Here are my comments after a few days usage:
Pros: Very light, small, packed full of features, 5mx camera with great flash, can upload images onto web very easily from the phone itself, nice screen, 1GB micro-SD card as standard (can upgrade up to 8GB), nice design.
Cons: Keypad is starting to annoy me and I don't look forward to writing text messages, MyOwn Key function (after setting my own personal option) does not work all the time where it sometimes goes into Maps (very annoying), battery life is not very impressive at all.
I prefer this one to the N82 as I don't like the keypad at all on the N82, and the N82 is heavier/costlier.
If it wasn't for the 5mx camera, I would not have chosen this phone at all. I sometimes feel to go back to my old phone. Maybe I am fussy.
Motorola have stuffed it. They have nothing available with a 3.2mx camera or better. Such a shame, as I prefer Motorola.
my god... this is my dream phone.
i hope and i pray that someone will give me this kind of phone...
thank you in advance.
this will be a very nice gift this coming holiday season.
About availability: At the moment in Finland, only one shop has them is stock, others state 11.7. or later.
And at least in Finland it's not tied to any certain operator. But then again, some countries have a different culture for that. But in here it's common to buy phone and service separately. I don't know if there is even one phone on the market that is service provider exclusive.
About the keypad (hard/soft): I think it would be "hard".
About VGA at 30fps: I've heard some talking about multimedia optimizations in the FP2... Maybe this was enough to make it possible?
About color: at the time I ordered mine, it was only available in BLACK. Purple (plum) coming later.
About battery: it's not a very long lasting battery. Especially if you use a lot of flash and GPS.
I noticed it's a good idea to disable geotagging while indoors, because after every taken photo it will try to find the satellites, but never actually find them. Well, not really important feature to me, so I disabled it and probably will keep it off (even if outdoors).
These few first days have been quite a bit of dabbling and trying out different features, so now that things start to settle down, we'll see how long it lasts in "average use".
BTW, it might have problems showing the "real" capacity. Just few minutes after I checked that it had at least half battery left, it went dead on me. Remains to be seen whether it was onetime flaw or some bigger issue...
About heat: Once during a longer call (40 mins) it warmed up a little bit, not hot though.
Like I said before, the lens cover is crap. It's even worse than the one in N95 (non-8Gb). I hope they'd make a new version of this with better cover.
Another thing: I don't know how it's with other GPS-phones (and/or manufacturers), but don't expect the GPS in this phone to be the same as in typical car navigators. If you want proper navigation, you'll have to pay extra for it (7-day, 1-month or 1-year licence fees).
In my opinion: totally crap idea (for example one year costs about 60€, 1 week about 6€).
PS. Yes, I knew this BEFORE I ordered it. But the limitations were even worse than I feared. So don't get your hopes up for free navigation.
you can buy this phone in portugal at ensitel shops for 289€
me, 30 Jun 2008I just bought the fone, very happy with it, i used to have a 6120 classic, i have to say this ... morehow much and where did you buy? which keypad is better the 6120 c or the 6220 c?
Well guys, even though it's not a music oriented phone, the review actually said the music quality is like N81!
Anyone knows if this handset will heat up quickly like 6120 or 6500?
I just bought the fone, very happy with it, i used to have a 6120 classic, i have to say this one out does it by far. The buttons, the camera is good, good sound....all in all great fone, very happy
Eric, 30 Jun 2008Wait I have another question. When you take pics can you upload them to a computer with the USB? ofcourse,you can.
Wait I have another question. When you take pics can you upload them to a computer with the USB?
So the batteries life span is not that long. Does anyone have any issues with the phone running out of power to often? Thats really my only concern with this phone otherwise its seriously a really nice phone. Also when you use the flash does it drain the batteries power a lot?
Srinav, 30 Jun 2008Shut up!! The 6220c CAN actually record in VGA at 30 frames per second. You are all saying wro... moreYou are the one who's got it wrong. Many times in many websites was it mentioned that it's the TIOMAP 2430 processor that enables N93, N93i, N95, N95 8GB, N82, E90 to record videos in VGA at 30fps. I'm just wondering how come can 6220c record in such frame rate but N78 can't! Maybe you don't know the answer either so better keep silent!
Michael, 30 Jun 2008Thanks for that information pinoy if you see the price I like to know that tooIt's $728 w/o contract at Nokia concept stores otherwise it's much cheaper with 2 yr subsciption contract and $200 trade in, abt $198.
Shut up!! The 6220c CAN actually record in VGA at 30 frames per second. You are all saying wrong! The processor and the RAM have nothing to do with the video recording capabilities my God! All of those abovementioned prospects have nothing to do with the video recording. So whether a Freescale ARM11 369 MHz single chip processor or a TI OMAP 332 MHz dual core processor, both of these things cannot be related with the phone's recording capabilities as it is clearly based on the internal hardware support/microelectronics of the phone that happens to be DEFINITELY NOT the processor! God! Give me a break!
So what colour is available now ? Is the purple one really as terrible as in the picture or does it look nice in reality ?
pinoy, 29 Jun 2008It's available in sunny singaporeThanks for that information pinoy if you see the price I like to know that too
6220c vs. N81 8GB
S60 FP2 vs. S60 FP1
5MP w/ AF & Xenon vs. 2MP
VGA 30fps vs. QVGA 15fps
2.2" vs. 2.4"
HSDPA & GPS vs. WIFI
TV OUT & Dual stereo speakers & dedicated audio chip
ugly design vs. beautiful design
omer, 29 Jun 2008because, it got 128mb ram instead of 96 mb of N78. And this phone got 5mp cam instead of 3.2 m... moreAre you okay? The old N93 has 3.2mp camera and only 64mb RAM but it records video in VGA at 30fps as well. The megapixel nor the RAM has nothing to do with video recording frame rate. It's processor related thing. 6220c doesn't have the same expensive processor of N93/i N95/8GB N82 because 6220c is a cheap solution intended for mass market. It only has the same processor of N78 N81 8GB N76 5700 6120c. And those phones cannot record video in VGA at 30fps no matter what. So how come 6220c can? I'm sure the megapixel count and RAM have nothing to do with it.
Super Baby, 29 Jun 2008Actually N78,N82,N95,6220C have the same processor ARM11 (source:forum Nokia) The N78 and 6... moreAbsolutely untrue! N78 has the Freescale processor running at 369mhz. It's a single chip processor. That's why it cannot record videos at 30fps because its processor can't handle that. N82 N93/i N95/8GB are the ones with TIOMAP 2430 dual processor running at 332mhz that has 3D graphics engine and the capability to record video at 30fps. Now it's all mess up with 6220c. Nokia will never put the expensive TIOMAP 2430 on a very cheap solution like 6220c. So how come it can record video at such frame rate? I don't think anybody has a clear idea.
Actually N78,N82,N95,6220C have the same processor ARM11 (source:forum Nokia)
The N78 and 6220C run at 369 Mhz, when N82 and N95 run slower at 332 Mhz (they have graphic accelerator, but it is of no use for recording video, just for the games)
So no surprise video is great with 6220C, but don't know why N78 cannot do it. Maybe something to do with only 3.2 Mp instead of 5Mp ?
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