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Nokia 6790 Surge

alaTest has collected and analyzed 69 reviews of Nokia 6790 Surge. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the GPS navigation and portability. The performance and durability also get good feedback. There are some critical reviews about the camera and reliability. Views about the screen and battery are different.

price, durability, performance, portability, GPS navigation

usability, design, size, reliability, camera

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Nokia 6790 Surge is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Nokia 6790 Surge


alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Nokia 6790 Surge from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Opinions about the screen and sound are on the whole positive. The price and portability also get good views. There are some less positive opinions about the camera and reliability, while there are some mixed views about the performance.

portability, price, sound, screen

usability, size, battery, reliability, camera

75% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Straight Talk Nokia 6790 Smart Phone GSMStraight Talk Nokia 6790 Smart Phone GSM

May, 2018

Expert review by : Stuart Miles (

Nokia 6790 Surge


The smartphone market might be dominated by phones from Apple, HTC and BlackBerry, but there are some users, mainly teenagers, who can't afford high monthly phone bills. What happens then? The Nokia 6790 or Surge to use its American name is a QWERTY...

QWERTY keyboard, Flash video support

Plastic, too many buttons, S60 looks staid

As an entry-level phone the S60 sporting Nokia Surge is best described as a mini mini N97 with some of the features stripped out.

Oct, 2009

Expert review by : Ginny Mies (

Nokia Surge (AT&T) Phone Review


Very slim and lightweight ; Excellent call quality

No separate numeric keypad ; Poor tactile feedback from shortcut keys

The Nokia Surge is surprisingly feature-packed for its price, but the design has more than a few flaws.

Aug, 2009

Expert review by : Stewart Wolpin (

Nokia Surge 6790 Review


Sadly, for many, it's ergonomic awkwardness will easily overwhelm the Surge's many other multimedia positives.

Aug, 2009

Expert review by : Bonnie Cha (

Nokia Surge 6790 (AT&T) review


The Nokia 6790 Surge for AT&T is a bit of a departure for the Finnish handset manufacturer. You wouldn't know it just by looking at it, but the little guy is actually a smartphone like the Nokia N and E series devices. It runs on the Symbian S60...

The Nokia Surge packs in a lot of features--a full HTML browser with Flash Lite support, 3G support, GPS--for an affordable price. The smartphone also provides access to social networking sites.

The phone has a number of design quirks and doesn't have the best build quality. You can't dial numbers without opening the keyboard.

The Nokia Surge offers AT&T's younger customers an affordable, feature-rich smartphone, but it has a number of design and interface issues.

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Jamie Lendino (

Nokia Surge (AT&T)


The Nokia Surge offers texting fiends an inexpensive way to get a real smartphone, but it sits uncomfortably between texting devices and smartphones.

Great reception. Good music and video playback. Built-in document editing and Exchange support. Powerful Web browser.

Awful camera. Difficult-to-use keyboard. Have to open the handset sideways to dial numbers. Requires expensive smartphone data plan.

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : PhoneArena Team (

Nokia 6790 Surge Review


Rarely we come across a decent Nokia device sneaking its way onto AT&T's lineup that turns heads. For the longest of times, they've been offering basic flip handsets that really doesn't do justice to the world's number one phone maker. Fortunately...

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Joni Blecher (

Nokia Surge


At first glance with it's slide-out keyboard and black plastic casing, you might think the Nokia Surge is intended to be a high-end messaging phone and perhaps that was the case. However, this Nokia is a smartphone and includes all the features...

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : (

Nokia 6790 Surge


The prolific cell phone manufacturer Nokia produces such a high volume of models that surely one will fit your needs. The Nokia 6790 Surge, however, while a competent phone, may not be the best choice. The reason I say it may not be your best choice is...

Jan, 2010

Expert review by : Bright Hub (

Nokia Surge Review


Nokia Surge makes an excellent messaging phone, with an astonishing hardware QWERTY keyboard. This article reviews the phone in detail, examining the design, user interface and all the various features in depth.

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : Brighthand (

Nokia Surge Review


The Nokia Surge, available from AT&T, offers an advanced smartphone experience at a very accessible price-point. This messaging-oriented slider has 3G, a QWERTY keyboard, and social networking software. Our S60[...

Good battery life, QWERTY keyboard, Useful and fun bundled applications

Fingerprint magnet, Antiquated user interface

Sep, 2009
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