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Nokia 6610i review

 Review: July 2004  
 

Last updated February 2005

Rating: 1 star

In a nutshell: A camera phone with colour display, triband, Java and polyphonic ringtones.



 

Review

It should have been a great phone - Nokia took a very popular mid-range phone (the 6610) and updated it with an integrated digital camera, voice commands and XHTML browser, whilst retaining everything that was good about the 6610:

What went wrong? The problems started with the poor quality colour display - perfectly adequate for a non-camera phone a couple of years ago, but hopelessly inadequate for a camera phone. Add to this the intermittent software and hardware faults that were present in the 6610 - faults that Nokia failed to fix in the 6610i - and increase the complexity of the device, thereby introducing more glitches, and you have a recipe for disaster. Build quality also seems to have gone down the pan with the 6610i. Read the consumer reviews below to find out more ...


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My Nokia phone has doing well but currently there's something wrong with the touch system it doesn't well now. Anything you could help?

Asked by Suncheezee from Thailand on 22nd Mar 2017
Anybody could help? Here in Thailnd no one knows how to fix.

. My Nokia phone - the touch system doesn't function well now.

. Can't save a phone number.

. it's impossible to save a message.

. can't send a message at the same time. I have to delete the incoming before sending an outgoing message.

- I brought it many shops here in Bangkok but no shops could do.

. I like this brand but it's a waste if I have to send it to trash.

. Anyone have an idea to share? I expect an answer would say, change it but I want to know the answer from an erudite and brillinat user.

