Nokia 6610i Review
Review: July 2004. Updated February 2005.
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:
- User-friendly keypad with 4-way scroll key
- Slimline, lightweight phone with good battery life
- Stereo FM radio
- Triple band
- Java games
- Changeable x-press on covers
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 ...
Features of the Nokia 6610i include:
- Integrated digital camera
- WAP 1.2.1, GPRS & HSCSD
(High-Speed Circuit-Switched Data)
- XHTML browser
- MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service)
- Downloadable Java games & applications
- Colour display (4096 colours, 128x128 pixels)
- Polyphonic ringtones (MIDI format), plus standard ringtones
- Integrated stereo FM radio
- Integrated handsfree speaker
- Voice commands
- Predictive text input
- Mobile chat
- Changeable x-press on covers
- Phonebook (500 names)
- 4M bytes shared memory
- Built-in infra-red modem
- Pop-Port™ interface
- Downloadable colour wallpaper
- Downloadable Java games
- Alarm clock, wallet, calculator
- Size: 106 x 44 x 19 mm
- Weight: 87g
- Battery standby: 6 - 18 days
- Battery talktime: 3 - 3.5 hours
- Tri band
Nokia 6610i User Reviews
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Average rating from 101 reviews:
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.
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
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!!
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.
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.
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
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.
Reviewed by Dan from UK on 12th Feb 2005
great phone but needs video
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.
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.
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~
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 !
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.
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
Reviewed by Jinne from Azerbaijan on 25th Jan
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?
Reviewed by Kate from United Kingdom on 24th Jan
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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! :-)
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
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.
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!
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.
Reviewed by Yemi Adeoye from Nigeria on 7th Jan
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.
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
Reviewed by MUSTAGHEES from ROCHDALE on 5th Jan
ABSOLUTELY JUNK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! COMPLEETE WATE OF MONEY
Reviewed by Richard Tandy from England on 3rd
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 cr*p, 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
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.
Reviewed by Mike from UK on 21st Dec 2004
In my opinion this has got to be one of the worst phones on the market!
If you want a toy then maybe it's OK but if you want a phone, you know
something to communicate with! then forget it coz it has the worst audio
I have ever had the misfortune to hear! There is a hiss over the audio
all of the time (sounds like an un-tuned radio) Case is a terrible fit
creaks and groans all the time when handling, the screen is too dark,
reception poor etc, etc,etc. I was prepared to accept that maybe I had
a duffer but I'm now on the third and it's still a joke! Do yourself
a favour- Don't! buy it, Don't! rent it Don't even think about it.
Reviewed by Dan from England on 20th Dec 2004
Pretty good in terms of the looks, and a really easy to use interface,BUT,
the screen and the camera let it down. i thought they SUCKED! i would
get a Nokia 3100 cos they r simple and cheap.
Reviewed by david from England on 18th Dec 2004
This phone is great i have had it 4 3 days and loving it the camra is
gd games r top class and no problems. if ya looking 4 a phone get this
1 so all those people saying its rubbish well it ant!!
Reviewed by elmo from engLAND on 15th Dec 2004
THIS PHONE IS CLASS THE CAMARA IS TOP AND YOU CAN DOWNLOAD TOP GAMES
AND RINGTONES BUY IT
Reviewed by Kevan from UK on 14th Dec 2004
Well i have had this phone now for 2months, it replaced my beloved 8310.
it's been relativly reliable, light on display is annoying if your playing
games....i don't, the keypad led's flickered for a while, but a tightening
of the screws holding the keypad on sorted that.....very loose by the
way Nokia quality control needs a bit of an arse kicking methinks! Anyhoo
Gprs works well, poly tones are good enough for me display is good,
camera is ok for photo messages, just don't try and out do David Bailey!!
Reviewed by David from Australia on 14th Dec 2004
Bought 2 6610i's last week. Both disapointed and happy at the same time.
Both have creaking cases, very poor. Dark screen when light goes out.
Hard to read the keys when backlight is on. Really bad sound quality
when on a call. Power button is hard to use, as is the volume. Needs
more memory. On the bright side, the shortcuts are all great (left,
right, up, down on direction pad), including the goto. Great to see
the auto keylock feature (I previously had a 6210, which I may go back
to). IR stays on for a long time. Radio is half decent. Somebody tell
me though... Whats with the headphones provided. The mic's down near
my b@lls. Overall, not bad, but certainly not great.
