Nokia N70 Review
Review: October 2005. Updated November 2008.
The Nokia N70 is the first of the Nokia Nseries smartphones to be released
in the UK. The N70 is a 3G smartphone, similar to the popular and successful
6680, but with upgraded features.
Physically the N70 is similar in appearance to the Nokia 6680, with
a conventional boxy shape and a functional (but small) keypad with a
five-way scroll key, two soft keys, an application key, and a multimedia
key. The N70 is slightly thicker than the 6680, but lighter. The screen
is a good size and the two cameras are well located. Overall, it's a
good, practical design for a smartphone, and the most traditional-looking
of the Nseries phones. The surface does scratch however, so take good
care of it.
The N70 is a powerful imaging device with a high quality camera with
2 megapixels. This is the first Nokia phone to break the 2 megapixel
barrier. The camera has a very powerful 20x digital zoom, an integrated
flash and a choice of modes including scenery, portrait, night and sports.
It's possible to control settings such as brightness, white balance
settings and colour tones. The camera, whilst good, isn't as good as
the 2 megapixel camera on the Sony
Ericsson K750i or W900i. There's
a dedicated camera button and a protective slide. Nokia XpressPrint
enables you to print photos directly to a PictBridge-compliant printer.
Video recording is also possible (but not at the 2 megapixel resolution).
A Movie Director application is supplied for editing videos.
The N70 has the full range of 3G capabilities, including video calling,
video downloads and video/music streaming. A second VGA resolution camera
is used for making video calls. Data transfer via 3G is very fast, opening
up the possibility of media streaming and music or video downloads.
The display on the N70 is very good with 262k colours and a bright active
matrix display. It's a great multimedia device.
The RealPlayer media player supports video playback in MPEG4 format,
plus audio in a choice of formats including MP3, AAC, Real Audio, WAV
and Nokia Ring Tones. The Visual Radio lets you listen to songs from
radio stations, with information about the song and artist. A stereo
headset is supplied as part of the sales package.
The internal memory of the device is 30 Mbytes, with the addition of
a 64 Mbyte MMC card
which can be hot-swapped. Connectivity is via Bluetooth or USB.
The N70 takes the 6680 and adds a few more features such as the enhanced
camera. In so many ways it's an outstanding phone, but there are several
things that let it down. First of all, the effect of adding in all these
features has made the user interface very slow. It's not an easy phone
to use, takes a long time to boot up, and does have a tendency to freeze
or shut down. The camera isn't as good as you'd expect from a 2 megapixel
device and the screen isn't as good as you'd expect from its specification.
The keypad isn't easy to use if you have large fingers and the overall
build quality of the N70 doesn't seem to be that great. In particular
the sliding camera cover always seems to be about to fall off. Don't
assume that the N70 is actually any better than the 6680
that it replaced. The new N73 upgrades the
N70 significantly and is a better phone.
Features of the Nokia N70 include:
- 2 megapixel camera (1600 x 1200 pixels) with 20x digital zoom and
- Video recorder
- Second VGA camera (640 x 480 pixels ) with 2x digital zoom for video
- Display: active matrix, 176 x 208 pixels, 262,144 colours
- Music player: MP3, AAC, RealAudio and other formats
- Visual Radio
- Downloadable Java & Symbian applications
- Voice Features: voice dialing, voice commands, voice recorder
- Integrated handsfree speaker
- True Tones, polyphonic ringtones
- Messaging: SMS, MMS, Instant Messaging, Email
- Push To Talk
- Conference calling
- Advanced contacts database with support for multiple phone and email
details per entry, also supports thumbnail pictures and groups
- Personal Information Management (PIM)
- WAP 2.0, GPRS class 10
- Fast WCDMA, EDGE and 3G connections for broadband-speed
browsing - up to 384 kbps download / 128 kbps upload
- XHTML/HTML multimode browser (supports image maps, background images,
- Mobile Wallet
- Memory: 30 Mbytes plus expandable 64 Mbyte MMC card
- Connectivity: Bluetooth 2.0, USB 2.0
- Triband & 3G (GSM 900/1800/1900 and WCDMA 2100 networks)
- Size: 109 x 53 x 24 mm
- Weight: 126g
- Talktime: up to 3.5 hours
- Battery standby: up to 11 days
Nokia N70 User Reviews
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Average rating from 106 reviews:
Reviewed by Raeis from philippines on 23rd Apr
satisfied with my n70, i've been using it for almost 6yrs now and it's
still doin good. i installed a lot of apps on it and it's still working
good and fast. The videocall is great. Though the camera while taking
pics looks really small but the quality is good if you'll transfer it
to pc. All in all it's one of d best phone that nokia ever made, i love
the user interface ;)
Reviewed by Anietie Akpanson from Nigeria on 1st
the major problem i encounter with my nokia n70 is the network. often
the it will be off for some days latter it will come up, all the local
enginers seems to have no solution to it, i considering selling it out
Reviewed by Kinghost from Philippines on 28th
Its a good phone it can stream youtube videos and music streaming,its
a better phone because it can compatible of 2gb memory
Reviewed by george from zambia on 27th Jan 2012
the phone is so great and powerful just love the functions.u can talk
while playing music.
Reviewed by dj_rocky31 from india on 4th Jan 2012
N70 Does Not turn on after Update
Reply by Aadi from India on 7th Jan
Rocky u need to flash ur cell. I think u go to a best mobile shop n
flash ur mobile.
Reviewed by getahun from ethiopia on 1st Dec 2011
the softmare of maltimedia card of nokia n70 is very bad the software
is corrupted seven of my multimedia card
Reviewed by Rampant Rabbiter from UK on 22nd Feb
Well, here's my second review. And I still haven't changed my opinion,
despite everyone telling me that the keypad apparently decides whether
it is dull enough for the backlights to be on. I got rid of this phone
as soon as I could but my colleague has one and says the keypad drives
him mad as well. The buttons are so small that it would be very handy
if the keypad lit up all the time anyway, and sometimes it is very dull
but the phone still thinks it's light enough and he has had to cover
up the light sensor himself to get the keypad to light up. But anyway,
I'm so glad I got rid of this phone after reading all the complaints
about the cheap feel of the phone, the poor camera and blurred screen,
etc. I now have the SE W900i and believe me, that phone does everything.
Never mind 15 FPS, the W900i captures video at 30 FPS. The camera is
the same at 2megapixels, but somehow seems far superior, and it has
autofocus, which makes a huge difference. It's simple to use, has the
added convenience of the Walkman feature, a massive 470mb internal memory
plus memory stick, and when you press a button it actually jumps into
action instantly. With the N70, I had time to make a cup of tea and
paint my toenails while I waited for it to do something. Sooo painfully
slow. Anyone thinking about getting a 3G phone should seriously consider
the W900i. There isn't anything they don't - or can't - do.
