Nokia E65 Review
Review: July 2007.
The Nokia E65 is a 3G smartphone aimed squarely at business users.
It's the nicest looking of the E series, looking remarkably like a Samsung
D500, but with a different choice of colours, so no-one could mistake
the two. Unlike the Samsung, it's very much targeted at the serious
business user. This is a Symbian phone, so if offers a lot of scope
for power users to customise the phone and install their own applications.
The calendar is very flexible, and contacts are easy to manage. There's
support for email with attachments, and fast access to data via EDGE
or 3G networks. On the negative side, Symbian can sometimes be slow
and the phone may crash or freeze from time to time.
There are some great features in this phone, but others that aren't
so hot, so you'll need to make sure it's right for you. Starting with
the exterior, we've mentioned the attractive design of the phone already.
It's a very nicely-sized phone and not too heavy, although we'd have
preferred a slightly larger keypad - what is it with Nokia and small
keypads? The slide design is practical as well as smart, as it enables
a large screen to be fitted to a compact phone. The screen is one of
the nicest features of the E65, using Nokia's latest 16 million colour
technology and a high resolution. However, the E65 does use very small
fonts, so be wary of this if your close-up eyesight isn't what it used
to be! On the other hand, it enables you to view a lot of information
on the screen at one time.
One of the selling points of the E65 is the fact that it can make Voice
over IP (VoIP) calls using the integrated wireless LAN connection. It's
virtually unbeatable when it comes to connectivity in fact. Not only
does it have WLAN (both 802.11b & 802.11g are supported), but it
offers Bluetooth, USB and infrared too, so you ought to be able to connect
it to just about anything. Onboard memory is reasonably generous at
50 Mbytes, with a slot for a MicroSD
memory card too.
Although the phone features a camera and a music player, these are
bonus features, not core to the phone. One obvious ommission is that
there's no capability for making video calls, as there's no secondary
The battery life of the E65 is less than average, which is not surprising
considering that this is a 3G phone with WLAN and Bluetooth. You can
switch off any of these features to conserve battery life if they're
Overall, the E65 is a reasonable implementation of a 3G Symbian phone,
although it is dogged by reliability problems and slow menus. If you
don't have a need for all the high-end features, you'd be better off
with something simpler, like the Nokia 6300
or Nokia 6500 Slide.
Features of the Nokia E65 include:
- Series 60 3rd Edition Symbian operating system
- One Touch keys for direct access to contacts, mute/unmute, and conference
- Java & Symbian applications
- Voice over IP (VoIP) calls via integrated WLAN
- Messaging: SMS, MMS, Email with attachments
(POP/IMAP, SMTP, and IMAP4 protocols), Instant Messaging
- Voice dialing
- Voice commands for menu short cuts, keypad lock, and profiles
- Voice recording
- Integrated handsfree speaker
- 2 megapixel camera
- Display: active-matrix TFT, 16 million colours, 240 x 320 pixels
- Music player (MP3/AAC) and media player
- Talking ringtones
- Calendar with weekly view, contacts, to-do list, and notepad for
short notes - all viewable while managing a phone call
- Memory: 50 Mbytes plus MicroSD memory card support
- Connectivity: Bluetooth 1.2, USB, Infrared, WLAN (802.11b, 802.11g)
- WAP 2.0, EDGE (maximum download speeds of up to 296 kbps)
- XHTML web browser
- Size: 105 x 49 x 15.5 mm
- Weight: 115g
- Quad-band (EGSM 850/900/1800/1900) plus 3G (WCDMA 2100)
- Talktime: 3-6 hours (2G) or 2.5 hours (3G) or 3 hours (VoIP)
- Battery standby: up to 11 days (2G) or 5 days (3G/WLAN)
Nokia E65 User Reviews
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Average rating from 101 reviews:
Reviewed by Barth from Nigeria on 28th Mar 2012
I kinda love the product but. The product became problematic when I
could nt use a fully charged battry for more than 3hrs, the usb/handsfree
port stopped workin and I could not find any solution to it. Thugh still
in the house bu I'm not using it anymore
Reviewed by Dan from Rutland, UK on 17th Feb 2008
This phone is OK. It feels good, but the performance is poor. Mine was
repaired and then replaced. Also the stand-in handset I was given lost
a key in the slide. Compared to the E51 it's a bit lumbering. However
it has a superb screen and handles email very well.
Reviewed by Sydney from australia on 14th Feb
this fone is okay.. ive had it for a while but lost it.. the camera
was not good at all but the voice activating stuff was pretty cool but
some of the features i didnt even use , like the conference and all
the business features . if only i had known dat dis was a business fone
i wouldnt have bought it.. i recommend it to business ppl but not 2
Reviewed by Bill from UK on 8th Feb 2008
Buyer beware....the phone is as good as the supplier. Most phones sold
through mobile shops are grade A- B remanufactured. Mobile stores get
special deals on buying reworks. Most reworks still have a higher failure
rate. All in all if faulty get a working one and then write an review.
Reviewed by ling from singapore on 4th Feb 2008
lousy phone. its less than a year and it has been constantly rebooting
and hanging. no games, no fm player, no flash. many features but not
very useful, no timer. camera was not very impressive too. on the whole,
i cant wait to sell this phone. worst nokia phone ever.
