Specs summary

Screen
No

The Nokia 6620's screen is Unknown with 176 x 208 pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown
OS

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

Camera
QCIF (176 x 144) and less

You can take photos with the phone's onboard QCIF (176 x 144) and less 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 8.5 days standby time, 240 minutes (2G).



Reviews summary

7.9/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 29 reviews

The Nokia 6620 was released for sale in Canada in the early spring, 2005. It's a GSM tri-band world-phone (800/1800/1900MHz), which means it's great pretty much anywhere in the world. It's sold by Rogers Wireless in Canada and Cingular/ AT&T in the US. I tested both versions.

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Dimensions & Design

The first thing I noticed was how large the screen is on this phone. It's HUGE. Coming in at a good 65k of colors, this phone has one of the better screens I’ve used. It’s comparable with most 200k screens on other phones. The design is quite unique. You either love it or you hate it. A lot of people thought it was an ugly egg, but I didn’t mind it at all. My main complaint was the key size. You had to be careful where you placed your thumbs and dialing without looking was difficult.

The phone takes a MMC expansion card, which goes in the back of the phone next to the SIM card slot. This allows you to add extra memory; up to 256MB (I had trouble adding a larger card). You can use that to store files, mp3's, pictures, or whatever you feel like. The two phones I tested varied in durability, although they were both manufactured in the same plant in Brazil. The AT&T one had a loose back battery cover, typical of a lot of Nokia phones. The newer Rogers one didn’t have this issue.

Camera

The VGA camera was pretty decent. The pictures looked quite good (for a camera-phone) on both the device’s screen and the computer screen.

Sample Pictures:
Nokia 6620 camera, photo samples

Coverage & RF

As I mentioned earlier, this is a tri-band GSM world-phone (850/1800/1900MHz) that will work not only within North America, but also in many other countries throughout the world. The phone was able to pick up signal fairly well in weak areas, about the same as the Motorola V300 I had. Although, it still struggled behind my Nokia 3595, the RF king.

Sound Quality

This phone's incoming and outgoing sound quality is actually quite good, although it's quiet on the incoming side. This issue is a little better when the phone is running on the Fido, T-Mobile or Cingular networks.

Wireless Data, Web Browser, Email & Organizer

This phone supports CLASS-4 EDGE, which is the current standard for high-speed data on GSM-based Networks. Using the web browser on this device for HTML was quite annoying. It doesn’t appear to work with Java or JavaScript. If you use sites designed for a mobile phone however, such as ones that support WAP or WML, the phone browser is really quite good.

The email client and personal organizer were very good on this phone. While the email can be handy on the road, be warned that you'll use up data storage quickly. There are an almost unlimited number of 3rd-party apps available for this phone... just search "Nokia Series 60 programs" on Google or another engine, and you can see for yourself.

Battery

Should last you 2-3 days no problem.

Overall

This is a good device for someone who wants a mix between a personal organizer and a phone. It has a great email client and WAP browser. Go for it! It’s a great phone.

This editorial review was written by Eric Johannsen / ejohan (ejohan[at]cellphones.ca).
All rights reserved. Copyright 2005. Used with permission.

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Reviews (7.9/10 Avg. rating)


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Dumb and Useless

I had tons of nokia phones in fact it was the only phone I delt with, but this phone was the worst phone I ever owned. Poor battery life,shuts off when it wants too. And the software for PC sync, holy crap, even after a year of not using the phone its still on my PC impossible to remove compltely. B... More
I had tons of nokia phones in fact it was the only phone I delt with, but this phone was the worst phone I ever owned. Poor battery life,shuts off when it wants too. And the software for PC sync, holy crap, even after a year of not using the phone its still on my PC impossible to remove compltely. Bluetooth headset kept dropping signal. If sombody can tell me why you need 2 different media players in a phone please explain. I dropped buying nokia after they dropped the ball on this phone. Less

Bad phone !