Reviewed by daniel from england on 21st Feb 2006
this has fantastic features and has a nice big clear screen, and the
camera is fantastic with 20 times zoom, but the size and the weight
of the phone is a disadvantage aswell as the price campared to other
phones with this ability. and the camera cover is awkward although its
handy protecting the camera, it can rattle after sliding open several
times, but still hasnt fallen off.
Reviewed by Dean from UK on 21st Feb 2006
I change my phone more than I change my pants. Well not really, but
at least every 3 months. I have had mobiles since 1993 and this is by
far the best I have seen. Cannot fault it! Ps Dave from the UK. Set
your phone to silent and when you turn it on there is no start up tone.
Reviewed by William from UK on 20th Feb 2006
An Excelent phone, but don't buy on Orange. The software has been "oranged"
(home paged is orange modified and you can't change it without getting
it flashed at cost £)as usual and it crashes, is slow, has rinftone
problems, and the wallpaper is blurred. Apart from that and Nokia and
Orange not really caring, it great!!!
Reviewed by Haq from UK on 19th Feb 2006
THIS PHONE IS GREAT, ITS GOT A EXCELLENT CAMERA, AND HAS EVERYTHING
YOU WANT IN A PHONE,IT LOOKS GREAT CONSIDERING ITS SIZE, MILES BETTER
THAN THE SAMSUNG D600, AND THE SE W8OOi, GREAT PHONE BUY IT. WORTH EVERY
Reviewed by gartheus from uk on 19th Feb 2006
be aware i had to exchnage this phone three times with the same fault.
IT HAS TOTALLY KNOCKED MY CONFIDENCE FOR NOKIA.
Reviewed by zaboura from canada on 16th Feb 2006
i think this phone is awesome nice camera and it looks good good job
Reviewed by Johnny Boxwell from UK on 16th Feb
Totally Rubbush!!! Really really slow and breaks too easily... Never
mind the Features..this phone is not worth it !!!
Reviewed by Hassaan from Pakistan(lahore) on 15th
It's a very good phone.The body is just beautiful.The thing which i
dont like is that it is difficult to use.But the quality of the picture
Reviewed by Dave from UK on 14th Feb 2006
Only had the Nokia N70 for two days, but so far it is an excellent phone
except for one point - you cannot turn off (or turn down the volume)
of the 'start up' tone. Each time I turn on the phone, the start up
tone sounds and it is extremely loud. This may not worry some people,
but I don't always want people to know when I have turned my phone on!
You can get around the problem by pressing a key as the phone starts
up (if you can remember to do this), but it is still extremely annoying
- all my previous Nokia phones have had a setting to allow you to switch
this tone off. If it wasn't for this, I would give the phone 5 stars
because I cannot fault it in any other way.
Reviewed by Fras from Scotland on 14th Feb 2006
Had the N70 now for about 5 weeks, took a bit of getting used to having
had SE K700i, Samsung D600, although these were great phones, the N70
is a class above, with the 3G Compatability and all other aspects of
the phone make it feel and look expensive. As far as getting used to
it, it can be a bit confusing navigating round the menus as there is
so much on it, but give it a week or two and you will be fine. My main
concern at first was the size, however it is still fairly light and
after the initial settling in period you would'nt even no its any bigger
than your last 2g phone. The only problem I have had apart from the
sloww start up, is when trying to connect it to the computer to transfer
files, it would'nt transfer any of my photos from pc to phone, when
I went into the folder on the pc it displays the photos on the folder
but when clicking in the folder is empt, this may be due to it not supporting
the format, however I doubt it, or it could be that I am not the biggest
whiz kid in town and have done something wrong, I don't know, if anyone
does let me know, still to try again mind you. If you have been considering
this phone, don't waste anymore time go out and get one, I am very fussy
and although I did not need a 3g phone as it is not imn my area under
O2 at the moment altghough coming shortly I wanted the best phone I
could get and as far as I am concerned I got it. Fras
Reviewed by Dan from UK on 13th Feb 2006
Have just bought the N70 and think it is a great phone. It has many
good multi media features and office software. The video recording and
playback is excellent for a mobile phone and captures in mpeg4 352X288
at 15 FPS and plays back files converted from other digital sources
in the same res and frame rate. MP3 tracks sound great, it has a radio,
and memory can be expanded with DV RS-MMC card.. A little disappointed
in the camera, its OK for a mobile still but not great although I haven’t
fully explored all the image settings and taken photos in different
lighting conditions. It has a large screen, easier on the eye than most
when viewing photos and video clips. It uses the Symbian OS which seems
a bit complicated at first but you soon found your way round it and
its much like any traditional phone menu system - a bit slow on start
up but OK navigating round the menus. Calls are clear and texting is
pretty good even with quite small buttons. I feel the phone will scratch
quite easily so take care of it. All in all it is a good phone withy
plenty of features - It’s an ipod, video ipod, camera, camcorder
combo which you can use as a quality phone too.
Reviewed by ben from uk on 13th Feb 2006
if i was offered a better phone i would say no. This phone is great.
Reviewed by elliot from england on 12th Feb 2006
what are all these whining girls going on about, this phone is excellent
they just dont know how to use it. I got a 1 gb card and put smart movie
software on it from emule (free of course) and sit on the train watching
full films plus have got excellent games and use it as a modem to connect
my lap top via g3. so stop your moaning some of you and learn how to
use all of its benefits camera and phone is only scating the suface.
Reviewed by DAZ from ENGLAND on 12th Feb 2006
This phone is absolutely rubbish. i Bought it and it is soooooo plasticy
the slide thing in front of the camera is pointless. The camers is 2mp
but the quality is all blue and bad ( like 00.0000000000001mp!) this
phone is rubbish so don't buy it coz u r wastin your cash .
Reviewed by dipak from UK on 10th Feb 2006
Well the phone is lovely looking as well as it is performs remarkably
but there is a prolem that tom tom sat car navigation does not work
Reviewed by Terminator from Philippines on 7th
This phone suck big time...I had it for 1 month now and it always hangs,
turning itself off everynow and then. And using it everyday, it doesnt
differ much from my very old 6600, the camera though is good.
Reviewed by Ismael from England on 7th Feb 2006
People said this phone is the beginning of a new generation, people
you are correct. This phone has no competitors, the 6280, a piece of
plastic, the w800i, dodgy cover. The amazing thing is that it is the
only 3g phone which dosen't crash, the speakers are crystal clear, the
camera is quality (20 stage zoom absolutely incredible). If you are
looking for a new phone i would recommend the N70 to a person who is
looking for a lightweight multi-functional fabulous sexy phone!
Reviewed by josh from england on 7th Feb 2006
right, i was thinkin of gettin a new phone n i couldnt decide between
the nokia n70 or the sony ericsson w900i so i got the n70 n my bro got
the w900i.poeple say that nokia are basic, simple n easy to use phones
which i agree on BUT....this phone is so hard to use, the slide camera
cover is jus pointless n a waste of space! the phones weighs about a
ton n its just too big n plasticey (not sure if thts a word but hey!)wereas
ma brothers phone (w900i) is amazing!!!its got a better camera than
the n70 which is suppost to be a 2megapixel but it looks like its a
VGA!!!! take my advice, do not buy this phone because its hard to use,looks
horrible n its probabley gonna brake neway! GO 4 THE SONY ERICSSON W900i!!!
