Nokia’s Slim Music Phone – Nokia X6 Review

Nokia today announced two cool Music phones one a slider keypad phone and other a full Touch screen Phone. The X3 is expected to be priced at around 200$ and Nokia X6 to be retailed around 700$ USD. The phones will be available in Europe and Asia. Now lets take a closer look at the Nokia X6 which promises cutting edge features in a slim package, a real competitor to Apple Iphone 3Gs.

The new X6 boasts of Full body Capacitive (Multi Touch capable – first phone from Nokia) touch screen with a 3.2″ wide screen at 640×360 (nHD), 5MP Camera , 32GB of internal memory,A-GPS,Accelerometer,S60 V5 , Wide Screen Aspect Ratio(16:9),Desktop Page capable internet browser,Flashlite,On-board editing and much more. Definitely the phone is a power packed one and without the keypad of N97, it also is slimmer and less bulkier than N97. To compare this phone with Nokia 5800 will not be fair as the price is almost similar to N97.

Nokia X6  Blue & white - Slim and stunning Touch screen phone
Nokia X6 Blue & white - Slim and stunning Touch screen phone

Lets have a look at the dimensions of X3 and X6 compared with other top phones.

Comparision of X6 with N97,iphone,Nokia 5800 in terms of dimensions. Lenght x Width x Thickness

Nokia X6 – 111 x 51 x 13.8 mm
– 96 x 49 x 14 (Not a touch screen) mm
Nokia N97 – 117.2 x 55.3 x 15.9 (18.2 max) mm
Iphone 3Gs -115.5 x 62.1 x 12.3 mm
Nokia E71 – 114 x 57 x 10 mm
Nokia 5800 – 111 x 51.7 x 15.5 mm
Nokia 5530 – 104 x 49 x13 mm
Nokia N97 mini – 113 x 52.5 x14.2 mm

Definitely the Nokia X6 is occupying less space compared to both Apple iPhone ,N97 and Nokia N97 mini.

One sad point is the phone doesnt have an upgraded processor it still uses ARM 11 434 MHz processor and 128MB RAM as in the case of N97. Though this processor and memory is more than enough to handle the OS still an would have been much better.

Nokia X6 Black & Red - Best Touch screen phone
Nokia X6 Black & Red - Best Touch screen phone

The phone definitely looks cooler than the current crop of phones including Samsung and models and all with a powerful OS and a huge collection of Apps. But the pricing wont excite many but then compared to a unlocked Apple iPhone this is definitely a better deal.

Nokia X6 in landscape mode
Nokia X6 in landscape mode
Nokia X6 back view
Nokia X6 back view

Full Specifications of Nokia X6

Physical features, power and memory
Form: Classic with finger-operated touch screen user interface
Dimensions: 111.0 x 51.0 x 13.8 mm
Weight: 122 g

Display and 3D
Size: 3.2″
Resolution: 640 x 360 pixels (nHD)
Up to 16.7 million colours
Automatic orientation sensor (Accelerometer) for display rotation
16:9 widescreen aspect ratio

Keys and input method
Finger-operated touch screen for text input and user interface control (alphanumeric keypad, full and mini QWERTY , handwriting recognition, full screen handwriting for Chinese language)
Dedicated Media Bar touch key for access to music, gallery, share online, Video Centre and web browser
Voice commands
Physical keys for application launch (menu key), send and end, power, camera, lock, volume up and down
Dedicated personal Contacts Bar touch key for direct access to contacts, feeds and status updates

Colours and covers
Available in-box colours:
– White/Blue
– Black/Red

Micro USB connector for USB 2.0 High Speed to PC
3.5 mm Nokia AV connector for audio and TV-out
Small DC jack

32 GB internal memory

BL-5J 1320 mAh Li-Ion standard battery
Talk time (maximum):
– GSM 8 h 30 min
– WCDMA 6 h
Standby time (maximum):
– GSM 401 h
– WCDMA 420 h
Video playback time (maximum): H51nHD 25 fps up to 3 h 36 min
time (maximum): 3 h 30 min
Video call time (maximum): 3 h
Music playback time (maximum): 35 h

