Monday, 19 September 2011

Nokia C7 Astound - Review

Despite the fact that Nokia is a company who has always been criticized due to their layout associated with its cellular phones, they have consistently emphasized much more on hardware and Astound is certainly has no difference. Astound comprises of materials which are high-quality types. It consists of a good glass display along with a battery backside and that is comprised of stainless-steel. The device is extra sleek, calibrating to just 117.3 mm in length, 56.8 mm in width and concerning thickness, and the unit measures to 10.5 mm only. The body weight of Nokia Astound is 130 g, which means it isn’t too light though certainly a result of the types of materials the unit is actually comprised of. The phone is nevertheless not really too big, has got chrome decor and on the whole, design and style of the mobile screams NOKIA though isn’t poor.

The 3.5’’ AMOLDED touchscreen display screen, and that is capacitive never resistive, provides a image resolution of 640×360 pixels. Absolutely we all know that the touchscreen display screen isn’t the newest and also the finest if you do a comparison of that with some other cell phones however , having a price like that of Astound, you should never become expecting very much at all. The display is still pretty sharp as well as the brightness is also decent. Reading messages, seeing images and even browsing through textual content on the internet browser are usually a comfortable process to perform. The phone comes with some other features for instance support for pinch-to-zoom, the built-in accelerometer enabling you to zoom in and also enhance the room for experiencing to get internet web pages. Despite the fact that the touchscreen display is pretty responsive, the device carries a lagging problem, which in turn results in the other features of the phone like launching applications and also pinch to zoom feature, getting all of them slower. Regarding typing, people could either choose the landscape option or portrait option equally depends upon the preference of the user. It's preferable to choose Swype mode, which comes preinstalled with Nokia Astound.

The operating-system on Astound is Symbian 3.1, that doesn't provides plenty of quality to the table with the exception of some.  Some other features of the device include support for Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi technology, 3G assistance, threaded conversation view for multimedia and txt messaging, conference calling and also a quad-band global roaming. Furthermore, the phone is also suitable for poly emailing protocols like Lotus Notes, accounts for POP3/IMAP and more. Additionally, the phone at the same time comes along preinstalled which includes a PDF FILE reader, the QuickOffice Suite, Ovi Maps along with other elements. The internal storage of Astound is 8GB and yet there's a choice for placing a memory card up to 32GB if perhaps required.

Nokia Astound comes with 8 MP camera, with dual LED flash. The phone is capable of recording high-definition videos and takes them in 720p. There are also options for modifying the images and various camera controls such as ISO adjustments, face detection and others. The quality of the images taken from Astound is excellent; colors seem to be sparkly even inside a darkish location whereas objects acquired precise detail related to them.

To finish off the review, we would suggest that Nokia Astound happens to be a good cellphone considering its price tag. For those who consider it different perspective however, you will discover certainly far better handsets as compared to this already in the market having enhanced features and performance.

Specifications & Features of Nokia C7 Astound
Display and user interface
Screen size: 3.5"
Type: AMOLED, Capacitive touchscreen
Up to 16M colors
Resolution: 360 x 640 pixels
Multi-touch input method
Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate
Scratch resistant Gorilla glass display

Size: 117.3 x 56.8 x 10.5 mm
Weight (with battery): 130 g

Available colors
Frosty metal

Operating frequency / Network
2G Network: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 2100

Alert types: Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker: Yes
3.5mm jack: Yes

microSD memory card slot,  max. 32 GB
Internal memory: 350MB internal/8GB storage/256MB RAM

3G: HSDPA 10.2 Mbps; HSUPA 2 Mbps
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth: Yes, v3.0 with A2DP
USB: Yes, microUSB v2.0, USB On-the-go support

Primary: 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels
Features: Geo-tagging, face detection, fixed focus
Self-timer, dual-LED flash
Effects: Grayscale, sepia, negative
Video: Yes, 720p @ 25fps, video stabilization
Secondary: Yes, VGA

Software platform
Symbian 3.1 OS

680MHz ARM 11 processor, Broadcom BCM2727 GPU

Email and messaging
SMS(threaded view): Yes
MMS: Yes
Email: Yes
Push Mail: Yes
IM: Yes

Browsing and internet
HTML, WAP 2.0, xHTML, REE feeds

Stereo FM radio with RDS

MP3/WMA/WAV/H.264/H.263/eAAC+/DivX/XviD/MP4 player
NFC support
Web Tv
Digital Compass
QuickOffice, PDF Viewer
Adobe Reader
Flash Lite 4.0
Voice memo/dial/command

Yes, with A-GPS support, Ovi Maps 3.0

Yes, via Java MIDP emulator

Ring tones: mp3, AAC, WMA
Pre-installed themes
Changeable color themes

Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP
High-Speed USB 2.0
USB On-the-go
3.5 mm Jack

Power management
Li-Ion 1200 mAh (BL-5K)
Talk Time: Up to 9 h 30 min (2G) / Up to 5 h (3G)
Stand-by : Up to 550 h (2G) / Up to 650 h (3G)

Personal Information Management (PIM)
Detailed contact information
To-do List
Digital compass

Call management
Contacts: Practically unlimited entries and fields, Photocall Supported
Logs of dialed, received and missed calls
Integrated hands free speakers
Call Waiting
Conference Call

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