Product Type: Nokia mobile phones
Newest Review: ... 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 2... more
Looks fantastic, but maybe not for the modern gadget-lover
Nokia 6700 classic
Member Name: ivoryandgold
Nokia 6700 classic
Advantages: Incredible durability, stylish
Disadvantages: Tendency to freeze, not suitable for the more 'modern' smart phone lover
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.
Summary: Great for phoning and texting, however phones are so much more nowerdays
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