Nokia X6 Review
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, 8GB, 16GB or 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. Available
in Black, Blue or Pink.
Review: December 2009. Last updated January 2011.
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
Features of the Nokia X6 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
- FM radio with Visual Radio
- Stereo loudspeakers with 3D effect
- Ringtones: MP3 & video ringtones, 64-voice polyphonic ringtones,
- 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,
- 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
- 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
Nokia X6 User Reviews
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Average rating from 130 reviews:
Reviewed by mujabush from wales on 23rd Jul 2012
its absoloutley rubishhhhhhhhhhhhhhh NO 1 BUY IT IT IS A WASTE OF 100
Reviewed by Joe van Wyk from South Africa on 28th
Rubbish.No signal.Not a phone for adults ,but for kids to play with
as a toy.Don't call it a phone.
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...
Reviewed by labonte jc from mauritius on 18th
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.
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.
Reviewed by gaurav from india on 11th Mar 2012
I have nokia x6 8gb It is good phone like it
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.
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
I must have one of the few good ones!
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
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..........
Reviewed by James Greenway from Wales on 13th
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
Reviewed by aarogya tiwari from Nepal on 8th Feb
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?
Reply by Dave from UK on 13th Feb
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
Its verey verey attractiv mobil device i lile to much
Reviewed by Sukhchain from India on 30th Jan 2012
Its really good smartphone....i like it...
Reviewed by William Henderson from England on
29th Jan 2012
The X6 is definitely the last nokia phone I buy. Absolute rubbish.
Reviewed by charwizard from pok'e'land on 23rd
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!!!
Reviewed by humzah from UK on 21st Jan 2012
it's so laggy!
Reviewed by Charlene Williams from UK on 15th
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
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.
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
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.
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.
Reviewed by Gillian from N Ireland on 4th Jan
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.
Reviewed by Phil from Northern Ireland on 30th
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.
Reviewed by jaswinder singh from dhuri on 16th
i like very only best nokia x6 16gb 3g
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.
Reviewed by jaswinder from sangrur on 15th Dec
i like very only best nokia x6 16gb 3g
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.
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
Reviewed by Rachit from India on 7th Aug 2010
My first Nokia Phone in the high end, in india i got it for Rs15,500.
price may be bit costly for some bt nokia has put some real gr8 features
into it. The good part is the 434 Mhz processor which I felt was left
out in the main review. I got my X6 on 30th july 2010, i am enjoying
it. I will recommend it to everyone who want MUSIC, CAMERA, GPS, APPLICATION...a
gr8 phone indeed
Reviewed by nasheem from india on 7th Aug 2010
its gud...but the piece resets itself after u open up an application,e.g.,bluetooth,this
is pathetic as well as time consuming
Reviewed by daz from uk on 6th Aug 2010
cant understand the neg reviews on the x6 as best phone ive ad really
is top quality phone apart from gps sumtimes freezing its 5 star
Reviewed by rebekah from good old england on 5th
First contract phone. So far the most expansive ive bought. First touch
screen and i LOVE IT :) i did suffer a freeze before but that was due
to having about 5 things open at once but once i restarted it it was
fine. the internet is the fastest ive had on a phone and the battery
cover and screen lock toggle weren't loose at all!!! as for the constant
comparisons to the iPhone, if you want iPhone qualitys BUY AN IPHONE!!!
if you want an impressive phone that you dont need to take a mortgage
out to buy BUY THIS PHONE :D
Reviewed by Waspur from England on 5th Aug 2010
I fail to understand any of these negative reviews ! I have never used
the GPS outside of the UK but have used it many times and it connects
quickly and on the odd occasion when it has lost the signal it re connects
in a matter of seconds.Browsing the internet is no problem , with a
quick connection and a very responsive touch screen.The music player
and camera are excellent.
Reviewed by james from n ireland on 4th Aug 2010
great phone like it a lot. music player is great, so are the speakers
and the camera.
Reviewed by Paulmt123 from UK on 31st Jul 2010
Please nokia. Get this thing to work properly. Has the potential to
be great but in practice it often has the equivalent of epileptic fits.
Firstly I thought the GPS would be a boon on holiday in US to find my
way around. It wasn't. Without AGPS (I didn't want to spent money on
roaming internet access) it failed to lock on to a satellite in over
an hour of connection. Yet sometimes it would find it in 5 seconds.
Usually when I don't actually want to use it and am just testing it
out! Then sometimes it loses network coverage and takes an age to get
it back. Reception is not particularly poor. My satio will also lose
signal occasionally but it will get it back 10 seconds later, not 1
minute later! The web browser will quit when using. I think nokia seriously
needs to make sure it puts enough ram in its future phones. My old satio
ran same OS and didn't do this. The wifi wouldn't connect to all wifi
hotspots either. Again no problem with my old satio despite same OS.
I'd recommend opera mini and opera mobile, the latter is a full web
browser, the former a quick one. Music player is excellent (putting
music on is a slow process though) and camera takes good images outdoors,
and acceptable ones inside so long as its not too dark. 3 stars, i think
if they actually fixed some of these issues with new firmware could
easily be a 4 star phone. In many ways this is worse than a satio but
I'm still using it thanks to its better battery life and more responsive
screen. Brilliant it ain't though. At least not yet.
