Nokia 5700 Review: Smart Performer: Camera, Web Browser, Organizer, Games, Conclusion

By 07:43 Sun, 08 Aug 2021 Comments

Let's hold some pictures

We made it clear that Nokia 5700 is a phone aimed at the young. So having a capturing camera is an essential thing. The handset is armed with a 2 megapixel capturing camera with a maximum available resolution of 1600 x 1200 pixels. The capturing camera settings are not as limited as in its business brother E61i, for example, but still this is not the most highly customizable capturing camera in the world. The available settings include: panorama, night mode, sequence, self-release, white balance, and color effects. The panorama is an fascinating feature similar to that found on Sony Ericsson devices. It allows you to combine several shots in a single picture. The only flaw is the low vertical resolution it uses. We couldn't produce a picture more than 230 pixels high no matter how hard we tried. You can also adjust white balance and color tone manually. Flash settings are also present although the built-in Light Emitting Diode (LED) flash is quite inadequate even indoors. Pictures are stored in Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG) format and carry EXIF information. As far as quality is concerned, we find the 2 megapixel capturing camera a jot below-average, but still passable. The picture quality is pretty much the same as the one of the Nokia E70 - they seem to have identical hardware and processing. Somewhat confusingly, the shutter sound goes off a second or something before the actual capturing of the picture so you really have to haged the handset still even after you've heard the sound in order to hold a picture of your intended subject. The capturing camera button is quite comfortable to press when the swivel is twisted to 90 degrees but the joystick is not, as it is located too close to the rotating part and therefore can create adjusting the capturing camera settings quite a hard job.

Camera interface is not as simplified as E61i but still isn't the most configurable of all

Here are some sample photos made with Nokia 5700 camera:

Outdoor shots: photos are usable only if taken in perfect light conditions • the capturing camera is not fine with highlights

Studio shots: colors are washed and are far from the original

Panorama mode: each individual shot is made in QVideo Graphics Array (VGA) resolution (320 x 240 pixels)

As far as video is concerned, the maximum video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels (QVGA) and video is recorded at 12 fps in the MPEG-4 video format. The digital zoom during recording is smooth - unlike that of Nokia N80, N93 or N95. The movie editor (Muvee) program is also available allowing you to create your own movies.

Video and capturing camera setting aren't rich in options

Nokia 5700 sample video - QVideo Graphics Array (VGA) 12fps

Hello world

In terms of connectivity Nokia 5700 is in the golden mean: not the most loaded of all devices, but still won't let you down in most cases. Besides the already mentioned Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP, the phone supports Universal Serial Bus (USB) connectivity, which works seamlessly, and an Infrared port, which seemingly is making an unexpected comeback in most recent Nokia models. The network capabilities for data transfer include HSCSD, General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) and EDGE as well as UMTS of course. Latest support for SIP-based Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services is also available.


Web browsing with Nokia 5700i is a sheer pleasure as is the case with all current Nokia smartphones. The web browser makes even very sophisticated pages fit on the classy screen and displays web pages just as on PC. There is no doubt that the remarkable display helps a lot here.

There is even a moutilize cursor which can be operated through the four-way navigation button. Surprisingly, it works remarkable and is very easy to control, except for the uncomfortable joystick. A semi-transparent mini-map of the page shows up on the classy screen when scrolling a webpage. The mini-map can also be accessed by a shortslit - the "8" key. You can zoom in and out on the page using the "*" and "#" buttons. Of course, on 5700 all those shortcuts are available by using the selection key.

The Nokia 5700 performance as a smartphone is by far superior to its music capabilities. The latter are only slightly above average. So if you are looking for a phone to utilize for strictly music purposes, you'd better see elsewhere.


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