Nokia 7600 Review
Review: October 2004. Updated January 2005.
The Nokia 7600 is Nokia's first generally available 3G handset in the
UK (the 6650 was not fully released in
the UK). It's equipped with a wide range of multimedia capabilities
including video recording and multimedia playback.
Disappointingly for a 3G phone it does not support video messaging
and the screen is the worst on any current 3G phone, but hey, it's a
The multimedia player lets you play music files stored in MP3 or AAC
format, using either a stereo headset or the phone's integrated loudspeaker.
Music files can be downloaded wirelessly from a compatible PC using
the Nokia Audio Manager software which is included in the Nokia PC Suite.
You can also use MP3 or AAC music tracks as ringtones.
Connectivity is excellent, with a choice of USB cable, infrared and
wireless Bluetooth connections. The Bluetooth headset is essential
really, as the phone is clearly not designed to be used in a conventional
hand-held way for making calls.
This brings us on to the usability question. First the shape: it's
a love-it or hate-it shape, and that's up to the individual, but there's
no denying that the keypad loses points when it comes to ease-of-use.
Single-handed texting is out of the question.
Overall the Nokia 7600 is a strange beast. It's design is unique, which
can be good or bad depending on your view. It's a 3G phone, but without
the high level of functionality normally associated with 3G phones.
It's key features are surely video recording and music playback, but
with a poor display, excessive weight and inadequate memory it doesn't
really make the grade.
Features of the Nokia 7600 include:
- Digital camera (640 x 480 pixels) & video recorder (128 x 96 pixels,
15 frames per second)
- 65,536 colour active matrix TFT display (128 x 160 pixels)
- Music player for MP3 and AAC files
- Voice recorder
- Multimedia player
- Stereo headset
- Integrated handsfree speaker
- MP3/AAC ringtones
- Xpress-on sleeves
- Multimedia messaging, email
- Downloadable Java games
- Bluetooth wireless technology, infrared and USB connectivity
- WAP 2.0, GPRS
- XHTML browser
- High-speed data: 384 kilobits per second in 3G networks, or 57.6
kilobits per second in GSM networks
- 30 Mbytes internal dynamic memory for contacts, video clips, images,
tones, messages, music files, add -on applications, calendar, and
- WCDMA/GSM 900/1800 dual mode (automatic switching between bands
- Size: 87 x 78 x 19 mm
- Weight: 123g
- Talktime: 2 - 4 hours
- Battery standby: 7 days
Nokia 7600 User Reviews
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Average rating from 101 reviews:
Reviewed by Angry Nicola from Australia on 11th
Hate it so hard to open the back and now it is saying my memory is full
when there is barely anything saved in the phone waste of money
Reviewed by Vicky from UK on 16th Jan 2005
I have had this phone for 10 months - on 3, at first it was great, unique,
caught everyones eye, However that soon wared off when Nokia bought
out similar versions. The phone itself is a nice idea, i got used to
the stage layout and the amount of space you are given is great. But
it is not compatible with video messaging, screen savers dont work unless
you only view them from the gallery. The reception of three is discusting,
i live relativly close to birmingham but i have an average of 1 bar,
therefore i am paying to use a phone i cant use! I have noticed also
that it likes to delete saved messages if you have not viewed them for
a while. Additionaly, the video is not as good as it could be and the
quality of speaker is good but could be bigger, you only have to move
the phone slightly and you cant hear the person on the other end at
all!. Overall, i will be happy to get another phone, nokia i like, 7600
are okish, 3G are pitiful! I wouldnt recommend this phone really, unless
you need an experience not to remember!.
Reviewed by JC from Engerland on 16th Jan 2005
This phone seems too be getting mixed reveiws and I can see why. It's
a bit like Uma Thurman. You either thinks she the most gorgeous thing
on two legs or you thinks she is a gangly ugly bird with big feet. I
won't say where I stand on that one but what I will say is that this
is a pretty decent phone in my veiw. More features than an odeon multiplex
and more extras that a packet of strong mints. Yeah I know the phone
has a distinctly odd apperance but I think its quite endering. And as
for the whole texting thing all I have too say is, Its good to talk.
Also when you consider it has MP3, it has sod all memory but if you
want too store loads of songs buy a bloody Ipod. It has enough memory
for music too keep me from dozing off on the tube in the morning so
that will do me. The interface is really easy too use and I like the
way eveything has its place. It ain't cluttered or confusing and the
screen, despite reports to the contrary, is very clear. Look at it this
way folks, how many other phone generate this many differences in opinion.
It's a talking point. And this alone merits it an extra star in my veiw.
There is a draw back. Due to the funky layout texting is a pain, although
I personly think its a waste of time so it ain't of consequence to me.
Any way thats me done weither you love it or hate it you can't deny
it is an experience owning one. Thanks JC
Reviewed by Rayman from America (North Dakota) on
14th Jan 2005
This phone is hardcore better than the Nokia 7200 or the Sony Erricson
K500i The shape is great and the mp3s sound great BUY IT!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by Angus from UK on 14th Jan 2005
All the functions are technically acceptable, as they should be. But
I would like to get paid by Nokia for using this phone since it gives
me stress whenever I hold it! The alarm function is poor compared with
tha of Samsung. I will be doing an upgrade as soon as I can!
