In contempo years, Nokia has been affected into arena catch-up with companies like Apple and Google. Hardware has been at par, if not better, but on the software front, Nokia phones haven’t absolutely been able to angle up to the competition. The Finnish aggregation has afresh alien the new Nokia 701, active the latest Symbian Belle OS. Does this buzz accord Nokia the bend adjoin its competitors? Read on to acquisition out.
Design and Body Quality
The 701 has a argent metal anatomy with a atramentous accomplishment on the front, and it weighs 131 grams, which is absolutely light. Nokia has retained the angled edges, which has been a brand in best of their phones. The metal acclimated in the buzz absolutely adds to its charm, and the 701 looks absolutely absorbing in its all-embracing design. The ability button, a 3.5mm headphone jack and a microUSB aperture are amid at the top of the phone.
The larboard ancillary doesn’t accept any ports, except for the charger jack. The appropriate consists of the aggregate rocker buttons with the articulation command key placed in amid them. There’s additionally the lock slider and the camera button. The basal consists of the braiding aperture for those with adulate fingers, while the aback consists of the camera with bifold LED beam and 8 megapixel sensor. In agreement of all-embracing architecture and body quality, the 701 exudes class.
Most bodies accept been beneath the consequence that Nokia hasn’t absolutely met the standards set by Android and Apple, but with the new Symbian Belle operating system, Nokia absolutely proves a point to the naysayers. The buzz runs on a 1 GHz processor and it acutely shows aback you’re abyssal through the interface. It’s fast, quick and actual responsive. Users can add up to six home screens and there’s a bend so you can get aback to the aboriginal one already you ability the end.
There’s a quick attending advantage in the card itself, which is a accessible affection for those who’ve loaded a accomplished lot of applications and games. As far as closing apps is concerned, there are two options – acute the ‘Menu’ button will accumulate the app active in the background, while acute the ‘End’ button will abolish it. That’s absolutely abundant bigger than accepting apprenticed the ‘End’ button and acumen after that the appliance is still active and clarification your battery; an acrimony that Android users are all too accustomed with.
In adverse to Android, Belle supports auto circling on the home awning as well, although it looks best in account mode. Nonetheless, it’s acceptable to see Nokia giving users options based on their claimed tastes. There’s abundant customization for apps, shortcuts and widgets; arranging, deleting or affective them to a binder artlessly requires a continued columnist to accompany up the options. Also, they’ve added the Android-like pull-down notification bar that has quick toggle options for adaptable data, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and bashful mode.
Sadly, notifications for third affair applications don’t appearance up in the notification bar; they alone appear up on the home screen. There’s no quick toggle button to acclimatize the brightness. However, these are aloof accessory issues and the interface is acutely automatic and responsive. Nokia ability accept adopted a few account for the interface from Google, but best of the navigation, customizations and interface is Nokia’s own, so they deserve acclaim for it.
The music amateur is appealing basic, with accepted options and home widgets for accessible access. The anthology art occupies a big block of the awning and the shuffle, echo and aback options are amid at the basal of the screen. It does booty time to abide the songs if you’ve restarted the phone, but that’s aloof a accessory issue. Added generally than not, manufacturers array acutely poor headphones that don’t do amends to their devices’ audio prowess, but thankfully, Nokia has accomplished that. The arranged earphones are appealing absorbing and aftermath acceptable sound, with the appropriate amounts of adduce and treble. The loudspeaker is appealing loud as well.
The buzz supports MP4, H.263 and H.264 video formats and MP3, WAV, еAAC+ and WMA audio formats. There’s no abutment for 1080p video playback via the banal media amateur and we couldn’t acquisition any third affair app for that either. Videos attending acceptable on the 3.5-inch awning and colors are active and bright. There’s FM radio and FM transmitter options as well, so all media options are appealing abundant covered.
The 701 is a quad-band GSM buzz and connectivity options accommodate Wi-Fi b/g/n and 3G with HSDPA at 14.4 Mbps and HSUPA at 5.76 Mbps. There’s Bluetooth 3.0 and USB on-the-go as well. The FM transmitter app is a nice affection to have. No added looking for abutting cables to comedy music in your car stereo. The Web browser is appealing acceptable and allows called browsing as well. There’s an advantage to acquisition specific words as able-bodied via the settings sub menu.