mark.. how is the hinge? does it appear to be of good quality? sturdy? side-to-side movement? does the phone feel hollow or plastic(y)? let us know.
Sorry to keep posting i bet your all sick of me now! Lol. Anyways, i have found out how to get the main menu in a grid view and its not the usual settings > display > main menu view > grid etc, whilst in the main menu you ave to press options > main menu view > grid. It sounds so simple but most times we miss the simple things. Well i do anyway!
So i've had the phone for a bit longer and i'm really startin to love it. Its great and well worth the price i paid - £103 from tesco.co.uk
Ok, so i have it now. Had the handset for around an hour and a half. First impressions aren't good which is a shame really.
As i said before there are ALWAYS good AND bad points. I shall list what i belive makes the phone a good handset and the things that are bugging me.
+ Its a Nokia! Easy to use, fast reaction speed, good ringtones etc.
+ The phones a great looking handset. Mines the white colour and it looks great.
+ External screen is of good quality, could be better but its good enough and a nice size.
+ Excellent quality keypad, really comfortable to use and a strong nice blue backlighting.
+ Camera of good quality. There is no zoom function until after you have captured your image. While most people who hear this say 'oh god thats rubbish!', well try looking at the quality when you've zoomed. If you have a mobile that zooms the picure always blurs or goes fuzzy, with the Nokia 6101, the iamge remains crystal clear - similar to the 6230.
+ The phone has radio, video record, PTT, infa-red, etc. All these things build up the phones strong features. People may moan about lack of bluetooth, well infa-red is a substitute in this case. At least there is some way of data transfer to other mobiles.
- MAIN MENU!!!!! The menu style on my handset is in a list? I believe you can have an icon style main menu, but i cant find it anywhere and i hate the list style. It looks dull and boring. Maybe it is network depending but it really shouldnt be.
- Video quality isnt great but you cant really class this as a bad point because at least the phone has a video record function!
- The phones pre-installed wallpapers aren't the best. I really dislike them and they dont suit the overall look of the phone.
- The phones memory isnt great as you all know from everyones whinging. Yes it's a problem but get over it and look else where if you take loads of pictures.
Thats all i can really think of. As i say ive only had it for around an hour and a half so my opinion could change. The bad points always seem to disappear from my mind when i look at the lovely design of the phone. But then i open it and access the main menu and im just let down again. Hopefully i will find out how to change the menu but its not looking hopeful. Overall i would give this phone a 6 out of 10. Maybe a little harsh but the bad points do plague the phone. I will write back hear once i have got to grips with the phone more. Hope this helps some people with their decision. Please feel free to ask me any questions you may have regarding this handset. Also ignore what is written underneath i pressed submit before i finished! Lol. Ok well thanks for reading. Mark.
I recieved my Nokia 6101 this morning at 7:25AM! However i wasn't awake for it and neither was anyone else so i'm picking it up from the post office depot shortly. Once i have got to grips with it - which shouldnt take long with it being a nokia, i will post a review that will actually HELP people instead of you having to listen to the phones problems and not its strengths. Thats one thing that annoys me about this site. A phone has 2 sides to it - good AND bad, i never hear anyone listing the good things apart from it looks good. Well we gathered that but people want to know how the phone performs, its reaction speed, the design of the menu, the screen quality, etc etc etc. All this will be discussed in my review. Stay tuned guys. I'm from UK by the way too.
i am looking forward a new hp n have actually eyeing on this model via Net for quite sometime before it is presently available in Malaysia. Perhaps this is one of the flip phones i like the most as all the features i would want can be found here. :) The price is about RM750 in Malaysia (reasonable for such features). I have checked it out in a hp shop today but i was quite disappointed with the memory and MP3 thingey. Why is that only 4.4 MB? sigh~ And yes, unfortunately, the quality of the sound performance is lamentable. It is somewhat monstrous and vex you unpleasantly, murderous for one's ears. With such a perfect design, but such minuses... i think i will seriously reconsider whether or not to own one...Or anyone can give me some suggestions regarding to my problems?? any other model(s) to recommend please?? thanks...
well , i used 6101 and atlast satisfy that nokia brings a flap model which not only looks goods aslo works
And secondly Nokia has kept the memory of 6101 low because there is need to. If they would have raised the memory and other features then the price segment Nokia wanted to cater with this phone would have finished. Look at the price boss and look at the sexy thing. Its coool and worth the money we are paying for it.
I donnot agree to the below comments at all. Nokia is too big & effecient to get caught in such problems. No idendity crisis. Nokia is only catering to the needs of the masses. Design & fell becomes secondary before the public demand. And I for one have always wanted that Nokia should bring something closer to what samsung's usp was. Good Job Nokia... We will always love you for the time & devotion you give to this trade. Salaam Nokia.
I agree. Nokia IS having an identity crisis. What happened to all their classic phones like the 5110, 3315 and 3200? These ones you could look at and say "now that's a nokia". Now u look at all these new nokias and say "that looks like they are trying to copy some other wierd brand or trying to just be try hards". Its not cool nokia. Find your 'thing'and stick to it!
not enough memory! i cant put a mp3 song on it if it's just 4.4 mb!!
the design is good and attract me.but it will be a more sedutive choice if it has bluetooth,higher monitor pixel and better camera~
This is the phone I will be getting to replace my ageing 6610i which has served me well for over a year although the camera has become quite blurred since I bought it orignally.
Some say it looks like other models made by other manufacturers, so what they all copy each other from time to time.
It doesn't have a Megapixels camera, so what I already have a perfectly fine 3.2 megapixel olympus camera.
So it doesn't have multi memory, does this matter as long as it has some sort of stroage space there is no problem.
People say it ain't like this model or like that model, who cares at the end of they have made phones that do those extra features but not on this phone, why because not everyone wants a load of features they will never use.
I can see this phone doing very well in London & the rest of the UK, another Nokia classic
Yes it is a good phone with somethings like bluetooth missing but good value for the price.
Amother minus is that for all callers you have the same ring tones.
Very limited amount of ring tones in the phone on the whole for a price of around €uro 230 it is good.
Hi , can some one bought nokia 6101 can tell me about that mobile ,is it good
Nice phone got it today.It does work, the camera, radio etc.
Seems good will post more when I know more.