Yes, this site review that the RADIO is stereo and the MP3 is MONO, but I've posted twice about this... The review is not a complete or didn't they check properly... Why is the Radio STEREO?
STEREO means dual channel, or simply put, 2 speakers, which is why the headset is called STEREO HEADSET. The radio is STEREO quality because.... well,... you're hearing using the STEREO headset... Try hearing without the headset (LOUDSPEAKER and see the difference in quality...), OR, use a MONO headset (ONE EAR PHONE)...
Anyway, STEREO quality is affected by the SPEAKERS not the soundcard or chipset, so IF the RADIO is STEREO and the MP3 is MONO, is NOKIA that stupid to put 2 different speaker? LoL...
Even for my 6600, I've bought the STEREO headset just to hear STEREO quality MP3... But the sound quality, I think it's affected by the soundcard or chipset,... like for Sony Ericson phones which support higher quality of tones, etc...
As for the left to right and right to left effect, I'm not sure, need to try it out, first... Will let you know, not sure what actually affect those...
But, another good point about 6260 is the support for MP3 Ringtones... That's very nice, saves a lot of MMC space and preserve the quality and loudness... Plus, it's built-in REAL Player is the best I've seen so far...
this site explains that Radio is Stereo and MP3 is mono which is a hardware platform limitation.
Yup! pretty aware 'bout batteries. its just that new batteries needs to be completely discharged and fully recharge if its new, then after that you can recharge it even if its not low yet (that's what i've observed).
for MP3 playback using headset... are you sure its stereo?? hmmm... the quality of the headset sound compared to the loudspeaker is much better, i cant deny that. but using the headset still sounds not stereo. anyway, ill check nokia stores if there's another headset model and maybe i can test it before buying. because my friend's Nokia 3300 and Sony-Ericsson K700i sounds better using the exact same MP3 file. say you're playing an upbeat or dance song with an effect that the voice travels from left to right to left earphones, you can hear that effect with Nokia 3300 and Sony-Ericsson K700i. but with Nokia 6260, the effect doesnt travel from left to right to left earphones but you just hear them on both sides of the earphones at the same time. you get what i mean?.... hehehe oh well...
yeah i guess it was blessing in disguise when i bought this 6260. i was at the panasonic shop and ready to purchase that X700 then he said it's out of stock. i was like "what? you had one yesterday right?".... so i decided to look around and Nokia, Motorola, Siemens, Palm and Sony-Ericsson shops were just right in front of it so i decided to check phones with same value and i bought this 6260 on the spot (well i was really planning to buy a new phone that day, not just an impulse or something).
Sorry bout my previous post about Panasonic X700, I thought you were refering to the Panasonic Video CAM phone (cause you were talking bout twist and flip of 6260, so I mistaken the X700 for the Panasonic Video CAM phone)...
Anyway, reading the review and specification, it's worst than 6600 IMO,... except the look, and display I guess... But for a Clampshell phone, it's a very common look, and not really nice looking clamshell compared to other japanese or korean clampshell design... The size isn't really small anyway, about the same size as 6260... 6260 looks big because of it's shape, it's Rectangle while X700 is Oval...
Performance wise, this phone can't beat 6260, not even 6600... it uses the same processor as 6600 and memory is low... though, I believe the sound quality should be better..
X700 camera quality is awfullly bad, worst than 6600...
Anyway, IMO, it's very lucky you didn't choose that =)
Sorry, I mistaken your for kaosgirl, hehe, and thanx for clarifying to me that the name is at the bottom... =)
For the battery issue, I hope you know the difference between Li-Ion and Ni-Cad (The new slim type battery and the old type which used by older Nokia models)... The new type, you don't have to drain it before you charge... You can charge anytime, even if it's full, just keep the battery life top, it won't spoil the battery, don't worry... The older type of battery, you need to discharge it first, the new type is not recommended according to what I've read...
As for the MP3 playback when using the headset, it's STEREO... STEREO means with LEFT and RIGHT channel, 2 Speakers... Most Nokia Symbian phones come with 1 internal speaker which makes it MONO quality... except the N-GAGE Classic. Have you tried hearing without the headset and with the headset on? It's a big difference in quality, which is much more clear when using the headset... Try listening to some dance music, without STEREO, the music is like breaking up...
As for 3300, it's clear probably the internal speaker is some good quality speaker... Like Sony Eriscon and Motorola phones, they have good quality internal speakers which makes the sound good... Well, probably the internal sound card or chipset as well, cannot really be sure... Anyway, Motorola E398 have a nice sound quality, was said to have "3D" sound...
