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lovesign 21-06-2010 07:20 PM

Moving from N97 to X6 - Any advice?
 
Well, that's a turn up for the books!!

Come tomorrow, I will be the owner of a shiny new unbranded X6 32GB "Comes With Music" device, courtesy of Nokia themselves! Recently, I put myself forward to be selected to take part in the Nokia Music Boot Camp and would you believe it, I got chosen!

So I get a brand new X6 32GB with 1 year's CWM service. The only catch is that for the first 30 days, twice a day, I have to post something on Facebook about some new music I've discovered or old music I've rediscovered using the CWM service! Being as I listen to shed loads of music everyday, and am a bit of a social networking whore, I guess I was the ideal candidate! LOL

ANYWAY!! One of the main reasons I signed up for this was to get a new handset. I have come so close over the last year to throwing my N97 at something hard and unforgiving. Never have I been so frustrated with a Nokia device. Yes, I had the lens/GPS issue. Yes, I got it replaced, only for the GPS to start failing again two months ago. Yes, I have to reboot and reset my device every couple of months because something goes squiffy or my RAM usage hits the point where things just grind to a halt. It's incredibly sad, especially for a hardcore Nokia fanboy like me.

To further drive the stake through my heart, my N97 was acquired on a 24 month contract, which I took out with 3 months remaining on my existing contract, meaning that, save for winning the lottery, I was lumbered with it till November 2011 :(

Or so I thought! On Wednesday, I got the email to tell me I had been selected as one of only 20 people around the world to participate in the Boot Camp and my X6 was posted today!

So, I am looking forward to having my faith in Nokia restored somewhat but wanted to hear first hand stories from my trusted colleagues here at AAS about their experiences with the X6 32GB, especially from those who've made the same transition.

Am I gonna lose a heap of functionality? Is the user experience better or worse? What things can't I do on the X6 that I could on the N97?

C'mon guys, hit me up with your experiences :)

Thanks in advance :)

kontraband 22-06-2010 01:25 PM

Mate, you'll love it coming from the N97...

The one thing between the 2 was the limited access to things on the home screen (can be sorted tho with about 15)

I have the same as you, and the music store is good but a pain in the arse that you can only download a track at a time.

If you have BT in your car you will need the 810 contacts download

The phone bounces well... and the screen is pretty good at staying scratch free.


what else you need? ;)

lovesign 22-06-2010 01:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kontraband (Post 468978)
Mate, you'll love it coming from the N97...

The one thing between the 2 was the limited access to things on the home screen (can be sorted tho with about 15)

I have the same as you, and the music store is good but a pain in the arse that you can only download a track at a time.

If you have BT in your car you will need the 810 contacts download

The phone bounces well... and the screen is pretty good at staying scratch free.


what else you need? ;)

Hi mate!

Thanks for that. I've just purchased SPBShell, so the home screen thing is sorted :) I've used Ovi Music Store and it's not the greatest but hey, it's free, I can't complain!

I do indeed have a BT Head Unit in the car. What is the 810 contacts download?

Cheers,

Rob.

kontraband 22-06-2010 02:07 PM

cool...

The 810 contacts sis allows your contacts to be pushed/pulled to the car. Some cars seem ok.. if you have one in the VAG/BMW/MERC brigade tho.. you tend to need this file.

Sometimes it takes a while to get your contacts on screen... but try without it first see if you can see them and then if you can, download this

As a social media whore... where are you and I'll connect up with you too... as i am also lol


SPB Shell... I know I probably should ask this but did you use the discount code?? ;)

lovesign 22-06-2010 03:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kontraband (Post 468985)
cool...

The 810 contacts sis allows your contacts to be pushed/pulled to the car. Some cars seem ok.. if you have one in the VAG/BMW/MERC brigade tho.. you tend to need this file.

Sometimes it takes a while to get your contacts on screen... but try without it first see if you can see them and then if you can, download this

As a social media whore... where are you and I'll connect up with you too... as i am also lol


SPB Shell... I know I probably should ask this but did you use the discount code?? ;)

My Head Unit is a Sony so I'll give it a go when it arrives. Thanks for the link :)

I'll PM you my "social" details :)

quanta 21-08-2010 12:44 PM

Great post Rob, just wish there were more answers. Was a long term Nokia fanboy too until N97. That phone pissed me so much I am now typing this with an iPhone. Am considering X6 for the wife but am interested in knowing if this X, like the N97, has major telephone conversation limitations in speakerphone mode. N97 acts like half duplex and noise on the other side will block out your voice to the other side. Just talk to someone and get them to whistle (or whatever) whilst you count or recite the alphabet. If your voice is chopped out to them, the fault is still there. I recently tried this in a convo with a n97 mini to fInd the fault was there too. Disgusting to me as a heavy speakerphone user, and since previous older nokias I owned worked flawlessly (eg e65, 61).

