The Nokia 6700 Classic was released in August 2009 as the heir to one of Nokia’s most popular phones, the Nokia 6300. Featuring an elegant design, the phone combines a no- nonsense contemporary design with an outstanding....
The Nokia 6700 Classic was released in August 2009 as the heir to one of Nokia’s most popular phones, the Nokia 6300. Featuring an elegant design, the phone combines a no- nonsense contemporary design with an outstanding set of features. It might not have the super minimalistic appearance of a modern touchphone, but for those looking for a device with a modern feature set, but design elements reminiscent of old school phones will undoubtedly be pleased with this offering.
The Nokia 6700 Classic sports a traditional candybar design, the entire body of the 6700 is constructed from a fine stainless steel that not only looks great but is amazingly good at being smudge resistant. The phone measures a compact 109.8 x 45 x 11.2 mm, making it a thin, but long mobile that weighs a surprisingly hefty 116.5 grams. While some users may call this heavy, to me, it made the phone feel sturdy. The display is 5.7 cm with 240x320 pixel resolution in 16M colours. Images and video look great on the screen and pixel resolution is more then adequate for the screen size.
The keypad is standard in design and perfectly suited to the phones classic appearance. It has two soft keys, a call key, a power key, a five way navigational pad, and an alphanumeric keypad. The keys are quite closely spaced and do not have ridges to easily differentiate them. However, when pressed, they react quickly and provide a satisfying click as a response.
The Nokia 6700’s camera is another great example of Nokia’s domination in the camera phone market . It features a great five megapixel camera that can capture images up to a resolution of 2592 x 1944 pixels. It features autofocus and LED flash that makes low light pictures come alive. It can also record video at 15 fps, but it does not contain a secondary camera for video call use.
The call quality on the Nokia 6700 Classic is excellent. Sound is rich and clear on both ends of a phone call. The handset packs a feature called Voice Clarity which applies some sort of background noise-cancelling technology during calls to produce a crisper and richer sound during calls and reduce interference. The phone features the ability to transmit SMS, MMS, and E-mail messages. The battery has 300 hours of standby time and 4 hours of talk time with an average of 20 hours in music playing time.
The Nokia 6700 Classic comes with a wide variety of useful contemporary multimedia applications and features. It boast an audio player that provides support for all major audio file types, it also house a great FM radio. Regardless of whether you are listening to audio files or the radio the Nokia 6700 emits superb sound. However, there is no built-in 3.5 mm headphone jack for the phone, forcing you to use the included earbuds. The phone contains the standard Nokia line up of applications as well as GPS with Nokia Maps, the ability to create voice commands and Flash Lite 3.
The web is easily accessed through either an EDGE(2G) or a 3G network via a WAP or HTML browsers. Pages render quickly and the internet is easy to surf, with the ability to zoom out on pages to navigate across large distances. Regrettably the handset lacks Wi-Fi support, but overall, we were impressed with the phone’s offerings.
Anyone who has ever touched a Nokia phone will easily adapt to the S40 operating system/UI with no problems, it’s a simply user friendly grid driven menu system, which is very easy to navigate efficiently. Featuring an impressive 170 MB of included internal memory, the overall memory can be expanded up to 16 GB with the support of a microSD card, giving this phone all the room you might ever need to store and record video, music, and images. Data transfer is easily accomplished through Bluetooth via a microUSB cable, though the phone cannot sync directly with Mac computers.
The Nokia 6700 Classic proudly stands up to the vision Nokia has laid down for the classic line: to provide a phone that looks and feels like a classically styled mobile device while providing all the features that one has come to expect in this modern age.