To suggest that the new Nokia X6 has it all is risky, but darn close to the truth: it proffers everything that is anything in mobile design and technology. It looks once again as if Nokia has raised the bar with this precision chunky (13.8mm thick) monoblock, sporting a 3.2-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen (360 x 640 pixels resolution), with accelerometer, handwriting recognition and scratch-resistant glass.
Weighing a comfortable 122g, the N6 packs in just about every aspect of business and entertainment available on a mobile. For starters, all the connectivity boxes are ticked: 3.5G/HSDPA for fast Web interaction, Wi-fi for hotspot and WLAN working, Bluetooth for short-range wireless data transfer and in-car or hand-held sat-nav on board.
The music player supports all popular formats – you navigate via genre, album, artist or composer – and you can choose your own headphones via the standard 3.5mm jack. Tracks can be synchronised to your PC via Nokia Music Manager, which is part of the included Nokia PC Suite. The X6 is also a “Comes With Music” device, giving you access to thousands of music tracks from the Nokia Music store which can be downloaded to the X6 free of charge.
A five megapixel camera has a Carl Zeiss lens, autofocus and dual LED flash, plus video recording at 30 fps, augmented by a TV Out socket for showing on a big screen.
Having swapped from an iPhone 3G, one new X6 user says: “I’m amazed at how speedy [the X6] is and how easy to navigate: two clicks and I’m ringing my mum, boyfriend, sister - it couldn’t have made my life easier.”
Internal memory is a fantastic 16GB and battery life is rated at eight hours’ talk time, 35 hours’ music playback or 420 hours on standby from a full charge.