For the record the iPhone is not flawless in this area either, but it is tolerable.

So I presume being capacitive touch the screen is way better to control?
Cheers
Michael

lovesign 21-08-2010 01:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by quanta (Post 474189)
Great post Rob, just wish there were more answers. Was a long term Nokia fanboy too until N97. That phone pissed me so much I am now typing this with an iPhone. Am considering X6 for the wife but am interested in knowing if this X, like the N97, has major telephone conversation limitations in speakerphone mode. N97 acts like half duplex and noise on the other side will block out your voice to the other side. Just talk to someone and get them to whistle (or whatever) whilst you count or recite the alphabet. If your voice is chopped out to them, the fault is still there. I recently tried this in a convo with a n97 mini to fInd the fault was there too. Disgusting to me as a heavy speakerphone user, and since previous older nokias I owned worked flawlessly (eg e65, 61).

For the record the iPhone is not flawless in this area either, but it is tolerable.

So I presume being capacitive touch the screen is way better to control?
Cheers
Michael

When using my hands-free via my bluetooth head unit, I experience no problems like the ones you describe. I rarely, if ever use the phone handsfree in any other way, so can't confirm or deny your issue as still occurring on the X6.

With regards to whether the capacitive is better than the resistive, I'd have to say that it would probably get my vote. I recently used my N97 for stuff and it just seemed less responsive. So yes, IMHO, capacitive is better.

I've hardly touched my N97 since I got the X6. Yes, I miss some of the power user functions, like front screen widgets, a proper rotating home screen and the QWERTY keyboard, but to be honest, the home screen widgets were no use on the N97 because as soon as you loaded some up, you maxed out the pathetically low memory and the phone baulked.

The bottom line for me is that I now have a phone that works. The N97 has had it's GPS replaced twice and it's dead again now. I'm not sure if I can even be bothered to get it fixed again. The X6 works great in this respect. I'd love more storage on the X6 but I do like to store shed loads of music on my phone. I was very lucky to win the X6 as I did, as I am tied to my contract until November 2011 and don't have the money to buy a new handset. It's making the long wait till contract renewal bearable. I dread to think my mental condition had I had to persevere with the N97.

It saddens me greatly, it really does, but Nokia are now way behind the game. Looking at the N8, and the demo videos, it just seems to me that it's just doing all the things Nokia claimed the N97 would do. And Symbian^3, whilst a bit more polished than ^1, just looks dated and clunky compared to Android and iOS4.

If the rumours of a Meego powered N9 are true, then this could be something for me to aspire to, or certainly it's successors come the end of 2011.

The X6 is a powerful and capable little device. It's not a power user smartphone, but at least it works.

Hope that helped :)

Regards,

Rob.

quanta 22-08-2010 12:05 PM

Thanks Rob, your input certainly helps with a decision for the wife's phone. From what you describe it sounds like it fits the bill quite well. As for me, I am just plodding on with ios4 for a bit, as much as I despise Apple and it's war against it's own customers (jailbreak required etc.) ... until the perfect android comes along. I might get a cheapy one like LG Optimus to test the waters. But I won't be back to Nokia again until they do something to shock me back--in kind of the same way they shocked me away with the N97!

kontraband 31-08-2010 10:04 AM

I actually really like my X6 ... the capacitive is waaaaaaay nicer than resistive IMHO too.

Having added SPB Shell too.... Im pretty happy all round

PimpSC 13-09-2010 02:57 PM

wasn't aware of the SPB Shell. will definitively give it a try :)

kontraband 13-09-2010 05:37 PM

yeah, the only thing Id say is to expect a couple of memory issues . Nokia Messaging, Opera, Gravity for example whilst in SPB will kick it.

Virus5800 26-11-2010 09:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kontraband (Post 475922)
yeah, the only thing Id say is to expect a couple of memory issues . Nokia Messaging, Opera, Gravity for example whilst in SPB will kick it.

+1! Thats what happened with my sister's X6..


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