First acquaintance with Nokia 6710 Navigator - attempt number three

For Nokia, the Nokia 6710 Navigator is the third product designed for navigation services. The first model was Nokia 6110 Navigator, it did not become popular, it looked weak against the background of other S60-based smartphones, as a result, sales of the model were extremely weak. In the second generation of the Nokia 6210 Navigator, they tried to come up with "unique" features, gave free navigation for 6 months, added an electronic compass function, and automatically turned the map in the direction of travel. That's all the differences from most other models. And again a failure, the market did not see anything unique in this device. What conclusions were drawn by the third attempt? Has the positioning of the device changed? No, it remains the same as the previous ones. A separate navigation device with a number of platform-standard features. Even the cost of the solution was left exactly the same, adding a few "unique" features for the same 300 Euros. The scope of delivery has changed, the company has added a mount to the car, plus a charger for it. The maps subscription is now unlimited, for life, which means that as long as you use the device, you will have access to all map updates, as well as navigation using the Nokia 6710. Is this offer unique? I'm afraid not, since car navigators cost comparable, but have larger screens and better convenience. There are a lot of interesting phones in the Nokia lineup, and many buyers prefer to buy two different devices. But there is another problem: there is no zest in the device, it looks too ordinary, gray, it does not offer any advantages.

By expanding the scope of delivery, the company felt that this was a sufficient step. Is it so? Far from it, most users use navigation from time to time. For such a use case, a lifetime subscription to services is not needed, but rare connections for one or two days or a week at most are required. With other devices on the S60 today, within the framework of promotional projects, free and full-fledged navigation for 10 connections in one day is offered. True, there is a limitation in the form of three months from the purchase of the device, but it does not play a big role. The main thing is that the store will not make big differences in navigation between different devices on the S60. And here again we are faced with the fact that the Nokia 6710 Navigator is doomed to failure. The company needs this device to reinforce its own ambitions in the field of navigation, to demonstrate new software capabilities. But buyers do not need. Guessing the sales result is very easy.

Design, dimensions, controls

In terms of design, the model is as close as possible to the Nokia 6720 Classic, the same hump in profile, the same body color for the base model. In total, two colors will be available - dark gray and brown-golden (titanium, chestnut brown). I like the brown version, the gray color subtly reminds me of the Nokia N96, I guess I don't like this device.

Comparison with Nokia 6720 Classic:

From the point of view of design, the model turned out to be calm, without any revelations or achievements. This calmness should be attributed to a minus for the device, if it were brighter, perhaps it would attract a youth audience. And it happened not for them, and not for anyone in particular. A sort of mass design for everyone.

The size of the phone is 104.8x50.5x14.9 mm, weight - 117 grams. A rather large device, mostly male, women rarely like such models. Give them either very large phones, or something medium in size. Based on the size, it is impossible to consider the device too large, but in life it carries a feeling of massiveness. There are no metal parts, everything is made of plastic.

The mechanism of automatic fine-tuning of the movement is not very distinct, the movement is soft, but lacks amplitude, ease of opening. You get used to it quickly, but you can’t call such a mechanism comfortable, it is ordinary, average.

There is a flap on the left side that slides into the case to expose the microUSB connector and the microSD card slot. Convenient design. On the right side is a paired volume rocker, as well as a camera button. The lens and LED flash on the back of the device, you do not need to open it to take pictures. At the top end there is a 3.5 mm jack for connecting a headset, as well as a 2 mm jack for the charger. Above the screen is a light indicator, it adjusts the backlight of both the screen and the keyboard, and there is also a front camera for video calls.

Display

The device uses a 2.6-inch display with a resolution of QVGA (240x320 pixels). The display shows up to 16 million colors, the picture is dim and does not look too bright in most cases. Clearly, the company decided to save energy, as this is a specialized device for navigation. Where the brightness of colors is not as important as the time of work. Unfortunately, you can't adjust the screen brightness.

Up to 8 lines of text and up to 3 service lines are displayed on the screen. In some modes, up to 14 lines of text can be shown. The font is well readable.

In the bright spring sun, the screen does not fade as much as in the previous model, the backlight level and screen brightness affect. This is the secret of this model - "bad" color rendering indoors, readability of the screen outside the walls. I will make a reservation that this model should not be considered extremely convenient for viewing pictures in the sun, there are no cardinal improvements here, they are minimal. The light sensor adjusts the backlight automatically in all situations.

The motion sensor allows you to rotate the screen content in almost all operating modes.

Keyboard

The block of function keys is large, well spaced, there are no erroneous presses, although the buttons have a soft stroke. Under the four-position navigation key is the GPS button, an indicator is inscribed in it, when navigation is running, even in the background, it blinks.

The numeric keypad is made of plastic, the buttons are close to each other, but very comfortable, they have a good stroke, the keys are large. Key backlight is white, not very bright, just right.