Reviewed by dave from england on 28th Jan 2008
gud fone, an the wireless surfing on is excellent i can access my emails
in no time
Reviewed by H from London, UK on 18th Jan 2008
This is by far the worst Nokia I have ever had... in fact, the worst
phone I have ever owned! I am on my 4th E65 so far, each developing
simular faults... the main one being, the phone often decides not to
allow outgoing calls from the recent calls list or phonebook and regularly
drops its signal. In fact, all the problems that have been mentioned
by others here already! If I had the choice I would not be having this
phone again... however, 02 have a policy that states after 4 handsets
I am entitled to pick a different handset, not before. So, livid as
I am, I am lumbered with it until it decides to develop a fault again!
I would not recommend this phone to anyone.... looks can be decieving
and I have collegues who are having simular problems!
Reviewed by Justin from wa on 17th Jan 2008
i have had the NOKIA E65 for about 2 months and it is the best phone
that i have ever had... it has all the fetures i could want in a phone
but they look the 1000000000 bucks u pay for them
Reviewed by Lill from australia on 8th Jan 2008
Pretty good phone, but it doesnt look so good
Reviewed by Karlos from UK on 27th Dec 2007
I'm shocked at the reviews I have just seen. A super phone this, a few
nice bit'n'bobs to keep you interested if you change your phone yearly.
Messages can be a tad slow, but all in all a good looking bit of kit,
at the same time being very functional. I bought mine six months ago,
no issues to date, apart from the slow speed. But, to be fair, N-Series
Nokia's are the same on that front. Since I bought mine, 'Which' have
named the E65, 'Best Buy'. Not buying this phone from reading peoples
bad experiences, would be like not buying a pint from your favourite
pub because last night your mate had a bad one. Nokia don't make bad
phones, lets face it. Anyway, it has a warranty, as long as it's bought
from a Nokia supplier. Hope this helps? 4/5... only because of the speed.
Reviewed by johannes from south africa on 26th
my phone battery doent last even two days its still new.
Reviewed by George from England on 22nd Dec 2007
Cheap as chips
Reviewed by Benson from Australia on 16th Dec
Been reading some of the reviews here, and I'm getting the same feeling,
an alarm that has to be set every day, slow menu operation, no update
support (as yet) from Nokia, no ability to send pictures to the phone
and make your own wallpapers, no flash for the camera - though it's
not quite bad with it's night mode switched on, and the business like
approach to the phone means it just not built for the fun user (don't
we all want a fun easy to use fun with heaps of features?? Nokia?),
unless you like sliding the phone every 30 secs like myself, it not
for people who like to "set and forget". I do have to defend it on some
accounts, this thing can be connected to any modern device, it interfaces
with a lot of stuff, and after a couple of full battery exhaustion charges,
and full recharges, the battery lasts for a good week, which is excellent
considering I have the bluetooth on all the time. What else can I say,
after a few disatrous years with a Motorola, I wanted to get back top
a nice solid straight forward Nokia, guess I'll be looking for a new
N-series in a years time or so. Nokia please take note, your on the
right path! but please get back to your solid reputation of a couple
of years back soon. (would've given it 2.5 stars)
Reviewed by shaun from uk on 8th Dec 2007
had 3 of the nokia e65 and all of them keep turning them self off all
the time so am looking to get a diferent phone now very bad when trying
to run a bussiness
Reviewed by nanda from sinagpore on 6th Dec 2007
phone gets hang up every time star hub say mobile problem nokia say
service provider problem. both have no solution to get together.
Reviewed by mushwherritt from UK on 4th Dec 2007
put up with this phone for 8months and couldnt take any more. camera
is the worst iv had on a phone. im normaly texting faster than it can
put it on the screen. nokia have done no software upgrades, so they
have obviously given up with it too!!! i now have a LG viewty KU990,
which is amazing in all the ways the E65 is pants. ive lost all respect
for nokia now. i would rather carry a phone box around with me insted
of a E65.
Reviewed by Matt M from France on 1st Dec 2007
Average phone in all respects. Very disappointing offering from Nokia.
Been using a 6310i for the past 5 years (it has out lasted many other
phones during that time)an I'd go back to it, but now I need 3G data
speeds for work, so I went for the E65 as it was on offer at 1¤. After
2 days the signal disappeared and never came back, now I'm on my second
phone, and the signal randomly disappears on that one too, but does
come back a few minutes later - highly frustrating in the middle of
a call! Camera, which I use a lot for work, is very average quality
- was expecting a lot more from a modern camera phone. Symbian interface
can be a bit slow, but not annoyingly so - especially when compared
to MS powered phones, which crash and burn on an hourly basis. Web browser
is ok but not at all intuitive to use, especially when entering text
into boxes - trying to get the pointer back to the page and away from
the text box should be easy, but it isn't at all obvious. Still, the
real-world browsing ability on any mobile phone has a long way to go.
Only had it a month but I'll be replacing as soon as I find a decent
3G phone that takes good quality photos and will connect to my laptop.
