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Nokia 6822 review

 Review: September 2005  
 

Rating: 1 star

In a nutshell: The Nokia 6822 is based on the previous 6820 model, and incorporates the same fold-out keyboard design.



 

Review

The display rotates 90° when the keyboard is fully opened. Like the 6820, the 6822 includes a range of functions including a camera with video recorder, Bluetooth wireless connectivity and high speed data transfer by EDGE. It's amazing how Nokia have managed to pack so much technology into a compact and lightweight phone!

At the same time, however, the 6822 retains many of the problems of the older model. The keyboard is not as easy to use as it looks, and is partly novelty rather than a full replacement for a real keyboard. The display, whilst upgraded to 65k colours is still very small and lags behind the competition considerably. The camera, again upgraded, is still poor compared with other phones at this price. And perhaps the worst feature of the 6822 is the shockingly small amount of memory, which really limits the capabilities of the phone.


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Reviewed by S Crouch from UK on 13th Aug 2015
have loved this phone Model 6822a for ten years and I am now trying to get it fixed with the help of vodaphone and others even though I have an Apple smart phone I still use the NOKIA for texting because of the keyboard fascility which is much easier and it has travelled so easily everywhere.
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Reviewed by Mike from Canada on 11th Jul 2013
I have a "pay as you go" plan and use the 6622 for texting and emergency calls. I do appreciate the full qwerty keyboard. Howver my phone refuses to show any text message details. No time or date, just the sender's name and number. Not very useful if the if I want to check when a message was sent. If anyone knows the setting I would appreciate knowing it. Thanks. mcat0@nexicom.net
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Reviewed by Lance from USA on 4th Nov 2012
This was the phone I owned for the longest amount of time - nearly four years. It withstood numerous drops, and even a mistaken full immersion into a sink full of water for about 2 seconds. Amazingly, it kept on working.

The built-in keyboard was fun, but not very useful as I was never much of a texter. Downloadable software was also not very useful or good. The camera and screen were not great.

Bluetooth, on the other hand, was both useful and good. The size was impressive. And again, it was solid and dependable.

This phone was the third (and last) Nokia phone I owned.
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Reviewed by Maarit from USA on 18th Oct 2012
I received this phone from a friend who didn't need it and it is the best phone I've ever had. The qwerty keyboard-layout makes texting lighting fast; a huge bonus for those of us who like to write grammatically proper messages. The compact design works well as a phone and the flip-out/screen-flip is the most brilliant piece of cellphone design I have seen to date. It is practical and ergonomic. I love feeling the keys under my fingers and after a while, was able to type on it without watching the keys. I have used many different phones in my time and am currently using a Blackberry Curve. None can hold a candle to the NOKIA. It was virtually indestructible and though it was rather beat up and scuffed, it worked flawlessly. Tragically, my beloved phone did not survive being run-over by a car. I am currently shopping around for another one. Hopefully NOKIA will resurrect this superb design.
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Reviewed by BIA from UK on 13th Aug 2011
Had this phone since Sept 2005, ie 6 years. It has never faltered, memory is adequate for my needs. Easy to use keyboard - needs a while to get used to it, after a few days it is great. Durable and packed with features useful to me, calculator, notes, to do's. Have turned down all offers of a replacement from my provider, with s credited to my account yearly for not changing the phone! Calls and Texts Inclusive Tarrif works out at less than 8 average a month!!! I can use a camera for photos and a laptop for net access. All I needed or wanted was a phone plus text- it does that great.
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Reviewed by Dave from New Zealand on 1st Jul 2011
I had this phone for about 3-4 years before it failed on the hinge. I lost contact with the left flap and couldnt get back into it (guess who had 1234 as a phone pin) In its day, was a brilliant phone to do texting/sms messages from..
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Reviewed by Deuse from Singapore on 4th Mar 2011
The best phone I ever have considering I was using a smart-phone before switching to this one. I got it recently in E bay (re-manufactured) and it is working fantastic. Gone were the days that I have to remember to charge my phones every day, now I charge this phone every 5 days. It's efficiently do what I need (sent receive sms/emails and scheduling). Love it!!!
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Reviewed by Lyn Walker from England on 29th Aug 2010
My Nokia 6822 was purchased in Egypt several years ago & has already had one new battery but now all the letters on the keyboard are disappearing.I love this phone, it's the best phone I have ever had & would love to replace it with the same one.I'm sad to be told these models are discontinued.The full qwerty keyboard is wonderful & makes it so easy to text yet it is such a small phone & so easy to handle.I've searched so many websites hoping to find one hidden away somewhere.Why have Nokia stopped producing this wonderful phone.
