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Nokia C6 review

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Nokia C6
Nokia C6

Informr score
The Nokia C6 currently has an Informr score of 5.2 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 12 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

Operating system
Operating system
434 MHz
434 MHz
Screen Size
Screen Size
5+ MP
5+ MP
1200 mAh

What the Critics Are Saying...


Even though the C6-01 is nothing out of the ordinary, the smartphone is definitely better equipped than its competitors. All those Nokia innovative features like ClearBlack screen and USB-on-the-go make it much more appealing than most of the phones in the mid-budget category. The device offers the...

- Cosmin Vasile, Softpedia
PC Magazine
PC Magazine

Sadly, the C6 has too many flaws for us to recommend it. If anything, the Nokia C6 shows that the former heavyweight Finnish manufacturer still has plenty to learn when it comes to designing a proper touch-screen smartphone.

- Jamie Lendino, PC Magazine

The C6 is a big improvement over previous mid-range side sliding phones from Nokia. The keyboard is very good, the software is much easier to use and aside from the screen, build quality seems decent. However, while it has made progress, the phone still lags behind the competition in many ways and t...

- Edward Chester, TrustedReviews

Nokia C6 is an interesting addition to the Cseries lineup, but does not come up with anything out-of-the-box that might impress users. It's like the manufacturer preferred to put some standard features into an old design layout, just to be sure that the phone will be 100% usable and with as few down...

- Cosmin Vasile, Softpedia

Luckily, hope is in sight. Symbian itself is still a thoroughly modern OS, capable of plenty, and Nokia’s looking to marry that with an improved UI in Symbian 3 the upcoming Nokia N8, and perhaps even in the mid-range market with the rumoured Nokia C9. The problem is, that mid-range market is...

- Ben Sillis, Electricpig

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Common Questions

We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Nokia C6 user manual here.

Nokia backs up the C6 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

If your C6 has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Nokia support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Nokia's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.


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Screen Size

The Nokia C6's screen size is 3.2 inches with x pixels resolution.

434 MHz

There is a ARM 11 434 MHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

5+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 5+ MP camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera useful for video chat and self portraits.

200 MB

Internal memory is 200 MB. An external, MicroSD (up to 16 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1200 mAh battery. Nokia's performance ratings are 16.5 days standby time, 660 minutes.

Nokia C6 Specs

Release Date July 10, 2010
Regions Available USA, Canada
Operating System No

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Processor ARM 11 434 MHz
Internal Storage 200 MB
RAM 128 MB
Hearing Aid Compatible No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.05 W/kg
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Headset, Manual, Standard Battery
Mobile / Cellular Data
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 2.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, DUN, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
Mobile Hotspot No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD (up to 16 GB)
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
5+ Megapixels
4x digital
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Geotagging
Video Recording Formats
Video Recording Parameters
VGA (640 x 480 pixels), 30 fps, up to 90 minutes
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution x pixels
Pixel Density Unknown
Size 3.2 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Digital Compass
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Power & Battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1200 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Cellular) Unknown
Talk Time Up to 660 minutes
Standby Time Up to 16.5 days
Mixed Usage
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Slider
Colors Black, White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 11.3 x 5.3 x 1.7 cm (4.5 x 2.1 x 0.7 in)
Weight 150 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
External Speakers No
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Input / Keyboard Type QWERTY, Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Additional Information Messaging: SMS, MMS, IM
ROM: 512MB
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA: Yes
Graphics: Yes
Themes: Yes
Backlit Illumination: Yes
Predictive Text Entry: Yes
Voicemail Key: Yes
Voice Commands: Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock: Yes
Multiple Numbers Per Contact: Email address
Voice Activated Dialing: Yes
Photo Caller ID: Yes
Web Browser: Yes
Email Client: Yes
Email Protocols: POP3, IMAP, SMTP
PC Synchronization: Yes
Java Application: Yes
Audio Formats: MP3, MP4, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, AMR, WMA, WAV, M4A
Video Playback Formats: 3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4, WMV
Streaming Video: Yes
Custom Ringtones: No
Vibration Alert: Yes
Downloadable Ringtones: Yes
Ringer ID: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Data Tethering: Yes
Radio: Yes (FM/RDS)
Wi-fi Encryption: WPA/WPA2
Viewable document types: DOC, GIF, JPG, PDF, PPT, RTF, TXT, XLS
Games: Downloadable
Apps: Downloadable
Included Software / Apps: -
To-Do / Task List, Calendar, World Clock, Alarm, Calculator, Currency Converter, Maps, NotePad, Voice Memos / Recorder

Other Names (AKA): Nokia RM-612, Mystic

Nokia 2 GB microSD card included
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