Nokia C6 Review

Camera and Multimedia:

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.



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.


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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37 Comments

1. Peter007 unregistered

6 out of 10 for that crappy phone??? Be serious...

2. uk786

Posts: 47; Member since: Dec 30, 2009

"We've seen much svelter Symbian handsets with slide-out keyboards – the Sony Ericsson Vivaz Pro, for example, or the Motorola MILESTONE." Since when was the Milestone a Symbian device?

3. ace1122

Posts: 237; Member since: Mar 23, 2009

That is one of the ugliest phones i've ever seen. Period.

5. Stevie Jobs unregistered

I know you are the fan of Apple, I phone. You can look the design of the I phone it look all the same the Ugliest of all the touch screen. You can take an I phone with I phone 3g or even I phone 3gs they look all the same. The designer in Apple has has no idea or may be an idiot. I really praise on Samsung where they have a lot of design on their touch screen. It's time when super AMOLED display has the same resolution with I Phone 4 & then we can tell which dispaly is the best... No TFT LCD screen can beat AMOLED screen.

6. ace1122

Posts: 237; Member since: Mar 23, 2009

OMG your right on the money! Really? Really? No. I couldn't care less about the iphone. The iphone is a good product but i hate what it stands for. It is a phone used by lame shallow people thinking they will be cool bcuz they have an iphone or by people who know nothing bout phones and just assume its the best. Not everything is about the iphone. Why would you even bring it up? If anything, you're the isheep

30. quickdeath unregistered

hellyeah! you got that right!!

4. Johnny Tapa unregistered

I don't believe in this web site, where they more pro to Apple, RIM and Android!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

7. ilovemccormick53 unregistered

this review looks biased. please give some justice in reviewing phones. and please review with partiality...because it seems that this site loves to give apple, android, and rim phones a better score and leave all other phones with an ill-fated review! Please, phonearena...do not practice some biasness for the sake of your good fellow readers!!!

8. dojob unregistered

Why the display of Nokia C6 in this review look so dim............................???

9. SRV unregistered

Dear editor, you are suggesting to buy Motorola Milestone, and Sony Ericsson Vivaz pro over this set??? The Nokia C6 will cost around 14k INR and Motorola Milestone comes at 28k INR and Sony Ericsson Vivaz pro at 25k INR...So how can u compare this set with almost double priced sets??? people looking forward to buy this phone can spent maximum 1 or 2k more. so please suggest within range...

10. SRV unregistered

and please do give me a reply or put your answer here.....

11. nandar unregistered

i think, you, as in this webstite dislike nokia, please review honesty, F U. i still love nokia

12. skar1911 unregistered

Honestly i didnt like the review... sorry.

13. aka1240 unregistered

I totally agree with all the above 4 comments...actually the editor had forgotten that the c6 is only of 13k...n to its price range its the best smart phone till now...n even though its not a very high class phone but still its up to mark n if the editor is going to look only at it only with a negative side and i think the editor must hav reviewed iphone4 or htc n then he must hav reviewed C6..so his reviews are like this...but acording to me people with budget 12k to 14k cant get a better phone than this....Nokia rocks!!!!!

14. aka1240 unregistered

I totally agree with all the above 4 comments...actually the editor had forgotten that the c6 is only of 13k...n to its price range its the best smart phone till now...n even though its not a very high class phone but still its up to mark n if the editor is going to look only at it only with a negative side and i think the editor must hav reviewed iphone4 or htc n then he must hav reviewed C6..so his reviews are like this...but acording to me people with budget 12k to 14k cant get a better phone than this....Nokia rocks!!!!!

15. JC unregistered

If you don't need a physical Keyboard I think Nokia X6 is a much better option.

16. harish unregistered

i love nokia c6

17. Mem unregistered

I have a C6 and I love it. Not because I have it. This baby performs well and feels well. Thick - True. Sure fits my pocket though. Smooth and not bulky Resistive screen - For the price range. Not really. Compared to iPhone Yes. The keyboard feels cramped - keyboard feels good to me. and typing pretty fast with it. No DivX/XviD video support - Get a converter. Geez. My opinions though not bashing here. :)

20. nokialover unregistered

i believe that Phonearena is being unfair. i recently got a nokia c6 and i really like it. these people do not understand that yo can not compare a phone to one that is nearly double in price. i really dislike this review.

