The Nokia X6 is the latest addition to the ‘X’ series launched by Nokia. The phone is all about being a music phone, living up to its X tag.
Clearly inspired from the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic, the high-end X6 runs on the same Symbian S60 OS and has a 3.2″ capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 360 x 640 pixels.
The capacitive touchscreen is certainly a welcomed change from the sluggish resistive touchscreen offered by the 5800. Being far more responsive, the touchscreen provides a better and more accurate response with the on-screen QWERTY keyboard, allowing users to even drag their fingers across the screen when moving between characters for faster typing.
But the touchscreen doesn’t seem to be completely bug free yet, for users will still face unregistered presses from time to time. Also, features like pinch-to-zoom and other multi-touch gestures are missing. One needs to double tap the screen to zoom in on webpages.
Nokia X6 Features & Specifications
# Symbian OS v9.4, Series 60
# 3.2 inch touchscreen with accelerometer for display rotation
# ARM 11, 434 MHz processor
# 32GB storage, 128 MB RAM
# Data networks supported include CSD, HSCSD, GPRS/EDGE, HSDPA, WLAN, and TCP/IP support
# 5 MP, 2592×1944 pixels, Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus, Dual LED flash, video light.
# Bluetooth version 2.0 with EDR, MTP support, TV out (PAL)
# GPS and navigation, integrated A-GPS, and Ovi Maps 3.0
# 3.5mm headphone jack, Nokia N series digital music player, stereo FM radio
The Nokia X6 is priced at -
INDIA – INR 31000/-
US – $ 670
UK – € 225
The Nokia X6 is certainly high on price, but for those looking for decent music, a good camera and a good budget, they can check out the upcoming Nokia X2 Review done by New Gadget. You can also have a look on Nokia N8 Review.
The X6 is impressive in offering decent audio quality, a 3.5 mm jack and FM radio, beyond its enormous storage.
Despite these great features the phone fails to catch the eye. Applications for the device are rather thin. While Nokia’s Ovi Store is growing, it lacks the choice and volume choice available on markets like of the Android’s or the iPhone’s. The fact that key apps, such as a document viewer, don’t come preinstalled is a little peculiar. Plus the fact that you can’t charge the phone via USB; the microUSB port is exclusively for data transfers. The device also lacks a microSD slot, so you can’t add to its storage capacity, luckily the 32GB storage would be enough for most. But you can’t even simply grab media from a friend’s card directly from a card.
Though impressive on paper, there are a few niggles with the X6; Performance speed being a key issue. It also lacks the charm the 5800 had when it was first launched, but its screen is far more responsive, which goes a long way to making the Symbian OS bearable. The X6’s camera and capacitive screen make it worth considering though. If you were a fan of the 5800 XpressMusic, go for the X6. You’ll love it.
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