Nokia E75 review: Business on the slide

GSMArena team, 16 April 2009.
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FM radio is also available

The Nokia E75 sports stereo FM radio with RDS. Controlled with the same application as in other FP2 phones, it has several new settings over the E71 but, as you might have guessed, hardly anything revolutionary.

Upon starting, the app asks you where you are located in order to set up the proper frequencies for your area.

The FM radio can automatically scan and save the available stations in your area. Scanning for alternative frequencies when traveling can also be set to automatic.

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The FM radio app

If internet connection is available you can also enjoy internet radio through the shortcut available in the radio application home screen.

Audio quality

The Nokia E75 has much better audio quality than the E71. It has improved in almost every aspect with the noise level and dynamic range particularly impressive.

The frequency response is also pretty decent, being a good match for the Apple's 2nd generation iPod Touch for almost the whole range. The weak spots in the audio performance of the E75 are the stereo crosstalk and the intermodulation distortion. Here are the results so you can see for yourselves.

TestFrequency responseNoise levelDynamic rangeTHDIMD + NoiseStereo crosstalk
Nokia E75+0.11, -0.91-91.691.40.0120.462-73.3
Nokia E63+2.63, -2.38-75.075.30.0180.102-74.9
Nokia E71+0.74, -1.26-74.574.70.0160.097-75.8
Nokia E66+0.74, -0.84-72.372.50.0210.102-72.9
Nokia N78+0.30, -1.59-76.176.10.0140.548-72.7
Nokia N81+0.39, -1.13-86.695.80.0410.040-69.9
Samsung i550+0.74, -0.76-90.886.90.0024 0.033-89.1
Sony Ericsson W980+0.31, -1.25-86.089.40.037 0.828-86.3

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Nokia E75 vs Apple iPod Touch 2G frequency response graphs

You can find more info about the testing process here.

Image gallery - nice and simple

The gallery of the Nokia E75 doesn't have the rotating 3D view we are used to seeing in the Nseries but it's still fairly decent.

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The image gallery on Nokia E75

There are no changes between the gallery here and the one on the E71 - you can easily browse images and zoom in up to 8x. Overall, picture browsing and zooming is fast and even comparably large files are unlikely to bother you too much.

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Looking at a single picture

We have seen a couple of Nokia handsets do even better but the E75 does just fine, and it's important to remember that it's not really meant to be a multimedia powerhouse.

The gallery file-management features are pretty extensive too, and even includes sending multiple files at a time.

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