Specs summary

Screen
No

The Nokia 6225's screen is Unknown with 128 x 128 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
No

Internal memory is No. 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 6 days standby time, 150 minutes (2G).



Reviews summary

6.3/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 31 reviews

The Nokia 6225 is a Series 40 Nokia that was released in Canada in July 2004. This handset is a dual-band, tri-mode phone (800/1900 MHz 1X CDMA; 800 MHz AMPS (analog)) that is sold for use on the Bell Mobility network in Canada and the Sprint PCS network in the US.

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This handset was tested on Bell Mobility's CDMA 1900 MHz network and analog roaming on Telus' 800 MHz AMPS network, both in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Dimensions & Design
The Nokia 6225 is similar in size to other bar shaped phones released today. The dimensions of the 6225 are: 10.5x4.5x1.5cm or 4.0x1.5x0.5in and it weighs 98g or 3.15oz.

The design is basic, but elegant. The outside is quite appealing.

As I played with the exterior, I noticed how loose the back battery cover was. It squeaked and moved around as I put pressure in different points. The cover was fine at the start, but about a week into using it the looseness of the cover really started to bug me.

The 4K colour screen was better than the original Series 30 colour screens, such as on the Nokia 3595 (carried by GSM service providers), but still not as good as the 65K, and 200k colour screens we see today on many phones. The screen was quite hard to see in direct sunlight.

The keys seemed decent and were easy to press. The backlighting was excellent.

The menu system was usual Nokia, and was very well designed.

The built in FM radio tuner on this phone is excellent. I've found that the tuner picks up FM siginal better than the radio I have at home. It allows you to save stations you you can use the direction pad to change stations very easily. The odd thing is, to use the radio you need to have a headset plugged in, but once it's plugged in, you have the choice of either using the headset or the speakerphone. The radio does not work without a headset plugged in.

Coverage, Sound Quality & Reception Quality
This is a dual-band, tri-mode phone (described above) that will work not only in North America, but also in any locations that offer these technologies and frequencies, such as New Zealand, Hong Kong, and some US territories. The phone had an option to force AMPS, which is good if you are in a CDMA fringe area.

In my tests, this phone had very good RF compared to the Samsung A660, and A600.

The incoming sound quality was quite average in this phone. A little on the tinny side, but not as bad as the Samsung A660. It was easy to understand the person on the other end.

The outgoing sound quality was also quite average. People could tell I was on a cell phone.

1XRTT Wireless Data & Web Browser
The Nokia 6225 is equipped with 1X network access. 1X is the CDMA-based wireless data network that is capable of data speeds of up to 144 Kbps, although it usually runs around 80 Kbps. In my tests, it is still faster than a dial-up modem and the GSM data standard of GPRS.

The WAP2.0 web browser is excellent on this phone. It is by far the best web browser that I’ve ever used on a phone. All of its features are well organized and work well.

Battery
The battery on this phone is not that great compared to other handsets on the market. For my tests it lasted about 4 days on standby with no usage. Talking on the phone a bit dropped the battery lifetime to less than 24hrs. In this day and age of cell phones, that is rather poor and if you were to use analog, the talk and standby time would be considerably less.

Overall
I rate this phone average. The software design is the best part. Everything works how it is supposed to and everything is arranged in a logical place. The web browser is excellent. If you are looking for a phone to use just as a phone, I would suggest you look elsewhere. The sound quality is not that wonderful and the battery life is quite poor.

Pros:

  • Software & Web Browser
  • Backlighting
  • Good RF
  • Uses the standard Nokia chargers
  • 2.5mm standard headset plug

Cons:

  • Bad sound quality
  • Bad screen in sunlight
  • Bad battery life
  • Loose back battery cover

Review by Eric Johannsen


Reviews (6.3/10 Avg. rating)


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Amazon

Great basic phone

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I had this phone for 4 years and just gave it away for an upgrade, which turn out to be a mistake. The ringers are loud, very sturdy especially if you place a leather cover on it. It may not be a MP3 player with all the BELLS AND WHISTLES but the radio is a great feature that others "wish they had... More
I had this phone for 4 years and just gave it away for an upgrade, which turn out to be a mistake. The ringers are loud, very sturdy especially if you place a leather cover on it. It may not be a MP3 player with all the BELLS AND WHISTLES but the radio is a great feature that others "wish they had". I've owned nothing but Nokias and have never had any mechanical issues with their phones. If your looking for something basic (radio, phone, ringers, text and some internet) this is a very dependable phone, despite the small display/keypad. Less
Amazon

