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A poorly designed phone + poorly designed OS = Shame on Nokia.
on 20 May 2012
I have always been a nokia Fan. I started off with the trusty 3310 when Nokia was the leading mobile phone provider. I then went onto the gorgeous looking 7200 flip, followed by the Nokia 7373. I shortly moved onto Smartphones in 2007 and got an E61. Then the E71, E72 and after this the E6. I've always been impressed with nokia phones and would classify myself a loyal customer up until my purchase of the E6. At a first glance, the design is beautiful. Its sleek, shiny, black, slim, looks amazing. The camera on it is great at 8 megapixels and the HD videos are also decent, although sound can come out as noise/fuzz.
The first major issue with the phone is 1)LACK OF NOTIFICATION LIGHT! I don't know of any company that designs a phone so poorly that the notification light doesn't work at all and for it to work, you have to be in a pitch black room. Nokia care are offering replacement D pads whilst phones are still under warranty. Users should have the option as to weather they want a notification light or not. You don't shell out nearly £300 for a phone with a poorly designed front panel.
My second issue was the touch screen. Its extremely responsive which is both good and bad, but especially bad when in calls. So the phone rings, you answer it and for some reason when in a call - the screen doesn't lock! So i'd be in calls and my ear may have accidently moved slightly and bam the caller on the other end is on hold, this happened frequently. And at one point i was in a call and the phone somehow managed to get into my phonebook and call another person whilst I was in call one. Theres a paid software in the ovi store which is suppose to help with this issue but I never tried it, why should we have to fork out more money for a fundamentally flawed phone?
Apart from these two major issues, i actually liked this phone. However, I NEED a notification light and I NEED a phone which doesn't ring other people when i'm in a call or keep constantly putting the caller on hold - for those reasons the phone was returned and I doubt very much I will be buying another Nokia product. Quality has certainly diminished with this brand.