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Nokia 701

alaTest has collected and analyzed 153 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the camera and value for money are overall positive. The design and usability also get good feedback. The size and features get negative comments.

screen, usability, design, price, camera

features, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Nokia 701 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: review summary for Nokia 701


alaTest has collected and analysed 2 user reviews of Nokia 701 from The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Mobile Phones on

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0% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nokia 701 light steel libreNokia 701 (light silver) EU-Ware with dt. BDA sim-free, unbranded

Consumer review by: review summary for Nokia 701


alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 user reviews of Nokia 701 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on

usability, GPS navigation, camera, value for money, portability

size, features

92% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Nokia 701 8MP, 3G, WIFI, 8GB, Gorilla Glass Display, NFC Unlocked World Mobile Smartphone (Gray)

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Nokia 701 Review


In recent years, Nokia has been forced into playing 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 exactly been able to stand up to the competition. The Finnish...

The Nokia 701 is moderately priced at Rs 16,700. If you’re not too fond of the Android experience and find Apple products way too expensive, the Symbian Belle OS is definitely a good alternative. It has a few extremely minor issues here and there as...


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Nokia 701 review: Belles and whistles


Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support, Penta-band 3G with 14.4 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA support, Slim alloy body, 3.5" 16M-color nHD ClearBlack TFT LCD capacitive touchscreen; 1,000 nits of brightness, 8 megapixel fixed-focus camera with dual-LED flash...

Display is very bright but has low contrast, Browser lacks full Flash support, Camera lacks auto focus, Relatively limited 3rd party software availability, No office document editing (unless you buy an upgrade), Non-hot-swappable microSD card, No HD...

There's plenty to like about the Nokia 701 and its downsides don't seem so bad when you remember that this is a upper mid-range device and it's priced accordingly. The rounded metal shell gives the 701 the solid feel that's much missed in other...

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Nokia 701 im Test: kompaktes Smartphone mit fantastischer Ausstattung


'Dass Nokia tolle Hardware baut, ist kein Geheimnis. In der j\xfcngeren Vergangenheit hatte das Unternehmen vor allem im Bereich der Software einiges gegen die Konkurrenz von Apple und Google aufzuholen. Und das ist jetzt gegl\xfcckt: Das neue 701 ist...

hervorragende Ausstattung inklusive Navi, NFC und UKW-Transmitter, hochwertige Hardware, neues Symbian-Betriebssystem ist auf Android-Niveau angelangt, fairer Preis

geringere App-Auswahl als bei iOS und Android, kein Autofokus

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Nokia 701 preview: First look


The Nokia 701 is the torch bearer in a generation shift for Symbian. Belle is a bold stylistic step forward and the Nokia 701 is the first in a trio of phones that will introduce it to the world. The Nokia R&D team left nothing to chance with this one...

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Nokia 701 Review


If we are asked which features we'd like improved on current smartphones, apart from the obvious contender battery life, one of our answers would be screen brightness. Average pixel density we can live with, but the brighter the display the less...

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Nokia 701 (and Symbian Belle) Review


Let me state right from the outset that I wasn't so interested in reviewing the Nokia 701 itself compared to finally spending some quality time with the new...

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Nokia 701 Camera Samples [Images + Video]


Back at the Nokia Symbian Belle Launch in Hong Kong, we managed to get a little hands-on time with Nokia's Symbian Belle Trio. One of them, is the new Nokia...

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Hands-On with the Nokia 701


Nokia announced the new Nokia 701 yesterday, at their Symbian Belle launch event. The Nokia 701 and very much inspired by the Nokia C7's design, basically...

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Nokia 701


Should the Nokia 701 be your next Symbian phone? Yes.

Gorgeous display,Excels in music playback,Symbian Belle OS,NFC

EDoF camera takes out-of-focus close-up images,Bundled earphones are bad

Very Good

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Review: Belle Feature Pack 1 on the Nokia 701


A few days ago, I covered impressions of the Nokia 701 in comparison to the heavyweight from the initial Symbian^3 line-up, the N8. You may also remember that, I did formal review parts on the 701 before, in review part 1 and review part 2, but since...

In summary, Belle FP1 is a must-install on the Nokia 701 (or 700 / 603), with the highlights being the better performance all round, the better web browser and the much larger array of homescreen widgets. But, as usual with any mobile OS update, there...


Product Specifications

Nokia 701 is all about style and performance. On the outside, the stainless steel finish with fine satin texture brings a high-quality look and feel. The super bright 3.5” ClearBlack display produces stunning picture quality from almost any angle, even if you’re outdoors. On the inside, there’s a powerful 1 GHz processor and 8 GB of internal memory - expandable up to 40 GB. Plus get integrated social networks, NFC, an 8 MP camera and free maps.


Autofocus: No
Built-in Camera:Double Camera
Built-in Flash: Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:HD720p


Audio Playback: Yes
GPS Receiver:Built-in
Integrated Radio:FM Radio
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes


A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: Yes
USB: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes

Data Transfer

Technology:WCDMA (UMTS)


Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:16 Millions
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:Symbian
Operator:Sim Free
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Sim Free


E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push email: Yes