In-call quality was a near replica of what we experienced on the Nokia E72 as there were no background noise or static to muddy the experience. On the other hand, voices sound rather metallic to the ear, but are easy to discern. Sound through the speaker phone is sharp in tone when placed on the highest volume, but still quite audible in the middle setting.

It's very few in between when we experience a smartphone that is able to exceed two days when it comes to battery life. Well it so happens that the Nokia E73 Mode managed to put up three consecutive days before requiring a recharge – this comes even after using Ovi Maps for a 60 mile trip as well. We'd imagine we could've extended it even more if we manually set its brightness to the lowest setting. Still, the manufacturer has it rated for 13 hours for talk and 384 hours of standby time.

There was no instance during our testing in the greater Philadelphia area that the phone dropped calls or lost connection to the network.


T-Mobile's acceptance of Nokia smartphones could be the opportunity that the renowned handset maker needs to capitalize its presence in the US market. Adorning an extremely attractive on-contract price of $69.99, the Nokia E73 Mode has everything going for it to make the competition look with weary eyes. Not only will business professionals gravitate towards the device thanks to its depth of features attuned to their needs, but it still presents itself as a stylish and eye-catching smartphone that anyone wouldn't mind using. With its distinct styling differences compared to other devices available out there, the Nokia E73 Mode nonchalantly cruises into the US market with plenty of fanfare behind it that not only showcases its pristine exterior, but can also be regarded as one of the best non-touchscreen smartphones to hit the market in a while.

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  • Solid construction
  • Phenomenal battery life
  • Produces decent images with its camera
  • Inexpensive on-contract price


  • Cramped QWERTY
  • Non-mobile friendly web browser

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