Nokia E63 Review
In a nutshell: The Nokia E63 is arguably the company's first
BlackBerry-beater. With full support for push email, attachment editing
and web browsing, an absolutely superb QWERTY keyboard, WLAN and 3G
support, it meets the full needs of the business user. The E63 also
has a camera, video calling, and a media player. It's missing HSDPA
and GPS, but these are really its only faults.
Review: March 2009. Last updated September 2010.
The Nokia E63 is the little brother of the E71
business smartphone. We liked Nokia's E71 BlackBerry-buster a lot, awarding
it 5 stars and concluding that it was better built than the BlackBerry
Bold, had great applications, connectivity and battery life but
was beaten by the Bold on the size of the display, memory and ease-of-use.
Can the E63 address any of these issues without compromising anything
Well, although we described the E63 as the E71's little brother, it's
actually a larger phone. In particular it's 13mm thick instead of 10mm.
It's not any heavier though, as the E63 and the E71 use the same battery
type. One physical improvement is the keyboard. We find the E63's keyboard
even easier to use, thanks to subtle modifications in the shape and
size of keys. The display is exactly the same as on the E71 - a 2.36
inch QVGA with 16 million colours.
Inside, the E63 is very similar to the E71, so read our E71
review for a more detailed description. Both phones are Symbian
9.2 SmartPhones running the Series 60 3.1 user interface. There's a
wealth of applications available and the operating system seems to be
mature and pretty much bug-free. Some things have been removed from
the E71: HSDPA has gone, but it's still a 3G phone. GPS has gone too.
The camera has been reduced from 3.2 megapixels with autofocus to 2
megapixels with fixed focus.
One improvement is the addition of a 3.5mm headphone jack. Hurrah!
Now we can plug in any headphone we like, or plug it into the car stereo.
A Nokia stereo headset WH-102 is supplied too.
Although the E63 isn't quite as capable as the E71, it's still a superb
all-round phone. Whether you choose the E63 or E71, you'll find that
accessing email, sending texts and viewing web pages is very easy indeed.
This is thanks to the full QWERTY keyboard, large screen and excellent
It's not really fair to compare the E63 to the BlackBerry Bold. A better
comparison would be with the BlackBerry
8900. Now the Nokia has a real chance of coming out on top. First,
the keyboard is just as good as the BlackBerry's and the Nokia's NaviKey
works a heck of a lot better than Blackberry's trackball. BlackBerry
wins when it comes to the screen, and the two devices draw when it comes
to email and web software. The E63 has 3G, whereas the BlackBerry 8900
has to rely on EDGE, but the BlackBerry has a better camera. We think
that on balance we actually prefer the Nokia. For its core business
functions, the E63 excels.
The fact is that we're becoming spoiled for choice when it comes to
business phones that offer QWERTY keyboards and mobile internet, but
which don't compromise on other features, usability or even size. The
bottom line is that the Nokia E63 is an outstanding phone, and offers
a less expensive option for those not wanting GPS or a top-notch camera
in their phone. In fact, if you don't need these, we'd recommend the
E63 because of its outstandingly good keyboard.
Update, September 2010: The Nokia E63 is disappearing from the shops
now, but a lifetime of 18 months has proved its popularity. We originally
awarded the E63 5 stars, but have downgraded it to 4 stars now to reflect
the fact that newer phones have appeared with better features. Still,
we just love that keyboard!
Features of the Nokia E63 include:
- Series 60 3.1, Symbian 9.2 SmartPhone
- 2 megapixel camera with LED flash and 4x digital zoom
- Video camera with digital zoom - 320 x 240 pixels (QVGA) at 15 fps
- Display: TFT, 16 million colours, 240 x 320 pixels (2.36 inches)
- Music Player (MP3, WMA, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+ formats)
- FM radio with Visual Radio support
- MP3 ringtones / video ringtones
- Voice memo recording
- Messaging: SMS, MMS, email (POP3, IMAP4 and
SMTP protocols), Instant messaging with Presence-enhanced contacts
- Attachment viewer for Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel
- Symbian and Java™ MIDP 2.0 applications
- Internet: xHTML web browser, Flash Lite 3.0, WAP, GPRS,
EDGE, 3G (384 kbps)
- Connectivity: WLAN 802.11b/g, Bluetooth 2.0 with EDR, micro-USB,
3.5 mm headphone jack
- Memory: 110 Mbytes plus support for microSD cards (up to 8 Gbytes)
- Vibration alert
- Quadband (850/900/1800/1900) plus 3G
- Size: 113 x 59 x 13 mm
- Weight: 126g
- Talktime: 4.6 hours (3G) - 11 hours (2G)
- Battery standby: 430 hours (170 hours using WLAN)
Nokia E63 User Reviews
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Average rating from 126 reviews:
Reviewed by TJ from New Zealand on 17th Dec 2012
The e-mail function is OK, but other than that, I hate this phone. It's
always freezing, so I have to often take the battery out to get it to
restart. And I get error messages that my mailbox is full, but it doesn't
let me delete any messages unless I tak the battery out and put it in
Reviewed by Paula from UK on 7th Sep 2012
Its, with any doubt, the best phone I have had. Left it a year ago for
an Xperia 8 and never get used to it and after having problem with memory
space I found my Nokia and I'm not change it for anything till it get
Reviewed by gepa from Malawi on 18th Jul 2012
i love this phone its just amazing. the price is even cheaper than the
features it is made of. This one of the best from Nokia
Reviewed by amerat alromancya from united kingdom on
2nd May 2012
i have had this phone for nearly 2years... Its beeeen great all th way...
