Oct 13, 2008

Latest Nokia 6600 slide quick review

Gsmarena have posted their review of the Nokia 6600 slide. Here are the key features, main disadvantages and final conclusion.

Key features:
•Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support, dual-band UMTS
•Accelerometer for tap-for-time and tap-to-mute
•2.2" 16M-color QVGA display
•3 megapixel camera, autofocus and LED flash
•VGA video recording at 15fps
•S40 user interface, 5th edition, FP1
•Bluetooth (with A2DP) and USB-on-the-go
•Stereo FM radio with RDS
•microSD card slot (up to 8 GB), 512MB included
•Rich preinstalled application package
•Nokia Maps
•Compact and extra smooth
•Sweet oval shapes and neat slider design
•Large capacity BL-4U battery (Li-Ion 1000 mAh)

Main disadvantages:
•Fingerprint magnet, hard to clean
•Rigid battery cover latch
•Memory card slot under the battery, no hot-swap
•No camera shutter key
•Below par camera quality
•Display easily gets scratched
•No smart dialing
•No multi-tasking
•No office document viewer

To wrap it up, Nokia 6600 slide rounds off a nice little family get-together. It's a neat cross-section of the Nokia midrange from the basic comfort of the 3600 slide through the exquisite elegance of the 6600 flip. With some 6500 slide and classic in the distant background, Nokia 6600 slide is put right in the middle of a rich tale of family ties and heritage.

To begin with, 6600 slide tops the 3600 slide right where it counts: screen estate, 3G and looks. So, we guess, it's a point won for the 6600 slide.

The compact and suave slider is a good match for the outlandish charm of the 6600 fold. The 6600 pair does well to achieve cohesion and distinct identity but we can't help the thought that the specific targeting of the girly flip makes it a little bit more focused. Not to mention that it's a lot easier for the 6600 fold to get away with being overpriced.

So, we end up exactly where we were with the 6500 classic / 6500 slide duo. One is outspokenly driven by looks, the other tries to bring an extra dimension of skill but ends up harder to define and exposed to a lot more pressure.

1 comment:

groat said...

mm...the old 6600 was such a rage...lets see what happens with this one... :)


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