Call quality is very good ...same clarity as the 6120 classic. Other than this, I honestly can't remember what else made me brought this phone! Oh yes, the look & the solid feel! But they don't last; which was the reason I sold mine!
Good luck to people who just received theirs or those whos planning to acquire one...
Oh PLease, U can pick a hundred phones that has a bigger screen and better fonts. why are you comparing this phone to a phone which has a completely different purpose? an Iphone would have a bigger screen and better fonts than w910i, so what's your point? Why are you picking on these little details in a fashion phone anyways? U can have a million things to pick on . u might say, why not a battery with 10 hrs talk time? why not wifi? why not 8GB internal memory? why not 5mp camera? just leave it as is. Nokia's been around for many years. you think they don't know what they are doing? Have some common sense.
W910i got a better & bigger screen(2.4"). Bigger & clearer fonts.
There's comment from someone below saying that 3G is meant for fast data transfer.....not video calling, so why not 3.5G(HSDPA)?
Come on guys, what's the point of defending a phone because you think that it is good looking but with so many design faults!
Let's tell the truth!
In response to the guy before this post. You surely said alot for "all i can say".
First off, no one said this phone had the best functions. All of us agreed that this phone is a fashion phone with acceptable functions of today. You can never compare this with your new SE w910. And to me this phone looks way better than any SE. (that's my opinion of course) For you to be complaining about the functions of this phone VS other phones is totally immature. Just think about the selling point of this phone!
Besides, why would you go for a SE w910? it's just like the 20 other slider phones SE came out with. It's getting too boring. If i wanted more functions, i would get the iphone, it's got the latest technologies, WIFI and an 8GB+ harddrive. and it's one of a kind! not like "another" slider phone from SE.
Some people are so lame ....3G was originally meant for videao calling! It all started in Japan more than 10 years ago. Japanese phones all have 3G video calling capability back then, when the reat of the world were only using CDMA phones with in-build SIM card. We were unable to use those beautiful Japanese phones cause we were not on the same platform. They have their own system.
Anyway, I traded-in my 6500 classic for the more beautiful Sonyericsson W910i & I'm a lot more satisfy!
As a pre-owner, all I can say is that this phone is really not as good as some people brag about.
I got mine last week. It's soo beautiful!
I have some questions for you guys. Is there anywhere i can adjust the length of time the screen light is on? I find the screen is still lit long after i lock the phone / not using it. I don't want to drain battery like that. furthermore, what exactly is sleep mode?
If you are into elegant phones.. THIS ONE IS IT!
why do people think 3g is about the video calling 3G is for fast data transfer as well not just for the calling with video and voice silly people
Just received the phone - was delivered at work.
It is stunning. Easily the no.1 target for muggers out there right now, that is how desirable this thing is.
I have never owned a phone that looks this good and I have gone through 8 different models over the past several years.
This thing replaces my painfully sh!t (and very dull looking) D900, and I don't think I will ever go back to Samsung - their phone software is shockingly bad. Nokia easily produces the best software for their phones (i.e. texting is easy and flows - on a Samsung, texting is incredibly dated, frustrating and clumsy).
I have been waiting a long, long time for Nokia to produce something like this - a functional phone which is excellent at what it should do (like txt, call clarity, etc) yet is encased in an elegant, stylish and (most importantly) SLIM case.
When I saw the 6500 Classic dummy phone in Carphone, I didn't think this phone was that spectacular. Needless to say, the finished article looks a million times better - so you CAN believe the hype behind this phone - it really does look that good!
Probably my best or most favourite phone ever in terms of performance vs size was the Nokia 6100 - a tiny little phone which was both sexy and functional. It has never been beaten.
The 6500 Classic simply BLOWS the 6100 away, both in terms of performance and looks. It's almost like comparing Jessica Alba to Pammy. Sure Pammy was amazing back in the day, but she is nothing compared to our lovely Alba - same thing with these phones!
