Nokia C7 Review

Nokia C7

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With little slowdown anywhere except perhaps when web browsing, the 680MHz ARM 11 processor is doing its job well. The Nokia C7 is at the top of the game along with the N8 in areas like video playback. With 8GB of on board memory and expandable memory up to another 32GB via microSD expansion, the Nokia C7 has considerable media potential.
Voice calling is clear and crisp. When receiving a call on the Nokia C7, volume and audibility are good, even in busy environments. Clarity is also above average. We tested quality in an arcade to really challenge it, and are pleased to say that the listener said they still managed to hear us despite considerable background noise, and we were able to hear them too. In more controlled environments, call quality yet again proved great, both to us on the Nokia C7, and to the recipient.
Battery life on the Nokia C7 is also good. The quoted talk time is 9.6 hours while the standby time is 18 days. Practically, we found we could get nearly two days of semi intensive use out of it. The Nokia C7 also defaults to a power saving mode when the battery is low, which can be deactivated, offering easy ways to extend the life if need be.

The Nokia C7 is a good phone, and that's without all its bells and whistles. It's simple to make calls on, and makes the phoning experience a pleasure. Add to this the functionality of Symbian^3 which admittedly won't be for everyone, and the fantastic multimedia support, and you've got a pretty nice package. The build quality is also great, and we would say it comes in at very fair price-point to boot. If you wanted more of a gadget with an amazing camera, and like Symbian, then the Nokia N8 would trump the Nokia C7. If you're after another platform, then the HTC Desire or the iPhone 4 each offer a different premium OS experience. Having said that, we are on the whole impressed with the Nokia C7.

Nokia C7 Video Review:


  • Solid build quality
  • Fantastic codec support
  • Good battery life


  • Shiny fascia loves fingerprints
  • Symbian^3 is at times convoluted
  • Camera lacks autofocus
PhoneArena rating:
8Very good
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PhoneArena rating:
8Very good
Display3.5 inches, 360 x 640 pixels (210 ppi) AMOLED
Camera8 megapixels
Single core, 680 MHz, ARM11 processor
0.25 GB
Size4.62 x 2.24 x 0.41 inches
(117.3 x 56.8 x 10.5 mm)
4.59 oz  (130 g)
Battery1200 mAh, 9.6 hours talk time

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