Nokia C7-00 in the Test

With the renovated Symbian 3 operating system, Nokia wants to make up lost ground. In particular the operation was significantly improved and optimized for the touchscreen controls. After the N8 is the second model of the choice now: the C7-00 is slimmer and more elegant and it has slimmed down at some points.

  1. Nokia C7-00 in the test
  2. Data sheet
  3. Rating

The diet starts at the price that is cheaper than the 430 Euro 70 euro with the Nokia N8, and continues with the body mass. The N8 in the pocket with a 16 mm is relatively thick, the Nokia C7-00 11 mm height with rounded corners is much more compact.

The processing is more than decent: the battery cover is sitting securely and is made of metal as well as the frame to the front. The matte plastic on the edge and on parts of the back is high quality, the controls are recessed into the housing securely free and almost flush and respond with a gentle pressure point.

Disadvantage of high-gloss elegance: the stable display glass of the Nokia C7-00 and above all the frame trappings reflect strong, which can irritate when looking at the display. Size and resolution of the screen are taken from the N8: the diagonal measures 3.5 inches, the resolution is 360 x 640 pixels. Nokia is also on an OLED screen that can shine with bold colors and a deep black.

Symbian-3-surface

The new Symbian interface is visually reminiscent of the previous version. Next spring, the design should be still once sharply revised and made available via software update for the Nokia C7-00.

Meanwhile the Symbian experienced users find your way well and will quickly discover that many of the previous flaws have disappeared: Nokia has cleaned up the options menu, to calling functions, a simple click is enough now anywhere in the menu and also multitouch control is possible. That Symbian has brought strong, it remains above but on air.

One of the problems: Symbian lets the user many freedoms. To send a photo, for example, there are numerous possibilities (USB, Bluetooth, email, MMS, Facebook etc.) and on top of that each multiple paths one can take.

Accordingly the menu is significantly more complex than about when Android or the iPhone. The surface responds quickly to inputs, quite as fast as about the heavily armed Windows phones that Nokia C7-00 does not work however. And here a little patience is needed.

Features until you drop

In addition a powerful equipment, which has been reduced compared to the Nokia N8 however. This applies above all to the camera – and here we mean not the reduction of the nominal resolution of 12 to 8 mega pixel; 3 to 5 megapixels are sufficient for a cell phone.

What really influences the quality: the two LEDs of the Nokia C7-00 can not replace the Xenon Flash on the Nokia N8 . The auto focus can also control not controlled, what would be helpful especially in turbulent situations.

In moderate light conditions, the images show a noise quickly. Good photos succeed, however, in the light. The Nokia C7-00 in HD resolution at 25 frames per second to record videos.

Compared to the N8, Nokia has waived the HDMI output. Apart of the Nokia offers a full facilities with everything you would expect from a phone of this price class, including access to the Ovi store with additional software, local Outlook synchronization and quick access to Facebook and Twitter C7-00. Add extras such as an FM station, the music player via a radio operated allows you, or an Editor come to edit photos and videos.

Strong battery, good reception

The Nokia C7-00 despite worse camera performs better as the Nokia N8 in the test. It benefits from a more compact design and has a replaceable battery. At the same time, the Smartphone at the propagation time measurement held out much longer: the typical endurance in continuous use over six hours. The sound on the phone is very good, the reception in order.

Technical data and test results

FACILITIES
SYSTEM
Operating system Symbian OS 3
Processor / clock speed (MHz) ARM 11 / K.a.. / 680
internal memory (MB) 7800
Memory card slot MicroSD
QWERTY keyboard / touchscreen / multitouch / /
Battery type / variable Li-ion /.
SCOPE OF DELIVERY
Headset / data cable Stereo headset /.
Size of memory card
Charging cable for the car / holder for your car /
CONNECTIVITY
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / / /
GPRS / EDGE / UMTS / LTE / / / k.A.
HSDPA / HSUPA 10 / 2.0
Wi-FI standard 802.11b / g / n
Bluetooth…
… Headset / Handsfree / A2DP / /
… Object push / OBEX / AVRCP / /
… SIM access, phone book / HID / /
USB type / storage / charging / /
DISPLAY
Type / size (inch) OLED / 3.5
Resolution (pixels) 360 x 640
Number of colors 16.7 m
PHONE FUNCTION
Call list / language selection /
Brokering
Situation profiles / airplane mode / vibrating alert > 6.
Handsfree / mute /
MESSAGING
Email / POP3 / IMAP / HTML / / /
SMS / MMS /
PIM
Contact management
Phone numbers / E-Mail addresses (number per contact) 7 / 3 / 3
Image / notes field / date of birth / /
Appointment management
Day / week / month view / /
weekly / annual events /
Alarm clock when device is off
Sync: Outlook / Mac /
Notes: Outlook-sync
ToDo-list
OFFICE
Look at Word / edit /
Consider Excel / edit /
PDF Viewer / calculator / voice memo / /
BROWSER
Web / frame / Java / Java scripting / / /
Flash / https / home / Favorites k.A. / / /
MULTIMEDIA
Audio format: MP3 / WMA / M4A / AAC / / /
Video player / full screen display /
Video format: 3GP / MP4 / WMV / /
Integrated camera
Resolution (megapixel) 8
NAVIGATION
Receiver GPS / A-GPS /
Navi-software / onboard / offboard Ovi maps.
Navi / route planner Full version /.
SIZE AND WEIGHT
Dimensions in mm 117 x 57 x 11
Weight (grams) 131
MEASURED VALUES
Endurance D power (hours) 9:12 am
Endurance interview E-Netz (hours) 10:18
Endurance conversation UMTS (hours) 2:28
type. Endurance (hours) 3:05
standard radiation factor / SAR value (manufacturer) 0.14 / 0,730
TEST RESULTS
ENDURANCE (100) sufficient 59
Endurance talk (35) 21
Persistence display mode (65) 38
FACILITIES (170) satisfying 117
System (15) 9
Scope of delivery (10) 3
Display (40) 25
Connectivity (15) 9
Phone features (10) 10
Messaging (15) 14
PIM (15) 14
Office (5) 5
Web browser (15) 8
Camera (15) 9
Music and video (10) 6
Navigation (5) 5
HANDLING (140) good 111
Ease of handling 44
User interface 48
Processing quality 19
MEASUREMENTS (90) well 68
Transmission and reception quality GSM (30) 22
Transmission and reception quality UMTS (30) 19
Acoustic measurements send (15) 14
Acoustic measurements receiving (15) 13
tested in issue: 01/11
CONNECT sentence maximum 500 points satisfying 355

Rating

TEST RESULTS
ENDURANCE (100) sufficient 59
Endurance talk (35) 21
Persistence display mode (65) 38
FACILITIES (170) satisfying 117
System (15) 9
Scope of delivery (10) 3
Display (40) 25
Connectivity (15) 9
Phone features (10) 10
Messaging (15) 14
PIM (15) 14
Office (5) 5
Web browser (15) 8
Camera (15) 9
Music and video (10) 6
Navigation (5) 5
HANDLING (140) good 111
Ease of handling 44
User interface 48
Processing quality 19
MEASUREMENTS (90) well 68
Transmission and reception quality GSM (30) 22
Transmission and reception quality UMTS (30) 19
Acoustic measurements send (15) 14
Acoustic measurements receiving (15) 13
tested in issue: 01/11
CONNECT sentence maximum 500 points satisfying 355