Nokia’s N75 is a clam shell design with a plastic shell. It fits nicely into the hand while all of the buttons were easily within reach while using the phone one handed. In the pocket it was noticeable visually and the weight made us want to use a case. At 3.74” x 2.05” x 0.8” the phone seems bulky while compared to other smart phones for AT&T, notably compared to the 3125. Overall construction of the phone seems pretty solid at first glance,but after a few days we noticed the hinge may be a weak point. The topportion of the phone seems loose and easily slides back and forth. Oursuggestions for changes would be to slim down the overall size, whilestrengthening the hinge area.


Dimension (Inches)

Dimension (MM)

Weight (OZ)

Weight (Gramms)

Nokia N75

3.7" x 2.0" x 0.8"

95 x 52 x 20.2



Motorola RAZR V3

3.85" x 2.08" x 0.5"

98 x 53 x 13.9



Cingular 3125

3.9" x 2.0" x 0.6"

98.5 x 51.5 x 16



The external display measures in at 128 x 160 pixels and supports over 262 thousand colors, which is also used a primary screen for taking pictures. Items on the external screen in standby mode include signal strength, battery life, time and date. Quick keys link to the music menu and the “now playing” screen.

While looking at the interior display, we were amazed at the sheer size squeezed onto this phone. Coming in at 2.4” with over 16 million colors and a resolution of 240 x 320, this is one of the largest displays we’ve seen in quite some time on a clam shell phone. The screen was very visible in bright sunlight.

The keypad on the N75 is large and spacious, which is given partly by the size of the phone. The buttons have no spaces between them, which isn’t a problem on the main keypad. The top keypad does not have keys as large as the bottom portion as the keys are smaller, partly because there are so many keys squeezed into such a small space. The keys in this area include two soft keys, call, end, clear, menu, music, a note key and a directional pad with the enter key in the middle. The external keys on the front screen control music playback as well as the ability to browse through your songs without opening the phone. On the side of the phone are keys for volume control, camera and media shortcuts.

The charger port is on the left side of the phone which is perfect for right handed users to charge the phone while talking. Open the N75 and your attention will be drawn to its large sharp display which supports over 16 million colors. The large number keys also stand out as not many recent phones have such spaciously large keys for dialing or typing a message.

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