Are you waiting to buy Nokia E5 over Nokia E72? Think again


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It got many people excited when Nokia announced arrival of many cheap devices back in mid april. Nokia C3, C6 and E5. Nokia E5 was something people were most excited about and even me. I am sure that there are many, who waited this much long for E5 and pushed the purchase of E72. But when the dust gets settled, its time to analyze that how much it really is worth to wait for Nokia E5 over Nokia E72.

Call it success stories behind Nokia E71 and Nokia E72 due to probably best qwerty out there with best battery lives or the professional looks, but people still waiting for Nokia E5 to arrive in cost of 12k INR (as announced), which still stands decent 4.5k INR or around $100 below Nokia E72. But the question to ask is, if this wait worth?

Thanks to Forum Nokia, one could take a closer look over finer prints behind the specifications.

Lets see, where Nokia E5 looses points against Nokia E72 big time …

e5 Nokia-E72-Review

 


Design: It was a challenge to make a device in a lower budget keeping all the good points intact and one should praise the Nokia design team for keeping the same layout of qwerty. As I’d mentioned in my earlier post, it was more innovative to give colors to call end and receive buttons rather than keeping it strictly white as in E71 or E72 (business people don’t like colors?).

Now what have we lost in comparison to E72 here?

We lost that shiny metal surrounding the body, which was the core attraction of the Nokia E72. Also,, but the dimensions got bulkier. Nokia E72 had a 114 x 58.3 x 10.1 mm, while the Nokia E5 came up with 115 x 58.9 x 12.8 mm. Thanks to Nokia, that back cover is still metallic (plastic back covers scares me), but the extra plasticy bulk sure  doesn’t interest the user, who might have had his hands on Nokia E72.

nokiae5keypadright

More of it, we are back to D-Pad like Nokia E71 (already 13k nowadays) rather than the optical navi-wheel which was one of the biggest attractions to the E72. People who use Blackberry and cry after a year because of its bullshit trackball will surely understand  the losses.

Nokia E5 is sure 2g lighter than Nokia E72 (126g in place 128g), but absence of metal justifies that and don’t forget volume of Nokia E5 is 75cc, when that of Nokia E72 was just 65cc.

 


Display: Business devices till now, never been known for the great resolutions. Reason is, the focus always been on the text reading, which is crispier on a resolution of 320×240 only rather than bigger resolutions, so been a standard always. Same is here in Nokia E5 and Nokia E72, then what’s the catch?

A resolution is not only about the pixels, but also about the color depth. While with 24 bit colors, Nokia E72 was on the par with best of the devices, Nokia E5 took a step back with 16 bit colors means not those 16m color, but only 65000. If only these numbers doesn’t lower your excitement about E5, then next is the transmissive screen in place of transflective screen of Nokia E72, which was known to perform much better in sunlight, while E5 will go blank.


Connectivity, processor, RAM, Memory: Good thing about Nokia E5 is in this section, where its neck to neck with Nokia E72, at least as it seems on paper. It would be more reasonable to compare, when the actual unit will be in my hands, but still it got exactly same processor, exactly same level of all around connectivity.

What’s a win for Nokia E5 here is

With Nokia E5, we enjoys doubled RAM that is 256 MB now in place of 128 MB of Nokia E72. Sure one could expect this thing to be snappy when Nokia E72 was never a let down in performance. The reason for bigger RAM might be integration of Social services in contacts and home screen widgets, but the more RAM means more advantage for sure. Next is the support of 32GB memory card while Nokia E72 supported a MAX of 16 GB only.

While business people wont care much about extra 16 GB support as both the devices are never big about media playback and video recording, but sure 256 MB RAM makes a better deal for Nokia E5.

Note that without the extra RAM, I don’t think that better social integration as in Nokia E5 ever coming to Nokia E72, even if people kept asking for. Remember Nokia 5800, which never got the home screen widgets.


Battery: May be I never exactly got that how mAh works otherwise, I could have got some idea that how a 1200 mAh battery is being told to perform better (even if with minor margin) than a 1500 mAh. Though the improvements are minor in terms of talk time, which already at a great level of 13 hours straight in Nokia E72, but battery utilizations is greatly enhanced in case standby battery life, where it stands on 26 days in place of 16 days of Nokia E72.

I guess standby time doesn’t matter that much (at least doesn’t make a difference or me at all), but it would be interesting to see with actual unit that if the claims stand right with a 1200 mAh battery. If they have implemented some good things in their firmware, then those improvements may do more wonder with God battery of 1500 mAh in Nokia E72.

And yes!! both the devices have USB charging as well as 2mm port. Did I told you that I hate only USB charging option as was in Nokia N86?

 


Camera: Nokia E71 was one of legend from Nokia and people loved Nokia E72 for the reason that it brings fun to Business people as well. One of the biggest attraction was the competitive 5MP camera, biggest in Business phones. With Autofocus and LED flash, it was able to serve you not only for personal needs, but was serving you a good macro mode to get snap fine print on business papers due to its sensor that works from 10cm to infinity. But when you look over E5, then probably in cutting cost, Nokia forgotten that why people loved a 5MP camera.

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Camera on Nokia E5 may be a 5MP, but its a camera of lower focal length 3.3 mm than that of Nokia E72 on 4.7 mm and aperture stands at f/2.4 as usual for Full focus camera in comparison to f/2.8 of Nokia E72.

Nokia E5 has just a full focus, which means 50 cm to infinity, no macro mode therefore. Not only that but with Nokia E5, if I am right, then you will be missing the still image editor as well (though I don’t believe on it, but their official forum page says so).Video and Still digital zoom will be reduced to 4x with Nokia E5, which were at 5x in Nokia E72.

Do you think that its enough to blow the excitement around Nokia E5? Here comes more ..

Nokia E5 doesn’t has a secondary camera. So forget about the video calling and those business video meetings. Sorry


Extra features: Sure cutting the price takes its toll and manufacturers try to cut it from where its least visible or may have a direct impact.

Did you knew that you are going to miss Compass (Magnetometer Sensor) and accelerometer in Nokia E5? Not only that but you miss Line Printer Daemon Protocol, Print to file option, Lotus Notes Traveller, stereo FRM radio with RDS (just a plain FM radio here in Nokia E5) and Bass Boost.


Sure, Nokia E5 might not be all, like you felt with Nokia E72. Yes!! it brings the same solid feel and performance to people, who didn’t wished to cross the 12k INR mark ever, but don’t you think that it was more worth loosing a better camera, a secondary camera, 24 bit screen, Compass (magnetometer), Accelerometer, optical navi wheel and metallic slim body for doubled RAM, better software and 4.5k INR?

Nokia E72 Black/ Chrome stands on 16.5k or less as of now and majesty white Nokia E72 now available in India for 17.5k. What you say?

Update: Make sure not to miss my full review on Nokia E5-00 for some of the great pictures and details about Nokia E5-00.

Update: The always great review from All About Symbian again adds up the confusion about E5 as the screen is sure not a good compromise, but snaps didn’t looked that bad and if people could live with a dull screen in daylights, then the recent video of multitasking, addition of more 128 mb RAM is more than enough tempting for making people buy it.

 

We will keep on crying that why it’s late or why Nokia doesn’t come up with E6 with same features as Nokia E72 without compromise, a better camera, 256 MB RAM at least, may be Bluetooth 3.0, USB OTG, but still will end up buying Nokia E5. Yes! it will make many happy to get a powerful thing in such a price, but still …

I must say that I tried to put an end over the confusions around Nokia E5, but it breaks on…

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Author: Nitish Kumar

I love to write and raising voice, sharing thought and heated debate is a kind of passion for me. Jobwise I am just another Computer professional handling Infra and designing solutions for a big Indian Media house but I love to write, sketch, photography and a lot more.

359 thoughts on “Are you waiting to buy Nokia E5 over Nokia E72? Think again”

    1. Hi Nitish,
      while comparinf E5 and E 72 you said more ram in E5 could be because of integration of Social services in contacts and home screen widgets in e5. Does this mean that E 72 does not have integration of Social services in contacts and home screen widgets as much as E5?
      Pls reply

    2. Hey Nitish,

      Actually i was also wondering, that which Phone amongst E5 & E72, I should go for. Personally, i am in mood to buy E72 due to it’s Stylish Look. But as usual there is a great Confusion that, which one I should finally take. Price off course No matter.

