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: The phone is.... good. Symbian is OS very different to the others, is oriented to phone calls and some keys for web, chat and social networks. For users that want more is not recomended. Comment added 5/3/2012: i've used the phone a couple weeks and I have problems with wifi and 3g connections. The unique solution is reboot the phone.
Summary: I have had this phone for over two weeks - I bought it at retail here in Germany. There are many good and positive aspects - very nice display, great call quality, excellent build quality, and Symbian Belle is a big improvement over Anna. I have had several Nokia phones - E71 (still have it), N8 and two C6-01's. All of the other phones have had great battery life - but this Nokia 701 is awful. I can only get just over 24 hours before the battery dies.
Summary: i have purchased this phone a week ago.. the only thing that irritates me is that why is the phone getting hot so much.when its a 1ghz processor the handset must resist the heat. although phone performance is good, the company does not entertain in giving a pouch or a good quality earphones... as its a metal we cant handle the phone when its hot..
Summary: i've been using this phone for the last 4 months.The internet connectivity is really fast particularly if u use a 3G connection. Great display,very bright.messages in conversation style is really a good feature.There are a few drawbacks too...first it gets hung frequently,then it heats up sometimes,the loudspeaker is the worst i've had.overall the phone is good but the loudspeaker really sucks.
Summary: I have been using this phone for close to a year now. Its a good phone with a very fast processor. I recently upgraded to Belle Feature Pack 2. It changed a lot many things in my phone from Camera enhancements to text messaging. However, Nokia's facebook integration is yet to go a really long way. The "Nokia Social" that's there, even after a latest upgrade is below average. Whereas a third party application "Facinate" is far more effective.
Nokia 701 - Steal at 17000 . Android is over hyped !!
12 January 2012
Summary: * . It is a very refined phone (Symbian Belle OS).Something , which gives immense pleasure , everytime , you shall use it . * . brilliant screen . See the screen to believe me ...... * . Lifetime free GPS (not Google Map but true GPS ) * . Last but not the least ... A battery life to die for ... Overall, This phone shall last you a very very long time . When you upgrade give it someone in your family and they shall also keep enjoying it ..
Summary: Nokia brought many a crappy touch mobiles and proved themselves incapable of adjusting to new technologies. When they decided to dump Symbian to embrace Windows, they did not bring any wondows phones but much better Symbian version. This model is a proof of it. However, Nokia should have brought this at least two years ago. If it can improve from this, it doesn't need Windows OS. Symbian Belle is much better than Android Eclair.
Summary: Ive been using this phone for the past few months now, wat i first wanna say is that symbian belle is the failed attempt to copy android! the phone specs are good and performs well too in most of the cases, but the small screen is a let down. the camera being 8MP is quite good for taking pics but it lacs sharpness(ive tried taking pics of books). the much hyped nfc is of no use until some of ur frnds have an nfc enabled phone.
Conclusion: This phone is a cheap copy of nokia c7 except for of its processor. This phone has got a good touch (capacitive) but the worst thing is its screen. A little bit bigger screen size was required. Camera is good but not awesome; I mean they could've given carl zeiss lens and could've possibly made it great. I wouldn't like to recommend this phone to others because at the same price you can get feature loaded phone from Samsung, LG etc.