Posts Tagged ‘Trial’
Like Apple fanboys, there always been many Nokia N82 fanboys all around the globe, those who never given up over this device and same keeping the legend alive even after three years when people have completely forgotten that how first iPhone was. Living three years straight and still roaring to continue the journey that could be only some brave heart, that was our beloved Nokia N82.
Collecting fanboys all around the world, with Nokia N82, all of sudden, Nokia, who always liked to challenge its own device with new variations, found itself against its own device as ‘a rival’ that seemed to be invincible to get challenged. Was hard to challenge the legacy of Nokia N82, but Nokia given a try with Nokia N86 with high pixels and so many other features. Before getting hands on Nokia N8, I thought to just get familiar with evolutions of camera technology with a new trial from WomWorld/Nokia, a successor of the legacy, Nokia N86 and ….. I was not knowing that this going to surprise me this much.
Lets see… Layman’s un-boxing today and some boring blah blah…
After a long wait after requesting a Nokia N86 from Katie, finally yesterday was the day, when that DHL guy arrived at the gate of my office. I am sure that he and my office colleague might have started to think that I am some kind of import/ export guy or smuggler
That’s a tough thing to be a office person. You get a trial device delivered and you know that out of all excitement, you wont get time to open it before the late eve, when you reach home. But, thanks to WomWorld and my office routines, I feel myself much patient person now
The package: The package shouts camera first even if Nokia N86 now have free ovi navigation as well. All around the name was mentioned as Nokia N86 8MP, sure the first new thing in comparison of Nokia N82 package.
The strange thing was the mention of N-Gage as I didn’t found any N-Gage game icon in the phone, while it was there in my Nokia N82 as well. Is the free game offer with Nokia N86 discontinued? Not sure!! Will try to look into it.
The contents inside the package: A slimmer box than Nokia 5800, Nokia N86 comes with all the usual accessories, we have been familiar over the years except two possible missing components; TV-Out cable and might have been important traditional to USB power converter (it has a mini-USB port for charging).
But there was one thing, I was most happy about … it was the first time, I was trialing a pure white device (I wished to have hands on while Nokia E72 in past). What is beauty to watch …
Matching white stereo headphones and upgraded battery 1200 mAh (in comparison of N82) sure going to be treat to me
Specs: If you start comparing on specs sheet, then you will find that Nokia N86 wasn’t only ahead of Nokia N82 on megapixels, but there were many new things in this worthy successor.
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
103.4 x 51.4 x 16.5 mm, 69 cc
AMOLED, 16M colors
Yes, with stereo speakers
8 GB storage Internal , 128 MB RAM
microSD, up to 16GB
GPRS Class 32
v2.0 with A2DP
8 MP, 3264×2448 pixels, wide 28mm Carl Zeiss lens, autofocus, dual LED flash
Symbian OS v9.3, S60 rel. 3.2
ARM 11 434 MHz processor
Stereo FM radio with RDS; FM transmitter
A-GPS Support, Ovi Maps 3.03
- Dual slide design
Standard battery, Li-Ion 1200 mAh (BL-5K)
Build: Complaints first …
Call it raised expectations due to E72 and N97mini like premium devices, but now I have started expecting more metal in Nokia devices. So, it was disappointing to see a hard to open plastic back.
The other complaint was from the SIM slot. The mechanism of inserting and removing SIM seems prone to scratching SIM due to pure mechanical nature. I was really more happy, if they would have placed the similar tray mechanism as was in Nokia N97mini or even slot mechanism like Nokia N82.
The good points ….
First is the beauty
Though it feel almost the same bulky as was Nokia N82, but addition of kick stand was a fantastic decision and same was the metallic border.
Same way, I think that the new keypad design was to answer the complaint of tiny keys in Nokia N82 (but I loved that design) and dedicated music keys were sure a wish granted people demanding for the same in Nokia N82.