Reviewed by Mike from England on 11th Dec 2004
Dear MANS from Singapore, this phone has the option to make the lights
stay active during gameplay.
Reviewed by t.j from england on 11th Dec 2004
i have got the nokia 6610i and its greatit has the radio and it has
the most colest games and polythonic ringtones but the camera is not
too good it id all blurry and it isn't very good but the overall is
Reviewed by John from UK on 11th Dec 2004
I was about to leave Orange but they matched the deal I was going to
get on 3G and then said I qualified for an upgrade on my phone... Hurray!
I had not researched any phones and the guy at Orange (number one for
customer sercive IMO)said he he could offer me the 6610i. I had been
using a 3100 which I was fairly happy with and he said the transition
to the new one would be easy as they were similar. I checked this site
out for the reviews after it had been ordered and folk here are pretty
much spot on. Yes its got a creaky back cover. Keypad quality is a huge
leap forward compared to my 3100 though letters and numbers are very
hard to make out at night with the backlighting. Its slightly bigger
than the 3100 but feels a lot more substantial in the hand. The camera
is an utter joke. I did not want a camera anyway but if you do forget
it. FM radio is not bad once I figured out how to use it. Orange omitted
to include it in their instruction book... You have to use the headset
supplied for it but you can switch it through to the speaker on the
phone but bizarrely only if the headset is connected. When reception
is good the radio works well but there is a snag. The headset acts as
the aerial also so you might have to make some contorted shapes to get
a good reception. Very directional sensitive. Basically the camera and
the radio are toys and if thats a major part of the game plan in buying
it then dont. One thing they omitted from this phone compared to my
3100 is a message counter. Its easy to lose track of how many messages
you have sent especially with no counter. Of course the phone companies
will like that as it means you will spend more money on SMS messages.
One thing they have not changed since the 3100 is the carry on after
you have sent a text. You have to delete every character of the message
you just sent. Very annoying. If you own a 3100 like me and are going
to make a change then dont buy this phone. Its got no clear advantages
and as mentioned before the camera is a waste of time and the radio
has its issues. No bluetooth either but does have infrared. I think
I will probably continue using my 3100 and sell the 6610i as when I
weigh everything up the 3100 just pips it. If you just accept the 6610i
as a basic phone then its a pretty damn good phone. Its the poor quality
bells and whistles that let it down.
Reviewed by Jayan from UAE on 11th Dec 2004
great design.great reception.poor camera.the back cover used to make
a noise once in a while, but thats over now. i dont like the fact that
there is a radio in it. arent v tired with radios everywhere, cars,
supermarkets etc. well i am. nokia should take out the radio and reduce
the price for that useless technology. whereas camera is a good thing
to have. but not THIS camera. i have not downloaded pics to any computer,
so i dont know how it looks there. it looks just acceptable on screen.
as a photography enthusiast i could not bring myself to buy a phone
that would cruelly squeeze in a camera into it. but then on second thoughts
i felt that there are many tiny camera moments in life that we miss
because v dont normally carry a real camera around us all the time.
if a phone can have that feature well and good. thats what i thought,but
dont buy for camera. i like a loudspeaker in a phone. sometimes i can
keep it on if im doing something else, or if its a one sided conversati
on with someone doing a non-stop and i pretending to be listening. and
far away frm the ear, less radiation they say. 6610 is a fantastic phone
but now sony ericsons offer much more at same or slightly higher prices.
planning to sell this and go in for sony eric k500i. it doesnt seem
quiet smart or easy to use. but super rich on features. i would miss
the smart design of a 6610 though.
Reviewed by MANS from SINGAPORE on 8th Dec 2004
I am pleased with the design and the functions. However, very annoyed
with the screen. When the screen lights goes off, it becomes so dark
i practically canot see anythin. Imagine if you are playing a game of
pool on the phone and suddenly the light goes off, i have to press a
button to activate it, and that results in me making the wrong move.Why
must every phone has a major flaw?
Reviewed by Patrik from Finland on 6th Dec 2004
I bought this phone a week ago, and it has all the faults that people
have reported on here: dark screen when the backlight is off, flickering
keypad lights, creaking shell, and worst of all an annoying hiss on
the audio. On the plus side though, it wasn't very expensive (199 euros),
it has lots more features than my old phone, and it's quite small and
looks good. The radio is good, and the camera is as expected (i.e. rubbish,
as all phone cameras are). Overall, I'm giving this phone an average
rating. It doesn't quite live up to my expectations of Nokia quality.
