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Nokia X6 review

 Review: December 2009  
 

Last updated January 2011

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In a nutshell: Nokia's first Xseries phone is an upmarket touchscreen smartphone with a compact design. Its star features include a superbly responsive capacitive touchscreen, 32GB of memory, an impressive 5 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, video calling, A-GPS, HSDPA, WiFi, a 3.5mm audio jack and outstanding battery performance. It's not cheap, but quality never is! Available in Black or Pink.

 

The Nokia X6-00 is the first Xseries phone from Nokia. It's a touchscreen smartphone running the Symbian operating system, but it's not based on the Nseries phones. Instead, the X series is an evolution of Nokia's XpressMusic range, and this a welcome relief, as the XpressMusic phones seem to have been much more robust than the bug-ridden Nseries.

Nokia have taken the hugely popular mid-range 5800 and pimped it to the max. It's physically almost the same size as the 5800, although a few millimetres have been shaved off, making it nice and slim to hold. At the same time the weight has increased slightly, lending it a purposeful and solid feel. It's a good phone to hold, and certainly a lot less bulky than most touchscreens. In fact it's one of the few touchscreen phones that you can easily operate single-handedly.

The display is a capacitive touchscreen, and is very responsive. It's the same size and resolution as the 5800: 3.2 inches across and with 640x360 pixels. This gives it one of the smaller screen sizes amongst the high-end touchscreen phones, but that's the price you pay for having a compact form factor. The screen isn't the biggest, but it's big enough to do the job. It offers a choice of virtual alphanumeric and QWERTY keypads with automatic display rotation. The user interface is nice, sharing much with the 5800, including the contacts bar which lets you easily access friends on your home screen. The contacts bar gives you access to dialling, call records and texts for up to 20 friends. The capacitive touchscreen is very responsive and we think that this is a very easy phone to use.

X stands for XpressMusic, so you'd expect the X6 to be pretty good in the music arena. And it is! The X6 comes with an Nseries music player and an FM radio. The music player handles most digital music formats, including MP3, WMA and AAC, and supports selection of songs by artist, composer, album and genre, with album graphics displayed. A dedicated audio chip and 3D surround sound from stereo speakers delivers excellent performance, especially when the bass booster, stereo widening and loudness effects are added. There's also an 8-band graphic equaliser for additional control. Naturally a 3.5mm audio jack is included, so you can plug in your own headphones, and perhaps best of all is the massive 32GB of built-in memory. The optional Comes With Music feature gives you free unlimited music downloads for a whole year!

The X6 isn't just a phone with a music player attached though. It's also got an impressive camera. With 5 megapixels, Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus and dual LED flash, this is an excellent camera, and it punches above its 5 megapixel weight too. It's the optics that matter most, and the X6 has quality, so don't worry too much that there are cameras with more megapixels available. The X6 has a really excellent still camera. The video recording capability is good too, with recording at up to 640 x 480 pixels and 30 frames per second, which is standard definition TV quality. A second front-mounted video camera enables video calls to be made too.

A-GPS is included, which works with the new Ovi Maps. The phone has outstanding connectivity, with quadband GSM and triband 3G, so your phone will work wherever you take it on your travels. You should always have the fastest data connection too, with HSDPA giving downloads of up to 3.6 Mbps and WLAN available too for even faster data transfer in a WiFi zone. You can connect wirelessly via Bluetooth, or via USB cable, 3.5mm audio connection and a TV-Out socket.

Web browsing on the X6 is quite satisfactory. As mentioned, the screen isn't the biggest available, but 3.2 inches is a respectable size, and the responsive touchscreen and fast data speeds make for a good mobile browsing experience overall. The X6 runs the same Series 60 5th Edition Symbian version 9.4 OS/interface as the 5800, so there are a fair number of apps available to download from the Ovi store.

The X6 comes with a large 1320 mAh Li-Ion battery which gives very impressive performance. Theoretically the X6 is capable of 8.5 hours of talktime or 35 hours of music playback between charges. Although real world performance will never match this, it still means that you'll be able to use the phone for several days between charges in most cases.

Overall, the X6 is a good performer. It's a powerful smartphone in a compact form, with a feeling of quality and durability. It may not have the biggest screen around, but the screen is by no means small, and is superbly responsive. The music player and camera are superb. The X6 ticks all the connectivity boxes and has outstanding memory and battery life to boot.

Revolutionary it is not, but it's priced to compete with the low-end Android phones such as the HTC Wildfire and Samsung Galaxy Apollo, and at this price it offers a valid alternative, especially for those with previous Nokia experience. Now replaced by the Nokia X7.

Nokia X6 features include:

  • Series 60 5th Edition Symbian version 9.4 3G Smartphone
  • 5 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus, 4x digital zoom and double LED flash
  • Video recording (up to 640 x 480 pixels and up to 30 fps), 4x digital video zoom, front camera for 3G video calling
  • Display: Touchscreen, 16.7 million colours, 640 x 360 pixels (3.2 inches) with automatic display rotation
  • NSeries music player (MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA formats) with 8-band graphical equaliser
  • FM radio with Visual Radio
  • Stereo loudspeakers with 3D effect
  • Ringtones: MP3 & video ringtones, 64-voice polyphonic ringtones, vibration alert
  • Voice commands: speaker independent dialling and voice commands
  • Voice recorder (digital stereo microphone)
  • Integrated handsfree speaker
  • Messaging: SMS, MMS, email (support for IMAP, POP, SMTP) plus attachments, Audio messaging
  • Advanced Series 60 personal organiser functions, Flash Lite 3.0
  • Integrated A-GPS with Ovi Maps 3.0
  • Internet: HSCSD, GPRS, EDGE, 3G HSDPA (3.6 Mbps), XHTML web browser
  • Connectivity: WiFi, Bluetooth 2.0, USB 2.0, 3.5 mm audio jack, TV-Out
  • Memory: 8GB / 16GB / 32GB
  • Flight mode
  • Quadband (GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz) plus 3G (WCDMA 900/1900/2100 MHz)
  • Size: 111 x 51 x 13.8 mm
  • Weight: 122g
  • Talktime: 6 hours (3G) - 8.5 hours (2G)
  • Battery standby: 420 hours
  • Music playback: up to 35 hours

