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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The Nokia 700 comes with a plethora of messaging options for you to choose from: SMS, MMS, a Twitter and Facebook 'social' app, email and IM apps such as Orkut and eBuddy.

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There's no universal inbox to combine all these things, but the versatility of the home screens means it's easy to group them all within the vicinity of each other to make it easy to flip from one application to the next. SMS messaging is a typical black-and-white list view.

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When you dip into a name, this displays entire conversations with your contact.

Depending on your point of view, this layout is either classic or a little boring, but we found it perfectly functional and adequate.

Much like the contacts, we would have liked to have seen a little social networking integration to make this feature truly shine, but we guess you can't have everything you want in this particular Nokia phone.

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The only negative we found when messaging was the small QWERTY keyboard when using the phone in portrait mode.

On one hand, it's fantastic that the Nokia 700 has this instead of an alphanumerical offering, but on the other, the screen is so long and thin that using it one-handed often leads to plenty of mistakes and a slightly frustrating typing speed.

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However, using the phone in landscape is great, and the haptic-enabled touchscreen is perfectly responsive enough for us to get up a quick speed with no problem.

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We like the email inbox widget that sits on our home screen.

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It updates automatically, and is a shortcut to a fully functional email app that is easy to navigate and organise.

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It's also dead easy to set up: input your account details and away you go.

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You can set up several email accounts that you can skip between with no problem. And if you like, the app will even automatically set up a widget for each of your accounts on your home screens.


In terms of IM, there's Orkut for Gmail users, which is pre-loaded onto the handset. Once you're logged in with your Gmail account, it should be plain sailing. However, every time we tried, we were faced with this:

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No donuts for us.

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