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Nokia 6120 Classic Review

Nokia 6120 classic 7.4

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6120 Classic is a small elegant phone but it is a mass phone, rather than a posh one. No expensive materials have been used to make it a fashionable or prestigious device, it is its design that makes it a phone to appeal to a lot of people. You might not fall in love with it, but you would not call it ‘ugly’.

Nokia 6120 Classic Review
Nokia 6120 Classic Review
Nokia 6120 Classic Review
Nokia 6120 Classic Review


Dimension (Inches)

Dimension (MM)

Weight (OZ)

Weight (Gramms)

Nokia 6120

4.1" x 1.8" x 0.59"

105 x 46 x 15



Nokia 6300

4.2" x 1.7" x 0.47"

106.5 x 43.5 x 12



Nokia E50

4.4" x 1.7" x 0.6"

113 x 43.5 x 15.5



Nokia 6120 Classic compared to Nokia E65 - Nokia 6120 Classic Review
Nokia 6120 Classic compared to Nokia E65 - Nokia 6120 Classic Review
Nokia 6120 Classic compared to Nokia E65 - Nokia 6120 Classic Review
Top - E65, Bottom - 6120 - Nokia 6120 Classic compared to Nokia E65 - Nokia 6120 Classic Review

Top - E65, Bottom - 6120

Nokia 6120 Classic compared to Nokia E65

It is so small, it is practically the smallest Symbian phone and it does not even pretend to be one. It weighs only 84 grams, which makes it the lightest Symbian as well! Nokia might have used this as a competitive advantage, but this is not the point of 6120; it was intended to be liked.
It fits easily even in your shirt pocket and it stays steadily in your hand. When looked from one side, the combination of black and silver makes it look stylish and yet unpretentious.

Nokia 6120 Classic Review
Nokia 6120 Classic Review
Nokia 6120 Classic Review
Nokia 6120 Classic Review

Nokia 6120 Classic Review

To keep the phone’s small size, a compromise has been made with the display’s physical size, but not with its quality: it features the standard QVGA resolution and visualizes 16 million colors, just like the other S60 phones. This size/resolution ratio is a prerequisite for the small pixel size; the pixels are almost invisible and the images are very detailed. Thanks to the 16 million colors the color range is wide and the colors change gradually; they are saturated, the contrast is good and the different hints of the black and the white are clearly visible.

As with all standard phones, the keypad, made in two colors: black for the numbers keys and gray for the navigation keys, is in the lower part. The two soft buttons and the headphones are small in size, but you’re unlikely to get them wrong even if you’re not looking, thanks to their ‘edges’. It is a bit strange that the two software buttons are positioned towards the center and not along the phone’s edges (at the far left or far right). It is logical that they are right under the display’s headings that they refer to. Instead, they are shifted towards the phone’s center. Where these buttons should have been are the menu and clear buttons. Another interesting feature, untypical for a Symbian S60 phone, is the lack of a real edit button (a pen) and the fact that a part of its functions (e.g. selecting a few things simultaneously) are done by #, which has also an indicating ‘upwards arrow’ sign. However, some software, using „Edit Key”, does not recognize it as such.

Nokia 6120 Classic Review
Nokia 6120 Classic Review
Edit Key - Nokia 6120 Classic Review
Backlight On - Nokia 6120 Classic Review

Edit Key

Backlight On

The numbers keys perform perfectly for their small size, which results from the phone’s small size; we can hardly have any criticisms here. They are located very closely one to another, they are easily pressed and give a tactile response. There is very small backlit space between them.

The Volume Rocker and the camera shortcut are designed on the phone’s right. The speaker and the microSD cards slot, covered with a plastic lid, are on analogous position on the left. We approve of the sideways position of the speaker, because it is not covered if you leave the phone on the table.

Volume Rocker - Nokia 6120 Classic Review
Camera key - Nokia 6120 Classic Review
Speaker - Nokia 6120 Classic Review
microSD slot - Nokia 6120 Classic Review

Volume Rocker

Camera key


microSD slot

Power button - Nokia 6120 Classic Review
lower part - Nokia 6120 Classic Review

Power button

lower part

In the middle of the upper panel is the power button, which performs also the function of a profile change link. On the lower part is the miniUSB port, a 2.5 mm stereo jack and the opening for the Nokia charger.

