Nokia 6110 Navigator review: Know your way
Connectivity on Nokia 6110 Navigator is achieved via Bluetooth v2.0 or through a USB cable. The phone also has a microSD card slot if you prefer to exchange data through card readers but that is not very likely as the phone itself supports data storage mode for USB connection, which makes the memory card appear as a removable hard drive to your PC. Network connectivity is among Nokia 6110 Navigator's elements. It supports all the four bands and has 3G too. HSDPA ensures even better data transfer speed and EDGE can be used in areas where 3G networks are not available. All in all, rarely will connectivity in Nokia 6110 let you down.
Web browser: making a difference
Now, this is yet another field where Nokia 6110 Navigator scores great. Browsing the web with the phone is very enjoyable and user-friendly. The great web browser makes even very large and elaborate pages fit on the screen and the experience is almost as good as browsing on a computer. The large display also contributes to that.
There is even a mouse cursor, which can be operated through the four-way navigation button. It works great and is very easy to control, except for the uncomfortable joystick. A semi-transparent mini-map of the page shows up on the screen when scrolling a webpage. The mini-map has its own hotkey - the "8" key. You can zoom in and out on the page using the "•" and "#" buttons. These features are also available on the Options soft key. Furthermore, the browser excels in speed and shows no slowdowns in scrolling. Add the Java scripts and Flash support, and you'll see the browser in Nokia 6110 is worth the effort of the Nokia's R&D department.
The phone also offers a great variety of organizer applications and features. The Calendar, as usual, has Month, Week and Day views and gives you the ability to schedule Meeting, Anniversary, Memo and To-do events in it. An alarm can be assigned to those of them you need to be reminded of.
The lack of the Quick office applications was a real downer with Nokia 5700. Luckily they are back with the Navigator and are working like a charm. Excel, Word and pdf files are no problem for the Nokia 6110 Navigator, which handles them without any delays, freezes or crashes.
Other applications include Calculator, unit converter and voice recorder. Luckily, the days before the introduction of Feature Pack 1, when voice recording was reduced to a miserable minute, are now long forgotten.
Finally, we once again meet the Tutorial - a very user friendly application that describes the main functions of the phone through a nice series of slides.
|The included Sports Tracker application is a GPS based activity one designed for S60 smartphones, that automatically fills up your training diary with all the information from your workout. It records speed, distance and time and stores them in your phone with the date and time of each training session, so you can keep track of progress.|
Having fun with the Navigator
Opening the games folder invoked mixed reactions in the GSMArena team. On the positive side, we found that the 3D Snake is making a comeback. We missed it in the last couple of phones we tested. But on the other hand, the City Bloxx game, which was widely appreciated within our team, is now dumped. Pity, it was truly a game to spend quite a few pleasant hours with.
On a different note, the Marbles game is obviously becoming an essential part of the Nokia gaming package, as it is present in all recent Nokia devices we have reviewed, no matter Symbian or not.
Nokia 6110 Navigator also features the Sports Tracker application. This is a GPS based activity tracker designed for S60 smartphones, that automatically fills up your training diary with all the information from your workout. It records speed, distance and time and stores them in your phone with the date and time of each training session, so you can keep track of progress. By the way this application is available for download to Nokia N95 user, too.