No pen key as its already discontinued withy almost all Nokia phones, but notifications lights on Menu key and a tiny charging light was absolutely making the design ticking all boxes.
The placement of Memory card is under the back cover seems fine, because for inserting/ removing card, you wont be needed to remove battery and also protects from dust etc.
Same way, we find a smooth and improved camera cover with Nokia N86 here
Nokia N82 and Nokia N86
Leave the build and superb camera a side, geo-tagging and FM-transmitter are something that making me excited enough. It looks like Nokia was thinking to remove all the complaints from Nokia N82, when they made Nokia N86.
Though processor and RAM specs are the same, but we got a huge 8GB internal storage than 100 mb internal storage of Nokia N82. With upgraded OS, option of geo-tagging, complaint of dedicated music keys, metal casing, better camera cover mechanism and addition of un-lock button in side.
What I liked after starting the device was the screen saver… well I am sure that there might be a screen saver like this for Nokia N82 as well, but where you will get an Amoled Screen like Nokia N86. I agree with all the talks that might be going around super amoled and all. It rocks.
I also placed both the devices into a macro test and below were the result. Guess yourself that which one is of Nokia N86 and which one is of Nokia N82?
Any differences here?
Though one thing that made me worried was scratches over the lamination of screen. If it was my own device then I should have changed the lamination, but now I have to live with it in next two weeks. Again mind asking the same question, how safe the big screen touch device are from such scratches??
So, this was it … there gonna be many talks around this new member of the family, keep tuned in and guide your questions/ suggestions in my way. What I should do more with Nokia N86?
Yes! finally Nokia N86 got delivered to me like past device, straight in 48 hours.
First time, we really find the DHL guy as God, but when he comes again after 15 days? Yeah felt the same again after the quick un-boxing, when seen this … Return documents
It was just two days back, when they announced that I didn’t made it to Nokia N97 Mini. Yes! I tried to make me understand that I didn’t deserved this time, but it was hard, very hard that …… will not count on some competition again. #NokiaDATE Anyway, I should cheer up, I have 15 days … dammmn you DATE.
For the first time, I have got a white beauty
Oh Sorry!! Princess is feeling little shy … take the view again …
Its just a preview post. Un-boxing pics with details will follow soon.
So… what’s more?? She is eager to tell everything you want to know about it, wont you ask?
Till now its been four trial devices from @WomWorldNokia to me.
Yes! I get excited always and its reasonable after all its a Booklet 3G. This time it was Katie @katieb86 in place of our beloved Paul @_ODoG_ to confirm the trial of Nokia Booklet 3G. I feel worried for Paul as Katie told me that he is not well, so out of office for a while. Hoping that he may get well sooner (may be his tweet was about this illness only).
Not many days back, when I posted that do I need a netbook and honestly speaking, I am finding myself more attracted toward Dell Mini till now due to its price that seems to be 23-24k around while Booklet3G firstly not available in India and secondly costlier one around 37k.
So, with many questions in mind, I will be waiting to get hands on the first netbook I am going to own for a while.
Questions like how GPS fares on it, how many applications are there to make use of it, is there any turn-by-turn navigation, is any browser plugin to use the GPS in web versions of Google Maps or Ovi Maps? Heard that its hard to install Linux on it… will it come with some DVD to install the OS back, so that I could be experimenting with different OS’s in this while? Any chance to get XP running over it with all of its modules like GPS etc working fine? Can I install latest eeGo over it
Really many things that I wanna do with it. Asking all of my readers to suggest me something.. how can I make best use of Nokia Booklet 3G in 14 days?? Hurry!!! WomWorldNokia doesn’t take much time to deliver the device
Its really hard to cope up writing everyday while you own busy personal and office lives, but here I come again, keeping my promise at least for the first day
May 05, 2010
First starting with the issues related to Connect PC to Web Mode. After a day, now its a little easier to connect, but what I have figured out is this
The cable provided with the set seems to be a little different than usual cables provided with other models. I have at least three cables with me from Nokia N82, Nokia 5800 and Nokia 5310, but I found that it never connected internet with any of them even though it was connecting well in other modes.