Reviewed by abdi from england on 1st Dec 2007
This is the worst phone ever
Reviewed by Auds from Scotland on 30th Nov 2007
Sorry but this phone is awful and it's been doing my head in since I
got it. Fonts - ridiculously small. Predictive text - doesn't memorise
your most commonly used words. Alarm - has to be reset every day. Timer
- no timer. Phone lock - a waste of space as when u open the shutter
it unlocks. Wallpaper - no full screen. Messages - no ability to delete
folders ie delete all sent messages - you have to delete them one by
one.. I could go on but you get my drift....
Reviewed by hero from iran on 29th Nov 2007
its a very useful &powerful device.i enjoy using this mobile .
Reviewed by Joe from N. Ireland on 26th Nov 2007
Used the phone for 5 months and I like it.
Reviewed by pie from were miss chatman is from on
23rd Nov 2007
this phone is the worst everest i hate it hi
Reviewed by Sammie from Tanzania on 23rd Nov 2007
i appreciate with your products
Reviewed by william from South Africa on 21st
This phone is very smart especially on music, and photos, this is one
of the best improvement on nokia cell phone and it's very portable.
i really like this phone.
Reviewed by chelsea from england on 13th Nov 2007
i think the phone has a graet shape and looks modern, its a graet phone
so buy buy buy!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by Hope from South Africa on 9th Nov
The phone is the best no arguments!! But one or two things though...
What about customizing wallpapers to full screen? Has anyone tried that?
All my wallpapers are not fullscreen unlike on Nokia 6111. Secondly,
the phone does not have a daily alarm like 6111. It's alarm will go
off once and you have to reset it on a daily basis. It has something
like MEMO which is not an alarm. Thirdly, unlike 6111, E65 will drop
the call (either received or made calls) when you close the slider.
With 6111 you can actually close the slider and still continue chatting.
I love E65, I own it. I have never seen such a multi-tasking phone such
as E65. You can run as many programs as you wish at the same time except
those that will require internet access... you can only use one access
point at a time!!! Pitty the GPS not so good or fast... maybe because
I am in SA, maybe it works better in other countries... correct me if
I am wrong
Reviewed by Den from Ireland on 5th Nov 2007
Brilliant looking phone, lots of gadgets as expected, but always a but,
phone keeps freezing and menu etc very slow, battery life not that great.
Looks aren't everything, lets just say my 1st nokia and certainly my
Reviewed by Bob M from UK on 3rd Nov 2007
I am a business user and am very pleased with this phone as it is a
serious piece of kit. I can understand though why non business users
may prefer other phones. I have not had to reboot yet (after 3 months
use) which was often a problem with the palm style MS models with touch
screens I have used before. The range of functionality including 3G
is excellent and its compact size makes it very suitable for business
travel. There are some downsides such as a small key pad and medium
battery life but overall these are manageable and a good trade off for
portability. My phone is set up for push email which works well. I agree
with the review that the Nokia 6300 may be better for some business
users who do not need all the functions offered by the E65.
Reviewed by HottieG from nairobi,Kenya on 3rd
Magnificent phone.buy is a must.Buy! people Buy!
Reviewed by bob from uk on 2nd Nov 2007
The phone is good, I have no complaints and made the right choice with
this one. Pros - Wifi access, symbian phone, can use skype and other
voip (see fring.com for the appliaction), thin, light weight, solid
phone with good slide mechanism Cons - no radio, no flash on the camera,
, battery life is Ok but not exceptional but no real complaints, complex
to understand the phone features initially, only one camera so no video
calls (do many people use this feature though?)
Reviewed by dan g from uk on 29th Oct 2007
a good phone for sure , and yes it can be dam slow but looks nothing
like a d500?? were they on drugs to say this?
Reviewed by taz from kuwait on 28th Oct 2007
same problem here.. screen goes blank on its own accord, very slow OS..
just wasted a good amount of money... DAMN..
Reviewed by Marcin from Poland on 27th Oct 2007
I got it a few days ago and I am impressed!!! It's definately a great
phone. The screen is wonderful, the OS is fast and the battery is OK
( lasts three or four days ). The functionality and reliability make
this phone a great option for a business and average user. Don't belive
the reviews, this phone is worth every penny spent on it.
Reviewed by Ady from UK on 23rd Oct 2007
I always have nokia's but not happy with this one,my first one lasted
about 2 weeks before it packed up and I had to get a new one, then after
another 2 weeks it went wrong and it got sent away for repair and now
after 4 months I make a call but I don't get a ring tone my end but
the person's phone i'm ringing rings and when they answer it no one
is there, also when someone rings me it vibrates a couple of times and
goes off with the screen showing the nokia logo.I'm off to swop it for
something good tomorrow. Avoid
Reviewed by M from UK on 23rd Oct 2007
I have had this phone over a month now and I love it. Best phone i have
had so far and I always buy nokias.
Reviewed by Darryl from UK on 18th Oct 2007
I love nokia phones, and this one is not eception. However there's one
thing that really bugs me about this phone and that is the fact that
it only has one camera. What's the point of a 3g phone where you can
see who you are talking too but that person can only see what the back
of your phone is looking at. Pointless or what?
