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.
I've had this phone since it was released and it's still going! Yeah it sucks for the memory side of it.. I've had like 3 crashes in it's lifetime. But it's not slow if you don't keep turning it off and on, it just takes forever to connect to the network on startup.
Also, the browser is crap, most sites don't display properly even if they have been built for wap. Most inline images never display, and you can rarely download an image directly, because of some mime type issues i guess..
But if you want a phone to be a phone, its perfect.. works for me no problem, great signal, rarely bugs out.
If you want a personal media centre of some kind, get a smart phone!
Such a good phone. User friendly for all functions. It also made life easier. The bad things is there's a dust in the cam lens area..and the clamshell external cover easy to get schratch. Memory too small. 2.2MB? you have to delete all memorable things recorded early for a new one. Battery lifetime is excellent.
pls guys dont buy this phone, every negative post here are true, i had this phone also and realy pissed me off, the keypad are falling and always have scratches..and its really slow..maybe try another model....
im using this model 2 years, n the lense of the camera become dusty n not really vissible to take a shot..how to clean it? is the upper casing can be opened or not?
i have the phone almoast a year now.it still works fine , the only problem i had, sometimes i get a call, or i try to call someone and i can't hear a thing.seams like there is a bug in the software.i sometimes instal java games and i cannot acces them and the phone shuts down.there is a problem when u open the phone and the watch screensaver remains stuck on the main screen.but thats easy solved by closing the clemshell and waiting for the light to close off
(about 10 sec).i encoutered a few problems at some of my clients.the volume up button was stuck inside probably from too many times pressed(i say that becouse mine works just fine), the clamshell's spring jumped from it's place making the phone imposible to open or close , and the fact that the tft platic cover scratches from the buttons and the camera lens gather dust.i hope the keyboard doesn't fall of on mine couse then i will be realy pissed.i thought of changing it but it still makes me happy and besides a few minor problems i don't have any trouble.i never bumped it and took care of the battery and it still goes 4 days with a few calls and messages.i love the design though.hope nokia can make even better phones in the future eliminating the design and software bugs.
i broughted this nokia from 2 years ago, it's wonderfull but the memory is too small.
but now i will buy the n72 but some people tell me that it's low :S
the phone is alright but the memory is not enough en i dnt know maybe its just my phone alone, sometimes it gives me problems with the fibire cable and i have changed it for about 4 times now?
I have been using this phone since January 2005, when I posted my first review up. Since then, I've switched out this phone once around 9/2005 (thanks to Nokia's great warranty/exchange program - I made a detailed post on this in 9/2005). Now, about a year later, a couple buttons have fallen off. I'm going to try and see what I can do to get Nokia to fix my phone/swap it out again, but I think it might be time to look into another phone. Let's see how the warranty plays out. The N92 has caught my eye, but nothing for the US seems to be set yet.
Have had this phone for over a year and could not be happier. I don't need all the bells and whistles. Battery life is great. I have it on approx. 5 hours a day and only have to recharge once a week.
great phone in general, metal covers scratch easy and camera lens has got dust under the cover after time. Memory is not large enough.
he is good
but the memory very small as sutch as the new phones
the bad thing in the phone is the memory
the memory memory memory
i think this is the best phone i have ever had!!!!Never regretted geting this phone!!!
i've had this phone for about a year now. the keypad has fallen off, you can't hear anybody,its got no bluetooth, no decent ringtones and the infared has never worked
This phone comes with 2.2mb built in memory only and does not support memory card expansion? sigh...such a waste...
This phone comes with 2.2mb built in memory only and does not support memory card expansion? sigh...
I have had this cell phone for about 1.5 year.it's LCD cover is damaging.It's been said that when you recharge the phone,the keyboard will get hot and this will effect the cover.
then there's another thing:
It's volume will go up no longer,and i hardly can hear whose saying what :( and I've seen there's many 6170 that has this problem.
I think although it is a really cute phone.but it wasn't made for me :(