      One thing I would like to know form your side is that, Nokia is coming up with WINDOWS PHONE. Due to this New Deal b/w NOKIA and WINDOWS, will NOKIA stop there services of SYMBIAN or Not….

      I am asking this question, Just because…. If NOKIA gona stop giving Services for Symbian than at this stage, it will be of NO USE to take NOKIA PHONE. It’s better to take an ANDROID PHONE of SAMSUNG or HTC. Hope you will Reply…….

      1. Nokia has given words to support symbian till 2016 like support of windows XP is till 2014. Context of windows XP here because like after end of support, XP will still work fine, same with symbian. End of support means no new update after 2016 but that’s enough long period from here. No one will keep a phone for more than 3-4 years so no issues in buying a Nokia in my opinion. They are still in business and will be.

        Regards Nitish Kumar @nkumar_ http://nitishkumar.net

        1. Hey Nitish,

          Today I again got confused among SONY XPERIA X10 Mini PRO and E72….. Some are saying that x10 mini pro is best in class if compared with E72… Is it right?????

    1. Is the E5 even the successor of the E72? It’s half the price. I still expect a higher-end successor of the E72 with better specs and more metal. Anyway, a very good blogpost. I’m still hanging on to my E71 for the time being.

      1. Its never a successor but a cheaper alternative for E72 due to price difference of 4.5k (not the half as you said), in the same way, C6 is alternative to Nokia N97 Mini.

        It would really be interesting if they ever come with some successor of E72 in same shape as the current one. They are more likely to come with horizontal qwerty (Nokia E7), but I know that will disappoint many.

      1. Thanks for the quick reply.
        Actually very confused about My Next Nokia. Final Choice has to be made between E72 & E5. The only BAD thing in E72 is its POOR 128 MB RAM. Slowness will be surely there. What do you suggest ?

        1. Its not slow, you can take my word about that. 128 MB serves very well. If you check my old post

          https://nitishkumar.net/2010/05/18/nokia-e72-diary-the-last-day-and-some-stress-tests/

          Then I ran an 800 mb download inside the phone, used GPS navigation and Video recording together for straight 45 mins. It responded perfectly without slow down. Is that works for you?

          As I stated E5 is a choice, if you can live with less professional looks and not that camera freak … E72 is costlier side, but a solid thing that wont let you down in work or even in showing off against your Boss’s Blackberry

          1. As far as cost is concerned, there’s not much difference as of today. E72 is available at around 15.5K whereas Hyped E5 is overpriced at around 14-15k (Ebay.in).

            E72 definitely looks a good choice after that 800 MB MONSTEROUS STRESS TEST 🙂 and with today’s narrow price gap.

            Thanks for your suggestion.

          2. comparing e5 & e72 you mentioned more ram in e5 may be because of integration of Social services in contacts and home screen widgets.does this mean E72 doeant have integration of Social services in contacts and home screen widgets??
            Is E 72 not as well featured as E5 when it comes to social networking

  1. Hi Nitish
    I am planning on buying a cellphone in the 10k-12k range. After much research i have zeroed in on Nokia E5 and Nokia E52 (I am a Nokia fan). Now I am in a fix between the two. E5 has the qwerty keypad and newer interface along with that extra 128MB RAM but then E52 has a front camera for video calls, support for N-gage games, a transflective screen and a sleeker body. I am counting on qwerty keypad of E5 for for faster n convenient typing but then i have no previous experience with qwerty. This is my first jump onto a business mobile from the low-end feature mobiles from Nokia i’ve been using uptill now. I plan to use my mobile for both work and fun and i am pretty much a geek so I will definitely use almost every feature provided. I also need a sturdy piece as i often tend to drop my mobile 🙂 Can you please advise me about it?

    1. Definitely E5. E52’s internal memory is a big issue for business users, great for teen-agers and new comers in E-Series, but for serious users, E5 would be a blessing.

      Sent from my Nokia phone

      1. I plan to add an 8GB card to my cell phone. Will E52’s internal memory still restrict me in any way? You classified E52 as one for new comers in E-series, and E5 as one for serious users. Well I would call myself a ‘serious new comer to E-series’ with a low budget. So what about me?

        1. Internal memory is required to (may be run) n install apps on phone. Some or many apps require internal memory to copy the files. So E5 is good here.

          May be Nitish can add more here 😉

        2. I bought E52 for my younger bro, you can check my older blog posts. I given the same 8gb card to him in 1.1k additional price but internal memory which is 60mb only is default for many things like web cache, ovi map (huge 8-10mb) etc and runs out very soon.

          Price difference between E5 and E52 not gonna be more than 1k and with 5times more internal memory, upgraded OS and social integration Nokia E5 is sure latest and better.

          Sent from my Nokia phone

          1. Thanks @Nitish,@Param

            Now I got it! I didn’t know that Symbian^1 has such restrictions where it can only use phone’s default memory for installing apps. I hope Nokia get around this issue with their Symbian^3 OS on the N8. There was a time when I wavered towards Samsung Android phones due their superior OS and low cost but then I realised that Android is evolving rapidly (already in v2.2 Froyo within 1.5 year) and OS updates are not always available for phones with older version (v3.0 Gingerbread is already around the corner). So with Android you might end up with an outdated phone within 6 months of buying it and no way to update. So I got back to our good old Nokia and now its Nokia E5 for me. Though I still have to wait for it to be available in stores. Any idea when it is coming to stores?

            1. I guess you got my point wrong, like other OS, OS’s of E5 or E52 provide complete flexibilty about where you have to install third party apps, but in all OS, like MS windows, the core component of OS find place in base drive for performance, management and structural reasons (like you cant expect a Windows update or service pack to go in some other place than C: drive).

              Ovi Maps and updates are core part of symbian OS thats why they take place in phone memory only

              Sent from my Nokia phone

  2. For India, E5 is supposed to be launched in the last week of this Month or Definitely by Mid of Oct.

    Some websites are already selling it. Ebay.in, Rediff Shopping etc.

  3. @Nitish
    Thank you so much for the clarification regarding memory used for installation of third party apps. I have one more question though. Does the browser of E5 support flash videos? I know there is a dedicated app for Youtube, but what if I want to stream a video from some other site (say Dailymotion)?

  4. Hi,

    could please suggest, if i wanna buy c5 or e5, which one would be better keeping this thing in mind that i wanna use the phone for long tym…

  5. Even the shops selling E5 are quite confused. One of the TheMobileStore was having no clue whether or not E5 has front cam. However, it was confirmed that E5 does not feature Front cam. Looks like Nokia feels that 3G is not all about Video Calling 😉

    E5 is not even having that optical Navigation Feature.

  6. Thanks Nitish. Now I know it should be E72 for me as against E5. Will the 128MB less RAM in E72 be a drawback for retired people like me using E72 for personal use only ? Cost of E72 is still quite high here in Bangalore – Any reduction by New Year anticipated ?

  7. Dear Nitish,
    I have just purchased E5. I need 1legcall or zonefone for it. But it is not available forE5. Will zonefone, which is for E72 will work?

    Regards
    Mujeeb

    1. When it comes to Business then its hard to prefer any touch screen phone and hence Android. For business, battery lives, emails and call quality come before anything as none of these should be compromised and sure E72 and symbian likes win big time on this.

      As of now, the technology has not progressed this much that could bring Touch phones on the same level as non-touch. So for business reasons I will always prefer non-touch, so no for Android

  8. Hi, How do I activate my GPS of E72 ? Further, I find tha a portion at the top of the screen is Blank. I notice this when I get a SMS / have to send a msg etc. I am told by Nokia this is a defect in all E72 handsets by DEFAULT. Is this correct ?!

    1. Its certainly not true. Can you post some pics of the same situation to let me understand it? GPS is already activated, it just need you to be in open place and if some GPRS assistance then more better. Takes around 1 min or two to lock in noisy area

  9. HEY HI,

    THANKS A LOT FOR SOMUCH KNOWLEDGE TRANSFERS GOING ON

    I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHICH IS THE BEST PICK OF E, 5,71 or 72
    i have N95 8gb now
    thanks
    and regards

  10. Definitely E72 – There is no doubt about that. Nithish played a major role in helping me decide & buy E72. Am very happy about it. I am specially happy with the 250 MB Internal Memory, the faster 600 Mhz processor speed and the Document Editor. The extra cash U pay is surely worth it. Thanks Nithish for ur help in deciding.

