Nokia 6700 Classic Review - Nokia 6700 Classic Review


There is 170MB of memory in the handset and my review sample came with a 1GB microSD card to boost that further. So there is quite a bit of music storage space out of the box. The microSD card slot is on the left side of the casing, and you need to remove the backplate to get to it.

Everything isn’t rosy for music fans though. The one-piece headset connects to the phone via microUSB and that slot is awkwardly placed on the bottom of the casing. This slot is also used for charging via your PC as well as PC connection, so during those activities the headset is redundant. However, Nokia does provide one of its mini-jacked mains power connectors located on the bottom edge of the handset.

This is an HSDPA phone and it supports downlinks to 10Mbps. You won’t find a network offering that in the UK, so it’s nothing to get too excited about at the moment. But you should get the maximum your operator offers wherever you find yourself. The uplink is capped at 2Mbps.

GPS is built in, with A-GPS support. Nokia Maps is pre-installed and I added Google Maps quickly and easily. It is a real pity that the 6700 Classic’s gamut of services does not include Wi-Fi. Without it, any phone is really hampered these days and even in a mid-range phone like this one, its absence grates.

One of the uses of Wi-Fi is web browsing, and even if the 6700 came with it, you’d probably not fancy doing that too often. The Nokia browser isn’t superb and there’s no accelerometer to take advantage of a landscape view with automatic screen rotation. Opera Mini is pre-installed and gives a much better experience but on this phone’s small screen, it still isn’t great.

The 6700 Classic supports the Ovi store though there was no preconfigured link on my handset. There was a link to the Ovi photo-sharing site if you fancy using that, though there are plenty of other options you can also try, and a Flickr link is pre-installed.

This handset runs S40, by the way. That means you get a fair range of apps but not all the gizmos on offer with S60. The use of the lesser operating system is a sure sign that Nokia is positioning the 6700 Classic as a phone for the less geeky. Still, there are some neat touches, not least the ability to put a short note on the home screen – a reminder to do something urgent, perhaps?

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