Summary: I BOUGHT 2 NOKIA 700 SOMETIME IN APRIL 2012 FROM NOKIA STORE IN BANGKOK. THERE IT WORKDED FINED FOR A YEAR WITHOUT ANY PROBLEM BUT SINCE SEPTEMBER 2013 BOTH THE PHONE COULD NOT BE SWITCHED ON. IT HANGS ON NOKIA. I HAVE GIVEN IT FOR REPAIR IN ONE OF THE NOKIA CARE CENTRE IN JAIGAON, WESTBENGAL, INDIA AND IT HAS BEEN A MONTH NOW THAT THEY ARE NOT ABLE TO FIGURE OUT THE FAULT. THEY ARE NOT ABLE TO MAKE IT WORKING IGAIN. SO IS WASTE OF MONEY NOW.
Summary: This is an awesome phone especially for the price. It has a discrete graphics chip which makes it a pleasure to use and includes most new technologies like NFC (Near Field Communication) and Bluetooth V3.0 (the faster one). The new Symbian OS (Belle) is pleasant to use on this phone... although it seems to still have at least a few bugs. Presumably it will improve even more after the next upgrade. Browser and app support is very good. Camera works well.
Summary: I have this phone on a Vodafone contract, and after about three months of using it I still really love it. It is a really great phone. For me the positives are: - It is small, not much bigger than my old standard phone, so fits in the pocket really well. - The screen is top quality, very good colours and the touch screen works perfectly. - The Nokia Belle software is a great improvement on previous software, and very intuative to use.
Summary: This is my first smartphone so I have little to compare with. It probably does much more than I use it for but I like it. I had no problem setting up email accounts, Googlemail was the easiest to set up but the others weren't difficult either. I dropped the phone on a stone floor and smashed the screen. Quotes to replace ranged from £80 upwards and it's just cost me £122 but thats another story. A costly slip so take care!
Summary: My criteria was either the best available non-smart phone or the simplest functional smartphone. Size and 'feel' were important as well as the different functions. It also had to be an improvement on the Wildfire S I already have. The important bits for me (old git with little understanding of these things) that it makes and receives calls clearly, easily, and does not drop them. Ditto the occasional text.
Pros: Small, light, clear, simple to use and just Works
Cons: Sometimes just does not want to co-operate, but that is true of every phone I have ever owned...
Excerpt: The Nokia 700 leaves me with a feeling of dread. How can Nokia continue to create such beautiful looking phones, but with such an awful OS? Symbian Belle is an abortion of an interface. Some will love the primary school-like look of the icons, others will want to dip their...
Pros: The sexy-as-hell design The bright and chirpy screen The breezy interface
Cons: Symbian Belle, the OS from hell The feedback every damn time you touch the phone. Seriously, you scroll, it vibrates, you stare at it, it vibrates. No.
Summary: While it is obvious that Nokia has abandoned the Symbian O/S, this phone is the best one to finish with... Everything on it works just right, with just a couple of minor irritations but they are nothing compared to those of the tightly locked down Iphone4 we also have. I have a 32GB microSD card in there and have downloaded road maps for the satnav app for much of Europe, which is another Nokia bonus.