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Mio A701

alaTest has collected and analyzed 86 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the design and portability. The responsiveness and usability also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the sound and reception.

GPS navigation, usability, responsiveness, portability, design

battery, camera, reception, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Mio A701 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 86 reviews)

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Mio A701

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 4 user reviews of Mio A701 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Mobile Phones on Amazon.co.uk.

75% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: MITAC MIO P350 P550 A201 C510 C510e C710 A501 C210 C220 C320 A701 Car ChargerMio A701 (UK, GPS)

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MIO A701

 

The MIO A701 is a jack of all trades device designed to replace your mobile phone, GPS unit and PDA. Sporting a touch screen but no keypad, the versat...

The MIO A701 is a jack of all trades device designed to replace your mobile phone, GPS unit and PDA. Sporting a touch screen but no keypad, the versatile A701 also boasts a 1.3 megapixel camera and both MP3 and video players.

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Mio A701 GPS mobile phone review

 

The trouble with dedicated GPS units is that once you take them away from the car they don't really offer that much. So what are you options, well you could go the Tibo route and add an MP3 or MPEG4 movie player to keep you entertained in the next...

Large screen, smaller than the others in the test, 1.3 megapixel camera, new SiRF Star III GPS receiver

GPS first phone second, no qwerty keyboard, no Wi-Fi

Great for those wanting more than just a phone with a supped up address book, but not looking to go down the full blown PDA route

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Mio A701 review

 

The Mio A701 is a decent GSM/GPRS/GPS handheld with some nice features, although it lacks Wi-Fi. We aren't the biggest fans of Mio Map, but you can buy this device without the navigation software and install another application

Relatively small for a device with both an integrated mobile phone and a GPS receiver ; Some well thought-out user interface elements ; Available with and without navigation software

Lacks Wi-Fi and infrared ; Postcode navigation is not seven-digit, making it difficult to use ; Battery life could be longer

Overall, the Mio A701 is a decent GSM/GPRS/GPS handheld with some nice features, although it does lack Wi-Fi. We aren't the biggest fans of Mio Map, but you can buy the A701 without the navigation software and install something else if you like

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Mio A701

 

Mio's A701 is a jack-of-all-trades handheld combining PDA and phone functionality, GPS navigation, a 1.3-megapixel camera, an MP3 player and a movie player.

Lightweight ; Stylish design ; Built-in GPS ; Good PDA performance

Uncomfortable stylus ; Not enough user-definable buttons ; Camera could be better

Battery life is at a healthy 200 hours for standby time, and four hours of talk time which is about average for Pocket PCs. Standby time drops significantly if you use features such as Bluetooth and GPS regularly. Heavy users will find they'll need to...

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A Very Smartphone - Mio A701 GPS Smartphone

 

Most Smartphones make do with combining telecommunications with the PDA and producing a large object that keeps you connected and productive. Now Mio have added GPS to make it even bigger and keep you from getting lost!

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Mio A701

 

It may not seem like it, but I enjoyed reviewing the Mio A701, and I really didn't want to send it back! Although I've listed quite a few problems and issues, the A701 is actually a wonderful handset with heaps of advanced functionality. Because I'm...

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Mio A701

 

Mio's A701 is a jack-of-all-trades handheld combining PDA and phone functionality, GPS navigation, a 1.3-megapixel camera, an MP3 player and a movie player.

Expert review by:

Mio - A701

 

In-vehicle navigation is becoming quite the thing, with the range of options available growing all the time. Unless you are super-rich you are probably going to be looking at one of two set-ups: a stand-alone sat-nav ...

The Mio A701 brings together navigation, PDA and phone in a single device, and if you need all three features at your finger-tips it could well appeal. Consider opting for different navigation software, though - there's plenty to choose from.

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Spectacular GPS receiver, good phone and PDA

 

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Everything with me, all the time

 

Product Specifications

Everything you need, wherever you need it! With an integrated 1.3 megapixel camera and 65, 000-color screen, the A701 comes in handy for talking snapshots as well as looking at them. Thanks to a crystal clear, 65, 000-color screen, the A701 is excellent for storing and viewing photos and watching video footage. Images look as vibrant on screen as they are in real life, whilst maps and menus are also bright, crisp and easy to read. And if you ever wished you had your camera with you to take a quick snap of something, well now you have. The Mio A701 comes with an integrated 1.3 megapixel camera.

Battery

Capacity:1300mAh
Standby Time (PB):200hours
Talk Time (PB):240minutes
Technology:Lithium ion

CE Input Device

Type:Touch sensitive screen

Cellular

Band:GSM 900/1800/1900 (Tri-Band)
Combined with:With digital camera / digital player / GPS receiver
Integrated Components:Digital camera / Digital player / GPS receiver
Phone Form Factor:Monoblock
Service Provider:Not specified
Technology:GSM
Type:Smartphone
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice Recorder: Yes
Wireless Interface:Bluetooth

Communicator Features

Operating System:Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.9in
Height:4.6in
Weight:5.3oz
Width:2.3in

Display

Color Depth:16-bit (65000 colors)
Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Supported Flash Memory Cards:MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card

Header

Manufacturer:Mio Technology
Model:A701
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Mio

Optical Sensor

Sensor Resolution:1.3Megapixel
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