Conclusion: The Nokia 6700 Slide isn’t a bad little feature phone – but it has ideas above its station if it thinks it can make it in the advanced smartphone market. If you’re after a handset which can play media to a high standard, on which you can comfortably write long emails and browse the web – we’re sad to say, this isn’t it. But for casual photography, short messages, checking email and the odd web browsing session, it does a fine job and in a stylish package.
Excerpt: It is an unusual move for a manufacturer to release a phone with practically none of the newer gimmicks popular in newer handsets. However Nokia has done just that, with a slim and stylish handset designed to perform the everyday functions of a phone...
Excerpt: Nokia has a real gift for coming up with classy but simple phones. This one is the successor to the hugely popular 6300, and like that it leaps into life quickly: contacts are available in seconds. It's got lots of features, a shiny exterior, is light and very impressive. What we like There's a lot to like here – from the moment you pick the phone up, the gleaming chrome finish is dazzlingly attractive and feels good.
Nokia 6700 slide Review - Affordable Symbian Smartphone
28 December 2010
Conclusion: The only thing that might impress a consumer is the phone's metal casing. It is true that you pay a small price for what the phone has to offer, but there are other alternatives within the same price range that offer much more than the 6700 slide, such as the E5 or the C5.
Pros: There are a few nice features that Nokia 6700 slide has to offer starting with its small price. Other things worth mentioning would be the excellent camera featuring Carl Zeiss lens, outstanding music sound quality, as well as HSDPA 10.2 Mbps and HSUPA 2Mbps technology. The solid metal casing, as well as the included microSD card slot and smart dialing feature are also among the positive things.
Cons: I think that including a built-in GPS receiver and Wi-Fi connectivity would have made the phone more interesting. Even one of the two mentioned features would have been enough. Unfortunately, the handset has none of those and also lacks a document viewer. Other downsides of the phone are the small display and the 2.5mm jack audio port, instead of a 3.5mm one.
Summary: The ringtone volume is enough for the majority of situations, but its sound is not very clear. The same can be said about the performance of the speaker during the talk. There is a bit of vibration and the sound is not clear enough. I deliberately checked it with a number of phones on sale and in every case I had the same result. The quality of connection was normal, but the speaker spoils the picture. The same can be seen in Nokia 6730 Classic.
Conclusion: Although most manufacturers are heavily attacking the touchscreen segment of the cell phone market now, Nokia - the world's largest cell phone manufacturer - is still relying mainly on its non-touch business. Devices like the Nokia 6700 slide prove that. And the 6700 slide is definitely not a phone to be overlooked. First off, its appearance is a breath of fresh air in these days of touchscreen slates.
Pros: Appealing design, Nice construction, Available in many different colors, Great call quality, Good still images
Cons: Interface needs a refresher, Mediocre video recording, Headset from the box is not good enough
Excerpt: The rise of the smartphone has been well documented, and while Nokia used to lead the charge it’s fallen woefully behind of late. The 6700 Slide is another handset that combines sleek lines with its S60 OS, but is it worth the £190 price tag?
Excerpt: We preferred the look of the first 6700, but the is nevertheless a stylish and compact device with a clear, bright screen. The Slide has all the simplicity and logic we’ve come to expect from Nokia phones. The standout features on this otherwise basic phone are the five-megapixel camera and 3G, but access to the Ovi Store is another big plus, allowing you to download apps and games and pimp up your phone to your heart’s content.
Summary: An easy-to-use, high spec, mid-range mobile handset that is great value for its price. The Nokia 6700 includes all the essentials you’d expect for a mid-range mobile phone and then some: Autofocus 5 megapixel camera, MP3 music player, super-fast 3G, stereo FM radio and bluetooth connectivity.