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Nokia 700 review

The thin Nokia 700 is certainly a tiny smartphone, but is it packing much hardware in that skinny frame?

Our Verdict

Product features

  • Built-in Memory : 2 GB
  • Rear Camera Resolution : 5 Megapixel
  • Battery Talk Time : 12 Hour
  • Screen Resolution : 640 x 360

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For

  • Beautifully crisp and responsive ClearBlack screen
  • Sleek, discreet design and comfortable in the hand
  • Solid, quality build
  • Wi-Fi and 3G
  • Symbian Belle is quick and didn't lag

Against

  • No social networking integration
  • QWERTY touchscreen keyboard is a little difficult to use in portrait mode
  • Lacks really decent apps in the Ovi store
  • Screen's a tad too small
  • Unable to use your own headset

The Nokia 700, touted as the world's smallest smartphone, is dropping as part of a trio of Nokia handsets (the 600, 700 and 701) running the new Symbian Belle interface. And it is indeed small. It's slim. It's quite sleek too, and many other 'S' adjectives as well.

The thin frame holds a 3.2-inch AMOLED ClearBlack touchscreen, 5MP and VGA cameras, an external speaker hugging the bottom curve, and all this in only a 92g, 9.7mm-thick phone. It's pretty swish.

Nokia 700

The smooth battery cover has a brushed steel finish that feels smooth to the touch, encasing the 5MP camera with LED flash and - happily - a tiny clip, meaning no scrabbling around to get the cover off.

Nokia 700

There's an almost miniscule camera soft key on the right side, plus a lock button and slightly longer volume rocker.

Nokia 700

All of these are fingernail thin and a little oddly spaced.

Nokia 700

At the top sits the micro USB port, 3.5mm headphone jack and charge port.

Nokia 700

And on the front are three soft keys: call, end call and menu.

Nokia 700

The Belle iteration of the Symbian operating system looks to have taken some pretty heavy inspiration from Android, with its widget-laden six home screens.

Nokia 700

Although there is the occasional mini-freeze, the user interface - running off a 1GHz processor - is generally slick and much more lag-free than its Nokia smartphone predecessors such as the E7; a great improvement from Symbian, which is usually the Achilles' heel of Nokia handsets.

Nokia 700

Overall, the Nokia 700 looks like a slim, smarter version of the businessman's Nokia, but this may not be the target audience, given the launch of an exclusive Elle app to boost the Nokia 700's launch.

Nokia 700

Perhaps then, this points the target at business people who want a decent smartphone that's slim and discreet, since the Nokia 700 certainly is that. It's small but sturdy, and the sleek design will appeal to all who want smartphone capabilities without being ostentatious.



Tech Specs

Product TypeSmartphone
Network BandQuad Band
Input MethodTouchscreen
TouchscreenYes
BluetoothYes
Wireless LANYes
USBYes
Contract TypeSIM-free
Maximum Memory Card Size Supported32 GB
Built-in Memory2 GB
Built-in FlashYes
Memory Card SlotYes
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyGPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA
GPS ReceiverYes
Multi-SIM SupportedNo
Near Field CommunicationYes
Integrated TV TunerNo
Cellular Generation3.5G
Cellular Network SupportedGSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900, WCDMA 850, WCDMA 900, WCDMA 1700, WCDMA 1900, WCDMA 2100
Multi-touch ScreenYes
Rear Camera Resolution5 Megapixel
Number of SIM Card Supported1
Front CameraNo
Memory Card SupportedmicroSD
Phone StyleBar
ColourSilver
Operating SystemSymbian
Brand NameNokia
Battery Talk Time12 Hour
Product Model700
Screen Size8.1 cm (3.2")
Screen Resolution640 x 360
Touchscreen TypeCapacitive
Weight (Approximate)96 g
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityChina RoHS, REACH, RoHS, WEEE
Maximum Video Resolution1280 x 720
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 3.0
Operating System VersionSymbian Belle
Messaging TypeSMS (Short Message Service), MMS (Multi-media Messaging Service), Email, Instant Messaging
USB StandardUSB 2.0
Pixel Density229 ppi
Height110 mm
Width50 mm
Depth9.7 mm
Radio TunerYes
Battery Standby Time465 Hour
ManufacturerNokia
Product Name700 Smartphone
Processor Speed1 GHz
Screen TypeOLED
Sensor TypeAccelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity Sensor
Manufacturer Part Number002Z1R0
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.nokia.co.uk
Marketing Information

World's smallest smartphone

Ultra-slim design with ultra-fast performance, all wrapped up in stylish metal and glass.

Home screen designed for you

A fresh, new look with some great additions such as the email, music and radio widgets you control from the six home screens.

NFC built in

An easy way to share photos and video, or connect to loudspeakers and accessories - without any wires or any hassle.

Email and social networks

Staying in touch is a breeze - scroll your mail inbox and social network feeds and updates using the handy home screen widgets.

Limited Warranty2 Year