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Nokia E75 Review

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Nokia E75 Review
The Nokia E75 is a capable device in term of speed, although we´ve seen better performing Symbian S60 handsets, including the now growing older Nokia 6120 classic. We have to admit we feel somewhat envious, since the device sport a 369 MHz. processor, while the Nokia 5630 XpressMusic has got a 600 MHz. one. We cannot complain though, because we haven´t encountered any delays, opening menus is swift and turning the phone aside to get it into landscape mode through the accelerometer is almost instantaneous.

Unfortunately, we are displeased with the in-call quality. We expected far more from a high-range phone such as this one. Voices of people when using the headset were muted and sometimes we couldn´t even properly catch onto what we were being told. Reception seemed much better on the other end, people could hear us loud and clear and claimed the sound of our voices was realistic and even though a bit sharp at times, we could be understood without difficulties. The built-in loudspeaker failed to impress us, it is not loud enough and it´s almost unusable. According to the official information, the battery should provide 5.33 hours of talk time or 280 hours continuous standby. Actually the Nokia E75 turned out to be quite a performer. We managed to scrape out almost two days out of the battery, despite our attempt to abuse the battery subjecting it to heavy Wi-fi use (about 4 hours in total), constant email writing and about 90 minutes of talks.


Conclusion:

After running all tests and hearing of every witness, the plenary session at PhoneArena adjourned and called a closed meeting to order. After a heavy, 3-day-long email writing session, it finally reached an agreement on the verdict. Everybody, stand up! Silence in court, please! We unanimously consider the Nokia E75 the best messaging phone Nokia has manufactured so far. It is thinner than any other side-sliding phone and features the best QWERTY we have ever used. Moreover, the new Nokia Messaging app makes your life easier in terms of email correspondence, giving you speed, comfort and ease of use. The thing is you will have to make do with mediocre in-call performance of the phone if you feel like putting the device and all its good features into your pocket. We have to admit we believe the Nokia E75 comes with quite a price tag alongside of the competing devices you might get for that amount of money. The Blackberry Bold has proved to be an extremely capable business phone. The HTC Touch Pro also features awesome keyboard, although it´s a bit bulky and quite larger than the Nokia E75.  The  Nokia E71 is also a cheaper, decent alternative that provides good in-call sound quality and can also run Nokia Messaging. We leave the final decision to you.

The software version of the reviewed unit is 100.48.78.

Pros

  • Extremely well performing QWERTY keyboard
  • Thinner than phones featuring similar design
  • Decent email improvements thanks to Nokia Messaging
  • Screen quality is good and things are discernible even in direct sunlight

Cons

  • Bad in-call sound quality
  • Rather hefty
PhoneArena rating:
8.5
User rating:
8.3 5 Reviews
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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

1. LGVX1993 (Posts: 260; Member since: 27 Jan 2009)


This reviewer seems very excited when usually there just plain and to the point.

posted on 29 Jan 2014, 13:36

2. xoxoGeorges (Posts: 160; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


Ah, the memories

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Nokia E75

Nokia E75

OS: Symbian 9.3
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Display2.4 inches, 240 x 320 pixels (167 ppi) TFT
Camera3.2 megapixels
Hardware
Single core, 369 MHz, ARM11 processor
Size4.40 x 1.97 x 0.57 inches
(111.8 x 50 x 14.4 mm)
4.90 oz  (139 g)
Battery1000 mAh, 5.33 hours talk time

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