus dual band 3G (WCDMA 850/2100)
- Size: 90 x 45 x 14 mm
- Weight: 110g
- Talktime: 3 hours (3G) - 4 hours (2G)
- Battery standby: 240 hours
Nokia 6600 Slide User Reviews
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Average rating from 100 reviews:
Reviewed by Matthew Fry from United Kingdom on
10th Aug 2009
Good points: Smart looking phone, good camera. Bad points: Bad reception,
short back-light on-time, fragile - my LED screen cracked after I sat
on the phone awkwardly (I only weigh 12 stone!). I have another screen
on order for £13 which I'm going to replace myself to save a bit of
dosh. In many ways, this phone isn't as good as my old 6300. The 6600
slide would appear to be one of the bum marques that a company (even
as reputable as Nokia) occasionally come up with. I can't really recommend
this phone, and am eagerly awaiting my next due upgrade!
Reviewed by Srikanth from India on 10th Aug 2009
The phone was pretty sleek and handy. quite the opposite of what you
can tell from the pictures of the phone on the internet. the 110 gms
weight feels just a bit across the line given its compact form factors,
nevertheless not a big issue. the weight makes the phone feel all the
more solid in hand. felt it s worthy buy. P.S: the memory supported
o the phone is 4G instead of the 16G mentioned in the review.
Reviewed by marina from india on 10th Aug 2009
I hate this phone. I got this as a birthday gift and within the first
call i noticed its flaws. 1. It doesnt pick up signals as well as my
old sony k750i. Call clarity is seriously compromised. 2. The speaker
at the back is not good enough. I miss all the calls because I cant
hear the phone ring. Miss the alarm in the morning also :( 3. Camera
is a total let down 4. Everytime i use loudspeaker, i have to restart
the phone to use the normal speakers. 5. phone gets really hot after
long usage. 6. The back pane is a fingerprint magnet. Hard to keep up
the shiny look. 7. No back button, or C button like my old k750i. Have
to go through long menu options to delete one message. 8. Battery is
pathetic. Hardly lasts on hour of continuous talking.
Reviewed by Glen from New Zealand on 9th Aug 2009
Have always had great experence with nokia ,not any more, wish I had
read these reviews before buying wifes new phone, thought she was just
kidding about backlight with no adjustment for time(how stupid are the
designers) its back at shop battery dies after 6 hours from full charge,funny
thing dropping off the phone ,thy had one dropped off the day before
for the same thing, would not recommend.
Reviewed by Cath from UK on 3rd Aug 2009
I do like this phone and would recommend it to others. Styling is great
and very compact. I have some gripes - the backlight times out too quickly.
The call volume is a bit quiet and the handbook doesn't explain how
to increase it (you have to press the top of the blue outer ring on
the navigation button, while in a call) also my inner screen broke after
6 months of normal use, no damage to outer screen, so it has gone back
to be repaired).
Reviewed by john from U.K. on 2nd Aug 2009
Very poor experience with this phone, as other reports, unable to hear
ringing, "vibration" never felt this working its so weak,crackling or
faint earpiece. Phone number one, display failed after 3 weeks, phone
number two started to drop calls then came up no signal or no network
coverage, after two weeks.
Reviewed by Anthony Hannant from United Kingdom on
1st Aug 2009
had to take it back twice with software problems.
Reviewed by sadie from UK - Essex on 29th Jul
Can anyone help? I recently (25/6/09) upgraded my phone & signed up
2 a new contract for 2yrs. Having decided on the 6600 slide i had only
had it 10-14 days and the screen went completely unreadable. I used
it in the morning, put it on my desk at work. picked it up a few hrs
later to txt & the screen had coloured lines all over it. Took it back
to the shop who have sent it off & they have said i dropped it! I didn't
drop it. they have said it will be £50 to repair. They have said these
screens are delicate! well how would it last 2 years if they are that
delicate?! Does anyone know if i have any come back?
Reviewed by dave from england on 28th Jul 2009
got this upgraded in december from 6300 - now on 3rd one - keeps giving
no signal or one way speech on calls utter rubbish
Reviewed by Nikki from UK on 28th Jul 2009
I Love this phone. I got this after the LG cookie and I have to say
that in my opinion, it is much better. I think the camera quality is
good, there is lots of good games on it aswell. The only thing i dont
like about it is the call quality sometimes, but overall i am so glad
i got this phone.. Its simple and easy to use. It actually contains
loads of good features that newer and more expensive ones don't. I can't
see how people would slate this phone, I know people that have it and
its lasted them a long time without breaking. You shouldnt listen to
people who have just picked up faulty ones, because it just depends
on your luck these days really. This phone is a good phone.
