Nokia E72 ReviewNokia E72 8.5
We didn’t encounter any lagging during our tests of the Nokia E72. That´s something you could say about us after the fourth shot of whiskey down the hatch the other day, but that´s life. The handset is snappy and quite suitable for calls. In-call quality is excellent on both ends, it´s just voices get slightly metallic with the volume pumped all the way up.
The battery put in quite an impressive performance during our tests as well – it managed to keep the E72 operational for almost three days with moderate use, but the Wi-Fi was active all the time, we browsed websites often and sent quite a few emails. The manufacturer claims the battery should be able to provide up to 12.5 hours of continuous talk time and keep the device alive for 480 hours in standby.
Of course, these just a few of the many features that accomplished business-oriented cell phones boast. With its great in-call quality and utterly usable camera, the Nokia E72 does away with the few shortcomings of the E71. Still, quality comes at a price and the handset is by no means cheap. At the time of this review, its retail price in Europe (SIM and contract free) is around $600.
And its price is the only reason why we recommend that owners of the Nokia E71 stick to their handsets and not upgrade to the E72 - the extra features you would get aren’t that many. If you are on the lookout for a modern business-oriented cell phone and don´t have the previous model, the Nokia E72 is an excellent option that would allow you to do your job and do it in style.
As alternative options, we can recommend the RIM BlackBerry Bold 9700 that is still not widespread yet, but has its advantages - screen with higher native resolution, support for certain services like BIS (BlackBerry Internet Service) and BES (BlackBerry Enterprise Server). In case you need more compact Nokia-made handset, you can get either the E55 (with its half-QWERTY keyboard) or E52 (with numeric keyboard), either of them for less money. The Nokia E75 on the other hand, sports larger, side-sliding keyboard that may prove to be a better option for people with thicker fingers.
The Nokia E72 is one of the best business-oriented cell phones with full QWERTY keyboard and without touch sensitive screen.
Nokia E72 Video Review:
- Dainty design and high build-quality
- Quite snappy
- Comfy interface
- Supports Nokia Messaging
- Good camera
- High in-call and audio playback quality
- Robust battery
- Rather steep price tag
- Browser needs to be modernized
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