The last phone from Nokia to feature the MeeGo operating system was released a while ago and it has taken a while to get into critics and reviewers’ hands but now the whole story is out for you to see. This seems to be the final touch to the scene before Nokia goes off with the Windows Phone OS and it might just sign off with a bang!
Exterior and Design
The phone is, simply put, beautiful. It will be hard not to be attracted to this phone thanks to its matte finished, polycarbonate unibody design and the sleek layer of Gorilla Glass on the front. There are three colors available, black, cyan and magenta and each of them looks equally good. The whole phone is slightly convex (at the back) and this makes for a good form factor. Bottom line is that the phone is gorgeous except for the little oval glossy pod on the back that holds the camera, which tends to get scratched easily.
On the inside, there is a TI OMAP 3630 processor that was first seen in the Droid X by Motorola. This is a single core processor that clocks at 1GHz and the GPU included is the Power VRSGX530. Though this is not as powerful as the dual core monsters we have in the other phones today, it is still very efficient and thanks to the modifications to the OS it handles everything smoothly. The GPU is well capable of rendering all the images, videos etc. you throw at it. The only downside is that this hardware might become obsolete too soon. There is 1GB of RAM and together all this hardware makes this phone the fastest ever built by Nokia. Battery life is quite impressive too and it can support over 8 hours of continuous video playback.
Coming to the software, it complements the overall design perfectly. The layout is simple and it is very easy to use and getting around is child’s play. This Linux based OS works wonders and doesn’t stress the processor too much. A lot of functions can be controlled directly from the memory card and a whole host of others are set out on the cloud. The rendering of the OS on the 3.9” display at 854×480 resolution with ClearBlack AMOLED technology is a treat to watch! The Gorilla Glass makes the touch aspect easier and protects it from scratches.
All this being said, the phone retains the tacit promise of Nokia products. Call quality is great and trouble free. Data services are top notch too and this is a phone anyone will want but with the Android OS taking the world by storm and the Windows Phone being the latest up and comer, it is undoubtedly a platform which has no hope of gaining a foothold in the market, especially since Nokia has pulled support.