Reviewed by steve from uk on 13th Jan 2005
great phone. You can use it as an mp3 which is gr8. The camera is good
quality and you can record for 50mins! Buy dis fone is is mega cheap
compared 2 uva new fones!
Reviewed by Dave from Pakistan on 9th Jan 2005
This is an outstanding phone! Hard to get, but great for me when I am
on the go. Don't have to lug around all the extra peripherals to do
what I can all in this condensed package. Using GPRS over Bluetooth
allows me to quickly access my emails while I am out and about, particularly
when I don't have access to wireless LAN access point! ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!"
-those 2 words are all that are needed. Looks cool, functionality is
way and above any other phone I have seen, and on top of all that, video
recordings!! Go out and get one now! There are absolutely no compromises
with this phone! You definately wont regret it! Exactly as Nokia defined
it |||"Inspiringly Different"|||
Reviewed by Yasir from Pakistan on 8th Jan 2005
im not sure abt the shape the functions are much better than other phones
so i guess its no such a bad deal in fact its great
Reviewed by seun famaks brilla from nigeria on
8th Jan 2005
yeah,this phone is one of the most stupiest phone nokia had ever done.
it's sucks,it's rubbish i rather get a chocolate tea pot than having
this scum. Although it's good in design but very bad in graphics pixels.the
bottons are difficult to locate. very hard to send tesk infact it is
a toy indeed. don't buy this nonsense for gaming get a game boy.rubbishhhhhhhhhhhhh
indeed.the camera is not sharp the mms is difficult to connect. I have
been enjoying nokia's phones, not this scum of a combination.
Reviewed by chris from uk on 8th Jan 2005
yo! this is ur main man chris. da fone maestro is ere. i kno wot i'm
talkin about an' i dont chat ****. trust me dis fone is da biz. u will
luv it.its got evryfin u eva want. mp3 player aint dat good but da memory
an' all that has 32mb. camera is good an' it has 50 mins.thats right.
50 ****** minutes of recordin time. an' bluetooth. u'v gotta get 1 now
b4 its 2 late
Reviewed by Ahmed from iraq on 6th Jan 2005
the 7600 is rubbish the first day i got it one of my buttons fell off
i was returning it when i opened the box and saw all the buttons fallen
off in the box
Reviewed by josh coburn from england on 4th Jan
the best phone in the world theres bluetooth, infered, real music ringtones,well
and truly outstanding. striking looks fantastic easy one handed use.
you can even accses the internet and the battery can lst up to 5 days
with out having to charging it up again. and there is a loud speaker
Reviewed by Chris from United Kingdom on 21st
This phone was simply excellent value for money, £30 from CPW.
It has several killer features: The design - I guess you either love
it or loath it! Good quality camera - Unlike many phones, this one comes
with a USB cable, so you don't have to pay 25 pence emailing pictures
to yourself when you want to see them on a big screen. Mp3 Ringtones
- The holy grail of ringtone technology, now you can edit your favorite
tracks to use as ringtones, rather than paying £2 to download
a tinny midi track. Unfortunately, there are a couple of let-downs that
stop it getting that final star: 32MB memory, no card slot - 32 MB is
fine for the ringtones and photos, but only enough for about five mp3
tracks, unless you enjoy listening in AM radio quality. Quirky key layout
- Unless you have Very long thumbs, you'll need two hands to write text
messages. If like myself you consider text messages a waste of time,
consider this a five star phone.
Reviewed by Jin from London on 20th Dec 2004
Im getting da phone for xmas and i no its got a quite ugly look n all
but the phone jus great. When doin a demonstration and mukin about on
da phone i found it brilliant. The picture is fractionally worse than
the nec616v but the nokia can be unlocked so easily. I recommend if
u want 2 ditch the lame 3 network get it unlocket and use a sim card
that can support 3g preferable coz it gets really good signal like i
can hear on sum of ma m8s phones.
