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Old 19-06-2008, 12:31 PM
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Focusing on the E71's multimedia performance

The E71 may be first and foremost a business messaging tool, but the Nokia E71 also manages to packs in a lot of multimedia functionality too. In this addendum to our original review Steve has a detailed look at the multimedia capabilities of the Nokia E71. There are camera performance comparisons and a focus on video capabilities.

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Old 19-06-2008, 01:24 PM
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Excellent review concept.

Old 19-06-2008, 01:51 PM
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Smile Too good a review

Too good a review. I've now decided it would be a downgrade to my n95-3. Thanks very much. lol. But seriously it is a good review that has singled out the things i would miss in my n95 namely the better camera, multimedia, games and music services.

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Video cam still seems pretty good even though it's ~15PFS @ QVGA.

I don't see USB transfer speed being a problem People who want fast transfers will simply use a memory card reader on their PC's.

Camera is not great but we can't have everything. With the device being so thin probably limits what optics can used.

Nokia please give me a proto so I can play with until release. lol

You probably can't test but I'll ask anyway what is video playback like with coreplayer especially native divx/xvid files?

Old 19-06-2008, 02:45 PM
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Yes, excellent review Steve.
As I heard that the E71 will come with a 3.2mp camera, I hoped for better optics also. But now, maybe I should wait if they will upgrade it next year to a E71i with better optics and media gallery ...

Old 19-06-2008, 02:46 PM
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Still no gapless playback in music player?

Old 19-06-2008, 03:33 PM
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Should I wait for next release!

In-depth add-on to an excellent review. But before the phone's release I was sure to buy it, now I sometimes think to wait for next E series release, with strong hope that next one will be almost perfect with better multimedea. The gap between E and N series is narrowing fast!

Old 19-06-2008, 04:08 PM
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Re: Music player. Same as other S60 devices. So pauses between tracks etc. Not a problem for most people though...?

Re: Coreplayer - I asked the developers for a copy of the app to test and am awaiting a response.
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Old 19-06-2008, 04:24 PM
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Has anyone found a SIM-free E71 on sale in the UK? Expansys have them for preorder but 369.95 is rather steep - would like to see if anyone else is cheaper.

Gapless playback would be nice, but I don't know a lot of devices that have it - even some popular "standalone" music players don't. (Steve - it's a problem if you listen to music where the tracks lead into each other, such as a lot of classical music and some rock albums. It's pretty jarring to hear a click and a two second silence in what was supposed to be a smooth transition. Not a problem if you only use shuffle, of course, which I guess is the biggest music demographic.)

Old 19-06-2008, 05:10 PM
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Thumbs up Great work

Hi Steve,

excellent review!!

Enjoyed reading it alot.

Are you able to say when your review of the E66 will be available?
Cause thats the device I'm particularly interested in.

Thanks in advance!


Old 19-06-2008, 05:33 PM
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E51 Multimedia review

Could you please do a similar review for the E51?

Old 19-06-2008, 06:10 PM
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You would need to search far and wide for a microphone that wasn't effected by the wind. Maybe Nokia will come up with a fluffy E71 mic cover accessory...(",) !

Old 19-06-2008, 07:04 PM
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can we get a camera modes screenshot? like

I really want to see that "close up" mode gone!

Old 19-06-2008, 09:06 PM
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Eh? No, you've misunderstood how focussing works on these devices. All 'Close-up mode' does is start trying for a focus solution (max detail) at the closer end of the lens' range (and has an upper limit, while normal focussing starts at infinity and closes down to a lower limit etc) - there's no macro hardware that magically slides into place.

Focussing locks can normally be obtained on the likes of an N95 at 10cm - the E71 manages to lock at half that.
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Old 20-06-2008, 03:45 AM
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just like N78?

so the camera is just like the N78's?


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