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Nokia E71 Review
In a nutshell: The Nokia E71 is Nokia's greatest challenge to
BlackBerry yet. With full support for push email, attachment editing
and web browsing, Nokia have definitely parked their tanks on the BlackBerry
lawn. The E71 also features full multimedia capabilities, including
a 3.2 megapixel camera, video calling, and a media player. HSDPA, WLAN,
GPS and big battery power complete the package. It's available in a
choice of Black, Grey or White Steel.
Review: September 2008. Last updated November 2009.
It's the Nokia E71 vs the BlackBerry
Bold for the title of best business phone of 2008! For the past
couple of years, BlackBerry have been carving out a niche as the brand
of choice for corporate users, with their winning combination of full
or near-full QWERTY keypads and push email systems. Nokia have been
steadily improving the user-friendliness and power of their E series
phones too, and now it seems that both BlackBerry and Nokia have made
a further leap forward and both landed up with highly polished mobile
communications devices. Whether you choose the BlackBerry or the Nokia,
you shouldn't go far wrong when it comes to communicating on the move.
Both the E71 and the Bold offer a full QWERTY keypad, with numeric
keys situated in the centre. The Bold has a more refined styling, whilst
the E71 has more buttons to push and a more techy look and feel. The
E71's extra buttons are dedicated one-touch keys for Home, calendar,
contacts, and email. The E71 uses a NaviKey that works rather
like the mouse pad on a a laptop and provides accelerated scrolling
for moving about the screen. This is arguably a better input method
than the BlackBerry trackball. The Nokia also has software aids to text
input, including automatic spelling correction, auto-completion, and
word candidate lists. The E71 is quite a bit narrower than the Bold,
making the keys slightly smaller, but has the advantage of being much
thinner. In fact, at just 10mm thickness it feels almost flat, and makes
the Bold (measuring 15mm) look huge by comparison. Either way, both
devices provide excellent support for text input.
Nokia have equipped the E71 with one of their best screens. Measuring
2.36 inches across, with a resolution of 240 x 320 pixels, this gives
a good space for working on emails and documents, or viewing web pages,
but it doesn't have as high a resolution as the Bold's screen. Nevertheless
it's an excellent display, capable of displaying 16 million colours
and using an active matrix LCD for good visibility and clarity, even
in moderate sunlight.
The E71 can be used handsfree, with either a handsfree speaker or a
Bluetooth wireless headset, combined with both speaker-dependent and
speaker-independent voice dialling. You can set the phone to answer
automatically when using a headset or a car kit.
Messaging is what the E71 is all about, of course, and it is well equipped
for both push email and text messaging. The device supports IMAP, POP
and SMTP email protocols, as well as Nokia Intellisync Wireless Email.
Attachments are supported, and the Quickoffice application lets you
view and edit Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents. We don't think that
Nokia have caught up with BlackBerry yet, but the email system is certainly
usable. The E71 is fully equipped for security, with a keypad lock,
remote lock and even encryption for data stored in memory or on the
memory card. Full support for Virtual Private Networks is provided.
The phone is also strong on multimedia. A 3.2 megapixel camera with
autofocus and flash is included, and you can record video in MPEG4 or
3GP formats at a resolution of 640 x 480 at 22 fps or 320 x 240 (QVGA)
at 30 fps. A secondary front-facing camera is used for video calling.
The camera certainly beats the Bold's camera without a doubt, although
you might argue that for a phone of this type, the camera is rather
over-specified. The music player can handle all common formats, and
there's also an FM radio with Visual Radio support. RealPlayer is used
to playback video.
Like many smartphones, the Nokia includes integrated A-GPS satellite
navigation, with the Nokia Maps application pre-installed.
You can also use the phone for web browsing. The built-in browser can
most websites correctly. You can use the NaviKey very effectively
to zoom in on web pages, a bit like the iPhone.
The E71 has excellent connectivity with support for Bluetooth 2.0 (with
Enhanced Data Rate), micro USB, WLAN and even Infrared. The WLAN connection
can be used to make VoIP calls. A 2.5mm Nokia headphone socket is provided,
so you can plug in a compatible headset, but it would have been nice
to have a universal 3.5mm jack, like the BlackBerry Bold has. The phone
also features FOTA (firmware updatable over the air.) A comprehensive
suite of personal organiser functions is included.
Battery life is very good, but the WLAN eats battery power quite quickly,
so you won't want to go without a charger for too long if you're planning
to make much use of this feature. Remember to turn off WLAN when not
in use! And the GPS too! The internal memory of the phone is 110 Mbytes,
plus the option to add up to 8 Gbytes of microSD card memory. Whilst
many users may find this to be sufficient, we'd have preferred to see
a lot more internal memory. The BlackBerry Bold comes with a 1GB or
internal memory, and we feel that the Nokia is under-specified in this
So, which to choose: the Nokia E71 or the BlackBerry
Bold? As usual, it's horses for courses. The E71 is significantly
more compact than the BlackBerry, is probably better built, and has
a much better camera. It holds its own when it comes to applications,
connectivity and battery life. But the BlackBerry beats the Nokia when
you consider the size of the display, its vastly superior memory, its
ease-of-use and power when it comes to configuring email. Don't get
us wrong, the E71 is a great device, and probably Nokia's best mobile
office so far, but BlackBerry still rules in the kingdom of mobile email.
The E71 has now been superseded by the even better Nokia
Features of the Nokia E71 include:
- Series 60 3.1, Symbian 9.2 SmartPhone
- 3.2 megapixel camera with autofocus, LED flash and 4x digital zoom
- Video camera with digital zoom
- 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, HSDPA up to 3.6 Mbps
- Connectivity: WLAN 802.11b/g, Bluetooth 2.0 with EDR, micro-USB,
Infrared, data modem, 2.5 mm Nokia AV connector
- Memory: 110 Mbytes plus support for microSD cards (up to 8 Gbytes)
- Vibration alert
- Quadband (850/900/1800/1900) plus 3G HSDPA
- Size: 114 x 57 x 10 mm
- Weight: 127g
- Talktime: 4.5 hours (3G) - 10.5 hours (2G)
- Battery standby: 400 hours (166 hours using WLAN)
Nokia E71 User Reviews
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Average rating from 103 reviews:
Reviewed by akbar baig from pakistan on 26th Mar
I am using the nokia brand e71 series mobil I am satisfy from his working
and I think so it covers the todays requirments. eg. Camera, music,
wlan,gps ,network internet,memory
Reviewed by abid raza from india on 30th Jan 2012
mobile perform is the best but camera not good
Reviewed by Mohammed A Fattah from Bangladesh on
9th Jan 2012
I bought E71 6 months back with the hope that it will perform trouble
free, unfortunately now in the Nokia Care center for repair since 25th
December 2011. The trust that I got over last 10 years has all gone.
