Friends, The only major appreciable difference between E71 and E72 I studied is
1) Better Camera ( E71 camera was a let down in terms of layman photography but it is excellent when you take pics of documents, works like a photocopy device)
2) Menu facelift ( Menus on E71 looks dull and outdated when compared to E72 )
3) Presence of Torch and 3.5mm music heaphone jack
4) Optical Navigation Dpad which works like a mouse on a computer
5) Web Browser is adorable, faster and looks great the way it loads pages on screen. In some cases it beats Opera.
Now the Points where E71 fairs better is
1) On boot up, the free Memory is almost twice the size of E72 memory. Why? Because E72 as I said has a better Menu features, the transitions and in depth colour richness takes loads of Memory. Also 600 mhz process is also taking up loads of Memory to perform flawlessly on tasks thrown to it. Thats why 256 MB memory on E72 than 128 MB memory on E71. The overall speed difference on both devices performing same task is E72 is quicker by 10 to 20% than E71.
2) E71 has a much better audio quality while using speaker. It has depth and richness in sound.
3) The built quality of E71 is far solid than E72. People who have just bought E72 will find it hard to digest and will never agree to it. This argument will never end.
4) Last but not the least. E71 is today about USD 200 cheaper than E72. This is a huge difference and not justified considering only a fraction of improvement in overall usability of both devices. Only people who are fanatic about Nokia or who have ample money to spare will choose E72 at the moment. Others will wait till E72 finds its price around USD 350 to USD 380.
In indonesia it cost Rp. 4.900.000 or $456 or £515 on current exchange rate. Sun eligibility same as nokia e71 and also have a great grip. It wont slip form your hand :). Camera lens is very small and sorrounded by metal, so it pretty safe from scrathces i think. Theres only two preinstall game on the device and its pretty eye candy i guess. I never tested any game coz i dont like playing games on my phone ;)
sheriff, 23 Nov 2009thanks for ur review..can u please check out the screen in sunlight for visibility and can u a... morei think people are lying about the processor speed...when none of the reviews from nokia fan boy, boy genius, symbian review, all about symbian, all about nokia and sense applied...which fyi were all done 2-3 ago...stated this problem or no one mentioned it. come on guys how can a multi billion dollar company state a blatant lie....i think most of u guys reporting thois problem must ve got chinese fake one...and one gut says no wi fi...ha ha ha ....we live in a crazy world for real.
thejacker, 22 Nov 2009Yes it true, i also check my device using E-XPLORE v.1.35 - menu-tools-device info show cpu sp... morei think people are bulll shitttting about the processor speed...when none of the reviews from nokia fan boy, boy genius, symbian review, all about symbian, all about nokia and sense applied...which fyi were all done 2-3 ago...stated this problem or no one mentioned it. come on guys how can a multi billion dollar company state a blatant lie....i think most of u guys reporting thois problem must ve got chinese fake one...and one gut says no wi fi...ha ha ha ....we live in a crazy world for real.
adrian13, 23 Nov 2009i got e72 nokia yesterday in indonesia, and im post this comment with e72 ;) i dont know about... morethanks for ur review..can u please check out the screen in sunlight for visibility and can u also confirm that...is it slippery when u hold in ur hand
can u confirm if it has audio themes like n79
and there are reports of the battery cover goin loose..can u confirm this and also is the lens prone to scratches as it got no cover...
and finally how is gaming on it...does the screen respond to quick moving images...just curious.
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970I was going to say that,,if anything is running that will show up and put on screen the amout of proccessor used at that moment in time..I dont think nokia would lie..Any how a lot of windows are using the 1GHz snapdragon but are underclocking it to between 624 and the 1GHz ..Ive been eying up the acer f1 neo windows today but im finished with touchscreen for now but come on this thing is not only powerfull but has super battery,,the toshiba TG01 with only 400 MHz more power flattens the battery in a few hours..
The cheapest reputable place i can get e72 in stock as of now is 349 GBP or uk pound .I know i can get it cheaper but i will have to wait till at least 30/11/2009 for estimated release..I want to name the popular web shops but will not be posted,,bah humbug ..but i am getting it..The 5730 i bought is typical nokia but a real gadget lovers device but with not many around and not much talk in forums or web you feel as if your on your own,,with nokia e72 i think this forum will take off and e72 will easily be in top ten rankings as new people like me realise what e-series can do and e71 people upgrade..
i got e72 nokia yesterday in indonesia, and im post this comment with e72 ;) i dont know about processor speed, all i know this baby a very high speed peformance, its open any apps even Nimbuzz with a speed light. The optical track pad annoy me at first place, but after few hour, i just cant live without it. Its very useful especially if you hate to push navi button. E72 has very cool transition effect and have theme sound that can sing in your menu. I have tested evrything from wifi, bluetooth, gps, digital compass, sound, speaker, camera etc. My previous Nokia is N82 and 5800XM. I've to admit camera is below par compared to N82, and sound from speaker and headset also below par compared to 5800XM. I managed to install Jbak taskman and found that E72 only have 35MB of RAM on boot. But i dont know why, maybe new kind of memory management of the device, i've a lot of intensif apps, like Nimbuzz, nokia email etc and i could go on and on without feel any lag on the device. However this is the first firmware and we could more improvement in next firmware update. One major flaw and dissapoint for me some keypad light leakage from the side of soft keys, i try to examine the soft keys and i think its made brushed metal, so im sure those keys are strong enough for extensive use. That my first impression and feel free to ask me ;p
hey guys....is there sumway to turn the optical nav. backlight on an off?
hey guys i got nibe yesterday in cyprus and i did the test just now with the processor and you are absolute right.....so the phone is back to its box and screw nokia!
thanks guys great advise
ccc, 22 Nov 2009that is why they have encoded location on every post the posted online. through this, we can a... moreHe dropped himself right in it there how stupid can u get??
Still not got one,,some places are charging the earth for it and on contract they want over 100GBP to upgrade..Bit fed up at moment with nothing but trouble with these hight tech smartfones..
Rajesh, 22 Nov 2009Yes, Made By Nokia is a Chinese origin Nokia. It is Made in China. Heard too many complaints o... moreThere's a lot more complaints of Nokia's that were
Made in Korea. Why the heck were the E72's not
Made in Finland? The E71's were. I'm not impressed!
thejacker, 22 Nov 2009hi Rajesh, i check on the white sticker that stick in my e72 that which got stated IMEI NO, WL... moreYes, Made By Nokia is a Chinese origin Nokia. It is Made in China. Heard too many complaints on so many models of Nokia phones Made In China or labeled Made BY Nokia.
Kaushik, 22 Nov 2009all my friends posting here please pay attention : in this forum anyone can take anyone's n... morethat is why they have encoded location on every post the posted online. through this, we can at least get to know whether that person is using his real nick or not. if one uses the same ip address, then the el should be the same. and the same thing goes to u victor @ kaushik.. 8)
Rajesh, 22 Nov 2009I am sure this software which you are using to check the device info is faulty. If you have E7... morehi Rajesh, i check on the white sticker that stick in my e72 that which got stated IMEI NO, WLAN NO AND others, it only stated that it is made by nokia, didn't stated made by any country, but the battery is sticker is stated made by china, so can you advice where can i know that my phone is made by which country.