Since the release of Android-phones in the middle price segment, Nokia was pressed to the wall even more. Symbian phones even in the updated version do not find such popularity among customers as the competitor OS. Partially, the situation is rescued by the quality of materials used in the creation of the Finnish product. Only inveterate fans constantly buy Nokia Symbian. Judging objectively, such devices are largely losing Android. A pleasant Innovation was Symbian^3, before which release developers have worked hard to eliminate the most obvious mistakes and archaisms.
A cheaper version of C7, Nokia C6-01, is entering the market. The phone has become an absolute copy of its notorious brother, with the lower cost and a little loss in the characteristics. Price / quality ratio, nevertheless, forced to look towards above this gadget. Releasing C6 for sale, Nokia is planning to oust from the market other models in this group (some members of the «X» -series, 5800) and to promote the Symbian^3 as possible. The review will introduce all the strong / weak sides of the Nokia C6. You can judge for yourself how good the phone is.
The Nokia phones design is their traditionally strong feature. The brand admits elementary mistakes in appearance less than others, and makes every device recognizable and unique. Nokia C6 has elegant and attractive design, inspired by the 8000-series of the same brand.
The rear part of the body, covering the battery, is made of stainless steel. It has, by the way, an impressive thickness. But this is not the only metal part; chrome edging around the screen also looks solid. An ordinary plastic looks inappropriate on this background. And it is only a question of the category of “the taste and color.” Let’s say a few words about the size. The size of the device is 10.4×5.3×1.4 cm and the weight is 131 g. Holding the phone in your hand, you will feel nice and comfortable gravity. Palette series is limited to two colors: black and dark gray.
The front part of the body is equipped with a camera for video calls and a light indicator. Call / Reset and Menu are mechanical ones. The screen is blocked due to the convenient slider on the right edge; there is the camera start key and volume rocker.
On the bottom there is a standard triple connector: microUSB, charger and a 3.5-mm mini-jack. The back of the phone is equipped with a speaker (by the way, it sounds very loud and quality) and the 8 MP camera with LED flash.
The phone has a 3.2 inches display with 640×360 pixels resolution. All this is covered by glass, which is actually a layer of plastic that has been used when creating early devices. AMOLED-display is capable of transmitting 16 million hues. Additionally, it is covered with a special polarizing layer which improves the anti-reflective properties. Layer is called ClearBlack. Another feature is dark colors deepening in the spectrum. The screen is equipped with the backlight automatic adjustment.
The capacity of the phone memory is 340 MB, which are reserved for applications and user data storage. Additional memory is not envisaged, but the user may install a memory card up to 32 GB. The memory is 256 MB that can add capabilities to the device (talking about the performance).
The phone is fed by BL-5CT battery with a capacity of 1050 mAh, which provides 16 days in stand-alone mode without charging. The big advantage in front of direct competitors is the use of the new architecture, which increases the energy-saving performance. According to customer reviews, in the average mode of use the battery works for 2 days maximum. A full battery charge will take 2 hours.
On the phone There installed a regular 8-megapixel module, AF was sacrificed in the process of increasing the number of pixels. Photos are of average quality, for which can be fundamentally affected by the illumination.
Owner of the phone can use three types of communication: USB (works in three modes: Data Storage, Printing & Media and OVI Suite), Bluetooth 3.0 and Wi-Fi (802.11 b / g / n).