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 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.
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;
Excerpt: A really great phone, fits my everyday usage but i wish it was thinner and the browser was better but even though the browser does me nicely especially after the update to FP1, which has increased the processor's speed from 1 GHz to 1.3 GHz
Pros: Fast UI, Compact and has an amazing build quality, Great Codec support, Really nice video capture, Great battery-life
Cons: The Camera has no Auto-Focus, Internet Browser needs improvements
Excerpt: Great phone with lots of features and Insanely fast i really love it, everything about this phone is Awesome except the camera which has no auto focus... Belle FP1 Update makes it much faster and smoother than ever , now that the proccesor has been overclocked from 1 Ghz to 1.3 Ghz
Pros: Rocking Fast Proccesor (1.3 Ghz) (after Belle FP1 update), Brightest Screen, 8 MP Camera, Battery .., Lots of other Features for it's Price
Excerpt: Its very good phone for all usage. Fast CPU . Good calling quality . I dont see any Cons . So many features available . Good user interface . Social Networking integration for Facebook and Twitter .
Excerpt: Pour mieux faire la différence avec le c7, Nokia aurait pu sortir ce modèle avec un écran 4", un hdmi serait aussi le bien venu mais sinon il est excellent comme phone! je ne regrette d'avoir dépensé mon argent dessus!!
Summary: This is a very good product.I've been using the phone already a month and did not have any problem with it so far. It is solidly built and phone's hardware is much better quality than anything else in this price range. Symbian Belle is very stable system and so far i did not have any problems with it. Before this i had android phones running 2.2 and 2.3 versions and i had problems almost daily. It is working very fast on T-mobile 3.5g network. Camera is also excellent.