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Reviewed by mujabush from wales on 23rd Jul 2012
its absoloutley rubishhhhhhhhhhhhhhh NO 1 BUY IT IT IS A WASTE OF 100 POUNDS
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Reviewed by Joe van Wyk from South Africa on 28th May 2012
Rubbish.No signal.Not a phone for adults ,but for kids to play with as a toy.Don't call it a phone.
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Reviewed by Sarah from England on 13th May 2012
I hate this phone. The software refuses to update,the keypad is sluggish so I get a lag, music refuses to update so I'm stuck with really old music, the internet is slow, it seizes up, the camera opens randomly.... I don't recommend this at all. I've had to go back to my more reliable Sony Ericsson k800i, because at least it actually works...
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Reviewed by labonte jc from mauritius on 18th Apr 2012
my x6 felt from my hand slip on the floor under my bed!!!
Isaid its finish .mind you i was astonished to see he was still alive!x6 robust one of the best. one of the best i have till now. my x6 is my 12th phone! for sure its not now i will buy another new phone.
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Reviewed by Andrew from UK on 16th Apr 2012
Had the phone for 18 months. It's been a good phone overall. I have had no problems. It's been reliable with a good camera and music player. The browser isn't so good and have therefore used Opera mini. Battery life is has been good. You cannot compare it to the newer models as it is quite old now.
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Reviewed by gaurav from india on 11th Mar 2012
I have nokia x6 8gb It is good phone like it
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Reviewed by suraj from india on 11th Mar 2012
the worst mobile. Not at all reliable. It hangs in every next minute. If you wont wait during it hanged and switch it off and then on, you will loose all data. Its too slow mobile. Its a shame box for Nokia.
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Reviewed by Dazza from UK on 10th Mar 2012
I'm rather surprised by the host of negative comments below, given the generally good experience I've had with the X6 for the past year. I remember experiencing a few wobbles when I first received the phone, but an update seemed to sort those out and it's been about as stable as any phone I've owned previously.

The Symbian OS might not be as intuitive and responsive as iOS/Android, but I find it performs pretty well for most needs. I also have no complaints re. battery life or photo quality (provided pics are taken in decent light).

I must have one of the few good ones!
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Reviewed by lnnocent tawanda from zimbabwe on 1st Mar 2012
i have the 32gb n believe me its not amgood phone, ifni minimize my apps it jus lose them for no reason and its slow at times when you to run more two applications. Maybe ts its sign android is calling i have had enough of symbian
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Reviewed by Nick from UK on 27th Feb 2012
This has to be one of the worst phones I've ever owned, had it since Oct '10 and its never worked properly from day one. It refuses to update its software, none of the apps work, the Ovi Suite slows my laptop to a crawl and I cant get a decent signal anywhere whatsoever. Today I finally lost my patience with it and tomorrow will be getting myself put on the lowest price plan possible to see out the remaining 8 months of my contract and going up town to get myself an iPhone. I've been a Nokia man since the 3210 but after this and all the negative stuff I've heard about the Lumia, never again. Truly atrocious..........
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Reviewed by James Greenway from Wales on 13th Feb 2012
Doesn't compare to a proper smartphone like the Samsung Galaxy S2. Had this phone just over a year, really disappointed with it.

Think the biggest problem is the outdated Symbian OS, especially as Nokia are abandoning it. Won't be buying Nokia in future. Not surprised by the negative reviews
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Reviewed by aarogya tiwari from Nepal on 8th Feb 2012
i loved this phone. it has already been 9 months using this phone, but the WLAN of this phone does not work properly. it connects with the server but gets hang suddenly. what should i do?
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Reply by Dave from UK on 13th Feb 2012
I had the same problem... Go to the Connectivity Settings, select "Wireless LAN". Then select "Options" then "Settings". There should be 2 options showing: "Show WLAN availability" and "Internet Connectivity test". Press "options" then "Advanced Settings". This should show the advanced WLAN settings. Turn off the "Power saving" option. The wireless will now work properly, but you need to make sure it doesn't stay connected after you have finished using it or the battery will run down very quickly. This is just one of many problems I have had with this phone.

