Nokia 700 comes across as a cute little mobile phone but delivers a good performance at all the things it is supposed to feature. Though it has a compact size, it has a demon of a processor running inside it’s tiny shell and is clocked at 1 GHz. And with the new Symbian Belle coming with Nokia 700 right out the box, everything seems to be falling in place. It features a 3.2 inch nHD (that is 360×640 pixels) AMOLED capacitive touchscreen and has the highly appreciated Nokia ClearBlack technology combined with it. The resolution is a more than sufficient 229 pixels per inch and makes for great daily usage. Other standard features such as GPS,NFC,accelerometer,proximity sensor,stereo FM with RDS are all present. The camera department has not been neglected either and sports a 5 megapixel camera with 720p HD video recording at 30 frames per second. Design-wise the phone is very attractive with it’s slim and slick body. It’s definitely an eye candy and ensures a second look when you carry it around in public.
The Symbian Belle OS update is somewhat pleasing with a new polished user interface that also includes a new homescreen and menu. The Belle update also has an increased number of homescreen panes with six panes being the maximum number of panes that you can conveniently swipe and shift. One can always delete them if any of them proves to be unnecessary. Another cool bit is that all of the six panes can have separate wallpapers instead of having to share only one like before. There is a new pull down menu at the screen top, much like those that can be seen in Android phones. This goes a long way in making Symbian more user friendly in terms of navigation experience. Overall, Nokia 700 comes across a superb device within it’s own domain, pacing in both fantastic looks and good performance. The faster 1 GHz processor and the new update do wonders for Symbian’s usability and is definitely a way forward for Nokia.
On a more casual outlook, the Nokia 700 may come across as a second fiddle to Nokia 701, which was Nokia’s first 1 GHz phone and also the first to ship with the latest Symbian Belle update. But, upon a closer inspection, the Nokia 701 carves out its own space and it’s graceful eye-soothing looks only helps to add to the charm. Nokia is slowly making small paces back to it’s lost game and many of it’s earlier faithful customers may develop a liking all over again for the company’s new 700 model.
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