In addition to regular calendar, convertor, calculator, notes, tasks and clock, there’s a dictionary application, plus Nokia’s text-to-voice message reader and a voice recorder option. The usual S60 PC syncing options are available too for calendar, contacts and notes, using the PC Suite software supplied.
For the basics of making and taking calls, we got a top class performance from the 6220 classic. Audio was clear and consistent, and we maintained reliable signal levels throughout calls in a variety of locations. As for battery life, Nokia’s figures claim maximum talktime of up to 2.5 hours on WCDMA 900/2100 3G networks or 5 hours with standard GSM coverage; standby time is quoted at up to 280 hours on 3G or 300 hours on GSM networks.
The outer casing is a disappointment considering the other qualities
In reality, though, with so much functionality taking turns at battery power, how the 6220 classic fares will depend on your particular type of use. Nokia reckons 4 hours of GPS or 13 hours of music playback will drain the juice, so regular charging will be necessary if you keep such functions active. In our tests, we managed around 2 days between charges with average use of the main functions, and just over a day with regular sat nav activity.
There’s plenty to draw mobile buyers to the 6220 classic. It’s a mid-tier handset packed with high-end features, particularly that fine 5-megapixel camera, and A-GPS satellite navigation functionality. But you also get the full S60 smartphone package including HSDPA 3G connectivity and a decent set multimedia features.
Under the bonnet, though, the headline features of the 6220 classic put in high quality performances – the camera produces top class results, and the A-GPS system does its job efficiently and effectively – while there’s plenty of additional applications to add to its low-key appeal.
Nokia 6220 Classic candybar phone
@Captain DaFt + others - Snooze Time
Okay, I know you were joking - but seriously, the point of snooze time is to snooze a bit more.
Some people wake up differently - some can jump straight out of bed, others, like myself, need 20mins of gently being re-introduced to the world ! Plus its not just the the wake up alarm - you can set reminders for things, and sometimes you'll be in the middle of something else, then for the buzzer to come back 5mins later is annoying, so you cancel the whole reminder and then forget about it - whereas setting somewhere up to 20, 30 mins later would be helpful.
And yes - after text, calling and phone book, alarm is the most important feature to me on a phone; anything else is an added bonus!
@Stuart - thanks for the info - does make me happy !
Just got one as well...
...and the only thing that annoys me is that the screen seems prone to scratching. I've had it a week and there are already a couple of irritating hairline screapes which it's picked up from sharing my pocket with some fluff.
Other than that, I'm with Stuart (above) - my last few phones have been SE and I've been more than delighted with them, but this little beauty is nice.
Nokia 6220 - THE business mobile
it's available with free delivery on the nokia UK website! http://shop.nokia.co.uk
shame about the wifi
why not include wifi?
I like my N73, just want wifi support. Do I want to know where I am going - not fussed!
Re: Snooze time
Just got one of these, I like it.
Snooze time defaults to 15min, and can be anything between 1 min and 60 min. Hopefully that'll keep you happy.
Got it from mobiles.co.uk on O2, seems to be Nokia firmware and unlocked, from what I can tell.
(As a previous SE fan,it frustrates me that SE can't have a phone as good as this. Several come close but are missing the odd feature)