Pros: Good display, customisable keys (3), plenty of accessories
Cons: Terrible manual, appallingly small keys (these alone should disqualify 99% of purchasers from remaining san, camera slider easily slips back when in pocket and flattens battery, arcane menu system
Summary: * Hardware * The N70 was the first Smartphone I ever owned. Compared to it's latter N-series siblings, it is bulky and dated in appearance. The outer case of the phone is made of plastic but I dropped it many times without damaging it. This comes with a USB cable and headphones. However, the newer Nokia phones use a standard USB cable but this has the proprietary Nokia connector at the end of the USB cable. You therefore need to be very careful you don't lose it.
Cons: Obsolete, better alternatives, bulky, 2mp camera
Nokia N70 - dated but not as bad as you would think!
25 August 2010
Summary: In it's day this was an excellent phone. It has since been overtaken by the later models in the Nokia N series but it still has a lot to offer. The casing is a lot more sturdy than the n95 although you will find that you slide the back by accident when you put it in your pocket and thus turn the camera on. It is also very easy to scratch and so the phone will start to look tatty fairly quickly.
Pros: sturdy case, good range of features (in its day)
Cons: the slider to cover the camera will almost always move when you put the phone in your pocket!
Excerpt: "I own this mobile for about 4 months now and I start getting disappointed. Maybe I fancy stability and reliability too much, but this mobile will disappoint you sooner or later. How much depends on what you expect from it. ===Let's start with the good things:=== * As it is my first mobile with camera - I always refused to buy one with camera so far - and because there is still this child in me that is said to be in every man I really fancied the ...
Pros: camera, extendable memory, mp3 - player, opera, looks and handling, the working part of the software
Cons: slow, short battery life, buggy software and no fixes from nokia
Excerpt: "...is. Some evil sadist at Nokia is having a good laugh at our expense. You will soon give up trying to find certain features. Or you might accidently find what you are looking for but quickly realise that you're never going to find it again. The irritation is compounding now. So, to ease ones mounting annoyance, I decided to explore the fancy 2meg rear camera. The first thing you notice is the plastic slide cover. It's a joke. But not the funny kind. ...
Excerpt: "...was great. I bought the Nokia N70-ME end of aug 2007 and in just 3 months I am fed up with the bugs and the slowness of the phone. Browsing through the phone menus is pathetically slow.The Music Player takes more than 2-3 minutes to start up as it processes all the music files on the MMC card, too slow i'd say for a Music Edition Phone. But the phone has quite a lot of software loaded and be aware that all of it comes in the "available memory" ...
Excerpt: "...phone, but I really think Nokia have conceived and constructed a dud with this model. Facts first: * I don't actually 'own' this mobile -- it was the one that got doled out to all employees when the company changed network providers. * This was a replacement to the diminuative Nokia 6230 tied to the Orange network. * I am reviewing this phone mostly from a business-use perspective and not a recreational/personal ownership one The Story: When ...
Pros: Hmmm . . . errr, large colour screen?
Cons: Too many to list - - read my review (if you have a spare hour)
Excerpt: "...in succession of my older Nokia phone and I have employed the N70 with my secondary SIM card because it works really slow and it takes more time even to write sms'es. So I still use the older nokia more than the N70 and would not reccomend the N70 just if you need better quality photos and listening to MP3 and radio. ...
Pros: Good photo quality, big screen, comfortable menu and gallery
Cons: Slow work, menu and gallery sometimes crashes