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Nokia C7

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1235 reviews of Nokia C7. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Views about the portability and design are overall positive. The camera and size are also mentioned favorably, but there are mixed reviews on the social networking functionality and reliability. Some have doubts about the apps and text input.

usability, size, camera, design, portability

text input, apps

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Nokia C7 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nokia C7

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 51 user reviews of Nokia C7 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the camera and performance. The design and portability are also mentioned favorably, but opinions about the reception and size are different.

usability, portability, design, performance, camera

78% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nokia C7 Sim Free Mobile Phone - Silver/ Frosty MetalNokia C7 Sim Free Mobile Phone - Silver/ Frosty Metal

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nokia C7

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 user reviews of Nokia C7 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the camera. The portability is also appreciated, but there are some less positive opinions about the usability.

size, portability, camera

usability

78% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nokia C7 Unlocked Quadband Smartphone with 8GB Storage, Symbian^3 OS, 8 MP Camera, 720P Video Recording, Wi-Fi, AMOLED Touchscreen and Bluetooth--InteNokia C7 Unlocked Quadband Smartphone with 8GB Storage, Symbian^3 OS, 8 MP Camera, 720P Video Recording, Wi-Fi, AMOLED Touchscreen and Bluetooth--Inte

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Jonathan Parkyn (t3.com)

Nokia C7 review

 

Fantastic hardware, but the software disappoints

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Libby Plummer (pocket-lint.com)

Nokia C7 - Pocket-lint

 

This is a decent phone that will appeal to Nokia fans or those on a budget, but the user interface is too awkward to fully recommend

Durable metal casing, good camera, outstanding battery life

Slightly dated design, clunky user interface, awkward keyboard

We find the general usability of the latest Nokia phones to be fairly cumbersome and not very intuitive at all. If you're a seasoned Nokia user then this might not be a problem, but if you expect better functionality from your mobile then the C7 may...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: Sandra Vogel (techradar.com)

Nokia C7 review

 

A slimmed-down and cheaper version of the N8 makes its debut

Good camera ; FM transmitter ; Good video playback ; Neat build ; Great battery life

Poor Twitter/Facebook integration with contacts ; Symbian^3 disappoints ; Web browser issues ; Can't force constant Wi-Fi connection ; Difficult to get to microSD card

The Symbian^3 operating system is really important for Nokia. The company has taken a lot of knocks from the iPhone and the many handsets running Android, meaning its market share has suffered.

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

First Look: Nokia C7 - Pocket-lint

 

The specs on paper look fair enough and if the hardware performs and the price is right, we're sure that the C7 will wriggle into its place in the modern

Covers all the bases from a hardware point of view

Not really very exciting

We step away from the Nokia C7 with that lingering feeling that it is just ANOther phone. Nothing really jumps up and grabs us. The new operating system is better, but we think it should have had a visual overhaul. The touch response seemed good enough...

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Nokia C7

 

Thought the N8 was a bit pricey and weren't fussed by its camera? The C7 may be right up your street.

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Nikhil Pradhan, PC World India (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Nokia C7 review

 

The Nokia C7 is the second Symbian^3 smartphone to hit the market after the Nokia N8. The Nokia C7 could be summed up as the Nokia N8's little brother - and something that has the potential to be as good as the N8, but falls short.

The Nokia C7’s price tag of around £329 SIM-free makes it good competition for both mid-range phones such as the HTC Wildfire and the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini Pro, and high-end phones such as the Nokia N8. The Nokia C7 is a good multimedia phone...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: Kate Solomon (recombu.com)

Nokia C7 Review

 

Like a thinned down Nokia N8, the Nokia C7 offers Symbian^3 in a slightly cheaper chassis. Will it disappoint like its elder sibling or will the lower-spec handset manage to impress us where the N8…

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: Mobile Choice UK (mobilechoiceuk.com)

Nokia C7 review -

 

A cool, metallic design will warrant plenty of admiring looks

The widgets and news feeds are so cramped that you?ll have to open them up in their entirety to really enjoy the benefits

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: Nokia Phones (nokiaphones.net)

Nokia C7 Review

 

Describing my impressions of the Nokia C7 I should mention it’s among the top smartphones on Symbian^3. Judge yourself, it does not support HDMI-output, and a 12-megapixel camera, but there are other features of the Nokia N8 available on this device....