I have used Nokia before! That why I got this phone! This is a terrible phone to use, not easy to set other funtions, take long time to turn on , key pad for setting memory not friendly to set! Not so many people using this model! Do not get this!!!!
I have used Nokia before! That why I got this phone! This is a terrible phone to use, not easy to set other funtions, take long time to turn on , key pad for setting memory not friendly to set! Not so many people using this model! Do not get this!!!! Less

Tight celly

ive had this phone for over 3 months now and it is tight, its everything i want in a phone, i got a 128 stick in it and just crank my tunes all the time, i play good games like doom, tony hawk, most wanted... and i have the windows xp theme on it so it looks slick, the camera is very good quality i... More
ive had this phone for over 3 months now and it is tight, its everything i want in a phone, i got a 128 stick in it and just crank my tunes all the time, i play good games like doom, tony hawk, most wanted... and i have the windows xp theme on it so it looks slick, the camera is very good quality i would say its compareable to a 1.3MP digi cam forsure, the battery life is excellent, and it charges quickly, the only downfall is i split the tinyest bit of beer on it and now my call key isnt as it used to be, ive noticed the buttons can take a beating quick, and i do think it is possible to change the case you would just need nokias werid lil allen key that looks like a chevy headlight key, overall this is the best cell ive had, and i wouldnt have it any other way, it has prolly the best signal ive seen, i get full bars in midtown mall :) and even when i have one bar or none i still hear it very clear, i can put it on voice speaker and nobody can even tell there on that and ill just forget im on a cell, if your stuck with a motorola i feel sorry for you! Less

Hot stuff

my nokia 6620 is suuuuperrrr awesome! it''s cute and chunky and it has everything you need- mp3, camera, video recorder, you name it! it has a lot of features which may not be good for no brainers, but the more features the better! i had a motorolla flipphone but i didn''t like it. motorolla just br... More
my nokia 6620 is suuuuperrrr awesome! it''s cute and chunky and it has everything you need- mp3, camera, video recorder, you name it! it has a lot of features which may not be good for no brainers, but the more features the better! i had a motorolla flipphone but i didn''t like it. motorolla just breaks easily and has a poor reception. nokia 6620 gives me the best reception ever. using my motorolla before, i didn''t have signal in my basement, but with my new phone i can just talk forever without my reception being cut off.however it''s hard to find a face plate for this fone - in case you want to add some style on it. however, i found a solution go to mytego.com and you can make a design specially for your phone. Less
Amazon

This phone is terrible!

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The speakerphone is barely audible, and the handset volume is also awful. Three times now I have had the phone just re-set and erase the memory, including all pictures, calendar items and phone numbers. It is big, hard to use, and unreliable.
The speakerphone is barely audible, and the handset volume is also awful. Three times now I have had the phone just re-set and erase the memory, including all pictures, calendar items and phone numbers. It is big, hard to use, and unreliable. Less
Amazon

This phone is terrible!

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The speakerphone is barely audible, and the handset volume is also awful. Three times now I have had the phone just re-set and erase the memory, including all pictures, calendar items and phone numbers. It is big, hard to use, and unreliable.
The speakerphone is barely audible, and the handset volume is also awful. Three times now I have had the phone just re-set and erase the memory, including all pictures, calendar items and phone numbers. It is big, hard to use, and unreliable. Less
Amazon

I Love this Phone!

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Excellent Phone; the USA got lucky with Nokia marketing a Series 60/Symbian Smartphone with EDGE, GSM 850/1800/1900, and more RAM and internal memory then most comparible S60 phones. Granted it only runs on Symbian 7.1 and Series 60 2.1; as far as the phone itself goes, it's been rock-solid for the... More
Excellent Phone; the USA got lucky with Nokia marketing a Series 60/Symbian Smartphone with EDGE, GSM 850/1800/1900, and more RAM and internal memory then most comparible S60 phones. Granted it only runs on Symbian 7.1 and Series 60 2.1; as far as the phone itself goes, it's been rock-solid for the past year I've owned the phone and I intend on holding on to this phone until the Nokia N80 is released(My guess for ETA: January 20th). The Nokia 6620: I love this phone! Less
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Well Satisfied and a Great Value