It fell on the the sink for sevral times and i leave it for around 3days
to dry and phone is back to normal... Would defintly reccomm .. great
phone with great features..
Reviewed by Chris from England on 22nd Apr 2012
Had the E63 for coming up to 3 years now, not got a bad word to say
about it. I got a Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 last year that was supposed
to replace the E63 but it's a load of garbage, so I went back to the
E63. If I was to have one criticism it would be to say that the internet
is quite slow but that could be because I've had it so long and is used
daily. The qwerty keyboard is brilliant, well happy with it and am keeping
hold of it for the time being
Reviewed by tman from uk on 24th Mar 2012
i got this 2 hrs ago and i think its okay
Reviewed by naren from india on 15th Mar 2012
this is the best nokia qwerty phone. if you own e63 then don't upgrade
to e5 or e72 becuase those models are very buggy. Rely on e63.
Reviewed by Jasellia from England on 6th Mar 2012
This phone is outstanding!The internet is fast,the apps work well and
the battery life is very good.Also,the pictures and videos are crystal
clear.I would definitely recommend it to a friend.
5 out of 5!
Reviewed by kenny from zimbabwe on 4th Mar 2012
the best, wordz alone are not enough 2 discribe how amazing maE63 is.
I lv this phone thanx Nokia for this wonderful phone it's the best eish
I lv it.
Reviewed by Hossain Ahmad from Bangladesh on 1st
nothing to say .....just love this phone my nokia e63........bt some
time app not support
Reviewed by Claudia from MEXICO on 21st Feb 2012
OMG... I've had this phone for 2 years, and still works like new, batery
life is great, and I use my phone A LOT, I can't beleive I'm stll discovering
new functions on my phone every day, now I get notified everytime I
get an e-mail!!!....NOKIA E63 is one of the best phone ever, I love
it. btw..my phone came with USB cable included and hands free or blue
tooth I dk how you call it but yes very well equiped :D I'm soooo happy
with my NOKIA E63
Reviewed by Prashant from India on 16th Feb 2012
Really Great phone....
But Symbian OS Games are not worked on it...
Reviewed by shankerlal from india.agra on 13th
Reviewed by Arif from England, United Kingdom on
8th Feb 2012
I've had this phone for over 2 years now, when having WiFi on your phone
was quite special. Over this time period, the phone is still very capable
of several functionalities; such as playing un-resized DivX/XviD videos
with a 3rd party app (CorePlayer, SmartMovie - supporting subtitles).
Also JoikuSpot allows tethering 3G onto other devices as a WiFi Hotspot.
The phone also is very reliable, no problems whatsoever over 2 years.
Although 3rd party apps are limited, it is only a good device if you
plan on only using it for a phone, and very minimal multimedia use.
Reviewed by yenus from Ethiopia on 3rd Feb 2012
even other bussiness phone appeared,Nokia E63 is a durable,with a suitable
keyboard and service potential.I like it well
Reviewed by Justine Longwe from Tanzania on 29th
I have this Nokia e63. but i wonder when i connect to my laptop its
not charging, please help whats the problem with this device????
Reply by Wiggysan from England on
29th Feb 2012
The reason it is not charging is the data lead is a data lead, not a
charge adapter. The charger is the small pin point on the bottom left.
The data lead is not a charger.
Reviewed by fidaullah from pakistan isb. on 19th
i think e63 is bettar but low camera is only fault.becoze every man
is like to feature &havy camera but it is not beg isue but company member
d;nt mach to other in feature there for every nokia phone from 2007
to 2011 is a same opr system this is very becoz only change shape only
for marketing i used many nokia phone eg nokia e65 n79 n97 n95 etc but
i found all these is similar there for i requst changing in oprating
not in shaping thanks
Reviewed by CNH from RSA on 17th Jan 2012
Over 2 years ago I wanted to buy a phone with qwerty keyboard for under
R3000.00, so I reasoned that Blackberry's 8520 curve would be the better
option because at that time it was R700.00 more expensive than the nokia
E63. I had the phone a day, realised that it's internet is rather sluggish,
it's bluetooth is over-complicated and it's overall usability is horrid.
