Nokia 6700 Classic Review
In a nutshell: The 6700 Classic has smart looks, a quality metal
finish and a high specification, and has been one of Nokia's biggest
selling mid-range phones in recent years. Top features include a-GPS,
a 5 megapixel camera with autofocus and flash, a music player, an FM
radio with RDS, Bluetooth, HSPA and a memory card. But it isn't a reliable
phone. Things to watch out for include freezing / shutting down and
Review: June 2009. Last updated March 2011.
Oh Nokia, what are you doing to us? You have produced a beautiful phone
that looks and feels like it's going to be bullet proof, but then you
let us down with hopeless unreliability! You are tormenting us!
The Nokia 6700 Classic is the 5 megapixel replacement for the Nokia
6500 Classic. Almost the same size as the 6500 Classic, but slightly
thicker and quite a lot heavier, the 6700 feels like its been hewn from
solid steel! There are few handsets that have such a quality feel as
this one. It's a traditional classic-style mobile, but it doesn't look
or feel like the ugly duckling, even when placed next to the latest
generation of touchscreen beauties. Nokia are at their very best with
this classic style of handset, and they look like they've pulled out
all the stops for this one.
The keypad is flat, but very easy to use, with no mis-keyed digits.
You'll be able to text quickly and easily with Nokia's tried-and-tested
T9 predictive text and easy menus. The navigation button is also a joy
to use. The display is the same as the one on the 6500 Classic - 16
million colours and 240 x 320 pixels, but with the size increased to
The camera has been seriously upgraded to 5 megapixels, with autofocus
and an LED flash, making this above average for its class. The video
camera is a decent one too, able to record at up to VGA resolution.
You can also make video calls with a secondary video camera.
The phone has an MP3 player that can handle a limited number of formats,
including AAC and MP3. There's also an FM radio with RDS, so you can
see what station you're listening to. Sadly there is no 3.5mm audio
jack on the 6700, but you can use the Nokia stereo headphones supplied,
or an optional Bluetooth
stereo headset. The phone can also play MP3 ringtones and video
ringtones, as well as 64-voice polyphonic.
A bonus feature that not many phones in this price range currently
have is assisted GPS. We should also note that the 6700 is one of the
first phones to feature HSPA (a faster kind of HSDPA) giving super-fast
download speeds of up to 10Mbps and uploads of 2Mbps. This is perhaps
an over-specification for this kind of phone, which doesn't major on
internet functionality, but we're not going to complain.
The phone is well endowed with memory: 170 MB of built-in memory, which
is enough for around 40 MP3 tracks, and a microSD
card slot which supports cards up to 8GB. A 1GB card is supplied
in the sales package and this is enough for around 250 MP3 tracks.
Now, the 6500 Classic was plagued with problems, including poor battery
life, a poor keypad and buggy software. The keypad problem has been
more than adequately fixed in the 6700. Battery life has also been improved
by replacing the old 830 mAh battery with a more powerful 960 mAh one,
increasing the quoted standby time by approximately 50%. But the software
problems still seem to be lurking. Many of our users have reported a
variety of firmware errors, including freezing, switching off and worse.
Also, although the metal case feels very solid, there have been reports
of screens cracking, and we have witnessed this ourselves, so if you
buy this phone do take care of it - it's not as robust as you might
Why can't Nokia get this stuff right? They are the biggest phone manufacturer
in the world, and this is not some high-end smartphone. This type of
product is Nokia's bread and butter and they ought to be able to get
it right. Don't buy this handset unless you like to live dangerously.
What to buy instead? Maybe a Nokia
5800 XpressMusic. If you want the features of the 6700 but you don't
like touchscreen phones, you might consider the Sony
Features of the Nokia 6700 Classic include:
- 5 megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash
- Video camera (640 x 480 pixel resolution, 15 frames per second,
MPEG4, 3GP formats, 4x digital zoom)
- Display: TFT, 16 million colours, 240 x 320 pixels (2.2 inches)
with ambient light sensor
- Music player (AAC and MP3 formats)
- Stereo FM radio with RDS
- Integrated handsfree speaker
- Ringtones: AAC and MP3 & Video ringtones / 64-voice polyphonic
- Voice recorder
- Voice controls
- Messaging: SMS, MMS, Email with attachments (POP3, IMAP4 & SMTP
protocols), Nokia Xpress audio messaging
- Integrated A-GPS
- Java games
- Themes: wallpapers, sounds, screensavers, and backgrounds
- Calendar, To-do list, Notes, Alarm clock, Stopwatch, Countdown timer,
- Nokia web browser, Opera mini web browser
- Memory: 170 MB plus microSD card slot (up to 8GB)
- Connectivity: Bluetooth 2.1, micro USB 2.0
- WAP 2.0, GPRS, EPGRS,
3G HSPA (max download 10Mbps; upload 2Mbps)
- Quadband (GSM 850/900/1800/1900) plus triple band 3G HSPA
- Size: 110 x 45 x 11 mm
- Weight: 117g
- Talktime: 4 - 8 hours
- Battery standby: 300 hours
Nokia 6700 Classic User Reviews
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Average rating from 125 reviews:
Reviewed by M.TAHIR from pakistan on 18th Dec
Reviewed by Asad ullah Khan from United Kingdom on
17th Aug 2012
any one knows how long is the warranty vallid for the nokia 6700 classic
my phone screen is cracked and is gone black
Reply by habib from uk on 23rd Aug
Hi brother connect your phone to a laptop download Nokia suite for pc
you can check if the warranty is valid but you can take it to carphone
Reviewed by FelixDaHousecat from England on 17th
This phone is an absolute beauty - One of the best I have ever seen.
