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The eye-catching Nokia 6120 classic gives you up-to-date technology that's easy to use - with a high speed internet connection for fast browsing and d...

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published 26/06/2008 | Leadenwinter
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"Nokia 6120.. Another Software Disaster"

A reasonable smartphone, though there's better stuff on the market.

The phone is slim, looks good and attractive and does most stuff that mobile phones do these days. The Bluetooth seems to be very good, quick and works a treat with most other devices and internet browsing is quite easy, straightforward and reliable. The phone also turns your texts into spoken words, which is quite an amusing toy. The music features are as good, if not better than phones in this range, but there's virtually no memory on the phone itself so you'll have to buy an SD card. The camera isn't great but generally OK for random snapping and perhaps a few more mega-pixels are in order. Owing to the low mega-pixels the zoom feature is totally pointless

The 6120 gets hot rather quickly and when in use makes your ears hot and sweaty. This interferes quite noticeably with long talks where you're compelled to keep changing from ear to ear. Nokia phones tend to have bad batteries as a rule and the 6120 is no exception. The battery life starts deteriorating within a few weeks of purchase. The cover on the battery also has some design flaws and becomes wobbly with use.

The "C" and menu keys are far far too small, unintuitive and inaccessible and get annoying at times even when you get used to the rest of the phone. For such reasons the 6120 is not really a gamer's phone

The main reason I bothered to write this review at all is to warn people that connecting the phone to a computer (like most devices these days) is totally infuriating. For all the benefits of Nokia this issue itself is enough basis not to buy this or any other Nokia.

On first instance following the so called "guided connection" process the computer fails to recognize the USB although at the same time the Bluetooth connection works fine with the same computer.

I only got it working through a vast degree of dangerous fiddling which is too long and complicated to go into, although what harm I've done my computer I have yet to see.

Installing the Nokia PC suite is the root of all these problems. After installation it insists on opening when you start up your computer and slows everything down yet at the same time does not want to connect your phone to your computer. You have to remove it from your registry or use MSCONFIG to get rid of it. Also older versions seem to conflict with newer versions and the download version conflicts with the CD version. Its a total cock-up of a job that Nokia have done with their software.

In any case to get things working, it is advisable to disconnect from the internet before trying to install the Nokia PC suite. The reason being it starts trying to update the software and will refuse to connect to the phone itself although no update is "ever" found. If you disconnect after installation it will do nothing. You have to totally remove the program, disconnect from the net and then reinstall, cross your fingers and hope for the best.

Having to install the PC suite seems needless and just another example of an anti-competitive practice by Nokia especially considering Motorola phones and some others made by ethical manufacturers just connect to anything with a simple USB cable. The entire point of USB and ease of usability is sacrificed to facilitate essentially Nokia's paranoia and greed. A total and utter disgrace.

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  • headcase44 published 27/06/2008
    Good review... Some good information and tips. Thanks. J.
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Product Information : Nokia 6120 Classic

Manufacturer's product description

The eye-catching Nokia 6120 classic gives you up-to-date technology that's easy to use - with a high speed internet connection for fast browsing and downloads, video calls, and 2 megapixel camera with flash and panorama imaging.

Product Details

Cellular / Features: GPRS; EDGE; HSDPA; Bluetooth; mini USB; microSD card slot

Cellular / Extra Features: 2 MP digital camera; MP3/MPEG-4 player

Optical Sensor / Sensor Resolution: 2

Communications / Wireless Interface: Bluetooth

Cellular / Combined with: Digital Camera; Digital Player

Manufacturer: Nokia

Phone Design: Classic

Cellular / Phone Form Factor: Classic

Cellular / Type: Smartphone

Cellular / Integrated Components: Digital camera; Digital player

Long Name: 6120 Classic

EAN: 6417182748769

Rear-facing Camera Resolution: 2 Megapixel

Supported Memory Card: Micro SD Card

Form Factor: Bar

Talk Time: Up to 186 minutes

Wireless Interface: Bluetooth

Mobile Broadband Generation: 3G

Product Description: Nokia 6120 classic - white - 3G GSM - smartphone, Nokia 6120 classic - 3G GSM - smartphone, Nokia 6120 classic - black - 3G GSM - smartphone, Nokia 6120 classic - pink - 3G GSM - smartphone

Operating System: Symbian OS

Product Type: Smartphone

Band: WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900

Technology: WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM

Display: LCD display - colour - 2" - TFT

Integrated Components: Digital camera, 2nd camera, FM radio, digital player, voice recorder

Standby Time: Up to 230 hours

Dimensions (WxDxH): 46 mm x 15 mm x 105 mm

Colour: White, Black, Pink

Service Provider: Not specified

Weight: 89 g

Phone Features

Additional Features: Text-to-Speech (text recognition)

Polyphonic Ringer: Yes

Phone Functions: Call timer, conference call, vibrating alert


Wireless Interface: Bluetooth

Communication Features: Mobile Email client

Data Transmission: GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA


Included Accessories: Power adapter

Digital Camera

Rear-facing Camera Resolution: 2 Megapixel

Digital Zoom: 4

Still Image Resolutions: 1600 x 1200


Multi-language Menu: Yes

Type: LCD display - colour

Technology: TFT

Features: Wallpaper, screen saver

Display Resolution: 320 x 240 pixels

Diagonal Size: 2"

Colour Depth: 16.7 million colours


Supported Flash Memory Cards: Micro SD Card

User Memory: 35 MB


Connector Type: USB ¦ Headset jack - sub-mini-phone 2.5mm


Run Time Details: Talk - up to 186 min ¦ Standby - up to 230 hrs

Capacity: 890 mAh

Technology: Lithium Ion


Personal Information Management: Calendar, calculator, reminder, alarm clock


Service Provider: Not specified

Technology: WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM

Band: WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900

Mobile Broadband Generation: 3G

Operating System: Symbian OS


Width: 46 mm

Depth: 15 mm

Height: 105 mm

Weight: 89 g

Aerial: Internal

Body Colour: White, Black, Pink

MPN: 002B4B7, 6120, 6120 Classic, 0029219, 0029218, 6120 Classic Pink

Integrated Components: Digital camera, 2nd camera, FM radio, digital player, voice recorder

Product Type: Smartphone

Form Factor: Bar

Available Body Colours: Black, pearl white, pink, sand gold

Messaging & Internet

Cellular Messaging Services: Nokia Smart Messaging, SMS


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