Nokia 6220

Nokia 6220

We can always rely on Nokia to impress us with screen performance, and the 6220 delivered and exceeded our expectations.

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Our Rating: 78%

also known as: Nokia 6220 Classic

Our Nokia 6220 Review

Nokia 6220 Angled

Design

The Nokia 6220’s design reminded us of early Nokia handsets back in 2000. At just 90g, it is featherweight and easy to carry around. The general plastic feel of the handset does not go with its price tag. The exception of course is the glossy plastic keypad which gives the design its leather-like unique look.

Screen

We can always rely on Nokia to impress us with screen performance, and the 6220 delivered and exceeded our expectations. The picture quality stands out with great colour saturation and contrast. It works great in both direct sunlight and in poorly lit areas. At 2.2” 16 million colour QVGA resolution, the Nokia 6220’s screen disappointed us as a bigger screen would’ve worked better with the features it offers.

Nokia 6220 Flat

User Interface

The 6220’s user interface is a great step from many handset user interfaces with intriguing visual enhancements. The Active Standby screen displaying all important notes, messages, calls, and notifications makes your life easier. You can easily place a shortcut for different websites you frequent for easier access and quicker web browsing.

Keypad

The Nokia 6220’s keypad isn’t a looker but not a performer either. The plastic keypad is prone to accumulate fingerprints and dirt over time. We didn’t feel at ease typing, but we are probably biased towards the standard QWERTY keyboard. Overall, the function buttons and D-pad aren’t big enough, so they don’t provide the user with the comfort he needs. The alphanumeric keys are slightly bigger, but they don’t outperform any keypads out there. The volume rocker and other top buttons are hard to press at all times. Overall, the Nokia 6220’s keypad choices aren’t what we expected.

Nokia 6220 Reverse

Camera & Multimedia

Moving on from the sub-standard keypad, we meet our favorite part of this review: the Carl Zeiss 5.0 megapixel camera. The camera is capable of delivering great quality in all lighting conditions. It sports an autofocus system, photo balance options, and after-effects. The image quality is sharp and rich with color.

Video capturing is as good as its photo shooting. It captures videos at 640x480 VGA with 30 f/s. A handy TV-Out cable is available to show your family and friends your videos.

Moving on to the music player, you’ll be met with the standard user-friendly interface with categorized music. We found syncing with PCs to be quite easy – unlike many handsets available in the market. Music quality is pleasant, warm, and refreshing. We would’ve loved a standard 3.5 mm audio jack rather than the 2.5 mm provided.

Nokia 6220 Front

Connectivity and Battery Life

The Nokia 6220’s connectivity lacks WI-FI – something that made us raise an eyebrow. It does come with 3G HSDPA , GPS, A-GPS, Infrared, and Bluetooth. The web browser supports XHTML making web browsing a great activity.

In the battery life department, the Nokia 6220’s charging time depends on how much you use multimedia, A-GPS, and the web browser. Upon trying out this feature-packed handset, we found that you can have up to 2.5 hours talk-time and 280 hours on 3G. It wasn’t as impressive as it sounds when compared with other 3G handsets. However, you can get up to 12 hours of music playback. Overall, an average user will need to recharge his handset every two days or so.

What We liked

Its 5.0 Megapixel Carl Zeiss Xenon flash camera, 3G HSDPA support, and great multimedia playback

What we disliked

Lack of Wi-Fi connectivity, small screen, slow user interface, and lack of non-standard 3.5 mm sound jack.

Our Final Verdict

Overall, the Nokia 6220 is a great handset packed with features and great connectivity. If you’re looking for a sophisticated design, the Nokia 6220 is not your handset, however, if you’re looking for features and performance, the 6220 is a great match.

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General

Form Factor Candybar
Dimensions 108 x 46.5 x15.2 (mm)
Talk Time 210 mins
Standby Time 250 hours
Weight 90 g
Tri Band Yes
Quad Band Yes

Photo and Video

Integrated Camera Yes
Camera 5.00 megapixels
Camera Flash Yes
Video Player Yes

Phone

Vibrating Alert Yes
Polyphonic Ringtones Yes
Internal Memory 5MB
Memory Card Type microSD (max 8GB)

Messaging

Photo Messaging Yes
Predictive Text Yes
Video Messaging Yes

Screen

Colour Screen Yes
Screen Resolution 240 x 320 pixels
Screen Colour Depth 16M colours

Connectivity

3G Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Email Yes
GPRS Yes
HSDPA Yes
WAP Yes

Music and Radio

FM Radio Yes
MP3 Player Yes
MP3 Ringtones Yes

Additional Content

Downloadable Content Yes
Downloadable Games Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes

Nokia 6220 Full Specification

General

Form Factor Candybar
Dimensions 108 x 46.5 x15.2 (mm)
Talk Time 210 mins
Standby Time 250 hours
Weight 90 g
Tri Band Yes
Quad Band Yes

Photo and Video

Integrated Camera Yes
Camera 5.00 megapixels
Camera Flash Yes
Video Player Yes

Phone

Vibrating Alert Yes
Polyphonic Ringtones Yes
Internal Memory 5MB
Memory Card Type microSD (max 8GB)

Messaging

Photo Messaging Yes
Predictive Text Yes
Video Messaging Yes

Screen

Colour Screen Yes
Screen Resolution 240 x 320 pixels
Screen Colour Depth 16M colours

Connectivity

3G Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Email Yes
GPRS Yes
HSDPA Yes
WAP Yes

Music and Radio

FM Radio Yes
MP3 Player Yes
MP3 Ringtones Yes

Additional Content

Downloadable Content Yes
Downloadable Games Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes

User Comments

Multimedia is definetly Nokia's thing.. It runs against the walkman series with confidence, loved the sound quality but missed the 3.5 headphone jack

Logan H. submitted on 23 August 2009

It's a top phone just for the camera on its own

Kendallz submitted on 13 April 2009

Fabulous display and fast browser, my favorite bit about the nokia 6220 is its music and video player that keep me entertained for hours

Lance submitted on 7 May 2008
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