Reviewed by Morris Davis from England on 20th
I have had the Nokia 7600 since August 2004. Had it not been free and
come with a free hands free earpiece I would not have chosen it. The
phone is not very user friendly. It is difficult to hold. It is difficult
to dial as the keys are either side of the display. Also the telephone
is not compatible with Windows ME so I cannot download any photos to
Reviewed by ben from uk on 19th Dec 2004
It is a really good phone the recorder is 1 min not very long but i
hardly ever use it the pictures are very good quality and look even
better when put on the computer the only let down points are textin
ye its a bit hard at first but you will get used to it soon and the
memory thememory isnt enough for it too be an mp3 player but if you
dont put songs on it it will last you ages. the video recorder quality
isnt so good but its still viewable you can record on default (10 seconds)
or maximum (50 mins)its signal isnt that bad ive never lost full signal
the games are really rubbish unless you like backgammon and another
tetris type game plus you can rent games off 3pay, 3pay is really good
i think it givs ya 5 pound credit and 50 mins talk time or 75 texts
(you get to choose) 20 mini movies (these are multimedia messages except
u can only send videos and 20 video talk mins but it is not compatible
with this phone, the battery life is really good so all in all a really
really good phone ignore what other people say if it is bad it is a
really good phone buy it plus if you dont like 3pay you can get it unlocked
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Reviewed by Josh from UK on 18th Dec 2004
I bought this phone at the carphone warehouse then got it unlocked for
free by a mate now i'm on fresh with an a amazing phone for £50
- BUY THIS PHONE - for £50 you can't go wrong
Reviewed by Thomas from Germany on 17th Dec 2004
This phone is a joke! I've have now had it for three months and still
can't find any positive with it. I've bought it for two reasons, it
was a Nokia (must admit that I've with this phone totally lost all confidence
in this brand) and that it was so different from all other phones (wanted
something outstanding, not what I experinced untill today the most useless
phone that I ever had) First how to use it, the keyborad sucks, it is
anoying to try to write SMS (which I as most do quiet often). Second
the design, (must admit this was the buying reason for me :-( ) it is
not just of coincidence there are now other phone designed like this,
it is common sense that one DON'T design it like the 7600. So my advice
DON'T buy it if expect yourself actually to use it, the 7600 is totaly
Reviewed by Arun from UK on 15th Dec 2004
Gr8 phone...just had it for a month...£75(brand new boxed)...but
i'm on Virgin Mobile though...I've never fancied video calls and the
other 3G stuff. Gr8 features...but I would have gone for the 7610 if
i could get it at a similar price!
Reviewed by Kevy D from United Kingdom on 14th
This is by no means a rubbish phone but you need to be aware that, although
you'd expect the nice Nokia Symbian OS, it's kind of unique on this
one and nowhere near as advanced. Plus the buttons are really "plasticky"
which is never clear in the photos. Camera works well though, not too
Reviewed by Vanessa Feltz from London, England on
13th Dec 2004
Well, quite frankly I would rather spend my money on a chocolate teapot.
The screen quality isn't very clear which was a shame as I wanted to
take some photos for a special occasion of my daughter's, and as for
the signal it would probably be better coverage in Timbuctu. I really
am outraged it's a complete disgrace that they make the phone look so
good. If Nokia think that they're doing a good deal, then I'm Naomi
Campbell and Tony Blair has managed to have some sense.
Reviewed by Grant from Scotland on 13th Dec 2004
this phone is absolutly amazing.it even has a seperate file for your
music. trust me you will love this phone i wasnt shure because it looks
like a lemon but that does not matter once you see what this little
phone can do and oh! you can use it as an mp3 player(great for showin
Reviewed by jakanory from manchester england on
13th Dec 2004
3 are rubbish this phone is rubbish my best friend has it and is only
reffered to as spocks ear . NEVER BUY A 3 PHONE . if you are on three
you will find you drop calls left right and centre this is because 3
piggy back on o2s network(and a mighty fine one at that) but if there
are so many 3 people using a phoone mast when on ther call and an o2
person comes along it will drop there call and put the o2 person through.
and also with this phone when your trying to ring a taxi after a night
on the riz then it takes 10 minutes to dial . YOURS TRULY JAKANORY
Reviewed by tom from UK on 8th Dec 2004
this phone is one of the best ones i have used, the design is so eye-catching.the
keypad is unusual but easy to get used to, and the MP3 player is a great
bonus. i really recommend this great mobile
Reviewed by t from on 6th Dec 2004
what is nokia doing....come on man ! this phone looks like my ringpiece!
i mean they call it a new and good phone! listen to me wisely! DO NOT
BUY THIS PHONE! IT SUCKS
Reviewed by toby from uk on 6th Dec 2004
its another form of n gage so the phone is good and well eqiped
Reviewed by rinks from uk on 6th Dec 2004
well i always liked nokia since i had my first phone. the first phone
i tried was TRIUM then i wen gor nokia 5110 and thn 3310 thn 8310 and
finally to 7600 seriously telling this is something unexpected out of
nokia thought its has got some good features but as nokia give the phones
tht r user frendly phone this 1s worst of all wat else to say this phone
sucks and so does 3 network
Reviewed by Nathan from Australia on 6th Dec 2004
I've had this phone for about 8 months (as at December '04). I still
don't know what possessed me to purchase it, but I can tell you, this
phone only wins on face value. The screen is not very bright. The keypad
is just plain un-ergonomic. I should have waited for the 7610, or the
Sharp GX30i. I have a Toshiba E740 PDA (don't get me started on that
one, I seem to attract lemons....). My nokia thinks it's the boss, and
won't communicate over Bluetooth. I can't get the nokia to work with
WinXP Pro as a modem. An interesting thing to note is that when the
phone can't find 3 reception (my mobile carrier), it wavers between
1 bar of 3 and 1 bar of roaming, however when i force the phone on to
roaming, it gets full reception! Sound quality (and volume) out of this
little speaker at the back is DOUBLED when you remove the back cover.