Reviewed by Me from --- on 17th Oct 2007
I like it.Nothing new,but nothing bad or something.Phone like phone.
Reviewed by Ivan Laferla from MALTA - Europe on
11th Oct 2007
I have owned an E65 since May07. It's a great phone with only 2 hitches!
(1) sometimes it stalls and needs to be switched on and then off. (2)
the back cover coating started peeling after 2 months. This is something
unacceptable for a 'business' phone. Is it meant to stay in the box????
So If you are seriously conidering to buy an E65, I suggest you buy
a dozen of back covers as well.
Reviewed by AJS from UK on 9th Oct 2007
Had 2 of the phones as upgrade over the last 2 weeks and both failed,
bluetooth and screen broke on second one, lights on key pad and headphone
socket on first! Wouldnt recommend this phone unless you use your phone
seriously in work/office...no games etc! I am changing back to SE!
Reviewed by Sully from saudia on 8th Oct 2007
what do nokia think they r........this fone is rubbish........battery
life is vvvvvvvvvlow......&camera is vvvvvvvvv dull.......menus r normal............but
ringing volume is vvvvvvvvvvvvvvv bad..........now i have sonyericsson
w950i the best fone ever go 4 it gus and girls........ba bye
Reviewed by jidran from england on 8th Oct 2007
i've been using this phone for around 3 months. lets get to the bad
points first: the phone got a problem with the software, it gets stuck
and hangs up some times. 2. i've had this problem 4 times, you ring
someone and they cant hear you, you have to restart the phone. beside
this. dir is no problem with the phone. the battery life is not that
bad at all, it lasts for a day or 2. it's light, stylish. the software
used are good. wifi and VOIP ( voice over ip) is a very good function.
extremly easy to use featuers. probably the best phone in the new N
and E series of nokia
Reviewed by Richard from UK on 3rd Oct 2007
The phone is superb for communication and connectivity. With a decent
sized memory card you can fit enough songs on to keep you going for
a while as well as pictures. The camera is not fantastic but that wasn't
the reason that I bought it and is not the primary function of the phone.
Overall I'm impressed.
Reviewed by Evan from South Africa on 3rd Oct
Really enjoy the phone except for the fact that it tends to drop Private
Number Calls when they are called the first time. If the people phone
back then it doesn't drop them.....phone sitting on my desk and has
happened enough times for me to be sure it is not the other party hanging
up. Also the random reboots can be irritating.
Reviewed by nikki from scotland on 1st Oct 2007
Feel i was totally mos sold this phone as i wanted to space for music
and photos. I have bought a memory card but (its maybe me) cant send
music to it via pc?????? if im doing something wrong please tell me!!!!!!!!!!!!
very slow wish i had read these reviews BEFORE I BOUGHT IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
WORST PHONE EVER NOKIA!!!!!!!
Reviewed by Husner from malaysia on 27th Sep 2007
its cute but sound is terribly low..would ve been better if its louder
and caamera sharper..review it pls 2 make a better e65 and eseries in
Reviewed by org from uk on 26th Sep 2007
This phone is horrible. It is slow. VERY slow. Sometimes it takes up
to a minute to go to the messaging menu. Especially immediately after
you send a text message, everything seems to be frozen for 5 minutes.
Other problems include buggy predictive text. Buggy connection manager
(it seems to randomly select 3g or wifi even though uou ask it to connect
to wifi). Scratch prone. AWFUL battery life. As a phone it has lots
of good features, but the above problems overweigh any advantages by
far. I have never been as frustrated with a phone before.
Reviewed by rowland from USA on 20th Sep 2007
Nokia e65 is an amazing phone , it has good features if you need a good
phone for communication it is better you go for the nokia e65 i already
bought mine email@example.com thanks
Reviewed by wow from england on 17th Sep 2007
the best nokia ever so text is small but still readable camera is not
the best but its a phone not a camera only prob is no games but you
can download if needed. just a great alround phone i would tell eveyone
to get one
Reviewed by Anette from UK on 17th Sep 2007
I HATE this phone, and wich I'd never bought it. Battery life is rubbish,
the ringing is not loud enough, the menus are cumbersome, and the sound
is not good. Keypad is also too small. DO NOT BUY!!! Nokia, what are
Reviewed by cameron randalls from england on 16th
ooooooooooow very respectable
Reviewed by MG from UK on 16th Sep 2007
poor poor OS. very slow trying when using the menu. Sms can be the worst.
10 seconds to open a new sms. Keypad light buzzes. Restarts when it
likes. No support from nokia what so ever. Awful phone, do not buy.
Reviewed by shaun from england on 12th Sep 2007
slow slow slow always crashing and that is with out any added data very
Reviewed by Tarek from El-Ghazaly on 10th Sep
This phone, is probably the best smartphone released in 2007. Why? -INTERNET,
with Opera Mini Beta browser released, along with Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity,
you have the most Internet-capable phone to date. Much better than iphone's
Safari. -SYMBIAN OS, VERY customizable. My phone has literally much
better applications than my computer. And don't get me started about
the games. This practically erased all my urges to buy a psp. -BEAUTIFUL,
solid sliding mechanism, perfect size. I have Google Earth, I have millions
of 3D amazing games, I watch full screen TV shows, and freely surf the
INTERNET on this adorable small smartphone with a big real-color screen.
