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      29.01.2014 09:33
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      Average phone, better options out there

      As much as phones have developed over the last few years, the majority of Nokia's (Lumia Excluded) have fell behind. This phone falls into the category. The feel of the phone, and the way the operating system is setup, feels almost old fashioned in the world of smart phones. The phone is very sluggish and the screen is awful to look at. The keys are tiny and difficult to type any kind of message quickly without having to go back and review it. If you are using this phone for personal use then it really won't be any good for you and there are other options out there at the same price which offer much more features. Having said that in the business world this phone can be perfectly fine. If your looking for a phone which can receive emails, phone calls, and texts, you cant really go wrong with this phone. and its sturdy and cheap enough to be a very viable option

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        26.07.2012 22:58
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        Will outlast most touchscreen alternatives and is easier to use than a Blackberry

        I would like to start by saying that I would highly recommend this phone. I've had it for 18 months now and it is still working perfectly and looking immaculate. I upgraded to this phone from the Nokia E71 (the previous model) because I loved it so much. The E72 is basically the same design with a few more bells and whistles. It combines the classic Nokia user friendly high standards with an ergonomic design and a beautiful appearance. The chiclet style keyboard is especially easy to use, and much better than the keyboard on the new blackberry curve my girlfriend owns. It has a decent 5 megapixel camera which is perfectly acceptable for random point and click photography. The times I have got lost, I have found great solace in my phones GPS which gives a good walking guide. One of the major benefits of this phone is that it seems to have much better battery life than most of its touch screen counterparts.

        As for the downsides it seems that most people would prefer a touchscreen phone as it provides a much bigger size of screen to view video. Also it has a tiny choice of good quality apps compared to Apple and Android phones.

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        02.11.2011 15:40
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        Overall i think it's a really good phone with some great features, I recommend!

        I have had this phone for around 14 months so i suppose i'm a good candidate to write a review on this phone. This was an upgrade on my contract from my previous phone which was the sony ericsson W595i.

        This phone looks absolutely stunning which is one reason why i acquired this phone, the chrome piping around the phone makes it look a bit more of a well built phone, the stainless steel back battery cover is something which is completely different to what i had seen on the market at that current time. The slimness of the phone makes it look even more stylish which is why i stayed away from the BB in the first place as it is thick which is off putting.

        When i had bought the e72 everyone was glued to blackberry's and all other phones just weren't interesting, so i thought i'd be a little different and get something else although the same sort of design (qwerty keyboard), i had read reviews and seen youtube videos on the phone which all said the e72 should not live in the BB's shadow but as a phone in it's own right and in some ways i agree as it does everything the BB does, nokia also has it's own market place, however awful it is (ovi store). It also features it's own chat service (ovi chat) which is useless as it is unpopular. However if you want to use a 'free' messaging/texting service just download Whatsapp from the ovi store it is getting more and more popular by the day and i find myself using it A LOT.

        When browsing the internet, it loads up mobile pages quite quickly however when loading up normal web pages it takes a lifetime and eventually a message appears on screen saying "low memory" when i have an 8GB memory stick in there with 5GB free, quite confusing.
        The keys are easy to use, however if you have big fingers it may be harder as the keys are very close together, the D-pad consists of a scrolling feature somewhat similar to that of the BB, I don't usually use this as it takes much longer than just pressing the D-pad in the direction you wish to go.

        Battery life is pretty good, A full charge lasts me the whole day and I'm constantly on my phone, both talking and texting.

        The camera features a 5 megapixel with flash, very good quality pictures are produced and video quality is equally as good.

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        15.09.2011 12:31
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        A great little "fauxberry" and my newest limb...

        Ah. The mobile phone. Man's best friend (Sorry - Not wishing to offend dog lovers).

        How many phones and phone numbers have you had now? I can tell you, whilst I have kept my number I have lost track of the different phones and have jumped about so often - How many times have I waited for the end of my contract just to upgrade? You know you've done it too...

        Well. My Nokia E72. Or my Fauxberry as we affectionately know it, is the newest upgrade from the E71 and thus far, the only range of phones I was desperate not to lose. The E72 has been upgraded so beautifully that there are very few floors.

