Product Type: Nokia Smartphone
Newest Review: ... E7 uses Symbian OS and its practically teh same as the other and older phones by Nokia which is always good. The learning curve of using th... more
Member Name: GrayWizard
Advantages: Slider phone
I've had this E7 for quite a while but I recently sold it off. The phone resembles the first generation of Xperia by Sony. When I first used the phone the spring mechanism to pull out the touch screen and reveal the keypad it felt really solidly made. However over time the spring mechanism doesn't really feel like it did the first time. Over time it has developed a score/scratch where the spring load mechanism meets the back panel of the screen.
E7 is quite a bulky phone and is one of the things to be disliked about the phone since the depth is quite substantial making the phone really thick compared to many other smartphones around at the time.
Anyways the E7 uses Symbian OS and its practically teh same as the other and older phones by Nokia which is always good. The learning curve of using the phone isn't so big so you are instantly familiar with user menus, settings and various phone items.
The screen is quite good and is responsive but I felt that at times that it wasn't registering my touch very well. It is quite large but the viewing angle isn't that good especially in direct sunlight. For a small resolution the colours are pretty good and vibrant.
There are the usual applications that come with Symbian phones as well as some new Nokia apps like Nokias navigation app but the main problem with the phone is the lack of apps compared to an Android phone. However if you use the phone for calling and doing a little browsing, emailing etc then this is perfectly a fine phone.
Sound quality is very good for on both fronts. And the 8mpx camera along with its LED flash light performs well; although the pictures aren't that great but its not what I used the phone for.
One of the unique features about the phone is the HDMI port which I don't know why Nokia bothered with. Till date I haven't bothered using this and I can't figure out why I would. The other ports however are very handy such as the standard full size audio jack.
The power button is large for thumb or finger and acts as a unlock button when the screen is locked. Pressing it long enough of course brings the phone to shut down or to switch on.
For me the outstanding quality of the phone is the candybar look with a solid sense of build quality behind it. However I when it comes to slider phones, I still prefer the Xperia.
Summary: Good phone for calling and browsing.