Oh and the e65 gets connected to the computer and literally becomes
part of it. Installing applications is as easy as a double-click. Perfect,
Perfect phone. I'll only sell it when Nokia's iphone killer surfaces
in a year or two. This phone has everything I could have ever wanted.
Last thing, does it have GPS? Sure! You can get a bluetooth GPS locater
and hook it up with it in your car. It's as easy as that. Or you can
buy the n95 which is much bigger, thicker, more expensive and a battery-eater.
I love my e65. And I AM a power-user.
Reviewed by Ben from UK on 10th Sep 2007
Have to say im preaty happy wid it. Small, sexy. Dunno why everyone
is complaining. If its too complicated for u them ur obviously retarded!!
Reviewed by orga from malaysia on 7th Sep 2007
Reviewed by Moh from England on 3rd Sep 2007
Had this phone for 2 hours and i had to exchange it.. Looks good.. but
it is not user freindly at all.. icons are tiny.. needs Bill Gates to
operate the features.. very dissapointed.. Going with the 6288 instead..
same design but less complex and a better buy
Reviewed by Nat from Australia on 31st Aug 2007
I have just bought this phone but I am disappointed at not being able
to find a feature that increases the test size for messages or increasing
the size of the icons on the screen. Way too small....
Reviewed by Ad from Australia on 29th Aug 2007
Think very carefully about your needs before buying this phone. If you
want just a basic phone, then this isn't for you. If you are a whizz
kid with mobiles, then you'll enjoy all the techno garb. If you need
emails and im and you run your own business, then fab, but for the casual
user, not a good phone at all. Extremely poor battery life even for
a low level user and the external buttons are a real pain in the butt.
You'll often pull out your phone (that's if you can get it in your pocket
in the first place) and find your camera has turned on which means you
have to ensure your phone is locked. In Aus, you can't enter a pin for
this, you can only use the external lock which, is rubbish if you lose
your phone! The only good thing I can say about this phone is that the
camera and video is fantastic and is typically Nokia easy to use keypad.
Overall, I'm not impressed and looking for a new phone.
Reviewed by ramesh from India on 28th Aug 2007
This is a good phone in business class mobiles,the battery life is so
good,the software is fast compare to nokia n73 for such a simple mobile
music qulity is good not like sonyericsson k790i ,its so compact,camera
quality is also good the disappointment is flash is not there
Reviewed by rino from uae on 24th Aug 2007
this phone is failure
Reviewed by Ryan from England on 20th Aug 2007
This is a good phone...I have had it for 2 weeks now...and this is what
I can report. The software is slow Battery life is not good...normal
use and it dies in a day and a hlaf max. But overall its a very good
solution...once they fix the software bugs it will be almost perfect.
Reviewed by Kerris from UK on 19th Aug 2007
This phone is definately made for buisness people. the four buttons
on the front (one of them being conference calling) i did not use once,
but then i dont often call more than one person at a time. The camera
was really good however, but there is a very long delay after pressing
the capture, therefore making moving objects impossible to capture.
Another of the main problems i had was the peeling of the paint below
the keypad, this occured after about two months usage, and was extremely
noticable. Its a very complicated phone, that definately is not for
the average teenager or frail old woman who only needs to text and phone
Reviewed by James from Uk on 17th Aug 2007
The E65 is a lovely phone, but it is a very specialist phone for technically
minded people too & there will be a lot of people that won't get on
with it! I've had mine for a month & I adore it. Very stable with excellent
battery life (tip: turn off the 3g, bluetooth etc & it'll go for 2 days
hard use) The things I use it for (and that it's brilliant at) are mobile
web & email access / 3g laptop modem access / work related conference
calls (with dedicated mute & stunning speaker phone!!) / an advanced
personal organiser (the best on any mobile I've seen with excellent
synching software to Outlook) / as a mobile document reader for Office
& Acrobat (note- it can't edit documents without a further software
purchase.) The things which have bothered me & it's really bad at are-
very small fonts so stear clear if you're even remotely long sighted
/ keyboard is a bit too stiff for easy text entry / it doesn't have
an fm radio / very basic camera 2mp with poor results, no flash and
no onboard photo editing / sluggish series 60 operating system when
changing between apps / no forward facing camera for video calls (are
Nokia living in the stone age still??!) / no hsdpa high speed 3g access
/ and no FREE inbuilt push email support, unlike almost all current
SE phones (come on Nokia not all of us want to have to pay subscriptions
for push email these days- it should be free!!) The problem is that
a number of networks in the UK like 3 are trying to sell it as a fashion
phone or a camera phone, when it really is a DEDICATED BUSINESS PHONE
for high end specialist users. Select carefully.
Reviewed by Adrian from NY on 17th Aug 2007
Superb phone but video calling is kinda funny when u can't see each
Reviewed by tere from australia on 16th Aug 2007
if i had known how small the fonts were(i cant read my msgs nor phone
numbers)i would never had gotten the e65..it sucks!!
