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Nokia C6 Review

Nokia C6

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The default 5MP camera on Nokia C6-00 has a nice range of shooting options in its interface, which is the one found in all Nokia touchscreen devices. Besides the usual scene modes, white balance and self-timer adjustments, the phone's camera is boasting manual exposure and ISO setups, as well as a multiple shots mode. When we add the LED flash, it should be a good performer on paper, despite not having the renowned Carl-Zeiss optics. Let's go grab those samples and check this out for ourselves.

We observed pale colors, which the phone tends to oversaturate under bright sunlight, and resolution and detail were somewhat lacking at places. Indoor performance is passable with the LED flash on, but noisy without it, and more so under low lighting conditions.

Outdoor samples shot with the Nokia C6 - Nokia C6 Review
Outdoor samples shot with the Nokia C6 - Nokia C6 Review
Outdoor samples shot with the Nokia C6 - Nokia C6 Review
Outdoor samples shot with the Nokia C6 - Nokia C6 Review
Outdoor samples shot with the Nokia C6 - Nokia C6 Review
Outdoor samples shot with the Nokia C6 - Nokia C6 Review
Outdoor samples shot with the Nokia C6 - Nokia C6 Review
Outdoor samples shot with the Nokia C6 - Nokia C6 Review

Strong - Indoor samples - Nokia C6 Review
Medium - Indoor samples - Nokia C6 Review

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Medium

Low light - Indoor samples - Nokia C6 Review
Darkness with flash - Indoor samples - Nokia C6 Review

Low light

Darkness with flash


The video capture mode shoots in VGA resolution at 30fps, which makes for a nice smooth show with good colors, but a tad noisy.

Nokia C6 sample video at 640x480 pixels resolution.

The photo and video gallery grid work rather slowly. Uploading pictures and video has to go through Ovi, instead of having Facebook and YouTube options. For that matter, some light video editing like merging, cutting and adding text to clips is possible straight from the gallery.

The music player doesn't stray from the standard interface and functionality found since the 5800 Xpress Music. The loudspeaker of the Nokia C6 is of average strength and quality, slight distortion is heard towards the high volume end, and the sound is flat. The headset, for that matter, pumps out very deep base sound, and clear high octaves.

Music player - Nokia C6 Review
Music player - Nokia C6 Review
Music player - Nokia C6 Review
Music player - Nokia C6 Review

The Nokia C6 plays nice with MPEG-4 videos in VGA resolution, and with the RealPlayer format, but that's all, no DivX/XviD support as it is.

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Nokia C6

Nokia C6

OS: Symbian 9.4
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PhoneArena rating:
6Average
Display3.2 inches, 360 x 640 pixels (229 ppi) TFT
Camera5 megapixels
Hardware
Single core, 434 MHz, ARM11 processor
0.1 GB RAM
Size4.46 x 2.09 x 0.66 inches
(113.4 x 53 x 16.8 mm)
5.29 oz  (150 g)
Battery1200 mAh, 7 hours talk time

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