  11. E72 is really the best choice if you are not going to run a lot of apps together. The E72 would have been a Perfect Biz Phone of Today if it would have got a little bit more RAM in it. 128 MB RAM in E72 sounds ok but not enough to allow you to run multiple apps at one time.

    Nokia E5 Vs Nokia E72:
    – E5 has No Auto Focus Feature for Camera. E72 Does have Auto Focus Camera.
    – E5 has No Optical Navigation. E72 has.
    – E5 is having Lesser Color Resolution supporting 256000 Colors. E72 supports 16 Million Colors.
    – E5 is having Cheap Looks. E72 is a CLASSIC PIECE of DESIGN with more metal in it.
    – Both have same processor.
    – E5 has More RAM (256 MB). E72 has 128 MB RAM.
    – Both have Same amount of Phone Memory (250 MB).
    – E5 has Poor Screen Visibility in Daylight. E72 is better.
    – E72 has Hot Swappable Memory Card. E5 has NO Hot Swappable Memory Card Option.
    – Both have 3G, Wifi, GPS, Bluetooth 2.x etc.
    – Both dont have Notification LED usually at top of screen.
    – Both have good battery.
    – Both can Record VGA Video at pathetic 15 FPS 🙂
    – E5 has NO Secondary (Front) Camera. E72 has. Its used for Video Calling.
    – E72 Costs Rs.16500. E5 Costs Rs.11000

  12. Thanks for posting the information abt difference btwn E-72 vs E-5. Bcoz I m cnfused due to reads the coments that E-5 is successor of E-72. I hv many doubts bcoz huge price difference is exist btwn them.
    Pls explain the diff btwn white & black E-72. What the effect of that difference.

    1. I will say no difference in terms of hardware or software. Exactly the same. Its just colour that make it sober in white for some people (though in good hands only).

      Reason of price difference is White version comes with a Bluetooth headset in the package (BH-106, if I am right) and all the accessories are matching white. Thats call for the 1k higher price.

  13. I have a E72.now can I update the flash lite 3 to flash lite 4.0 ? If yes then how and from where to download.does nokia or can nokia include flash 10 support for E72.Write now flash litr 3 only supports youtube ,and daily motion

  14. hello nitish…u have really good knowledge in field of mobile…..can u pls help me to…. i planning to buy new mobile ….i thinking to buy nokiae72 n also thinking of blackberry….my budget 15k…can u pls help me….

  15. hi nitish,

    First of all thank you for this wonderful conversation, i want to buy a new phone and iam really confused between nokia e5 and e-72 (most likely white). which one i should go for? i want good looks and sturdy body as iam very careless with my things. my last phone was 6681 as u must know it was a very sturdy phone, no matter what you do to it it will still work….

    Please help me…

    1. I will say that E72 is better when it comes to build, while I will not suggest the white version when in rough hands (as will get finger prints soon). Should prefer the Chrome one rather than Black of white. I always preferred Black, but in case, E72, I find chrome one is better looking and durable.

      E5 seems to have advantages in terms of RAM and updated OS, you wont find memory full error ever(?), but not any speed improvement and you loosing the camera and better screen specs.

      Definitely the choice is confusing, but provided front cam, better build, better battery and Autofocus camera, my choice would be E72

  16. Hi Nitish,can you answer my query

    “I have a E72.now can I update the flash lite 3 to flash lite 4.0 ? If yes then how and from where to download.does nokia or can nokia include flash 10 support for E72.Write now flash litr 3 only supports youtube ,and daily motion”

  17. I have purchased Nokia E5 but shocked on the next day when i saw the irctc web is not supporting in E5. you can’t open irctc website to book a railticket.

    Kindly advise on the above issue how i can get the irctc web open in E5

    Regards,
    rajesh

    1. Rajesh,
      Thats not an issue with Nokia E5 itself, but issue from IRCTC, who don’t have a mobile version of their site.

      You can try Opera Mobile 10 on your Nokia E5 and then from setting disable the mobile site view and then open IRCTC site. It will work then

  18. hi Nitish,
    I was planning 2 buy a mobile which has a qwerty keypad, 3g ,wifi,camera,music player facilities & also which will b under my budget(around 12k max.).so i zeroed into e5….but my big doubt regarding e5 is whether it hangs and shuts down?
    & is its display too small for net browsing?
    ny suggestions regarding mobile better than e5 within my budget will be helpful…
    thanks & regards

  19. Confused over choosing Blackberry curve 8520/ Nokia E5 / Moto Charm. I am interrested more in photography,music and net browsing. Or should I move to E72 ? Please suggest.

    1. Honestly speaking, I didn’t played long enough with Curve 8520 and have not much ideas about Moto Charm. Following is what I know about both ..

      Moto Charm
      Bigger screen, better RAM and may be a bit bigger keypad might of some advantage, but battery life is a dismay.

      Curve 8520
      An older processor, no optical navi wheel and again not very great battery life when you compare with E72

      As about Nokia E72, then its unmatched about Camera or battery, if we compare the two. Only issue might be smaller screen in comparison to Moto Charm and lesser RAM that may create issues with heavy pages like some 2-5 mb. Otherwise, I always found E72 the perfect one.

  20. Hello Nitish

    First of all,i congratulate the way u have mastered this mobile technology it real confuses a lot of people.Im currently in India for Bussines trip and i wanted to buy e72 i aleady decided long time a go.now my questions are wat is the diference between e72 made from china and the one made from finland.wat precautions i should take b4 buying e72(can i buy from any shop).
    im going to use this phone in my country is there any restrictions on the services available in e72 for some countries?
    i will appreciate for quick reply thank u

    1. As far as my personal experiences with E72 are concerned then I could assure you that there are no differences between the versions whether China or Finland. Moreover, E72 supports most of the frequencies, so you could also be assured of that part too.

  21. hi nitesh,
    i want to buy a nokia my options can be 6710, e52, e72, e5, c6 or any thing similar. Cost, speed, GPS accuracy, camera, music quality matter to me.
    can u please suggest me which set should i buy.
    Also wat is available RAM on above mentioned models after boot.

    thanks
    Anurag

  22. hie nitish…
    Gud comparison… N its clear dat e71/72 is much better dan e5…
    But, i wanna clear ma doubt of video calling..
    Bcoz derz option available ‘video call’ and ‘voice call’… Wen video call isn’t possible.. Then y manufacturer had given dat option…??
    Plz reply..

  23. Hie nitish…
    superb comparison… N its clear dat e71/72 is much better dan e5…
    But, i wanna clear ma doubt of video calling..
    Bcoz derz option available ‘video call’ and ‘voice call’… Wen video call isn’t possible.. Then y manufacturer had given dat option…??
    Plz reply..

    1. Video call option is there for software part. Moreover, if you make a video call then you can actually make use of the back cam and could receive video calls.

      Traditional video call option using front cam is absent, though video calling available in that way

    1. Does E5 has the probelm of hanging. When compared to E72. Which is good in terms of performance. As I don’t use camera much just call lot’s and texting. And I use GPS and internet.

      1. Definitely not as per I experienced in short span of 20 days, when it was with me. I used it heavily for those needs along with calls etc. Never succeeded to bring any Memory Full error.

        For that point of view, it sure does a better job than E72 though do not expect higher speed of processing as processors are the same.

  24. Can i use GPS in E63 without attaching any seperate bluetooth GPS device? If yes, then tell me procedure?

    1 more query i have, Can we use mail for exchange in Nokia X3?

    1. E63 doesn’t have GPS, so you can not use GPS on the same though if you install Google Maps on it, then I think that can detect your tower position at least. Not sure about Ovi Maps on that point.

      As about Nokia X3-00 then it comes with Nokia Messaging 2.0 and X3-02 comes with Nokia Messaging 3.0. Both of them support Exchange Support. Not sure, if you asking for the “Mail for Exchange” App. In that case, perhaps its not available for S40 (not sure)

      1. means through nokia messaging 2.0 in Nokia X3-00 we can configure our microsoft outlook mail box,just like Nokia E63, E71?

  25. Hi Nitish,
    I planto upgrade the meomory of my Nokia E5 top 4 GB. Will this slow down the performance of E5? Please advise.

