Nokia E72 Review


Just wanted to wrap up our Review of the Nokia E72 which started with Unboxing , Pros and Cons and 5 Megapixel Camera .  The E71 was a major hit and was one of the most loved Nokia phones.  Can the E72 replace the E71’s supremacy ?  Check out our E72 Review

I have been using this device as a primary phone for a couple of months and absolutely in love with it.The phone looks great and feels great to use.

Michael has also posted a review of the Hardware and Design aspect of the E72 where he even compares the E71 keyboard with the E72.

Personally , I like the Optically Navikey and I’m addicted to it. It did take some amount of time to get used to.

The 600 Mhz CPU gives you a snappy UI with cool transitions coming from S60 3rd Edition FP2

The call quality is excellent and getting a 2G / 3G signal is not a problem. One of the issues is the low speaker volume and the position of the speaker on the rear.

Nokia Messaging actually works pretty well on this device and the alerts were almost instant. But still it’s not perfect.

Music playback via the 3.5mm audio jack is flawless if you ever decide to listen to music on the phone.

Regarding the Maps and GPS ,  it’s got one of the most sensitive GPS receivers and a Compass which makes Navigation nice and easy.

The browser is actually does a good job in rendering web pages without distorting them, thanks to a new version of the webkit based browser.

The camera actually takes some good pictures and that too for a business phone it’s great. The only problem is the lack of a dedicated camera button but you can use the navikey.

Hit the link below for loads of camera samples

One of the things which I was not pleased about the E72 was the unreliable battery indicator which suddenly switches from 3 bars to a power saving mode. Also there were occasional reboots which happened initially with no name or reason. Hopefully these issues are fixed in the firmware updates.

Apart from the minor gripes , the E72 is a great device and lives up to the E-series branding.  If you are not a fan of touchscreen phones and want a plain QWERTY phone with a really awesome keypad, the E72 is a great choice.

The battery lasted for nearly 2 days with random phone calls  , messaging , browsing over Wi-Fi / 3G , Twitter etc.I would definitely recommend the E72  to anyone who is looking for a no-nonsense QWERTY phone.

I find it really hard to go back to the E71 after using the E72. The price of the E72 has fallen considerably since it’s launch and is retailing at about Rs.18500 in India.

Anybody using a E72 ? Do Post your thoughts below !

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Author: Varun Krish

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  • ANIL NAYAK

    I was using NOKIA E65 for past 3 years which unfortunately was pic pocketed last week. Can any one please suggest a good replacement ? My choices are NOKIA E72 / iPhone 3GS / DELL XCD35. Any other proven equivalent is also welcome…Thanks

  • ARU

    I am planning to buy this E72 phone, can any one update me about the sound quality of this phone ,as i have to do a concalls during out door visits..

    Pls suggest which is equivalent model to E72 phone

  • nicholas

    e72 is one of the best nokia e series phones and anyone who buys it will be more than pleased with the phone and will not have to think of another cell for several years. its the best in all features. i guarantee you!!! the best qwerty phone ever made. so all those who want to purchase go ahead and purchase. thank you

  • Suraj Ghosh

    I have been using the E72 for the past 6 months. I am quite pleased with the phone as far as the features go. The keypad is awesome, user friendly as most nokia phones, features like GPS and Maps are quite reliable. The camera is very good for an executive phone. The music is good, specially when one extends it with the 3.5mm jack. The only problem I face is that sometimes the person on the other side complains of my voice getting diminished and then again get back to normal during conversations.I am not suggesting that its a generic problem with E72, but may be a defect with mine phone (poor me!). Otherwise its a great phone.
    Highly recommended.

    • jhony

      hi can you tell me . can you play angry birds in this phone ?

    • dev

      network issue in ur phone if voice is not clear

  • nikhil

    smarter smartphone,awsome functionality,good battery back up,camera and good sensitive key pad

  • joel

    its very awesome phone but the only thing i found as a fault is the battery charge thats getting low and shifted to power saving mode while using internet & downloading…..

  • Surajit

    Great phone…A complete business phone….GPS works excellent…Good camera quality….high battery life almost 1.5 days with high use….
    speaker is low..and facing same problem like Suraj Ghosh….Might be some issue with receptor capacity…
    Overall worth to buy…

  • Ransari44

    its navigation key is nt dat good… n speaker volume is quite low.. internet browsing is gets stopped if downloaded so much content at d same time///… ovi store has got nothing compared to android store,,,, which makes this phone look very oddd… it is unworthy… sorr to say but it has just got looks n opens pdf file n has quick office… so official personalities should use this phone…