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Nokia 6610 Review
Review: July 2003.
The Nokia 6610 is a good all-round phone with a colour screen, polyphonic
ringtones, stereo FM radio and triple band, as well as Java games. Its
appearance is more conventional than the similar-spec Nokia
7210, and it has a much better keypad.
The Nokia 6610 is in all other respects very similar to the 7210. Its
keypad incorporates a nice 4-way scroll button. It's a nice slimline,
lightweight phone with good battery life. The phone comes is a choice
of colours, with changeable x-press on covers available.
The Java™ capability means that you can download games just as easily
as downloading ringtones or graphics. As well as Java games, you can
also download applications like personal assistants, travel and information
tools. Pre-installed Java™ applications include a thermometer, currency
and measurement converter, a portfolio manager, and two games.
MMS means that you can send and receive multimedia messages containing
text, MIDI audio files, and graphics or animations.
Features of the Nokia 6610 include:
- WAP 1.2.1, GPRS & HSCSD
(High-Speed Circuit-Switched Data)
- MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service)
- Downloadable Java games & applications
- Colour display (4096 colours, 128x128 pixels)
- Polyphonic ringtones (MIDI format), plus standard ringtones
- Integrated stereo FM radio
- Integrated handsfree speaker
- Predictive text input
- Mobile chat
- Changeable x-press on covers
- Phonebook (300 names)
- Built-in infra-red modem
- Downloadable colour wallpaper
- 2 games
- Size: 106 x 45 x 18 mm
- Weight: 84g
- Battery standby: 150 - 300 hours
- Battery talktime: 2 - 5 hours
- Tri band
Nokia 6610 User Reviews
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Average rating from 101 reviews:
Reviewed by rajeev from india on 16th Mar 2012
i like this phone very much in my opinion nokia company will relaunch
Reviewed by denis from malaysia on 14th Aug 2004
i have been using 6610 for 4 months but did not satisfy with the features
especially for multimedia messaging. i can't attach sound clip as 3100
can do & i was wondering as to why nokia didn't include these feature.
i'm desperate lookign for a software to upgrade/unlock the progam so
that i can attach a sound clip.. i intend to change to 6230 soon..
Reviewed by Cosmin MAN from Romania. EU on 6th
I've been using nokia 6610 for more than one year, and I am very pleased
with it. Before it, I had a 7650, but the poor quality of the battery
life determined me to buy the 6610. It is a cool phone, intended to
please the bussiness man, but also has few games, though I don't use
them at all. For me, a phone is for talking and sensing sms. I find
the fm radio very useful, especially when waiting for your wife at the
shopping mall, because she can't decide wich pair of shoes to buy :))
overall, this little phone is the best, and my only complaint is the
lack of bluetooth...
Reviewed by Ben Deakin (England S.Yorkshire) from England
on 4th Aug 2004
THE NOKIA 6610 IS A GOOD PHONE WITH A FEW GOOD AND BAD POINTS. I WILL
START WITH THE GOOD. THIS PHONE IS REALLY GREAT FOR PLAYING JAVA GAMES
ON. I RECENTLY DOWNLOADED A COUPLE OF GAMES AND FOUND THEM VERY ENTERTAINING.
ALSO I FOUND THAT IT IS SMALL AND SLEEK DESIGNED. THE SCREEN COULD BE
OF BETTER QUALITY ALSO. ALSO THE RADIO IS PRETTY GOOD WHILST WAITING
FOR TRAIN/BUS ETC.I THINK THAT THE BAD POINTS ARE THAT THIS PHONE NEEDS
AN INTEGRATED DIGITAL CAMERA. THIS CAN BE FOUND ON THE NEW 6610I. I
HAVENT TRIED THAT PHONE YET BUT I BET IT IS RATHER THE SAME. THIS PHONE
CAN HAVE A CAMERA ATTACHMENT BUT WHO WANTS TO KEEP ADDING ACCESORIES
TO THE PHONE?. TO CONCLUDE THIS SUMMARY I HAV ENJOYED THIS PHONE SO
FAR BUT I AM GOING TO UPGRADE TO A SAMSUNG V200 OR MOTOROLA V500 IN
NEXT FEW WEEKS. IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A SMALL SLEEK PHONE THIS IS THE
ONE FOR YOU.
Reviewed by Ravi Vizag from india on 17th Jul
hand set is very well designing and everything is good in previous models
Reviewed by Simon from UK on 15th Jul 2004
I have owned my 6610 for nearly 7 months so here are my comments.The
Nokia 6610 is a wonderful well specified little phone. In fact the best
I have ever owned. It looks great with it's stylish lines. It is so
light that I often have panick attacks and think I have left it behind
somewhere when in fact its safe and well in my pocket. It is a very
easy to use phone with it's well laid out menu system, keyboard and
brilliant screen display. All of these points make the 6610 a sheer
pleasure to use. Performance is absolutely first class. Battery life
is outstanding often lasting upto a fortnight between charges, and thats
often with forgetting to switch it off overnight.The quality of calls
over the 02 network are crystal clear even in areas of very low signal!
The quality and loudness of the ringtones put most other mobiles to
shame and I just love the loudspeaking facility which is both very clear
and more than loud enough. The built in radio works remarkably well.
On a train journey from Bristol to Stafford I was able to listen to
Terry Wogan On BBC R2 all the way, and most of the time in stereo as
well! A couple of small points, I get a slight flicker when playing
games and the on off switch is a wee bit fiddly but neither of these
two points detract much from this brilliant little phone. Nice one Nokia.
Reviewed by Adam Bottrell from Australia on 13th
I really like this phone, its reliable, and light, ive had it for 7
months and still havent chose to change models, The only thing is that
it should ring louder, i had a 3315 before and you could hear it from
a mile away. but overall it's a good phone, i mean geez it doesnt have
to be TFT, or truetone, i like them. Does any1 agree they are a good
Reviewed by Jason P from Malaysia on 10th Jul
i just love this phone. not much high tech stuffs as the phones of today..but
its very good as a phone. the only thing i dont quite like the idea
is that, the pop-port. other than that....nothing!
Reviewed by joe bloggs from uk on 1st Jul 2004
4 mths old & just started to switch itself off. Full recharge and still
no joy ;-(
Reviewed by ANIL SHARMA from INDIA on 23rd Jun
I have been using this cell for last 2 months. Believe me, this is the
best mobile set available in world. It is slim, has color display, wallpapers,
Calender, GPRS, Radio, MMS, good resolution 4096 colors. Nokia 6610,
like other nokia mobiles, is user friendly. The only missing things
are digital cam. I have seen other Mobile Phone Brands too, but NOKIA
6610 is excellent. Worth buying!! A very nice phone! Elegant with multitude
of functionalities. I give it two thumbs up!
Reviewed by maninder from india on 15th Jun 2004
Review: Definately one the good looking phones from the nokia stable.
But surely not worth the money I paid for it when I bought it. The prices
have gone down now.But since I had my eyes on it for a long time, I
had to buy it when I could afford it. I was using a 3530 prior to this.
I had found that phone very good except dor its rather bulky and plastic
looks. But I sure do miss it's super fast processor. After using that
model this phone seems rather slow. A built in camera would be an advantage.
Anyways...a phone I am going to keep for some time.
Reviewed by kELvin from Singapore on 10th Jun
PLEASE dun get this handphone n 7250i n other nokia hp or u can juz
get N6600 cos thats the best Nokia phones of all... I change to Nokia
6610 hp n i thought that it was getting better n better... BT.. NO!!!
it was WORSE MAN!!! n NOKIA 7250i came out next... i juz love the design
n i went to change it as i thought there was a cool camera n gd colors...
haiz... went to take photos n compare with samsung e700... 7250i hp
really sucks alotttt!!! next time, change to samsung e700/panasonic
X70/ Nokia 6600... HEED MY ADVICES!!!
Reviewed by cojo from romania on 24th May 2004
it looks great, feels a bit fragile.the radio is ok, menu loads up not
as fast as i expected, not to talk about games, where the refresh rate
is not one of the best. good part is the java platform allowing you
to downoad( internet) or upload( from computer) games&applications.
Most of all i miss the voice functions: voice tags &voice recorder.
i'm not sure there aren' application for that, have to look for them.
Overall, its a great phone, worth testing.
