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Nokia C6-01

alaTest has collected and analyzed 353 reviews of Nokia C6-01. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the reliability and usability. The camera and screen are also appreciated, but there are some mixed comments about the design.

durability, screen, camera, usability, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Nokia C6-01 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nokia C6-01

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Nokia C6-01 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the usability and battery are overall positive.

battery, usability

71% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nokia C6-01 Sim Free Mobile Phone - SilverNokia C6-01 Sim Free Mobile Phone - Silver

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Nokia C6-01 review: Clear as black

 

The Nokia C6-01 comes in as a reasonably priced and well-built smartphone with great all-round connectivity and a unique feature to set it apart from rivals. The ClearBlack display can actually give Nokia quite an edge if it lives up to the expectations.

Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support ; Quad/Penta-band 3G with 10.2 Mbps HSDPA and 2 Mbps HSUPA support ; 3.2" 16M-color ClearBlack AMOLED capacitive touchscreen of 640 x 360 pixel resolution ; 8 megapixel fixed-focus camera with dual-LED flash and 720p...

Disappointing battery life ; Symbian^3 is still behind Android and iOS usability (mostly in text input and web browsing) ; The camera is a fixed-focus unit, tends to oversharpen images by default ; No office document editing (without a paid upgrade) ;...

Nokia C6-01 feature pack and capabilities are almost the same as the previous Symbian^3-powered C7. The thing that makes C6-01 special is its elegant and unique look plus it’s compact form factor. We guess the lower price will be a factor too.

Nov, 2010

Expert review by : Chris Davies (slashgear.com)

Nokia C6-01 Review

 

The Nokia C6-01 may have been the "low end" device at Nokia World 2010 , but that doesn't mean there's nothing to recommend it. Packing one of Nokia's new ClearBlack AMOLED displays and a compact metal chassis, it slots in underneath the businesslike...

The Nokia C6-01 should overshadow the C7: it’s cheaper, has much the same functionality and, while smaller, a higher-quality display. The software on both is identical, and on paper the cameras are also the same. However, while the slick, sturdy C7...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by : PhoneArena Team (phonearena.com)

Nokia C6-01 Review

 

Of the launch line of Symbian^3 phones, we've had a look at the N8, the mobile camera extraordinaire, the C7, a touch of elegance, and now it's the turn of the Nokia C6-01, the most affordable of the line with a smaller screen and a thicker form-factor...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by (mobile88.com)

Nokia C6-01

 

The Nokia C6-01 sporting a 3.2-inch AMOLED display with full touch capabilities and Nokia ClearBlack technology for improved outdoor visibility, the latest Nokia C6-01 features the best of social networking and mobile entertainment.

Mar, 2011

Expert review by (mobilegazette.com)

Nokia C6-01

 

We have said before that Nokia have painted themselves into a corner with their new naming convention.. the Nokia C6-01 sort of follows on from the original Nokia C6, but the newer handset lacks the slide-out QWERTY keyboard, although the C6-01 does...

Sep, 2010

Expert review by : Cosmin Vasile (softpedia.com)

Nokia C6-01 Review - The Cheapest Symbian^3 Phone

 

Following in the footsteps of its Nokia C6-00 predecessor, the C6-01 effortlessly competes on the smartphone market. Although the handset is not on top of the food chain per se, it does offer features that are vastly superior to most devices in the...

Beside its premium look and solid build, the C6-01 is an all-rounder in all aspects. It does good pictures, excellent audio quality, outstanding data speeds and includes the best hardware that the Finnish manufacturer can muster

The worse things about the C6-01 is the low battery life, as well as the 'unattractive' mobile platform. Fixed-focus for camera and the lack of a document viewer are other downsides of the phone

Expert review by : Ross Catanzariti (goodgearguide.com.au)

Nokia C6-01 smartphone

 

The Nokia C6-01 -- not to be confused with the older, QWERTY-keyboard-equipped C6 -- is a new "compact" full touchscreen smartphone that runs the late...

AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, ClearBlack Display (CBD), 8-megapixel camera, HD video recording

No solid verdict on Symbian^3

The Nokia C6-01 is a new "compact" full touchscreen smartphone that runs the latest version of Nokia's Symbian operating system -- Symbian^3. The C6-01 boasts a 3.2in AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, and also utilises a ClearBlack Display (CBD).

Sep, 2010

Expert review by : Dave Oliver (pocket-lint.com)

Nokia C6-01

 

As former Channel 4 controller Michael Jackson probably gets sick of saying, the name may be familiar, but the similarities end there. Nokia released a C6 smart phone earlier this year, but this version, distinguished only by that 01 suffix, is...

8-megapixel camera with dual LED flash, AMOLED screen, sturdy build, FM radio

Symbian 3 still clunky and awkward compared to rivals, ugly web browser, touch sensitivity on screen not the best

Nokia seems to have settled into a bit of rut, producing decent, dependable, workmanlike handsets which get their various jobs done, but with little flair or fun. The heart of the problem seems to be the Symbian OS, which despite its recent update to 3...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by : Martyn Brett (techradar.com)

Nokia C6-01 review

 

Can the cheapest Symbian^3 phone to date offer good value?

Familiar interface ; Customisable Home screens ; Good camera ; Ovi Maps and Store

Heavy and thick ; Some UI oddities ; No converter app ; Needs larger memory card

The Nokia C6-01 is the cheapest Symbian^3 handset to date - it's a definite update to the likes of the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic, and also comes with a relatively large amount of technology under the surface too considering its smaller dimensions.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Ross Catanzariti (pcworld.idg.com.au)

Nokia C6-01 smartphone (preview)

 

The Nokia C6-01 features an 8-megapixel camera with dual LED flash, 720p HD video recording and a 3.2in AMOLED touchscreen.

AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, ClearBlack Display (CBD), 8-megapixel camera, HD video recording

No solid verdict on Symbian^3

Sep, 2010

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC, AMR, MP3
FM radio: Yes
Music player: Yes
Ringer type:MP3
Voice recording: Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:1050 / 1200
Battery performance:1050 / 1200
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:30 / 50 / 54
Continuous video playback time:4 / 6 / 6.5
Standby time (2G):4.33 / 400 / 420
Standby time (3G):380 / 400
Talk time (2G):11 / 11.5 / 12 / 720
Talk time (3G):4.5 / 4.8 / 420 / 5
Video call time:2.24 / 2.5
Video recording time:3.8 / 4

Call Management

Auto-redialing: Yes
Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating alert: Yes
Voice commands: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto focus:No / Yes
Built-in camera: Yes
Built-in flash: Yes
Camera Resolution:2584 x 1938 / 3264 x 2448
Digital Zoom:2 / 4
Face detection: Yes
Flash Type:LED
Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Geotagging:No / Yes
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):5 / 8
Maximum frame rate:25 / 30
Rear camera:Y
Rear Camera Resolution:2584 x 1938 / 3264 x 2448
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5 / 8
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:0.3
Self-timer: Yes
Video capture resolution (max):1280 x 720 / 640 x 360
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:720p
White Balance:Auto
Zoom capability: Yes

Certificates

SAR value:1.09
Specific absorption rate (SAR) value (EU):1.09

Data Transmission

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0+EDR

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Silver / Gold / Silver
Form Factor:Bar / Slider

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:3.2
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:360 x 640 / 640 x 360
Display Type:AMOLED / OLED
External display: No
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Energy Management

Battery performance:1050
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:54
Continuous video playback time:3.8
Standby time (2G):555
Standby time (3G):656
Talk time (2G):9.6
Talk time (3G):5.3
Video call time:2.4

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

GPS Performance

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y

Keyboard

Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Navigation key: Yes

Management Features

Microphone mute: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:340
Internal RAM:0.25
Maximum memory card size:32

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes
Text prediction system:T9
Text prediction system type:T9
Text-to-speech message reader: Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AMR, MP3, WMA / AAC, eAAC+, MP3, WMA / AAC, HE-AAC, MIDI, MP3, WAV, WMA / AAC, MP3, WMA
Document formats supported:doc, pdf, ppt, xls
FM band:76 - 108 / 87.5 - 108
FM band range:76 - 108 / 87.5 - 108
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, EXIF, PNG, TIF / EXIF, JPG / JPG
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
Video compression format:3GP, H.263, H.264, MPEG4 / 3GP, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VC-1 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VC-1, WMV9
Video formats supported:3GP,H.263,H.264,MPEG4 / 3GP,H.263,H.264,MPEG4,VC-1 / H.263,H.264,MPEG4 / H.263,H.264,MPEG4,VC-1,WMV9
Voice codecs:AMR / EFR

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):No / Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Pedestrian navigation: Yes
Position location:N / Y
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS / EDGE,GPRS,GSM / GPRS,HSCSD
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:800,900,1700,1900,2100 / 850,900,1700,1900,2100 / 850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA,HSPA,HSUPA,WCDMA / HSDPA,HSUPA / HSDPA,HSUPA,WCDMA / HSDPA,WCDMA
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR / 3.0+EDR / 3.0+HS
Data network:3G / CSD
EDGE multislot class:33
GPRS multislot class:33
Security algorithms:WPA2
SIM card capability:Single SIM
WAP:2.0 / Yes
Wi-Fi:No / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other Features

Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Operating system installed:Symbian OS
Polyphonic ring: Yes
Ringer type:MP3 / Polyphonic
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video playback: Yes
Voice recording: Yes
VoIP: Yes

Packaging Content

Headset included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Closed user group support: Yes
Customisable video ring tones: Yes
Customizable video ring tones:Y
Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Operating system installed:Symbian OS
Operating system version:3 / 9.4 / Anna / ^3
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list / Calculator, Calendar, Notes, Recorder, To-do list
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list / Calculator, Calendar, Notes, Recorder, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Shortcuts, Themes, Widgets / Themes
Proximity sensor: Yes
Support for contact groups: Yes
SyncML: Yes
Themes:Changeable colour, Pre-themes, Screensavers, Wallpapers
Video call: Yes

Phone Features

Exchange support: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Form Factor:Bar
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Recorder
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Recorder
Speakerphone: Yes
Vibrating alert: Yes

Ports & interfaces

AV output:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
TV out:Y
TV-out: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Micro-USB A
USB version:2.0

Power

Battery Capacity:1050
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:54
Continuous video playback time:3.8
Standby time (2G):555
Standby time (3G):656
Talk time (2G):9.6
Talk time (3G):5.3
Video call time:2.4

Processor

Processor frequency:0.68

Software

Operating system installed:Symbian OS
Operating system version:3 / 9.4 / Anna / ^3
SyncML: Yes

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSDHC
Hot-swap: Yes
Included memory card size:2
Internal memory:200 / 256 / 340
Internal RAM:256
Maximum memory card size:16 / 32
RAM capacity:0.25

Technical Details

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Camera included: Yes
Color of product:Black
EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
Image formats supported:EXIF, JPG
Proximity sensor: Yes
Rotating: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
USB mass storage: Yes
Video compression format:H.264, MPEG4
Video formats supported:H.264,MPEG4
Volume Control:Digital
Wireless connection:Y
Wireless connections: Yes

Video

Video call: Yes
Video playback: Yes
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:720p

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.547 / 2.07 / 2.09 / 4.09
Height:0.547 / 0.661 / 4.09
Volume:65 / 80
Weight:4.62 / 5.29
Width:2.07 / 4.09 / 4.45
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