13 May 2010

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Review - Nokia E72 the Final Verdict –

Review - Nokia E72 the Final Verdict –

Solid, Slim, Resourceful and Sweet these are the words to Describe the Nokia E72,
The more we see it more we love it.

Features of the Nokia e72 –

1. Size: 114 x 58.3 x 10.1 mm
2. Weight (with battery): 128 g
3. Volume: 65 cc
4. Screen size: 2.36
5. Resolution: 320 x 240 pixels (QVGA)
6. Up to 16.7 million colors
7. Available colors: Zodium black, Topaz brown and Metal Grey
8. Nokia Battery BP-4L 1500 mAh Li-Ion standard battery
9. Talk time (maximum): GSM 12 h 30 min, WCDMA 5 h 54 min, VoIP 13 h 42 min
10. Standby time (maximum): GSM 492 h, WCDMA 576 h, WLAN 110 h
11. Video playback time (maximum): 13 h 6 min
12. Video recording time (maximum): 6 h 24 min
13. Video call time (maximum): 4 h
14. Music playback time (maximum): 37.5 h
15. 250 MB free user disk space , Internal Memory
16. 4 GB MicroSD memory card (with hot swap) comes with Box free
17. Support up to 16 GB
18. QWERTY keyboard
19. Media (Camera, Gallery, Music Player, Radio, Real Player, Voice Recorder)
20. Ring tones: polyphonic (25 built-in tones) HH: US ring tone, ROW ringing tone
21. Video ring tones (3 built-in tones)
22. Conference calling with up to 6 participants
23. Video calling (VGA): up to 640 x 480 pixels, up to 15 fps
24. Voice call continuity (VoIP cell/WLAN handover)
25. Supported protocols: IMAP4 (with idle), Nokia Messaging, Microsoft ActiveSync, POP3, SMTP
26. Support for Mail for Exchange
27. Support for Lotus Notes Traveler
28. High-Speed USB 2.0 connectivity
29. E72 comes with Nokia messaging software, email setup is easy and VPN support is available.
30. Blue Tooth - v2.0 with A2DP
31. USB- v2.0 micro USB
32. Document editor (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
33. Nokia E72 comes with a fully enabled (supporting reading and writing Word, Excel and PowerPoint files
34. Messaging options SMS, MMS, E-mail, Instant Messaging, Push e-mail
35. Nokia Messaging supports Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, and many other services.
36. The volume keys can be found on the right hand side of the phone and on the left hand side of the phone, you can find the typical mini-USB port, and a MicroSD card slot.
37. The power button is on the top side in middle in matching colors so the chances of accidentally pressing are minimal.

Software platform & user interface –

1. S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 2 (S60 3.2.3)
2. 3G with HSDPA 10.2Mbps and HSUPA 2Mbps
3. Symbian OS version 9.3
4. Optical track pad on the D-pad
5. 600 MHz ARM 11 CPU and 128 MB of SDRAM
6. Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, UPnP technology,
7. Built-in GPS receiver, A-GPS support,
8. Active standby
9. Voice commands
10. FOTA (Firmware update Over The Air)
11. Text-to-speech message reader
12. EMS picture messaging (send and receive)
13. MMS version 1.2, message size up to 300 kb
14. Instant Messaging: Windows (MSN) Live, Gmail Talk
15. Nearly all nokia and ovi features are available so I do not mention all of them Nokia map, media player , music player , All Ovi features
16. Integrated GPS, A-GPS receivers
17. Compass
18. Nokia Maps 3.0
19. Supported mark-up languages: HTML, XHTML, MP, WML, CSS
20. Supported protocols: HTTP, WAP
21. TCP/IP support
22. Nokia MiniMap browser
23. HTML 4.01
24. XHTML MP 1.1
25. ECMAScript / JavaScriptTM 1.5
26. AJAX
27. OMA 2.1
29. Nokia Mobile Search (for the device and the internet)

Camera and Image
1. 5 mega pixel camera (2592 x 1944 pixels) with auto focus and flash
2. One-touch auto focus key
3. 5 x digital zoom
4. One-touch auto focus key
5. Focal length: 4.7 mm
6. Focus range: 10 cm to infinity
7. LED flash
8. Capture modes: Still capture mode, video mode, panorama mode and sequence mode
9. Still image editor
10. Flash modes: Automatic, On, Off, Red-eye reduction
11. Flash operating range: 1 m