Reviewed by Tanya from Australia on 17th May 2004
Total waste of money. Keep getting message "SIM card rejected" have
purchased new sim and had phone repaired and replaced so many times,
still has same problem. This is apparently a known problem with Nokia
6610 phones. The dealers will only tell you this after you buy one.
Reviewed by cojo from romania on 17th May 2004
just bought it cos it looked awesome.i am bit dissapointed cos the menu
speed is quite low, not to talk about games, where the shade persist.i
higly miss the recording functions such as voice shortcuts to phone
book names or short notes(think of 6510).the radio reception is good,
though i must be very carefull when insert/extract the headphones connector.
also it feels not robust, i always fear to press harder.
Reviewed by Kamal Katiyar from India, Bangalore on
13th May 2004
Switches off by itself occasionally while in use. The customer service
guys reloaded the software, but the problem is still there. Since this
"auto switch off" has been reported by other people also on this webpage,
I guess it is a defect in the model itself. Does any body know if Nokia
is replacing the defective handsets in India??
Reviewed by Pat from Singapore on 9th May 2004
This phone sucks full time!!! sent for servicing for 3 times within
few months of purchase, yet problems persisted. Initially the keypad
starts to flicker, subsequently hang and hang then finally the screen
blackout and come on again repeatedly. vibrator oso stop working...
terribly outrageous product from nokia...i think is made in china.....
Reviewed by Fernando from Philippines on 5th May
After a few months of use, keys 1, 4, 7, 0 sometimes doesn't register
the keypress and backlight flickers. Sucky phone.
Reviewed by Angell from Uk on 4th May 2004
I have had lots of phones before the Nokia 6610 is the best, I love
its games, ringtones and cases even though the attachable camra is rubbish
all in all its is WICKED!! BUY ONE!!!!!!!
Reviewed by hjp from USA on 25th Apr 2004
My phone has a problem, When I try to dial any number it give me 3 fast
beep tone and doesn't make the call. And it is more frequest sometime
it is not consistence. I get 3 bar and full bar when I am near a window
and the problem still stay. Also I won't even receive calls when this
problem occurs the calls just goes to voice mail after the caller here
few rings and I won't hear it at all. Service is from TMobile.
Reviewed by Cameron from Scotland on 20th Apr
I used these reviews when going to buy the nokia 6610, not had any problems
mentioned so far (touch wood), the phone is brilliant, just a shame
it doesent have a camera built in, the radio is brilliant the main reason
i got the phone only thing is you need the headset pluged in to hear
the radio on the loudspeaker, the loudspeaker is brilliant for a phone,
the headset the only problem i see with the phone nokia have designed
it so that conventional headset cannot plug into it you need to buy
a special headset, but dont worry you get one with phone, which is also
handsfree, in all great phone, put a camera in it and put the conventional
headset plug in back and i will buy the next generation 6610, with the
same design though, buttons on phone are good size for a small phone
so keep them that way nokia!
Reviewed by Glenn from UK on 19th Apr 2004
I manage 50 mobile phones for the company I work for, about 50/50 Nokia
6310i/6610. In the last 6 months I have had to return 5 of the 6610's
due to the phone turning itself off for no apparent reason. I have now
refused to accept any further 6610's, they are totally unrelaiable!!!
I am having the phones relaced with 6100's hopefully thay will be more
Reviewed by ab from Australia on 17th Apr 2004
First of all, before I say anything about this phone, I have to say
Ignore most of the comments from other users about things that this
phone can't do because it's pretty obvious that there are a lot of people
who don't even open the user manual before they criticise this phone.
I've heard quite a lot of negative comments about the screen quality
but this is my first colour phone and I've never seen anything better
or worse so I wouldn't worry about it too much...it does what it's supposed
to. The radio is really good and the headset that comes with it is really
comfortable although if you put the phone in your pocket while you're
walking, it's quite easy to knock the headset out. I LOVE the loudspeaker...forget
having to buy special equipment to use your phone while driving...just
buy a magnet set ($10 here..about 4 pounds in the UK) and when a call
comes in, press the left 'soft' key twice and there you can talk and
hear people comfortably, without having to shout. Okay, those are my
favourite things..along with the calendar which has 5 different categories
you can save notes in and has different repeat modes...but over all
I would recommend this phone to just about anyone. It might be a bit
pricey if you only want to make phone calls and nothing else but if
that's all you want to do, then 90% of phones are going to be expensive.
I wrote way more than I meant to..sorry to all of you who managed to
get this far! My point was this is a GOOD PHONE.
Reviewed by Damien from USA on 6th Apr 2004
This phone is OK, and functions well as a phone. Overall, its behind
the times. Here's why: 1.) Headset attachment proprietary and cumbersome.
Its bulky and falls off easily. 2.) Ringtones only 4-note polyphony.
Folks, phones are heading towards PDA/MP3 player status. My next phone
will satisfy these needs. This phone does not. If I'm going to carry
around this brain tumor causing nightmare, it better do everything I
want. 3.) Bad menu system. Its just not very user-friendly. Otherwise,
its a decent phone, nice and small. Seems well built. Don't hold it
up to your head. The effect of RF microwaves on the human body is being
studied: on you.
Reviewed by Gaurav from India on 31st Mar 2004
This phone offers you almost everything that you could possiblly dream
off. The only thing that is not aailable is the Bluetooth(cuz u can
get a camera Attachment). Otherwise, the BEST POSSIBLE PHONE U COULD
EVER ASK FOR ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
Reviewed by Ang PS from Singapore on 31st Mar
I concur with most of the reviews that the 6610 has good features, but
suffers from quality problems. The one that I have has an intermittent
problem. It occurs randomly, but is definitely attributed to the phone.
When it happens, pressing the call answer button will immediately divert
the call to voice mail. Usually a redail by the calling party can be
answered. I have already made three trips to the service centre and
gone for a few days without this phone. Customer care has not returned
my call since yesterday. So it is bye bye Nokia, which is headed the
way of Ericsson. I'm dumping its stocks as well.
Reviewed by Unknown from UAE on 22nd Mar 2004
Absolutely waste of money
Reviewed by naj from uk on 13th Mar 2004
SECOND TIME REVIEWING THIS FONE!!! WANNA SAY AGAIN ITS ABSOLTE BRILL
IVE HAD IT 4 A YEAR LUV IT!!! DONT WANNA CHANGE IT BUT AM GONNA BE UPGRADING
SOON DEFINATELY GONNA CHOSE A NOKIA OR SAMSUNG E700!!! SHUD BYE IT!!!
FABOLOUS!!! 2 THMBS UP!!! BRIL!! LOOKS SEXY!!! GET BOTHERED ALOT BY
PPL FOR ME TO SELL IT 2 THEM!!! ITS A UNIQUE FONE NOT MANY PPL HAV IT
THATS WOT MAKES IT SO SPECIAL
Reviewed by naj from uk on 13th Mar 2004
ive had this fone for the past year and is it top or what??? the features
are same to that of 7210 but the 6610 looks way slick!!! i like all
the nokia 6 series as they all look good. i recomend this fone but now
the newer nokias hav more features so i recomend those now.if u r gonna
get a nokia.... get 6610,6100,7200,7600,6230 or 6220. the 6230 looks
similar to 6610 but has a integrated camera and other stuff!!!! 6610
is top those ov u who find it rubbish must be rubbish themselves!! hahaha!!
so ur blown out!!! wicked fone well top!!! looks top,buttons r top n
so on. A******, 11/10, 101%PHAT
Reviewed by lee harding from england on 12th Mar
Pros: looks gd, decent features, nice looking design, reasonable battery
life (although many people seem to disagree, probably depends how often
you charge it etc), radio cons: cheap case, screen flickers sometimes,
freezes occasionally (especially when playing bounce!) polyphonic ringtones
not as advances as other phones.
