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Nokia 6610 review

 Review: July 2003  
 

Rating: 3 stars

In a nutshell: 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.



 

Review

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.

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Reviewed by Aakash from Bangladesh on 29th Sep 2015
One of the best devices that ever existed ... The best for its time ...
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Reviewed by N RAJU from INDIA on 13th Nov 2013
IT IS CUTE, AND HANDY, LESS EWIGHT, NO HIGH FI,
IT IS USER FRONTLY, SIMPLY I LIKE IT,
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Reviewed by rajeev from india on 16th Mar 2012
i like this phone very much in my opinion nokia company will relaunch this phone.
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Reviewed by Julana from UK on 12th Aug 2009
I have been using Nokia 6610 for 6 years and it still work GreaT!!! Excellent phone. But want to buy 6220 soon
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Reviewed by addy from UK on 3rd May 2009
i have been using the 6610 for the last 4yrs and think it is great the keypad is at a good size not like other phones where the pad is that small you press other buttons. the screen is a nice size and colourful it is sleek and ideal for pockets i like the phone as it doesn't have alot of technology on it although it could of had bluetooth on it but the battery life is fantastic i only have to charge the phone once a week all i need and use a phone for is texting and talking on and the 6610 is great for it
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Reviewed by Ravi from Belize from UK on 10th Apr 2009
This is the best phone Nokia has ever come up with!!! I've been using this phone for nearly 5 years. It's just awesome!!!!! It's all you will ever need in a phone. Wouldn't change it for any other phone in the world!!!
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Reviewed by ASHISH TIWARI from UK on 5th Jan 2008
Excellent handset. But can't be repaied after water log. Changed anteena switch & IC but in vain. Pl. help
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Reviewed by nawal23 from UK on 30th Dec 2007
this is my first phone and i am quite pleased with it.it looks great,poly rings are amazing and it is very small and sleek.i recommend this a very good choice for a starter but i wont change this phone for 4 years if it wont give any problems
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Reviewed by hellboy from UK on 2nd Nov 2007
very gud fone
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Reviewed by J P from UK on 10th Sep 2007
My first phone, & been using it for 4 years. It's a bit sketchy, but IT's very dependable, & it's GPRS runs for some reason or another just as good as my friends' new phones. Will replace it soon, but it's gonna be hard to top this phone in terms of dependability, unless I go for 6300 or something to that effect.
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Reviewed by CHODU from UK on 3rd Aug 2007
verry good
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Reviewed by Heather from UK on 20th Jul 2007
I've had this phone for three years it is ace. I do need to upgrade now and get some new fancy phone gadgets I'll be sad to get rid of it though.
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Reviewed by Kurt from UK on 16th Jun 2007
Very God
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Reviewed by Ruchika Malhotra from UK on 22nd May 2007
This is one phone that can not be compaired with any other phone ever.If Nokia is ready to re launch this phone then i'll be the first person to buy 2 set at the same time.The reason for this is incase they stop producing it again then i'll have spare piece to use it when it is not available in the market.I AM REALLY IN LOVE WITH PHONE.Nokia please start manufacturing of this phone again.PLEASE PLEASE & PLEASE!!!!
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Reviewed by Nicholas Bawden from UK on 5th Apr 2007
This phone will last for years on end. But the feutres for me are not so good. The phone has camera which cant zoom or take a video with. The phone has infared( :) ) but wont connect to any other device apart form the PC. The software on it is really rubbish. On the bright side it texts really well though
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Reviewed by jay from UK on 16th Feb 2007
is a good phone
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Reviewed by Mark Mulroney from UK on 18th Jan 2007
Nokia 6610 is rubbish. The display cannot be seen in sunlight. The connector to a Hands free earpiece is impossible to connect without a struggle - certainly not while driving a car. The keypad layout has the buttons too close together. Makes it hard to dial or text. Shame on you Nokia
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Reviewed by Ravi from India from UK on 9th Aug 2005
I had purchased the initial Nokia 6610(not the one you mentioned in your review) model more than an year back when it was very costly and have had no problem with it. Generally speaking, what matters is speed, effeciency and durablity. I have been regularly using it with my notebook and otherwise and: a) the speed and effeciency with which it connects you(it is "tri-band" meaning you can use it anywhere in the world)to internet and downloads webpages and other downloads, you really feel the world is in your palm or the PC so to say. b) its reception is so powerful that it catches signal anywhere, from enclosed storerooms to the basements, one of the qualities this phone has become very famous for and is sought after even now. I see cell-users running to the balcony or open spaces holding newer/costlier sets(no offence meant)to be able to answer the call. c) this speakerphone has a superb FM Radio feature, with the sounds(in stereo) zooming around your head. d) When on vacation, I have used this phone to work/websurf on Internet continuously for 4 days without any swithch off or respite so to say and No Problemo. Sometimes, the downloading/traffic on the phone went on countinuously for more than 5-8 hours. e) it is very beautiful(looks like a damsel with its curvy features) and handy. f) it is a complete phone in its class with other features like MMS, Chat, Java Applications/Games (Downloads/Runs Games smoothly, easily & speedily), Good Color range etc. g) those who wanna buy it, please buy it from an authorised/good dealer, so that they get an original set and don't have to complain. e) video recording/playing feature with much larger memory would be appreciable but that would make it costlier. On the whole, it is an outstanding phone in its calss for the combination of features it offers and also which is so effecient, durable, beautiful and handy.
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Reviewed by ankit from UK on 30th Jul 2005
IT'S SIMPLY SUPERB
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Reviewed by Thilak from UK on 28th Dec 2004
It looks quite good, handy & worth for money. I bought black color which is excellent everybody says. But the display resolution is not so good as expected. Main disadvantage is we cant send any ringtones to any mobile since there is no composer or sending options. Polyphonic tones cant be transfered without GPRS connection in these type of mobile. Phone has many useful options, it has stereo radio(good one). I suggest everybody to go for it. I bought for Indian currency(rupees), Rs.7750/- with warrenty of 1 year.
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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..
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Reviewed by Cosmin MAN from Romania. EU on 6th Aug 2004
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...
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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.
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Reviewed by Ravi Vizag from india on 17th Jul 2004
hand set is very well designing and everything is good in previous models
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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.
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Reviewed by Adam Bottrell from Australia on 13th Jul 2004
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 fone.
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Reviewed by Jason P from Malaysia on 10th Jul 2004
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!
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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 ;-(
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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.
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Reviewed by kELvin from Singapore on 10th Jun 2004
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!!!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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??