It is of course not in the same league as the latest smart phones but
if you want a classic, easy to use, well made, beautiful phone for making
calls and sending texts this is the one. I have not had one single problem
with this phone. If you can get it, buy it and make sure its updated
to the 13.10 firmware and you will have no problems.
Reviewed by bob feilders from uk on 7th Jun 2012
this is the boringest oldest phone there is and the price is so cheap
at the cost of about 15 pounds and the gold one is the werst becouse
it is so hevvy so do not buy this phone.
Reply by dave from uk on 28th Jun
£15 ..really ? i'll buy a box full at that price there still £70+ on
Reviewed by Shaun from UK on 5th Jun 2012
18 months in and I'm awaiting delivery of my fourth replacement screen,
and taking the phone apart so many times has resulted in a not so solid
fit any more. Having said that I do like the phone, easy to use and
looks good. The picture quality is not great and even with the key lock
activated the camera can be accidently switched on via the side button.
All in all I will have another Nokia now I see the camera has been moved
away from directly behind that fragile screen.
Reviewed by Troll from Switzerland on 19th May
Till now a reliable phone.
Had it almost 2 years.
PLugged it into a iMac and killed it, awaiting its return from supplier
who is mending it under guarantee.
Ordered a new high power bat as current bat is a bit tired.
Reviewed by fiona from scotland on 28th Apr 2012
This is a stylish quality phone.I haven't had too many problems with
my phone.I have now got small scratches on the screen which kinda annoys
me but I really love the feel weigh and the look of my mobile.the camera
and video give decent quality pics and the sound quality isnt too bad.I'm
the only person I know with this phone and when other people pick up
my phone they always say "that's quality" or"expensive".this is a really
elegant phone.I love it.
Reviewed by Mike S from UK on 1st Apr 2012
I've had my 6700 classic for about 2 1/2 years... When I bought it I
said, 'I need an industrial grade phone with bullet proof keys suitable
for my big fingers and tough enough to hammer nails in with. Well I've
not hammered nails in with it, but it has been abused, dropped, trodden
on squished by the electric seats of my car... It has been a great phone...
alas the abuse is now showing... still rugged and great keys, but loses
its signal all too easily... I'm looking for another one as the current
crop are quite rubbishy and don't offer the same features... oh I don't
give a monkey's about mini qwerty keayboards or touch screens... the
only apps I really need are send and recieve calls and texts, half decent
photographs... the gps is handy (tho finding a signal is hard). The
only thing I'd change about it is to incorporate a small led torch for
dark corners. A great phone just worn out
Reviewed by John from Scotland on 14th Mar 2012
Had this phone 2 years now and never let me down. It does everthing
perfectly, no complaints. I would give it a 5 star, but the battery
life is not great. 2 days max use, I'm used to having far more.
So I bought a high power, non oem, battery. Yeah 50% more capcity. Just
it caused the phone to cut out and freeze. So dumped that idea and went
back to original battery. never had another issue.
Perhaps some of these issues are down to the battery and not the phone.
Nokia maps is now fully free on this phone. voice navigation and to
be honest for free its as good as those cheap sat-navs.
Latest update from nokia took away my windows messanger afor the 3 network
in the UK. Now I cant get it back. So i'm annoyed at that. I keep looking
on the net for a copy, but cannot find one :-(
Cannot blame the phone for this one, just nokia, 3 network and MSN.
Reviewed by Deborah from UK on 11th Mar 2012
Ive had my nokia 6700 for over 3 years now, and i have not had any trouble
with it at all! Don't know what everyone is moaning about??
Reviewed by James from England on 8th Mar 2012
Having been an avid nokia supporter, i will advise nokia users to look
Dont support a manufacturer that takes its unit users for fools. There
is a problem with the 6700 classic - regarding software problems (Which
nokia are aware of)yet refuse to do anything about. I've sent the unit
away three times for the same problem and now after the warranty, i'm
asked to pay 45 pounds to have the unit fixed. Anyone thinking of having
one for an upgrade or purchasing one - stay well clear of these substandard
products. Take a warning research reviews dont be fooled by flashy gimmicks.
Reviewed by Ebenezer from Ghana on 2nd Mar 2012
I have regretted buying this phone. Infact this phone is very bad and
has some many problems such as freezing, restarting, and a whole lot.
Reviewed by Tim from UK on 20th Feb 2012
I had this phone for about six months and it was great, it had a really
good camera and internet access it was easy to use etc.
It got knocked onto a soft floor from about two feet and never worked
So for build quality and toughness I would only give it a two star rating.
Reviewed by Sandeep pratihari from India on 10th
This is good but its softwere problem is increase!
Reviewed by Karen from Ireland on 5th Feb 2012
I have had this phone for 2 years now,the glass screen has had to be
replaced twice as it just became loose itself and fell out,you cant
just replace the glass screen you have to buy a new cover cost of £30,if
your like me and just use your phone to chat and text its ideal though
it has got a lot more going for it,good camera also.
Reviewed by John from nyc (newyork) on 22nd Jan
this is my 2nd 6700 in about 3 yrs and its great.1st one fell hardd
and broke then i just fixed the screen and i have it for a 2nd phone.
the only thing is on this one when i text, out of no where, it switches
to chinesse letters then i switch it back. lol. blahhhhh to the touch
screen phones. btw, i never had no problems with the screen freezing
or shuting off... from the 8210, i went to some others then to the 6300
and now 6700 again.
