Nokia C6-01 hands-on: Music Player
The Nokia C6-01 is the most impressive mid-range smartphone we’ve seen for some time, packed with features and offering a smart design. Although we loved it as an all-rounder, what’s it like as a music player? Join us after the cut for our Nokia C6-01 music player review…
The Nokia C6-01 comes with a pair of earphones that sound pretty reasonable. There’s always room for improvement in the audiophile world, however, and Nokia has also used a regular 3.5mm headphone jack – so you’ll be able to add your own earphones easily.
Unlike some of the older Nokia handsets, there are no dedicated music buttons on the Nokia C6-01, but it’s still easy to use as a music player. Simply add a shortcut to your home screen to launch the music player app, or click on Menu and then Music to get started.
All your music files will be automatically added to the Music Player’s library, so there’s no need to search through your microSD card to find them.
You can browse through music by album covers, with a quick flick of the finger to move along the list, or you can also search via names. Once you’ve settled on a song and album, you’ll be able to control the player by three onscreen buttons at the bottom – back, pause and forward. The buttons on the side of the Nokia C6-01 let you control volume.
Clicking Back lets you go back to the menu and search for other music, without stopping your current song playing unless you tap Pause first. In all, it’s easy to use the Nokia C6-01 as your only music player, although battery life will take a hit.
It’s also easy to download new tracks for your music library, with the Ovi Store built into the player. Simply tap on Options and Go To Music Store, and you’ll be able to browse through and buy the latest music.
Memory is one area that the Nokia C6-01 proves less capable than its siblings, including the Nokia N8. Where the Nokia N8 offers 16GB of internal storage for all your music files, the Nokia C6-01 needs you to store everything on a microSD card. That said, the Nokia C6-01 comes with a 2GB card to get you going, and supports 32GB in total, so you should be fine once you’ve invested in a bigger capacity card.
Another slight issue if you want to listen to music out loud is the positioning of the speaker. Situated next to the camera, you’ll have to place your Nokia face down if you want to listen to music clearly. That said, the speaker is surprisingly loud and clear, although you’ll quickly annoy those around you if you play it in public!
If you run out of new music to listen to, the Nokia C6-01 features an integrated radio. As with older Nokia handsets, you’ll need to use the headphones, as they also double as an antenna. It’s easy to use, and offers automatic searching for stations.
Overall, the Nokia C6-01 is a decent music player. It’s not among Nokia’s best – due to the positioning of the speaker and lack of dedicated hardware buttons – but it’s more than good enough if you just want to listen to music occasionally on the go.
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