Nokia C6-00 in the Test

The Nokia C6-00 shows no real weaknesses and provides good services as a workhorse, a Messaging specialist, as well as leisure-time Companion.

  1. Nokia C6-00 in the test
  2. Data sheet
  3. Rating

Smartphones with a full-fledged keyboard keyboard have a long tradition at Nokia. The most recent member of this special species is the Qwertz Slider C6-00. There is a likelihood of confusion with the soon-to-be-available Nokia C6-01, but the sister model without a keyboard is quickly identified as a different type.

User-Interface with weaknesses

The Nokia C6-00 goes without a contract for a recommended 289 euros over the counter, whereby the road price this cheap brand once again underbids. The buyer receives not only a Symbian smartphone with Qwertz keyboard and UMTS reception, but also a modern full-touch device. The resistive, so pressure-sensitive touchscreen in the 3.2 inch format solves with 360 x 640 pixels high and is also nice bright. The contrast and the black value could be better, but in everyday life this hardly bothered.

Not a lightweight is the Nokia C6-00 with its 149 grams certainly, but the dimensions are in the green zone, and so the Nokia also in pockets is a place. The simple look in black or white is compliant, the processing is good. Thanks to rounded back is the Smartphone well in hand.

As a user interface doing work on the Nokia C6-00 still the version of Symbian S60 5th Edition Service, a keyboard models adapted version for touch screen devices. This poses some problems. So find some expansive options menu where the user must scroll much. Also it is not enough for some functions, to tap them only once. These problems should be created from the world soon with the brand new operating system Symbian 3, about the sibling model C6-01 and the N8 are equipped.

Good keyboard, fleet control

The small deficiencies of the Nokia C6-00 will be offset by the otherwise very good handling. A highlight is about the icon. This offers eight shortcuts as the default for program shortcuts or browser Favorites, an E-Mail and a Facebook client and a quick-dial function for the four most important contacts. The home screen is completed by clock, date, and the current situation profile. However, the whole thing can be configured by the user also according to their own taste. So, about individual fields can be completely remove and replace with others. As an alternative but also a wipe on the touchscreen is sufficient and already all contents are hidden until the time, date, and the profile of the situation.

Even the QWERTY keyboard does their duty in everyday life perfectly. The slider mechanism might succumb although slightly softer, but the individual buttons are fairly large, brightly illuminated and offer defined pressure points, and the shape of the keys handle better, there could be something. In addition the Nokia C6-00 accommodates a 5-way controller on his keyboard, allows you to select all features of the Smartphone.

Very well presented the Symbian device on the subject of speed. So, wait times when calling functions were rare, although in the Nokia C6-00 works an ARM 11 processor with only 434 MHz. Also the internal memory is very tight with 240 MB, after all, one came with 2 GB large MicroSD memory card our test device. The corresponding slot is accessible on the side of the unit.

Top features in the laboratory

At furnish Nokia has attracted the feeling generous, however,: the C6-00 offers the download accelerators HSDPA and EDGE over Wi-FI and Bluetooth up to a GPS receiver with A-GPS support for faster positioning everything the heart desires. Also the theme sensor technology is not too short comes with position, distance and ambient light sensors. The feature Fireworks is rounded off by the snappy browser, the free global navigation via Ovi maps and the 5-megapixel camera with autofocus, photo light, as well as numerous setting options.

For an acoustic entertainment, an FM radio with RDS and the comfortable and well-equipped music player. As an icing on the cake, only HSUPA, WLAN in fast n mode and a full version of Quickoffice are missing. The pre-installed package can be easily upgraded in the Ovi Store for about eleven euros. Other apps for the Nokia C6-00 can be found here, so you can easily expand the functionality of the smartphone.

Also in our verlagseigen test laboratory the Nokia did not slip. Here, the C6-00 delivered consistently good, if not extraordinary, performances. So the endurance values ​​with 16 days standby and the UMTS talk time with 2:40 hours average. Good is the typical endurance of 3:19 hours in the application mix and the talk time of up to ten hours in the GSM network. The reception is okay, the same also applies to the sound when making a call.

Bottom line, the Nokia C6-00 has earned a thick recommendation. At a small price, it offers not only a full set of equipment, but also tadellose laboratory values. Thanks to a good keyboard, you will also have a lot of fun at your fingertips – whether in the professional or private sector.

Data sheet

FACILITIES
SYSTEM
Operating system Symbian OS 9
Processor / clock speed (MHz) ARM11 / 434
internal memory (MB) 240
Memory card slot MicroSD
QWERTY keyboard / touchscreen / multitouch / /
Battery type / variable Li-ion /.
SCOPE OF DELIVERY
Headset / data cable Stereo headset /.
Size of memory card 2 GB
Charging cable for the car / holder for your car /
CONNECTIVITY
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / / /
GPRS / EDGE / UMTS / LTE / / /
HSDPA / HSUPA 3.6 /.
Wi-FI standard 802.11b / g
Bluetooth…
… Headset / Handsfree / A2DP / /
… Object push / OBEX / AVRCP / /
… SIM access, phone book / HID / /
USB type / storage / charging / /
DISPLAY
Type / size (inch) TFT / 3.2
Resolution (PX) 360 x 640
Number of colors 16.7 m
PHONE FUNCTION
Call list / language selection /
Brokering
Situation profiles / airplane mode / vibrating alert > 6.
Handsfree / mute /
MESSAGING
Email / POP3 / IMAP / HTML / / /
SMS / MMS /
PIM
Contact management
Phone numbers / E-Mail addresses (number per contact) 7 / 3 / 3
Image / notes field / date of birth / /
Appointment management
Day / week / month view / /
weekly / annual events /
Alarm clock when device is off
Sync: Outlook / Mac /
Notes: Outlook-sync
ToDo-list
OFFICE
Look at Word / edit /
Consider Excel / edit /
PDF Viewer / calculator / voice memo / /
BROWSER
Web / frame / Java / Java scripting / / /
Flash / https / home / Favorites / /
MULTIMEDIA
Audio format: MP3 / WMA / M4A / AAC / / /
Video player / full screen display /
Video format: 3GP / MP4 / WMV / /
Integrated camera
Resolution (megapixel) 5
NAVIGATION
Receiver GPS / A-GPS /
Navi-software / onboard / offboard Ovi maps 3.03 / /.
Navi / route planner Full version /.
SIZE AND WEIGHT
Dimensions in mm 114 x 54 x 17
Weight (grams) 149
MEASURED VALUES
Endurance D power (hours) 8:59 am
Endurance interview E-Netz (hours) 9:53 am
Endurance conversation UMTS (hours) 2:40
type. Endurance (hours) 3:19
standard radiation factor / SAR value (manufacturer) 0.28 / 1.050

Rating

TEST RESULTS
ENDURANCE (100) sufficient 62
Endurance talk (35) 22
Persistence display mode (65) 40
FACILITIES (170) sufficient 107
System (15) 6
Scope of delivery (10) 4
Display (40) 22
Connectivity (15) 7
Phone features (10) 10
Messaging (15) 15
PIM (15) 13
Office (5) 4
Web browser (15) 8
Camera (15) 6
Music and video (10) 7
Navigation (5) 5
HANDLING (140) good 113
Ease of handling 35
User interface 62
Processing quality 16
MEASUREMENTS (90) good 72
Transmission and reception quality GSM (30) 25
Transmission and reception quality UMTS (30) 24
Acoustic measurements send (15) 11
Acoustic measurements receiving (15) 12
tested in issue:
CONNECT sentence maximum 500 points satisfying 354