Reviewed by cakes from india on 11th Mar 2004
The phone has great aesthetics but does not seem to justify the cost....
it just does what my earlier phone (Sony J6) did.. except that the display
is in colour... the radio reception is pretty bad
Reviewed by gps from USA on 8th Mar 2004
I got this phone for two reasons - great reception and long battery
life! It has everything you would except from a one year old Nokia model
(color screen, organizer, ringtones etc...) including a built in radio
and a useful speakerphone. The screen got flickery after a few months
- but a firmware upgrade took care of that. Some people have complained
about it's lack of built in camera, bluetooth, and inability to have
individualized tones for callers among others but honestly those features
are not important to me. I wish it had a stronger vibrate function,
a reminder for missed calls/messages, and menu shortcuts but that might
be a limitation with Nokia phones in general??? This is my first one
so I can't be sure. The infra red connection allows you to change settings,
upload files and sync with a laptop with no problem - I use this feature
daily for pics, messaging and wap bookmarks as well as "beaming" people
my info. For a phone that I got free with my contract, I really can't
Reviewed by ronik from India on 3rd Mar 2004
I've had this phone for almost 5 months now. It's a beautiful piece
that has everything except a camera. However, I'm not too happy with
its build quality. Last month the complete left column (Buttons 1, 4,
7, *) went completely dead. After getting it repaired there are signs
of the problem re-appearing again. Also the phone shuts off automatically
sometimes, especially when there has been a soft impact (like dropping
it on a pillow). I've upgraded to v5.52(19-09-2003) from v4.47. Hopefull
the phone should work fine now. All said, I still think this is one
of the best phones u can buy, just pray you get a flawless piece.
Reviewed by Stuart from Australia on 2nd Mar 2004
What are you other gis complaining about. I've had a 6610 for 6 months
and it is going a treat. Coming from sagem and ericsson, this nokia
poops all over them. People stop whinging. Only 4096 colours, seriously,
who gives a fat rat's clacka? How many freakin' colours do you want,
it's a phone, not a state of the art plasma tv. Jeez! 6610 is good phone,
end of story.
Reviewed by Jack from UK on 1st Mar 2004
Bought the 6610 as I wanted colour! Stll have a 6310i. White backlight
stupid, WAP quite slow and not as user friendly as 6310i. Presumably,
backlight problem can be solved by changing the cover. It is a beautiful
looking phone but I get the impression no-one at Nokia actually tried
it out because such an irritating liitle niggle is obvious after a few
seconds. Also, the screen is almost impossible to see in anything but
the brightest of lights. All in all the 6310i leaves it standing as
Reviewed by Charlie from Netherlands Antilles on
27th Feb 2004
This is a very ellegant phone with style for the always busy Businessman.
The Radio rocks, specially throug the loudspeaker, java app, SMS, MMS,
what more can anybody Want? Just a camera to make this a total masterpiece.
Reviewed by Vega from India on 27th Feb 2004
Too Gud...Value for Money !!
Reviewed by Wong from Singapore on 26th Feb 2004
Had Nokia’s b4 but this model seems to be a jinks for me anyway.
Now having my 4th set. First one from a dealer had a faulty volume control.
Got it replaced by the dealer but later found out that it was a used
set with a new cover. Went back to Nokia who replaced a new 3rd set
for me. Problem again, volume control was stiff, was fixed by technician
on the spot. Later found out that the radio had sound coming from only
one ear (RH) & when increased volume thru loudspeaker, sound got distorted
& went softer instead. Got another 4th set from Nokia. Everything seems
good except that the radio seems to be very sensitive & tends to produce
‘mono’ sound most of the time rather than ‘stereo’.
Has anyone have a similar problem as I am trying to decide if it is
the phone problem or it’s a problem of the headset not being a
very good antenna as it should? Just encountered the phone switching
off on its own in the middle of the night. It was ON when I went to
bed. Hopefully this is not a recurring problem. Has anyone experience
similar bad problems which went away after a while? Read thru some other
comments this seems to be one problem of the 6610. I am getting a bit
tired replacing 3 phones within 2 weeks. My 6510 did not give me any
problem at all. Regretting a bit for upgrading. If not for the problems
mentioned, found its not a bad phone. The radio sound quality when it
does receive in stereo is commendable. Also the fact that one can download
JAVA programs is not bad.
Reviewed by Sam from England on 1st Feb 2004
This Phone is the best phone i have ever had the key pad is nice and
simple just the way i like it. Best of all i like the idea of the attachable
camera it takes the best photos ever and they look even better when
the are downloaded onto the computer. However i have recently been experiencing
a few problems with it when i get down to £1.50 it will not allow me
to send txt massages to any one it says (number not in use)But over
all this phone is outstanding.
Reviewed by Shaz from DK on 29th Jan 2004
Cant see the reason for bitching about the ringtones, its a phone not
a jukebox, im glad that i can hear its my phone ringing and not some
discoteq going off in my pocket, what do u guys actually start dancing
when a phone with 2000 tones goes of or what? omg
Reviewed by scot from gb on 13th Jan 2004
you want a great phone with all the right features? Get the 6610! it
Reviewed by MartinF from England on 10th Jan 2004
Very very happy with this phone. I had left it a while to upgrade and
moved onto this from a 3330. Love the colour screen, gprs connectivity
and mms. The phone has worked perfectly but as mentioned earlier a snooze
function would have been nice. The calendar is just brilliant and serves
so well as a personal organiser. Also the ability to add numerous numbers
per name is just great :D. Downside (but not important to me) are the
on switch is small, no snooze as mentioned above and c### initial games.
I choose this because I didn't want a camera 7750 (there c### and own
a digi camera anyway), not full into gaming N-gage and the 7210 looks
kack ;). I say buy it.
Reviewed by di from estonia =) on 26th Dec 2003
Well it`s totally cool phone =). It has a good keypad, very good look
and the Jva applets, they rock. The radio is handy too :P. So it`s like
little cheap phone for everybody and if you want you could buy a digital
camera to that too.
Reviewed by Laura from UK on 8th Dec 2003
I've had this phone for 11 months and when it was new I thought it was
fantastic. I still do. Only gripes are that the display is hard to see
in bright daylight. Downloading ringtones from Club Nokia was a nightmare,
the games are c##p and the volume stopped working on it after about
amonth. On the plus side the handsfree feature is brilliant and the
phone is small elegant and has all the features of a business phone
and the fun bits of a leisure phone. HIGHLY RECOMENDED. BUT I am really
bored with the nokias now and after 7 years faithful service I am going
for the Sharp GNX20 or a Samsung P400 just for the change. Nokia are
gonna have to move with the times methinks. Cheers
Reviewed by Kev from US on 25th Nov 2003
iono wht most of u ppl r talkin about, this fone is great. looks wayyyy
better than the 7210. i wanted the 7250, but damn, it looked uuugly...
and im not paying an extra $100 jus 2 get a camera fone. i have mi lil
sony dig-cam 4 that thank u very much. who cares if it flickers? nobody
stares @ the screen like crazy neways. dude, get the n-gage if u want
a game fone. a fone is a fone ppl, dun compare the darn thing 2 a pda,
and those pda fones r HUGE!!! this fone is cool, no real problems ne
of the others mentioned except the flickering. the menu section is ok,
i mean how much in a rush can u b in when using a fone? it serves its
duties well as a fone, good reception and all, ez 2 use 4 those jus
starting with a cell fone, and graphics r pretty good, unlike its's
predecessor the 6100 the reception on this fone is stable. must say
that i am dissapointed wit the power switch tho, the onli REAL tiny
button on the fone. iono, but im used 2 even tineir buttons so these
buttons r fairly ez 4 me 2 use. overall i approve of thise fone, much
better looking than the 6200s and 7200s, and more reliable than the
6100s. great FONE, emphasis on the FONE. hahaha.
Reviewed by alka from india on 24th Nov 2003
Igot the nokia 6610 as a gift about a month ago.Since then i have had
frequent problems.Firstly by mistake my son deleted the games applications
,i dont know how to load new ones.secondly with general profile i dont
get the ringtone but just a flash .also with other profiles i dont get
the ring just flash when someone rings from a landline.I dont know whats
the problem and how to get it corrected .if anyone or nokia people can
help please contact at firstname.lastname@example.org
Reviewed by yamir from india on 16th Nov 2003
love the phone i bought it for the looks. i had a problem with the sound
of ear piece the but after i figured how to increase the volume from
the left side of the phone it was just a perfect match for me. i don't
mind the slow speed and all the other screen defects that are true,
but does not match the looks
Reviewed by NO MORE NOKIA from - on 13th Nov 2003
NO MORE NOKIA. The last one was 6610. Total c--p. Slow menus,24hr battery
life,bad screen resolution,cheap plastic case. Got a new Ericsson T610.
