Nokia C6-00 Review
In a nutshell: The Nokia C6-00 offers many useful features,
including a slide-out keyboard, assisted GPS, Wi-Fi and fast 3G internet
access. But we feel that it's an uninspired design let down by a poor
operating system. Available in Black and White.
Review: January 2011.
We don't know what to make of Nokia. A smartphone pioneer for many
years, they seemed to lose the plot just as smartphones finally became
popular. Now lumbered with uninspiring designs and an operating system
(Symbian) that they just can't seem to get right, they seem destined
to churn out unpopular mid-range smartphones that don't really compete
with any of the big players. And the fact that they bring out different
phones with the same name (C6-00 vs C6-01) just irritates the pants
Take the C6-00. On the face of it, it isn't a bad phone. It's a touchscreen
smartphone with a slide-out keyboard. It comes with A-GPS, Wi-Fi, a
memory card slot and all the rest of the usual smartphone gear. But
it's just uninspiring. Why did Nokia bring out a Symbian 9.4 phone when
Symbian^3 would have been a better choice? We're frankly fed up with
buggy phones that freeze and crash. Why a resistive touch screen when
all other manufacturers have embraced the more responsive capacitive
type? Why the mediocre battery, and why does the thing have to be so
Of course you could argue that you get what you pay for, and at £20
per month on contract, the C6 gives quite a lot. But we'd encourage
you to consider alternatives before signing up to a two year contract.
Features of the Nokia C6 include:
- 5 megapixel camera with autofocus and flash
- Video calling (VGA at 30 fps video camera)
- Display: TFT, 16.7 million colours, 640 x 360 pixels (3.2 inches),
- Music Player (mp3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA formats)
- FM radio with RDS support
- MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA ringtones / video ringtones
- Messaging: SMS, MMS, email (POP3, IMAP4 and
SMTP protocols), Instant messaging, Nokia Xpress audio messaging
- Java™ MIDP 2.0 applications
- A-GPS, Ovi Maps with free lifetime navigation licence
- Internet: Web browser, Facebook, Twitter, WAP, GPRS,
- Connectivity: WLAN 802.11b/g, Bluetooth 2.0 with EDR, micro-USB
2.0, 3.5 mm audio jack
- Memory: 200 MB plus microSD card slot (up to 16 GB supported)
- Vibration alert
- Quadband (850/900/1800/1900) plus WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100
- Size: 113 x 53 x 17 mm
- Weight: 150g
- Battery: 1200 mAh Li-Ion battery
- Talktime: 5 - 11 hours
- Battery standby: 400 hours
Nokia C6 User Reviews
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Average rating from 41 reviews:
Reviewed by santanu from india on 7th Jun 2012
It seems, the earthworm like C6-00 is in market, to frustrate Nokia
lovers to use other smart phone. Nokia, shows their incapability of
building a smart phone. Atleast, nokia would not have lunched this phone.
This phone is thrash.
I could not use, from the day 1. I use as a GPS device, that too some
Atlast, it is not a phone...
Reviewed by Dogloh from Ghana on 13th Apr 2012
the phone only support java applications and not symbian application.
Reviewed by john from canada, bc on 2nd Apr 2012
Do not buy this phone ! Piece of junk. You will absolutely regret your
purchase. I will never buy nokia again because of this phone. Absolute
junk. I would have been much happier if they put less into it but that
it worked properly and didnt crash all the time and lose wifi and arrrrgggggg
Hate this phone :(
Reviewed by sdsd from sdsd on 23rd Feb 2012
Do not buy this phone!!!
Reviewed by Brad from Canada on 18th Feb 2012
Horrible phone. The battery last 6 hours and it turns off randomly in
my pocket. Dont buy this phone. Crashes when checking text messages.
The camera is good, but you can't turn the sound off and if you set
the flash to something then exit it goes bact to auto. The camera button
on the side does nothing and the look key sucks and the phone will vibrate
locking or unlocking with it. The screen is a bit thin and if you want
to text from it it is the old fashion each nuber is three letters. The
key bord is good, and lights up nice. I would not reconmend this phone.
