Nokia X6 review – the perfect mix of smartphone and music phone?
17 June 2011
Excerpt: I didn’t think I’d be writing a Nokia X6 review so soon after its announcement, but Nokia have obviously been working furiously to get their flagship music phone out in the shops in double quick time!
Summary: While the phone is well built, stylish, and sports a decent 5MP camera, the combination of its dated and not-touch-friendly operating system along with the lack of RAM and CPU power makes it a slow and expensive performer compared to many other phones out there at equivalent or lower prices, such as some of the mid and low-end Android phones from Samsung, HTC, Motorola and LG.
Pros: Bright screen, Good camera, Good call clarity
Conclusion: We're just not inspired by the X6. While there is no one major flaw (although the hardware leaves plenty to be desired), there are so many little issues that the overall experience is irreversibly tainted.
Excerpt: This trendy Nokia smartphone features 32GB of flash storage, a 3.2-inch toucshcreen and a five megapixel autofocus camera with dual LED flash. It also comes with Nokia's Comes With Music service offering access to millions of songs. According to Nokia you can listen to 35 hours of music before its battery runs out, or talk for up to eight hours.
Summary: The Nokia X6 has now been updated to include a 16GB version, which strips the Comes with Music offering and is available at a lower price too. The persistence of manufacturers when it comes to touchscreen mobile phones has to be applauded. It might be that only a few – notably HTC, Apple and Palm – have really cracked the marriage of hardware and software – but that hasn’t stopped everyone else attempting to achieve the same success.
Conclusion: Fortunately, Nokia was quick to rectify that by introducing a slightly tuned down model lowering the price a great deal. The Nokia X6 16GB now competes with the likes of Nokia N97 mini, Sony Ericsson Vivaz, LG Arena, HTC Hero and HTC Wildfire. Not to mention there is another 8GB model coming that would pit it against low end touchscreen devices like the Nokia 5530 and Samsung Corby/Star lineup. But the question is, how good of a phone is Nokia X6? Is it worth the price?
Summary: I can recommend the
, especially for those who are comfortable with the Nokia/Symbian family of devices, looking for an upgrade over the N95, N79, or 5800 XM with a little more ummph. The performance, even compared to my N97, is really sweet to behold.
It's not the beefiest of devices, though.
Pros: Feels great in hand, Excellent battery life, Easy to use contacts carousel
Cons: Some apps can't be saved to mass memory, Some user interface inconsistencies, Poor web browser user interface and performance
Excerpt: Alright here comes the Nokia X6, the phone that changes everything. The phone that gives Android a ‘Hard Goodbye’, iOS a 'Kiss of Wrath' and Blackberry a blow from behind. I just ran out of words there, and if you really thought the Nokia X6 was worth all that 'hype' sorry to disappoint you but it’s not. Nothing ground breaking or earth shattering here in this phone, which I for a minute thought was the newer avatar of the Express Music 5800.