Anonymous, 22 Jan 2011 Hi WeWillSeeHowNokiaGoe ,
Thanx for ur valuable information..as per ur suggestion I h... more"as U told "Newer isn't always better" so it does not sense to wait till mid February on the basis of rumor"
Well.. That's true, considering you will still have to wait a bit until the announced products hit resellers.
As per your criteria:
1) Executive look
I'd say E71 wins. Its casing is full metal. It'll be great if you can get a black E71, it looks a lot better.
E5 only has metal backplating, the rest of its body is reinforced plastic (it also looks slightly too colorful for that executive look).
2) Long Battery life especially Long Talk time
E5 lasts longer. In standby, it winds hands down. I think it's currently one of the best value (if not the best) in terms of speed-battery-price ratio.
Free from Soft. Hanging & other Software related troubles.
I can't say much about E5, since it's still too new. I'm guessing you'll still have problems because it's a Symbian v3 with new modifications to look more modern. They WILL release more updates in the future.
E71 has matured, I personally don't think they will release any more firmwares after the current one (if they are, it's most probably Ovi related, not system stability fix).
I can't remember when the last time my E71 froze.
There's also http://www.e71fanatics.com/ ,filled with a lot of useful tips & tricks get the most out of your device.
I didn't see any durability improvements from E71 to E5. I'm not sure about E5's plastic quality. It's tough, but I don't know how good it holds when you drop it. Some people E5's LCD screen is very easy to scratch.
I've dropped my E71 three times on tile floor and it still works fine without freezing. E71 has its own quirk tho. In a dusty environment, the dust can slip behind the LCD cover. If that happens, you'll need to open the casing and clean the inside. Instruction: http://www.geardiary.com/2008/11/02/nokia-e71-screen-a-little-dusty-diy-temporary-fix/
In terms of performance, E5 is a definite improvement over E71. Faster processor, more responsive, with longer battery life. It can handle a lot tasks.
If you're going to run a lot of apps simultaneously (Instant messaging, Music player. Social Networking) in your phone, E71 can be slow.
If component positioning in the phone matters to you, you would probably like E71 more. E5 has some weird component placement (power charging slot, antenna in the bottom of the casing, etc.)
howz the browsing of e71?is it faster than c6,and live video streaming is good or not?
Anonymous, 24 Jan 2011What firmware version do you have?...I've heard the recent version kind of faster but battery ... morehi if u want good battery backup First of all put off the Sms Alert Light see around the center tab..
I hope this will help to improve ur E71 battery life..
joseph raoof, 22 Jan 2011very good phone,,,but its battery kind of weak ?!?What firmware version do you have?...I've heard the recent version kind of faster but battery consuming(Overclocked?)...Mine is still 200.21.118 which can last at least 3 days under normal usage.
joseph raoof, 22 Jan 2011very good phone,,,but its battery kind of weak ?!?Hi, I've been using the e71 for 2 years now.
It's still one of the best phones around.
Power consumption is low and I usually recharge mine every 3 days (using pushmail, music and some browsing / tweeting).
my brother brought 19000 is this good black colour with 10 month warenty
guyz help me between e71 and c6,who among has smooth live video streaming and nice browsing..........
i have Nokia 1209,this mobile battery talk time very long , but this phone blackbeery future not avilable ,
WeWillSeeHowNokiaGoe, 22 Jan 2011Hi Vicky, it all depends on your needs.
If you're not in a hurry perhaps you may want to wait... more Hi WeWillSeeHowNokiaGoe ,
Thanx for ur valuable information..as per ur suggestion I have sorted out my need from a mobile is :
1) Executive look
2) Long Battery life especially Long Talk time
3) Free from Soft. Hanging & other Software related troubles.
& nothing else...
as U told "Newer isn't always better" so it does not sense to wait till mid February on the basis of rumor..
So PLZ tell me now What should I do...?
Once more time Thank You .... TC
Have u observed the Battery Backup in continuous talk time if yes plz tell how is the battery life...???
& in normal usage Battery Performance..?
Plz reply Thanx.....:P
Help me.... I have a question. If I skip a few firmware updates for my E71, when I upgrade to the newest firmware, doe's it include all the upgrades from previous updates?
im using a windows 7 laptop, um will i have a problem in transfering files from my laptop to celphone if i purchase this device?
the phone is okey but i want to know about the phone please someone help.
im confused with having this e71 , or that p500 , android running on froyo, and upgradable to gingerbread.. i like e71 too, but p500 is latest technology, and e71 is a product of 2008.. e71 is a litlle cheaper though, but we dont buy celphones everydday its like when we buy one, we can shed that extra buck for something better.. the wave
Vikas, 21 Jan 2011plz tell
Does E71 Hangs/switch off sometimes or frequently?
Can E71 has... moreI've had E71 for two years of heavy use now. I've only had it freezing once, and I can't even remember when.
Just make sure you have latest firmware by downloading and running the updater from here:
Regarding the "Switch" application, yes it does have it.
Vicky, 21 Jan 2011I m totally confused which one to buy E5 or E71...
good processor & RAM ,
5 M... moreHi Vicky, it all depends on your needs.
If you're not in a hurry perhaps you may want to wait until mid February. Nokia will supposedly announce E6-00 (rumoured to have similar form factor to E71/E72/E73/E5), perhaps that would be a better choice if you're looking for a more modern operating system looks/functionality.
If you must buy one soon, I would personally get E71. It's been out there for a while now, and its firmware has matured. The build quality is very good (more rugged than E5), and should last you two years without much wear and tear (it should still work fine as backup phone when you're getting the next phone after).
Yes, it's a bit outdated, but it's reliable and reasonably cheap. IMHO, since E71 and E5 are already outdated out of the box (because Nokia is going for Symbian^3/Meego phones now), you might as well get the one with more established track record.
Newer isn't always better. Perhaps you should make a top ten list of your most desirable criteria, sort them from "most needed feature" to "hey, that sounds cool!" and start from there?
Just my 2 cents.