This is the 3rd time I took my phone for repair. The people in the care
center do not speek the truth. They misguide customer. My request, let
nokia management be honest to its customer
Reviewed by Paul from UK on 20th Apr 2009
If your purchasing this phone on the strength that it has WiFi, forget
it, because it doesn't work! Google "no gateway reply e71" and you will
see the issue this phone has. Pity, because it looks beautiful! [Reply
from Claire on 6th May 2009: I heard of the same problem, however if
you download either Skyfire or Opera-mini, the WLAN will work. Apparently
it is a known fault that happens frequently with the nokia's own software.
I think it is a brilliant phone, the keyboard is easily used with its
raised keys, and loads of sw on it.] [Reply from Paul on 29th Aug 2009:
Thank you for the feedback Claire, however, I had already tried the
fixes you mentioned when I wrote the review, and neither worked. In
the case of Opera Mini, it is not just browsing the internet that is
affected, but all functions that rely on a wireless connection. I have
also seen this problem on the 5800. One other point I failed to mention
in my review is that GPS takes an age to get a fix unless you use A-GPS.
So, for me at least, two features that attracted me to the phone, wireless
and GPS, were pretty useless.]
Reviewed by Sushi Fanana from Mauritius on 18th
UGLY ..... U-G-L-Y!! but HANDY... H-A-N-D-Y!! is the Nokia E71 in a
nutshell. This is my opinion ... right here from the sunny sunny Port
Reviewed by Alvyn from UK on 18th Apr 2009
the best phone i have ever had.
Reviewed by cemal from turkey on 16th Apr 2009
Apart from other things this phone is very good for internet. My HP
laptop heating about 40c while e71 easly conect to internet. I have
wifi connectin in many place so internet is with me it beats laptop.I
thin Lapto producer should copy its mechanism.
Reviewed by Khan from UK on 16th Apr 2009
Superb Phone, great for browsing with built in WIFI, GPS locks in Quickly,
Menu is Fast, Battery is Just Endless. Has'nt Crashed or Hanged on me
yet, Best Nokia So far.
Reviewed by Zed from UK on 16th Apr 2009
This phone is Brilliant, best phone nokia has built, much better than
the Blackberry phones, this mobile is full of fetures, A must buy.
Reviewed by Mark from UK on 14th Apr 2009
Great phone!! The first phone to tear me away from my old blackberry.
Looks great, does everything my old phone did and more. GPS locks on
quickly - indoors. Has a few of the typical symbian quirks but they
will hopefully be a bit better when "3" pull their finger out and authorise
a firmware update (current fw is 210 "3" fw is 100). Other than that
Reviewed by eapc from Panama on 12th Apr 2009
I've had this phone for about three months. I think it is fabulous.
The size, built like a tank, very fast and actually beautiful. Although
I did not see anyone mention the reception issues which hundreds of
users have had. Go to Google and you can verify this. Apparently it
is mostly due to the antena being on the bottom of the phone. Which
is where you grab it to talk. The bars simply disappear. I do not blame
the phone, it is Nokia Engineers. The worse part is that Nokia will
not admit there is a problem, they simply continue like nothing has
happened and maybe the problem will go away. They will probably come
out with E71XYZ (let's say) with the problem solutioned but the persons
who bought this one will be out of their money. Nokia has done this
before with other phones and they simply will not admit anything. Anyone
can make a mistake but just admit it and see how they can help their
followers. Perhaps a credit or trade in for an improved model.
Reviewed by kay from London-Uk on 11th Apr 2009
This Phone is too sexy. I never owned a Powerful machine from Nokia
like this. You'll never be let down by this phone.
Reviewed by Steve from UK on 9th Apr 2009
It's spot on !
Reviewed by Andy from UK on 9th Apr 2009
Tremendous phone-the best I have owned and I've had a few! Upgrade the
firmware (Nokia site) and you will have new themes software fixes which
include camera and Bluetooth enhancements. You will not be disappointed
with this phone.
Reviewed by sydney from australia on 9th Apr 2009
Just like Retep Grebllug from Sweden on 11th Mar 2009 mentioned, the
E71 have some irritating bugs I just can´t understand either.
Besides all that he wrote, didn´t anyone noticed that the E71
will not accept street names with more than 2 lines long ??? For me,
this pratically rented this phone useless. Because I work with hundreds
of bussiness contacts in many countries, this is absolutley essential
for me. Didn´t anyone face the constant frezzings and auto-restarts
of the E71 ??? I can´t beleive I´m the only one. Why not
the engineers of Nokia think as they should ??? If it´s a bussiness
phone, it should behave like one ! It seems like we´ll never get
to travel without our notebooks. Again and again, the perfect bussiness
phone NEVER seems to come...
Reviewed by crunch belly from Vatican on 8th Apr
well,excellent,powerfull,nice device.I find just one minus and thats
no standart 3.5mm jack(just 2.5mm).but everything else is great.camera
is standart,but who care about anyway.keypad is fit for fingers.battery
life super.displey is amazing.forget if you think about blackberry,E71
is so far better choice.
Reviewed by Abdul from uk on 7th Apr 2009
WOW!, thats what i say, i've just upgraded from the Nokia E61i, & it
was the Right move, its a lot slimmer & will easily fit in a shirt pocket,
Built Quality is Great, As for is the Battery life & Reliability its
great, Keypad is Much improved & is Easier to use even though its Smaller
than the E61i, I recommend you Buy This Phone, you wont Regret it.
Reviewed by Robert from Scotland on 6th Apr 2009
New phone arrived by post this morning,can't put it down.This is the
Rolex of phones.What else is there to say.Fabulous.
Reviewed by Kate from uk on 6th Apr 2009
Fantastic phone!! I read these reviews before deciding on which phone
to buy and i have to say they're all accurate, its by far the best phone
ive had! buy it!
Reviewed by Ryan from England on 2nd Apr 2009
Fantastic phone... i love it!!!
Reviewed by Natalie from UK on 1st Apr 2009
Amazing phone.. have always stuck by nokia phones but this is the best
and i love it!
Reviewed by muneef from kenya on 31st Mar 2009
its all u need in your life !!!!!!!!!.
Reviewed by Cooperart from England on 28th Mar
I think it absolutely fantastic phone, even I work for Apple Store it
beat the pants off iPhone but there will be an upgrade for iPhone later
in the year. I really believe that God made this phone. It is absolutely
solid rock. I could not make up my mind for 3 months and decided to
take the plug and brought Nokia E71 and I am over the moon with it.