Reviewed by Paul from UK on 9th Jan 2012
On my 2nd phone now we all the problems other have submitted. Phone
restarts for no reason with bluetooth not working. Nokia as a brand
have taken a nosedive with quality and will certainly not purchase another
Nokia again in the future. Do not buy this phone.
Reviewed by CMMB from Uk on 3rd Jan 2012
Fab phone. Battery life is excellent and nice phone to handle I am on
my second now, except that I have just dropped it down the loo and,
well you can guess!!!!!! Nokia need to make their phones water proof!
Otherwise I have been very pleased with it.
Reviewed by Arsh hunjan from India on 24th Dec
I have nokia 6700classic bought last month but it has problem like auto
restart,while open camera it shows camera on standby.plz tell the solution
about this problem.i m very sad from this problem.please tell me
Reviewed by dave from england on 20th Dec 2011
not amused with this 6700 clasic at all on 2 my third in 6 months..
1st 1 poor signal 2nd 1 pluged it into the laptop was ok for a fortnight
then showed that i had to disconect it from my laptop to contine.
Reviewed by Jimmy from Yorkshire- UK on 19th Dec
Good looking phone and easy to use. However has a fundamental software
fault, and the latest software from nokia wont sort it. they say its
not a fault they are not concerned, so i have a phoen that the bluetooth
wont work on.. Well done nokia yet another quality product, think i'll
try samsung or blackberry next. T*****s.
Reviewed by Alan from Malawi on 19th Dec 2011
its ok but the phones back is not strong enough
Reviewed by South5 from england on 18th Dec 2011
has worked fantastically ( on 02 network uk ), NO issues except ......
when it collides with your bedroom wall at 50+mph it DOES NOT SURVIVE.
hence phone 2. Sod all apple/touchscreen/waste-your-life-on-a-phone,
a phone is a phone. computer is computer. tv is tv. nokia phone is a
phone. IT WORKS. Enough Said. first mobile, nokia. company loyalty yes,
reliability when running your own company? absolutely. top notch.
Reviewed by mengistu from ethiopia on 17th Dec
I like app
Reviewed by chandra livingston from india on 24th
Reviewed by daniel from uk on 1st Dec 2009
My first Nokia and what a disappointment it has been. Though the actual
physical unit, i.e. the hardware, is very high quality the same cannot
be said of the software. Upon buying it, literally within the first
week I experienced crashes, freezes while browsing the internet, reading
email or even talking. The crashes became progressively worse and, finally,
the screen gave up the ghost and started flickering. Phone is with Nokia
getting repaired at the moment however I never had any such problems
with my trusty old Samsung E840 which gave me 3 yrs of error free operation.
I'm not convinced all Nokias are bad. Not even that all 6700s are bad.
But mine was/is atrocious and I'm thinking of getting rid of it and
trading up to the N86.
Reviewed by Frustrated from Australia on 2nd Dec
I have owned my 6700 for 1 month and used it for less than a week, it
has spent the rest of the time being repaired. It turns itself off,
more often when the battery is fully charged. Cuts out in the middle
of calls around every minute. Bluetooth either doesn't work or caused
the phone to switch off. Nokia has returned the phone twice now claiming
they couldn't find any faults. I turn it on in the shop and call the
assistants phone and it drops out every minute and they send it back.
It is the worst phone I have ever owned. I bought it outright and am
now stuck with it. I hate you Nokia!!!
Reviewed by Matt from UK on 1st Dec 2009
This phone looks and feels great, especially in black. The body is made
of metal and the phone feels like a quality phone from the weight. Unfortunately
it is far from a qualilty phone. I am currently 5 months into my contract
and im on this website trying to find out about different phones as
i have been through 4 6700s already. All with the same problem, they
can work fine and then suddently will crash, switch off and then thats
it. If you havent backed up your contacts on your sim card or your photos
and music etc on your memory card they are gone forever! I have learnt
this the hard way, i would like to recommend this phone but it just
keeps on breaking. the first 6700 i recieved broke in the space of a
day, then it was replaced and that lasted 4 months, the next replacement
went within a day and the final replacement went within a week. Honestly
i cannot stress enough that although the phone looks and feels like
a quality item, it isnt. And i cannot stress enough that to buy this
phone would be a very big mistake!
Reviewed by Alex from England on 28th Nov 2009
This phone looks lovely, has nice features etc. HOWEVER it froze after
3 days. I was trying to send a pic message, froze then wouldn't come
back on. VERY annoying. I rang my network and the decent advisor on
the end very cleverly basically told me that this is what these phones
do. THANK YOU to him because if he hadn't said that I would have just
ordered another one and been stuck with it. While I was talking to him
I checked out these reviews and decided to go for the Nokia Musicexpress,
which is a nice phone and I only read good reviews about it. In short.
DONT GET THE NOKIA 6700---IT FREEZES.x
Reviewed by Alan from Lebanon on 26th Nov 2009
Got this phone a month ago, and i'm thrilled with it.... probably the
best phone i've ever had.... everything about it is perfect: the shape
and size, it's extremely classy... the processor is quite fast, the
camera is amazing i'm taking wow pictures with it.... the battery life
is impressive even though i thought it would an issue before i bought
the phone...... it can hold up to 8 GB SD memory card which is just
amazing....i was worried before buying it because of some reviews i
had read here, but now after buying it, i encourage everyone to do it,
i think faulty phones are just a matter of luck there's always a probability
of a manufacturing defect, this shouldn't prevent you from buying a
phone unless reports of such defects are really quite big in number.