Belive it or not U will be amazed
Reviewed by sjb from UK on 11th Nov 2003
This is a neat little phone let down by a poor display and less than
inspiring software. The display is very slow, too slow to play one of
the bundled games, and the colour reproduction is fairly poor. In standby
mode the time and date are virtually impossible to read with most of
the included wallpapers because the font is so small and the wallpapers
too dark. What's worse though is that the "screen saver" which displays
the time is almost impossible to read because the back of the display
is too dark and there's hardly any contrast - unfortunately, it's not
possible to disable the screen saver entirely either. The menu system
is convoluted with too many key presses required to reach every-day
items. It's also counter-intuitive sometimes where pressing "back" doesn't
actually take you back but, instead, closes the application you were
using. On the plus side, call quality is good, the internal speaker
for "hands free" use is adequate and the ringtones (providing you can
find something not entirely embarassing) are more than loud enough.
If, like me, a mobile phone is just a phone to you then this one is
a good choice - it's not going to set the world alight, but it's competent
enough where it matters. Once it's set up to your liking it does its
job as you'd expect. I'm happy with the 6610, especially since it was
a free upgrade.
Reviewed by mike from usa on 10th Nov 2003
this phone is great just great
Reviewed by Chandana from Sri Lanka on 10th Nov
Why would anyone buy the next generation of Nokias? My love affair with
mobiles started with Alcatel OneThouch 301 nearly 6 years back. Since
then I've had four Alcatel models. I liked them all for their functionality
but due to Alcatel's inferior hardware, three out of the four had died
before their lifespan got spent. So after much of a searching and fair
amount of convincing from my friends this time I decided to go for a
Nokia. I've had used or played around with many Nokias but this is the
first time I truely own a Nokia. The 6610 is a jewel on eys. Nice esthetics.
An ornament to carry around. I ain't realy complaining but was this
the Nokia(Phone) I dreamed of having? Read on.. After nearly a month
of use I am not convinced. I get the feeling this is the last phone
I am gonna use which incarnated as a phone. They all function the phone's
basic job adequate, making calls but nothing else. My all last Alcatels
did, this one does. Being not bias to Alcatel, I still like the way
they've implemented their OS though. I expected a little more from a
Nokia because it's Microsoft in the phone business in many ways. So
what is this Nokia 6610 is lacking? As somewhat a tech savvy person,
for me it's EVERYTHING. Because I use it EVERYDAY, EVERYWHERE. All my
surrounded people seems to be impressed over this 6610 beauty, but I
am not convinced. Software wise Alcatels did almost all what Nokias
do, slightly better. Their OS was more intuitive. Less cumbersome. More
responsive. Reading a 250 memory full SIM with 10 voice tags was a snap.
I always carred 85 full SMS inbox with no dealy at all. Nokia takes
hours. Menus were buried too deep in this 6610. They've had speaker
phones for years with the exception (Forgot, picture messages which
I sometimes missed) of FM Tuner which I ain't use. The phones form factor
is just right with my average size hand. (It is the exact size of my
early Alcatel 501 without the protruding areal) My main reason to go
for a Nokia was it's IR port. It has an IR port then why on erath I
can't truly communicate through IR with my Palm which had been using
an IR port for years? Sending a biz card a gimmick I enjoyed in my childhood.
That don't impress me much. The phone suppose to support JPG, GIF, MIDI
like format but why can't I beam them using the standard Palm's IR?
I expected true communication to my Palm through IR. That is not possible.
Period. Colour screen is quite good for a day today use even with it's
4000 colors it is equally good as my Sony Clie screen for what it does.
Good. Numeric keyboard is owesome. Easy on SMS but less responsive sometimes.
OK. Navigation keys are wierd and really crippled. Less responsive.
Needs some serious work, too small even for a small (kid's) thumb. Combined
keys are not a good idea you always tend to press the wrong one. Specially
the call and hang up keys should be separated, well, we actually don't
need two dedicated buttons. The same key should act like the call and
hang up key like in some Nokia's and Alcatel's. Menus are too deep and
annoying. Why do I have to open things (ring tones, images) like in
a PC? They shoud just start playing when you are at it. Absurd. Call
registry has too many options but lacks the individual call duration.
I see the Missed Call Alert on screen, then why on earth the phone can't
pick up the name for the number from the directory and say I have a
Missed Call form Ruani? Why do I have to dig into the menu to see who'd
called me. I get the Missed Call Alert as a SMS from my ISP when the
phone is either off or out of range, but why the hell the phone can't
pick up the corresponding name form the directory looking at the SMS?
Why I can't set a duration reminder beep periodically to keep track
on my long calls (specially with loved ones) which I tend to always
lose track of? Why it can't show the on going call duration for the
same reason. Why Nokia can't set the menu status(on, activeted) right
in front of Menus? (A tick in front would do the trick) without wasting
too much of my valuable screen landscape. Whereas you can make more
menus visible at a time instead. If handspring can give the world on
Treo 600 with 160x160 pixle palms native screen. Nokia probably can
do better for a phone from the 6610's 128x128 screen. Utter waste of
pixels. Why not customizable font sizes (smaller), more information
at once like some Nokias since my eye are still in good shape? Afraid
of change? Why four way navigation? Why it doesn't have the fifth selection
status? Whereas the rest of the world has accepted the five way navigation
was the success story of the mankind or so to speak. My Alcatel had
a 5 way dial for years. Palm, Pocket PCs and later even Sony Ericssons
came with it. (Hay no matter what, my next phone will be Handspring
Treo 600 or a Pocket PC clone with that 5 way navigator for that simple
reason.) So how you gonna convince me to go for another Nokia, say when
this is gonna die on me? This isn't a hardy piece of hardware either,
just like the Alcatels. They all die after a couple of free falls to
the ground. Ain't phones are most of the time hand carried by the users
and tend to lose the grip on them time to time? Poor assumption. So
where all there takes me to the next round? I mean can I be stisfied
with a crippled phone originated phone like this anymore? Would you
think your 6600 series with Opera browser would impress me enough without
you improving the way things behave at your OS level to the hardware
esthetics? Will you think that I'll adopt Symbian? It is simply not
ready for the prime time. I would rather go for a Pocket PC smartphone
than buggy not compatible Symbian OS device, If I am to give up my much
loved SONY Clie. Sony Ericssons P900 looks impressive but Palm and Pocket
PC devices are years ahead. I know what happened to the T68i, I almost
brought one, thank god I didn't burnt my hands a year back when I got
crazy over it having seen the mammoth freature list. Not a single unit
that I knew lived up to it's promises. I never heard Sony Ericsson ever
anounced upgrading it's firmware either. Period. So I still feel you
add little more tweaks to this 6610 OS it'll be a remarkable phone oriented
phone . So I think 40 series OS Nokias will stand a better chance than
Symbian OS devices. It least within the average SMS user generation.
It seems you most phone companies simply don't get it. A taste from
both world looks impressive but it gives a bad taste in mouth. At least
for now. Since nobody got it right unless Handspring that I know of
the Treo 600. Microsoft would eventually. So if you don't wanna me to
buy another Nokia (A phone oriented phone) that's fine with me. I brought
four Alcatels before I let it lose and gave it up. But I feel like getting
rid of this Nokia 6610 beauty even before I am gonna leave the first
scratch on it's screen. I really wanna love my new 6610, but I couldn't.
Nokia, a big name, a nice piece of hardware and a truely a phone oriented
software system but badly implemented. No I am not impressed with 6610.
It's been long time for you to get things perfected. A nice blend from
hardware end to the OS end. You didn't, yet. So, People will choose.
I will decide. I will rather live with a PDA incarnated phone than a
phone originated phone which tries to be a PDA but yet still can't communicate
gracefully either with my PC or the Plam. Viola! At least I am happy
to be at the consumers' end. I've gotta choice. I've gotta freedom to
choose. I will choose. Regards, Chandana
Reviewed by Rohit from India on 8th Nov 2003
Look's can kill in this case..
Reviewed by Saeed from Pakistan on 6th Nov 2003
I have been using this cell for last 5 months. Believe me, this is the
best mobile set available in market, its slim, has color display, wallpapers,
Calender, GPRS, Radio, MMS, good resolution 4096 colors. Nokia 6610
, like other nokia mobiles, is user friendly. The only missing things
are digital cam. I have seen Sony Ericsson T-300 & mobiles from other
brands but its the BEST!!!!!!!!!!!, Buy it.