Reviewed by Nav from England on 27th Mar 2009
Simply put, this phone does everything really well! Satnav, Camera,
Internet, Music, Videos, calander features and email all work a treat!
I bought this phone for my dad who is a technophobe but he loves it
and finds it a easy to use. The E71 not only looks the part but also
has brains behind it! Camera could be slightly better, other than that
the E71 is a top phone and it gets 5 stars from me!
Reviewed by Ali from Ireland on 26th Mar 2009
I believe Nokia has finally cracked the blackberry code with the E71.
I have used almost all the benchmark E series and N series phones but
this one clearly stands out from the rest. Unlike its predecessors its
not sluggish and gets held very occasionally (which of course is a S60
drawback). On the other hand the GPS system is a treat to use. Its much
more practical and one can actually rely on it provided you have a good
data speed. Very well priced as well.
Reviewed by Fred from England on 24th Mar 2009
Love this phone, absolutely amazing. Very easy to use, battery life
is perfect, software more stable. Like powerful speaker.
Reviewed by Stephen Tomkinson from Scotland on
24th Mar 2009
Brilliant phone. Would suggest to anyone who's handset is crashing etc
to goto Nokia software update and either update the software or reinstall
it. Sometimes it can get corrupted. These phones are now mini computers
and have more power than home pc's from 10 years ago so bound to mess
up occasionally. Everything on mine just works and works well. Keys
take some getting used to but not that bad, screen is good, build quality
is good. Enjoy
Reviewed by Bryan from Scotland on 22nd Mar 2009
Had my e71 for 2 days now and love it, cant put it down, the internet
connection is so quick best mobile i've had !
Reviewed by Laszlo from Hungary on 15th Mar 2009
I've been using one for 5 months, this is my 19th phone (just counted
today). This is the best so far in usage and functions. Design is question
of taste - I love it, but seems to be too fragile, so the leather case
is highly recommended. There are some minor problems, but I'm sure a
software update will fix these small bugs soon. I had the chance to
compare it to blackberries - E71 is much more user friendly and has
much smarter solutions!
Reviewed by Retep Grebllug from Sweden on 11th
In general I like the size feeling of the mobile, but something makes
me feel that there were TOO many engieers developing the user interface.
And also that fact that Nokia sell this as a business phone, makes me
a little worried... The supplied business software (specially MFE),
doesn't hold the quality... I used the email client from Ericsson, and
was actually happy with that one... Here are some irritating things
on the Nokia PHONE (E71).. • I have to use “T” for
autofocus the camera..... HELLOOOO NOKIA, what are you thinking on???????
It took me alot of time before I realised that it was not a problem
with the camera, and had to do a search on the internet to understand,
and I’m highly motivated/technical, how about everyone else??....
• The zoom in the supplied GPS software is not logical... Use
“BS” and “shift” to zoom???? • The MFE
email check indicator, took me alot of searching on the internet to
find, and not logical text when I at last found the menu, which is crazy..
• I cannot write or paste “-“ in telephone numbers,
WHY???? • In the Image managing meny, I have a LARGE “DOWNLOAD
PICTURE”.... WHY?... GIVE ME CHOICE to remove this... •
In the web-address book, there is alot of NOKIA-shortcuts.... WHY? GIVE
ME CHOICE TO REMOVE... I don't like this mentality. Just SOO irritating,
I removed the links, but it's not possible to remove the “maps”.
• Why can’t I remove/move away programs I don’t want
to use... Which you think I would USE? • To access the task-list
was not easy... I had to learn this feature... NOT good.. • I
have to wait long time before the text on symbols appears, irritating
• I cannot understand when the mobile is in 3G or in WLAN.. NOT
LOGICAL.. • WHY have “7-segment” characters in the
calculator? ANYONE in Nokia having an IDEA why, do you think it’s
gives me some benefit? WHY not have separators during input????? Is
there any problem here? • Why is it IMPOSSIBLE to check where
a link leads to in the browser????? If I would like to copy the link
e.g. • There is a button on the right (between volume control)...
Why can’t I program this for MY control? • Why can’t
I program the right button to “NOTHING”... As I get crazy,
when I by accident start the camera or other program when going “back-back-back”
to main menu.. • I get a message “Show aborted downloads”...
but nothing happens... What do the phone expect me to do? • WHY
NOT have pictogram (picture+text) in main menu and in the camera?..
Why do I have to wait 2 seconds, and then see a slow pop-up...? •
WHY in camera, when pressing “RIGHT button”, and I get the
options, and press RIGHT button again, instead of returning to camera
mode, I return to main menu...STUPID.. External programs: • Sportstracker
I thought initially was a very nice tool to track my sports activity...
But started laughing when; #1 I realised how stupid this is, when made
a new profile, and I named it “spinning”, and found out
that this software only works with GPS; #2 You want me to bring the
mobile when running, with GPS, last time I checked, GPS won’t
work very well in the pocket, and I will not run 10km with the mobile
in the hand.... • I deleted a repeated event, and i got the choice
“remove all”... THE PROGRAM REMOVED ALL EVENTS IN THE WHOLE
OUTLOOK CALENDAR!!!!!!! • When I receive an email, I CAN NOT edit
or copy the text.....How stupid is that? • When I receive email
with a hyperlink, the url is visible, why? • When I scroll in
an html-email, the device skips text...
Reviewed by Mossy from Scotland on 11th Mar 2009
I love this phone it's the best mobile I ever owned, the design and
features of the handset is fantastic although the camera is not as good
as the N95 but its good for taking photos in daylight and the solitare
game is as good as playing on my PC. If you have any problem with the
software try to install the original nokia software on it & you'll see
the difference. One thing I'd like to know though, is this an original
nokia product(made in finland) or it's a Koren version? E71 users could
please have a look under the battery cover and reply? I bought mine
from Dubai 2 months ago and it says made in Korea under the authority
of Nokia. I was told that nokia planing to move its manufacture to China
& Korea and all the nokia phones will be produced there.
Reviewed by zafar from pakistan on 9th Mar 2009
fan tas tiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiicccccccccccccc
Reviewed by Stephen S from UK on 7th Mar 2009
I have had this phone for just about 4 months now and couldn't be happier
with it. Although the screen is smaller than an iphone it is crystal
clear and the phone comes with a qwerty keyboard (a must). As others
have said great battery, fair camera (for a cell phone camera) and good
quality sound from the MP3 player. Areas for improvement? 3.5mm jack
instead of 2.5 (but I purchased a mic - 3.5mm adapter which works perfectly),
better sat-nav and perhaps a bit clearer loudspeaker. I am with 3 and
the skype works fantastic, browsing is good and the radio even works
pretty well, MP3's & videos play well but I have yet to use the TV function
for programs, but the wireless modem function is a lifesaver. I haven't
been this happy with a cellphone since the 1990's.
