This phone was popular back in early 2008, as it looks unique, wasn't too expensive and didn't lack the right qualities.
The L700's main selling points were that it has a rock solid construction, that unique metal housing and the 3G features. Just because of this phones build, it means more reliable usage. Many Samsung mobile phones were known for being very unreliable, maybe this was due to the flip phone antics, maybe it wasn't. This was an exception, although you could only get this model in silver or bronze, it was a more worthwhile option. In 2008, most of the models travelling to the mobile repair shops were Samsung, but this rarely came up.
This mobile phone has the basics features which are a 2 Megapixel camera with a flash, smart dialling, a Microsoft Office document viewer, Bluetooth, FM radio and Micro SD memory card slot which takes cards of up to 8GB.
If you are looking for something that features a multimedia player, this probably isn't the phone for you.