Reviewed by Tom from UK on 28th Oct 2003
A fantastic phone discvovered by chance! I needed a replacement phone
and ended up switching to this phone permanently! Its got a whole load
of great features, including the FM Stereo Radio which I use probably
more than any other feature on the long boring journy's to school. The
colour screen really livens up the phone and allows you to put whatever
pictures you want on the phone. The games are nothing to shout about,
but anyway, these are more something to do in a spare moment! This phone
must have a brilliant aerial on it, as I can now get full signal where
before I could only get 1 or 2 bars. It has a very friendly user interface
and it is easy to make both voice calls and to compose texts, with plenty
of space to store unsent messages. The screen flicker is, I fell a minor
problem, as it is only occasionally, and is a very quick flicker, so
the screen is still perfectly visable. A BRILLIANT PHONE!!
Reviewed by Husky from Singapore on 25th Oct 2003
Was attracted to the phone's appearance and specs. Had all the function
I needed. Also comes with a radio... Great I thought until I actually
bought one. In less than one month, the keypad became unresponsive.
Two months later, the phone started falling asleep... The screen turns
blank every now and then. After three servicings, the problems still
persist... Screwed up!
Reviewed by Stu from England on 21st Oct 2003
I was Always told to start a report on a good note, so. The nokia 6610
i am very pleased with, had it for approx 4 months now and i have to
agree with everyone here, its a sexy looking phone! I will say that
all the functions on the phone are good e.g. Calendar. But i also have
to agree with some of the faults listed in the other reviews. Yes, the
keypad does flicker sometimes but does it matter? answer: NO, I use
the phone in the day at work so the lights behind the keypad are invisible
anyway, and at night i'm usually too drunk to even care. Power button
is too small, but all your doing is turning the phone off so should
that matter anyway? Answer: You decide for yourself, its a case of pressing
it in with the tip of your finger or your nail. Camera could be a bit
better, takes resonable pics during the day in the light, but in as
dull room, the pics either come out completely black or the object you
took a shot of appears a dark red. I would recommend the Samsung v200
for the camera. I have had a few nokias before this 1 and i find that
the nokia collects a lot of dirt within the phone and on the screen,
so you do have to clean it, but again, does that matter? Answer: Not
really, you give it a quick clean then its done for another few weeks.
I would comment on the java games, but i cant, coz i'm with Orange network
whenever i use wap to download anything, it download untill approx 6
mins and then the wap cuts off and leaves me with no game, background,
ringtone etc and charges me for the duration of time spent on there.
Dunno if this is a nokia prob, i doubt it, ill just have to phone orange.
Bit dissapointed about the screensaver, its unchangable so your stuff
with the time being displayed. Cant think of anything else, so i'm off
now to watch Eastenders :-) Hope this review was a good 1 and helped
you with your choice of whether to buy the phone of not. I would recommend
the phone to anyone, but i would also say to look around aswell, try
them out in a shop first. chao!
Reviewed by Navin from India on 19th Oct 2003
The Nokia 6610 is a good phone with plenty of features at a reasonable
price. One problem though troubles me a lot. The entire keypad light
flickers most of the time. The dealer says it's a problem with all the
6610's. Another thing is I found the processor speed to be too slow.
The games I downloaded are no fun to play 'cause the screen flickers.
I'm planning to upgrade to 7250i
Reviewed by Benjamin from USA on 19th Oct 2003
This phone flat out sucks! I am on my second one now and I bought my
first one on 6-28-03. And the 3rd one is on its way! On my first phone
the screen was all black and had a white line across it and totally
stopped working, wouldnt turn on or do anything! t-mobile took it back
and sent me a new one. well that one is now doing the same thing except
for it turns on then off and wont stay on! when I was in the t-zones
it would just sometimes turn the screen black and go back to the begining
losing where I was at! This phone is a royal piece of junk I dont recommend
it to anyone. email@example.com please mail me if you have
had this problem with the phone shutting off while browsing!
Reviewed by Russ from UK on 18th Oct 2003
Within seconds of seeing someone using a 6610, I knew that this model
was my next phone. I'm not alone: others have commented on its stunning
understated looks. I've owned this phone for as long as my old 3510i
[see my review], and I am extremely happy with the 6610, unlike the
3510i (now sold). The 6610 is small, lightweight, ergonomic, has a great
feature-set (too much to list here) and is very customisable. I use
the GPRS function and radio every day on my daily commute, and neither
draws from the excellent battery life. Whoever at Nokia thought of the
option of putting the radio through the extremely adequate handsfree
speaker should be given a raise immediately! Very handy. Of course,
it is not without some problems: the keypad and screen flicker occasionally,
which personally doesn't bother me much. They all do this. Not sure
whether this is firmware or hardware yet. On a couple of occasions some
of the keys stopped working temporarily. Again, not sure of the cause
of this: a little worrying, so I will keep an eye on it. The radio needs
a GOOD signal to keep the stereo subcarrier. Not a big deal: I think
this is partially due to the short length of the headset cable. The
on-board memory is small, but will suit minimalists (only store what
you need). Aside from the comprehensive feature-set, the 6610 just looks
'right'; Nokia seemed to have mercifully veered away from their avant-garde
design period [2001-2002] with this phone. The in-box black facia does
nothing for it, however (perhaps this safe choice is to appeal to its
target business user). Seek out a genuine silver facia for maximum 'wow'
factor. The 6610 is a classic and highly recommended.
Reviewed by Mel from Australia on 13th Oct 2003
I luv my N6610. Although i'm addicted to upgrading each chance i get,
I have had Motorola 3330, N6510, N8250, Motorla V3688, N5110. Maybe
go 3G once the telephone companies have worked a small VGA camera mobile
phone. Oh each model of phone has it's pros and cons. And if mobile
can be updated like our PC that would be great but it is a mobile. Let's
focus on 6610. The ugly side of my luv 1. * Headset is bad, at times
it would loosen leaving me with no radio signal and get distorted sound
when doing voice calls. * Colours in wallpapers that's pink or orange
tend to turn into red. Why? I duno. I've tried changing brighness. *
No alarm ringtone customising compared to siemens or motorola. If only
nokia remembers we hate waking up to annoying ringing sounds of BELLS!
* The calculator should have been left outside rather sticking with
EXTRAS menu. * Games cannot be saved under GAME menu but instead Application
menu. but i guess this remians the same with all new Nokias, same platform
same stuff ups. The glory of mu luv 1. * Light weight campion with okay
screen size, easy going on the sms, loud mouth at times when testing
out new polyphonic tones, and 80% adpatable to customisation. * Yours
truly a simple menu system. * Calendar is decent and easy to move around
up or down to each month. Great for birthdays and party planning. *
Easy name search and need not go into NAME menu, can be done on list.
Just punch in a letter save you the hassle of scrolling up and down
on a 300 list of names. Purchase on what lifestyle you lead not by what
is new and fashionable. You people are smarter than that, no sheep no
Reviewed by Paul from Warrington - England on
8th Oct 2003
FORS: Great Cool Looker Head Turner on the Ringtones (the do-mi-so is
reaaally cool but has an air of sophistication) Great Colour tones Fab
and Easy / Quick keypad Easy Menus Fab radio Absolutely great handsfree
speaker - I can use this in the car without additional speakers and
amplifiers, and the sound is really clear - this is a real money saver
from all the handsfree gadgets that you normally have to buy!! AGAINSTS
The screen flickers sometimes on games - but you know what - if I wanted
a proper gamepad, i would buy a gameboy or something. I bought the phone
for a Cooool phone. The games are a fill-in past-time on the toilet
at work, and nothing more. ALL IN ALL FAB PHONE - BUY IT!!!
Reviewed by Wayne from England on 7th Oct 2003
I have had the 6610 for nearly 9 months now and it probably the best
Nokia I have had to date... That's not saying much as I had a 5510!
:-( That aside all the features are great. Nice bright screen. Ringtones
can be a bit quiet sometimes, but that's probably because I'm going
deaf. The only 1 fault I have found is that the phone can sometimes
switch itself off when navigating the Messaging menus. Other than that
I would recommend it to anyone. After all it's a 7210 in a nicer case!
