Sunday, July 3, 2011


Nokia X7-00 Advantages And Dis Advantages

The Nokia X7-00 music phone gets official. Nokia X7-00 is the music device runs on Nokia’s latest Symbian Anna PR 2.0 OS and come with NFS Shift integrated. The Nokia X7-00 will sport a 4 inch Amoled touchscreen display with CBD, 4 Customizable Home screens, 8MP Camera, Video recording, and built in 4 stereo speakers to enjoy the music.

Dressed to kill and with a fresh coat of paint on the interface, the Nokia X7 is keen to show there's still fight left in Symbian. The screen is a definite high point and the stainless steel body is fashioned like a stealth jet fighter.

Symbian Anna adds in features that have been lacking in the OS, closing the gap on the competition.

The Nokia X7 combines stainless steel and Gorilla glass into one seriously attractive package. It boasts stereo speakers (just two, rather than four as you might think looking at it) to justify its X series spot and an 8MP camera with 720p video recording.

Here's the short version of what the Nokia X7 is about and what didn’t work out very well.
Key features

  •     Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support
  • Penta-band 3G with 10.2 Mbps HSDPA and 2 Mbps HSUPA support
  • Stainless steel body
  • 4" 16M-color AMOLED capacitive touchscreen of 640 x 360 pixel resolution; Impressive brightness and Gorilla glass protection
  • 8 megapixel fixed-focus camera with dual-LED flash and 720p video @ 25fps recording; geo tagging, face detection, smart zoom in video
  • Symbian Anna OS
  • 680 MHz ARM 11 CPU and 256 MB RAM
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • GPS receiver with A-GPS support and free lifetime voice-guided navigation
  • Digital compass
  • microSD card slot (8GB card pre-installed)
  • DivX and XviD video support
  • Built-in accelerometer and proximity sensor
  • Standard 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Stereo FM Radio with RDS
  • microUSB port
  • Flash and Java support for the web browser
  • Stereo Bluetooth 3.0
  • Excellent audio quality
  • Smart dialing and voice commands
  • Social networking integration
Walkthrough video of the latest Symbian^3 OS smartphone, the Nokia X7

Nokia E6 Vs Nokia X7

While the other one, the Nokia E6, is a business phone through and through, the X7 focuses on the fun stuff. From taking photos and videos, through deeper social networking integration, to watching HD videos and browsing the web on the large 4" screen.

The Nokia X7 is something you'll want to show off to your friends. The Nokia designers have done a good job of breaking the touchscreen mould that makes so many phones look uniformly similar.

The Nokia X7 comes more as a successor to the C7 than a stand-alone version. But the C7 itself will be getting Symbian Anna soon, so the X7 needs to bring more to the battlefield than just the (admittedly great) bigger screen.

HD games, music and more now with Big-screen entertainment:

Experience all the thrills of high-definition gaming on the massive 4” touch screen. Enjoy the very best HD games from leading publishers – all available at Ovi Store. And when it comes to music, Nokia X7 has it all. Scroll smoothly through album art and control your tracks right from the home screen with one touch of the music app.

Nokia X7-00 Advantages And Dis Advantages 1

4” AMOLED touch screen: A beautifully unique design

Nokia X7 takes smartphone design in a new direction to create something special and truly unique. The brushed stainless steel finish and distinctive lines bring a contemporary look and feel. But great design is about more than just looks. The gently curved body fits perfectly in your hand while the large 4” touch screen is ideal for viewing HD videos and full web pages.

Nokia X7-00 Advantages And Dis Advantages 2

Email and social networks - Designed for staying in touch

Emails straight to your home screen from your personal and work accounts and live 24/7 Facebook and Twitter feeds.

Everything is ready straight out of the box with fully integrated email and social networks. For you this means real-time emails from your work and personal accounts direct to your home screen. You also get live Facebook and Twitter feeds 24/7 to keep you constantly up to date. Simply choose what’s right for you.

Nokia X7-00 Advantages And Dis Advantages 3

Fully customizable home screens - Real-time emails and live updates 24/7

This is where it all begins. From day one your home screen is live and always up to date. New emails and instant messages, the latest Facebook and Twitter feeds, news headlines and much more – everything you need at a glance. And simply add shortcuts to the three customizable home screens to access even more of your favorite apps with one touch.

Free GPS navigation - Discover more with OVI

With Ovi you always know exactly what’s happening around you. Instantly find the best of everything in your city – cafes, shops, hotels and much more. Millions of places reviewed and rated worldwide, with expert tips from Trip Advisor and Lonely Planet. And best of all, Nokia X7 comes with free lifetime walk and drive navigation including turn-by-turn voice guidance.

Fast, effortless browsing - Experience much more from the web

Enjoy the best the web has to offer with Adobe Flash™ videos, animations and other interactive content right on your smartphone. And there’s no need to wait around – the loading times are faster than ever. Plus the new and improved browser is incredibly easy to use. One swipe is all it takes to view or hide the search and address bar.

Web TV on demand - Instant access to CNN, BBC and more:

Imagine being able to watch TV any time you like. On-demand Web TV gives you instant access to CNN, BBC, National Geographic and many other channels through a fast 3G or Wi-Fi connection. Add your favorites to the home screen and get automatic updates as soon as new content arrives. And download many more channels from around the world at Ovi Store.

Main disadvantages

Yes, the screen impressed most people quite a bit. But its not the best hardware we can expect from Nokia, and also the software changes are not as far-reaching as we would have liked, but there are some key developments that give Symbian a usability boost.

The music equalizer does not have the 2 optional presets for users to adjust the music preference according to each individual liking. This feature used to be a normal one in every Nokia phone.

If you are a music lover, you will really miss this feature from Nokia and you need to think twice before buying X7.

No HDMI option in Nokia X7-00. Get your hands on a N8 for that.

Some of the other disadvantages are as follows:

  • Symbian Anna is still catching up with Android and iOS
  • Uncomfortable volume rocker, SIM tray and microSD card slot
  • Camera lacks auto focus, over sharpens images
  • Relatively limited 3rd party software availability
  • No office document editing (without a paid upgrade)

Battery is somewhat of a problem but it's expected with all the features and because one can't put it down! All phones have something that excels over the others, no phone is perfect.  A Smart Phone with this kind of features will consume large amount of its battery than a normal Smart Phone. If you are really impressed with Nokia X7, having a secondary Battery for a backup wont be a bad idea.

Despite our complaints, this is the best that Symbian has ever looked and Nokia has picked excellent devices to carry it.

And of course, the brushed stainless steel finish, distinctive lines and 4” touch screen come together to create something special and truly unique.  This phone is more for music (X-series) except the equalizer. It sounds very good with 2 great speakers on top, and the two outlets at the bottom are fake.


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July 18, 2011 at 12:37 PM delete

Nokia is right when they refer to this device as a Mobile computer. I've been using it for almost a week and it surpasses all my expectations, and bear in mind that Nokia will be pushing updates to the OS to make it even better.

November 22, 2011 at 6:09 AM delete

This is very informative. :) thank you very much.

November 22, 2011 at 7:43 AM delete

Thanks for your comment on bench3!