The Nokia 701 – Tech Specs, Review

Nokia 701

Once upon a time, Nokia was the pioneer when it came to mobile devices. And its Mobile OS, Symbian, was the most preferred one. However the introduction of the Apple iPhone and the Android OS, in one way or the other, led to the downfall of Nokia. Yes, downfall is the right word here. Symbian was not able to compete in this fierce competition where Android and iOS were way ahead of it.

But the recently announced Nokia 701 is different. Though it has the ‘Symbian’ prefix before its name, but it is based on the all-new and refreshing Symbian Belle platform which is class apart from its predecessor. Almost every element of the operating system has seen an overhaul – native apps, home screen, menu and everything else. The Symbian Belle platform is the result of a major revamp of the original Symbian OS and right from the word go, its AWESOME!

The structure of the Nokia 701 is not too jazzy but it has a class of its own. Powered by a 1GHz CPU with 512MB of RAM, this device will please you alot when it comes to handling complex activities/actions due to its high processing power. You get 8GB of internal storage with an option ot expand it till 32GB. Woah! The camera is a winner, 8MP with dual-LED flash. Also, it has got a brilliant screen – the next-gen 3.5-inch nHDClearBlack display offering 1,000 units of brightness.


  • Networks: HSPA (HSDPA and HSUPA), UMTS, EDGE, Quad band 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • Size: 117.3 x 56.8 x 11 mm
  • Weight: 131 grams
  • Type: Bars
  • Color touch screen: AMOLED, multi-touch, 3.5 inch (8.89 centimeters diagonal), 360 x 640 pixels
  • QWERTY keyboard: virtual
  • Camera: 8 megapixel, full-focus, dual LED photo light, geotagging and video recording in HD quality (720p), front camera for self portraits and video calling
  • Media player and radio available
  • GPS: A-GPS plus free navigation for Nokia Maps (Nokia Maps)
  • Memory: 8 GB internal, expandable via microSD to 32GB
  • Interfaces: Wireless n / g, NFC, Bluetooth 3.0, USB, 3.5-millimeter jack
  • Operating system: Symbian Belle
  • Processor clock speed: 1 GHz
  • Battery: not specified
  • Batterylife GSM mode: up to 17 hours talk or up to 21 days standby time
  • Batterylife UMTS mode: up to almost 7 hours of talk time or up to nearly 23 days of standby time.
  • Other: Web browser, direct access to Nokia (Ovi) Store, Facebook, phone book, organizer, e-mail client

Though no official availability/pricing details have been revealed, it may be around the INR 20,000 bracket.

Check the official page for more details.

1 Comment

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  1. Joao Rostli

    October 8, 2011 at 4:22 AM

    Nokias 600, 700 and 701 with NFC. Nokia is absolutely right pointing to the NFC sharing and pairing capabilitys. Nokia also shows that NFC is much more than mobile payments. Next year Nokia will enable the NFC Phones for secure payments, using SIM-based secure element. Hopefully Nokias NFC Phones will also be enabled by the carriers/banks. Unfortunately that is not so obvious! Behind the scenes, carriers, banks, Google and Mobile Phone manufacturers are struggling to get their piece of the mobile payments-cake. Lets hope that at the end we have, and an universal contactless payment system and competition, and and. Customers with an NFC Phone want to participate any service or application of their own choice! O.k., Only fragmented NFC experiences at the moment, but sooner or later some of the 1001 applications, can be very convenient. I want an NFC chip on my next Mobile Phone.

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