Needles to say, I returned it demanding a Nokia. I'd have been the first
to own a BB in my school then, but now I watch my friends and family
go to buy Blackberry's regardless of my warnings. What good is ''free
internet- at R59 p.m'' if BIS is RIP? They don't evaluate that the mean-internet
usage per month is actually lower than R59 and excessive usage in rare
cases only warrants the bias towards BB's internet plan. I like the
scroll-ball, that's all. Furthermore it's Nokia Galore.
Reviewed by DENNIS MENACE from UK on 8th Jan 2012
READING THE REVIEWS PROMPTED ME TO SAY THAT I HAVE HAD MY E63 FOR ALMOST
TWO YEARS. IT IS WELL MADE IN EVERY SENSE OF THE WORD.I AM DELIGHTFULLY
ATTACHED TO MY NOKIA AND WOULD HATE TO BE WITHOUT IT. I DREAD THE DAY
WHEN PERHAPS I SHALL BE FORCED INTO UPGRADING, BUT WHILST THIS LITLE
WORKHORSE KEEPS ON WORKING, THAT DAY IS WELL INTO THE FUTURE.
Reviewed by siraj from India on 3rd Jan 2012
Its very easy to use...
Reviewed by Shivam from India on 24th Dec 2011
Quite an excellent phone bt the camera is poor just like a vga one but
overall a good one by nokia
Reviewed by Lily from Canada on 19th Dec 2011
Actually got mine as a refurbished item- and so glad I did! I have had
it for almost 2 years and its still going strong. I dont really use
it for data purposes but the keyboard makes it really handy for sending
messages. And who needs apps when this lil thing has it all- dictionary,
calculator, speech reader.... amazing deal for the price!!!
Reviewed by sam from india on 2nd Dec 2011
its just awesome for the price!!!
Reviewed by Lloyd Nyamaropa from Zimbabwe on 1st
Its e best phone to use.i take this one rather than blackberry
Reviewed by Phil Hudson from England on 27th Nov
Brilliant phone does everything I need.
Reviewed by alesia from Romania on 25th Nov 2011
it is the best phone ever...it changed my life
Reviewed by easymadam from UK on 14th Dec 2009
ive had the phone for about the 3 months now and would definately recommend.
the phone is simply amaizing. you can do just about anything..im personally
in love with the built in wireless. dont be fooled by the fact that
its only a 2 megapixel camera..the pictures it produces are of a great
quality. i had an LG viewty(5 megapixel)before i bought the E63 and
i have to say in terms of the picture quality, the Nokia e63 wins hands
Reviewed by Andy Millman from Uk on 12th Dec 2009
Writing this from my e63. Really annoyed at Nokia for not including
a usb cable. But this phone is awesome for the price.
Reviewed by Jane.G from Scotland on 11th Dec 2009
Great phone, thought i find internet annyoing because you have to scroll
you little mouse down, other wise , Excellent! 5 stars
Reviewed by kristine choa from philippines on
10th Dec 2009
i like the e63 as much as the people here does too. but there's one
thing about it that messes up the whole phone, the phone's headset connector
cover. Its so tiny, hat in just less than 2 weeks i already lost it.
Furthermore, because of that I had to surrender it from my mom. does
anybody know where I could buy it? my mom's really really mad and wants
me to search the whole house, which is useless because i totally remembered
that i put it inside my short's pockets which was handwashed by my mom.
(OFCOURSE I WON'T BE ABLE TO FIND IT, WHO KNOWS IT WOULD HAVE DROPPED
DOWN THE DRAIN. SWALLOWED DOWN BY THE DOGS OR FLEW OR STH!) SO please
nokia, if it's useless please put a statement or something. email@example.com
anybody PLEASE if you happen to know sth about it email me!
Reviewed by virendra from india on 10th Dec 2009
hi this is virendra i love my cell e 63
Reviewed by Andrew from Australia on 9th Dec 2009
I recently purchased this model and was quite happy with it. I had no
idea that this was rated so hig as a 'blackberry buster'. I truly cherish
my Nokia E63 now. This has almost become a mobile office for me. I rank
this phone as the most outstanding phone that I have ever owned (I have
Reviewed by janet from england on 6th Dec 2009
amazing phone cant believe the price! i dont understand why it doesnt
come with a usb cabel though :/ will someone tell me why???