There is a touch strip below the screen that allows you to zoom in on images in the gallery, as well as pages in the browser or maps in the Maps window. Scaling works well, there are no sharp changes in images. This is an additional feature and nothing more.

Battery

The phone uses a BL-5F lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 950 mAh. And again, I will repeat my words, said in the review of Nokia 6210 Navigator: “The choice of this battery looks strange, because in Nseries today batteries with a capacity of more than 1000 mAh are standard (in N82 - 1050 mAh, in N78 - 1200 mAh). It would seem that for a navigation device where power consumption is critical, it is necessary to install a battery with the maximum capacity, but this did not happen. The calculation, apparently, is based on the use of a navigator in a car with a cord for charging from the cigarette lighter. But not for walking. Space in the case allows you to install a high-capacity battery, but this is not provided for this device.”

A year has passed, the company is switching to 1500 mAh batteries, but they are not used for the most voracious devices. Illogical.

According to the manufacturer, the phone can work up to 7.5 hours of talk time, up to 450 hours of standby time. Music playback time - up to 25 hours, video recording in maximum quality - up to 160 minutes, video playback - up to 8 hours.

The device's operating time averages about 2.5 days under conditions of Moscow cellular networks (for comparison: Nokia 6210 Navigator worked for about 2 days at exactly the same load). At the same time, you can talk for up to an hour and a half, take a couple of dozen pictures, record a couple of minutes of video and listen to radio or music for up to an hour. The time to fully charge the battery is about 2 hours.

Here is the maximum operating time in various modes:

  • GPS navigation - 7 hours
  • View video - 7 hours
  • WEB surfing (EDGE connection) - 4.5 hours
  • Listening to music with headphones - 22 hours
  • Radio - 7 p.m.

Compared to the Nokia 6210 Navigator, the battery life has increased slightly, this is due to both the platform version and the dim display, which provides more economical power consumption. But you can’t call the device a breakthrough.

Memory

The device has 128 MB of RAM, while loading the user has access to about 76 MB of free memory. This is enough to run a dozen applications, as well as to view "heavy" web-pages, the device does not know any problems with this. The user has access to about 50 MB of memory in the device itself, it can store any data.

Memory cards - microSD, their "hot" replacement is supported, a 2 GB card is included. The maximum size of memory cards is not limited, our 32 GB card was recognized by the device.

USB, Bluetooth, WiFi

USB. In the USB settings, you can choose one of 3 operating modes:

  • Data Transfer (Mass Storage USB) – both the phone's memory and the memory card are visible, no drivers are required, the OS itself recognizes the phone.
  • PC Suite - work with Nokia PC Suite, access all functions of the device, backup all information, and so on.
  • Image Print - print photos.

Data transfer rate is about 1 Mb/s.

Bluetooth. The Bluetooth version in the smartphone is 2.0 with EDR support. The machine supports the following profiles:

  • A2DP
  • AVCRP
  • BIP-ImagePush
  • DUN-GW
  • FT Server
  • HandsFree-AG (1.0)
  • Headset-AG
  • OBEX
  • OPP Client
  • OPPServer
  • SIM Access Server

Bluetooth data transfer rate is 100 Kb/s on average.

WiFi. 802.11 b / g is supported, there is a network search wizard, everything is familiar.

Camera

Regular 5-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, LED flash. The photo quality is typical for this kind of cameras, it is inferior to few photographic solutions, but for Nokia 6710 users this will not be critical.

Program features

Full details of all the features of the device can be found in the platform overview

This handset is one of the first to use themes similar to the S40 platform. Just like in Nokia 6700 Classic, we see a monkey chasing bananas, an aquarium and other themes. In the future, themes between the two platforms will become universal. And that's okay.

The third version of Maps will be presented for the first time and pre-installed on the Nokia 6710 Navigator. We have a description of the preliminary, beta version of the program, please read it.

As a start, I can say that only the full version of Maps 3.0 will be launched on the Nokia 6710 (and not even on the Nokia N97), which will implement all the functionality for social networks, sending your own coordinates in various forms and forms, and so on . In fact, this version will be the most convenient, available for all smartphones on the S60. Nokia 6710 Navigator will not offer any benefits other than licensing.

Impressions

The quality and volume of the call are normal, there are no problems with the transmission of speech during a call. The vibrating alert is good enough. Unfortunately, this handset or the third attempt for Nokia turned out to be sluggish and ill-defined. The device clearly lacks its own face, individuality. It seems that the idea is behind him, but some kind of sluggish, completely invisible. The model will obviously repeat the fate of its predecessors, and the failure in retail is guaranteed to it. I didn’t like this device, and an attempt to fill it with various pluses in the form of mounting in a car, an unlimited license shows that the company does not see a future for it in the absence of such goodies for buyers. I would definitely not seriously consider this model for purchase. There are much more interesting solutions from the same Nokia.