Reviewed by Daniel from Australia on 5th Dec 2004
Everyone who this phone is junk look again, the phone is really good
i had mine for 5 weeks and nothing has gone wrong with it. Should buy
Reviewed by Ariel from New Zealand on 3rd Dec
I got a Nokia 6610i yesterday and thought it was great, nothing wrong
with it at all, to all you people who think it sucks, you're the one
who sucks! LOL :-P
Reviewed by Mike from England, UK on 2nd Dec 2004
I bought this phone a few days ago and it was well worth the £82
I spent. The camera is decent and the phone is packed with features.
The only way I can get the case to creak as mentioned is to apply extreme
pressure to my keypresses when typing. In normal use the case does not
creak. The radio has excellent sound quality and reception. I don't
like the fact that you can't use a standard pair of headphones - it
means that when I have my minidisc player I have to carry two pairs.
Some people have mentioned that this phone is slow and keys are unresponsive:
rubbish! It's a very fast phone.
Reviewed by Nuria from UK on 2nd Dec 2004
It's similar to the 8310 with a camera, a good phone for main functions
(i.e. make and receive calls and texts). Everything else is really poor:
the screen's too dark, the phone creaks, awful pictures, old-fashioned
ringtones (it lacks "normal" ringtones too), overall a huge disappointment.
Reviewed by Julia from UK on 1st Dec 2004
Come on guys - we're talking about a mobile phone here - to make and
receive calls! OK so it's got a camera and radio but to be honest, if
I want to take a decent picture I'll use my dig. camera and if I want
to listen to music then I've got decent stereos. This is a nice phone,
easy to navigate around. Perhaps the initial problems have been sorted
as I've not experienced any of them? As for the ringtones, the choice
and quality is the same as my previous 6100 so definitely not any worse
- as I said before, this is a phone we're talking about! I highly recommend
Reviewed by Jenny from UK on 28th Nov 2004
I like this phone. It's a good 'upgrade' for anyone who previously had
a Nokia 3310 or similar. The camera is fun, not great quality but if
you want award-winning pictures why not buy a camera? FM Radio is of
good quality sound. As with all Nokias, the interface is very easy to
use and the sound quality during calls is more good enough for occasional
users (though if you have your head glued to the handset you may find
it slightly distorted). 1 complain: Creaky cover! This annoyed me for
the first day I had it so much I was considering returning it to the
shop for a refund (it creaks everytime you squeeze the phone to press
a button because the back isn't a precise fit). However, there is an
easy way round this. Simply take 2 tiny pieces of blu-tak (about 3mm
diameter ball), remove the cover and stick them half way down right
on the edges of the cover. Replace cover, give it a squeeze and *hopefully*
no more creaks and if you made the pieces small enough it should be
completely unnoticeable :)
Reviewed by Fatface from UK on 25th Nov 2004
I tried the radio out for the first time at the weekend. Since then
the battery time has gone from 7 days to 3 days. Any ideas anyone?
Reviewed by Chris from UK on 23rd Nov 2004
Sound quality is dreadful, totally unacceptable compared to older Nokias.
Also cant see the screen unless the display light is on. Will see if
it is a defect in my one or all of them - judging by some of the praise
maybe I have a dud. Still I will probably swap it for something better
Reviewed by irfan from pakistan on 22nd Nov 2004
Dear Friends, I bought Nokia 6610i phone two months ago. The positive
features are that it has exellent battery time, nice polyphonic ringtones
and lovely FM radio. But its camera is terrible, very poor photo qulality.
If u dont want to usr the camera then its a good phone.
Reviewed by Manjunath from India on 17th Nov 2004
Though the camera is not that good, i can manage with it. Zoomless camera
is really disappointing. IR does not work at all. Worst i ever had.
Planning to upgrade to Nokia 6600 as i have seen and used it. Much much
better than 6610i
Reviewed by Nige from UK on 16th Nov 2004
I've had mine for about 2 months now and I agree with some of the points
made here: I find the keys including the power/profile button to be
unresponsive and awkward; the lights flicker occassionally (not a big
deal) and earpiece quality is poor with a buzzing sound on calls (unacceptable)
- I returned my first phone but the replacement is little better. The
supplied ringtones are disappointing and there isn't even a simple 'ring'.