Strange!!! not sure, if this is right conclusion, but this is what I found. Particularly annoying due to much small size of cable, I mean what you thought when provided an around 6” cable with it?
I guess as the trend started with NSeries devices, Nokia keeps the data settings burned inside the Smartphone and though that works with most of the connections, probably that didn’t happened with my case. 3G is not wide spread in India till the moment and still its in process of Auction. MTNL/ Providing the same in selected areas and might be the case that Nokia chosen not to burn in the settings before it get full-fledge.
I am not sure about my this observation particularly, as theory says it should pick any web connection from your E72 means Wi-fi, 3G, GPRS whatever. If this is so, then it must be reading from the device itself (same it says). But if it so, then why missing the settings I have made?
Exploring the home screen of Nokia E72
Might be the case that I was not that into home screen customizations with Nokia N82 or Nokia 5800, but home screen of Nokia E72 seems quite fascinating. Well built professional look keeping things low yet effective enough.
You could see, how much informative the little screen is. More of it, things are much customizable for almost everything here, after all its a Nokia.
Right and left Menu could be set for any of the app, so are the apps on the standby screen (first horizontal row). The vertical row get chosen from 15 options and though you are allowed to configured at most 10 email accounts through Nokia Messaging, but on home screen, you could choose any two of them to get displayed (one will be called as primary mail and the other will be called as secondary). By the way, Nokia Messaging works flawlessly and I think only delay between getting your mails might be of 1-2 mins. More of it, the way it renders the mails is also much efficient. You may expect another review of mine around Nokia Messaging soon.
Once you rover over the SMS notification or Missed call notification, its shows you info without even opening SMS inbox or Call logs in form a lightweight pop screen. Same you could choose from setting for any of the mail account or both of the mail account and then when you will point over the account, it will pop up a little note showing sender, subject and time about unread mails only. Definitely, business class.
Though I am not using the same, but there is an option for mode switch (right top of the screen in pics, could be customizable), which may be used to switch from Business mode to personal mode. It means you will have two home screens that could be customizable as per your need, with different preferences and different themes. Sure a good idea for people, who don’t like being boring professionals all the time, probably Nokia E72 is all about such people only.
The third point to notice was Typing on Nokia E72:
We get the numeric keys in the middle in the similar way, we always had in our old Nokia phones except the fact that ‘*’, ‘#’ and ‘0’ keys are on right side this time not at the below of the keypad. Interesting additions are ‘Enter’ and ‘Ctrl’ keys at right bottom. Just above them there is also a backspace key, which works for cancel/ delete key (as were in older Smartphones). Good is to have keys like ‘@’, ‘?’ and ‘!’ directly on single keystrokes as these one go quite of importance while typing business mails, though I missed an ‘_’ key on one or two strokes here, but you cant please all in such a small space. Rest of the symbols are under Symbol key that uses the same pattern of keeping recently used symbols in first line.
There are other functions on long press of keys as well. Though I am not yet aware of them all, but as you could see yourself, long press on Ctrl Key make music muted/ unmuted, long press on Symbol key makes Bluetooth on/ off and for making many people out there smiling, long press on space key makes your Led Flashes on like a white light torch. Don’t know how that would go over the battery, but the light of the torch is this much good that you could use the same for studies for a while.
Really the space provided for Keypad seems to be very very efficiently utilized and remains as an inspiration of design for other companies coming up with their QWERTY models.
Yeah!! as one should expect, if you start type a number directly on blank screen then it takes numbers as input and if you type on some SMS or Mail, then numbers go behind to be secondary keys (activated via function key at the left bottom). Seems a natural thing, but keeping the natural thing working well in design is what make something likeable.
