Nokia 6101

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The Nokia 6102i Phone
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The Nokia 6101, 6102, and 6102i are a line of popular Nokia mid-level clamshell cellphones that operate on GSM-850/1800/1900 MHz (some markets are GSM-900/1800/1900 MHz ) frequencies released between middle 2005 and early 2006. The line was given the nickname Ediphix by Nokia employees.

The differences between the 6101 and 6102 are very small and the only visible differences are the style of the keypads and front bezel plate. The 6102i is an updated version of the 6102 featuring Bluetooth capabilities and increased memory space. Another updated version of the 6101/6102 is the Nokia 6103.

Known problems[edit]

This line of phones is known for its problems with the level of volume, with some phones losing their volume over time. Along with the loss of speaker fidelity over time, the plastic casing, specifically the silver parts, tend to bend and snap off over very little stress.

Other problems include problems trying to connect the phone to a pc as many versions lack Bluetooth and many 6101s are only supplied with outdated Infrared (IR). The other option is connect the phone to a PC with a genuine Nokia Data cable which is usually very expensive often costing up to €50. Many 6101 users have been caught out by purchasing counterfeit cables such as CA-42 on internet sites like eBay with the cable priced very low from £0.99. Often originating in Hong Kong or Mainland China, the counterfeit cables will not then connect the phone to the Nokia PC Suite. These products contain characteristics such as Nokia spelled NOK and the CDs supplied often contain viruses. Some of these counterfeit cables do work with Nokia PC Suite but they require a special driver known as the "USB Serial C" cable driver which is almost impossible to find.


  • Weight: 5 Ounces
  • Dimensions: 3.35 x 1.77 x 0.95 inches (24 mm)
  • Two color displays: 128 x 160 pixel internal display with up to 65,536 colors and external mini display
  • Indicators for battery power and signal strength (audible indicators for both also available)

Nokia 6101 full phone specification[1][edit]

Below are the complete specification of Nokia 6101

Category Type Specification
General 2G Network GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900

GSM 850 / 1800 / 1900 - US Version

Size Dimensions 85 x 45 x 24 mm
Weight 97 g
Display Type TFT, 65k Colors
Size 128 x 160 pixels, 1.8 inches, 29 x 35 mm

Second external display 4096 colors (96 x 65 pixels) / 5-way navi key / Downloadable themes

Ringtones Type Polyphonic (24 Channels), MP3
Vibration yes
Memory Phonebook 500 x 10 fields, Photo Call
Call Records 20 dialed, 20 received, 20 missed calls
Card Slots no

4.4 MB Shared Memory

Data GPRS Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32-48 kbit/s
HSCSD Yes, 43.2 kbit/s
EDGE Class 6, 177.6 kbit/s
3G no
Bluetooth no
Infrared port yes
USB Yes, Pop-port
Features Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Instant Messaging
Games 3 + downloadable
Colors Black
Languages Major European and Asia - Pacific Languages
Camera VGA, 640 x 480 pixels, video

Pust to Talk / FM Radio / Java MIDP 2.0 / SyncML / T 9 ? Presence Enhanced Contacts / Calendar / Built-in handsfree / Voice dial-memo

Battery Standard Battery, Li-Lon 760 mAh (BL-4C)
Stand-by Up to 350 h
Talk Time Up to 4 h

Complete list of 6102i specifications[2][edit]

The complete Nokia 6103 / 6102i list of specifications are :

Type Specification
Modes GSM 850 / GSM 1900 / GSM 1800 or GSM 900 for Europe/Asia instead of 850
Weight 3.42 oz (97 g)
Dimensions 3.35" x 1.77" x 0.94" (85 x 45 x 24 mm)
Form Factor Clamshell Stub Antenna
Battery Life Talk: 3.50 hours (210 minutes) Standby: 336 hours (14 days)
Battery Type LiIon 820 mAh
Display Type: LCD (Color TFT/TFD) Colors: 65,536 (16-bit) Resolution: 128 x 160 pixels
Platform / OS (N/A)
Memory 4.2 MB (built-in, flash shared memory)
Phone Book Capacity shared memory
FCC ID PPIRM-161 (Approved Feb 9, 2006) PPIRM-162 (Approved Mar 14, 2006)
Multiple Languages Yes
External Display Location: Front 4,096-color STN LCD / 96 x 65 pixels
Polyphonic Ringtones Yes
Ringer Profiles Yes
Vibrate Yes
Bluetooth Supported Profiles: HSP, HFP, DUN, OPP, FTP, SAP version 2.0 + EDR
Infrared (IR) Yes
PC Sync Yes
Multiple Numbers per Name Yes
Picture ID Yes
Voice Dialing Yes
Custom Graphics Yes
Custom Ringtones supports MP3, MIDI formats
Data-Capable Yes
Packet Data Technology: EDGE (EGPRS) class 6 / plus class 10 GPRS
WAP / Web Browser xHTML
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Side Keys Yes
Email Client Yes
Text Messaging 2-Way: Yes plus IM
Text Messaging Templates Yes
FM Radio Stereo: Yes
Camera Resolution: VGA (640 x 480)
Video Capture subQCIF resolution (128 x 96 pixels) / H.263 format / 65,000 colors
Alarm Yes
Calculator Yes
Calendar Yes
SyncML Yes
To-Do List Yes
Voice Memo Yes
Games Yes
Java ME Version: MIDP 2.0
Push-To-Talk Some versions only Type: PoC
Speaker Phone Yes


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