Nokia X6 Review

Interface and Functionality:

Similarly to all other Nokia cell phones with touch-sensitive screens, the X6 is a smartphone. It is based on Symbian 9.4 S60 5th edition and in other words, the software is identical to the version running on the Nokia 5530 XpressMusic. You will not find anything new. Several home screen themes come preloaded onto the handset, but the one we like bestis the pack that allows for visualization of contacts with pictures. If anything, you can take a look at all the correspondence exchanged with the person when you select one. Unlike the Nokia N97 and N97 mini, you are not permitted to rearrange the on-screen interface elements.

We need to point out that the interface of the S60 5th edition feels comfy to work with on resistive screens. The Nokia X6 is the manufacturer´s first cell phone that integrates a capacitive screen and the interface feels comfier than ever, plus you´ve got kinetic scrolling that makes browsing long lists much faster and easier.

One of the phone book options that we like best is that filtering shows only relevant letters of the alphabet, i.e. only those making up the names of your contacts. Moreover, you can add tons of details about any single entry, although unfortunately, you don’t have the option to filter names by punching in digits and dialling numbers.  

The Nokia X6 offers automated email setup if you are registered with major service providers, which means accessing your inbox is, more often than not, extremely easy. You are allowed to deploy several email accounts and switching between them is quite hassle-free really. The improved screen sensitivity has a positive effect on message composing as well. We would have liked the QWERTY keyboard better if there the space in between buttons was larger, but still, it allows for fast and almost error-free text entry. Just to save you some time spent pondering over the matter, you can access symbols by pressing the key with “1*” designation on it.

The Nokia X6 doesn’t sport multitouch support and you control the browser in much the traditional way, i.e. by using one finger. You can zoom via double taps, but the page doesn’t get reformatted so as to become easier to read. If you need to zoom in or out on something more smoothly, you will have to use the screen slider and we cannot say the whole thing is exceptionally comfy to get down to. The browser allows for proper visualization and scrolling of pages, but all told, itlags behind what the cream of the crop smartphones are equipped with. You can watch Flash videos, but you are limited to YouTube only, unlike with Symbian-based devices equipped with normal and not touch-sensitive displays that come with support for YouTube videos embedded on whatever webpages. We do believe it´s about time the feature came to all touch-screen models of Nokia.

We like the built-in Facebook application that is properly made and gives you the option to use all basic functions of the social network. Still, we would by no means object to a program that runs a tad faster.



1. Vix

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 21, 2009

How did they get 7.5? I've got 8.5 (8.44)

2. madurabrain

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 27, 2009

ya 7.5 is wrong...pls change it to 8.4

3. KaisenSengen

Posts: 10; Member since: Apr 09, 2008

why? u will cry if they don't fix the rating?

4. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Eh, common, grow up. There is nothing wrong with expecting a professional phone review website to spell check and fix typos. I ran across at least 4 typos in this review. Which is totally unacceptable. I value Phone Arena and their reviews, they are often one of the only sites that review phones that I'm interested in. But they have a horrible tendency of not catching typos, which is stupid in this day and age where spell checkers have existed since I can remember switching from DOS to Windows 3.1. Either way, fix your typos, run a spell checker, re-do the math on the score. Otherwise your respectability as a true journalism site is in jeopardy. I love you Phone Arena, but someone has got to tell you the truth. Tough love.

5. panacea224

Posts: 19; Member since: Dec 20, 2008

I agree about the typos. However, its been pointed out many times in previous reviews that the scores are weighted differently, it's not a straight average. If you click on the link below the score that says "how do we rate?" it will explain the scale.

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6. DirgeInferno

Posts: 5; Member since: Mar 25, 2010

boring design?.... why did they give it an 8 then...

7. Choees

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 22, 2010

Bad Phone Poor SERVICE... I bought this phone(8 GB) for my wife 2 weeks back, After going home I discovered that the phone speakers have issues and the speaker makes noise at the top 3 volume level. I submitted the phone back to the dealer the next day, But I haven't received it back till date, I have to buy another phone for her as earlier phone had stopped working. They are not ready to exchange/money back as they are saying the model have some issue. If they accept the model have the issue why are they still selling it in the market, this is pathetic service experience from Nokia. I would suggest not to buy this phone.

8. x6 lover unregistered

I think its a great phone and its features definitely suits me. I am hoping to get one soon and is pretty sure it would not let me down,I had gone to Nokia's official website and put the features that suit me and this was my result.Nokia x6 32 gb.I believe the design is pretty stylish and however also think the price tag is a bit high.I am still willing to spend the money as I trust Nokia very much. It has given me the service that I need and would hopefully continue to do so.I would suggest to use your opinion and decide if you like this phone or not. I would say that I would truly like it.

9. donna unregistered

blasted phone`s been nothing but trouble, starts deleting text messages in the middle of writing them and freezes all the time, the only way to get it going again is by taking the battery out, dreadful phone,i thought it was just mine and it was faulty, but after reading a lot of reviews, mine appear to be common problems i`d NEVER have another nokia.

10. Ranguleo unregistered

In All X6 phone versions there is now search option for Album, Artists,Tracks in the Nokia music player. .. :( Time consuming if your music lovers..... This is not much far from cons. Ranguleo.

11. ranguleo unregistered

In All X6 phone versions there is NO search option for Album, Artists,Tracks in preloaded music player. .. :( Time consuming if you are music lovers..... This is not much far from cons. Ranguleo.

13. x6 lover unregistered

I changed my mind.The n97 is 5000000000% better after my experiences!!

14. AIYAPPA unregistered

one of the best for music lovers... but the worse whn it comes to OS,.... it frequently gets restarted and hangs on a plenty of occasions. doesnt allow many applications to work smooth.... heck of a pain in ma assssss when it gets stuck while downloading and speakers are not so good... oly the head phones are ... I would not suggest any one to spend so much on such a phone that givs u pain in ur asss all the time u try to do some......

15. Fortunata unregistered

I wanna try this one. I'll get back soon.

16. cdpg888 unregistered

NOKIA X6 WARNING!!!!!!!!!!! I have had (3) Nokia X6 since 31st December 2010. The first 2 were sent back because they had almost NO Service coverage (Emergency Call Only) kept popping up on the screen when you “tried” to make a call. The only way this could be overwritten was to request the Nokia OVI Server to connect then you would get your coverage back. Its like the guts of the phone goes into sleep mode and won’t ring out OR accept any incoming calls. Problem stayed the same after a 153Mb S/W upgrade. Now the third phone has got coverage BUT keeps going into landscape mode and won’t return, the screen goes OUT but the Red, Green and White hard buttons stay illuminated,the touch screen doesn’t work, power down is the only remedy, also keeps going into Edit Contacts mode, and this is with the latest Software installed. ABSOLUTE JUNK Shame on you Nokia

18. roydeathrox unregistered

i've had the phone since17 dec 2010. And yes the os is a piece of shit, but I never got any type of madness from the phone. only wish that nokia bring ANDROID support to this phone with a better processor and a gpu also.

21. Robiul unregistered

How Open X6 Mobile...Bec My Mobile Phone Hear Speaker Problem...Pls Tell Me This Mobile How Open,,,,Robiul

22. mdtaj_ind

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

i have x6 iam very rare used from last 1 year but know i getting problem from side lock and panels ,phone lock was broken can u suggest wear i can repair properly

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  • Display 3.2" 360 x 640 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / Other front
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 1320 mAh(6.00h 3G talk time)

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