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Having been an AT&T customer for years, I decided to switch over to Cingular with a brand new plan and phone -- the Nokia 6620 -- since Cingular has mostly provided, for me, some great customer support (visiting their stores is another story). I have owned the 6620 for two months (since mid-July 2... More
Having been an AT&T customer for years, I decided to switch over to Cingular with a brand new plan and phone -- the Nokia 6620 -- since Cingular has mostly provided, for me, some great customer support (visiting their stores is another story). I have owned the 6620 for two months (since mid-July 2005) and am very satisfied. Of course, no product is perfect and this one is not either, but it sure comes close. First off, I purchased the 6620 mainly because I heard it received good reception. It does. I recently came back from the Caribbean and found that I had reception on most of the populated islands I visited. Most importanly, not having great signal with my old phone in my own house, I happily do now with the 6620. Speakerphone -- everyone says it's loud, but I say average. Driving in a car and getting great sound, forget about it. The outside noise interferes too much (although if you have a quiet car, well then...). At home at my desk, providing the stereo's not playing, then the speakerphone volume works great. Just keep the background noise down to a minimum. A little less than satisfied in this area, but still satisfied because most people I chat with never know that I am using the speakerphone when I do. That's a positive indication from those on the other end. Overall Ear Volume -- Very good. It would be nice if the phone could go one notch louder for those crowded outdoor situations, but very good nonetheless. Most of the time, I don't need the volume all the up... maybe a couple of notches down. Phone Functionality -- the operating system takes a little bit to get used to, but it's not terribly difficult to adapt to by any means. I do agree with others that the "trial" software is not much to brag about and really is a nuisance that all of it is a trial, but it's not a big deal. Simply uninstall the ones you don't want to keep and pay for (changing the card like I did for a bigger one will do the same since the trial programs are preinstalled on the included 35mb card). The keypad buttons and joystick are easy to manipulate, the screens are easy to look at and understand too (except outdoors where I think most cel phone screens fail). Booting up the phone seems a bit on the slow side (about 30-45-60 secs). Jumping from app to app as well (a little delay at times). My real complaint regarding o/s operation is when I access the gallery of pics & vids. I replaced the 35mb card with a 1gb card (and it works great). However, when the archive of camera pics increase (+100), the access slows down to a crawl (this only when trying to access the images/vids -- not basic operation of the phone). I'm a bit impatient, so I just hate waiting to access files (I have now 600 pics and 10 videos on it so far -- with plenty of room to spare). Also, it is important to shut down the phone, I would say, every few days or so. The phone uses an operating system, and just like a regular computer, it can function for days on end without rebooting, but it's usually better to start cold after a hard reset (someone with more experience with mobile o/s's can better explain the need, I'm sure). Battery Life -- After doing what the owner's manual outlined (let the battery fully charge and fully discharge 3 full times before charging intermittedly), I have found battery life to be sufficient, exceeding expectations. I am very satisfied (I imagine any poor performance by others is due to the possible lack of not initially "training" the battery). Camera (Photos) -- I must say that for a camera phone, the images are outstanding. No manual exposure controls (images are self-adjusted by the camera depending on the majority of lighting condition presented). No flash. Only 2x zoom. I think having no flash and only a 2x zoom sucks. But the exposures for the majority of images were outstanding (I imagine the 6620's successor, the 6682, has only improved this area and has added a flash). One thing to note -- the camera does compensate a little for having no flash. It's call "night mode." It actually works fairly well -- better than expected. But it shoots at a longer exposure so using it on moving subjects is not suitable (cool effects though). Again, the drawback is trying to see the screen when shooting in outdoor daylight. Cel phone screens, in general, don't impress me in this area and trying to compose a shot can prove difficult in outdoor situations (you can trust the images will come out well as long as you have managed to compose the shot well). Camera (video) -- If your card can handle the space, it will shoot up to 10 minutes of continuous video. Of course, you can shoot multiple 10 minute segments -- ten minutes is just the max time for any given segment. But don't expect great results -- quality is not terribly bad, but not terribly good either. However, it's cool that the 6620 has a video feature and it does record sound well -- again, not great, but I'm happy to have the video capability. I am still discovering new features with this phone, but up to now, I am very happy. Even with it's odd shape, it fits perfect in my hand. It's also smaller than I anticipated (I thought with it's shape that it would be rather big -- it fits in all my pockets easily). The screen is nice and large (except for things like Excel or Word -- let's face it, It don't think cel phones have reached that clean interface point for such programs). The only thing I "hate" about this phone is the plug for earphone, etc (not the charging outlet). Pluging things into it is a pain, and can be quite cumbersome. Oh, and the short length of time programmed into the camera to keep the backlight on -- I think it's just 20 seconds or so. There is no built-in way to modify the time the light stays on -- irritating (however, I have found a piece of software that you can install on the phone so that you can modify the time the light stays on -- that alone is cool that you can expand the phone's capabilities via software installation). To summarize, the 6620 is a great phone delivering top notch performance in a sturdy package (yes, I've dropped it without a problem). It's a great alternative to the Treo and it's much smaller (you can browse the Internet and even get the TV service thru Cingular along with e-mail capabilities, and more). And it serves as a great MP3 media device along that excellent camera for times you are caught without one (or as your primary camera since the images come out so nice -- a little bit larger resolution would make me dump separate digital cameras altogether). Considering that all I wanted was a new cel phone with better reception capabilities, the 6620 has delivered that and much more! 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Amazon

