does dis phone come with a basic zoom option
for photos. All other nokia phone has key
5,8 etc for zoom, but dis does not support
Anonymous, 16 Jan 2010How to destroy brand loyalty:The E72 January 12, 2010
By Geoff In SF "G" (San Fran... moreYou wrote a long review that is not very flattering, but at least you didn't say "It is teh awesome!" or "Buy it its teh best fone evar!".
I was planning seriously to get the E72, because of the upgrades over the E71 (600 MHz, 5 MP, 3.5 mm jack), but I've never seen a phone get so many contradicting reviews. Many say that it's really good and fast, but others like you and Rajesh bash it for bugging and other reasons.
I need to get a solid answer. I'm not going to try myself and get severely disappointed if it turned out to be crap.
Do these problems you mentioned occur with all E72 models or just the Chinese made ones? Are the problems present in the earlier batch of E72 meaning that they will be fixed in later batches?
Hii all.. i purchased my set 7 weeks back and i'm fully satisfied with it.. the only problem is backlight leaking from below the soft keys and the home key.. Now my question from new users of this phone is, does the problem still persists in their phone..
brynn, 16 Jan 2010control panel --profiles--silent--options--personalise---scroll to vibrating alert --select ON... morehey thx for those ans lol nw am hving issues with chat set up?? hw do i go abt it? i hve dwnlod it and then? wana use gtalk and stuff? it says msn aint available on e72 lol hw cum? :s and the temp ? i wnt the curent temp shwing on my ph ? hw do i do tht?
thx for those answers.
Anonymous, 16 Jan 2010does the qwerty light in dark ?bloody oath it does lol
Friends, I have hereby added a link where you will find specifications, a review and opinions of users of E72. I feel you should concentrate and read the opinions of various E72 users if you are in buying confusion if yes or no about E72. http://www.amazon.com/Nokia-Unlocked-Phone-Version-Warranty/dp/B002QEBM96
Good Luck to you all...
Well,i have been using this fone since a considerable period and i am quite happy with its performance.it is exactly the fone i would recommend for those people who is in need of a complete package.
Finally i would comment on this fone as ''the best non touchscreen by nokia that money can buy reasonably''.
So folks who are in search of a complete package in non touchscreen,NOKIA E72 is for u.
How could I restore the phone to its factory settings ?
I tried reloading the firmware, *7370# and all other known options, but it still does not really RETURN to factory settings, leaving things like GPRS/3G operator settings intact.
Any ideas ??
Vishal, 16 Jan 2010Used this phone good at first sight in all respects but restarting problem occured three times... moreOften these restarts are caused by memory card bug or corrupt file rather than the fone itself..Always use a freshly formatted card and format it in the device itself..Ive had so many problems with taking out the card from another fone and putting it straight in your new fone especially if it anothe operating system..
Anonymous, 16 Jan 2010does the qwerty light in dark ?Yep its lights up but depends on the light sensor in bright lights,,for example you can see the qwerty in light so no need to waste battery lighting up qwerty..Sometimes if the light sensor is in light and your in darker area it may not light up..
I can understand some little bits of symbian been buggy but build quality is solid,,if i hit my headwith it sideways it would really hurt or knock you out..The torch function is much better than xperia or k770i is really bright and the manual warns you not to shine it directly into peoples faces,,animals come to that.
HAS anyone tried VLINGO yet it guides you thru the setting up procedure and along with the built in synthesiser i am astounded at how much voice recognition has come along..Also shozu or another foto uploader were trying to charge me forthe app so ended up using snaptu for free..Using e52 for main fone till ive got e72 set up theirs so much in this device it does the lot..
narciz2004, 16 Jan 2010Hello .Plz help me !
My WLAN on E72 is always ON. Always in home screen appear " SEARCH ... moremenu--settings--connection--wireless lan--show WLAN availability --set to never ..
IF that fails then an app is using wlan i would suspect to access web..
IF you go on web and choose your connection as wlan THEN it overides that you switched it off in main menu and lets you connect..When you have finished doing what you were doing on web be sure to EXIT web else it will just stay connected ad infinitum or till battery runs out..These devices use computer technologyu employing RAM caches and procceesor and also therefore you have to exit all apps like on a computer else they run in the background using batterry and raw proceesing power and RAM..Press the house key on e-series device for a few second to show all running apps..
kevin, 16 Jan 2010can someone help me with the vibration ??? its not vibrating when the ph is on silent mode?? N... morecontrol panel --profiles--silent--options--personalise---scroll to vibrating alert --select ON..