Reviewed by Ansy from UAE on 7th Feb 2006
Well ive had this phone for around a month or so. On a whole scale,
i feel its quite over-rated... nothing great. Despite the good camera
quality and a couple other functions, the phone is extremely slow and
really gets on my nerves. And all of a sudden, now it wont turn on with
my simcard inside, but it will turn on when the simcard isnt inside.
It has quite a few faults and sometimes when you enter certain codes,
it continues to say they are incorrect... also the key pad is quite
small, it takes some time to get used to. Also when you try to look
through your gallery, it takes time to view new pictures that were recently
taken. Im switching to either the motorolla razor or the sony w900i...
Reviewed by Bilge from UK on 6th Feb 2006
Why have so many people given this 5 Stars? Are they employed by Nokia
to submit rave reviews of their products to websites? I am a big Nokia
fan - all the phones I have had in the past have been excellent; The
N70 is however, way off the mark. There are a raft of complaints including
the camera slide and the quality of the pictures (2MP it might be but
it is still pants) The crucial failing of the phone though, is the software
- It is very very slow. It affects every single phone operation and
drives you bonkers. Do not buy this phone.
Reviewed by alex monty from UK on 5th Feb 2006
This phone is an uprated version of the 6630 which is a cool fone too.
It also has proper video call facilities. The video zoom on the camera
is its only downfall. It steps unlike the 6630 which has a nice smooth
zoom - What a let down . What was nokia thinking? The buttons at the
bottom seem like they'll pop out too. Battery life seems much better
than the 6630 too.
Reviewed by Adiebear from England on 2nd Feb 2006
I ended up with this phone as I've previously had trouble with sony/ericcson
& Motorola, so I thought I'd have a go with a Nokia again and its been
first class, I've had the phone for about 2 weeks and have had no problems
with it freezing or any other faults that other people have. The build
quality is your usual high quality Nokia, it does'nt feel as good as
a Razr or Pebl but then I havn't had it crash on me like I've had those
do. People have suggested the camera slide appears like it won't last
but I think it depends on how well you look after your phone,I've just
bought a cover a bit like the silicone ipod skins which isn't baulky
and seems to be protecting it well so I'd recommend one of them anyway.
The camera is good quality its got a flash built in but the subject
your taking the photo of does need to be close or the picture tends
to be very grainy, in normal light you can't fault it. The video camera
I've found to work very well and is pretty smooth in playback mode.
I've had a play with the TV which is excellent as its only a phone youe
watching, some of the channels you can pick up live e.g Sky sports &
sky sports news othe channels don't appear to broadcast the same schedule
as your normal TV at home. The bluetooth function is excellent and very
quick in finding other bluetooth phones etc. The real player is excellent
especially when used with the nokia pc software that the phone comes
bundled. The nokia software will compress nearly any video file so it
will fit on the phone, for instance I compressed a half hour Ali G show
and it only took up 29mb of the supplied 64mb memory card. Ok you do
lose quality but its still very watchable. Some of the other features
are1, that you can download any photo off of your pc to use as a screen
saver etc. 2, Any tune stored on your pc can be used for the mp3 player
and/or ringtone.The phone comes complete with a USB lead to do all the
above. There is also an office pack included which I've only had a quick
play with but appears to be very handy. In my opinion the only downside
to the phone is that there is no proper auto keyguard,the only one on
the phone is one that takes a minimum of one minute to engage & then
requires a five digit code to unlock. This is ok but you really need
one that comes on asap so you can put the phone in your pocket without
worrying about it. You can lock it manually but this lock is de-activated
if the camera cover is opened which happens very easily. You can download
programs for an autolock but as yet none work on the N70. It seems odd
why Nokia would leave this feature out as it's standard even on the
most basic models. Overall 4 out of five and only because of the lack
of auto- keyguard.
Reviewed by Tayyab from Pakistan on 2nd Feb 2006
Yes, its Really an Outstanding Mobile phone with all features a mobile
lover would dream about... All persons by giving POOR (1 Star) rating
should atleast think that if thier handset got some problem all don't
get same problem, if someones handset gets some problem he should claim
warranty... or buy from else ware... Anyways, for its Features and Cool
looks its the best mobile handset of Nokia which suits its price because
you get more features than you PAY!!!
Reviewed by jon from door on 1st Feb 2006
this has got to be the best phone on the market... i just a free upgrage
th and i love it... the camera is fantastic ( not as good as the n90
) and the display is huge and clear my only problem is the battery life,
the battery last about 3-5 days
Reviewed by Daniel Jordan from UK on 30th Jan
I got this phone a few days ago, after 6 months of desire. what utter
SHEER bliss this phone is! To answer the person with the keypad backlight
problem - Dear, there is a light sensor just to the right of the "N70"
logo at the top right hand side of the phone. this enables the phone
to decide if it is bright enough to negate the need for the keypad backlight,
and also corrects the balance and brightness of the screen accordingly.
Try putting your finger over the sensor and using the pad, it works
then. I am amazed by the clarity of the MP3s that I've loaded onto it,
the camera works like a charm, and there are just SO many features that
you just discover while mucking about with it. I found the voice activated
dialling amusing, as it reads the contact in question's name out in
a voice like Ned Gerblansky from South Park - making it swear made me
cry with laughter for over half an hour; and I'm nearly 27 years old!
puerile, MOI?? lol. menu IS a bit slow when compared to other phones
i've had, but it DOES have rather a lot to think about, yes? anyway,
i couldn't recommend this phone highly enough. but please don't buy
it, as i don't want everyone elso to have the same phone as me. Cheers!!
Reviewed by Andrew from UK on 30th Jan 2006
A good phone full of features – had a problem with the quality
of photos and there seems to be a problem with the battery lasting more
than 48 hours less if you use the camera – not used the radio
as it is not easy to set up – was excited waiting for the phone
a little disappointed now
Reviewed by Mr Nokia from England on 30th Jan
This is a note for 'rampant rabbiter'. You can not compare the functionality
of a W800i to the N70 as they are 2 diffrent phones. If anyone remembers
the on going saga of the 6630 on o2 then we all should know that when
it comes to o2 & Symbian OS the o2 cock it up everytime & thats why
we at the shop where i work are refuseing to sell any symbain OS based
phone on the o2 network. The reason why the keypad lights keep turning
off is a power saveing function which is annoying yes but it has a purpose.