  26. i am looking frwrdto buy nokia e5.. is it a good qwerty phone in this range.. or should i look for some other … can u suggest me some other qwerty phone in this range?

  27. Dear nitish,
    I think the big problem with E72 didn’t mentioned here: the poor speaker volume, as confirmed at many sites like gsmarena. As your experience with e72 do you think E72 have a poor speaker?

  28. Hey buddy,
    good job of the comparisons.
    I use google email, calender, maps etc. extensevely.
    I need a good camera, video recorder and Sound + FM.
    Reading your reviews Im planning to go for E72 but here’s where im stuck:
    1. Does It support google calender and other apps?
    2. In blackberry in the calender it shows Facebook birthdays..can that be integrated in here too?
    3. Most of my clients have Blackberry messenger and stay in touch with other ppl with the PIN for amonthly Rs. 399 plan, a friend told me that nokia has a simillar feature free of cost..is that true?
    4. Will E72 get outdated/ discontinued soon?
    It is roumoured that smartphone prices will get loweed soon, so will it be a foolish idea to buy a E72 right now?
    tnx in advance.

  29. hi nitish,

    i’m currently having the nokia e5 and i’m experiencing the worst out of it. my phone would just turn off by itself and often hangs and i have to remove the battery and put it back on.sometimes it lags when im connected to wifi and my gps doesnt seem to locate my position. i’m very disappointed as i have saved a lot of money to buy this phone. may you assist me in solving this problem?

    hope to hear from you soon.

    thanks,
    jitz

    1. Sad to hear the same mate, but some how its indicating me that you are on a WAP connection and running something like Socially or something else that demands internet almost all the time. Please confirm…

      If so then you need to switch to some access point based connection. Ask your operator on this.

      If the above is not the case, then please revert back with the names of applications running

      1. Hi nitish appreciate your fast reply.

        i’ve hard reset my phone yesterday and i basically have nothing now on my phone. no apps and default theme was selected. and after 5 minutes after the reset. it got hanged and turned off by itself. before this i had whatsapp running behind and i experienced more of this problem. after the hard reset last night, it happened twice.

        and can you assist me on my gps with using only intergrated gps? because i cant get it working.

        thanks a lot,

        jitz

  30. dear nitesh,

    i have e5 you told not possibe to make video call but in application it shows video calling option so plz clarify the same…

      1. I have not tested it myself but heard that Video Calls are possible using the main (back) camera of E5 (with that Video Call option). And to make face 2 face Video Calls, one may try using mirror to get that Face 2 Face Video Call Experience on a 3G Service.

  31. Hi…

    I’ll probably be asking an oft repeated question.

    I’m a business user and I need to be connected to my office over Microsoft Office Communicator.
    Is it supported by either E5 or E72?

      1. Thanks Nitish.

        And now I’m thoroughly confused as to what I should be buying… even after going thru your post and all the comments!
        My use is strictly business and I need to be able to browse particular sites (SharePoint portals and some OWA) and work in Excel, Word, Outlook, not to mention, take office calls on the phone as well as via OC.
        I have a feeling it will boil down to price and not performance.
        What would you suggest as a better phone between the two?
        I was also thinking if the C7-00 or C6-01 etc. are good for biz use… Though I am not quite sure touchscreen is very user friendly…

          1. For me, it is battery life. I need to be on calls almost 24×7! So I need a good battery.
            The reason for looking at touchscreen was – in case it supports MS Office apps, if it would be more user friendly while, say, making an excel sheet…
            So I think its between E5 and E72…

            1. E5 has advantage in RAM but going by overall looks and features, I prefer E72… remember more battery

              All E-Series come with Quick Office means you can read docs and write too with E72 at least not sure about E5. As about touch screen, then in my personal opinions hw qwerrty wins over touch anytime though viewing experience in much better in S^3 touch devices like N8/C76/ C6-01

              1. Hi Nitish,

                Thanks for your article.

                Except 256k colors, E5 as many good features like high end processor, with double RAM and it will support 32GB.

                For business ppl processor speed and memory is the matter not colors and camera.

                I don’t know, y u r so against to E5

    1. All the best for the journey with E72. You will be specially pleased with Battery life.

      Do the following for the best experience:

      1. Press Ovi Store icon and update the client if required.
      2. Install latest Ovi Maps from Ovi Store.
      3. Install Nokia Mail from Nokia Betalabs for HTML Email support.
      4. DO not use a WAP connection and get APN enabled from your operator.
      5. Install Gravity for Twitter/ Facebook/ FourSquare experience (Paid app)

      1. ok…

        I didnt quite understand that… Unfortunately not so techie…

        I need GPRS enabled on the phone- is that the same as APN?
        Trying to get the WLAN working for MfE. Doesnt. Tho’ works fine for GMail…
        Rest when GPRS is activated, i guess! :-/
        BTW, how do i get smileys on it… doesnt seem to have an option…

        1. Hi Nitish…

          For Access Point, they give me airtelgprs.com for Access Point Name. Is this enough or I should be asking for something else?

            1. Now I have done a very dumb thing… I installed OviSuite on the PC and deleted the .exe from the phone… now what do it do…

              1. Its not a dumb thing at all. Rather it should save some Space in your Memory Card. You can always download the latest OVi Suite from Nokia Website.

  32. hai nithesh

    i confused which to buy e5,e52&c5-03 pls sugust which is better. I mainly intrested in camera&music
    plese give ur reply

    1. If price is your concern then go for E5, full VFM for money and if you are very specific about the looks and camera then go for E72. E52 is low on phone memory. Do not buy C5-03 as it has an old OS. C6-01 is better than that

  33. Thanking you for this much great informations.
    i have one doubt. i read that voip softwares like fring cant be installed in c5. is it right?. can we do video chatting on fring using edge connection?

  34. Dear Sir,

    Will u please suggest me the OS or software needed to use main camera(Back camera of E5) fo video calling facility.Whom to contact.What should i do for this video calling.sud i contact nearest nokia priority center.Please reply soon sir,Dear Nitish Kumar.

  35. Dear Sir,

    Will u please suggest me the OS or software needed to use main camera(Back camera of E5) for video calling facility.Whom to contact.What should i do for this video calling.sud i contact nearest nokia priority center.Please reply soon sir,Dear Nitish Kumar.

  36. Hi Nitish,

    I am using E5 from last 3 Months now. 2 Things are really bad in it:

    1. Email. I think only GOD can configure any email in this E5. The Email setup wizard itself has some issues. Even somehow, we configure the email account, the mails just wont send/received using GPRS. With Wifi, it starts receiving/sending mails.

    2. It also keep showing Memory Full Error Message albeit having 256 MB RAM. Looks like nokia has restricted the total number of Apps/themes on E Series Phones. The Last time I noticed this error, my phone was having about 140 MB Free RAM.

    3. Camera is Ok Ok.

    Rest all is good so far. I have updated the SW to 42.014 from 42.007 a few weeks ago.

    Thanks,
    Param

    1. I think you are facing issues with Emails because of operator. Are you on wap? If so then get a APN from your provider, like Mobile Office from Airtel or Mobile Connect from Vodafone or Idea Internet from Idea.

      Memory Full Error messages I faced only with sites like having 10 mb for loading in showing of just home page otherwise with E5 multitasking, it was a good experience to me.

  37. Thank you for good suggestion.I will try .and thanks for ur tech savvy. by bharanitharan i will try to install skpe or other one( videocalling in e5)

  38. hai nitish
    thank 4 ur valuable rply, 1 more 2 ask. i sugest to buy e5 or e52 which has gud camera,sound i know that more features in e5 but i like the e52 design. Is e52 hang (i use gprs&3g) which is good. I hope ur valuable rply

      1. Hi Nitish,
        Should less memory in E 52 really be a problem , in long run. Which is more durable e5 or e 52 ? Please suggest.

        1. Less memory is a problem once you use mails or other things as available phone memory drops every month and you end with resetting each two months.

          But no deny, if you are not much into apps and only regular usages like calling etc is more important to you, then E52 is hell of a device. One of the most solid device in hands I ever seen. Just the feel of the metal and texture is so different that, you can ve tempted to buy it. The battery life is beyond anything. The best like E72

  39. Sir
    Gud Eve,

    By Tomorow morning., iwud like to buy an E5- of nokia Handset.Is it practially posssible

    to use back camera in E5 for videocalling.Face to face intteraction seeing each other at

    the same.is poosile.