My battery lasts about 2.5 days using 20mins phones calls 20 txts sent recived per day..tele watching plus web browsing in 3.5g and music playback..I estimate battery as double the power of my now sold n86..Also times stated by any firm are absolute maximums under good signal low backlight and so on..Under heavy use watching tele on hsdpa and screen full brightness and volume on 80% the battery gets warm which is natural and the stainless stell back acts as a goos heatsink..Its in the manual that 3g video calls can cause the device to warm up,,it also means your sucking up the battery..
Hello .Plz help me !
My WLAN on E72 is always ON. Always in home screen appear " SEARCH WLAN" after i turn off in the menu .
Anonymous, 16 Jan 2010no such thing as tap-for-time :( tap-for-time can be activated on e72 by pressing the center key when the phone is key locked, it displays time and other phone status.
always check before posting....
Used this phone good at first sight in all respects but restarting problem occured three times and restarted itself twice on pc connection did everything to adjust but no result so sold it back for which i waited so long after two days in exchange for E 71
i'm satisfied with this phone. just i'm not quite used to that "sensitive" middle button - i slide it instead of pushing. maybe it makes sence for some people but i find it completely rubish - why do you need small "touch" slide button when you have normal buttons around it. also accelerometer doesn't turn the screen view - i didn't manage to find even settings for it yet accelerometer exits and quite useful - let's say you can snooze your alarm by turning over your phone. as symbian phone this one is really fast. if i had to rate it i would give 8 from 10.
How to destroy brand loyalty:The E72 January 12, 2010
By Geoff In SF "G" (San Francisco) -
I hope Nokia pays a harsh price for what it has done.
This phone should never have been released to the public. In fact, seeing as what the E71 was, this phone should never have been built. It reeks of cost cutting and business manager interference, where some moron MBA decided they knew what was the best way to bring this phone to market. This is the kind of phone that is a brand killer for any serious user, or any of the long-time Nokia users who know what the brand is supposed to stand for. This isnt one of the crappy little $20 phones they build for verizon because they have to. It's $400, top of the line, supposedly. And it's awful. A disgrace, so let me fill you in on why.
First a few things, just so you know where Im coming from :
1) Ive been a Nokia user for over a decade. Owned probably close to ten different phones. Always eagerly awaited the next one. I know the symbian s60 system pretty well, so my points below aren't coming from someone who doesn't yet understand the phone.
2) My last phone was the E72, which Ive had since it was released. If you are an E71 user, and love that phone like I do, and were just hoping for a few tweaks to make it even better, well, you are going to be immensely disappointed with the E72.
3) If you know nothing of the E71, (or even the E51, or E63) you should still read this, because even if that phone did not exist, the E72 in and of itself is a disaster.
With that, I say : welcome to disappointment centrale! Wow.
This phone ,the E72, unlocked US version, is like a distant [...] cousin or something to the E71. It sort of looks like the E71, but crappier. Right out of the box, feels crappier. Cheaper. You almost know it's made in china before you look at the box and confirm the "telefono hecho en China" (like they thought they could disguise it by writing it in Spanish. Morons.
Let's talk build quality :
So I thought, maybe it feels light and cheaply made because of the plastic, or because the battery isnt in yet. Maybe, right. Well, go to put the battery in - ick, here starts the bad experience with the phone. A flimsy little plastic tab that doesnt really release the battery cover properly. Plus they changed the neat design on the back of the E71 to something boring. And of course, as many have noticed, the back cover does not seat tightly. Yes, it's easier to open than the E71, but with the E71, you NEVER thought that one day the back cover would fail. And it didnt jiggle around. (Yes, this review is going downhill fast.) And the battery life isn't nearly as long as the E71.
Next up, when you look at the back of the phone, you notice this THING jutting out. Ohhh, the camera, which is still only marginally better than the E71 (wont replace your canon, sorry), but now annoyingly bulbous and in the way. Why?
On the side of the phone, the E71 had nice rubbery covers for the usb and memory card - this one, hard plastic, with the motorola style attachment that you can already see coming off months before it finally does. For those like me who want to use this as a modem via usb, but also put it in your pocket...ahh, yes, wait til that breaks off, then gets gunked up with pocket lint. Joy! But even better, try to open these things. You either have to have long fingernails, or use some sort of device to pry it open. Great. This pretty much assures you that you'll drop the phone one day trying to open up the usb tab.