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Reviewed by Dave from UK on 26th May 2010
The people who have rated this phone as rubbish really don't know what they're saying, as they've no doubt had a cursory glance at the features, realised it's not pimped enough for their tiny minds and have returned to the shop to get something shinier and able to play R&B at loud volumes on the bus. This phone is brilliant as it has the full QWERTY keyboard and actually promulgates good grammar, by having the keyboard laid out with quick access to punctuation marks, it means I can send texts in the way I prefer (long hand, with correct grammar) and do it easily. I've had this phone for 5 years also, and has all the features a casual user needs - the ability to the phone and the ability to text - I don't need it to be a be all and end all device, so i suits me perfectly. I'm going to rue the day it eventually gives up the ghost, by then everything will be touchscreen and I like tactility.
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Reviewed by Virginia from USA on 19th May 2010
5-18-10 Love this phone! Still using it today. :-)
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Reviewed by Alex Whitaker from USA on 13th Apr 2010
I bought this phone when it came out back in early 2005 as an upgrade of the Nokia 6800 that I had at the time. I love the layout of the keyboard and favor it to the keyboards on other messaging phone. I AM STILL ON THE ORIGINAL PHONE THAT I BOUGHT. This is early 2010 which means the phone has lasted me FIVE YEARS. I just bought a brand new Samsung Gravity today so I will not be using the 6822 anymore. I might give it a burial. My only complaint is the lack of memory. I believe the whole phone only has 3.5 memory and I like to take pictures of funny things that I see. I am always at max memory capacity so each time I want to take a new picture I have to decide which current pic I want to delete to make room for the new one. Other than the horrible lack of memory, I love the phone and hate that I have to get a new one (this phone is finally dying on me after five long years).
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Reviewed by diane from usa on 10th Apr 2010
love the phone..trying to find another!perfect for me as I don't need all the fancy stuf.
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Reviewed by Dave B from United Kingdom on 30th Oct 2009
Truely the best phone I have ever used. Had it over four years, and it has NEVER let me down. Yep, it's a bit basic compared to newer phones now, but it has done me proud and I will not change it until it dies! i HAVE IT ON AN O2 CONTRACt, and the hundreds of pounds I've saved and had back in "cashback" by not upgrading my handset is incredible. More than happy with the phone; just wish the memory had been a wee bit bigger. All in all, it scores 10 out of 10 from me!
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Reviewed by Leonard Walker from United Kingdom on 19th May 2009
I use this fone on O2 and it is wicked. It takes the nocks and has never let me down. The keyboard works fine as long as your fingers are not sausage like. Could do with some more memory but with doing what it's designed for it works for me. ;)
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Reviewed by Humberto Gomez from USA on 11th Mar 2009
I love this phone. After getting a fancy touch screen phone I have returned to the 6822. The fold out keyboard is kinda cool, you can text, get in the web and check email, the battery life last forever, its touch and has all the apps like alarm clock, timer's, games. If you like to text, talk on the phone, and check your email, this is a great phone. It's not the iphone, but a realiable phone to talk, text, and check email.
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Reviewed by Ken Knopfli from Switzerland on 10th Mar 2009
After getting a new E71 and finding many common features I took for granted no longer available, I have returned to my 6822. The keyboard is perfect for text and yet normal one-handed operation is still possible whilst folded closed (unlike the E71). The only real disadvantage is the silver keyboard which has poor contrast indoors when the blue backlighting is active. If Nokia ever makes another non-Symbian 6800 series phone with black keys, I will be first in line to buy it.
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Reviewed by Heather from England on 9th Feb 2009
Its a good phone but it hasnt got much memory the camera is good with portrait mode as well as standard mode. The keyboard is easy to use but could be easier as the screen is right in the middle. The phone could be imroved with a bigger memory and a better camera resolution and better colours
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Reviewed by Joan Hill from England on 30th Jan 2009
I've had my 6822 since June 2005. It is quite bashed about but it is still so reliable and quick and easy to use. I get many admiring comments from strangers when they see me using it. As I get older, small keyboards are a problem - so please Nokia, why not upgrade the 6822/qwerty keyboard type phone?
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Reviewed by Waj from UK on 21st Jan 2009
This phoen is absolutely great, i hav edroped it liek a billion times and at times really really hard but it doesnt die at all, it continues to live, its absolutely realible, so easy to use, and i dont knwo where i woudl be without that keyboard. It is my favourite phone of all time
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Reviewed by jimmy khan from UAE (dubai) on 18th Jan 2009
This is a very basic phone with low features but I have admit that this is one of the best reliable phones I had.Ive been useing this phone for the past 3 years but still operates perfectly.This is one hell of a tough phone id say for sure.
