Nokia 6220 Classic Review - Nokia 6220 Classic Review


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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