Thanks so much.
Sun



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Reviewed by iGoR from Serbia on 17th Feb 2015
Nokia 6610i is fantastic cell phone, it's work very long and now on my table is Nokia 6610i and IT'S WORK! the best strong nokia phone :) camera is not realy bad, camera for old oldd time it's a best.
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Reviewed by James Vernon from UK on 30th Dec 2013
I have had my 6610i since july 2004 and have used it for many years with no problems.It has been stored for a few years now as I now use an iphone5 but have recently resurrected my nokia to put an orange camel sim card in to enable me to make cheap calls tp my son who now lives in australia.I managed to refurbish it with new fascia front and back from ebay 2.99 and it looks as good as the day it was new and is working fine..Nice to get back to something simple to work and the styling is still neat and tidy and does not look dated at all.Excellent to have an old friend working again
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Reviewed by Polly from UK on 17th Sep 2012
Been reading the reviews. I have had this mobile since it came on to the market, must be about 8 years. The only problem I am now having is, the battery isn't holding the charge. But rather than buying a new phone I've just ordered a genuine new Nokia battery. Bet I get many more years usage.
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Reviewed by Brenda from UK on 28th Jun 2010
I have had my Nokia 6610i for must be 7 years and I am quite happy with it. It is only the 2nd mobile I have owned. It has a lot of things on it that I don't use (or understand) but for phone calls (what else would you want a phone for anyway) and text messages it is great
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Reviewed by mohowzeg from UK on 21st Feb 2010
Got it for 6 years now and it's still working perfectly even though it's almost always on. Never had any problems. camera is bad but all the rest works very well.
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Reviewed by Louise from UK on 12th Jan 2010
Its 2010 and I have been using this phone for over 5 years now, and I have never had a problem with it! Its the best phone I have had! Its simple, nothing fancy, it does what I want it to do and thats call and message people! Also its very tough, I have dropped mine countless times, its even survived being dropped into a toilet, and still it has not failed me! I love my phone and Im not planning on getting another untill this one eventually breaks, when ever that may be!!
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Reviewed by Steve from UK on 28th Aug 2009
I'm sorry but I really have to laugh at some reviewers of this, and other, mobile phone. They say, the camera is rubbish, the radio is rubbish, there's no Bluetooth etc etc etc. To these folk, I have 2 simple questions. 1 ... Did you check the specs before you bought it? 2 ... If it was so bad, why did you buy it? The only alternative to a "yes" for question 1 is that you went into a shop and said, "Gimme a phone. I don't care what it is. I just want something that I can moan about"
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Reviewed by mmm from UK on 6th Jun 2009
infra doesnt work
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Reviewed by Sarah from UK on 18th Apr 2009
I had this phone for over 5 years and loved it, it fulfilled all my basic texting needs and by the time i finally had to say goodbye i was so used to it i could use it like a pro, texting at a very fast rate! The ONLY reason I changed was because I moved to a contract as opposed to pay as you go, it made sense to get a new phone free with a contract as by 2009 this was a VERY old phone! However, I still love this phone, with a passion and was sad to let it go. I still keep it, tucked away, i couldn't bear to part with it, even to recycle it for a good purpose, i just love it too much.
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Reviewed by Neil Loftus from UK on 11th Apr 2009
Had this phone i think 8 years (or since it came out i think) and its a brilliant phone. I love its menu, and it only broke today, because a rock went through the screen. Ive had it through every scenario, through the wash, in the rain, off a 50m car park, its so durable, and SO easy to use
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Reviewed by Alexander from UK on 16th Feb 2009
v good, i like the "City Life" ringtone.
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Reviewed by Pat Bunce from UK on 6th Feb 2009
I've had my Nokia 6610i for years, maybe 5 years, maybe longer. I have had no problems with it at all. I think its a great phone. I use the diary features all the time, it is my memory bank.
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Reviewed by dcosta from UK on 16th Oct 2008
its a good phone 4 starters but 4 young people this is a very bad choice
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Reviewed by Marieke from UK on 30th Aug 2008
I've had this phone for 3 years now, and I'm still satisfied. Today I bought a new one, but that is just because this one is really getting old, not because it's not working anymore. The only problem I've had was with the battery last year, I just bought a new one, and the problem was gone. The camera is not fantastic and I understand why you wouldn't buy this phone today, it is really oldfashion, but I just wanted to give him some compliments :)
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Reviewed by Hannah from UK on 15th Aug 2008
I love this phone. Had it 3 years now and still working.
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Reviewed by shenrov from UK on 1st May 2008
the phone's nice, ideal for a girl, it has a nice external appearance, the phone's not bad but the display is very poor, very poor quality as well as the photos, otherwise the phone is good but now there are many other phones better than it in many ways
