Nokia 6700 slide Review

Performance:

We are perfectly pleased with the call quality of the Nokia 6700 slide. Voices are very realistic, and loudness is just about enough. Well, we feel that if you end up being in a very noisy environment, you might want your caller to repeat certain words, but on the overall it is fairly easy to hear what you're being told. Everything is fine on the other side too, as we did not receive any complaints from our callers. They rated us a 9 out of 10. We felt the same way on our end.

The Nokia 6700 slide's 860mAh battery is rated by the manufacturer at 4 hours of talk time and 13 days of standby time. Not very impressive but given you don't set the display to the maximum level, we believe the 6700 slide will perform satisfactorily in this respect.


Conclusion:

Although most manufacturers are heavily attacking the touchscreen segment of the cell phone market now, Nokia - the world's largest cell phone manufacturer - is still relying mainly on its non-touch business. Devices like the Nokia 6700 slide prove that. And the 6700 slide is definitely not a phone to be overlooked.

First off, its appearance is a breath of fresh air in these days of touchscreen slates. In the mainstream range, we are constantly being introduced to new handsets that are just more of the same, and some of them are downright uninspiring. Although its relatively simple design, the Nokia 6700 slide manages to stand out from the crowd and take the slider form-factor to new heights. Of course, it's not groundbreaking, but at this point we do not need to hear any more false statements of "shaking the industry" or "setting new standards", we just want to see something different and sweet that is made with quality in mind. The 6700 slide is just that.

The second reason why you shouldn't dismiss the Nokia 6700 slide right away is because it's smart, and it has quite a lot of Symbian S60 3rd Edition apps to offer.

Third and fourth reasons are the high still image quality and stellar voice quality during calls.

It does not feature DivX and Xvid codec support right out of the box, but this can be easily fixed by installing some third-party software. Another thing is the outdated interface that could really use a refresher. It would have also been better if the sound quality of the headset from the box was a bit higher, because the Nokia 6700 slide only has a 2.5mm jack, which makes it a bit harder to find another. Anyway, these are certainly not deal breakers.

Still, if you are not really into the Nokia 6700 slide, here are some alternatives you might want to check:

LG New Chocolate BL20 - LG's ultra-stylish slider is a worthy competitor to the Nokia 6700 slide. This is in terms of design however, when it comes to features, it lacks behind.

Samsung Ultra S S7350 - An ultra slider by Samsung, the Ultra S is a good-looking and capable handset, which however, is not smart. Still, it has a significantly larger screen at 2.6 inches and slightly better video recording.


LG New Chocolate BL20
LG New Chocolate BL20
Samsung Ultra S S7350
Samsung Ultra S S7350

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Pros

  • Appealing design
  • Nice construction
  • Available in many different colors
  • Great call quality
  • Good still images

Cons

  • Interface needs a refresher
  • Mediocre video recording
  • Headset from the box is not good enough

PhoneArena Rating:

8.0

User Rating:

9.7
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4 Comments

1. arainmakera

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 28, 2010

good one

3. JR75 unregistered

very good phone, nice TV player, decent battery life, and EXCELLENT camera that matches a good compact picture device in good light conditions (but no optical zoom)

4. RAMANA unregistered

DONT BUY NOKIA 6700 SLIDE. THEY R CHEATING U.. U LL BE IN LOSS IF U BUY THE MOBILE. THAN U NOKIA CARE PEOPLE LL USE UR PHONE.. BECAUSE ALWAYS IT LL BE IN REPAID WITH NOKIA CARE

5. RAMANA unregistered

DONT BUY NOKIA 6700 SLIDE. THEY R CHEATING U.. U LL BE IN LOSS IF U BUY THE MOBILE. THAN U NOKIA CARE PEOPLE LL USE UR PHONE.. BECAUSE ALWAYS IT LL BE IN REPAID WITH NOKIA CARE the nokia care people ll send u to nokia showroom and showroom people to nokia care.. i gave this mobile for repair 1st time they took 3 days. second time they took 4 days.. 3 rd time they took 9 days to repair it. the same pro is coming again and again...so pls dont buy this mobile if u want more information on this issue cal me i ll be always ready to tel u.. 9494422477
6700 slide
  • Display 2.2" 240 x 320 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Storage 0.06 GB
  • Battery 860 mAh(3.00h 3G talk time)

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