Nokia X7 Review: Nokia Latest Phone – Full Touch Screen Mobile

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Key features

  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support

  • Penta-band 3G with 10.2 Mbps HSDPA and 2 Mbps HSUPA support

  • Stainless steel body

  • 4″ 16M-color AMOLED capacitive touchscreen of 640 x 360 pixel resolution; Impressive brightness and Gorilla glass protection

  • 8 megapixel fixed-focus camera with dual-LED flash and 720p video @ 25fps recording; geotagging, face detection, smart zoom in video

  • Symbian Anna OS

  • 680 MHz ARM 11 CPU and 256 MB RAM

  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n

  • GPS receiver with A-GPS support and free lifetime voice-guided navigation

  • Digital compass

  • microSD card slot (8GB card pre-installed)

  • DivX and XviD video support

  • Built-in accelerometer and proximity sensor

  • Standard 3.5 mm audio jack

  • Stereo FM Radio with RDS

  • microUSB port

  • Flash and Java support for the web browser

  • Stereo Bluetooth 3.0

  • Excellent audio quality

  • Smart dialing and voice commands

  • Social networking integration

Main disadvantages

  • Symbian Anna is still catching up with Android and iOS

  • Uncomfortable volume rocker, SIM tray and microSD card slot

  • Camera lacks auto focus, oversharpens images

  • Relatively limited 3rd party software availability

  • No office document editing (without a paid upgrade)

  • Battery life is not on par with the best in business

Despite our complaints, this is the best that Symbian has ever looked and Nokia has picked excellent devices to carry it. While the other one, the Nokia E6, is a business phone through and through, the X7 focuses on the fun stuff. From taking photos and videos, through deeper social networking integration, to watching HD videos and browsing the web on the large 4″ screen.

The Nokia X7 is something you’ll want to show off to your friends. The Nokia designers have done a good job of breaking the touchscreen mould that makes so many phones look uniformly similar.

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Nokia X7 in our office

The Nokia X7 comes more as a successor to the C7 than a stand-alone version. But the C7 itself will be getting Symbian Anna soon, so the X7 needs to bring more to the battlefield than just the (admittedly great) bigger screen.

First we’ll check on the arsenal in the box and then we’re off to inspect the phone’s angular charms. Join us on the next page to feast your eyes on the cool screen and discover the Nokia X7.

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