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Nokia C6-01 review: Clear as black

17 November 2010 | Read the review | Post your comment
Nokia C6-01 review: Clear as black - read the full textThe Nokia C6-01 comes in as a reasonably priced and well-built smartphone with great all-round connectivity and a unique feature to set it apart from rivals. The ClearBlack display can actually give Nokia quite an edge if it lives up to the expectations. Update, 24.08.2011: checking out Symbian Anna...


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a great Design ,great screen, a 8M photo , a HD video recording too? a GPS with FREE maps from lots of countrys (that do not need Net access,it can work alone, is good for when we go holidays to other countrys), and i can see synbian still have a lot off features..voice dialing, radio..etc...all this only for 300euros ?? what others phone with this for 300? Seem very good

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  • 2010-11-23 11:54
  • ps0A

> In reply to raf @ 2010-11-22 09:46 from 0wTT - click to readI don't think you have even tried N8. I'm really happy with N8. It is a great phone and the UI certainly isn't bad. Go to a store and try it yourself people. Don't believe what the trolls are trying to tell you.

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  • 2010-11-22 10:06
  • nmVu

i can see many noki supporters here. well...probably the last nokia phone you owned was N95. i did the awful mistake and bought Nokia N8, and returned it after a week. huge price and very unfriendly UI. Using N8 is generally constatn frustration. so run and buy C6 or C7 or N8, whatever, you;ll regret that:)

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  • 2010-11-22 09:46
  • 0wTT

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2010-11-21 18:28 from pJGB - click to readThen why iOS and Android are lagging miles behind Symbian? Nokia also always brings out new features and others follow. I wonder why.

For example this phone has a completely new display technology that we haven't seen on any other phone. I believe it is even better than Super AMOLED because it has full RGB subpixels instead of the cheat/hack PenTile the Super AMOLED uses. It also has USB OTG which is a great feature and I don't understand why other manufacturers aren't offering this.

C6-01 is by far the best phone in this price range and you come here telling people Nokia will fail. You were being ironic right?

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  • 2010-11-22 05:25
  • nmQj

URGH! Nokia phones as so yesterday.

Give them 3 to 4 years and they will be dead or merged with some other company.

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  • 2010-11-21 18:28
  • pJGB

there was no words about the battery life

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  • 2010-11-20 18:46
  • 2SNm

Congratulations for the review..
I have a's possible that Nokia, with a future firmware, improve the camera quality?
For the browser it's announced a new version for the next year =)

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  • 2010-11-20 11:52
  • nMj{

well no one can beat nokia with GPS nevigation....that is for sure i can say offline nevigation, you just need to know the name of the place or zip, the smart search can list all the possible place...installing app on mmc has been there from the bigining, which android providing in "froyo"

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  • 2010-11-20 00:30
  • s86f

I love how you didnt mention the extra Graphic Processor unit...

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  • 2010-11-19 18:05
  • pu6q

10's of high end models with no sale!! nokia only sells well low end devices. one device is enough for apple and google lol!

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  • 2010-11-19 16:05
  • TqCi

really nice smartphone i like it very much, :)

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  • 2010-11-19 07:58
  • w4Xx

of course N8 is the better phone,but when there is C6-01 n C7
its just so identical.C6-01 no AF camera can except but not C7. The price is not far from N8.

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  • 2010-11-19 06:53
  • IaRt

Decent phone for this price range. It will not be easy to find a better phone with the same price. Anyway, don't frown with the processor, people. Performance is not about clock speed, it depends on how the os utilize it. If you want better camera, get a more expensive phone.

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  • 2010-11-18 19:21
  • 7q5H

> In reply to arg0 @ 2010-11-18 14:49 from Am9Y - click to readcompare yourself: bring up the resolution chart 100% crop from this review and compare to wave or iphone4 from their reviews (or any other 3 or 5 AF camera)
the small numbers are more detailed on c6, although the other two phones give better pictures overall

but for this price, its more than acceptable

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  • 2010-11-18 17:15
  • s0Ms

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2010-11-18 14:54 from wujy - click to readAt 300 euros you still get things like USB OTG and awesome GPU.

And of course the screen is just amazing. I think it is better than Super Amoled because it is actually a full RGB screen and not PenTile.

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  • 2010-11-18 15:36
  • ntg6

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2010-11-18 12:02 from PS6t - click to readI said AF camera would increase the cost and the comparison was to the camera on N8. If you compare to that the 5 MP AF cameras on iPhone and Wave are pretty much a joke.

As I said, if camera really is so important, then get a phone with a proper camera.

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  • 2010-11-18 15:32
  • ntg6

300euros! its expensive! it should be same price as lg optimus one or samsung galaxy 5 to make it competitive!

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  • 2010-11-18 14:54
  • wujy

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2010-11-18 12:07 from s0Ms - click to readAny comments on the ability of the EDoF camera to capture QR Codes and the minimum size of a font that can be read in a picture?

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  • 2010-11-18 14:49
  • Am9Y

i tnk gsmarena team forgot to mention x6 an excellent phone with excellent features in 16gb/8gb version and price tag is also competative, but they were still stuck on 5800 a vintage phone wid no capacitive touch....just try x6 or go
straight to n8 if ur budget allows u...x6 is a midrange all rounder

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  • 2010-11-18 12:39
  • TL5H

autofocus would be nice, but because its a 8mp camera, you can shoot a pic from around 50cm and zoom in to e.g. text

i've tried it with c7, which has the same camera
taking pictures is faster and i would prefer this to 3mp with af
for this price range, its acceptable

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  • 2010-11-18 12:07
  • s0Ms

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