Reviewed by Alamgir khan from Bangladesh on 6th Feb 2012
Its verey verey attractiv mobil device i lile to much
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Reviewed by Sukhchain from India on 30th Jan 2012
Its really good smartphone....i like it...
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Reviewed by William Henderson from England on 29th Jan 2012
The X6 is definitely the last nokia phone I buy. Absolute rubbish.
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Reviewed by Helen Ijichi from United Kingdom on 23rd Jan 2012
After 6 months of having this phone,it decided it doesn't like sending a text message. I have to 'trick' my phone into thinking I'm not sending the text I'm typing, because as soon as I type out a text my signal bars deplete rapidly to none. I have to pretend I'm saving the message to drafts,wait sometimes ages for the bars to come back and press cancel and send very quickly. I cannot make or take calls as it cuts me off and I cannot get a signal in most buildings. I was told by the Three shop where I got it from that I need a software update. I have tried this but it won't update to the recent software and tells me the memory is full even though I deleted most of my music, text messages, don't have an insane ammount of pics and haven't downloaded any new applications since getting the phone. To say I can't wait until my contract is up in four months is an understatement!!!
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Reviewed by charwizard from pok'e'land on 23rd Jan 2012
Absolute rubbish!!!!
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Reviewed by humzah from UK on 21st Jan 2012
it's so laggy!
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Reviewed by Charlene Williams from UK on 15th Jan 2012
The Nokia X6 has to be most the unreliable phone I have ever purchased. The phone continuously freezes and crashes and the touch screen doesn't work the majority of the time. I have another year left of my contract I am so disgusted with the phone that I am buying a HTC when I get paid and I will never buy a Nokia again. My consumer loyalty to Nokia has been extinguished.
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Reviewed by D Smith from UK on 14th Jan 2012
I made the mistake of getting a Nokia x6. Just glad my contract is almost up and I can get rid of it. So many bugs and glitches I can't begin to list them all. Most of the apps are badly written and unreliable. sometimes it randomly fails to change date, so the date is still set to the previous day, how nokia's developers have managed this I will never know. trying to view a web page over about 1mb in size makes it slow to a crawl. The phone has some potentially good features but they have been implemented so badly it is infuriating. Total rubbish. Will definitely never buy another nokia.
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Reviewed by gareth from england on 13th Jan 2012
Worst phone ever. Freezes. Crashes. Opens random apps for no reason. Closes apps for no reason too. Auto deletes your text message halfway through writing it. Slow. Unresponsive. Dire. Unforgivable. I will never buy a Nokia again. RIP
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Reviewed by Owen from UK on 11th Jan 2012
I've been underwhelmed by the X6 with its crashes, slowdowns, freezes, disconnects and flimsy casing. I will go back to Samsung as soon as my contract ends.
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Reviewed by theo from england on 5th Jan 2012
this phone is horrific I'm probably not allowed to type the number of characters I would need to to point out every problem I've had but the main ones are: 1. I've had to have it fixed by O2 twice (both times because it started turning itself off at random times). 2. Still turns itself off at random times but automatically turns itself back on now... about 4 times a day. 3. Very slow anyway. 4. all the features and stuff are rubbish like camera and music playing software. 5. there are literally about 100 more things i need to put but can't be bothered but seriously don't get this phone.
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Reviewed by Gillian from N Ireland on 4th Jan 2012
The screen kept freezing for a while but this seems to have stopped. Now it just switches off if anyone calls me or if I try to call out, roll on March for my contract to end. Never will buy a Nokia again.
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Reviewed by Phil from Northern Ireland on 30th Dec 2011
Do not get this phone. Here's my reasons: Operating System: Symbian OS 9.4 with Nokia S60. This is quite possibly the worst operating system I've ever experienced on a phone. It works well at first but as it ages it slows down to a painfully slow rate. It freezes, does different things to what you asked it to do and switches off for no apparent reason if you run more than three slightly heavy applications on it. Technology: In terms of technology this phone is highly underwhelming. The screen quality is average at best while also offering lag on high quality video. The two cameras are also poor with the main camera, a 5.0 Megapixel Carl Zeiss optics lens is either a lie or of such poor quality that it was made as a joke. It looks OK on screen when a photograph is taken but looks very poor when on a computer screen. The smoothness also of this phones touch screen makes for painful viewing as well with this jumpy nature and frustrating button pressing. Build Quality: The best bit of the lot. This phone is by far the flimsiest phone I have ever owned. I've had the misfortune of having 2 - since the last one broke - and they both got into such a horrible state. Many phones will hold their own in a few drops but this one just has the cheap Scandinavian plastic falling off it from all angles. The inside parts are also cheap materials which can break at pretty much any given moment. And with it's low quality and dangerous battery that heats up to serious temperatures when used often the parts begin to melt. If I could give this phone 0 stars I would. This will make sure I never ever go near the Nokia brand ever again. It is an awful phone and I insist you don't buy it unless you enjoy the frustrations of things going wrong when they just shouldn't. PLEASE AVOID.
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Reviewed by jaswinder singh from dhuri on 16th Dec 2011
i like very only best nokia x6 16gb 3g
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Reviewed by Fred Riley from UK on 15th Dec 2011
Under no circumstances buy this phone. If you receive it as a gift all I can say is the giver really hates you. It is extremely difficult to get anything to work. Nokia have done a great job in hiding all contols. I have suffered 18 months of frustration. Even Nokia support have any idea how this phone works. Can't wait until my contract is finished so I can get anything but a Nokia.
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Reviewed by jaswinder from sangrur on 15th Dec 2011
i like very only best nokia x6 16gb 3g
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Reviewed by Caz from Uk on 9th Dec 2011
