The Nokia C6 is another mid-range smartphone, which is similar to the Nokia N97 mini in many ways as both of them run the same OS, have the same screen size and are powered by 434MHz processors. But these two phones are different in many aspects and C6 supports such features that the N97 mini doesn’t do, for example, larger footprints, Flash Lite 3.1, but it doesn’t have a Carl Zeiss optics for the camera.
Let’s see what differences and advantages Nokia C6 comes with.
The Nokia C6’s screen isn’t tilt and is larger than N97’s, the front of the phone is glassy, but the back is made of smooth matte plastic. Though this is not a high-end smartphone and is designed for mass market, many users don’t expect that such a phone would have a plastic as its main component.
The C6 comes only in black or white versions, there is no other color of it. As it features a resistive display, you have to put a little pressure before it responses the command. The phone sports a 3.2 inch touchscreen with a resolution of 640×360 pixels and supporting 16 million colors. As the keyboard and the directional control panel pad expand the phone’s length, the Call, Menu and End keys are located far from the display.
On the top of the phone we have 3.5mm audio jack and micro-USB port, and on the bottom edge we can find 2mm charge connector which light up in a white glow when connected to a power source. On the right side are the volume buttons, keylock and camera shutter, and on the left side the phone has got microSD expansion card slot supporting up to 16GB memory card. At the back are the 5MP camera and on-board speakers completing the phone’s design.
The Nokia C6 is based on S40 5th Edition platform, and one of the advantages of it is the ticker tape-style mini apps allowing users to jump to the needed program without trawl through several layers of the menu pages. Here is an uncomfortable thing with typing as you have to double –tap for command – the first tap is for selecting and the second for executing. This was done to maintain compatibility with existing S60 3.x applications.
As other mid-range smartphones of the manufacturer this one also comes with an array of connectivity options; front facing camera for video calling, WiFi, HSDPA, assisted GPS and Bluetooth stereo. In the features list of the phone you can also find a built-in accelerometer for automatic screen rotation, alarm snoozing and call silencing, or you can update your phone’s firmware over-the-air or via PC.
As I said, the C5 comes with a 5MP camera, which has a minimal focusing distance of 10cm and maximum aperture of F2.4 allowing the owners to get HQ photos in close-up shots. The camera also can record VGA-resolution videos at 30fps with digital zoom abilities while capturing.
The device is based on 434MHz processor and 128MB RAM. It runs multimedia related programs: opening the pictures or the videos in the gallery, the device tries to keep up.
There were also cases when we wanted to open some files simultaneously, so for that we had to wait a little. As for the audio quality we could hear the voice of the speaker clearly, without any noise.
The 1200mAh Lithium-ion battery provides up to 7 hours of talk time and 17 days on standby.
When having a fully charged battery users can use personal email, web browsing, Ovi Maps, they will also be able to make calls and send text messages for 2 days.
So we have seen the C6 has complete functions to make its owners happy, this is a good offer for Nokia fans. The other features are presented below:
||3.2 inch TFT resistive touchscreen
||HSDPA 3.6 Mbps
||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
||5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
||Symbian OS v9.4, Series 60 rel. 5
||ARM 11 434 MHz processor
||Stereo FM radio with RDS
||Standard battery, Li-Ion 1200 mAh (BL-4J)