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla (canadianreviewer.com)

Review: Nokia C7 Symbian phone on WIND Mobile

 

Continuing the trend of Symbian powered touch-enabled phones in a similar vein to their N8, Nokia's C7, available to WIND Mobile subscribers for $350, brings a 3.5" inch AMOLED screen, a superb 8 megapixel camera, a full complement of sensors (ambient,...

Apr, 2011

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1200
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:54 / 6.5
Continuous video playback time:3.8 / 54 / 6.4 / 6.5 / 64
Standby time (2G):555 / 9.25
Standby time (3G):10.93 / 565 / 656
Talk time (2G):9.45 / 9.5 / 9.6
Talk time (3G):5 / 5.3
Video call time:2.4 / 2.5 / 2.6 / 2.66 / 2.67 / 2.7
Video recording time:3.8

Call management

Auto-redialing: 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
Camera resolution:2448 x 3264 / 3264 x 2448
Digital Zoom:2 / 3
Face detection: Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Geotagging: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):8
Maximum frame rate:25 / 30
Rear Camera Resolution:2448 x 3264 / 3264 x 2448
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8
Second Camera: Yes
Self-timer: Yes
Video capture resolution (max):1280 x 720 / 640 x 480
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:720p
White Balance:Auto / Custom modes / Manual
Zoom capability: Yes

Certificates

Head SAR (EU):0.73

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, Charcoal / Black, Gold / Black, grey / Brown / Gold / Grey / Metallic / Platinum / Silver / Stainless steel
Curved Design: No
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:AMOLED / OLED / TFT
External display: No
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Keyboard

Any key answer: Yes
Keyboard layout:Alphanumeric

Memory

Internal RAM:0.25

Messaging

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

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AMR, eAAC+, MP3, WMA / AAC, AMR, MIDI, MP3, WMA / AAC, AMR, MP3, WMA / AAC, eAAC+, MP3, WMA / AAC, MP3, WMA / MP3
Document formats supported:DOC, DOCX, PDF, PPT, PPTX, XLS, XLX / DOC, DOCX, PDF, PPT, XLS / DOC, FB2.ZIP, PPT, XLS
FM band range:76 - 108 / 87.5 - 108 / 88.1 - 107.9
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, EXIF, GIF, JPG, PNG / BMP, EXIF, GIF, JPG, PNG, TIF / EXIF, JPEG XR / EXIF, JPG / JPG / JPG, TIF
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
RSS reader: Yes
Video formats supported:3GP, AVCHD, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WMV / 3GP, AVCHD, H.263, H.264, WMV / 3GP, FLV, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VC-1, WMV9 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VC-1, WMV9 / H.264, MPEG4 / H.264, MPEG4, VC-1

Navigation

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

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS / EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE, GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:1700 / 850,900,1700,1900,2100
3G standards:CDMA, HSDPA, HSUPA, WCDMA / HSDPA, HSUPA / HSDPA, HSUPA, WCDMA
4G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, BIP, DUN, FTP, GAP, GAVDP, GOEP, HFP, HSP, OPP, PBAP, SPP
Bluetooth version:3.0 / 3.0+HS
Data network:3G
EDGE multislot class:33
GPRS multislot class:33
Security algorithms:128-bit WEP, WPA / 128-Bit WEP, WPA, WPA2 / WEP, WPA, WPA2
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MiniSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
WAP:2.0 / Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other features

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

Packaging Content

Cables included:AC, USB
Headset included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Customisable video ring tones: Yes
Direct printing: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Symbian OS
Operating System Version:3 / Anna / Series 60 / Symbian^3 / ^3
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list / Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Notes, To-do list / Calculator, Calendar, Detailed contact information, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Themes, Widgets / Menu, Shortcuts, Themes, Widgets
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups: Yes
SyncML: Yes
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

AV output:1
Docking connector: Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Micro-USB A
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor frequency:0.68

Software

Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Symbian OS
Operating System Version:3 / Anna / Series 60 / Symbian^3 / ^3
SyncML: Yes

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal Memory:8 / 8000 / 8092 / 8192
Internal RAM:256
Internal storage capacity:1 / 8
Maximum memory card size:16 / 32 / 40

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.05 / 5.68
Height :1.05 / 1.18 / 11.7 / 5.68
Volume:64 / 65
Weight:130
Width:11.7 / 5.65 / 5.68