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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 MMS, e-mail, Bluetooth, WAP 2.0 (XHT...

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Review of "Nokia N70"

published 25/05/2011 | Burning_Darkness
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Pro Good camera, pretty reliable, lots of features
Cons bulky, heavy, slows and crashes after a year or so's sustained use
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"decent general purpose phone, if a bit bulky"

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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Product Information : Nokia N70

Manufacturer's product description

The N70 WCDMA/EDGE imaging phone is a smart and elegant imaging tool for real time visual sharing. In addition to MMS, e-mail, Bluetooth, WAP 2.0 (XHTML) browsing, and Java technology, the device features two integrated cameras, 2.0-megapixel back camera and VGA front camera with two-way video call and real time video sharing application. The N70 imaging phone is suited to both business and mobile lifestyle applications.

Product Details

Product Description: Nokia N70 - 3G GSM - smartphone, Nokia N70 - Music Edition - black - 3G GSM - smartphone, Nokia N70 - aubergine, ivory pearl - 3G GSM - smartphone, Nokia N70 - silver black - 3G GSM - smartphone, Nokia N70 - World Cup Limited Edition - 3G GSM - smartphone

Product Type: Smartphone

Mobile Broadband Generation: 3G

Service Provider: T-Mobile, Not specified

Mobile Services: Video Call

Form Factor: Bar

Dimensions (WxDxH): 53 mm x 22 mm x 109 mm

Weight: 126 g

Technology: WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM

Band: WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 900/1800/1900

Integrated Components: Digital camera, 2nd camera, FM radio, digital player

Rear-facing Camera Resolution: 2 Megapixel

Wireless Interface: Bluetooth

Display: LCD display - colour

Operating System: Symbian OS 8.1a

Playback Digital Standards: WAV, AAC, Real Audio, AMR, MP3 , RM, MPEG-4, 3GP, H.263

Supported Memory Card: RS-MMC

Talk Time: Up to 210 minutes

Standby Time: Up to 264 hours

Colour: Black, Silver black, Aubergine, ivory pearl

General

MPN: 300002275, 0022724, N70, 0049042, 0049041, 0043918, 0043919, 0035471, 0043910, 0033064, N70 Music Edition, 0038995, 300002901

Product Type: Smartphone

Form Factor: Bar

Integrated Components: Digital camera, 2nd camera, FM radio, digital player

Aerial: Internal

Width: 53 mm

Depth: 22 mm

Height: 109 mm

Weight: 126 g

Available Body Colours: Ivory pearl/aubergine, silver/black

Body Colour: Black, Silver black, Aubergine, ivory pearl

Cellular

Technology: WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM

Band: WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 900/1800/1900

Mobile Broadband Generation: 3G

Service Provider: T-Mobile, Not specified

Operating System: Symbian OS 8.1a

Software Platforms Supported: Java MIDP 2.0, CLDC 1.1, J2ME, Java

Messaging & Internet

Cellular Messaging Services: MMS, Nokia Smart Messaging, SMS

Supported SMS Functions: SMS Chat

Supported Email Protocols: POP3, IMAP4, SMTP

WAP Protocol Supported: WAP 2.0

Messaging & Data Features: XHTML Browser, PDF support

Downloadable Content: Audio files, video files, themes, games, ring tones, screensavers, wallpapers

Mobile Services: Video Call

Communications

Max Data Transfer Rate: 384 Kbps

Data Transmission: GPRS, EDGE

Wireless Interface: Bluetooth

Communication Features: Mobile Email client, Internet browser

Phone Features

Phone Functions: Speakerphone, voice control, call timer, conference call, voice dialing, vibrating alert

Speech Codec: EFR, FR, AMR

Polyphonic Ringer: Yes

Polyphonic Ring Tone Voice Qty: 64

Ring Tone Formats: MIDI, True Tones

Additional Features: Push-to-talk mode, PictBridge direct printing

Organiser

Personal Information Management: Calendar, synchronization with PC, calculator, reminder, alarm clock

Media Player

Supported Digital Audio Standards: WAV, AAC, Real Audio, AMR, MP3

Supported Digital Video Standards: RM, MPEG-4, 3GP, H.263

Memory

User Memory: 30 MB

Supported Flash Memory Cards: RS-MMC

Security Features

Phone Lock: Yes

Keypad Lock: Yes

SIM Card Lock: Yes

Restrict Access to Phone Book: Yes

Digital Camera

Rear-facing Camera Resolution: 2 Megapixel

Still Image Resolutions: 640 x 480, 1600 x 1200

Digital Zoom: 20

Camera Light Source: Flash

Video Recorder Resolutions: 128 x 96 (Sub QCIF), 176 x 144 (QCIF), 352 x 288 (CIF)

Digital Video Formats: 3gp, H.263 video and AMR audio

Display

Type: LCD display - colour

Display Resolution: 176 x 208 pixels

Colour Depth: 262,144 colours

Display Illumination Colour: White

Features: Wallpaper, screen saver

Connections

Connector Type: Data port - Pop-Port

Battery

Technology: Lithium Ion

Capacity: 970 mAh

Run Time Details: Talk - up to 210 min ¦ Standby - up to 264 hrs

Miscellaneous

Included Accessories: Headset, software kit, adapter for MMC, USB cable, power adapter

Also Included: RS-MMC - 64 MB, RS-MMC - 1 GB

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