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#7395 11-Apr-2006 19:54
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I'm currently considering buying one of these handsets and I'm curious to know if anyone has any views on which one is better and why. The multimedia functionality isn't really important, but I'd like something that will prove to be reliable, easy to use, and futureproof. In a nutshell, a 'sensible' 3G handset is what I'm looking for.

I'm pretty confident that either of these models would meet my requirements, but I would still be very appreciative of any feedback that anyone might be able to offer.

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#32822 11-Apr-2006 20:02
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The Nokia 6630 as this has the symbian OS and will allow more flexibilty

I have owned both and kept the Nokia

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#32823 11-Apr-2006 20:24
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Yep aggreeee the Nokia 6630 like the 6680 the best 3G Vodafone phone overall.  Plus as series 60 lots of apps and downloads.




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#32824 11-Apr-2006 20:31
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Only major flaw in the 6630 is the lack of forward facing camera for video calling.

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#32825 11-Apr-2006 20:46
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I think it's unlikely that I would want to load any application software onto it, but I still consider the Symbian OS to be a definite advantage because I used it when I had my 7650, and I really liked it. It's also very unlikely that I would want to use video calling because most of my friends are only just catching on to the concept of MMS and there is no reason to believe that I would ever use video calling for business purposes, so the lack of a forward facing camera shouldn't be a problem.

Bearing in mind that I have ruled out buying a parallel imported handset, the cheapest price that I can find on the Z800 is $500 and the cheapest price on the 6630 appears to be $600. I haven't owned a Nokia handset for a few years, and I'd be keen to get hold of one again, so I think the extra $100 is a worthy investment.

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I had my first play with a Nokia 6680 and really like that phone, I hated it when it first came out,, Thought it was disgusting but dummi-phones kinda put the handsets down, it's light, slim, and has a great screen.

I owned the V800 and while a good phone it lacked a lot of stuff my $200 Panasonic VS2 has and had a terribly grainy display.

Also if you want some "feature" such as an image viewer/zoomer, You can just load it on the Nokia.. I have even seen a MegaDrive emeulator run called Picodrive and it easily plays Gameboy (old) games.

The 6630 didn't do it for me somewhat though.


And I loke the footnones on Vodafones website.

you can depend on the Nokia 6630 for your myriad roles. Note: This phone can make and receive video calls but it is not possible to look into the camera and look at the phone screen at the same time. Standby times and talktimes not available for 3G operation.

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paradoxsm: I had my first play with a Nokia 6680 and really like that phone, I hated it when it first came out,, Thought it was disgusting but dummi-phones kinda put the handsets down, it's light, slim, and has a great screen.
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The 6630 didn't do it for me somewhat though.


Yes, I would imagine that for most people the 6680 would be worth the extra $200, but I won't be using the thing a lot so $600 is really the absolute maximum that I can justify spending.


you can depend on the Nokia 6630 for your myriad roles. Note: This phone can make and receive video calls but it is not possible to look into the camera and look at the phone screen at the same time. Standby times and talktimes not available for 3G operation.


This leaves me with a mental picture of someone repeatedly turning the phone through 180 degress while on a video call! As I pointed out above, though, I don't expect to use video calling at all in the forseeable future.

Anyway, thanks to everyone who replied with their thoughts. I'm not sure whether I'll buy anything at this stage because if my current battered and bruised handset can hold out for another few months, then I'm hoping that I may be able to get more for my money, but it looks like the 6630 will be the one if I do go ahead with a purchase right now.

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