Nokia BH-700 Review


With BH-700, as well as with other models of Nokia (BH-701, BH-301), there is no pairing mode, but the device is ready for this as soon as it is activated. This is done by the usual way and when you are prompted for a code, you have to enter 0000. If you want to pair the device with other phone or device, first you have to disconnect it from the previous connected device. This is done by turning off the headset or when you disconnect it by the phone menu.

The headset has the standard control functions - answer / end calls, voice dialing, transferring calls to the phone and back to the headset, and by combination of buttons you can clear all the pairing settings.


The sound volume in the headset is very loud and even, you will need to turn it down so as not to jar on your ear. The quality of the sound is good too, but it sounds a little synthetic/metallic and it is a little sharp. When you answer a phone call, there is a short single beep after which you can start talking.

The sound volume on the other side of the phone line is loud too and the voices are realistic with hardly noticeable synthetic/metallic sound. When you call and the phone call is answered by a headset, the voice of the other side of the line is changed for a split second and then it becomes normal again.

On one occasion, during our testing the headset locked and started to make a constant loud noise in the ear-piece. The problem started when we ended the call by the headset button and the only way to set things right was to disconnect it from the phone.

According to the official Nokia specifications the device stands up to 6 hours of talk time and up to 160 hours of standby time. We tested the device to check how it copes in practice. We tested the device by means of a continuous call and sound volume set on maximum – after this test the device stood up to 5 hours and 20 minutes. This is a better achievement than model BH-801 and it is worse than model BH-701.

In the test for the power range of the device, where the quality of the connection stays unchanged, BH -700 achieved 26 meters (85.3 feet), which is almost the same result as BH-801and this is above the average level and it is a little less than the result of BH-701.

When the device is out of range there is a beep in the ear-piece to inform you about this and the LED indicator starts to light in green. When you are back in range there is a beep in the headset and depending on the phone the reconnection is done automatically or it is done after confirmation.



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