I have had it for less than 6 months and I think the phone is cooked.
Reviewed by jazz from india on 15th Jan 2012
Awesome awesome awesome camera,touch,internet,qwerty and value for money
this is what we needed i love this
Reviewed by willem from netherlands on 14th Jan
Horrible phone, dont't buy. Nokia's support sucks. Only positive thing
is navigation when phone is not freezing every 5 minutes.
Reviewed by jure from slovenia on 6th Jan 2012
this phone is just junk. Ive had it for 1 years now and i still have
to have it for another one due to contract. I paid 150 eur and pay another
12 eur per month. Phone is not worth quarter of it. I tryed to sell
it for 50 eur but guess what, noone wants it. It constantly freezes
up, battery overheats, when trying to delete a photo i just took it
says system error: camera in use. When im surfing the net i get memory
errors and wifi sometimes stops working even when i dont move my phone
and im in good strength range. Applications are bad, works very slow
and arent very useful. Touchscreen sometimes freezes up, on startup
i get random lock code screen which ive forgot so i have to restart
my phone. Battery lasts for hadly a day at low usage (like 1hr of music,
20 min of internet, a few ims and maybe 5 min of phone calls) if doing
absolutely nothing i can get maybe 4 days. If i use the phone as i actually
would it runs out of battery before i come from school so sometimes
i cant call my parents to pick me up. Music plays at decent loudness
and sounds quite good even at max settings. Camera and video are nothing
special and could been better. Querty keyboard is quite good altough
when typing on the highest row (qwertyuiop) you press your finger against
the top of screen and it feels kind of weird. I would really recommend
something like samsung galaxy S or ace as there both alot better and
only a little bit more. I hope this helps. Again dont buy this ull regret
Reviewed by rHoit from India on 16th Dec 2011
has probs but love it anyway
Reviewed by Jenny from The United States on 15th
Gr8 phone! I <3 it, bcuz it's totes adorbs! Really dresses to impress.
Iow, the front and slide-out keyboard stand out which makes other people
jealous. *cough cough* ALLISON!!! <3
Reviewed by José from Spain on 12th Dec 2011
It´s soooo slow, and heavy. Like a brick in my pocket.
Reviewed by Monty wakey from UK on 11th Dec 2011
Nokia have made the biggest mistake with this phone. I've had 8 of these
in 6 months all with the same issue. The phone is not bad but the internet
3g is rubbish and crashes, freezes or sticks on so you have to turn
the phone off or turn it to offline to reset it. Even when turning it
to offline mode, the phone will sometimes reset. I've had 2 different
nokia phones with symbian os in the last 18 months (inc c6-00) and both
had exactly the same issues. Screen is often unresponsive, apps will
terminate themselves without warning and it is forever saying memory
low even when nothing (apps, photos, videos etc) is actually stored
on the internal memory. Symbian is the worst os around and i certainly
won't be upgrading to nokia again. Time for android or ios i think
Reviewed by Kiera from Canada on 29th Nov 2011
HATE this phone because of the sensitive touch screen. It randomly locks
itself and unlocks itself, randomly phones people from my contact list,
EVEN when IN the phone case that I bought (it's even worse when loose
in a pocket). Heavy and slow. Don't buy it!
Reviewed by Prathmesh from India on 28th Nov 2011
Very pathetic & irritative phone. Brought 3 month back & visited the
service centre twice for repairing the same. first visit was due to
virus problem. 2 visit after 1 month when the piece started heating
up & the battery started draing quickly in 4 hours. It started deleting
my log, messages & number automatically. The phoen started hanging &
display used to get blank when connected to the comp using the data
cable. Please dont buy this phone not a worth single penny.