Reviewed by Andrew from England on 16th Aug 2007
I certainly think that this handset was worth takin out on a contract;
i got it back in May and i've nothing to complain about apart from i
wish that it had Radio which is a shame but takes nothing away from
it as i find it quick, effecient and above all reliable: however the
battery life at first lasted fairly long considering im on the fone
for like 2 hours a day but has lately decreased in life which i suppose
is to be expected; so overall I LOVE MY NOKIA E65 :-)(if it had radio
and games id love it more so its onli gettin 4 stars cause i loved the
radio and games on my previous Nokia's).
Reviewed by GORDON from N IRELAND on 13th Aug
E65. I HAVE JUST HAD MY FOURTH E65 IN TWO WEEKS.ALL HAVE THE SAME FAULT.THE
FAULT BEING GO TO TOOLS SELECT SETTINGS THE SCREEN GOES BLANK. THIS
IS SO DISAPPOINTING NOT ONLY THAT BUT FEEL SO ANNOYED HAVING TO RUN
BACK TO SHOP ALL THE TIME.DO NOT BUY.
Reviewed by Arslan ali from pakistan on 10th Aug
m proud of nokia company cause i choose its cell fone and it is the
best mobile phone company of the world and all of its mobiles are really
fantastic and user frndly
Reviewed by Ted King-Magee from UK on 8th Aug
What a nightmare of a phone!!!! It runs very slow on opening files etc
and I’ve now had 4 of them all with the same problem. They crash
all the time!! Battery life isn’t too good either, the text is
too small so if you’ve got bad eyesight then don’t bother
at all, infact I would look at getting another phone. STEER CLEAR!!
Reviewed by angela from south africa on 8th Aug
Looks great, feels great - but CANNOT READ THE TEXT, so returning today.
Need a phone for SMS and Email so useless to me, can't even see if missed
calles/messages unless i find my glasses. Cannot comment on other features
as hardly used at all.
Reviewed by HELEN from AUSTRALIA on 8th Aug 2007
GOOD PHONE BUT HOW DO U ENLARGE FONT HAS NO FREE GAMES AND BIT SLOW
Reviewed by Dave Jackson from UK on 6th Aug 2007
I really rate this phone, much better than the W660i I trialled for
2 weeks. I have it on 3 with X series silver, giving me 750 ATAN mins,
150 texts, 50 MM messages, some video calls (I've had a 3 phone for
over 4 years and used this feature once) and 'Unlimited' internet use
(i.e. up to 2Gb) for £26pcm on 18 month contract (inc £15 discount special
offer). FM Radio: who needs it when you can stream most stations for
free from the internet, not to mention the bbc listen again stuff, its
like having something better than a DAB radio in your pocket. Never
had any problems with the phone resetting, camera not great, but that's
not why I buy a phone, also the phone is Wifi enabled, which 3 told
me had been disabled on their handsets. Was somewhat disappointed to
discover the wifi was WEP encrypted only but I understand this is the
same on most mobis, maybe the next gen will have WPA PSK. Its the first
smart phone I've even had and is pretty good - can chat to my brother
in abu dhabi for free on skype, skype-in works fine so you can even
pay a couple of quid a month for a land line number for your friends
and family to call you on at much cheaper rates than a mobile. Looks
great too - not the flashy designer wear look of the W660i but it has
an air of refinement that phone lacked. What's more with the supplied
carrying case it's more likely to keep those looks for longer. Much
slimmer and sleeker than my old 6280, about the same size as the W660i
in fact. etc etc yadda yadda ... I like it. :D
Reviewed by cheo from mexico on 5th Aug 2007
is the best phone i ever had, the thing here is to know how to use it,
i found a lot of great web pages with applications to my e65, the most
useful too me in this phone is the wifi because you can make internet
calls for free
Reviewed by Chris from UK on 2nd Aug 2007
Disappointed. The display text is too small, and despite Bluetooth,
the phone wasn't fully compatible with the built in Bluetooth on my
BMW. A pity because the phone is compact and looks good, appears to
be well-made and have a good range of functions. The slide-down number
pad makes dialling easy. Returned it and changed for a SE K810i
Reviewed by G Ahmed from England on 28th Jul 2007
What people have to undesrstand is that this phone is not for everyone.
It has been focused on the business user. If you need an easy to use
standard phone for music photos,sms, calling then buy a classic nokia
like 6300 or SE W880i etc. This is a great phone with excellent features.
I think Nokia have introdcued a fantastic phone at a reasonable price
and it would be difficult to find a comparable phone in this price bracket.
I would receommend this phone to any power user. Definitely doesn't
look like a D500.
Reviewed by Pablo from Mexico on 25th Jul 2007
Dont buy this phone... is slow, sometimes it resets it self... opening
the phonebooks takes long, also write a message... I like Nokia... but
this phone dissapointed me... if you take a picture you need to be steady
3 seconds afetr you push the camera button... i would like my money
Reviewed by Westy from Stourbridge on 22nd Jul
I have to say, I did a lot of research before choosing this handset.
