Nokia C7 review

A slimmed-down and cheaper version of the N8 makes its debut

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The Nokia C7 has a 1200mAh battery, which on paper seems a little low to us. And since the handset functions particularly well as a music player, we suspect it could get a lot of use in that respect, which would usually result in fast battery drains.

Still, with what we consider to be an average usage pattern, including plenty of Wi-Fi, some GPS mapping and some music playback, we got two days straight from the handset without having to worry about recharging.

What's more, Nokia has put oodles of apps onto the Nokia C7 and there should be something for most users here. We've already mentioned some of the apps.

Document lovers can take advantage of QuickOffice for viewing Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents, although you have to register before you can use it and can't edit documents either. There's a PDF reader too.

Photo and video editing is catered for; the Tesco groceries app is present; Filmscope tells you about movies, both those upcoming and showing now; Sports Tracker monitors your training; and there's a candidate for stupid app of the year in the shape of World Class Excuses. Its silly little excuses can be texted, emailed or posted to Facebook.

Nokia c7 review

Nokia c7 review

And if nothing that's built in takes your fancy, you always have the Ovi Store, of course.

It should be no surprise that the Nokia C7 packs Ovi Maps, and we found the GPS to be very good at maintaining a fix in built-up areas. We were impressed at how quickly it got a fix too, even being accurate when we were indoors and with a half view of the sky through a window.

Nokia c7 review


Tech Specs

Product TypeSmartphone
Network BandQuad Band
Input MethodTouchscreen
Wireless LANYes
Contract TypeSIM-free
Maximum Memory Card Size Supported32 GB
Built-in Memory8 GB
Built-in FlashYes
Memory Card SlotYes
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyGPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSDPA
SAR Value0.73 W/kg
GPS ReceiverYes
Product FamilyC
Cellular Generation3.5G
Cellular Network SupportedGSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900, WCDMA 850, WCDMA 900, WCDMA 1700, WCDMA 1900, WCDMA 2100
Rear Camera Resolution8 Megapixel
Front CameraYes
Memory Card SupportedmicroSD
Phone StyleBar
ColourBlack, Grey
Operating SystemSymbian
Brand NameNokia
Battery Talk Time9.60 Hour
Product ModelC7-00
Screen Size8.9 cm (3.5")
Screen Resolution640 x 360
Touchscreen TypeCapacitive
Weight (Approximate)130 g
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityRoHS, REACH
Maximum Video Resolution1280 x 720
Processor ManufacturerARM
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 3.0
Operating System VersionSymbian^3 OS
Messaging TypeEmail, Instant Messaging, SMS (Short Message Service), MMS (Multi-media Messaging Service)
USB StandardUSB 2.0
Height117.3 mm
Width56.8 mm
Depth10.5 mm
Radio TunerYes
Product SeriesC
Battery Standby Time555 Hour
Product NameC7-00 Smartphone
Processor Speed600 MHz
Processor TypeARM11
Screen TypeOLED
Sensor TypeAccelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Digital Compass
Manufacturer Part Number002V048
Manufacturer Website Address
Package Contents
  • C7-00 Smartphone
  • Nokia Battery BL-5K
  • Nokia Connectivity Cable CA-101D
  • Nokia Stereo Headset WH-102
  • Nokia High Effeciency Charger AC-15
  • Quick Start Guide
Limited Warranty2 Year