Nokia 700 review

The thin Nokia 700 is certainly a tiny smartphone, but is it packing much hardware in that skinny frame?

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With all the components that should make internet browsing pretty dreamy (3G, Wi-Fi connectivity, a crisp-coloured, responsive touchscreen, a decently powerful processor and Flash ability) we had high hopes for the internet browsing portion of our Nokia 700 review.

Nokia 700

And were they met? Was the bar cleared?

Indeed it was, though we must admit, there were a couple of wobbles. First, the great stuff: using the Nokia 700's browser was smooth and responsive. Scrolling was quick and a few taps zoomed us in and out, plus there's the nice touch of text reflow.

Nokia 700

However, zooming in on images left them pixilated and the phone struggling to render them properly. Text remained sharp though, and easy to read.

Nokia 700

When connected to Wi-Fi, page loading was hit and miss - sometimes incredibly nippy, sometimes taking a confusingly long time to get going. And the experience wasn't any better on the 3G connection either.

Nokia 700

There is the ability to open multiple pages at once, which is great, and opening a new page pulls up an attractive history holding page that pops against the dark background.

However, overall it's a much faster experience once you've downloaded the Opera mobile browser. The download speeds are quicker, the pictures render more quickly and are even less pixilated when zoomed in.

All in all, perhaps the biggest disappointment is the thinness of the screen, which gets in the way of a really premium browsing session. Had it been just a little wider, it would have had a much better feel to the experience. Still, for the "smallest smartphone", the browsing experience on the Nokia 700 is a solid 3.5 (possibly even 4) out of 5.

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Tech Specs

Product TypeSmartphone
Network BandQuad Band
Input MethodTouchscreen
TouchscreenYes
BluetoothYes
Wireless LANYes
USBYes
Contract TypeSIM-free
Maximum Memory Card Size Supported32 GB
Built-in Memory2 GB
Built-in FlashYes
Memory Card SlotYes
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyGPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA
GPS ReceiverYes
Multi-SIM SupportedNo
Near Field CommunicationYes
Integrated TV TunerNo
Cellular Generation3.5G
Cellular Network SupportedGSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900, WCDMA 850, WCDMA 900, WCDMA 1700, WCDMA 1900, WCDMA 2100
Multi-touch ScreenYes
Rear Camera Resolution5 Megapixel
Number of SIM Card Supported1
Front CameraNo
Memory Card SupportedmicroSD
Phone StyleBar
ColourSilver
Operating SystemSymbian
Brand NameNokia
Battery Talk Time12 Hour
Product Model700
Screen Size8.1 cm (3.2")
Screen Resolution640 x 360
Touchscreen TypeCapacitive
Weight (Approximate)96 g
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityChina RoHS, REACH, RoHS, WEEE
Maximum Video Resolution1280 x 720
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 3.0
Operating System VersionSymbian Belle
Messaging TypeSMS (Short Message Service), MMS (Multi-media Messaging Service), Email, Instant Messaging
USB StandardUSB 2.0
Pixel Density229 ppi
Height110 mm
Width50 mm
Depth9.7 mm
Radio TunerYes
Battery Standby Time465 Hour
ManufacturerNokia
Product Name700 Smartphone
Processor Speed1 GHz
Screen TypeOLED
Sensor TypeAccelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity Sensor
Manufacturer Part Number002Z1R0
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.nokia.co.uk
Marketing Information

World's smallest smartphone

Ultra-slim design with ultra-fast performance, all wrapped up in stylish metal and glass.

Home screen designed for you

A fresh, new look with some great additions such as the email, music and radio widgets you control from the six home screens.

NFC built in

An easy way to share photos and video, or connect to loudspeakers and accessories - without any wires or any hassle.

Email and social networks

Staying in touch is a breeze - scroll your mail inbox and social network feeds and updates using the handy home screen widgets.

Limited Warranty2 Year