Just like flash lite everything is lite about this phone. If you want the actual deal look elsewhere.
Good to know that Symbian Belle is revolutionizing the symbian experience. Fingers crossed for a symbian c update..
Good to see Nokia has finally gone Android. I thought they didn't like Android because they can't differentiate themselves? Yet, here they are! Innovation to the max! :) !Well done Nokia :)
I do not like the fact that u've ignored updates coming to major apps like Maps, Nokia Store, and even Microsoft Belle edition. I know u reviewed what was given to u by a slight shout out to the niggas from Nokia Betalabs! Hek even that Map application isn't on v3.08
Anonymous, 01 Nov 2011Why the shitty ARM11 with no GPU? I mean, come on. Even the original Motorola Droid's SoC was ... moreOf course it has gpu, do some research u ignorant!!!...the only new nokia phone without GPU is the Nokia 500, and thats why it's so shitty, but this phone is world apart from his brothers
Great phone for me. One of my favorite Nokia latest phones although it doesn't have front camera and the best part is, the loudspeaker is not at the back but in bottom front and it won't muddled when it placed on flat surfaces compared with many other Nokia's.
Fixed Focus Camera = Useless.. I won't even be able to use it to take pictures of text written on paper or posts on bulletin boards.
I don't understand why nokia does not make any autofocus phones anymore.
Why the shitty ARM11 with no GPU? I mean, come on. Even the original Motorola Droid's SoC was better.
Anonymous, 31 Oct 2011Ugly phone.no match to other Snapdragon phones in its range. Why nokia is producing such phone... moreHave you actually seen or held the phone in your hands? I doubt you have. It truly is a handsomely designed phone. And it exudes of quality and sturdiness. Pictures don't do it justice. Before you call something ugly, see it in person and hold the phone in your hands first. And mine came with a 4gb micro-sd card.
The review is incomplete. I too, thought that the 700 didn't have video calling. But that is wrong. All you need is a 3G connection and another phone with video calling. When you call the other phone with video calling, the Nokia gives you the option to connect using video or just plain sound. Although you can't see the forward facing camera under the gorilla glass, it is there. Just try making a video call. Like I said, you just need a 3G connection and another video calling capable phone that also is on 3G.
What's with the Nokia+MS hate? I seem to be reading a lot of ignorant comments that aren't constructive. I've been using Nokia's for the longest time, and I must say after the short video, I can definitely see a HUGE change from Symbian S^60 to Belle. I'm currently using the E72, which is still running old school Symbian, but I don't find it that bad. Maybe the browser experience isn't as good as the likes of MS, iOS or Droid, but it does it's job.
Phones = making calls and keeping in contact with others, it is what it is.
"An apparatus, system, or process for transmission of sound or speech to a distant point, especially by an electric device."
Everyone that is dissing symbian hasn't tried belle, so keep your outdated opinion to yourself. It's not Symbian that is outdated now, it's you.
I think the camera looks decent... It's not sharp, but at least it's not full of noise and artifacts either... Maybe increasing the sharpening in the camera menu helps a bit. Why don't you try it GSMArena?
Review has finally arrived! What do you think of these audio tests, particularly on the speaker and ring tones? There are phones with top grades, but in practice does not ring loud. For example I had Sonyericsson t700 (80.6 db!) And the calls they felt little, while the C901 (only 69.5 dB) rings much stronger and it feels pretty good! What do you think?
Ugly phone.no match to other Snapdragon phones in its range. Why nokia is producing such phones ! Wake up nokha. Its time 4 u to strike back.
@gsmarena staff - the nokia store has now been updated to version 3.18 and is much better. Could you please update the store section of your review accordingly?
I ordered this phone but i am disappointed now when i read this about music player and camera?? Why Nokia?? :(
Simon, 31 Oct 2011Beauty? Are you serious? The phone is ugly.
Also it's extremely outdated other than the 1ghz ... moreFor me the phone is extremely good looking, I'm sure that what makes it ugly for you is NOKIA on the top. ;)
You talking about CPU speed on a phone just makes you kinda stupid... Seriously, who cares about the clock number? The experience and functionality that matters. I just hate Android because it makes all the geeks around care about RAM and CPU speed like it was a desktop computer and the OS, the UI and the functionality were not what really matters. Who cares if it comes with a 200Mhz CPU if it runs smooth and the phone is frequently updated? Who cares if it comes with a 4Ghz quad core CPU if the performance isn't soo much better and 2 months later there will be another "faster phone"? You are just a piece of the game the companies are playing, they want you to think that you NEED a lot of RAM, that you NEED a extremely fast and useless CPU, so you have a stupid reason to buy another phone 2 months later when you could simply keep the same phone if the companies respected its users and updated their phones. Seriously, think about it... You are acting like a fool...