Next lovely things that I experienced first time in Nokia N900 was again back here; predictive typing. Yes! there might be dictionaries in other models as well and predictive typing might be kept on in other Smartphones as well, but these two experiences were only two that felt practical too me. In start, suggestions might be little annoying sometimes, but it learns really fast, like which words you used, what spelling you use, which are the name, everything goes really natural the way Microsoft Office does. Auto Completion of words is something hard to forget or to be without once you get used to of it.
Not to mention like other ESeries models, we have full version of Quickoffice (Editing and creating new documents allowed) here compatible with Office 2007 files and so for Acrobat files as well.
Interesting was to see the informative view of SMS inbox, even better than S40 devices view that I always loved.
So, here I am ending Nokia E72 Diary of today. Still not getting time for the other trial device Nokia BH-905. Very bad of me, I know, but office taking me 8:00 AM-9:00 PM, what more you could expect after 9:00 PM?
14 days, two new devices. You know you gonna miss them badly, when those will leave you. A precious chance, new experiences, tempting innovations and golden moments. You wanna take each of the event to your heart, wanna to know each aspect, wanna to shout about each glitch or awesome features and more importantly wanna to live the legacy. Why to miss any of the day?
Don’t know in the busy life, I will be able to cope up, but starting my ‘Diary with Nokia E72’. Rest 13 days and 13 posts about Nokia E72. Will I be able to do that? Never been even able to write 13 posts on even different topics in 15 days. Let me try this new challenge.
May 04, 2010, Day 2
Are you among people, who think that their laptops with 3-4 GB of RAM shouldn’t be burdened with eye candy of Windows Vista or Windows 7? Who are fine with Windows XP, because it does everything well and providing more resources will make it more responsive, more resourceful and more great.
Are you among people, who think that why so much stress on touch screen devices that drains power like insane, while the same power and cost could have been used to make already well worth Symbian UI more powered?
Are you among people, who still keep a standby age old lightweight phone like Nokia 1100 or Nokia 1400 with you for backup, if you ran out of power anytime?
Here comes the answer for your wishes. The real runner, Nokia E72. Because for many like me, its always about how much you do rather than how styling way you do.
Detailed views will come after a few days of usages, here comes some early impressions ..
The Positives Ones
Amazing and solid build: Remember those days, when you were used to accidental dropping of phone as you were assured that it wont be broken. Nokia N97 Mini and now this. Solid looks are back. Such a lightweight, thin yet completely solid with Stainless teal device really matches with your all in control young business looks rather tying with the bulky competitor. You may check the pics given below where I kept it various brands, soon will post the pics with iPod Touch and Blackberry possibly.
Keypad: I heard about this keypad that many love it. I always thought that how people could be preferring this keypad even over the horizontal ones like N97 or N900. Always was thinking that how numbers were working, were we need to press some shift and then dial numbers?
The keypad is truly awesome. What makes you liking something? You like something that you feel natural means you thought that this key we use often, there should be some direct key for that. Nokia E72 keys work in multifunction way, either it be “@” or “/”, we get all important keys ready for you in single stroke (only for “_”, I was needed to go into symbols). I was also wondering that why no contacts shortcut on the screen and just was going to complaint…. and I got the contacts, calendar, home and message key built it. More you live with it, more you fall for it, the way the space it utilized and still doesn’t feel like cluttering, really makes this like a full time device you wish.
Optical navi wheel was a good edition, but may be like few others, I felt some complaints as well. I means it is perfect for many scenarios, but sometimes it stucks for a user starting with for first time like you stuck from coming on search button from text windows in Ovi Store. The direction keys always should be ready rather than completely rely on Navi wheel. Still think that this is something that will improve later on. But its also lovable for the ease it provides you while navigation web pages. I have kept the vibration on navi wheel on from settings and it feels good.
Strongest on connectivity side: What the best you expect from a phone, strong on connectivity. No matter which area you live, no matter how much less signals you have, all you want crystal clear sound without any breaking and no fear of loosing calls because of being a little less network area.
