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It's easy to quickly google what this phone's capabilities are, so my review is based upon the experience I have had with it over the past two years.
Firstly, it is quite visible how this phone is different to a lot of others on the market at the moment - it still has the original mobile keypad and no touch screen. As such it is not a phone for apps and games, but it is perfect for texting on. The keypad is not a plastic one like previous nokias, but is built in with the casing so the buttons are smooth and easy to navigate.
The screen is large and the colours can be changed easily which really changed the 'mood' of the phone. I have the black background with white text which looks stylish and professional, although some of the others (including the default one) are a bit garish. In this way, the phone can look quite up-to-date to compete with better models, but to be honest, Nokia haven't especially improved since the 3310 in 2000. One thing I do find annoying is that the texting system is more old-fashioned in that you have an inbox and an ourbox, not a 'conversation' with someone on one screen so you can see what was said at what time etc. If you've not had this before, you don't know what you're missing, but it's difficult to go back to.
After about a year, my phone developed a tendency to freeze occasionally, especially when my message inbox was nearly full. Sometimes it also will not let me open my messages until I have turned it on and off, however this is so quick and easy I hardly notice - it reboots within about 30 second.
Finally, durability. Nokia's are hard-wearing and this phone is no exception. In two years I have dropped it at least once a day, a few times down the stairs, (and even once in the Roman forum). I have sat on it, thrown it at people, had it in pockets, bags, down my top etc, and it has never once broke. The back occasionally falls off but it really is very durable. It is only recently I smashed the screen (again, on the Roman forum) but there is only two tiny cracks that haven't grown in size and cannot be seen when looking face on at the phone, so cause no inconvenience - hardly like iphone screens.
Although it may not be a fancy smart phone, its casing is still super stylish and makes the phone look classy. It totally depends on what you look for in a phone, but if you're after one that looks decent, is lightweight and durable, is perfect for you classic phone needs (i.e. phoning people and texting!), and is a Nokia you wouldn't be embarrassed to get out at the pub then this is the right one to go for.
I have recently been loaned this phone due to my own phone being repaired. My orginal was the Samsung Galaxy Ace. When i initially saw the phone i was somewhat dissapointed. Felt i was seriously downgrading. But since i got the phone i have not once had to charge it yet still been able to use it as normal, I have managed to take a few pictures on the phone and they look good for the quality The signal has yet to fail me and the phone has yet to disapoint. Granted it's an older phone, not a new 'Smart Phone' but it literally does what it is intended for. You can browse the web and Make your calls. No fancy apps or confusing menu's all is lay out plain and simple and easy to understand. buttons are easy to use and navigating your way around the handset is easy enough. As my daughter is asking for a mobile phone I am planning to get this one for her. It is small, Sleek, Good Looking and the price is perfect. I would definately recommend this phone to anyone out there who is looking for a run of the mill Mobile Phone.
I've had this phone for a year and a half now and I bought it because I like to have a phone with actual buttons rather than touch screen and I didn't like Blackberry. What attracted me to the phone apart from the buttons was the shiny finish which I thought made it look very sleek. I like the cold touch to the phone and the fact that it is nokia means it is more reliable than other brands.
I have not had any problems with it so far, but there are some aspects of the phone that I don't like.
I am usually not too fussed about a camera on a phone as I rarely take pictures, but on occasion I am out and about and a picture needs to be taken so the quality of the camera is not very good. I love the clouds and often cannot capture a great picture (which it should be) with my phone camera so that is a disappointment.
The amount of messages the phone can hold is OK, but I'd prefer if it had a bit more. I often have to delete my messages to open my inbox otherwise the phone is slow. I am not sure if that is the reason for what I'm about to say, but sometime when I receive a message my phone crashed and on the opening loading bar screen it doesn't open. I have to restart the phone to read the message.
The themes/images and games that come with the phone are limited which isn't great, but I suppose the phone isn't brand new and is more focussed on reliability rather than fanciness. Saying that, to get a new theme is relatively easy as long as you are patient waiting for the internet pages to load, as you can just go online and download new themes or images.
