The Nokia 701 smartphone running on Symbian Belle OS was finally launched today. The Nokia 701 handset comes with excellent features, some new additions and with a cool stainless steel finish body. 701, is all about smart design with powerful hardware, where style meets performance.

Nokia 701 Features

Powered by the latest Symbian Belle OS the Nokia 701 houses a 1 GHz processor. This is a perfect smartphone that anyone would want to own, with just one exception i.e. if they are comfortable with the Belle OS.

Display and Dimensions

The Nokia 701 is of dimension56.8 x 117.2 x 11 mm and weighs 131 grams. The full touchscreen LCD clear black display is 3.5 inches supporting excellent resolution of 640 x 360 pixels (16 M colours). The display features the IPS technology which improves poor viewing angle by enhancing the colour reproduction (160° viewing angle).  The IPS technology is widely used in high end monitors.


8MP camera on the Nokia 701
8MP camera on the Nokia 701

You will find two camera on the Nokia 701 the secondary front facing camera with a 0.3 megapixel resolution is for making video calls, video chat or taking portrait (self) pictures and the back facing primary camera with a 8 megapixel resolution with 3rd generation dual LED flash for capturing high quality images.

There are quite a few handsets that offer an 8 MP resolution which is simply awesome. Dual LED helps get better picture in low light conditions. You can record HD videos in 1280 x 720 pixels resolution at 30 frames per second.

Other camera features are 3x digital zoom, full focus, red eye removal, motion blur reduction, geo-tagging, face tracking / recognition and there is also a pre-installed image editor to give those final touches to your images right from the phone.

Memory and Storage

You can start using the phone right away without worrying about storage space as the Nokia 701 comes with 8 GB internal storage. You can increase the storage space by using a MicroSD card (32 GB max). So in all you can get around 40 GB of storage (internal + external combined).


Entertain yourself listing to music MP3, eAAC+ formats or watching videos in H.263, H.264 and MP4 formats with the built in media player. There is a 3.5mm audio jack if you need to connect external headphones. Be entertained or get entertained by switching on the live FM radio whenever, wherever you need.


Nokia 701 is a 3G phone and you can surf the web with full web browsing experience by using the high speed 3G networks or EDGE / GPRS networks. You can also connect you phone to Wi-Fi router using the built in Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n) but this will drain a lot of battery power.

This Nokia Smartphone comes with NFC built in, all you need to do is touch other NFC enabled device and you can easily connect (wirelessly) without any hassle.

The micro USB port is for charging as well as connecting the data cable with your PC or laptop. This Nokia smartphone also features the latest Bluetooth 3.0. With the built in GPS antennae along with Free Nokia Maps this handset comes loaded with Full navigation system.

GPS with Free Nokia Maps on Nokia 701
GPS with Free Nokia Maps on Nokia 701

Other features on the Nokia 701

Nokia 701 also comes with ambient light sensor, accelerometer / proximity sensors, Flash Lite 4 with flash player 10.1 content support, RSS reader, Nokia Mobile Search, voice input, integrated social networks,  streaming video, Nokia suite and TV out port.

This Nokia handset comes loaded with many useful apps and if you need more you can access the Nokia Store for more.

If you love playing games you love to play it on the Nokia 701. Great processor speed and excellent display resolution enhances the gaming experience. And yes you can play Angry Bird game on this phone.

Games on Nokia 701
Games on Nokia 701


The 1300 mAh Li-ion battery (BL-5K) will keep the phone running in standby mode for about 551 hours and talktime is around 6 hours on 3G networks. Video playback time is approx 8 hours and you can get music playback time for up to 71 hours.

Nokia 701 price in India
Nokia 701 price in India

Nokia 701 price in India

MRP: Rs. 17,799 with Nokia India warranty. (Also available in 3 EMI’s with no additional cost)
Available in Silver Light, Steel Dark and Amethyst Violet colours.

By Rajeev Rana

Founder and Chief Editor -