Nokia 6600 fold review: Flip and the city

GSMArena team, 08 October 2008.
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Tags: Nokia, S40

Music player

The music player of Nokia 6600 fold is pretty much what we are used to seeing in Nokia feature phones. It has very decent looks and nice all-round functionality, including a good number of supported formats and album art.

Nokia 6600 fold sorts songs by artist, album and genre. The player works with MP3, MIDI, AAC, AAC+, and WMA formats. Naturally A2DP profile is supported, allowing listening on wireless Bluetooth earphones.

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The music player automtically sorts your tracks by artist, album and genre

The player has an extra skin on top of the default one we got to know since Nokia 5300 XpressMusic. It comes in purple, which perfectly blends with the rest of the phone and looks quite well actually.

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There's also an alternative theme for the player

If you don't like the headset that ships with the phone, you can easily replace it thanks to the 3.5mm standard jack that is to be found on the remote.

Back to the player, we have to say it offers a large number of configurable options. The sonic experience gets enhanced by an equalizer and a stereo expansion function. There are 4 equalizer presets on Nokia 6600 fold plus two user slots that can be modified as they wished.

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The available equalizer presets

FM radio: RDS included

Nokia 6600 fold comes complete with a stereo FM radio. It uses the audio player interface and has the well known functions. The proprietary Visual radio client uses data connection to enhance the radio experience by adding graphics and visuals to the audio content broadcast by Visual Radio compatible stations.

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Nokia 6600 fold FM radio comes with RDS

Much like the music player, the FM radio also has two different skins to pick from. RDS is also supported so the package seems complete.

Video player

The video player of Nokia 6600 fold is compatible with the 3GP and MP4 formats. Videos can be played in fullscreen mode, as well as fast-forwarded or rewound. The possibility to remove the soft key captions to make better use of the full screen mode also has a positive impact on the viewing experience.

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The video player is hardly any news

Audio quality

The audio quality of Nokia 6600 fold is decent, save for the really high IMD+noise reading. The phone now has commendable noise and dynamic range levels and the frequency response has also been improved from what we have seen in previous Nokia handsets. Here go the results so you can see for yourselves if Nokia 6600 fold is good enough for you.

TestFrequency responseNoise levelDynamic rangeTHDIMD + NoiseStereo crosstalk
Nokia 6600 fold+0.34, -2.12-82.683.30.0111.991-81.2
Nokia 3600 slide+0.59, -0.95-70.771.10.00870.065-71.1
Nokia 3120 classic+0.65, -0.86-76.679.00.018 0.439-73.9
Nokia 5310+0.29, -1.69-94.492.00.015 0.491-73.8
Nokia N81+0.39, -1.13-86.695.80.0410.040-69.9
Apple iPhone+0.34, -1.16-90.891.30.00500.016-91.4

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Nokia 6600 fold frequency response graph

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