Reviewed by im bob from handsworth b21 on 30th
i like this phone now i am sue as well i love this phone i kiss it in
Reviewed by Dave from uk on 30th Jul 2010
love x6 16. I listen to mp3's all day at work plastering. If the phone
rings it cuts in. If i want to call i use voice dialing. Lasts all day.
Perfect. Shame iplayer isn't supported. Free voice guided driving maps
are great. Internet browsing on wifi.
Reviewed by Steph from UK on 29th Jul 2010
The Nokia X6 has got to be the worst phone i've ever had. Internet pages
randomly closing, battery having to be charged every night are just
2 things i hate about it.
Reviewed by LG from India on 27th Jul 2010
I have been using this phone for a month now and I must say its amazing!
Excellent battery life. Never had problems with screen freezing as mentioned
in other review. You might take a couple of days to get used to the
way the ph works. Camera is gr8 as well as the music player. The touch
screen is very responsive and accurate. Though i have problems while
typing messages using the qwerty keyborad. wrong keys get pressed due
to the lack of space between keys. This is a grt phone!
Reviewed by jp cooper from uk on 27th Jul 2010
i have had this phone for 4mths and it is terrible so much so that although
i paid for a sim free phone costing over £400 i am getting a HTC desire
sim free that costs £500 instead.nothing works as it should the phone
freezes or takes ages to perform the simplest of tasks,it drops connection
when my wifes £89 samsung on the same network is fine,it feels like
a 5yr old phone that has got alot of memory!.i would never ever buy
another nokia or recommend one to anyone i know.
Reviewed by sue from handsworth on 23rd Jul 2010
Reviewed by Paul from UK on 22nd Jul 2010
I have to say this phone is a nightmare for me. Nokia are supposed to
understand phones but much of the interface is counter intuitive (or
I'm thick!). The browser hangs regularly and sometimes the only way
out is removing the battery -at which point you have to set time and
date again! I loaded Opera which is in some ways better but doesn't
integrate with the rest of the phone terribly well. Finally the display
is very hard to read in bright sunlight, a major drag if you're trying
to use the map functions.
Reviewed by Andy from UK on 19th Jul 2010
Screen Freezes are a big issue... touchscreen isnt very reactive and
often have to press things multiple times.
Reviewed by Claire from UK on 19th Jul 2010
I find this phone extremely frustrating. It freezes or turns itself
off for no reason even if the battery is full. It also starts deleting
the text when writing a message which is very annoying and I have to
quickly press the back key a few times to stop it (which doesn't always
work). I just want to throw this phone away however am tied into a 2
year contract, I think i'll revert back to my old Sony Ericsson which
was extremely reliable and easy to use. I also find the X6 frustrating
when making a call as there is no keypad and sometimes I need to select
different options (such as press 1 for xxx). I appreciate I can take
my ear away from the phone and press a few keys to obtain the keypad,
but its not very practical. The scrolling bar at the top of the main
screen which is a quick contact bar is very annoying and when moving
across to find a different contact very often it just keeps scrolling
and scrolling and I have to chase it to stop it! The phone overall is
very unreliable. It tried to compete with the other touch screens and
in my opinion its only half way there.
Reviewed by Karen Nash from UK on 16th Jul 2010
This has to be the worst phone I have ever had!!!!!!! Screen freeze's,
you have to take the battery out to switch it off before it will work
again. Halfway through writing a text message the cursor will go and
delete the whole message. Struggle retreiving answer phone messages
as the '1' will not register. Sent the phone back and now having the
same problems with the replacement
Reviewed by Zebedee from UK on 13th Jul 2010
Pros: Great GPS performance. I don't have a data tariff, so A-GPS is
turned off. It normally gets a satellite lock within 10 seconds. OVI
Maps. They are free (if you download them from Nokia OVI sync yourself
with a PC). When using turn-by-turn navigation you can flick through
different views (inc perspective), and postcode entry is possible. Normal
overhead view is available the rest of the time. Having such comprehensive
street-level maps available for free without a data connection is a
strong selling point for me. Very good battery life (pretty much flat
after 3 days with ~20 mins calls per day) Camera is above average, although
that's not a feature I use much. Capacitive touchscreen is typically
responsive. Cons: A bit 'plasticy'. In particular the battery cover,
which is a push fit and creaks. The screen slider key is a bit loose
too. The Symbian s60v5 UI is in need of a more sophisticated home screen
- you can only put 4 applications on it, which is not enough for me
(I've installed the Orange Tsunami homescreen to fix this, but that
has problems too). The double-clicking is not at all intuitive, and
you're never sure whether you should be double-clicking, or whether
a single click is just taking a while to load. I do like that you can
still use T9 predictive text input (you also get qwerty in landscape
mode), which I still find faster than a qwerty keyboard. It is only
just fast enough. Built-in apps and features (e.g. calendar, dialler,
messages, contacts etc) don't lag at all, but other apps can take a
while to load. The web browser however is hopelessly slow, and occasionally
crashes. This is not a network issue, it's just a poor browser; Nokia
have had this issue for some time. You can only install 'Symbian signed'
applications, which usually cost money because the signing process costs
the developer money. Again, this can be worked around (by getting your
own developer signing certificates from a Chinese website (opda.cn)),
but I don't like being told what I cannot do with my phone (why I wont
have an iPhone). The notification light is almost invisible. The screen
too is unreadable in strong sunlight. In summary, this is a slightly
immature, mid to low-end touchscreen smartphone. OVI maps is excellent,
and combined with a useful battery and all the other typical smartphone
features, it's a phone I would buy again, given the same alternatives.