Nokia should have investigated that further. Sound quality in a voice
call is very good. This is something Nokia has got right. It's a trend
I've noticed in the 3315, 6610, and 2100 (other nokia's I've owned).
I know you people in Cyberworld will tell me off for complaining about
such 'luxuries' in a phone, but when you are paying AUD$100 per month
to use this thing (with calls), you expect A LOT!
Reviewed by Josh from England on 6th Dec 2004
this fone is GULY!!!! its so dope u bes by it. five fat stars.
Reviewed by belfast rude boy from ie/uk on 6th
49.99 tied to 3 network, 20 quid unloked it for the old trusty genie,...dogs
balls of a phone, great soft for pc in package and loads of free poly
tones online, doddle to work,...imho its a must have,and for 50 quid
its for nothing,...S
Reviewed by - from - on 4th Dec 2004
this phone is really good, the price is reasonable and its well worth
it!, buy this phone as soon as u can
Reviewed by - from manchester on 5th Dec 2004
the phone of the century. clearly has the best display and looks. very
easy to use. good camera and get this . 50 minutes of video recording.
how else can it get better. well i'll answer that. it has an mp3 player.
stylish phone. you have got to get one. seriously i am not jokin. for
people whoi say calling and texting is hard. it isnt. just get used
to it. very simple to use. i got mine for £45 from carphone warehouse
about 2 months ago. now its increased price. i can see why. BECAUSE
ITS THE BEST PHONE EVER MADE. thank you nokia. make phones this shape
and design. . wel thats my review for the nokia 7600. goodnight
Reviewed by Bob from Australia on 4th Dec 2004
I think that this phone is the best in the world. It has video capture
and a great camera. Buy it this Christmas and you will be very pleased.
Reviewed by lucy from England on 2nd Dec 2004
dont be rude about this phone, its the best i've ever had!
Reviewed by roberty gay from usa on 2nd Dec 2004
i dont like this phone at all. mainly because of size and shape. i hate
Reviewed by Marc from Wales on 2nd Dec 2004
Not a bad phone. Take's a while to get used to to the shape. Good features
and great sound and picture quality. Screen is quite poor mind (I'm
comparing it with my previous phone, Nokia 6600). At £40 on Pay
As You Go though you can't go wrong really. Overall, great price, decent
phone, but some people may disagree. I'll be giving it a few more months.
7610 looks quite nice.... Peace out \m/(>_<)\m/
Reviewed by terry from london on 1st Dec 2004
dis fone is da biz. it haz evryfin u eva wanted. vid cam n mp3. wot
more. + its really stylish. get 1 . i can assure u dat u wont regret
Reviewed by rajiv from uk on 28th Nov 2004
Ok, yeh its got good features, but the shape is horrible. I got it 4
30 quid and i unlocked it on orange after using up da 15 quid i got
wid it. I have a 3220 and a 6230 now, i sold it 4 100 on ebay. I hated
the shape, i couldnt text with one hand, its awful 4 textin. The mp3
was ok, but the 3300 has a betta 1. the pic quality is excellent, video
is average. I hated the menu, it was awful. The sleeves that came with
it were plastic. If u want a fone with good features, but the worst
shape nokia has made whoch weighs a tone and is cheap then get it 4
45 quid at carphone warehouse. If u want a good nice light wieght fine
with da sme features+betta get 6230!
Reviewed by bizzy bone 2 from london on 28th Nov
its very good. very cheap. get it . good value 4 price. on 3g . go dualband
it and use on tmobiile. its got da features u want but its hard 2 txt
wiv u make da choice wheva u want it or not. only £65. wiv £15
Reviewed by shinta from indonesia on 27th Nov
Ok, so it is a 3G phone, so what ??? the shape is so ugly, i have never
considered buying it.
Reviewed by Joe Alabaster from England on 26th
I just bought the phone and im very happy.Apart from the poor design
of the buttons ( i never thought that you need mno6 so much when texting
now that its so much harder to use ) this phone is generally good. The
outer design is very non-conventional for a nokia and this makes for
a breath of fresh air. Its a conversation piece. The functions are good
and the camera is very good. If i wanted an mp3 player i would buy one,
but the small selection enabled makes for entertaining ringtones. Good
value. Im happy.
Reviewed by Matthew from England on 25th Nov 2004
This phone is very good from Nokia it is one of there first ever 3G
phones the stuff on it is very good but the shape is a little bit wrong.
I would have brought this by phone by now if it was not for its shape!
But as it is Nokias first ever 3G phone maybe there next one will be
a lot more better in shape. This phone would have got a ***** (5) stars
if its shape was a bit better so I had to give it **** (4) stars but
the soft ware is very, very, very good!
Reviewed by morleyboy from england on 25th Nov
what a load of rubbish. The 3 network is shocking on this phone but
awesome on the lg phone that 3 do. Do not buy this phone on the 3 network!!!!
Reviewed by John Bertrand from Australia on 25th
The best design phone by Nokia.Great features,and conectivity.Yet the
lack of Memory card is the only downside feature of this phone.But overall
it is way better than Nokia 7200.Buy it now!!