Reviewed by jahn from cyprus on 25th Nov 2011
Reviewed by Jonathan from South Africa on 18th
I'm a Nokia fan, but this phone is just plan terrible. My previous Nokia
is more stable, sturdy and more reliable than this C6-00 which is meant
to be an upgrade. This phone will frustrate you everyday. You will need
to restart it often. Th phone keeps saying "insufficient memory" When
you take photos - you'll miss every shot, cos it takes so long, and
when you try and delete, you'll get error messages. After 3 months,
2 software upgrades, on repair, a hard reset, now the screen just stopped
workign... well it works, sometimes, but takes forever to show when
you unlock. I'm so pi$sed that I bought this phone. It's on contract
and I'm stuck with it for 2 years. I might just throw it in the sea,
or whack it with a axe, or both... repeatedly.
Reviewed by prashant narayan g. from india on
8th Nov 2011
nokia c6-00 hangs a lot in each and every application better if nokia
solves it quickly
Reviewed by rohit from india on 7th Nov 2011
nokia c6-00 pros- very good 5mp camera,u can click picture in full darkness
, touchscreen, qwerty with slide ,3.5g,wifi. cons - 1 day battery backup
, heavy. conclusion- good phone compared to other at same price
Reviewed by David from Kenya on 29th Oct 2011
Very good value at the price; 3G/HSPA, Wifi, GPS, 5MP camera, big screen,
QWERTY, Bluetooth and all of the reliability and features of Symbian
at a great price. There are some compromises - screen isn't as responsive
as others but you get used to it; not very visible in sunlight; some
lag sometimes. But if you're on a budget this is a great option.
Reviewed by niranjan from india on 26th Oct 2011
worst i ever seen.... within a month touch pad is not working.. after
replacing new one hanging problem... when i visit to nokia care... another
friend i met with same model same problem.... it my request to nokia
people to never go for such phones... please drop this model.... improve
ur software... it works slowly.... on 1 has that much patients..
Reviewed by Yahya from Pakistan on 20th Oct 2011
Not a good phone for its price.. Touch is horrible, OS is not well designed,
keyboard is not easy to use either.... should have included TV-output..
moreover the phone's bulky n creaks alot.. Dont know what will be the
future of Nokia :/ been using their phones for almost 10 years..
Reviewed by Jim Garten from UK on 27th Sep 2011
Avoid like the plague - poor operating system, unreliable, switches
off for no apparent reason & drops battery charge at the drop of a hat;
been a Nokia fan for many years, but I think this will be the last
Reviewed by bala from india on 2nd Sep 2011
hi friends i bought nokia c6. this is very worst phone because very
very slow for oprating funtion. message typing is very hard. only use
for netdownloading purpose otherwise this phone not satisfied our speed.
Reviewed by sanjay from india on 8th Aug 2011
Had c6 for quite some time. Features are corresponding with its price.
Useless to compare with iPhone whose price is way up. So far as the
hanging and freezing goes, my BB 8520 freezes more often. Good value
Reviewed by Rick from Uk on 1st Jul 2011
Must be some shocking phones in India or Nokia has a factory there and
the lads posting 5*s are hoping to keep their jobs.. I've been using
Blackberry for work and iPhone for personal for a while now. The wife
bought a C60 a couple o months back due to it having a qwerty sliding
keyboard etc. It's awful.. Touchscreen is bad compared to iPhone . It's
not intuitive in any way.. Games are a joke (I'm aware it's a phone
so games are secondary) camera is good but the screen is the wrong shape
for standard sized photos 4:3 anyone?? In reality, iPhone and Blackberry
have both been around for a while and you would expect a firm of Nokias
size to have a niche for themselves in order to keep customer loyalty
- iPhone is about the apps, Blackberry is email... Nokia?? Nope can't
think of a good word to say about them.. Phones still look like they
did 10 yrs ago and seemingly had no innovation in the mean time.. Maybe
it's time to trim some of the excess, bin any products that aren't making
money and concentrate on innovation again ... There was a time we all
had a Nokia... What happened?
