I regret buying this phone. Simple, direct and conclusive statement. The operating system stalls. Seems Symbian 3 is still under development and this phone makes us guinea pigs as users. The operating system is also slow. In addition, the navigation keypad is flush with the phone. Every time I use it, I end up pressing the red hang-up/cancel button by mistake. And my fingers are not oversized. The phone may be full of features, but using it is a nightmare. I must also add I am not thrilled with the external display. It is extremely low-tech. Sony Ericsson's simpler clamshells have a better external display. I just think Nokia have become too commercial that they do not put enough thought into their design. Another feature that would be nice to have is Recurrent Alarm, whereby I do not have to keep setting the alarm daily. The only thing going for this phone is the design. Looks good and impressive. But that is only in front of others. For me, it is a headache using it.
Guys, I just bought N71 and been using it for 2 days now. I must say I am a Nokia and flip phone freak. I have been waiting and wanting to get this phone since end of last year when Nokia announced it. So far I am very satisfied witht the phone. Everything of the phone is great and I just can't get my hand off the phone. To you guys out there, if you are a flip phone freak, N71 is a must look for you.
battery life is short, speaker sounds very ordinary, not stereo, screen is just ok
Really like this model, it looks cool and the features are great. But while reading these posts I have really been concerned about the construction quality (display scratches, small keys, battery cover playing, etc.). Can smn provide a solid information on all this?
I dont know what this joey guy is talking about, the phone looks exactly like in the pictures. Some sites even show the comparison of the phone to a credit card so do your research well before you post nonsense on this site
In my opinion..all the pictures nokia has released of the N71 before it came out were all fake. The phone looks nothing like the pics. Its big,fat,heavy. The pics Nokia sent were pics of a graceful,slim N71 but now that its out it looks nothing like it
hey RK can you deliver more information about this phone cause, a lot of people want to buy this one.
Hello you guys, I just had a phone for a week an i like it very much.
I start a blog and review this N71 in detail. You can check it out at
I just start a review and hope it will finish within this week.
If you have question, feel free to leave a comment there.
I'm from cebu I have in my hand the N71 and I bought for only Php25,000.00 and I love these unit it's so femine except keypad if you have big hands I recommeded not to choose the unit. To those want to get the new themes compatible to N71, here is the website:www.mobilethemes.com but you have to register first and don't worry it's free.
For gsmarena I would like to ask why is it my opinion post last only at the same time but the nextday I check there's no more.
i just got this phone too and it is excellent and it seems very durable
To Cezar or anyone from the Philippines who wants to know more abt n71, I'va had it for two wks and well unfortunately it has some scratches now at the display bec it somehow touches the keypad, that's rather careless for Nokia. But, the phone is amazing, display is better than n70(my bro owns one), music is better than 6280. It has some of the functions of n80 (when you don't want to accept a call it can automatically send a text msg why you rejected the call), can view ofc docs, good 2M pixel camera comparable to SE (except the autofocus), has advance sequence mode, also has a very useful multimedia key (for shortcuts if you don't want to use the active standby mode). I can live with the scratches, I just placed a screen protector to prevent more scratches. I love this phone, it's a good clamshell phone fr Nokia and it's has a cover display...
If you think your keypad is bad now, wait just a few days untill it starts feeling and sounding as if there was a layer of badly glued scotch tape underneath or as if you spilled a glass of water with plenty of sugar on it (especially the pen/menu/cancel row)... :((( Pitty a display, which is, indeed, excellent, a very good (IMO) camera and a cool operating system are integrated into such a flimsy handset!
brought mine on Sun, good display, but keypad too small, and pressing feels hard IMO.