Had it for a month, and no dust under the screen.
Reviewed by Tarby from uk on 12th Jul 2010
Message to Natasha OVI Maps dosent cost anything, when you get your
phone and you first go into OVI maps it trys to charge you £8.00 for
years subscription, but if you download it again from OVI stores then
its free, happened to me with my x6 on T-mobile
Reviewed by gwauk from UK on 12th Jul 2010
This is minor addition to my review of 04 July. Once you have the latest
firmware on your phone, I recommend trying/adding the (free) Opera 5
mini browser if you intend to access the internet on a regular basis
via your mobile network. It has a small memory foorprint on the phone,
will give you a quicker and enhanced service and should reduce your
data download requirements and charges significantly. Check out the
Opera website for details.
Reviewed by Dave from England on 10th Jul 2010
Had the phone over a week now and am very impressed,took a bit of getting
used to as this is my first touchscreen phone but wot a phone.All seems
to work well.The sat-nav is top quality and easy to use....Excellent
memory,have a large amount of music,pic's and video on the phone and
it still works normally,not slow or nothing..... I have this phone on
O2 contract and am enjoying it so far.......
Reviewed by carl from uk on 10th Jul 2010
Amazing! well done nokia !!!!
Reviewed by Natasha from England on 8th Jul 2010
My Nokia x6, i got from O2 on contract,I have had this phone for about
2 weeks now and i have put music on this phone (about 3 hours worth,
i think that is more than enough for me personally) my phone hasnt slowed
down my phone hasnt frozen and i havent had to turn it off and on again,
my phone is just amazing, now one thing i didnt find in these reviews
was about the sat nav maps, IT DOES COST!!! The features on this phone
are all really good i have no complaints about it. i have nothing bad
to say (you watch tommrow it will stop working lol) obvioulsy as the
phone is a touch screen when the sun does shine on the screen you cant
see it (it happens with a lot of touchscreens i had the lg cookie before
this nokia and i had the same annoyance i figure its a touch screen
thing) So the phone is amazing the bluetooth is amazing... you can have
your phone in your pocket and the bluetooth cliped on to your jacket
or something and its almost like you have a tiny ipod thingy, no one
(unless they know the phone) would nkow that i actually have a phone
on me. so overall im happy happy happy!!! :) memory is brillant everything
about this phone is brillant... (as you can probably tell i like this
phone a little bit!!!) Hope this review helps people!!!
Reviewed by Al from UK on 8th Jul 2010
I have always used Nokia phones and just acquired the X6 on the back
of the outstanding performances of my 5800. Getting round my X6 was
pretty much easy because it shares so many operating similarities with
the 5800 and not much to set them apart especially the not so fantastic
browsing capabilities. It feels comfortable to hold and goes about it's
duties as efficiently as it can although it shouldn't have pretensions
as to being in the same class as other high end Nokia models.I would
probably rate it as just a marginal improvement on the 5800 and should
not really be taken seriously as a smart phone.
Reviewed by gwauk from UK on 4th Jul 2010
My Nokia X6 16GB was supplied by Vodafone and although unlocked included
their branding and custom apps which were not very impressive. It also
would not permit me to update to the latest firmware/software for the
phone. Do a google search for unbrand nokia x6 or access nokia.nigelcoldwell.co.uk/firmware.htm
and follow the instructions. NB this is not for the faint hearted and
needs care. Select a Euro 1 version (if in UK)to match your phone colour.
Once you have changed your version you can update to the latest firmware/software
and the phone works as Nokia intended. It even retains all you personal
details and customisation although it is probably a good idea to do
a backup "just in case". For those who find the lock switch a pain try
a simple app call Pocket Sensor and turn off the auto keygaurd in the
phone management app under Settings. There is also a free Ovi app called
pocketlock which is similar. store.ovi.com/content/35377?clickSource=search.
You now have an outstanding phone.
Reviewed by Amanda from UK on 2nd Jul 2010
I have never felt the need to post a review before, but the X6 is so
impressive i had to comment. I have had the X6 for 3 weeks and can only
say WOW. the sound is good, the camera is brilliant, the touchscreen
is responsive and accurate. it has been easy to transfer music onto
the phone and I used Format Factory to convert films and put them on
the phone. the large screen makes it adequate to watch a film and the
connection cable for the TV means we can all have a laugh together at
the pics and videos i have taken. the only mildly irritating thing is
it is difficult to see the screen in the sun (but i have found most
phones are like that). over all i am VERY impressed.
