The Nokia 6111 is a tiny slider that fits into the palm of your hand. It's a great looking phone, simple and stylish with a nice rounded finish and an elegant silver trim.
The Nokia 6111 may be tiny, but it includes a megapixel camera with flash, a video player, an MP3 music player and Bluetooth, as well as a high-resolution screen.
The Nokia 6111 presents no usage problems. Everything is very straightforward - but then Nokia have been doing this for a long time!
The camera on the Nokia 611 produces pretty good prints, and the video player also impresses. The music player sounds surprisingly nice, although making use of the Bluetooth and suing a headset improves quality considerably.
The battery life lets down the multimedia functions on the Nokia 6111. 210 hours wouldn't be bad if you only used your phone for emergency calls, but for music and a camera too, it's not much.
Review by Sunetra Chakravati,12/12/2011 3:48:12 PM
Look and feel
Ease of use
Stylish, compact design with a good feature set.
Very low battery life and no expandable memory.
Those of you who prefer a compact mobile will be drawn to the Nokia 6111 - the tiny slider fits into the palm of your hand. It's a great looking phone too, simple and stylish with a nice rounded finish and an elegant silver trim that's reminiscent of Siemens' old SL55 slider.
But while fashion phones this small tend to do away with most features, it's impressive how much the Nokia 6111 has crammed in - a high-resolution, 262,000-colour screen and a megapixel camera with flash, as well as Push-To-Talk, Bluetooth and multimedia players. It's won't compete with the top end of the market, but for a fashion phone, the 6111 is very well specified. The screen takes up a large percentage of the front casing, and while it's no larger than most candybar phones, it feels generous. Bright colours ensure it's easy to read and a pleasure to look at.
The Nokia 6111's camera picture quality was good, and the flash was one of those seemingly rare ones that actually did improve images shot in poor light. Using it was straightforward, with a quicklaunch key on the side of the chassis that opens up the software and automatically switches your viewing angle to landscape so you can hold the phone like a normal camera. Video recording was good as well, although the downside to all of this is the lack of expandable memory, which means you'll be limited to the 23MB of internal memory.
The limited memory will also affect music playback. While the Nokia 6111 supports both AAC and MP3, you won't be able to keep many songs on board if you want high-res images and video as well. When it comes to music playback, the volume of the speakers is impressive. The quality is better than average, but still pretty much what you'd expect from a mobile, while plugging in the supplied headset raises the playback quality considerably.
The problem with such tiny phones is that while they satisfy our desires for truly pocketable mobiles, they often let us down in other areas. The Nokia 6111 may defy expectations with its surprisingly long feature set, but the trade off is battery life. It has a maximum talktime of just 3.5 hours, and using a lot of multimedia features will drain the battery further. Those of you willing to put up with the battery life will get a lovely, compact fashion phone in return. With enough style to appeal to both sexes, this is perfect for anyone who likes their phone to look good without taking up space.