        The phone hosts numerous features: Of course, there are the standard uses of a phone - Text and remember that thing we did when we called each other? It comes with the calendar (Can be linked to your emails and proves to be particularly useful when you are on the go and need to book meetings) and also an amazing package called "Quick Office" - In short, office for your phone. Word, Spreadsheets and presentations.

        Contacts come, as expected, with the option to save multiple numbers, addresses and emails for each new friend and can be easily saved and searched using the "type to search" option (Note: There is a shortcut button on the phone that directs you straight to your phonebook)

        As per standard mobiles these days you have your call logger (Calls received/made/missed) and your general call managing systems, although, if I'm honest I don't really use these often. You also have your themes and standard options for changing your settings (ring tone/message tone etc)

        Nokia have clearly aimed this phone for the business user, and the features they have included make it, in my opinion, a very strong contender in the "office work" phone range. The E72 boasts one particularly interesting feature, no longer used by myself, but perhaps useful for those of you who wish to switch off after hours and that is the "mode" option - Essentially you can switch the whole phone (Using a short cut you set if needed) from work to home phone, each time you switch between the two you can set the themes/ringers etc to the individual needs at the time. I used to use this feature when I used the phone for work and it was nice to be able to shut away that work ringer at the end of the day!!

        As per modern phones these days you have access to the Nokia OVI store (This is your app store so you can still buy additional programmes to upgrade your phone as needed - In all honesty - Mostly used to buy games for long commutes...

        "Office" contains everything you would expect and need from a business phone: It contains a file manager (For linking the phone to your laptop/PC) an integrated dictionary (You never know when you need to check a serious spelling to solve an office debate - Additional languages can also be included) Quick Office (Mentioned above) A converter, calculator. Notes and adobe (For those who are less computer literate this is the fancy program that means you can open and read all those pretty web pages and office documents.

        As expected with a business phone you have the option to link your emails with your phone, this means that, you can read and manage your emails on the go. I don't email out often from my phone but I know my Aunt reads/types/saves all her emails on the tube in the morning and then sends them all as soon as she has signal again - Saves those few precious coffee moments when you first get into work!!

        There are games on the phone, although, as they are mostly card related games I would suggest if you are looking for entertainment that you check out the app store.

        Well. I think that pretty much covers the software. Now to the hardware... The phone comes in weighing roughly 130g and is operated on a "Qwerty" keyboard basis. The screen is 2.36" and this seems more than sufficient for the use of the phone. To answer and make calls Nokia operate the standard green/red call buttons. They have also included short cut buttons that you can set to you preference - I personally have my texts, my phone book, calendar and then you also have "home" which takes you to the main menu.

        The phone has a built in music system and some pretty impressive speakers and also has a very nice camera: Great standard of photos operating at 5.0 MegaPixels - I have managed to photograph some of the best moments of the last few months, printed them and not noticed that they were taken on my mobile.

        Do I have any faults on this potential wonder phone? Yes. As much as I hate to admit it, Blackberry got it right with their "conversation" method of showing texts - The Nokia still hosts the old school Inbox/Outbox/Sent as opposed to showing your messages one below the other: Not a huge deal unless you are replying to some serious essay texting and forget what you were asked (This was such an issue it almost caused my divorce with Nokia although, I loved the phone too much not to take it)

        So, for those of you wanting a potential business phone, whilst yes, the world seems to operate on Blackberry, this does make for a brilliant alternative (And it really isn't that different) I would also recommend it to those of you who just want something a little bit fancy. You may never use half the features, but this phone is fast, has access to the internet and is easy to text from (Even my dad can text from it!) The speakers are good and it is easy to use.

        For a great little Fauxberry check out the Nokia. They really have nailed the features - Just bring out conversational texts on your upgrade please Nokia!

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        14.08.2011 19:35
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        Brilliant phone! Worth the money! Only causes you trouble if you seek it out!