All in all it's an amazing phone in all aspects i encourage everyone
to buy u'll enjoy everything about it.... 5 stars all the way!!!!!
Reviewed by Lisa from UK on 25th Nov 2009
I bought this phone from Nokia at the begining of October. The 1st few
weeks, I had no problems whatsoever with it. Then within the last 2
weeks, it's started turning itself off when I'm in the middle of a call.
Looses signal and takes ages to return. Freezes/crashes and finally
tonight, froze, turned itself off and now won't turn on. Won't even
power up. Right up until all these problems, it was a cracking little
phone. Now, I wondering whether I did the right thing returning to Nokia
after 3 years as the same old problems still seem to be here. Not very
good and needs to be rectified immediately.
Reviewed by James from Australia on 25th Nov 2009
Mixed Feelings. I got two 6700's 8 weeks ago. Incredible physical quality.
Solid as a rock........but.....there is a serious software/power problem
with one of them!! As so many people above have described, the phone
keeps freezing/crashing. It is extremely annoying and not remotely good
enough from Nokia. This needs to be addressed immediately, and a software/firmware
update released ASAP!!
Reviewed by liz from england on 24th Nov 2009
o2 sent me this model of nokia as a replacement for a faulty samsung
and i have been very pleased with it until recently when the screen
appeared blank but i could still see it light up or ring when a call
or text came through. tried to download the same software from the nokia
website and the screen came back for 2 weeks then dissapeared again.
Reviewed by mike from uk on 23rd Nov 2009
Rubbish phone had it 11 days and screen has cracked in my pocket, cant
get it swapped or exchanged stuck with it
Reviewed by Peter from UK on 22nd Nov 2009
This is my first NOKIA disappointment. Up to now I've always bought
NOKIA (except once when I was looking for a phone that was a decent
MP3 player). This phone looks good, and has some nice features, but
falls woefully short in reliability. In the 5 weeks I've used this phone
I've had it switch off on many occasions for no reason, including in
the middle of a conversation. I've had it freeze up and lock up all
the buttons to which the only fix is to remove the battery. I've also
checked the NOKIA web site to see if there are fixes for these problems,
but sadly my phone is up to date- so no chance of a fix. I'm hoping
to get the company I purchased this phone from to refund me or replace
with a better phone because I don't want such an unreliable item.
Reviewed by rob douglas from UK on 20th Nov 2009
This is my second 6700 classic the first one died after only 1 month
it just kept switching off, sometimes in the middle of a conversation,
now the replacement has gone the same way it has frozen and refuses
to switch back on, Quite honestly this has to be the worst phone I have
had DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE.It should not have gone on sale with so many
Reviewed by Joe from England on 20th Nov 2009
I've had this phone for 4 months and the screen has failed. Faulty connection
or cracked. I can barely seen anything. Battery life is not great, considering
all i use it for is calls. Phone will need to be sent for repairs
Reviewed by Stephen Stenson from Ireland on 20th
got the nokia 6700 nice phone but found it heavy for texting i had to
use two hand because of mistyping too shiny draw attention from jackdaws
pefered a matt look to the phone no 3.5mm audio jack the nokia 6303
has that internaly the sim card fits into a slot and not behind a clipdown
door the sd card fits into a slot not spring loaded i sent it back needs
Reviewed by isarna from uk on 20th Nov 2009
I was generally happy with the 6700, however I have had it for two months
and over the last week battery life has decreased to 24 hours stand
by or 1 hour talk time. It is a nightmare as it is constantly plugged
into the charger!
Reviewed by Ayesha from England on 19th Nov 2009
I am on my second replacement N6700 Classic and having the same problem
yet again - apart from the annoyance of the flat key pads which make
it easy to mistype or inadvertently send an unfinished text, the phone
keeps switching itself off. There seems to be some persistent power
problem with this model. I wouldn't recomment it to anyone.
Reviewed by Noel from India on 14th Nov 2009
The phone is very good but cannot be synced with a Mac. Terrible. I
wouldnt have bought it if i knew.
Reviewed by rich from England on 9th Nov 2009
I'm surprised to see so many poor reviews! i've had this phone for 10
weeks now and i am pleased with the excellent build quality and reliability.
The camera isn't as good as my previous Sony Ericsson phones(ie dodgy
auto focus,no proper flash and cartoon like colours) but it's adequate.
I have even dropped it a couple of times and the screen is holding out,
it was in a leather case though admittedly. Battery life is ok at a
couple of days with moderate use. It did crash a few times when i first
had it, but it was because i put in a larger memory card and i didn't
copy all the original folders over accurately, so it was my own fault.
About the fingerprint problem: put it in your jeans pocket without it's
case... When it comes out it's gleaming again tee hee. One slight niggle
is that the phone is so slim and heavy it can flick out of your hand
when texting one handed. I'm struggling to think of anything else to
moan about. All in all it's a good phone- BUT DON'T DROP IT x
Reviewed by neil w elliott from england on 9th
sad sad day!! this 6700 is my 7th nokia phone i have ever owned. sadly
i have had three yes 3 of the6700 in two weeks the first two the blue
tooth would not switch on and when you pressed any button the phone
would reboot!and the last phone just froze and is going back to orange
tomorrow sadly this it seems will be my last nokia as they are sending
a samsung to replace this one?nokia what are you doing making phones
of such poor quality and upsetting your loyal customers!! very very
Reviewed by Dave from england on 9th Nov 2009
Had the phone for about 3 months. No issues with the phone works well
and does everything I want. As for quality it feels good if a bit heavy.