Reviewed by Nick from Australia on 6th Oct 2003
What is so good about Nokia??? I just don't understand. 4096 display,
4 polyphonic ringtones (MIDI formats)thats right FOUR! compared to other
brands creating 40 polyphonic ringtones..(This is talking about the
sound quality not how many polyphonic ringtones are included...) and
slow interface.. Do you still think its worth getting when you could
pay the same price for something better? Something WITH 65,000 color
display, 40 chord polyphonic sound quality and EVERYTHING else this
Reviewed by Nick firstname.lastname@example.org from UK on
3rd Oct 2003
PLEASE EMAIL ME WITH INFO I'm 15 and wanting a new phone in the budget
of £100 - £200 for an xmas pressie, but I want to know if this phone
is up to the task of ringtones, java games, and sending and recieving
MMS. Is the WAP fast? Is this phone better or worse than the 7250 or
7250i? I have been using a 3310 for a while now and its CR#P... lol.
This is my first colour phone with poly's so any help would be appriecated.
If anyone wants to help im after a Nokia handset in the range of £100-£200
with colour, poly's, downloadable java stuff, etc etc. (dont really
like the keypad of 7210) IS THIS PHONE UP TO THE JOB????? cheers Nick
Reviewed by YJ from New Zealand on 20th Sep 2003
This is a great phone overall, and at the current market price, a good
deal. However, there are some problems that potential buyers should
know about; the screen does flicker when playing games, however only
when you do not charge the phone up fully! i have 2 friends with the
same phone and they all found this to be true. secondly 4096 colours
is good enough for most users, but doesn't look all that stunning when
compared beside the recent samsung handsets. thirdly, yes the screen
isn't bright enough initially, but will be when you turn the brightness
up. the cover fits well, some people must have bought theire handsets
from dodgy underground shops to have creaky handset covers. the camera
is cr#p and is not worth buying, instead an alternative is to use your
own digital camera to take pics and transfer them via data cable or
IR. this will result in very crisp images that you can be proud to show
off with. battery life, good. looks, personally i love it, and i love
the white light with silver keypad, looks great. sound, awesome, this
phone has over 40 tones, and those people that don't know how to use
the software will not know how to exploit its sound properties. i suggest,
read the manual. all in all, a great buy.
Reviewed by ken from philippines on 12th Sep 2003
it is actually good but there are some problems i have encountered with
the phone. One thing is the "defective" backlight of the keypads which
turns on and off repeatedly whenever one presses any key. It is annoying
and i think nokia has to look into that "problem". Another is the limited
memory; it has less than 1MB of memory. I would like to suggest that
it should have at least 2MB. Last problem yet i have encountered is
that it could not play one polytone i downloaded (it said can't open
file). Besides those, i find it very easy to use.
Reviewed by James from United Kingdom on 6th Sep
Had phone for a few weeks now. Generally found it very good. Good battery
life, fast charging, clear display and easy menus. But who put a white
backlight on silver keys? !! In average ambient light the contrast is
removed between the keys and the legends and I can't see what letters
are on each key! Need an option to kill the keypad backlight. Found
wallpaper rather useless... it hides the screen information (which is
in black text) and renders the signal & battery bars indistinct. Overall,
a good phone. Needs a few changes to make it excellent!
Reviewed by Coldwater from USA on 5th Sep 2003
There is a lot about this phone that is so useful. I wasnt sure about
having all the buttons, (when your used to a 3390 theres only one action
button), but they have been very nice to have. I did a lot of research
to buy a new phone and that is why i bought the 6610. I love it. Texting
is so much easier. Using the calander is so convenient. I loved the
idea of the calander in the 3390 but it was so deep into the phones
programing that i never wanted to use it. On the 6610 it is so easy
to navigate to where you want to go. I did have the problem that everyone
complains about, the power button is so small and it has to be pushed
in so far. I placed a piece of small plastic that I cut out of see thru
packaging that you see aroung toys and such and placed it between the
exterior button and the actual button on the circuit board. Now my power
button works like a charm. The loud speaker is awsome. I love useing
my phone while on the computer or in the car. Being able to access the
phone via IRDA with my computer is wonderful. This phone rocks.
Reviewed by Jacques from South Africa on 3rd Sep
I think all the problems mentioned in some other reviews here is because
of a "dud handset". This happens, even with auto's like Landrover! Overall
the NOKIA 6610 is a excellent phone - I have owned various phones which
includes lots of different makes & models. The only phone I would rather
buy is a NOKIA with a digital camera built-in, but after seeing the
quality on these cams, I decided to keep my 6610 rather and use my professional
Sony for photos. Phones are made for calling not taking photos anyway!
This phone has it all - if you are in business, this phone is for you!
If you want hip & savvy like teenagers, get the 7210. I think this is
the best phone made by NOKIA yet, and intend to keep it. A MUST BUY!
Reviewed by Max Power from UK on 30th Aug 2003
What a phone! I upgraded fron the 6510 (which was nice) and I love the
improvements. The colour screen is spot on, the poly tones turn heads
and the radio is 100% better. The battery is long lasting and the recharge
time through mains power is low. The weight and build make the phone
feel of quality build and not like a childs toy (8310). I think this
is one of the best phone nokia has produced. Get it....
Reviewed by Mark Leonard from UK on 29th Aug 2003
Reviewed by Thanh from hailand on 27th Aug 2003
Hi there :) I got the 6610 now almost 5 months, and i have to say that
i never had a better phone! I "upgraded" from a 6510, because i really
wanted a colour screen phone, and this one was offered second hand,
only a few weeks old, with the full warranty still. I discovered so
far only ONE bug, which is software related (version 4.18 on mine, 4.74
has it solved, but i won't bother....) which is when a phonebook entry
is put into a caller group, and that group assigned a ringtone other
than "default", if the person now calls me, the backlights won't come
on, leaving me in darkness who is calling at night. Besides that, i
never had a single problem with the phone, it never hung or crashed,
only twice resetted in a situation where it tried to hand over from
it's home network (DPC 1800) to the national roaming partner (AIS 900)
and losing signal for a while. Seems like searching for two networks
at one time forces the phone to reset. Also the first battery gave up
after it was only two months used, i got a new one on warranty. Excellent!
The screen is of a good quality, i did not experience any flickering
ore lines or whatever, not even when playing games, which i do sometimes.
I love the Nokia-typical menu which is simply foolproof, and the phone's
ability to store downloaded ringtones, wallpapers and even games. The
in-build radio receives crystal clear and strong, the voice quality
(although i use it in half rate to save battery - i am a HEAVY user!)
is superb. I get usually 3-4 days usage with being more than 1,5 hours
on the phone accumulated per day, plus the odd game inbetween. Also
the speakerphone feature is of outstanding quality and very loud. About
the colours, heck, it's a phone, how many colours do you NEED???? 4096
are enough, it shows every picture nice and clear. Also the ringtones,
it is hard to find good ones (i mean, nice sounding melody and LOUD!)
but once you got one, you won't notice that there are only four notes
available at a time. Heck, Samsung offers 40 but i can't hear it when
it is in my pocket! I prefer he Nokia way. The Keypad has never "squeeked"
as long as i got this phone, and i thumb quite some SMS's each day.
The keys are big and have a nice feel. The phone itself is not too big
and not too small, just right. If only there could be a bigger memory
in it! The 6610 with the memory of a 3650 - that would be IT. My boyfriend
uses a 7250 with it's 5 MB, so it IS possible. Anyway, i recommend this
phone for everyone. I am currently waiting for the all-new 6585 which
is the CDMA-version of the 6610, same look and feel, but some different
features, and of course CDMA, because i want to change from GSM to CDMA
and i want to keep my 6610.... so it's got to be the 6585 :) Kind regards....
Reviewed by Sam B from UL on 24th Aug 2003
I have recently bought this phone, and it is brilliant! It looks great
and has loads of useful and powerful features. However there are some
little points (but nothing to worry about, I'm just being picky):The
menu NAV key is a bit "clicky", but thats no real problem at all, and
the on/off button is a bit too small, and you cant change screensavers,
but other than that what a great phone!!!
Reviewed by Mark C. from Australia on 18th Aug
I have Nokia 6610 only short time. First of all read manual and get
more info from Web site. Good mobile, Radio should work w/out headset!!!