Reviewed by Sumit from United Kingdom on 24th
i am having problems with Nokia 6600 slide phone, this is the second
one. The voice keeps on going many times and then i have to talk on
loud speakers. This is very irritating. Does anyone else have this problem
Reviewed by Nicola from England on 21st Jul 2009
What a peice of rubbish. the screen went faulty within 2 months of having
it. i was not amused. took it into t mobile and they did a check on
it and they said it was water damage. but not the usual kind. the water
damage u get when say going out in the rain or being put by a kettle
by the steam. those were tmobiles examples. rubbish.
Reviewed by bob from UK on 21st Jul 2009
have had nokia phones since mid 90's and always been happy with them,
wanted a nice slim phone that would fit into my pocket as a replacement
for my 6300 and this seemed to fit the bill. Upgraded in April and have
had nothing but hassle with it, internet browser doesn't work, keep
getting check info service error message and loses connection with the
mastin areas I normally have no problems with, this i have never had
in the past from any of my phones. I have tried to download upgrades
for it from the Nokia web site but no joy whatsoever. Have just returned
it to T mobile for them to sort out as I feel either my handset is a
defective one or the phone is just useless, hopefully the handset is
defective. If it still plays up i may have to resort to placing it somewhere
uncomfortable in the sales assistant who recommeded it as an upgrade
Reviewed by Pat Nally from UK on 21st Jul 2009
I have purchased a Nokia 6600. This is the worst phone I have ever owned.
The background noise makes it impossible to conduct a conversation.My
contacts keep telling me to use a landline.The battery life is dismal.
T-Mobile refused to exchange it after 28 days and say it must go for
repair.So much for the Sale of Goods Act and Statutory Rights.
Reviewed by chris from england on 18th Jul 2009
complete junk! had it on a upgrade and after 2hrs im ready to send it
back,very plastic feel, very dull screen, took a couple of pics and
my old 6300 pic was better than this, very dissapointed, think will
get the 6300 upgrade ie 6303.
Reviewed by Jo from Enlgand on 13th Jul 2009
Nighmare of a phone. Like others I cannot believe that the screen goes
blank after 8 seconds, so you have to keep sliding it to see anything,
day or night. A 'feature' supposedly. I've had mine since January. It
turns itself off now and again, and sometimes the screen wobbles and
goes blank mid text. To cap it all, I tried to delete my inbox and sent
items, and it kept freezing after about 20. T-Mobile shop said it was
a software problem. Tried to download update at home from Nokia- no
joy. T-Mobile shop then tried and failed. There is a fault with this
they declared. So today it has been sent back for repair, but based
on some of the reviews here, I'm not convinced this will be the end
of the matter. I've always liked Nokia, but this has been the worse.
Reviewed by sarah from england on 4th Jul 2009
brilliant phone best ever
Reviewed by WIll from Northern Ireland on 3rd
I just got a black 6600 slide as a quickfire replacement for my ultra
reliable LG Chocolate. On the second day I had amassed a long line of
complaints... the screen going dark in ten seconds is a huge gripe that
cannot be resolved it seems. Also, the text message writing screen is
fairly futile. it annoys me a lot that I can't pick small case letters
at the start of sentences, and that picking numbers is such an awkward
exercise - which also applies to typing the number into the 'send to'
box - it assumes I will want to type a name in. When you close the screen,
or when it goes dark, it's still active. that means you can hit away
at the buttons and not know! It doesn't automatically lock on the downslide
(as the LG did). The centre OK button is framed by a rather harsh alloy
ring in blue that does not match in with the smooth black cover of the
phone. Being metallic it's quite sharp both physically and in action
when pressed. The music feature is pretty good, but I do wish it was
a little more instinctive in its layout. The speaker on mine doesn't
seem able to go above 60% without distortion, so I've been loathe to
try it out at any higher volume. The memory came full of stupid frames
and themes and far too many pathetic ringtones that all to go. Some
of the features and nearly every menu have links to online access and
that's not what I want from a phone, and I cant get rid of them. I cant
stop it from sending a service reply after every text, which gets a
stronger vibration than the actual text arrival! The battery isn't that
bad, but I've seen some last longer. And the cover - stainless steel
I think? - shows up every single fingerprint ever. My cover is already
marked just from being in my pocket, and I have to wipe it every time
I use it which is not cool with me. Oh and did I mention it froze TWICE
on the second day I had it? Currently online looking for another LG.
I knew there was a good reason I stopped using Nokias after my 8210.
Reviewed by johnny adams from northern ireland on
1st Jul 2009
good enough phnoe to begin with but after 3 months mine had to go back
to shop. i had no signal and couldnt hear barely a thing on it. i have
the fone back now and the next problem arises that it wont recognise
my memory card. if i had my time over again i'd never buy this fone.
pure waste of £220. nokia should be ashamed.
