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Nokia 6120.. Another Software Disaster

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26.06.2008

Advantages:
Good for browsing .  .  sleek looking

Disadvantages:
Software's rubbish

Recommendable No:

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Battery talktimePoor

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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 27.06.2008 00:21

Good review... Some good information and tips. Thanks. J.

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Additional Features Text-to-Speech (text recognition)
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