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Review: Nokia 6015i

Discussion in 'NOKIA' started by MOTOhooligan, Jul 9, 2005.

  1. MOTOhooligan

    MOTOhooligan Former Mobile Data Addict
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    Sadly, due to E911 compliance I was forced to retire my beloved Motorola Timeport P8197, which was TDMA. My Timeport was a workhorse and was used as my "home" phone. You could drop it and it would not skip a beat, it got great RF and, when opened, was large enough that the mic was near my mouth and the earpiece was on my ear. It's menus were simple and easy to navigate... now, enter the Nokia 6015i.

    While not a huge phone, the 6015i is comfortable in my hand and is large enough that the mic picks up my voice when the earpiece is at my ear (unlike the Motorola C343, for example, which was way too small for anyone other than Oompa Loompas.) I have to hold the phone a little weird to avoid covering the internal antenna but that's not such a big deal.

    With just the internal antenna, the RF on the 6015i is as good or better than the Timeport which I was not expecting. With the external antenna extended, the RF is better than the Timeport.

    The earpiece is very, very clear. More clear than either my Timeport or Samsung SGH-E315. The speakerphone is a little muffled but not too bad and the voice activated dialing has never told me that it didn't recognize what I said... even my v60t had issues with the VAD sometimes.

    The menus are fast and very easy to navigate. It took me about a day to become proficient. The four-way key works well and I like that you can access the contacts by hitting down on the four-way key. The only con about the four-way key is that there are no user-assignable shortcuts so you have to use what Nokia programmed into the phone as shortcuts.

    The screen is bright but sort of blurry so downloading wallpapers is sort of a useless endeavor. I would just stick with the abstract wallpapers that come with the phone as they seem well-suited to the blurry screen. The ringtones are kind of strange and there is one ("Blue Ice") that sounds like the soundtrack to a 70's porno but at least the 6015i has ringtones which actually sound like rings, unlike my Samsung that didn't come with any ringtone even remotely resembling a ring.

    The keypad is a little small for my tastes and the lack of key separation led to some misdialings at first but you sort of get used to that.

    The Nokia 6015i is a very reliable, simple handset with outstanding RF. The perfect replacement for a Timeport P8197. This handset is great for people who want a no-frills, easy to use phone that looks somewhat normal and doesn't cost too much.


    Motorola Timeport P8197 2003-2005 R.I.P.
     
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  2. RJB

    RJB Gold Senior Member
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    I am very glad you are impressed with your phone I love mine and yes it does take some getting used to. If you need any help with anything about the phone let me know.
     
  3. RJB

    RJB Gold Senior Member
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    You know I forgot to add that I did have a problem with my first 6015i the srceen had a line that went through it I will try and find the link.
     
  4. Gonz

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    Guys, is there a way to edit PRL's on this phone like moto's? I have the motorola PST which will let me edit the file (if and when i can find a tool to get into the nokia filesystem to download it and then upload again).

    Help!?!
     
  5. Chinasaur

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    I have the 1st cousin from Sprint..the 6016i.

    I concur with what you wrote. The phone is a killer device! I bought a Sanyo 8200 for a trip I'm taking for the ability to upload pictures to my Vision account, but afte the trip is over, I'm reverting back to the 6016.

    Friends say I've never sounded so good as when I'm on the Nokia. The speakerphone spanks the Sanyo 8200 and the drop dead simple candybar design beats a "silver clamshell" design hands down.

    I recommend the Nokia to anyone who says they want a powerful phone and don't need bells and whistles like cameras or vision. For what it does, the 6016 beats out every other phone in Sprints lineup.

    Nokia rocks. Accept no substitutes :)

    Disclaimer - I am NOT a fanyboy :cool:
     
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  6. MOTOhooligan

    MOTOhooligan Former Mobile Data Addict
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    I am... problem is, I'm a Motorola fanboy. :lmao:
     
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