Reviewed by Danny from Romania on 1st Jul 2009
Bought it yesterday.. I'm so inlove with it! yes the vibration is weak
but.. who cares i can hear it loud and clear from my purse or in the
house. great to look at, not made for business issues but just a normal
phone and great radio and mp3 player.. PS: Colors are AMAZING! can't
take my eyes off of them!
Reviewed by martin from london on 29th Jun 2009
i've had nokia's since my first mobile in the mid 90's and this is the
worst !!! screen keeps playing up, bad reception, low volume, i'm sending
it straight back !!!!
Reviewed by jane from england on 20th Jun 2009
i have just got this phone so far its been ok the vibrate is weak and
back light dosent stay on long and the cameras good, but i have one
small problem when getting a text it alerts you once. my other phone
a nokia flashed every 2 mins to let you know you have a text or a missed
call but i cant find how to set it up on this one can anyone help
Reviewed by Sherina from Uganda on 18th Jun 2009
This phone is so disgusting :( I bought it to always be able check my
mail but alas! After typing in my password for my yahoo account, the
net searches for a while and then gives me this infuriating information
"Unsupported content type"!!!!!!! I took it to an IT support staff and
he failed to upgrade its internet settings. Wow!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by Aisha. from Bahrain on 15th Jun 2009
A small, simple, solid phone. I got this phone last December - and its
handling pretty well. A few minor set backs: the speaker on the back
[hard to hear the alarm/incoming calls/texts] but its possible to just
flip the phone over when unoccupied, then you can hear. Backlight is
short lived, especially for reading texts - but helps develop quick
reasding skills! However the camera is excellent, there's a great music
player/FM radio and the tapp feature is VERY handy, its also very easy
to use and has a good solid feel. I don't know what this problem with
the vibration feedback being week is, but mine is good enough. I would
definately recomend this phone to anyone.
Reviewed by Grace from England on 9th Jun 2009
Although it's not a completely horrific phone when you first buy it,
it digresses quickly! I bought it at Christmas for £130 (which was with
a £40 discount) It now randomly decides to turn the screen blank for
up to 5 minutes at a time...not turning off, just a black screen. The
back light is also an issue when you're reading texts! Sometimes it
decides that it's not going to connect calls even though you have full
reception. The battery life is not amazing. You have to wipe it everytime
you pick it up and can't put it in your pocket with anything else as
it has a tendency to scratch. It is yes another Nokia that has let me
down over the past few years as they all seem to break after a few months.
Quite good camera though.
Reviewed by J.Bragg from UK on 8th Jun 2009
I bought a Nokia 6600 Slide last weekend, it took 4 days for me to able
to send and receive messages, I quickly realised that there were problems
with the back light - it says lit for only 6 seconds - not long enough
to read a text and decided how to react to it. I spent ages trying to
fix this problem, then I went on-line for help - I saw many complaints
of the same nature - and no remedies!This is a very bad feature to this
model and I am taking it back to Carphone Warehouse this afternoon to
Reviewed by Thirly from UK on 7th Jun 2009
Wish I'd never bought this phone. You cant keep it clean for a start.
The signal strength is great until you actually use the phone, when
it decides to disapear alltogether either before call connection or
during. Same applies to sending sms. The front of the phone scrathes
very easily, so avoid having anything in the same pocket (or bag). The
camera is pretty good mind, but thats about all. Only buy this phone
as an ornament, or a spare. It has almost put me off nokias, and would
have done had I not had some great nokias in the past.
Reviewed by Sheheryar Umer from Saudi Arabia on
2nd Jun 2009
itz quite a c00l cell with all the gud featrz.:)
Reviewed by PINA from UK on 20th May 2009
LACK OF SIGNAL, NOISE IN BACKGROUND WHILE ON THE PHONE AND AN ODD CLICKING
SOUND. RUBBISH PHONE
Reviewed by Gaz from UK on 9th May 2009
The phone never has a signal. It is really poor. I set next to mates
on the same network but different phones and they have four bars of
signal and I am off line! Useless!!!
Reviewed by Khaniala from Uk on 3rd May 2009
ITS RUBBISH ! I CANNOT SAVE MY MESSAGES ONTO MY MEMORY CARD.REALLY ANNOYING
PHONE DONT KNOW WAT TO DO WITH IT
Reviewed by L from UK on 3rd May 2009
After reading some of the reviews by other people, i was nearly put
off buying my 6600 but decided to go for it anyway! First off i think
there are a lot of complaints being made that are simply not true. I
previously had a sony walkman phone so i was a bit worried the sound
quality or volume wouldn't be up to scratch but it's the same if not
better in my opinion. Some people have commented the ringtones are too
low and you'll miss countless messages/calls. Again, not true. If anything,
they're louder than my old w610i and it made me laugh to wonder who
could possibly miss a call at that volume. The phone looks and feels
good and the only problem i can find in this sense is that the screen
does become a little bit wobbly after some use. I've only had my phone
a week now and i can already feel it moving as i use the front menu.
