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Nokia 6220 Camera Phone
By Justin Ong
Category : Mobile Phones
Published by Aaron Yip on Thursday, 25th March, 2004
Rating : 3.5 out of 5 stars  


Give yourself a pat on the back if you can provide the exact number of models Nokia have come up with ever since the Finnish mobile phone maker started producing mobile phones. If you’re not able to, you’re most probably as confused and lost like many people out there. As it stands, Nokia is probably the only mobile phone manufacturer to pump out new models within the shortest product cycles. While it is good marketing strategy to provide consumers with a wide array of phones to choose from, the four digits model stepping used by Nokia inadvertently caused quite a bit of model recognition problem for consumers. Adding to the growing models from Nokia today is the 6220.

At first glance, the phone looks like a crossbreed between the 6610 and 7250. Well, to be honest, if you feel that nearly all newly launched Nokia phones of the 6000 and 7000 series look closely identical to one another, you’re not alone.

The unit we have here comes with a black/silver Xpress-On cover, but if this color combination isn’t for you, there’s a selection of Gold, Green and Rose colored Xpress-On covers offered by Nokia for you to mix and match with. The display screen of the 6220 comes in the form of a 128x128, 4,096 color Passive-matrix screen with 11 adjustable levels of brightness. Passive-matrix displays are cheaper to manufacture as compared to the higher-end Active-matrix displays. However, this cheaper form of display has a much sluggish response time and will give a lagging sort of feeling when one is scrolling through the menu subsystem. To top it off, colors produced by this form of display are generally washed out and lacklustre as well. The most advantageous point of using Passive-matrix displays however, is its low costs and low power consumption - which we’ll touch on when we cover the phone’s battery life in a while.

In the package, Nokia bundles the following :-  
  • The transceiver (phone)
  • Travel charger
  • BLD-3 Li-Ion battery (720mAh)
  • HDS-3 Stereo headset
  • Nokia PC Suite v5.62 CD-ROM
  • User Guide

Nokia 6220 Technical Specifications
Phone type Candy bar Tri-band GSM camera phone
Network(s) GSM 900/1800/1900
Wireless technology WAP 2.0 with xHTML, Java, GPRS/EDGE
  • Passive matrix colour LCD
  • 4,096 colors
  • 128x128 pixels
Memory Capacity
  • Shared memory (3.0 Mb available for user)
  • Support MMS up to 100 Kb
Dimensions 107 x 45 x 19mm
Weight 92g
Battery type Li-Ion 720 mAh (BLD-3)
Manufacturer stated talktime (in hours) Up to 5 hours (network dependent)
Manufacturer stated standby time (in hours) Up to 300 hours (network dependent)
Messaging SMS / MMS
Games Backgammon, Water Rapids
  • Integrated Stereo FM Radio
  • Integrated digital camera
Personal Information Management Alarm, Calculator, To-do List, Calendar, Notes

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