Nokia Twist 7705 Review

Nokia Twist sounds and looks funky, twisting open to reveal a keyboard. This square shaped device with rounded edges, available on Verizon, was released in 2009 and caters to the young crowd who are looking for something stylish to carry, that will turn a few heads when used. However, here’s taking a look at the full phone features and services before jumping to any conclusions.

Design and Quality

Nokia 7705 Twist looks deceptively small, when the keyboard is hidden, fitting compactly in the palm and sliding into the pocket easily. The phone swivels easily using one hand, looking quite big when it is opened. Nokia has included two Xpress-On battery covers (black and purple) with this device. When closed, the display is dominated by a 2.4″ QVGA screen of pixel resolution 320х240 pixels. With support for 262K colors, the text and images look quite clear. There is a square D-pad below the screen with a central OK button, surrounded by the clear key and two soft keys that are touch sensitive. Around the edges of the Nokia Twist users will find a 2.5mm headset jack, volume rocker, microUSB/port for charging and microSD card slot. A hole (also called the ‘contact ring’) goes through the corner of the Nokia Twist, capable of glowing in six different colors when users receive a call from their contact list. The camera lens is located at the back of the Nokia Twist and when it is opened, the back conveniently functions as a mirror.

Specifications

Nokia Twist measures 2.71″х 2.71″ х 0.59″ and weighs 3.44 ounces. This device has 119MB internal memory and is able to support 16GB external memory.

Features

Nokia Twist can store upto 1000 contacts with multiple details for each entry. Callers can be grouped and special ringtones can be assigned to them. One can personalize the menus, choosing between colors and display styles. Alternately, Nokia 7705 Twist has a Habitat Mode, where users can choose between two themes: Super World and Urban Jungle. When either of these is selected, an interactive menu opens up whereby users can see people they have recently spoken to or messaged. Standard features such as the calendar, alarm clock and calculator are all present. Verizon’s EV-DO Rev. 0 connection provides good connectivity speed and web pages can be viewed through the XHTML browser. However the display size makes internet browsing quite inconvenient.
This device has two preloaded games: Tetris and Mrs. Pac Man.

Keyboard

The keyboard on the Nokia Twist is revealed when the screen is swiveled open. This keyboard is quite spacious with five rows of raised keys that offer good tactile feedback. There are also some shortcut keys towards the top of the keyboard. These are for Messaging, Music, Mobile Web, Camera, Speakerphone and Voice Dialing.

Camera

Nokia Twist has a 3 MP camera with 4x digital zoom, autofocus and an LED flash. One can choose between modes of capture (still, sequence, self timer or video) and white balance modes. However, image quality is very average and sometimes the images end up looking blurry.

Battery

Nokia Twist has a talktime of 270 minutes and a standby time of 312 hours.

Nokia Twist blends together an innovative design with most standard features intact. However, there are concerns about the durability of the swivel phone and image quality is not too good on this device. However, for those users who are looking for something trendy, Nokia Twist is a good option.

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