    It is said and heard that it is not poosible where some other say it possbile by installing
    skype fring software.Any body.any customer is succesful in using back camera ofNokia

    E5 to make vido call? any evidence any custmore.

    Bu there are some report even from the internet and myfriends which infrom us that we

    can not have video calling in E5..Somesay we should use mirror to see face to face.
    Is it true.

    Please explain the things sir,by tommrrow

    Thanking you sir

    I will be much obliged to you sir if i were allowed to be informed a lit bit earlier about

    this matter. I was just wondering whether you could this favour for me immediately.sir

    What are things i shuold do.Whom to contact regarding.IF video call facility is 100, ok

    then i am ready to buy the nokia e5. tomrow.

    eVEN IF MIRRIOR IS USED, I like to use the mirror.That is not a problem for me sir.I

    am ready to use mirror.expecting a rply soon.
    Yours truly
    Thanking you sir
    Dr.R.M.BHARANITHARAN
    copy to nokia contact and to the general public for the sake of public interest and nokia fans.

  40. i want install flash player on my E5 mobile for watching videos online while surfing internet so kindly tell me hw to install it

  41. Just to say thanks to you for Guiding me to use Vodafone Connect instead of Vodafone Live (WAP). Looks like the issue was using Vodafone Live for Email. Now Email service service works just FINE! with Vodafone Connect.

    Many thnaks once again 🙂

  42. hey…m plannin to but a nokia phone..e72 or e5 or blackberry curve 3g… cost of bb n e72 are almost same..
    but most of them say e72..hangs..sumtim..coz i was usin an e71 previously..wen thers a incumin kal ..its gets hanged…so v hav to switch off the batt..remove it n then fix it…then it starts.. ive heard about it the same for e72.. i am lookin for phone which is decent,elegent,good battery,it shoudnt hang…that ..pls let me know soon

  43. hey…m plannin to but a nokia phone..e72 or e5 or blackberry curve 3g… cost of bb n e72 are almost same..
    but most of them say e72..hangs..sumtim..coz i was usin an e71 previously..wen thers a incumin kal ..its gets hanged…so v hav to switch off the batt..remove it n then fix it…then it starts.. ive heard about it the same for e72.. i am lookin for phone which is decent,elegent,good battery,it shoudnt hang…that ..pls let me know soon

  44. Hi nitish

    can you help me finding a nokia handset or Blackberry which has :- minimum 3.2 MP camera with flash, video calling, Qwerty (optional) with reasonable prices.

    hope to get ur help..

  45. Hi nitish

    can you help me finding a nokia handset or Blackberry which has :- minimum 3.2 MP camera with flash, video calling, Qwerty (optional) with reasonable prices.
    hw about c6, wht are the weak features of c6.
    hope to get ur help..

    1. If you add all these 3 requirements then sure E72 works as best options. BB is not big about camera, neither do the cheaper models support 3G or video calls. E72 is perfect over battery, Camera, connectivity with a front cam for video calling

      1. thanx nitish…but i hope the phone dosent hangs….~ its the main problem…fine L kick BB…bur now just E5 and e72….are there…ma main usage is camera,phone shud b decent,faceBook,….and what the cost of e5 and
        e72??

  46. haa haaa haaaaaa .. e72 is a free navigation phone and e5 is not .. bcoz e5 lacks compass and accelerometer while in e72 u can use these features as in ovi maps , and compass applications .. it means when u will travel , u will come to know where u going at how much speeed using sensors . but nokia currently providing this feature in only 70 countries . and above all i think e5 almost have all feature like e72 but e5 donot support video calling . not even in skype and fring . no no no ,. not at e5 with this fring and skype . hmmmmmm

  47. Hi Kumar

    Thank you for the nice blog post. I personally have a few concerns with Nokia E5 which fortunately I did not pay from my pocket, it’s company’s. It’s my first QWERT phone and love the keyboard I can type really fast. However there are a few shortcomings.

    1. When wanting to send an sms to the same person more that once, on adding recipient there is no “Recently Used”, “Call Register”, “Favorite” etc options. Therefore I always have to browse and scroll down a long list of contacts. This is not convenient. 2. If you open contact list and choose one contact trying to see details, you have to execute at least three clicks.
    3. Sent message report has not details, in which case if I sent more than one message to the same recipient and some of which are delivered others not ,I can’t track which of the sent messages was not delivered unless I remember time sent.
    4. Blue-tooth is a nightmare, my nokia 5130 is way better very weak connecting to Laptop. When paring is successful it wants to you to confirm connection every few seconds.
    5. Biggest of all in almost all nokia phones is importing contact from CSV, it is a serious nightmare. It took me a week to get my contacts imported even if a prepared them in the desired format but it was not accepting the contact. Eventually to notice that spaces are not to be entered with a space bar but a TAB.

    Regards

  48. Firstly,
    Amazing blog !! I started to follow the rss feeds after i read some of your posts today.

    Im currently using the nokia 5800..Quite disappointed with the hardware.The phone just blacks out sometimes when im using the opera mobile 10.Hangs frequently.

    Now thinking to replace it with the nokia e5 ! Im a social networking freak.And need emails delivered straight to my phone inbox.So will E5 be a good choice ?

    Thought of the e72 but they say its not in production anymore.
    Can i upload photos to facebook via E5 ?

    Any bugs in the firmware of E5 which you have noticed so far ?

    1. Thanks Mayur.

      Nokia 5800 was sure not a good thing for browsing/ social networking due to memory limit. Sure E5 can be a great choice considering the price point and features. Its worth each single penny if you are not into camera (Sure better Camera than 5800).

      For E5 you can check my detailed reviews in the two links given below..

      https://nitishkumar.net/2010/12/02/the-power-in-hands-of-mass-nokia-e5-unboxing-and-first-impressions/

      https://nitishkumar.net/2010/12/09/laymans-take-on-nokia-e5-the-final-review/

      As about facebook upload then I think that works well in given app, but still I will prefer if you go for Gravity… the best twitter client out there.

      https://nitishkumar.net/2010/09/02/laymans-take-on-gravity-big-review-of-biggest-twitter-client/

    1. Hi, Go in for the BLACK Model anyday. I bought a Black E72 in Nov 2010 and its really very good. I use my handset mainly more for EMail / browsing etc with BSNL 3G SIM than voice calls.

      Rgds,

      Jacob TK

  49. hi nitish plz help me which mobile i should get nokia e63 or nokia e72. about which is the best degisn and having best features

  50. hello nitish im college student studing in inter 2year i want to ask from u which mobile is best for me in college not for busness e63 or e72 or e5

    1. That’s a low priced resisting model that I won’t recommend. You can choose something better in non touch as low price touch phones not worth buying specially if resistive.

      Nokia c3, c5, e5 are better suitable.

  51. hello,
    i’ve tried both for 6 months, and there is another big different you didn’t mentioned NOkia E5 has a really really great powerful Sound speaker compared with the E72, in addition to that sim jacket is really very bad and weak in Nokia E72, plus that the Performance in E5 is Best than E72 indeed.
    I loved the E5 and i’m using it, also i have the E72 in its box wanna sell it if any one need it 😉

  52. Gr8 comparision but i hav used e72n now hav e5 and i would like to stick with it it is surely a gr8 machine by mokia 🙂

  53. I am very impressed, a lot of knowledge about mobiles are here. Nitish, I really appreciate your step towards helping consumers.

    I am planning to buy new phone, preferably having:
    1.physical qwerty
    2.long battery life
    3.fast performance while multitasking and using heavy apps
    4.good browsing experience
    5.GPS navigation
    6.bigger screen

    My current phone is Nokia E61i and very much satisfied with its spacious qwerty and big & transflective screen. But it has gone outdated and giving some problems now, I had gone through all this conversation and finally found all my needs fulfilled with E5 (speacially the price tag impressed me more for all features it has) but I am still worried if the GPS will work fine in absence of compass & accelerometer cos having a GPS in my phone is one of the reason I will switch from E61i to E5. Camera, Social Networking doesnt matters for me.

    Other reasons for leaving E61i are:
    A. Skype is not supported
    B. Earpeice sound is very low, every time I need to put a call on loudspeaker.
    C. when I use Internet on my phone and usage goes a bit heavier the phone restarts wether I am using the inbuilt browser or Opera, Fring/Nimbuzz, Google Maps, downloading or using it as a modem with PC. I tried soft resetting, hard resetting, Firmware upgrade but nothing worked.