Looks like Nokia is FINALLY cracking it - and thank f*ck they overhauled their design team to get them out of producing horribly geeky, plain, dull brick phones ever since 2002 onwards.
In fact, my other favourite phone of all time - the highly rated Nokia 6210 - which is considered to be one of the best business phones ever, is also about to have its 7 year crown knocked off. The E51 looks like a direct replacement by Nokia for this phone too, so right now, it looks like good times if you are a seasoned Nokia user.
I will do a full lowdown of the 6500 Classic in a few days time - I have only just received it but am already incredibly impressed with it.
Don't bother with any other phone - who cares about a sub-standard 5MP camera or a clumsy, second-rate MP3 player? Get them as standalone devices if you want quality.
And if you want a phone that simply defines quality - then buy the Nokia 6500 Classic.
"A "3G" phone without a front camera is really a joke! There is no excuse for this ....why the other Nokia 3G models have front camera? ...maybe this is called "one of a kind"! lol. "
As I said earlier, most networks don't even support video calls, and if having a front camera really is that important, buy a 6500 slide or something else.
To those who want 3.2 megapix, Wifi, 2gb hardrive blah blah and blah then go get the thicker brick phones.
This phone was made thinner for people who want thinner, lighter phones with the right amount of functionality.
A "3G" phone without a front camera is really a joke! There is no excuse for this ....why the other Nokia 3G models have front camera? ...maybe this is called "one of a kind"! lol.
Hold the phone face up and pull the bottom section down (I find it's best to grip either side of the keypad). As I said, the first time it's tricky, but once you have done it, you will realise how easy it is. I was the same, I didn't want to break my new phone, so I was handling it like a baby. It just needs a bit of force :-)
The 6500 battery cover is fine, it's just that when you literally open it for the first time it's tricky as you don't know how much force you should use. But as I said, once you have opened it the first time, everything becomes obvious and there is no problem the 2nd time....
Hi, could you give me any tips on how to do this... Having tried all kinds of tricks on it I'm tearing my hair out with it now... oh and a bit concerned that I'm going to snap my lovely new phone!
"The practise required to open the back cover is a "finger power training practise" ....what kind of a lousy design is this? there is no excuse for this!"
Would you prefer the crappy K850 battery cover that cracks rather than a sturdy one on the 6500? The 6500 battery cover is fine, it's just that when you literally open it for the first time it's tricky as you don't know how much force you should use. But as I said, once you have opened it the first time, everything becomes obvious and there is no problem the 2nd time....
The practise required to open the back cover is a "finger power training practise" ....what kind of a lousy design is this? there is no excuse for this!
Noticed there is a Nokia salesman in this forum always trying to defend; and give stupid excuses just to defend this phone!
I'm getting rid of my black 6500 classic & also my 6120. The trade in price is only a little bit more than 50% of what I paid for them!!!
I'm going to trade them in for the Sonyericsson W910i. I'm very happy with the SE T650i which I brought last week.
I have managed to get this phone free, delivered free, on 12 month contract, redemption via a renowned distributor (who doeas actually pay out) - for £18 per month.
On O2 with 400 xnet anytime mins and 500 txts.
Bargain and certainly makes the phone a bit more realistic when it comes to price!
This does include a £60 affiliate cashback deal through Quidco.com (who also pay out) - so all in all, a frickin bargain and well under my max cost per month for this phone of £23.
Anything more than that, and the operator is simply ripping you off.
Remember this phone is £240 sim free - so if you are forkin out £35 per month for a ballsy contract with this phone (which is the minimum contract offered by most operators (direct) to get this phone free), they are ripping you off £180 over a 12 month contract.
£18-20 per month = a max of £240 over 12 months, which means that is what you should be aiming for without being ripped off.
Hope this helps. Got my phone from dialaphone for your information.
Do not use any other sites apart from carphone, e2save, onestopphoneshop, mobiles.co.uk, mobileshop, mobiles2yourdoor and phones4u - any others are probably a bunch of cowboys wanting to (and probably will) rip you off/rob you.