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Reviewed by Justin from FL on 8th Jan 2009
This phone is outstanding!! Yes it has small memory.. The camera imo is all i need.. Something to take pictures with. Its not a BAD picture. Very fast texting and the battery life doesn't effect me cuz i charge it every night.. or sometimes i skip a night.
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Reviewed by Tom from NL on 22nd Dec 2008
This is a great phone. I got it from a friend who used it for 2 years without any problems. And that was 2,5 years ago when he gave me. This keyboard is so easy to use. Before I used to be too lazy to send messages, but with this phone you type an SMS message in less than a minute. It fell many times but kept on working... Unfortunately, my phone didn't survive the laundry...
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Reviewed by Opus from US on 18th Dec 2008
I love this phone. The most simple phone, just the right amount of icons as to not get lost in the menu of menus. The keyboard is perfect for typing. I seriously don't understand why this isn't reproduced/updated for today's needs.
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Reviewed by Noah from USA on 4th Aug 2008
This is a great cell phone. i first thought it was just for buisness but actully it's great for any social teen. the camera is pretty good the video is pretty long. The duability of this phone is great. the only downsides are it's relativly short battery life, and it's tacky silver and dark grey colors (that problem can be fixed by the numorous housings avalible
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Reviewed by Stephen from USA on 25th Jun 2008
FYI I am still using my trusty 6820 from nearly 4 years ago!! The only downside is that it does not have bluetooth. (I keep looking for a 6822b that someone wants to let go of!) I have dropped my cell countless times...the screen is even cracked a little. However, this little phone keeps working on and on. I think it's one of the BEST Nokia phones ever!! So many people love the fold out keyboard. I wish Nokia would return to this model...this is one of the best designs and working phone ever.
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Reviewed by Christine from England on 25th May 2008
I have had this phone for about 3 years, it's great for texting (I need qwerty keyboard) and basic functions, it's also a nice size. I was so excited when E70 came out, thought it would replace the 6822. Used the E70 for about 3 months, but it's so much bigger than 6822 and slower to use, so have gone back to using my trusty 6822 which I still love. Wish Nokia would just upgrade this phone, keeping same size with just more memory and upgraded camera.
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Reviewed by Hassib Akbarzada from Afghanistan on 21st May 2008
I LOVE THIS PHONE
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Reviewed by ArthurQ from United States on 12th Apr 2008
I use many smartphones in my work. However, I always carry a Nokia as a back-up or when I need a no-frills business only phone with me. My 6822 fills this gap. It is easy to simply dial-out & answer simple text communication quickly and effectively. It is easy to see that it cannot compete in the 'features' or 'fad of the moment', however it accomplishes the primary tasks of telephone and text-messenger better that all the phones I have used, (such as Palm 600, Blackberry 8830 & HTC Wing). And, I will add, it does these tasks faster and in a truly user friendly manner. I have owned the 6800 as well, but I was happy to get bluetooth & a camera in this model. Essentally, a well designed phone with adequate features. For someone who needs a basic phone, this is an outstanding one!
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Reviewed by Nitha from England on 9th Apr 2008
You guys who rate this rubbish phone as outstanding are bonkers. I bought one about two years ago,i had it changed about five times. The keypad broke, i got a new phone, the speaker blew, i got a new phone. the last three times i took it back the keypad broke. NEVER BUY THIS PHONE! I'TS SERIOUSLY RUBBISH!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Reviewed by SARAH BOWEN from UK on 21st Mar 2008
I LOVE MY NOKIA 6822. THE QWERTY KEYBOARD IS FAST AND USER FRIENDLY. IS THERE GOING TO BE AN UPGRADED VERSION OR ANOTHER NOKIA WITH THIS KEYBOARD FUNCTION?
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Reviewed by Sharon Endersby from UK on 27th Feb 2008
I have used the Nokia 6822 for three years and being a mainly texting person, it is BRILLIANT! Also as an ex-secretary/typist,I find the keyboard bliss. Far better than this predictive text thing, haven't a clue about that. For texters it's a must, don't knock this Nokia.