Reviewed by fin from UK on 26th Feb 2009
Lovely phone to hold Metal is great, reminds me of XDA or SH888 ericsson
of ye old days Apps good 3 network terrible - i spend the majority of
my time, switching off the network then back ona gain I have upgraded
to 210.x firmware - no signal improvement Again on a non 3 network this
would be a star - but hey they gave me it for free, 500 mins and 20
pounds a month with unlimited data Once thing - my exchange account
works well with mail for exchange Would love to be able to reduce the
font size even more - also shame i had to browse the web to find a all
BLACK theme OH - get SKYFIRE and SLICK - must have apps!!
Reviewed by berete from thailand on 11th Feb 2009
E71 is my best nokia phone for now .bout I think iPhone is the best
in the world
Reviewed by Jason from USA on 7th Feb 2009
In one word,Excellent!
Reviewed by Chris D from UK on 6th Feb 2009
Having had SE phones for over ten years I was wary of buying a Nokia.
Having had the E71 for about 2 months I can say without doubt that this
is the best phone that I have ever owned. The build quality is solid,
screen great and even the small qwerty keys easy peasy for my chubby
fingers. Dimensions and weight are perfect - it looks and feels like
a million dollars and always gets admiring (envious?) attention from
others. Oh, and the battery life is awesome. Easily get 4-5 days moderate
use or over a week on standby off one charge. Always get great signal
strength with Vodafone. Call quality is excellent, texting is a total
joy and surfing a doddle. Camera is okay for snaps and have had some
pleasing results - flash photos not brilliant tho'. Calender and alarms
are really very useful and easy to use - haven't even read the user
guide. Email is easy to set up and use and great to access on the move.
Could go on for reams about the virtues of this phone but won't bore
you rigid. Stunning phone packed with tons of goodies - go buy one now!
(After you've sorted your unlimited data package)
Reviewed by Stevo from NW England on 1st Feb 2009
Having upgraded from a Nokia E61 I like all the features of the E71
except........I get no signal :-( In the same places where my E61 had
full signal (my house and all around town) the E71 has no signal at
all except for 3G. So whilst I can check my account info I cannot however
phone or txt people. My network is 3. I have googled the deplorable
signal and have found that a large number of people worldwide have big
issues with its poor performance. This phone will be returned.
Reviewed by Shahram from Iran on 1st Feb 2009
Pros: Very slim,fast processor,long battery-life(4-7 days on normal
use),good for web surfing,bright screen,QWERTY keypad,sound very clear
while speaking through earpiece,having lots of applications to use.
Cons: Camera mediocre no Xenon Flash,sound not good while speaking over
loudspeaker,keys are a little small,backside stains easily with fingertips,the
red-color turn on/off switch does not match the phone. On the Whole,I
think it's worth the money and I give it 4 out of 5.
Reviewed by Jokhyo from India on 26th Jan 2009
The big draw back is that it can be easily hacked as comparable to other
models, all you data can be vanished with a Nokia Code ( which not worked
for other Nokia Sets). When Browsing through Nokia E71, wil left your
login credentials insecure and all of your Private and Corportae emails
can be easily hijacked, even login credentials transfered through the
Bluetooth or WLAN. So if you are in a Technology zone, you will be scared
of using this Piece which sends your information when communicating
to other devices. F-secure Antivirus cant help you in this regard ?
If you are not concerned from security, then you can go for this Nokia
set, otherwise strictly Prohibited until and unless Nokia send you work
arround for this issue. All of your emails can also be viewed by the
Exchange and even you cant ristrict them to be opened by the admin.
Reviewed by jim from - on 24th Jan 2009
i love it
Reviewed by K Nasev from The UK on 21st Jan 2009
Superb design and very easy to use. However if a phone cant be use when
needed as it has "low coverage acceptance" as discribed by the company
who sold it to me- 3 ,then the phone is simply a piece pf carbage....
Reviewed by J.M. de Wit from the Netherlands on
18th Jan 2009
Brilliant phone! Syncs with google Calendar, got 2 perfect working syncing
mail accounts! Got it over 4 weeks never had a crash. GPS works great
with Garmin XT navigator, installed whole Europe (only takes 2 gig of
my 8gig micro SD) works great when you put it on pedestrian mode if
you planning a city trip. Battery life is good, it last 2 days when
heavy using and about 4 days if I only use it for calling. There's a
lot of free software available, like the Opera browser which is much
better than the build in. I say! its my BEST PHONE EVER!!!!
Reviewed by Nathan B from UK on 15th Jan 2009
I wish I could give this phone more stars, another absolute masterpiece
from Nokia. I ordered this phone as a replacement for my well-loved-but-ageing
Nokia N73, and when I whipped it out of the box I was astonished, it
looked and felt amazing. The screen is the perfect size and the resolution
is good. The steel casing gives the phone a feel of quality, far better
quality than the N73 and N95. Things got better when I switched it on.
The interface is sweet and fast, and I've had no problems with it so
far. The E71 isn't for everyone, after all it's a PDA and some people
don't like them. The Maps function is epic, far better than the iPhones.
Wifi reception is alright, nothing special but it's OK for what I need.
The camera is the standard 3.2MP, it produces very clear photos and
is a joy to use. I haven't put it down since I got it. I'd recommend
an unlimited internet tariff if you buy one, it begs to be browsed with
on the bus/train. Overall, an outstanding phone, a worthy alternative
to the iPhone. Top work Nokia, keep it up (I know they will)... Very
Reviewed by john from sg on 9th Jan 2009
Is a god phone, but do take care when you using your vol key button,
seem like it crack easily. i just got it for only one mth and crack
Reviewed by Julian from UK on 8th Jan 2009
Had the E71 for about 3 months now and generally very happy with it.
I got it off ebay and it was orinally locked to 3 and am now using it
on O2. I'm not sure what Fanny Gareth is complaining about regarding
the POP mail checking as I managed to set it up no problem. Anyway ....
Good points are: Great battery life, with my level of usage it easily
lasts a week. Great for texting and emails the qwerty keyboard is a
joy to use. Pretty good for surfing ... at least it's fine for my needs.
I know some users don't like the supplied browser, but others are available.
Ok points are Camera, handy cos it's there when you need it but indoor
pictures aren't the best. GPS - a bit fiddly to use as some have pointed
out, nevertheless it has proved a blessing on a number of occasions.
Not so good points. Bizarre keyboard lighting algorithm which sometimes
refuses to light up when I need to type in the lock code ... makes it
difficult to enter the right one when it's dark!! Reflections off the
shiny Navi-Key can give the impression that there is a text or email
waiting when there isn't! Not very good selection of games supplied.