    Please let me know if E5 is a right choice for me over E61i.
    Also the solution to for the problem in my E61i.

    Thanks in advance

    Mushtaq
    Lucknow

    1. Definitely that would be a great choice considering lower price point as of now and the fact that E72 is somewhat overpriced for lower side of RAM.

      Special thanks to you for sharing your views in details. Will help other immensely

      1. And Nitish it would be great if you cover E6 with a new dedicated article. I am very much sure that you can let us know a lotz more about E6 in depth.

        Thanks,
        PARAM

        1. I will sure try mate. Just don’t know when it reaches me or public. Little cautious about its market price. Great piece of art for sure though price won’t go lower than 20k

    2. I would suggest to wait for a month or 2 and let Nokia E6 arrive. Almost everything is possible with Nokia E6.

      I am currently using E5 but dont use GPS or use quite less often. So cant really say whether it wors well or not.

      1. Thanks Nitish & Param all your support and suggestions.

        @Nitish, your continuous praise for E72 is influencing me to go with E72.

        But none of you had given any solution for the problems I shared about my current phone E61i.

        Please help me out or refer anyone who can really help me.

  54. what do you exactly mean by the below sentence in your post ? Can you rephrase it for me ?

    ### With 3G, I found the “locks” almost instant from a cold start. ####

    By the way, I have recently purchased Nokia E5 just 15 days back.

    My Nokia OVI Suite App on my laptop suggested me to update my OVI Maps application on E5.
    After I updated my OVI Maps application GPS signal meter is not seen when I run maps.

    Earlier it used to.
    Can you let me know the reason behind the disappearance of GPS Signal meter ?

    Regards,
    Shadab.

    1. The new version is built in other way and brings life time free navigation. Things are a little changed with the new version that might be reason behind the disappearance.

      Cold start means firing the Maps for the first after device start means no cached location to start from.

  55. hey bro,

    1) did nokia e5 has motion sensor

    2) can we play flash games in it…..

    thanks for ur reply

  56. hi bros,
    am very pleasing, the way u render help to the majority of nokia fans – i bet u study phone engineering if there is anything like that. God bless u.
    On the whole, my problems lies on the choice of these three nokia phones e72, e5 or the anticipated e6 which one serves better. Pls guide me to buy a better phone among these three, i count on you sir.

  57. hi bros,
    am very pleasing, the way u render help to the majority of nokia fans – i bet u study phone engineering if there is anything like that. God bless u.
    On the whole, my problems lies on the choice of these three nokia phones e72, e5 or the anticipated e6 which one serves better. Pls guide me to buy a better phone among these three, i count on you sir. Pls reply as soon as possible, cos i thought of selling my just bought new e5 for e72 or waiting for e6. Thanks and God bless u.

  58. Hi bros,
    happy new day, i want to know when nokia is realeasing e6 to reach the public pls. But on the look of e6 specification online, it seems that the ram of e5 is better than that of e6 angain, there is no front camera and some features in e72 are not there in e6 or can’t nokia come out with a phone that have both the features of e72 and e5? Pls i really want to confirm from u whether i should maintain my e5 or i should wait for e6, or go for e72, am still confuse, pls help me. I remained loyal.

  59. Hi bros,
    happy new day, i want to know when nokia is realeasing e6 to reach the public pls. But on the look of e6 specification online, it seems that the ram of e5 is better than that of e6 again, there is no front camera and some features in e72 are not there in e6 or can’t nokia come out with a phone that have both the features of e72 and e5? Pls i really want to confirm from u whether i should maintain my e5 or i should wait for e6, or go for e72, am still confuse, pls help me. Pls reply as soon cos the dude i wanted to sale my e5 to is right here with me. Thank bros.

  60. Congratulation for ur advice, but sir it seems that E6 will take a year to reach me in my country cos have ask about the phone in almost all the nokia phone dealers stores and their reply is always, they haven’t heard of such model before. So, pls i want you to do me a favour as professional in the fiel by suggesting which of these two phones i should buy – E5 or E72. Pls am online for the reply thanks and God bless u.

  61. Congratulation for ur advice, but sir it seems that E6 will take a year to reach me in my country cos have ask about the phone in almost all the nokia phone dealers stores and their reply is always, they haven’t heard of such model before. So, pls i want you to do me a favour as a professional in the fiel by suggesting which of these two phones i should buy – E5 or E72. Pls am online for the reply thanks and God bless u.

  62. I need some help deciding between an E5 or E72.

    Basically I would use the phone mostly for Facebook, Twitter, browsing, storing lots of music, calling and messaging.

    Which one is a better option? 😦

  63. Hi bro..
    i have a trouble when reading ebooks in e5..
    when i read a ebook(in .rtf or .txt format) for 10 pages(for ex) and when i reopen the ebook again it shows from page 1 but not from page 10..This is irritating..I have to search for the page where i have stopped reading the previous time..is there any solution for this?

  64. hey. thanks for the info. the comparison was accually awesome.
    i think im going to get e72.
    but whats the difference of them in facebooking, twitting etc ? what do you suggest me to do ?
    thanks for your attention.
    (i can get e5 for free or give 100 euro and get e72.)

  65. hey i m planning to buy e5 in nxt few days… i m little bit concerned with it screen performance.. almost every review has pointed out its screen…as you have used it plz tell me is this problem that much big to rethink and look out for other options… my budget is under 10k

    It is available in Mobilestore delhi at around 9200…can you suggest me other places where i can get it at lesser price than this..

    thnx 🙂

    1. At 9k price tag with all those loaded features, Screen Performance is not bad at all. And you cant really compare it with a device costing 20k.

      Mobilestore is a good option as they normally offer 1+1 Year Warranty. If they dont, ask for this. Other option could be buying from an online store like ebay.in to get E5 at around 8990.

    2. The lowest price can go up to 7.7k in my knowledge, not sure where to point you for that.

      As about screen, then it depends on from which kind of usages you are coming and what will be your usages pattern. Check for my E5 review post. May be you get some idea

  66. Hi Nitish

    I have an Nokia E5,I am able to open excel 2007 thru quickviewer but when opening an word doc -getting error:unable to open.please help

  67. hi nitish after reading ur suggestions and comments i ve decided to buy nokia e5 as my budget is 10000k. i want a phone in which internet runs perfectly. is e5 the perfect fone under 10000k. pls reply

  68. Hi big brother, i have a terrible problems with my E5 that need urgent solution. Firstly, my system files are being deleted and as such was trying to open swf file, an alert was on that is unable to fine qucik_txt, quick_file and others. And the last one is that i happen to find a folder in my C:drive. When i try to delete it will show exclusively use or can not delete open file, and in some cases i delete just to realize that its reapper. Pls help. Thanks for usual assistant. I love u.

  69. Hi big brother, i have a terrible problems with my E5 that need urgent solution. Firstly, my system files are being deleted and as such was trying to open swf file, an alert was on that is unable to fine qucik_txt, quick_file and others. And the last one is that i happen to find a folder in my C:drive. When i try to delete it will show exclusively use or can not delete open file, and in some cases i delete just to realize that its reapper. Pls help. Thanks for usual assistant. I count on u bro for ur help and possible solutions to these problems.

  70. Hi buddy, happy sunday. Pls i want to ask if animated themes do work with e5 cos i’ve install series of it but does not animate. I count on u for ur usual support and help. Thanks alot.Pls i want to ask if animated themes do work with e5 cos i’ve install series of it but does not animate. I count on u for ur usual support and help. Thanks alot.

  71. Hey Nitish I wanna purchase a nokia mobile which should have full internet browsing with 5 megapixel camera LED flash and MS office editor please suggest me a mobile in the range upto 10000/-.

  72. good morning friend. Pls help me on how to download my e5 phone software. Again comparing this phone of mine with my friend’s own i realize that there is a defferent as in cusor and display unit, pls help me. Thanks.

  73. Good morning friend. Pls help me on how to download my e5 phone software. Again comparing this phone of mine with my friend’s own i realize that there is a defferent as in cusor and display unit, pls help me. Thanks. this phone of mine with my friend’s own i realize that there is a defferent as in cusor and display unit, pls help me. Thanks.

