Nokia 6270 Review: Camera, Connectivity Features

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A rather disappointing camera

Nokia 6270 is equipped with a 2 megapixel capturing camera with a Light Emitting Diode (LED) flash. The maximum resolution is 1600 x 1280 pixels. Lower resolution as well as three types of compression quality is available, too.

The phone takes pictures in horizontal mode using the capturing camera correct side button as a shutter release key or the central OK button of the D-pad. Strangely enough, some of the menus are operated in vertical mode. The capturing camera is rather slow and a shot at the maximum quality and resolution takes about 9-10 seconds from pressing the shutter key to actually saving the picture. At the 1280 x 960 pixels resolution (1.3 megapixel) the same operation takes about 8 seconds to complete.

Nokia 6270 offers a night mode, a self-release timer, and an image sequence shoot mode. White balance is automatic. A fine thing is the option to turn off the capturing camera shutter sounds.

Camera interface: viewfinder and capturing camera menu

Now, as far as the picture quality is concerned, the best we can say is that it's about average. We've seen far better 2 megapixel cameras in mobile phones. The image colors are quite unnatural and the pictures are overprocessed by some noise reduction algorithm, which applies water color effect to the objects located far away from the capturing camera - and furthermore they are seriously out of focus. Generally speaking the capturing camera has serious problems (at least in our unit). There is no autofocus of course; there isn't even a dedicated macro mode. The result is that pictures taken from less than around 80 cm are out of focus. What's worse is that objects that are more than 3 to 5 meter from the capturing camera seem almost out of focus. Faces of people shot from around a 10 m distance are unrecognizable. Furthermore, all interior pictures suffer from strong color blotches despite the abundant light both from natural and artificial sources.

Nokia 6270 sample photos

Videos are captured at the only available QCIF (176 x 144 pixels) resolution. The quality of Nokia 6270 video is average and the available resolution is rather outdated these days.

Wide connectivity options

Nokia 6270 has a quad-band Global System for Mobile communication (GSM) support (850MHz, 900MHz, 1800MHz, and 1900MHz) plus General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) Class 10 and EDGE Class 10 for quick data transfers and streaming 3gpp content. The phone has a XHyperText Markup Language (HTML) browser with Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) 2.0 support. The browser is simple, with three types of font size available. That said, we must point out that it deals alcorrect with general HyperText Markup Language (HTML) sites and has no problem in fitting them on the screen. Unfortunately, you cannot utilize the browser in a horizontal mode.

Nokia 6270 web browser:,,

Nokia 6270 can also serve as a modem for establishing Internet connection from PC. The phone gets connected to a Personal Computer (PC) through Bluetooth, via the Infrared port, or by Universal Serial Bus (USB) cable. Connection parameters can be configured manually, but you will save time if you utilize the Internet connection program from Personal Computer (PC) Suite.

The handset has an Infrared port and Bluetooth connectivity for close communication with other devices. The phone supports the following Bluetooth profiles: Bluetooth Dial-Up Networking, Bluetooth Serial Port, Bluetooth File Transfer, and Bluetooth ObjectPush.



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