Mobile phone: Nokia C6-01
Nokia has lost a lot of ground in the mobile phone market in recent years, with all its smart phones have been launched in the shadow of Apple’s iPhone phenomenon. Like its competitors, hopes the Finnish manufacturer’s latest handset will turn around its declining fortunes. Not to be confused with a similar title C6, C6-01 going into the crowded smartphone arena at the lower end, and is priced accordingly. The first thing that strikes you about the phone is how compact it is. Measuring 103.8 x 52.5 x 13.9mm, C6-01 is definitely smaller than its better known competitors, although there are a few millimeters thicker. This size advantage is complemented by a strong build – the back of the phone is protected by a metal cover and the phone feels pleasantly solid. Its 3.2inch screen is crystal clear and very beautiful to look at, making it relatively easy to navigate handset.
Nokia battery life is good, if unremarkable. C6-01 must be recharged every other day if you send a few texts, make a few quick calls and cards over the Internet. Any more use than that, and especially if you use the onboard navigation system Ovi Maps, so you should put it in for a recharge every day. Taking all this into consideration, C6-01 is a decent entry-level smartphone with a beautiful building and intuitive control system. But it is ultimately for the compromise to be a must-have handset.