Product Type: Nokia mobile phones
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Wonder phone!! - Competition with the BlackBerry Curve 8520!
Member Name: djaaum
Date: 02/07/11, updated on 02/07/11 (51 review reads)
Advantages: QWERTY keyboard, Solid design, good battery life
Disadvantages: Camera could be better, screen scratches easily
My personal review for the Nokia E5
Firstly I am going to say how wonderful the phone looks when have it out. Lots of people seem to gaze at it which is why i think its a great phone for the looks. Its got an excellent QWERTY keyboard, similar to my blackberry's one, but not as good. Its got a good solid built, with a good life rate. I have had this phone for over 2 years now and nothing has gone wrong since. It has however jammed here and there, but its not an often thing. The battery seems to last a long time, in comparison with other phones i have owned over the years. It can last me about 5-7 days, depending on how much i use it. The connectivity options are simply superb, with high speed Wi-fi enabled, and a good 3G network rate. Its really fast and smooth whilst browsing on the web on the phone, and its easy to use to. The screen could of been built in a better way; it could of been bigger and have tougher material, as i got a couple of scratches on it. It has a 5 megapixel camera with focus zoom, also it has a LED flash, which is really great for taking photos. Not many phones can do as much as this camera can do. The phone casing is made out of plastic, and it feels really cheap. Most good phones these days come with a lovely matt finish, but this phone fails to do so. However, there is a small band of metal presented on the front of the phone; in between the screen and the QWERTY keyboard. The keys on the phone seem to be big, but might need some time to get the hang of. It has the advantage of people if you have smaller hands, but as I said previously, you should get the hang of using it. It has many features on the phone which are enjoying to use. It has a wide range of apps already installed, or ones you can download from the Nokia OVI Store. Facebook is pre-installed on the phone, and its easy to access facebook features. 3G, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi are all present and correct, and with 256MB of RAM and a capable 600MHz processor, the underlying specs are decent, too. You also get 250MB of internal storage to mess about with, which can be easily expanded with microSD cards.
You can grab the Nokia E5 for £15 a month on a 24 month contract, or £200 if you buy it your self. That's not a bad price at all, but it definitely could be chopped a little.
Its definitely a worth buying phone. Its in competition with the blackberry curve, and is in my opinion just as good. Superior build quality, excellent connectivity and a great Qwerty keypad help tip the scales slightly in Nokia's favour. Definitely a phone worth buying!
Summary: A great phone to have
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