Reviewed by Nathan Ward from UK on 2nd Jun 2011
Please avoid this phone at all costs, truly shocking phone which doesn't
even get the basics right. I have spent more time waiting for this phone
to respond than actually using it as it is so so so slow. I watch in
envy at other people using their phones which seem to do what they want
them too and dream of the day when I can get another phone when my contract
is up. Nokia really have dropped the ball recently, going to HTC for
my next one
Reviewed by srikanth from india on 26th May 2011
waste of money.sucks in performance..missing few basic options . for
12500 rupees ...its very bad buy. may be this is my first and last mobile
buy from nokia.. better to switch.. highly disappointed
Reviewed by dan from uk on 21st May 2011
Had this phone since oct 10, now may 11 and touchscreen no longer works,
on contract and even with insurance phone company dont want to know
Reviewed by Ruchik Dave from India on 27th Apr
Its an amazing phone with all smartphone features in amazing price.
Reviewed by daniel from ecuador on 12th Mar 2011
the most world amazing phones that exist actuality nokia
Reviewed by ashish from INDIA on 11th Mar 2011
its simply sensational & value for money.
Reviewed by Jure from Slovenia on 4th Mar 2011
I know alot about phones and everything. I used to like nokia but C6-00
(been using it for past 2 months) is slow, lags, freezes, don't turn
around sometimes, lags, crashes internet 20x an hour and so on... I
would be better off with black&white nokia... but I love QWERTY :)
Reviewed by Tero Bau from nepal on 2nd Mar 2011
well the phone you dislike has been the best ive ever used. I love what
is friendly to the environment and studies proved that Nokia C 6-00
is in the top list of Greenish phone. I love my c-6
Reviewed by Essien from Nigeria on 28th Feb 2011
I know its just a nokia 5800 with keypad,but the keypad make alot of
difference in the phone.The keypad makes it easier to use and a lot
more fun text and type.In summary,its a fabulous phone.
Reviewed by Jortin from India on 27th Feb 2011
I am using nokia C6-00 for the past 4 months. Its being a great time
using it. It does not hang or crash at all. The only thing to make this
phone better is to update its software. When new updates r installed
then the chances of crash problem reduces. So this phone touch screen
is not capacitive but it gives a impression like capacitive. And most
problem i have seen with this phone is style. When this phone is in
the normal position it looks a bit chunky but when its qwerty keypad
is slideout , its look awesome or an heavy look. The sound is not so
loud because its a business class phone. So if you r buying this phone
it worth money.
Reviewed by Dave.V from England on 16th Feb 2011
Had this phone since August last year, and if i wasn't on contract I
would change it. It's slow, freezes, crashes, its slow. And did I mention
Reviewed by Suresh from United kingdom on 25th
I find it surprising that you guys have given it five stars and an excellent
rating when your review clearly suggest this phone is no where near
any of the modern phones of today! Why do you need to be so soft on
nokia. This phone needs to be give one star and that's it. It's time
for nokia to move away from symbian. Utter rubbish.
Reply by Mobile Phones UK from UK on
25th Jan 2011
We gave it 4 stars actually. The point is that it delivers a lot for
the money :)
Reviewed by suman from nepal on 24th Jan 2011
this is a really cool phone at such a price yes it is resistive so what?
just trying it once doesnt mean it is bad. give it a chance
Reviewed by tapsi from india on 1st Jan 2011
i luv my C6.......its sexy,, on top of it,,gives a fab performance.
Has a very useful sliding qwerty,,,,n the features are too good. To
all d ones planning on a new fone.....go for it !!!!
Reviewed by Raj from India on 30th Dec 2010
I bought this mobile about two weeks ago and its definitely value for
money. Its an entry level smart phone with a decent touch screen and
camera. I have read reviews of this phone on other websites and I feel
its wrongly reviewed and compared with the higher end Android models.
Obviously if you are looking at a proper smart phone then C6 is not
what your looking for and of course, you will have to pay much more
to get a proper smart phone with the all the features you want. I strongly
recommend Nokia C6 for anyone who is looking for an entry level smart
phone. Its got a 5 MP camera with flash, Qwerty keypad, 3.5G and supports
Reviewed by Enric from Spain on 13th Dec 2010
Connectivity with OVI doesn't work. USB connector cause big synchronizing
problems. Good hardware - very poor software. I'll move to Android.