Other people have mentioned the phone freezing and i have already experienced
this although, to be fair, it may have been because i was being impatient
and using the menu too quickly. Overall i'd say it's a nice, good looking
phone. The sound quality is good but i probably wouldn't recommend it
if you care about more than looks. With the screen already becoming
loose and the freezing issue i've got a feeling i'm going to have some
trouble with this one...
Reviewed by vivian jarvis from England on 2nd
Nice to look at not very practical with speaker on back,hard to hear
it ring,bad reception
Reviewed by Andy from England on 2nd May 2009
Great looking and feature packed phone with gorgeous OLED display and
excellent camera. Unfortunatly the signal strength as others have mentioned
is truly awful. I can't get a signal in the exact same places as my
old Nokia 6233 on the same network! Real shame as I loved the look and
features of this phone but at the end of the day no point having a phone
with poor signal reception regardless of how good the camera and other
stuff is. After all its primarily a phone! Have gone back to my old
Nokia 6233 for now!!
Reviewed by raj from ameriaca on 1st May 2009
it is damm gud phone in the world must buy thanz
Reviewed by Bro! from Australia on 1st May 2009
Mate i think this is a great phone its perfect! The screen only stays
on for 10 seconds which is a bit annoying. But hey its small and easy
2 use. I dont know what every1s talking about, that battery in the phone
is perfect its lasted me 2 weeks and i txt and call everyday. good Phone!
Reviewed by Jo from Merseyside on 30th Apr 2009
Well, I got this phone yesterday. I had the LG Cookie which I was struggling
with, using the touch screen. I was after a Samsung soul but the size
of it put me off a little. I think this phone is possibly one of the
best I've used. The sound is brilliant, the reception great and the
camera is also good. The only thing I find a problem is the shiny surface
which looks gorgeous except for the finger prints all over it. Still,
who cares about that when the phone itself is small and brilliant to
look at. It also has Flash messaging, which means the recipient recewives
the message you send already opened on the front of their phone. Cool
when someone is ignoring your texts. Lol Battery isn't so great to be
honest, which is why I haven't given it the full five stars, but would
recommend to anyone.
Reviewed by Tony from Northern Ireland on 23rd
Rubbish phone! Very poor signal even in good reception area.At work
my cheap samsung could always get signal, send and receive text messages.This
phone could'nt even get a signal in the same place with the same network!!
Also very annoying backlight that drives you mad, only stays on for
10 second max!! avoid is my advice
Reviewed by Zoe from UK on 22nd Apr 2009
Do not like this phone at all, for the simple reason that you simply
can't hear it ring or feel it vibrate. Guys in the shop tried to convince
me otherwise, but no way, it's just far too quiet. Back it's gone and
good riddance I say.
Reviewed by lyn B from England on 21st Apr 2009
I have got this phone on contract,and I prefer my old brick!I am for
ever missing calls and texts as ringtone is not very loud,back light
stays on for seconds.The tap feature is ok but im not sure of the point
of it when you cant hear the calls,and I would say requires more than
a tap!All in all not impressed and im off to find my charger for the
Reviewed by Paige from UK on 19th Apr 2009
I bought this phone in January on an 18 month contract with three network.
I have read alot of these reviews and found that alot of people have
experienced the same problems as myself with this phone. My handset
is heavily used as i'm more prone to text than i am to call, so the
texting feature is used alot. It is clear that this phone isn't capable
of such usage and freezes alot. I have had many screen disfunctions
- the picture becoming distorted and a plain white screen, meaning i
have to take out the battery and put it back in. I also think it is
silly to put the speaker on the back, impossible to know whether you
have a text or an incoming call when placed on a duvet for example.
I think a negative is that it lets you store as many text messages as
the phone can take because it means my sentbox has totalled to over
7000 messages! I have tried deleting them and it gets to about 11 messages
and freezes! I tried to restore it back to factory settings and it just
freezes and after about half an hour tells me "restoration has failed"
The music player feature is good, although there are no volume buttons
on the side of the handset which is a bit annoying. I have had many
phones including the sony ericsson w810i, and i feel that this phone
was much better quality for what it was! If i do manage to get a different
phone anytime soon, i'll definitely go for a sony ericsson as they seem
much more reliable at the moment! Nokia has let us down with this phone.
Reviewed by sandra from untide kigdom on 18th
really good fun but the memory is not that good
Reviewed by Rajon from bangladesh on 12th Apr
nokia 6600 slide is best slide phone.and it is butifull mobile is camera
is very good is the best 2009 nokia phone
Reviewed by Mr H from UK on 11th Apr 2009
Exactly what you want from a phone, small, thin, superb basic features
and does exactly what it's designed to do. The faults mentioned below
about the backlight not being on long enough and the sound and vibrate
being too quiet are legitimate but not enough of a problem to put you
off. If you like the 6500 Slide this is a fantasic upgrade to take.