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Reviewed by Minnie from Canada on 11th Jan 2008
I got a NOKIA 6822 today! And i really like it. Just few cons. 1) It seems to me that the RINGTONES dont work, only the polynoic tones work! 2) Not one of NOKIA's polynoic ringtones are good 3) The screen is kind of small 4) The buttons are a little too small but managable 5) Defenatly needs a better camera and more sharp colors 6) As again, if the screen was bigger it would have been a nicer phone 7) I heard that the cell phone gets dirty easily and sadly there is no cover (plastic or rubber case) for this cell phone yet 8) The warranty is only ONE YEAR 9) It would be nicer if they gave the customers more choice of colors such as for ladies (PINK) or for men (BLACK OR NAVY) 10) Last but not least, Maybe the lighting was a bit more brighter, it is kind of hard to see sometimes Other than those 10 cons,,, it seems like a pretty nice phone! And i am pretty happy and glad that Ive purchsed this phone!
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Reviewed by JT from England on 3rd Jan 2008
Incredible - I've just discovered this phone (I was looking for something with a small full-qwerty keyboard) and it's got to be the best purchase I've made in years. I can't stand T9 (predictive texting) but that's no longer a problem. I liked my first one so much (bought "as new" from ebay), that I've just bought 4 more to give as presents. As for no mp3 ringtones, what's wrong with encoding to amr-format (works for me!). Best piece of technology I've stumbled into in years...
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Reviewed by Matias from Argentina on 3rd Jan 2008
I used to have the old 6800, but I wanted something smaller and more high tech looking, that's why i got the 6822. indeed it is smaller and more high tech looking, but the HUGE drawback is the memory it has. What was Nokia thinking when they designed a BUSINESS phone with only 3 Mb of non expandable memory!! still. i like this phone. and even though the camera is only VGA it takes really good pics. I DID have some problems. when my sms inbox is full, and i get a new sms, SOMETIMES the phone will ring, but the main menu will not display the sms, so the only way to see u got a message is to check the inbox. ALSO, even though it is a series 40 nokia phone, it lacks the animated menues and other features of other series 40 nokies
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Reviewed by tc from ireland on 27th Dec 2007
Ive had a 6822 for 2 years and I love it...makes txting so easy and is a great functional phone. Just wish E70s were cheaper!
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Reviewed by Alex from Russia on 26th Dec 2007
All the people who rated Nokia 6822 1 star are on dope. I have been using it for 2.5 years, and the phone is great. Keyboard, screen, etc. still function without any problems. I love the full QWERTY keyboard, the ability to take notes on the go, the max size of notes (3000 characters), the calendar and the reminder feature. Yes, the camera is weak, but that's about the only drawback.
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Reviewed by Kevin Puventhiranathan from England on 22nd Dec 2007
I bought 1 of these in a phone shop on pay as you go and I had to exchange it twice. The first phone's keys started acting weird, meaning that if I pressed key number 3, I get no 5 on the screen. Then I exhanged it and that phone worked for 2 weeks when the speaker blew. Then I got a different one again, now the screen broke! If you are thinking of buying this phone, DONT!!! This phone is rubbish!!!
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Reviewed by Ali Obaid from Pakistan on 15th Nov 2007
hi!! my friend has this mobile and i extrmemly dieing to buy it but unfortunately it is now out of stock:( but its design for messaging is superb i like it...
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Reviewed by Asad Khan from Pakistan on 6th Nov 2007
Hi' i have used dat fone i but dat fone and just after 5 days i sell it with very cheap price one of most shocking & cheap things is its memory its looking gud but other future are same like which have in cheap hand fone i compaire it with nokia 3310 hihi plz don't buy it
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Reviewed by Sarah from USA on 19th Sep 2007
I have had this phone for less than a year, and I have had to get 2 new ones. Finally my phone company sent me a new all together different cell phone. I you were thinking about buying this phone DON'T!
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Reviewed by Alfred from Namibia on 14th Sep 2007
The phone has fancy exterior look but has a very small memory and can not do much. I won`t advice a person to buy this model, maybe other version of Nokia.The speaker and the camera is of a poor quality.May be designer should have consider this before sending the product into the market.
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Reviewed by Phil from UK on 14th Aug 2007
Battery life is poor. Camera is poor. Speaker is poor. Phone cuts for no reason. In one word RUBBISH which is a shame because I had alot of Nokia Phones and they have all been good.
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Reviewed by Talal from Canada on 16th Jul 2007
This phone is amazing for text msg, I hate sending text msg's however this phone makes it more convieant. This is my 3rd nokia 6820 and 6822, the reception is 10/10 which is very important to me as well. BY FAR ONE OF THE SLEAKEST PHONES I HAVE EVER OWNED + ITS UNIQUE.