This is the worst phone I have ever had too. My unlock key went faulty so I had to prize the side apart, luckily it started working again, it switches itself off for no reason even with a full battery.My text messages start deleting themselves as I am typing them. Can't wait to get rid of it, luckily my contract ends in January. Wouldn't recommend it at all.
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Reviewed by Kyle from UK on 4th Dec 2011
Who did the above review?! Are they serious! Random crashing and restarting, Music player just stops working and you need to remove battery to resolve this. Wap browser closes randomly. I had to get a replacement after 3 months and that was exactly the same. My unlock key broke so i had to physically pull the side of the phone apart as it auto locks on startup. Wi-fi does not work, alarms go of as and when they please and not when they are set. Brings up errors when connected to laptop with supplyed USB cable. If it gets even remotely damp the touchscreen simply cannot be used, you press S for example and it puts a space. I have been a Nokia fan for a long time but im afraid i will never get another Nokia again.
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Reviewed by dusan vagan from UK on 9th Nov 2011
great phone.just one thing went wrong:its the lock/unluck button.after 5 months the button is gone and i have to use toothpick to unlock it now.so i keep my toothpick always with me in phone rubber case.what a pitty.
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Reviewed by Kyle Kaye from UK on 4th Nov 2011
AVOID! Worst phone iv ever used. I have always been a fan of nokia in the past however owning the X6 has put me off ever owning one again. I got my second phone after only 3 months due to endless problems with crashing, slow running and randomly restartin even after updates. Worked ok for afew months then same again, Battery life is shocking you struggle to get a day even in standby. Built in web browser never connects. No apps seem to work correctly and Wi-FI just drops connections even when sat next to the router. Simply cannot be used if any form of light drizzle and the unlock key on mine broke so i had to pull the side of the phone off to be able to unlock it.
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Reviewed by Carole from UK on 31st Oct 2011
I would never recommend this phone to anyone! I have only had it for 12 months and the power button has snapped off and now the screen lock key has snapped off! How the hell am I supposed to use this phone without those 2 buttons! NEVER AGAIN WILL I BUY A NOKIA PHONE!
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Reviewed by John13 from UK on 29th Oct 2011
I preferred my previous phone a Sony Ericsson K800i it did almost everything better than this phone. My first problem is that it is quite a complicated phone to set up shortcuts on, and the instructions were written by a martian, it is also so flimsy that it needs a case to protect it, which detracts from it's graceful image. The camera is ok, not as good as the K800i, but the video is very good quality, the only problems I've had with it has been the camera i.e. the flash not working, or the video light not working, I've figured out how to fix it, just tap the back where the flash cells are and it usually works (it took me 6 months to figure that out). I don't like the alarm setup on it, if you want to wake up at a certain time for an appointment or whatever, you better have the phone turned on or it will just by pass it, you can set the main clock alarm to wake you up, but best to have another alarm set somewhere. It also doesn't have a timer of any kind. The music side is quite good, but the headphones have too short a lead, it plays quite well by Bluetooth, but for the radio you have to plug the headphones into the phone, and the lead is only about 10 inches, anyway my main problem is with my phone company 3 Mobile who promise the world, but I can never get a signal when I need one, especially the flat I live in. When I went to France for a week, it kept trying to connect to the internet, and download new maps, for which I had to pay for, never again Nokia or 3 Mobile. I have a phone I got for a 5er it texts and phones and that's it.
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Reviewed by Carolyn from UK on 19th Oct 2011
This phone is rubbish. It keeps on deleting text when I am trying to type a text and keeps on disconnecting whilst I am on a call. Rubbish sensor settings too - not very responsive.
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Reviewed by Andy Curtis from UK on 4th Oct 2011
well where should I begin? I'm actually on my 4th one, and not by choice! Out of the box it worked fine... For about 6 weeks. After that the first x6 started to go into offline mode whenever it felt the need. Back to o2 it went and back to nokia. Number 2 was a complete new phone. That one was glitchy from the off. Kept freezing and the camera would stop working for periods of time. Then one morning the diplay became corrupt and number two was returned. Number 3 was the repaired number two. Same case, new guts. Was ok for a while, about two months actually. But then it started to get sluggish and it would freeze frequently. Then it just started to switch off at random times. So i lost my temper and smashed it. Infantile i know. I look after all of my phones and they have always finished their time with me looking almost as new. So you see i was pushed to my limit in order me to smash one. This is number 4. To be honest i cant wait for my contract to end. The camer a is not working already and the bluetooth keeps switching off or fail to even come on. I noticed a load of dust under the screen with this one too. I WILL NEVER EVER HAVE ANOTHER NOKIA! Htc or iphone next. I loved my old nokia luna, a wonderful phone. The x6 however was pretty awful. Its put me off of ever going nokia again. I hope this helps. My friend has one with no issues. My manager has just changed to htc because his x6 failed also.
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Reviewed by benswan from uk from UK on 18th Sep 2011
in general this phones is rubbish nothing really works properly apart from camera which is the best thing on the phone by far most of these reviews are inaccurate people must work for nokia lol. Very slow phone not enough ram and love to leave web browser randomly,i must stop now i could go on forever
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Reviewed by Mary from UK on 17th Sep 2011
I am highly unimpressed with my X6. I am currently on my third one due to varying faults and think a fourth one could be on the cards due to the hearing going wrong. I really regret getting this phone and resent the fact that i have to wait until February for an upgrade! Although i cannot fault O2's customer service for sorting each of the problems which my X6 has suffered!
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Reviewed by sam sophallika from UK on 7th Sep 2011
I think it is awesome.
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Reviewed by Steve J S from UK on 24th Aug 2011
