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Nokia C6 Review

Nokia C6

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Nokia C6 Review
The sound strength in the ear speaker was adequate, and the voices - clear enough. On the receiving end we were being heard with an average volume, while our voices were coming out a bit subdued.

Battery life of the 1200mAh juice box is rated for 5 hours of talk time in 3G mode, and 17 days of standby, which is below average.


The Nokia C6-00 left an average impression at the reviewing afterparty. Everything about it is run-of-the-mill for a Nokia touchscreen handset, and we can't think of a feature that will distinguish it much from the N97 mini, for example, even by price. If it falls way down in price, the Nokia C6 might make a worthy alternative to the 5800 XpressMusic for people who are dying for the physical keyboard and the 5MP camera. And Symbian. (Don't look at us!)

For now, the N97 mini is offered  at the same price, with nicer design and larger internal memory. If you are prepared to pay more for a Symbian handset, but gain a pretty and slim phone with a way better keyboard and HD video capture, go for the Sony Ericsson Vivaz Pro, unless you need the complete and free navigation package of Ovi Maps. If you are abandoning Symbian altogether for the sake of the more contemporary smartphone platforms out there (we're not blaming you), you might want to check the Motorola MILESTONE Android phone.

Nokia C6-00 Video Review:


  • Browser is Adobe Flash Lite-enabled


  • Thick
  • Resistive screen
  • The keyboard feels cramped
  • No DivX/XviD video support
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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

1. Peter007 (unregistered)

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

posted on 12 Aug 2010, 07:00 1

2. uk786 (Posts: 47; Member since: 30 Dec 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?

posted on 12 Aug 2010, 10:34

3. ace1122 (Posts: 237; Member since: 23 Mar 2009)

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

posted on 12 Aug 2010, 23:49

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.

posted on 14 Aug 2010, 12:03

6. ace1122 (Posts: 237; Member since: 23 Mar 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

posted on 27 Feb 2011, 10:36

30. quickdeath (unregistered)

hellyeah! you got that right!!

posted on 12 Aug 2010, 12:42

4. Johnny Tapa (unregistered)

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

posted on 14 Aug 2010, 16:00

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!!!

posted on 18 Aug 2010, 07:41

8. dojob (unregistered)

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

posted on 29 Sep 2010, 11:32

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...

posted on 29 Sep 2010, 11:34

10. SRV (unregistered)

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

posted on 02 Oct 2010, 10:15

11. nandar (unregistered)

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

posted on 07 Oct 2010, 14:18

12. skar1911 (unregistered)

Honestly i didnt like the review... sorry.

posted on 10 Oct 2010, 02:41

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!!!!!

posted on 10 Oct 2010, 02:42

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!!!!!

posted on 26 Oct 2010, 09:56

15. JC (unregistered)

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

posted on 30 Oct 2010, 06:54

16. harish (unregistered)

i love nokia c6

posted on 18 Nov 2010, 17:25

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. :)

posted on 05 Dec 2010, 12:24

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.

posted on 20 Dec 2010, 09:50

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

posted on 07 Jan 2011, 17:24

25. Charles DJ (unregistered)

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

posted on 29 Jan 2011, 12:06

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.


posted on 08 Feb 2011, 21:06

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 :)

posted on 19 Feb 2011, 08:07

29. HatePhoneArenaNow (unregistered)

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

posted on 22 Mar 2011, 10:02

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.

posted on 16 May 2011, 04:51

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!!!!

posted on 18 Jul 2011, 05:58

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.

posted on 04 Sep 2011, 12:44

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.

posted on 18 Sep 2011, 04:39

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!!!

posted on 24 Sep 2011, 00:56

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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Nokia C6

Nokia C6

OS: Symbian 9.4
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Display3.2 inches, 360 x 640 pixels (229 ppi) TFT
Camera5 megapixels
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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