        I've heard some call it the male version of a BlackBerry, sometimes even just the cheap BlackBerry. The fact is, there are many indisputable facts about the Nokia E72. Fact number 1, it is NOT the male version of the BlackBerry, I resent that! Last time I checked I lack male anatomy and it's been my phone for nearly 2 years now. It's sufficiently unisex for any and everyone, but you can personalize these to make them look for suitable for either or of the genders. Fact number 2, and this IS fact, I have put this phone through pure hell over my time as it's owner. It has been dropped on tiles and rock, thrown at walls, dropped into mugs of tea and at one point used as a throwing weapon to separate a fight between my cat and chicken...don't ask. Throughout all of this, the Nokia E72 has soldiered on valiantly and without a scratch. It is one of the hardiest things I've ever seen and I wouldn't dream of leaving home without it by my side. Fact number 3, this thing is packed with potential, with the capability of with-holding absolutely anything you could dream of! Like a techno-child of Apple there's a world of apps easily accessible on your phone and it's a really beautiful bonus that the phone will actually download within a none peptic-ulcer worthy time! The only fact, number 4, that pits against this phone is that, though it's memory is formidable, there's a memory file manager that you have to use if you want to use your memory effectively. It's complicated at first, but not hard to figure out with a little tech knowledge. I would definitely recommend this!

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          27.05.2011 21:27
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          In my opinion, better than a blackberry.

          Not being one for gimmicks or touch-screens, for several years now I have only owned low-spec phones that provide the real basics. However this changed at christmas when I decided that it was finally time to splash a bit of cash on a phone that had a few more features. In the past I've played around on friends touchscreen phones and decided that they aren't for me. I don't like their unpredictability, and knowing how clumsy I am, I knew it'd be scratched to death in now time. Therefore I decided to go for a phone with a QWERTY keyboard as texting would be easy on one and I generally prefer their style.

          The obvious choice was to get a blackberry but having been a loyal Nokia customer for several years and the fact my brother had already had this phone and recommended it, I decided to go for the Nokia E72. I have to say I am very happy with my decision, and pretty much loved it since its arrival.

          The QWERTY keyboard is great to use. To begin with its a little awkward using the small keys, (slowed me down a bit when texting) but after a few days of use it was fine and I was typing away quickly once again. As can be relied upon with Nokia, the interface is so easy to use and the menu follows Nokia's standard formula meaning its easy to navigate and fun to use. The decent size screen also allows texting and internet browsing to be easy enough to be viewed upon and with a 5mp camera, pictures look great on it too.

          A problem I encountered, was that for some reason after a few months, the phone wouldn't vibrate when I received a text message, which was very annoying (especially as I prefer to have my phone on vibrate. After a bit of internet searching I discovered it was a problem with the amount of messages I had in my inbox and so I (reluctantly) decided to empty it which solved the problem.

          In summery I think that this is a great looking phone that not only looks professional and smart, but also does a great job of texting, reading and writing emails and web browsing. I would recommend this phone over any blackberry due to the fact Nokia has such a great interface and a better camera attached.

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            28.10.2010 09:14

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            A good phone for the travelling business man.

            Nokia's latest smart phone the E 72 is Nokia is answer to the Blackberry and is geared for the business market.
            The E 72 boasts a standard compact well-designed keyboard as well as a touch screen. This phone these sleek by design and the central navigation button makes it easy to scroll through menus or you can use your finger to navigate. You can set up third-party mail server service like Yahoo mail without too much fiddling around.
            The Nokia E 72 has a variety of software preloaded this include a PDF reader a dictionary and their version of office. Phone comes with internal memory of 300 MB but has the capability of taking up to a 4 GB SD card. The LCD touchscreen is clear and crisp and easy to navigate around. The E 72 comes with navigation maps preloaded and also have the ability to be connected via WiFi or Bluetooth. Easily take and store photos or videos and upload it to your favourites site like YouTube, by using the built in five megapixel camera. The performance of the camera is good all round that the still photos seems to be of a better quality than the videos. This phone is ideal for the travelling businessman needing to stay in touch with his office, and gives him the means to do so.
            Given its business oriented applications like push to talk e-mail features the new Nokia simply is most definitely more suited for business use and not so much for the man in the street. The price is a bit too steep for what you get and I think there`s better options out there.
            Overall nothing bad about the phone except the price!

