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Nokia 6120 Classic Review

Nokia 6120 classic

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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


Model

Dimension (Inches)

Dimension (MM)

Weight (OZ)

Weight (Gramms)

Nokia 6120

4.1" x 1.8" x 0.59"

105 x 46 x 15

3,0

84

Nokia 6300

4.2" x 1.7" x 0.47"

106.5 x 43.5 x 12

3,2

91

Nokia E50

4.4" x 1.7" x 0.6"

113 x 43.5 x 15.5

3,7

104


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
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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

Speaker

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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PhoneArena rating:
7.4Good
Display2.0 inches, 240 x 320 pixels (200 ppi) TFT
Camera2 megapixels
Hardware
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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