I have had none of the issues other users have complained about. The
had been dropped a couple of times and has not been affected, still
works fine and screen is not damaged.The only down I have is I have
the black and it shows finger prints and marks easily.
Reviewed by alex from scotland on 8th Nov 2009
looks good, but a hate it!! wish id stuck to samsung .
Reviewed by peter from United Kingdom on 8th Nov
Had this phone from orange on contract for just over 4 weeks. I like
the phone but it is the worst Nokia i have ever had. I am now waiting
for my forth handset replacement. The first one i could not turn the
volume up so they sent a new one. The second replacement did not work
at all. The third one battery went flat overnight from a full charge
and no useage. Now waiting for the forth replacement tommorrow. I have
a nokia 6230 which i have had for more than five years and it is still
excellent i wish i had never heard of the 6700. If the new one has any
problems i will not go back to nokia which is a shame as i have always
Reviewed by catrina from scotland on 8th Nov 2009
This is not a phone I would recommend. I now have my 3rd handset from
orange. phone switches its self off mid conversation,At one point just
wouldn't come back on at all! screen freezes. Takes good enough photos
and is easy enough to use but just not worth the hassle!
Reviewed by Gurvii from uk on 3rd Nov 2009
It's a good fone for a buisness man/ women :)
Reviewed by Jaz from UK on 3rd Nov 2009
I'm on my 3rd model now from T-Mobile. The phone keeps turning itself
off, not sending texts (most times), cuts calls off, doesn't always
make calls first time. If i didn't get these issues then i'd give it
a 5/5. other than that its not a bad phone.
Reviewed by Bev from Wales on 3rd Nov 2009
Loved the look of the phone and was thrilled with it after upgrading
from my trusted 6301. After 2 weeks of extremely careful handling (read
the reviews!) the screen cracked. Returned it to Phones-4-U, they wanted
to charge me £69 for a repair. Am so disappointed with this phone and
wish I had never up-graded my 6301, which never gave me a moments bother.
Looks aren't everything!
Reviewed by DB from UK on 2nd Nov 2009
Love the look and feel of this phone which I have had for two months.
Sadly I have recently started to experience freezing and switching off
issues which have become progressively worse. Service provider tech
assist has suggested removing the memroy card which hasn't helped so
far. The handset has been freezing during every call or internet session
I've made today. If no improvement I'll be looking for a replacement
phone of a different model.
Reviewed by @ from UK on 30th Oct 2009
Very aesthetically pleasing phone, however had to exchange it for another
as the camera had a line across it which showed up on all photos and
the calculator randomly vanished. Thankfully still got an old trusty
6300 if anything else goes wrong with it. Shame there are quite a few
bad reviews, it could be a great phone!
Reviewed by Sharon from England on 28th Oct 2009
Lovely looking phone and very light. The camera is good and the sound
quality is great. The reception is absolutely terrible. I have a nightmare
connecting to people, suddenly being cut off and constantly losing reception
despite standing still in one place. I had the same sim in a samsung
and had no problems at all with the reception in my home. It has also
randomly turned off twice and the battery doesnt last very long at all,
I wish i had tried it first and taken it straight back :(
Reviewed by karl from england on 27th Oct 2009
after 2 days my screen cracked car phone warehouse where not interested
at all so ordered a screen and fxed it myself well it lasted a week
this time before cracking again my love of nokia is going like my 6700
not any good
Reviewed by G Smith from UK on 27th Oct 2009
Bought a 6700 about 6 weeks ago, and was delighted. Call quality good,
LCD great, GPS works well (although it did take me a while to locate
the correct Nokia Maps installer)and the built-in camera takes fine
pictures. After 3 weeks however, the LCD stopped working - still waiting
for a replacement/repair. Notice other reports of faulty LCD's
Reviewed by Frano from Croatia on 27th Oct 2009
Had Nokia 6700 for 2 months now. Operater T-Mobile Croatia. At least
once every day its freezes, turning off and screen freezing. Inside
my company 2 colleagues are expereincing the same problems. Definetly
Nokia in combination with croatian T-mobile are selling bad stuff. Otherwise,
if there is not such problems, model is excellent.
Reviewed by Brad Palfreyman from UK on 26th Oct
Had the Nokia 6700 Classic for just over a week but almost immediately
it started playing up by freezing, turning off on its own whilst not
being touched and also turning off during calls. I have no doubt that
this is an excelent phone if it worked properly. Awaiting a replacement
as i type this.
Reviewed by Richard from England on 20th Oct 2009
I upgraded my Nokia 6500 slide with the 6700, the first one lasted 6
days before the screen failed. The phone was replaced and the replacement
lasted a grand total of 2 days before switching itself off. The third
6700 worked fine for two weeks and my confidence began to grow when
the internal GPS failed. This was the final straw and I returned the
6700 to Three and replaced it with a Sony Ericsson W995 which I must
say is a phone which works fantastically. My experience of the Nokia
6700 was that the build quality is truely awful, it's ability to recieve
a signal is quite poor along with the constant cleaning off of finger
marks is frustrating. For the few days the 6700 did work I actually
liked it as it was much improved than the 6500 slide, however because
of the poor build quality I shall never choose another Nokia again.