Easy setup with infra connection, check your laptop or ask your computer
guy for infrared interface (desktop PC). Works well 1.152Mbps. Good
value for money.
Reviewed by Gabriel from Costa Rica on 13th Aug
I am really impressed by this phone. i always thought that 4096 colours
looked very cheap because i had seen a Motorola phone with those colours
(awful for my taste), but when i actually downloaded some wallpapers
and looked at them, i changed my mind completely. excellent resolution!!!
ringtones have only 4 instruments, which is really sad because Nokia
is the biggest mobile phone maker in the world, and being so it should
have the latest technology loaded on its handsets. but since i really
dont care much about ringtones, this is not an issue for me. the radio
is good, but unfortunatelly you have to attach the headset to make it
work, otherwise you cannot start it. but then again, i use my like to
walkman instead. the menues are really good. they are really easy to
use, everything is organised neatly. the buttons dont creak as other
people say; they sound like normal buttons do. i like the infrared connection.
it works very smoothly and nice. i can send contact information or calendar
notes, but unfortunatelly not images or ringtones. GPRS, according to
my friends, works excellently, but since i have never used it, i cant
really tell you from my own experience. the only problem i have is that
i cannot keep my operator logo on. the phone seems to take it off and
put it back at will. it does it by itself. and also, the phone turns
itself off for no reason. i probably need a sorftware upgrade to fix
it. the bottom line is that i love this phone, and i am sticking with
it. it does have some things that make it not perfect, but i can leave
with them (except for that turning off and on thing). i recommend it
Reviewed by vincenz from ireland on 11th Aug 2003
this si getting worse. keys not working well, therefore writing sms
r reminders. what i cant understand is where is that scandinavian quality
that i've come to expect..?? 2nd handset and they want to upgrade software-its
only 2 weeks old...I dont trust my phone to work well or effectively
so where does that leave u when u cant trust your mobile?! I would prefer
to have my money back. Is quality too much to expect-where are the consumer
Reviewed by Matt Hugo from England on 9th Aug
Well what a crackin' phone. This is my first colour screen phone and
im glad I continued to use Nokia. I have always liked Nokia phones and
after having the 8310 for over a year its usefullness was running out
in relation to games, GRPS, MMS etc so an upgrade was needed. I had
looked at some of the Panasonic and Sharp phones for the inbuilt camera
and excellent screen, but I decided to stick with what was within my
budget and opt with the 6610. I have only had the phone for 3 days and
while there are one or two little niggles over-all Nokia have continued
their excellant run in relation to availability on one phone. The main
problems (being picky here) are; a rather annoying sqeeky menu selector
button, however after 3 days of use it isn't as bad as what it was,
the on button its too small and hidden within the top of the phone if
you have large fingers or no finger nails you could be struggling to
turn on the phone, lack of ability to have screensavers on the phone
even though it can do pretty much everthing else. I have seen comments
about the phone casing, to be honest there is nothing wrong with mine
and unless you are intending on playing football with your phone the
case is as solid if not more-so than the 8310 to start with (and others).
The colour screen is excellent I haven't got the attached camera so
can't comment there, but for the size and how light the phone is the
screen is extremely acceptable. This phone is certainly for the more
active user in relation to all its features. If your wanting a phone
just for the screen and a camera (pointless idea in my opinion) then
this isn't the phone for you. However if you have used Nokia before
you will certainly not be dissapointed, it is excellent for the business
user again because of all the added extra's like calander, to-do list
etc. Overall an excellent phone.
Reviewed by Kshitij from India on 1st Aug 2003
I have this cell for now 4 months and things are working fine. I am
not sure which OS it is using but there no problems as such. The Screen
is excellent and menus are very user friendly. As a techki i tweaked
around with some fuctions and it handle really well. The radio in india/
bombay works well, but fails to give steady sterio output :( I recently
had one problem, the vibrator stops working when i set an alarm. I need
to restart the cell to get it back. If anyone can help me please tell
me how should i upgade the software for this cell. you can mail me at
email@example.com Over all I liked this phone. 7.5/10
Reviewed by vincezt from ireland on 31st Jul 2003
Very disappointed with the fact that it cant do the simple things right.
Snooze button is intermittent and faulty, have no idea why, and the
replacement(after 2weeks) is the same as. have to return to blank screen
to lock keypad, cant do it from the menu u have just used. Reminders,
calendar notes etc useful, but its a pity they dont have snooze button,
like 3330 had. The camera is a waste of money.Pics are pretty cr#p unless
they r one colour, or very close up and u can manually count the pixels.
I thought 3330 was bad at first but this one takes the mick. Its slow
to react to commands, but so was previous 3330. Give me the 5110 brick
back. Nokia have robbed me, and strangely enough i cant find anywhere
to complain to nokia themselves... 'New' phones like this ruin my appetite.
Reviewed by Praneet from India on 28th Jul 2003
well,i've had this fone for 4 weeks now,and u noe wat i luv it.its the
best triband nokia fone availabe in india.ya there are problems like
there are problems like the light of the fone just goes of for a split
of a second.at first the buttons were a little creaky , but after use
it got alright.and the best part is that,it has the widest range of
games available.i recommend u these games(dragon island ,prince of persia)dats
all from me.
Reviewed by norman from Philippines on 28th Jul
After giving my wife a N3650, I've decided its time to move up from
my old N6210 to an MMS capable phone. After budget and technical requirements,
I've narrowed down my choices to 5100, 7210, or 6610. 5100 is still
scarce here at RP and is more expensive. I don't like 7210's keypad
so Im stuck with 6610. Sound quality is better than N3650 or any or
my previous phones. You can clearly talk and listen both via headset,
via loudspeaker, or simply via handset. The screen isn't as accomodating
as 3650 but at least there is no more screen flicker as complained by
other 6610 users. Probably an OS issue. Mine is 4.74. Its passive matrix
but it does the job for standard GSM phone usage (messages, phonebook,
navigation, calendar, games). If only it has scaleable fonts for browsing.
Polyphonic ringing tones sounds much clearer than 3650. However, most
of the MIDIs I can play via 3650 hardly works at 6610. Navigating Nokia
Sound coverter, I figured its because 6610 only has 4 channels. Its
a shame. 4 channel output is hardly a minimum in MIDI playback. Anyway,
another problem is the radio. When the signal is powerful enough, its
crystal FM Stereo. The problem is its poor stereo reception capability.
A minor change in location and it can only play mono. Another issue
is the inability to receive ring tones and images via IR. I just hope
they can overcome it via future software upgrade. So I can simply beam
images from 3650 to my 6610 whenever required. Its made of cheap(?)
plastic compared to 8850 but on a standard gray case with silver keys,
it looks elegant enough compared to similary priced phones. A minor
issue is the keypad's noticeable cracking noise when you're in a silent
environment. Other shortcomings such as lack of bluetooth and minimal
725KB of memory are well documented so I can't complain about it. I
guess its why its much cheaper. Overall, its a great phone. When you're
commuting 5 to 6 hours a day, 5 days a week, the nokia 6610 is a good
phone to carry around. Not too technically loaded, but with the right
size, a good list of features for its "workable price tag", and of course,
a very nice user interface.
Reviewed by Dean Woodyatt from UK on 25th Jul
I never really liked nokias before this phone, I always went for something
different, I like the styling of this nokia, I upgraded from my 8210
to this, so size was practically the same ansyway. the things that interested
me were - the radio, which sounds great, crystal clear thru the headphones,
but not so good in poor signal areas - the polyphonic ringtones, the
phone has a passive sounder on the rear that really helps the bass response,
the ringtones sounded great, until I heared a samsung A800 go, now I
think they're average, loud, but can be distorted and unpleasant. -
the colour screen, OK, but thats it, I've seen a fair few other phones
on the go, the screan on this smears badly, flickers too, some games
are totally unplayable due to the smudging on the screen. comparing
the screen to other phones, for games, i'd say it gets a 3/10, text,
etc is pretty good, 8/10, a lot of the pther phones are visibly blocky,
this one is quite smooth and clear - the games available, this phone
has 100's of games available for it, fantastic, 10/10, more than any
other phone - the wap access, really fast, impressivley so on GRPS,
BUT, you can't scale the fonts!, for text messages, you can have a really
small font so you can display a WHOLE message on screen at one time.
the WAP on this phone uses HUGE characters, meaning that most sites
have the data split accross a large number of pages, you get bored trying
to navigate thru sites, no excuses nokia, the A800 can scale the fonts,
so could my SL45i, and a couple of others showed way more info than
the 6610 does overall, the phone is average, thats all. I got one cheap,
so I'm happy, but it wont be long before i'll be upgrading to something
better out of 10, it gets a 7, and thats only because everyone is writing
software for it, something I love playing with!
