Summary: In my life I always had Nokia phones and I was really pleasant with. But with this smartphone Symbian I cannot say I felt comfortable with. Never more Nokia brand, I will go with another brand. Of course this is my guess, maybe some body else still likes Nokia products.
Summary: If you do not need all the latest bells and whistles from Google/Apple, and do not spend most of your time on Facebook and Twitter, this phone might suit your needs, and could save you some money in data charges. It uses the Symbian operating system, which is supported only through 2016 (though exactly what that means is not clear), but you have a web browser, email, music, a decent camera (except for the fact that you can't take closeup shots), and a full navigational...
Summary: I bought this phone Christmas 2011 for my wife, the reviews were great and it was the obvious bang for buck for a smartphone if u couldn't afford an iphone 4 or samsung s3, so I really believed I made the right choice. Long story short my wife hated almost everything about it: interface, touchscreen response, lapsus, conectivity issues, symbian belle limited music playing capabilities and others.
A very capable smartphone with a very fundamental hardware fault...
Traveler VII, Amazon
25 September 2013
Summary: This phone is the second of two Nokia 701 devices that I recently bought (the other one I've returned). I am quite familiar with Nokia's Symbian OS variant, so there was no 'learning curve' in my case. In fact, Symbian's well-known software and hardware efficiency (read: great battery life!
Summary: I must say, this is a great phone, and good value for money. That is, if you are not an i-phone snob or mad into installing thousands of silly apps from Android. Although I still sorely miss a proper update of the E-series phones with a proper keyboard. This touchscreen mania is driving me mad (sorry, I had to say it), it is great for scrolling and zooming, but that is about it. Typing = keyboard. Update: my phone is now updated with Belle FP2 and working fine.
Summary: Ive spent a lot of time researching my Nokia options and the 701 is the only phone that really fits my bill. Europe/US compatible and the right OS. I also spent a lot of time contacting the end seller of the phones asking specific questions. Some said they had it in stock (here on Amazon) and after contacting them.. they did not and couldnt say when they would. Thats fine, that is why I asked.
Excerpt: Excellent phone, very good display, nokia clear black display is awesome, however the phone is missing Gorilla glass protection but I m happy with the performance of 701 and I love its hardware configuration. Well done Nokia.
Pros: VIDEO QUALITY, DUAL CAMERA, PROCESSOR 1.3 Gz, BATTERY, SMOOTH TOUCH, READS MY FINGER TOUCH NICELY., Excellent Grip
Cons: Camera zoom, Captured image size is 1.8mb maximum., Sound ( the sound over the headphone with dolby d. plus is superb but without the headphones the sound is less, I hope Nokia will try to do something with the sound factor).
Excerpt: The rounded metal shell gives the 701 the solid feel that's much missed in other handsets on the market now. And the screen is certainly impressive - whether it's movies or maps, the sunlight legibility is great.
Pros: Brightest Screen, 1.3GHz Processor, good video capture, Easy to hold and use in one hand only, Really resistant alloy body with good construction, Good battery life, Great Codec support, 8 MP Camera, NFC
Cons: The Camera has no Auto-Focus, Lacks HDTV-out
Excerpt: I'm very satisfied with this phone, i was somehow afraid to buy it and now i have no regrets. Somethings Nokia hit the spot and someothers don't. It's a pretty friendly user phone, all you need to do is done quick and in an easy way, good audio and photos(like a real Nokia phone). But Nokia seen to have some difficut to make thin phones, i can't find one with less than 10mm.
Pros: Easy to hold and use in one hand only;, Good battery life;, Amazing display;, Really resistent alloy body with good construction;, Good UI personalization;, Great file search and management;
Cons: Poor images in low light conditions;, Poor front facing camera photos;, Lacks HDTV-out;, Coud be thinner;