On the plus side though reception and battery life are good, the memory
is fairly generous, the speakerphone is decent and the radio is a useful
addition. The camera is ok but nothing special. Overall this is a resonable
phone but let down mainly by its poor earpiece sound quality. Still
an improvement on the awful SE T68i which I had before though!
Reviewed by Doods from Philippines on 16th Nov
Phone comparison: *Features SE T610: has bluetooth, infrared and 65K
screen Nokia 6610i: none of the above!!! *Price (in my country) SE T610:
Php10500 (about US$187) Nokia 6610i: Php11500 (about US$ 205) You Decide!
Reviewed by james from England on 15th Nov 2004
i have to disagree with the people who say that this phone creaks -
mine doesnt, but it does flicker lights occasionally, but thats the
only real downside. otherwise, brill phone, all usual nokia features,
radio good, camera decent and looks great, would recommend
Reviewed by Sarah from England on 12th Nov 2004
I disagree wiv other sarah lol the fones camera is rubbish n the phone
is rubbish its like a little kids phone to be honest wiv u i fink nokia
is behind with all the styles and shud get more into fashion cuz its
doin my head in as they have so many rubbish phones out at the moment
(this one is on of them) :P Dont get this phone theres plenty more u
can buy for 130 quid wiv video camera and everythin on them...Top quality
phones...BUT NOT THIS ONE!!
Reviewed by Katie from UK on 11th Nov 2004
Worst phone I've ever had, had three in 8 weeks due to lights going
on all of them, cover is dreadful, Nokia has certainly gone downhill.
Only good thing about it is seeing as I bought it on contract, I didn't
pay a thing.
Reviewed by Keri from Cornwall on 10th Nov 2004
This phone is pretty good if ur lookin 4 sumfin like dis its not got
video camera on it but its still got camera the only fing i realy dont
like about it is the fact that every picture u take it saves :\ u dont
really wana take pictures and delete them each time otherwise its great!
Reviewed by Tom from England on 10th Nov 2004
In fairness to Nokia I should say at the start of this review that I
haven't fully tested the 6610i - this is because after handling it (feels
cheap), and turning it on (poor quality screen & icons) I immediately
arranged a swap for an Ericsson k700i. My first few phones were Nokia
and were excellent, so I ordered this one as an upgrade without properly
looking into it. However, I was very disappointed with what I got -
Nokia can't expect to compete with other phones in this category with
the 6610i - it's like they gave the job of designing it to the office
junior. Don't bother - loads better out there.
Reviewed by Sarah from England on 9th Nov 2004
!!PLEASE READ!! I think this is a really good phone. I have 5 friends
with it and !NONE! of their phones squeek or have flickering lights.
It has brilliant quality ringtones and the radio and camera are good,
sharp quality. It is the best phone since 3210, maybe even better. The
buttons are easy to use and the many covers to it are easily changed.
I would definantly recomend it to anyone getting a phone. Get this one!
It is the best phone I have ever seen and ever will.
Reviewed by Sarah from England on 6th Nov 2004
My first camera phone, upgraded from a small Samsung. Very pleased,
does the job, camera is a novelty at the moment! Could do with some
more interesting ringtones, so I'll be looking for downloads. Hey, I
didn't pay anything on upgrade, so I certainly can't complain!
Reviewed by Nick from England on 6th Nov 2004
After buying this phone in September, I have had to change it twice
and am still encountering the same problem! The lights under the buttons
keep flickering which is really off-putting. I can't understand how
I've had this problem with the same model three times. I've always liked
Nokia phones but it looks like I'll be breaking this tradition from
Reviewed by jonb from dam on 5th Nov 2004
best phone available on market best camera quality for phone sick screen
phat functions erxcellent phone
Reviewed by Cormac from Ireland on 28th Oct 2004
In General a good phone. Execpt a few things, Firstly the cover that
comes with the phone doesn't fit it properly! as you press buttons the
whole thing squeeks! and secondly the lights behind the buttons have
a habbit of flickering on and off!And you are unable to send pics and
ringtones ect.through infrared as you are with almost every other make
of mobile on the market! Very dissapointing. If you are considering
this phone Take it out of the box IN THE SHOP and test for ussles covers
and half working lights.
