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Nokia 6700 Classic review

An affordable candybar phone that comes jam packed with features

The Nokia 6700 Classic comes with the basic array of applications you'd expect on a phone like this, namely a Converter Tool and a World Clock, neither of which are going to enhance your life significantly.

The applications section of the phone is a little misleading actually; while it's chock full with items to go click-crazy on, most of these (Facebook, YouTube, MySpace and so on) are all just links to their mobile web counterparts, and really are nothing more than glorified bookmarks.

The Ovi suite is a nice enough effort though, with the option to share on Ovi (ie upload your pics and videos) although this is only available for you and your friends from the phone. It's also data intensive once again, so not only will it take time – it could also cost you cash too.

The Ovi Contacts application we saw in the contacts section is basically a complete IM application. While it's neat in the way it can actually sit on your home screen and let you know when you get an IM or a friend comes online, it still doesn't work properly in the background, so you need to keep opening and shutting it to use the full range of functionality.

Nokia Maps has been rebranded as simply Maps on the 6700 Classic, with a 30-day trial included for voice guidance and turn-by-turn navigation (you know, the good bits in a GPS system). While the service is good and makes decent use of the Navteq platform Nokia recently acquired, it's pretty simplistic on the handset, with no elements like 3D mapping to be found.

Nokia 6700 classic rear view

We had hoped the maps would have been pre-installed, but it seems that although the data needed is minimal, there is still some downloading needed. However, you can sideload such information onto the phone from the Ovi Suite, so at least you can save some time and data there.

We enjoyed the mapping functions, although the minimal graphics were a little disappointing. The voice navigation worked fine, but we can't imagine we'll ever use this phone in place of a dedicated TomTom device.

Nokia 6700 classic gaming

That said, it certainly whips Google Maps hands down when you've got the city you're visiting pre-installed, as you're no longer stuck frustrated and waiting for the server to respond when you're lost in deepest Hackney.

Gaming on the Nokia 6700 Classic is pretty well stocked though, with a range of options pre-installed in the handset. And the nice thing is they're not even trial versions, so you get Sims 3, Snake 3, Tetris and a whole host of others with the handset too, which certainly adds to the value.

Tech Specs

Product TypeCellular Phone
Network BandQuad Band
BluetoothYes
USBYes
Maximum Memory Card Size Supported8 GB
Built-in Memory170 MB
Built-in FlashYes
Memory Card SlotYes
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyGPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA
GPS ReceiverYes
Cellular Network SupportedGSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900, WCDMA 900, WCDMA 1900, WCDMA 2100
Rear Camera Resolution5 Megapixel
Memory Card SupportedmicroSD
Phone StyleBar
ColourSilver
Brand NameNokia
Battery Talk Time5 Hour
Product Model6700 Classic
Screen Size5.6 cm (2.2")
Screen Resolution240 x 320
Weight (Approximate)113 g
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityWEEE, RoHS, ENERGY STAR
Maximum Video Resolution640 x 480
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 2.1
Messaging TypeSMS (Short Message Service), MMS (Multi-media Messaging Service), Email, Instant Messaging
USB StandardUSB 2.0
Height109.8 mm
Width45 mm
Depth11.2 mm
Radio TunerYes
Battery Standby Time416 Hour
ManufacturerNokia
Product Name6700 classic Cellular Phone
Screen TypeLCD
Sensor TypeAccelerometer
Manufacturer Part NumberNOK6700CLASILVER
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.nokia.co.uk
Package Contents
  • Nokia 6700 classic Cellular Phone
  • Nokia Battery BL-6Q (970 mAh)
  • 1GB microSD Card
  • Nokia µUSB Headset (WH-203)
  • Nokia Connectivity Cable (CA-101)
  • Nokia High Efficiency Charger (AC-8)
  • Quick Start Guide
Limited Warranty2 Year