I don't understand the comments on poor battery life, I think its excellent
for what it does. Wi-fi works a treat and is pretty quick considering
its a phone. The camera is more than adequate, its certainly not as
poor as some have said, if you want better, get a camera! The music
player almost rivals my iPod Nano for sound quality which is quite impressive.
The keypad lights are excellent too considering that some say there
aren't any? I've not found the phone slow nor has it crashed, not yet
anyway. I tried the Motorola Z8 before I decided which is also a great
handset but let down by the very very very poor keyboard. All in all
I made the right decicision. This is an excellent phone. get one.
Reviewed by Roderick from uk on 19th Jul 2007
Nice phone apart from very poor battery life. How Nokia can make the
claims they do is beond me. Charge required every 1.5/2 days and I am
a light user. Now 4 weeks old and away for a repair as can no longer
hear call unless on loud speaker. Will no doubt be a small glitch. Still
for all its charms wish they still made the 6310i. The best phone I
have ever had
Reviewed by Niall from UK on 19th Jul 2007
This is without a doubt the best phone I've ever owned. Connectivity
is superb, the inclusion of wi-fi is one of the main reasons I bought
it. It works a treat and I've been browsing the web and making free
calls at home and at all the hotspots around town! Another major factor
was the design. This is a very small phone considering the functionality
it contains and it's also a very good looking device (looks like the
Samsung D500? Are you kidding?!). This can do nearly everything the
N95 can do except sat-nav and 5mpx camera but has anyone used an N95?
It's massive! Realistically, if you want sat-nav buy a sat-nav device
they're far better. If you want exceptional photos buy a digital camera,
again far better! If you want a small, light, solidly built mobile with
just about all the latest functionality available then this is the handset
for you. The only valid gripe people have made is that you can't make
a video call, but I don't know anyone who makes video calls they're
too inconvenient. Buy it now!
Reviewed by Jessica from Uk on 19th Jul 2007
hi i got this phone about a week ago I am VERY HAPPY get this phone
fro free and this is a good phone by nokia and i will say this if you
are business person you should be vrer happy as well
Reviewed by Mrs Ali from Uk on 19th Jul 2007
I think it's one of the slickest and most useful phone i've ever used...
i love it!!!
Reviewed by Serhiy from Ukraine on 17th Jul 2007
Nice phone, everything worked fine and I really enojed it, but... it
turns off every 10-12 hours sometimes even time settings were lost,
so if I set up an alarm I couldn't be sure whether it wake me up or
not. It is simply annoying. So after 3 days usage I had to go to service...
I really disappointed with Nokia quality
Reviewed by Vince from Wales on 16th Jul 2007
I have had the E65 for a few months now and I am not impressed. I usually
like Nokia but this one is difficult to navigate with using the really
thin square key around the centre botton. It also has an irritating
stiff push up design to reveal text buttons. Nearly all the buttons
on the front screen are too small. Also the screen itself is large.
However your picture area is relatively small as a lot of space is lost
to symbol space. Poor.
Reviewed by Anita Triance from UK on 15th Jul
The font is too small after contacting 3 they said it was too late to
send back (after 14 days)even after i explained that it was really difficult
for me as I have not too good eyesight. I am selling my phone and having
to buy another with a larger font! Battery has to be charged each day
Reviewed by Brett from UK on 15th Jul 2007
A very good quality phone with lots of very usefull features the only
negative points are for video Calls you have to look at the back of
the Phone as there is only 1 Camera,and the Battery after having the
K800i which was a fantastic phone the battery on this phone is the worst
I have ever had how Nokia can say that that it has a 6 hour talk time
is incredable maybe there should be independent tests by Trading Standards
Reviewed by Neil from UK on 13th Jul 2007
I really thought I'd found the perfect phone in the E65. The size is
perfect, the slide works smoothly, the keypad is one of the best for
size and feel, the screen is superb and it also has WLAN capability.
The camera isn't too bad, I'd say the pics are on a par with my N70
and 6280, although the E65 doesn't have a flash. I really like the leather
feel to the back case which makes the phone good to hold. I also like
the improvements made to the operating system, but there's one big thing
that lets this phone down in my opinion and that's it's bad reception.
I do like to have a phone with all the latest features, but at the end
of the day the most imprtant thing is that I can make and receive calls
reliably anywhere. Up until now I have always found Nokia phones to
have excellent reception, but this one is very poor. People I call can't
hear me properly, they keep telling me I'm breaking up even though I
can hear them ok, and the phone just drops calls now and then for no
reason. I am very disappointed and have sent the phone back to Nokia.
I'm going back to my trusty old N70 until something better comes along.
Reviewed by Flick from UK on 12th Jul 2007
I got this phone a couple of weeks ago (first Nokia since the 3210)
and did not like it at all, was slightly too big to hold (fingers don't
fit all the way round side) and has a strange ridge at top which makes
it uncomfortable when using. No choice at all in ringtones, themes etc
for personalising and doesn't have a front camera for video calling
(I was told it did but that turned out just to be a light sensor). The
phone is primarily designed to appeal to business bods I know but there
are better phones for that type of purpose such as the N95 or most blackberrys.
I have sent it back and will go back to my usual sony's ! Not impressed.