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Reviewed by Karen from UK on 8th Jul 2007
Best phone I've ever had.
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Reviewed by Albert Quansah from Ghana on 6th Jul 2007
I am using nokia 6288 which l bought in south Africa. It is very good phone. The icture quality, sound, messagng are of high stand. my question is that my phone cannot recognise the memory chip. Any guide as how l can make it work. My email address is quansah69@yahoo.co.uk Thank
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Reviewed by Andy from England on 22nd Jun 2007
This phone is designed for adults with jobs & a contract. It does not handle 'silly' stuff like funky ring tones and videos/music. But what it DOES excel at is text messaging. The main review of the keyboard is off the mark and probably written by someone with just a passing knowledge. In shhort as a business phone it is so good you will never want to do a predictive text again.
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Reviewed by shk from uk on 10th Jun 2007
i love da phone 4 the text messaging but it doesnt have a lot of memory and cant hold mp3 ringtones
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Reviewed by tracey from england on 31st May 2007
i have the nokia 6822 phone and i love it, the key pad is great for me and makes texting really easy. Easy to use and smart looking
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Reviewed by IJEOMA B C from NIGERIA on 18th May 2007
IT IS A GOOD PHONE BUT HAS A SMALL MEMORY.I LOVE THE PHONE ANYWAY.
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Reviewed by Daniela from Italy on 14th May 2007
This phone is great for deaf people. The keyboard really makes sending SMS a lot easier. I deleted all ringtones since I don't need them, so for me memory is ok for everyday uses. Camera is low quality, but all VGA cameras are like this. The phone is resistant too. Anyway, when I bought this phone it was just for the keyboard which makes my life really easier. I hope Nokia makes a new phone with keyboard and a nicer camera but without MP3.
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Reviewed by Ron Graves from England on 11th May 2007
It seems to me that those who hate this phone (and isn't hate a tad over the top - it's only a mobe), are mostly those who didn't do their homework first, or who want it to be something it didn't pretend to be in the first place. Shrieking and ranting is NOT constructive criticism, and is no help to anyone. Let's face it, a phone is a communication device - the fact that it has a poor camera or video isn't really relevant - you want a camera, BUY a camera! As for the much maligned poor memory, there's just no excuse for not knowing this before purchase but, of course, those who applied a little thought to the problem found a work-around, rather than just whining about it. It seems, from these reviews, that those who are happy are those who knew what they were getting into, bought it because the major features it offered were the most useful ones for them, i.e., those actually involved in communication - keyboard, Bluetooth - not extraneous stuff like sucky ringtones and cameras. In short, they bought it because they wanted a functional phone, not flashy a toy. Which, of course, is why they are happy - they bought it for what it actually IS.
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Reviewed by Ann McAllister from England on 14th Apr 2007
I have the Nokia 6822 and so do a lot of my deaf friends we think they are the best phones on the market apart from the communicator. Deaf people rely on the texting side of mobile phones and the nokia 6822 is just right for this purpose. My sister has just damaged hers and we are finding it hard to get a replacement as we do not want a contract.
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Reviewed by AKHMED from DERBY on 5th Apr 2007
THIS PHONE IS SIC AND THE BADEST PHONE NOKIA HAVE MADE SOFAR IT LOOKS SIC HOW IT OPENS AND THE VASILITIES THA THEY HAVE USED
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Reviewed by Janice from Germany on 1st Apr 2007
This phone is great! I love the kaypad flip but there is nothing else great about it that a 3310 cant offer! Dont buy it! It can offer camera and video - both rubbish and no video calling my last phone was so much better than this the nokia n71! I only went for this fone because it had keypad - lucky i kept the n71 - i chucked this fone in the bin the first day i got it! I snapped off the keypad and put it in a glass cabinet for display purposes and it was ugly!
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Reviewed by kierran from england on 16th Mar 2007
the memory as very poor.!
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Reviewed by dan from uk on 4th Mar 2007
this fone is gd if u want a no frills business fone but if u dont its awful no memory and a rubbish camera do not buy
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Reviewed by Jon from UK on 24th Feb 2007
What do I want for business - a phone, a loudspeaker facility and to text. The 6822 does what it says on the tin. Its a neat little business phone with a great fold out keyboard much easier to use than predictive text (especially when you are used to using the qwerty keyboard on your laptop anyway).
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Reviewed by Dan from USA on 23rd Feb 2007
Good phone, not great. It lacked in memory until I deleted ALL the stupid unecessary themes, clip arts, tones, etc. Now I have plenty of memory. The camera is slightly below average, and the video cam SUCKS. But still, as far as calls and text messaging goes, it's a very very good phone.