Things I haven't tried: mp3 player, connecting to a PC
Reviewed by Kevin from Ireland on 7th Jan 2009
First impressions were good with this phone but that soon ended. Liked
the feel of the phone and software was simple enought to navigate through..
Then started frezzing and just completely loosing signal. Had to power
off and on to get signal back. After sevreal hours with the worst customer
service ever 3 sent it for repair. Back and same issue. Sent out a new
phone and also same issue.. Returning this phone again .. Stay clear
Reviewed by Fanny Gareth from Switzerland on 3rd
Great phone...everyone says it! must be true then... This new phone
has killed all previous software system found on old models (E50, E51,
E60) where you could have simple pop mail account setups. No you MUST
use Nokia so-called free services for that extra push mail functionnality.
Come on, have a POP account checking every 5 minutes isn't sufficient?
Now you must use their services and eventually pay for it in the near
future and CANNOT use the old system! this is called consummer locking
and consummer fraud in a way. No, Nokia is going in the wrong direction
this time. Otherwise this phone is perfectly well engineered
Reviewed by Gareth from uk on 29th Dec 2008
I've had my e71 for 3 months and its been superb. Slim and solid construction
with great screen. Its and mp3 player, satnav, web device and integrates
nicely with gmail. It even has a built on podcast application. I am
using an unlocked one with a 3 pay-as-you-go sim and for 20 quid a month
I get 300 mins/texts and unlimited 3g surfing, The battery life on e71
is good, I reguarly go for two days without a charge. The camera is
better than alot of smartphones but not as good as the one on the N95,
though it does have autoficus so you can use it to take pictures from
bpoks etc. Defonately the best smartphone I ever used.Recommended
Reviewed by Lee from UK on 29th Dec 2008
Hi all, I bought this phone used from ebay so wasn't expecting too much
but it has turned out to be the best ever - and believe me I've tried
many!! Im not a great emailer on phones as I have a small laptop for
that but I do use my mobile as an organiser and heavy texter and this
is ideal, all of my appointments go into it and this is very easy to
access, there are shortcuts for alot of applications making life very
easy. The camera is very clear and certainly sufficient for my needs,
Ive had a few of the 5mp phones and had the LG 8mp for a short time
and this hasnt disappointed me by downgrading. The loudspeaker is ideal
when driving but its eay to access bluetooth when I want to use that.
I played the games on it solidly for a day and it hardly dented the
battery, in the 3 weeks ive had it ive only charged it 3 times! I would
definately recommend it and intend on sticking with it for some time.
Reviewed by Ralph from Nigeria on 25th Dec 2008
Got mine today, no error, I love everything about the machine. You'd
loose battery when using WiFi, it does everything, I recommend this
phone fo' sho :)
Reviewed by Bernie from England on 24th Dec 2008
I can't understand why so many people have slated this phone, it is
truly awesome! I've had mine for over 3 months now when I upgraded my
E61. I've always had Nokia because of the ease of use but I guess it's
a case of what you're used to. Mine's from Vodafone and came with a
free copy of their SatNav which gets a bit confused sometimes e.g. placing
roundabouts where there are none, but otherwise it works well. All features
nd functions are great too, I have all my email on IMAP, the web functions
brilliantly, and connection to my home network was simple too, all round
it's a great improvement on the E61 except maybe for the small keys
where I sometimes have trouble due to my chipolata fingers. Get one
- you'll love it.
Reviewed by Rishi from UK on 23rd Dec 2008
great phone, love everything about it.....apart from it crashing 6 times
in the last month! apparently this is a problem with all N and E Series
Reviewed by Vlad from England on 22nd Dec 2008
I got it couple of days ago on upgrade from 3 and I must say that I
was first amazed by quality of built, nice metal parts and feel of the
device, someone will find E71 a bit heavy, 126gr which for me is nothing,
at least I know I have a mobile in my pocket. Good screen quality, 16
million colours is not bad at all, the package comes with 2GB memory
card so plenty of spaces to add your things, music, pictures, videos
etc. Interface is very fast and very responsive, in my case I think
one of the fastest Nokia Symbian phones as I had chance to own Nokia
6600, 6120 classic, N95...excellent for email and text messaging as
you will have full QUERTY keyboard on it. Almost forgot battery last
forever. I haven’t discovered any problem yet and I wish to stay
without it! I would recommend it to anyone.
Reviewed by sam from Ghana on 14th Dec 2008
to me the E71 beats the Blackberry Bold combined with the iPhone 3G
hands down.its the best in its class end of review story.Its an E series
not a hollywood camera so if u plan to take pics of the world with it
you are at the wrong place and for people bending over backwards to
give it 1star cos of freezing just use that time to return your faulty
one.Mine is just fine.GOOD WORK NOKIA!
Reviewed by luv from india on 13th Dec 2008
excellent & outstanding
Reviewed by Mark from Australia on 12th Dec 2008
Had this phone for about a week.So far this is probably the best phone
i have owned. Does everything it says and is very easy to use.
Reviewed by Henrik from denmark on 6th Dec 2008
Hmm.. I rather like this phone!.. i must be the only one it seems. The
review of the first 2 weeks follows... GPS works perfectly!.. ok the
Nokia maps suck, so i've installed the Garmin XT.. And THAT works! Even
better than my dedicated Garmin GPS! Ok the phone is a bit on the plasticly
side.. agreed.. but it works well The Phone used as a "phone" is ok..
not sublime, and my old 6300 was better sound wise.. but it's not bad
either. The menu structure and customization is tricky.. but works well
when you get used to it. I bought it for: 1. Phone 2. GPS 3. Basic calendar.
My opinion: 1. 90% 2. 100% 3. 85%
Reviewed by Steve from UK on 5th Dec 2008
I think this phone is amazing ... I just got it a few weeks ago and
frankly it is the best phone I've ever seen. Obviously because it's
Nokia it's easy to use, navigation is great, email is brill ... and
it's small and fits in your pocket no worries. I did get the blackberry
storm and it was aweful and would totally recommend this!
Reviewed by Graham from England on 4th Dec 2008
Had the phone a week, best ever, nothing wrong at all. Had every Nokia
going this is the best
Reviewed by mike from new zealand on 2nd Dec 2008
Had 2 in a week- both broke. csnt trust them.
