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Nokia C6-01

alaTest has collected and analyzed 351 reviews of Nokia C6-01. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Views about the reliability and usability are on the whole positive. The camera and screen also get good feedback. There are some mixed comments about the design.

durability, screen, camera, usability, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Nokia C6-01 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Nokia C6-01 from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on People are impressed by the usability and battery.

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This summary is based on the products: Nokia C6-01 Sim Free Mobile Phone - SilverNokia C6-01 Sim Free Mobile Phone - Silver

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Dave Oliver (

Nokia C6-01


As former Channel 4 controller Michael Jackson probably gets sick of saying, the name may be familiar, but the similarities end there. Nokia released a C6 smart phone earlier this year, but this version, distinguished only by that 01 suffix, is...

8-megapixel camera with dual LED flash, AMOLED screen, sturdy build, FM radio

Symbian 3 still clunky and awkward compared to rivals, ugly web browser, touch sensitivity on screen not the best

Nokia seems to have settled into a bit of rut, producing decent, dependable, workmanlike handsets which get their various jobs done, but with little flair or fun. The heart of the problem seems to be the Symbian OS, which despite its recent update to 3...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by : Martyn Brett (

Nokia C6-01 review


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

Familiar interface ; Customisable Home screens ; Good camera ; Ovi Maps and Store

Heavy and thick ; Some UI oddities ; No converter app ; Needs larger memory card

The Nokia C6-01 is the cheapest Symbian^3 handset to date - it's a definite update to the likes of the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic, and also comes with a relatively large amount of technology under the surface too considering its smaller dimensions.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Thomas Newton (

Nokia C6-01 Review


The Nokia C6-01 is the second of the two Nokia C6 phones that've been released this year (the other was the Nokia C6-00). This one comes with an 8-megapixel camera, dual LED flash, and runs on the more…

Dec, 2010

Expert review by : Ewan (

Review: The Nokia C6-01, four months later


Ewan Spence, April 2011.

Apr, 2011

Expert review by (

Nokia - C6-01


Nokia embarked on a whole new direction with the recent announcement that it is joining forces with Microsoft to develop handsets for Windows Phone, in a bid to take on smartphone giants the Apple iPhone and ...

Nokia fans ought to like ^3, which retains much that is familiar while still managing to add new features. The C6-01 is also a well built phone. It's the kind of handset that ought to see you through till the fruits of the Nokia/Microsoft partnership...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by (

Nokia C6-01


A touchscreen effort, but one that slips into the budget category thanks to its low price tag and positioning way down the pecking order from the top-end Nokia N8. The Nokia C6-01 rocks a 3.2-inch screen, Symbian 3 software, MP3, AAC and WMA music...

There’s no denying the Nokia C6-01 pushes basic phones into new territory. With HD video, a neat touchscreen and features that until a couple of years ago were the preserve of super-pricey cells, this is a great phone if you can only manage around £20...

Jan, 2011

Expert review by : Maxim Antonenko (

Nokia C6-01


Nokia designers did their best to add some flavor of the 8000 series to the model, just like they did with the Nokia 6700 Classic. The battery cover is made of stainless steel and it not just a thin layer of metal but a fairly solid piece. The screen...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by : Morti (

Nokia C6-01 vs. HTC G2


The Q3 was very successful for two mobile giants – HTC and Nokia, as they launched cool collections of high-end and mid-range smartphones. The Taiwanese company released its WP7 series lined up as  HTC HD7, HTC Mozart 7, HTC 7 Trophy, HTC 7 Surround,...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : Ben Griffin (

Nokia C6-01 review


Looking to capitalise on the mid-range market, the Symbian^3-powered Nokia C6-01 offers a 3.2-inch capacitive touch screen experience without the slider keyboard of the C6. Whilst both phones have very similar names for reasons unbeknown to us, the...

Excellent value for money, Robust, Symbian 3,

No HDMI port, Unexciting looks,

The Nokia C6-01 is the embodiment of Nokia; it's a high quality, affordable handset that almost rivals that of the far pricier flagship N8

Expert review by : SmartphoneDaily (

Nokia C6-01 review


Nokia's new Symbian^3 operating system has not impressed us greatly so far. When we reviewed the Nokia C7, for example, we liked the handset well enough, but we did have some reservations about Symbian^3.

When web browsing you can pinch to zoom, which is useful, but text reflowing support is not good, so if you zoom past a certain point you'll find yourself having to scroll left and right to read text. Scrolling through long web pages is not always...

