All About Symbian - Nokia (S60) and Sony Ericsson (UIQ) smartphones unwrapped

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Old 06-09-2010, 06:32 AM
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Review: Nokia E5

Nokia's mission for the forward-facing, messaging-centric QWERTY market (think Blackberry)? Take the best selling E71/E63/E72 concept, interpret it in 2010 design language, beef up the internals and try to sell it for as low a price as possible while making as few compromises as possible. The result of that tricky challenge is the E5, announced way back in April but, surprisingly, not available until now. Here's my full Nokia E5 review - grab a hot drink and settle down for a (hopefully) good read!

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Old 06-09-2010, 06:54 AM
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is there any way to get the facebook client with phonebook integration for the rest of the e series phones, specifically e72?
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Old 06-09-2010, 09:30 AM
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Why oh, why is Nokia still persisting on using qvga for E series?... I am still holding on to my E90 for this very reason although it is admittedly an oddity.

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Old 06-09-2010, 11:04 AM
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That screen resolution aaaaargh!

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Old 06-09-2010, 11:09 AM
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In a word: ANCIENT.

The screen, the fonts, the menus, that silver power strip straddling the home and mail keys.

Also, I agree with "It's just such a shame that Nokia learned the lesson of insufficient memory (from the likes of the E72 and N97, among others) but then fixed the problems on a budget device that has a crippled screen technology and whose users would have been unlikely to hit the limits in the first place."

Just Nokia's life story: I remember when they gave 128 MB of RAM in 5320 XM, about two years back.

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Old 06-09-2010, 12:27 PM
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What's with all these warmed-over E71 variants, Nokia put some effort into refining the E61 design and got to the E71, and I guess their design department have been on holiday for the last 2 years. Doesn't look 2010, it looks more like a Palm Centro, not the Curve-killer it should be. Last year's high end models are more aspirational, and should live on to fight the mid and low ends a year or two later.

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Old 06-09-2010, 12:41 PM
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This screen resolution, what is the problem with it? What exactly is there that is handicapped because of a lower pixel density. What can't you do with this that you can do with a higher res screen of the same size?

It's important because we need to know what we would be spending the extra $$$$ on and whether the extra $$$$ is worthwhile.

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Screen reelly messy?

Strange but the folks at gsmarena are happy with the screen even putting it in the league of e72/71.

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Old 06-09-2010, 01:51 PM
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Excellent review.
I really thought of buying this one (since surprisingly, E55 isn't available here yet!) but the non-reflective panel is a real bummer. After using N82 and 5320 for a long time (both having transflective layer) this is a must-have. It's just a shame that all those 256 MB of RAM will most likely fall in the hands of normobs. Hope the upcoming E6/E5-01 will be much better.

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Old 06-09-2010, 02:21 PM
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I think Nokia does not want to make a perfect fone so that you can buy more than one fone if you want a feature that your present fone does not have.

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I preferred the E61 for its larger screen and keys, hopefully we wll see something like that again.

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Old 06-09-2010, 03:36 PM
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Well written review as always but why is AAS stooping down to the lowest common denominator?

Do we need a 1000 word review of a phone intended for the mass market in Vietnam?

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Old 06-09-2010, 04:02 PM
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We review all the Symbian-powered phones we can get our hands on. There's a hint in the site name 8-)
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I think 320x240 resolution is needlessly luxurious and only about 5-6 years old (E60 from 2005 had 352 x 416 screen). Why not to go deeper into the past and give this thing 176 x 208 screen?

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I think 320x240 resolution is needlessly luxurious and only about 5-6 years old (E60 from 2005 had 352 x 416 screen). Why not to go deeper into the past and give this thing 176 x 208 screen?
Why not make cars with 8 wheels, or even 12?

Still no real answer to the question of what the benefit of higher res screens is.
 

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