Communication and navigation
Operating frequency
WCDMA 900/1900/2100, GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 (Latin America and Brazil variant only)
WCDMA 900/1900/2100, GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900, 2G QB (China variant)
Automatic switching between GSM bands
Flight mode

Data network
class A, multislot class 11, with similtaneous voice and packet data mode support
GPRS/EDGE class B, multislot class 32
WCDMA 2100/1900 with similtaneous voice and packet data mode support
cat 6, maximum speed 3.6 Mbps (DL)
IEEE 802.11 b/g
TCP/IP support

Local connectivity and synchronisation
Bluetooth version 2.0 with Enhanced Data Rate
MTP (Mobile Transfer Protocol) support
TV out (PAL)
Support for PC synchronisation with Nokia Ovi Suite

Call features
Integrated hands-free speakerphone
Number screening for messaging and calls
Automatic answer with headset or car kit
Any key answer
Call waiting, call hold, call divert
Call timer
Logging of dialled, received and missed calls
Automatic redial
Speed dialling
Speaker-independent name dialling (SIND)
Fixed dialling number support
Vibrating alert (internal)
Side volume keys
Contacts Bar for 20 contacts with images and comminication history (, calls, instant messaging, email, web feeds)
Talking ring tones
Conference calling with up to 6 participants
Video calling: up to 176 x 144 pixels, low up to 5 fps, normal up to 10 fps, smooth up to 15 fps

SMS with support for concatenated SMS for long messages
Multiple SMS deletion
MMS version 13, message size up to 600 kb
Automatic resizing of images for MMS
Nokia Xpress audio messaging
Common inbox for SMS and MMS messages
Number screening for messaging
Distribution lists for messaging
Instant messaging client
Cell broadcast

Supported protocols: IMAP, POP, SMTP
Support for email attachments
OMA email notification support
Nokia Email
Mail for Exchange*
* Some services may be available only by downloading or upgrading. Only devices that offer compatible multimedia message or e-mail features can receive and display multimedia messages. Content appearance may vary. Some images and ring tones can not be forwarded.

Web browsing
Supported mark-up languages: HTML, XHTML, WML
Supported protocols: HTTP, WAP,
TCP/IP support
OSS web browser
Nokia Mobile Search

GPS and navigation
Integrated A-GPS
Ovi Maps 3.0

Image and sound
5.0 megapixel AF camera (2592 x 1944 pixels)
Image formats: JPEG/EXIF
Carl Zeiss optics
4x digital zoom
Dual LED flash
Flash modes: On, off, automatic, red-eye reduction
White balance modes: automatic, sunny, cloudy, incandescent, fluorescent
Centre weighted auto exposure; exposure compensation: +2 ~ -2EV at 0.5 step
Capture modes: still, sequence, self-timer, video
Scene modes: automatic, manual, portrait, landscape, night, night portrait
Colour tone modes: normal, sepia, black & white, vivid, negative
Dedicated camera key
Landscape (horizontal) orientation
Image editor on device
Direct printing to compatible picture printers
TV out (PAL)

Main camera
– Video recording at up to 640 x 480 pixels and up to 30 fps (TV quality), up to 640 x 352 pixels and up to 30 fps (widescreen quality), up to 320 x 240 pixels and up to 30 fps/15 fps (email high/normal quality), up to 176 x 144 and up to 15 fps (sharing quality)
– Up to 4x digital video zoom
Front camera
– Video recording at up to 176 x 144 pixels, low up to 5 fps, normal up to 10 fps, smooth up to 15 fps
Video recording file formats: MP4, 3GP
Audio recording formats: WAV (normal), AMR (MMS), AAC/MP4 (high quality)
Video white balance modes: automatic, sunny, cloudy, incandescent, fluorescent
Scene modes: automatic, night
Colour tone modes: normal, sepia, black & white, vivid, negative
Clip length (maximum): 1 h 30 min (high or normal quality). Depending on available memory
Video playback file formats: MPEG4-SP playback 30 fps VGA, MPEG4-AVC playback 30 fps QVGA, WMV9 playback 30 fps QVGA, MPEG4-SP playback 30 fps nHD
Video streaming: 3GPP, CIF
Landscape mode video playback
Video calling: up to 176 x 144 pixels, low up to 5 fps, normal up to 10 fps, smooth up to 15 fps
TV out (PAL)
Video editor on device
Video Centre service supported: download and stream video content, WMV support, video feeds