Reviewed by MMCM from England on 24th Oct 2004
I purchased one of these for my father, to replace his four year old
3310. Oh, what a mistake. Nokia quality has clearly gone downhill recently.
The case is really poor with thin, creaky low-grade plastics which are
just like cheap aftermarket rubbish. It looks cheap too. Call quality
is substandard, with a loud whine on all calls. Shocking really, considering
the price, and how good Nokia's were in the past. Where is this thing
made?; certainly not Finland. One to avoid, definitely, and I can't
imagine it lasting anywhere near as long as the excellent 3310. I think
Nokia phones have gone to pot, personally. I won't be recommending them
again to anyone.
Reviewed by julian from romania on 23rd Oct 2004
the phone is good overall;got it 2 weeks ago; infrared works excellent
with pc;camera could be better but good enough to send pics from my
fishing trips; much bigger memory than 6100 which i just haded.I'm very
Reviewed by Danny from UK on 23rd Oct 2004
Having upgraded from the 3310, and requiring a much more responsive
and reliable texting interface along with more storage space, I went,
after much deliberation, for the 6610i. Having had it for 2 days now
I'm in a decent position to pass judgement on it. Essentially, for the
specific aspects I wanted improvement on, it's delivered extremely well.
Messaging is robust and effective, and the storage space of 150texts
gives me freedom I feel quite privileged to have. There were a few little
teething issues but they were remedied after some investigation. It
was when receiving my first call on it that it fell from its throne
a little. Perhaps it's this particular handset, but the audio quality
through the ear-piece is hissy and tinny, and nowhere near as loud and
clear as the 3310. It's tolerable, but it should be far better than
it is. Furthermore, the ringing volume and message receipt volume isn't
as loud as I've come to expect. Perhaps it's the switch from 'bontempi
keyboard' sound the 3310's etc had, but this new polyphonic sound system,
at least on this handset, just isn't that loud. Just like the earpiece
volume really. Plus for some bizarre reason delivery reports don't arrive
accompanied by the message beep. Bit of an oversight that, in my opinion.
For general feel and looks it's pretty good, with reasonably intuitive
menus once you get used to them. The colour screen is fairly vibrant
and does its job ok, but suffers from scroll blur when playing games.
It is also quite light and rather small (Compared to what I'm used to),
so isn't obstructive while using it. Camera quality is something I've
hardly explored, but it seems to be as acceptable in quality as an arbitrary
camera in a phone of this price would be. I also note the back-lit buttons
causing diffulty in reading them, but it's not a crippling problem.
Overall it's a good phone but seems to suffer a few fundamental drawbacks
which could, potentially, seriously hinder its value.
Reviewed by Ryan Williams from London England on
23rd Oct 2004
What really is the difference between this and the 7250i as I like both
of these and if theres no difference beside the way they look il opt
for the 7250i. Can someone email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and
let me know please.
Reviewed by tom from africa on 23rd Oct 2004
the camera sucks big time. its so blur, but the radio is good.
Reviewed by Aaron Dawson from United Kingdom on
23rd Oct 2004
Got this phone when my E365 broke. Wow, it's amazing! Excellent Camera
Excellent Radio Excellent Java Games Quick WAP/GPRS Just buy it.
Reviewed by Dave Strecker from UK on 14th Oct
This phone is basically exactly the same as the 7250i (which I have
also owned) but with a more standard design. Some people complain the
buttons feel unresponsive - they don't. They feel just right, certainly
less 'clacky' than the 7250i. Others complain the covers creak. Well,
I've owned 4 previous Nokia models and this is the price to be paid
for interchangeable covers, as they ALL suffer from this after while.
BUT this is easily fixed - a small, strategically placed blob of Blu-Tack
in the right spot beneath the cover and the phone will feel rock solid
Reviewed by Taxi For L from Nireland on 8th Oct
This is probaly the best phone ever made. Just look above it has alot
of features like Radio,Camera and lots of cool stuff. Buy the phone
. 1 more thing just buy it and shut your yap. Thanks for readin. I need
a taxi. Yang and Cranmer
Reviewed by Rob from UK on 7th Oct 2004
The phone generally is not too bad, the big gripe is the keypad is really
difficult to read due to the backlit buttons, Shall be going back to
my old Nokia with easy to see buttons.
Reviewed by Masood from pakistan on 6th Oct 2004
I have a same problem which everyone that is cover and also in this
phone there is no opportunity to send picture in pc via infara or usb
cable and also this phone has a midi sound system and people can't download
the vocal ring tones just like hello.but overall good device for short
Reviewed by khawaja from pakistan on 4th Oct 2004
can i lock gallery of nokia 6610i because every one will see my private
Reviewed by luke cook from england on 4th Oct
a quality phone with a medioca camera but everything else i perfect
Reviewed by Silvin from Germany on 24th Sep 2004
Good Smart phone. Little bueaty.
