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Nokia 7705 Twist Review

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Performance:

The reception on the Nokia 7705 Twist was good and equal to that of the Nokia Intrigue 7205 and the LG enV3, as we had 2-3 bars of signal showing in most areas and didn’t drop any calls. However the call quality was lacking, as voices sounded distorted if the volume was turned up past medium. This was also true with the Speakerphone mode, as voice had a tendency to sound distorted at high volumes.

The included 860 mAh battery is rated to provide up to 4.5 hours of talk time or 11 days of standby time. During our testing we were, indeed, able to get 4 hours and 30 minutes of continuous talk time on a full charge.


Conclusion:

The Nokia 7705 Twist has a unique design that will have people looking at it, though we can’t help but wonder if a more traditional sliding design would be more durable over time. The shiny black plastic and chrome accents are fashionable, but they love to show off fingerprints. We like the idea behind the contact light ring and that the QWERTY keyboard was laid out well and easy to use. Unfortunately the call quality is lacking and so are the images taken by the 3MP camera. If you are more interested in form and fashion than performance, then the Nokia 7705 Twist is for you, but if you want a messaging device that performs well in all areas, then you’ll be better off with the Samsung Rogue, the LG enV3 or the enV Touch.


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Pros

  • Unique twisting design
  • Good signal reception
  • Habitat mode and menu customizations

Cons

  • Speaker distortion while in calls
  • Poor quality 3MP camera
  • Call quality is lacking
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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

1. behold--me (Posts: 650; Member since: 22 Jun 2009)


that is a real nice qwerty but i don't like the swivel design but its unique and compact.

posted on 24 Sep 2009, 17:17

2. Kiltlifter (Posts: 742; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


I agree, if you are a 99% txter and 1% talker, then this phone would be really cool. Like the Intrigue, it is unique and nothing else is like if so you would stand out.

posted on 04 Oct 2009, 21:05

3. moss500a (unregistered)


a good way to throw your money away................................buying this phone.

posted on 04 Oct 2009, 21:56

4. vmatikov (Posts: 55; Member since: 28 Jan 2009)


THANK YOU!

posted on 26 Oct 2009, 18:00

5. mbaeske (Posts: 1; Member since: 26 Oct 2009)


My hinge broke in 3 weeks, and Verizon won't replace it - calls it "damage," not defective design. Stinks.

posted on 11 Apr 2010, 04:41

6. Jessicaleebug (Posts: 1; Member since: 11 Apr 2010)


It was fine the first like 10 times you open it and has fun apps and is cool light and ect everything is fine except the durability of the phone SUCKS SO MUCH!!! It broke... In 2!!! the screen off of the key pad at where it twists. THIS PHONE IS NOT FOR A HEAVY TEXT-ER OR SOMEONE WHO USES THEIR PHONE OFTEN. I would NOT recommend this phone to anyone. BECAUSE IT WILL NOT LAST. you open it a few times it is very weak and does not do good opening and closing a lot.. so basically you cant use your phone. i loved it the first day i had it ... had it for a little while after .. its crap. Don't get it .. i hate flip phones.. but i would have so rather have a flip than this.

posted on 14 Aug 2010, 10:01

7. msb67 (unregistered)


Absolutely do not buy this phone. It breaks every 30 -40 days and neither Nokia nor Verizon will replace with a different model. WE are on the 6th replacement phone in less than a year!! I am fighting with Nokia and Verizon to get a phone that might actually last. Do not buy this phone!!

posted on 29 Sep 2011, 19:36

9. Twist User (unregistered)


I've had this phone for over two years, and though I'm not a heavy texter or caller (I generally talk to a person every other day for twenty minutes or so and occasionally text.) I think it really is great.

When I text, I'm very picky about my spelling and grammar, and the keyboard is very easy to use for my long texts. The contact light ring was my favorite thing about it (imagine-necklace phone!) and it's perfect for my needs.

People say the hings is flimsy, but I haven't had any trouble with it even though I tend to abuse it. I sometimes hold it and flip it open and closed when I'm concentrating on something (maybe the noise is soothing to me or something. No idea). I also flex the two components apart when it's open (I'm simply asking for it to break, aren't I?), and I have had no problem with the hinge.

I have two complaints: one, the touch sensitive left and right keys are a nuisance, as adressed in this articlae, and two, the mirror is in a position to get a lot of smearing. After two years of no care, the mirror is pretty much ruined on my phone. I can barely see anything reflected now. Perhaps other people take better care of their mirrors, though.

I just wanted to say that I love this phone and it has held for the past two years with much wear and tear, working perfectly fine.

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Display2.4 inches, 320 x 240 pixels (167 ppi) TFT
Camera3 megapixels
Size2.71 x 2.71 x 0.59 inches
(69 x 69 x 15 mm)
3.44 oz  (98 g)
Battery860 mAh, 4.5 hours talk time

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