Overall I'd say that the phone is reliable but not suited for people who want a decent camera and graphics.
The nokia 6700 classic is a fast and stylish phone which can be bought on a budget. The phone is silver, glossy and curvy. It is also very slim and lightweight being only 113g and is a brick or bar model.
The battery life on this phone is really good, with a talk time of up to 5 hours. I found this phone really useful as I can spend hours on the decent applications, although there are decent apps on the phone there is not many as the newer models and the other phones such as iphones and htcs.
The camera is very good and useful, it has a 5 mega pixel camera with LED flash. The music player is very good, it organises your music. The phone is very cheap you can pick it up for around £100
The screen size is reasonably big, it is approx 2.2 inches and very colourful. The only downside I can find is that it is quite hard to text as the keypad is quite small.
Hope this helps.
I actually have 2 mobile phones at the moment, my main one being my Blackberry Storm 2. I mostly just use this one for phone calls and the Blackberry for everything else.
I will start with the appearance of the Nokia 6700 classic. It has an extremely shiny silver casing and is fairly heavy (makes it feel less cheap and flimsy) but not so heavy that it causes problems. The phone is quite slim and not too big and the buttons are quite flat.
I find most other models of handset do not compare to Nokia for sound quality when you are on the phone, which is my main reason for having this additional one. This is the case as usual with this one, the sound when you are on the phone is fantastic and the phone is comfortable to hold while you are talking.
Now, I mentioned above that the buttons are quite flat and I find this slightly awkward when I am texting as it is quite uncomfortable. I think a male with shorter fingernails, however, would find it slightly more comfortable but anyone with wide fingertips may also have problems I would imagine.
Overall, the phone is fine for making phone calls and is a good basic phone, I just don't like texting on it but this may in part be because I am used to texting on touchscreen phones nowadays!
The Nokia 6700 classic is a "bar" or "brick" type conventional shape 3G handset. Available in a choice of three coloured casings (black, chrome and matt steel). Incoming call details, messages and images can be viewed on the compact QVGA screen with a high screen resolution of up to 16.7 million colours. The 6700 Classic comes with a memory card slot which can take up to 8Gb in addition to the 170Mb onboard. The Nokia 6700 classic is a quad band mobile covering four GSM networks in addition to the HSDPA network. 3G HSDPA technology allows high speed connectivity and the Nokia 6700 Classic also supports EDGE, Bluetooth and USB connectivity.
The integrated 5 megapixel camera offers high quality imaging for photographs and video with a built in LED flash. All the messaging formats are supported - SMS, MMS (multimedia messaging including text/audio and video) and email. The Nokia 6700 Classic has built in AGPS navigation as standard with a built in Nokia Web browser and even a voice recorder. There is also an FM radio with RDS and a very capable built in music player.
On the downside their appear to be reliability problems with this handset - I have experienced problems and know others who have as well!
I purchased this phone on 18 month contract for my partner last November and must say I was very impressed!
As my partner refuses to have a touchscreen phone, this seemed like the only option in the available phones. I now believe that it was the best option in the available phones and wish I had purchased the same!
Just looking at the phone, you can see that it is a good quality handset. It is slim, yet heavy, giving the feel of a proper quality phone. Also, the chrome casing makes it look very very smart!
The features on the phone are very up-to-date. The built in music player is very loud and does not stop playing when you open something else! However, this can be annoying if you forget to press stop and have to go back through the menu to stop the music playing.
Also, the camera quality is incredible! I have an 8mp camera phone and believe that the 6700s 5mp camera is a lot better. Photos look a lot clearer and more professional.
I use the internet on my partner's phone if we are out and about and want to check something. The internet is very easy to use, using the arrow keys to navigate around websites. Furthermore, the internet seems to open new pages very fast, quicker than my laptop. However, this could be a perk of the network the phone is on.
Overall, I think the Nokia 6700 is an amazing phone, definitely my next handset, and would recommend to anyone looking for a phone that is going to last.
