Nokia 6350

Nokia 6350 The Nokia 6350 is the second product offering from AT&T. This flip phone has a sleek and stylish design. The best thing about the phone is it has got all it takes to be a basic communication tool. This is also a great multimedia phone. The phone also has a decent call quality and comes at an affordable rate. The rated battery life of Nokia 6350 is 4.2 hours- quite satisfactory.

Design and Dimensions

The Nokia 6350 measures 3.7 x 1.9 x 0.7 inches and weighs only about 3.6 ounces. It is available in two colors – deep red and graphite. The handset is slim with supple lines and has a soft material covering the front and back part of it. A prominent chrome band accentuates the sides of the handset and a black plastic and chrome lines the  internal alphanumeric keypad.

Nokia 6350 Camera

The Nokia 6350 comes with a 2 megapixel camera that can take snaps in 3 quality settings and in 4 resolutions. It also has a multi-shot mode, a self timer and 4 x digital zoom. The standard settings offered are color effects, white balance and brightness control. The camera can also be used as a camcorder to shoot videos in the standard mode.

Basic Features

The Nokia 6350 features 3G connectivity, a 2MP camera, Nokia 6350 Side web browser, email and also some multimedia features. It is available in red and gray. It also has a good internal display with QVGA resolution capable of displaying 16 million colors. It also comes with Bluetooth, microUSB connector.

Interface: The Nokia 6350 has an easy to use interface for the menu and other than that a number of customizable options are available too. The font type and size in the home screen can be changed and some short icons can also be added.

Phone Book: The phone book of Nokia 6350 can hold up to 1000 contacts. For each entry there is space for 5 phone numbers, address, birthday, 2email ids, a nickname, a formal name, notes, job title and company name.

Screen

The Nokia 6350 comes with an external display that measures 1.3 inches and has a resolution of 128 x 160 pixels. The external display shows the battery life, date, signal strength, photo caller, time and works as a View finder. It is slightly dim and lacks in contrast. The LCD inside measures about 2 inches and has a resolution of 240 x 320 pixels. It is crisp and reasonably bright.

Nokia 6350 Open

Keypad and Controls

The OK button in the center has a four-way navigation key. Apart from that there are two soft keys, talk and power/end keys, browser shortcut key and a key dedicated each to the GPS feature and camera. The alphanumeric keypad is flat and spacious and this makes dialing and texting easier. The backlighting of the keys is also quite bright and the numbers are also large enough, thus making it easier to enter the numbers. The lack of a QWERTY keypad hardly makes this one a messaging phone.

Audio

The Nokia 6350 comes with a music player where one can enjoy ones favourite music. The music controls present just beneath the external display can be used to activate the music player without opening the phone. The audio quality is impressive. Support for MIDI, MP3, MP4, WAV, WMA etc is provided. Other features include equalizer, shuffle, album art, repeat modes, playlists and airplay mode.

Messaging

The Nokia 6350 allows users to create and send SMSs, MMSs and emails. IMAP4 and POP3 can be accessed via headset and hence emails can be sent through a Web based interface. The only thing that comes as a drawback is the typing has to be done on the alphanumeric keypad. Support for AOL, Windows live and Yahoo messenger is also provided.

Media

The Nokia 6350 comes with great multimedia features. It allows one to upload videos, photos, songs and other items from ones PC through the built-in microUSB port. One can go on streaming AT&T Cellular Video , listen to XM Satellite Radio, purchase music tracks from Napster and eMusic, look-up entries in Yellow Pages Mobile and Where( location based). Other titles offered by the mobile are WikiMobile, Weather Channel, currency and unit converter.

Internet

With the Nokia 6350 the user can browse the Web in an Nokia 6350 Back HTML and XHTML Web browsing via the WAP 2.0 browser.

Storage

It has an internal memory of 52MB which is expandable up to 16GB as 6350 and additionally comes with a microSD card.

Connectivity and Data

The Nokia 6350 supports many connectivity tools like GPRS, EDGE and Bluetooth. One can also gain access to several of AT&T’s exclusive data services like AT&T Navigator, a basic GPS program that can provide reliable maps and directions. Also, video share feature of AT&T allows live or recorded videos to be shared with other AT&T subscribers. With HSDPA and 3G connectivity one can experience a faster data transfer.

Usability and Performance

The call quality of Nokia 6350 is decent with great signal reception. Callers can be heard quite loud and clear and the phone does not pick up any background sounds. The call quality for the Bluetooth set and the speakerphone is also good. However, the audio and video streaming quality is not up to the mark.

