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First impressions – Nokia C6

Nokia's busted out three new phones. The C6 (not related to the previous C6) is the cheapest of the bunch. But it's no bog-standard budget pocket box.

Nokia’s busted out three new phones. The C6 (not related to the previous C6) is the cheapest of the bunch. But it’s no bog-standard budget pocket box…

Not so long ago a phone like this would have set you back a bit. Solid build in metal and glass, a premium display… it’s got it all going on.


That screen’s pretty dazzling thanks to AMOLED and ClearBlack tech. ClearBlack’s a Nokia-ism, but the brag of decent contrast isn’t an empty boast here. As you can see.


It even holds up well in bright sunlight, although the glossy screen is quite reflective (we’d love to say the wallpaper was a camera lens – it’s not).


This is a nice finish by anyone’s standards, but to put it on a handset at the entry point of your Symbian^3 line-up is a gift. It feels great in the hand, too. The Nokia faithful are going to be buying these in droves.

As are photographers. An 8MP cam with dual-LED flash. These aren’t Zeiss optics, but even so… 


So, there you have it. Is it worth £220? We think so. Do you want one? Get to the back of the queue.

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Dan is Editor-in-chief of Stuff, working across the magazine and the Stuff.tv website.  Our Editor-in-Chief is a regular at tech shows such as CES in Las Vegas, IFA in Berlin and Mobile World Congress in Barcelona as well as at other launches and events. He has been a CES Innovation Awards judge. Dan is completely platform agnostic and very at home using and writing about Windows, macOS, Android and iOS/iPadOS plus lots and lots of gadgets including audio and smart home gear, laptops and smartphones. He's also been interviewed and quoted in a wide variety of places including The Sun, BBC World Service, BBC News Online, BBC Radio 5Live, BBC Radio 4, Sky News Radio and BBC Local Radio.

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