Reviewed by RajKing from UK on 2nd Dec 2008
Hi Guys What a phone! This truly is an amazing phone with so much packed
into its slim body that you probably wont need to replace it for a long
time. One of your concern might be a 3.2 MP Camera. Well this is suffcient
for a normal 4 by 6 photo size. It has not crashed even once and i have
had it for more than a week. Just read the reviews and go for it.You
wont regret it. Highly Recommended
Reviewed by Joe from UK on 27th Nov 2008
Terrible phone. It freezes nearly every time i try to use an application,
it freezes on menu screens and it freezes when i try to play videos.
I was really looking forward to the phone with the full spec list and
the first ten minutes were fantastic, but then the problems started
rolling in. Should really have read the reviews on here before purchasing.
Wouldn't advise buying, thank God for returns policies.
Reviewed by Eric from England on 27th Nov 2008
This is a super, slim 'phone. I upgraded from a N95 and I think the
build quality of the E71 is far better.
Reviewed by mez from england on 26th Nov 2008
wow ! what an outstanding phone, just to let you know i have a nokia
n96 and nokia n95 8gb and this little beauty blows them both out of
the water with its looks build quality and all round wow factor ! and
it is a brilliantly useable phone too. what more could anybody want
Reviewed by Neil from England on 25th Nov 2008
I've had a Nokia N95 for 18 months; I've just upgraded to a Nokia E71.
I think it's a great phone: The build quality is great; the use of metal
makes it heavier than plastic phones but this is what makes it feel
so well made. I feel it's a world apart from a Blackberry in terms of
build quality. The menus are standard Nokia menus so anybody familiar
with a N95 will not have any problems. My only reservation is moving
from a 5Mp camera to a 3Mp but I'm sure this won't be a big problem.
battery life seems very good and the pouch that is supplied with the
phone will help to protect it from bumps and scratches. Overall I'm
Reviewed by Jonathan from UK on 19th Nov 2008
I think the comments are a bit on the harsh side. There really isn't
much wrong with the phone. Some say the build quality leaves a lot to
be desired, but it honestly isn't better or worse than your typical
handphone in this price range. The screen is decent and the slide mechanism
is slick and tactile. The Nokia Maps app is OK. GPS takes a long time
to achieve lock even with A-GPS. Google Maps on the other hand locks
on much quicker so I use that instead. The OS is your typical S60. HSPDA
3G on Vodafone is fairly brisk and the browser renders most HTML pages
properly. Batterly life is decent and will last a few days with moderate
to heavy use. I really don't understand why people are so disappointed
with this phone.
Reviewed by ft from uk on 8th Nov 2008
Got this phone today and have to say all round it is a good phone
Reviewed by Richard from UK on 5th Nov 2008
I rather like this phone. True, it's traditional without fancy touch
sensitive keys, but having used a Samsung U600 for the past year it's
great to no longer be deleting texts halfway through writing them or
accidentally closing applications I've got open. I use a Samsung Omnia
for work, but the Nokia 6210 is so much more intuitive and user friendly.
I really don't agree with the negative comments about the build quality,
but the vibrate option is more of a buzz! The sat nav may not be in
the Tom Tom league but that's like saying the camera is not as good
as my Canon SLR either! But hey guys, it's a phone that is easy to use
and does everything it needs to without fuss. It may not have all the
fancy bells and whistles, but it doesn't have any real vices either.
Reviewed by Andrew from South Africa on 3rd Nov
I wrote a review about this phone when I got my first one, almost two
months ago. That turned out to be a 'Monday', phone and had to be sent
back to Nokia who replaced it with another E71. I've now had this phone
for a month and a half and have grown to love it.It does everything
I want it to do and more besides! I find the GPS navigation to be a
bit slow, it can take some time to lock onto a position fix but other
times it finds it quickly, so it may be more of a satellite problem.
I find the sound quality to be excellent and compared to my previous
two Samsung phones, (a D500 & D900i), it's streets ahead! As this is
my first smart phone, it took a few days to get used to the software
but now it's become very easy to use. The only downside - and it's not
the phone's fault, is that I'd prefer a better carry case, as the Nokia
case that comes with the phone is a pain to use, especially if the phone
rings whilst it's in the case! I see that other cases are becoming available
oversea's, so hopefully they will begin arriving in SA soon. Apart from
that I would recommend this phone to anyone who is looking for a business
type of mobile.
Reviewed by Olivier from UK on 2nd Nov 2008
Excellent phone but no blackberry. The standard email client is fine.
Shame it doesn't offer the option to load more than the header (can't
read new email on the tube). It comes with push email but only with
exchange. Blackberry style push email is a beta download, although it
works pretty well. There is no support for html email. The phone is
great, sounds good, and easy and efficient to use. Keyboard is really
nice. Camera is ok for such a phone and outside shots look good. No
miracle in low light with just a single LED flash. Browser is nice and
has some support for flash, but the processor lacks speed to really
make it work. Good rendering of non flash pages though, but why does
it reload pages from the network rather than from cache when pressing
the back button ?But Opera makes up for that. PIM apps are good and
you can sync calendar, contacts and todos over the air with OVI. Music
sounds ok with the provided headphones and should be good with good
quality replacement. Buy an adapter from 2.5mm to 3.5 mm or an a2dp
bluetooth streamer. Best phone I've had so far but I probably will go
for a BB storm next year, for the bigger screen, BB email and otherwise
Reviewed by george from uk on 1st Nov 2008
i've just read all the reviews below and to amend what hasn't been mentioned,
and what impressed me: it has even an eglish dictationary built in -
all international users, or non native english speakers watch out! From
'3' it comes with skype and virtually unlimited usage of it. (good bye
100's of £ on bills for private overseas calls.. )New version of this
skype also enables text chat. It is the FASTEST symbian phone i tried,
they used to say that about n95 8GB, my current phone, but e71 is faster.
Camera??yepp, it's not an N series, a questionable downside though since
this is a business phone, my previous e61 didn't have any :) And saying
it is a business phone, it is surprisingly user friendly one, i got
it for myself, had to give it up to my girlfriend who fell in love with
it and who is anything but a business user, more of a skype chatter
and caller, plus some web. for those who only have seen this device
only on pictures.. you just HAVE TO TAKE IT IN YOUR HANDS! it's so slim
it'll amaze you and everything about it says plain: 'modern, state of
the art' and one last thing, in these days, phone must be used with
internet connection to have it's potential utilized. web, skype, emails,
downloads, ..i have to praise '3' here.. check them out best regards
Reviewed by Kevin Okell from uk on 1st Nov 2008
Nokia E71: +ve: brilliant keyboard, stable OS (contrast with WM), slim
and light. -ve Outlook sync v poor with all day events - alarms at midnight!
volume keys only work in call, no threading of texts, limited configuration
of home screen, connectivity arduous - needs some auto options, poor
Reviewed by gerald gambatesa from wales on 24th
just had upgrade to the navigator,and to be truthful did not like it,
heavy,awkward to use keypad whilst in motion,and found battery cover
had to take off.so decided to change it and try sony
Reviewed by dharmendra pewa from India on 23rd
great phone I loved it a lot....
