I had a Nokia e71 for about a year.
In the end although stylish in looks and satnav worked great I felt the camera/video camera resolution could have been better.
I also struggled to load web pages in realisitic time spans or the by the time
the page was downloading I had web time out issues which meant having to start again. In addition the loading revisiting web pages looked at recently was difficult as I had rto re-load from scratch time and again.
I.E. not able to reconnecxt to web page just recently looked unnlike the Blackberry curve.
Overall its a great little device but the new one needs a tangibly faster and more powerful processor and some tweaking of the features to improve the performance and reliability`. After all when you buy a box of choclates the least one could expect is something delicious inside and thats assuming there is anything inside there at all - Not sure if i will get the E62 or 3GS I-phone as this also needs a bettger processor to cope with ever larger more demanding files and applications - Sweet - The Iceman.
You are right Ness
The E71 is still worth buying.
You'll see a lot of "not so old" cellphones on this site marked 'discontinued' which is a sad thing since some of these phones are pretty darn good.
Some people won't agree because why buy an older version of a device when a new one is available right? :)
I'll try to define the people who should (in my opinion) take the E71:
- people who sms/mms/email/chat a lot
- people who arent bothered with silly comments (e.g. zomg you bought the e72? U R so Lame, E72 is new = better = u suck)
there will always be people like that ^^
- people that just dont care about the trackpad (Compared to the BB8520 the trackpad is in my opinion just to slow, and I also think Nokia should have either gone with the keys or trackpad, not both)
- people who arent interested in the cam
- people who dont spend that much time in the bus/train/plane (3.5" jack)
What you should know Ness, is that webbrowsing on the E71 will be a let down for you. I had a touchscreen phone for a while and went back to my C902. The first few days sucked so hard since the screen difference is something you can get attached on very quickly :).
New review (english) on The Register:
Lolz, 25 Nov 2009Hey Ness,
Dont you think the E71 will drop in price when the E72 is fully launched worldwide?I hope so too! as U say the E72 is still not worlwide available! so maybe the E71's price may drop a bit more!
any way a pricce of 250 euro is not much for a phone like E71 is! again I'm saying a White color has better and nicer steel design than Black one. Just google down picctures and U'll notice this.
Anonymous, 23 Nov 2009hi guys, any one can help me to insert dollar sign ($) using e72 ,, pleasehi, there! just press the 3rd key on the left corner with the bluetooth/sym showing and you will see all the punctuation marks and other signs...hope this helps...
Ness, 25 Nov 2009Hi Juzels,
I'm seriously thinkin to sell/change my iPhone 3G. and the only thing that I wan... moreHey Ness,
Dont you think the E71 will drop in price when the E72 is fully launched worldwide?
Juzels, 25 Nov 2009to anonymous
Of course, your right about the quality. But i'd hate to see people buy a gsm ... moreHi Juzels,
I'm seriously thinkin to sell/change my iPhone 3G. and the only thing that I want QWERTY keyboard phone. But I also want a good quality pics. so I think it will be better idea to buy a 12 mpix. or 8 mpix. camera and Nokia E71 (white my fav.) in stead buying E72 with 5 mp. cam. that will not satisfy me at all with pic quality!
Also It's important for me a Wi-Fi cuz it is so useful, I saw this with my iPhone. But iPhone 3G lacks a lot of thing, like Bluetooth transfer, not-easy for sms-ing,so bad camera even no Video Recorder! etc etc!
So Nokia E71 now has a retail price of 250 Euro and a good camera will cost me something like 200 euro, this is a price of E72! so it is WORTH buying E71 and a Perfect Camera!
Also built quality of E71 especially White one is far better than any competitor, including E72! also screen is from Glass not plastic and it is easy to read during direct sunlight!
this is my opinion after all Nokia E71 is still worth buying and a major update will make it even more fun to use.
Thnx, Ness.! :)
can sum1 tell me whats the diff. between the U.S. version and the GLOBAL? can the U.S. be used outside the U.S.?
Has somebody boldly got or seen a N72 Made in Finland.
My is China made brown topaz, bought it for 500$.
No major differ from E71 only an upgrade. Repenting now to sell as its menu button rubs against sides.
Wait for a cell for year to buy next genration than make it a Craze
Of course, your right about the quality. But i'd hate to see people buy a gsm only for the camera. These days you can get a descent 8MP camera with good quality for about 150 to 200 euros.
If you take a lot of pictures i'd say but camera and a E71. If dont really care about the quality, and you hate to carry around a camera AND your cell during holiday's. By all means get this phone!
Or you can just save some cash a few month and get the E72 + camera ^^.
well. i ve paid my advance. they say i ll get dec 1st week. hope they don delay it further...
I buy the Nokia E72 from Hong Kong at 380 Euro, also in the package was include one Nokia BH-804(handsfree bluetooth) and another battery BL-4L and another charger from Speedy.Since 1996 i have just Nokia phones and saying this my opinion about the E72 it this one: Nokia E71 is built better than E72 (that's for sure)but also E72 is nice.About the speed is a small difference between E72&E71 the only big difference i notice was the nokia messaging (e-mail) on the Nokia E72.The camera is bad but better than E71.For good pictures use a real camera.Software bugs for the moment don't have. The torch light is very good but one time the light start without pushing the torch key.About the sound quality E72 is much better than E71.If you use the headphones is quit great as long you have your songs at 0 decibels.Is a business phone and is a good one.
giselle, 25 Nov 2009since already bought yours...update me on how to lock the keypad...other than by using the swi... moreHi, to keylock, press:
Left soft key > Right soft key
It must be done quickly, otherwise you will get the Left soft key action ("Menu", by default).
Hope this helps.
It's available now in the Philippines, I went to three shops in the SM mall in Angeles City today and had a play with a topaz brown model, it looks and feels great although no one could confirm what the processor speed is with the China made models. Price was P21,500 (approx. US$460) in all three shops. So I'll patiently wait until I know the processor speed and see if the price comes down before Christmas.
Got a call from priority dealer available on 1st Dec at 20K something ...confirmed the MRP is 22K somethin =)
Juzels, 24 Nov 2009Hey Snubben
I'd like to point out that, before you buy this phone, keep in mind that megapi... moreHi Juzels,
well Iīve tried the e72, since itīs out in shops here in Sweden and I think itīs great. Of course Iīve also tried the camera and itīs waay better than the e71 camera. Of course itīs not comparable to a pocket digital camera but compared to other mobile phones id does great even if itīs not carl zeiss optics.
Right now I use a Nokia n82 and I must say that the e72 is not far from the n82 in picture quality, it doesnīt have the same zoom qualities and maybe not the video capabilities but I donīt use that much anyway :).
For being a camera always carrying with you and for taking spontaneous pictures I think it will do that great, almost as good as n82!
I had a look yesterday at the mobile phone built...To be honest, although people say its built isnt as great as an E71, i found it to be sturdy. I played with it for minutes, and found it to be responsive, though the optical pad was a bit slow for me in response, even when the sensitivity was pushed to high...
Al in all, i think i will still wait for the black edition, at the moment all the shops have the brown one which isnt my taste.
Just got a pre-launching info from Nokia, in India.