Nokia C6 hands on preview

Hi there! :) Are you ready for another hands on preview, this time about brand new Nokia C6? If yes, join me after the break.

In case you don’t know, this device packs:

  • 3.2 inch resistive touchscreen, 360 x 640 pixels
  • full QWERTY keyboard
  • 5MP camera with autofocus, LED flash
  • WiFi, GPS
  • runs Symbian s60v5

The design

If you look the device from the front, you’ll see 3 buttons (call, hang up, menu), big touchscreen and secondary camera.

From the right hand side, there are volume keys, slide key for locking/unlocking and a dedicated camera key.

The left hand side is pretty unpopulated, and you’ll only find microSD slot here:

To top is the place where you’ll notice 3,5mm audio jack and microUSB port.

C6’s bottom side¬†accommodates charger pinhole and lanyard hole.

Of course, one of its best features is the physical QWERTY keyboard, which is a joy to use! :)

Right next to the keyboard, there’s a very¬†usable D-pad:

Naturally, camera is located on the back side of this fine cell.

The software

Don’t get your hopes up, it’s not Symbian^3… :D

It runs Symbian^1, S60v5, and it’s working quite fine. I LOVE the homescreen and its widgets, and I find it extremely useful – so much information at a glance!

The only thing that bothered me was the time needed to unlock the phone when you slide the keyboard – it took ages! Not literally, but it did take 3 seconds – WAY too long… I really hope a new version of firmware will fix this.

There are some nice preinstalled apps, such as Office document viewer (you have to pay if you want to edit/create files), PDF viewer, ZIP support, and of course, OVI Store…

The camera

You’ll have to trust me on this one – didn’t have time to take many pictures – the camera quality is as expected – nothing more, nothing less. It’s comparable to N97 Mini and similar devices, so don’t expect to shoot in the dark.


To be honest, I really like the C6. It’s price is absolutely unbelievable, especially when you compare it to N97 Mini. Same features, similar design, significantly lower price – it’s a no-brainer!

I think this will be very popular device, especially in Serbia and other markets that are not economically strong…

As usually, I’ve made a video hands-on preview. But before that, hit the TWEET button to share this post…

Make sure you watch it in HD, it’s better for your eyes… :) :) :)

What do you think about this device? Leave a comment below.

  1. Good fusion between 5800 and N97.
    And cool qwerty!


    • uros
    • August 19th, 2010

    looks good! :)

    • arshie
    • January 25th, 2012

    camera is too poor to any other mobile

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