Nokia 6205 Review


The Reception of the 6205 was quite good and equal to that of the Gleam, U550, and W755.  We were able to place and receive calls in fringe areas where the Knack, Juke, and VX8350 could not maintain a signal.  Unfortunately, the Call Quality was somewhat disappointing.  Even though it was better than the VX8350, it still was not as good as the Gleam.  Voices through the earpiece speaker sounded slightly muffled, almost like someone was talking with their hand over their mouth.  When the volume was turned up to high, it would cause noticeable distortion, so the medium setting was used.  We also noticed that the speakerphone shares this same distortion at high volumes and cannot be used with the phone flipped closed.  We are unsure as to why some manufactures still require flip phones to remain open while using the speakerphone.  However, people who we called that were using a landline said our voice sounded clear and natural.

The included 1020mAh battery is rated to give 4 hours of talk time or 11 days of standby time on a full charge.  Our testing revealed that the 4 hours of talk time is accurate.


Overall, the Nokia 6205 is one of the most stylish and attractive phones in the current Verizon line up, and the Dark Knight edition is sure to attract Batman fans.  It is unfortunate that it also has several shortcomings: the call quality is mediocre, camera images are poor, the internal display is not QVGA, and stereo Bluetooth is not supported.  Because of these setbacks, we believe a better choice for a mid-level device would be the Samsung Gleam , but if you prefer the look and style of the 6205 its is still OK as a basic phone.


  • Stylish and attractive design
  • Easy to carry
  • Reception


  • Lack of any real themes
  • Poor camera quality
  • Voice quality is lacking
  • No QVGA display
  • Does not support Stereo Bluetooth

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1. unregistered

Nokia sucks. I don't know why people love them so much. They are ugly and none of them work very well. The only ones that did were the old candybar phones. They had good reception and that was it. Everything else about Nokia is horrible. You couldn't pay me to use one of these phones.

2. unregistered

Have you never seen or heard of N or E series?

3. unregistered

Perhaps Nokia sucks for CDMA phones, like for Verizon Wireless. But for GSM phones, they rock!
  • Display 2.0" 176 x 220 pixels
  • Camera 1.3 MP
  • Storage 0.058GB
  • Battery 1050 mAh(4.50h talk time)

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