Nokia 701

Nokia 701: Nokia’s brightest smartphone

Nokia 701 NFC Phone
The Nokia 701 is a sleek, slim smartphone incorporating the world’s brightest ever mobile phone display, based on a 3.5 inch ClearBlack display that makes it perfect for indoor and outdoor use. It also has active noise cancellation for the clearest sound quality. NFC pairing and sharing capabilities, allowing content to be shared and sound to be streamed wirelessly to headphones and NFC-enabled speakers. Based on the popular Nokia C7 design, the Nokia 701 smartphone also has a 8MP full focus camera with dual LED flash and 2 X digital zoom, 2nd front-facing camera and HD video capture. (according to Nokia)


Regarding availability, check the overview by country and by carrier.

• Colors: Steel dark, Silver light, Amethyst violet, White
Colour availability varies by country


The Nokia 701 comes with connectivity Cable and Stereo Headset
Eco, free of certain toxic substances (further downward more detailed info)

No secure payments Yet

In the press release many words about NFC technology. Nokia is absolutely right pointing to the NFC sharing and pairing capabilitys. Nokia also provides examples of what is possible: “Gaming fans also benefit from the NFC capabilities of the new handsets with the ability to unlock additional levels in Angry Birds or find a hidden blade in Fruit Ninja just by touching two NFC enabled devices together.” On the Nokia 701 smartphone, which comes preloaded with Asphalt 5, two friends can even pair to compete on the same racetrack. And also from the press release;
Symbian Belle powers the 701 with NFC technology. As well as allowing content to be shared between devices, NFC capabilities allow this new smartphone to pair with NFC enabled mobile accessories such as speakers or Bluetooth headphones and headsets. To extend the range of available NFC enabled accessories, Nokia is also announcing the launch of the Nokia Essence Bluetooth Stereo Headset, which can be paired with any NFC Phone simply by tapping the two devices together.

Nokia will bring secure NFC to the Symbian platform in the first half of 2012, and all the future Symbian smartphones will support NFC.

Update sept.12, I asked Nokia and here the reply; “Secure NFC in this context means secure payment. Nokia is committed to supporting the specification, implementation and introduction of NFC phones with the SIM-based (Single Wire Protocol) secure element.” Source; Nokia Media Relations.

Update sept.20, Nokia started shipping 701 (and 700).



Size: 117.2 x 56.8 x 11 mm
Weight (with battery): 131 g
Volume: 64 cc
Internal memory: 8 GB
Support for up to 32 GB with an external microSD memory card
Use as USB mass memory device for storing photos, documents and more
Battery Performance
Talk time (maximum):

GSM 17 h
WCDMA 6 h 45 min

Standby time (maximum):

GSM 504 h
WCDMA 551 h

Video playback time (H.264 720p, 30 fps,
maximum): 8 h 55 min
Music playback time (offline mode, maximum): 71 h 25 min


Display and User Interface

Screen size: 3.5″
Resolution: 16:9 nHD (640 x 360 pixels) IPS-LCD
16 million colours; 160° viewing angle
ClearBlack display
Corning® Gorilla® Glass
Capacitive touch screen
Orientation sensor (Accelerometer)
Proximity sensor
Ambient light detector

Keys and Input Methods

Keys: home, call, end, power, lock, volume, voice, camera
Full-touch control
On-screen alphanumeric keypad and full keyboard


Up to six customisable home screens:
Customisable profiles
Ringtones: mp3, AAC, eAAC, eAAC+, WMA, AMR-NB, AMR-WB
Video ringtones
-audio themes
-pre-installed themes
-changeable colour themes
More wallpapers, ringtones and themes available from Store


Power Management

BL-5K 1300 mAh Li-Ion battery
Talk time (maximum):
GSM 17 h
WCDMA 6 h 45 min
Standby time (maximum):
GSM 504 h
WCDMA 551 h
Video playback time (H.264 720p, 30 fps,
maximum): 8 h 55 min
Music playback time (offline mode, maximum): 71 h 25 min
Operation times may vary depending on radio access technology used, operator network configuration and usage.


Internal memory: 8 GB
MicroSD memory card slot, up to 32 GB

Operating Frequency

GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
WCDMA 850/900/1700-2100/1900/2100
Automatic switching between WCDMA and GSM bands

Data network

GPRS/EDGE class B, multislot class 33
HSDPA Cat10, maximum speed up to 14.4 Mbps, HSUPA Cat6 5.76 Mbps
GSM CS data 9.6/14.4/HSCSD MSC6
GSM GPRS data class 33, GSM EGPRS data class 33, DTM 32
WLAN IEEE802.11 b/g/n with UPnP support
TCP/IP support
Capability to serve as data modem
Support for MS Outlook synchronisation of contacts, calendar and notes
Requires data service. Data services may not be available in all networks. Data transmission speeds may be as high as HSDPA 14.4 Mbps, but may vary based upon network capabilities and other conditions. The establishment and continuation of a data connection depends on network availability, provider support and signal strength.