  74. Hi! Friend Good morning. Pls help me on how to download my e5 phone software. Again comparing this phone of mine with my friend’s own i realize that there is a defferent as in cusor and display unit, pls help me. Thanks. this phone of mine with my friend’s own i realize that there is a defferent as in cusor and display unit, pls help me. Thanks.Hi! Friend Good morning. Pls help me on how to download my e5 phone software. Again comparing this phone of mine with my friend’s own i realize that there is a defferent as in cusor and display unit, pls help me. Thanks. this phone of mine with my friend’s own i realize that there is a defferent as in cusor and display unit, pls help me. Thanks.

    1. No risk in updating as the updates get properly tested before getting rolled out.

      For updating device firmware type *#0000# and then from options update now.

      For updating software, find the sw update application in tools or application and open it. It will automatically find new updates and will ask you to update.

      Third option is to install latest Ovi Suit from nokia site, also create a login id there. Connect device with PC and login into ovi suit. It will automatically detect updates and will ask you to update.

      Regards Nitish Kumar @nkumar_ http://nitishkumar.net

  75. I need a new phone, I do like the Nokia E5 but I just keep hearing that it will run slow after a while using it. And I’m not gonna use everything.. just texting and maybe a little internet. I do want a good camera, but I don’t really have a high budget so I thought of an E5 but I really want to know if I can use this phone for more than 2 years? I want to take pictures and I want to text a lot… But I don’t want it to run slow. 🙂 I would really appreciate you’re reply.

    1. For your texting needs, E5 should be a great companion. As about slowing down over time, then its like PCs, if more thibgs installed and running then it happens otherwise no issues.

      My ex-roomie and two of colleagues using E5 since last six months without any major issues.

      Regards Nitish Kumar @nkumar_ http://nitishkumar.net

  76. Thanks for for invaluable insight. I have been the lucky recipient of 5 bad phones in a row! Loved the 1st 3 but had to swear off Samsung. Had old Nokia still working so stuck with them &got E71. Came with wrong SIM; Locked one day & took no codes- sent another SIM. All the while shutting off: if on web & got call, seemed like it shut off if I looked @ it. Phone company thought I wasn’t operating it properly but, when did check over phone by actual technician, it was faulty, too. And, of course, my trusty Motorola active & on standby,
    the oly rubber on it was multifunction pad & it had dried out from non use & it cracked so it froze -like E71 often. You just have to laugh..in less than a year had to get 5 new phones. The Motorola is for emegencies-
    I’m just praying it works!

    Been offerred E72 & told it was an upgrade. Computer stolen & not replaced so memory a big factor. E71 internal memory limited . Think I read here that E72 128 but everything on web says 250. Also no podcasting, virtual or internet radio, or infrared.

    I have heard there have been software updates but most folks had problems after installing.

    Also heard phone itself updated.
    Can you tell me when, with what & if it has any certain identifying info?

    Sorry for saga. I swore this would be the last phone i ever owned/programmed….as soon as I got it exactly the way I wanted it, it didn’t send -THANK GOD- but copied an e in phone 4000+ times & deleting just put it in a deleted file….4000+ times.

    I didnt know about the S60 installation stuff and trust you with this 72.

    I didn’t even know to format the 1st card. Though my current card is just what, I’m starting totally fresh with E72.

    After formatting (assumming it will read SIM) & backing up infoo on phone, anything else vital I should do?

    PLEASE TELL ME NOW…REALLY WANTTO GET IT RIGHT BECAUSE I AM GOING TO THE GRAVE WITH THIS ONE!!!!!

    THANKS FOR YOUR HELP…NOTHING LIKE EXPERIENCE

    By way. If u have any influence anywhere….help programs, tutorials manuals are nice to have for reading & some reference….plethora of invaluable info. BUT THEY ARE USELESS & USUALLY INACCESSABLE WHEN U
    NEED THEM.

    COMPLETE & STEP BY STEP OWNER’S MANUALS CANNOT BE REPLACED AND NEED TO BE INCLUDED WITH EVERY ITEM.

    I CANNOT STRESS THIS ENOUGH- PLEASE PASS IT ON.

  77. I am using the E72 from 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.

  78. hi, nitish, how r u, tell me that.. i want suggestion for nokia e series phones. Which phone is better for fast loading of pdf & excel files with better camera quality & chipper… thanks

    1. well! E7 does better job but not cheaper side, E5 loads better but not good camera, E72 good camera but memory issue come over time for some.

      for non-Nokia, you can check Galaxy Pro touch and type Qwerty phone in 10k around or similar design HTC Chacha in 15k with better specs

      Regards Nitish Kumar @nkumar_ http://nitishkumar.net

  79. HI Nitish

    I really liked your suggestions, i want to buy a mobile specially for skype calling and business use and definitely for web browsing and use youtube, please suggest which mobile is best for this within 10-15k budget, but i need qwerty keyboard for frequent typing.

  80. i am in KSA and using samsung galaxy S but duw to some restriction in this country i am unable to install Skype on my device, but i have installed frings on but not getting the quality conversation using frings with android base device, but my younger brother is using nokia e72 and used to call using the same device from germany but the quality is too good like PC or i can say more than pc to pc, but i am afraid to purchase e72 because this device is too much outdated now and screen, further i think nokia is best for these kind of communication, what is your opinion.

  81. what about nokia E5 or C6 with qwerty keyboard, but i need email exchange for corporate emails ans skype with good quality as well, please give your feedback considering this as well.
    Thanks

  82. is E5 good for calling using Skype or you still recommend E72, waiting for final recommendation because i need to buy anyone by today, thanks for your support & suggestions.
    Aamir

  83. HI Nitish one more question is blackberry 9300 curve good for skype calling, did you get a chance to go through with this device, now i have 3 choices nokia E5, E72 or blackberry 9300 curve. or if you know about other android based phone is good for skype calling from saudi arab, then please suggest.

    1. I think besides its premium looks, E72 is outdated.

      If have faith in Nokia, then E5 is best on its 9k-ish price while Curve is a good option with OS6. Not been in touch with Blackberry world that much so cant comment over features.

  84. Thanks Nitish 4 ur concern on nokia.please i’ll definitely like to know if E5 has a good in-built browser,efficient Gps & also if it can send/receive applications tru b.tooth. Pls also can skype run in it?

  85. Ok i have the money for both phones i like both but i do not know what to go with i want the over all better phone for the general smart phone public. Is there a major difference because if not then i dont wish to buy the E5 i just want to know what your honest opinion on a comparison of each phone and which one would you own and use. I would appreciate because i do not want to buy a phone and then be stuck with it knowing i spent that much on a phone i dont like. and please reply when u can and sry i wrote this twice.
    also if you could break down the ups and downs for both phones i would appreciate it thanks and love the reviews best so far i have seen.

    1. E72 looks better over E5, has a front camera etc like I mentioned in post, but a lot of extra money asked for it. E5 does it all without asking much and also comes with more RAM

  86. Hi Nitish,

    Does E72 has Poor Screen Visibility in Daylight? I have E63 and I do not have any problem with it in Day light.

    Price is not concern, can you please suggest which one I can prefer either E5 or E63.

    Also please let me know difference between E72 Black and White edition.

    1. visibility always been the issue about non-AMOLED screen. Nokia E72 does a little better over Nokia E5 but price wise and other features wise, I will prefer E5. Nokia E63 is ancient now

    1. You likely not having any APN on your phone.
      There are two types of GPRS connections, one which comes by default and called as WAP and other that needs to be activated from Operator side and cost in additional, called as Access points.

      With WAP only one application can use internet at a time while with Access point, multiple application can use the same internet. It might be the case that your phone has more than one application sharing the internet connection (like mails/ Gravity etc) and that’s why Nimbuzz not getting connection.

  87. Hi Nitish, I just bought a Nokia E5. I would like to how to turn off the gprs since i lost all my money!! I just want to use the internet using WLAN and dont want to use the service provider’s connection. Please advice.

    Anoop Sathyan

  88. hi nitish i just wanna ask you that nokia e5 gives 600 hz processor but when i check through x plore it shows only 192 hz processor and when i reset my phone the phone memory shows 208 mb space but nokia e5 gives 250 mb phone memory.in case of nokia e71 x plore shows accurate processor speed.

    1. First of all, the third party softwares do not evaluate processor speed properly so it might be giving a faulty output to you.