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Reviewed by Ivar from UK on 21st Mar 2008
Very reliable - 3 years without any problems. Sure it could of had a camera zoom or mp3, but it's perfect for talking.
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Reviewed by Liv from UK on 13th Jan 2008
I've had this phone for 4 years & it has worked perfectly every day of those 4 years. It is a wonderful phone which i highly reccommend.
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Reviewed by Meredith from UK on 6th Dec 2007
This is an exellant phone. It was my first phone (and im a mum) and i gave my new Motorolla to my son because i loved the Nokia 6610i so much! So what Betha it doesn't zoom and so wat if it cant record sounds! Its a good simple phone and in Australia it gets warm all the time and i leave the phone in the car and nothing goes wrong with it compared to the Sagems! I luv my phone!
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Reviewed by racylady from UK on 23rd Oct 2007
I wish I had read these reviews before I got my 6610i. Within the first week I took it back to the shop and exchanged it twice - the first time because the screen was scratched (even though it was new out of the box) and the second time because the case creaked. The third time, the salesman told me he wouldn't keep opening boxes until he found one that didn't creak and told me not to come back! His parting shot was to tell me to superglue the case on!! Nokia's quality went seriously downhill with this phone - I won't get any other Nokia until I've seen a serious improvement in quality.
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Reviewed by brennan from UK on 20th Sep 2007
this is my first phone it is very nice just the camera quality is poor
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Reviewed by William Nicol from UK on 11th Aug 2007
Main problem. When the phone is in the cradle in the car the screen lights go out leaving you unable to see the screen. Tryed everything to stop this but to no avail. If you bring something up on the screen, when the lights go out the info on the screen is lost also.
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Reviewed by Michael from UK on 9th Aug 2007
I have the Nokia 6610i and for me and what i use it for, it is a very good phone. I can listen to the Radio any time I like and I can quickly exit out of everything on the phone and do something else. i think its a brilliant phone and deserves more than a 1 star rating.
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Reviewed by J from UK on 21st Jul 2007
This phone last FOREVER
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Reviewed by sharon ocansey from UK on 17th Jul 2007
the phone stinks! poor camera quality, poor display quality, no bluetooth and the infrared is no good either.
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Reviewed by Milind Patil from UK on 11th Jul 2007
Its very Good to Use Nokia 6610i Its really Very Very Good.......
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Reviewed by Steve from UK on 28th Jun 2007
I've had my 6610i for two years now and can't fault it except for one or two buttons that now need to be pressed a little firmer than usual. Admittedly the screen & Camera could be a better resolution but it's not bad for a phone! 1 feature it lacked is the ability to play MP3's. I love the predictive text however the 3210 was easier to send messages as the 6610i requires the use of menu's & scrolling to do a simple send. Otherwise the 6610i has been very reliable and the radio has been useful. Recently I've been looking to update but all the reviews I read of the new phones are not that promising. The best so far appears to be the 3110c. S/E's seem to have battery problems. LG stands for Load of Garbage. Samsung's predictive test is bad plus battery prob's. I'm inclined to stay with the 6610i!
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Reviewed by T from UK on 24th Jun 2007
Got mine in June 2004, three years on and it is still going stong. BREAK DAMN IT!
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Reviewed by purandar from UK on 16th Jun 2007
excellent
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Reviewed by chae from UK on 22nd May 2007
outstanding phone
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Reviewed by Alex from UK on 12th May 2007
No .. my handphone is bad , camera is bad , when im talking to people , the people voice is so bad .. Im changing mind to change to Sony Erricson..
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Reviewed by Adeel from UK on 3rd May 2007
I don't like this set.Beacuse its shape is not attrective
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Reviewed by Ifan from UK on 16th Apr 2007
The Nokia 6610i isn't that good. These are the things that it can't do: film, play music when you're on the move and the camera quality isn't very good. It costs 12p for sending a text and I think that's too much for just a text message. The good thing about it is that you can block any phone number that you have in your contacts for free but nearly every phone can do that anyway. Another good thing is that it can go on the internet but nearly every phone can do that anyway as well.
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Reviewed by srinivasan from UK on 26th Mar 2007
The one and only best phone
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Reviewed by yunga redz from UK on 22nd Mar 2007
itz a gangstar phone
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Reviewed by fredomaglasang@yahoo.com from UK on 9th Mar 2007
very good
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Reviewed by Abraham from UK on 27th Feb 2007
I bought about two years ago or in 2005. If you own the cell phone for only speaking and SMS this is the very good phone for you. Never expect anything from this phone. The camera quality is not good just for fun. The GPRS connection is too slow.
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Reviewed by navin from UK on 22nd Jan 2007
