Got an E71 on Vodafone here in the UK. After a heavy days useage, here is one question/complaint and then some comments: a) Incoming calls sound muffled, and those I talk to say I sound muffled too. Anyone else notice this? b) Built quality freat - very heavy infact. c) Zipping around the phone is nice - it is zippy. :-) d) The interface is visually antiquated, way behind the slick and well conceived Sony Ericsson look. Even my prior SE K800i of two years is better. e) Huge waste of space in the interface. IE, menu items for turning items ON or OFF are way to large and have large gaps meaning more scrolling up and down. (Same with all Nokia Series 60 phones, inc N95 series.) f) Sound quality from the radio using headphones is nothing on my N95 8G. Radio not as senstitive as N95. g) Calendar is pretty good (my second top use of the phone.) h) Email integration is good - although checking Gmail is unreliable, unlike Yahoo. i) Camera is not too bad really. No purple on my pics, but a bit noisy in the dark areas. (Not as good as the N95, but we knew that already.) j) Key backlight does not light up unless it is really dark, which is annoying. I will see if there is a way to make the backlighting stay on all the time. k) The web browser is excellent, easily the best of any phone I have ever used. Very fast and renders the pages very well. Better than the iPhone in my opinion as you don't need to waste time zooming in and out all the time. Playing YouTube videos looks great! l) Small screen and therefore, font size, does strain the eyes a bit. Now I know what it is like to be a Blackberry users! But the E71 is way more stylish and versatile. Chosen over an iPhone by the way. If the iPhone has a 3MP (or greater) auto focus camera, better battery life, stereo bluetooth, a removable battery and was available on Vodafone, I would have got one, no matter the ineffective touch screen keyboard. Phew!
We conducted our traditional speakerphone test with Nokia E71. Here is how it ranked among a few of the other handsets we have tested. You can find information on the actual testing process, along with the full list of tested devices here.
Speakerphone test Voice, dB Pink noise/ Music, dB Ringing phone, dB Overal score
Nokia N82 70.2 61.2 65.9 Below Average
Nokia E51 67.0 65.7 71.2 Average
Nokia E71 68.0 66.5 76.2 Good
Sony Ericsson W960 72.3 73.5 76.7 Very Good
Samsung i620 75.7 73.6 76.7 Excellent
Hey ppl I am coming here from the E61i forum :D and I have a vital question for you owners of the E71 (for I want to make it my new phone).....
DID THEY IMPROVE THE SPEAKERS? cause when I am in a crowded place I cannot here a thing in my E61i...so I am really interested in the E71's speakers quality ..REALLY interested....thanks in advance guys
thanks e71 user didnt think to use video for texts...to guest i have original memory card that came with e71 unformatted but when i put it back in the fone the scanner isnt there which is strange cos i used it when i first got the fone....
im using my E71 but then when there's a lot of msg coming and my apps get busy, i can't use my menu
i bought my E71 but after few days my menu is hanging when im using many apps or when my msgs getting how can i solve this thing???
I have been very keen on buying E71. But i need the version that can support both English and simplified Chinese. Anyone owns E71 with simplified Chinese language supported? Where can i get it?
I use the E65 onto which i have installed Blackberry. does anyone know if i am going to be able to install BB on E71? also have problems viewing PPS, JPEG and PDF on my E65, does anyone havea solution?
Hey you guys, i got this from Nokia E71 Blog For Fanatics website, this is to fix the error message when you install themes.
Menu > Installations > App. Mgr. > Options > Software Installation > All.
after changing the setting try installing the your themes
Anonymous, 20 Aug 2008Okay! And Can we edit office documents with E66?
No, the bundled Office app that comes with the E66 only lets you open the documents.
If you want to edit them, you'll have to buy the Office app for that mobile.
Can the PC Suite for this phone sync Outlook recurring appointments properly?
Nokia PC Suite 6.84 can't do it and screws up the appointments in Outlook if you do a bi-directional sync.
all e71 original apps u can find here
Anonymous, 20 Aug 2008yes u canOkay! And Can we edit office documents with E66?
Simon, its set to your ring tone for message, the screensaver will light up, try using miniature or venture video that comes with E71
No reply to yesterday query. so agin asking........I formatted my memory card as i was not aware that in case of E71, many applications are available in the Memory card and not in the phone memory. hence my all applications in the memory card are now not there. how to get back these? I am interested only in "Multiscanner" software as other softwares are available in Nokia site except this "Multiscanner". please help....
please help me! ... how I can connect a ftp server with my e71? thank you!
Anonymous, 19 Aug 2008What's with E71's 2D user interface?is nokia goin backward with the technology or are they new... moreim completely with u on this one. it still mind boggles me also but i think in the near future sum1 will come up with a new app for a 3d ui preferably the regular nokia one
Anonymous, 19 Aug 2008Can we edit office documents in E71?yes u can