Nokia E71 – Mobile Review

January 11th, 2011  |  Published in Reviews

One of the best mobile phones I have used till date, Even though I got this ‘2’ years after its launch but am still happy to be using this. Every feature you can think of now was available in Nokia E71 at the time this was launched (2008). Nokia E71 is among the best-equipped Nokia Smartphone to date. Its quick responsive and carries a remarkable feature load for its compact size. Connectivity is at its highest with the Nokia E71 boasting every single connectivity option (Infrared, USB, Wireless LAN, Bluetooth, Modem), which is currently available. Add to the list GPS receiver and the slim metallic design and you’ve got yourself a Smartphone that walks and talks high-end. Using Keyboard and net access on the go is just too easy on this mobile. It allowed me to install applications as per my usage – I have an application which can keep sync with my Gmail account (raise alert on every new mail, compose mail with attachments, configure more than one account); ‘Snaptu’ allows me to use Cricinfo, Facebook, Twitter, Picasa, Flickr, News from a single interface.

Even though it comes with Nokia maps (but I didn’t like that much); So, I installed Google maps and now my Nokia E71 works as Navigator for me anywhere I go.

Its camera (Flash light available) allows me to click and share photo instantly – directly post to web from the interface.

Key features:

  • Quad-band GSM support
  • 3G with HSDPA 3.6Mbps support
  • Landscape 2.36″ 16M color display of QVGA resolution
  • Comfortable full QWERTY keypad
  • Convenient business-minded shortcut keys
  • Symbian 9.2 OS, S60 UI with FP1 (topped with some FP2 goodies)
  • 369 MHz ARM 11 CPU and 128 MB of SDRAM
  • Wi-Fi
  • Built-in GPS receiver, A-GPS
  • 3.15 megapixel auto focus camera with LED flash
  • 110 MB of internal memory, microSD expansion, ships with a 2GB card
  • Slimmest Smartphone to-date, slimmest Wi-Fi and/or GPS handset to-date
  • Stainless steel casing
  • Standard 2.5mm audio jack
  • Bluetooth v2.0 with A2DP support
  • microUSB v2.0
  • FM radio
  • Remote Wipe
  • Provider-independent VoIP support
  • Infrared port
  • Great battery life
  • Office document editor
  • User-friendly Mode Switch for swapping two homescreen setups
  • Rich retail package

Main disadvantages:

  • Video recording maxes out at QVGA@15fps
  • No dedicated camera key
  • Smaller display than its predecessor
  • Cheap-looking power key
  • No RDS for the FM radio

Even though its sound quality is good but earphone has same old problem. I have never been a fan of Nokia earphones (they just don’t seem to stuck into my ears), always have to keep adjusting also you cannot use them for long duration – not smooth on your ears. For that matter I like the ones with Sony, Motorola even with Samsung.


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