It would be fair to say that Nokia has failed to impress with their smartphone releases over the last couple of years, therefore my our hopes werent that high for the Nokia C7, however it looks as if this handset could be a huge step in the right direction for Finnish cell phone manufacturer.
Having now read a few reviews it seems as if the C7’s build quality and design is great, the size is perfect and the image embedded below shows it fitting comfortably into the hand.
TrustedReviews’ Edward Chester recently reviewed the Nokia C7, in terms of design he was particularly impressed with its glass touchscreen display and metal backplate, one criticism could be that the C7 has too many buttons for a touchscreen smartphone, however Nokia obviously feel that physical buttons are necessary for some tasks. You can see Edward’s full review here.
OnlyGizmo.com’s Anupama Sushil also reviewed the Nokia C7 and pointed out its great design and build quality, he feels that the overall look and feel is much better than the Nokia N8, you can see his full review here. Anupama seems extremely happy with the uncluttered look of the front of the smartphone, also he is happy with how Nokia’s physical buttons blend in with the C7’s design.
Finally tbreak are also complementary of the Nokia C7’s design and build quality, especially given its price, obviously the specs are not as great as the recently released Nokia N8, however in terms of looks the C7 make the N8 look like a bit of a brick. With a home button that glows for notifications you could say that Nokia are once again becoming innovative, however tbreak also suggest that there are lots of physical buttons which could be replaced with virtual buttons, this in tbreak’s opinion would improve the Nokia C7, you can see the full review here.
Obviously there are many aspects which need to come together to make a smartphone successful, however it is nice to have some good things to say about a mid-high-end Nokia handset’s design, let’s just hope they continue to improve things throughout 2011.
Do you own the Nokia C7? If so, feel free to list some pros and cons in the comments section below.