Reviewed by ian from phil on 6th Dec 2009
great phone but i cant play mp4 files
Reviewed by trevor ernest baddeley from United Kingdom
on 5th Dec 2009
good phone only prob is the size of the text so small and nothing you
can do 2 make it larger
Reviewed by AM from UK on 29th Nov 2009
WOW Great phone been using since Nov 2009 Free internet/text on 3 it
handles every thing i do far better than the sony i had before it wish
i had got 1 sooner loads of apps to play about with too I WOULD RATE
IT BETTER THAN A FIVE STAR * I would give it a 10 out of 10 lol
Reviewed by abbie from great britian on 29th Nov
WOW GREAT PHONE. NEEDED A PHONE FOR CHRISTMAS .LOOKED IN CARPHONE WAREHOUSE
-NOKIA E63 HATED IT !NOTHING ELSE I BASICLY LIKED , T-MOBILE, NOTHING
THEN 3 STORE A KIND WOAMEN HELPED ME AND MY MAM OUT ROUGHT A NUMBER
OF PHONES OUT HATED THEM THEN SHE BROUGHT OUT THE NOKIA E63 IN BLUE
TOTALY CHANGED MY MIND SHE LET ME HAVE A MESS AROUND ON IT LOVE IT GREAT
PHONE GREAT HELP BY 3 STORE STAFF GREAT DEAL ! 18 MONTHS ULIMITED TEXTS
ULIMITED INTERNET 200 MINUTES £18 A MONTH I RECOMEND THIS PHONE TO ANYONE
XX ABBIE (12)
Reviewed by zish from england on 28th Nov 2009
hi, im writing this from my e63, amazing! Its a brilliant phone and
i would recommend it to anyone!!!!!
Reviewed by Jeffrey from Philippines on 27th Nov
I really love this phone cause it has all the features that i wanted
like wifi connection ,web browsing, im, music email. you see i really
love to surf the net for news and anything that i wanted to search for
and it is fast and free cause there is a free wifi in my area yoohoo
!!! Tnx for this phone nokia !!!
Reviewed by dt from UK on 24th Nov 2009
have been using it since 2009 May. fantastic phone! free internet /
text from three which means you just use it whenever you want to!
Reviewed by Hayath from India on 24th Nov 2009
Dear friends I am writing this from my e63, I really cannot imagine
nokia made such a nice phone for such a affordable price, this mobile
is just great , I am handling this like queen, this seems to be queen
of mobiles, first I brought lg cookie , that touch phones are not for
power users like me so after using it for 3 days I went for exchange
and stunned to see this phone for such a low price , now really happy
with this, I would like to thank nokia for this ,
Reviewed by Yogi Bear from United Kingdom on 22nd
This is the first smart phone I have ever used, I have seen BlackBerry`s
and used one once but to be honest I think the Nokia is better, it has
the features of most BlackBerry`s but yet it has the simplicity of a
Nokia. Although the camera on the E63 is not as good as my previous
Nokia 6500 Slide, everything else it offers makes up for it. Like all
Nokia handsets, it is very simple to use, and very easy to get used
to. I would reccomend the E63 to anybody.
Reviewed by Craig E63 from United Kingdom on 21st
Im writing this on my nokia E63, This phone is amazing, best phone ive
ever owened. I reccomend this phone to everyone and any one 5*
Reviewed by Craigy from UK on 21st Nov 2009
OMG! I Only Got This Phone This Morning In The Mail And Its Amazing
People Are Complaining about USB Cable But I Have 1 From A Previouse
Phone, This Phone Is AMAZING I Reccommend It.
Reviewed by mmeee from belfast on 16th Nov 2009
I Think This Phone Is Amazing, From The Past Phones Ive Had This Is
The Best Ever. I Deffantly Recomend This To Other People. It Takes Some
Time To Get Used To The Keyboard But When You Get The Hang Of It You'll
Be Flying. Its Also Good For The Internet And Easier To Send Emails
Reviewed by guruh from indonesia on 14th Nov 2009
i brought it 4 weeks ago...and i realy love this phone...thanls God
for my nokia E63....
Reviewed by Edward from U.K on 10th Nov 2009
This phone was good until it burned out and when i went to 3 they said
i would have to send it away and it would cost about 80-100 pounds :(
Reviewed by mine from italy on 11th Nov 2009
hi anybody has a solution to: Review by Ranjoy nag from INDIA on 28th
Feb 2009 "NEW (10 DAYS)MOBILE HANGING , MENU NOT WORKING .. FED UP WITH
THE PHONE, NO SOLUTIONS " am having same problems. and have to switch
the phone off to get to the menu each time, which is quite annoying.
But apart from that it is almost all I had been looking for, although
at this price (Euro200)could not hope for more
Reviewed by Gerhard Erasmus from South-Africa on
5th Nov 2009
Had a N70 and upgraded to E63. This is really the best phone i have
ever had. Easy to use and nomal complicated stuff is easy to figure
out with the e63.
Reviewed by che from Philippines on 30th Oct 2009
I bought my E63 last October and its really good compared to N78...