Reviewed by Jesse from Breakfast Point, Sydney, Australia
on 8th Apr 2009
my dad got the nokia 6600 slide 4 my b,day its so kool its 500$ but
worth it :) im dissapointed though that its extra money to b prepaid
:s well good luck :P
Reviewed by art from Hong Kong on 8th Apr 2009
Just the pits...this phone should be avoided like the plague and God
help you if you have purchased it in Hong Kong because the after sales
from Nokia is simply appalling. I have had three screen failures, and
I have been waiting 17 days for a replacemnt phone to be sent to me.
In short, its scratches too easily, the predictive text does not work,
the screen becaomes loose and fails often, the vibrate is poor, the
volume rubbish and the battery life short... if you want a phone to
drive you to destraction you just found it. Sham on HK Nokia for terrible
Reviewed by louisa from uk on 2nd Apr 2009
A great phone when you can get Carphone Warehouse to send you one that
isnt broken. Im on my third replacement from them. My problem was the
screen becoming loose after a week. A nice phone but DONT buy from Carphone
Warehouse because they just send you REJECT phones that people have
dropped and returned.
Reviewed by Faisal khan from Pakistan on 1st Apr
The best mobile phone in slide
Reviewed by Adrian from China on 30th Mar 2009
This phone is besieged with problems. I have had three total screen
failures now so its been away for four weeks out of the five months
I have owned it. The Battery is poor, the backlight switches off too
quickly, the screen often freezes (when its working) and its hard to
hear if you have the phone in your pocket. Looks nice but not for long,
scratches and finger prints make a right mess of this shiny little number
in the same time it takes to say "I made a huge mistake in buying this
Reviewed by Jesse :P from Australia on 21st Mar
its okay its not good and its not bad ! :S
Reviewed by michael from engloand on 14th Mar
droped it from about 30 cms and the screen has gone.only had it 2days
Reviewed by Natalie from England on 7th Mar 2009
Only had the phone a few weeks and already having problems with it.
Keeps freezing and today it ran out of battery, when i charged it up
and turned phone back on, all my images and photos have gone! :( not
Reviewed by Georgina from England on 5th Mar 2009
Bought this phone at the weekend, and I actually love it. Read all these
reviews before I bought it and they almost put me off. But i've found
the ring tones are loud enough, you can set notes to the background,
it hasn't switched off randomly and the vibrate is strong enough. The
backlight is fine (and lights up the number keys too) and the tapping
sensor is an added bonus. The only thing I would say is this phone is
probably better off for people with smaller fingers, just because of
the size of the keys. The phone is very compact and nice to look at,
would recommend it for definite!
Reviewed by Erick Lamothe from United Kingdom on
4th Mar 2009
Superbly built device. Probably the best built feature phone along with
the 6500 Slide on the world market. The quality of the materials is
outstanding. Add to that its technologically advanced internals and
you have a very attractive device. Strongly recommended.
Reviewed by Holly from Devon on 26th Feb 2009
I've had this phone for a few months now and I've found a few big faults.
The vibrate and ringing tone volumes are feeble, you can't set notes
to display in standby (something I loved about my previous Sony Errikson)
and I have had to send it back twice now for a new model due to freezing
and switching off randomly. One more time, and I am requesting a new
phone. Maybe I am just unlucky, but i wouldn't reccomend taking a chance
Reviewed by Keith from UK on 25th Feb 2009
Looks good but performs badly. Sadly fails to work properly as a phone.
Extremely poor performance in weak signal areas. Nothing but complaints
from people at the other end about it cutting in and out. To say I'm
disappointed is an understatement. What a waste of money. Won't waste
further words with all the other complaints. My previous Nokia works
far better and I think I'll revert to it. At least I can get a signal!!!!!
Reviewed by Louise from UK on 21st Feb 2009
I got this phone as an upgrade and must admit i'm a bit disappointed,
I've been a Nokia fan for years but the 6600 slide is just not up to
their usual standard. For starters the sound is just not loud enough,
I don't live with my phone in my pocket, sometimes it's in the bottom
of my bag and i can't hear it at all, i get missed calls and txts from
friends telling me to answer my phone.Also, there is no backlight for
the key-pad, useless if you're in a night club and with the keys being
so small it's easy to make a mistake.Wouldn't really recommend it!
Reviewed by John Murphy from UK on 20th Feb 2009
For someone who wants a small,simple phone the 6600 slide is ideal.
I have always had Nokia phones before switching to a Samsung U600 and
found the Samsung phone took ages to take photos amongst other problems.
