When I first bought the Nokia 6710 I installed many third party softwares causing the phone to slowdown and eventually crash. I then uninstalled some softwares leaving only the Opera Mini, Bolt browser, CorePlayer, F-secure antivirus and OfficeSuite onboard. The phone is now back to normal and speedy.
I did not experience any problem with the zoom bar but my gps is currently down. The phone has dropped once and could not get gps signal and this drives me nuts. I'm gonna send the phone for a check and repair soon. Either the dropping incident or some 3rd party softwares has caused the gps to malfunction.
I advise you to test the gps before buying this phone and download softwares only from Ovi Store. And don't drop this device!
Jai, 14 Oct 2009Once in 2 weeks is not much, so i would say its pretty stable overall. Also pls let me know if... morethe zoom bar is sometimes malfunction but overall is ok..what makes me upset about this mobile is that it freezes sometimes & not responsive at all..also iam wondering why some users not having these problems that i mentioned..is this a defects in my mobile or what!?
This phone is tigth,battery life is dam good, looks cool. value for money
Having all the features that I desired, but it failed me terribly in the following:
12 days after my purchase, it just dies off, literally dies off, blank screen all the way, unable to charge...
Sent to Nokia care centre for repair, they replaced the flex assembly and upgraded the firmware, collected back on the same day. When I reached home, blank screen again, went back to Nokia care centre the next day, they did something to it and collected on the spot after 15mins. They mentioned adjusting the contacts on the battery (loose contacts). Subsequently, it blanks out as and when it likes (even with full batt), luckily I can still power it up.. Today (21 days after I bought the phone), it hanged, can power up, but stuck at nokia screen, whatever I do, it just can't get past the 'nokia screen of death'.. Have to send back to nokia care centre again.........
Ya...my 6710 also switch of by itself. battery indicator also problem. sometime also restart by it selt while talking.
I have been using nokia phones from the old nokia 3210 and up to the N Series. To be honest with Nokia one day during 8pm South Africa time (MY PHONE SWITCHED OFF) by itself. This was strange and hehe i thought that the ALIENS took over my phone or a GHOST hehe LOL
Alinda, 17 Oct 2009I have been using the Nokia 6710 Navigator for over a month now. Given below are my pros and c... more@Alinda - Good to hear positive review coz this phone is on my buy list as soon as it is available here in India. Looks like if camera is not high on priority, then this phone fits the bill perfect. You mentioned phone slows down when one loads up on programs, but you did not face this. Whats the reality? Also any problem you face with the zoom bar behaving funny?
I have been using the Nokia 6710 Navigator for over a month now. Given below are my pros and cons of this gps phone.
1. Fantastic sunlight legibility (GSMArena is correct about this). I can read the dislay even under the strongest sunlight
2. Free lifetime license for voice guided turn by turn navigation (yay!)
3. No lag & quite stable (unlike some Nokia smartphones)thanks to 600Mhz Cortex CPU and 128 MB RAM
4. Can use gps navigation and wifi without the simcard
5. Suprisingly good battery life (2 days with heavy use)
6. Can charge the phone via USB port
7. Fantastic build quality like the E and N series
8. Suprisingly accurate Ovi map (better than my Garmin Nuvi)
1. Camera has no image stabilizer causing blury pictures (no thanks to shaky hands)
2. Camera/video light is inadequate (only 1.5m as compared to 3.5m of N86)
4. Cannot switch off camera sound when snapping pictures
5. Camera has no face,smile or blink detection
6. The phone can become slow and may crash if you install too many softwares
I have installed Opera Mini,Bolt browser,CorePlayer,F-Secure antivirus and OfficeSuite but did not experience any slowdown. In conclusion, I think the Nokia 6710 is well worth the money and is highly recommended
I've never had a problem with the zoom bar. I like it. It takes some getting used to because it is very sensitive but after about two days I was comfortable with it, especially in the gallery. The Nokia browser is superb, it's not Safari (which I'm not a fan of anyway), but it is very user friendly. And the maps/nav application is sim free.
halnase, 13 Oct 2009iam using my mobile for almost 2 weeks and it never restart by itself but one time someone mis... moreOnce in 2 weeks is not much, so i would say its pretty stable overall. Also pls let me know if you use keypad to zoom in and out and not touch zoom bar, then does it help? does the zoom bar still misbehave? Also is the slider sturdy or wobbly?
Jai, 12 Oct 2009I think you can use 1 and 4 keys or * & # to zoom in and out. If you use those and dont use zo... moreiam using my mobile for almost 2 weeks and it never restart by itself but one time someone missed call me and it switched off by itself!!also the battery indicator is not accurate sometimes..
reply to jai, 12 Oct 2009well when it comes to its specs iam satisfied but with these troubles iam facing its makes me ... moreI think you can use 1 and 4 keys or * & # to zoom in and out. If you use those and dont use zoom bar does it help? Also does your phone ever restart by itself or anything funny?
Jai, 12 Oct 2009Hi Hamad, what you mentioned seems to be common problem with this phone. Hopefully a new firmw... morewell when it comes to its specs iam satisfied but with these troubles iam facing its makes me down..especially the web browsing as i often use my mobile to search & watch videos on youtube.. well its really annoying me & i hope the updated fw will solve all of these issues.
Where can be found actual firmware version of this phone as well as all Nokia phones?
hamad, 12 Oct 2009me 2 iam facing the same problems with zooming in & out while using nokia browser or ovi map(n... moreHi Hamad, what you mentioned seems to be common problem with this phone. Hopefully a new firmware will solve it! But overall would you recommend it keeping in mind pros and cons? Are you satisfied with it?
Mary, 10 Oct 2009@ Jai Great I have access to the user opinions again, the whole yesterday it was dead... ?! ... moreme 2 iam facing the same problems with zooming in & out while using nokia browser or ovi map(nokia map 3.0).also the keypad is not responsive sometimes especially menu key & #1 keypad..went to nokia workshop told me 2 wait for the updated firmware..any others who are having the same problems..
Mary, 11 Oct 2009@ Jai Have you ever considered getting a N79? It´s a lot better than 5800 in my opinion, and y... more@Mary - Frankly the N79 design and keyboard does not appeal to me at all. Yes its available officially but its an old model. Also it has i think 2.4in screen n 369mhz processor, 6710 beats it on both fronts. The 6710 grey market price is approx same as official N79, might as well take my chances with the 6710!
Jai, 10 Oct 2009Thank god the 6710 doesn't die atleast, though I thought I read 1-2 users complaining about th... more@ Jai Have you ever considered getting a N79? It´s a lot better than 5800 in my opinion, and you should get it officialy from Nokia and not a grey market one....
Because it´s available for 1 year already.
And it has no bugs, everything works fine...
Anonymous, 11 Oct 2009I am using it for two months. It didnt show any problem. Great camera, navigation, radio, batt... more@Anonymous - good to hear a positive report from a user! 2 months means you would be among the early adopters, you have not faced a single problem discussed above?? could u share wat price you paid for it? Also, where is your handset made?