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Stuff Magazine’s Nokia X6 Review: For entertainment, music and social networking.

February 12, 2010 2 comments

I don’t know what on earth the reviewer speaks of when she says the 5800 was not the hit Nokia were expecting. I remember that around March/April, Nokia expected to sell 1 million 5800 but exceeded that and sold 3 million (actually already reached 1 million in January). Sales wise, the 5800 is one of Nokia’s most successful phones.

But perhaps the reviewer meant successful in terms of mind share; getting an iconic handset with an agreeable touch UI. This is where touch S60 initially had fallen short of the mark.

The X6 seeks to remedy this, along with a few hardware changes, including Nokia’s first capacitive screen, 32GB (or also 16GB) memory, and a slimmer shell.

Unfortunately, as the reviewer correctly puts, the X6 is still (unbearably) underwhelming. Pausing between loading of apps, freezing in heavy web pages, nonsensical double taps to open folders – overall very laggy for what’s supposedly a premium handset (premium priced anyways).

An important thing to consider maybe the recent firmware upgrade of the X6 to V12, which does sort out some speed and stability (or lack of) issues. It’s a touch annoying  though that despite the lengthy life span and history of Symbian, each new handset (not just S60 variant) still needs firmware upgrade after firmware upgrade to become finally usable. (V21 with N97 after 7 months is almost there). This is not good for users who don’t even know what a firmware is let alone how to upgrade it. (On the positive note, “frequent” firmware upgrades means problems gradually get fixed quicker….though on the flip side again, that problem should not be there in the first place. I mean come on…same phone just different shell…it’s like there’s some amnesia and they’ve forgotten they already sorted this problem out in another phone :S)

I reckon the 5800 is still a much better option as a music phone. The only thing it really lacks is the additional 2MP. But for such a value-packed price, the 5800 is unbeatable. And then there’s always the likes of the 5230, another phone of unquestionably great value for money. [That’s what I recommend to friends looking for a good value, ‘modern’ Nokia phone. Not so much 5530 as that lacks GPS and having free Sat Nav functionality always impresses, especially when they don’t realise their phone has it]

Video: Nokia X6 playing Dance Fabulous – Trailer

December 1, 2009 Leave a comment

Dance Fabulous – a dance coordination game shown on the Nokia X6.

It doesn’t look half bad for a S60 5th Edition Game.

[YOUTUBE=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcdZGvuAjjE]

Videos: Hands on/Walkthrough of the Nokia Booklet 3G, X6, N900 and N97 Mini.

September 3, 2009 10 comments

Here are four hands on/walkthrough videos of the four hottest Nokia Devices making their debut public appearance at Nokia World 2009.

1. Nokia Booklet 3G  – Nokia’s first entry into the Netbook market – Premium design, exceedingly good battery life with respectable netbook performance.

2. Nokia X6 – Nokia’s first ever device to have a capacitive display – their latest music phone with 32GB on board memory. (short demo of X3 at the end too)

[YOUTUBE=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GArlom-2NWQ]

3. Nokia N900 – Nokia’s first Maemo based mobile phone and the flagship Nokia handset – the Smartphone to rule them all.

4. Nokia N97 Mini – A somewhat smaller version of the previous Nokia flagship – the N97.

via V3

and Inquirer.net 1, 2, 3, 4

Nokia X6 Technical Specifications (and live photos). Comes with…Capacitive!

September 2, 2009 2 comments

This morning at NW09 Nokia announced several devices, two of which were new unknown handsets of a new Xseries line up. The X3 and the X6. (Not to be confused with X1/X2/X3 Xperia range from Sony Ericsson)

The more interesting of the two, the Nokia X6, is now the Music Flasgship (if there is one) and Nokia’s first phone to have a capacitive display.

It is a Comes With Music ONLY handset to make sure you take advantage of Nokia’s unlimited free download music service. What else?

  • 32GB in built memory (no expansion)
  • 3.2″ 16:9 640×360 capacitive display (under glass, not plastic)
  • 433.9MHz Arm 11 processor
  • 128MB RAM (Undisclosed how much is free to the user)
  • S60 5th Edition
  • 5MP camera with Dual LED Flash
  • VGA video at 30FPS
  • TV-OUT
  • A-GPS
  • the 5800 media bar “button”
  • Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP
  • 3.5mm jack

…and it’s 3.5G.  It also comes with 3 free N-gage games that are actually pretty good – Spore , D Mix Tour and Asphalt 4. There’s no USB charging by the looks of the AC-8 standard pin charger.

All that for 459EUR/402GBP/654USD unsubsidised although Nokia were quick to point out that the price will be FREE on selected plans – Perhaps around £35 range considering it is Comes with Music – coming Q4 2009.