First acquaintance with Nokia 6710 Navigator - attempt number three

For Nokia, the Nokia 6710 Navigator is the third product designed for navigation services. The first model was Nokia 6110 Navigator, it did not become popular, it looked weak against the background of other S60-based smartphones, as a result, sales of the model were extremely weak. In the second generation of the Nokia 6210 Navigator, they tried to come up with "unique" features, gave free navigation for 6 months, added an electronic compass function, and automatically turned the map in the direction of travel. That's all the differences from most other models. And again a failure, the market did not see anything unique in this device.What conclusions were drawn by the third attempt? Has the positioning of the device changed? No, it remains the same as the previous ones. A separate navigation device with a number of platform-standard features. Even the cost of the solution was left exactly the same, adding a few "unique" features for the same 300 Euros. The scope of delivery has changed, the company has added a mount to the car, plus a charger for it. The maps subscription is now unlimited, for life, which means that as long as you use the device, you will have access to all map updates, as well as navigation using the Nokia 6710. Is this offer unique? I'm afraid not, since car navigators cost comparable, but have larger screens and better convenience. There are a lot of interesting phones in the Nokia lineup, and many buyers prefer to buy two different devices. But there is another problem: there is no zest in the device, it looks too ordinary, gray, it does not offer any advantages.

By expanding the scope of delivery, the company felt that this was a sufficient step. Is it so? Far from it, most users use navigation from time to time. For such a use case, a lifetime subscription to services is not needed, but rare connections for one or two days or a week at most are required. With other devices on the S60 today, within the framework of promotional projects, free and full-fledged navigation for 10 connections in one day is offered. True, there is a limitation in the form of three months from the purchase of the device, but it does not play a big role. The main thing is that the store will not make big differences in navigation between different devices on the S60. And here again we are faced with the fact that the Nokia 6710 Navigator is doomed to failure. The company needs this device to reinforce its own ambitions in the field of navigation, to demonstrate new software capabilities. But buyers do not need. Guessing the sales result is very easy.

Design, dimensions, controls

In terms of design, the model is as close as possible to the Nokia 6720 Classic, the same hump in profile, the same body color for the base model. In total, two colors will be available - dark gray and brown-golden (titanium, chestnut brown). I like the brown version, the gray color subtly reminds me of the Nokia N96, I guess I don't like this device.

Comparison with Nokia 6720 Classic:

From the point of view of design, the model turned out to be calm, without any revelations or achievements. This calmness should be attributed to a minus for the device, if it were brighter, perhaps it would attract a youth audience. And it happened not for them, and not for anyone in particular. A sort of mass design for everyone.

The size of the phone is 104.8x50.5x14.9 mm, weight - 117 grams. A rather large device, mostly male, women rarely like such models. Give them either very large phones, or something of medium size. Based on the size, it is impossible to consider the device too large, but in life it carries a feeling of massiveness. There are no metal parts, everything is made of plastic.

The mechanism of automatic fine-tuning of the movement is not very distinct, the movement is soft, but lacks amplitude, ease of opening. You get used to it quickly, but you can’t call such a mechanism comfortable, it is ordinary, average.

There is a flap on the left side that slides into the case to expose the microUSB connector and the microSD card slot. Convenient design. On the right side is a paired volume rocker, as well as a camera button. The lens and LED flash on the back of the device, you do not need to open it to take pictures. At the top end there is a 3.5 mm jack for connecting a headset, as well as a 2 mm jack for the charger. Above the screen is a light indicator, it adjusts the backlight of both the screen and the keyboard, and there is also a front camera for video calls.

Display

The device uses a 2.6-inch display with a resolution of QVGA (240x320 pixels). The display shows up to 16 million colors, the picture is dim and does not look too bright in most cases. Clearly, the company decided to save energy, as this is a specialized device for navigation. Where the brightness of colors is not as important as the time of work. Unfortunately, you cannot adjust the screen brightness for yourself.

Up to 8 lines of text and up to 3 service lines are displayed on the screen. In some modes, up to 14 lines of text can be shown. The font is well readable.

In the bright spring sun, the screen does not fade as much as in the previous model, the backlight level and screen brightness affect. This is the secret of this model - "bad" color reproduction in the room, readability of the screen outside the walls. I will make a reservation that this model should not be considered extremely convenient for viewing pictures in the sun, there are no cardinal improvements here, they are minimal. The ambient light sensor adjusts the backlight automatically in all situations.

The motion sensor allows you to rotate the screen content in almost all operating modes.

Keyboard

The block of function keys is large, well spaced, there are no erroneous presses, although the buttons have a soft stroke. Under the four-position navigation key is the GPS button, an indicator is inscribed in it, when navigation is running, even in the background, it blinks.

The numeric keypad is made of plastic, the buttons are close to each other, but very comfortable, they have a good stroke, the keys are large. Key backlight is white, not very bright, just right.