voice command?? it doesnt have one. i have talked for 600 hrs on it & still strong. only problem i had is keypad lights has some loose contact which was corrected during warranty period but again its flickering now. display is worst possible. camera is name sake.
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Reviewed by NUTTY KNOYS from UK on 22nd Dec 2006
I THINK THE PHONE IS VERY RELIABLE, I PURCHASED IT THIS YEAR FOR ONLY 21.50. AND ITS GREAT. HAS NO SOFTWARE PROBLEMS AND BATTEY LIFE IS LONG. THE KEYS ARE NICE AND BIG AND IT IS NOT HARD TO PRESS KEYS. GOOD ALL ROUNDER.
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Reviewed by Nobooody from UK on 14th Dec 2006
Its rubbish!!!
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Reviewed by Nobody from UK on 9th Dec 2006
u call dis a phone??? its rubbish if ur thinkin of buyin dis, 4 get it
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Reviewed by Lekh.Bissoonauthsing@hotmail.com from UK on 3rd Dec 2006
this phone has a very bad camera.only 2 games Bounce and chess puzzle.
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Reviewed by TimBeanBag from UK on 22nd Aug 2006
I had this fone for like 2 years when i got it it was, " new " then a week later it was " old " dated very quickly dunnno why, that was around the time video cameras were being introduced i think. if u take a pic on high resolution it takes about 25kb turn it to low resolution and its about 8kb, but i cant see any diffence in the picture, nor can most people i have shown. as 8kb is nuffin, i have managed to store around 400+ pictures on this fone which is great (very very very poor qualtiy pix compared to fones on the market now mind you). i have just brought the motorola L7 and now realise how rubbish the 6610 camera is. if you have never had a camera fone b4 or have never been on anyone elses, like me when i got this fone. the camera's rubbish ness with not bother you as much. if ur lookin 4 a fone to fone and txt people on. and take the odd pick wiht this is a good fone. this fone has lasted 2 years, been droped and sat on many a time. and still works fine the batery is still fine. still lasts for ages after each charge. if u stand on this fone and crak the screen you can just replace the case, (in a range or exciting colours) whereas other fones would have had it.
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Reviewed by Paul from UK on 22nd Apr 2006
Best thing about it is the FM radio which really sounds good and reception is impressive. Also easy to text on. Otherwise its pretty dissapointing and like something from 4 years ago: - Horrific camera (might as well not have bothered. Poor battery life (that is suprising considering how little it does). Poor ringtones (just about polyphonic). And not even good for talking on as there was constant background hiss. If you want a phone for a tenner its OK but don't pay anymore than that for one!
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Reviewed by Claudia from UK on 2nd Mar 2006
Okay, where do I start, I've had this phone for over a year now... Been with Orange for aaaages ever since they did their pay-as-you-go-and-get-a-trusty-Motorola-brick-for-29 deal back in the late 90's. Then I got the ill-fated Motorola T191, so when I went into the Oxford Street Orange shop last year wanting something a little bit special for a change (I don't want all bells and whistles, just phone/messaging plus a halfway decent camera) they recommended this. Looking back on it, they were extremely dismissive and acted like they had a million and one better things to do other than actually sell me a phone that I wanted. So, bearing that in mind, here are the pros: - Good, simple user interface - Radio headset good - Battery life excellent - It texts And here are the cons: - Rubbish ringtones. Didn't even have 'ring ring'. Absolutely awful. - Flimsy, creaking case; the screen cracked after less than a month - Several of the buttons function erratically, esp. joystick, power button and the lock keypad function, which has led to many an unwanted call made in my bag - Considering I asked for a decent one, the camera quality is shockingly poor. - It sometimes goes mental, ringing for no reason until it is manually switched off, or more commonly, until the battery is removed - The predictive text dictionary is very small. It can't remember words from one week to the next - Crashes when using internet or even the 2 games it has like Bounce - Surprisingly slow startup - Unless the backlight is on, the display is frustratingly dim - and the BIG ONE.... incoming and outgoing calls are INAUDIABLE!!! The headset audio function broke down after about 5 months! I have had to make and receive EVERY CALL on LOUDSPEAKER for 8 MONTHS.... extremely socially embarrassing, I think you'll agree. And the worst thing is, even loudspeaker's getting quieter, as well as the alarm clock and ringing tones. DO NOT under ANY CIRCUMSTANCES buy this phone, even second/third-hand. I'm tempted to switch to another network, just because Orange have been taking the mick so much - I've been waiting to upgrade to a Nokia 6280 for six weeks now. I can't wait to get rid of this phone!
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Reviewed by radu iacob from UK on 5th Feb 2006
the best thing bout it it's that is highly resistent to shocks! :) i bashed it on the wall, droped it from a 4 floor building!still working.....damn....better than ever. anyway i wanna ad that the camera of this type of phone is rubbish.resolution...rubbish!oh well ..........cheers
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Reviewed by Jason from UK on 22nd Jan 2006
Do not buy this fone -really boring. Get it if you want a basic fone that can ring/message. But the extras on this fone arent worth mentioning. except the FM radio which is pretty cool. Color screen is awfull and blurry, camera is unacceptably poor quality.
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Reviewed by callum from UK on 21st Nov 2005
