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Nokia E6 Review

0. phoneArena 27 Jun 2011, 05:11 posted on

With its QWERTY keyboard, smaller, but sharper screen, as well as classical Nokia business series form-factor, the Nokia E6 might just provoke some nostalgic feelings amongst its targeted audience, and ultimately, end up in the pockets of a good number of people. The question is, does it offer enough to make us recommend it over the slew of other QWERTYs on the market?...

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posted on 28 Jun 2011, 04:12 3

23. Sales guy (unregistered)


I must say that LOL. 5.5 points. :):)

Try to keep talking whole day with mega super nice candy bars with 4.3" display like Android phones and when US government is knowing all the time where you are and what you have in
your phone.

This is the best piece of working tool in phones what market can give you.

But these guys are only playing with phones like many other teenagers.

posted on 28 Jun 2011, 04:48 3

24. Croco (unregistered)


I have used some days the E6. It is much better than any BlackBerry and without comparison to other competitors. The OS is very much improved in speed and the screen is absolutely gorgeous. This is a true successor of E71 and for business purposes is one of the best on the market.

I suggest you try it first than believe the reviews. I read a lot of reviews and I decided not to form a strong opinion on what some bloggers are saying. As long as I get my money out of my pocket I want to try for myself before buying anything no matter what the reviews are telling

posted on 28 Jun 2011, 05:08 3

25. diogorva (unregistered)


I think there's only one major problem:
PhoneArena missed the fact the E6 is a business phone. Yeah, Eseries means Business.
No business man will use a HTC ChaCha and mostly will not use any Samsung phone even if it calls itself a "business phone". Both "alternatives" are unreliable and looks like a kid phone.
Nokia E6 is more expensive, but it's also offer much better hardware (I'm not talking about the 120Ghz less of CPU power), just look at the camera specs, USB On-the-go, screen, build quality, even the pentaband 3G, you know what I mean.
Also, saying that Android is a much better OS was a big mistake in that case. Android isn't made for this kind of phones, look at the Galaxy Pro for example, to make a call you need to go to the homescreen and press the call button on the screen, on the E6 you just need to start typing the number. On Galaxy Pro it's just a workaround.
Also, PhoneArena should remember that most business man are used to BlackBerry and Nokia Eseries phones, and mostly, they are not dumb. They know how to use their phone and they know how to make is offer good usability. They don't need Android useless eye candy widgets or stuff like that.

All in all, it was a pretty biased review.

posted on 28 Jun 2011, 06:15 3

27. Wim (unregistered)


First off, I completely agree with diogorva and croco.

I recently bought the E6 and have been playing with it for a while now. What a great phone! Now fully customized to my own needs it is really a charm to work with. I really admire the screen (and the performance in direct sunlight) and the overall usefulness of the phone. Just 1 quick look at the display and you know what you're up to.

posted on 28 Jun 2011, 06:52 4

28. Nrde (unregistered)


Ehm, ChaCha 7.5, Nokia E6 5.5 What is wrong with you people?

E6, Symbian is not perfect but come on.

It seems like the reviewer did not know E6 is meant for business, not pleasure (even though it handles pleasure as well as any Symbian 3 phone)

So the question remains after this review, what is superb keyboard, superb screen, superb battery life, superb styling and business oriented software suite worth, when all that seems to matter is some stutter of the UI?

posted on 28 Jun 2011, 08:54 2

29. jimjam (Posts: 302; Member since: 28 Jun 2011)


They even thought the UI of the chacha wasn't smooth all the time!

"UI runs smoothly for the most part. Admittedly, it force stopped a couple of times and generally feels less stable than we're used to Sense feeling"

posted on 28 Jun 2011, 13:32 2

36. Vlad (unregistered)


Reviewer also forgot to mention the 3.5mm jack also serves as a TV out. If you've been traveling as much as I have, being able to put a whole xvid movie on to your phone, no conversion necessary, and play it on any TV(true, only in SD, but if you want 720p go for HDMI packin' E7). And you can do it with a generic 3.5mm to composite video RCA cable. No need for expensive stuff.

Neither ChaCha nor Samsung can play XviD.

BlackBerry can, most of the time. But does not have TV-out.

Also, it can tether with USB and Bluetooth, and it comes with WiFi tethering app. I prefer Bluetooth as it consumes an order of magnitude less power to WiFi, and you're still cable free.

Price is a bit steep, but it is built well. And for crying out loud, it has free, lifetime nav software that can be used offline, including turn-by-turn voice guided car navigation! I will never use Google maps while traveling because I do not want to pay data roaming charges.

This phone review is not really that good.

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 10:54

40. weirdfisher (Posts: 51; Member since: 31 Mar 2011)


this phone should get at least a 6.5

But yes the specs are quite low end, even with the gpu
Also anna is still laggy in terms of web browser. Opera mobile helps but no flash support
I have an N8 and a Nexus S.
I feel the huge difference of horse power.
But the camera of Nexus S is really s**tty, even the symbian edof phones outperform

posted on 30 Jun 2011, 05:42

41. m3 (unregistered)


If you read the text you would expect a minimum rating of 7.5/10 when the only actual flaw is the browser (but you can easily replace it with Opera). As a business device the E6 seems to be by far the best at the momen,t at least in this form factor. I have the excellent E71 and this seems to be the first worthy successor (E72 and E5 were not big improvements over E71).

posted on 01 Jul 2011, 23:16 2

42. Sampan (unregistered)


Looks like this review came from a retarded iPhone user

posted on 04 Jul 2011, 01:31 2

44. jk (unregistered)


To the reviewer:

Funny how the Galaxy Pro seemed to have "outperformed" the E6 by 1 point just because of the OS. ROFLMAO.

