It’s indeed better to wait when something extraordinary is on its way, especially when makers such as Nokia take a gap and come back with a new smartphone in the bag. The latest mobile device that has made quite a lot of waves is Nokia C7, which is an interesting fusion of smooth looks, big performance and top-notch functionality. Powered by Symbian 3, the touchscreen model takes one step ahead and rightly strengthens Nokia’s C series. The device zeroes in delivering an intuitive, enriched user experience through enhancements in its ‘core’ functions. Touted to be the second handset on Symbian 3 platform, the great looking smartphone somewhere seems to have taken some inspiration from its elder sibling ‘Nokia N8’. But, what exactly rests inside the sleek chassis is what we have to scrutinize the device for. Let’s take a closer look at this promising mobile phone.
Integrated with a 680MHz ARM 11 processor, this delivers a quite decent performance level and brings forth email and social networks with utmost ease. However, a bit to disappointment, some may notice a little slowdown when indulging in web browsing. Users will experience straight out of the box connectivity and entertainment. The Smartphone from C series ensures an incredible video playback and gaming too. So music aficionados and gaming buffs can certainly feel treated there.
If users may overlook lags when browsing the web, they will be able to find considerable media potential. Pretty much Like N8 from Nokia’s roster of advanced phones, C7 too knuckles down to offering a complete, rich multimedia and entertainment experience. Before we slip by, its 8GB on-board memory further ensures users’ need for stockpiling their loads of content is well taken care of. At the same time, its storage capacity can be extended up to 32GB through a micro SD card. To sum it up, the Nokia C7 performs quite impressively and somewhat better when compared with others. So, all those who are on the lookout for a trendily carved, feature-loaded phone can simply put their feet up and latch onto this one.
Based on Symbian 3 OS (which is upgradable to Nokia Belle), the handset comes equipped with a 3.5-inch Corning Gorilla Glass display. Perfect for users who seek an incredible viewing experience, the C7 lends support to 360 x 640p resolution and 16M colors that ensure sharpness and unrivaled acuity. There’s an easy access to Nokia Ovi Store as well, which should allow users to seamlessly download and install their favorite applications. However, the integrated App Store doesn’t come close to offering the variety of Apple’s App Store. But, it still pulls off well in offering plenty of good choices. Besides this, the smartphone features a high end 8MP camera with face detection and geo-tagging and ensures a smooth entertainment journey through audio playback, video playback and FM radio. As far as the memory is concerned, C7 from Nokia sports a microSD card slot and allows for up to 32GB of internal storage.
Enclosed in a fine-grained and pebble-esque body, C7 looks more than a phone. The smooth call and end buttons have been incorporated underneath the capacitive display, which ensures utmost convenience. Although C7 swings down when compared with other aesthetically carved units, the handset however scores points for its super glossy fascia and curved, chrome edges. Since Nokia C7’s layout has a penchant for shiny things, the Smartphone somewhat looks feminine. But that nowhere means a guy cannot lift his hand up for latching onto it. The 130g lightweight phone also stands distinguished for its vibrant shades and beautiful display which easily gets unlocked with a quick swipe. In a nutshell, Nokia has concentrated quite a lot on C7’s slim figure while ensuring to pour in all the essential features.
To wrap it up, Nokia C7 leaves us swayed away by the design. Besides some tweaks that Nokia could have infused for improved web browsing, the phone looks quite appealing and promising for youngsters out there. The price point that reads at just about Rs.16,299 is what might couple up as an added plus point for users who want a complete package of performance and price value.