Had the phone for a little while -no problems
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Reviewed by Javed from UK on 18th Nov 2005
Its the greatest phone i eaver had, those who are rating it poor are advised to re consider their opinion. it has everything in it you can ask for and that too at a reasonable price.
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Reviewed by jim from UK on 16th Nov 2005
this is a top quality phone best in the market!!!!
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Reviewed by david'o_Lithuania from UK on 20th Oct 2005
It's 0so big junk. Why IRda don't work a properly? i can't understand... And a camera it could be a good twoo or free years ago, but not in XXI age. just take as like as siemens CX65 or c65 and you will look a quality. SO NOKIA is no more than expShirt. Bai :)
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Reviewed by Rosanna from UK on 18th Sep 2005
Overall good phone- especially for its price. Good points- Easy to use, loud ringtones, practical. Bad points- Camera quality isnt the best and you cant zoom, the cover doesnt seem to fit properly and is a bit squeaky. The buttons are easy to press and dont get stuck, and the look of the phone is quite sleek and it's also not brick like which is good! This phone is brilliant for its price, but there is better. :D
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Reviewed by chaos from UK on 6th Sep 2005
This is probably the worst phone that i have had which is a shame because i've had very few problems with it.It gets a poor rating from me because of the shoddy case and poor camera. I have had a few software probs with it but after a few sim updates these were ironed out.I'v had this phone for almost a year now and am glad that i am going to upgrade this month! Nothing seems right with this phone and it seems like it was shoved out to fill a gap in the nokia market without thinking what the customer expects from a manufacturer like nokia. Am seriously considering getting a D500 next.
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Reviewed by Aimee from UK on 20th Aug 2005
Had this phone for 11 months and god that is long enough! After 4 years of being a nokia lover i am straying - all thanks to this shoddy, cheap feeling,utterly boring handset. Nokia just can't keep up the specs of samsung and sony ericsson. Got so sick of it rang up the network today to beg for an upgrade. D500 on its way :-) Gonna give the 6610i to my dad - he'll appreciate it as he cares nothing about spec! DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE IF YOU CARE AT ALL ABOUT MULTIMEDIA FEATURES!
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Reviewed by Mr Blobby from UK on 14th Aug 2005
I've had this phone for a month and all the reviwes did it y?ITS ACE NOT A PROBLEM ITS GD 4 EVERYTHINK I EVEN KEEP MY MONEY UNDER THE BAK COVER THATS HOW USEFUL IT IS BUY THIS PHONE COS MINE ROKS
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Reviewed by peter dite from UK on 21st Jul 2005
The display is really poor & dim, you can't see it when it goes into standby. Dust gets between the 2 screen layers adding to the problem, the buttons/keys stick after a month or two useage. There's no bluetooth,or even a standard ringtone. Altogether a cheaply made phone, avoid it.
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Reviewed by freddie from UK on 14th Jul 2005
the 6610i is a very easy to use phone which looks good and has some great features. the layout is easy to navigate as most nokias are, memory for messages and downloads is impressive and the radio is clear & crisp. the camera is poor but is really just an addition to this phone; its nice to have but not everyones that bothered who just want to text and make phonecalls. if u want a proper camera phone buy a samsung. there is a few minor faults some complain that the lights flicker on the screen and that it 'creaks' this is somewhat true but these are just small points that after a while you'll have forgotten about. if your looking for a phone thats practical and not flashy then i recommend it
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Reviewed by Scott fae dundee from UK on 30th Jun 2005
utter junk. had this fone 4 a year:(. cam is rubbish. i am getting an d500 in a couple of weeks tho :). All the nokias are the same fone with a different cover. shame on u nokia
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Reviewed by THE HEAVY ROCKER from UK on 16th Jun 2005
This is a very good fone. [innit]
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Reviewed by Lucy Tompson from UK on 14th Jun 2005
My Nokia 6610i has been perfect. Ive had no problems with it an i got i second hand. it has nearly an unlimited capacity of memory to hold photos and text messages. the only reason to change mobiles in my opinion is to get an upgrade to a more recent phone that has the ability to record videos and has an MP3 player on it.
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Reviewed by Jane from UK on 11th Jun 2005
I really wouldnt recomend this phone. I have always had nokia phones since i discarded my very first motorola 'brick' phone. However, when i bought this recent nokia 6610i at an incredible #129 i was greatly disappointed. I bought the phone most obviously for the camera and colour images, however when using these fesatures soon realised that the quality was unsatisfactory. The camera is the main downfall of the phone as the quality is so bad. To get a satisfactory picture you need to be situuated in bright light and be far away from the subject you are taking the photo of. The 'nightmode' is utterly useless and all of my photos have visible lines through them. When recently at a gig i decided to take photos of the stage this phone litrally could not focus on the stage area and all the images where blurry. A seconed problem i found with the phone is its continous confusion, it rings for no apparent reason even when no-one is calling and can only be stopped by turnin off the phone. I really would say that this is the worst expense i have ever paid and would certainly not reccomned this phone.