Nokia 6350 Phone Specifications

  • Weight: 3.62 oz - 103 g
  • Width: 3.67" - 93 mm
  • Height: 1.86" - 47 mm
  • Thickness: 0.68" - 17 mm
  • Display size: 2"
  • Announced: 2009, October
  • Colors: Red, Graphite
  • Network: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 UMTS
  • Screen Resolution: 240 x 320 pixels 16.777.216 colors, TFT Display
  • Data: GPRS Class 10, EDGE Class 10, Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP, USB v2.0 microUSB, HSDPA
  • Memory: microSD, up to 16GB and internal 52 MB storage
  • Connectivity: USB v2.0 microUSB, Bluetooth 2.1
  • Web Browser: WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML
  • Media and Music: MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player, MP4/H.263/H.264 player
  • Camera: 2 MP, 1600x1200 pixels
  • Messaging: SMS, MMS, Email, IM - IMAP/POP3/SMTP
  • Expansion Slot: microSD
  • Tones: Vibration, MP3 ringtones, polyphonic
  • Software Features: Java, MIDP 2.1
  • Other Features: Voice Dialing, Voice Commands, Games, Clock, Alarm, T9, Handsfree, A-GPS only; AT&T Navigator, Stereo FM radio with RDS
  • US Sar Values: Head: 1.03, Body: 0.85
  • Battery: Li-Ion 1050 mAh (BL-6MT)
  • Talk Time: up to 260 mins
  • Standby: up to 350 hours

Related Nokia Phones: Nokia 2690 - Nokia 5250

Pros and Cons

Pros:

  • Sleek and easy-to-use design.
  • Good call quality.
  • It includes 3G, GPS and push-to-talk features.
  • The phone book can store a lot of details about each contact.

Cons:

  • Average image and video quality.
  • Headset jack only 2.5mm.

Conclusion

The Nokia 6350 serves as a good communication device. In that sense, it has managed to achieve whatever the manufactures intended it to achieve. It offers a host of interesting features like 3G connectivity, a 2 megapixel camera, web browser, email and some multimedia features. And the best part is all of these is available at a low price.

8 comments:

  1. Chilo Lecage, 17. October 2010, 9:07

    I will never buy another Nokia product. The 6350 back cover keeps falling off due to poor design. All Nokia is willing to do is to sell me a new back cover for my 4 month old phone. That is poor company policy and it reflects their attitude to its customers.

     
  2. Ann, 6. November 2010, 16:07

    I also had a problems with the back cover and it became totally unusable forcing me to purchase a replacement on ebay. I also purchased a snap on cover accessory online and this fixed the problem completely. The battery life is also poor for the 6350.
    I will definitely avoid Nokia products in the future.

     
  3. Craig Hauss, 11. November 2010, 13:11

    After 2 weeks my nokia 6350 will no longer power on. Tech support could not help me so I have to send it in to get repaired. I would also avoid nokia phones in the future.

     
  4. Jane, 4. January 2011, 3:26

    Nokia 6350 has a slim and very innovative design. Display is excellent, but the phone has problems with video and photo quality. some of the applications are useless because the programming on the phone is very poor.

     
  5. jeanette, 23. February 2011, 16:04

    I too have problems with the back cover falling off, poor battery life and powering off randomly. First phone suddenly stopped powering on then the day I recieve the replacement, the new phone also powers off randomly. I have owned over 5 nokia phones and this is the first with problems. Seems like quality has diminished in their products.

     
  6. Tammy, 29. March 2011, 15:23

    I have this phone and am extremely disappointed. I’ve had it for about 6 months, and starting 3 months ago the pieces of the frame around the buttons on the sides started peeling off. Unfortunately, these are key to holding the back cover on, so now the cover comes off in my pocket, and when I pull the phone out to answer a call the battery flies out. The corners are not broken, which attests to the fact that the phone has not been dropped/ abused. Despite this, AT&T and Nokia claim there are no recalls on this phone and they will not warranty it. Check out more online reviews and you will see that this complaint is not unique, and they are ignoring that this is a frequent issue. Lousy design! Do not buy this phone!!!

     
  7. bprof, 7. April 2011, 15:12

    I had my back cover come off and it apparently fell out of the PU. Can’t find where to get a new one. Am thinking about a new metal snap on cover. Will this work with the back cover lost.

     
  8. Jen, 10. April 2011, 23:36

    I have owned this phone for only 3 months and the phone has powered off and won’t turn on. My husband has owned his for about 6 months and his battery cover is always falling off. We’ve also had Nokia phones for years and never had any issues before this. We’ve had more problems with this one in the short time we’ve had it than in the 3 years we had the previous one.

     

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