The keypad is okay, the applications are good... I will recommend this
Reviewed by Saqib from England on 27th Oct 2009
Reply to Graeme. You can by a screen reader for all Nokia symbion 60
phones. Go to www.talknav.com to demo a copy of Talks which is a screen
reader for Visually impaired people. You can get a 10 day demo after
installing the app on your phone. Human sounding voices are available
to download aswell. Do not use the Nokia TTS voice because it is robotic
and hard to understand.
Reviewed by william from uk on 26th Oct 2009
if anyone gets this phone get it from free such good deals and best
phone in the world
Reviewed by Graham from UK on 25th Oct 2009
Thank you Mike, that solves one part of the problem.........but unfortunately
doesn't help me when I'm typing a text.
Reviewed by Rhodri from Wales on 25th Oct 2009
Terrible phone, Ive had it 6 months now and ive just had problem after
problem with it, at first it would freeze every time I either made of
received a call and wouldn't work unless I took the battery out, crashing
it. then it went to freezing (once again!) every time I went on the
internet, once again, crashing it was the only way of fixing it, and
now, finally whenever i text someone the buttons only work half of the
time....completely useless phone and regret getting it on contract,
which i still have 12 months left of hell, basically!:(
Reviewed by Mike from UK on 24th Oct 2009
A reply to Graham if you find the text mesage font too small the e63
can read the messaage out to you
Reviewed by marcus from england on 22nd Oct 2009
have had it 8months and totally love everything about it. Still finding
new features to use. Totally recommend it.
Reviewed by Graham from UK on 18th Oct 2009
I was tempted to buy this phone but after reading the review from Clive
(UK 5 September) I did not want to constantly carry reading glasses
when I wanted to use the text facility. Tried the phone out in the shop
and sure enough the text messaging letters were very small whilst the
font size was set to 'normal'. The assistant set the font size to 'large'and
sure enough the menu words became larger..........but the text messaging
letters stayed small when I typed a test text This was enough to put
me off what otherwise seemed like a very good phone. If anyone has succeeded
in getting the messaging text to expand on their E63 I'd be interested
to know how they did it and I'd most likely buy an E63 asap.
Reviewed by Mike from UK on 17th Oct 2009
follow up to my report on 11/10/09, sorted out WLAN problem so now I'm
regrading it to Outstatnding
Reviewed by Dean from U.K. on 14th Oct 2009
Out of the 45+ phones i've owned this is by far the best. I cant do
without my e63, the applications already installed and availabe for
s60 make my life so much easier, i honestly wouldnt have another phone
unless it did what the e63 does.
Reviewed by Mike from UK on 11th Oct 2009
I've had the E63 for five days now and think it great, exceellent reception
at work (where I got no reception with previous phone, I'm now able
to read my spam emails wherever I am and despite having sausage fingers
I don't find the keyboard a problem, I did find it quite complicated
to set up how I like (but thats just me being fussy) and I have been
having trouble using the WLAN connection but other than that I it's
an excellent phone.
Reviewed by Tatha from India on 11th Oct 2009
I went to the shop to get an E71 but ended up getting E63. Net connection
is fast and smooth. It took some time getting used to the key board
but once I got hang of it, it is simply wonderful. I had all I wished
for (almost). Only thing is that the headphone cover seems to be coming
off (need to be more careful there) . All round its a great cell in
a gr8 price
Reviewed by Jacopo from UK on 7th Oct 2009
Had the phone for a couple of days now, easy just to get going with
it, hard wotking out the buttons but after a bit of fiddling it seems
to work great. thqwerty keyboards fantastic, i find myself just typing
out random texts to no one when i'm bored i like it so much. still a
few things i've got to sort out though; the internet keeps timing out:s?
all round though a great phone at a great price
Reviewed by Atul Bansal from India on 4th Oct
I had lot advance phone like O2 Zinc etc. But E63 is the best and usefull
for business and individual purpose. Only issue is with Push mail some
time it hang.
Reviewed by gerry from n.ireland on 30th Sep 2009
the e63 is a great piece of kit,i am not a business user but i find
it to be a great phone for personal use,the camera comes in for a fair
bit of stick from other reviews i am not a camera buff by any means
and i was pleasantly surprised just how good the photos came out,the
querty is a breeze to use and has plenty of functions on it i have the
phone 6 weeks now and no complaints.......go for it.
Reviewed by The Automator from Uk-represent on
29th Sep 2009
had the phone since this morning and i have to say that it looks brilliant.
I was first quite wary of the size but now its in my hand its just right.
