I'm either getting either the E72 or the N96. I don't care about looks or buttons or that sort of thing, but I care only about functionality, features, speed etc. I've heard that the E72 has a much better battery life but on the other hand it has only 15 fps video while the N96 has 30 fps.
Should I get the E72 or the N96?
about e72,just got one...the brown one with 8Gb mmc from singapore.its just 1cm thick and i actually compared it to omnia pro b7320 which is the right contender of it as opppose to e71.in terms of quality e72 is better and it does fits nicely in the palm.and it looks more expensive too.speed? with 600mhz on a symbian s60v3,u can never go wrong....just to compare s60v5 with 434mhz which is powering n97 and x6..so u know how stable it would be..and sound quality...its not as loud as omnia 2 or n95 but it is pretty good...sharp music...bottom line is for those of u that had used n95 before,this phone is a slimmer yet supercharged and at least 5times more powerful than n95....just my 50cents..
Rajesh, 20 Nov 2009Hi AJ, you mentioned it has better camera, I agree. But are you sure it's audio is better than... moreGuys you are all missing the BIG picture here! There will NOT be released a perfect device, EVER!!! Theres gonna be allways something to satisfy you initially but then its gonna suck wether the hardware or the software or the build quality! Otherwise there is gonna be NOTHING to push you in a time table not bigger than a year, to buy a NEW device and that way the companys will LOSE you as their MAIN donor, money wise!!! They prefer you to change your device every year or so rather than making it perfect at a 20-30% price increase but significantly increesing the period of time after which you change your device!!! Dont forget, IF YOU STOP TO BUY THEY DYE :):):)
Anonymous, 20 Nov 2009Rajesh, you say that audio is better in e71 than e72. How is this possible? e72 has a dedicate... moreI made a comparision of sound quality through speakers. Since E71 only has 2.5mm jack, I hardly used any heaphones with it. Only when I used to use FM radio did I jacked it supplied Nokia headphones. So through speakers the sound quality of E71 beats E72.
Rajesh, 20 Nov 2009E72 is very good as compared to E71. But as in my first post I indicated that E72 right now co... moreRajesh, you say that audio is better in e71 than e72. How is this possible? e72 has a dedicated audio chip, i.e. it should have a similar class of audio quality to an ipod or any other music dedicated phones. Of course, I have not tried it myself, but I am saying this based on published specs by Nokia. Which headphones you tried it on, what encoding quality (bit rate), what type of music (some horrible loud pap or decent classical music/jazz)? Thanks in advance for your comments!
o.k. Rajeesh this is anon and i decided to use my name LOL....that was SUPER informative...when i was back in the USA in July I had a chance to handle the E71 at an AT&T store....simply outstanding build quality...I love the look of the white and all black E71 and I heard that even with the firmware upgrades the camera is lacking. I love the idea of the faster processor..I don't mind the carousel..I still have an N70. i guess my main concern is build quality which must be different than what I have read in the very thorough allaboutnokia.com review. I like the look of the BB 8900 and the 9700 but I travel a lot outside the country and there are big time issues with BB. anyway thank you so much.
someone please help me!!! should i buy blackberry bold or nokia e72?!!!! i am going mad!!!! which one should i buy in terms of design messaging and listening to music and for usuage under de sun!!!!!!! someone please help me....
Anonymous, 20 Nov 2009Rajeesh...this is anon again...didn't mean to come off harsh. Your last post is very useful i... moreE72 is very good as compared to E71. But as in my first post I indicated that E72 right now cost about USD 480 but now E71 sells at USD 275. This huge differnce of USD 205 will put off many potential buyers and make them wait for price to stabilise.
Here are the points which may help you in deciding between E72 and E71.
1) Camera on E72 is much better than E71.
2) Colour saturation on screen of E72 is much authentic and rich. Images look very lively.
3) Dpad or optical navigation pad whatever you name it is very nice and quick to use as compared to E71 where you had to press direction wise. It was annoying sometimes while browsing.
4) Menu, Email and web browser has undergone various changes leading to a very good feel.
5) E72 is very speedy and you get the job done about 10 to 20% faster than E71.
6) you have an added usefull feature like 3.5mm jack for music headphones and a torch which serves when needed.
Now drawbacks -
1) That full metal feel is gone. You will have mixed feelings of metal and plasticky.
2) The action keys though have a bit of metalic feel, it still feels loose and gives a bit of unsatisfactory mind status.