Reviewed by John from UK on 24th Sep 2004
This phone is amazing, I am having it from 3 months No problem at all!.
Good phone worth to buy.
Reviewed by Satish from India on 21st Sep 2004
This is a useless phone..I feel like throwing it away. If oyu buy it
will be apin for u
Reviewed by Flick from South Wales on 12th Sep
Hiya eveybody, just got my 6610i today (upgraded from an 02x1) and it
seems to be an allround pretty good phone apart from a few small things:
1. Camera Quality could be better, 2. Had trouble fitting the back cover
on and then when i finally did get it on, it could only be removed again
with my teeth! Other than this i thin it's a good phone.
Reviewed by Steve Pitt from Australia on 6th Sep
Just received my new 6610i. Going to be harsh as I'm replacing a 7650
(which I love even though it is a behemoth). Firstly the covers are
pretty ordinary. My back cover doesn't fit properly and creaks when
you are texting. Image quality is really bad, but I knew this beforehand.
Not going to use the camera much, especially as there is no option to
transfer pics via infrared to my laptop! Keyboard is a bit tacky and
the keys seem to wander around a bit. It is almost like a fake Nokia
quality-wise (not price-wise though). On the upside I like the size
of the thing after the 7650. Haven't bothered with the radio, games,
etc. I think I would have been better off getting a 6100 and saved the
extra cash. Have a sneaking suspicion that I will be returning my simm
card to the 7650 even though the old girl requires a charge every day
and a half!
Reviewed by lucy from london on 4th Sep 2004
the camra was disgraceful radio kind of ok the games were pretty average
within 2 weeks went back to my motorola its not worth the price:)
Reviewed by Dean Jamieson from UK on 30th Aug
Smart looking. FM Radio reception is excellent. Camera is pathetic.
Display looks grainy. Nasty awkward connections on the bottom. Poor
received sound quality on calls. Battery life is good. Speaker phone
is handy. Poor network reception (compared to Sony Ericsson T100 and
Sharp TM100 using same SIM card at same location) Better off with a
Reviewed by Rachael from England on 23rd Aug 2004
i absolutly LOVE this phone, i got it for my birthday 2 months ago and
its the best present i've ever got! The phone is SO simple to use, the
reception is great and it is so cool. it has good ringtones, the camera
is really good quality and it holds loads of pictures. i couldn't ask
for a more efficent phone. I have never had any problems with it and
i love it so much! nokia is the best, all the phones they make are amazing!
they are all really cool and easy to use. thinking of buying a new phone?
BUY A NOKIA!!!! NOKIA IS MY RELIGION, I DON'T BELEIVE IN ANY OTHER PHONES!!!!
Reviewed by kieran from england on 15th Aug 2004
by the recent reviews i accept that the camera isnt digital quality
but i am going to get this phone it looks the best from nokia yet!
Reviewed by Ruth Stewart from Iceland on 12th
This fone sucks!!!
Reviewed by Marc from Dawoods on 11th Aug 2004
I just got this piece right? and I was wondering if the same problems
will apply to my cell. I read all the reviews before settling for the
phone. I also noticed that the cell does not have Bluetooth facilities,
but every other thing is okay and most particularly the Radio wow! pple
in my office are thrilled with it. Although I was once used a Nokia
5510 and the memmry got messed up as in it just went poof! and that
was the end of the phone. Anyway, I hope to enjoy this one but hey!
the Camera is whacked! 4096 colors?, 128x128 hmmn... Still a good buy
Reviewed by jeremy from london on 8th Aug 2004
i dont know which one is better i love my 3200 but i had to get a replacement
i decided to get 6610i hoping for it to be a successor to the 3200 but
i was wrong it has 3 more megabytes the camera is a little better the
radio is the same it is a good phone but is basically the same as my
3200 which iam now using more often
Reviewed by Kyle from ISle Of man on 3rd Aug 2004
Its fairly good but lacks technology. Could do with bluetooth and the
squeaky covers get annoying. Also a MP3 player and MMC (multy media
card) would improve phone. Good for Price but not that much different
frm 7250 or 7250i.