Product Specifications


Audio formats supported:AAC, AMR, MP3
FM radio: Yes
Music player: Yes
Ringer type:MP3
Voice Recording: Yes


Battery Capacity:1050 / 1200
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:30 / 50 / 54
Continuous video playback time:4 / 6 / 6.5
Standby time (2G):4.33 / 400 / 420
Standby time (3G):380 / 400
Talk time (2G):11 / 11.5 / 12 / 720
Talk time (3G):4.5 / 4.8 / 420 / 5
Video call time:2.24 / 2.5
Video recording time:3.8 / 4

Call management

Auto-redialing: Yes
Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice commands: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes


Auto Focus:No / Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Camera resolution:2584 x 1938 / 3264 x 2448
Digital Zoom:2 / 4
Face detection: Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Front camera type:Single camera
Geotagging:No / Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):5 / 8
Maximum frame rate:25 / 30
Rear camera:Y
Rear camera flash:Y
Rear Camera Resolution:2584 x 1938 / 3264 x 2448
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5 / 8
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:0.3
Self-timer: Yes
Video capture resolution (max):1280 x 720 / 640 x 360
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:720p
White Balance:Auto
Zoom capability: Yes


Specific absorption rate (SAR) value (EU):1.09

Data Transmission

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0+EDR


Colour of product:Black / Black, Silver / Gold / Silver
Form factor:Bar / Slider
Product colour:Silver


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:8.13
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:360 x 640 / 640 x 360
Display Type:AMOLED / OLED
External display: No
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive


Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

GPS Performance

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Position location:Y


Keyboard layout:QWERTY
Navigation key: Yes

Management features

Microphone mute: Yes


Internal Memory:340
Internal RAM:0.25
Maximum memory card size:32


Chat: Yes
E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes
Text prediction system:T9
Text prediction system type:T9
Text-to-speech message reader: Yes


Audio formats supported:AAC, AMR, MP3, WMA / AAC, eAAC+, MP3, WMA / AAC, HE-AAC, MIDI, MP3, WAV, WMA / AAC, MP3, WMA
Document formats supported:DOC, PDF, PPT, XLS
FM band range:76 - 108 / 87.5 - 108
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, EXIF, PNG, TIF / EXIF, JPG / JPG
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
Video formats supported:3GP, H.263, H.264, MPEG4 / 3GP, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VC-1 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VC-1, WMV9
Voice codecs:AMR / EFR


Assisted GPS (A-GPS):No / Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GPS:No / Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Pedestrian navigation: Yes
Position location:N / Y
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes


2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:800,900,1700,1900,2100 / 850,900,1700,1900,2100 / 850,900,1900,2100
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR / 3.0+EDR / 3.0+HS
Data network:3G / CSD
EDGE multislot class:33
GPRS multislot class:33
Security algorithms:WPA2
SIM card capability:Single SIM
WAP:2.0 / Yes
Wi-Fi:No / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other features

Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Operating system installed:Symbian OS
Polyphonic ring: Yes
Ringer type:MP3 / Polyphonic
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video Playback: Yes
Voice Recording: Yes
VoIP: Yes

Packaging Content

Headset included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes


Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Closed user group support: Yes
Customisable video ring tones: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Operating system installed:Symbian OS
Operating System Version:3 / 9.4 / Anna / ^3
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list / Calculator, Calendar, Notes, Recorder, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Shortcuts, Themes, Widgets / Themes
Proximity sensor: Yes
Support for contact groups: Yes
SyncML: Yes
Themes:Changeable colour, Pre-themes, Screensavers, Wallpapers
Video call: Yes

Phone features

Exchange support: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Form factor:Bar
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Recorder
Speakerphone: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes

Ports & interfaces

AV output:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
TV Out:Y
TV-Out : Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Micro-USB A
USB version:2.0


Battery Capacity:1050
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:54
Continuous video playback time:3.8
Standby time (2G):555
Standby time (3G):656
Talk time (2G):9.6
Talk time (3G):5.3
Video call time:2.4


Processor frequency:0.68


Operating system installed:Symbian OS
Operating System Version:3 / 9.4 / Anna / ^3
SyncML: Yes


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / microSDHC
Hot-swap: Yes
Included memory card size:2
Internal Memory:200 / 256 / 340
Internal RAM:256
Maximum memory card size:16 / 32
RAM capacity:0.25

Technical Details

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Camera included: Yes
Colour of product:Black
Image formats supported:EXIF, JPG
Proximity sensor: Yes
Rotating: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
USB mass storage: Yes
Video formats supported:H.264, MPEG4
Volume Control:Digital
Wireless Connection: Yes


Video call: Yes
Video Playback: Yes
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:720p

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.39 / 10.4 / 5.25 / 5.3
Height :1.39 / 1.68 / 10.4
Volume:65 / 80
Weight:131 / 150
Width:10.4 / 11.3 / 5.25
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