If you are in a dark room then you should notice that the back light
comes on, now if you go into a light room or switch the light on then
the keypad back light should turn off after about 5 seconds & you should
notice that the screens back light dim a little. Its been the same scince
the 7250 & now Motorola are also doing it aswell. If you look at the
top left of the N70 you will notice a sensor which determines a light
in the room & how much light you need on the phone. & finaly, all Symbian
OS i have known are not the quickest OS in the world but then it does
have all the functions that you need in a SmartPhone & not a candy bar.
My oppion is, if you want a phone that is quick & basic then go for
a W800i, 6230i or a V3i, but if you want all the bells & whistles on
it then go for the N series phones.
Reviewed by Ting Tong from Tooting, UK on 29th
This phone is huge in size and heavy in your pocket. The buttons are
small for a guy and the overall quality of the phone is poor - very
plastic like. Indeed, it looks like something from the Fisher Price
Reviewed by Paul mccaig from England on 25th Jan
had my n70 a few weeks now and think its by far the best phone that
ive owned. I got it free with vodaphone £23 a month for 350 mins 100
texts exellent.free sky tv for a month the 3g works wherever i am, taken
some brill photos no problems so far really loud up against my old sony
k700i love it to bits
Reviewed by Liam from Scotland on 24th Jan 2006
To Jimmy from England - are you serious mate? the camera is rubbish
and so is the video!!!! it is a 2 megapixel camera that it uses!! you
can't get any better than that on the market right now until Nokia release
their 3 megapixel phone the N80! It sounds to me like you just have
sour grapes with Nokia to be honest. I've had this phone now for a month
or two and it Rocks big time. I wrote a review back then and I was right
about one thing, the front facia really does take a doing, even in a
Nokia carry case it still manages to get scratched, but this is the
only down point to an otherwise multimedia dream. The images and videos
this thing can produce rivals anything out there. It is so easy to use
and is very practical. I've gheard a lot of people complaining about
the slide but to be honest I've had no problems at all with it, and
I'd much rather have the camera behind the slide as bare cameras tend
to get their lens' scratched otherwise. If you want a classy looking
phone this is the one for you, the electric blue backlight to the keys
give it a nice touch also, very high tech looking. I have mine on T-mobile
and was a bit disappointed to learn that on this tariff you cant get
the sky tv package you can with Vodafone, my friend has this phone with
the sky package and it rocks like you wouldn't believe. If you're looking
for a girly phone go buy a pink razr, if you want something that will
play music til your hearts content then go buy an MP3 player. If you
want aphone however that is everything wrapped in to one and looks classy
as hell also, this is the phone for you!!
Reviewed by rampant rabbiter from UK on 24th Jan
This phone arrived today from o2 after waiting nearly two weeks for
it to come into stock. And what exactly have I been waiting for? A phone
that's slow, takes ages to boot up and doesn't even work properly. The
keypad lights come on when you first switch the phone on, then they
go off never to be seen again until you switch it off and back on again.
So yeAh, it might be snazzy to look at, do everything except make the
tea, but it's the basics that really matter. So I'm afraid mine's off
back to o2 tomorrow, good riddance, and it's back to my faithful SE
W800i. In my opinion, SE make the best phones simply because they get
the balance right. They don't overload a phone with features at the
sacrifice of functionality. And I've owned a K700i, an S700i, a K750i
and now I have the W800i. They're the best; the cameras are the best,
and they never let you down. I'll be waiting for o2 to get the W900i
or W810i. Anyone thinking of getting this phone should seriously consider
what they think is most important in a phone. The N70 is a glorified
piece of plastic.
Reviewed by l jackman from uk on 23rd Jan 2006
i recently bought the nokia n70 but am having trouble getting my music
downloads to use as my ringtones dont have a clue what to do apart from
that its the best phone i have ever owned
Reviewed by chauny from england on 22nd Jan 2006
Excellent, outstanding, this is the best snartphone!! it has an amazing
camera, video and zoom and everything else is just amazing
Reviewed by Roy from UK on 21st Jan 2006
I use this phone specifically for connecting my PC to the Internet via
Bluetooth.. and it's EXCELLENT. I ran a download speed test (bandwidthplace.com)
and these are the results: 665.9 kilobits per second Communications
665.9 kilobits per second Storage 81.3 kilobytes per second 1MB file
download 12.6 seconds Subjective rating Not bad Info Date & time Saturday,
January 21, 2:40PM* Test type IDT4 Free Connection type Wireless: GPRS
Region United Kingdom Just amazing!! (Vodafone network, on contract).
I couldn't believe it so went to PCpitstop.com and did their test..
results: Download speed: 777 kilobits per second Test details: 800 kilobytes
downloaded in 8.242 seconds. I guess this is the 3G network in action.
The TV on the phone is very cool. When watching, you can select 'Full
Screen' and it the picture does indeed fill the screen (you need to
have the phone sideways). MP3 is good, but I've been using my 9500 Communicator
as a MP3 player for a year so already know what to expect. My only concern:
the front of the phone looks metallic and nice and sturdy.. but the
back looks cheap and the lens slider is plasticky... for sure there'll
be a strong market in replacement of broken sliders. Yep, it's a good
Reviewed by jimmy from england on 21st Jan 2006
it is da worst fone iv ever had cos the camera is rubbish and i have
had dis fone for bout a week now also the video isnt even clear and
the blotoooth dosnt work so then i rang up orange and took it back and
they said they cant repair it so i got a new 1 and im havin da same
poblems as da 1 before. IT IS A ABSERLUTLEY RUBBISH FONE.DO NOT GET
THIS FONE.but for me its back 2 da samsungs e800 wich is way better
than the nokia n70.
Reviewed by christy oakes from england on 20th
the phone was good , all of my friends liked it aswell. its a nice small
phone and can be kept almost anywhere... it costs a fair bit but when
it looks this sexy i couldnt resist , you know fasion.... its a boys
toy and thats the way i like it. the mp3 players great to and could
fit the hole of the backstreet boys greatest hits. i love this phone
Reviewed by chris from scotland on 19th Jan 2006
i have just got this phone and it is amazing, the keys ARE NOT too small,
they are fine to text with, and i have fairly fat fingers. dont listen
to everyone else that says there are! they are just grumpy. it is alittle
slow at opening things, but nothing that i would complain about. i bought
a new memory card for mine, to store all my pictures, but the amount
of memory is fine as it is. the sound qualitiy is really good, as is
the signal reception and battery. anyway, BUT IT its great, it looks
stunning aswell! not tryed the whole tv thing yet, but im hoping too.