Will all this be enough to follow in the 5800’s success?

The X6 is available in a white-blue or a black-red theme.  Read on below for the technical specifications and live Photos from Eldar/Stuff TV.

x6 both

…from this angle the X6 sort of resembles this…

[IMAGE from a post that talked about new slim touch screens and an N810 successor.]

Back to the X6…

x6 back side

Here’s a demo video of the X6. Take note how lightly it’s being tapped. NW09 attendants confirm capacitive at last! Though no mention of this in the official tech-specs or any hype from Nokia even though this is a really big deal. Most likely that making a fuss of capacitive is gonna be a downer on why they’ve been using capacitive (and why the N900 has it too).

I know it should really be more on the responsiveness of the display rather than a resistive vs capacitive debate but for me, capacitive has always felt better (Hero/magic/g1/i8910/iPhone). Yes you can be more accurate with resistive, but to achieve that accuracy you need a stylus. Handwriting recognition? Except for asian markets, what’s the performance advantage over QWERTY? And the whole glove/fingernail thing. Erm. Take off your gloves or cut your nails. It’s a touch screen – just a feather light touch. Not a press-screen. One less thing for Engadget guys to knock, eh?

X6 looks somewhat thicker than it actually is – and in some angles, there’s something oddly very N95 classic about it.

Specifications

Nokia X6 Dimensions

* Form: Classic with finger-operated touch screen user interface
* Dimensions: 111.0 x 51.0 x 13.8 mm (For comparison, iPhone is 115.5×62.1×12.3mm. Smaller than the iPhone and just 1.5mm thicker)
* Weight: 122 g (iPhone 3GS at 135g)

Display

  • * Size: 3.2″
  • * Resolution: 640 x 360 pixels (nHD) * Up to 16.7 million colours
  • * 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio

Memory

  • * 32 GB internal memory (not expandable, no micro SD slot)

Power

  • * BL-5J 1320 mAh Li-Ion standard battery
  • Talk time (maximum):
    – GSM 8 h 30 min
    – WCDMA 6 h
  • Standby time (maximum):
    – GSM 401 h
    – WCDMA 420 h
  • Video playback time (maximum): H51nHD 25 fps up to 3 h 36 min
  • Video recording time (maximum): 3 h 30 min
  • Video call time (maximum): 3 h
  • Music playback time (maximum): 35 h

Colours and covers

  • * Available in-box colours:
    – White/Blue
    – Black/Red

Connectors

  • * Micro USB connector for USB 2.0 High Speed to PC
  • * 3.5 mm Nokia AV connector for audio and TV-out
  • * Small DC jack

Local connectivity and synchronisation

  • * Bluetooth version 2.0 with Enhanced Data Rate
  • * MTP (Mobile Transfer Protocol) support
  • * TV out (PAL)
  • * Support for PC synchronisation with Nokia Ovi Suite

GPS and navigation

  • * Integrated A-GPS
  • * Ovi Maps 3.0

Camera

  • * 5.0 megapixel AF camera (2592 x 1944 pixels)
  • * Image formats: JPEG/EXIF * Carl Zeiss optics
  • * 4x digital zoom
  • * Autofocus
  • * Dual LED flash
  • * Dedicated camera key

Video

Main camera

  • Video recording at up to 640 x 480 pixels and up to 30 fps (TV quality), up to 640 x 352 pixels and up to 30 fps (widescreen quality), up to 320 x 240 pixels and up to 30 fps/15 fps (email high/normal quality), up to 176 x 144 and up to 15 fps (sharing quality)
  • – Up to 4x digital video zoom

Front camera

  • -Video recording at up to 176 x 144 pixels, smooth up to 15 fps
  • Video recording file formats: MP4, 3GP
  • Audio recording formats: WAV (normal), AMR (MMS), AAC/MP4 (high quality)

Music

  • * Music playback file formats: mp3, SPMidi, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA
  • * Dedicated volume keys and immediate access to the Music Player from the Media Bar
  • * Stereo FM radio
  • * 3.5 mm Nokia AV connector

Box Contents

  • Nokia X6
  • Nokia Battery (BL-5J)
  • Nokia High Efficiency Charger (AC-8)
  • Nokia Connectivity Cable (CA-101)
  • Nokia Stereo Headset (WH-500)
  • User Guide
  • Mini DVD
  • Comes With Music leaflet

Gaming

  • Included games:
  • – Spore
  • – D Mix Tour
  • – Asphalt4

via Nokia.com

X6 Gallery with live photos by Eldar and Stuff.tv (Note, no designation here. Just 0000).

There’s also a much cheaper non-touch sleek slider S40 version, the X3 -fantastic for 115EUR/100GBP/163USD. Details here