Nokia C7 hands on preview

Hi folks, today I will present you the most beautiful piece of technology ever made! I’m talking about the Nokia C7, an absolutely stunning, drop dead gorgeous mobile phone!

I’ve had this device for a brief period of time, thanks to my friend Darko. When compared to the N8, you’ll easily notice C7’s soft, round edges, and it’s unbelievable thinness!

After you’ve feasted your eyes with the design and the glossy finish, let’s go into details. The C7 has the same, 3,5″ AMOLED capacitive touchscreen as the N8, but it’s better when it comes to responsiveness.

Beneath the display, you’ll see 3 illuminated, beautifully crafted, hardware keys (compared to only 1 on the N8) – call, menu and hang up key.

Above the screen, you’ll see the earpiece, video call camera, along with proximity and screen brightness sensors.

Top of the phone packs all the important stuff, including: covered micro USB port (supports USB On-the-go, cable not included, unfortunately), 3,5mm audio jack and the power button. Near the micro USB port, you’ll notice a small LED, used to signalize when the charging is over – very handy if you ask me! 🙂 Of course, this port also supports charging of the 1200 mAh Lithium-Ion battery.

Naturally, the battery can also be charged using the standard charger, that you plug in on the left side of the phone.

The right side of this elegant device is crowded, when compared to the left one. This is where the volume keys are, along with voice command key (never used by me) and the camera key. The lock/unlock slide key is between these two groups of keys.

The bottom of the C7 has only the lanyard hole, as shown below…

The slimness of the C7 makes it an eye candy, but that is the reason why you get lower resolution camera when compared to the older brother in the new Symbian family. C7 has a fixed focus, 8MP camera with dual LED flash and the capability to record HD video in 720p. Fixed focus will allow you to take pics faster, but you wont be able to shoot stuff that is too close to the phone.

C7 is superior to the N8 is one more segment – it has an (easily) replaceable battery that is located below the metal back. The down side is that microSD card is also located beneath the metal back, so forget about hot-swapping.

Nokia C7 has the new version of Symbian, that is (almost) identical to the one in the N8. You may remember my extensive Top 67 Nokia N8 tips and tricks post, where I summed up all the useful hints for the new operating system I could think of, so the vast majority of them applies to the C7 as well.

So, which one should you choose? Well, if you look for lovely design, and camera and HDMI connectivity are not top priority for you, you should definitely go for the C7 (you’ll also get the benefits of replaceable battery and hardware buttons)… FM transmitter is also on board, as well as 8GB of internal storage. Check out the pic below just to get the idea of incredible USB On-the-go capabilities… 😀

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  1. it’ simply the best phone

  1. February 8th, 2011
  2. March 28th, 2011

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