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Nokia E72 Review

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The Nokia E72 runs Symbian 9.3, S60 3rd Edition, Feature Pack 2 that looks more contemporary and appealing than the software version of the Nokia E71. We have already taken all-round look at all extra features of the interface in our review of the Nokia E55, so we will not be getting to the minutest detail here. The major difference is the landscape orientation of the screen that affects things like the calendar of the E72 - the events now get visualized on your right hand side and not at the bottom of the screen. The functionality, however, remains the same.

The Nokia E72 runs Symbian 9.3, S60 3rd Edition, Feature Pack 2 - Nokia E72 Review
The Nokia E72 runs Symbian 9.3, S60 3rd Edition, Feature Pack 2 - Nokia E72 Review
The Nokia E72 runs Symbian 9.3, S60 3rd Edition, Feature Pack 2 - Nokia E72 Review
The Nokia E72 runs Symbian 9.3, S60 3rd Edition, Feature Pack 2 - Nokia E72 Review

The Nokia E72 runs Symbian 9.3, S60 3rd Edition, Feature Pack 2


Nokia Messaging
comes preinstalled with the phone (the E71 also supports the application) and this is a program that we have an incredible liking for, because it makes handling several email accounts as easy as ABC. You can also take advantage of push messaging, but the function has to be supported by your carrier.

Nokia E72 Review
Nokia E72 Review


The built-in Symbian browser takes care of everything when you need to surf the Internet and it still comes with limited Flash support – you can watch YouTube videos even if embedded into other web sites. Handling it feels clumsier than what modern cell phones with touch sensitive screens offer, but as a whole, surfing is enjoyable, because pages load relatively fast. The fast connectivity is guaranteed by the support for both HSDPA 10.2Mbit/s and Wi-Fi.

Nokia E72 Review
Nokia E72 Review
Nokia E72 Review


One of the major drawbacks of the Nokia E71 was the camera that captured images with extremely low quality. The manufacturer has fixed the issue and the E72 comes with 5-megapixel sensor equipped with flash. As you can see for yourself, the snapshot quality is good, our only gripe relates to the occasional excessive sharpness. We do like the way you take pictures – the autofocus is activated when you touch and keep your finger against the optical pad, while the camera takes the snapshot when you fully press it.

The camera interface - Nokia E72 Review
The camera interface - Nokia E72 Review
The camera interface - Nokia E72 Review

The camera interface


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Nokia E72 Review
Nokia E72 Review
Nokia E72 Review
Nokia E72 Review
Outdoor samples taken with Nokia E72 - Nokia E72 Review
Outdoor samples taken with Nokia E72 - Nokia E72 Review
Outdoor samples taken with Nokia E72 - Nokia E72 Review
Outdoor samples taken with Nokia E72 - Nokia E72 Review
Outdoor samples taken with Nokia E72 - Nokia E72 Review

Outdoor samples taken with Nokia E72


Strong light - Indoor samples taken with flash set to auto - Nokia E72 Review
Medium light - Indoor samples taken with flash set to auto - Nokia E72 Review
Low light - Indoor samples taken with flash set to auto - Nokia E72 Review
Darkness - Indoor samples taken with flash set to auto - Nokia E72 Review

Strong light

Medium light

Low light

Darkness

Indoor samples taken with flash set to auto


The Nokia E72 captures videos at VGA resolution and 15 frames per second. As a whole, they tend to stutter quite a lot and their colors are rather thin.

Nokia E72 sample video at 640x480 pixels resolution


Thanks to the 3.5mm jack, you will be able to plug in your favourite headphone set and enjoy listening to your favourite music. The audio quality is quite good indeed and music sounds loud and clear, although audio gets rather sharp and disagreeable with the player going at full blast.

The music player - Nokia E72 Review
The music player - Nokia E72 Review
The music player - Nokia E72 Review

The music player


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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

1. sonisoe (Posts: 337; Member since: 06 May 2009)


just got this phone a couple of days ago... i've to say i'm rather impressed... i'm not really a nokia fan .... from my previous nokia handset, the ui isnt great to look at and the way-arounds arent user friendly (the way they organize menu & sub-menus or settings are a bit confusing).. it still is tho, but still with superb battery, great design, qwerty (despite its a bit cramped for me), and of course nokia messaging, this is the phone for you business people or text maniacs... not related, i've an htc hero as well, and i'm agreeing more and more that nokia should drop symbian altogether....

posted on 07 Dec 2009, 03:44

2. pelton (Posts: 7; Member since: 21 Nov 2009)


The E-72 is definitely a superior phone from its predecessor E-71. But the cost does not justfiy the improved features. Its processor is double of the E-71 and it has a 5 megapixel camera. But it is priced at 26,000! 8 grand more than the E-71. I would get a HTC touch Diamond powered by winmo 6.5 in around the same price range. So Mr E-72, you have to consider that HTC Phones upgraded with winmo 6.5 is a very tough nut to crack

posted on 20 Dec 2009, 07:09

3. alokkshah (Posts: 2; Member since: 20 Dec 2009)