Reviewed by Ash from UK on 17th Jan 2006
Nice phone packed with lots of nice features, the 2MP camera is great,
with a nice 20x zoom, the phone itself is a bit sluggish, but when you
consider whats going on underneath, its ok, the phone has only crashed
once, and that was because i had to much stuff on the phones memory,(dump
everything on a memory card) The voice commands are good, work first
time, allowing you to access applications, games, web etc I also like
the option of rejecting a call via SMS, Nice touch its not the smallest
phone in the world, but as i said at the beginning, when you consider
whats inside it, pretty impressive This is the first nokia i have owned
in a fair while glad to be back go buy this phone
Reviewed by Alex from Yugoslavia on 16th Jan 2006
the phone is brilliant.You all say that crashes sometimes but i have
it for a month and it didn`t crashed for a single time.The only `bad
thing` on the phone is the back camera cover which i think will broke
after months of usage,and that is why i rated by four stars. PS i also
want to know how this visual radio works
Reviewed by sharky from britain on 14th Jan 2006
This is sweet phone a improved look and interesting features which are
all superb such as the 2 high quality cameras and an mp3 player and
video playback what more can you want. I dare you to find problem with
Reviewed by putar from pakistan on 12th Jan 2006
It is an excellent phone it has everything you need and more!!!!
Reviewed by Ben from England on 10th Jan 2006
I think this is probably the best phone I've encountered in a long time.
I used to eke out a living reselling phones on eBay so there isn't much
I haven't used at some point or other. Samsung D500, Motorola V3, Nokia
6230i, Sony W800i... pretty much all of them. And the N70 stands head
and shoulders above the lot. The camera is very impressive indeed. Whilst
it's not up to the standard of a true camera, it is better than the
Sony one on the K750i. My mum has one of these and I've put the two
side-by-side - the Nokia is the better camera, despite not having this
'autofocus' widget. It looks its 2 megapixels and the Sony doesn't.
Call clarity is very impressive too. When I got my N70 and started calling
people with it, apparently they could all hear me a lot clearer than
before and the same was true of landlines as well. This is probably
the most important feature. It's a phone that does calling well! I remember
in particular the V3 being absolutely terrible for sound quality and
the N70 makes it a thankfully distant memory. Also, I haven't had the
slightest problem with bluetooth at all. I picked up a Bluetrek G2 headset
and it autoconnects faultlessly every time and the call quality's great.
No dropping, no crashes, no nothing. The software's been pretty flawless
too. The Nokia PC Suite version with the N70 is the easiest PC hookup
package I've ever used. It's just so simple - connect the phoone to
the PC via the USB cable they give you in the box and you're away! The
software does music and picture transfers, application installations,
even crops my pictures on the computer into phone wallpapers so I don't
have to pay for the dubious ones on websites. And the phone hasn't crashed
once either, meaning its software all works fine as well. I love the
fact that once you get used to the menu button being at the bottom corner,
it's just so easy to find your way around. Having come from a string
of different maker's operating systems, Nokia still have it sussed.
This just works, and you can set the joypad to shortcut to your most
commonly-used items to make it even easier. MP3 playback is a lot, lot
better than I was expecting. The Samsung D500 and D600 were OK but lacked
bass. The N70 gets very close to a real MP3 player - I wouldn't endorse
using it on long train journeys, but it's great for wandering to the
shops and back. I've got a 256mb memory card and 40 high-rate tracks,
and that'll do me quite nicely thank you... The various applications
are great. The PDF file viewer has already proved worth its weight in
gold, as I've saved bus and train timetables directly onto the phone
so I always know when I can get home. Being able to view Word documents
has been pretty handy too, as I can proofread essays whilst waiting
in queues and the like. Content download moves pretty quickly and the
mobile TV bit is a great toy; how cool is it to be able to turn round
to your friends and say 'sorry, I wasn't listening - I was watching
Sky One on my phone'? So to round things off, this is a fantastic phone.
The features are all excellent, the build quality is solid and it's
also absolutely superb at just making calls. I hope this review has
been more helpful than the 'buy dis fone!!!' that's usually found scrawled
across the site, but for once I would agree - if given the option, get
yourself an N70! It really is that good.
Reviewed by mongolian_cheese from U.K on 7th Jan
I've had this phone for a few weeks now, and I am very happy with it.
The reason for only 4 stars is that, as has already been stated previously,
the aluminium front does scratch very easily (I am VERY careful with
mine, and I still managed to scratch the aluminum putting it in my pocket).
The other reason is that the sliding camera protector is wobbly after
only 2 weeks of use. I dread to think what it will be like in a few
months. In conclusion, an excellent phone, but i would not buy sim free
(as it is much too expensive for what you get), but an excellent model
if you can get a good contract deal.
Reviewed by bobby from england on 6th Jan 2006
absolutely fantastic. no problems at all with it.... apart from one.
how do you get the visual radio thing to work? or is it a network problem?
i'm on vodafone, and the coverage, even on 3G is perfect. would appreciate
any help on this matter. thanks.
Reviewed by mal from uk on 6th Jan 2006
this is a message for 'WILL', the Nokia Service Centre within Chatterbox.com
does software upgrades for FREE, this is situated at Queens Park, London.
hope this helps. cheers!
Reviewed by jamie from uk on 3rd Jan 2006
If anyone is wondering how to sync an N70 with a mac, look here.
Reviewed by andy from england on 3rd Jan 2006
as eveyone is saying it is a good phone lots stuff as standard, but
i i'm now on my 2nd n70 as the first one lost all signal so cuoldn't
make any calls and secondly every now and then the ringtones would breakdown
during an incoming call apart very pleased with it!
Reviewed by Christian from UK on 30th Dec 2005
the n70 is excellent, its all the features you want, i used to have
the nokia 6230i but i can clearly see the differance! a few bits and
bobs go wrong sometimes but amazing features!!!:)
Reviewed by Steve from United Kingdom on 30th
Typically Nokia. Great build, looks good, full of features. You can
do a lot worse than getting this phone, especially as it was free on
contract. Still has snakes, but its now 3D and looks good - also comes
with a snowboarding game. MP3 player works nicely and 2mp camera produces
some amazing snaps.
Reviewed by bimholy from essex on 28th Dec 2005
one of the best phones iv ever had so far
Reviewed by phn-guru from UK on 28th Dec 2005
This phone is rubbish rubbish rubbish!Nokia makes it out to be this
great new 3g phone with everything you could ever need, well they're
wrong! Please people if you want a phone with everything get the Sony
Ericsson w900i, read the review on it and note all the 5 star ratings.I
got the nokia N70 about a month ago and about 3 days after getting it,
it kept switching itself off and took ages to reboot, so I sent it back
for a repair and about a week later they just sent me a new one saying
they didn't manage to fix it. Now this new one is doing the same thing!
I'm flogging this phone and buying the w900i.
Reviewed by genos from uk on 27th Dec 2005
4stars, reason: camera could do with auto focus :P and internal memory
could be larger. apart from that i have no complaints. its fast doesnt
crash good sound great screen. the only other thing is the battery i
have only lasts 3 days at most but charging it over night is not an
inconvinence. great phone.
Reviewed by Brendan O'Doherty from England on
22nd Dec 2005
Aside from all the amazing features and great camera which I am sure
everyone has praised I have one thing to say : I dropped my 3 day old
Nokia N70 from 3 stories and it still works perfectly, sure it's not
as pretty anymore as it sustained some scratches and dimple marks but
who cares. I am amazed !!!