Worst battery life

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I bought this phone for speakerphone and it was free (in 2004). The quality of speakerphone is satisfactory (definately better than sanyo) The battery life is very very low. It may be about one call of 40 minutes. It also doesn't give few minutes before one can notice that battery is draining becaus... More
I bought this phone for speakerphone and it was free (in 2004). The quality of speakerphone is satisfactory (definately better than sanyo) The battery life is very very low. It may be about one call of 40 minutes. It also doesn't give few minutes before one can notice that battery is draining because it draines within 5-8 mins once you notice 4 bars (max is 5 bars) Camera is totaly worthless as it has very blurry/grainy picture. The phone also works very slowly. In case if it's on eg. if you hit menu button by mistake it will stay on untill you exit after hours. There is no settings that can change this property and it ultimately drains batery even more quickly. And the same thing is bothersome as if you turn the alarm on but the phone turns on then the alarm will not work!!!!!! In short I would never buy a NOKIA again. Less

What happened to the good Nokia's??

This phone is very user friendly. This is my 4th Nokia phone in the last 10 years. But I don't like the problems I have been having with the 6225. Whom ever I'm talking to says it sounds like running water or crinkling cellophane in the background. My calls are forever being cut off, and by the lo... More
This phone is very user friendly. This is my 4th Nokia phone in the last 10 years. But I don't like the problems I have been having with the 6225. Whom ever I'm talking to says it sounds like running water or crinkling cellophane in the background. My calls are forever being cut off, and by the looks of the reviews it's not my service provider (Bell Mobility). My battery life was also quickly declining in life and functionability, so I had the phone sent away. I had a new battery installed, the speaker checked & cleaned, and a new software package installed. The handsfree ear bud worked in the phone for the first few times I used it, now my phone won't pick-up it's connection unless it is sitting in the plug in just the right possition. The velcro on the case won't hold anymore and the clip keeps falling off, so I end up keeping it in my pocket when I have it on me. It maybe a small phone, butlarge enough that this is a pain in my pocket. I have to say I am thourally disappointed in this model. Less

nice fone.

this is a very nice phone although camera is not very good but OK in good light
this is a very nice phone although camera is not very good but OK in good light Less
Amazon

The phone battery drains very quickly

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The phone battery drains very quickly, the problem may be is with the Sprint service and not with the phone, cause I used the same phone with a GSM service and the battery lasted for approx 3-5 days and now the abttery lasts barely for a day(with a talk time of 15-30 mins).
The phone battery drains very quickly, the problem may be is with the Sprint service and not with the phone, cause I used the same phone with a GSM service and the battery lasted for approx 3-5 days and now the abttery lasts barely for a day(with a talk time of 15-30 mins). Less
Amazon

Not bad but didn't stand up to tough wear

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I have been a long time customer of Nokia and have tried other brands but Nokia is the only brand that really gives consistently good service I can count on. I got a pair of these phones - one for me and one for my son. And had the same strengths and weaknesses with both. As far as the noise it make... More
I have been a long time customer of Nokia and have tried other brands but Nokia is the only brand that really gives consistently good service I can count on. I got a pair of these phones - one for me and one for my son. And had the same strengths and weaknesses with both. As far as the noise it makes when it takes photos - you can change the sound so that it is silent if you prefer. The camera doesn't take expremely clear photos but honestly about half of the camera phones I have seen have the same problem with not devoting enough pixel space - it's a camera phone. I really like the reliability of service though. Battery lasted a really long time and didn't have a problem with missed messages or dropped calls like I'd had with other phones. The big problem was - it did not stand up to the tough beating both me and my son put a cell phone through. ONly lasted about a year before the connective case started to fall apart, the on off switch stopped working, the face got scratched...the mechanics are great but the outer components are way too fragile unless you buy a case or are a very careful gentle person. Less

Ehhhh...