Gives a great sturdy feel and the overall lay out of the interface is
great. the home,contacts,calender contacts and message buttons are a
really nice touch. takes no time to load any of the options and all
the features on the phone fit hand in hand with everyday use. The initial
set up of e-mail is easy, a lot easier than i first expected. I have
this in the new black colouring and that just gives it a professional
but not in your face flashy. The only problem i had with this is that
you have to buy seperate memory crds and miniusb cable to transfer your
tracks or data. the QWERTY is really ncie to use and now i write long
texts instead of shorties. REally good overall phone i would advice
anyone who is 50-50 on buying this to go and take the plunge as if you
are looknig for a nice, quick and overall good performing phone that
stands out from others but with all the basics and a bit more to get
Reviewed by chris from england on 22nd Sep 2009
This phone is excellant, had it for three weeks now, best phone ive
had. and cheap to.
Reviewed by Marvin from South Africa on 17th Sep
The phone is good bt when it comes to emails it gives a lot of headache.look
rigth now i cant received my emals,and it says.sever is down or messed
up'with settings or i must contact my serice provider and i tried all
the above but still.it did the very same thing two weeks back an it
fixed the problem itself without doin anything
Reviewed by Sam from UK on 16th Sep 2009
This phone is FANTASTIC, I wondered if to go for this phone or stick
with my Nokia N95, the reason I wanted to change was for the QWERTY
keypad and quicker response on the symbyan op system. It has fullfilled
both of my requests. Also, the camera is good for a 2 megapixal, I have
been to yellowstone in the USA and really tested out the camera and
results were good. What else do you need??
Reviewed by Anupama Gavali from India on 14th
A gr8 phone !
Reviewed by joanna from phils on 12th Sep 2009
GREAT PHONE!! been using it for a week now. :)
Reviewed by christopher west from scotland u.k on
5th Sep 2009
i got this phone on contract through 3 nearly a week ago and i can't
put it down, just so much that you can do with it and through nokia
you can down load specific softwear to your computer and you can access
computer from out side no matter how far away you are. that is just
one of many
Reviewed by Clive from UK on 5th Sep 2009
This is the best mobile I have ever owned. I does everything accept
the washing up! For me, the best feature is the WIFI connection, which
works superbly - I can have free access to the internet, email, listen
to the internet radio (which is brilliant) for free when I am at home.
It means that I can check emails without having to switch on my PC.
The music player works well, and I also like the podcast download features.
I have bought some good quality earphones, which give great sound quality.
The only slight negative, is the font size when texting and emailing,
which for me could be a bit larger. I have found the keyboard so much
easier to use, than a standard phone. I have recommended this phone
to loads of friends and business colleagues, who need to communicate
on the move. Great value for money.
Reviewed by Hernan from UK on 1st Sep 2009
Excellent phone. I am delighted! Not issues whatsoever, wireless WPA2
connected straight away. TomTom 6 loaded and working flawlessly. Not
bother too much about the camera really, it shouldn't taken away stars
for that as its specified. Transfer data in between phone worked brilliantly,
bettery life is great, email set up is very simple. Very inpressed for
the low price vs. the superb specs, the only thing i dislike is the
cap of the headphones as is very easy to go away as its not attached
to the device. higly recommended!!
Reviewed by AP from Kent on 30th Aug 2009
Best all round phone I have ever used, great battery life, easy to text,
great for only user. The only problem is setting up the internet to
your wireless router, due to 'No Gateway Reply' error message coming
up, still working on that. Would definetly reccomend however.
Reviewed by richard from london on 28th Aug 2009
great phone wicked..i had a blacberry and this phone is a lot lot better..battrey
very good and you can use the key pad a lot easier, the keys are more
pointed,. very easy to use and to set up i would recommend this phone
to any one..... camera is good and the real player is fantastic if you
need it for e mails its the one....
Reviewed by SANJAY SINHA HCL from INDIA on 27th
Very goood phone and very handy.its keyborad is very sexyy
Reviewed by Andy Baker from UK on 23rd Aug 2009
Purchased this phone to replace my sturdy, time-worn, Nokia 6300. From
the onset I'd decided that a Smartphone was what I wanted/needed, but
also decided that I would remain on PAYG which, having done some shopping
around, does limit the options. Settled on the E63 as it appeared to
be the best smartphone for the money(FAR more reasonably priced than
any Blackberry) and have not looked back since - it's an amazing phone,
I love being able to collect my emails from it, as spend a lot of time
either away from a PC or unable to access my person emails due to company
policies regarding internet usage. And very pleased with the quick access
to Facebook and Windows live messenger! I'll admit that I was initally
torn between the E63 and the E71, and chose the E63 due to it's lower
cost in the end (which also allowed me to buy some 'kit' to go with
it), but I d have to say it's a superb phone - I can't fault it/ So
much less expensive than a Blackberry and I doubt that the E71 could
really be THAT superior to it!