3) Speaker has been shifted to back of the handset. I used to enjoy watching videos and hearing music on E71 and speaker used to deliver crisp and clear sound as speaker was on top of the set. Now with E72 the sound hits the platform on which handset is placed and the output is louder but a bit distorted quality.
4) The audio quality on E71 was better and on E72 leaves you wanting more.
5) Gallery on E71 had different locations classified as Images and Videos. But on E72 it has taken a carousel wheel form which you will find on N series. I dont feel very comfortable using it as it takes longer time to locate the file if you want to do a quick browsing lets say for one image file and you are encountering videos as hurdles to reach that particular image file.
Hope this helps you in deciding between E71 or E72.
For those blowing the Blackberry trumpet, here is my take. Blackberry is good but not that good. I would take Nokia as a perference any other day. Finally Blackberry is not that big globally. It is only really popular in Canada and the USA. BB has got even more popular once people knew Obama had one. As for the iphone 3GS, what a waste of overhyped rubbish - no radio, no SD card, touchscreen, music only through itunes. Looks great but just a trophy girlfriend. With Nokia, you cant go wrong.
Rajeesh...this is anon again...didn't mean to come off harsh. Your last post is very useful info...I was considering getting the E71 in white or red...and seeing as though I'm in and will be in Korea for awhile I won't get to feel the E72.....on a scale from one to ten..how is it compared to the E71...and is it a deal breaker in your opinion?
Hi all, to those lucky few who have the Nokia "Shiny Bullet" E72, my queries are as follows;
Can you confirm no accerolometer? I am not too bothered as I prefer Panoramic views anyway (which we get on TVs, PC monitors, laptops etc). This is why I love this phone.
Is charging only USB or can we choice between USB and a normal charger socket? What charger socket is supplied?
I am considering getting a 16 GIG Memory card? Will the phone take that? Do any of you have a 32 GIG SD card installed which works perfectly?
According to a new owner, the screen is not glass like the E71 but toughened plastic. Is this true?
Is the phone plastic as I have heard or completely metal like the E71?
How many games come with this phone and what games are they? I know I can download numerous from various websites but I am just curious.
For those game players, does the back or phone unit heat up when you play games for over an hour? This heaing occurs on my Nokia 5800 which I trade in for the Nokia E72.
It is NOW available in the UK from the UK Nokia website and the Nokia Store in Regents Street, West End London. Surely it now available in every part of the world apart from North America who always get phones last for some odd reason. I suppose those guys can buy online from Amazon, ebay, play (dot) com etc.
I think I prefer Silver or Black. Topaz doesn't look nice in my opinion. Maybe in the flesh, Topaz would look stunning. To be fair, I would take whatever colour my people give to me.
I'll purchase this in December and keep it for at least a year
got the brown one, more plastic sides copy of E63. My home button or Menu centre bottom between select and yes always stuck until hard press even lights is seen inbetween. Obvious reason Made in China careless asembly even under Nokia supervision. N71 made n Finland superb mare solid heavy and durable.I regret to sell E 71 at loss and buy Brown at double price 570$.
Wait after N900 release it must settle at 400$.
Flash starts the moment cam inn silly better with cam button no dedicated butt for Camera.
Idots why dying to buy now see fate price of E 71 black now 350$ much better firmware and cheap.
AJ, 20 Nov 2009guys and gals who hv just bought E71 are missing the most essential part...E72 is the device w... moreHi AJ, you mentioned it has better camera, I agree. But are you sure it's audio is better than E71. I have both E71 and E72. I find E71 Audio has much better depth in sound quality. I just bought E72 yesterday evening. But you are right about built quality. E72 is not as sturdy as E71. Sometimes I feel it has loose ends somewhere. I had a same feeling using E52. It feels a bit more plasticcky rather than metallic. But performance wise it beats E71 any day. Yes, the new web browser is super fast and pages appear in much better pattern than they used to on E71.
I dont understand why Nokia gave away the Metal feel of E71. E72 features and add ons on E71 hardware would have been a best combination.
why don't you, GSM stuff, review this phone? it's already been retailed in my country, vietnam. thanks
Anonymous, 18 Nov 2009I would not buy the E72. I just bought the E71 black edition. There is a simple reason why - t... moreguys and gals who hv just bought E71 are missing the most essential part...E72 is the device which would give you the great email and messaging experience together with loudspeaker and audio capabilities with camera functions. Although it has a plastic feeling and build quality of E71 is good but user interface and experience is the best in E72