Bluetooth 3.0
High-Speed USB 2.0 (micro USB connector)
Micro USB connector and charging
2 mm charging connector
Standard 3.5 mm AV connector with TV-out
FM transmitter

Software and applications

Software platform and user interface

Symbian Belle
Java MIDP 2.1
Qt 4.7.3, Web Runtime 7.2
HTML 4.1
Software updates over the air (FOTA) and over the internet (FOTI)
Flash Lite 4.0
OMA DM 1.2, OMA Client provisioning 1.1

Personal Information Management (PIM)

Detailed contact information
Multiple calendars with meeting request support
To-do list
Support for MS Outlook synchronisation of contacts, calendar and notes


Preloaded applications
Phone switch
Music Player
Social client for social network feeds
Nokia Maps
Ovi Music
Microsoft Communicator Mobile
Adobe PDF reader
WebTV widgets
Angry Birds Magic with NFC
Asphalt 5 with NFC
PC applications :
Nokia Suite


Email and messaging

Easy-to-use email client with attachment support for images, videos, music and documents .doc/ .docx, .xls/ .xlsx, .ppt/ .pptx, .pdf, .zip
HTML support for email
Unified push email client supporting multiple protocols: Yahoo!® Mail, Gmail™, Windows Live™, Hotmail and other popular POP/IMAP services, Mail for Exchange
Email web widget for home screen
Unified MMS/SMS editor
Conversational view for SMS

Call management

Contacts: advanced contacts database with support for multiple phone and email details per entry with personal thumbnail pictures and video clips
Smart dialling to find phone numbers quickly
Speed dialling, voice dialling (speaker independent) and voice command
Logs of dialled, received and missed calls
Conference calling
Integrated handsfree speaker
Video calling
Active Noise Cancellation (up-link)

Sharing and internet

Browsing and internet

Full web browsing of real web pages
Web browsing with touch control
Supported markup languages: HTML, XHTML MP, WML, CSS
Supported protocols: HTTP v1.1, WAP
TCP/IP support
Visual history, HTML and JavaScript support
Flash Lite 4 will support a majority of Flash Player 10.1 content
Nokia Mobile Search
RSS reader
Support for streaming video
Unified home screen access to Facebook and Twitter through the Social client
Upload and view photos and videos and see locations via the Social client


GPS and navigation
Integrated GPS, A-GPS receivers
Nokia Maps with free car and pedestrian navigation
Wi-Fi and network positioning
Compass and accelerometer for correct orientation of display



8 megapixel camera
Fullscreen 16:9 viewfinder with easy on-screen touch controls
3rd generation dual LED flash
Face recognition software
Face tracking
Full focus
Focal length: 4.3 mm
F number/aperture: F2.8
Zoom up to 2x (digital)
Automatic red eye removal
Automatic motion blur reduction

Image capture

Still images file format: JPEG/EXIF
Automatic location tagging (Geotagging) of images and videos
Images automatically taken in the correct orientation
Pinch zoom in Photos image viewer
View photos by tag cloud, month, album, slide show
Photo editor


Internal memory: 8 GB
MicroSD memory card slot, up to 32 GB
High-Speed microUSB to PC connectivity


Video cameras

Main camera
HD quality 720p resolution
Shoot 16:9 videos in HD
Video capture in 720p 30 fps with codecs H.264, MPEG-4
Settings for scene, video light, white balance, colour tone
Stabilisation for video capture
up to 3x digital zoom

Video codecs and formats

MPEG-4 , H.264/AVC, H.263/3GPP, RealVideo 8/9/10
Streaming: H.264, Flash Lite 4 (Flash 10 compatibility for video), On2 VP6, Sorenson Spark

Video sharing and playback

Support for download, streaming, and progressive download
Playback 720p 30fps MPEG-4 SP/ ASP and H.264 HP playback
Video editing software
Videos application: collection of stored videos
On demand WebTV widgets to watch local and global internet streaming videos
Support for Flash video

Music and audio

Music features

Stereo music player supporting MP3, M4A, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA
Music Player
Flick scrolling user interface to browse the albums in your music collection
Ovi Music Unlimited service in selected markets
Nokia Music Player
Ovi Music
Audio codecs: MP3, WMA, AAC, eAAC, eAAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB
Bit rate up to 320 kbps
DRM support WM DRM, OMA DRM 2.0
Playlist support and playlist editing; 8 channel graphic equaliser
Synchronise music with Nokia Music Player and Microsoft Windows Media Player 11.


Stereo FM radio (87.5 – 108 MHz/76 – 90 MHz) with RDS



Use the touch interface to play games
Dedicated graphics processor with OpenGL 2.0 enables 3D graphics
Native and Java games
Use the accelerometer to play games
NFC for multiplayer games
Preloaded games:
Angry Birds Magic with NFC for unlocking new levels
Asphalt 5 with NFC for multiplayer gaming
More games available for download at Store

Environmental features

Energy efficiency

Power Save mode, ambient light sensor, unplug charger reminder, Nokia Fast Charger AC-15
Eco content and services
Available at Nokia Store, preinstalled eco wallpapers and ringtones, Maps for route optimization and pedestrian navigation


Free of PVC, free of brominated & chlorinated compounds and free of antimony trioxide as defined in Nokia Substance List, recycled metals inner parts of the product, bio-based paints on cover parts.


All materials of the device can be recovered as materials and energy


Made of renewable, up to 60% recycled material. 100 % recyclable

User guide

Interactive user help in device and online, only Quick Guide in the box
Full Eco profile

Package Contents

Standard Sales Package
Nokia 701
Nokia Battery BL-5K
Nokia Stereo Headset WH-207
Nokia Data Cable CA-179
Nokia Fast Charger AC-15 (AC-8C + CA-101C in China)
Fold-Out Quick Guide
Product Information Booklet

Product specifications and service availability may differ by country.
Specifications from Nokia.com, but we can not guarantee that the information on this page is 100% correct.

About the author

Joao Rostli


2 pings

  1. OIC

    Dear Sir,
    Thank you so much for guidence, but i’ve to ask a question about nokia 701’s flash support. Some other famous sites like geekaphone say that it cannot support flash and is flash support really that important.Please tell me that is Nokia 700 better than 701 because i’m gonna buy one of these this month.
    Thanking you in advance,

    1. Joao Rostli

      Sorry, I know nothing about flash. What about Googling nokia 700 vs 701 ?

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