Nokia C6-00 review
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 off us.
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 heavy?
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.
Nokia C6-00 features 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), resistive touchscreen
- 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, EDGE, HSDPA
- 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
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Nokia C6-00 user reviews
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Average rating from 46 reviews:
Reviewed by WORST PHONE EVER
on 14th Sep 2014
DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE BEFORE MAKING A RESEARCH ON THE INTERNET ABOUT
This phones turns off randomly and I could not
turn it on for a FEW YEARS! I found that if i pressed the button
power, and plugged the charger after, i could finaly turn it on, but
still has many problems!!!
DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE!!
Reviewed by vishvanath wagadre
on 19th Aug 2014
very inferior mobile
Reviewed by Hafiz Ramadhani
on 10th Feb 2014
its a great phone product nokia ever made,,with touch screen n sliding
qwerty mode n usefull feature n 5mp cameras its just great.
should be have great connection too on internet...
Reviewed by frendy louis momin
from meghalaya. india
on 4th Dec 2013
C6 is briliant phone but my c6-phone now phata and touch phate
Reviewed by Antionette from Sourth Africa on 7th Sep 2013
I also been using a Nokia C6 for two years and must admit I never had problems
with it until now. If you use your phone to play music, download games, music
and etc. your phone wont last long. If you take care of your goods it can last.
And after two years you must upgrade even if your phone is still in a good condition.
Reason parts of cell phones is sometimes difficult to find and there is more
and more diffirent phones coming out looks smart , but do the same job. Only
diffirence is the using of the internet is faster.
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 times
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
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 2012
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 it.
Reviewed by rHoit from India on 16th Dec 2011
has probs but love it anyway
Reviewed by Jenny from The United States on 15th Dec 2011
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 JosÚ 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 Nov 2011
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
nokia c6-00 hangs a lot in each and every application better if nokia solves
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 for money.
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 2011
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 it's slow.
Reviewed by Suresh from United kingdom on 25th Jan 2011
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.
Reply by Mobile Phones UK from UK on 25th
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 video calling.
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.