Reviewed by Danny from UK on 2nd Jul 2010
Had the phone for less than a week and am sending it back, it's slow
the battery lasts 24hours at best, the touch screen is poor the GPS
fails to work properly all in all very frustrating. It works well to
phone and text but so does a £10 special from a super market.
Reviewed by Emmz from uk on 25th Jun 2010
just got this phone yesterday hope its good so far lots of memory gd
4 me i take loads of pictures and like lots of music x
Reviewed by George C from UK on 21st Jun 2010
What an amazing phone! had it for 4 months now and it's brilliant! my
favourite feature: the Ovi Sat Nav maps application! works just as well
as any tom tom i've used! brilliant battery life, web browsing is a
doddle, facebook app works well, good music and a blutooth stereo headset
came free with mine! The camera is good, definately prooving its 5mp,
not just a label! The flash is adequate but still doesn't match the
proper flash featured, more rarely now, on other phones. The phone is
very nice to hold, the screen a good size and is worth every penny..
how could I forget!.. 16gb or 32gb of built in memory! no more faffing
with expensive memory cards! it's all built in! have has issue's with
the nokia software but thats due to my dodgy computer. Overall an amazing
phone from nokia. 5*!
Reviewed by Paul from UK on 20th Jun 2010
OK right, have owned this for 6 months now, its been fixed largely due
to my mistake on removing a sticker which is actually the aerial. Likes
- 1. Music player - Very easy to navigate, very good sound, equaliser.
2. Camera - For 5MP this is excellent, lovely warm colours, not quite
up to a good compact camera but it beats the 12MP sony satio I had before
which is praise indeed. I think anymore than 5MP on a lens this small
means higher noise. 3. Easy to use screen. 4. Multitasking. 5. Free
GPS for life - Works pretty well too though not up to my garmin for
intelligence. Dislikes - 1. Not enough RAM. This is why things sometimes
freeze or quit. Using a memory manager program has helped. 2. Range
of apps limited compared to iphone. 3. Processor can be a bit slow when
multitasking. 4. Aerial is on the bottom so can easily block signal
by mistake particularly annoying in poor signal areas. Sum up - a good
multimedia device which is nice and easy to use, fairly stylish, fairly
light and has a reasonable battery too. I wouldn't pay too much for
it though, its not an iphone beater or android competitor due to the
limitations of symbian 5 (a generation behind) and a fairly slow processor
and only 128MB of RAM. Good value if you get it on a comes with music
Reviewed by Jim from London on 19th Jun 2010
This phone is terrible! had it sent off for repair 3 times, then replaced!
The phone freezes, music player doesnt work, i have to attempt a phone
call 4 times before it will actually call that person, it deletes text
messages as i write them, the screen freezes and more! its a shame cos
i have fallen head over heals with this phone! phones4u werent going
to replace it with an adequaite phone, as soon as i mentioned legal
action they were going to replace it with a sont erricson x10
Reviewed by DAMO from AUSTRALIA on 16th Jun 2010
I have had my x6 for about 2 weeks now and i'm really happy with it
but one thing I don't like at all is the key lock on the right side
of the phone it is very annoying but apart from that I love it, the
ovi GPS works a treat. One happy buyer A++++
Reviewed by Jeejo from India on 15th Jun 2010
What a phone good work nokia
Reviewed by Azza24595 from England on 13th Jun
I have had my X6 for a couple of months now and when i go to unlock
it the key lock on the right hand side. Is anyone else having this problem
oris it mine and what do i do about?
Reviewed by Tarby from uk on 11th Jun 2010
Fantastic phone, had it now a couple of months great music player and
the radio is very good it gets a better reception than the 5800 that
I had. very responsive screen and battery lasts forever and I've never
had the dust problem.
Reviewed by CLIVE MORRIS from ENGLAND on 10th
A PIECE OF RUBBISH
Reviewed by kbaby from wales, uk on 10th Jun 2010
not entirely satisfied with this phone. yeah it looks ok but the touch
screen can sometimes be lagging, the applications aren't very good and
many not compatiable with the phone. the battery life isn't as good
as advertised and it sometimes crashes, kicks you out of applications
and for some reason doesn't give you caller id on incomming phone calls!!
its been many years since my last nokia and i wont be getting another!!
Reviewed by Stevie from Wales UK on 9th Jun 2010
Hmm...intersting mixed bag of reviews..im going to review the phone
one on face value..as a phone!..not a camera, a music player, sat nav,
cinema etc! Ok..Good points... Nice design. Bright screen. Bad points..
Hard to navigate..not a patch on my old 6500. Quiet ring tones..not
good in a busy environment. ridciulously small text on the phone (yes
I did have all 'large fonts set) but for a big screen its awful..some
text is about 2mm high. The light to tell you about missed calls is
barely visible. I didnt rate the battery life personally. Snap on back
cover..made of flimsey plastic..it wont last the life of the phone.