Reviewed by RemyRX from England on 24th Nov 2004
Unusual phone, takes a few days to get used to the shape - you'll either
love it or hate it. Bought from CPW on contract at £4.99 per month
and that includes 500 x network mins + 100 text - absolute bargain.
At that price you can forgive the phone any faults and if used with
bluetooth headset then nobody even sees the phone. If you use your phone
a lot and are looking for a bargain you can't go wrong on contract and
all for less than a fiver a month.
Reviewed by jamie from uk on 22nd Nov 2004
just. outstanding. the features. u will be blown away. 50 minutes recording.
absolutely stunning. GET 1 OR GET DONE.
Reviewed by Nokia 7600 from - on 22nd Nov 2004
This Phone Is The Best Phone There Is. Mp3 Player Amasing Sound, The
Camara Is Very Good As Well. You Can Also Unlock This Phone To All Networks
And For The Price There Is No Better Phone Around. I Got Mine For £65
With £15 Airtime. Any One Who Is Thinking About Buying This Phone I
Would Tell To Go And Do It.
Reviewed by paul from uk on 21st Nov 2004
this fone is the real business. u know it. has all the features u cud
possibly dream of. excellent fone
Reviewed by Kfir from IL & UK on 20th Nov 2004
I have that phone from last october and I think that nice mobile phone..
The camera is normal-0.3 MP but that camera is alright and I think many
people don't essential more than. The MP3 is nice but you have a (very...)
small memory-I have more or less 9 songs and my memory is full. The
design is very special... many people ask me about that phone. The screen
a poor (opposed to other phones from that class)- the razulution is
128 x 160 pixels and the softwere is NOKIA-Series 45. In my opinion,
that phone may be successful story with symbian s60 and memory slot.
Reviewed by Brendon from Australia on 19th Nov
Hi people, I have recently purchased the Nokia 7600 from the internet,
in Australia it is currently going for $288 outright. I think the VGA
Camera is good and so is the video, for all those people who complain
about the quality, just remember that Nokia didn't make Megapixel cameras
at the beginning of this year. And teh Video may not be too great, but
it is good for a phone with only 128 x 160 pixels. I personally like
the MP3, but i do have trouble with the fact that it only has 30MB memory
and no MMC Slot. Anyway I think this cute little "ionic" phone is a
great release from Nokia
Reviewed by kaiyum from london on 18th Nov 2004
it mere avrage. good features but poor design and shape. if u dont mind
walkin round wiv a 2dimensoinal box in ur pocket then buy it. if u need
a phone with good look and features try 6230 . much better than this.
Reviewed by Ben Dover from UK on 18th Nov 2004
Superb.. only £65 what more can you ask for? BUY IT NOW!
Reviewed by darren from london on 18th Nov 2004
ugly. seriously. why do nokia think they will make money from this ugly
thing. i hate 3 and nokia for the shape. i'm gonna change to sony ericsson
Reviewed by jay from uk on 18th Nov 2004
quite good. it has he features u want but it looks ugly. a box. a 2d
box is wot it looks like. still its a good fone. mp3 as well.
Reviewed by Abdul from uk on 17th Nov 2004
luv it luv it luv it. gr8 fone. exelent feats. good cam. mp3. wot more
Reviewed by Dafren from Uk on 17th Nov 2004
i have just boutht this phone because it's Amazingly cheap and it has
50 minutes of movie recording.Iwas surplised to here from a friend that
the phone is now £49.WHAT?!!!!!.A phone which they say is worthy
£299. is it because some items are on SALE for chrismas NO WAY!!!
It's the SHAPE,the Appearance of the phone that is keeping it miles
away from hands of people.i tried to take off the covers maybe it could
look better but what left was the Cheat white plastick, yuck! A friend
has this phone on contract,he enjoys using Hundreds of units ofcourse,
but the phone some times behaves madly: it disconnects itself when accessing
files,browsing the web and network problems. Many are the times when
i asked him to go and up-grade for another better phone than the ugly
looking 7600. YOU CAN GO BUY THE PHONE IT HAS NICE FEATURES AND ENJOY
USING IT BUT PUT IT IN YOUR POCKET AFTER USE. CME ON Nokia!! THINK OF
Reviewed by Daniel from UK on 14th Nov 2004
i have had this phone for a month now and have had nothing but problems.
the screen quality is relatively poor compared to a sony ericson or
even another nokia, and i am not impressed with sound. getting a signal
has been a huge problem and my wap service randomly disconnects. a huge
mistake its not even worth the 30 quid ppl are paying for it, and the
fact that it can only be got on 3 is even worse. those guys should be
shot. who the hell uses up to 15 quid a month? not me, dont buy this.
i thought the design was unique at first but is terrible, you will need
big pockets or u will walk round like a pratt. ashamed to be seen with
Reviewed by Kristof Szabo from Hungary on 13th
When i went to uk and saw this phone for £45 i thought it was
a bargain for such a good fone. Aftre i got it i realised that texting
on it is quite akward and buttons are quite hard to press especially
no. 6. But the camera is well godd quality but not as good on video
recording. All together the phone is quite decent altough i miss fm
radio and changeable memory card. Mp3 player is great though.