Reviewed by Sarah from UK on 20th Oct 2009
This phone looks good and it performed fine until the screen cracked,
whilst in my bag. Really fed up as I was careful with it and it was
only 6 weeks old.
Reviewed by Louise s from England on 19th Oct
I'm now on my 4th handset. They have all turned themselves off and sometimes
would not come back on. Never had such an unreliable phone. The only
positive is that it is easy to use.
Reviewed by Paul Baker from England on 16th Oct
Had this phone for about 2 months now. Upgraded from 6300. Thought i'd
get 6700 for better camera. Dislike 6700 so far. Keypad is a bit naff,
texting is difficult, keeps changing to capital letters, like mentioned
by another reviewer. Also poor network coverage. cant use 3g, always
have to revert back to 2g, also cant have packet data online all the
time, have to switch if off. definately want my 6300 back, but sold
it ;-< also changed networks for first time from vodafone to orange
and also want to go back 18 months is guna be a long time!!
Reviewed by aj from england on 13th Oct 2009
battery standby 300 hours and 4-8 hours. Not possible having moved up
from the 6500 the battery life seems to be worse. the old one slowed
down 13 months after ownership. The 6700 ive only had for 2 months i
spend most of my time recharging it. Im glad i can do this at work otherwise
it would be a big problem. PS it charges up very quick poss an hour
that cant be right surely.. share my views would love to hear them even
if they are to the contrary..
Reviewed by Gemma from England on 12th Oct 2009
REALLY IMPRESSED WITH THIS PHONE THE CAMERA IS GREAT BUT ONLY HAD IT
12 WKS AND THE SCREEN HAS GONE CANT READ ANYTHING ON IT SO TAKING IT
Reviewed by Saket Sharan from India on 11th Oct
Very nice phone..my advice is ..just go 4 it guys...m finally gonna
dump my N73 for this....N-series sucks big time...nokia 6700 classic
has everything u would wish..a nice and a decent phone.
Reviewed by Steve from England on 9th Oct 2009
The phone looks good & has many high spec features, radio MP3, GPS etc.
But! Reliability is proving to be a problem. The phone turn off and
would not switch on again after only 14 days. The replacement Orange
6700 did exactly the same after only 5 days. Coincidence? So as a phone(Its
original purpose), not good. Be mindful to check out how unreliable
it may be.
Reviewed by Paul from UK on 9th Oct 2009
Had this phone for 3 weeks now - as mentioned in many reviews below
- excellent features and very good look and feel to the handset - the
downsides are: VERY poor quality screen, mine cracked after 1 week and
I was being careful with it. Screen has frozen only once but the biggest
problem I have is that I can't turn on the Bluetooth - if you look on
Nokia forum this is a VERY common problem which Nokia have yet to address.....until
then if you use bluetooth DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE!!!
Reviewed by Chris from uk on 2nd Oct 2009
Had this phone for two months;After reading some of the reviews i was
concerned about the screen cracking , freezing and general robust of
the phone.( I WORK ON BUILDING SITES )So i went out and bought a good
quality crystal case from Car phone warehouse and the phone is perfect.No
cracked screen.I have had no freezing problems at all. To me this is
a really good phone,keypads still look new after a lot of cement getting
on them then being cleaned . However be careful on predictive text,in
response from a text from my wife i replied "Love you too " because
i did not read it and just pressed send , she got "Love you tom" LOL
. GREAT PHONE
Reviewed by Peter from Ireland on 2nd Oct 2009
Had it 2 weeks and screen went crazy, couldnt see a thing on it. Sent
it for repair and it was a faulty screen. Apart from that I like the
phone. Camera is good for a quick snap. Nice and easy to use for calls
and texts. Battery ok, not great, but ok. The juries still out though.
Reviewed by Kountcho Trifonov from Bulgaria on
29th Sep 2009
Recently bought Nokia 6700. Mistake. Why: 1. Went dead twice, same story
- shuts itself at random, replaced and repaired by mobile operator;
now with third handset - we'll see how long it will last; 2. Screen
light off after 15 seconds of talk, no way to see details of the call,
extremely annoying; 3. Symbols (numbers and letters) carved on the dial
pad, after a week of usage the film started to peal... Do not buy it.
Unfinished product, unreliable with limited functionality. Just step
Reviewed by Jamie from England on 20th Sep 2009
got this phone 2 weeks ago and it is great everything about it is perfect
and it has this and that (im talking gps and the usual items on a phone).
this phone is easy to use BUT! Texting wise it is not good (because
i use predictive text) and its alot of effort so all you predicted texters
out there will possibly want to change. so thats why im givin it 4/5
Reviewed by dublin taxi driver from ireland on
13th Sep 2009
hi all received this fone 2 weeks ago and must say love it feels good
and solid in the hand easy to use and think it will last the test of
time camera is good for quick shots allways had nokia
Reviewed by kab242 from U.K. on 11th Sep 2009
Wanted a black factory unlocked version so bought direct from Nokia.