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            09.08.2010 09:04

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            Nokia N72 is a fantastic alternative to the Blackberries

            The Nokia E72 is a fantastic alternative to the blackberry, the mail for exchange tool loaded on the devices allows for similar control over your emails as you receive on most devices. The built in camera is of extremely good quality which was unexpected. There are some issues with the phone when you have too many applications running, i found during my testing of of this device that i had to frequently reboot the phone to regain full functionality. I would recommend the phone however for senior executives that just want emails on the go, this is definitely not a staff that would need to open/edit documents send to them.
            Outside off the corporate environment my test device went to my partner who absolutely loves it once again because of the quality of the built in camera, she no longer needs to take a camera and a phone, her only complaint about the device is that it is a litter bulky so doesn't fit in the pocket of her jeans, which does become a pain if she wants to quickly pop out without a handbag.
            All in if i had to mark out of 10 I would give this phone:

            8/10 for useability
            6/10 for functionilty
            7/10 for looks

            overall 7/10

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            30.07.2010 19:26
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            The best phone ive ever had, would definately recommend this phone to anyone

            I've had the Nokia e72 for about 6 months now and I absolutely love it.
            My previous phone was a Nokia N95 which was stolen so I needed a new phone. I initially didn't like the N95 thinking it was really bulky, but needed a new phone because I had a Sony Ericsson w580i which was awful (all the buttons fell off after a few weeks) so my brother gave me his N95. I really liked the hi-tech Nokia N95 with loads of functions and the ability to download apps, the amazing camera and the ease of use of the phone. I never had to read the instructions I just knew how to use it straight away, it was a very user friendly phone. The same can be said for the e72.
            When choosing my new phone I was desperate to get a phone which did as much and was as easy to use as my N95, so the obvious choice was another Nokia. Lately everyone has Blackberrys and I loved how small they were and how stylish they looked. After looking at phones I came across the Nokia E72 and it really caught my eye because it had such a stylish look, similar to a blackberry, but it was a Nokia so would be similar to my N95. After looking at the Blackberrys in phone shops I wasn't really that impressed. They looked good and I loved the qwerty keyboard but the main feature seemed to be the emails which I wasn't that interested in, and I found them quite hard to get used to. The Nokia E72 had the option to link up your emails and receive them on your phone anyway. The only thing that kept bringing me back to Blackberrys was that everyone had one so I thought there must be something else attracting people to them.
            The Nokia E72 has everything a Blackberry has and more. The stylish look and the possibility to easily receive emails. While I feel that the Blackberry is more of a business phone I feel that the Nokia is aimed at much wider audience. It is suitable for people who have business related needs. The email function, easy to browse on the internet, Microsoft office is installed so you can view and create spreadsheets, powerpoints, word documents. There is an office item on the menu which means all business related things are together such as Microsoft Office, a calculator, converter, a multiscanner (which accurately scans text and business cards into the phone). You can also make notes, view Adobe PDF. There is also a font magnifier and an Intranet option, allowing you to link your phone up to an Intranet.
            As well as all these amazing business options the phone also has a lot of good media functions like an amazing camera (5MP with auto focus and flash), good memory, really clear sound when playing music, video camera. I love the centre square key, it's a touch roller ball so you can just scroll through things really easily. It did take me about a week to get used to it properly but now I'd hate to have a phone without it! It makes browsing so much easier. The internet is really fast and even on YouTube it only takes a few second to load up videos.
            This phone has so many functions, even after 6 months I feel like I haven't found out everything this phone does. My boyfriend said it does everything but clean your car, and I think he's pretty much right! It has a torch which is really bright it's definitely brighter than my real torch. There are so many little things that make this phone really different and a phone I will never get bored of because it is so much fun to use. For example, things like options to enabling you to turn off an alarm or silence a phone call by flipping the phone over. Also a search option allows you to search a word and it will search through the phone to find what you're looking for. I find this useful for finding information someone has text me without having to go through all my texts and finding the right texts.
            Like many smart phones, you can download thousands of applications for this phone. Because it's quite new there's not as many applications available for this phone compared to other phones, but a lot more have become available since I bought this phone, and loads are free. I've only downloaded applications which are free and I have things ranging from pulse measuring application to weather applications. The GPS on this phone works better than my actual sat nav, it is so accurate and really fast. The GPS also allows great apps that find out your location and then tell you local restaurants and events.
            There is also an option on this phone to switch home screens, so you can have a personal home screen and a business one. This allows different shortcuts on each home screen. I don't really use this because everything is easily accessible anyway and I feel it takes longer to switch home screens. This phone is so easy to use. I've never had to use the instructions and there are help options on the phone and also tips to help you make the most of all the functions.
            It's a gorgeous phone, I got the silver version and its so different to everyone else's phones. The back of the phone can also be used as a mirror which is handy for us girls! The phone seems to be scratch resistant as well because I've often chucked it in my bag with keys etc and I've dropped it a few times and its not got a single scratch on so far. It did come with a nice little phone case too but I don't really use this anymore, it also came with a screen cleaning cloth and headphones. It's very small and light phone.
            The only flaw I have to mention about this phone is that sometimes when I turn on the camera the phone restarts itself. This happened quite a few times in the first couple of weeks I had this phone but now happens very rarely.
            The battery life on this phone is amazing, it usually lasts about 5 days and I'm on the internet and using the phone an awful lot. If I don't go on the internet much the phone easily lasts a week. Copying files to my computer is also very easy and quick to do.