It's great to be back with Nokia and this phone looks good, feels good,
takes good pictures and is easy to use and I would recommend it to anyone
Reviewed by Piggy from UK on 18th Feb 2009
I had no idea just how small the phone would be. Looks beautiful from
the outside but texting hurts after a while cos the keys are so tiny
which is annoying. Don't get it if you have medium/large hands, or text
a lot. I think i'm going to return it for a Samsung.
Reviewed by Ray Tippett from UK on 16th Feb 2009
I have had this phone for 48Hrs and hate it already... backlight time
is not adequate and it has lost all backlighting to the small number
keypad twice in 48 hrs. I am not a young man and maybe a bit slower
than some but for me it is of no use at all
Reviewed by rasal from london on 16th Feb 2009
i had this phone 4 1 day and it is rubbish i advice people NOTTT to
buy this phone there are lots of problems with the phone one of the
main problem are that the blacklights are very poor and the tapping
sensor in order for the tapping sensor 2 work you have to smash in the
phone the sound is really bad also the camera there is a camera on the
front and u can only use it 4 video calling but who does that these
days man evendoe it say 3.2 MP it fuzy low colours come i brought this
phone 4 149.95 from carephone warehouse with 20 pound top up on 02 dont
let talk u in 2 buying this phone
Reviewed by jessy from huddz on 16th Feb 2009
hia i tink this fone is ace im goin 2 buy it soon wooh..vry gd
Reviewed by Ronald Poleson from United Kingdom on
14th Feb 2009
I got my 6600 between christmas and new year as a upgrade on my contract
and dont really like the phone because the battery life is so short,
apart from that its not to bad. the screen has a small scratch on it
already which is a bit annoying aswell.
Reviewed by Paula from Uk on 13th Feb 2009
I have had this phone for 3 days. I changed networks & thus got myself
a new phone. I love the look, feel, and its ease of use the main problem
I am having is the constant humming noise that you can hear when you
put the phone to your ear (I believe its the battery). I have gone into
Carphone Warehouse & they kindly tried out 2 more phones but it was
still there. I can't believe noone else has commented on this. If you
can hear the buzzing your mobiles make whilst charging & don't like
it - then this phone is not for you. I will persist & have not yet had
problems others have had and hopefully I won't but will update after
Reviewed by Sylvia from UK on 12th Feb 2009
Got this phone yesturday and already regret it. My biggest issue with
this phone is backlight,its really really annoying. I had diferent Nokia's
before and it was always the best phones for me,but 6600 is real dissapointment.My
last one was 6300 and it was much better.With 6600 it looks nice'ish
but thats all.The worst thing i got it for upgrade and been told by
T Mobile i cannot change it,so now im looking into selling it and get
Samsung U700.And just by reading the rest of reviews ive tested sound,it
is quite,so definatley dont like this phone.
Reviewed by Lynn from UK on 12th Feb 2009
I hate this phone and have just given it away to my boyfriend (he hates
it too cos he can't get a signal anwywhere in the house with it). I've
gone back to using my old Motorola. The sound is horrible and not nearly
loud enough. The vibration is weak and the backlight keeps going out
which is really frustrating. The battery life is terrible. I actually
can't think of anything I like about it and regret being talked into
buying it by Carphone Warehouse.
Reviewed by wasim from united kingdom on 11th
very excellent phone
Reviewed by ET from UK on 11th Feb 2009
had this phone for a month now, its a nice phone but too heavy. Also
it is idiotic that they have put the speaker on the back of the phone
so when its next to you on the table you dont hear it ring as the speaker
is underneath. My worst complaint is the buttons, the top 2 on the left
and right directly below the screen are impossible to press. These buttons
are used to clear txt, stop alarm and activate loud speaker and 9 times
out of 10 it cuts the call or closes your message mid txt and puts it
in the drafts folder. Very annoying when you are used to sending txts
fast. the tap feature does work but you have to tap pretty hard and
im not sure why you would ever need to use this feature anyway. i think
the fold version of this phone would be better.
Reviewed by Keri from England on 5th Feb 2009
Hiya , I find this phone to be very nifty and am happy with it on a
whole , apart from the fact that the keypad does not seem to light up
, which is not great if I want to send a text in the dark which I found
out the other night when I was stuck and tried to ring a number but
could not find the numbers ... And the backlight does not seem to stay
on for very long ... unless all this can be changed of course and I
just have not found out how !
Reviewed by Puji from Indonesia on 31st Jan 2009
I am a simple woman, like 2 use a simple handphone too. I think this
is perfect one for me. Even it is heavy but cute... eventhought I sometimes
use n 85 oa n 95 but n 6600 is easier for me...wakakakaka
Reviewed by Alistair from N.Ireland on 30th Jan
Good phone, Ive had it a month and it's a solid capable phone. I prefer
nokias to other brands because they just work. This little phone does
everything you will use day to day brilliantly. Battery life is greatly
improved by turning bluetooth off. The keypad feels like it will last,
it's very solid. This is a quality bit of hardware!