Using on O2. Battery life fine although I only use for a few calls and
texts. Doesn't have the facility to select 'use 3G when needed' like
the 6230i did. I leave mine on GSM. It's reluctant to hold 4 bars signal
but will sit happily on 1 bar. Dropped network in a known poor area
same place as my 6230i. Tried alongside a Nokia 6303 which gives one
bar signal more and held the network in the same place. This is a good
phone. Nokia forums complained about robotic voice dial system, but
I used training system in the phone once and it is OK with bluetooth
headset. Screen goes dark too quickly but this seems to be the new Nokia
system. Other complaint is not being able to send a picture to an e-mail
address. Not mentioned in the manual, but if you add the email address
to the contact detail of the recipient, you can do it. ( Google the
Nokia forum and you'll find the method outlined by me.) It will not
work properly with a Honda hands-free telephone. Neither will the Nokia
6303. The phones pair ok with the system but disconnect when a call
sent or received. This seems to be a widespread fault with modern Nokias.
www.hondahandsfree.com Every phone has faults. I'd rather keep it and
use with my Motorola bluetooth headset which is fine.
Reviewed by fizzypoppps from uk on 7th Sep 2009
I was due an upgrade and really wanted to stick with nokia. I mainly
use my phone for texting/calls. i got offered a good deal with 3 which
included the nokia 6700. All i can say is i am made up and extremley
happy with it. this is my dream phone! It has everything i wanted and
more. Very stylish, good sized screen, very simple to use and feels
nice in the hand plus all the mod con's! I cannot fault this phone.
guarentee you will not be dissapointed :)
Reviewed by roachedeggs from netherlands on 3rd
waited eagerly for this one in black. very nice look and feel, but the
functionality is not as good as the 6303 i am going back to. the phone
reminds me of the 6500 - i bought one after having a 6300, but went
back and suffered the extra size for the reliablity. in a nutshell,
it looks great, works terribly - battery life is poor, and it crashed
on me once, which is once too many. i shall certainly keep this phone
in the collection of aesthetically pleasing nokias, but i can never
rely on it as my main phone! much like having an affair with a sexy
but stupid girl.
Reviewed by Bluebehl from India on 3rd Sep 2009
I purchased this piece bout a week back n m alredy loving it!! but as
in any marriage ive to make compromises.. the radio cannot be used on
loudspeaker and the music player cannot be operated from the bluetooth
headset.. Rest all is fine though!!
Reviewed by Milind Raje from India on 1st Sep
1. Can not switch between two active applications. Only one application
runs at a time. 2. Does not search as wildcard in contacts (*xxx*) (Search
only starting with (xxx*). 3. Can not copy/duplicate contacts. 4. Can
not edit label (heading of details) of contacts 5. Can not display presently
assigned Speed Dial numbers. 6. Can not listen FM Radio on loudspeaker
(without headset). 7. Can not delete list of songs from Now Playing
List. Only one single song can be deleted. Can not clear Now Playing
List. 8. Speaker volume is not satisfactory. These are just a few shortcomings
I observed during last 5 days of my purchase of Nokia 6700C as compared
to my earlier Nokia N70. Many more may follow. Think Thrice before you
purchase Nokia 6700C. I am personally very dis satisfied and looking
forward for a return/replacement/exchange. Milind Raje +919967036651
Reviewed by bubbles from uk on 31st Aug 2009
6700 nokia is a fantastic phone i love it best nokia phone i have ever
Reviewed by Ahmed Jama from ENGLAND, UK on 28th
This Phone is a killer phone. absolutely what i needed, and every problems
with the 6500 have been worked on. battery life is perfect, and the
feeling of is AMAZING!! definately 5/5
Reviewed by Claire from U.K on 28th Aug 2009
Beautiful phone alas only had my handset just over a day when the screen
cracked. Have had Nokias for thirteen years very successfully. Unable
to replace as screen not covered onwarranty, no misuse of handset during
short time of owning it, wondering if the phone was actually faulty
when I got it unable to find out no one wants to know. Feel sold handset
that can't be used as a mobile phone.
Reviewed by Mark from UK on 27th Aug 2009
Have had the 6700 for three weeks now and have to say I'm not happy.
Constant display freezes, internet dropping off even when a great signal
available, phone turns itself off during calls and generally buggy software.
Looks good when fresh out of the box but prone to fingermarks / grease.
Loaded with features but ultimately useless if you cannot depend on
being able to use them.
Reviewed by Navin from UK on 26th Aug 2009
Got on upgrade good call quality, v.good feature set but I have to change
phone twice due to poor battery life, does not last 1-2 days even 2nd
one replaced had same problem.
Reviewed by Tracy from England on 26th Aug 2009
Hi I got this phone for my latest upgrade. It's a stunning looking phone,
my battery lasts about 3/4 days but recently it has started to switch
itself off. When I switch it back on it has totally rebooted itself
and I have to reset all my profiles again. So far this has happened
twice. It also gets greasy very quickly, fingerprint magnet! It is a
great phone but I miss my samsung g600:-(
Reviewed by Tim from Cardiff on 23rd Aug 2009
Very odd that there is such a wide range of opinions and experiences
with this phone. I've had mine for four days and so far I'm delighted.
Downside is that it won't sync with a Mac and the chrome version is
spoilt by fingerprints and grease. I bought mine from the Carphone Warehouse.
The salesman recommended it because of what he claimed to be the 6700's
reliability in comparison to other phones. I had originally thought
of asking at the Nokia 5800 but he told me to avoid it because they
have had many returns of such. Irritating that there is no dedicated
sleeve / cover for the 6700. But I suppose it wasn't designed to be
covered. All in all, I like it - despite the fingerprints.