As for Panasonic X700, I have not much comment, but is it a Symbian powered phone, or... is it even a SMARTphone? If it isn't then, to me, it's not worth paying so high just for the camera (like S700i)... With that price, I could get a much much much much much better camera, a REAL digital camera with REAL functions... There's a big difference in functions for phone's camera and digital camera's camera... not just the pixels...
As for UltraMP3, maybe you're using a later version, I haven't update my version for quite a long time =P
to matt,, the one starting 850mhz is for the american market the other starting 900mhz is for europe.mhz is the frequency at which the fone can operate on, the 850mhz is for the south americas and other regions which someone more better informed cud tell you.
Okay, so Nokia says they poduced two versions of this phone: an 850/1800/1900 and a 900/1800/1900. Is this a hardware or software distrinction [...stupid question, but could be a possibility...]? I have yet to see an 850Mhz 6260 available for sale. If anybody has one, could you please tell me where you got it?
If someone needs something just tell me and I'll do as much as I can to help him.
I wonna make something very clear: the "PhotoAcute" application works with this smartphones:
SonyEricsson P800, SonyEricsson P900, Nokia 6260, Nokia 6600, Nokia 3650, Nokia 6620.
If you have 7610, 7650, 6630 or SX-1 you'll need the application "Photo Right SP" which takes pictures with resulution 1152x762 (1 megapixel) and has 8x zoom.
I'll send you (Mick) "PhotoAcute" hoping that you have 6260.
Could someone send me the photo software please. Is it true it makes it equivalent of 1.3 m camera?
i just wanna noe...
if i always turn the phone screen...
will the screen get loose...
wil it easy to break?
hello..i just wanted to know about the preformance & the quaity of the mp3 player because i m big music lover and i have used nokia 6320 and i think it is a awesome hand set for music, so i m planing to switch on to this model shall i ?? i need some suggestions
Let me answer to you one by one:
Man you are kind of right about that but you are missing an important thing: By installing the "PhotoAcute" application on your phone your camera takes pictures with resulution 1280x960 instead of 640x480 which means 1.3 megapixel camera. That makes 6260 with more features and with a better camera(because the application doesn't work on 7610). So that makes 6260 the tru winner.
As far as I know the adapter cable(USB) is't in the box when you buy the phone. You have to buy it separately. But apart from that I realy hightly recommend you to buy this phone.
Hey, man, I don't even know why you're asking this question. There are several things that 6260 has and 6600 hasn't. Some of them are radio and pop-port(which is very very important)not mentioning that as far as I'm consernd I like the desigh of 6260 much more and not only bacause it's clamshell. Of course it's a bit more expensive that 6600 but I thing the price is worthed.
P.S. The camera lens is at the left side of the part with the keypad.
what is only bad in this phone is the battery life and ringtones .... battery + - 2 day ringtone are mono
for the rest is very good
hi! I am going to buy a phone, which is better 6600 OR 6260? also, where is the camera lens of 6260 ?
if we buy the nokia 6260, does it comes with nokia adapter cable(usb)? reply asap
i think i'm gonna buy it this weekend.
Nokia 6260 is good with the solfware,but too slow and the power button not good.the 6260 used RS-MMC,batteries gone to fast too...
Nokia 6260 has a radio and infra-red port. However,Nokia 7610 is just the opposite of 6260 except for the fact that it has one megapixel camera. It's up to the phone user whether he/she prefers better camera resolution like 7610 or a complete set of functions like 6260 regardless of camera's VGA format.
Hi it's me again. I just forgot to ask you which one do you think is better:
NOKIA 6600, NOKIA 7610 or NOKIA 6260
As long as I'm conserned NOKIA 6260 IS THE BEST. But it's a good topic to discuss.
Hi everybody I'm Slavyan from Bulgaria(somewhere in south-eastern Europe), after all I read so far(I spent about 3 or 4 hours reading other people's opinions) I am realy planing to buy the phone, uups mistake, the SMARTphone soon. My birthday is in a month and I think it will be just the perfect present for me =). Its definetly the greatest phone ever invented. It has everything but even if it doesn't have something you can simply find an application for it thanks to the operation system. I look forward to having this phone. I just can't wait to try all its features.
P.S. Considering all the great things in this smartphone I don't care even IF it has few bad things(although I doubt it)
I'll soon be back to check the new opinions.
Bye for now