Specs summary

Screen
No

The Nokia 6101's screen is Unknown with 128 x 160 pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown
OS

The phone runs on the Other operating system (OS).

Camera
VGA (640 x 480)

You can take photos with the phone's onboard VGA (640 x 480) camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
3 MB

Internal memory is 3 MB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
Unknown

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. Nokia's performance ratings are 9 days standby time, 240 minutes (2G).



Reviews (7.2/10 Avg. rating)


GSMArena

A pretty average-level phone with rich equipment

from GSMArena

Nokia 6101 evokes controversial feelings in me. On one hand, it is a middle-class phone with an excellent equipment and attractive design; on the other hand, the round forms as well as the silver plastic surfaces do not match my idea of Nokia mobile phones. If I was to choose which model to buy, I would probably go for the 6170 model or pay a little bit more and get myself a Nokia 7270. Whatsoever, Nokia 6101 is not an ugly or - even worse - a copied mobile phone. It is recognizable at a first sight and will hardly leave unnoticed among its clamshell competitors. What's more, the majority o... Full review

My sony ericsson broke, so now I am using my mom's old nokia phone. It's okay, but overall I really hate it. I've had a dislike for flip phones and the brand itself. It doesn't impress me. I'm using it until I get the Blackberry Bold.
My sony ericsson broke, so now I am using my mom's old nokia phone. It's okay, but overall I really hate it. I've had a dislike for flip phones and the brand itself. It doesn't impress me. I'm using it until I get the Blackberry Bold. Less

NOKIA 6101

crapola! this phone...urg...i had it in for repairs 4 times before the end of the 1st year and it always did the same thing when it came back. they smell funny, the screens get permenantly scratched from the number pad and it just keeps falling apart. the other bad thing about them is you have t... More
crapola! this phone...urg...i had it in for repairs 4 times before the end of the 1st year and it always did the same thing when it came back. they smell funny, the screens get permenantly scratched from the number pad and it just keeps falling apart. the other bad thing about them is you have to buy all your USB cords seperately...very costly and I paid 300 for the phone when i bought it 3 years ago....i only used it for the first year and then they sent me the biggest piece a crap ever phone by Motorola as a replacement for $40 but that is for another forum Less

Exelent Phone Exlent Price

i get around 13-14 days standby, 3 hours calling, amazing screen, durable phone, memory is kinda low, around 2-3 mb, depending on ur service provider*mine is rogers all filled the phone up with garabadge* which i removed through modding the phone, unlocked the phone*myself* and now use fido lol, am... More
i get around 13-14 days standby, 3 hours calling, amazing screen, durable phone, memory is kinda low, around 2-3 mb, depending on ur service provider*mine is rogers all filled the phone up with garabadge* which i removed through modding the phone, unlocked the phone*myself* and now use fido lol, amazing phone, good battery, good for the avg cell user, takes pics and video, looks great too Less
Pricegrabber

false ads ,phone is all scratched and smells like ...

from Pricegrabber
Strengths: good for nothing Weaknesses: can not use false ads ,phone is all scratched and smells like cigarettes in operation. and i was disappointed when i saw it.I had to return it the next day it arrived.
Strengths: good for nothing Weaknesses: can not use false ads ,phone is all scratched and smells like cigarettes in operation. and i was disappointed when i saw it.I had to return it the next day it arrived. Less
Amazon

Basic Phone, Great Battery Life

from Amazon
I don't really need much in my phone, so this phone is great...it makes calls ;). What I really like about it is the GREAT battery life. I've had it for over a year and on a full battery it lasts for a good 2-3 days. This is a great simple phone.
I don't really need much in my phone, so this phone is great...it makes calls ;). What I really like about it is the GREAT battery life. I've had it for over a year and on a full battery it lasts for a good 2-3 days. This is a great simple phone. Less
Yahoo

Not a good phone.

from Yahoo
Pro: Ha ha Con: Everything, this phone is slow, and the worst thing is how fragle the exterior screen is. This phone is terrable, I loved the serice but the phone broke many times on me. The exterior screen broke twice in a matter of 10 months.
Pro: Ha ha Con: Everything, this phone is slow, and the worst thing is how fragle the exterior screen is. This phone is terrable, I loved the serice but the phone broke many times on me. The exterior screen broke twice in a matter of 10 months. Less
Yahoo

Nokia 6101

from Yahoo
Pro: Very easy to use, lightweight, speaker phone, long battery life Con: very little features, very low memory, bad camera not many features, The nokia 6101 was an alright phone but i didnt like the camera phone you had very little options and also what i hated was when my 1 year contract was almos... More
Pro: Very easy to use, lightweight, speaker phone, long battery life Con: very little features, very low memory, bad camera not many features, The nokia 6101 was an alright phone but i didnt like the camera phone you had very little options and also what i hated was when my 1 year contract was almost up probally 2-3 months left and it starts saying no memory and stuff and i dont take pics take videos and dont buy the ringtones and all that i dont know why... there is some good things though it is very lightweight and pretty small. It is the easiest phone to use. Has an alright speaker phone. What I liked the most was the very long battery life i could leave it on for days and have most of my bars..... So here is my review on the T-Mobile Nokia 6101 and id have to rate it a low 3/10.... Less
Amazon

