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Nokia 701

alaTest has collected and analyzed 144 reviews of Nokia 701. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and performance. The price and screen are also mentioned favorably. There are some negative opinions about the battery and camera, while comments are divided on the durability.

size, screen, price, performance, design

camera, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Nokia 701 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nokia 701

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 user reviews of Nokia 701 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People really like the camera and performance.

connectivity, performance, camera

92% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nokia 701 8MP, 3G, WIFI, 8GB, Gorilla Glass Display, NFC Unlocked World Mobile Smartphone (Gray)Nokia 701 8MP, 3G, WIFI, 8GB, Gorilla Glass Display, NFC Unlocked World Mobile Smartphone (Gray)

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Sona (nokiaphones.net)

Nokia 701 Review

 

The Nokia 701 is the new business device from Nokia coming with the Symbian Belle. Earlier it was known as the Nokia Helen. Its design is very similar to that of the Nokia C7-00, but the specs of the device and the software are very different. I must...

Bright display ; Small dimensions ; Symbian Belle OS

Fixed-camera not supporting macro shots ; Default browser has some bugs

Nokia 701 is a great smartphone that runs on a platform of Symbian ^ 3 Belle with an ARM 11 1 GHz processor and has IPS-display reflecting up to 16 million colors. This means the device is ideal for using outdoors without worrying that the display will...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: (somobile.co.uk)

Nokia 701

 

The Nokia 701 is the spiritual successor to the Nokia C7, and arrives touting what Nokia boasts is the "brightest display in the world".

That's thanks to its 3.5-inch (360 x 640) AMOLED touchscreen, which uses Nokia's ClearBlack technology for excellent visibility both inside and outdoors. The screen also comes dressed in the Finns' new Symbian Belle user interface, which offers similar...

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Karan Shah (tech.firstpost.com)

Nokia 701 Review - Tech2

 

In recent years, Nokia has been forced into playing catch-up with companies like Apple and Google. Hardware has been at par, if not better, but on the software front ....

The Nokia 701 is moderately priced at Rs 16,700. If you’re not too fond of the Android experience and find Apple products way too expensive, the Symbian Belle OS is definitely a good alternative. It has a few extremely minor issues here and there as...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: Karan Shah (tech.firstpost.com)

Nokia 701 Review

 

In recent years, Nokia has been forced into playing catch-up with companies like Apple and Google. Hardware has been at par, if not better, but on the software front, Nokia phones haven't exactly been able to stand up to the competition. The Finnish...

The Nokia 701 is moderately priced at Rs 16,700. If you’re not too fond of the Android experience and find Apple products way too expensive, the Symbian Belle OS is definitely a good alternative. It has a few extremely minor issues here and there as...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Nokia 701 preview: First look

 

The Nokia 701 is the torch bearer in a generation shift for Symbian. Belle is a bold stylistic step forward and the Nokia 701 is the first in a trio of phones that will introduce it to the world. The Nokia R&D team left nothing to chance with this one...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Ershad.K (pcworld.in)

Nokia 701

 

Should the Nokia 701 be your next Symbian phone? Yes.

Gorgeous display,Excels in music playback,Symbian Belle OS,NFC

EDoF camera takes out-of-focus close-up images,Bundled earphones are bad

Very Good

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (phonearena.com)

Nokia 701 Review

 

If we are asked which features we'd like improved on current smartphones, apart from the obvious contender battery life, one of our answers would be screen brightness. Average pixel density we can live with, but the brighter the display the less...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: Abhijit Ahaskar (ld2.ciol.com)

Nokia 701

 

Symbian goes better and faster with new Symbian Belle OS along with a well-integrated NFC technology.

New OS ; NFC ; display ; camera ; build ; battery ; fast UI

None

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Techtree (techtree.com)

Review: Nokia 701

 

Excellent build quality; Top-notch display; Great battery life; Free sat nav; Fluid UI; Good sound quality; NFC-ready

Fixed-focus camera; Limited number of apps; Bundled earphones are bad

The 701 is a sturdy device made of premium materials. The IPS LCD is impressive, and its sunlight legibility is unmatched. It scores over competitors with top-notch GPS navigation and superb battery performance. NFC, an FM transmitter, and TV-Out are a...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: Clinton Jeff (zomgitscj.com)

Nokia 701 Camera Samples [Images + Video]

 

Back at the Nokia Symbian Belle Launch in Hong Kong, we managed to get a little hands-on time with Nokia's Symbian Belle Trio. One of them, is the new Nokia...

Aug, 2011
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Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1300
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:71.25 / 71.42 / 71.5
Continuous video playback time:8 / 8.55 / 8.92 / 9
Standby time (2G):504
Standby time (3G):551
Talk time (2G):17
Talk time (3G):6.45 / 6.75

Call management

Auto-redialing: Yes
Call blocking: Yes
Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice commands: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Digital Zoom:2 / 3 / 4
Face detection: Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Geotagging: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):8
Maximum frame rate:30
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8
Second Camera: Yes
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:720p
Zoom capability: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, Silver / Grey / Silver
Form factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:8.89
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:640 x 360
Display Type:LCD
External display: No
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touchscreen: Yes

Ergonomics

Proximity sensor: Yes

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard layout:Alphanumeric

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes
Text prediction system:T9

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AMR, eAAC+, M4A, MP3, WMA / AAC, AMR, eAAC+, MP3, WMA / AAC, AMR, MP3, WMA / AAC, MP3, WMA
Document formats supported:DOC, DOCX, PDF, PPT, PPTX, XLS / DOC, DOCX, PDF, PPT, PPTX, XLS, XLX
FM band range:76 - 108 / 87.5 - 108
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:EXIF, JPG
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
RSS reader: Yes
Video formats supported:3GP, AVCHD, H.264, MPEG4 / 3GP, FLV, H.263, H.264, MPEG4 / 3GP, H.263, H.264, MPEG4 / AVCHD, H.263, H.264, MPEG4

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
GPS antenna: No
Position location: Yes
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE, GPRS, GSM, HSCSD
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:800,850,900,1700,1900,2100 / 850,900,1700,1900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA / HSDPA, HSUPA / HSDPA, HSUPA, WCDMA
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0 / 3.0+HS
EDGE multislot class:33
GPRS multislot class:33
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MiniSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
WAP: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other features

Active toolbar: Yes
FM Transmitter: Yes
Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Ringer type:MP3 / Polyphonic
Video Playback: Yes
Voice Recording: Yes

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Angry Birds Magic\nAsphalt 5
Cables included:AC, USB / USB
Headset included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Customisable video ring tones: Yes
Exchange support: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Operating system installed:Symbian OS
Operating System Version:Belle / Symbian Belle
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Events reminder, Games, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Games, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list / Calculator, Calendar, Games, Notes, To-do list / Calculator, Notes, To-do list / Calendar, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Themes / Menu, Shortcuts, Themes, Widgets
Proximity sensor: Yes
Push-to-Talk (PTT): Yes
Support for contact groups: Yes
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
TV-Out : Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Micro-USB A / Micro-USB A, Micro-USB B
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor frequency:1

Software

Exchange support: Yes
Operating system installed:Symbian OS
Operating System Version:Belle / Symbian Belle

Storage

Internal Memory:8000 / 8192
Internal storage capacity:8
Maximum memory card size:32
USB mass storage: Yes

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.1 / 11.7
Height :1.1 / 11.7
Volume:64
Weight:131
Width:5.68