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Nokia 6220 Classic - Nokia 6220 Classic

By Sandra Vogel



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And from the annoyed I go to the bemused. There is an odd side-key on the upper left edge. Well, actually, it isn't the side-key that is odd but what is next to it. The side-key is programmable but runs Nokia Maps by default when pressed, and the pretty blue star shaped light next to it tells you that A-GPS is up and running. OK, but are you really going to glance at the edge of your device to check on this?

Never mind the four-pointed light, the real star of this show is the camera. Sitting on the back of the casing is a 5-megapixel camera with a Carl Zeiss lens, all protected by a mechanical cover that you slide back with a large, easy to use switch. Operate the slide and the camera software jumps into action. Oh, and there's a Xenon flash too, plus the optional ability to geo-tag each photo you take. Bodes well.

You can't fiddle with things like ISO settings as you would with a modern N Series camera, but this isn't a problem. On test, with the camera on full auto, things went well enough for a mobile phone-based shooter.

The coloured dish photo is sharp, though perhaps not as bright as I might have liked. The chair's detailing is good and its white colour is uniform throughout. The flowers were photographed from about 18 inches away and their colour and definition are both pretty sharp.


Build quality is not that solid and I can't help but think that a phone with as many features as this should really deserve Wi-Fi. The counterbalance is the very good camera, the bonus of TV-out and the plentiful built in apps.

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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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