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Nokia C7 Astound Review

June 21, 2012  by: Adi  Points: 12   Category: Gadgets  Earning $0.65   Views: 530

Nokia C7 looks like a lower version of the N8. It features a 3.5" capacitive AMOLED screen with nHD resolution, 8MP camera with fixed focus, HD video recording and dual-LED flash. Here is a short review about Nokia C7 Astound.

         

Nokia C7 looks like a lower version of the N8. It features a 3.5" capacitive AMOLED screen with nHD resolution, 8MP camera with fixed focus, HD video recording and dual-LED flash.



Body and Display:

The dimensions of the phone are 117.3 x 56.8 x 10.5 mm. It weighs about 130 grams. The type of the touch screen is AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 16M colours. In capacitive touchscreens, we can't use usual stylus. Capacitive touchscreens will work only if we touch using a conductor. Our body is a conductor. So we should use our fingers to work with capacitive touchscreen phones. The screen size is 3.5 inches with approximately 210 ppi pixel density. The screen resolution of the phone is 360 x 640 pixels.

The touchscreen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass. Gorilla Glass, manufactured by Corning, is an alkali-aluminosilicate sheet glass engineered specifically to be thin, light and damage-resistant. Its primary application is as a cover glass for the exterior of portable electronic devices with screens, such as mobile phones, portable media players, and laptop computer displays. Gorilla Glass's most useful qualities are its strength, allowing very thin glass to be made without excessive fragility, and scratch resistance.

It has multitouch feature also. Multitouch refers to the ability of a touch sensing surface to recognize the presence of two or more points of contact with the touch sensing surface.

Memory:

The phone comes with microSD card slot. The slot supports up to 32 GB microSD memory card. It also comes with 340MB internal memory. It comes with 256MB Random Access Memory. The features of the phonebook include Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID etc.

Features:

The phone comes with Symbian 3 Operating System. The Operating System can be upgraded to Nokia Belle. It also comes with 680 MHz ARM 11 Central Processing Unit. The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual core and quad core processors. But this phone uses single core processor. The GPU is Broadcom BCM2727. It has sensors like Accelerometer, proximity, and compass. It has Stereo FM radio with RDS, FM transmitter.

GPS is also availbale. Global Positioning System is a space-based satellite navigation system that provides location and time information in all weather, anywhere on or near the Earth, where there is an unobstructed line of sight to four or more GPS satellites.

It is available in only one colour – Frosty metal. It supports MicroSIM card. It has key features like Web TV, TV-out, Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, MP3/WMA/WAV/eAAC+ player, DivX/XviD/MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV player, Quickoffice document viewer (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF), Adobe Reader, Voice memo/dial/command, Predictive text input etc.

Connectivity:

Nokia C7 Astound utilizes both EDGE and GPRS Class 33 version technologies in order to connect to cellular networks. It is easy to get access to Internet through both Wi-Fi networks as well as HSPDA connections. It has the facility of Bluetooth connection and micro USB which help to connect with other hardware devices directly or indirectly. NFC is also available.Near field communication (NFC) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish radio communication with each other by touching them together or bringing them into close proximity, usually no more than a few centimetres. Present and anticipated applications include contactless transactions, data exchange, and simplified setup of more complex communications such as Wi-Fi. Communication is also possible between an NFC device and an unpowered NFC chip, called a "tag".

Camera:

The set has a very powerful camera. It comes with 8 Megapixel primary camera. The camera has the resolution of 3264x2448 pixels. The picture quality is superb. Dual LED flash feature is also available. Other features of the camera include fixed focus, Geo tagging, face detection, video stabilization etc. It also has a secondary camera with 0.3 MP (VGA Camera) on the front to make video calls. VGA cameras are not suitable for video calling. The phone records videos with the resolution of 720p and at the speed of 25fps. The speed of recording can be increased to 30fps via an update.

Battery:

The phone is powered by standard Li-Ion 1200 mAh (BL-5K) battery. The stand by time provided by the battery is up to 555 hours in 2G networks and up to 656 hours in 3G networks. The talk time is up to 9 hours 30 minutes in 2G networks and up to 5 hours in 3G networks. The stand by time and talk time are better when compared to other smartphones. The music playback time is up to 54 hours.

Market Status:

This model was announced on March, 2011. It was released on April, 2011.




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