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Nokia 6220 Classic
  • Nokia 6220 Classic
  • Nokia 6220 Classic
  • Nokia 6220 Classic
  • Nokia 6220 Classic
  • Nokia 6220 Classic
  • Nokia 6220 Classic
  • Nokia 6220 Classic
  • Nokia 6220 Classic
  • Nokia 6220 Classic
  • 6220 classic Black Mobile Phone (GSM, Bluetooth, 5MP, 120 MB, microSD Slot)


Our Score:


Nokia's 6220 Classic looks like a pretty standard, dare I say dull, Nokia mobile phone. There is none of your Prism-like fanciness about the fascia, for example, no N-ish ‘multimedia computer' type shenanigans in the naming, and not a QWERTY key to be seen.

Yet the 6220 Classic packs a huge punch with a 5-megapixel camera, 3G and much of what an N Series handset can offer. Its S60 3rd Edition operating system with Feature Pack 2 puts it at the vanguard of Nokia's phones.

Nokia Maps is built in, and Nokia is making much of the fact that it comes with three month's voice-guided navigation out of the box. Thereafter you have to pay for this, and can buy it in chunks of time as short as a single month. Current pricing is here.

The temptation right from the off is to start defining this phone by what is not present - Wi-Fi is the obvious absence after a first brief look around the handset.

The black front fascia with blue backlight round the D-pad and behind the number keys is inoffensive, as is the grey and silver back fascia. Nothing too elegant, nothing outstanding, but easy on the eye.

The entirely plastic build of this candbar handset doesn't inspire huge confidence, though. I am not sure it will survive too many falls from a table onto a hard surface, and I found the front keys felt fairly cheap and nasty in comparison to those of some other handsets. The * and # keys are a bit fiddly to hit both because they nudge the bottom of the casing and because they're a bit smaller than the rest. The number keys, however, are quite large and easy to use at a reasonable lick of speed.

The D-pad is also fairly comfortable to use. Its thin silver frame surrounds a huge select button, and the whole pad has quite a lot of movement to it, so that it almost rolls under the fingertip as you push it left, right, up and down. I'm not sure how robust that will prove in the long term, but it is a little different from the norm.

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July 20, 2008, 2:31 pm

Yet another quality 'can't be bothered' T.R mobile review written from the back of a fag packet. Time to head elsewhere for a more informative review from someone who's actually spent time with a phone before reviewing it. You really think Nokia would put wifi on a phone that's going to be free on a 15 quid a month contract? Then what would be the point of the N series phones (as this phone is basically a smaller, and much cheaper N82 without wifi) and what would this do to the battery life of a fairly compact phone(compared to an N95 or N82) in real world usage. Real world usage by the way isn't when you take the easy route of playing an MP3 on repeat until the battey runs out , it involves a general mix of phone calls, texts, 3G internet, a few piccies and standby time etc. I could go on about the quality of this review, but I can feel myself turning into a grumpy old man so I'll stop. Please put a bit more effort into your phone reviews, maybe from someone who actually knows how to use one.

Thomas C

July 20, 2008, 8:50 pm


Gizzo Freko

July 21, 2008, 11:07 am

What about the phone speed, display quality, call quality.. I wanna know more about the speed. Is it as speedy as the N82... Please don't just list out the features, we need in-depth review of the product....

Mark Walton

July 21, 2008, 4:43 pm

Agreed again. I've had one of these for a couple of weeks now and friends with N95's are impressed with the feature list compared to the 'brick' that they are carrying around. Who cares about Wi-Fi unless you specifically want that feature, the last two phones I had came with Wi-Fi and I don't recall ever using it for anything. If you need internet access then most half decent contracts come with more than enough monthly download limits, I've got 3GB and I'm never going to use all of that, even with Nokia maps. My desktop PC is for downloading music/videos etc... I guess I'm getting old and don't need to upload every video I take to Youtube etc....................

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