Beware! Not for everyone, but, 5/5 Stars
My last OTA update was to Belle FP2. I decided I didn't want any more Nokia updates after web reports (circa Sep., 2012) of phones crashing, overheating after FP3 Update. All phones/operating systems have annoyances, tiks. Instead of correcting these, to my horror, FP3 caused the phones to malfunction.
It is worth mentioning, since Q3, 2014, the app. Belle Extra Buttons, by developer Mr.Alshawahy, helps those stuck with a 701 to get their money's worth. Another 701 'tik', is some debit card/credit card transactions fail on 701- not in Andy 4.1.2., not the latest browser update. No, better go for a product with warranty, Andy 4.4.2 Kitkat, like Motorola Moto E (without flash), or Spice 498 Dream Android One, (without Corning Gorilla glass) Oh, I got my money's worth- after I use my 701, my first Dolby music system, for 10 MORE YEARS, it has been a learning experience which is why I have awarded it 5/5 stars.
The single 'deal breaker' for the average Joe, the lion's share of Nokia customers, is the BUNGLING DESIGN NEGLIGENCE of not providing adequate ringer volume(66dB). Is 701 like gold Rolex, for Super rich- ringer not audible(missed calls) in typical street noise, kitchen, factory(no chance!), but ok for sound proof a/c limosine?Compare ringers N8-82dB, N97-75dB, N9-66dB. Of course, if Nokia intended to target 701 at high end affluent customers, then a feature by feature /app. comparison with the premium products from Apple iPhone 3/5/6 is justified.
I have honestly written SOME (please read the reviews here, I have many of the of the same complaints) tiks of the 701 so other competing mobile manufacturers don't try to cut any corners 'just like Nokia did for the 701', good for everyone when I buy my next phone. I will say the weak ringer sound is the cause of 701 unpopularity, all the other tiks are bearable. So it is not a case of 'does everything but answer a phone call', but, more of 'does nothing but could get you fired from your job'....
Beware! Not for everyone, but, 5/5 stars
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Atik, 25 Aug 2014How can I open front camera....pls any 1 tell meDown load scam
Anonymous, 04 Oct 2014I'm facing the same issue too...the lower part of the screen is losing sensitivity.... What s... moreplz am aving the same issue the lower part of my device has lost sensitivity...what can I do
The best phone that i used ever.no any faults for 2 years.better than android.camera and apps and sensors are cool.high speed 3.5G internet.Photoshop,microsoft word,exel,adobe reader are there.best investment to money
I'm facing the same issue too...the lower part
of the screen is losing sensitivity.... What should i do....??? What is reason behind this..????
best mobile i used til i got my lumia it fell several times ang still kicking . im using it now as backup phone. camera is good aps are fine and games are great . but only few hd games was released due to a dead os.
I am using this mobile phone for last 3 years.It is the worst mobile phone I have ever used and manufactured by Nokia.No Apps, camera quality is not as good of 8 mega pixel,phone hangs frequently.Touch is not good.
Even now there is no buer has shows any type of interest to buy this with resonable price.
Nokia now the floppest company in the world.
Risav, 01 Aug 2014Yeah bro m facing the sme issue...the lower part of the phone is losing sensitivity Why it not bring light on screen after fall in water
In belle fp2, front camera is accessed using the widget called Mirror!
Kimbo, 26 Jun 2014I bought my NOKIA 701 in March 2012. Now it is 2yrs and some months serving me without disappo... moreYeah bro m facing the sme issue...the lower part of the phone is losing sensitivity
Kimbo, 26 Jun 2014I bought my NOKIA 701 in March 2012. Now it is 2yrs and some months serving me without disappo... moreI am facing same problem my frnd who repair the mobile told me its sensor problem and have to change it
love kumar kc, 07 Jul 2014i can't open my front camera also i can't get photo editor or video editor so how to solve thi... moreIn belle fp2, front camera is accessed using the widget called Mirror! Belle fp2 is better than fp1! Fp1 was quite disappointing!
RODJ, 14 Apr 2013hi hash. Hmp. My nokia 701 i recently update my to nokia belle fp1. It run so smooth than the ... morei can't open my front camera also i can't get photo editor or video editor so how to solve this problem.
ravi.singh, 01 Jul 2014Nokia 701 vs Nokia xlAndroid and much cheaper with poor camera, Microsoft skin on Android, no official Play Store and Google apps installed for XL.
Nokia 701: Much better overall phone with very good clearblack screen and camera, but no Android, no popular apps, extinct Symbian OS!
My advice: Buy a Moto G! It's cheap and very good screen and better phone experience than XL, but on par with the 701.
Or a Moto E, even cheaper!