Music and audio playback
digital music player
– Playlists
– 8-band graphical equaliser
– Selection by artist, composers, album and genre
– Album graphics display
– Bass booster, stereo widening, loudness
Music playback file formats: mp3, SPMidi, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+,
Dedicated volume keys and immediate access to the Music Player from the Media Bar
3.5 mm Nokia AV connector
Nokia Music
Nokia Podcasting support
Ring tones: 3D stereo ring tones, 64-tone polyphonic, mp3 & video ring tones (3 videos and 9 mp3 built-in)
Integrated 3D sound effect stereo speakers (dedicated audio chip for crystal clear hi-fi sound quality)

Voice and audio recording
Voice commands
Speaker-independent name dialling (SIND)
Voice recorder
Audio recording formats: AMR, NB-AMR, FR, EFR
Digital stereo microphone

Personalisation: profiles, themes, ring tones
Customisable profiles
Ring tones: 3D stereo ring tones, 64-tone polyphonic, mp3 & video ring tones

Software platform and user interface
S60 5th Edition
version 9.4
Active standby
Media Bar
Contacts Bar

Personal information management (PIM): contacts, clock, calendar etc.
Support for assigning images to contacts
Support for contact groups
Clock: analog, digital, world clock
Alarm clock
Calendar with week and month view
To-do list

Java™ MIDP 2.0
Flash Lite 3.0
Contacts on Ovi
OSS web browser
Switch, Say and Play
Nokia Music Store
Ovi Maps 3.0
Map loader
Nokia Ovi Suite
Settings Wizard
Image editor
Video editor
Nokia Video Centre
Share on Ovi
Adding more applications:
– Over-the-air (OTA) downloads

Included games:
– Spore
– D Mix Tour
– Asphalt4

Sales package contents
Nokia X6
Nokia Battery (BL-5J)
Nokia High Efficiency Charger (AC-8)
Nokia Connectivity Cable (CA-101)
Nokia Stereo Headset (WH-500)
User Guide
Mini DVD
Comes With Music leaflet
Recommended accessories
Nokia Bluetooth Stereo Headset BH-905
Nokia Bluetooth Stereo Headset BH-504
Nokia Mini Speakers MD-9

Compatible car solutions
Nokia Car Kit CK-100

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14 Replies to “Nokia’s Slim Music Phone – Nokia X6 Review”

  1. It is shame that nokia still using arm11 434mhz processor to such high end phone.And using arm 11 600mhz for midrange phones such as 5630,e52,e55 and 6720.Nokia must go for new OS such as windows6.5

  2. Although this phone has good features but it is priced very high end which is unreasonable for this kind of phone but good phone for nokia lovers. I found lowest price on this website market at $688 compaired to others sites which are marketing at $799. Never heard of this website but I did tried it, brought some small item and got it in reasonable time.

  3. 5800 ta kede banda phone ta be. there is a dog named hanu he has that phone……bala phone ta….made up of plastic.

  4. This phone is quite illthought out

    The mute and other buttons on the screen arent disabled EVEN though it senses proximity when youre talking which is just idiotic to say the least

    Theres no internal antenna, so although it supports Bluetooth USB headphones you cant listen to the radio with them which again makes it look like it was designed by drooling morons.

    And to top it off, there are some bundles with stereo bluetooth headphones included but NO normal ones, so straight out of the box you just cant listen to the radio at all which is just pathetically laughable for a phone being claimed to be a multimedia phone

    Not very impressed at all to find such obvious design and concept flaws

    And combine that with a lack of DIVX support and you have a bit of a joke of a mobile phone really

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