Nokia C7 is a slim touchscreen with integrated social networks device running on Symbian^3 which is probably a superior operating system with a nice emphasis and impression. Nokia C7 is now pricing at Rs.32,900 with color range of Charcoal black, Frosty metal and Mahogany brown. As with the Nokia N8, the new software platform and the new hardware family that goes with it represent a large step up from Nokia’s previous smartphones. More RAM, more processing power, a better screen, multiple hardware innovations, a sleeker design and a refreshed Symbian platform all add up to improved performance and a better user experience. Going on a walkthrough with Nokia C7 sure will amaze you.
The Nokia C7 has a curved, pebble-esque look. The C7 itself is thin and ergonomic. At 117.3×56.8×10.5 mm,64 CC it’s the perfect size to fit in your hand, and its pretty light in comparison to the smaller C6, at 130grams.
Left to right: X6, N97, C7, N8, N97 mini
The overall design of the C7 is surprisingly sleek in person. The relatively small bezel and Nokia’s screen aspect ratio (16:9) make it narrower that many other devices with a 3.5 inch touchscreen, which is great for one handed usage and also makes the device feel less bulky in the pocket. The C7 is 10.5 mm thick, which compares to 12.9 mm for the N8, 13.8 mm for the X6 and 15.9 mm for the N97. These may seem like small differences, but, at this scale, it has a real impact. Underneath the touchscreen, there’s a raised menu button, call answer and call end keys are situated at its right and left. The Nokia C7 is an attractive, slim phone. Without any protrusions, it fits very nicely in the pocket, and is comfortable to hold to the ear when making calls on it.
Based on all this, the Nokia C7 leaves us in general, impressed with the design. Not because it’s beyond cool, edgier than edgy and inspired by something positively futuristic, but because it’s a solid mix of innovative new and functional old, immediately accessible, with enough slick and sexy to keep things spicy.
Nokia C7 has a 680 MHz ARM 11 processor, 256 MB RAM, 1 GB ROM and 3D Graphics HW accelerator. Because of these configurations there are no jitters, no crashes and jerks between home screens or switching applications with this device.
The Nokia C7 features a 3.7-inch 16M colors (anti-reflective) AMOLED capacitive touchscreen including Proximity and Accelerometer Sensors which is quite responsive. Images, videos and text are displayed well and the capacitive glass fronted screen feels comfortable when your finger or thumb glides along it, and scrolling and sliding feels smooth with an adequate frame-rate displaying what you do, when you do it. Although the Nokia C7′s screen is pretty special even without CBD, it does suffer from the usual greasy fingerprints you’ll get from any touchscreen device. It supports 360 x 640 pixels which isn’t the best of the bunch. It’s seamless and you really can’t see any pixels unless you look so close, it’s uncomfortable and gives you eye ball ache. You can also turn down the intensity.
C7 has 8 MP EDoF camera with dual LED flash. Supports 3264×2448 pixels with fixed focus. (720p 25fps) for video and video stabilization enabled, secondary VGA Camera is also offered. The Nokia C7 is proficient of producing very decent look shots and is HD video capable.
Feel rocking with the 3.5 mm audio jack, Stereo FM radio, FM transmitter. It supports MP3 and WAV ring tones, downloadable. Handsfree and headset is also available. Multi-Media features like Web T.V, TV-out and Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic are precise choice of many, so these are enabled in Nokia C7. Supports wide range of formats like: MP3/WMA/WAV/eAAC and MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV. Flash Lite 4.0 is supported, as well.
For viewing office documents it has integrated Quickoffice document viewer (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and PDF) and Adobe Reader.
With 8 GB of internal memory (built-in), feel free to immerse yourself in all that inspires you. However, you can also extend the memory size by a (Micro SD) memory card which supports up to 32 GB.Browsing and E-mail client
WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML, RSS feeds are accessible with Nokia C7 and it has its own Email client, Push Email and IM.
Internet Connectivity and Data Sharing
It includes WLAN (Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n), GPRS Class 32, EDGE Class 32, 3G (HSDPA 10.2 Mbps, HSUPA 2 Mbps) for internet access. Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP and USB on-the-go are supported for data sharing. But the USB connectivity cable is shorter and there’s no Nokia Adapter Cable for USB OTG (CA-157).
With 2G networks GSM 900 / GSM 1800 / GSM 1900 / GSM 850 are supported and with 3G networks HSDPA 850 / HSDPA 1900 / HSDPA 2100 / HSDPA 900 are supported.
Entertainment and Additional features
Java MIDP 2.1 for games (built-in + downloadable). Clock, alarm, calculator, calendar, to-do list, voice dialing, voice memo and T9 features are available. You can also save multiple contact numbers in this phone. GPS + A-GPS support, OVI Maps 3.0 and Digital compass add to its worth.
It has a good battery life with its type Li-Ion 1200 mAh, which supports talktime of GSM: 9h 30m / 3G: 5h and stand-by time of GSM: 552h / 3G: 648h
“Does the combination of excellent design, attention to detail and potential of the Symbian^3 platform makes Nokia C7 a very competitive smartphone ?”