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Nokia 700 Review

Nokia 700

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Nokia 700 Review
The earpiece on the Nokia 700 is with very decent volume, and the voices coming are clear and distinct. On the other side they could hear us very well, with loud and clear voices, and the active noise cancellation filtered out all surrounding noise, leaving only what we had to say.

The 1080mAh battery is rated for 4 hours and 30 minutes of talk time in 3G mode, which is on the short side, and about 19 days on standby.


We are quite pleased with the Nokia 700's compact design - the handset is very easy to handle and a pleasure to look at in one of its many colors. People who frown at the huge smartphones of today will definitely find its size appealing.

Symbian Belle is a big step up over its predecessors, taking away the right pages from the other mobile operating systems like resizable widgets, a pull-down notification bar and connectivity switches, but lacking in 3rd party apps.

We also liked that the phone supports oddball frequencies like T-Mobile in the US, plus the call quality is very good. What we didn't like were the pictures and especially video – not that we expected much from the 5MP fixed-focus shooter, but some results were appalling in the focus and detail department..

The Nokia 700 has a close rival with the Sony Ericsson Xperia ray, which is very similar in design and compactness, but carries an 8MP autofocus camera, supports Flash and has the power of Android behind it, not to mention the high pixel density. Besides, it runs for almost the same price as the Nokia 700, so there aren't many reasons not to pick the Xperia ray, unless you are an AMOLED display aficionado or dying to play with NFC .

For alternatives with a larger screen in fairly compact devices around the same price point you can look at the Samsung Galaxy W or the Sony Ericsson Xperia neo, which are with 3.7” displays, better cameras, and have the wonders of Adobe Flash and Android Market in reach.

Software version of the reviewed unit: 111.020.0308

Nokia 700 Video Review:


  • Very compact handset
  • Pentaband radio and good call quality
  • Free voice-guided navigation in about 100 countries
  • Rich video codec support, including DivX/Xvid and MKV


  • Blurry pictures and video and no macro mode
  • No front-facing camera
  • Small and uncomfortable buttons on the side
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Nokia 700

Nokia 700

OS: Symbian Belle
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Display3.2 inches, 360 x 640 pixels (229 ppi) AMOLED
Camera5 megapixels
Single core, 1300 MHz, ARM11 processor
0.5 GB RAM
Size4.33 x 1.97 x 0.38 inches
(110 x 50 x 9.7 mm)
3.39 oz  (96 g)
Battery1080 mAh, 7.16 hours talk time

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