Nokia Twist 7705 Review

The Nokia Twist 7705 is one of the most interesting messaging phone for Verizon Wireless.
Its design is unique, composed of two parts that open by rotating 90 °.
On the front there is 2.4-inch QVGA display, five-way D-Pad, touch sensitive buttons on the “Delete” and function keys left and right.
On the right is ring (Contact Light Ring) that lights up different colors when you receive call or message.
The Contact Light Ring is able to turn red, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet.
The QWERTY keyboard is well designed and seems inspired by that of the BlackBerry.
There are five rows of buttons and dedicated keys for messaging, music, Web browser, voice commands, speaker and camera.
Despite the keys are small, protruding from the plastic around them so they are easier to use than those dishes on the Samsung Intensity and Helios.

Nokia 7705 is digital CDMA phone with EV-DO Rev. 0 for data, and it is available at Verizon. Besides spacious QWERTY keyboard, the Nokia Twist has built-in 3 megapixel auto-focus camera with video recording, aGPS that works with VZ Navigator, V CAST Music and Video and Bluetooth with A2DP. The phone runs Verizon’s UI and comes with the Polaris web browser to function on many Verizon phones.

We encountered no problems in the writing of messages but still prefer the larger keyboard of the Samsung Rogue, LG and NV3 NV Touch.
Nokia Twist equips the same Habitats Mode “Intrigue already seen the model but with two new themes: Super World and Urban Jungle.
When one of these is selected, the screen becomes an interactive showing the icons of contacts with whom we spoke recently.
You scroll, you can see the calls and received messages.
The 3 MP camera is the element that most disappoints the quality of shots is not comparable to those made by LG NV3.
The images captured in open environments, are not well defined color contours very faithful, are overexposed and are short on detail.
The LED flash is useless in low light conditions.
Unfortunately, the 3 MP camera of the Nokia Twist can not compete with the competition.
The music player uses the familiar interface already dyed red but the novelty regards the support multitasking so you can listen to music, send messages and run other applications.

Signal reception is good, but the call quality is poor there is an annoying noise in the speaker.
Nokia Twist Technical Specs

  • Display: 2.4 “QVGA 262K color TFT screen. Resolution: 320 x 240 pixels.
  • Battery: Lithium Ion rechargeable battery, 860 mAh, user replaceable. Claimed talk time: up to 4.5 uur.Opgegeven standby time: up to 13 days.
  • Performance: 128MB internal memory. Phone book can store 1000 entries.
  • Size: 2.71 x 2.71 x 0.59 inches. Weight: 3.44 oz.
  • Phone: CDMA digital phone-1X EV-DO Rev. 0.
  • Camera: 3 megapixel with flash. Still image resolutions: 2048 × 1536, 1280 × 960, 800 × 600, 640 and 320 × 480 × 240. Can take video with audio. Video Resolution: 320 x 240 176 x 144 pixels.
  • Audio: 72 chord Polyphonic/MIDI/MP3 sound support. MP3 player onboard to play music in MP3, AAC, AAC + and WMA formats. Mono speaker and 2.5 mm stereo headphone jack. Supports A2DP Bluetooth stereo.
  • Networking: Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR. Bluetooth profiles: Headset, Hands-free, Dial-Up Networking, Stereo, Phonebook Access, Basic Printing, Object Push (for vCard & vCal), File Transfer, Basic Imaging. USB 2.0.
  • Software: Verizon UI with Habitat mode. Polaris 6.1 HTML browser, Web-based e-mail and IM on board. PIM tools include Contacts, Calculator (Basic & Tip), Converter, Calendar, Preview Calendar, Alarm Clock, World Clock, Stopwatch, Notepad, and USB Mass Storage.
  • Expansion: 1 microSD card slot. Supports SDHC cards.

In conclusion, we like the concept of the Nokia Twist, its design is different from that of other messaging phones, but is disappointing in some key respects.
We recommend it to those who are watching us and which does not affect the quality of the camera or calls.

12 thoughts on “Nokia Twist 7705 Review”

  1. I have had this phone for less then a year and it had broken more times then i can count.! Like right now the phone locked me out and the keybored wont work but the end key does for some reason.

  2. worst phone ever! mine keeps turning off by itself and I wont know until i check the time. I cant wait till my contract is up so I can get a diffrent one!

  3. This is really the crappiest phone I have ever had. It is super glitchy, shuts off in the middle of texting, drops calls and this is my second one! People always tell me what a cute phone it is and I immediately tell them that it is the worst. Do not get this phone!

  4. I have had this phone for 15months. I love it! it’s so cute. I only use the phone for calls and text, and it never lets me down. I have not experienced the “lock outs” or “shuts off” of the above reviews. Battery life sucks, and when it flashes low batt, it means it!
    Oh, and camera sucks!
    But I like the phone.

  5. This is a truly a crappy phone. I’ve had it replaced already and on both phones I had lock-outs. Constantly drop calls as well. I’m going to complain sverely to Verizon again and see if I can get another phone – if enough people complain they’ll have to consider giving us a new phone instead of making us wait for our contracts to renew. Don’t buy this phone!!!

  6. This phone definitely isn’t the greatest. I’ve had problems with it shutting off in the middle of phone calls and texts. It recently stopped charging and there was nothing wrong with the charging port that I could visually see. I’ve decided to never get a Nokia phone again after this….

  7. Just took this phone into verizon for the 5th time in the past 11 months…terribly cheap phone that breaks constantly…they refuse to allow me to change the model until july 2011 so here I am stuck with phone number 5…guess we will see how long it lasts…

    Amber- I had the same issue this evening about the charging not working so I took it back and they had to replace it. You might need to bring it in!

  8. By far the worst phone ever. Absolute piece of crap. It sends messages to the wrong people. Drops calls. Shuts off. Battery life is freakin’ low. Camera quality sucks. AND THE CHARGING PORT I THE PHONE CAME LOOSE. It will not charge at all.

    Do not buy this phone. It breaks easily and Verizon is no help.

  9. worst phone ive ever had!!! my 3rd one in barly a year. 1st time it just randomly fell apart. 2nd time the charging port wouldnt charge my phone any more and the 3rd time now the screen wont come back on. this is just a few of the problems all of these problems on here are true and happend to me i will never advice any one to ever get this phone.

  10. I got my 1st Twist about 2 years ago & within the first 4 months I had to return it to Verizon 5 TIMES for the same reason (the phone would not charge or turn on). Verizon would not replace the Twist with a different phone model so everytime it decided it didn’t want to work I had to get the same piece of junk phone back :'( When Verizon sent me the 6th replacement phone (as you could imagine) I was not a happy camper. I ended up having to purchase a preowned refurbished phone (Droid) and I absolutely LOVE it. The last replacement Twist I got I only used for 1 week while I waited for the Droid to come in the mail. After being on the shelf for over a year I decided to sell it BUT when I took it out of the box the other day to test it out, guess what, IT WON’T TURN ON!!!…lol…You gotta love it! Now that I have had this phone on the shelf for over a year the warranty is no longer valid & Verizon won’t replace or fix it.

  11. OMG!!!! I hate this phone!!! I’ve had two with-in like 6 months. On both of them the sound goes out. Like seriosly? And I can’t call anyone or no one can call me because I can’t hear them!! So basically the only thing I can do is text someone. Also, it does shut off randomly. I will assure you that if you get this phone you will get more than 1!

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