This was the first cell phone I''ve owned, and at first I was really happy. I liked the easy-to-use menu, the good reception, and the mediocre battery life. However, lately everything seems to be going wrong. I''ve only had it a year and already I had to replace the battery once, and it looks like i... More
This was the first cell phone I''ve owned, and at first I was really happy. I liked the easy-to-use menu, the good reception, and the mediocre battery life. However, lately everything seems to be going wrong. I''ve only had it a year and already I had to replace the battery once, and it looks like it needs a new one again. As of now, I can only make 3-4 calls lasting 5 minutes before it goes to one "bar" on me. Also, it started mixing up my phone book. It will tell me one person is calling, and when I pick it up, it turns out not to be them at all. If you''re looking for a phone with a good camera, then this is not the phone for you. It takes the worst pictures I have ever seen, you can''t take any at night (because there is no flash), and if the light gets too bright everything looks white. Reception is okay, but calls tend to drop out every once in a while, but thats to be expected. The design is alright, but the back cover slides off constantly. Overall I''d say this is an okay phone, but I''d enevr buy it again. Less

A horrible phone from Nokia

Like two other Nokia phones I''ve owned over the years this Nokia 6225 has the nasty habit of turning itself off if slightly knocked or placed in my pocket or even if I place it on a bed or table. Horrible phone and I would never buy another Nokia (you think I would have learnt my mistake by now and... More
Like two other Nokia phones I''ve owned over the years this Nokia 6225 has the nasty habit of turning itself off if slightly knocked or placed in my pocket or even if I place it on a bed or table. Horrible phone and I would never buy another Nokia (you think I would have learnt my mistake by now and certainly I have). No more Nokia. Less

Swweeet

it has a small sleek box shaped design, that i like, i wouldnt have purchased it if i didnt like the design. The battery dies fast when you use the phone often, but if you arent the type of person who talks for hours at a time then it'll last for days.
it has a small sleek box shaped design, that i like, i wouldnt have purchased it if i didnt like the design. The battery dies fast when you use the phone often, but if you arent the type of person who talks for hours at a time then it'll last for days. Less
Amazon

Okay little phone for the price

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I like my little Nokia PM. When I went to buy it I just wanted the cheapest phone that was a little better than my LG I was using. I had my land phone cut off because people only call on my cell phone. I was going to get the plain Nokia but this one was on sale for just 10.00 more. My college age ki... More
I like my little Nokia PM. When I went to buy it I just wanted the cheapest phone that was a little better than my LG I was using. I had my land phone cut off because people only call on my cell phone. I was going to get the plain Nokia but this one was on sale for just 10.00 more. My college age kid has the Sanyo 8200 and I won't lie her camera is fantastic because it zooms and has a flash but for an extra 10.00 I always have a camera handy and most of my pics have come out pretty decent. They always look better once they are on my PC. I haven't used the radio on the phone. I didn't get it for that purpose but I have the headset. Sprint's been decent to me and I got this in the Sprint store so for the price it is a good deal. Cell phones are just so expensive now due to all of the gadgets. This is a good basic phone. Don't expect expensive phone reception or expensive phone camera options when you are paying the bare minimum for a cell phone. I give it an A. It serves my purpose. Has my phone book in it and I don't lose calls like I did on my old LG phone. Less



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Full Specs

Overview
Release date August 22, 2004
Regions available
Networks
CDMA:
800/1900 MHz
AMPS
Data:
1xRTT
SIM Card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System Other
Processor No
Internal Flash Memory
RAM No
ROM No
GPS Yes
Digital compass Unknown
FlightMode Unknown
Hearing Aid Compatible Unknown
TTY/TDD Unknown
Noise Cancellation Unknown
SAR Head: 1.12 W/kg
Languages English, French, Chinese
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:
150 minutes (2G)
Standby Time Up to: 6 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA No
Material Unknown
Colors Black, Red, White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 10.7 x 4.6 x 2.1 cm
(4.2 x 1.8 x 0.8 in)
Weight 98 grams
(3.5 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design Unknown
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD
Colors Unknown
Resolution 128 x 128 pixels
Pixel Density Unknown
Size Unknown
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors
Graphics Yes
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 Yes
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control No
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 Yes
Browser Unknown
Javascript Unknown
Flash Unknown
Email No
Email Protocols
Additional Email Features No
Messaging Services MMS
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB No
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 No
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 No
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 No
Video Playback Formats No
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 No
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 Yes
Apps -
Included Software / Apps No
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