Reviewed by Niten.Ram from UK on 23rd Aug 2009
i have had various nokia handsets over the years,including the higher
priced range phones nokis do like the 8800 series.but for me this handset
is above supreme n one of the best nokia have produced do far.very slick
n nice sexy looking. superb specs including 5 mega pixel camera and
expandable memmory.and the for the price you cant go wrong with this
beauty.nokia easily could markated this phone at something like £350
n near some of the 8800 series handsets.if you want quality,great specs
n a overall very sexy looking phone,go get yourself the nokia 6700 classic.
Reviewed by Nick from Scotland on 22nd Aug 2009
Bought this phone for my wife on 3 PAYG. Excellent phone, build quality
is excellent, stylish, feels solid and comfortable to use. The camera
is superb, and signal and call quality are excellent. 3 were only selling
the chrome one, but it really does look classy, and doesn't seem to
scratch easily. I would definitely recommend it.
Reviewed by Mr.b from Uk on 18th Aug 2009
I have seen a few reviews where people are saying that the battery life
is poor...4 me the battery life is about the best i have had 4 a nokia
phone! I am constantly on my phone and it last 4 at least 2 to 3 days!
Must be one of the lucky few ay!?
Reviewed by mike from UK on 16th Aug 2009
Battery Life is dreadful on 6700 - I've only had the phone a week though
- anyone know how to improve battery performance on this model?
Reviewed by Keith from England on 15th Aug 2009
Had my 1st 6700 for two weeks and the screen cracked, had my 2nd 6700
for 2 days and the screen cracked. Had various Nokia phones for over
10 yrs and never had anything like this happen. Got to wonder if there
is a flex problem with the 6700. Fearful now that i may have same problem
just when i need my phone in an emergency ! Really cant recommend the
6700 although it does look and feel good with terrific camera and other
Reviewed by Marci from UK on 13th Aug 2009
Great phone, and I chose it because I wanted a replacement for my 6300
but with a better camera. I've had it a month - only downsides so far
are that the message notification lights (blue, intermittent flashing
on the 6300 which worked well) now flash (like breathing) at the button
on the front of the phone but only around once every 20 seconds - completely
useless really. Also, keypad not as good as 6300 - keep turning to first
letter capitals by mistake. The phone is heavier, but very sexy and
well recommended. I've not taken any decent photos yet, though!
Reviewed by Jay from UK on 13th Aug 2009
Do NOT buy this handset......... The screen is flimsier than any phone
I have ever owned. I am on my second replacement handset in less than
Reviewed by mary from eng on 12th Aug 2009
it a poo phone i dont like it
Reviewed by zak from uk on 9th Aug 2009
Rubbish phone got it as a upgrade and it jammed on me in the second
day. stay with the 6300 ten times better
Reviewed by Naina from England on 5th Aug 2009
I love the Nokia 6700, excellent features and it comes highly recommended.
Superb camera and video recording, clarity of calls and a sturdy quality
handset. However, the one major disappointing factor is the poor battery
life. I previously had the 6500 classic, and I thought its battery life
was terrible, but atleast it lasted around 48 hrs before requiring charging.
I would consider myself lucky if I can use the phone for more than 24
hrs without having to charge. I use my phone for calls and texting,
so I'm not even using any other features. I've had the handset replaced
twice by my network providers, and yet the problem prevails. I've been
using Nokia handsets for years, but they need to realise that they have
got to make drastic improvements when it comes to selecting long lasting
Reviewed by Charles from UK on 5th Aug 2009
It is a very nice, good mobile, easy to use with good clarity through
the loudspeaker system. As I have had the 6700 for less than a month
it is hard to’rate’ the battery life effectively, suffice
to say, to date, I have no complaints. For a phone, the media systems
and Web work well. The Organiser side of the phone is very good as is
the phone as a phone and texting device.
Reviewed by nisar from United Kingdom on 3rd Aug
I bought this phone about 2 weeks back lovely phone but I've been reading
the reviews no one has mentioned about the phone while you talk it crashes
call drops phone goes off and then turns on anyone with this experience
please let me know my email is email@example.com.Apart from this
rest of the phone is nice good battery life easy to use, good phone
Reviewed by Anh B from Norway on 31st Jul 2009
I adore this cell - go buy! :-D I was actually so sure of buying the
LG ks360, but this one; I fell in love with it! :D Btw, I love these
rewievs, keep going !
Reviewed by voss from uk on 31st Jul 2009
great phone only problem i have had is ,while texting it kept jumping
to the smiley icon screen and i dont like the way you have to scroll
through the letters first to put a new number in the number bar when
sending a text to a number that is not in the memory
Reviewed by gilly from uk on 29th Jul 2009
I upgraded from nokia 6300 ,lovely phone but for me the 6700 ticks all
the boxes, great feel nice weight fells good in the hand.Good camera
overall good phone for the price.
Reviewed by CINDERELLA from UK on 29th Jul 2009
I have had this phone for a week now and its BRILLIANT, very pleased
with it. I have previously had the 6300 but I was experiencing some
problems with it so I bought a Samsung G600 which I found really hard
to use (and very plastic) the camera is not a patch on the 6700. I would
recommended this 6700 to anyone who wants a classy, easy to use phone.
I got mine from mobiles.co.uk on o2 - 5 stars*****
Reviewed by SSJ from London on 28th Jul 2009
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I have had my Nokia 6700C over week, the quality of this handset is
outstanding, easy to use and beautifully made...I highly recommend this
phone if you are looking for something with style without the huge price
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