A very good cell phone, but...

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This is a very good cell phone and Amazon.com gives the best deal. But, you can't transfer your old phone number from different provider to Cingular through Amazon.com. If you transfer your old phone number, you won't get your mail-in rebate. Please read amazon.com mail-in rebate rules carefully!!!... More
This is a very good cell phone and Amazon.com gives the best deal. But, you can't transfer your old phone number from different provider to Cingular through Amazon.com. If you transfer your old phone number, you won't get your mail-in rebate. Please read amazon.com mail-in rebate rules carefully!!! You can read about how to transfer your number through this link : http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/feature/-/508597/102-6686881-6992121 Less
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One of the best Symbian Phones

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Like most reviews in here, I do agree with almost all of them. This Nokia 6620 came around like last year and it was $399 when it came out. At that time I was using T-mobile service. My contract with T-mobile is over now I am with Cingular. Believe it or not, I didn't want to go to Cingular. I wante... More
Like most reviews in here, I do agree with almost all of them. This Nokia 6620 came around like last year and it was $399 when it came out. At that time I was using T-mobile service. My contract with T-mobile is over now I am with Cingular. Believe it or not, I didn't want to go to Cingular. I wanted to have Verizon Wireless due to better reception, decent customer service and cool looking phones. Honestly though, how can you not like the rollover minutes? Nobody will give you that except Cingular. What I truely like about this phone(NOKIA 6620) is the way it performs. Batter life is pretty nice, the display is bright and clear and speakerphone is pretty loud. There are couple of things I wish 6620 would improve. For instance; voice recognition. Lets say u wanna call "John" and u say John........at first it will recognize your voice. But later on,lets say 30 minutes passed, the phone will act as if you never set up a voice tag(aka voice recognition). You can John, but on display it will say "no match found!" That kinda pisses me off. Other than that, everything is cool. In the end, the phone is just great with a few flaws(C'mon is there anything is this world that doesn't have any cons?). Hey Cingular, why don't u lower the price of this phone down? Don't get me wrong, this phone is a great piece of work, but it's been replaced with a newer model called NOKIA 6682. OH and other thing, Cingular Customer Service isn't that bad. I mean I've been with Cingular for 1 week now and I haven't had any problems yet. If u wanna check your minutes, just dial 611 on your phone. Don't use the 1-800 nomber to call Cingular. Otherwise u'll wait 4 a looooooong time. Great phone, decent Customer Service........it it wasn't for bad voice recognition, this phone would have been a perfect 5! Believe dat. Less



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Full Specs

Overview
Release date February 1, 2005
Regions available
Networks
GSM:
850/1800/1900 MHz
Data:
GPRS
SIM Card Yes
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: 1.16 W/kg
Languages English, French
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: 8.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA No
Material Unknown
Colors Silver
Dimensions [H x W x D] 10.9 x 5.8 x 2.3 cm
(4.3 x 2.3 x 0.9 in)
Weight 124 grams
(4.4 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design Unknown
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD
Colors 65k
Resolution 176 x 208 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 Trackball
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical Keyboard Unknown
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer No
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 Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups Unknown
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type Yes
Browser Unknown
Javascript Unknown
Flash Unknown
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP
Additional Email Features No
Messaging Services SMS, EMS, MMS
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption Unknown
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info
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 QCIF (176 x 144) and less
Dual Lens No
Zoom Yes
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 Yes
Audio Formats MP3
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 Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Unknown
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch No
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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