UI is fine for a none-touchscreen phone. A horrible none-touchscreen UI would be Blackberry. It is stupidly unusable IMO.
FOKIA, 21 Sep 2009Boring UI.. since my last symbian in 2002 nothing changed..FAILLoL don't look the UI but look the system. it's use 600Mhz processor , 128MB RAM. if you want new UI on Symbian , wait for Symbian Open Source in 2010.
Good review GSM ARENA. I like the compliment of texting speed test. It's worth to read because the review is not bored repetition of e52. Keep good work.
It is very nice but the best overall Nokia phone in 2009 will be the E72.
40 seconds on my E51, 35 seconds on the E55. With more time I am sure I can improve upon my time.
If you're not already comfortable with the half-QWERTY, I'm not sure if its really worth it.
I could do the sample text in about 50seconds (again, would've been taken much less time if I didn't have to keep looking at the screen to read the text) and I don't see any particular advantage over the E52.
This is for *new* texters, who aren't already familiar with T9.
Gianfranco, 21 Sep 2009I bought a new phone - it's great. My new number is 12345678. I'll be late for the meeting on ... moreI've just tried on my Nokia E71 - it took me about 50 sec. and I was not really in a hurry. Could do easily less than 40 sec if someone would be dictating the text.
But this is not my point: if E55 can deliver not much slower speed of typing and it seems to be the case, I'll consider a change maybe, becuase all the other features are the same like E71 and it's smaller and lighter.
I find it very attractive, even within Nokia's own portfolio. It is just my opinion of course.
lurane, 21 Sep 2009have you seen it live?I don't like it's shape and the curves. Seeing it 'live' won't change that. Does it? That's what I meant.
Have had this for a couple of weeks now. Brilliant phone, very fast, even if it isn't Cortex. It is very speedy compared to my Touch Pro2. The UI is easy for one handed use and very attractive.
I'm not sure how E55 "outclass the likely rivals, especially when it comes to looks"? It's a matter of taste and personally I don't find E55 or E52's look attractive at all. I was expecting a balanced approach from GSMarena.
my second nokia e55 died. gonna have to send that back to store.
wondering if i should get another one or a different phone.
Anonymous, 21 Sep 2009im a big SE fan but I like the idea of this phone. maybe I'll get it as a secondary phone (fir... moreSorry to be a bit off-topic but just out of curiousity, what exactly are the notable differences between X1 and X2 except the camera resolution? X2 is at least one year late! Even E55 has a better processor than X2!
I bought a new phone - it's great. My new number is 12345678. I'll be late for the meeting on Monday, so start without me.
I typed this in 31 seconds using my Blackberry Bold, that´s fast.
Are you sure the E55 is made of metal? AFAIK, only the battery cover and face buttons are made of metal, the rest are plastic. Not that it matters much, but it would be good to know.