Reviewed by Jacques from south africa on 11th
The battery life on my E65 is extreamly bad. My 6680 lasted 4 to 5 times
longer with the same useage. need to charge my E65 daily.
Reviewed by Mark from Australia on 10th Jul 2007
Good phone but watch the keypad light,not working had to have mine replaced
Reviewed by PM from England on 10th Jul 2007
Great phone and size, Works a treat with satnav although on long journeys
it does drain the battery although I use it running the colour backlit
screen continuously so to be expected... VOIP is great too especially
when working abroad, saves a lot of money!! The camera takes decent
pictures but as yet no phone camera is a good as a decent digital camera.
All in all a great phone with functionality!
Reviewed by Micael Smith from uk on 10th Jul 2007
I found the phone to be overly complicated. The buttons are also to
close to each other makingit difficult to txt at speed. I don't recommend
Reviewed by Carl Marshall from UK on 9th Jul 2007
This phone has all the functionality but poor reliability and poor battery
life (with blue tooth on). My phone and a few of my friend regularly
crash. They simply turn-off. It once happened to me and a friend at
the same time. Generally this fault happens several times a week. It
makes it very frustrating to use and I wouldn't recommend this otherwise
Reviewed by GT from UK on 6th Jul 2007
The phone is a more than competent business class device. The phone
looks good and is a decent size and weight feels solid in the hand with
out feeling clunky. The slide feels good and is easy to operate with
one hand. The display is bright and clear and the text size is not too
small that I have squint at the screen. the other functions are what
I expect from this class of device easy to use. there is not much on
the phone in terms of additional software but what else do you need
a phone to do plus giving the nature of the device extra software can
be added as needs must. The wifi is a great feature easy to setup and
use and with a suitable voip package this adds another possible way
of communicating that could be Useful in cutting communcation costs
using an application like fringe to allow access to skype. The camera
is what I was expecting from a business class phone nothing ground breaking.
Had no problems with the pc suite it worked fine on vista. Found the
keypad to be of adequate size the dimensions to better than my old k750i
in that the keys are more square. Definitely a nice device to own and
use if want something with flexibility that symbian os gives but is
still stylish and has a good feel in the hand.
Reviewed by Alison from England on 6th Jul 2007
This phone would be perfect...if it werent for the camera! It is awful!
How they claim in can be a 2mpx is beyond me, it is nowhere NEAR as
good as my old N70. Plus, where is the flash? and front facing camera?
That said, they are the only negatives about the phone.
Reviewed by Will from YORK!!! on 5th Jul 2007
Hi It's a great phone, honestly the best I've had, i always like to
go for something different and i was offered this (well i persuaded
02 to give it to me for nothing) :D and i thought wow, got it the day
it came out, worked fine in germany takin to germany in a few weeks,
although most people say it is for a business man, i tell u, im just
a 14 year old and it is great for me. I have had a SE W550i and an 02
X3 and this is by far my favourite!!! Must buy for any smartphone lover.
PS My dad has a Blackberry Pearl and i must say i would rather have
this although the red casing looks a bit odd.lol
Reviewed by gabby from UK on 5th Jul 2007
This phone is awesome, I've had it for a month now and I love it to
bits. Its got enough functions to keep me amused til now. Some minor
setbacks like the camera quality could have been better. I was previously
on a Samsung D600 and also a 2M cam, but the pictures turned out better
there. Can be a bit slow sometimes but thats probably expected for a
smartphone. Poor battery life, on an average I have to charge it every
1.5 day. The longest Ive gone on one charge is 3 days I think. But for
a smartphone, the bigggest nuisance of all is having no timer/stopwatch.
Ive found an application for it tho so its all good. Its a great phone
Reviewed by Colin from Scotland on 4th Jul 2007
I have to disagree about review saying keyboard was too small, I think
it is a perfect size with keys you can actually feel. Slide mechanism
is great (although a push lip at bottom would have helped). Pictures
are great quality, but come on Nokia, the font size is ridiculous!!!.So
many functions, but will take a lifetime to use them all!!!! Two questions
though. 1.How can I send a picture I take through email? I can open
my AOL account and see all emails, but will not let me send a picture
there from my phone (did ask o2 and got a 42 step instruction email,
which confuses after step 5) 2. How do I switch off 3G and go back to
2G? But def a 4 Star phone. Along with the 6300, Nokia are back with
Reviewed by matt from UK on 3rd Jul 2007
Not to impressed to be honest. just sent mine back. Looks good and the
build qulity is good - But thats about it. The conectivity is good -
i suppose for the business man in us. But seeing as im not one its no
good. Camera is awful. Buttons fiddly, software weird. Im not normally
fussy at all- but this got on my nerves. shame- had high hopes after
getting on very well with the 6280.
Reviewed by jo jo from UK on 3rd Jul 2007
love the phone.....bit bigger than anticipated - could be described
as a slimline brick.. have had the phone for about 3-4 weeks now and
have not had any problems.
Reviewed by Patricia from Northern Ireland on
3rd Jul 2007
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Got phone on contract. Useless for video messaging as camera situation
is not in the right place....other than this, the phone is a good phone
and I would recommend same to anyone !!