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Hands on with a Nokia N6120

A visitors once left a comment asking me what I thought of this new HSDPA phone by Nokia. I checked out the Nokia 6120 Classic and thought it was a really good buy.

First of all, the unit is fairly priced. At about Php12,300, you get a 3G/HSDPA S60 phone packed with features. Here are some of the highlights:

  • It’s small, compact and lightweight: 105 x 46 x 15 mm at 89 grams
  • HSDPA — why settle with 3G when you can get 3.5G? It’s more than 2x the speed on coverage areas.
  • QVGA, TFT, 16 true million colors, 320 x 240 pixels, 2 inches
  • 2MP camera (4x zoom) with flash + a secondary camera for video calls
  • S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 1

Surprisingly, the unit is very responsive. There’s no apparent lag time when using basic functions such as SMS or voice calls (unlike the that old N3230). The Nokia 6120 Classic can be considered a good upgrade to those who like me, loved the N6233 when it first came out about 2 years ago.

Nokia 6120

The new features that got me hooked up with this phone is the Symbian OS. This one came with the S60 3rd edition Feature Pack 1 — wireless keyboard, GPS, Nokia Maps, Wireless Presenter, Quick Office, Adobe PDF, etc. Tons of other apps too including a D! Beta where you can see a catalog of free and trial softwares you can download and install directly into your phone. It also supports firmware upgrade Over The Air. It’s really nice to have a lot of softwares and apps to choose from, something my Samsung BlackJack is seriously lacking.

Other new noticeable improvements include a speed mini USB with mass storage class, a 3.5 millimeter headphone jack, a text-to-speech feature, and a nicely sounding built-in stereo speakers.

It doesn’t come with GPS or WiFi like the new N82 but at Php12,000+, the Nokia 6120 is well worth it. (Another hot model is the cheaper Nokia 6300.)

Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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23 Responses

  1. jomark says:

    Tempting but i have just to wait for n82.

  2. boddah says:

    Is the rate of using 3.5G/HSDPA same as current 3G rates? BTW, what really got my attention is that cool Firefox wallpaper on your monitors.. hehe.. where’d you get that? :)

  3. Paulo says:

    I’ve been thinking of getting the N6120 for a while now. I had originally planned on getting an N800 for its wifi capabilities, but then I got a 770 instead to serve my mini-internet-computing needs, so now I’m torn between N73 and N6120. The latter is winning out for size, mini-USB, and good reviews. Sayang, it’s not sold in mainstream US retail stores.

  4. BrianB says:

    I’m gonna buy the exact same phone.

  5. noemi says:

    I got the E51. I like how slim it is.

  6. ordnacin says:

    I’m currently using my Nokia 6288 as a backup internet access (via Smart), if I buy the 6120 would I be able to access the internet via HSDPA right off the bat or do I have to subscribe to WeRoam or something ?

  7. eric says:

    i have already this king of stuff. its cool.

  8. Chenny says:

    Ay..naku…my nagyayabang ng unit ng cellphone dito.
    Sabihin mo nga kung ano premyo mo sa gara at ganda ng cellphone mo? How it differs in sending text message to low-tech model like 3310? Wala di ba? MESSAGE SENT parin ang uma appear diba?

    Wag nyo ng ilabas mga flaws nyo sa unit ng phone nyo.
    DO you think ikaw lang meron nyan?

  9. Vic says:

    Used it as a modem using smart sim. clocked 500+ kbps using the pldt dsl speed test.

  10. IT girl says:

    this is the unit provided to me by the company im working for. 4 days after, binato ko na sya. Im sooo frustrated sa unit na to.
    – palaging nag hahang
    – non multitasking
    – puno ng bugs (try nyo tignan)
    – olats na lens (2MP yes, pero olats ang lens)
    – at madami pang iba..

    sa totoo lang trying hard talaga ang nokia

  11. Grace says:

    tama ka dyan dear, MESSAGE SENT nga yong lalabas sa screen mo. Infact magastos po yong phone naku laki ng binayaran ko just last bill ha $368.00 po overseas call sa pinas. I wish I still can use 3310 unit of Nokia as it is low in radiation and no effect in our brain but Im hopeless cos we cant use it in our area cos we’re in Rural soo I’m suffering from Headache and Migraine. I notice that the more time I spend on the phone (N6120) the more it gives me headache. It’s true it’s not because Im weak or unstable immune system it is because Phones has an effect in our brain (brain tumor).

  12. ...blue says:

    maybe the Fone N6120classic you are using is from china!.. haha!LOL…

    im using this one and I find it really good..

    No probLemo mi amor..

  13. ...blue says:

    maybe the Fone N6120classic you are using is from china(china Phone)!.. haha!LOL…

    im using this one and I find it really good..

    No probLemo mi amor..

  14. CNiraula says:

    I am going to buy Nokia N6120 very soon. i thought to buy N73 Music Edition but change my mind.. because of (cost??!!) some thing from friends.

    Did i do good decision?! or not good? i want to get it ok?

    How is the satisfaction on N6120???

  15. Brent J says:

    I’ve been using this phone for a year so far so good..

  16. Brent J says:

    I’ve been using this phone for a year now so far so good..

  17. albo says:

    io ho il nokia N6120 da pasqua 2008 e è ottimo
    comunque sto osservando che da quando l’ho comprato mantiene sempre lo stesso prezzo abbastanza alto…
    con questo cellullare mi trovo molto bene!!!

  18. roselyn says:

    Hi..The N6120 meron Bang Bluetooth….

  19. Banchan says:

    Nakakatawa nmn yon kung hsdpa phone sya tpos walang bluetooth…xempre meron

  20. rovic says:

    ok nman n6120 classic ha.. mura na mabilis p.. pero mas gusto q prn yng 5110.. dami mo mggwa.. magsnake.. ska pde mo pamato s tanching!! hihihi

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  23. ang daming problema na 6120c ko! isa isahin natin, una pag hawak ko to pinag titinginan ako, pangalawa pag nag ttext ako may mga girls na lumalapit para kunin number ko, pangatlo daming lumalapit para itanong yung unit ng phone ko di ko tuloy na laman kung agaw celphone na yun. yun lng. sana magawan ng paraan ng nokia para maayos yung mga problema ko sa phone na to! :D

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