Nokia 6210 Navigator Review
US on AT&T and T-Mobile (without 3G).
Does it happen to you frequently, to be travelling in a new area not knowing where exactly you are? You are tired of consulting with the map and planning trips? The 6210 Navigator by Nokia is a solution to your problems. It is the second generation from the “Navigator” line, following the 6110 and is one of the first phones of the manufacturer to employ the Symbian S60 OS with the latest 3rd Edition Feature Pack 2 interface. In addition, the new entry is equipped with a built-in magnetic compass, integrated maps depending on your region and a free six-month navigation license. If you are travelling overseas, you can download the necessary maps on the go, thanks to the high-speed HSDPA (3.6 Mbps).
The package includes:
- Nokia 6210 Navigator
- Stereo Headset HS-47
- USB cable
- CD-Rom with PC Suite & Map Loader 1.3 application
- 1GB microSD card
- User Guide
The pleasant design is similar to the one of the 5-megapixel 6220 classic. Our unit is in a black-grey scheme, but the model is also offered in a red-gray variant. The materials, used to produce the device give it a high-quality vibe and provide a better grip. The compact size also makes it pocket friendly.
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2.4” TFT display supports 16 million colors and has a resolution of 240 x 320 pixels. In a dim light, the picture is bright and the colors are very real. The light sensor helps for the screen top be readable in direct sunlight. The display usability is very important for devices as the Navigator and we are very happy with 6210’s performance.
The sliding mechanism is not very stable, but the very movement is quick and easy, almost effortless. The soft buttons and the keypad have a blue backlight, they are easy to press and have a very good tactile feedback, which makes them very pleasant to operate. As in 6110 Navigator, here we also have a separate key for turning on the navigational functions (Navigator key), which blinks when the GPS is operational.
On the right, we have the volume controls and the camera shortcut, which are also convenient and easy to press. The opposite side houses the microUSB slot and the one for the microSD card, which are hidden under lids. On the top you will find the charger port and the 2.5 mm jack. The power button used for activation, deactivation and selection of a sound profile, which is standard for all Nokia phones, is not present here.
The loudspeaker and the 3.2-megapixel camera with autofocus and double LED flash are on the back. The lid is very hard to remove and this operation can cause some damage to your nails.
1. gogliogi (unregistered)
I bought 6210 Navigator one month ago and I have already found some important defects, mainly on software: 1) Phone software sometimes freezes(needs to take away battery to restart). 2) Camera very often can't save photos and gives "System error". 3) Alarm has very annoying issues: if you set alarm for working days, it blocks the phone calendar starting from saturday. If you restart it , following saturday it will be blocked again, so on… You also cannot set a repeated alarm for a day of week. It only works for the current day. 4) Rear cover is very fragile and difficult to open. I am always worried to break it, when I need to open. My greater concern is about Nokia support to 6210. They don’t seem in a hurry to fix bugs neither respond to support request mails.