I have been using E71 for the last two years and it was excellent. Now I purchased E5 a few days ago. It is, I would say, an ultimate phone in business phones. It has 256 MB RAM (E71 has 128 MB RAM. It has 600 MHz processor (E71 has 300 MHz processor). It has 3.5 mm headphone socket (E71 has 2.5 mm socket). It has 5 megapixel camera (though not excellent but so so). E71 has 3 megapixel camera.
Youtube videos do not hang (thanks to high RAM and processor speed) unlike E71 (on Wifi).
Music player is excellent on both E71 and E5.
Video player (Real player) is not upto the mark. Nokia must get rid of Real Player asap.
Battery life is good (thanks to a low 24 bit 256 K screen resolution). E71 has 16 million pixels which are very high (and eats battery life) as compared to E5 but the difference in quality is not visible.
Operating system (Symbian 9, V3) is excellent as always (better than so called andriod/linux/Bada etc.).
In Rs. 10,000/- it is an steal.
Moral: E71 owners must switchover to E5. Don't fall in advertisement/review traps of Blackberrys' and Apples'. These are worst phones in terms of phone features and value for money.
what is this 'FIXED FOCUS' camera??? how does it differ from 'AUTOFOCUS' camera??? and which one is better??? both my brothers have 5mp phones i.e. sony ericsson hazel and yari... so i also want to know that, is this phone's 5mp camera quality the same as sony ericsson's 5mp or less???
paradizeburning, 07 Feb 2011I think you are confusing with an update for nokia E52, if not could you please give your prod... moreWhere are you from? Updates depend on ur region. I'm from Nigeria. and i dn't have any updates. I checked about 6 hours ago. I used ovi, they adviced me not to use software updater.
I think the bluetooth sign stuff has to do with ur region. Or where the fone was manufactured. Not about being fake. Me, i'm from Africa (Nigeria) and i got the sign on mine. Try these two code *#92702689# or *#0000#. Especially the 1st one, it shows the life timer of the fone.
Stanley08, 06 Feb 2011Please should i upgrade to v051.018? Or does it have any fault?!I think you are confusing with an update for nokia E52, if not could you please give your product code to check it, coz my E5 latest software version is 042.007
if u aim for browsing, chatting, messaging & handling ur mail inbox efficiently without compromising battery life then i assure you that E5 will never let you down. having symbian os u can also access MS office feature which proves it to be a good bussiness phone as well. 5 mp camera with LED focus & decent music quality are its "additional" features which are definately upto the mark..
if you want business phone with a various reliable arrays of applications, then E5 will be the best choice.
bt if u "only" aim for music or camera then u could have better options in Nokia or samsung...
sachin, 05 Feb 2011u cannot turn off camera sound, but u can select the 4th sound frm settings. Its a small beep sound.Thank you sachin.
but do u know if there is any firmware update that can off the sound?
Why dont possible to contacts phone numbers from SIM Card to Phone Memmory?
Anonymous, 06 Feb 2011Hey.. But there is no bluetooth sign on 'sym' key even images shown on nokia's siteSearch Google images, there are some phones with the Bluetooth sign, whilst others do not. This confuses me as i know believe that there are some fake Nokia e5s going around, and maybe the ones people are experiencing problems with.
Stanley08, 06 Feb 2011I have been using this mobile for about Exactly three weeks now, has wonderful batt3 life, is ... moreHi Stanley08, You mentioned that one should buy handset having bluetooth symbol on the 'sym key. But the picures shown on gsmarena site do not have it. I am confused.
chirag, 05 Feb 2011hey guys...can we chat on facebook with e5?????plzz do reply as it is a main concern for meyes you can chat on facebook by installing nimbuzz to your handset, you can download nimbuzz from OVI.
Plz send me my phone is be hange when i video recording & playing song when call duration
Stanley08, 06 Feb 2011All i want to find out actually if there is any disadvantage when i upgrade to the latest soft... moreHey.. But there is no bluetooth sign on 'sym' key even images shown on nokia's site
It is a very gud phone with all features, i had use all his features and it can run 72 applications at a time and it also not hang.
All i want to find out actually if there is any disadvantage when i upgrade to the latest software version. Pls reply.
I have been using this mobile for about Exactly three weeks now, has wonderful batt3 life, is fast! Very fast! Does not hang! It is only the fake one dat hangs alot! Buy the one with the Bluetooth sign on the 'sym' key. Also press *#0000# or *#92702689# to confirm if it is original. These two codes must display things, if not, it's fake. I love my fone. If ur fone hangs too much, try this, turn it off, hold the U button, which has *, the green or send button and the Y button which has 3 on it then switch it on while holding all 4 buttons down until u see the location stuff. Tell smone else to help u if needed. Note that this wipes everything on the device memory and brings it back to how it was previously when u bought it. This is not similar to *#7370# cos dat only resets the settings. This one wipes everything on the device memory. Also, i think it might be smtyn u must have installed dat makes it hang. I'd advice u also install Netquin anti-virus 3.2 and Netquin Mobile Guard which is similar to Tune-up Utilities. Uninstall previous anti-virus software first. All i want to find out actually if there is any disadvantage if i upgrade to the latest software. Like my friend upgraded his N96 to a later software version and his Camera stopped working. Thank you.