There is a touch strip below the screen that allows you to zoom in on images in the gallery, as well as pages in the browser or maps in the Maps window. Scaling works well, there are no sharp changes in images. This is an additional feature and nothing more.

Battery

The phone uses a BL-5F lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 950 mAh. And again, I will repeat my words, said in the review of Nokia 6210 Navigator: “The choice of this battery looks strange, because in Nseries today batteries with a capacity of more than 1000 mAh are standard (in N82 - 1050 mAh, in N78 - 1200 mAh). It would seem that for a navigation device where power consumption is critical, it is necessary to install a battery with the maximum capacity, but this did not happen. The calculation, apparently, is based on the use of a navigator in a car with a cord for charging from the cigarette lighter. But not for walking. Space in the case allows you to install a high-capacity battery, but this is not provided for this device.”

A year has passed, the company is switching to 1500 mAh batteries, but they are not used for the most voracious devices. Illogical.

According to the manufacturer, the phone can work up to 7.5 hours of talk time, up to 450 hours of standby time. Music playback time - up to 25 hours, video recording in maximum quality - up to 160 minutes, video playback - up to 8 hours.

The device's operating time averages about 2.5 days under conditions of Moscow cellular networks (for comparison: Nokia 6210 Navigator worked for about 2 days at exactly the same load). At the same time, you can talk for up to an hour and a half, take a couple of dozen pictures, record a couple of minutes of video and listen to radio or music for up to an hour. The time to fully charge the battery is about 2 hours.

Here is the maximum operating time in various modes:

  • GPS navigation - 7 hours
  • View video - 7 hours
  • WEB surfing (EDGE connection) - 4.5 hours
  • Listening to music with headphones - 22 hours
  • Radio - 7 p.m.

Compared to the Nokia 6210 Navigator, the battery life has increased slightly, this is due to both the platform version and the dim display, which provides more economical power consumption. But you can’t call the device a breakthrough.

Memory

The device has 128 MB of RAM, while loading the user has access to about 76 MB of free memory. This is enough to run a dozen applications, as well as to view "heavy" web-pages, the device does not know any problems with this. The user has access to about 50 MB of memory in the device itself, it can store any data.

Memory cards - microSD, their "hot" replacement is supported, a 2 GB card is included. The maximum size of memory cards is not limited, our 32 GB card was recognized by the device.

USB, Bluetooth, WiFi

USB. In the USB settings, you can choose one of 3 operating modes:

  • Data Transfer (Mass Storage USB) – both the phone's memory and the memory card are visible, no drivers are required, the OS itself recognizes the phone.
  • PC Suite - work with Nokia PC Suite, access all functions of the device, backup all information, and so on.
  • Image Print - print photos.

Data transfer rate is about 1 Mb/s.

Bluetooth. The Bluetooth version in the smartphone is 2.0 with EDR support. The machine supports the following profiles:

  • A2DP
  • AVCRP
  • BIP-ImagePush
  • DUN-GW
  • FT Server
  • HandsFree-AG (1.0)
  • Headset-AG
  • OBEX
  • OPP Client
  • OPPServer
  • SIM Access Server

Bluetooth data transfer rate is 100 Kb/s on average.

WiFi. 802.11 b / g is supported, there is a network search wizard, everything is familiar.

Camera

Regular 5-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, LED flash. The photo quality is typical for this kind of cameras, it is inferior to few photographic solutions, but for Nokia 6710 users this will not be critical.

Program features

Full details of all the features of the device can be found in the platform overview

This handset is one of the first to use themes similar to the S40 platform. Just like in Nokia 6700 Classic, we see a monkey chasing bananas, an aquarium and other themes. In the future, themes between the two platforms will become universal. And that's okay.

The third version of Maps will be presented for the first time and pre-installed on the Nokia 6710 Navigator. We have a description of the preliminary, beta version of the program, please read it.

As a start, I can say that only the full version of Maps 3.0 will be launched on the Nokia 6710 (and not even on the Nokia N97), which will implement all the functionality for social networks, sending your own coordinates in various forms and forms, and so on . In fact, this version will be the most convenient, available for all smartphones on the S60. Nokia 6710 Navigator will not offer any benefits other than licensing.

Impressions

The quality and volume of the call are normal, there are no problems with the transmission of speech during a call. The vibrating alert is good enough. Unfortunately, this handset or the third attempt for Nokia turned out to be sluggish and ill-defined. The device clearly lacks its own face, individuality. It seems that the idea is behind him, but some kind of sluggish, completely invisible. The model will obviously repeat the fate of its predecessors, and the failure in retail is guaranteed to it. I didn’t like this device, and an attempt to fill it with various pluses in the form of mounting in a car, an unlimited license shows that the company does not see a future for it in the absence of such goodies for buyers. I would definitely not seriously consider this model for purchase. There are much more interesting solutions from the same Nokia.

