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Nokia 701 review: Belles and whistles

17 October 2011 | Read the review | Post your comment
Nokia 701 review: Belles and whistles - read the full textSymbian Belle is on the march and the leader of the pack is the Nokia 701. It busts out the big guns - a 1,000 nit floodlight of a screen, a fast, modern processor and an up-to-the-minute connectivity package, complete with NFC. If you're experiencing a deja vu, rest assured...


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its a good looking phone but its battery a little bit disappointed me and its features are assum so go and buy it

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  • 2011-11-02 11:27
  • uvad

Interesting that it needed all manufacturers of hardware except apple to gang up together to oust only one manufacturer "Nokia" off the reign.

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  • 2011-10-28 14:17
  • fXv3

You wrote the following about voice dialing:
"Bear in mind too, that if you have multiple numbers assigned to a contact, the system will either dial the default number or the first in the list."
I have an C7 with Anna, and I can get it to call other numbers than the default one. If I have a contact with multiple numbers and have chosen the predefined work and home fields for the numbers for example, then I can make it call the work number by saying contact name - work.
Is this something that has been removed?

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  • 2011-10-25 09:51
  • Sm9T

The specifications of the phones you've listed as alternatives don't even come within a mile radius of 701's.

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  • 2011-10-21 18:01
  • s8hG

third class phone from nokia i am using it..nd niether der is any re sale value of n701..nd copy of c7..nd oval shape i hate it.

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  • 2011-10-21 05:23
  • vGeq

Your Comment: The 701 can be charged off microUSB, so we don't know why Nokia used an old-school charger - microUSB chargers have the advantage of being compatible with other gadgets too.

Reason: The phone has USB OTG. So if you are viewing a video off your USB, large downloads through your portable Flash do not need to stop the task, but charge through the 2mm port

Verdict: gsmarena is a good website, but improve your review with more intelligent thinking

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  • 2011-10-20 10:44
  • vGEb

New device by Nokia is now official:
looks just like the C7 specifications to me

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  • 2011-10-20 05:20
  • vbZJ

Do you mind to perform your usual battery life test, as in the HTC Desires S review.
In the Nokia 701 one, you just quote the technical statements from Nokia, I'd like to get the truth from you, as I expect within each phone review you do.
I'm wondering which one will best suit my needs between Desire S and 701. the main parameters were alloy body and scratch resistant display, lowest SAR and great battery life.
Many thanks for your great help.

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  • 2011-10-19 23:59
  • nSAS

How come screen is still narrow?

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  • 2011-10-19 17:02
  • uRIn

> In reply to r 3 b 3 l @ 2011-10-18 19:04 from nuX4 - click to readabsolutely trueeeee.

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  • 2011-10-19 13:24
  • 2SRD

other disadvantages-battery is not business class,nokia clear black display is missing,3.7 inch screen and 1 gb ram is also missing.

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  • 2011-10-19 09:25
  • P%%v

far better than I thought Symbian were. I get one for my boy now. Nokia 700 will be perfect with the handy size

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  • 2011-10-19 00:23
  • svk%

> In reply to hkr @ 2011-10-18 17:15 from 2SRk - click to readI had no problems with youtube on my n95 8gb.

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  • 2011-10-18 19:12
  • nuX4

> In reply to CondriX @ 2011-10-17 22:03 from p4M6 - click to readWth does just mean? 360p = nhd (640 x 360) which is the exact same resolution as any symbian device. If you were to play 720p at 1:1 on a Symbian device you'd only be able to watch 1/4 of the action. Talk about a glorious waste of bandwidth!

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  • 2011-10-18 19:04
  • nuX4

you can stream all videos from any sites upto 360p resoultion with flash lite

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  • 2011-10-18 17:18
  • 2SRk

> In reply to Ashura @ 2011-10-17 21:55 from MA%X - click to readlol i think the last time you used a symbian device was during in 2008s.

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  • 2011-10-18 17:15
  • 2SRk

nice looking.. and better than android crap

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  • 2011-10-18 17:13
  • 2SRk

so this is what C7 sould'a been ?

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  • 2011-10-18 16:20
  • p3D$

Just a note to gsmarena team
you wrote
"The phone rests down on the camera, perhaps making the lens prone to scratches."

But the lens is also covered with gorilla glass, as are all new symbians, i believe

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  • 2011-10-18 15:27
  • 3LUu

i dont reall know what phones to use anymore everything is just freaking complicated i ave been using nokia all my life and they have never really disappointed me only that they keep producing new phone i dont like X7 but i would like any nokia phone with 4 inch amoled screen and a wonderful browser..........i think i should try HTC for the first time because its really tempting,the reviews are very good..i would have wanted an iphone but the person that motivated me to buy it is dead,steve jobs was a great guy but he is a dead guy naw.....what i really want is a nokia phone that has everything even better than the HTC sensation XE plz and thanks

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  • 2011-10-18 14:11
  • fsV9

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