Nokia E72 really rules in this department. You will say that connectivity is always been strong point of Nokia and all of its sets keep the legacy, so what’s special about it? I will say, you need to use it to believe it. Not a single complaint over connectivity issue. I used Wi-Fi, I used 3G and used usual GSM, no matter how long you use it, no matter how frequently you switch, its away from bad habits like draining battery or heating up of device.
GPS: This has probably became the strongest selling point of Nokia now days. The free voice navigation. I already have said that navigation looks superb, when you use some 3.2” or 3.5” screen (that’s why I am particularly looking for Nokia N8), but the most important factor is how fast it gets the grip.
I have used GPS over Nokia N73, Nokia N82, Nokia N97 Mini and Nokia N900 and undoubtedly its best of all. For me, Nokia N900’s one was no mature, when I reviewed, Nokia N97 Mini was creating much heat and N82/ N73 were a little bit heavier for their corresponding devices. But Nokia E72 gets it just perfect and it has the compass as well. Use Navigation with compass for a while, you will find it like something navigation is out of context without it and above all its free for lifetime. Great package Nokia!!!
Super amazing battery: ‘Amazing’ word has been used to things so often that we need to call the battery something more than that. As I mentioned in un-boxing, this is the battery, one wanted in each phone. As a heavy user, who likes to keep the phone busy, I never expected my phones run more than 6-7 hours. It was always like even if your phone was full charge in morning, you gonna need to charge in eve or worse you loose battery while travelling back to home. This really frustrates to loose battery in odd situations coz many times, we need the phone most.
Don’t know rigorous and formal testing, but practical my phone went for like one day and 4 hours straight. Even when I tried each of the function including the stress test. For me, I expected it to loose battery completely in between the stress testing, but it didn’t and went much further than that. I love you E72.
Connecting PC to web via phone: With Nokia E72, functions of Smartphone modem seems to have changed a little. Now we don’t only get PC Suit and Mass Storage options, but we get one more like PC to web. Seems to make the use of mobile internet connection on PC easier, but for me story was downside. Yes!! it might not be fault with Nokia and more to do with my MTNL connection, but I felt that basic things were more perfect. I mean getting a modem in your control panel after connecting in PC Suit mode and then making a dialup with that, but this PC to web seem to have messed up things.
I struggled for get the 3G net connected over my PC via E72 and till now not sure exactly how it works. I mean I try and try, restart the phone sometimes and then it gets. I understand that this must something with multiple settings available on phone as if I try Vodafone, then it instantly detects the connection. Internet on E72 has no complications in itself, a completely smooth experience, but I wish with PC too, it was a simple story like always (never struggled with N73, N97, 5800, N82 or N900)
May be I need tips on it, anyone of you who might have used Nokia E72 for internet on PC?
Yeah! some screenshots, though I am not getting enough time to play with this review unit. Office go bad sometimes, when you need little relaxed time
And yes, I haven’t forgotten the royal one, Nokia BH-905, will come back over the same. Might be you will find me recording own Ovi Map instructions via the same
Great people at WomWorld/Nokia and 1000Heads, my journey of trial devices from them started with Nokia N900, passing through Nokia N97 Mini, now has reached to Nokia E72 and BH-905. Yes!! two devices this time. There was two choices on accessories; HF-510 car mount or BH-905 and I decided to go with BH-905 because of my own curiosity around the device known as the best bluetooth headset available till date.
I already mentioned in my Nokia N82 post that I was very much interested in Nokia E72 as in my views for the real work touch screen never work the best as they sure drain batteries more than the non-touch ones and if you run out of power before you reach home, then it doesn’t matter that whatever other exciting/ awesome features your device has. After all, a Smartphone is intended to be the best companion of yours and should run as longer as it can to do the tasks you actually need not just draining batteries for some cool gestures of fingers or anything less productive. Nokia E72 seems to be doing exactly the same what a smart phone should do.