21. Elie 005 unregistered

I think it's the best phone till now and i love it and i'm gonna buy one this week end :D

25. Charles DJ unregistered

Nokia C6 is simply the best mobile among all the ranges.....

27. Cat unregistered

love the nokia C6...Brilliant phone but can someone please tell me where the smileys are. I had a full smiley range on my other Nokia phone. cat

28. Hemant (India) unregistered

This Review is Very Biased for Sure... People should Go to gsmarena.com and other websites to get the Honest and Detailed Review... This Budget Phone can not be compared to Vivaz Pro or Milestone... Just look at the Specification of this Phone it has got Everything u ask for... And it's 5MP Auto-Focus LED Flash Camera takes Awesome Photos...(just check it in GSMArena.com 's Photo Compare Tool and U will Observe it Yourself) C6 looks more Good in white... Qwerty in 4 Rows with D-Pad is Good ... Reviewer of Phonearena might not be a Fan of Qwerty with D-Pad's But I am! you May Install lots of Java and Sis Applications made for Only Nokia Symbian Phones... Reviewer hates Symbian OS but He Forgot to Mention How User-Friendly and Easy to Use Symbian OS Phones are...and that's why Millions of Symbian Phone users Out there loving it and using it for Years... Watching Flash Animations and Videos on FlashLite Equipped Symbian Phone's in-built Browser is Great which Android Blackberry and Apple Phones can NEVER do... This Biased Reviewer May go and suck his 850US$ Toy =iPhone(with NO Java and NO Flash Lite)...and Android(No FlashLite) and Blackberry Phones (with No Flash Lite and Low Quality Cameras) Thanks :)

29. HatePhoneArenaNow unregistered

This is really disappointing PhoneArena. If you do not like Nokia Phones then don't make useless reviews like this.

31. venky unregistered

what the fuck off review is this don't believe this worst sites you just go for gsmarena. Nokia C6 is really good up to the budget rs13000 range its having almost every thing. I Think phone arena doesn't like Nokia mobiles.

32. MaanU unregistered

I really dislike the review of this phonearena. c6 is quiet an economy phone with many of the best features within its range...... and why is it told to be so bad!!!!

33. c6 owner unregistered

I own a C6, AND i belive this review is biased and of poor quality. It is clear from beggining to end that the reviewwer does not like tis phone. the C6 is awsome and the fact that you can only compare it to phones twice its price is proof of that. The milestone is a cool phone but should be compared with the likes of the nokia E7. I now know better than to refer to this website when looking for reviews.

34. GuvGeek unregistered

I find the C6 under rated. My daughter picked it out for me. It's one for the few phones I can type on and it feels like a phone when I make a call.

35. Robert Kohut unregistered

People are so right, this review is in the wrong section, when all the editor does is say all its cons, but for its price, i got it for $10 on a 2 year contract which isn't bad at all, I've always been a fan of nokia back ten to 15 years ago, I am not an apple fan, phones or computers an never will be, nokia did a great job with this smartphone, the 5 mp camera takes pretty good pictures and with an led flash, its pretty darn good. The only bad thing on this phonein my opinion is the internal memory, it's almost N97's twin, It wouldve been nicer to have 16 GB's of internal memory, then it would be a perfect phone in my eyes, Nokia still Rocks, and is one of the biggest phone manufacturers in the world still!!!

36. aditya123 unregistered

hello , i am the user of c6 from2 month i beginning i look so sexy phone but as you us it i is nightmare for me i hang hang and hang no solution i get . i restore it more than 10 time till cont. so what i can say it is only for show of .nothing more than that thank Nokia for this worst product bye for ever..............

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C6
  • Display 3.2" 360 x 640 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / QCIF (176x144) front
  • Storage 0.24 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1200 mAh(5.00h 3G talk time)

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