Pretty good so far

from Amazon
My prepaid Tmobile 6010 was still working well, but I thought I'd get something a little bit fancier. Tmobile was offering the 6101 as a web-only special for $49.99 (marked down from $149.99), so I got one. The 6101 is capable of using Nokia's CA-42 data cable, which I already had bought for my Nok... More
My prepaid Tmobile 6010 was still working well, but I thought I'd get something a little bit fancier. Tmobile was offering the 6101 as a web-only special for $49.99 (marked down from $149.99), so I got one. The 6101 is capable of using Nokia's CA-42 data cable, which I already had bought for my Nokia 2126i Tracfone. That enabled me to copy my contacts from the 2126i to my computer, and then into the 6101. I called Tmobile Customer Care, and found out that simply moving the SIM card from my 6010 would transfer my account and phone number. It also transfers my security PIN, so it would be hard for someone to hijack an account by doing this. So far the phone mostly works well, with very good sound. The package includes a stereo headset, with Nokia's proprietary digital plug. Some may groan at the thought of yet another connection standard, but this gives better sound than old fashioned analog plugs. The stereo set gives best sound, but it can be a mousetrap to untangle. It might be worth buying a single earphone set for travel. Nokia also provides a charger, and why they had to invent a new plug for it I don't know. This phone has a 640 X 480 camera, and it is less than spectacular. Photos look like watercolor paintings, but there may be situations in which it's better than nothing. Someone who paid $150 would probably not be satisfied, but for $50 it's acceptable. (The Samsung t209 costs $70 and has no camera.) This phone can do voice recording. The files created can be played in the computer with Nokia's software. It can use .mp3 and .mid files as ringtones. My 6010 and 2126i can play some MIDI files, although the instrument set of those is more limited. Some files (e.g. robocop.mid) can play in the 6101 but not the older phones. As for ability to catch a weak signal, in side-by-side comparison, it seems like my old 6010 can sometimes show a weak connection on the indicator when the 6101 shows none, although I'm not sure that translates into a big difference in calling ability. The 6101 adds 1800 MHz to its abilities, but that is only potentially useful for some countries other than U.S.A. International roaming other than Canada and Mexico require a service contract--it can't be added to prepay. Tmobile-to-Go is the economy champ in pre-pay. Tracfone has been the champ in coverage. Tmobile does seem to be expanding network coverage and roaming, including parts of Canada. At least that's what their map shows. My own tests have shown some of that to be fiction so far (e.g. Horseshoe Bend, Idaho), but some improvements in coverage (e.g. Bogus Basin) are real. I used Tracfone on my Alaska trips, and I regret not taking my Tmobile-to-GO 6010 along on the Jan 2007 trip to experiment. The colorful default desktop can make the signal and battery indicators hard to read in some light, but wallpaper could be turned off. Actually I created a black and white .gif file with just my name, downloaded it to the 6101, and I use that as wallpaper. The new interface with icons you may or may not like. There is an option to change to a list. I don't use IM, so I have no experiments with that. I think I like candybar phones like the old 6010 better than a clamshell, but currently the only new candybar for Tmobile-to-Go is the 6030, and it feels flimsy. The 6101 looks and feels well built. Time will tell. Less

Worst phone

I took care of this phone like it was my baby. then the body of it started to crack, the corner of my phone is missing a chunk of plastic, the black plastic on the antenna is chipping, and my phone looks like crap. i cant wait till i can upgrade in a couple of months becuz soon i will have no body l... More
I took care of this phone like it was my baby. then the body of it started to crack, the corner of my phone is missing a chunk of plastic, the black plastic on the antenna is chipping, and my phone looks like crap. i cant wait till i can upgrade in a couple of months becuz soon i will have no body left on it Less
Amazon