And comparing a business-oriented phone to SNS phones is just ludicrous. If you are going to compare the E-series handsets of Nokia, try targeting Blackberry or the E6's predecessors.

Try giving a businessman an HTC Cha Cha or a Samsung Galaxy Pro and let's see if they won't pull their hairs out from sheer frustration (lack of business productivity tools; and don't tell me you can get these via the AM when phones like BB and the E-series have them on the get-go).

Seriously, it's like you're trying to sell a business phone to kids. Or maybe that's what you're really aiming at? In that case, better read real reviews, at the very least they know who the target audience is of what they're reviewing.

I'll give this review a 2/10.

posted on 05 Jul 2011, 10:41 1

45. FoneAddict (Posts: 259; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)


This review must be some bad Aprils fools joke?! A score of 5.5 for a phone that checks all these boxes:

Quality "Retina" screen - Check
Supreme Build Quality - Check
Excellent battery life - Check
Life time Nokia Maps - Check
Gorilla glass display - Check
Full spectrum Network support - Check
Superior RF Reception - Check
Legendary E-Series Reliability - Check

And they end up giving a pathetic 5.5 for the simple reason it runs Symbian. I expected more from Phone Arena, not this mindless Symbian bashing which seems to be in fashion like on Engadget.

PA must understand not everyone wants a 4.5" screen monster that needs charging every 8 hours.

posted on 01 Sep 2011, 08:37

56. abcz (unregistered)


You forgot this poinst :
- the maps can be viewed offline, good when going areas with poor internet service. If using Blackberry, by the time we can get internet line, already overshot the destination, lol.
- USB on the go

And....it can be upgraded to Symbian Belle end of year

Android & Iphone arent really its competitors anyway since they mostly produce full touchsreen. It's between Nokia & BB for the qwerty

posted on 06 Jul 2011, 04:24

46. ME (unregistered)


" 1500 mAh battery providing you with an above average talk time of up to 14.8 hours of talk time "
What you you mean by an above Average talk time.?
How much talk time does your mobile provide you.?
Name a mobile(other than Nokia) that gives you a talk time of 15+ hours.?
Don't be so stupid in mentioning the specs........

posted on 10 Jul 2011, 06:47

49. KingK (unregistered)


sounds like there's some angry europeans in here. lol

Just let Nokia and symbian die, it's best for everyone.

Phone was great 5 years ago.

posted on 01 Aug 2011, 02:17

53. nokiafans (unregistered)


Or Indians...

posted on 15 Jul 2011, 13:52 2

50. wap (unregistered)


From the standpoint of communications(voice, text, data), the newest Nokia phones are in class by themselves -- no matter how one holds them. *:-) The E6 will literally work in every country on the planet the currently has mobile service(I verified against ITU data); Nokia is the only company that can make that claim, with not just one, but at least half-a-dozen Shipping models.

posted on 17 Jul 2011, 18:09 2

51. Roberto (unregistered)


I have the E6-00. I am a business man
Two days i litterally throw away my crappy iphone4 , tired to have in the hands a phone that DOESN'T MAKE THE PHONE.
the e6 is what I need. Run well,also with symbyan Anna .
Who cares about 1,5 ghz in my ear, only a monster of stupidity like Android need that power.
Sorry for you all, but I go back to Nokia.
They make the best phones, you have just to accept this.

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 03:37

54. kin (unregistered)


I've only played around it for 30 mins trying to configure this phone for someone, but my current impression of this phone is quite bad.

I've save you the details, but just try out the phone for a while before any of you choose to buy it.

I would very much prefer the Nokia E5 to this. Solid phone that one.

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 05:27 1

59. Camdat (unregistered)


Thanks all.
I am upgrading from my e71 later this year and I did not know where to go, but now its a clear path. Its gotta be an E6. All the comments positive and negative worked brilliantly to help me decide.
Cheers.
Simon (Australia)

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 12:57

60. xyz (unregistered)


I have nokia 2690 currently. I Want to buy a high end phone. Should I buy Nokia E5 or Nokia E6 or Blackberry 9300 or Samsung Galaxy fit??? Pls do reply

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 08:15

61. dcmaxim (unregistered)


defective phone, poor nokia care repair. my phone has been sent to company for 7 days. fourth visit to nokia after its purchase.

posted on 13 Jan 2012, 14:28 1

63. sgtchill (Posts: 1; Member since: 13 Jan 2012)


From nokia c3-01 to Iphone 4s and landed to Nokia E6.
I love this phone, this phone meets my needs. I use this phone for bussiness use. Built quality is solid. I usually receive massive txt messege and calls everyday, Great battery life!!! nice QWERTY keyboard. I do not use this phone for browsing internet and playing games i'd rather use my ipad, Bigger screen is better.

On my iphone 4s i experience low battery, i gave it to my wife.
Both phones are Excellent depends to your requirements =)

for me Nokia E6 10/10

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