I have found this to be the most frustrating phone I have ever used. It runs slow between apps, you have to go through so many options just to make a call. The phone lock button is such poor quality mine broke after only 3 weeks. I have installed a slide lock/unlock but the phone oftern turns off the slide function app and I am left unable to acess my phone when I need it. On the plus side the camera and the music player are good. The sat nav on Ovi maps is reasonable too. I have always used Nokia but this has completely turned me off and I will get an i-phone at upgrade.
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Reviewed by Natasha from UK on 21st Aug 2011
excellent phone, it has all I could ask for, nearly had it for a year now, and it's doing well. It's a brilliant design as it has separate places to plug in your USB, headphones and charger! excellent! the camera is very good quality and the screen is large and easy to use! the only issue I have with it is the charging. My phone has become VERY hard to charge ( I think this is my own fault, I dropped it in milk :L) but still it's very difficult to charge as you have to place it in a certain position, it's battery life is also VERY short, but I love this phone regardless! highly recommend it!
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Reviewed by phil, uk from UK on 18th Aug 2011
well had the phone for a year,not a days trouble with it. love the bluetooth for music and calling. and as i ride a bike many miles per week the phone has been in some tricky spots, still preforms as new. had the iphone and the X6 has been a far better phone by a long way.it does what i want when i need it.
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Reviewed by Jude Dallas Mann from UK on 16th Aug 2011
I bought a Nokia X6 last year and was so thrilled with its features. Within 12 months it had already developed faults and the photos were never as good or as clear as my previous Sony Eriksson. So back in for repairs and back out last month. Am about to send it in again as I cannot even turn it on. I converted to Sony after my previous expensive Nokia started breaking (also within the 12 month period) and, after having always purchased Nokia, vowed I'd never buy another one. But stupid me ... I have ... and I regret it. I'm now told that after 3 repairs (that should be next month going on the rate of repairs at present), I will be entitled to a refund from my retailer. Will I ever buy or recommend a Nokia again? What do you think!!!! Just so fed up and disgusted!!!!
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Reviewed by 365gaming from UK on 14th Aug 2011
Nothing but trouble since getting this cheaply made phone. Ive had to replace the screen twice and today the phone just wont charge or turn on when it was working fine the other night. Phone splits, plastic comes apart. For the price you pay you expect it to be manufactured to great standards but not with the nokia x6. Avoid at all costs in my opinion, cant wait to be rid of mine and it runs outdated symbian, says it all.
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Reviewed by Louise from UK on 14th Aug 2011
This phone is utter rubbish and very annoying when texting because it just starts deleting the message.It is always freezing and turning itself off. WORST PHONE I HAVE EVER HAD!!!
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Reviewed by kerry from rotherham from UK on 11th Aug 2011
I got the n6 on contract from 02 in april 2010.I have had constant problems with it and it finally broke on me a week ago.With my contract almost up I didnt know what to expect from o2.It was deleting my text messages constantly, turning itself off and the touch screen keypad often froze.I have been sent a replacement today of a nokia n8 as they no longer make the n6.Ijust hope this one is better!.
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Reviewed by Meighan from UK on 3rd Aug 2011
Had this phone for over a year. I regret it so much. The phone deletes the texts as your writing. Loses signal very easily. The lock/unlock button the the right side kept falling off so i decided to leave it off, and download a free app to use the phone. It closes applications randomly when being used. internet connection is poor and very slow. Cannot hear the other person while ringing. The sensitivity of the touchscreen is extremely poor compared to other touchscreen mobiles. I have to put up with this for another year! My dad also has this phone and is experiencing similar problems, but has hardly any signal when I do. Overall this phone is very shocking. For a Nokia i originally thought it would be great as we both have only ever had Nokia's but we were both proved wrong. Cant wait till i get my upgrade
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Reviewed by Yf from UK on 1st Aug 2011
To speed up x6, install a task killer. Overtime mine slowed with all the apps installed. The phone slows through apps that run in the background(they only waste ram by doing so,and slow the phn.. but they are supposed to be quicker to open by running secretely initially) Mobileguard at ovi stores is free and easy and u can close uneccesary apps. Also u can clean the junk files like web cookies and more through this app to free memory....and speed up phn. It wont ruin the phn or lose data. Only the "installation log" of date/time apps were installed would be missing if u choose to delete that also. There are more recent versions of mobileguard at netqin.com for free also. The one at ovi stores doesnt always update.
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Reviewed by Pete from UK on 30th Jul 2011
I can only imagine that the positive reviewers on here owned prehistoric bricks before their purchase of the X6. Nokia have produced what is the most frustrating piece of non-technology I've ever owned and their customer service regarding the problems with the phone is every bit as bad as the phone itself. the phone freezes constantly, it drops internet connection and if you was GPS then don't count on this device to be in any way accurate. It not exactly hard wearing either, the slightest knock or drop from desk height and you could well end up with a very broken phone, which is what happened to mine. Thank goodness as now I can buy a phone that does what it's manufacturer claims. It won't be a nokia I can guarantee.
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Reviewed by Kyle Kaye from UK on 28th Jul 2011
Avoid! Constantly crashes, dispite only having used up 5gb of 16 its unbeilivabily slow. Music volume ajusts as and when it like regardless of if you press the side buttons or not. I have had many nokias before but ill be avoiding any in the future. I had to get a replacement only 2 months after i got my first
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Reviewed by faithy from Philippines from UK on 26th Jul 2011