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              30.01.2010 16:56
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              Great phone overall. Recommend

              After having such an awful experience for ten months with the terrible Sony Ericsson C905 (it broke SIX times in ten months!), I switched mid-contract to the Nokia E72.

              I had a Nokia 3310 model around eight years ago but, since owning that model, I had two samsungs and then the eponymous C905. I decided to go back to Nokia as an iPhone wasn't an option and I didn't fancy a blackberry, Samsung or another Sony Ericsson. So an E72 it was and it has been a breath of fresh air.

              The size and thickness of the phone was an immediate attraction, as was the qwerty keyboard (qwerty is so easy to write! lol) Let me talk you through some of the advantages:

              1) The e-mail application. Basically you can link up your e-mail account to your front screen so you can access your e-mails in seconds. Genius. Maybe not that innovative with Blackberrys around a while now but coming from a Sony Ericsson it is a great app.

              2) QWERTY keyboard. Makes e-mailing and texting so much easier.

              3) Internet. Simple to use. My contract includes unlimited internet so I use it alot.

              4) Ease of use. Just extremely user friendly.

              5) Size. Not that thick and barely feels like you are carrying a phone!

              However, while I would recommend this phone to anyone, there are a couple of negative issues that I have to mention:

              1) The music application is flawed in my opinion. The sound into the headphones isn't great and the volume is poor. Not the best feature on the phone. This leads to the second problem - when using the music application, the phone sometimes goes off for ten to fifteen seconds and comes back on. Strange.

              Anyway, overall, I would recommend this phone to anyone. Having been burned by some other makes, I would stay Nokia forever now! (Although I am tempted by an iPhone lol!)

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                22.01.2010 18:26
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                Overall a Great little smartphone, with new smartphone technology unique to Nokia.

                The latest Nokia E-Series addition.
                The Nokia e72 is an S60 smartphone with a QWERTY keyboard. Wifi, GPS and a 5 mega pixel camera.
                It follows on from last years e71, an occupies a slightly higher position in Nokias range from the Budget e63 model. There are few suprises here.
                It features better software, a better camera and other useful apps.
                User control has been enhanced by an optical mouse tracker intergrated within the d-pad which makes scrolling and browsing a LOT easier.

                This is a 3.5G device with suports for highspeed downloads an uploads.
                Wifi is encluded and mobile connectivity is via stereo bluetooth or USB.

                The camera on the Nokia E72 is 5mp with auto focus and flash. Video is recoded at 640x480 at 15 frames per second which is extremely good compared to current smartphones on the market.
                It also includes a 3.5mm headphone jack supporting most MP3 earphones.

                The large battery provides up to 6 hours talk time on 3G and 12 hours on GSM. And standby time is up to 12 days now.

                The look is very sleek, slim and overall compact.

                Usefull for: Business users, texters.
                Not usefull for: Older users, Non texters or non internet users.

                Functionality: 9.2/10

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