Screen orientation issues..its forever pointing the wrong way. Hard
to manage commands unless you are using a pin!..no good for big hands.
Freezes and turns itself off occasionally. Over sensitive screen. Quits
applications by itself. Unresponsive touch screen (sometimes). Very
Slow. Did I mention complicated navigation???? All in all im gutted..it
was expecting this to be so much better..Nokia have messed up here,
they could have had a classic on their hands..their designers have really
slipped up..some many things cuould have been so much better. Im sticking
with my 6500 until they can bring out something a lot better.
Reviewed by Claudia from South Africa on 7th Jun
I've had my x6 for approximately 4 months. It freezes and I then have
to switch it off to unfreeze it. When i type a message it starts to
delete the message while I am typing. When I'm busy in an application
it will open up another application. I really regret getting this phone.
I also have the problem of dust in the corner.
Reviewed by THEIN from BURMA on 3rd Jun 2010
What a phone ! Works great great ! Excellent features. Extremely responsive
touch screen. Battery is super. Camera is long lasting and just great
! Connectivity is very good. I just love it! Worth every dollar that
I paid for.
Reviewed by dave smith from uk on 2nd Jun 2010
had 2 which both went faulty,i rang vodafone and the guy who dealt with
me said he would hate to see me stuck with it for 18 months and cancelled
my contract!!!!!! basically this is a 5800 with a bigger memory and
few tweaks but all recent nokias are very poor indeed,in my eyes the
sony ericson x10 is the best phone out today,read the review it beats
the iphone with ease
Reviewed by Bob from Scotland on 29th May 2010
The Best Nokia phone i have
Reviewed by Anant from UK on 29th May 2010
I have Nokia X6 which I have for 1month but not very pleased with it
as I have found several issues. I normally synchronise my outlook calendar
with the phone to remind me of my appointments. When the alarm starts
to sound for the event, I am unable stop or snooze the alarm and have
to wait until it times out. Has anybody experianced this problem?? Secondly
the touch screen is very sensitive and one could accidently select item
not intended. Thirdly, the phone freezes and does not respond to touch
commands. Fourthly, the connection to the network stops working and
ony way to restore is power cycling the phone.
Reviewed by Christie from UK on 27th May 2010
well i got this phone around 2 months ago and i am extremely pleased
with it. The camera, for just being 5 mega pixels was very good and
provided some excellent pictures. The flash was a little bright but
made our faces clearer. I'd never had a touchscreen before so this was
completely new, but within a couple of hours i decided i was never going
back to keys. However, yesterday i had my first major problem. I was
having a conversation with my friend when i tried to reply and for some
reason the phone wouldnt let me. All of the texts were being put in
the outbox and not sending at all. I tried taking the battery out and
called the 02 shop but now it has to be looked into and fixed. I would
however, reccommend this phone as in my life, it has by far been the
Reviewed by Welchy from UK on 27th May 2010
After trawling the review sites and ringing lots of companies trying
to get the best deal, O2 managed to look after me (through retentions)
and gave me an X6. I nearly opted for the Samsung Jet, glad I didnt.
The X6 is a great phone. There are a couple of drawbacks, like any phone,
there is a tiny bit of dust in the top right corner but can only see
it if i look at a certain angle in a certain light, I cant see the dust
while I'm using the phone. Its my 1st touch screen phone but my 3rd
Symbian so I'm just getting used to the touch navigation. I'm a bit
miffed there's no Countdown Timer on it but I will be sourcing a free
download for it :) The navigation can be slightly slow but with the
amount of stuff on Smart phone, I wouldnt expect anything else. I also
got £25 Nokia Music downloads which was a nice little surprise. All
in All, a fantastic verstile phone. Highly Recommended.
Reviewed by Alex from UK on 24th May 2010
Had mine 2 weeks after my 4 year old samsung bit the dust. Cant get
signal, cant text (ive got fat fingers. very user un-friendly! Looks
noce tho and great music player. Taking mine back under 2 week cooling
Reviewed by xdaisyx from uk on 22nd May 2010
Im having the identical dust in right corner problem, I've just emailed
Nokia and urge everyone else to do so too, so we can get something done...hopefully!
At first i thought i could live with it but 3 months down the line its
getting worse and it also seems to be effecting the touchscreen use
Reviewed by Paul from UK on 21st May 2010
Got my X6 back from repair and it now holds a signal as well as anything
else so mine was faulty before. Any complaints I've put on here about
reception can be ignored. If yours is poor on reception, send it back!
It also seems far more repsonsive. Its great to be able to download
all the free music again, and having used my old satio whilst it was
away, it's really nice to go back to a capacitative screen. To top it
all off go to nokiatouch.me has tons of applications and if you download
bbc iplayer from here it works on the X6. My X6 was a flawed gem before
the repair, now its less flawed and a bit more of a gem. Only downside
is it can quit in the middle of applications due to low memory but easy
enough to restart them.
