Nokia C6-01 review

Can the cheapest Symbian^3 phone to date offer good value?

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Nokia C6-01 review: Video

Although some Nokia technical specs list the Nokia C6-01's video capture as VGA, a quick visit to the video settings identifies that it is actually capable of HD 720p video.

nokia c6 01

nokia c6 01

Other things to note are that video stabilisation and geo-tagging are provided in video capture mode along with the ability to manually set white balance, colour tone and set for low light or night recording, although these can all be left in auto mode.

Images and video taken on the Nokia C6-01 are good enough for just about any casual use, with the only limitations being the capacity of the users microSD card and the lack of physical zoom, which can be partially mitigated by image cropping since few users will need to blow their pictures up to sizes that would cause pixilation.

Disappointingly, unlike the Nokia C7 and Nokia N8, there is no pre-installed video editor on the Nokia C6-01. Our frustration is that there must have been a decision to remove this function, since the C6-01 is the first Symbian^3 device to not have one.


Tech Specs

Product TypeSmartphone
Network BandQuad Band
Input MethodTouchscreen
Wireless LANYes
Contract TypeSIM-free
Maximum Memory Card Size Supported32 GB
Built-in Memory340 MB
Built-in FlashYes
Memory Card SlotYes
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyGPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA
SAR Value1 W/kg
GPS ReceiverYes
Product FamilyC
Cellular Generation3.5G
Cellular Network SupportedGSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900, WCDMA 850, WCDMA 900, WCDMA 1700, WCDMA 1900, WCDMA 2100
Rear Camera Resolution8.1 Megapixel
Front CameraYes
Memory Card SupportedmicroSD
Phone StyleBar
Operating SystemSymbian
Brand NameNokia
Battery Talk Time12 Hour
Product ModelC6-01
Screen Size8.1 cm (3.2")
Screen Resolution640 x 360
Touchscreen TypeCapacitive
Weight (Approximate)131 g
Maximum Video Resolution1280 x 720
Processor ManufacturerARM
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 2.1
Operating System VersionSymbian^3 OS
Messaging TypeSMS (Short Message Service), MMS (Multi-media Messaging Service), Email, Instant Messaging
USB StandardUSB 2.0
Height103.8 mm
Width52.5 mm
Depth13.9 mm
Radio TunerYes
Product SeriesC
Battery Standby Time420 Hour
Product NameC6-01 Smartphone
Processor Speed680 MHz
Processor TypeARM11
Screen TypeLCD
Sensor TypeOrientation Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Digital Compass
Manufacturer Part Number002T5X2
Manufacturer Website Address