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Nokia 6220 Classic - Nokia 6220 Classic

By Sandra Vogel



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The phone itself is fairly large. It is a rather fat 15.2mm thick, and a rather tall 108mm. Its 46.5mm of width is more like the norm, but it will challenge a tight jeans pocket. At 90g (thanks to all that plastic in the build) it is very light, though. The screen is a fairly standard 2.2-inch TFT offering 320 x 240 pixels and 16 million colours.

If you want to use this phone for music the 2.5mm headset jack into the phone will annoy. The provided headset is one-piece so using your own cans is going to require a 2.5mm to 3.5mm dongle.

But if you are looking for plusses then the 100MB of internal storage might sound alluring. Even the 70MB actually free on my review handset is quite generous and easily augmented by a microSD card (SDHC is also supported for 8GB at the moment). That should be plenty for a few Nokia Maps and some tunes plus a few apps and other whatnot.

The battery gave me nine and three quarter hours of music from a full charge, which should not only be a comfort to music fans but also to those who like to shoot vids and then send them to a TV. How so? Well, the 6220 Classic comes with a TV out cable that shares the 2.5mm headset connector. You can shoot movie footage then send it, or indeed anything else the 6220's own screen can display, to a TV with ease.

Here comes a gripe. Yes, you can sync contacts but no you can't use any old miniUSB cable that happens to double, treble and quadruple up for other devices. Nokia has opted for a microUSB connector to the phone instead. Yes, I know this is meant to be a new de facto standard for mobiles, but few actually use it and in all likelihood you will need both miniUSB and microUSB to connect all your mobile kit to a PC. Grrrr!

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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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