Review: Nokia 701 - part 1: Hardware and Performance
All About Symbian
18 May 2012
Summary: The second of the (native) Symbian Belle smartphones to be reviewed here, the Nokia 701 takes a huge amount of cues from the year old C7, which is its direct ancestor. The changes (there are more than you might think, especially if you've scanned other sites' cursory 701 once-overs) are mostly all...
Review: Nokia 701 - part 2: OS, Applications, Multimedia, NFC and Verdict
All About Symbian
19 April 2012
Summary: In part 1 of my review of the Nokia 701 , I covered its hardware components and performance, concluding that, camera aside, this sleek black newcomer is a Symbian flagship in sheep's clothing.
Conclusion: The Nokia 701 is what the N8 should have been, minus the camera. It is sleek, functional and modern in every way. If this had hit the market a year ago, things would have been different today. But all that is history.
Summary: Nokia has stepped in with couple of first with Nokia 701 — it’s the first Symbian Belle device, first to have a 1 GHz processor among Nokia handsets and first with a ‘functional’ Near Field Communication chip. Most important is its 1000 nits brightness spreading display which measures 3.5-inch.
Pros: The most easily readable in sunlight mobile display, Symbian Belle is the most visually pleasing and easy to use Symbian to date
Cons: The default browser needs its rendering engine and plugin support improved, Fixed-focus camera can’t do macro shots
Conclusion: There's plenty to like about the Nokia 701 and its downsides don't seem so bad when you remember that this is a upper mid-range device and it's priced accordingly. The rounded metal shell gives the 701 the solid feel that's much missed in other handsets on the market now.
Pros: Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support, Penta-band 3G with 14.4 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA support, Slim alloy body, 3.5" 16M-color nHD ClearBlack TFT LCD capacitive touchscreen; 1,000 nits of brightness, 8 megapixel fixed-focus camera with dual-LED flash and video-call camera; geotagging, face dete...
Cons: Display is very bright but has low contrast, Browser lacks full Flash support, Camera lacks auto focus, Relatively limited 3rd party software availability, No office document editing (unless you buy an upgrade), Non-hot-swappable microSD card, No HD TV-Out
Conclusion: Nokia 701 is a great smartphone that runs on a platform of Symbian ^ 3 Belle with an ARM 11 1 GHz processor and has IPS-display reflecting up to 16 million colors. This means the device is ideal for using outdoors without worrying that the display will get blurry under direct sunlight.
Summary: The follow up to the Nokia C7 has been announced as the Nokia 701. Running on Symbian Belle and featuring NFC, it's a welcome addition to Nokia's line up. Take a look at the full specs below for more.
Summary: Symbian Belle once used to be the star of Nokia smartphones, but with the arrival of the Windows Phone 7.5, it is slowly fading into oblivion. As the company switches to Windows phone with Nokia Lumia 800 and Nokia Lumia 710, we take a closer look at the last and possibly the best smartphone from...
Summary: It looks like Nokia likes to give out surprises and the Nokia 701 is filled with them, the new smartphone by Nokia mobiles. It is a perfectly designed phone with power and guaranteed performance.
Summary: The Nokia 701 is moderately priced at Rs 16,700. If you’re not too fond of the Android experience and find Apple products way too expensive, the Symbian Belle OS is definitely a good alternative.