Reviewed by mabz from london on 13th Nov 2004
this isnt good . not good at all. nice features and good camera and
video quality. but it looks like an old banana. its square. its a box.
its big . and its rubbish. i dont even have the phone but my friend
has. he refunded for it the first day. for all u happy people. dont
buy it. buy a sony ericsson k700i.....(if u can afford it).....
Reviewed by syed from uk on 13th Nov 2004
its ok. if u get it on 3 u can unlock it. good thing. also it has good
features. mp3 player and video camera. but what put me off from buyin
this fone is the shape. it has 5 buttons on 1 side and another 5 on
the other. text messages are a pain and calling people you have to hold
the fone in a weird way. the shape lets it down.i would'nt buy this.
oh and 1 more note. on 3 it costs £45 but on t mobile it costs
Reviewed by Ben Cooper from England on 10th Nov
This is the best phone i have ever had, the amount of time i have spen
tlooking for the right phone, i have found it in this wonderful phone
and all for only £30 on pay as you go. Perfect and faultless!!!
Reviewed by Jonathan Cheah from Singapore on 10th
I somehow or rather do agree with the writer of this review. Nokia 7600
breaks new ground in its approach to mobile phone making.The 7600 introduces
a new form factor to mobile phones.Some call it leaf-shaped while others
say it resembles a bar of soap.I frequently refer to it as "The diamond
shaped phone".Compared to the ease with which music was transferred
with the 3300, this was a totally teriible experince.The buttons on
both sides of the screen bring a new element to the way text messaging
is conducted.However the navigational joystick or joypad if you prefer,
clashed with the menu function which works by pressing down on said
joystick.What happens is that the unpredictability of the joystick makes
selecting a particular function with the joystick an iffy matter. How
should this phone be rated?On the positive side,it has a whopping 30MB
of internal memory.Video clips go up to 1.4Mb and the 7600 even supports
3GPP streaming. For those who are wondering about what that 'pee-pee'
thing is,3GPP is the video format common to symbian phones like the
3650,3660,6600,6630,7610 etc. On one hand,this one is definitely a head-turner
and definitely very beautiful to look at. It has all the requisite technologies
such as infared and bluetooth, plus even e-mail support. On the other
hand,the unconventional layout and operation makes it a slight pain
to use. Usually,series-60 types have sunken screens,but this one does
not,and the user is advised to be careful so as not to accidentally
scratch the screen.However i must say that the 7600 is slighty big,and
holding around felt a little foolish instead of fashionable.
Reviewed by Julie from England on 7th Nov 2004
oh my god it looks minging! It doesnt even look like a phone, but hey
the video camera is all good
Reviewed by David from UK on 6th Nov 2004
This phone is poor. Many times I have wanted to launch it across the
floor. I suggest that 9/10 times it fails to connect. I have a week
left on my contract and I cant wait to get rid of this junk, roll on
Reviewed by Victor from Hong Kong on 3rd Nov 2004
GREAT phone to have!! I love it so!!
Reviewed by heiciel from singapore on 1st Nov
this phone sucks! i got it for my birthday this year and when i first
saw it, i thought its a great phone but after using it for a while i
find it very big and bulky! plus, the buttons are very hard to press.the
volume level is ultra low and i often get complains bout' it. luckily
i changed the phone to a sony ericsson T630 which is far better then
nokia 7600.one word of advise,don't buy it.
Reviewed by Veshka from UK on 31st Oct 2004
At the moment i think this is a quite good phone, not amazing but very
good. Its just right for me. I'm not into the video calls but just the
camera and video recorder. And at least its a phone that works well
at the moment and is colour. im not bothered about the mp3 player or
music player. i got it at the carphone warehouse for £35 cos i
did a trade in. The video is quite good for filming and other stuff.
the internet is brilliant because the colour was great. i would recommend
it to anyone on a budget and wants a camera or video phone but its up
Reviewed by John from UK on 30th Oct 2004
My mate has this phone and I think it is very good with the video recording
and the camera and mp3 and music player. But there are a few let downs.
It's only £29.99 + the £15 airtime to make £44.99.
The phone is soooooooo ugly and I dropped it after a few minutes of
using it because the shape is so uncomfortable. The camera and video
space gallery only take up about 3/5 of the screen which isnt great.
And at the moment you can only buy it on 3 and with 3 you HAVE to top
it up by £15, £25 or £35 each month and if you dont
top up by the deadline you get cut off and you can only receive incoming
texts and calls etc. no wonder its so cheap. Its just like having a
pay monthly phone in a way. The good thing about the video is altogether
the videos has 40 minutes space. The camera's ok and it has a self timer
its just the network and shape that is the problem. You can buy it handset
only but its about £200 - 3250! But anyway it's an ok phone
Reviewed by tom from ENGLAND on 29th Oct 2004
this phone is an amazing phone and is well worth the money i have 1
and i feel it is a great deal it has all the features of a £400
phone and for only £45.the quality of the pictures and the video
recording is amazing. also with blue tooth and infered makes it easy
to swap and send ringtones wallpapers and pictures.