With the ever increasing range of 'capacitive touch-screens', 'Carl Zeiss optic camera' and what seem to be multi-tasking-super-phones available, I was slightly perplexed when I set out on my search to find a device capable of making phone calls. Having stuck with Samsung for the past 5 years, I decided on the inevitable return to a Nokia and have not been disappointed.
This phone takes all the great components of new technology (including a built in GPS, background noise reduction system and extremely efficient internet service) and fits it into a slim and accordingly lightweight model. In keeping with Nokia's ethos, it is defined by its user friendliness and simplicity; an almost updated version of the old, long-standing favourite 3310. In terms of appearance, it's chic, appealing, and as far as I'm aware, a good style for either gender. The reflective backing has come in very handy as a makeshift mirror, although it's quite distorting and usually gives me a triple chin.
It's easy to navigate through the applications this phone offers and as a basic plus point, the text messaging layout is superior to any of my previous models: it's great for sending group messages quickly and you can continue to use the phone whilst the messages are being sent. Similarly, I have yet to come across a camera as good as this one. Not only does it produce high quality basic photos but has a range of effects which are always fun to have a play with! To my surprise, I have yet to reach half full memory with over 100 photos, 500 messages, 10 videos and 200 contacts.
To my slight disappointment, the keypad is not the most comfortable to use when texting and I was slightly frustrated by the limited menu options you could display on the start-up screen. Having said this, I would highly recommend this model to anybody looking for a simple, yet advanced phone. It doesn't compromise technology in its straightforward approach, it merely makes it accessible.
I've had this phone now for 7 months, and can say it is one of the best phones I have owned. Its simplistic yet stylish design mean that it does not appear outdated 2 weeks after purchase.The metal casing on the phone adds an elegant feel to it. I bought this phone because I was sure it was a no-thrills high-end phone, the sort you'd expect from Nokia.
The screen is a decent size, although the buttons can ache your fingers and thumbs much or easily then other phones because you have to press down that little bit harder than on other phones. Having said that the sound is pretty much perfect,with the graphics following suit. The camera is OK for 5 mega pixels, but nothing to rave about. The metal casing of the phone tends to scratch very easily, so it might be best if a protective shield were bought along with the phone.
Overall a good phone with nothing flashy but no visible flaws.
The Nokia 6700 is an excellent mid level phone, with some fantastic smart phone features. the high spec camera is my favourite feature as most mid level phone are 3.5 at the most. Its slim light and sleek. Go for the black or other colours and the chrome smudge with your finger prints and the keys are harder to read which isnt good. The phone appeals to all age groups its easy to use bright and has clear features for the older generation and has big memory which is expandable and music capability and camera for the younger generation. You can also view the internet and have emails set up through the Nokia Ovi store and download lots of applications. The Maps function is excellent and i now believe this is free for all nokia customers. On a final note i see this phone as a cheap 8800, slim, great looking with excellent premium features.
I HAVE HAD I PHONES, BLACK BERRYS, SAMSUNGS, ALL SORTS OF LATEST GADGETRY, BUT YOU CANNOT BEAT A NOKIA FOR RELIABILITY. THE 6700 IS SLIM, SMART, AND BEST OF ALL IT HAS BUTTONS, I CANNOT STAND TOUCH SCREENS ANYMORE. IF YOU WANT TO GO BACK TO A MORE BASIC STYLE OF PHONE TRY THE 6700 CLASSIC
I bought this phone on contract on an upgrade from an expensive Sony phone. This, a great cheaper, only £15 a month, half what I was paying, has on the whole, been great. The double tap feature is a nice addition where rejecting a call can be done discretely by simply tapping the phone twice in your pocket, simple, but really useful. The Maps feature is also a nice addition, although not accurate enough to use as a SatNav. The media player works well, the layout is okay, a little confusing, and it can group totally unrelated songs together in an album when the songs aren't correctly named, which is annoying and time consuming to fix. The camera is great, and for the price of the phone, really does work as well as a low-end digital camera, perhaps even out performing them in some respects. Sony however, has the edge on the Camera in its Cyber Shot range of phones. The phone has a good battery life, although it reduces over time, on average it'll get through 2 days, no charging over night, with relatively heavy use on the texting front, and about an hours worth of call time, the battery will never run out from one long phone call, although 4 hours + can significantly drain it after a few months. I've dropped this phone constantly, and the metal casing has proved a life saver, making the phone robust as well as technically great. The interface, is easy and usable as expected from Nokia, they really have produced another great phone.