Reviewed by Kathryn from UK on 22nd Aug 2009
Had the phone 4 weeks. It's really slow to connect to the internet,
it freezes and I can't receive my emails on it. I am arguing with 3
about changing it but they want me to send it back and be without a
phone for however long it takes to check the problem with it
Reviewed by Rob Beard from UK on 16th Aug 2009
I bought one of these phones based on the reviews on this site. I was
looking to replace my Samsung J600 phone which quite frankly was AWFUL.
I wanted something I could make calls on, send texts, do basic web browsing
and the big selling point for me - e-mail. This phone does everything
I want, I wasn't overly fussed about the lack of GPS (I'm going to get
a bluetooth GPS receiver which I can keep in my car), and I didn't need
HSDPA as I already have a Vodafone PAYG 3G dongle. Still the 3G speeds
are reasonable and I tend to use the Wifi at home. I'd also highly rate
the MP3 player. It might not be as good as some phones (I can only compare
to older Nokias and the Samsung J700 in which case the e63 is much better).
It supports podcasting and I get reasonable sound quality from the headphones
socket (the free headset included was a bit poor but hey it was free).
You can get a cable from eBay for a couple of quid which has a microphone
built in and allows you to plug in a better pair of headphones. The
camera quality isn't great but it's fine for taking basic pictures (I
find that sometimes having a camera with me to take a picture of something
for reference can be a real bonus). It also features a light which can
be used as a torch too (although I tend to turn the phone the wrong
way around and shine it in my eyes! Doh!). Overall I'd say it's a great
phone. Battery life is a little bit less than I was used to with my
Samsung phone, but it lasted a good 18 hours or so when being used for
some 3G browsing, taking photos and videos and playing MP3s. I've found
the keyboard has taken a bit of getting used to but it feels much better
for sending texts and e-mails than using a standard keypad and with
unlimited texts and e-mail on my contract compared to a low amount of
free minutes this is what I use the most. I'd say for personal or small
business use I would rate this higher than a Blackberry, not so sure
how good the Microsoft Exchange support is on this phone, but I certainly
found it easier to setup for IMAP e-mail on this phone than on a similar
Blackberry (although I did find the Blackberry did support push e-mail
from an IMAP server which I can't get working on the e63, but it just
means I have to manually check my mail which actually is handy as I
get so many e-mails I'd constantly be looking at the phone and not getting
anything done). So yeah great phone, especially for texting and e-mail,
I would certainly recommend it. Rob
Reviewed by Aneeque from UK on 15th Aug 2009
the phone is good excellent features and if compared with Blackberry,
E63 have a sophisticated look and now i had it for about three months
and no problem at all apart fromits WIFI. rest is best.
Reviewed by sanj from uk on 3rd Aug 2009
had this phone for around 4months now, and its the best phone ever,battery
life, texting, media player are all strong on this phone, use the predictive
text mode when texting to make the whole process easier, all in all
a very good all round phone and is HIGHLY reccommended
Reviewed by Sam from Uk on 3rd Aug 2009
Im actually using the E63 right now to write this review and ive been
really impressed with the phone, typing is very easy and internet is
reli quick although i am using opera mini at the moment. After using
an LG phone for the past 8 months one thing i noticed is the phone is
really quick due to its processor, so you'll never find yourself waiting
on the menu for the next set of menus to load. Overall its very stable
and email is simple to access, as usual nokia is very reliable. easily
Reviewed by ROHAN SAHU from INDIA on 3rd Aug 2009
Fantastic phone in reasonable price.
Reviewed by phil from england on 30th Jul 2009
had an n96, loved the phone, hated the battery life. so i had a search
to find a phone that did what i needed, and hopefully with a better
battery. i dont use the camera on a phone, i dont need high speed internet,
and i dont need a gps. so i got the e63, what a stunning phone, phone
calls are clear, texting is an absolute doddle. it feels good in the
hand, its not so small that you will lose it, and its not as big as
the n96. and the battery doesnt run out in 12hrs with all the apps like
skype, messenger etc running. i cant fault it, and for the price its
an complete bargain...
Reviewed by peter t from uk on 28th Jul 2009
Had the phone for 3 months now, still the best phone i've ever owned.
use it for radio (16 hrs a day with Sony earphones), email, internet,
phone calls, alarm clock, taking notes, taking pics, text, etc. My text
messages on other phones in the past were short, yes, no, maybe etc.
Now i end up writing long messages with full spelling (predictive text
is excellent), amazing phone, forget touch screen phones which usually
need two hands to do anything; this phone is fully recommended for it's
endless set of features/ positive points.
