Nokia E62 Review


The menu took a little getting used to. After a few days, we were easily able to navigate where we went often, but had difficulty finding other options. Moving through the menus wasn’t slow, but it wasn’t as fast as a lot of devices out there today. The icons on the main screen can be customized to features you use more often so you don’t have to waste a lot of time navigating through the menus, although it does take some time to learn how to do this (unless you’ve used a Symbian operating system before). Out of the box, the main display shows the time as well as signal, battery. Active home screen options include messages, calendar, calculator, internet, contacts, world clock and bluetooth. It can be turned on or off and themes can change the visualization of the menus. Your email and appointments are listed so you can check those with just a glance.


The phonebook is extremely easy to use, even with all the information you can store in it. The E62 phonebook is not limited, and the number of contacts saved only depends on the available memory. The contact information is set up so you have the ability to store several phone numbers plus an email address, both seem very easy to search by just beginning to spell the name or dial the number. Several options to make it easier to function at a glance are picture ID, which looks very clear, and ringer ID, which is very loud. Assigning both picture and ringer ID’s are simply done through the contact list, although you have to send the picture from another location because of the lack of camera.

Using the calendar is extremely easy, you can move by hour, day, week or month and can use repeat occasions to easily copy an appointment or meeting even designating only by weekday. The alarm is easy to get to by selecting the world clock icon and clicking on the alarm. All the basic personal management functions are present and perform nicely compared to just about every device out there.

Voice recording
is easy enough using the button on the side of the phone, and can be up to 1 minute long. One problem we experienced with this option is with the button placement. Side keys include volume controls and voice record button on the left side of the device. We found the keys a bit stiff, but they responded well and rarely pushed a key accidentally when typing.


When you select to send or read a text or picture message, the device hesitates. Nokia released a software update to alleviate this problem, but after a few days with the software update, the messaging seemed it began hesitating again. It’s not painfully slow, but it does cause frustration when moving between messages. Although the E62 has a full keyboard, you are still able to use predictive text entry.

Email was what this phone was built for, and it doesn’t disappoint. Using both Xpressmail and Blackberry email, the device performs admirably. No device we’ve used compares with the exception of the more recent Blackberry devices such as the Pearl. Most recent emails appear on the main display so you can see what’s new without having to enter the email program. Attachments are supported, but they don’t automatically download, which doesn’t pose a problem because you may not want to view the attachment at that time. The attachments can be easily downloaded by selecting Download while viewing the email.

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