Nokia 6700

Nokia 6700

The Nokia 6700ís user interface is among our favorites in the market. The new improved home screen enables the user to easily access the features present

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Our Rating: 82%

Our Nokia 6700 Review

Nokia 6700 Classic Front

Design

The moment we saw the Nokia 6700, we instantly realized how Nokia became a top brand: simple, solid and feature-packed build. Made from glossy metal, the Nokia 6700 gives off a feel of a military tank; you feel its bulk in your palm and in your pockets at all times, although itís slightly lighter from previous handsets in the same line. Available in silver and black, the Nokia 6700 is made from top notch durable materials. The surface, however; is a magnet for fingerprints and smudges.

Screen

At 2.2in, the Nokia 6700ís screen brings stunning performance. With a 16 million colour, 240x320 resolution, we felt the images rendered are sharp, saturated, and properly contrasted in different lighting conditions - even in direct sunlight.

Nokia 6700 Side View

User Interface

The Nokia 6700ís user interface is among our favorites in the market. The new improved home screen enables the user to easily access the features present. It comes with great visual improvements for the user and an Active Standy home screen showing your appointments, messages, and other important items. A shortcut bar at the top enables you to access the features you need with ease.

Keypad

The Nokia 6700ís keypad is a bit rough around the edges. The numerical and navigational buttons are not easily clicked, especially the upper and lower buttons. Overall, the keypad isnít a winner when typing in messages. On the right side, youíll find the standard camera shutter and volume rocker buttons. The camera shutter is a great improvement from other Nokia models where itís a feat to click the tiny button.

Nokia 6700 Back

Camera & Multimedia

The Nokia 6700 sports a 5.0 Megapixel camera with LED flash. For speed images, expect the best from the Nokia 6700ís camera. Its interface has rapid response rates and its autofocus enables you to capture multiple shots with speed and clarity. Between shooting, loading, and saving, there is a stunning 4 second lag Ė something Nokia takes prides in. Photos look great in both good and poor-lit areas, it always performs above average in direct sunlight. One thing to watch out for is the colour saturation and contrast in certain shady areas, where youíll feel the colours are washed out and the contrast not quite high.

Video capture is no different. You can easily shoot videos with impressive focus a resolution of 640x480 resolution. The Nokia 6700ís video capture isnít the best in the market, but definitely better than many embedded in the handsets out there.

The media player and FM radio are average in performance; pale when put against other Nokia handsets. It supports unusual file types such as MPEG-4; playing them at 30 frames per second. We werenít disappointed with the video playback.

Connectivity and Battery Life

The Nokia 6700ís connectivity options are impressive for its price tag: 3G HSDPA, WAP, EDGE, UMTS, Bluetooth, and USB. One missing connectivity standard is the built-in Wi-Fi, that of course made us pout a little, but using the web browser made us happy again. The web browser supports full HTML and loads pages in a jiffy. You can easily watch YouTube videos and surf the internet.

One thing that caught our eye is the lack of Macintosh support. You cannot sync with other Macs around Ė something unusual for a handset at such a price tag.

The Nokia 6700ís built-in GPS is a bit problematic, switching to A-GPS got us on a roll and it definitely did not disappoint. We could easily use the new Nokia Maps (Ovi Maps) pinpointing our location and several other places.

The Nokia 6700ís battery competes nicely with other mid-range handsets in the market. At 5 hours talk time, and 300 hours standby, you can surf, talk and enjoy music charging your cell phone every 2-3 days.

What We Liked

The 6700ís simple user interface, screen performance and great connectivity integration.

What We Disliked

The lack of Wi-Fi integration, non-standard sound jack, lack of Mac integration.

Our Final Verdict

The Nokia 6700 is a catch for any browsing addicts at this price tag. The handset doesnít excel in audio and music playback. Its user interface, connectivity options, and A-GPS integration will make your life a breeze if youíre on the move.

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General

Form Factor Candybar
Dimensions 109.8 x 45 x 11.2 (mm)
Talk Time 240 mins
Standby Time 300 hours
Weight 116 g
Quad Band Yes

Photo and Video

Camera 5.00 megapixels
Camera Flash Yes
Video Player Yes

Phone

Vibrating Alert Yes
Voice Recognition Yes
Polyphonic Ringtones Yes
Internal Memory 170MB
Memory Card Type microSD (max 8GB)

Messaging

MMS Yes
Photo Messaging Yes
Predictive Text Yes

Screen

Colour Screen Yes
Screen Resolution 240x320 pixels
Screen Colour Depth 16M colours

Connectivity

3G Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Email Yes
GPRS Yes
HSDPA Yes
WAP Yes
Web Browser Yes
GPS Yes

Music and Radio

FM Radio Yes
MP3 Player Yes
MP3 Ringtones Yes

Additional Content

Downloadable Content Yes
Downloadable Games Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes

Nokia 6700 Full Specification

General

Form Factor Candybar
Dimensions 109.8 x 45 x 11.2 (mm)
Talk Time 240 mins
Standby Time 300 hours
Weight 116 g
Quad Band Yes

Photo and Video

Camera 5.00 megapixels
Camera Flash Yes
Video Player Yes

Phone

Vibrating Alert Yes
Voice Recognition Yes
Polyphonic Ringtones Yes
Internal Memory 170MB
Memory Card Type microSD (max 8GB)

Messaging

MMS Yes
Photo Messaging Yes
Predictive Text Yes

Screen

Colour Screen Yes
Screen Resolution 240x320 pixels
Screen Colour Depth 16M colours

Connectivity

3G Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Email Yes
GPRS Yes
HSDPA Yes
WAP Yes
Web Browser Yes
GPS Yes

Music and Radio

FM Radio Yes
MP3 Player Yes
MP3 Ringtones Yes

Additional Content

Downloadable Content Yes
Downloadable Games Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes

User Comments

is a little too bulky for my taste, but my friend has it and luvs it to death. its very practical n durable.. could use a design makeover though

Brett N. submitted on 27 July 2009
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