Reviewed by Ajvinder from England on 28th Oct
this is really a great phone. what i have noticed is that its gone down
to £45 but i bought a brand new one from ebay for 70. people may
say i got ripped off but i seriously believe this is a great phone and
i am not suprised that it is going for around £100 on ebay. it
has all the features you would love to have. it has a lovely design
and feels great to hold.
Reviewed by naasir from uk on 27th Oct 2004
tTHIS HONE IS THE WORST PHONE i HAVE Ever seen in my life no wonder
they are selling it for 45 pounds. if you ask me i suggest that you
destroy this phone imediately and trust me is uglyyyyyyyyyy make me
pukeeeeee dont buy it for your sake. i have h#it ND REGRET IT BUT I
AM TRYING TO SELL ITTTTTTTTTTTTT BBYEEEEEEEE
Reviewed by ahmed from england on 26th Oct 2004
THIS PHONE IS AMAZING IT'S THE BEST PHONE I HAVE EVER HAD. THE PEOPLE
WHO SAID THAT THIS PHONE IS NO GOOD MUS BE CRAZY I'VE GOT THIS PHONE
FOR 3 MONTH NOW AND I STILL LIKE IT.
Reviewed by Jen from Scotland on 25th Oct 2004
It is ugly, but I've seen uglier and it's kind of growing on me now.
The camera isn't bad quality and it comes with a cd and cable so you
can link it to your computer but as with most cameras on phones it's
really just a gimmick, if you want to take really decent pictures you'd
be better with a real camera. I was really attracted to it because it
plays mp3s but it doesn't have that much memory and there's no slot
for a memory card so I doubt I'll get enough on it for my journey to
work. You can have the mp3s as your ringtones though, which is a smile.
All in all not bad though, hopefully it'll last longer than my SL55.
Reviewed by sana wahab from pakistan on 25th Oct
very uncomfortable handling... n it bothers a lot
Reviewed by Hopy from UK on 25th Oct 2004
DIS PHONE IS RUBBISH!!!, I RETURNED IT DA DAY I BROUGHT IT!. DONT BUY
Reviewed by des from england on 25th Oct 2004
this phone looks small and cute it has EXCELENT fetures and has a vairity
of different covers it is one of the best phones in the world for this
one nokia have done good thank u nokia
Reviewed by COTTER from IRELAND on 25th Oct 2004
OK THE FONE HAS GOOD FEATURES BUT IT IS !!!!UGLY!!!!! DO U AGREE?
Reviewed by BennyBadboy from UK on 24th Oct 2004
This phone looks ridiculous. How can any one take it seriously?
Reviewed by Maya from Wales on 22nd Oct 2004
i think this phone is not that good. Its going 4 realy cheap in my local
carphone warehouse, its going 4 £29.99, so that proofs its not selling
well, but @ £29.99 its verry good value, anthing moor than that i wudnt
pay & ive been told its easy to unlock aswel.
Reviewed by jaryd from SA on 20th Oct 2004
looks and feels so cheap the plastic feels soooo cheap i hate it
Reviewed by Kfir from IL & UK on 17th Oct 2004
I have this phone. I think that phone is nice- but the display and the
menu look a very bad... The design is very nice and many people like
it and ask me about that phone. My mark is-4\5. excellent.
Reviewed by millsy from england on 12th Oct 2004
anyone who says this phone is rubbish is a complete idiot its definatly
is one of the best phones out it has mp3's 45 minuet movies and every
thing else you expect from a phone that price
Reviewed by nik from uk on 12th Oct 2004
this fone is amasin its got every feature under the sun the only bad
thing is 3 as da signal is crpa but its easy to get unlocked if you
got the money you chould purchase one
Reviewed by Mahdi from UK on 10th Oct 2004
THIS PHONE IS STAR QUALITY I HAVE HAD IT FOR OVER A MONTH AND TRUST
ME THIS PHONE IS THE BEST PHONE I HAVE EVER OWNED. ITS CAMERA AND BLUE
TOOTH AND EVERYTHIUNG, IT CAN RECORD UP TO 50 MINUTES I MEAN 50 MINUTES!!!!!!!
I RECOMMENED THIS PHONE TO ANYONE WHO EITGHER WANTS TO LOOK COOL OR
WANT S A PHONE THAT WILL TAKE HIM TO THE NEW ERROR OF MOBILE TECHNOLOGY.
BUY NOW DONT WASTE YE TIME. AND CHEAP PLASTIC, ME THINK NOT!!!!
Reviewed by Leah R. from NY, USA. on 9th Oct 2004
Looks like a lemon.
Reviewed by doug from on 7th Sep 2004
One of the worst phones I've ever picked up. If feels so cheap when
you pick it up, the side panels are made from really cheap plastic.
