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Nokia C7

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1314 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the camera and usability. The screen and responsiveness also get good comments, whereas many are less positive about the apps and text input.

design, responsiveness, screen, usability, camera

features, reliability, text input, apps

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Nokia C7 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Last Nokia for Me


Attemted usage of the phone was combination of interne access, e-mail access, text messaging, phone calls and GPS Mapping. Actual usage has been almost impossible, as the phone encountes a myriad of probems that seem to get worse with time. 1) Waiting on phone to respond can take a very long time, I have waited over 5 minutes just for a letter to appear that I have tried to type for a message. 2) Phone reboots itself for no apparent reason 3) Phone locks up and freezes, ofen requireing the removal of the battery. This is a many times a day event. 4) During calls will lose abiity to hear other caller, seems as if they can stll hear me but that does not help if only one party is able to function correctly durng a call 5) Phone messages often do not play back properly, including poor quality audio that makes them hard to understand 6) E-mail quit working, and will not accept connection any more. 7) T-Moble & Nokia provide no support that will resolve any of the issues, replacing the phone with another one that does the same thing is pointless. I had an e73 with numerous problems as well, hoped that this phone would be different (as I used to be a big NOKIA fan) but alas it seems to prove that Nokia is no longer the company it used to be. 8) Incomming calls phone often will not take the touch screen answer nor the physical button, and I have to watch important calls get missed because the phone is non-responsive. 9) On a call and another activity happens (text message being recieved or another call comes in) it will lock up the phone causing me to lose the call I am currently on. 10) Can not load apps on the phone since it already does not handle what comes with the phone out of the box. And this is just the short list of issues that continue to go unresolved. Forums are pointless as you get told to do the same things that do not work over and over again. Phone is on current SW version, resetting to factory does not resolve, .... Since the last 2 Nokia phones I have owned have not worked properly, and no honest support has been available leaving the problems as unresolved (internet searches show nothing is honestly being done). This will be the last NOKIA that I will own, and this will be gone as soon as I can replace it. I may even revert back to a standard cell phone for now, as that would still be far better than a so called smart phone that is not reliable and does not function as advertised.


Configurability, 3D, Apps, Build quality, Camera

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nokia c7 is a nice phone it's video clarity is exelent but 1 draw back is no auto focus it is very user friendly..........

Configurability, 3D, Apps, Battery, Build quality, Camera

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Don't go near the C7


I've always used Nokias - not anymore. Stuck in a contact with a poor device. Web drops in and out at will. User interface very poor. Won't pick up my blue tooth Nokia headset, no idea why. The C7 is enough to put me of Nokias for life. I've friend with iPhones and android devices that knock the C7 for six. Don't go near this unless you are prepared for disappointment and heartache.


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great product


Quite a surprise from nokia. When we all thought nokia was dead and buried it comes up with this! The video camera is one of the best in the market (nothing in its price range even comes close). Love the fm transmitter and the usb on the go feature too (this is seldom mentioned). Perhaps nokia has lost some of its media contacts, few sites give the phone the rating it deserves.

Strong signal, Stable, Easy buttons and controls

Uncomfortable keypad

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Nokia C7 - Not The Sharpest On The Shelf


The new age of Nokia with its updated OS Symbian ^3 was supposed to bring about a change in our perception of one of the top mobile phone makes in the business. Sadly, after testing the Nokia N8, I'm not sure just cosmetic changes and funky designs are...

There’s no argument that the C7 is a pretty well designed handset and comes with loads of functionality, however, there are a few hic-ups with the device that really turned me off. Firstly the update I installed pretty much disallowed using the handset...

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T-Mobile Nokia C7 Astound Review


Before we go any further, I'd like to let you know that we've got not [one], but [two] hands-on experiences with this device. Check there for all the specs and tiny details your heart could desire. Below you'll find a broad approach at a review since...

Symbian and Nokia do not hold the same mindshare that Apple and Google do, mindshare that’s vitally important when considering taking over the world of mobile OS. If you take the Nokia Astound and put it in a vacuum with every other phone in its price...

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Nokia C7 Review


The Nokia C7 could well be described as the less outlandish sibling of the N8: a more sober design, more mainstream camera and more affordable price tag, for what's the second Symbian^3 smartphone from the company. Alternatively, it could be a business...

