Just wanted to make a quick comment in regard to the following comment made in the review:
"The layout of the ISO setting was a massive disappointment. It's a list (Auto, Low, Med, High) and you tap once to select and once again to activate. The Sharpness setting works the same way. Really, Nokia? It's just sad to insist on this ham-fisted approach to menus with each new version of the OS."
The reason some option menus remain on screen is because as you change the setting there is a direct impact on the viewfinder. There are times when you may want to try 2 or 3 settings before settling on the one which provides the desired outcome. Only such menus remain until you confirm them. Those that don't have direct viewfinder feedback hide once selected.
Hope that clarifies things a little.
Ashura, 17 Oct 2011I don´t think flash lite is enough for Youtube.Could be wrong tougheverything on youtube works on symbian 3 phones.
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?
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.
Youtube is working fine in the native browser, but just at 360p. Or you could switch to play online videos in the native player.
John, 17 Oct 2011You Tube works fine on any Symbian DeviceUnless Symbian has a Youtube app similar to Android´s Youtube App it does not work on every device
Ashura, 17 Oct 2011I don´t think flash lite is enough for Youtube.Could be wrong toughYou Tube works fine on any Symbian Device
Flash Lite it's enought for youtube and many others. I have Flash Lite on an old nokia 5530 XpressMusic and it's ok...
Wish we got these new Belle phones from Nokia in North America, instead it will all be windows phone....which is bleh.
Anonymous, 17 Oct 2011There's flash lite support. But you never know if it would be enough.I don´t think flash lite is enough for Youtube.Could be wrong tough
Ashura, 17 Oct 2011No flash means no online videos.Music streaming probably the sameThere's flash lite support. But you never know if it would be enough.
The Boy with Red Hat, 17 Oct 2011 Display is very bright but has low contrast Browser lacks full Flash support Cam... moresymbian 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....
Stilll a Nokia Fan, 17 Oct 2011Few questions -- Can I play streaming music online? Can I play youtube videos on this? No flash means no online videos.Music streaming probably the same
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!
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 !!!!
Few questions --
Can I play streaming music online?
Can I play youtube videos on this?
The Boy with Red Hat, 17 Oct 2011 Display is very bright but has low contrast Browser lacks full Flash support Cam... moreSymbian 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.
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.