The keys are split across two side which makes the phone really awkward
Reviewed by Dan from uk on 5th Sep 2004
its an ok phone but the screen is very poor an the phone randomly decides
to turn off the contract i have is very good but the signa is really
poor even in large city the signal is poor i would not advise to buy
this phone at all or would i advise 3 2any1
Reviewed by Tommi from England on 24th Aug 2004
this is nice phone! i ahev had it for nearly a week and it works fine
but i cant get it connevted to my computer! i have a cd with music videos
and film clips made for this phone but i cant put them on as it wont
let me install the software as i dont have windows xp service pack 1!
:S can any1 help me get around this problem b-cos the only way to get
sp1 is to delete everything from my computer and start fresh but i dont
want to as i have things on here i cant put on cds is there other software
to put music and videos on this phone?
Reviewed by zoe mercer from UK on 24th Aug 2004
I have had nothing but trouble with this phone. Carphone Warehouse say
it is the network. 3 say it is the handset. Either way I have been passed
from pillar to post with everyone passing the buck. I had useless reception
for the first 6 months. I could not send multimedia messages nor download
rings or games. After a short while I could no longer use the connection
to my cpu to back up or download/upload music etc. Today, I took it
to carphone warehouse again to have new software installed which I was
assured would fix the problem. I have good signal strength now but I
still cannot download ring tones etc or connect to my pc. In addition,
I have lost the GPRS button and cannot even access the functions that
make 3 network unique and attractive. I am on the phone to technical
support on hold right now after 6 hours of trying to get this phone
to work. Now carphone warehouse is passing me back and forth between
departments. I dont know if all nokia 7600's are this way but I am certain
I will not be trying another one to find out.
Reviewed by Osaro IGBINEWEKA from Nigeria on 5th
The phone is good no doubt and its just excellent for people who do
not like things that are very common. Well my issues with the phone
are the alarm system, I just can't imagine setting this daily. For this
kind of sophisticated phone, some other features like FM radio should
be inclusive. All the same its cool and am feeling real Hype with it!!!
Reviewed by Alison from England on 2nd Aug 2004
The phone is ok, but because I got my phone abroad I cannot send pictures
or anything. I like the video camera because of how long you can record
for, but it could be better quality.
Reviewed by Jonathan from England on 28th Jul
After owning this phone for three months I can safely say that I wish
I hadn't gone with 3 to get this phone. Its the standard Nokia problem
of not connecting to newer networks. Apart from 3's service being so
poor I think putting Average on the phone rating is purely being kind.
The battery life isn't great, and the keys do get annoying after a while.
I've two months of complaining to 3 about the phone and service I'm
finally getting rid of this phone.
Reviewed by Humus from England on 27th Jul 2004
Pretty good, though I dont own it. PS I like men's bottoms
Reviewed by Daniel from United Kingdom on 26th
i bought this phone sim free unlocked to all networks for £150. I feel
that this was an excellent investment and do not regret for one second
parting with the money. The only one very minor let down is the inability
to add extra memory but that dosent come as too much of a problem. The
camera on this phone is really good quality, decent video quality up
to a length of 2 minutes 30 seconds. The speaker through which the ringtones
and music files play isnt too bad actually considering this is still
a phone. Admitedly this is the type of phone you love or you hate, but
i am fortunately one of those few who happen to love this "unique" design
and would recommend this phone to anyway.
Reviewed by daniel adade from GHANA on 25th Jul
i think its a gud fon.i hav used it for nearly a week now n it siims
i like the functions and shape of it.i think nokia needs a tap on the
Reviewed by Akshay from India on 23rd Jul 2004
Hey it's not all that bad yaar ! It's kinda chic as well......dont complain
about nokia's keypads please...it's high time.
Reviewed by Alan from Ireland on 5th Jul 2004
What a great phone, bought it off ebay as its not out here yet, and
after getting used to the shape and buttons its a great phone, the screen
is big and great quality. great menus and nokias great build quality.
decent battery life for a camera phone even though the battery is wafer
size. the voice commands and mms and the 3g features are brilliant.
although you can't make video calls, but thats ok because you can make
videos and send them. and video calls kill batterys anyway. you either
love or hate the design, i found it refreshingly different. and the
HF ringtones and bluetooth and all the other many features are supurb.
everything you want in a phone or mobile multimedia centre. Great job
by Nokia again.
Reviewed by daniel from uk on 4th Jul 2004
its a great phone with everything u need i.e mp3,camara,moviecamara,edit
phone,usb etc the size is cool but the only problem is that it only
takes 3gp but u learn ways 2 go round it hahaha
Reviewed by markivieve from england on 2nd Jul
Wash your mouth out, i cannot believe what i am hearing. The Nokia 7600
is by far the best mobile phone that i have ever owned by miles. I have
owned many nokia phones in the past including the Nokia 3300 the Panasonic
GD87 and the Sony Ericsson T610. This phone has got all the key features
of all these phones put together and more..... I have never had any
issues with power or texting and the size is amazingly small Best phone
Reviewed by la-la from uk on 1st Jul 2004
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