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

1. Ali (unregistered)

its nice phone butt missing 3 mp cam and vga video rec

posted on 30 Jul 2007, 00:13

2. joe (unregistered)

this phone has most features need for a everyday life style the latest OS got me interested as well as the size of the phone. this has video recording.

posted on 18 Aug 2007, 07:38

3. Lauren (unregistered)

Wow this phone is great at first it confused me because of all the features! This phone is fantastic. I reccomend it to everyone it is worth it and is a phone you can keep for a long time

posted on 21 Aug 2007, 16:40

4. SAC (unregistered)

Nice phone in specs and all, but once you get one in your hands, don't be surprised to think this thing came out of a cracker-jack box. It's quite light and very "plasticky" - hence the feeling of holding a toy in your hands - it creeks and feels like the back will fall apart. The saving grace is the software that runs the phone - it's good and fast, albeit quite confusing to new Symbian users. The reception is not bad, voice quality is average (speaker as well) and Nokia certainly didn't get out of its way to make this an energy efficient device - be prepared to recharge the phone every 1-1/2 days because the battery won't last longer than that with average use. I would rate this a 6 but only because the reception isn't bad. Critical review? Indeed as all such products ought to be reviewed.

posted on 11 Sep 2007, 18:15

5. (unregistered)

thanx for the detailed review!!!

posted on 11 Nov 2007, 10:45

6. Shasheendra (unregistered)

Camera quality (still and video) is poor and well below the expectations. Other features overall can be given 70%.

posted on 17 Nov 2007, 13:44

7. oscar (unregistered)

hi! i got the phone for 1 month and after using as a normal user, i realized that the phone is not so good as i thought or i read on the review... the back cover moves and it seems that it will fall off, and i never dropped the phone, i have to charge the phone everyday and i just used the phone to make 2 o 3 calls per day, send sms and mms. Im used to sony ericsson's or motorola's batt that will last for 2 o 3 days. Internet connection is the best the phone has, it is faster, and the phone will switch from 3 to 3.5 G, but it will depend on the service u have... the cam quality is horrible, as a high end phone, i was expecting a better quality, as well as the video... overall is a normal phone, with a good interface and a toy-looking device... but im thinking of going back to sony or motorola...

posted on 11 Dec 2007, 06:15

8. Edwin (unregistered)

I've had the phone for about a month now and heres what I got to say. It's an awesome phone. It's fast and it does everything i want. The sound and image quality is top notch. i do have some gripes. The phone is buggy. It does this thing every so often where all volume dies from the phone. It doesnt ring, the keys don't make any noise, and you can't hear anything. It's fixed by restarting but that is kinda bad when you dont knwo when its gonna go buggy on you and you have the alarm set. It's also frozen up completely twice so far where i had to remove the battery. I'm in the US (Los Angeles), and we have 3g on the 1900 range, so I don't get 3g here. So that was a disappointment too. but besides those things, I'm loving the phone. I got TomTom running from it too.

posted on 15 Sep 2008, 06:19

9. (unregistered)

awesome review! it's my current phone and i love it. :) it's not the perfect phone, but it gets the job done. just a little correction... the panoramic camera mode can take more than 2 images to stitch together and form a panoramic image... but it does result to a smaller image.

posted on 10 Oct 2008, 13:01

10. (unregistered)

well this is the best phone i have ever used other than 6600, all the features are damn good , pity we will be getting 3G in India late end of 2008 . The phone battery is decent , multimedia capabilities are good, i use this phone everywhere i go , I take to the bathroom listen to FM station when i bathe & I connect to my car streo, which play the song stored in the card. Me being a dentist, its useful in a lot of ways too. The uses are endeless for me with this phone , I have suggested this to my friend who will be getting it shortly. One issue is it does not have a GPS receiver - OTHER WISE DAMN VALUE FOR EVERY PENNY- SUPERB REVIEW POSTED IN HERE

posted on 15 Oct 2008, 22:59

11. (unregistered)

Fantastic! phone,powerful symbian 9.2. N-gage 2 plays well and fast. Great small display. Cons: Center pad poor quality chrome.

posted on 19 Oct 2008, 10:52

12. mohammed (unregistered)

hey i'm mohammed and i live in gaza palestine ... i saw this phone in the mall and i really like the features and the phone and i want to buy it but i really need help i'm kinda confused i search the web finding all the comments tht people leave about this phone and i'm still confused so can anyone help me .. my email is mohammed_abuzaanona@yahoo.com

posted on 01 Oct 2011, 02:32

13. sand (unregistered)

My dispaly is black, mixed, gone..
what should i do...?

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Display2.0 inches, 240 x 320 pixels (200 ppi) TFT
Camera2 megapixels
Single core, 369 MHz, ARM11 processor
0.06 GB RAM
Size4.13 x 1.81 x 0.59 inches
(105 x 46 x 15 mm)
2.96 oz  (84 g)
Battery820 mAh, 3 hours talk time

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