This is a great little phone and is by far the best Nokia phone that I've had over the past few years.
Firstly, It's incredibly slim meaning that it fits nicely in your back pocket without an unsightly bulge and it's also lovely and lightweight without feeling flimsy; in fact it seems fairly robust (I've dropped it twice so far and it survived both times - the battery cover didn't even fly off!)
One of th best things about it is that it is incredibly easy to use. There is a handy menu list which runs down the side of the screen meaning that all of the main things that you use the phone for are really quick and easy to get to. The address book, messages, camera, games, profiles, alarm clock, maps, internet and call history are all accessible from the front bit meaning that it is really easy to find things and quick to navigate.
The main menu also has a whole host of other useful features (notebook, to do list, calculator, stopwatch etc)
To start with I wasn't that impressed with the camera but after a couple of days I realised that it has a clear screen protector on it. After taking that off, I realised how good the camra was producing really clear images . If I'm being picky it does get a it blurry when you zoom in but it is nothng seriously bad. The flash is very bright and works well.
One extra nice little feature is that you can select the person that you text most often then, when you compose a message, you click add recipient and you then have the option of the person you picked, people you have recently text or opening the address book.
I've not really explored the video recorder, maps or music player enough to comment but what I have seen/heard seems to be good quality.
I've had the Nokia 6700 Classic for around six months now and I'd say that I am happy with the phone overall. It is not ridiculously priced like some of the other phones that I was looking at, it is a good size and weight and doesn't have any 'basic' problems that phones I have had in the past have had (such as a problem phoning or texting someone - very basic!).
With the phone being a Nokia you can expect the traditional Nokia easy-to-use menu's and submenu's to navigate your way around the phone, but you also have a mini scroll bar on the home screen to enable quicker access to your most used features.
The phone call quality is very good, as is the T9 predictive texting, although if you make a mistake whilst using t9 it unfortunately remembers the mistake. The phone has a good memory anyway but the option of various sized memory cards that can fit in really makes a difference, especially if you plan on using the five mega-pixel camera for photos/videos. The phone also boasts the ability to browse the internet which I am very impressed with. Easy to use and quick to load, this is one of the phones stronger attributes.
A major selling point on this phone is the availability of satellite navigation which I have not yet tried, but for good reason. To use this I was asked to sign up to use it with both Nokia and Orange, meaning it would have been cheaper to just buy my own TomTom or similar. Whilst I appreciate it is easier to carry your mobile phone around with you than a TomTom I found the price was too much to pay, especially when I generally know where I'm going before I leave the house on foot. If the sat nav is a main attraction of this phone for you, I recommend looking into the prices before buying.
Back to the actual use of the phone I'm afraid it isn't flawless. The battery life is extremely poor (it will not last two full days of use) which is disguised by its long standby life, and once you've used up your free trials you will be expected to pay for any games.
Overall it's a good middle range phone, stopped from being a great mid-range phone by the poor battery life. If this doesn't bother you or you plug your phone into a charger on the way to work everyday anyway, you'll love this easy to use Nokia. If however you don't like the idea of such a short battery life you may be better looking at a larger phone (with a larger battery).
Really like this phone, its very very slim, but at the same time is quite heavy in the hand which gives it a real feeling of quality. It has the same interface as most recent nokias have had with a quick access bar running up the home screen which I find works really well to access the things you use most often (texts, alarm, recent calls etc). The messaging works well with a good intuitive predictive text function (unlike some fantastically stupid ones I have used before). The camera is good although not fantastic for a supposedly 5 mega pixel one. I guess this is partly a compromise with the slimness.
So far I have had no technical issues (after about 2 months) although I know of someone who's keys starting falling off very early on. In general it feels solidly built and has surivived a couple of drops.
All in all a nice gimmick free quality phone available for about £20 a month on contract. Nice.