Feeds
75%

Nokia 6600 Slide 3G mobile phone

Smooth with a capital 'smooth'

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

The essential guide to IT transformation

Unlike recent N series and XpressMusic phones, there’s no standard 3.5mm headphone socket built into the phone, but the better than average two-part set of earphones supplied includes an adaptor so you can plug in your own cans. Tunes sound pretty good through the supplied in-ear headset, which attaches to micro USB slot on top of the phone. It delivers well-detailed audio for a mobile, with a little heavyweight bass in the mix too.

There’s a Nokia browser which runs reasonably on 3G, but not particularly brilliantly on picture or media-heavy sites. It's better to use the fine Opera Mini mobile browser, pre-loaded too. As with most of its recent S40 phones, Nokia has also include Yahoo! Go and Nokia’s WidSets, both of which are capable of delivering news, email, weather, blog updates and so on through desktop widget-like applets. An online Search client for Windows Live or Yahoo! is included too.

Nokia 6600 Slide

The slide action's smooth - and so are the sides

Naturally the phone is equipped for using email, while a solid set of organiser functionality and workaday phone tools are present too. The phone can also be hooked up to a USB printer that supports PictBrige, while other USB devices, such as memory sticks, can be connected for file browsing and transfers - using a non-bundled adaptor. Voice call quality was of a high standard on the 6600 Slide, with ample volume. We had no trouble getting and maintaining a decent network coverage too. We did have issues with the vibrating alert for incoming calls, though: it’s way too weak and can be easily missed when the 6600's in your pocket. Lay the phone on its back and its rear-facing louspeaker is muffled.

Battery performance was reasonable with our typical usage. Nokia reckons on optimum figures of up to four hours of talktime or up to 240 hours in standby, though with our average amount of mobile use we managed around three days from a full charge.

Verdict

Sure, the Nokia 6600 Slide is a neat looking, smooth and well-built piece, packing in the essentials for a 3G mid-level mobile. It delivers a good music performance, and has a reasonable if unspectacular camera. But under the surface it’s a standard Nokia S40 handset with little to excite upmarket phone buyers. Still, if you’re after an attractively designed compact sliderphone, the 6600 Slide's worth a look. ®

More Mobile Reviews...


Palm Pré
video preview

LG KC780

Sony Ericsson
Cyber-shot C905

LG Cookie

Boost IT visibility and business value

75%

Nokia 6600 Slide 3G mobile phone

Smooth, compact if unspectacular 3G Nokia sliderphone that does the basics well.
Price: Contract: Free to £100. Pre-pay: £140-180. Handset only: £210 RRP

More from The Register

next story
So, Apple won't sell cheap kit? Prepare the iOS garden wall WRECKING BALL
It can throw the low cost race if it looks to the cloud
Apple's iWatch? They cannae do it ... they don't have the POWER
Analyst predicts fanbois will have to wait until next year
AMD unveils 'single purpose' graphics card for PC gamers and NO ONE else
Chip maker claims the Radeon R9 285 is 'best in its class'
Barnes & Noble: Swallow a Samsung Nook tablet, please ... pretty please
Novelslab finally on sale with ($199 - $20) price tag
Apple to build WORLD'S BIGGEST iStore in Dubai
It's not the size of your shiny-shiny...
Just in case? Unverified 'supersize me' iPhone 6 pics in sneak leak peek
Is bigger necessarily better for the fruity firm's flagship phone?
Steve Jobs had BETTER BALLS than Atari, says Apple mouse designer
Xerox? Pff, not even in the same league as His Jobsiness
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup
IT departments are embracing cloud backup, but there’s a lot you need to know before choosing a service provider. Learn all the critical things you need to know.
Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
Top 8 considerations to enable and simplify mobility
In this whitepaper learn how to successfully add mobile capabilities simply and cost effectively.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?