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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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> In reply to Ashura @ 2011-10-17 21:31 from MA%X - click to readeverything on youtube works on symbian 3 phones.

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  • 2011-10-17 23:02
  • svk%

achh...yehah. I forgot. Nokia's new phones (including this one and N8) are pentaband, got usb-on-the-go and tv-out. Great sound quality, fm transmitter, and better camera and video than most of android phones. Even if they have dual cores and gigs of ram. You know why? because they engineers don't have experience and think that more ram and mhz mean better quality? 1080p in mono sound and 3gp? No thank. I'd prefer 72p with stereo and great sound captured in mp4. What about andro or ios?
You still think it's better than symbian?

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  • 2011-10-17 22:12
  • mM%A

eeerm...sorry dude, but you don't understand meaning of "smartphone" phrase. Do you really think that android or ios are smartphones...because of what? because they have huge app store or android market? WRONG!
It's about versality and how much can you depend on your phone.
You got maps, camera, voice recorder, e-mail, internet (I can watch youtube on my N8 with no problem....do you really think that watching 1080 on 4 inch display is better than 480p???? How can it be????!!!...you have to buy larger data plan instead), good battery and apps. If you are so retarded that you know only ovi store...well, goodluck. I can give you any apps you would like to which is available on symbian platform too. You just need to look "a little bit deeper" in internet.
And those apps don't look worse than those on ios or android. So cut the crap.
"First" truly known and popular smartphones were those on symbian, and nothing changes.
Don't you even think that your precious ios or android is better. Because it's not. It has more flaws than you think, but you are too blind to see google/apple child.

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  • 2011-10-17 22:07
  • mM%A

Youtube is working fine in the native browser, but just at 360p. Or you could switch to play online videos in the native player.

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  • 2011-10-17 22:03
  • p4M6

> In reply to John @ 2011-10-17 21:44 from Ld7b - click to readUnless Symbian has a Youtube app similar to Android´s Youtube App it does not work on every device

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  • 2011-10-17 21:55
  • MA%X

> In reply to Ashura @ 2011-10-17 21:31 from MA%X - click to readYou Tube works fine on any Symbian Device

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  • 2011-10-17 21:44
  • Ld7b

Flash Lite it's enought for youtube and many others. I have Flash Lite on an old nokia 5530 XpressMusic and it's ok...

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  • 2011-10-17 21:35
  • 3cad

Wish we got these new Belle phones from Nokia in North America, instead it will all be windows phone....which is bleh.

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  • 2011-10-17 21:34
  • q$t2

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-10-17 21:11 from L4x{ - click to readI don´t think flash lite is enough for Youtube.Could be wrong tough

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  • 2011-10-17 21:31
  • MA%X

Without flash support is it possible to play videos on You Tube?

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  • 2011-10-17 21:20
  • 0x6x

> In reply to Ashura @ 2011-10-17 21:05 from MA%X - click to readThere's flash lite support. But you never know if it would be enough.

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  • 2011-10-17 21:11
  • L4x{

> In reply to The Boy with Red Hat @ 2011-10-17 19:28 from LuNj - click to readsymbian belle is going to get the office edditing app which is used in wp7, so in some days it will have the best office edditing app....

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  • 2011-10-17 21:05
  • YQxw

> In reply to Stilll a Nokia Fan @ 2011-10-17 20:27 from vGux - click to readNo flash means no online videos.Music streaming probably the same

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  • 2011-10-17 21:05
  • MA%X

I've always been a huge fan of Nokia but since I've got my 5800 I will never ever buy that ..... brand again!!! Symbian is very much retarded OS. I fell in love with android, works great!

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  • 2011-10-17 20:56
  • 3ax%

O my nokia is back .. i love belle n i jst orderd 4 701z for my family .. love symbian n da days are not s0 far dat nokia will again rule the communication/smartfone world !!!!

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  • 2011-10-17 20:41
  • uRAh

Few questions --

Can I play streaming music online?
Can I play youtube videos on this?

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  • 2011-10-17 20:27
  • vGux

> In reply to The Boy with Red Hat @ 2011-10-17 19:28 from LuNj - click to readSymbian is on a whole different playing field. It's completely different. Those things missing are a matter of choice. Contrast, auto focus, flash, have nothing to do with the phone being highend or midrange. 701 is a smartphone, you don't seem to know what it means.

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  • 2011-10-17 20:03
  • ptRT

Guys you should mention that Nokia Store is in soon for a major refresh, currently in beta.

Symbian's 3rd party activity is not dead by any means, indy developers are producing plenty of apps for it.

Personally I now use a WP device however.

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  • 2011-10-17 19:34
  • nugm

3.5" 16M-color AMOLED nHD ClearBlack TFT LCD capacitive touchscreen; 1,000 nits of brightness


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wooot? AMOLED lcd tft ?

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  • 2011-10-17 19:31
  • LH6V
  • The Boy with Red Hat
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Display is very bright but has low contrast
Browser lacks full Flash support
Camera lacks auto focus
Relatively limited 3rd party software availability
No office document editing (unless you buy an upgrade)
Non-hot-swappable microSD card
No HD TV-Out

Well those points marked here (at GSMArena) are some kind important, I still looking these phones as mid-range phones NOT smartphones.

Limited apps, well Symbian still getting down on "New" apps, and seems like no much developers want to make new Apps for this OS...And WHY they still on "Locked/Fixed" focus cameras??....OMG

Sorry but Symbian days are counted...

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  • 2011-10-17 19:28
  • LuNj

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