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Nokia C7 review

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

The camera specifications are pretty high-end on the Nokia C7. There's a double LED flash next to the 8MP main camera, which has a video capability of 720p. Still, it's not quite up to the standard of the Nokia N8's 12MP shooter and Xenon flash.

Nokia c7 review

There are a few potentially useful features here, though, such as face detection and a vivid colour tone option in addition to the more usual black-and-white and sepia treatments. The camera is easy to use thanks to its side button, and it kicks in quickly enough for you to shoot a candid shot or video. There's none of the start-up lag here that we saw with the N8.

In addition, there's a front facing VGA camera for making video calls. Not to everyone's taste, but we can't see the harm.

Nokia c7 review

The camera did well to pick out the detail in this photo on a dull day. Click here to see the full resolution image.

Nokia c7 review

Nokia c7 review

There is a maximum of 2x digital zoom for stills, and you can even zoom when shooting at 8-megapixels. The zoom level and resulting image quality are both pretty good. Follow the links to view the full size versions of the station and zoomed in tracks.

Nokia c7 review

Nokia c7 review

The sepia option lets you add an air of age to any photo. We did think there was a bit too much grey rather than brown in the photos we took, though. Follow the links to see the full size normal and sepia-toned versions of this shot.

The 720p video is shot at 25 frames a second, and it is one of the best examples we've seen. Sharp and clear, it becomes slightly jerky on our fast panning, but we've seen a lot worse.

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 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
ManufacturerNokia
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 Addresshttp://www.nokia.co.uk
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