Reviewed by Zeb Mirza from Pakistan on 3rd Aug
Oh yea nice phone! sleek design but it's camera result is very poor
and screen display isnt so bright just because of its 4000 sumthing
Reviewed by ian from uk on 31st Jul 2004
Rubbish,sent it back to orange my old 8310 is far better, the camera
sucks the keys are not positive and the build quality is poor for nokia.
STAY CLEAR !!!!.
Reviewed by Hadi from Iran on 30th Jul 2004
It's nice phone but has some lacks. 1st, creaky case when typing sms.
(if you behave, it won't bother you ;) 2nd, don't count on camera, it's
for fun, the pictures taken don't have high quality, but ok to be viewed
on phone's screen Menu speed is a bit low but they or in logically organised
as many other Nokia phones. Screen is very bright and sharp in comparison
to my old Nokia 6100. FM radio quality is good. it's an interesing idea
to have a redio in a mobile phone! it has 20 tunable channels. The memory
pool is large enough to download many applications from internet (I
use kazaa to download Java games) you can find many interesting games
for your phone, the one I love is prince of persia ;) The signal reception
is good, but sometimes I hear a hiss sound from earphone, weird. The
phone is light and very handy. the only probelm is the volume key which
is very difficult to press. but it's not used frequently. 6610i has
a stereo headset (included in package) which must be connected in order
to listen to radio (cause it functions as an antenna for FM reception)
you can also listen to radio through the loudspeaker. in phone book
it's possible to assign a portrait to each contact and it will be displayed
when the contact calls you. But be aware if you need a camera, go and
buy a camera,I have bought 6610i because of it's larger memory compared
to 6610, not because of it's camera. It's stylish and I give total 4
stars to this phone and I love it. Recommended.
Reviewed by sweetie from philippines on 26th Jul
nice phone, fits your hand with lots of features at affordable price
Reviewed by kitkat from philippines on 26th Jul
Best phone created by Nokia! picture quality is acceptable. Good design
and with lots of features, for a good price! recommends to everybody.
Reviewed by Steve from England on 25th Jul 2004
I agree about the cases, they do creak but sadly creaky express on covers
seem to be the norm with nokia phones, especially ones that both front
and back come off. the font on the grps/wap is way too small!!!! apart
from those two gripes i love this phone! the camera takes pretty good
pics, although when transfered to a PC they are a bit fuzzy/blury around
the edges and there is also a sligh goldfish bowl effred (rounding of
the picture) but never the less they are still pretty good. typical
Nokia menu system, easy to navigate. EXCELLENT memory 4meg good radio
good signal excellent games can be downloaded ringtones only 4 channel
but are ok bright, clear and colourful display 1 paid £160 for this
phone and i love it, it was worth every penny.
Reviewed by Zahid Sami from Pakistan on 23rd Jul
Hi 6610i is a excellent phone set as it gives you the all that you want
like digital camera, menu grid view ,download pics , ir etc but the
thing that i really mis in this set is blue tooth and sound recording.
and a seriuos prob whihc m and my other frens who using it the casing
fitting problem like when you press any at the time of messing and dailing
purpuse its generate sound like crack in body that really irretate you
alot. but all over its a great device.
Reviewed by Akshay from India on 23rd Jul 2004
Hey...my friend owns this fone too....and she too has the same problem
with the back cover which was mentioned in the earlier review.....check
it out before buying this fone, people ! One more thing, i think the
camera and stuff has slowed down the fone TREMENDOUSLY. look at the
time taken by the 6610 and the 6610i to load the menu, the 6610's much
faster than the 6610i. alternatively, also see how slow bounce has become...it's
like playing counter-strike without a graphics card.
Reviewed by George from Romania on 20th Jul 2004
Reviewed by Gyorgy Pota from Hungary on 10th Jul
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The electronics of the phone seems to be good but I have very serious
problems with the back cover which does not fits well on the right side
where the camera window is located. Thus, the cover gives crack-like
sounds when pushed which is very irritating when one writes, for example,
an sms. Sometimes one does not know whether a pushed down key or the
back responded with a movement. I went back to the dealer and given
the opportunity to choose another 6610i phone. I tried several other
6610i phones but almost all had the same back cover problem. Finally
I found a tightly built one but after a few days it also developed the
same back cover symptoms. I do not understand how a prestigious firm,
like Nokia, can allow this. Do you have similar cover problems with
your Nokia 6610i? Best wishes, G. Pota, Hungary