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Nokia 6280

Nokia 6280
Manufacturer Nokia
Compatible networks GSM 900/1800/1900 and WCDMA 2100
Availability by country Q1 2006 (3), Q4 2005 (Vodafone), Q2 2006 (O2 UK)
Form factor slider
Dimensions 100 x 46 x 21 mm, 91 cc
Weight 115 g
Memory 6 MB
Removable storage 64 MB bundled miniSD card
Battery 3.7V 970 mAh (model BP-6M)
Display 240 x 320 (QVGA) 262k colour TFT 35 x 45 mm
Rear camera 2-megapixel
Front camera VGA camera (only for videocalling)
Connectivity Bluetooth, Infrared, USB

The Nokia 6280 Series, is a series of slider type phones first released in Q4, 2005.

Nokia 6280

The Nokia 6280 is a 3G [1] It is available in four colours: Black, Plum, Burnt Orange and Silver.

The phone is slightly smaller than its 2G relative, at 100 x 46 x 21 mm in size and 115 g in weight.


The 6280 can play back MPEG 4 ".mp4" video files, such as those designed to be played on an iPod, provided they have not been encrypted under DRM. AVI files can be transcoded using software on the PC. During video playback, the audio track tends to stop after about 20 minutes. To get around this problem it is possible to split mp4 files into several pieces, but in software version 6.x or later the problem does not occur. The default format used by the phone for video encoding is ".3GP", which QuickTime will decode. This is the format used by the phone when video is selected from the camera option.

There are many free programs that can convert the video files from and to the phone, such as Nokia PC Suite's Multimedia Player.

Firmware update

Many firmware updates have been released for the Nokia 6280 that fix many of the issues related to the original firmware. The original firmware has been known to drop out and crash without warning. There is also an issue related to the silent profile on the phone. The new firmware has fixed some of these issues as well as adding more complete ID3 functionality for the music player and stereo bluetooth capability. The newer firmware versions are similar to those of the Nokia 6288. Although the options to update the phone over the air OTA or by data cable are available in the phone, the phone can not be updated by either of these options. This is because of v3 firmware models, when using the PC software update (when the 6280 was listed) ended up being 'bricked' due to certain coding not being written into the phone. However, a later version of the phone is technically capable of it, however, the 6280 has been removed from the software update program. Software updates can be completed by taking the phone to a licensed Nokia repair centre (such as Carphone Warehouse in the UK). These can be done for free under warranty (even if the phone isn't faulty), but can be done out-of-warranty at a cost. The latest firmware version available from Carphone Warehouse UK is 6.43, however, higher versions may exist from Nokia directly.

Specification sheet

Feature Specification
Operating System Nokia S40 3rd Edition
System Speed Normal Applications : 220 MHz
Video recording 128x96, 176x144, 352x288 & 640x480. 3GP Format running at 13 Frames Per Second
Talk time 5 Hours
Standby time 8+ days (200 hours)

Nokia 6288

Nokia 6288
Manufacturer Nokia
Compatible networks GSM 900/1800/1900 and WCDMA 2100
Form factor slider
Dimensions 100 x 46 x 21 mm, 91 cc
Memory 6 MB
Removable storage Up to 32GB
Display 240 x 320 (QVGA) 262k colour TFT 35 x 45 mm
Rear camera 2-megapixel
Front camera VGA camera (only for videocalling)
Connectivity Bluetooth, Infrared, USB

The Nokia 6288 is a 3G mobile phone made by Nokia. It is an updated version of the Nokia 6280. The mobile phone is a slide design phone, featuring a 2.2 inch (320x240 pixels), 262,144 color TFT screen, and two cameras: one at the rear being a 2 MP camera (complete with 8x digital zoom and flash) and a front camera for video calling only. The phone can record .3gp video in 640x480 resolution, while it can play back both 3GP and MP4 videos. It has 6 MB of built-in memory and the option to expand up to 2 GB via the use of a miniSD card. The 6288 is able to be used on TriBand GSM (900/1800/1900 MHz) and WCDMA (2100 MHz). It also features PTT support, IM and email clients. The phone has Bluetooth 2 (with A2DP/AVRCP profile support), infrared and USB connections. The Phone comes in two colours, Black and White. The phone also has Java built into it and supports most generic java applications as well as specific S40 version applications. The phone runs S40. In Australia, the phone is a popular one along with the Motorola RAZRs and some older Nokias. For unlocking purposes, the phone is BB5. And it's not microwave proof



Network GSM 900/1800/1900
Dimensions 100 x 46 x 21 mm, 91 cc
Display 240 x 320 pixels, 262,144 colors, TFT
Ring MP3/Realtone
Vibration Yes
Memory 6 MB internal, up to 2 GB via miniSD
GPRS Class 10
Bluetooth Yes, v 2.0
Infrared Yes
Camera 2 Megapixels (with flash)


  • A thread on the Nokia forums concerning the issue of the faults with the software of the 6280

External links

  • Nokia 6280 Product Page on Asia-Pacific Site
  • Nokia Support Discussions
  • How To Remove Dust From Under The Screen
  • Nokia 6280 page on GSMArena
  • Nokia 6280 page on IndiaGSM
  • Nokia 6288
  • Nokia 6288 Review -
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