E72 Bad Things:- - It does not auto recognise capital alphabet like E71 - When u type fast it skips some alphabet - When u insert a Image in a word sheet it doesnt recognise - Whenever u restart ur phone most of the times u lose your email setting. - Web browsing is slower than E71 - You cannot underline or use bold or italic through shortcuts in word like Ctrl U, B, I like E71 - This phones hangs now and then like a windows based. - Contacts shortkey does allow u to add new contact after long hold. - Basic Barcode reader is missing. - Web Feeds in missing in he bookmark list, u need to go to setting and find it. - Mailbox clock switches the date at 12 noon. So u get the mail dated to next date. - Memory card in setting is missing which was usefull in E71, like format etc. - Nokia has saved it time by not making new O.S. Has used N-Series user interface which does match with the E-Series User Interface. - Optical Key not at all usefull - The System is so slow that even setting come very slow, and if u try to select things fast then it leaves you back to the home screen including surfing mails. -Battery Backup is only about 1 and half days, and more worse is that u cannot trust this phone as day 1 it shows full battery, and second day you wont even come to know when it comes from full to drain. - Even if Wi-Fi server is not found it still says Hidden Wi-Fi found. - In Opera 10 Browser u cannot use 'U' it only uses * - Even space bar key hangs now and then and to use it we need to restart the phone. People please tell Nokia to find a way out of all this..

posted on 23 Aug 2010, 09:48

6. bees (unregistered)


A lot of Alokkshah's comments are unfounded, as he has not spent enough time looking into it. I havent got time to refute them line by line, but readers can judge for themselves. My battery lasts 12 days or more, using just the phone call feature.

posted on 15 Jan 2010, 06:44

4. kiran007 (Posts: 2; Member since: 15 Jan 2010)


Pelton:i agree that win mob 6.5 is gr8 OS ,I just got a new window’s mobile. I didn’t know it would make my life so simple

posted on 15 Jan 2010, 06:57

5. kiran007 (Posts: 2; Member since: 15 Jan 2010)


I like to stay connected with my friends while I m travelling, I always check my Hotmail and MSN e-mail accounts when I m not in office .

posted on 02 Oct 2010, 04:21

7. Ananth (unregistered)


I've been reviewing this phone for a while...here are my observations: 1. The keys in the QWERTY board are very congested that you may sometimes get pain in your hands holding it right side to type. 2. The audio quality is par below the standards. The loud speaker is a disappointment. You can hardly hear if you switched on the loud speaker. 3. The phone hangs or goes inactive if you switched between applications or games that are processor intensive. You have to restart the phone. Dont be surprised if you had to remove the battery for the restart. 4. The phone's push mail is not the regular push mail technology. It uses Nokia's instant messaging technology. This means you have to get registered with their services to use the IMAP. 5. A very sluggish processor if you loaded many (atleast 4 to5 ) applications and games. Its not fast enough in some areas like menu switching, etc. 6. Overall, this phone is good if you used it for just calls, video, music and internet radio. Though the sound quality of the calls are very poor I would say that the music is played good. 7. The optical navi key is of no use. You dont need that for any reason. 8. Conclusion - A very costly phone for the features it has. You can get these in a normal multimedia phone. The 5MP camera with LED flash is a addon bonus for this phone. Otherwise, dont even think of this phone. You are better off with E71.

posted on 10 Feb 2011, 04:09

10. sheshachary (unregistered)


hai just got this phone a couple of days ago... i've to say i'm rather impressed... i'm not really a nokia fan .... from my previous nokia handset, the ui isnt great to look at and the way-arounds arent user friendly (the way they organize menu & sub-menus or settings are a bit confusing).. it still is tho, but still with superb battery, great design, qwerty (despite its a bit cramped for me), and of course nokia messaging, this is the phone for you business people or text maniacs... not related, i've an htc hero as well, and i'm agreeing more and more that nokia should drop symbian altogether....

and realy exalant phone real i like it battey life ..

posted on 10 Feb 2011, 23:13

11. christino (Posts: 3; Member since: 10 Feb 2011)


I am having Nokia72 it has 5 mega pixel camera, 2592*1944 pixel still image, JPEG and EXIF picture format with special effect such as Vivid, Sepia, Normal, Black & White, Negative. You can try out this one for better clarity.
http://www.nokiaphonereview.net/nokia-e72-review.html

posted on 23 Aug 2011, 05:08

12. Yogesh Gahlaut (unregistered)


Nokia E72 New phone- got faulty in 14 months and Nokia care people raise their hands saying it can not be repaired.

Frnds pls don't go to NOKIA. due to heavy competition from others NOKIA quality is badly degraded.

Nokia phones are not at all reliable.

I purchased a new brand phone Nokia E 72 cost Rs/-18000 now dead without any reason [I just rebooted and phone got dead]

Pls don't purchased Nokia phones.....

However choice is urs

posted on 16 Dec 2011, 03:10

13. MRSHAH (Posts: 3; Member since: 31 Mar 2011)


brilliant set personally one of my favorites
outstanding allround set
for the business part that is was basically made for it offers excellent options with everything & feature a business user requires from messaging, emails. documents viewing & editing. to web browsing & connectivity & to top it off with excellent connectivity & call quality it brilliant
on the multimedia side the set isn't far from the brilliant nokia n95 either delivering superb music quality with clear sound which a also quite loud
as for the camera which had traditionally been a weak spot of nokia e series sets except for e90 this set is awesome with superb still pictures at par with n95 though video recording is not upto the mark but quite acceptable for a business set

in short to call e72 as a business set does not do justice to it's capabilities as a multimedia capabilities which are just as good
this is the perfect professional allrounder set of it's time & I can say it's better than even the n95s

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Nokia E72

Nokia E72

OS: Symbian 9.3
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Display2.4 inches, 320 x 240 pixels (167 ppi) TFT
Camera5 megapixels
Hardware
Single core, 600 MHz, ARM11 processor
128 MB RAM
Size4.49 x 2.28 x 0.39 inches
(114 x 58 x 10 mm)
4.52 oz  (128 g)
Battery1500 mAh, 12.5 hours talk time

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