Reviewed by Yowa from SCG on 22nd Jul 2003
Well, first I had 6610 and there was the well known problem of the flickering
screen, also I was not satisfied with signal reception (old 6110, ericsson
R310s, 6310i, T68i has much better) but probably it is thanks to modern
technology of low radiation. I just wonder when will NOKIA find recurrent
alarm and personal alarm rings? Then I replaced it for 5100 and generaly
speaking 5100 is excelent phone, but the buttons (specially 4 way scroll
and soft key in combination with YES and NO are painful spot (Why NOKIA
has placed rubber? - 5210 has much better keys). Not surprisenly the
signal reception on 5100 was the same as on 6610, but 5100 need some
extra time to find home network. Then I decide "that was that" and go
again for the new 6610. I think that 6610 is great phone no matter to
some lack of functions (Recurrent alarm, personal alarm ring and - Why
not? - automatic power ON/OFF like BENEFON and PANASONIC has). Any way,
I give five stars to this phone and I must ad mit, SMS writing is just
beautiful, fast precise and small font selection allow to you to see
whole message on screen. I advise anyone who wants to bue 6610 to do
it, just watch for the bad (not original) softwares. If you bue one
with bad software (recognizing by enormous list of languages) the phone
wont work nice very long.
Reviewed by Morrigan from Australia on 22nd Jul
I bought a Nokia 6610 outright. A friend of mine has one, and he had
all the problems mentioned in everyone's reviews here. However, mine
doesn't - it's obviously much newer. Software v 4.74, manufactured on
14/4. These problems have not surfaced at all, and I have had absoloutely
zero problems with it. It's PERFECT! The best phone I have ever owned!
Reviewed by Rowan from The Land Down Under on
20th Jul 2003
This phone was frustrating. The buttons never work 100% and within the
first month i needed to get all new software (i recommend you do too)
because the screen flickered and it wouldn't vibrate. With the new software
the phone is otherwise a dream. I've decked mine out with the best java
games (i recommend you download the racing game 'speed devils' by Gameloft
2003) The 6610 is the better than a gameboy. You can download polyphonic
tones and colour wallpapers (i have a large Christina Aguillera collection).
Shame there is only a limited amount of hardrive though. This is the
best phone ever just UPGRADE THE SOFTWARE FIRST!!!
Reviewed by Flavor from Kenya on 15th Jul 2003
Nothing like this *****!! This is the phone of the millenium! Light
user friendly and absolutely sexy and chic! This is a recommended buy
and extremely good value for money. Go NOKIA!!!
Reviewed by Scott from Australia on 14th Jul 2003
Had this phone for about 4 weeks. Like other people reviews i have found
that: switches off for no reason, can't charge (when you plug charger
in phone switch's off), doesn't ring/vibrate on incoming calls (have
to switch off and on again) freezes up (have to pull battery out) screen
Reviewed by deman from philippines on 5th Jul
Had been shopping around for colored polyphonic phone before i decided
to have 6610 as i'm very impressed with its over-all package. Loved
the phone for the first few days until a VERY ANNOYING problem surfaced
- THE SCREEN WOULD START FLICKERING few seconds after navigating the
menus or playing the games! Will a software upgrade eliminate this?
Need some help here. Thanks a lot!
Reviewed by - from Denmark on 2nd Jul 2003
I shopped for ages, before choosing the 6610. So far I am impressed
with it. Very easy to use and is a real eye opener. Do not buy the camera
for it, it is the worst on the market, it never takes what you aim at.
The quality is appalling. It is a real shame, since I was looking forwards
to playing around with it. Does it have MS software on it, because sometimes
it decides it wants to reboot. LOL. An update should fix that. But otherwise
the 6610 is a delightful phone.
Reviewed by malc from UK on 27th Jun 2003
Rubbish...had this phone 3 weeks. The Operating system keeps crashing.
Loads of problems. Incoming calls don't ring or vibrate. All buttons
freeze up. Battery been on charge all night, then says it not charged.
Switch it off then back on and works fine. Takes for ever to turn off
then on again, quickest way is to remove battery. Taking it back tomorrow
Reviewed by Dave from UK on 26th Jun 2003
I really don't want to hate this phone, I want to love it, I got it
out of the box and was impressed, it looks cool and sounded good and
I thought the colour screen was fantastic...I just wish I had shopped
around. The polyphonic tones are only 4 channel which means they are
basic, better than mono tones but nowhere near good enough and the colour
screen is very low res compared to other colour screen phones...Nokia
should have the same screens in all their phones, maybe slightly higher
in these models as they support cameras and MMS. That I could live with
but what I can't live with and the reason I am getting rid of this phone
is that it constantly switches off or loses the sim or the network,
I have had 3 repairs and various software upgrades but still it's the
same...it feels rushed and I'm a bit disappointed, I'm ending my 4 year
association with Nokia because of this and have just bought the excellent
and amazing Panasonic GD-87...I wanted to love this phone bu t unfortunately
it's a poor show by Nokia, mass produced, rushed and cheap, get the
Reviewed by Vasilen Lazarov from Bulgaria on 24th
I have this phone from 3 weeks and I'm very happy because I choose NOKIA.
THIS IS THE BEST PHONE I HAVE EVER SEEN!
Reviewed by - from - on 20th Jun 2003
this phone is the best, i recomend anyone thinking about gettin a new
phone must get this!!! its gr8. the only problem i have with this is
that somtimes the wallpapers dissapears, and the 4 key scroll buttom
creeks a little, but overall its the best nokia phone going.
Reviewed by Dave from Australia on 11th Jun 2003
A potentially great phone - but consistent problems with not being able
to answer calls, not being able to scroll down in menus (only up), and
other key-related problems. The only solution offered by Nokia Australia
was to replace the phone (I already have, and the second one was even
worse) or send it to Sydney and have a software download (I don't live
in Sydney. One for consumer affairs, in my view.
Reviewed by Saneet Singh from India on 28th May
This phone is an absolutely ravishing phone. It has all the ingredients
to be a very successful phone.But as compared to Nokia 6100,the Nokia
6610 is quite large.That's why it deserves 1 star less than what I would
have given to Nokia 6100. Its color screen is magnificient.This phone
along with its FM Radio has a lot of features to work with.It's slightly
similar to the Nokia 7250 but some problems in the beginning.
Reviewed by Ongarj from Thailand on 9th May 2003
Great light, small phone with all features than the more expensive 6100.
With radio which 6100 lacks, it is certainly of more value. I am taking
a star away due to the less than perfect colors and clarity of the display.
If you want to know what I mean, compare it to the Nokia 5100. After
seeing the difference, I always feel a little disappointed when seeing
the display of the 6610/6100. Overall a great phonw with a good look.
Reviewed by - from - on 2nd May 2003
Excellent phone, best of all nokia's. Looks similar in functions with
7210, but is a much better phone. Polyphonic rings are amazing
Reviewed by Denis from Thailand on 1st May 2003
I think this is the best phone among several fashion phones lauched
right now. I recommended!
Reviewed by Tom G from Australia on 18th Apr 2003
I don't actually own a 6610, but a few of my friends do. When I first
picked up the phone I was amazed about how light it was, plus the colour
screen was great. I then scrolled through the phone and thought it was
full of accesories, mms, download almost everything, poly ringtones,
cool background pictures, love it. The only thing I dont like about
it is the poly ringtones only have four notes, otherwise THIS IS A GREAT
Reviewed by Brendan from Australia on 15th Apr
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Had it for about 3 months now, had some slight problems at first, a
free software upgrade soon fixed that, absolutely gorgeous phone (Looks
ok in pictures on the net, but damn sexy in real life) Color screen
is really good, polyphonic ring tones are good aswell, very easy and
sexy menu navigation. Definetly an impressive phone... my dad and brother
just brought one for themselves after using mine a bit, and of the 3
we have had no problems, besides mine requiring a software upgrade.
Definetly Recommended... without hesitation.