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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.....
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Reviewed by Fernando from Philippines on 5th May 2004
After a few months of use, keys 1, 4, 7, 0 sometimes doesn't register the keypress and backlight flickers. Sucky phone.
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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!!!!!!!
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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.
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Reviewed by Cameron from Scotland on 20th Apr 2004
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!
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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 reliable.
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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.
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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.
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Reviewed by Ang PS from Singapore on 31st Mar 2004
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.
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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 ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
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Reviewed by Unknown from UAE on 22nd Mar 2004
Absolutely waste of money
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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
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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
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Reviewed by lee harding from england on 12th Mar 2004
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.
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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
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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 complain.
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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.
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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.
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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 a phone.
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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.
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Reviewed by Vega from India on 27th Feb 2004
Too Gud...Value for Money !!
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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.
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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.
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Reviewed by Shaz from DK on 29th Jan 2004
Cant see the reason for complaining 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
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Reviewed by scot from gb on 13th Jan 2004
you want a great phone with all the right features? Get the 6610! it rocks
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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.
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Reviewed by Andy from UK on 3rd Jan 2004
Awesome!!!
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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.
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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
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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.
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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 alka07462@yahoo.com
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Reviewed by Ruan from UK on 23rd Nov 2003
Awful Phone. Dissappointing features, rubbish games, bad microphone and bad ringtones
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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
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Reviewed by Kiran from UK on 15th Nov 2003
Got this phone when it first came out and I\'ve had lots of phones but this has to be the best phone I\'ve had so far... Not only does it look good, its easy to use and very very stylish..
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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.
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Reviewed by Chandana from Sri Lanka on 10th Nov 2003
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
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Reviewed by mike from usa on 10th Nov 2003
this phone is great just great
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Reviewed by poo from UK on 10th Nov 2003
it eats poo... i bought it new. 2hrs later pressed a button and it shut down... never to turn on again
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Reviewed by Rohit from India on 8th Nov 2003
Look's can kill in this case..
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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.
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Reviewed by Makis Bovolos from UK on 6th Nov 2003
One of The Best Phones From Nokia... upgrade the firmware to 5.52 and u have the best phone&
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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!!
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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!
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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!
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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. looksharpzim@wmconnect.com please mail me if you have had this problem with the phone shutting off while browsing!
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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
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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.
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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 sheperds please.
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Reviewed by Reza from UK on 9th Oct 2003
Best Phone
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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!!!
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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!
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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 phone has!
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Reviewed by Nick nickburman@hotmail.com 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 rubbish... 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 nickburman@hotmail.com
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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 rubbish 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.
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Reviewed by kazz from UK on 13th Sep 2003
phone is good, but the screen flickers from time to time and wallpaper disappears after using loud speakers ( u have to turn off then onn to regain the wallpaper) those are minor problems i encountered. but its still a good fone.
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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.
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Reviewed by James from United Kingdom on 6th Sep 2003
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!
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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.
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Reviewed by Jacques from South Africa on 3rd Sep 2003
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!
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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....
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Reviewed by Mark Leonard from UK on 29th Aug 2003
Best
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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.... Thanh
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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!!!
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Reviewed by Apaap from UK on 19th Aug 2003
This telephone sucks
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Reviewed by Mark C. from Australia on 18th Aug 2003
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.
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Reviewed by Gabriel from Costa Rica on 13th Aug 2003
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 to everyone.
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