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Reviewed by Anna from Iceland on 17th Feb 2007
I think its great! The keyboard is farily easy to use, although its sometimes hard to type the special signs and icelandic letters. The camera on this phone is not what I thought it would be. On the whole, this phone is average, and is perfect for someone, who writes many SMS, and e-mails.
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Reviewed by Mike from England on 6th Jan 2007
Updated from the 6820 and find it almost perfect for my needs. Bluetooth works great with the laptop to provide a modem connection. The only downside is the low volume on the ringtone, but I gather that downloaded ringtones are much louder
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Reviewed by kieran from scotland on 13th Dec 2006
this fone is absolutely rubbish i just got it today and i payed 70 puond for it to find out it had omly 3.5 MEGABITES a motorola razr has more than that my fone has 2596 kb of free memory with tons of music and vidoes
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Reviewed by manda from england on 12th Dec 2006
this fone is just absolutly usless!!!!! the camera on it is rubbish the sound is rubbish everything is rubbish!!! The keypad is probably the best thing on it!!!
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Reviewed by hamzah from india on 16th Oct 2006
this phone is junk do not buy it because it has got less memory and i can give you another 100 bad reasons.i can not wait to the e70 comes out
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Reviewed by jemma from england on 9th Aug 2006
i had the phone for less than 9 hours and it froze and it looks good but don't let that fool you. i wished i never brought it ..............
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Reviewed by Andy from England on 30th Jul 2006
Thanks to Sion Jones, once you have deleted the pointless built in themes, wallpapers and ringtones there is plenty of memory and recorded ringtones are significantly louder. The keyboard is excellent for texts and emails and the phone is very reliable. It has a Blackberry client and the Bluetooth works well with a Palm and it can synchronise with Outlook or Lotus Organiser (via bluetooth). Only negative point is that it's difficult to adjust the volume mid-call. Not a good phone for people who want Crazy Frog ringtones.
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Reviewed by Ronan O'Driscoll from Ireland on 28th Jul 2006
This is by far the worst phone ever invented. The camera incorporated into its design is pathetic, with its various different modes... each as bad as the other. What really annoys me about this phone is the ridiculous amount of video playback it has, you might get 40 seconds if your lucky. Its memory capacity is about as much as a floppy disk, which as you all know is nothing!! If there was a competition for the most over-priced, feature lacking, socially retarded phone then the Nokia 6822 would win hands down.
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Reviewed by TTX from Portugal on 2nd Jul 2006
THIS PHONE IS GREAT!!!!!
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Reviewed by curt from england on 14th Jun 2006
This was the first phone i got.It looked good so i kept it but when i started messing around with it like taking pictures i thought what a rubbish phone it has tiny memory and the camera is juss like looking into a dark room. If you were getting a phone i suggest u leave this one and get another its RUBBISH!!!!
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Reviewed by Melissa from United States on 6th Jun 2006
i've had this phone for almost 2 years, and through the first 6 months it did great, minus the camera which has horrible resolution and is extremely grainy, then the keys quit working on the key board and the phone would just turn off.
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Reviewed by Sion Jones from Wales on 21st May 2006
I upgraded to this from the 6820 and wish the newer one had a few of the older model's characteristics. The keyboard is the most obvious change as it's smaller than its' predecessor and if you chew your nails you're going to find it more difficult to use than the older phone's more solid and larger keyboard.Having said this I am now used to it and find it ok to type with - though not as good as the older model. The ringtones' volume was another bad point. The older model was loud enough to hear in the car or any other noisy envoirenment. Not the new one! I found that the way round this was to record your own ringtone using the voicerecorder facility as the recordings are louder than the polyphonic ringtones. The screen is ok. Better than the older phone but not as fancy as some other makes. I was dissapointed that it had no radio though as the quality of signal on the old one was great and I'd use it often. Also a pity that the phone only uses poly tones. MP3 would be nice! Though the memory is small, if you delete all the preloaded tones/themes etc (mostly naff) there's enough space for about 20 photos and 12 large recordings, which I find is enough if I could get the PC software to work to synchronise the PC with the phone. I've tried and tried to get it to work using the DKU cable thing (38!) but to no avail. I'll have to get a pc with bluetooth! The phone looks nicer than the old one and the camera on mine is really good - better than other makes I've seen in action!The calender is also a godsend as it reminds me of everything I have to do! the voice recorder is handy well - though the recording quality seems to be getting more distorted as the months fly by. I'd like an upgrade now though!