Reviewed by Justin from Malta on 16th Oct 2008
Best nokia I've had - ever! Easy to use and there's a lot to use. If
you're after a business phone, there's no better alternative.
Reviewed by ryan from n.ireland on 15th Oct 2008
Was really lookin forward to this new handset, only to be let down.
Buid quailty is poor, cheapy cover and buttons, along with the never
ending freezing problems! Battery life very poor. After using nokia's
for 8years i think i have had enuf. Sony Ericsson seem to be the new
Reviewed by nick sanchez from uk on 10th Oct 2008
I have had this phone for about 6 weeks now.... im really enjoying it,
i find it very easy to use, the keyboard, i thought would be a problem
but its turned out NOT to be the case. Push email is great, tx messagin
is great infact any messaging is a good experiance. internet is cool
and with its fairly big screen its easy to use.The Sat Nav is the only
let down, signal is really hard to come by, but the maps are useful
in anycase, camera is fine... i have read people going on about how
it never compares to a digital. A CAMARA PHONE will NEVER COMPARE to
a digital camara so please get over it! the features that stand out
is the VoIP, calling over the internet is a fantastic feature to have
on any mobile phone! the change of modes is also a good idea, and the
notification light gives it a touch of class, the Battery life is fantastic,
i did not expect it from a nokia, especailly after using the N95. It
lasts for about 3 days with constant use of features and the multi tasking
feature is also a good touch...i can go on, in general this phone can
only make nokia stronger. get it.
Reviewed by faisal albuainain from qatar on 8th
its a really good mobile the battery is good it really helped me to
save my documents and its really better than my old sony ericsson k850i
and its outsanding go ahead and buy it worth it go nokia go that is
the phone i was wating for
Reviewed by George from England on 7th Oct 2008
I think you need a week to get used to this phone. I wasn't too sure
about in the first few days. Battery life wasn't great, now it is much
better lasting 3 days or so. The sat nav is good for a mobile phone.
Music player is easy to use and speaker is the loudest I have owned.
The camera is good once you get used to it..not as fast as a digital
camera but does the job.... I think if you are after the best phone
on the market, you need to look elsewhere... but as a good all rounder
this fits the bill just fine.. Just hope it lasts until I can upgrade
it in 19 months!
Reviewed by Buffalo Widow from England on 5th
I cant fault this phone had it over a week and looooooooooooove it,
if anything changes i will report back
Reviewed by alann from spain on 4th Oct 2008
the sex in a phone ;)
Reviewed by Southgate from UK on 1st Oct 2008
very quick A-GPS system. The metal cover makes phone very posh. Key
is very smart, but may small for big men.
Reviewed by Jim from UK on 30th Sep 2008
The phone does a soft reset when it receives some types of text messages
– a very annoying waste of time. I have not established all the
types that cause the reset; payment acknowledgements are a certain cause,
the nonsense is that these are often multiple messages so the phone
will soft reset four, or five times, if for example you buy a travel
guide. After an initial period when the phone would switch itself off
and on again for no apparent reason, it is now after 6 weeks use, more
stable. Internet access is not fast, even where 3.5G shows on the screen.
Many Internet features are pointless with this screen size, navigating
a page is a painful experience in any of the many page shape, or size
modes. Using Vodafone live! as a web browser is a dreadful experience,
the worst Internet surfing software I have used on any device. Opera
Mini, is a useful additional free download, overcoming much of the Vodafone
live! muddle. Mobile gmail is tolerable for receiving and reading e-mail
on the phone. The keypad on this phone is too fiddly for composing any
thing other than a yes no reply. Mobile TV is too small to watch in
any comfort on the screen - you would have to be desperate to persist
with the many 3G drop outs you will miss whatever action there might
have been on the jerky pixelated images. The camera is much the same
as most phone cameras – not to be taken too seriously, only useful
if there is no other option. The most annoying feature of the camera
is that there is no way to turn off the inane simulated shutter release
noise, perhaps a measure of the ‘toy’, culture that produced
this phone. The camera produces acceptable photographs in bright sunlight;
tints need adjusting in photoshop as there is otherwise too much magenta.
In poor light the camera is not good, producing very noisy images. The
flash is too small and weak to be of any real use. Movies are OK for
capturing simple action. The camera in Panorama mode gives fun results,
after exposure tweaks. Very slow to save images so don’t be in
a rush if you use this mode. Produces a 4.5cm wide photograph strip
on A4 paper - a one shot wonder. Navigation gives some odd results,
on a trip, London - Glasgow - Edinburgh – London the directions
insisted on the most bizarre detours th rough the cities. I used a Tom
Tom 520T to compare results and always chose the more obviously correct
routes indicated by the TomTom – both devices have traffic avoidance
switched on so no excuses about by-passing jams, there were none to
avoid. Use of the navigator on foot is a cumbersome, slow; fiddly operation
the tiny keypad makes this near impossible on the move. A fully charged
battery might last an hour or two if you leave navigation on, so don’t
rely on this to guide you home on foot. Overall a nice idea, poorly
executed, too much going on in a small fiddly space.
Reviewed by Colin A from United Kingdom on 21st
I can't make my mind up about this phone... On the one hand we have
excellent build quality, and a very user friendly phone... Great battery
life..., very easy setup... On the other side..., as a web browser,
it's screen is too small and hard to find what you are hunting for...
The web mail also seems to work well, but again it's fiddly.., and is
just awkward.. The camera is also a bit average... I guess you really
need to sit down and work out what you consider acceptable... I need
a web browser, email and a good camera..., and I need to easily use
them... This and an iPhone are chalk and cheese, no idea why they are
compared… Close but no cigar!..
Reviewed by Karta from Australia on 16th Sep 2008
I'm always a fan of QWERTY phones, especially Blackberry. But I reckon
this phone is better than Blackberry. I love it!!! Solid frame, big
nice screen, easy navigation, great feel, slim but still easy to hold
while you're talking. Unfortunately, this phone isn't perfect. The camera
is rubbish ... although it's 3.2 MegaPixel (supposedly better than iPhone
and Blackberry), but the quality of the photos are just plain silly.
I love camera phones, but I stopped my habit of taking pictures with
my phone after I got the E71, because.. again.. it's rubbish. Also,
I have experienced a few times when the phone would hung and the screen
would be greyish (although you can still see the home screen and no
button can solve this (not even the Power button). The only remedy is
to detach the battery and reattach it. I would give it a 4.9/5 if I
Reviewed by Asim from Kuwait on 14th Sep 2008
Nice phone, would rate it as a good business phone, but the downloads
are not easy to get. The GPS initially works well, but doesnt connect
all the time.