Reviewed by SS from london on 29th Jan 2009
I HATE THIS PHONE! Wouldnt recommend it to anyone. I only had it for
a month and I agree with some of you about it getting disconnecting
and freezing. The phone heats up really quickly and it actually feels
like your ears are burning! (i'm going to sue nokia if it damages my
ears!) I bought mine from carphone warehouse and their policy is just
rubbish! I gave the phone back but the only exchange I could get was
the same phone and still the same thing happened when I was on the phone
yesterday (on the day of purchase!!) the tap feature doesnt even work
and i cant even hear the ringtone, vibration is rubbish and i keep on
missing calls!!! plus the speakers are rubbish when I get a call the
person can hear me but I can't hear them! thank god I didnt buy the
phone its with an upgrade but im never going to buy another nokia again!...selling
it off to buy a sumsang phone now i've had enough!!!
Reviewed by Mathilda Azzi from Lebanon on 27th
its a great phone! i just want to know how can i make it silence or
reject a phone call by tapping the screen? it doesnt work
Reviewed by clare from uk on 26th Jan 2009
I love this phone!! I have been stupid before with buying daarn Sony
Ericsson's, but loooooooove this one! Looks cool, feels fab and it fits
neatly in my pocket!!
Reviewed by Martin from England on 24th Jan 2009
Just got this phone (replacment for the samsung tocco) and i must say
its a very tactile unit however it suffers with finger marks. Its easy
to use and very easy to forget you have a phone with you its that discreat.
In car terms it would be a new VW Golf GTI,classy easy to use well built
and all your mates will say "Lets have a look" Nice phone...
Reviewed by Hana from England on 20th Jan 2009
This phone is bareeee peng it puts the OT in HOT i luuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuv
Reviewed by sudipta from India on 20th Jan 2009
I'm owning this phone for a month. I must say it is the worst selection
to buy a mobile phone. The sound is horrible. Don't know, how Nokia
put the speaker behind the phone. So, if you keep this on some cloth
or soft area, you just can't hear the ringtone. I must say, the basic
thing in a phone i.e. ease of calling or receiving call is not present.
So, avoid this phone. It's a very very bad quality product from a good
Reviewed by Pao from Philippines on 18th Jan 2009
Phone got stolem, so I bought this one today. Great so far.
Reviewed by Joe from England on 11th Jan 2009
Good Phone, I don't mind the battery life, but the louudspeaker is awful
Reviewed by Rob from UK on 7th Jan 2009
Arrived today to replace my Nokia 6500 Slide. Lovely looking, but could
hardly receive a signal, compared to a maximum signal on the 6500, so
I'm returning the phone later on today. When calling orange customer
services, they informed me that loads of 6600 have been returned due
to similar signal issues. Although I only used the phone for a couple
of hours the backlight issue was also really annoying.. Very poor effort
from Nokia and the 6500 is a far superior phone.
Reviewed by yas from uk on 28th Dec 2008
bad phone.. aint good keeps switichin off freezez alot signal is no
good on any network bit boring..actually
Reviewed by S from UK on 27th Dec 2008
This is just a note about frustrated Alarm users. You can set AM or
PM. This OS uses the 24 hour clock for setting the alarm. So instead
of 8.26pm type in 20.26. Hey presto. Nokia aren't stupid to not let
you specify the time of day. P.S. I like it loads and I've had a pick
of supposedly excellent SEs and Samsungs!
Reviewed by Puneet from UK on 22nd Dec 2008
Rubbish phone. 'Upgraded' from a SE K800i to this one and am very dissappointed.
Main features I wanted were an easy to use phone, a few games (free
of cost of course!) and a decent camera. The 6600 slide scores a zilch
for all these. Phone calls keep getting disconnected automatically,
speaker volume is really weak, vibrations virtually non-existent, not
easy to text as the phone is really small and the keys don't stay illuminated
for more than a few seconds, no proper free games included (cf. SE K800i
which has atleast 3-4 interesting games included with the handset i.e.
no need to download), the camera resolution is pathetic and the so-called
"double" LED flash is very weak. Photos therefore invariably blurry
when shooting indoors or in low light.
Reviewed by ! from ? on 20th Dec 2008
i have never had this phone but my friend said she started crying cus
it broke and she payed lots for it so be careful when you by this phone!
