Nokia might have forged a partnership to produce Windows Phone handsets such as the Nokia SeaRay, but the company is still producing Symbian handsets and the Nokia 700 is it’s latest release.
The phone has just arrived in our office, we’ll bring you a full review over the next few days, but here’s a look at what’s in the box.
Running Symbian Bell, which is the latest version of Symbian, which includes six homescreens that can be customised the Nokia 700 includes host of new features
Measuring just 9.7mm deep, but with a metal back, it feels like a high-quality product – in a similar vein to the Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray.
The 3.2-inch screen has a 640×360 resolution and includes AMOLED technology, producing excellent contrast, with deep blacks and bright whites.
Nokia Maps are on-board, providing turn by turn voice guidance as well as car navigation. On-board storage is 2Gb, which can be expanded using a microSD slot.
Nokia has a reputation for including excellent cameras on its handsets, here the resolution is 5-megapixel and includes an LED flash and face detection focusing. It also captures 720p HD videos.
The Nokia 700 includes some useful connection options, along with the usual WiFi and Bluetooth (3.0) there’s an NFC chip for contactless payments, there aren’t many outlets that can utilise it at the moment, but it’s good to see Nokia future proofing.
The Nokia 700 is available imminently for around £280-290 sim free and on contract for around £20-£30 a month.
Nokia 700: box contents
Nokia claims the 700 is the most eco-friendly Nokia smartphone and includes an energy efficient Fast Charger AC-15 charger, although it’s a shame it still uses Nokia’s propriety charger instead of microUSB
Nokia 700: battery
The phone is supplied with a Nokia BP-5Z battery. Nokia claims video playback of nearly seven hours and a whopping 47 hours music playback. We’ll put this to the test and let you know. Otherwise the metal battery cover feels strong and solid and the sim and microSD slots are easily accessible
Nokia 700: connections
Along the top of the Nokia 700 are DC and micro USB ports, along with a 3.5mm jack
Nokia 700: controls
Three control buttons let you quickly answer and reject calls, the middle button opens the main menu and returns you to the homescreen
Nokia 700: side shot
At 9.7mm deep, the Nokia 700 is very slim and pocket friendly
Nokia 700: side controls
Solid volume and lock buttons are on the side of the phone. There’s also a dedicated camera button, which launches the application and takes a photograph
Nokia 700: main menu
Icons are clean and bright, scroll up and down to go through them (instead of left and right). There are a good selection of customisation options, including List view and A to Z view