Nokia C6

The Good Wi-Fi and HSDPA connectivity for speedy browsing; Qwerty keyboard; free Ovi Maps sat-nav app; customisable home-screen widgets.

The Bad Resistive touchscreen; sluggish performance; dated, unintuitive user interface; poor app store; flaky connectivity; looks cheap.

The Bottom Line With a cheap-looking case, dull resistive touchscreen and an operating system that even Nokia is tired of, the C6 doesn't have much to recommend it

Editors' Rating
3.5 Overall

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Review

Nokia C6

The Nokia C6 looks and feels like a poor man's N97, or more accurately N97 mini, except it's not actually that cheap. The C6 suffers from the worst excesses of the N97's software, without the saving grace of its solid hardware, resulting in a phone that's disappointing at any price.

The C6 is available for free on a £25-a-month, two-year contract. You can also pick it up SIM-free for £250.

Slip and slide

The C6 is a slider phone that looks, from a distance, like the N97, which was last year's top-of-the-range Nokia phone and turned out to be a bottom-of-the-pile disappointment. Up close, however, the C6 looks and feels much cheaper. The slider mechanism is reassuringly solid and springy, but the case itself is dull and plasticky.

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