Reviewed by Simon from uk on 17th May 2010
Had the x6 for just over two weeks now and so far no probs at all. At
my works the samsung had 1 signal strength bar but the x6 has 2 and
odd times 3. The pc software took a while to install but works great
and music transfer is a sinch. the menus are pretty straight straight
forward and setting up the phone was easy. I found that just messing
about in the menus and finding settings etc was better then the instruction
manual. Camera is quite good and video quality i found very good. The
phone its self feels solid in the hand battery time is good and getting
better with each recharge. One thing i dont like is that all of the
media (pics and video) no matter where its stored all appears on the
screen at the same time, you can't view in seperate locations like other
phones. Texting works well with the qwerty key pad and messages send
quickley. One other thing,items sent via bluetooth go to the message
in box and so far i have not found a way to move them else where so
i made a new folder for bluetooth items.
Reviewed by Mark from Trinidad on 16th May 2010
Nokia X6 the est phone around
Reviewed by Matthew from Scotland on 12th May
OMG - I love this phone!!!!! I got it on orange about 2 months ago and
never had a problem, no lag or anything (unlike my previous Sony Ericsson
Satio!!!) I have pumped it full of music now - got over 3000 songs in
it plus a few full movies as well - got to say this is the best mobile
handset I`ve used in years!!! The battery life is amazing - unlike most
touchscreen handsets (Yes HTC - im looking at you!!!) All in all this
is a high calibre phone that does what it says on the tin - Music centred
phone with all the other features bumped up as well - An impressive
flagship phone!!!!! I would reccomend it to anyone who has a passion
for good looking modern phones with all the features that would like
to avoid the race in who can waste the most money on the iPhone!!!
Reviewed by Paul from UK on 8th May 2010
My X6 is now in for repairs due to the signal reception being very poor
indoors and variable, suggesting a loose connection. So the reception
problem is likely to be just MINE as it is now awaiting new parts. In
the meanwhile I'm using my old sony satio and interesting comparison.
Perhaps symbian can't be blamed for everything. The satio does not quit
when browsing web sites (so nokia should be able to fix this one!),
it works on BBC iplayer (the X6 is still not supported). In many ways
the sony is the superior phone despite being over 1 year old. Has twice
as much RAM. Part of nokias problem is it only has 128MB usable memory.
Also the satio has quicker processor. The x6 is rather under equiped
in terms of CPU and RAM so these are hardware problems. However on a
more positive note I'm really missing my unlimited music and the sound
quality, and the capacitative screen of the X6 is leagues ahead. In
terms of playing music and videos the excellent stereo speakers make
a difference. If it comes back being able to hold a signal I'll forgive
it its other faults such as patchy build quality, a tendency to quit
applications, as it is a versatile device with offline GPS maps, a good
camera (though not as good as satio 12MP), excellent music player, and
good touch screen. The X6 then is a flawed gem.
Reviewed by Freddy from UK on 6th May 2010
Simple as that - its another pease of junk from Nokia. Screen - sometimes
over sensitive, sometimes u just keep taping to get in where u whant.
Internet - some kinda joke - some of the pages I am browsing every day
just shuts down while loading (checked 5 phones with 3 different networks
- same thing, no problems with any other phones regarding internet).
Some of the basic things to set up its just impossible - it cost me
to much nerves having this phone. 2 weeks - period I used it. But I
have to admit - that the sound of this phone is excellent.
Reviewed by Steve from UK on 3rd May 2010
An absolutley dreadful piece of equipment!! Complicated, menus difficult
to navigate, touch screen was either over sensitive causing mis selection,
or under sensitive requiring repeated tapping to select item. Went into
some sort of pager mode muting ringtone so I missed some calls, and
it took ages to work out how to correct. The instructions-or lack of
them- both in the booklet and on the phone help menu were vitually useless.
The final straw was the accompanying mini CD failing to load onto my
PC. Fortunately agreement with my provider meant I could change phone
if not happy- never has a phone been returned so quickly!! Avoid this
phone like the plague!
Reviewed by Laura P. from Brazil on 29th Apr 2010
Highlights: -The capacitive screen is really great -Symbian touchscreen
interface is getting better and better -Signal reception is great -Camera
is really good -Battery life -GREAT GPS Lowlights: -the dust issue is
real... -accelerometer's interface with Symbian is a little bit slow..after
you move the phone, it takes some time to change its orientation -some
applications available on Ovi Store (e.g. Tweets60) impacts phone performance,
causing it to almost die - Nokia should develop a stronger application
evaluation process, before allowing the developers to publish apps via
Ovi. -Qwerty keyboard (landscape) is tricky in a first moment, but after
you get used to it, it gets a little better Accessories recommended:
I am using X6 with bluetooth phone BH504, and both are REALLY PERFECT
together. As an external speaker, I have Nokia MD-7W and it also works
very well with X6.
