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The Nokia E75 has the same features one would expect from the eSeries: an impressive file management system, a sleek, professional design and good connectivity capabilities. In addition, the sliding side combined with the QWERTY keyboard make texting even easider.
In terms of design, it is slightly larger and heavier than the e71, which could be an issue for some. Personally, I prefer it, mostly because of the slightly larger screen and larger buttons (though I'm finding some of the top buttons on the side keyboard still difficult to hit). The design of the front of the phone is fairly basic and could definitely be improved on.
The menu is pretty much identical to that of the e71, right down to the option from switching between a "business" and "leisure" menu, though the responsiveness seems much better and it doesn't tend to glitch as much. The office applications remain the main draw, though I admit I haven't used features like the wireless keyboard to make a comment on their practicality. The main flaw I see is the screen still beeing to small to use apps like the .pdf reader and MS Office without excessive scrolling.
The phone book has limitless contacts and enhanced search functions. Not only does the new design make messaging quicker and faster, but the phone can now sync with your e-mail accounts making e-mailing a lot simpler.
The built-in camera of this phone is decidedly unimpressive, both in terms of picture quality (at a mere 3.2 megapixels) and in terms of shutter speed. I guess it's good for a spontaneous pic, but I'm not giving up my digital camera yet.
The multimedia features are impressive and include flash player and realplayer, though you will need to expand the phone's memory (it's internal memory is 50 MB) if you intend to use any of it.
Other apps of note in this phone are Facebook ,Youtube , pocasting and GPS.
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The Nokia E75 is a messanging smartphone with a slide out QWERTY keyboard. Designed for people who want a full sized keypad as found on the E90, but who don't want to carry round a brick.
The Nokia E75 could be seen as the real successor to the Nokia 9300i. One immeadiate compromise here is the size of the screen, which is a fairly standard 2.4 inch 240 x 320 pixel panel. This really makes a large difference when web browsing.
But really the key targe audience for the E75 is email users. Nokia has added a number of features to enable the E75 to enable it to access all types of email.
The E75 also allows you to have 2 customisable homescreens, one for business and one for personal. Of course you can have any homescreen of your choice.
There is a media player, FM radio, a standard 3.5mm headphone socket and Ovi intergration for file sharing.
On the back is a fairly standard 3.2 mega pixel camera capable of VGA resolution video recording. The E75 comes with GPS and Nokia Maps pre-installed, Although it works with Google Maps if you prefer.
This is a quadband GSM phone with triband UMTSWCDMA support depending on reigon.
The Nokia E75 also has wifi, stereo bluetooth, USB 2.0 connection, and microSD expandable memory.
It weighs about 140 grams and therefore on the heavy side, but personally I like a mobile with a good phone, It makes it feel less cheap in my opinion.
COLOURS INCLUDE: Black, red and copper.
Everyday carry (EDC) REVIEW:
Firstly, I would like to point out that this phone is extremely eye pleasing, if you have ever seen a detailed picture of it you will know it is extremely good looking. And that is the case with the design. It has a good weight as I meantioned above, and does feel extremely well made. No creaky plastics as you find on some phones, although this model does have a metal backing, whcih is rare for phones that use anf FM transmitter.
It was extremely capable of doing what I needeed it to. Internet browsing was a breeze, and I like the fact that you have physical keys. Sometimes when using a touchscreen it becoms frustrating as many touchscreens tend to become glitchy after a few months. Well that my experience anyway.
I am also very pleased with the battery life. I only used the phone for 5 days and so can not give you a break down of standby time but using this phone daily for about an hour or 2, You prbably needen't charge it more than twice in a week.
Its the type of phone that you either have a use for it, or you don't.
I personally would recommend it for; Internet users, texters, business people, people who use email.
It certainly worked with no problems for me.
Thankyou for reading my review. Please email me if you need to know any more.
Nokia's E75 is a continuation of the popular E-series and yet another addition to the smartphone market which is fast becoming swamped. At least big name branding and a proven track record propped up the phone pre-release. Smartphones tend to be aimed at business users so it's no surprise the E75 weighs in with some big features.
The E75 is a nice looking handset but wouldn't be complimented on being classically beautiful like some of the uber priced models. It comes in a choice of three colours though I'm reviewing the black one. It is a fairly standard size for a smartphone and packs an alpha-numeric kepad with a navi button and some quick access hotkeys for features such as email. The functionality is augmented by the presence of a slide out QWERTY keyboard though this doesn't make the phone overly large.
Series 60 3.1, Symbian 9.3 SmartPhone 3.2mp camera w autofocus, LED flash and 8x zoom
Video capture (640 x 480 pixels / up to 30 fps)
Front camera for video calls (176 x 144 pixels / up to 15 fps)
TFT, 16 million colours, 240 x 320 pixels (2.4 inches)
Audio (MP3, WMA, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+ formats)
MP3 ringtones / video ringtones
SMS, MMS, email (IMAP4, Mail for Exchange, POP3 and SMTP protocols), Instant messaging with Presence-enhanced contacts
Viewer for Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel
Symbian and Java� MIDP 2.0 applications
Integrated A-GPS with Nokia Maps application
Internet: XHTML web browser, WAP, GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA 3.6 Mbps
WLAN 802.11b/g, Bluetooth 2.0 with EDR, USB 2.0,
3.5 mm headphone jack
50 Mb plus support for microSD cards (up to 16 Gbytes)
Quad-band EGSM 850/900/1800/1900, WCDMA 900/1900/2100
112 x 50 x 14 mm
Talktime: 4.3 hours (3G) - 5.3 hours (2G)
Battery standby: 270 hours (130 hours using WLAN)
In The Hand:
Nokia have carried on their long tradition of using the Symbian operating system having acquired the company in 2008. To be fair it has always been preferential to the various stable releases of Windows mobile, though the word stable was sometimes in question.
Typically its a fairly standard user interface at which Nokia seem to excel at making intuitive throughout their range of phones. There is an office suite which is Microsoft compliant though time will tell if there are any conflicts when crossing platforms or formats. File management is easy to use and also supports ZIP files which is nice. PDF support is an absolute given on a smartphone. The inclusion of secure encryption for the phone and the removable storage is an excellent feature.
Web connectivity is handled by the usual protocols though you really want to use the wi-fi for a fuller experience. HSDPA will suffice but I often find network signal strength to be too unpredictable despite their claims of 99% coverage. HTML and XHTML are both supported to feature rich and dynamic web content and it is nicely presented on the display which has depth of colour and clarity. The size of the screen is more than usable though some may question the lack of touch feedback. Backed up by support for a 16gb memory card there is a lot of potential for media and office data storage.
There is A-GPS and the excellent Nokia maps is included though you don't get turn by turn direction with Nokia's software. This could be addressed at a later date though I suspect it will be hacked before then.
The camera is a fairly bog standard affair at 3.2mp but it does have nice flash and a digital zoom. It is capable of taking a good picture with good ambient light. The video capture is of a good quality, certainly for swapping over the net or uploading to social networking sites.
Audio wise the sound of digital music is pretty good on the standard Nokia headset. Obviously this is all down to formats and compressions ratios but the inclusion of a 3.5mm jack means you can plug in some high end buds for top notch clarity and rich tones.
Typical quality smartphone in what is an intensely competitve market. It holds it's own very well but can't quite hang with some of the HTC models and the like. Still, it is undoubtedly an excellent phone which deserves a least a second look before you invest.