Nokia 6060

With the 6060, Nokia has gone for business chic on the cheap. At AU$249, it's an affordable low-end handset aimed at the corporate user with applications including an expense manager, calendar and to-do list.


8.8
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Design
Clad in business-black with a shiny chrome edge, the 6060 strives for a sophisticated look. The colouring, along with the strong lines and almost-square shape give the clamshell a somewhat masculine persona, though its small, lightweight form should feel at comfortable in anyone's hand. Despite encompassing all the design elements for a swish, professional handset, the plastic casing looks decidedly as cheap as its price. Utilising the layout typical of most mobiles, a navigation-pad sits above the keypad, in between the "Answer" and "End" buttons. The keypad is well-spaced and the keys a generous size, making this phone perfect for messaging.

A red LED strobe light tries to make up for no external display. Click here for more images

Features
The stubby antenna and lack of an external screen also soured our opinion somewhat, though Nokia has tried to substitute for the missing exterior display. A thin red strip runs horizontally across the front of the phone, which at first glance looks purely decorative. Upon closer inspection, it is infact an LED which emits a strobe effect whenever a call or message is received. It also flashes intermittently as a reminder of any missed calls. Though not as convenient as being able to see who is calling, this unique feature is a better alternative than nothing at all.

The internal (only) screen features a 128 x 160, 65,536 colour display. This is fairly low-quality compared to most newer handsets but it is in keeping with the "cheap 'n chic" theme. Speaking of themes, there is a decent range of themes and wallpapers to customise the phone to your personal style. You can also attach pictures and photos to entries in the 500-name capable phone book. Which brings us to what is probably the biggest omission of the 6060 -- no built-in camera. It struck us as a little odd that Nokia offers photo support but you need to transfer the images to the phone yourself. While most current mobile phones offer at least a VGA resolution camera -- many with 1.3-megapixel and some with 2-megapixel -- we didn't find ourselves missing out on many snapshot opportunities around the office or on our daily commute. Also missing (from the box, not the unit) is a USB cable which you'll need if you want to make use of the MP3/MIDI ringtone option. By this stage we're starting to wonder if Nokia actually wants us to take advantage of the phone's capabilities!

The 6060 is being touted as an entry-level business phone and for this reason includes functions that appeal to a corporate audience. Personal Information Management applications include a to-do list, notes, countdown timer, calendar with the option of a day/week/month view, date and time screen saver, expense manager and integrated handsfree speaker. While games, images and music elements are supported, they're not the focus of the handset and we were perfectly happy with a phone that acted like a phone without enticing us with possibly unnecessary applications.

Performance
The combination of smooth software support and good layout design, makes messaging functions the stand-out performer. Volume was probably our biggest complain -- loud just wasn't that loud and we often missed calls due to not hearing the ring and had to ask callers to raise their voices. Minimal multimedia features also helps the 6060 achieve excellent battery life, lasting up to four days between recharging.

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Wolf posted a comment   

The Good:Cheap-As in-free Good screen and the like Works well Messaging r0xx0rz on this phone

The Bad:Cheap **** little piece of sh*t.....If you want features, pay for them....Hurry up eBay....

It does the job, not much to say, I have owned many phones from many major manufacturers....I have a Nokia 6131 that is past it's prime, and I waiting for a sony ericsson W610i from ebay, so, my friend gave me this for a week or two. No features whatsoever but it is very reliable and THE KING of messaging.

 

pinkie_ posted a comment   

The Good:won't ever get lost because its so big & ugly, cheap.

The Bad:no camera, no bluetooth, no infrared even, battery life wears out, 1 hour talk time max., no multimedia features, picture messages take hours to recieve, heavy, exterior antenna, scratches easy.

horrrrrrrrible phone, i hate it and can't wait to get a new one.
i can't really think of many positives other than the fact that it's really big and sturdy. i've thrown it and dropped it so many times and it's still going strong.

Mickice
10
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Mickice posted a review   

The Good:Simple & sleek
Nice menu system
Great callander
Awesome ringtones
Internal memory of like 3+mb
Supports Java games
Supports MP3 ringtones

The Bad:The back cover for the battery can come off
The USB can be ahrd too get, but Ebay is your friend.

