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Nokia X7 dark Review

Nokia X7 darkThe Nokia X7 smartphone features a vast screen with a revamped touchscreen operating system (Symbian Anna) and cool looks. It may not be quite as cool as the LG Optimus 3D or the HTC Evo 3D - due to lack of 3D technology, but it does have an 8MP camera, super video playback and lots of storage capacity. This latest OS, a revamped version of Symbian 3, is now much improved to do battle with Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 Mango.However, the smart money says that Nokia will soon dump the Symbian Anna operating system. Essentially, the Nokia X7 is an upgraded edition of the Nokia X6. The X7 is however, much larger than the X6, in fact some criticise the design of the X7 as beiong a bit of a slab. This of course is mostly due to the huge 4 inch touchscreen. This large touchscreen uses AMOLED technology, which means it's extremely bright and clear. Responding well to the touch, the Nokia X7 screen is easy to use without too much fiddling, and the 4 inches of room is great. However, it does have significantly less pixels than other 4 inch screens. A resolution of 360 x 640 pixel is not ideal for HD games and HD videos. As for the rest of the phone hardware, it's got an 8 megapixel camera with 720p HD video recording. However it's a simple fixed focus camera, lack of autofocus in amodern smartphone is a glaring omission! In its defense, the X7 does have a double-strength LED light which is great for low light scenes, particularly indoors. There is 350Mb of memory onboard, which is expandable via an 8GB microSD card (which is included for free). The 680MHz processor which runs the Nokia X7 is hardly class leading either, even though it seems to perform satisfactorily in this application, it simply isn't fast enough for a premium smartphone. The Nokia X7 features an NSeries music player (capable of playing multiple format such as MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA) with FM radio and stereo speakers. Integrated handsfree speaker, full messaging capabilities (including SMS, MMS, email), GPS with Ovi Maps, wide connectivity and internet options (HSCSD, GPRS, EDGE, 3G HSDPA, WiFi), excellent XHTML web browser with Quadband plus 3G. The main downfall of the Nokia X7 is the current price, right now you could have a dual-core HTC Sensation or the LG Optimus 3D for roughly the same cost, whether on contract or pay as you go. That makes it hard to recommend the Nokia X7 smartphone, even though it is an excellent mobile in its own right.

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