First acquaintance with Nokia 6710 Navigator - attempt number three

For Nokia, the Nokia 6710 Navigator is the third product designed for navigation services. The first model was Nokia 6110 Navigator, it did not become popular, it looked weak against the background of other S60-based smartphones, as a result, sales of the model were extremely weak. In the second generation of the Nokia 6210 Navigator, they tried to come up with "unique" features, gave free navigation for 6 months, added an electronic compass function, and automatically turned the map in the direction of travel. That's all the differences from most other models. And again a failure, the market did not see anything unique in this device.What conclusions were drawn by the third attempt? Has the positioning of the device changed? No, it remains the same as the previous ones. A separate navigation device with a number of platform-standard features. Even the cost of the solution was left exactly the same, adding a few "unique" features for the same 300 Euros. The scope of delivery has changed, the company has added a mount to the car, plus a charger for it. The maps subscription is now unlimited, for life, which means that as long as you use the device, you will have access to all map updates, as well as navigation using the Nokia 6710. Is this offer unique? I'm afraid not, since car navigators cost comparable, but have larger screens and better convenience. There are a lot of interesting phones in the Nokia lineup, and many buyers prefer to buy two different devices. But there is another problem: there is no zest in the device, it looks too ordinary, gray, it does not offer any advantages.

By expanding the scope of delivery, the company felt that this was a sufficient step. Is it so? Far from it, most users use navigation from time to time. For such a use case, a lifetime subscription to services is not needed, but rare connections for one or two days or a week at most are required. With other devices on the S60 today, within the framework of promotional projects, free and full-fledged navigation for 10 connections in one day is offered. True, there is a limitation in the form of three months from the purchase of the device, but it does not play a big role. The main thing is that the store will not make big differences in navigation between different devices on the S60. And here again we are faced with the fact that the Nokia 6710 Navigator is doomed to failure. The company needs this device to reinforce its own ambitions in the field of navigation, to demonstrate new software capabilities. But buyers do not need. Guessing the sales result is very easy.

Design, dimensions, controls

In terms of design, the model is as close as possible to the Nokia 6720 Classic, the same hump in profile, the same body color for the base model. In total, two colors will be available - dark gray and brown-golden (titanium, chestnut brown). I like the brown version, the gray color subtly reminds me of the Nokia N96, I guess I don't like this device.

Comparison with Nokia 6720 Classic:

From the point of view of design, the model turned out to be calm, without any revelations or achievements. This calmness should be attributed to a minus for the device, if it were brighter, perhaps it would attract a youth audience. And it happened not for them, and not for anyone in particular. A sort of mass design for everyone.

The size of the phone is 104.8x50.5x14.9 mm, weight - 117 grams. A rather large device, mostly male, women rarely like such models. Give them either very large phones, or something medium in size. Based on the size, it is impossible to consider the device too large, but in life it carries a feeling of massiveness. There are no metal parts, everything is made of plastic.

The mechanism of automatic fine-tuning of the movement is not very distinct, the movement is soft, but lacks amplitude, ease of opening. You get used to it quickly, but you can’t call such a mechanism comfortable, it is ordinary, average.

There is a flap on the left side that slides into the case to expose the microUSB connector and the microSD card slot. Convenient design. On the right side is a paired volume rocker, as well as a camera button. The lens and LED flash on the back of the device, you do not need to open it to take pictures. At the top end there is a 3.5 mm jack for connecting a headset, as well as a 2 mm jack for the charger. Above the screen is a light indicator, it adjusts the backlight of both the screen and the keyboard, and there is also a front camera for video calls.

Display

The device uses a 2.6-inch display with a resolution of QVGA (240x320 pixels). The display shows up to 16 million colors, the picture is dim and does not look too bright in most cases. Clearly, the company decided to save energy, as this is a specialized device for navigation. Where the brightness of colors is not as important as the time of work. Unfortunately, you can't adjust the screen brightness.

Up to 8 lines of text and up to 3 service lines are displayed on the screen. In some modes, up to 14 lines of text can be shown. The font is well readable.

In the bright spring sun, the screen does not fade as much as in the previous model, the backlight level and screen brightness affect. This is the secret of this model - "bad" color rendering indoors, readability of the screen outside the walls. I will make a reservation that this model should not be considered extremely convenient for viewing pictures in the sun, there are no cardinal improvements here, they are minimal. The light sensor adjusts the backlight automatically in all situations.

The motion sensor allows you to rotate the screen content in almost all operating modes.

Keyboard

The block of function keys is large, well spaced, there are no erroneous presses, although the buttons have a soft stroke. Under the four-position navigation key is the GPS button, an indicator is inscribed in it, when navigation is running, even in the background, it blinks.

The numeric keypad is made of plastic, the buttons are close to each other, but very comfortable, they have a good stroke, the keys are large. Key backlight is white, not very bright, just right.