Video Camera and Music
1. 5 mega pixel with Carl Zeiss optics
2. Audio recording formats: AMR, AAC stereo
3. Clip length (maximum): 90 mins (High or Normal quality) or limited to MMS size approx. 30 seconds (Sharing quality)
Note: Clip length is dependable on available memory
4. Media player
5. Real Player
6. Video playback file formats: .mp4, AVC/H.264, .wmv, RV, Flash Video, H.263/3GPP
7. Video streaming: .mp4, AVC/H.264, .wmv, RV, Flash Video, H.263/3GPP
8. Video calling (VGA) 15 fps
9. Video editor on device
10. VGA: 640 x 480 at 15fps
11. QVGA: 320 x 240 at 15 fps
12. QCIF: 176 x 144 at 15 fps
13. Video recording file formats: .mp4 - default (VGA, QVGA) or .3gp (QCIF for MMS)
14. Main camera: up to 10 x digital video zoom
15. Front camera: up to 2 x digital video zoom
16. Support for Flash video
17. Music playback file formats: AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, MP3, AMR-NB, WMA
18. Audio streaming
19. Dedicated volume keys
20. FM radio 87.5-108 MHz with RDS support
21. 3.5 mm audio connector

The following are the contents of the E72 Box, what we will get when we purchase this mobile phone –
1. Nokia E72
2. Nokia Battery BP-4L
3. Nokia High Efficiency Charger AC-8
4. Nokia 4 GB microSDHC Card MU-41
5. Nokia MicroUSB data cable CA-101D
6. Nokia Stereo Headset WH-601
7. User guide

Conclusion, Final Verdict about Nokia 72 –
1. Camera is excellent supports 5 mega pixel. So one can take very good pictures but processing is slow.
2. Video recording is good but not excellent Remember Can Record up to 15 FPS only
3. It has been reported that Web Browsing is slow, but I feel that it will depend on service provider also.
4. Problem with Space Bar – Space Bar Hangs Try to unlock auto keypad or switch off the phone and restart
5. If you feel it works slow when you switch programs try to disable the animations
6. Battery steel cover is easy to remove
7. Sensors – Accelerometer and Touch missing
8. GPS is available.
9. Nokia E72 is Slim and resembles to the Blackberry .So if you like blackberry then you will enjoy it more.
10. Phone Supports 3G
11. Support for flash so one can enjoy flash or Youtube Videos
12. Enjoy benefits of Google Talk , skype
13. There is no protection for camera lens and it is quite prone to getting scratched over time.
14. Nokia E72 comes equipped with a GPS receiver, A-GPS and Ovi Maps 3.0. Whilst basic navigation is free of cost, and voice navigation is free
15. Nokia had improved lot in E72 If it is compared with E71.

Nokia E72 Will cost you nearly 17000 Indian Rupees.
If you can afford to spend up to 19000 Indian Rupees Then, you must think about Nokia N97 mini before buying this phone.

Conclusion – Nokia E72 is good smart,solid business phone.
I will give E72 - seven Stars out of ten stars.

Update – Friday, May 14, 2010
As our friend Anonymous, commented about Navigation and voice guidance are free with E72,
I again visited Nokia site and found this information which I am producing here.

Free navigation, free in-car holder and in-car charger are included with:
1. Nokia N97
2. Nokia N97 mini
3. Nokia 6710 Navigator
4. Nokia X6

Free navigation and free in-car holder are included with:
1. Nokia 5800 XpressMusic
2. Nokia 5230
3. Nokia E52
4. Nokia E72

As per my understanding now on it will be free forever.

But always Remember Nothing comes free, so always check the policy when buying the mobile phone.

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Anonymous,  May 14, 2010  

Hey , Navigation and voice guidance are free with E72, are you living under rock?

SM May 14, 2010  

I will again check the site and update this post.

Raima,  May 15, 2010  

good review
i love blackberry

Unknown September 14, 2010  

What I love about Nokia E72 is it can easily connect to my laptop with its high speed USB cable. I can easily download files from my laptop to my mobile and I can use my laptop while net browsing through the use of the mobile's OS. Such an amazing hard drive! Canada my hometown, which I terribly miss will be just a click or press away with this Nokia E72!

sm,  September 14, 2010