Nokia 6730 Classic ~ Cell Phone Reviews

Nokia 6730 Classic


Written on 6/01/2009 08:02:00 PM by poison_ivy

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Maybe the concept of smartphone is changing these days but from the looks of the Nokia 6730 Classic, I don't think it can be mistaken for a smartphone.


From the outside, there's nothing really amazing about the Nokia 6730 Classic. It's a classic Nokia candy bar design with a smallish 2.2 inch screen, flat keypad, and a matting of the Vodafone logo here and there.

Features and Performance

However, don't let the simple facade fool you just like what it did to me. Inside the Nokia 6730 Classic are some features that you don't usually find in a candybar phone that looks like this. First, it is 3G/HSDPA capable for faster internet browsing, it also has a microSD slot, Bluetooth A2DP, and a GPS. The GPS is something new. Usually, GPS is for Nokia's navigator series of phones or their N series. Another thing is that you probably expected the Nokia 6730 Classic to run on Nokia's midrange handset OS, the S40 but it actually runs on the S60 platform so you can install a lot of productivity software such as document viewers, expense trackers, etc.

Since it will be exclusive to Vodafone, the Nokia 6730 Classic will probably have proprietary software from Vodafone especially for the turn by turn navigation. Vodafone says that the Nokia 6730 Classic will offer both drivers and pedestrians with accurate turn by turn directions as well as provide access to a comprehensive point of interest databases.

In order to make this phone a "midrange" phone even though it has GPS, Nokia opted to install a 3.2 megapixel camera with autofocus but no useable LED light. Also, there's no WiFi on the Nokia 6730 classic which makes me think that the Sony Ericsson G705 is a much better choice and is much more fitting to be called a "smartphone". However, it's too bad that no wireless carrier in the UK is offering the G705 on a contract.


The Nokia 6730 Classic maybe the cheapest phone you can get with GPS since Vodafone will probably offer this for free with a two year contract but if you truly want to get yourself a smartphone, there are much better and older devices that are offered for free with a contract. However, the sleek design might lure in those avid Nokia users especially previous 6500 classic or 6300 users.

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  1. r4i software |

    Camera, texting, emails, SD card and great music player, nice radio feature, easy to display pictures...


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