I forgot to mention that since its a symbian, dont forget to reboot daily to prevent strange issues, like voice echo during calling.
And another thing is that if you delete files using your pc in file transfer mode, the media player might stop working properly (it cant refresh the actual file list on the phone), again reboot is the solution :(
I had an issue that i couldnt copy a movie (actually any larger file like 300 mb) to the phone, it gave the message that i need to remove write protection from the memory card no matter how i tried. Then using ovi for transfering (it was converting the video again, though it was converted already :( ) resolved this problem, and since that, copying is working again, but i really dont like to spend time with solving issues like that :(
And im missing to see the exact battery life, how hard is it to show that in phone settings or elsewhere? Why i need to download a separate application for that?
For saying something good multitasking is working great. And audio quality seems a lot better than on my k750, and the default earphone is good too, i always had problems with this type of earphones falling from my ears, but this one is sitting tight.
Also i want to thank gsmarena for delivering this great site and excellent phone reviews, i browsed this site a lot in the last months searching for a phone that will suite my needs, because this site was the best source for phone reviews, details, and comparison.
Im using this phone for one week now, was really looking forward to it, and its a good phone but its not as great as the specifications would suggest.
The ovi suite (for pc connection) is very odschool. I mean like windows 98 oldschool, and for the behaviour, not the looks. Its very prissy, prepare for a lot of program restarts and phone reconnects. Handling the maps will require half of your day, if you dont wanna use all maps and u wanna free up some space on the memory card. With all maps loaded it took 3 gb of the 4 gb available. My country map (hungary) is like 60 mb, voice navigation is 5 mb so i could free up plenty of space. But you cant just delete the maps u dont need, u need to delete all, and download again the ones u need, and it will take ages. Yeah right wtf. But at least the maps are free. For transferring videos and pictures total commander or any file manager is more useful.
The camera would be ok if the autofocus would work properly, but it doesnt. I was looking for an up to date phone in every aspect, but e72 is short on this, its hard to make decent pictures if the light conditions are not perfect, the autofocus just cant do its job and there is no manual focus setting. My sony k750 was a lot better in this, its a big disappointment for me when comparing with the price tag. Prepare for a load of unsharp pictures in your gallery.
The video recording is ok, if the light conditions are ideal, and there is not much moving around, since the phone and the 15 fps cant keep up with that. At least its always at hand for recording, and its ok for watching on the pc also because of the vga size.
For watching movies (even with subtitles), playing songs, browsing the pictures i had no problem, im satisfied. I was afraid of the screen size before buying, but its fine for me, its useful outside too even in sunshine. You need to take some time though converting the videos to mp4 and for the screen size (total video converter is doing a good job on that).
Internet is uhm ... there is a problem with keeping the signal. If the signal is week, as it is for me at work, a lot of times opera mini is not working, i need to go back at the main screen, waiting for finding again the signal, switching back to opera and continue browsing (same with nimbuzz). Way too many times. I had no such problem with the k750 at the same conditions. Except that its fine for me, using gprs connection and opera mini is a good combination. For desktop (multimedia) experience u need wifi connection, for reading the news, or forums gprs is fine too.
Importing contacts from my sim card (previously saved with sony k750) made the contacts appear more times with different phone numbers, if you need to rearrange and retype its a pain in the ass, but only a one time job, and u can do it on the pc too.
The keyboard is good, found it small first, but can get used to it, doing a great job (except that i need to use the alternative buttons a lot if i wanna type in hungarian, cuz some characters dont have their own buttons like é á ű ő etc.
The leather case is not so good, i will need to buy another one, because its hard to take out the phone, easy to push a lot of buttons accidentally while doing so, and its not protecting it while using the phone. A flip top case is a better choice, like the brando leather case. With the same effort they could have put a useful case in the box :(
Holding the phone for long time is not comfortable, because of its width, and handling (like typing) with one hand is not secure there is a chance for dropping.
The touch pad i liked after my k750s joystick its a much better solution, and for browsing, page scrolling u have the direction keys.
The gps is doing its job, even has signal for me indoors, but the maps are nothing great, again its 2010, check out igo for modern solutions in navigation (at least their hungarian maps are great).
Battery life is very good even with heavy using as i do, its lasting for 2 days. Its more than enough for getting you through the day without charging.
Push email is great if u have a data plan, setting up and using was no problem. Thats another very oldschool aspect though to set up the internet usage for every program separate, could be more user friendly, with settings in 1 place, not hidden in different menus. Wouldnt trust my mom for setting it up. So emailing (with gmail) is ok for me, im not a heavy user in that aspect though.
Sorry for the shattered oppinion pieces, i just wrote the issues as they came in my mind, but i think u can get the picture. Nokie e72 is a good phone, well built, i didnt regret buying it, but its far from perfect, and nokia really needs some good programmers, and software designers cuz they will be out of business if they cant keep up. And fix the autofocus dammit!
guys please dont go for it as its picture quality is very bad and sound quality is pathetic, sometimes it takes 2 to 3 seconds to go back screen.
stop buyng chines fones.e72 have 5mpx camera and its very good.
my photogrphs got deleted automatically..n nw i cannot find dem..any way in wich i cud revive dem?????
my e 72 sometimes rebooting automatically! and the space button is not working properly! helllll! but when i reboot, the button works fine again!
if any one facing this prob or know the solution pleeease help....
this phone is very good from every pont of view ,since i am a member of fms delhi university so this is very useful like small laptop.
How can we solve the problem of push email that cannot work properly ? Please advise
5MP means you can print large photos out of it, it doesn't exactly means excellent photo quality, it will depend on the lens of the camera phone. This phone is not made as a camera phone this is a business phone, try to look for a phone that suits your needs instead of bubbling your mouth.
had the same problem after updating the software of my e72.my battery only last half a day.i took it back to carphone warehouse and they said you cannot put back the original software so in the end i sold the phone.i will never buy nokia again.dave was right about what he said.nokia sucks!
Hello can any give a clear view of this phone. Do we need to buy this r else leave it.
Wasting a huge amount money over this phone is worth.
It has all the functionality. But lot of problem raised here.
Give me a idea .... broo's
are you guys having problems syncing e72 with pc suite and ovi suite? i've been trying all night can't get it to sync. the connection setting is already in pc suite
any tips will be appreciated thanks in advance!
nothing problem with black E72. dont ever say its unlucky color. its your unlucky phone i think. may be there is something wrong during your updating process. latest firmware enhanced the performance dan prolonge the battery life.
Im using e72 black with latest firmware 031.023. nothing prob at all...may be its ur luck. better u go to nokia centre and claim the problem to them to solve.
Its lovely option for the users fed up of touch screen. Its user friendly and looks good. The best part of this handset is battery and camera.
dave, 17 Jul 2010if you have the black nokia e72 do not update the phones software with that new big update via... moreRubbish! I have the black E72, with the latest update and its fine. Maybe try updating it again