The Nokia 6220 is a business class phone that also includes features like an integrated digital camera, video recorder and FM radio.
Nokia have kept the layout simple and the keypad and shape are very much “Old school” so you won’t be impressing everyone with the latest look & design.
In size and shape it is a very typical Nokia mobile, but it comes with the latest high-end features.
Built in Radio
Video Camera Integrated digital camera (352 x 288 resolution)
Video recorder and player (max 94 kb per clip)
A novel feature of the Nokia 6220 is the EDGE connectivity, which along with GPRS provides a very high-speed internet connection. In addition, the 6220's XHTML browser provides a rich full colour interface to the web.
The 6220 has a full-colour screen, and the screen has a good colour range, but is dimmer than some of the high-end phones and has a lower resolution than other phones on the market.
The 6220 has Volume buttons on the side, which is useful, and the camera is fixed into the back of the mobile. The 6220 has a 16-polyphonic ringtone capability, which allows for some distinctive ring tunes. The phone does include a radio and has a camera that doubles as both a still and video camera.
The still camera has three modes: standard, portrait and night mode. The camera allows you to edit the picture by inserting text, thumbnails of other images or a large image over the picture being edited, and to move the inserted objects around the screen. The video camera works reasonably well, allowing you to take up to 20 seconds worth of footage, which uses around 90 Kb of data.
Naturally, the phone allows you to send the pictures you take as an MMS. The other messaging options available are SMS, chat and an e-mail application. Writing text can be done with multiple taps on keys or using the typical Nokia T9 predictive text technology.
The phone can support up to 500 contacts with names, numbers and text notes, enough for just about anyone's little black book. This is a maximum - the total number of contacts will fall depending on the amount of data entered for each person. You can also attach images, speed dial and voice tags to some of the contacts.
The 6220 also includes an alarm clock, calendar, "to do list", notes, calculator, countdown timer, stopwatch and wallet feature. The wallet allows you to store credit card and other personal information in a secure way to make m-commerce easier. You can also synchronise information on your phone with your PC or a remote server.
The mobile also comes with a WAP connectivity on an xHTML browser, which improves the experience of using your mobile to browse the Internet. The phone is advertised as having up to 5 hours talk time or 300 hours standby time. We found the battery didn't last much beyond a couple of days with any realistic useage pattern.
In summary: The Nokia 6220 is a solid medium-range mobile phone. It won't stand out in a crowd, but if you're not looking to show off and just want the latest features, it could be the phone for you.
Features of the Nokia 6220 include:
- Still Camera
- Video Camera
- WAP Connectivity
- 500 Person Address Book
- Alarm Clock
- Predictive Text
Specifications of the Nokia 6220
Size: 107 x 45 x 18 mm
Battery standby: 150 - 300 hours
Battery talktime: 2 - 5 hours