As about BH-905, then I admit that I wasn’t sure about liking the same due to bigger size and price than one could afford and so I was more interested to know that what the thing is and what’s it intended to. Let’s see, will come back with my thoughts over it once start using it.
For now, presenting the early pics (un-boxing)
So, this was the box. Obviously bigger than I received earlier due to two devices inside and big Nokia BH-905 box. Unfortunately, I paid for custom duty of around Rs. 545/- that I later was told from WomWorld/Nokia that I shouldn’t have paid. But anyway …. they are looking into that.
Here comes the device packaging. Don’t go over rough and non-recyclable looks as these are trial devices and already been used. Nokia must be offering the same black recyclable packaging with these devices too.
Ok!! I opened the package of Nokia E72 first. I was already knowing that its black (white was my favorite color for the device, but availability is limited to some specific markets till now I guess. What was loveable was solid and slim looks of device, you will see in later pics.
Opened a little more. Sigh!!! its a US version for sure (though unlocked obviously). Such power points don’t work with India. Not an issue as I have at least three-four chargers from other phones. Interesting was to note the fact that charger was MicroUSB one though the device has the Thin Universal Nokia slot. Sure another trial device effect. Praises for including strip, cleaning cloth and cover for the device, disappointment for much shorter data cable. Nokia!!! not all of the people use Laptops only…
First close pics of Nokia E72. I was taking all the pics from my Nokia N82 with Xenon flash on, but as a shiny device it is and it was a day time (though inside a room), so I decided to switch off the flash for this pics. Its so light to be such a powerful device. I only could have compared it with my old Nokia 5310 XpressMusic that I gives to mom.
Yes! its stainless steal. I wondered that why design was chosen to keep stainless steal in natural color than colouring it in way, its in Nokia N97 mini, but sure it give a tough look and made me think that I should subject it with a heat test by today only.
Yes!! its not Carl Zeiss. I was to sure look for this as next three four Nokia devices are coming without Carl Zeiss (Nokia X2, C3, C6 and E5). I was sure not that excited with a camera with Single Led Flash and No-Carl-Zeiss (you may check my comments in reply of a reader on own post about Nokia N82). But should tell you, the camera on Nokia E72 completely surprised me. Dual Led wasn’t looking anyway lesser powerful whatever I might be knowing about both the technologies, so was the Camera without Carl Zeiss. I didn’t seemed to missing anything. Sure I need to go into some deep comparisons between my Nokia N82 and Nokia E72 in next posts. But its genuinely superb and now I am not suspicious about next coming ‘consumer’ devices from Nokia. Thanks E72, you made me excited about Nokia E5 camera again.
This is the battery, I wish to have in each of the Smartphone may have; Nokia BP-4L. Battery sure going strong as I used it rigorously but no sign of that much draining. Nokia E72 also have the SIM card slot in similar ways like Nokia N97 Mini though the fear of loosing the metal holder is no more here as its fixed with the body. You taken the point.
The First Stress Testing:
I given a stress test to the device that even Nokia N900 and Nokia N97 Mini failed earlier. While leaving the office, I placed a Megaupload download of 850 MB file inside the Nokia E72 and also opened Ovi Maps. Locked my positions and compass too. As my home was around 20 km far and thanks to Delhi traffic, I was expected to take at least 40 mins before reaching there, there was much of time, much of fluctuations in connectivity and much of load for device to get heated up (as my complaint was with Nokia N97) or drained down.
Do you know the results? The cooling of Nokia E72 is the best I might have seen till now and of course, the file was downloaded successfully and still battery was showing 60-70%. Unbelievable.
And Man I must tell you, this one has the real GPS. Best I seen till date. Even better than I seen Nokia N97 Mini or Nokia N900. Though I wonder that all three seems to have same hardware.
Rest will come.. keep tuned in and leave comments.