View Full Version : Considering go to E71 from E70... what are the major differences?


Jer
19-07-2008, 06:20 AM
Aside from the specifications that I can read for myself, what are the big changes? As much as I love my E70 there are a few little things that bug me that I'm hoping they corrected.

So, for those who have used an E70 or just happen to know some menu differences please post up what you noticed being different, positive or negative.

Thanks!

Rafe
21-07-2008, 10:48 AM
You may noticie the decrease in screen resolution (I didn't because I've not used the E70 for a long time). I personally think the keyboard on the E71 is better (but it depends how good you are on the E70) - the keys are more tactile.

The software is broadly similar, but there have been improvements all round. The big thing is there is a big performance difference - things are generally much much quicker. The big changes are noted in the E71 review on this site (mainly calendar).

The E70 ran vanilla S60 3rd Edition, the E71 runs S60 3.1.

Jer
21-07-2008, 03:16 PM
You may noticie the decrease in screen resolution (I didn't because I've not used the E70 for a long time). I personally think the keyboard on the E71 is better (but it depends how good you are on the E70) - the keys are more tactile.

The software is broadly similar, but there have been improvements all round. The big thing is there is a big performance difference - things are generally much much quicker. The big changes are noted in the E71 review on this site (mainly calendar).

The E70 ran vanilla S60 3rd Edition, the E71 runs S60 3.1.

Thanks for the reply. I was worried about the resolution as I've been using the E70 since they came out and have grown quite use to it. I don't like how the browser crashes from time to time due to lack of memory when I have 2gb external and the alloted internal memory. Seems like a poor design utilization of alloted memory. I also wish I have more ability for customization like previous Nokia phones. One thing I found with this phone is that little things that are customizable with past lesser Nokia phones isn't on this one. I hate the startup jingle and wish you could mute. I can't stand the PTT/Voice recorder button on the side because it's in an awkward place and I'm constantly pushing it. I don't like that I need an adapter to plug a set of stereo headphones in and just want a port to plug them directly into the phone. I really like the form factor of my phone as the keyboard is nice for speedy typing but the standard keypad has very big buttons which is nice for when I'm wearing gloves. I have larger fingers and am worried about the smaller keys of the E71. I would be giving up a couple things that I'm used to but think that the upgrades would out weight them.

I'll look for the review and see how the changes apply to me. Thanks!

Jer
21-07-2008, 03:18 PM
Anyone have a link to the review? I checked the reviews and I didn't see an E71 listed.

Rafe
21-07-2008, 04:01 PM
E71 review: http://www.allaboutsymbian.com/reviews/item/Nokia_E71.php

Multimedia on the E71: http://www.allaboutsymbian.com/reviews/item/Nokia_E71-focus_on_multimedia.php

You may also find the E66 review useful as the software is the same (same device in different form factors in some ways): http://www.allaboutsymbian.com/reviews/item/Nokia_E66_Review_Eseries.php

The E71 has a lot more memory so you probably wont get crashes (128MB of which around 70MB is free (compares to less than 20 for E70).

With regards to headphones - the e71 has 2.55mm is a standard you can find lots of headphones at this size (though most are 3.55), and of course one comes in the box.

Jer
21-07-2008, 04:18 PM
E71 review: http://www.allaboutsymbian.com/reviews/item/Nokia_E71.php

Multimedia on the E71: http://www.allaboutsymbian.com/reviews/item/Nokia_E71-focus_on_multimedia.php

You may also find the E66 review useful as the software is the same (same device in different form factors in some ways): http://www.allaboutsymbian.com/reviews/item/Nokia_E66_Review_Eseries.php

The E71 has a lot more memory so you probably wont get crashes (128MB of which around 70MB is free (compares to less than 20 for E70).

With regards to headphones - the e71 has 2.55mm is a standard you can find lots of headphones at this size (though most are 3.55), and of course one comes in the box.

After I posted that I did manage to find the first link you posted. Reading through it now and I will check the others out too. Thanks for taking the time to post them. I knew about the headphone port being universal but wasn't aware they were 2.5mm. I've got some decent over the ear ones that fit will in my helmet when I ride my motorcycle so I'll have to get a 2.5mm>3.5mm adapter to make them work. Still better than the stupid adapter I have to use for my E70 that doesn't make solid connection most of the time.

jorkus
05-08-2008, 07:44 AM
All is better on the E71, size, looks, speed, browser, camera, connectors, GPS, battery life, +++;) ..... BUT... I can not manage to get TomTom up and running on it!:frown: so I must keep my E70 for navigation purposes. In my opinion, no other GPS programs matches TomTom..

Jer
05-08-2008, 03:17 PM
I agree with all of these statements too. I've had my E71 for a few days now and it's better in every way. Well, accept for the smaller keys with my larger fingers but otherwise this phone is amazing. I'm using Google Maps right now and it seems to work alright. I would like to try other GPS software but don't want to pay for it. SO glad I bought this phone.

Need to sell the E70 now and all my accessories and chargers.