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Nokia 6210 Navigator - Nokia 6210 Navigator

By Sandra Vogel


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A front-facing camera caters for two-way video calling and the main camera sits on the back of the casing. There is no lens cover, but the lens is slightly inset from its surroundings offering some protection against scratching. There is a flash and autofocus. The side mounted camera shortcut button is a long way down the right edge of the phone – I’d have preferred it about a third of the way down where it sits more readily under the forefinger. You can use the central D-pad button to shoot instead though.

The camera shoots stills at 3.2-megapixels. Quality was not really up to what I’d expect, with all the photos losing refinement around the edges of the subjects. The coloured dish photographed under normal household lighting ought to have a white background, too, so the balance is a little off here. The dish itself is reasonably well reproduced, though.

Outdoors, things are better. The whites of the chair are pretty accurate, with minimal signs of any colour shifts, although some highlights are blown out. Colour-wise, the tomatoes aren’t too bad either, but it's easy for the autofocus to get a little confused, especially at close range. Overall, though, we have seen better results from other cameraphones.

The phone plays music of course. Its 120MB memory is augmented by the provided 1GB microSD card. The headset connector is a 2.5mm type and is one-piece. There is also an FM radio if you get bored of listening to your own tunes.

A microUSB connector sits on the left side of the phone. Nokia doesn’t provide a cable but if you get one you’ll be able to access the handset’s memory from your PC.

There is a huge array of additional features, as you would expect in a Symbian S60 3rd edition handset. In the Office folder, Nokia provides such goodies as QuickOffice (licensed only for viewing and not for creating documents), the Adobe PDF reader, a note taker, calculator, calendar, unit converter and Nokia’s ActiveNotes software, which lets you create notes that contain images and other objects.

Among the array of extras on the handset, you’ll find Nokia’s podcast downloader, support for Widsets, mobile email, calculator, voice recorder and a couple of games including one that uses the accelerometer.


The camera's sharpness and indoor performance is a bit lacklustre, which is a shame, but if you want integrated GPS in your phone and fancy half a year’s free trial of point-to-point navigation, this could be what you need.

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October 8, 2008, 2:45 am

I recently had the 6110 Navigator, until it broke and thought it was a good phone and a good GPS system. I am currently looking at this 6210 as it's replacement, but I am stumped by the fact that this 'GPS' handset does not have voice guided GPS, apart from the 6 month trial.

Or have I missed something?

What is the point of this phone, if it doesn't have voice guidance? I could buy any GPS handset and get voice guidance. I do actually like the look of this phone though, so I'll just have to compare it to other GPS phones.

Just seems like a really strange decision from Nokia to have the 'GPS' handset with only the trial of voice guidance.


November 6, 2008, 3:40 am

I bought 6210 Navigator one month ago and I have already found some important defects, mainly on software:

1) Phone software sometimes freezes(needs to take away battery to restart).

2) Camera very often can't save photos and gives "System error".

3) Alarm has very annoying issues: if you set alarm for working days, it blocks the phone calendar starting from saturday. If you restart it , following saturday it will be blocked again, so on…

You also cannot set a repeated alarm for a day of week. It only works for the current day.

4) Rear cover is very fragile and difficult to open. I am always worried to break it, when I need to open.

My greater concern is about Nokia support to 6210. They don’t seem in a hurry to fix bugs neither always respond to support request mails.

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