Priced at £359 or free on a £20 per month agreement in the UK (the C7 is yet to show up at Nokia USA’s online store) the C7 undercuts the N8 by £70 (or £120 over the course of a two-year subsidy). For your money you’re getting strong camera performance...

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Nokia C7 review: Rise and shine


The Nokia C7 has no intention of breaking the chain of command. It is just a slimmer, simpler and more affordable N8 and comes with more conservative styling. The well-balanced Cseries have received an accomplished leader. The specs sound cool...

Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support ; Penta-band 3G with 10.2 Mbps HSDPA and 2 Mbps HSUPA support ; 10.5mm slim body ; 3.5" 16M-color AMOLED capacitive touchscreen of 640 x 360 pixel resolution ; 8 megapixel fixed-focus camera with dual-LED flash and 720p...

Symbian^3 is still below Android and iOS usability standards (especially camera UI and web browser) ; Camera lacks auto focus, oversharpens images by default ; Relatively limited 3rd party software availability ; No office document editing (without a...

Symbian hasn’t seen any groundbreaking changes in its recent history and Anna isn't one either - like the jump from ^1 to ^3, it's an incremental update that improves things but leaves some rough edges untouched.

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Nokia C7 Review


What do you get if you take a Nokia N8, give it a little more shine, a lot more curve, and monochrome it with a makeover? Well, you'd be left with something that looked much like the Nokia C7, a handsome contender for those of you who want a familiar...

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Leaked Symbian Belle FW for Nokia C7 now available


A Symbian Belle firmware for the Nokia C7 has leaked onto the internet.

Although you should note that this is not an official firmware, all the files from the firmware haven?t been released and there is a specific way you are supposed to flash you phone. Also, incase something goes wrong, downgrading to another firmware...

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Nokia C7 – The Symbian Dark Horse


Here are some C7 features I really liked, in no particular order

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Nokia C7 Review


This Nokia C7 review introduces and presents an overview of this Nokia C7 smartphone with emphasis on the design and the user interface that have been so boldly included in the Nokia C7.

Overall the Nokia C7 is a great phone, no doubt. It has made some bold moves in trying to move out the the Nokia C series comfort zone to compete with some of the market's high end phones, including those recently released such as the Nokia E7. With...

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Ye Giant Nokia C7 Review


The Nokia C7 (Released as the Nokia Astound in the USA), isnt really positioned to take anything away from the flagship Nokia N8 and E7. Its a nice little...

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Review: Nokia C7


I'm glad to review a Nokia phone that's more advanced, but no different in essential navigational experience, from the other Nokia phones I've bought, sat on, lost, dropped down a flight of stairs and ran after, traded in, sold, dropped again, and...

The Nokia C7 comes in three colors (Charcoal Black, Frosty White, Mahogany Brown), runs on Symbia^3, has an 8 GB internal memory, expandable through a Micro SD memory card (up to 32 GB), supports Bluetooth 3.0, boasts a capacitive 3.5″ 16:9 nHD...

Product Specifications

The Nokia C7 boasts a 3.5-inch AMOLED display and is a hand-friendly 10.5mm thin. This device also sports an 8-megapixel camera with 8GB of onboard storage (expandable to 40GB with microSD). The Nokia C7 will also shoot HD video in 720p and comes with free global walk and drive navigation and a digital compass. City users will welcome the active noise cancellation for clearer voice calls whilst the battery will keep calls going for up to 9.5 hours (in GSM mode) and stay on standby for an astounding 27 days (3G mode).


Autofocus:No / Yes
Built-in Camera:Double Camera / Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:640 x 480 (VGA) / HD720p


Audio Formats : Yes
Audio Playback: Yes
Dual SIM Card: No
GPS Receiver:Built-in / No
I-Mode:No / Yes
Integrated Radio:FM Radio
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client:Windows Media Player / Yes


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

Data Transfer

Technology:WCDMA (UMTS)


Display Technology:AMOLED
Number of Display Colours:16 Millions / 16 Mio
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:Symbian
Operator:3 / E-Mobile / EE / METEOR / O2 / Orange / Sim Free / T-MOBILE / Talk mobile / Virgin / Vodafone
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free


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