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Reviewed by Daniel from UK on 10th Jun 2005
Its an OK phone, that does have it's up sides, but unfortunately there are a lot more down sides to this phone. The main fault I came across was the poor capability of the phone's incoming calls, I mean, niether I nor the person on the other end could hardly hear what one another was saying most of the time. If u want a phone thats "OK" and suitable for texting your friends and don't want to pay too much, then fair enough! My advice? Buy the Samsung E720, amazing phone!
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Reviewed by Mr Spock from UK on 6th Jun 2005
I paid $250 AU dollars for this phone, thinking it would be fantastic. I have never been so naiive. Go to google & look up Nokia 6610i in images. Then press your face to the sreen until it's mashed into a barely recognizable pulp. That's what the screen looks like. It seems that the designers are simply Thick. RUBISH RUBISH RUBISH! If you want a camera get a camera if you want a shoddily put together sack of junk get this fone.
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Reviewed by JRHTowers@hotmail.co.uk from UK on 29th May 2005
It really is infuriating that after all these years Nokia still can't get some of the most fundamental basics sorted on so many of their phones. Like on this one, the case creaks when using the keypad, which itself is so dimly and unevenly lit that in low ambient light, text messaging takes about three times as long as on phones with decently illuminated keypads like (ironically) their own 3510i which is brilliant (in both senses)- I still use one now for that reason. I fact I bought a 6610i on the strength of the 3510i thinking it would be an improvement as it looks like their natural evolution of the 3510i but in acual fact it's a step back (several steps back in fact). Nokia in particular seem so pre-occupied with all the gizmos these days they seem to forget all about their phones' actual useabilty. Also like so many others these days this phone is just too small. It all makes so many of their phones - like this one - look and feel so cheap, which really this one is decededly not (cheap, that is). If they made a bigger version with a decent sized screen it would still fit in the average shirt pocket or handbag and be far easier to actually use. I would be interested to hear from Nokia themselves if they ever bother looking at stuff like this.
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Reviewed by len brooks from UK on 9th May 2005
My 6610i developed a fault with the hands free headset after 6 weeks. The Car Phone Warehouse have tried unsucessfully to repair it twice and I have now sent it back. This phone is unreliable.
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Reviewed by necromancer from UK on 29th Apr 2005
this 6610i is really crazy, i don't recommend you to buy this phone
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Reviewed by Nam from UK on 27th Apr 2005
Got one 6610i brand new, made in Hungary. Anything but the speakers! Both the earspeaker and loudspeaker are not good. The voice is weak and not clear, somehow distorted. If you do not have good hearing, do not buy this.
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Reviewed by Jim from UK on 13th Apr 2005
The only good thing I can mention about this phone at the moment is that I got it free with my subscription. I haven't even called anyone with it, it broke down before I had a chance. Not a clue what's wrong with it, but it won't even turn on. Read a couple of online reviews and it seems like I'm not the only one with complaints. My advice, look for an other phone...
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Reviewed by Nobby from UK on 6th Apr 2005
Case is poor fitting allowing dust to enter, the keys are not easy to use and the quality of the camera is not good. Otherwise a good phone!
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Reviewed by kirsty from UK on 22nd Feb 2005
jus got this fone and i think its fab the camera could be better but it is a very groovy fone.
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Reviewed by fahad from kuwait on 18th Feb 2005
its great with it color it has a code 4 a game its ring tones are very excellent
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Reviewed by Betha from England on 17th Feb 2005
When i had an "upgrade" from a Sagem MYX6 to the nokia 6610i i have to admitt i was VERY dissapionted. The canmera has NO zoom, I could not record sounds, the first broke for no reason, I got another 1, ( i don't know why)The colour qualioty was appaling and all in all i can't WAIT untill i can hav another upgrade!!
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Reviewed by fox from england on 17th Feb 2005
this phone, is great! if you are looking for something relatively plain, simple, reliable with relatively up-to-date technology then it is for you! the thing with this phone is that it hasnt got any wierd designs that can easily break and is simple to navigate. the camera actually isnt that bad! it can take really good pictures in good conditions, i have not used the night camera yet, but it seems to be ok! it is really stirdy and reliable. it is a classic design that doesnt seem to tire. it is honestly a great phone for the value. dont go comparing this to the latest 399 model , as obviousely it will not match up. however, it is really good for the value.
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Reviewed by Adrian from UK on 16th Feb 2005
My son upgraded to this phone from his Nokia 3410,I was impressed with the features and quality so I bought one to replace my Nokia 7210. Ok, the camera is only average but the memory allows for storage of 100 photos+ Using the DKU-5 + Nokia PC Suite upload images to my PC this phone becomes a very practical and versatile device. I can only assume Nokia have improved the quality of recently made phones as both 6610i's are performing well with no software faults or build quality issues, and for the purchase price of 65 this has to be a great phone.