Reviewed by Rampant Rabbiter from UK on 9th Dec
For Liv - I don't own the 6600 Slide but I do own the 6500 Slide and
had the exact same problem with the time of messages received. They
were always an hour out of sync. This is because you always need to
alter your timezone (for daylight saving or travelling to another country)
instead of the actual time. So if your messages are displaying as received
an hour late, alter your timezone to the one before it. For example,
if it's currently set to GMT+1 then change it to GMT. When our clocks
go forward, you need to apply the same rule - alter the timezone and
not the actual time because you will get the same problem again. Hope
this helped! (I hope the editors print this - I know it's not a review
of the actual phone, but unfortunately there was no e-mail address provided
by Liv, therefore this is the only way I can help! I've given the phone
4 stars based on appearance and features list - looks pretty good but
not keen on going from my solid, metal 6500 to the plastic casing of
Reviewed by ? from UK on 8th Dec 2008
Good phone, good camera. All round good phone. One main moan volume
Reviewed by Abir GayAhmad from Newcastle upon Tyne, kENTON
on 7th Dec 2008
This is an excellent phone. I love it.
Reviewed by prakash from uk on 26th Nov 2008
phone is good . ringtones very week. cannot hear phone ringing.volume
also very low even when at maximum.would not recomend to others.
Reviewed by Liv from uk on 26th Nov 2008
Just got this phone yesturday and i really like it! I do agree with
opinions one the vibration- very weak! I have noticed that when i receive
messages it says a receive them an hour after i did. ive looked at my
time and its correct. can anyone help?
Reviewed by Freefaller from UK on 26th Nov 2008
I had high hopes for this phone but was sadly disappointed. I might
have a dodgy one, but I find the volume FAR too low for my liking. The
ringtones are very weak, if you have the phone in your pocket it is
very easy to miss a call because it it hard to hear it, and the vibration
is almost non-existant, so you can't even 'feel' the phone ringing.
I also think that the 'in call' volume is too low. I have raised the
volume to the maximum, ( by pressing 'up' on the D pad when I am receiving
a call ), but still find it difficult to hear the caller. I've just
received a text message as I write this review, and I didn't hear the
message tone or feel it vibrate, it is THAT bad !
Reviewed by Binu George from Saudi Arabia on 25th
Altogether the phone is good. However, I noticed a problem with the
poor quality tone & drop call..
Reviewed by LG from UK on 20th Nov 2008
The tap feature on the phone didn't work and it kept on accessing the
internet all by itself without me touching the menu buttons. And back
it has gone.
Reviewed by Andreas from UK on 19th Nov 2008
This phone looks great and promises so much but crazy decisions by nokia
make this phone one to avoid. My biggest gripe has to be the ridiculously
weak vibration, making 'silent' mode a waste of time. Pros: Voice Clarity,
Looks great, Good Camera, Sleek, Small, Light, Radio, Menu. Cons: Finger
print magnet, Speaker at the back, so if its on a table u wont hear
it as well Very weak vibration, you will miss alot of calls as you can
hardly feel it, Backlight is a pain as it only stays on for about 15seconds!
Low ringing tones. Can't send mp3 via bluetooth to the phone. D-pad
Reviewed by Jason from UK on 18th Nov 2008
Good phone but placed speaker in a rediculous place so when phone is
on a desk you cannot hear the ringtone.
Reviewed by Chris Portman from Switzerland on
14th Nov 2008
Lovely little phone - horrible selection of ringtones suitable for early
Reviewed by Jillian Lomas from Coventry, UK on
12th Nov 2008
Good points: good looking, lightweight, good size, userfriendly, great
camera. Bad points: weak vibration
Reviewed by jamal from U.K on 10th Nov 2008
this is the best phone you can ever get the cameras amazing i dont know
why everyones complaining about the backlight i mean it might not satay
on for too long but its still good
Reviewed by Peter from England on 3rd Nov 2008
Fantastic phone, much better than all my previous sony ericsson. A big
plus for reception, camera, clarity, menu, looks, battery. Thumbs down
for 15second backlight timeout, weak vibration and not the loudest of
Reviewed by Mara from Wales on 31st Oct 2008
I recieved this phone as un upgrade. I was impressed with the looks,
sleek and black not too big, a little heavy but ok. But I was NOT impressed
with the duration of the backlight. 10 seconds!!! It might seem like
a long time but its not. what ever you were doing with the phone the
backlight would switch off the screen would go black, you'd press a
button for the light to go back on and end up pressing the wrong button
and cancelling out what you are doing, the first phone would switch
itself off completely and I had to remove the battery before it would
let me switch it back on, the replacement had the same backlight issue.
Extremely frustrating if you were playing a game or trying to access
the internet. I am now waiting for a replacement phone of the samsung
soul, I will wait and see if this one is any good
Reviewed by Marjo from United States on 29th Oct
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so this phone doesn't let you configure the alarm to AM or PM? ive have
it for one day. and why does the phone states (on the alarm side) "several
selected" when i only selected five days for it to alarm?