There is a touch strip below the screen that allows you to zoom in on images in the gallery, as well as pages in the browser or maps in the Maps window. Scaling works well, there are no sharp changes in images. This is an additional feature and nothing more.

Battery

The phone uses a BL-5F lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 950 mAh. And again, I will repeat my words, said in the review of Nokia 6210 Navigator: “The choice of this battery looks strange, because in Nseries today batteries with a capacity of more than 1000 mAh are standard (in N82 - 1050 mAh, in N78 - 1200 mAh). It would seem that for a navigation device where power consumption is critical, it is necessary to install a battery with the maximum capacity, but this did not happen. The calculation, apparently, is based on the use of a navigator in a car with a cord for charging from the cigarette lighter. But not for walking. Space in the case allows you to install a high-capacity battery, but this is not provided for this device.”

A year has passed, the company is switching to 1500 mAh batteries, but they are not used for the most voracious devices. Illogical.

According to the manufacturer, the phone can work up to 7.5 hours of talk time, up to 450 hours of standby time. Music playback time - up to 25 hours, video recording in maximum quality - up to 160 minutes, video playback - up to 8 hours.

The device's operating time averages about 2.5 days under conditions of Moscow cellular networks (for comparison: Nokia 6210 Navigator worked for about 2 days at exactly the same load). At the same time, you can talk for up to an hour and a half, take a couple of dozen pictures, record a couple of minutes of video and listen to radio or music for up to an hour. The time to fully charge the battery is about 2 hours.

Here is the maximum operating time in various modes:

  • GPS navigation - 7 hours
  • View video - 7 hours
  • WEB surfing (EDGE connection) - 4.5 hours
  • Listening to music with headphones - 22 hours
  • Radio - 7 p.m.

Compared to the Nokia 6210 Navigator, the battery life has increased slightly, this is due to both the platform version and the dim display, which provides more economical power consumption. But you can’t call the device a breakthrough.

Memory

The device has 128 MB of RAM, while loading the user has access to about 76 MB of free memory. This is enough to run a dozen applications, as well as to view "heavy" web-pages, the device does not know any problems with this. The user has access to about 50 MB of memory in the device itself, it can store any data.

Memory cards - microSD, their "hot" replacement is supported, a 2 GB card is included. The maximum size of memory cards is not limited, our 32 GB card was recognized by the device.

USB, Bluetooth, WiFi

USB. In the USB settings, you can choose one of 3 operating modes:

  • Data Transfer (Mass Storage USB) – both the phone's memory and the memory card are visible, no drivers are required, the OS itself recognizes the phone.
  • PC Suite - work with Nokia PC Suite, access all functions of the device, backup all information, and so on.
  • Image Print - print photos.

Data transfer rate is about 1 Mb/s.

Bluetooth. The Bluetooth version in the smartphone is 2.0 with EDR support. The machine supports the following profiles:

  • A2DP
  • AVCRP
  • BIP-ImagePush
  • DUN-GW
  • FT Server
  • HandsFree-AG (1.0)
  • Headset-AG
  • OBEX
  • OPP Client
  • OPPServer
  • SIM Access Server

Bluetooth data transfer rate is 100 Kb/s on average.

WiFi. 802.11 b / g is supported, there is a network search wizard, everything is familiar.

Camera

Regular 5-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, LED flash. The photo quality is typical for this kind of cameras, it is inferior to few photographic solutions, but for Nokia 6710 users this will not be critical.

Program features

Full details of all the features of the device can be found in the platform overview

This handset is one of the first to use themes similar to the S40 platform. Just like in Nokia 6700 Classic, we see a monkey chasing bananas, an aquarium and other themes. In the future, themes between the two platforms will become universal. And that's okay.

The third version of Maps will be presented for the first time and pre-installed on the Nokia 6710 Navigator. We have a description of the preliminary, beta version of the program, please read it.

As a start, I can say that only the full version of Maps 3.0 will be launched on the Nokia 6710 (and not even on the Nokia N97), which will implement all the functionality for social networks, sending your own coordinates in various forms and forms, and so on . In fact, this version will be the most convenient, available for all smartphones on the S60. Nokia 6710 Navigator will not offer any benefits other than licensing.

Impressions

The quality and volume of the call are normal, there are no problems with the transmission of speech during a call. The vibrating alert is good enough. Unfortunately, this handset or the third attempt for Nokia turned out to be sluggish and ill-defined. The device clearly lacks its own face, individuality. It seems that the idea is behind him, but some kind of sluggish, completely invisible. The model will obviously repeat the fate of its predecessors, and the failure in retail is guaranteed to it. I didn’t like this device, and an attempt to fill it with various pluses in the form of mounting in a car, an unlimited license shows that the company does not see a future for it in the absence of such goodies for buyers. I would definitely not seriously consider this model for purchase. There are much more interesting solutions from the same Nokia.