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Reviewed by far from australia on 16th Feb 2005
i think this is a great phone had it six months and there hasnt been 1 single problem credit to nokia but i think im goin to upgrade to a sharp soon
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Reviewed by Keith from UK on 13th Feb 2005
Got phone for Xmas and no probs at all. For 99 with 15 calltime thrown in from O2 can't complain. Seems that some folks out there want everything for no money at all. Only moan would be the length of time the light stays on - if anyone knows how to change that would like to know.
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Reviewed by Dan from UK on 12th Feb 2005
great phone but needs video
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Reviewed by K K Sharma from UK on 8th Feb 2005
Very good phone at very affordable price. Has some very good features... like Handsfree mode, FM Radio, tons of useful Downloads.
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Reviewed by rors from uk on 7th Feb 2005
my first fone an it was really good an u dont need all those fancy fings like bluetooth anyway. its a brill fone for a good price. i had no probs like others. buy it.
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Reviewed by Steph from England on 4th Feb 2005
I got this phone a few days ago and i think all you guys are wrong!!!!!!This is a really good phone and i haven't had any of the problems u guys have mentioned!!!!i would recomend anyone to get this phone! ~steph~
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Reviewed by Ashley richardson from withernsea on 2nd Feb 2005
The nokia 6610i is the bst nokia i have ever had. It has a real good camera and fm radio. It has all you need for a phone and it is light weight so it is not like a brick. It the best phone to buy !
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Reviewed by Parker from UK on 31st Jan 2005
Having gone from a 6510 to a 6100 to a 3100 and now to a 6610i, it makes me wonder what happened to nokia. i can remember looking at a 3210 thinking "wow", picking it up and no other model coming close to it. I got my 6510 2 years ago it has a much better design, is quicker and more reliable, then i got the 6100 bout 18mnths ago and that still had a real wow factor to it and apart from the bland design was a pretty much flawless phone. Then things went wrong with my 3100, which was appaling, blatantly the same phone in a different cover, which literally lasted about 6mnths before becoming irreparibly damaged, and i was hoping the 6610i would be a remedy but so far (it is 2mnths old) i have needed the software flashing twice, the leds cut on and off whenever they want, the speed of the phone is appaling, i have many of the same java apps as my 61/3100 and they run appalingly slow and they are jerky. The screen is appaling, suffering from a kind of yellow hue as is also evident in the 7250i, which i believe is the same phone in a different cover. If this is so then why do ppl not have these problems with the 7250i? I recently bought a second hand 6510 for a tenner, which i intend to use until nokia get their act together.
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Reviewed by Grambo from UK on 29th Jan 2005
Had this phone for 2 days before changing it (for a 5140, cool phone btw). Dreadful sound quality, creaking case. Thought i had a one off dud, but there seems to be a few of them. Steer clear
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Reviewed by Jinne from Azerbaijan on 25th Jan 2005
Camera rubbish, radio rubbish, menu rubbish, sms rubbish, no video, no bluetooth, no nothing!!!!!!!! Listen to what i say cos i been doing fones for over 7 years. why nokia make it i dont know?
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Reviewed by Kate from United Kingdom on 24th Jan 2005
I was going to buy this phone but I came onto this site and decided to wait to see if my friend liked it as she was buying it. It was not very good but it was alright, I would not reccomend it for first phone buyers but its not too bad. It has good things about it.
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Reviewed by Geoffrey Benjamin from Singapore on 23rd Jan 2005
Why are so many of the 'reviewers' of this phone so rude to those they don't agree with? It's clear that the problems with this phone are not a matter of differing opinions, but of poor quality control. My own 6610i is now back for repair at Nokia for the third time in just two weeks (under guarantee), for precisely the same reasons that many others have complained of: hissy distorted audio (which came back two days after each 'repair'), and a creaking case. My friend's 6610i, on the other hand has neither of these problems (so far). If the current repair doesn't work (I have asked for a circuit board change), then I shall be asking for a refund from the telecom company that supplied it. As to the creaking case, a purchased replacement solved most of the creaks. Unfortunately, the case is not covered under the guarantee.
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Reviewed by Alan Moore from UK on 21st Jan 2005
Lee from UK - and to some extent Yup as well - completely missed the the point! Yes, being a Nokia it should be reliable. But Lee, you've only had yours a day so how do you know? In fact this model seems, unusually for Nokias of old, to have some serious reliability issues; mine only took a couple of days to surface. And yes, a phone is a phone and the camera is just a silly add-on. But that's why the poor sound quality of the 6610i is such a stupid error - it undermines its most basic function. You don't seem to understand the point of this web site. But please come back when you've given it a beating for a few days or weeks! Then your opinion will be worth something.
