Still one of the best looking phones, better many current offerings.
Nokia update with slimmer titanium instead of plastic parts updated camera software etc.
I love this phone, but it's definitely time to replace it now. I've been an active contributer to this thread for years.
One of the big things is that I want to keep some of the ring tones for use w/ the N76 that I plan to get to replace this phone.
Does anyone know how to get ringtones off this phone? like "Nocturnal" for example? It has a copy right protection.
bad thing about the phone is the keys on keyspads are falling, hard to replace the housing and keypads bec its too expensive.
simple and sophisticated phone. iv been using this phone for a couple of years, i was very amazed coz i dropped this phone LOTS of times, it still works. though it doesn't have great features compare to any other phones, i still want to keep it coz its user friendly. i use it only to make phone calls and send messages.
I LOVE IT ,,,,tought mobile ,,bears everything,,,it was dropped million times and still working,,,though not full memory still i love it i cant even get another one untill now i might move to samsung i love the U600
Time for my almost yearly post on this phone. It's still going strong. I can't figure out something to replace it with, but I know I need to soon. The reason I've gone this long with this phone is because I've had my PPC-6700 w/ Sprint for all my PDA needs. I'm still with Tmobile and don't plan to leave anytime soon.
I'm thinking iPhone and unlocking it. I'd like to do a N92 but its still coming in at $500+ and that's just on ebay.
any suggestions from previous owners of this phone? What did yo go onto? I really want something similar to this phone in feel. It's easy to text on.
It's a phone OK it does what a phone is supposed to do and does that very well. It's rugged, long battery life, and most important has the best audio quality of any Nokia. The speaker is loud and clear and the mic. has good noise rejection; perhaps due to it's heft and shape which feel like a real phone handset. Sure all of the complaints given in other reviews are valid. I'm an engineer and I like gadgets, but any gadget that tries to do many things, does nothing well. I have cameras for pictures, computers for e-mail, and an Ipod for music...
I do have two complaints however, the memory is too small to store much in the way of graphics, etc. so I use simple or default displays to save space. It also will not survive a full cycle in the washing machine, but that's no problem cause you can pick up a new unlocked one for $100-$125 on E-bay. I've had over a dozen phones since my first Motorola brick, and this model brought me back to Nokia after a stint with Samsung, it's my favorite. In fact I just lost (or stolen) one, and was checking the reviews for something new and different,and just decided to get another 6170 even though I also have a 6125 and a 1200something. For now I'll just stick with what works.
well, its a pretty good normal nokia set with 2 displays. thats why i like it.. its better for normal user. i hav a 5 mp digital camera & mp3 player, i dnt need them in my phone.. so i like it..
well, i've just bought a new phone and im very glad that i've lost this one. it's really useless and i don't know the real reason why did i buy it for so much money. i regret this act of mine for sure! yes' it's got a nice design but it can't do anything except connecting you :) but yet its nokia. at least you can be sure that its very tough
this is the best phone i've ever had - no question. mine is now 4 years old and although i have looked at newer higher spec models, they just don't impress me enough to give up my little nokia. Not 1 single problem with any feature - don't know what some of these people have been doing.
really? you mean it can actually store mp3 files but the memory can't shoulder it? how'd you do it? i really regret getting this phone. i've had it for like 2 days now. i think i'm using it for call and text.
i'm buying a new phone. that's it. or i'll use mine as a spare. i really thought it's one cool phone. wrong decision made.
If you have about a grand to spend on buying a new phone dddddddddooooooooooonnnnnnnnnt think about buying it .its a waste.not enough memory,give it a month and it wont the infrared wont be working again and wont support alot of internet applications .for example Mxit ,Mig33,Blue pulse and all.DONT BUY THE NOKIA 6170
I have this phone and the thing i dont like about it is that its to chunky and its only got infared n it has hardly any memory!!
ok this is my phone, and the thing i don't like about it is that it only has like 2mb of memory space!! and it can store mp3 files so thats why i don't like the amount of memory...
i wanna a phone to be used as a moderm over an airtel connection can some one please assist me if the phone is worth taking
bad camera resolution, no memory (just take a few pics and its full) and no memory card slot..
My phone is a 6170,RM-47,v03.25.The problem is that if i plug an enhancement i can't receive fm radio.The radio option does not even select.Can somebody please help me.
I've had this phone since it was released and it's been great. Quite early on I managed to break the outer display while the phone was in my pocket, but I bought a new display part online and replaced it myself. Surprisingly easy to do and much cheaper than getting it repaired professionally. Never used the internet functionality so I can't comment on that.
Positives: Battery life is fine. Phonebook and message storage memory is plenty (for me). Screens are nice and bright and display all the information I need. Keypad is a pleasure to use, and the menus are quick and easy to navigate (as with most Nokias). Sound quality is fine. The stainless steel body looks great and the flip mechanism is solid.
Negatives: easy to scratch if you're not careful 100% of the time. Speakerphone is a bit quiet. Difficult to keep clean. Tiny built-in memory and no memory card slot. Camera lens gets full of dust. Camera is only VGA. No bluetooth.
In summary, if your requirements are fairly basic (ie no MP3 player, no bluetooth, lame camera, small memory) but you want a nice-looking phone, this one is worth looking out for.