Reviewed by calum maciver from uk on 22nd Apr
good fone but twice now i have had dust under the screen.first fone
was exchanged within first 4 weeks...this now has to be sorted under
a repair on a fone thats less than 2 months old.. also dropped fone
and screen shattered.be warned. my advice now would be steer clear of
nokia x6 after reading reviews
Reviewed by jake from uk on 22nd Apr 2010
I reviewed the x6 already and have now had it a while, in ways im even
happier with the phone, the ovi store for example has some great free
apps and games, the touch screen gets easier and easier to use and responds
great! So why have I know given it 4 stars instead of 5? same reason
as Matt and dan below, DUST! I have not yet got any under the screen
but I am not holding out any hope as it has now appeared behind the
front facing camera! I'm gutted! Now I hope the rumours are true and
the new iphone will have a decent camera and flash as I will sell this
and buy one!
Reviewed by Matt from England on 21st Apr 2010
I've got the dust in the top right as well... also i had the email showing
on my home screen but that's disappeared and i can't, as yet, get it
back. otherwise a good phone.
Reviewed by Dan from UK on 16th Apr 2010
Just an update on my previous review. I took the phone back due to the
dust under the screen problem, and carphone warehouse replaced it for
me which was great. However after just 24 hours I have dust accumilating
under the screen in the same place (seems to settle in the top right
hand corner only) I guess this confirms that there is a wider design
fault here which is most dissapointing on such an expensive and to be
fair very good phone. The dust is ever so slightly visible under indoor
usage thanks to the brightness of the screen, but in well light conditions
it stands out quite a lot! investigating the forums does indicate that
other people are begining to complain about this issue. What a shame
Reviewed by Paul from UK on 11th Apr 2010
If you haven't guessed I have a love or hate relationship with this
phone. So much so I keep feeling I have to resubmit new comments as
I said it was bad and its really good, or the other way round. But I
must have spent far too much time tweaking this phone and have come
to conclusion its seriously flawed. Fed up with the bad reception I've
bought a 2nd hand sony satio. The satio (now a great phone with new
firmware) has bought all the flaws into strong focus. Not everything
is symbians fault. 1. The screen is too small. Its fiddly to work with.
The screen is not as responsive as it should be given it has a capacitative
screen. 2. The reception is average at best. I've never had so many
missed call alerts due to no signal. 3. The phone has a tendency to
slow down for no obvious reason with no other applications running.
All I wanna do is send a text and it decides its not going to let me
do it, the text appearing as blank so I can't see what I've put. Nothing
to do with theme and solved by a reboot. 4. Sometimes it refuses to
boot up first time hanging on nokia screen. 5. Does not support BBC
i player and flakey performance on youtube. 6. Although it rapidly gets
a lock on the GPS seems to hang and get confused when I'm walking around
town taking an age to work out where I've gone to the point I'm totally
lost. 7. The screen is very difficult to see in sunlight. The phone
will now be used only as an Mp3 player. I've spent far too much time
tweaking it like an old classic car simply because it won't always do
what I need or want it to do. 8. The web browser is very likely to quit
when you're browsing any kind of proper website. Infact applications
quitting without warning is something you've got to live with. 9. The
phone takes an age in gallery to load a photo. I think maybe with a
decent firmware update it could be rescued and the comes with music
is great but mines just not reliable. The main advantages are its a
smart phone, has a good camera, nicely styled and compact, and has great
music player and sound quality. This is the final review I'm going to
submit on here. My advice - try before you buy. Get it on a 14 day money
back guarantee if possible as you may love it. It may be I just have
a bad example as its one of the first launched although I now have latest
firmware on it.
Reviewed by Paul from UK on 7th Apr 2010
An update on the reception issue. It seems that readers reviews vary
from great to iffy a bit like mine. I've since found the problem is
simply that the aerial is on the bottom and you tend to block the signal
when holding it. If you use it in landscape mode the signal will be
a lot higher as you don't block the aerial. Hold it by its edges and
even better still. Upside down its magnificent but hardly practical
as the screen won't rotate more than 90 degrees. 2ndly if you're prepared
to pay a little a solution to keylock. Its called pocket sensor and
works on proximity sensor locking the phone if this is covered such
as in a pocket or bag. Works brilliantly. Impossible to accidentally
press anything and as soon as you take it out it unlocks!
Reviewed by Dan from United Kingdom on 7th Apr
I am very happy with the X6, having come from one of the ultimate phones
ever made, the samsung omnia hd. I needed something more compact and
was worried about downgrading from an amoled 3.7 screen, at first i
tried the nokia n97 mini but the screen was aweful and the music quality
dire!. I then took the plunge with the X6 and am very pleased with it.