Reviewed by chris from uk on 26th Jul 2009
This phone really does tick all the boxes for me. There are better phones
on the market I admit but the quality of the E63 is amazing. The 2 megapixel
camera isn't top class but is fine for taking the odd picture! It comes
with both general 2G and 3G which is a big bonus for me. I am a historian
and travel around the countryside alot. I still get amazingly good signals
whereas my last phone couldn't meat the high standard this phone produces.
internet is fast as well! I would really recommend this phone for personal
use as well as buisiness use. Hope this helps
Reviewed by Saqib from UK on 22nd Jul 2009
Hi. I have just bought this model this week and I have to say that I'm
impressed with the push e-mail. I get all of my Hotmail e-mails dropping
in regularly so this saves me time because I don't have to fire up my
computer. I'm a touch typest so as a visually impaired user it took
me some time to adjust to the size of the keyboard and the speech application
works well with this phone. I must stress the speech application is
not an application which is part of the phone. It's a separate purchase
so I can use the phone just like any other sighted person and I have
access to e-mails, text messages and web browsing. This phone is an
ideal business solution and an perfect notetaker as it came with a full
version of Quick Office. I'm not really in to the camera side of things
although I have taken the odd picture every now and then. I use an external
GPS receiver so that isn't an issue either with the phone not being
equiped with an internal GPS receiver. This phone doesn't feel cheep
and the price is just about right since those features as the GPS and
an higher spec camera are missing. Music doesn't sound that great through
the small speaker at the top but a good set of headphones will overcome
that as I find the quality of sound is nice through headphones. It's
a business oriented phone so I'm not going to slate the multi media
aspect too much. This phone is far from cheep and chearful so I would
recommend this to anyone who doesn't want to shell out the £229 for
the Three branded version E71. Your not missing much buy purchasing
it's little brother.
Reviewed by Raymond from England on 22nd Jul 2009
A brilliant phone, super quality screen, very fast at loading apps,
the wifi is amazing super fast at loading pages, absolutely brilliant,
I love it
Reviewed by Sami from Sudan on 17th Jul 2009
Reviewed by maxie israeli from mdinat israel on
13th Jul 2009
great phone,better then blackberry.
Reviewed by frankid88 from UK on 12th Jul 2009
This phone is actually amazing, one small problem: as I use the internet
every single day and this handset supports IM, push email and full web
browsing on both 3G and WLAN networks, I feel completely dependant on
this phone... there is absolutely nothing this phone can't do, so much
better than the iphone and its blown my old blackberry bold completely
out of the water!
Reviewed by PG from India on 11th Jul 2009
The phone's features are exceptionally good except the following: -
Scroll Keys - no where close to the blackberry. Very slow and clumsy,
try the blackberry or a touch screen PDA and you'll forget the Nokia
E63. - The hyped about phone for emails doesn't support HTML mails.
All your client emails get converted to text. You can read your HTML
email as a HTML Page though but it defeats the purpose completely. -
Poor Battery - Nokia claims 10.5 Hour to 12 Hours talk time - with no
other phone usage except for calls it doesn't last more than 4 hours
(2G) - Standby Time - at max 3-4 days
Reviewed by marootah from philippines on 10th
nokia e63 is the best phone i ever had and beliEve me, i've had more
than 20 phones in the past 9 years, and thats just nokia. although the
disappointing part is it foesnt have a front camera.. Hey nokia people,
why dont you make an upgraded version of e63 and we could trade up our
phone with you??? Please?
Reviewed by Richard H from UK on 8th Jul 2009
I find this phone really difficult to use. The keyboard is just too
Reviewed by ahmed from egypt on 6th Jul 2009
one word BADDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
Reviewed by Shaz from UK on 24th Jun 2009
I got this mobile from 3 for renewing my 18months contract This mobile
is very good to use has a WLAN built in fast internet also very good
easy menu to use Best thing is it has s60 3rd edition installed alslo
the battery life is good max 3 to 4 days Hope this Helps
Reviewed by Jonno from Ireland on 14th Jun 2009
Superb all round phone. Ticka all the boxes
Reviewed by pooh from india on 13th Jun 2009
hi nokia e63 is classic phone
Reviewed by Jamie Bishop from England on 11th
Amazing phone! I was looking for the perfect internet and emailing device
and guess what? Ive found it. The Nokia E63 is one hell of a phone.
Internet? No problem. Email? No Problem. MP3 Player? No problem. Everything
on this phone is brilliant. The qwerty keyboard ensures fast typing
(thinking about it i couldnt actually go back to a device without a
qwerty keyboard) The phone doesnt have a rocker switch and even though
i listen to alot of music on my phone its not really a problem as the
volume can be changed by holding shift and pressing up or down on the
d pad. Overall Perfect phone and all for £149.99!
Reviewed by Anirudha Dhote from India on 10th
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Best phone...in look wise, handling, and internet facilities. Camera
quality is not very good, but fine.I would recommend everyone to buy
this phone for personal and business use.