Reviewed by H.MARTIN from UK on 22nd Dec 2005
I WOULD GIVE IT 6 STARS IF I COULD. ITS THE FERRARI OF MOBILES .UNLESS
U ARE A TECHNO GEEK U WONT HAVE TO BUY ANOTHER ONE FOR LIGHT YEARS.TRUST
ME.JUST GO AND GET ONE.
Reviewed by MarieSimone from UK on 21st Dec 2005
I've also got an N70 and I just have to say: I totally agree with everything
that "will" has written. Its far from a bad phone, but there are simply
too many problems with it in order to give it 5stars.
Reviewed by me from UK on 21st Dec 2005
It's stylish, it's business-like, it's appealing, and it's fab. The
Camera is ace - motorola camera's are rubbish // trust me- i have experience
with phones // - yeah, it's expensive unless you can find a good deal,
but it's worth it. My advice: Stick with Nokia phones. You cant go wrong
with Nokia. It does the job fanstastically and i can sit for hours and
explore my Nokia N70...
Reviewed by Salim from Bangladesh on 20th Dec
This phone is awesome. Has minor issues with the software (freezing
when you try to access the galary). But overall, its a work of art!
Reviewed by Laura from UK on 20th Dec 2005
Right ... first I feel I have to start by saying how much I like this
phone. It does everything I want BUT... I am unable to hold a conversation
for longer than 3 minutes without the call dropping. I have had 2 N70's
in the space of a month and the same thing happend to both of them.
It is not the signal in my area as I have been on orange for over 6
years and never had a problem and my flatmate is also on orange. This
is the most irritating thing that could happen as you are happily chatting
away, call disconnects, signal goes down for 2 minutes or so, by the
time it comes back you can't be bothered to chat so you end up sending
a text message which costs extra! Does anyone else know anyone else
with a N70 who has this problem???
Reviewed by will from uk on 19th Dec 2005
Still giving this handset 3 stars after 2 months for the same reasons
previously. Just visited the site to see other's opinions and it seems
"Adam" below (whose last fone was prob a 3310), has slated my review.
Can I just ask: 1)Do you have silk-lined pockets? 2)Where the heck is
the message counter? Having to keep all the Sent texts is poor for a
modern handset. 3)Copy & paste feature sounds good. How do you do it?
And 4)Is it possible Vodafone supplied me with a rubbish battery AND
Reviewed by bob from canada on 17th Dec 2005
it is the best phone "wow" ...
Reviewed by Raid ben khudair from Canada on 17th
i think it is very good phone and nice and a lot of people said that
do not put in your jeans because it will scratch it. ok get a cover
for the phone and some people said that it freezes yaa sometimes it
will beacause it is the first ship get the seconed ship and that happens
with evrey software for ex. my fraind bought xbox 360 sometimes it freezes
beacause it is the first ship his fraind got the same one and it workes
fine. so get the phone it is very good and useful.
Reviewed by moaaz from Pakistan on 17th Dec 2005
this mobile has a big screen which is very useful.it has two cameras
which are perfect one is for video one is for camra
Reviewed by DanC from England on 16th Dec 2005
Arrgh!! Its so annoying!! This phone has gone more features than Jackos
face, which on a phone is a good point! It has 2 mpex camera, mp3, synch,
big memory, all the other gizmos on it too.... However, when you try
to make a phonecall you cant! Oooh, say Nokia, we forgot it was a phone
aswell... silly us! Now this is obviously a softward fault. I bought
20 of these phones for my business, 7, yes 7, have gone wrong. I dont
know if it is the network or the handset or i dont know what!! All i
know is im going to leave the Scandanavian technology and head back
towards the Japanese - because just like the cars, they dont break down!
Reviewed by ladyk from uk on 15th Dec 2005
Well after some months of looking into what phone I want to get with
my upgrade the N70 seemed to be a good choice, I do spend many hours
researching every year for the best phone I can get which comes with
all the goodies, which to be honest I never use , but that’s not
the point I want one of the best phones which can do the most and the
Nokia N70 seemed to have lots of things to play with. I am comparing
this to my old Nokia 7610, if anyone has had a Nokia 7610 then basically
there is hardly any difference apart from the N70 has a better camera,
it has 3g and has a few other little extras like a radio ect . The downfall
is that the Nokia N70 has smaller buttons the slid at the back opens
easy which can be annoying and something which is very silly to mention
(but im going to anyway) it doesn’t have the pink theme which
the Nokia 7610 had and no girly theme which replaced it.I also found
the Nokia N70 a bit slower and within 24 hours it froze up on me which
I heard is a common problem with the N70 at the moment. I have to admit
I was hoping for a more of a “wow” factor and was pretty
disappointed that it wasn’t that much different from the 7610.
For those who have never owned a 7610 or like it then this phone has
pretty much everything you could ask for, it is a big phone but it makes
it easier to find in the bottom of your handbag and the camera is VERY
good. But with a few small problems I have had within the first 24 hours
I did look into taking it back. I have had two nokia 7610’s in
the last year both went funny on me with different problems which makes
me worried this N70 wont last. If you are looking for a phone which
has everything and you don’t mind about the size then this is
a good phone to consider. I had a pretty hard time trying to get hold
of this phone with 02 so it must be a popular choice with others. But
I will admit the day I was due to pick up the Nokia N70 my dependable
sony ericsson t610 fell on the floor and broke , the same night I brought
a second hand one from eBay just in case this Nokia N70 fails me I have
something which I can depend on .They are bringing out a new Nokia 3G
phone with a slid keyboard (but not a smart phone), personally I wish
I had waited till that was available.
Reviewed by LAURA from UK on 13th Dec 2005
THIS PHONE IS BRILL !!!!!!!! BYE IT NOW!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by Kieran from United Kingdom on 10th
This phone is amazing!!!. Its so good you should go buy one right now.
It is a buisness phone but also a jam-packed multimedia warehouse. It
does absolutely everythin a phone can just now and the 2megapixel camera
is perfect. The only downside is that it is quite easy to scratch so
when you buy it youll have to take good care of it.
Reviewed by - from trinidad & tobago on 7th Dec
this phone is so damn good! it's got ahigh resolution screen with reinforced
glass, a 2megapixel camera, bluetooth, e-mail, built in fm radio, a
video recorder and it plays music, what else could you ask for from
a phone? DEFINETLY WORTH 5 STARS***** if you haven't already got an
n70, then what are you waiting for get out ther and get one, you won't
regret it!!! (p.s make sure you buy a case to protect the stainless
steel main body because it can scratch easily.)
Reviewed by matt mcdonnell from england on 7th
I just recently bought the N70 and it's great. It's an amazing phone
which has so much to offer.
Reviewed by Mr Nokia from England on 7th Dec 2005
re:Stuart.....I have the n70, I also have the Motorola bluetooth headset
(hs850), it works fine. I have paired it up with verious bluetooths
from other manufactures other than Nokia, & guess what? THEY WORKED
FINE! So who ever told you that new gen Nokias don not work with other
makes other than Nokia, was lieing to you.Did you speak to the people
who made the car kit? Also why did you give it 1 star based purely on
that? The one thing? Its the whole phone that you review NOT one aspect!
