I've been I using mine since monday & I've been loving it. Just finished sending a 280MB file by bluetooth to my 701 now, so d file transfer error is probably a device specific problem.
Bought this phone over Motorola Defy. The vibrant screen, battery life & the 1 Ghz processor went in favor of Nokia 701. However, I must say that games like Asphalt 5 are still laggy in some scenes despite the processing power. Menu also lags with multiple apps installed. Probably a case of under-utilized hardware.
Camera is great for basic Point & Shoot photos for posting on facebook, but not for photoshop etc.
Battery life is awesome with wifi (no 3G).
Structurally, the phone is sleek but is heavy to hold in one hand. So, watching videos etc while holding the phone is bound to cause strain.
Music player has no editable equalizer preset :-(
As GSM arena has said, this phone is well worth a look. It is a welcome change from what we'd come to expect of nokia touch phones. This (Nokia 500,600 series) will shatter most preconceived notions about symbian being a dead OS & Nokia touch phones being terrible.
poncho , 19 Oct 2011what's the use of a 8 mega pixel camera when it is fixed focus. i'd rather have a 5 mp autofoc... morei agree with 100% with u.. 8 or 12 MP camera on nokia is useless, if its fixed/full focus.. Y nokia still giving fixed/full focus in its high end mobiles.. Processor is also just 434 or 680 MHz, instead of 1 or 1.5 GHz... "Nokia days" will be soon over..
I hope the free browsing still works on this. It's one of the things I mis most
mish, 20 Oct 2011As mentioned earlier by my C6 has got updates just some time back and in 2012 nokia promised t... moreTrue Nokia still updates the s60v5.
What I am trying to say is that only the s^3 enjoys the major update, s60v5 cannot get the Anna version or the Belle. You may not understand how frustrating this is since you have both s60v5 and s^3(Belle).
When I was using x6, I used to visit Nokia betalab to keep my phone up to date and sophisticated. Then the s^3 was introduced and they started giving preference to it. For instance, swype was introduced to the two but they made a special version for s^3. Same thing happened to the popular ovi map.
All the same Nokia is still leading in the update area as they try to stabilize their phones firmwares through constant updates. And true, even after 2016 the symbian phone will still have a stand.
does all apps and games working on it????Many apps and games dont work at all.
I plan to buy 701. I have read the GSM review on the loudspeaker volume. Is the speaker volume as well as the loudspeaker volume really very low? I use a E55 and find the speaker and loudspeaker volume pretty good. Also read that the ringing volume too is low. Is that true as well? Please comment/advice.
PSANDEE, 20 Oct 2011i have integrated my contacts with facebook, u can do this using SOCIAL NETWORK APP which is a... moreohh great!! thanx PSANDEE and mish, I could link the contacts.. I had social app logged in with my facebook account but didn't check visiting individual contacts. Thanks people.. I integrated the contacts but still the status messages are not displayed in the contacts and also the profile pictures flowing to the contact book are of poor quality.. Am I missing a setting here?? TIA..
Ejimkaraonyec, 20 Oct 2011Kuhang M is right. Nokia dumped s60v5 the moment they built s^3.
Anna, Belle is not just a ... moreAs mentioned earlier by my C6 has got updates just some time back and in 2012 nokia promised that it will get further upgrades to bring it close to belle devices.
Facebook addict, 20 Oct 2011Nobody ever tried facebook integration?? Or just happy with bashing each other rather than hel... moreChill dude.you have to first make your social app active by logging to facebook account of it.
Then you can either go to social account or to contacts and then do the linking.
In social app, search for a contact or go to profile of friends and click on that.it will give you option "link profile to contact".
in case if you go to contact the you can see social networks tab and click on it.it will open social app and suggest you options according to contact's name.and you can select to whom to link.
Hope i am clear.
PSANDEE, 20 Oct 2011i have integrated my contacts with facebook, u can do this using SOCIAL NETWORK APP which is a... moreand even u can integrate ur gtalk or yahoo messenger friends with ur phone book by using IM FOR NOKIA app, so once u integrate ur friends who r using gtalk or yahoo messenger u can see their status in ur phone book and chat from there directly with them.
Facebook addict, 19 Oct 2011Hi Guys.. Has someone integrated social network accounts in the contacts?? particularly Facebo... morei have integrated my contacts with facebook, u can do this using SOCIAL NETWORK APP which is already given with ur belle os, so login to ur facebook or orkut or what ever account you want to and go to ur friends list and tap on ur friends pic and u ll get some options if u scroll down those options there will an option saying LINK WITH CONTACT so click on that and it will open ur phone book then select the contact.. simple and awesome :) ... when u open ur phone book u can see their updates :)
Guys!! Gonna buy this smart phone for diwali!!
Just wanna know whether this mobile has having recently used sms contacts while sending sms?
I ask this bcoz my bro owning C7 doesn't have this feature and fed up :(
701 users pls tell me whether it has this feature?
Facebook addict, 19 Oct 2011Hi Guys.. Has someone integrated social network accounts in the contacts?? particularly Facebo... moreNobody ever tried facebook integration?? Or just happy with bashing each other rather than helping others?? I seriously doubt how many of the bashers, even Nokia lovers actually own 701.
sunny9692, 19 Oct 2011Go with Nokia it will give further updates for u r phone, but in Android it dont happensYou are right, what android does is major update say doughnut to eclair to froyo to gingerbread and... The phone makers, Samsung, Lg, just don't seem to care any more once the product is in the market but Nokia, they will give u minor updates to fix bugs n stabilize the phone.
mish, 19 Oct 2011Oh really.I have used c6 before N8.Two months back I received an update for C6.New maps,new br... moreKuhang M is right. Nokia dumped s60v5 the moment they built s^3.
Anna, Belle is not just a major update to the symbian, there is a difference. No one can update s60v1 to 2 or s60v3 to 5. So the s60v5 owners were feeling lucky n happy, satisfied before nokia dealt them a blow.
I would say they did not abandon them if the provision made for the s^3, was extended to the s60v5. That is, upgrading to s^3 and consequently to Anna and Belle.
They probably will still abandon the s^3, and is major updates to Anna and Belle but at least they have tried, if u know what I mean.
what's the use of a 8 mega pixel camera when it is fixed focus. i'd rather have a 5 mp autofocus you can see more details. i don't know why nokia would put a large mp cam that is fixed focus than 5 mp auto focus. it is a comon knowledge that 8mp fixed is blurry than a 5mp auto focus. just try taking pict of lettrs or words and compare which is more detailed or readable.is the price difference really that big?
hbk50, 19 Oct 2011Hello Frnds I Want To Buy This Phone And I Want To K now Its Advantages And Disadvantages,Plzz... moreGo with Nokia it will give further updates for u r phone, but in Android it dont happens