disappointing

from Amazon
I bought 2 of these phones from t-mobile a year ago after my daughter's motorola v300 died and she needed a replacement. I actually had to pay for them, and for their shipping, and had to take a 2 year contract instead of my previous one year paln, so definitely not a good bargain. The only reason i... More
I bought 2 of these phones from t-mobile a year ago after my daughter's motorola v300 died and she needed a replacement. I actually had to pay for them, and for their shipping, and had to take a 2 year contract instead of my previous one year paln, so definitely not a good bargain. The only reason i did it was because I still have my 400 min. $50 a month plan which nobody else offered - Verizon or Cingular wanted $70/month, so even with payng for the phones, T-mobile was cheaper. Obviously they have a terrible customer service, so you get what you pay for. The last statement doesn't apply to the Nokia 6101 though. If I had gotten money back for it it may have been worth the trouble, but i did pay for it, so... The first thing that happened to my kid's phone was the death of the radio. Since she is a teenager this was of highest priority, so we had to return the phone (and pay for the shipping) and get a replacement. The replacement phone has a still working radio, but it's side volume button broke after a few months. My daughter had "customized" the otside of the phone with glu-on pearly stuff by then, so we could not get a replacement. Which is ok because she hates the phone and is looking forward to next year when she can get a different one. Since my Motorola survived almost another year, i just started using the Nokia and I hate it too. 1. The call and disconnect buttons are the oposite of the motorola! why? so i will need to relearn new habits every time and get a new phone? 2. The vibe option is useless. And is my daughter's constant excuse for not answering when I call her. And so far I haven't found the vibe and then ring option which was available even through the side button of the motorola. 3. I still haven't figured out how to use the speed dial. For now teh phone allows me to assign numbers with the 1-touch dial option (up to nine phone numbers), but will not allow speed dial numbers such as 11 to 99, unlike my Motorola that will give me any number while storing the contact. All I had to do to make a call was dial the two digits and the pound key. Very handy if you are driving. 4.the nokia has 8 ringtones. 8!?! If I have 9 speed dial numbers I should have at least that many ringtones to know when some of these supposedly important contacts calls me. I have to look for the collar ID if I want to know how importnat it is to answer the phone call. And none of the tones is acceptable. My pager has a better selection!!! I am not a person who would pay for ringtones, but I may end up doing it, because these are just too irritating. 5. The manus are far from intuitive. I never had to look into my Motorola's manual. It was easy to use the phonebook, setup a pictuer as wallpaper, assign ring-tones to contacts, etc. The Nokia is a constant irritation. I have not been unable to asign a ringtone to any contact or phone number not that there will be a lot of ringtone to choose from. There is plenty of options I can't fugure out why they even exist and many options lead to the same screen. Worst of all the phone stays on the last screen you were using even after you close it!!! so if i set my alarm for the morning, i have to go back through all the screens before i can make a phone call, i can't just close and re-open the phone. I don't know if this is how it was designed or t-mobile "crippled" it as many people are saying about other features of the phone. 6. And this is pertinent to ALL cell phones. Why on earth wouldn't they come with the cable to connect to the computer? You have to look for the right cable and then it still doesn't work and I doubt it really costs that much since ALL pdas and palms come with one anyway. The only positive thing is that it has better reception than the Motorola and so far hasn't droped any calls. Overall i wouldn't recommend the phone and i see it's not offered through Amazon anymore. If you put bells and whistles do it well, if not just make a generic phone. Less



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Full Specs

Overview
Release date August 8, 2005
Regions available
Networks
GSM:
850/1800/1900 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE
SIM Card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Other
Processor No
Internal Flash Memory
3 MB
RAM No
ROM No
GPS No
Digital compass Unknown
FlightMode Unknown
Hearing Aid Compatible Unknown
TTY/TDD Unknown
Noise Cancellation Unknown
SAR Head: 0.5 W/kg
Languages English, French, Spanish
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging Unknown
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time Up to:
240 minutes (2G)
Standby Time Up to: 9 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Flip
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA No
Material Unknown
Colors Silver
Dimensions [H x W x D] 8.5 x 4.5 x 2.4 cm
(3.3 x 1.8 x 0.9 in)
Weight 95 grams
(3.4 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design Unknown
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Retractable
Changeable Faceplates Yes
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD
Colors 65k
Resolution 128 x 160 pixels
Pixel Density Unknown
Size Unknown
3D No
Secondary Display Color LCD, 4k
Sensors
Graphics Screensavers, Wallpapers
Themes Unknown
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Unknown
Screen Orientation Lock Unknown
Multi Touch Unknown
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating Unknown
Additional Display Features No
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Unknown
Home Key Unknown
Mute Key Unknown
Input Type Standard / 12-key Numeric
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical Keyboard Unknown
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls Unknown
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity 500 entries
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups Unknown
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type WAP 2.0
Browser Unknown
Javascript Unknown
Flash Unknown
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP
Additional Email Features No
Messaging Services SMS, EMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) Yes
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared Yes
Bluetooth No
Bluetooth Profiles
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption Unknown
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Expansion Slots No
Expansion Slots Info No
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out Unknown
DLNA Support Unknown
NFC Unknown
UMA Support Unknown
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Unknown
PictBridge Unknown
Camera
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution VGA (640 x 480)
Dual Lens No
Zoom No
Flash No
Additional Rear Camera Info Night mode
Video Recording Formats No
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera  
Resolution
Zoom No
Additional Front Camera Info No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback No
Audio Formats No
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP
Mobile TV Unknown
Streaming Video No
External Speakers Unknown
Headset Jack Other / proprietary
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Unknown
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Unknown
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch Yes
Timer Unknown
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Unknown
Weather Unknown
Stocks Unknown
Maps Unknown
Notepad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps -
Included Software / Apps No
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