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Nokia 6700 SLIDE Quad Band Fully Metal Unlocked Phone (Pink)

  • Symbian OS S60
  • 5.0 MP Camera
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Sensible sensor
That screen has a resolution of 320x240 pixels, which makes for a perfectly clear display -- any higher and icons and text would quickly become too tiny to read without a powerful telescope (which would significantly decrease the 6700 Slide's portability). A really nice addition is an ambient light sensor on the phone's front, which will increase or decrease the screen's brightness dependent on how bright it judges your surroundings to be. We found it worked well -- we never found the screen to be underlit, or battery-chompingly bright either.

Sliding out the alpha-numeric keyboard, we're a little disappointed with the small size of the keys -- they're by no means unusable, but we found some of the higher-up keys a little tricky to reach, which meant texting at speed was quite awkward.

The 6700 Slide is running Nokia's own Symbian operating system, which means you'll have access to the the Ovi app store. The interface itself is well designed -- anyone who's used a Nokia phone in the last few years will be familiar with the layout, with a dock along the bottom of the screen for popular tools like email and the Ovi store, and a more detailed menu accessible via a click of the left 'menu' key.

Our only complaint is that the interface is loaded with pop-up warnings and tips, especially when browsing the web, which slightly ruins the experience. The button layout too could be better. As well as a five-way central button, two context-aware menu keys, call and end buttons, there are also 'cancel' and 'home' buttons, which seem slightly superfluous. No task seems to require more than the usual five buttons, so we're slightly baffled as to why these extra keys were included.

Often on these sorts of mobiles, we find there's little consistency from screen to screen in terms of what the buttons do. Luckily that's not the case here -- you won't be stuck hunting for on-screen prompts at every stage. If the right key means 'back' on one screen it's likely to mean 'back' on other screens too.

Camera Obscura
The 6700 Slide features a five-megapixel camera with an LED flash mounted attractively on its rear plating. The camera software is quick to load, and the menus aren't as dense or complicated as some we've seen, but we found that it was very easy to accidentally blur photos with even the slightest wrist tremor. If you do manage to grab a non-blurry image, photo quality is far from superb. Shooting video is similarly quick and easy, but again, the quality isn't great, and recorded video is quite stuttery.

The 6700 Slide won't steer you wrong if your priorities are to capture quick and dirty snaps, but if your reason for checking out this phone is because much-touted camera capabilities, we suggest you look elsewhere.

Connectivity is reasonable -- there's no Wi-Fi support which is a little irksome, but thanks to 3G and Edge support you'll soon be frittering away your money on overpriced data like nobody's business. The built-in browser is easy to use, though bear in mind that because there's nary a touchscreen in sight, you'll have to be content with navigating web pages using the four-direction central button. Battery-life is pretty decent considering that many new phones won't even last a single day -- expect the 6700 Slide to last you somewhere between two and three days on a full charge.

There's a Facebook app pre-loaded which worked well when we tried it out, and the mobile version of Twitter works well when you visit it in the browser. Call quality is good, though we wouldn't have minded some dedicated volume keys on the side of the phone.

As far as music goes, the on-board player is functional, but infuriatingly, Nokia is still building phones with 2.5mm headphone sockets, rather than the industry-standard 3.5mm sockets you find on laptops, MP3 players, and just about everything else in existence. A pair of 2.5 headphones are included in the box, though as with all bundled headphones they're quite uncomfortable to have in your ears and don't sound great.

On the plus side, there's a call-answer and microphone attached to the cord, which will let you take calls without having to take your phone out your pocket, but if you have dreams of plugging in a set of high-quality cans, you'll have to buy either an adaptor to make them fit, or hunt around for some decent 2.5mm headphones, which are rare things indeed.

We like this phone. It is solidly built and the features are, for the most part well implemented. The camera is a little disappointing, but the 6700 Slide offers slick Facebooking and basic web browsing within an intuitive interface.

It's worth bearing in mind though, that for £150 you could pick up a decent touchscreen phone with many of the same features. Unless you're particualrly averse to touchscreens, check out the Samsung Monte before committing to a purchase.

The Nokia 6700 slide doesn’t have to do much to get recognised, coming as it does in six stunning colours. It’s not short on features either and with social networking and 3G at its heart, this is one very connected device. The aluminium frame and 2.2-inch screen round off quite a tasty package.

Aluminium, pink, petrol-blue, red, lime and purple are the colour choices on offer for the Nokia 6700 slide, each more striking than the last. Pictures are well catered for with a five megapixel camera, Carl Zeiss optics, dual LED flash and a dedicated camera button.
HSDPA and HSUPA will keep users well connected whilst 29 hours of audio playback will be music to headphone fans’ ears (the 6700 also boasts over 12 days standby and four hours talktime). On board FM radio and music player will help to keep the beats alive. Based on S60, the 6700 slide also makes it easy to share pics and make the most of social networks whilst editing and uploading shots is a breeze.

GENERAL 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 1900 / 2100
Announced 2009, November
Status Available. Released 2010, April
SIZE Dimensions 95.2 x 46.1 x 15.9 mm, 52 cc
Weight 110 g
DISPLAY Type TFT, 16M colors
Size 240 x 320 pixels, 2.2 inches
SOUND Alert types Vibration; Downloadable polyphonic, MP3 ringtones
Speakerphone Yes
- 2.5 mm audio jack
MEMORY Phonebook Practically unlimited entries and fields, Photocall
Call records Detailed, max 30 days
Internal 45 MB storage, 128 MB RAM
Card slot microSD, up to 16GB, 2GB included, buy memory
DATA GPRS Class 32
EDGE Class 32, 296 / 177.6 kbits
3G HSDPA, 10.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 2 Mbps
Bluetooth Yes, v2.0 with A2DP
Infrared port No
USB Yes, v2.0 microUSB
CAMERA Primary 5 MP, 2592x1944 pixels, Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus, LED flash
Video Yes, VGA@15fps
Secondary QCIF videocall camera
FEATURES OS Symbian OS v9.3, S60 rel. 3.2
CPU ARM 11 600 MHz processor
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email
Browser WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS; Visual radio
Games Yes
Colors Aluminum, Pink, Petrol-blue, Red, Lime, Purple
Java Yes, MIDP 2.1
- Ovi Maps
- WMV/RV/MP4/3GP video player
- MP3/WMA/WAV/RA/AAC/M4A music player
- Organizer
- Flash Lite 3.0
- Voice memo
BATTERY Standard battery, Li-Ion 860 mAh
Stand-by Up to 300 h (2G) / Up to 250 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 4 h (2G) / Up to 3 h (3G)
Music play Up to 29 h
MISC SAR US 1.02 W/kg (head) 0.73 W/kg (body)
SAR EU 0.91 W/kg (head)


Form Factor
Slider Phones


Compatible Carrier & Service
AT&T 2G, T-Mobile 2G/3G, Rogers/Fido/SimpleMobile


Operating System
Symbian OS S60


5.0 MP


Talk Time
3 - 5 hours

Quick Info


  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year

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