Reviewed by Liam from Scotland on 7th Dec 2005
I bought this phone about a week ago and it is a sound a phone as you
can buy. The functions are virtually identical to the 6680 and 6630
which is to be expected as this is the updated version of both. Very
user friendly with easy to use functions. The camera is utterly stunning,
especially when used in video mode. I noticed it most when I bluetoothed
an MP4 to my PC. Compared to the movies on the 6630 it is leaps and
bounds ahead of the game. If there is a down side to the phone I guess
it would be the lazyness of Nokia to introduce accesories for their
new phones, prior to release. The facia of this phone really looks the
part in brushed chrome, but it also looks like it could take a doing,
so make sure you have a suitable carrying method until Nokia finally
get to releasing carry cases on the main stream market. All in though,
I recommend this phone, especially to previuos Nokia owners.
Reviewed by Stuart from UK on 7th Dec 2005
I have a hands free Bluetooth SEEFreeKit SFK306 car kit that works fine
with my Nokia 6600, my Nokia 6630, Ngage and Sony Ericson V800. However
It will not work with my New Nokia N70, it pairs fine, and the buttons
on the car hand free work, i.e. press the redial on the hand free and
the N70 redials. However no audio is sent from the phone to the hands
free and from the hands free to the phone, to have a conversation you
must hold the phone to your ear – not hands free! I contacted
club nokia whose only reply was nokia phones don’t support 3rd
party accessories. I took a trip to an independent Nokia service centre
and was told they had heard from Nokia (unofficially) that the new generation
ok Nokia phones had been designed to specifically not work with 3rd
party Bluetooth accessories. He tried the hands free with several new
gen Nokia’s and none worked, he tried a few older phones and no
Reviewed by Michael from England on 6th Dec 2005
Very good fone, many features, one thing tho ! the slider on the back
for the camera, even when locked if it slides open it opens camera and
uses the battery, can this be stopped ?
Reviewed by Honestbob from UK on 5th Dec 2005
was sooo excited when i bought this on t-mobile last week. got it home
and it looked amazing. switched it on and started playing as u do. it
hung up. have only had it 7 days and has crashed 27 times! now takes
me up to 3 mins to send a short txt with all the confirmations. also
after 3 days the "aluminium" front was scratched and it had only been
in my jeans. took it back yesterday and got a SE W550i instead. so far
works like a dream. avoid the N70 like the plague. if u feel tempted
for gods sake walk away. just walk away.
Reviewed by mohammed from uk on 5th Dec 2005
nokia phone are the best with high quality of pictures colour good body
features n70 is one the best nokia phone i have ever seen it is so admire
in having it.
Reviewed by zoe wright from uk on 4th Dec 2005
Reviewed by Adam from UK on 3rd Dec 2005
As someone stated below:- Other major gripes: No message counter, low
volume handsfree, quite uncomfortable to write texts, memory is still
insufficient. Oh yeah and the battery life, quite frankly , is pathetic.
I have the nokia n70 and there is a message counter. Your handsfree
must be faulty because mine is sometimes too loud, maby it is your profile
settings or you Enhancment settings.The keys on the keypad feel nice
to press but i do have to agree that they are small, something easily
to get used to and personal choice, i love the keys myself!. Memory
on mine is excellent, got supplied a 64mb rs-mmc card with it and that
holds hundreds of pictures and videos easily. The phone memory is also
not bad, and it can hold quiet a few 2 megapixel pictures aswell. Also
you said that the battery life was "pathetic". I disagree, i havent
charged my phone for atleast 2 days now, i have talked to people on
there, txted people 24/7, browsed the internet, and listening to mp3's
on the main speaker and it is still showing full bars. Are you sure
you have a proper nokia battery and did you charge it up fuly before
using it. In my opinion this is the best phone out and will be for a
very long time. The video and pictures taken with the built in camera
are superb giving crystal clear quality. The videos taken can be played
back full screen on a television without being pixelised, thats how
good the quality is. However for self portraits using the front camera
located above the screen is the same quality as most vga cameras such
as the one on the nokia 6600, But when taking pictures with the VGA
camera (the one above the screen) in low light conditions, the quality
decreases. Hence thats why there is flash on the 2mp camera. Loud ringtones
and there is no sound muffling and everything is clear.Dedicated app
key on the keypad, useful for a favourite shortcut.Excellent using with
a computer. When connected to a pc via bluetooth,infrared, usb ect.
You are able to send messages from the pc by text message and MMS ect.
Some people say that the front of the phone scratches easily. I have
put this phone in my jeans pocket, left it on hard surfaces. It has
been everywhere and the front is still looking perfect!. The screen
brightness can also change with the amount of light in the surrounding
environment. Very useful. Also the ability to select a profile called
"offile" allows you to keep your phone on inside hospitals ect. The
offile mode stops the signal coming in and out. Also when writing messages
or notes ect. There is a copy and paste feature. Very handy indeed,
especially if you like to put loads of kisses at the end of your messages.
If you dont mind the size of the phone (it really isnt that big when
its in your hand, fits perfect in mine) i would recommend this phone
to anybody of all ages. You might think that the price is high for the
nokia n70. But when you use it you begin to realise why, its so fantastic
and browses the internet with its HTML browser at broadband speed. Excellent
phone for everyone. Best phone out, and will remain the best phone out
for a long time.
Reviewed by Raymond from England on 27th Nov 2005
It's too good. The phone is actually the best in the Nokia series if
you ask me. And i will recommende it to many people
Reviewed by Doug from Hong Kong on 24th Nov 2005
Don't get me wrong...this is a great phone... but let me get my gripe
over with first... the aluminium front gets scratched so easily it looks
more scratched than the plastic screen!! Nokia should have used a harder
alloy! Anyway..coming from the terrible bug ridden Siemens S65 the N70
is a God-send... the response of the phone is ok-fast,the screen is
crispy clear (at last) and the video function is just fantastic...(although
the recording view is juddery the actual recorded MP4 is so smooth)...and
since its MP4 its so convenient to transfer to the computer... also
you get the USB cable thrown in (an optional paid extra with the S65)
which should be madatory anyway... the phone reception is good, with
nice and clear voice tones. The supplied software is of ok-quality and
you can do lots of things with it like simple video editing and music
conversion from midi files to use as ringtones... another nice feature
is the RS-MMC card... which is...thankfully HOT-swappable and can use
cards up to 1GB! There are some features that can be improved... like
the addition of a 'headphones' profile (like the old Nokia's) but the
pros outweigh the cons... some people would not like the size (its not
a slim phone) and the buttons are a tad fiddley... but nonetheless...
still a great phone... recommended for people who likes to take snap-shots
and lots of videos!!! And for my version (HK) there is even a Chinese-English
dictionary thrown in!!Two BiG Thumbs up!