the 1st 1 month i used my x6 i was disappointed coz its hanged and i cant off it i need to out the battery so that it will off and on again..but i went in the nokia center about it...THEY UPGRADE my phone now its ok there nomore hang anymore...this phone is really nice but its not too fast its just slow..i need to click 2times to open what i like...thats it!!!and also the secondary not nice honestly..but the camera,sounds,video and style of this phone are good!! especially the battery its takes so long to lowbat, 3 to 4 days after u charge..im so impress the battery life of this phone!!but even its not too fast like other phones out there im enjoying using my nokia x6 8) its just in you how can you handle this phone...
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Reviewed by stacey daniel from UK on 21st Jul 2011
i love my nokia x6 ive always had a nokia as they are fantasic phones ive had my x6 for 14 months and it now has started going slow the screen scrambles and it freezes on me apart from that a great phone
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Reviewed by Shauni Williams, Slough City, Berkshire County, England. from UK on 19th Jul 2011
The Nokia X6 has a bad browser and battery life. But its stereo speakers are brilliant. I compared the sound of the x6 speakers to the iphone 4's speakers and the x6 blew the iphone out of the water in terms of sound quality. However, the iphone 4 was slightly louder - it just did not sound anywhere near as good as the ever so slightly quieter but silkier sound of the x6.
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Reviewed by Karen from UK on 15th Jul 2011
Loved the phone (got it in the May and it packed in, in September) but there is a fault with the charging and I have sent it back to O2 and Nokia but they say it is beyond repair. I was told it was my fault, but the funny thing is my brother has the same phone and the same thing has happened to his!!!!!!
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Reviewed by SYE from UK on 14th Jul 2011
OVERALL NOKIA X6 IS EXCELLENT PHONE BUT IN SOME PHONE SHOES PROBLEM WITH C D DOWNLOAD
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Reviewed by zahid ahmed from UK on 11th Jul 2011
awesome phone.......
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Reviewed by Amy from UK on 10th Jul 2011
had this phone for 10 months and its amazing! I've had no problems with it, only sometimes it will turn itself off when it's on full battery and won't turn back on, but thats because I charge it for too long. Easy to use, very quick. Holds a large amount of memory, the quality of the photos are brilliant. It's easy and quick to text people, and it doesn't ever seem to break whenever I drop it either :D Overall, it's the best phone I've had! I would recommend it to anyone
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Reviewed by Amy from UK on 1st Jul 2011
I hate this phone the touch screen comes in responsive and the phone has to be restarted for it to work again during a text the cursor will go mad flying through my text stopping me from carrying on typing it will suddenly start deleting everything I typed it takes forever to respond to the vertical to horizontal the updates from nokia have bugs one in which got my WLAN stuck on and wouldn't turn off which wasted battery power the Internet is slow on it the videos are rubbish quality the main frame is plain half the settings our extremely hard to find the music player isn't so good the only good thing is the pictures it takes overall this is a terrible phone that has way too many problems and bugs
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Reviewed by V M India from UK on 25th Jun 2011
This phone X-6 is not recommended from my view. It has lot of problems. Network problem. Speed problems, Rebooting problem. Only good thing is camera 5 MP with carl zeiss lens. But I am not buying a camera, I am buying a mobile phone.
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Reviewed by andre from UK on 13th Jun 2011
i'm really pleased with my phone. My partner is having web issues on her 5800, but mine is working practically normal. A fast enough device for me.
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Reviewed by Singh from UK on 6th Jun 2011
...that be 128 ram, and a processor running at 434mhz when the phone was released. Apparantly i have read, that the device updates make the processor faster( 474mhz i read also). If compared to the wildfire, then there is far more ram on the wildfire, which can easily gets used up when having web and apps open on the x6. Thats why i use an app/ram manager. The processor is also a bit faster on the wildfire...which helps with the speed of the phone operating. If u want a phone with built in speakers, and better quality picture on the screen display(more pixels) then go for the x6. Mobile you tube is also fully functional on the x6.
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Reviewed by Singh from UK on 31st May 2011
My phone started crashing after i had more apps, games and memory used. The x6 has only 474 ram approx... There are many app managers that are easy to use, which close the apps running in the background that take ram up and waste battery, and low ram like too much open ends up with the system crashing...same as a pc. The best one i found is mobile guard, at ovi, or also at netqins site...it is free. I would also use the rebooting code if the phone acted like it was bugged. ..press the * key then hash 7370 and hash again into dialler. Do a backup of all content before. The proceed to reformat the phone. All data not saved(backed up via memory manager) would maybe be lost, the after format, do restore. This takes about 15 mins. Device updates alse help performance.
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Reviewed by KB from UK on 28th May 2011
this phone worked really well for the first couple of months i had it, i really loved it! but then it started being really crap, it would freeze and shut down randomly, it would also not be able to find signal, even in places where i KNOW there is really good signal (for example, in my own home!), when it did have signal, it would still take up to five minutes to send a text! i have a friend who also had this phone, and unfortunately similar things happened with hers. basically, its a great phone when it works, but it breaks easily and for no reason!
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Reviewed by Sam sophallika from UK on 24th May 2011
I think Nokia x6 is the best choice.
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Reviewed by Sophie from UK on 19th May 2011
I had the nokia x6 for about 6 months and everything worked perfectly, i loved the phone. then i got my second nokia x6 because i gave the first one to a friend. The second one i got caused me a lot of trouble and the touch screen completely stopped working within a few days of buying it, fortunally i was within my guarnettee and was able to get it swapped for another one, this one i've had for about a month and a half and it has stopped working. any nokia charger i go to use does not work unless i sit and hold the charger at a speific angle. this morning i woke up and the phone was off and would not turn on. i think nokia have just made bad versions and better versions to be honest. the phone has great potential of it would just work.
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Reviewed by samira from UK on 19th May 2011
it's very good. I love it
