Nokia 701 has most of the features of Nokia C7-00, and a much needed software update, Belle. Carved in metal with compact and solid feel, this elegant looking phone has an extra-bright 3.5” capacitive touch display with Gorilla glass. The 8MP camera is placed on the back with some altered arrangement such as you don’t have to take out the battery to replace a SIM card, as it is positioned above it. The front has the VGA camera for video calling facility.
Nokia 701 runs on Symbian Belle OS which comes with new widgets, useful business apps and highly integrated NFC (Near Field Communication) technology, a short-range wireless communication protocol that works within a range of 20 cm, preventing any unauthorized communication. It eliminates various shortcomings of Bluetooth such as high power consumption and security.
The touch-screen boasts of a full-fledged keypad with fast typing experience with hardly any mistyping, and with clear black display you can use it under brightest of lights. The display is available in landscape as well as standing mode.
Nokia 701 has a fixed focus camera and records 720p HD video at 30 fps (frames per second). The video quality is good under all lighting conditions. The device is also integrated with social media apps, such as Twitter, Linkedin and Facebook. Nokia map offers seamless navigation with an integrated lonely planet app. The 3.5 mm also serves as a TV-out for watching recorded videos. Also browsing and page rendering is easy and fast. Call quality as well as the speaker sound is prolific.
Nokia 701 is furnished with FM radio, audio and video player. Besides boasting of a photo editor, it also has Ovi sync, CNN video, Nat Geo app and quick office with Adobe Reader.
Its features at a glance:
- Price : INR 19,000 with 1 Year Warranty
- Wi-Fi, 3G, Bluetooth 3.0, NFC, micro USB
- Standard 3.5 mm Audio Jack
- 8 GB in-built Memory (Expandable up to 32 GB)
- 512 MB RAM
- 1 GHz Processor
- 8MP Camera with Fixed Focus
- 720p Video Shooting at 30 fps
- VGA Front Camera
- 1300 mAH Battery
- Symbian Belle OS
Pros : New OS, NFC, Good Display, Camera, Build, Battery, Fast UI
Cons : Few or None