Nokia 2710 Navigation Edition Review: Lead The Way: Gallery, Music And Video Player, FM Radio, Audio Quality

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Gallery is at file managing, not so much at being a gallery

We never quite liked the S40 gallery and despite some freshening up in the 6th edition, it’s still not a favorite. Don’t acquire us wrong, it does all the stuff a gallery should do and it’s an excellent file manager. But a gallery should focus on attractive presentation an ease of browsing, and it’s here that the S40 gallery trails behind.

The Gallery app on the Nokia 2710 Navigation Edition offers only a single view mode, displaying a grid of 12 pictures on the screen. At least zooming in on a single picture is pretty comfortable now with the zoom in and out shortcuts placed on the middle and correct soft keys. It’s also faster and smoother than we are used to seeing from most of its predecessors.

The refreshed gallery

Music player is ok

The music player of the Nokia 2710 has decent looks and a fine feature set.

The music player can sort songs by artist, album and genre. The player works with AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, MP3, WMA, AMR-NB. Naturally A2DP profile is supported, allowing the utilize of stereo Bluetooth earphones. There are preset equalizers settings available and you can customize another two, plus there’s Stereo widening available.

The music player does the job

As usual, the artist and title of the currently playing song are shown on the homescreen.

There are equalizers and Stereo widening available

The lack of volume keys is inconvenient - it means that you have to have the music player active to change the volume.

Frequency Modulation (FM) radio has RDS

An alternative to the preloaded content on Nokia 2710 Navigation Edition is the Frequency Modulation (FM) radio. It matches the music player interface and covers all basic functions.

The Frequency Modulation (FM) radio

RDS support is available and you can acquire the handset search and save all available stations in your area. RDS info and frequency appear on the homescreen, much like with the music player. There’s also a station directory, which pulls data from the Internet about local radio stations.

Video player is hardly worth it

Let’s create this clear – the Nokia 2710 is by no means a device that should be considered by anyone who is serious about watching videos on their mobile. The combination of a small screen, a low number of supported codecs and a less than fully-featured video player hardly creates the ideal conditions for pleasurable viewing.

The Nokia 2710 Navigation Edition is hardly suited for watching video clips

The video player of Nokia 2710 is only compatible with 3GP and MP4 formats. Videos can be played in fullclassy screen mode, fast-forwarded or rewound and that’s that.

Audio quality is top-notch

Despite its low-discontinue non-music-dedicated nature, the Nokia 2710 Navigation Edition delivers remarkable audio output. It might not blow your mind away with loudness when headphones are attached but all the songs will sound exactly the way they were meant to.

All the readings in our traditional test are excellent. Starting with the spot-on frequency response and ending with the remarkable signal-to-noise ratio there is nothing poor we can say about the Nokia 2710 Navigation Edition.

So, while the main purpose of the phone is to replace your dedicated SatNav system, the Nokia 2710 is also capable of covering up for your mp3 player. And quite well at that. Here are the results so you can see for yourselves.

TestFrequency responseNoise levelDynamic rangeTHDIMD + NoiseStereo crosstalk

Nokia 2710 Navigation Edition+0.09, -0.59-88.688.60.016


Nokia 6303i classic+0.07, -0.38-84.590.40.134


Nokia 6700 slide+0.07, -0.40-


Nokia 5310 XpressMusic+0.29, -1.69-94.492.00.015


Nokia X3+0.07, -0.44-88.388.30.00670.016


Nokia 5230+0.03, -0.05-86.786.50.00330.016


Nokia 5530 XpressMusic+0.11, -0.84-90.990.80.0100.454


Samsung M7500 Emporio Armani+0.86, -6.28-


Nokia 2710 Navigation Edition frequency response graph

You can learn more about the whole testing process here.



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