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Reviewed by yup from uk on 16th Jan 2005
looks good. ive played with it and there seem to be no probs. the problems seem to come later. beware.
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Reviewed by lee from Uk on 15th Jan 2005
There nothin up with this phone i got it today after i took a sony ericsson T630 back. ive always had nokia phones and i decided i will try a different brand, sony ericsson and it was absolutely pathetic in all mobile skills to say the least. To give it some good points it came with very good games and polyphonic ringtones. The problem i had was the phone kept freezing and getting jambed. Im very relieved to have a nokia mobile as they are reliable and ive had many and never had any problems. With nokia i feel as if i can rely on it and i know when i want to make a call i can. Hey it may not have all the mods really good pic quality. But the fact of the matter is a mobile is to make phone calls and this phone will do this anywhere any time without no probs. Thanx for reading sorry its a long review but im trying to get my point across.
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Reviewed by Alan Moore from UK on 13th Jan 2005
I wish I'd found this site BEFORE ordering the phone! Good info, thanks everyone. I've had most of the problems other people have described - poor picture quality in the camera function (may be the screen rather than the camera, who knows?), creaky case, and a loose connection to the keyboard lights. These might be forgiveable if it was any good as a PHONE. You know, for making phone calls? But the sound quality is awful, it sounds like it's overamplified at some point; REALLY bad. So it's going back. I reckon I'll have a browse through the reviews here before ordering a replacement... Cheers, Al
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Reviewed by Emma from UK on 12th Jan 2005
This phone is really good. Heck, phones don't need fancy gizmos, plus they cost a hell lot of money. This phone is a simple camera phone for a cheap price, with everything you need. Its got a fair quiality picture, but could be improved. If you want a siimple camera phone that has everything you need (And more!) this is the phone for you! :-)
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Reviewed by alex from england on 10th Jan 2005
the camera is shocking but hey i want a fone, not another camera, otherwise a pretty ace buy and cheap, my E700 is in shadow of this older phone, so much easier to use than that. cover is a pain tho
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Reviewed by Dunbar from England on 9th Jan 2005
This Phone i got for christmas and i wish i got it earlier. The camera photos are really good quality.The downloadable games are great.
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Reviewed by Yentl from U.K. on 8th Jan 2005
I think this is a great phone, there is nothing wrong with it. I don't understand why people are complaining!
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Reviewed by James from England on 7th Jan 2005
I think it is a very good phone but for a few minor glitches. Firstly the camera is a bit short sighted but that factor is erased with the zoom option on the menu screen after the photo has been taken.
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Reviewed by Yemi Adeoye from Nigeria on 7th Jan 2005
hi pals, this phone is something else. i fell in love at first sight. I wanted a NOIKA 7250i but changed my mind at the phone supermarket when i saw this phone! Nokia should try to put timer when making a call so that u can determine ur phone call.
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Reviewed by katrina from uk on 7th Jan 2005
This is the worst nokia phone ever , the 1st one i had the camera was dud so i got it exchanged then the hiss and crackle on the audio when receivng a call is horrendous , so i got it changed for another which was exactly the same so it all went back for a full refund , what has happened to nokia , the older phones i had were soooooooooo much better PLEASE DO NOT BUY A NOKIA 6610i
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Reviewed by MUSTAGHEES from ROCHDALE on 5th Jan 2005
ABSOLUTELY JUNK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! COMPLEETE WATE OF MONEY
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Reviewed by Richard Tandy from England on 3rd Jan 2005
So bad I emailed Nokia + complained. Absolutely awful is the kindest way to describe this phone. The only reason I have refrained from giving it the full 1 star is because it is so damn cheap. But even at the price (around 100) it is simply not a good enough effort from a Nokia firm that is seemingly in freefall with its current phone range. The case creaks + groans, it feels flimsy, the quality of the polyphonic ringtones are rubbish, the camera is hardly worth bothering with, the radio works but without any stereo most of the time, the battery life is severly limited, it's impossible to see the screen when the light goes out, when making a call there is a loud hiss in the background, the standard games are terrible. There's probably more stuff wrong with it but the list is so long I can't think of any more now. I was contemplating taking my phone back to the shop thinking I had a dudd, but after reading other reviews on here I'm guessing they're all as bad as mine. DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE, there are much much much better offerings on the market. I think I'll be going back to my Nokia 3310 very shortly
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Reviewed by Stacey from england on 2nd Jan 2005
i do have to agree that the cover is really creaky and very difficult to put it. it is one of the major downfalls to it, and bugs me. tis always coming off making me lose things in the back of the phone!! grrr, other wise i reckon its quite a good phone and i love the buttons.
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