Firstly the screen colour and contrast is very good for non amoled,
its also responsive. The sound quality both from the built in speakers
and the headphones is as good as i've heard. The camera is also perfectly
acceptable producing decent shots in good light, and acceptable ones
in low light. This is probably nokia's best implimentation of their
5 mega sensor so far. The symbian os is also suprisingly quick, better
than the recent N series, anyone who's owned an N series of late will
understand! The scrolling contacts photo bar is also a really nice touch,
battery life is also fantastic if your anything like me and use your
phone as a mobile movie player! one note to add here, dont use the aweful
bundled video converter to turn your dvd's to mpeg4, the quality is
quite average instead try and get hold of I'm too mpeg encoder by xilisoft,
the conversions are quick and offer great audio/visual quality. Back
to the phone the only downside is that i am getting dust accumilation
under the screen!!!! i am awaiting nokia's response on this matter and
really hope its an isolated incident and not a larger design fault the
kind of which caused serious problems with the otherwise great samsung
Reviewed by Charlotte from Sheffield , England on
6th Apr 2010
I have no problems with this phone what so ever! the only slight diappointment
is there is no memory caard slot but the HUGE memory provided rectifys
that, and the vibration is not that strong, but a petite and quiet little
beep does the trick and is hardly noticed in class at university. I
got this phone after my other 6500 (which i loved!) got stolen. It wasnt
the phone i originally wanted ( i wanted a 6800 , but was told it was
old and said i could get the x6 for the same price), but at £25 a month
( 600 minutes , unlimited texts, unlimited internet, unlimited email
, unlimited 3-3 calls and voicemail and FREE X6 etc) on 3 mobile...its
fantastic. I also have no problems and have been a customer to 3 mobile
for the good part of 9 years. Great speed and touch screen, takes brilliant
photos, love the texting, i just simply love everything about it!
Reviewed by Mike from England on 5th Apr 2010
Rubbish phone very slow and sluggish, not possible to live with. Had
it for two days and then got an iPhone 3gs which is a million times
better - much faster, easier to use and looks better. Don't waste your
time and money just get the best first.
Reviewed by Ian from England on 3rd Apr 2010
The phone is ok and the battery life is good but if you have it on silent
there is no way of knowing if you have a call or text except from a
micro light on the bottom. The reception is poor, I'm always dropping
calls which isnt good. The web connection is very slow and the Ovimaps
think I'm in Germany not England. The nokia music store is also the
worst site i have ever encountered. Not sure if I've made the right
Reviewed by Michelle from UK on 2nd Apr 2010
Well...where to start. I had a 3GS, which I gave to my son as I got
fed up with having no signal half the time. I upgraded his contract
to an HTC HD2, gave him the iphone and took the HTC. What can I say?
I loathed it with a passion. So I sold it and bought a sim free X6 instead.
And guess what? I absolutely love it! I read all the reviews first,
hovered around in mobile phone shops comparing phones and then bought
this. It does everything I want it to do without me having to go through
several operating systems. It presents my email on the front screen,
gives me easy access to facebook and gives quick dial facilities for
my family and bessie mate on the front screen. Touchscreen is as good
as the iphone - lovely and smooth and easy - and I really like it. You
always get a bit of lag with Symbian but compared to my old N95, it
is speed personified! It uploads photos to Facebook quicker than the
iphone did and the menus are as you would expect from a Nokia. I found
this no bad thing at all after the HTC. In a nutshell, it does what
it says on the tin exceeding nicely.
Reviewed by wasim from bangladesh on 2nd Apr 2010
i am using this phone for 21 days.excellent sound and camera quality.good
phone.i am completely satisfied with it.
Reviewed by jake from dawson on 30th Mar 2010
I was in the market for a phone with a good camera and battey life,
having got used to my iphone i also wanted a good touchscreen. I have
had my x6 for around a month now and have to say im vey happy, yes in
ways I prefer my old iphone 3gs but it had to be sent back and replaced
so many times I started hating it, and i got sick of the battery, I
had enough! also the camera was just ok in perfect light on my iphone
and the battey life was poor! I have read through all these reviews
and have to say i have not had any such problems described (touch wood!)
Signal is great, I think it looks quality, only downside is the plastic
they used on the back should have been gloss imo but the front is gorgeous.
the free sat nav is excellent, sound quality is great, excellent picture,
battery lasts ages and it takes great photos and videos too, the free
music downloads are a bonus too! Im not saying this phone is perfect,
im a bit bored of the s60 menus but considering how cheap it is on contract
I think it deserves 5 stars! Oh yeah for people who say it runs slowly
do you realise you have to close apps down as you use them or it will
slow down as they will all run in the background, been like this on
s60 nokias for years! Now in an ideal world I would have given my iphone
a better camera and battery and it wouldnt go wrong but I think ill
be very happpy with this phone until apple release a new iphone!
Reviewed by Laura from England on 25th Mar 2010
Having spent weeks trawling the net for a new phone, I eventually opted
for the X6, and I'm sooo glad I did! It is by far the best phone I have
ever had, the touchscreen is brilliant, very responsive, I was worried
as I have VERY large fingers, but I can use the querty keyboard with
ease. I live in the middle of nowhere and have always had a big problem
with reception, but I have an Orange contract and it's perfect, which
is amazing!!! Sound is good, camera is good, internet browsing is quick,
and having Wifi is definitely a bonus. All in all, I think this is a
brilliant phone, and I'm a very happy customer!
Reviewed by lee from uk on 25th Mar 2010
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dont waste your money, just changed from the samsung f480 which is not
a smart phone but better than the x6. you tube videos are very poor
quality, only fast scrolls in music menu, will only play mp4 videos,
and very sluggish compared to other basic phones, very dissapointed
and im stuck with it now for a year!