Reviewed by sameed from india on 22nd Nov 2005
totally awesome .this phone rox
Reviewed by Goose from England on 15th Nov 2005
I have had this phone less than 24 hours and think it is excellent.
I had the 6630 which is a pretty ugly phone, this version is so much
better. The camera is awesome and it is nice an easy to use. It looks
really cool also, the extra memory is a very welcome addition also.
Reviewed by Fe from UK on 14th Nov 2005
I went from the Nokia 7110, lovely exec phone, can't fault it. But this
new N70 seems a bit dumb. If you press off the screen by accident when
writing a text message and go back to new message, it's not there and
you have to fumble through the messaging box to find it again. Yes the
camera sounds good, but at 6x4 there's so much noise, like most camera
phones, that it's a waste of space printing it. Also, when you put a
high res pic as wallpaper, it's not sharp at all. This phone looks smarter
than it really is.
Reviewed by will from england on 14th Nov 2005
I would love to give this phone 5stars, but simply can't. Had the n70
for 3 weeks now and looks and sounds extremely tatty. Without an appropriate
case (camp), the front aluminium scrathes way too easily. And the sliding
cover at the back is way too delicate and creaky for a £500+ handset.
Don't even think about putting this phone in your jeans pocket. Does
anybody else's look really shoddy now? Or have I just unknowingly really
mistreated it? Why do these things happen when the 14 day trial expires??
Other major gripes: No message counter, low volume handsfree, quite
uncomfortable to write texts, memory is still insufficient. Oh yeah
and the battery life, quite frankly , is pathetic. Also it keeps freezing
and is too slow to the point where it is too similar to a PC for its
own good! Tbh, I can't see this handset lasting the duration of my 18
month contract. Anyway, other than these annoying things, the capabilities
and applications are impressive. However, apart from the camera and
better size, my sis still reckons the p910i sh**s on the n70. Ps- Can
anyone tell me where I can get software and "stuff" for it? Thanks.
Reviewed by Mark from England on 14th Nov 2005
Quite easily the best phone i've ever owned. I first moved in the world
of smartphones with the 7650 and that was great for it's day. Ever since
then I've not been totally satified with a phone like I have with this.
It's fast, easy to use, has bags of memory and the 2M pixel camera is
Reviewed by Stuart Storey from England on 11th
Excellent phone -sound good - Email good - calendar good - but I am
a Mac user and it is not yet possible to download calendar and phone
number etc - Nokia customer services were very unhelpful - they offered
no solution what so ever - Macs iSync 2.1 doesn't work either.... I
hope iSync upgrade eventually will allow download to my Mac.
Reviewed by FullClickSpeed from Scotland on 10th
I thought the days of me buying another Nokia were over after getting
an orange 3330 (The one that said you could download Games & stuff,
& you couldn't). Anyway after that mess up I Vowed never to get another
Nokia but when I saw my choises this month, SE K600i (Non-Expandible)
Or the W800i thats on back order until Christmas & beyond, I had to
choose the Nokia N70 & I'm very pleased I did. Now all we have to do
is get software & start creating. Well I will anyway.
Reviewed by /\\/\\id\\/\\/est/\\/\\ystic from England
on 9th Nov 2005
You may remeber me from such reviews as the Motorola E1000 & the Nokia
6680, now i am back to shout praise to Nokia! When i thought they could
not do any better than the 6680 they go 4 even 5 times beter with the
N70. The things that i disliked with the 6680 (ie 10mb internal memory...erm....thats
it!) has been updated with a 30mb! The screen looks better, the sound
is better, the radio is top notch & its still easy to use! Im not to
sure about the light blue keypad back light but i can live with it!
There is not enought stars in the world that can do this super phone
justice! Just a few things i would like to clear up though, you can
not compear the ease of certain features of the N70 & the 6230/6230i
as they use different OS, i did find it ahrd when i made the swtich
from conventional nokia OS on 6230 to Symbian, im sure you will get
the hang of it. Vodafone Live & Vodafone software full stop has the
same problem as o2 Active & o2 software, to many issues & conflictions
(we remeber the 6630 on o2?...dont we??) so i surgest that you switch
to a network that will not give as much of its own software & bog the
speed down like 3. Yes they have their issues but i have had no, YES
NO, problems with them as i got into my 3rd year with them. The hadset
speed is like the 6680 that i had on 3. & yes i do miss the navi-pad
in the middle of the 6680 but i am slowly getting use ti the N70s navi-pad.
All in all, top phone & glad to own one!
Reviewed by Nick from UK on 7th Nov 2005
Overall a good phone. Everything a phone should have, and then some
- great quality camera/video, good music player, expandable memory,
BT, office functions, HTML support etc. BUT all this is marred by the
fact the phone operates like an old 486. It is so slow between key presses,
and usually by the time I have the camera set up, the subject has gone!
It also hangs once in a while, and I get the occasional dropped call.
Also, lots of confirmations when trying to do something, (how many times
do I have to say I want to send a text!) and some of the vodafone Live
content doesn't work. Ordinarily, this phone would be brill. But its
dallying and seizing up means I am serious contemplating returning it.
Reviewed by ricewind from uk on 31st Oct 2005
phone is great. with being a noika you know where you are with it. the
only problam is with it is you can not use certain options on vodafone
live. other wise a very good phone
Reviewed by Dylan from England on 28th Oct 2005
Fantastic phone, really easy to use damn good looking and packed to
the brim with features. One minor gripe is that the keypad is frikkin
miniscule, i have pretty normal sized hands but i have to be using the
side of my fingers to hit the buttons. But its i minor gripe for an
all round stunning phone.
Reviewed by John O' C from UK on 25th Oct 2005
Everybody seems to be in agreement that this is one of the best phones
on the market, I just wish to point out a few of the negatives. There
is no wallet feature. The charger has changed, so now the standard Nokia
charger no longer works. Why can the birthday feature in contacts not
be linked to the calender? The "go to" menu is not as easy to adjust
as the 6230. Still a great phone, but these little problems can let
Reviewed by kel from UK on 24th Oct 2005
I have been using nokias for 7 years. This is the best there has ever
Reviewed by mac from uk on 18th Oct 2005
to sync with n70 and mac os though its a bit of a hack until apple
add official support
Reviewed by Mike Zourk from USA on 13th Oct 2005
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the n70 is great phone the screen is very bright I recently got it for
$640 and I still I have the nokia 6680 both are almost the same. also
I used to have the nokia 6630. I would say to the people who wants to
up-grade their phone from nokia 6680 or nokia 6630 not to do so. as
all are very similar except for the digital cam 2.0 mg and the radio
in the n70. also another thing I am an apple computer user unfortunate
the n70 dose not Sync with the address book and contacts. but the nokia
6680 and nokia 6630 dose. and I am thinking to return n70 for this reason.
but I still gives it 10 stars************