Reviewed by Yohan from Indonesia on 12th Sep 2008
I had this phone just for a week ago. I was considering to buy the most
complete feature of mobile phone. I've changed mobile phone many times,
but I've never bought Nokia for couple years since I felt music sounds
of Nokia is not good as Sony Ericsson. But after few days thinking,
I ended up with Nokia E71 which I feel now very useful for my business
activity. All features are great, just the weak point is the camera
result, is not good as another mobile phone, like Sony Ericsson. I almost
want to rate 5 stars, but since the camera is not so good, then I give
4 stars. But overall, I'm satisfied with this phone.
Reviewed by Andrew from South Africa on 11th Sep
I've had this phone 4 days now and although it looks very nice and promises
lots mine has been unreliable and full of problems. The bluetooth took
ages to sort out when connecting to a PC, the PC Suite software said
it had copied files to the phone but the phone couldn't find them. Then
the memory card data was corupted and now the GPS appears to have packed
in! The map function worked initially but after 3 days goes to 30% when
loading and then cuts out back to the home screen. The dealer that I
got it from says it will have to go back to Nokia to be checked. I'm
not very impressed as I always thought Nokia was the best make of phone
Reviewed by mark from uk on 11th Sep 2008
Reviewed by Simon from China on 11th Sep 2008
This is a one of the better looking Business Phone around. I am impressed
how easy to set up my Gmail account. This baby comes with 16M colors
TFT display, latest Symbian OS 9.2 (Series 60 v3.1), powerful 1500 mAh
Li-Po battery, full QWERTY keyboard, memory expansion up to 8GB using
microSD card etc. Almost give 5 stars rating expects some connection
issue with PC suite using the USB wire (maybe the firmware needs an
upgrade). Well, life is not perfect, it does not have the latest 10MP
camera, touch screen feature, video editing software and so on. But
I am a still proud and happy owner of my E71.
Reviewed by mathan from india on 10th Sep 2008
one of the best e71 mobile
Reviewed by Darren from UK on 2nd Sep 2008
Had this phone 2 weeks after having a problem-free N80, and it's growing
on me. The GPS is great and is accessed using a dedicated button on
the front of the phone. I bought an 8GB SD card and downloaded the whole
of UK, EU and USA for free, so will use this as I travel for work. I
use Garmin GPS in the car, which is better, but not so good for when
walking - the Garmin is too big to want to carry around all the time
whereas the 6210 drops into your pocket. It has a compass as well, so
once you do this 'wrist-dance' as explained in the manual, the maps
always orient around as you turn around. This makes it so easy to see
where you are and what streets are around you. This feature impressed
my friends the most, even my mate with an iPhone. It also has that thing
where if you turn the phone on it's side, the screen adjusts to display
things the correct way around. This gives you more viewable area for
watching movies. It's a lot less of a brick than the N80, which is good
for weight and size, but the N80 was metal, like my wife's 6300, and
this 6210 Navigator is plastic. For this reason I don't expect it to
last 2.5 years like my last phone. My only complaint is that it has
a 'new and unique to Nokia' USB connector, so my old mini-USB cables
don't fit it. This is VERY BAD NOKIA, although they do give you one
cable that fits. I need more than one cable though, so will have to
buy one from Nokia. The screen is brighter and sharper than my old N80
and the wifes 6300 - it's very clear indeed, and with a newly d/loaded
black 'theme' it looks very classy. Buttons are big enough for my banana
fingers to txt ok, but not so big you'd stock it in the section for
the disabled. The 3.2mp autofocus camera is sharp as well - again an
improvement to what I'm used to. Bluetooth seems to have a slightly
better range than before, and the signal strength seems a little better
too. In fact apart from built-in WiFi, I'd say this phone has improved
on everything compared to my N80 except build quality - there's nothing
quite like a solid piece of metal in your hand. The battery lasts 1
week for me. I don't have many phone calls but when I do they are always
>1 hr. I have maybe three or four of these each week, so I guess the
battery lasts for 3 - 4 hours call time. Oh, I do turn it off overnight
though (ie from 2:00am to 8:00am). However long it lasts it's much better
than the N80 could ever manage. The blue glow around the navi button
is nice, and blinks more often if you've missed a call or SMS, and an
SMS reader application will read the text back to you if you are a recent
UK university graduate and can't read yet. Just take a look at the photo
above and think "would I want that in my pocket / on my desk?" My answer
was 'Yes please' and the more I think about it, the more I like it.
Within just one button press on the first screen I can access Messaging,
Message Reader, Contacts, Phone logs, GPS, Calendar, International time
Zones, Media Files, Camera, Full Menu, one other application, and voice
commands. All without anything more than a SINGLE KEY PRESS on the closed
phone. This instant access to everything I use is great - no fiddling
around, just straight down to business. Was going to give it a 4*, but
have talked myself into a 5* instead - I can't think what I'd realistically
change for business purposes. Read other reviews for opinions on music
quality etc, as I use a separate and small MP3 player for my music,
not a phone.
Reviewed by GafZz from england on 28th Aug 2008
i just a hold of this phone and i think it is the best phone i've ever
had i change my phone erey 3 week but i am reconsiderind after using
Reviewed by Z.Mar from UK on 28th Aug 2008
It looks very smart. As Nokia other products, reliable and easy users.
Sometime GSM signal is not strong as others Nokia phones. I guess the
GSM antenna in the phone bottom.
Reviewed by Marcelo from Albania on 28th Aug 2008
I like this phone
Reviewed by gsc from UK on 26th Aug 2008
Good points: - S60 interface is very quick and easy to use - very configurable
- Navigator software works really well - however the licence for 'sat-nav'
like directions is only for 6 months. Bad points - Battery life is poor
when 3G is on - 2 days maximum, even with minimal use. Switch to GSM
only to double the battery life - doesn't use the standard mini-USB
connector (like the blackberry or motorola phones) on the phone which
means more cables.... - the keypad for numbers 1-3 is very close to
the edge of the slider and makes it difficult to dial/type using these
keys - Navigator direction software licence only for 6 months
Reviewed by biy from u.k on 25th Aug 2008
this phone is good like me navigation sorry about englkish
Reviewed by Shahab from Kuwait on 25th Aug 2008
people looking for Better Mobile phone its its E71 Styleish slim and
with all new Features.
Reviewed by suzan from england on 22nd Aug 2008
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absolutly love this mobile. have had many other phones before this,
but this one is the best by far. i would say the best offer would be
the one with 3.