First acquaintance with Nokia 6710 Navigator - attempt number three

For Nokia, the Nokia 6710 Navigator is the third product designed for navigation services. The first model was Nokia 6110 Navigator, it did not become popular, it looked weak against the background of other S60-based smartphones, as a result, sales of the model were extremely weak. In the second generation of the Nokia 6210 Navigator, they tried to come up with "unique" features, gave free navigation for 6 months, added an electronic compass function, and automatically turned the map in the direction of travel. That's all the differences from most other models. And again a failure, the market did not see anything unique in this device.What conclusions were drawn by the third attempt? Has the positioning of the device changed? No, it remains the same as the previous ones. A separate navigation device with a number of platform-standard features. Even the cost of the solution was left exactly the same, adding a few "unique" features for the same 300 Euros. The scope of delivery has changed, the company has added a mount to the car, plus a charger for it. The maps subscription is now unlimited, for life, which means that as long as you use the device, you will have access to all map updates, as well as navigation using the Nokia 6710. Is this offer unique? I'm afraid not, since car navigators cost comparable, but have larger screens and better convenience. There are a lot of interesting phones in the Nokia lineup, and many buyers prefer to buy two different devices. But there is another problem: there is no zest in the device, it looks too ordinary, gray, it does not offer any advantages.

By expanding the scope of delivery, the company felt that this was a sufficient step. Is it so? Far from it, most users use navigation from time to time. For such a use case, a lifetime subscription to services is not needed, but rare connections for one or two days or a week at most are required. With other devices on the S60 today, within the framework of promotional projects, free and full-fledged navigation for 10 connections in one day is offered. True, there is a limitation in the form of three months from the purchase of the device, but it does not play a big role. The main thing is that the store will not make big differences in navigation between different devices on the S60. And here again we are faced with the fact that the Nokia 6710 Navigator is doomed to failure. The company needs this device to reinforce its own ambitions in the field of navigation, to demonstrate new software capabilities. But buyers do not need. Guessing the sales result is very easy.

Design, dimensions, controls

In terms of design, the model is as close as possible to the Nokia 6720 Classic, the same hump in profile, the same body color for the base model. In total, two colors will be available - dark gray and brown-golden (titanium, chestnut brown). I like the brown version, the gray color subtly reminds me of the Nokia N96, I guess I don't like this device.

Comparison with Nokia 6720 Classic:

From the point of view of design, the model turned out to be calm, without any revelations or achievements. This calmness should be attributed to a minus for the device, if it were brighter, perhaps it would attract a youth audience. And it happened not for them, and not for anyone in particular. A sort of mass design for everyone.

The size of the phone is 104.8x50.5x14.9 mm, weight - 117 grams. A rather large device, mostly male, women rarely like such models. Give them either very large phones, or something medium in size. Based on the size, it is impossible to consider the device too large, but in life it carries a feeling of massiveness. There are no metal parts, everything is made of plastic.

The mechanism of automatic fine-tuning of the movement is not very distinct, the movement is soft, but lacks amplitude, ease of opening. You get used to it quickly, but you can’t call such a mechanism comfortable, it is ordinary, average.

There is a flap on the left side that slides into the case to expose the microUSB connector and the microSD card slot. Convenient design. On the right side is a paired volume rocker, as well as a camera button. The lens and LED flash on the back of the device, you do not need to open it to take pictures. At the top end there is a 3.5 mm jack for connecting a headset, as well as a 2 mm jack for the charger. Above the screen is a light indicator, it adjusts the backlight of both the screen and the keyboard, and there is also a front camera for video calls.

Display

The device uses a 2.6-inch display with a resolution of QVGA (240x320 pixels). The display shows up to 16 million colors, the picture is dim and does not look too bright in most cases. Clearly, the company decided to save energy, as this is a specialized device for navigation. Where the brightness of colors is not as important as the time of work. Unfortunately, you can't adjust the screen brightness.

Up to 8 lines of text and up to 3 service lines are displayed on the screen. In some modes, up to 14 lines of text can be shown. The font is well readable.

In the bright spring sun, the screen does not fade as much as in the previous model, the backlight level and screen brightness affect. This is the secret of this model - "bad" color rendering indoors, readability of the screen outside the walls. I will make a reservation that this model should not be considered extremely convenient for viewing pictures in the sun, there are no cardinal improvements here, they are minimal. The light sensor adjusts the backlight automatically in all situations.

The motion sensor allows you to rotate the screen content in almost all operating modes.

Keyboard

The block of function keys is large, well spaced, there are no erroneous presses, although the buttons have a soft stroke. Under the four-position navigation key is the GPS button, an indicator is inscribed in it, when navigation is running, even in the background, it blinks.

The numeric keypad is made of plastic, the buttons are close to each other, but very comfortable, they have a good stroke, the keys are large. The backlighting of the keys is white, not very bright, just right.

The numeric keypad is made of plastic, the buttons are close to each other, but very comfortable, they have a good stroke, the keys are large. White backlit keys very bright, just right.

