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Nokia 6700 Classic Review
This compact & classic bar designed 3G phone is known as the Nokia 6700 Classic which comes in a choice of three coloured casings which enhances the classic look of this stunning handset. The three colours which the user has to choose from include a black coloured casing, chrome finished casing & a matt steel coloured casing. The 6700 Classic has no opening systems due to its bar shaped design which gives it a solid & sturdy feel. It weighs just over one hundred & sixteen grams & its overall dimensions are 11.2mm deep by 109.8mm high by 45mm wide. The overall size makes it an easy phone to carry & the user can enjoy single handed operation when inputting numeric or text input. The user can view all their incoming call details, messages & view colourful images on the QVGA screen. The screen provides a clear & colourful display which has a high screen resolution & displays up to 16.7 million colours for the user to enjoy when viewing images, pictures & videos. The Nokia 6700 Classic comes with a memory card slot which allows the user to insert an additional memory card up to eight gigabytes in size. The phone comes with one hundred & seventy megabytes of memory which in internal memory which allows the user to save data on their handset as well as on additional external memory.
The phone works over a quad band network which covers four GSM networks as well a HSDPA network. The user can enjoy up to five hours talk time from a fully charged battery over a GSM network or up to four hours talk time from their battery when talking over a 3G HSDPA network. The battery is a rechargeable battery which can be recharged via the phone power adapter & when not in use the battery will provide up to three hundred hours of battery standby time. The 3G HSDPA technology allows the user to enjoy high speed connectivity as well as multitasking skills on their handset. The Nokia 6700 Classic also supports EDGE technology, Bluetooth® wireless technology & USB connectivity. The user can experience faster transfer rates thanks to the EDGE technology when transferring data between their phone & other devices. The Bluetooth® wireless technology allows the user to connect their Nokia 6700 Classic to their PC, printer or other compatible devices by using a wire free connection between devices which are within 10 metres apart. The user can connect their phone to other devices using a USB cable for a wired connection between devices when the user wishes to transfer files or data between two compatible devices.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Recommended as O2 unlocked handset
My Nokia 6700 was bought new on ebay in Jan 2010 and has a lovely quality feel about it. This is an O2 contract model which is open to other networks SIM cards. The finish is a matt steel grey which looks very good indeed and does not attract fingerprints like the highly polished chrome finish does. I understand it is exclusive to O2 handsets, although it comes with some customisation for O2 network users in the menus (eg key 1 speed dial defaults to O2 voicemail and cannot be re-assigned to my own network's voicemail). Personally I prefer this to buying a Sim free one which would have to be in chrome or black.
My only disappointment is the quality of the screen colours which are not quite as good as my Nokia 6300. The menu operation has been subtly improved over the 6300, with less searching through menus for adding images or ring tones to contacts in the address book.
Pity it doesn't have WiFi access but battery life is good and GPS and maps function work well.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Nokia 6700 classic chrome
This phone is small, sleek shiny and finished in chrome. It is quite heavy for a phone, but feels solid and not at all flimsy. I have had all sorts of phones over the years, from slides to touch screen. However, I am a simple girl, with simple tastes (and a simple mind, my hubby would say!) and you can't go wrong with a simple candy-bar style phone; no gimmicks, no fads, just a simple, stylish phone which is easy to text with. I have acrylic nails and struggled with the LG Prada. I did not like the chunkiness of the Samsung Soul, my last phone.
This Nokia has a great sound quality too. I love the metal case.
I paid £129 on Ebay, which I consider a good price.
5 mega pixel camera is good too.
If you have tried all the fancy phones and style statements, and now just want a phone you can make calls on and text (I don't email or surf on my phone) which looks and feels like a quality item, then you won't go far wrong with this phone.
9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
Nokia 6700 Classic
With so many new handsets sporting touchscreens, fancy user interfaces, or gizmos it is something of a relief to have in my hands this week Nokia's 6700 Classic. There's nothing fancy about this phone at all. Nokia has shot itself in the foot on a couple of counts, but for those looking for a mobile for voice calling and a bit of texting first and other stuff second, this classic candybar handset is quite alluring.
I've generally been a fan of Nokia's approach to the classic candybar, because the company does the basics on such phones well. And the same holds true here. The general design, screen and keyboard are all good - and battery life is smashing.
The phone's ordinary looks do it no harm at all. A 109.8mm tall, 45mm wide and 11.2mm thick it feels comfy in the hand. At 113g it is a little heavier than the lightest of candybars, but not by enough to cause any bother.
The chrome backplate is both a blessing and a curse. Silver shiny metal looks nice. But in the short term it attracts fingerprints like it is going for a world record in that feat, and in the medium and longer term it'll probably attract plenty of scratches.
The front mixes more chrome with plastic and the former's use on the number pad again makes it attractive to fingerprints. The number keys are flat and reasonably easy to use, but fast texters might find the fact that the keys aren't hugely responsive a bit annoying.
The screen is small by modern standards but at 2.2in, it carries its 320 x 240 pixels well. And in between screen and keyboard is a bank of buttons that are bland but serviceable. Call and End and two softkey buttons sit on a flat area surrounding the D-pad, whose silver frame is pre-configured to take you to Calendar, SMS creation, and, via its up and down buttons, through the application shortcuts on the main screen.
It all works well enough, if offering nothing to cause an 'ooh' or 'aah' of surprise or delight. What did cause delight was the battery life. I did my usual rundown test of asking the phone to play music non-stop off a full charge from its speaker and not only was the volume loud through the speaker but the quality was serviceable. The battery delivered music for a solid 12 and a half hours. Nokia says you should get up to five hours talk and 416 hours of standby on GSM. I was still using this phone off its first charge after three days.
18 of 19 people found this review helpful.
Fan Review of Nokia 6700 Classic Mobile Phone
I got a chrome coloured Nokia 6700 Classic with my contract in January 2010. My partner was so impressed that I delighted him by buying him one for his birthday in June 2010. My son is now getting one for his christmas this year.
It's a fabulous phone.
It feels nice and solid in the hand, but not bulky or heavy.
I bought a silicon protector/backing and a screen protector and it's now great for just shoving in a pocket with no concerns.
I also got wireless earphones which means I've music on the go, without wires hanging anywhere and the phone can be safely tucked in a pocket or bag.
The keypad is solid, and etched rather than having"buttons/keys" and is digit friendly for texting.
With a memory card added, I have more than 15 full albums stored on it, and the 5 mega-pixel camera gives great results. I can connect to the internet and it's got character size options which is good. I use it as my diary and alarm clock.
For my son, it will mean he doesn't have to carry a separate camers, MP3 player and phone - the benefit to this is that I don't have to search for three things for him after he's done a "man look" for them!!!
The only flaws I could mention are:
1)I can only set one alarm at a time, although this can be overcome by setting up an alarm on a "to do" item in the organiser.
2)I can't use the wireless headest and listen to the radio - it needs a wired headset as the headset works as the "antenna".
Overall I hghly reccomend this phone. I researched for a while when I was choosing my new mobile, a replacement to my much loved Nokia N95, and I haven't had a moment of regret since choosing it.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.