Performance:

We used Spb Benchmark to compare the M700 system performance with other PocketPC Phones.


As far as the usage of the device as a phone proper (talking) is concerned, M700 does a lot better than its Glofiish kin X500. Sound level is definitely better; the microphone displays a high performance, and what you hear is also louder than average. Sound quality is high in both directions and the voice reproduction – more realistic compared to other phones. Unfortunately signal reception is troublesome: at weaker signal locations conversations will be impossible. Thanks to its Samsung 400MHz processor it operates faster than many other PPCs (some of them use half the power) and can handle harder operations like VoIP telephony.

The phone is powered by 1530mAh li-polymer battery. According to the manufacturer it will run it for up to 7 hours of talk time, or 8 days of standing by. We are pleasantly surprised by the 8 hours of time, using it as GPS navigation, which is an improvement compared to the X500. During the test, the display was ON all the time!

Conclusion:

M700 is currently the only phone incorporating enviable specifications in a relatively small body – GPS (navigation), WiFi (wireless networking), QWERTY hardware keyboard, and regualar 240x320 display! The quad-band unit boast a 400 MHz processor; however, it does not feature a 3G (third generation) network support. We are pleased by the fact that sound quality has improved, but there are still the unsatisfactory signal reception and the poor photo quality. In case 3G is not of primary importance to you, we highly recommend the M700, despite the number of small drawbacks.



Pros

  • WiFi, GPS and QWERTY in one
  • Strong performance, thanks to 400 MHz processor
  • 8+ hours of GPS battery time

Cons

  • Lack of 3G
  • No backlight for alternative characters on the QWERTY

PhoneArena Rating:

6.6

User Rating:

7.5
3 Reviews

FEATURED VIDEO

0 Comments

Be the first one to post a comment

M700
  • Display 2.8" 240 x 320 pixels
  • Camera 2 MP
  • Battery 1530 mAh(7.00h talk time)

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.