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Reviewed by Dave from UK on 18th May 2011
I absolutely hate this phone, nothing but problems. The interface is average, the screen keeps freezing, it barely handles decent games, the internet browser is just about useable. The ONLY good thing I have to say about it is the Music player is pretty good and it takes mediocre photos. Like Cooper, I replaced it with the HTC Desire for an extra 2.50 per month in my contract and the Desire blows it out if the water. Proof? I tried to write this review on the X6 and it failed miserably. Writing in the Desire- a doddle
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Reviewed by Xu from UK on 18th May 2011
X6 gives alot of problems!!! i will never use nokia again
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Reviewed by D.M.G from UK on 17th May 2011
Having also had the nokia 5800 before this, i felt the review for this on mobile phones uk was a little OTT ,of saying this was the 5800 pimped to the max. But after a while i see what they mean. The screen is better, the camera, and the speakers. All isnt a magor change from the older phone..but an improvement yes. The capacitive screen, and 5mgp camera being a much better improvement, if comparing it. Shame the web isnt any faster...and no wonder people aint happy if they payed 250 or more expecting an i phone etc. I like it a lot anyay.
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Reviewed by Goalsharker from UK on 16th May 2011
I've has this phone for 8 months. It's the worst Nokia phone I've had and with Symbian being dumped its out of date. The screen lock unlocks whilst its in my pocket.It's unresponsive, it has basic (these days) functions. It's a horrid phone with the ability to is misleading as I chose it partly on the strength of this website. Unless I shell out for a new handset I'm stuck with this junk until November 2012 when I can dump my contract with Orange. Thanks guys for duping me.
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Reviewed by lashen from UK on 16th May 2011
very nice mobiel phone
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Reviewed by Rachel from UK on 4th May 2011
Can't actually understand the positive reviews as it's by far the worst phone i have ever had. It's unresponsive and unreliable! I've had mine replaced 4 times and fixed twice. It's actually put me off nokia all together.
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Reviewed by Jane Brown from UK on 2nd May 2011
I definitely would not recommend this phone. I havehad four replacemetns because it did not work properly. I am now waiting for another replacement but I have given up on the N6 and chosen another model altogether
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Reviewed by Yinka from UK on 2nd May 2011
I luv my x6
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Reviewed by Rz from UK on 1st May 2011
A lot of touch screen problems
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Reviewed by Pappa G :) from UK on 28th Apr 2011
The phone is great. I got the phone as my nok 5800 was such an awesome phone. The batt life is great, and there is even a sensor near the ear piece to stop the touch sensitivity when on calls. Ok the web isn't as good apparantly as android, but personally i didn't wan't to risk getting another phone that wasn't as good as the musia player on the 5800. I use both like mp3 players, you tube etc...and is great if u want some radio or music on the speakers. I use the free app at ovi called internet radio...awesome. And as others have mentioned the free browsers like opera, uc web, really make the web even more usable. Only downside is there isn't full support for flash player...and i haven't found one at adobe either....no big deal though for me with divx(needs installing), mp4, and realplayer on the phone already. Like i mentioned it's a music phone to me, as nokia intended.
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Reviewed by clint from UK on 28th Apr 2011
superb x6
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Reviewed by Chris from UK on 26th Apr 2011
Buggy software and just generally unimpressive. When its new, it seems nice, but it gets bad fast. Symbian in an awful OS and until Nokia starts running WP7, I'd stay away from them.
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Reviewed by Charlie from UK on 21st Apr 2011
Just terrible non stop problems with this phone never having nokia again
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Reviewed by andy from UK on 20th Apr 2011
Enjoy some aspects, music playback, screen feedback is good. Battery life is ok if you have everything turned off. However... Build quality is cheap and falls apart when dropped. Camera pic quality is not good, with tainted colour. Not enough apps in ovi store, no bbc iplayer for example.... No pdf veiwer, or word/excel. More bad than good, I'm looking forward to getting rid!
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Reviewed by tina from UK on 17th Apr 2011
had this phone 9 months now and never again. this is the worst phone i have ever had. give me a blackberry anyday. phone has an over sensitive screen but on occasions no response at all. the key guard is far to quick and on the whole a heap of rubbish. i have the phone for another year so have gone out and bought a replacement
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Reviewed by AlexC from UK on 6th Apr 2011
The phone is abysmal, i constantly find myself throwing it on the floor because the thing freezes while playing music, scrolling the screen to quickly and also being on the internet.. It randomly closes pages, takes ages to respond and has moments where the phone chooses to deleted a text message while you are halfway through writing it.. The phone irritates the hell out of me and although there was a time where nokia were a leading brand (2000 with the 3210)i would never touch one again
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Reviewed by Bukhtiar from UK on 5th Apr 2011
I have had dis fone now for about 6 months and it never hung up. it has not slowed down at all i have never used the gps thing here in Pakistan but rest everything the internet, the applications, the camera is just too good for me and everything works perfectly for me. I would have rated it as a five star but lets leave it now because 5 stars should be reserved for the best. I think its a little expensive and therefore 5 stars for u my love....
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Reviewed by TAM from UK on 4th Apr 2011
Worst phone I have ever had and I am stuck with it in a contract for another long 12months. I have already had to get it replaced after 4months as it mysteriously stopped working. The contract is rubbish too and can't afford to used special features like the internet and gps. The replacement i got , after 2weeks was showing problems where the touchscreen doesnt work and the phone has to be turned off and on again and i am told i cannot do anything about it until my contract ends!!!
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Reviewed by manu from UK on 31st Mar 2011
its gr8 to have it in your pocket ...
