With true handheld GPS, Nokia 6710 Navigator is the first mobile to embed Nokia Maps in its latest version (3.0), recently renamed Ovi cards. We have tested this new model entirely.
Small-scale and fine enough for a slider model (less than 1.5 inches thick), the 6710 Navigator gives an impression of solidity. The metal finishes mid-plastics are satisfactory and the sliding system sliding impeccably. This Symbian S60 phone has all the advantages of high-end models of the manufacturer (N-series and E-series), but also a fascinating connection, including a standard headphone jack (3.5 mm) and a MicroSD card slot, easily accessible on the left side of the device. Bluetooth and USB 2.0, this phone also has Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g.
A very original look
Side look, the 6710 Navigator is a little worse off. The original fans will spend their way: the camera scoop a simple design, or a mat. Only its slightly curved shape brings a touch of fantasy without the utility of this atypical form is really blatant as the curvature is slight. The screen, bright, an appropriate resolution and which was still 6.6 inches diagonal remains relatively adapted to the various functions offered by the phone with a small flat for GPS navigation.
A GPS receiver highly reactive
The main quality of the 6710 Navigator is based, however well on his GPS receiver. On pressing the button dedicated to star-shaped with 4 branches located under the keyboard, you connect to the Ovi feature cards. Once the address is entered, it only takes a few seconds for the voice navigation starts through the reinforcement of the A-GPS. Consequent clear voice guidance and relevant. The sound delivered by the integrated speaker is powerful enough for use in car, even with a car in light background and is paid directly from the volume buttons on the right side of the model. Better still, these buttons are accessible even when the mobile is clipped in the holder supplied with the unit. Support rather well designed in two parts, which attaches to the windshield easily.
The ability to zoom in a sliding finger
With the new tools made available by Nokia in this version 3.0 and experience with the manufacturer regarding navigation, the 6710 Navigator is evidence of effectiveness. His only limitations are the size of its screen and input from a keyboard of 12 keys. If the mounting bracket allows the keyboard to slide, it is rather impractical to conduct a seizure when the mobile is suspended in that medium. Otherwise, users will enjoy access to traffic information or radar alarms now included. More original, the part below the touch screen and a swipe of a finger activates the zoom mode as well as GPS in navigation mode or photo URL. Extremely convenient! A compass and integrated pedestrian navigation module are also available for each. The device has only internal memory of 50 MB cards preinstalled and stored in a 4 GB card included with the phone. That leaves about 2 GB free for music, photos or videos.
Multimedia features comprehensive and effective
Beyond its navigation capabilities, the 6710 Navigator will be no substitute for a complex audio player, an FM radio or a camera. The cell phone integrates a 5-megapixel sensor that allows for photos quite decent, even excellent in good lighting conditions. He films in 640 x 480 pixels with a fairly satisfactory result although rapid jerky in low light conditions. For the next player, the sound delivered by the speaker appears relatively strong and pleasing to the ear. It’s the same with the hands-free headsets with classics, delivered with the device. Its only flaw is that it incorporates no buttons to control music, but only to take a call.
Autonomy is rather satisfactory if we restrict access to Wi-Fi or GPS. In the latter case, Nokia has thought about joining a cigarette lighter charger for his camera, which will avoid falling out of power before reaching its destination.
- Form: Slide
- Dimensions: 104.8 x 50.5 x 14.9 mm
- Weight: 117 g
Display and 3D
- Size: 2.6"
- Resolution: 320 x 240 pixels (QVGA)
- Up to 16 million colours
- Chestnut brown
- 4 GB MicroSD card (with pre-loaded regional Maps)
- up to 50 MB internal user memory
- BL-5F 950mAh battery
- Talk time (maximum): GSM (900) 7 h 12 min; WCDMA (2100) 4 h 24 min
- Standby time (maximum): GSM 380 h; WCDMA 380 h
- Video playback time VGA 15fps (maximum): 8 h
- Video call time (maximum): 2 h 36 min
- Music playback time (maximum): 26 h
- GPS car navigation (lights on): Up to 6 h 36 min
- GPS pedestrian navigation (lights on): Up to 12 h 36 min
Apart from a screen and keyboard too small to play real GPS devices, the 6710 Navigator has everything it takes to replace them. Comes with a full range for the car, it will be perfect for a specific use, even regular, Nokia has included with its mobile license for life. The mobile shows, moreover, real qualities in terms of multimedia. Only its price may be a barrier, the device does not benefit from the premium operator.
- The navigation system GPS and A-GPS
- Compatibility with Nokia Maps 3.0 and built-in compass
- The photo sensor 5 Mpix
- Compatibility with Wi-Fi and 3.5 G