Speaker - incredibly tinny versus the E71. I'm embarrassed by the audio on this thing now. Sad. And they removed many of the really good audio clips, tones, etc, that were on the E71, and replaced them with garbage.
Plug for earphones (headset) - go ahead and try it, then look at what you've done. Yup the plug seats at an angle, which just looks bad. Yes the top of the phone is sloped, but that doesn't mean the jack should go off at an angle.
Four way key - very unpleasant to use (more below on this) - when you click it to the right, it sticks a bit, so if you next go to click to the left, it first clicks to get unstuck, then you can move left. Ridiculous. The center button, complete mush. No click sensation, just a mushy "I think I pushed it in" effect. Horrid. I can only hope that mine is defective, because this is completely unacceptable. But the sharp edge on the thing is by design. And it's awful to use. Did someone think that if they made the edge sharp, they'd force people to use the center optical scroll button?
Main menu keys. This is probably more the fault of a stupid engineer, rather than an MBA. But who knows....on the E71, the four main keys are just that, four individual main keys. On the E71, they aren't Perhaps it was for visual effect, but the key surfaces are all integrated, melding into a short stumpy capital "I" shape. And when you push one of them, like you often do with Nokia's operating system, you get a soft mushy response. No click. The bottom two have slightly more of a click feel, but the top two are mostly mush. FAIL.
Now, granted the build quality is horrible compared to the E71, but the software, adios mios...the software.
Business phone, right? Yup. E series. Enterprise. Well, this phone will put you out of business if you rely on it. In fact, you just cant rely on it.
Email - with E71, you had two options, with your gmail and yahoo type accounts easily set up and very functional through Nokia Messaging. And your pop mail for work, like I have, could go through the other email system on the phone. Both worked fine, although the mail settings for the pop mail were not actually push, but rather every 5 minutes that it would check, so, no instantaneous email. With the e72, all the mail is routed through nokia messaging. That would actually be great, except one big thing. IT DOESNT WORK most of the time. Even when it does work, there is no option to view mail in HTML. Every single forking email you have to click once to open, then click again to view as HTML. And when you do so, what happens? Every email typically takes 10 to 30 seconds to load, if it loads at all. Disaster, unusable in its current form. Sometimes, when you open the program, and try to delete out your emails...they disappear with the (x) delete key on the side. Sometimes, they dont. Other times, a message that youve already viewed, try to open it again, nothing. NOT READY FOR PRIMETIME.
Optical keypad - had to turn it off after a few days. Here is the problem...no matter how fast or slow or hard or soft you move your thumb across the area, it moves one item. This is NOT the functionality that makes a scrollball/trackball useful. Therefore, it serves almost no purpose. The only reason it is at all useful is that they redesigned the 4way pad around the optical key, with nice sharp edges, and made it really stiff too, so if you have to use it a lot, like I do, eventually it digs into your thumb and is quite annoying. FAIL.
Web browsing - faster in terms of processing a page, and faster for scrolling around. But for some reason, many many times you click on the browser and it just sits, lifeless. You close it, start again, even when it says a decent signal with 3G. Nothing. Most of the time its unusable. Other times, you click on your bookmark...it starts going, then sure enough - invalid server name. Other times, you go to bookmark manager, and sometimes the bookmarks work, and other times, you click on them, and nothing. Plus, the menu items for additional browser menus are screwed up. You use the close button to close one of the window tabs, as you would on the E71, sometimes it closes that window, other times, it closes the whole web browser program and you have to start over. Added skyfire as a workaround, same problem with connectivity. Does not seem to want to pick up the ATT internet signal. FAIL.
Now yes, many of these software issues will likely be resolved with a new firmware update. But when? If a person buys this phone, is already up and running with the E71, and thinks they are going to have a working phone, they are out of luck, so they are stuck with two phones. One, they just bought, but they cant use it because it's totally screwed up. And this is for the lucky people who have a phone with a build quality that, while cheap, isn't defective. I, on the other hand, am going to have to send mine back, because the fourway key is clearly screwy. But do you REALLY think I want to roll the dice with this phone again, given the potential for just receiving another phone with a different set of issues? No, I dont.
This company can't be admonished enough for what they have done with this phone. Please please please, DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE. If you want to go down this road with Nokia, get the E71. The E72 should be discontinued, and we should all get refunds for this turd.