GSM Arena’s Nokia 701 preview! “Symbian Belle felt almost revolutionary”

| September 6, 2011 | 50 Replies


GSM Arena tweeted they’ve put up their preview of the Nokia 701, the top level Belle so far.

  • Pleasant look and quality feel
  • Having an issue with the menu key which is higher than the C7 and makes pressing the touch button a common problem
  • Brightest display they’ve seen (not counting the smaller E6 as they mention)
  • Sunlight readability better that Super AMOLED Plus and first gen Clear Black display
  • Excellent haptic feedback
  • Symbian Belle feels very smooth
  •  even heavy multitaskers won’t have issues
  • Image quality improved since Nokia C7, captures good amount of fine detail (maybe this is why the recent EDoF samples from CJ and Jade have looked better than the usual crapfare from First gen EDoF?)
  • 720p stereo audio is good, smooth video, no duplicate frames
Here’s a Sample
  • Browser improved usability, nothing major.
  •  Browser felt fluid when panning and zooming in and out.
  • NFC – the star – makes pairing as simple as you can image
  • Weren’t wowed by hardware but Symbian Belle felt almost revolutionary
“Maybe if it had come out earlier, it would have helped Symbian cling to its top spot in smartphone platforms”
  • Still rough around edges and lags in certain areas.

Source: gsmarena (RT’d by @nkumar_)


Category: Nokia, Symbian

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