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Reviewed by Junaid from England on 20th May 2006
i disagree wiv all da people dis phone is poor. The phone is outstanding, the camera is good, keyboard is good. I would recomend this phone
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Reviewed by Toadi from UK on 16th May 2006
Great phone, the qwerty keyboard makes texting even easier, lacks mp3 but that's y u buy an mp3 player duh!
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Reviewed by tony kahn from luotn on 2nd May 2006
the phone is good for text and phonig and gameing the phone has no mp3 player you have to record songs on it
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Reviewed by BiRi from Portugal on 30th Apr 2006
i agree with steelie, phones are used to make phone calls, not for takin pictures... if u want to take a pic, then buy a camera!the phone its cool, but the keyboard cud be more handfull, if the letter buttons were bigger... but its a gr8 phone actually...
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Reviewed by Sally Webster from Manchester, england on 20th Mar 2006
its a wonderful fone, my daughter rosie has had it for over a year and its really reliable, so ive gone out and bought one 4 myself and my husband kevin!we love this fone!
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Reviewed by MartyB from UK on 14th Mar 2006
I've used this phone for the last 13 months. I "upgraded" from the 6820. The good points, excellent battery life, qwerty keyboard BRILLIANT. Reliabilty - 5* Bad points - almost useless camera. Sound/Ring tone etc. is useless far too low despite set on max. I would often miss a call despite the phone being in my shirt pocket !!! the vibrate alert is essential to compensate for this. Tiny memory, take 2/4 pictures & the memory is full !!! Supposed to serve the business side of things - I don't think so, I've had to rely on other gadgets to do that for me. My final touch, I'm waiting for the new E70 to replace it asap overall rating - 2 stars, and thats only for the reliability and the unique keyboard.
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Reviewed by stacey from wales on 27th Feb 2006
I had this phone at the end of a contract and more out of desperation than anything else. There are just so many phones on the market i didn't know which to choose and so ended up with this one. At first it was cool with a flip out keyboard that i could make star trek noises to as I opened it. Since, it has proved to be nothing but an annoyance, the keyboard is too fiddly to use, i always use the front number pad, the memory is rubbish and i always have trouble when trying to use bluetooth.
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Reviewed by Nicci from UK on 15th Feb 2006
I have had this phone for nearly a year,the keyboard is ok to use but would be difficult for the "fatter finger" population. I am very disappointed with the camera, the quality would be improved SLIGHTLY by having a flash aswell!! Overall, not bad for little use.
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Reviewed by John Smith from England on 3rd Feb 2006
this fone is gr8
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Reviewed by Mark from England on 28th Jan 2006
the phone is ok for the business people... but if its for photos the camera is poopy... if its for video recordings 1.30 mins not much point... rigntones the quality can be good...overall i find that this phone is a bad make for nokia and the memory might aswell be none existant....
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Reviewed by steelie from somewhere in europe on 25th Jan 2006
HEY! This review is written by a TEENAGER so listen carefully cos everyone knows we are the experts!!! HAHAHA!! lol FIRST OFF! Don't listen to anything the 'poor-raters' have said, firstly I'd like to say 'If you want a long video record then buy a camcorder, fool! Right..... I have had this phone since about October and I love it! I am always texting on it and I think the keypad is great, OK maybe a bit fiddly but then if it wasnt the phone would have to be massive, eh? A few little problems... first, about 2 days after i had it, a tiny little speck of dust got inside the screen and it has been there ever since! ARRGGHH! lol next, the memory is small, so there's not much space to save pics and vids, but as i said earlier, buy a digicam you saddos! It's also surprisingly hard-waring, I mean I am 13 and I haven't broken it yet so that proves it! This is such a good-looking phone though, all my mates are like 'whoa thats the computer phone that sends emails' and all that jazz, so I love it! I don't know what the rest of you do but I can access hotmail and msn on this so thats great!!! Well for me anyway. Other points.... Battery life good, camera quality good enough, same with video, and by the way to the IDIOT that wrote 'the nokia 6230i has 1 hour of vid recording, IT DON'T!!! -retard. I just couldn't resist submitting this when I saw it cos most people don't know how good the phone is! Anyway that was a long one, but thanks for reading! If I knew you then I'd give ya my number cos I trust so much in what I've just said that I reckon I'm 100% right! A MUST for all TEXT ADDICTS! -like me. ~~Steelie~~ p.s. Samsung D500's SUCK!
