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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Nokia 700

The battery size for the Nokia 700 is 1080mAh, well below the Apple iPhone 4's 1420mAh or the 1650mAh of the Samsung Galaxy S2. It has a fairly powerful processor, plus the juice-draining media streaming apps, plus Wi-Fi... so how did the battery fair against bigger, beastlier smartphones?

Nokia 700

Well, with a fairly constant Wi-Fi connection or 3G use, some light gaming, a couple of 20 minute calls, texting and app use that involves an internet connection (such as maps), we squeezed about eight hours of good use out of the Nokia 700.

For someone who's surfing the web less and attacking the apps during commuting time, that's likely to even out at about a charge a day, which is fair enough usage and matches up to the HTC Desire S.

As we've previously mentioned, the Nokia 700 is well connected with Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n) and 3G (up to 14.4Mbps), A-GPS and NFC technology on board. There's a micro USB port and, if you're particularly keen, you can Google to download software to turn the Nokia 700 into a Wi-Fi hotspot.

Nokia 700

Connecting to a PC is easy - there's the utilitarian drag-and-drop route or the fuller-featured Nokia Ovi Suite.

Nokia 700

Attaching the Nokia 700 via micro USB will bring up the option to transfer media in the drop-down notifications menu either by drag-and-drop or by Ovi Suite. Opening the Ovi Suite on your computer then makes it easy to browse files to transfer onto your phone.

In all honesty, we prefer the easy drag-and-drop route where searching for apps, games and so on is easily done on the handset itself, and we don't feel searching through them on the web adds much to the ease of the experience. 


Tech Specs

Product TypeSmartphone
Network BandQuad Band
Input MethodTouchscreen
Wireless LANYes
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
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
Product Name700 Smartphone
Processor Speed1 GHz
Screen TypeOLED
Sensor TypeAccelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity Sensor
Manufacturer Part Number002Z1R0
Manufacturer Website Address
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