Nokia 700 Review10
Dubbed the company's most compact smartphone to date in terms of cubic inches overall, the Nokia 700 is indeed a neatly packed tiny handset running the new Symbian Belle.
The phone has a pretty good laundry list of specs for its price point, and should appeal nicely to those who like their phones in small sizes with a variety of colors to choose from. Is this enough to battle formidable opposing hobbits like the Sony Ericsson Xperia ray? Read on to find out...
In the box:
- In-ear headphones
- Wall charger
- microUSB cable
- Warranty and information leaflets
We mentioned the Xperia ray in the intro, since that's exactly the phone that the Nokia 700 reminded us of when we grabbed it at first. The 700 is slightly thicker, but shorter and less wide, thus indeed stuffing the least cubic inches of all smartphones, although the difference is minimal. As you can imagine, it is very easy to handle and operate with one hand, and even gets lost in your palm if you have larger hands.
You can compare the Nokia 700 with many other phones using our Size Visualization Tool.
The 3.2” ClearBlack AMOLED display boasts nice, saturated colors, great contrast and viewing angles, and good pixel density at 220ppi, courtesy of the typical for Symbian 360x640 resolution. To top it off, the screen is pretty bright, ensuring above average visibility outside, which we don't see often with Super AMOLED displays, for instance.
The Nokia 700 has a metallic battery cover, which comes in different colors, always matching the variety of colors the phone chassis is offered in. The chrome-like lock button, volume rocker and camera key on the right also add some pizzazz, but are too smallish and flush with the surface to be found comfortably, and their travel is pretty shallow, especially the lock key. Below the Gorilla Glass screen protection in the front we also have three physical buttons - call, end and menu - positioned on a plastic bar. They have a good travel and click to them, but again come smallish for larger digits. The loudspeaker grill is frontal and recessed, making the phone look like a slider.