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Reviewed by Colin from UK on 6th Jan 2006
A great phone for business without buying a enormous monster. Dont care about ringtones, and if you do you are sad. Dont care about the camera, I have one of these already. What I could never do without now is the full keyboard; its a bit fiddly but for the size of the phone it is pretty bloody good. If you want a toy go elsewhere.
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Reviewed by Mortaza Doulaty from Iran on 28th Dec 2005
Good phone, better than its predessor,6820 which I used for about a year, or more. The improvments on Screen Resulation and Camera is not that good, still a little screen. (for more see my review for Nokia6820) As I said, I used 6820 a lot, I can type very (VERY!) quickly usuing its full qwerty keyboard, without any need to look at the keyboard, my thumbs are too wide! I said this,because I saw some post which are about the keyboard and said that it is not that easy and ... , but in my personal exp, it was superb...
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Reviewed by Darren from scotland on 27th Dec 2005
my best mate has this phone and i think it is realy snazzy and cool. but it could improve if it had a bigger screen. i have a nokia 6630 and it is brilliant !!
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Reviewed by cem from london on 26th Dec 2005
3 words:DONT BUY IT
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Reviewed by Jan from Finland on 4th Dec 2005
Excellent phone. I don't need all the bells and whistles. Camera is marginal, don't use it at all. Love the qwerty keyboard a lot with text messages. Display could be a tad larger, but it'll manage. More phones like this.
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Reviewed by stefan from uk on 21st Nov 2005
this is a good phone but the videos sent from somebody are slow, the videos you record are slow, and it hasnet got mp3. but hey you get over it, it has bluetooth, its load so no problems like that. the main problems ive had are above. :)
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Reviewed by SAMEED from PAKISTAN on 19th Nov 2005
DONT EVEN THINK OF BUYING THIS PHONE IT DISGRACES THE NAME OF NOKIA
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Reviewed by Jurek from Poland on 13th Nov 2005
Good handset. But if you need all the multimedia features and lots of memory this is not for you.
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Reviewed by Roger from UK on 1st Nov 2005
Upgraded from my 6820 which I've had for 15 months.Love it. Couldn't go back to T9 text after this.If you're a picture freak,look elsewhere otherwise this is a cracking phone!!
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Reviewed by qwerty from england on 27th Oct 2005
great phone
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Reviewed by Joe from Malaysia on 16th Oct 2005
I like da keyboard and da messaging features but da main let downs are the little memory and not enough media features. I no dis fone was made for biz but i think nokia should make an all round fone wid media features and a keyboard for da messaging finatic. Im gonna buy dis fone in a few days but if i don't like it i'll giv it to my dad! it'll be a jump from a 6610 for him! Fingers crossed.
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Reviewed by Emily from england on 20th Aug 2005
its rubbish with only 1 minute and 30 seconds video recording i sold that phone 4 the nokia 6230i which is much better with 1 hour video recording and i hour voice recording
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Reviewed by Olli Savolainen from Finland on 18th Aug 2005
The phone is very nice in general, and the basics work. However, the e-mail has a couple of quite annoying problems. See http://pilpi.net/journal/item-926.php http://pilpi.net/journal/item-927.php For more information.
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Reviewed by Matt from Englans on 17th Aug 2005
Rubbish! it doesnt work abroad unless u muck around with it it starts to brake if u drop it, it will go off and dust gets in screen ECT ECT RUBBISH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! do not buy this fone im telling u RUBBISH!!!!!!1
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Reviewed by Amos Sserumaga from Uganda on 2nd Aug 2005
Well Nokia 6822 to me it is the best phone have ever bought , nice looking, performance is superb . Battery takes long and audiblity is ok
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Reviewed by jonyboy from germany on 1st Aug 2005
this phone is awsum i like the shape and the design even tho it looks complicated it soo easy 2 use gr8 phone fem nokia how can u compare this phone with the d500?
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Reviewed by joe and sam from england on 29th Jul 2005
this phone is one of the best ever buisness phones ever its sooo easy to use and change into the flip keypad very good phone
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Reviewed by shajahan from england on 25th Jul 2005
this is an outstanding phone it is wicked. it has everything camera video bluetooth what else can you ask for. writing messages are so easy it opens up and theres a keyboard. the boy who said the samsung d500 is better. duhhh why are you comaring that to this phone why dont you comapare the latest nokias.
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Reviewed by sarah from england on 24th Jul 2005
upgraged to this phone and was shocked at how poor and useless it was.. only 2mb of memory so when you have took a couple of photos the memory is full... ringtones really boring this phone must be one of the worst that nokia have brought out... dont get it
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