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Reviewed by roobie from UK on 28th Mar 2011
Worst phone I've had for a long time. On my second handset now and still getting the same problems. Often, the touch screen doesnt work at all - only workaround is to close everything and go back to where you were. Also, when inputting text for sms, the cursor sometimes deletes everything by itself (sounds unlikely I know, but it does!). For a smarthphone - think its limited by Symbian OS, and by a very poor Ovi Store - not great apps, certainly compared to Android. All in all, wish I'd gone for a different phone altogether!
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Reviewed by Lee337 from UK on 25th Mar 2011
Had it on a 2 year contract with O2. Initially thought it amazing, but over 1 year (with Android phones commonplace) this phone soon became tired, buggy, slow and and pretty much a poor experience. Compared with Android, Symbian really is pants. So what have i done? Sold it to Royal Mails Simply Drop and purchased an Orange San Francisco (unlocked and debranded) and now am running my final 12 months of my contract on that. The only saving grace with the X6? The camera is reasonably good and the music player quite well put together. Shame Nokia dont do Android.
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Reviewed by Joanne from UK on 23rd Mar 2011
i love it
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Reviewed by Robin from UK on 23rd Mar 2011
I've had the X6 for a month now and I've used it quite a bit, it has frozen once but recovered fairly quickly, the unlock button can be a bit temperamental too but overall it's a really good easy to use phone for texting and phoning. The touch-screen is generally pretty fast and the battery lasts a few days, the phone's a bit bulkier than similar phones and the case is a bit flimsy. The features work really well although I've not used the internet on it. The camera is impressive/clear and the flash is really strong, the music player works really well too and the huge memory comes in handy. Oh and for those for whom it matters the GPS coming free with the phone just means you get the app for free forever.
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Reviewed by arjun from UK on 23rd Mar 2011
nothing more to say...it is simply superb...
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Reviewed by Anthony Fletcher from UK on 22nd Mar 2011
I agree with all the bad comments about this phone, awful. On my 5th phone now, why did I stick with Nokia? Got 12 months on my contract left going to be a nightmare
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Reviewed by Rachel Chapman from UK on 21st Mar 2011
The worst phone I've ever had. Used it for 2 days and its being sold. The keys on the touch screen are too close so you make mistakes. I dont have the time or the patience. I'm sure there are positives but I'm going back to the Nokia 5800 Xpress Music. Only buy the X6 if you have small hands to use the ridiculous keyboard or if you want to carry a stylus around. If you dont text, post on the internet or have to type anything, you might be OK!
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Reviewed by Ian from UK on 19th Mar 2011
This phone is rubbish. After 2 new replacement phones and 6 repairs over the last year my supplier finally swapped for another model. It freezes all the time, the internet is slow, the back drops off if you dont put it down gently and you loose your setting. The one good thing about it the life was great. As far as phones go, if the Iphone is a smartphone then this is a thick phone! There are better phones out there even in the Nokia range.
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Reviewed by ankit from UK on 11th Mar 2011
outstanding handset
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Reviewed by asu from UK on 10th Mar 2011
Dis is a grt fone of nokia i lik it vry much. Its having amazing battery life,amazing speed of internet nd hving vry other gud features.......
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Reviewed by jay from UK on 6th Mar 2011
i recommend this phone to all who want a complete pack of entertainment and satisfaction.this is my 6 nokia phone I have bot.after so much time a good phone from nokia in reasonable price..............................GO FOR IT.
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Reviewed by Lawrecne Brown from UK on 5th Mar 2011
You'll notice from the reviews below that this ia a marmite device. You either love it or hate it. Personally, I hate it. And I've now had three of them due to faults. Yes - large memory. Yes - lots of places to store mp3 and video. But to use it as a phone? Slow, unresponsive, poor pick up, occasionally just not connecting to the network (which my second phone, a bargain pay as you go on the same network has no problems with). In short... I feel that Orange has stuck me with a phone that is more an mp3 player than a phone. Shame really, as I thought I was contracting a device to contact other people with: a phone!
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Reviewed by DY from UK on 21st Feb 2011
you can do a format of the phone to sort bugs out. Returns phone to when originally bought. You must do a full back up before. Ocassionally some apps will have to be reloaded like Opera/anti virus software ......but the start up installation links will likely be stored in the phone memory still. is silly all these codes are not given with the phone. After back up, type *#7370# into dialler. Make sure battery is quite full. Takes about 20 mins. Do restore after....found in file manager.......in back up.
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Reviewed by pm from UK on 19th Feb 2011
nokia x6 12 months old ,unable to hear dialing tone when ringing a number.the other person can hear me but i cant hear them.try removing battery sim card,fixes for a day then back the same problem.
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Reviewed by D.Y from UK on 18th Feb 2011
compared to the hd wildfire, this phn has excellent music quality on mp3, the speakers are also great with surround sound. Ok so it doesnt have full flash support.....most phones dont. However it does stream loads of web media clips fine that i visit. Also downloads films fine...if the there is a good web site. much better using the free Opera browser on many sites...the standard browser is good also. For free on a good contract this is a bargain , esp if you want great music, the 2 awesome phn speakers, good camera.....and if your techy enough to put films on it. Techradar reviewed this phn as great for transfering films from windows media player to the phn.....i use web sites. and yes the phn hs a flimsy back cover , but why worry.....mine is fine....and i swop sim cards loads....still fine.....and there are other very affordable covers. i got mine on a 15.pound a month contract , also with 500 mb. Was from virgin and sold as new, might have been returned by one of the complainers in this site. free x6, wireless bluetooth headphone port, headphones....and tv out leads i think = bargain !
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