Summary: A week or two ago, Rafe brought us his first impressions of the Nokia C7 , concluding that the core distinguishing factor between C7 and N8 is the camera, in that if you didn't need the N8's monster 12 megapixel/Xenon camera module then the C7 was a better bet for most people.
Conclusion: Describing my impressions of the Nokia C7 I should mention it’s among the top smartphones on Symbian^3. Judge yourself, it does not support HDMI-output, and a 12-megapixel camera, but there are other features of the Nokia N8 available on this device.
Excerpt: In the end of May the gorgeous Nokia Oro was officially introduced . It’s a really cool smartphone with a 3.5-inch touchscreen, 8MP camera, GPS, a number of other things common for all modern smartphones and… gold, sapphire and leather.
Summary: At the end of this analysis we can say that the C7 smartphone is a success for Nokia. Its Symbian 3 Operating System is technically excellent and reliable and the device has an impressive array of features.
Summary: The Nokia C7 is by far the most advanced phone from the Nokia C series to hit the market in 2010. It has made great strides to lure customers with its bold design and features. Does it really step up to the plate or is the Nokia C7 in for a hard fall? This review tells it all.
Conclusion: The Nokia Astound is a beautifully made phone that is hamstrung by a clunky, outdated operating system, underpowered processor and compressed keyboard layout. As a step up from a feature phone, it may make some people happy.
Excerpt: I’m glad to review a Nokia phone that’s more advanced, but no different in essential navigational experience, from the other Nokia phones I’ve bought, sat on, lost, dropped down a flight of stairs and ran after, traded in, sold, dropped again, and gifted to relatives.
Conclusion: Clearly better priced than the Nokia Nuron from last year, the Astound is undoubtedly something you might want to look at if you simply tire of the usual smartphones out there and want to experience Symbian^3.
Pros: Eye catching & solid design, Sharp AMOLED display, Long battery life, Great calling quality, Affordable cost
Cons: No auto-focus with its camera, Choppy web surfing with the native browser