The Nokia 6700 Classic is a beautifully styled traditional candybar handset, with a rounded chrome case and a bright, vibrant 2.2 inch screen above its numeric keypad. The shiny design looks great, although it will collect fingerprints easily, and the buttons feel responsive, despite not being separated.
Although not intended to compete with smartphones, the Nokia 6700 Classic does pack some decent features, including 3G HSDPA and Bluetooth connectivity, GPS functionality and an excellent 5 megapixel camera with LED flash. Photographs on the 6700 Classic look fine, although the LED flash is only bright enough to illuminate closer objects. There are physical buttons for the camera shutter and volume control, and the Nokia 6700 Classic can serve as a media player with expandable microSD memory, however the only headphones supported are those included, that connect via the micro USB socket.
The Nokia 6700 Classic runs the S40 Symbian operating system, updated to allow access to Nokia's OVI web store and some customization of the home screen. The OVI store doesn't have as many apps and games as the Apple or Android stores, but it does provide access to some handy widgets for quick direct access to social networks such as Facebook. Thanks to the GPS functionality, there is full support for Google Maps, and the Nokia 6700 Classic comes with both the default Nokia mobile browser and also Opera Mini web browser, both of which are optimized for the 6700 Classics small screen.