There is a touch strip below the screen that allows you to zoom in on images in the gallery, as well as pages in the browser or maps in the Maps window. Scaling works well, there are no sharp changes in images. This is an additional feature and nothing more.

Battery

The phone uses a BL-5F lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 950 mAh. And again, I will repeat my words, said in the review of Nokia 6210 Navigator: “The choice of this battery looks strange, because in Nseries today batteries with a capacity of more than 1000 mAh are standard (in N82 - 1050 mAh, in N78 - 1200 mAh). It would seem that for a navigation device where power consumption is critical, it is necessary to install a battery with the maximum capacity, but this did not happen. The calculation, apparently, is based on the use of a navigator in a car with a cord for charging from the cigarette lighter. But not for walking. Space in the case allows you to install a high-capacity battery, but this is not provided for this device.”

A year has passed, the company is switching to 1500 mAh batteries, but they are not used for the most voracious devices. Illogical.

According to the manufacturer, the phone can work up to 7.5 hours of talk time, up to 450 hours of standby time. Music playback time - up to 25 hours, video recording in maximum quality - up to 160 minutes, video playback - up to 8 hours.

The device's operating time averages about 2.5 days under conditions of Moscow cellular networks (for comparison: Nokia 6210 Navigator worked for about 2 days at exactly the same load). At the same time, you can talk for up to an hour and a half, take a couple of dozen pictures, record a couple of minutes of video and listen to radio or music for up to an hour. The time to fully charge the battery is about 2 hours.

Here is the maximum operating time in various modes:

  • GPS navigation - 7 hours
  • View video - 7 hours
  • WEB surfing (EDGE connection) - 4.5 hours
  • Listening to music with headphones - 22 hours
  • Radio - 7 p.m.

Compared to the Nokia 6210 Navigator, the battery life has increased slightly, this is due to both the platform version and the dim display, which provides more economical power consumption. But you can’t call the device a breakthrough.

Memory

The device has 128 MB of RAM, while loading the user has access to about 76 MB of free memory. This is enough to run a dozen applications, as well as to view "heavy" web-pages, the device does not know any problems with this. The user has access to about 50 MB of memory in the device itself, it can store any data.

Memory cards - microSD, their "hot" replacement is supported, a 2 GB card is included. The maximum size of memory cards is not limited, our 32 GB card was recognized by the device.

USB, Bluetooth, WiFi

USB. In the USB settings, you can choose one of 3 operating modes:

  • Data Transfer (Mass Storage USB) - both the phone's memory and the memory card are visible, no drivers are required, the OS itself recognizes the phone.
  • PC Suite - work with Nokia PC Suite, access all the functions of the device, backup all information, and so on.
  • Image Print - print photos.

Data transfer rate is about 1 Mb/s.

Bluetooth. The Bluetooth version in the smartphone is 2.0 with EDR support. The machine supports the following profiles:

  • A2DP
  • AVCRP
  • BIP-ImagePush
  • DUN-GW
  • FT Server
  • HandsFree-AG (1.0)
  • Headset-AG
  • OBEX
  • OPP Client
  • OPPServer
  • SIM Access Server

Bluetooth data transfer rate is 100 Kb/s on average.

WiFi. 802.11 b / g is supported, there is a network search wizard, everything is familiar.

Camera

Regular 5-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, LED flash. The photo quality is typical for this kind of cameras, it is inferior to few photographic solutions, but for Nokia 6710 users this will not be critical.

Program features

Full details of all the features of the device can be found in the platform overview

This handset is one of the first to use themes similar to the S40 platform. Just like in Nokia 6700 Classic, we see a monkey chasing bananas, an aquarium and other themes. In the future, themes between the two platforms will become universal. And that's okay.

The third version of Maps will be presented for the first time and pre-installed on the Nokia 6710 Navigator. We have a description of the preliminary, beta version of the program, please read it.

As a start, I can say that only the full version of Maps 3.0 will be launched on the Nokia 6710 (and not even on the Nokia N97), which will implement all the functionality for social networks, sending your own coordinates in various forms and forms, and so on . In fact, this version will be the most convenient, available for all smartphones on the S60. Nokia 6710 Navigator will not offer any benefits other than licensing.

Impressions

The quality and volume of the call are normal, there are no problems with the transmission of speech during a call. The vibrating alert is good enough. Unfortunately, this handset or the third attempt for Nokia turned out to be sluggish and ill-defined. The device clearly lacks its own face, individuality. It seems that the idea is behind him, but some kind of sluggish, completely invisible. The model will obviously repeat the fate of its predecessors, and the failure in retail is guaranteed to it. I didn’t like this device, and an attempt to fill it with various pluses in the form of mounting in a car, an unlimited license shows that the company does not see a future for it in the absence of such goodies for buyers. I would definitely not seriously consider this model for purchase. There are much more interesting solutions from the same Nokia.