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decent general purpose phone, if a bit bulky

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25.05.2011

Advantages:
Good camera, pretty reliable, lots of features

Disadvantages:
bulky, heavy, slows and crashes after a year or so's sustained use

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Battery talktimeGood

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I've had a Nokia n70 for over three years now, and overall I find it to be a reliable and impressive phone, if a little bulky and heavy. It comes with a 2 megapixel camera, an mp3 player, bluetooth and polyphonic ringtones and has a large screen, and the interface is simple and intuitive and can be picked up very quickly without resorting to poring over the manual.

The camera is accessed by sliding down a panel on the back of the phone, but one downside to this feature is that it will often slide down when in your pocket or bag, activating a camera mode which drains the battery more quickly and, if left unlocked, takes dozens of pictures of the inside of your bag/pocket as well. The pictures and videos taken are of a reasonably high quality for a phoe of this type, but the mp3 player fares much worse- even if you ditch the cheap headphones that come with the phone and swap them for a better pair, the player still suffers from poor audio quality and insufficient volume.

The phone connects to your PC via a USB cable, and comes with its own software, but because the port on the phone is basically unprotected, mine stopped connecting after the first year or so, only connecting sporadically and on occasion after a great deal of messing about, effectively leaving me with a phone full of content i could only move about via bluetooth. Also my phone has gradually been slowing down, and crashing with increased regularity, and is now pretty much on its last legs.

The N70 has all the other features you would expect including calculator, call register, notepad, calendar, organiser, alarm,spreadsheets etc and is by and large a robust and good quality phone, but its dimensions of 108.8 x 53 x 21.8 mm and its weight of 126g mean that it is fairly cumbersome and heavy by modern standards.

After over 3 years of constant use I must admit that it has served me well however, and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a decent general purpose phone so long as they dont have a problem with the N70's aforementioned bulkiness

Summary: Good but cumbersome
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The N70 WCDMA/EDGE imaging phone is a smart and elegant imaging tool for real time visual sharing. In addition to M...

General

MPN 300002275, 0022724, N70, 0049042, 0049041, 0043918, 0043919, 0035471, 0043910, 0033064, N70 Music Edition, 0038995, 300002901
Product Type Smartphone
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Cellular

Technology WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
Band WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 900/1800/1900
Mobile Broadband Generation 3G

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