This has to be one of the best phones ever created. This phone at heart is a phone, when you buy this phone you know you are buying a phone. For all you people that bought it expecting bluetooth or a camera are kidding yourselfs, because that wasn;t written on the box and for it's price at the time nothing even comes close to this phone.

Louis
4
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Louis posted a review   

The Good:Good for texting.

Taky Phone (Me and my cousin tried to kill it, to no avail)

The Bad:Couldn't copy contacts
NO bluetooth
USB cable hard to find (nothing else uses it)
NO picture messages
Looks gay
Overall Crappy phone

All right phone i guess. Not really what a teenager wants froma phone theough.

dagnija
9
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dagnija posted a review   

The Good:Solid build (has been dropped, thrown, spun... I tried to take care of it, but accidents happen, especially with friends...)

inexpensive.

The Bad:no camera
no bluetooth
no music if you want that capability (it is on my new phone, and I am considering using it.)

Great phone. Seemed like really good battery life (everyone else I knew was always recharging their phone, but mine was still going strong after days at a time.) the main reason why I upgraded recently, was because of the lack of a camera, and to a lesser extent, no bluetooth support. That, and the phone was getting old, and I am always afraid that technology (my computer, my cell phone) will fail on me exactly when I need it most after a year or two of use. So, it was time for a replacement. But if you want a phone cheap that is built like a tank, I think you'd do well to check out this phone.

Ayelexis
2
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Ayelexis posted a review   

The Good:-Cant lose it because its so big & ugly.

The Bad:-no camera
-it takes 5 seconds for the menu to come up.
-big and bulky.
-speaker phone=crap.
-cant picture message.
-no voice recorder.
-scratches easily.
-muchmuchmuch more

This is by far the crappiest phone I have ever had. I hated it.

gog
9
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gog posted a review   

The Good:Almost every thing is good about this telephone

The Bad:Case get scratched very easily

Great phone.I have it for more than two years now and never let me down.Excellent battary life even when it old with a lot of talking.Outsatanding telephone with basic features

yeayeayea
9
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yeayeayea posted a review   

The Good:Got it for 89$ AUD!!

battery gets charged in no time at all!
love me phone. it lets me make calls and msg, and use the to do list an dclaender :)

The Bad:what more can you ask for really!

(would've been kinda nice to have had an FM tho)

read the above comment.

yeayeayea
10
Rating
 

yeayeayea posted a review   

The Good:its an awsome phone.

The Bad:ummmm none!

I rate it 10 becuase all the features it does have are amazing!

You *can* reduce or increase the volume of the microphone or the speaker. It is infact in the user manual, on the first page I think.

When you have an incoming call, all you have to do is, press either to the right (to increase) or the left (to decrease the volume) of the little square silver button that you press to lock or unlock the p hone.

So yeah, just basicially press either side of it depending on how loud or how soft you want it.

agenttenev
10
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agenttenev posted a review   
Bulgaria

The Good:Please see the comments

The Bad:Do not have the option to openi the screen with some button

The statement "Weak speaker sound" is not true at all. The handset volume of the incoming call can be more than sufficiently increased pushing on the right to the jog dial button when in incoming call mode. But unfortunatelly this is not mentioned in the user's manual...
External antenna is usually a bit more efficient than the internal one from radio point of view.
Compare with most similar models "Samsung", "Motorola" or "Sony-Ericsson" has twice more efficient power managment (400h standby vs 230-260)


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User Reviews / Comments  Nokia 6060

  • Wolf

    Wolf

    "It does the job, not much to say, I have owned many phones from many major manufacturers....I have a Nokia 6131 that is past it's prime, and I waiting for a sony ericsson W610i from ebay, so, my fr..."

  • pinkie_

    pinkie_

    "horrrrrrrrible phone, i hate it and can't wait to get a new one.
    i can't really think of many positives other than the fact that it's really big and sturdy. i've thrown it and dropped it so ..."

  • Mickice

    Mickice

    Rating10

    "This has to be one of the best phones ever created. This phone at heart is a phone, when you buy this phone you know you are buying a phone. For all you people that bought it expecting bluetooth or..."

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