Nokia C6 vs. Nokia X6 – Review

by Jerry D on August 16, 2010

While there’s lots to like about the Nokia C6, it just doesn’t seem to have what it takes to outclass its rivals. Perhaps the Nokia X6 will treat it gently? Time to compare the two…

Connectivity:

As far as wireless technology goes, the C6 comes with 3G/HSDPA (3.6 Mbps), 802.11b/g Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP. It should hardly be a surprise to learn that the X6 features exactly the same specification. (1-1)

Size & Weight:

According to the tape measure, the C6 is the wider of the two phones, measuring 53.0mm to the X6′s 51.0mm. The C6 is also the taller handset, measuring 113.0mm to the X6′s 111.0mm. There’s only a few millimetres in it as far as overall size is concerned. In terms of weight, things are a little different. The Nokia C6 is a pocket-ruining 150g, while the X6 is a pocket-friendly 122g. (1-2)

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Camera:

The C6′s 5.0 Megapixel camera features an LED flash, geo-tagging and VGA video capture. For video calls, there’s also a front-facing camera. The Nokia X6 matches its opponent with a 5.0 Megapixel camera of its own, but trumps the basic technology with some luxury-end Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus, a dual LED flash, geotagging and VGA video capture. Like the C6, a second camera on the front of the X6 is designed for video calling. (1-3)

Screen/keyboard:

As for screen size, the C6 features a 3.2-inch (360 x 640) touch-sensitive LCD display. Nokia has paired the C6′s screen with a QWERTY keyboard. The touch-sensitive LCD screen on the X6 has the same 3.2-inch dimensions. The resolution is also identical. Let’s give the C6 a bonus point for its keyboard. (2-3)

Performance:

Performance-wise, both the C6 and the X6 are powered by a 434MHz ARM 11 chip. Both run the Symbian OS and have access to Nokia’s Ovi Store. (2-3)

Downloadable apps:

Storage:

Storage-wise, the X6 provides much more space out of the box with 32GB of internal memory. This compares to the C6′s lowly 2GB. The C6 also features a microSD slot to boost the storage to a roomier 16GB. The X6 is missing an expansion slot and so the phone is restricted to its 32GB of storage. Nevertheless, 32GB should be more than enough for video, podcasts, photos and downloadable whatnots from the Ovi store. (2-4)

Battery life:

As for staying power… Nokia boasts 5.0 hours of talktime for its C6, versus a whopping 8.5 hours for the X6. The standby times are 384 hours for the C6 and 401 hours for the X6. The C6 comes second in this round and the overall battle is as good as lost. Again. (2-5)

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Extras:

The C6 also includes GPS/A-GPS and a stereo FM radio with RDS. The X6 features the same stereo FM radio and GPS/A-GPS (with Ovi Maps 3.0) combo and a TV-out connector. (2-5)

The Nokia X6 wins!

Nokia X6 Nokia C6 vs. Nokia X6   ReviewThe X6 emerges as the winner of this fight with a score of (2-5). It’s the most attractive of the two handsets and impresses with some excellent camera features – check out the Carl Zeiss optics and dual LED flash. It also trumps the C6 for memory, size and weight. Sure, the X6 is no iPhone-replacement. But it’s still a great mid-range cellphone with a lot of potential.

Do you agree with the outcome of this fight? Leave us a comment below now…

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