      Secondly, 250mb is the total memory, but some of the memory will be consumed by the OS itself that’s why will show lesser even after reset. Its normal.

      1. hi nitish i bought nokia e5 from thailand i am using in india .i have updated firmwere v 71.3 throgh phoenix my previous version was 42.14.i download firmwere from navi firm +(using product code india) becoz my product key not listed in the list of navi firm so i choose product code of india but when i updated my key pad not work properly in the place of full stop @is working.what should i do?can i downgrade firmwere?when i updated firmwere throgh phoenix i forgot to delete 2 files which u r mentioned in case of N8 can it create any problem?

  89. Hi Nitish….am using nokia E5. I want to know that how i can download and save attachment files (word,excel,ppt) received in e-mail account which are opened through web browser and not configured in my phone

  90. This phone is perfect for the price. The phone has all the features on the E71 and E72 with a few new features preinstalled due to having a recent build. The ear piece volume and speakerphone needs to be adjusted upwards. The speakerphone volume is really too low. Nokia must have purposely lowered the volume 2 allow the device to consume less energy. The case or housing for the Nokia E5-00 is not well constructed as the E72 with the metal crome outlining the exterior.
    Where this device pays for itself is with the navagation. Its free for the life of the hand set.
    For an unlocked price this device wins my heart.

  91. Hi dear,
    Nitish
    i purchased E5 but flash problem for blur and poor result of camera,after reading Nitish comments about cam result he is totally right that E5 not well,unfortunately very late i knew about it because i am fond of cam,i think 6303 cam 3.2Mp more better than it.kindly i wanna purchase E72 now so please dear how you see 6303 and E72 cam result because before E5 i was using 6303.suggest me dear Nitish,because i have no knowledge E72 cam result compering 6303.
    Regards
    ammad

    1. E5 is sufficiently loud though do not compare it with music centric phones. Price should be around 8-9k.

      As about Samsung alternatives, then I font exactly remember the model number but there are some of the models in 10k around with Android and touch-n-type.

  92. Dear Nitish,
    You are doing a great service. Wish you all the best. I am a soldier posted in a difficult place. Need some advice pl.
    1. I got my e71 software updated from the service centre last month. Got fresh GPRS settings from BSNL customer care however the phone is not able to read the message as it is not in a readable format. Basically the settings sms contains only unknown characters and the service centre chap is not able to figure out the problem.

    2. After using the e71 for three years I wish to upgrade to another newer model but unable to decide as:-
    (a) Unable to find a better phone with all the features of e71 and more. Need ur opinion in E6.
    (b) Wanna try out android phones but unable to decide on the model as all of them see to lack what
    e71 can give me now.
    (c) My requirements are good camera(5mp or more), qwerty keypad, 3G,GPS,office applications, ease
    of transfer of all data to new phone, sleekness,quick response OS, compatibility with total recall and
    durability.
    3. Please advice me

    1. First of all, salute to you and thanks for stopping by.

      As you mentioned that you are posted in difficult area, so I pressume that battery life is also a criterion. While E6 is worthy successor for E71/E72 in all departments, you will be needed to keep in mind that being a touch phone E6 sure will not match up battery life (rest all should be likeable for you).

      I have already written a post over Nokia E6 on the same blog Which should sure help you (though my unit was white one and I will suggest black model).

      Rest about Android, I will suggest to move into Android if you want to go into full touch handsets and also 20k+ segment.

  93. Hey nitish

    Is it wise to purchase Nokia E5 now. Does it still support you tube videos. Or purchasing symbian belle nokia 600 would be a better option.

  94. Web cam attached to my desktop computer got damaged and became unusable,CanI u i use E72 as web cam.I visit a website and download a mobila web cam.But it asks for ”Activation code/Key”.pls sugggest me some software to use e72 a webcam. i have already installed frint and skpe. but donot know how to use e 72 as webcamera.

  95. Suggest some free software that helps to turn e72 into a web camera.How to use e 72 as webcam by using espcially yahoo messenger.Skype ask for 3g but my area not availe 3,g.OR how to use fring, which is installed already, for web camera purpose

  96. Hi Kumar,
    Are all the metal parts on nokia E5 made from stainless steel ? Such as the back cover and the panel beneath the screen, including all shortcut keys and D-pad? I can’t stand sheap plastic keys.
    Tks
    Fernanda

      1. Hey, thank you for your response…..I have tried to find about this so much, because on my nokia E63 the scroll key is made of metal coated plastic and the metal flaked off over time leaving the device ugly. So if you say that on nokia E5 the shortcut keys and the scroll key are made of metal, not plastic….I’m very happy. If it is not steel, might be aluminium …still very nice.
        The back cover is steel for sure, I’ve checked on Nokia website.
        Thks again.
        Regards
        Fernanda

  97. Hey Kumar,

    I’ve read in some websites about the nokia E5 that the shortkeys on the central panel are made up of metal coated plastic . Now I’m confused. What u think about that ? Pls replay . Thks again.

    1. I share your thoughts COMPLETELY on cheap metallic paint.

      I also think that metal on phones is less practical than plastic (even when metal is really used).
      It’s a transmitter of heat, which affects the battery when heat is transmitted to a battery through a metal battery cover, for example, and in the cold it feels cold, which isn’t as comfortable. it’s generally more slippery and uncomfortable to hold too. The phone also needs to be designed more carefully since metal blocks signals from the antenna.

      A phone’s housing should always be plastic and metallic paint should NEVER be used, I reckon.
      Thanks for your comments. It’s nice to see others that hate metallic paint as much as I do 🙂

  98. Thanks for your tech supporting role, kudos, more greese to your elbow.
    Pls Does E5 has port for printing directly with a printer?

  99. Hi Nitish, first off, I have to say I am truly impressed with your work!
    I hope you can help me with this problem: I have a Nokia e5-00, and everytime I try to download something via the deafult browser (whether I’m trying to download an app like Opera mini, a video or a song) it always brings up the same error message which says:

    Unable to download *file X*

    in a little information box with a sign which is a little “i” in a blue circle.

    Are you familiar with this problem..? If so, please advise on how I solve it!
    Everyone I know keeps saying I should just restore default settings, but I don’t want to lose all my info and backing up will take quite long!

    All the best! Thanks!

  100. hi there ,
    i would like to take this oppotunity to say i have a nokia e5 and im making video calls.ofcousrse e5 doesnt have a sec camera but it does make video calls using the other camera(primary 1) thanx

  101. Hi there, I bought my E5 quite recently and I realised that I hadn’t done much research on it. I’m a student and I think this phone is quite enough for me. Anyway, I have been experiencing problems with the display light. When I’m messaging, the display light goes from 40% (which is where I set it to) to 80% frequently. It bothers me and worries me as I bought it 3 weeks ago and to see it behaving in that way scares me. Is there something wrong with the light sensor or it is suppose to act that way? Can anyone enlighten me please?

  102. Hi.. I wanna know if Nokia E5 supports Facebook streaming just like Android phones does. That is u don’t have to refresh your Facebook account to get the latest post.

  103. Like “Fernanda” commented already here, I dislike metallic paint more than anything. It’s a silly design practice, and we saw that cheap metallic paint on the E63’s navigation key.

    Why do they put metallic paint on frequently-used surfaces? Why do they use metallic paint at all?. It’s a terrible design practice that needs to stop because they always start to wear away with enough use.

    Under the screen of the E5 it looks like they are using paint for sure, but I have never used the device. Even if it is metal, why make these surfaces metal? They just feel colder if they are.

    I think the E72 looked terrible with that metallic trim and you called it a “core attraction” of the E72. I think tastes are very subjective because to me it’s a core repulsion. Why do I need shiny metallic trim on my phone?

    I think metal battery doors are less practical too. They are cold when you pick the phone up in cold conditions and they heat too much and transfer more heat to the battery when it’s hot, which is bad for the battery.

    I don’t understand this fascination with metal on the housing of a phone; I would far prefer NO metallic paint and NO metallic surfaces on the housing of the device.

    I would much prefer all-plastic housing with no coating of paint that wears away and that doesn’t try to look like metal. I would much prefer grippy phones (not slippery) and no cold metal surfaces that transmit cold and heat to the battery and internal components.

    External surfaces should always be plastic, but not metallic-painted plastic. I don’t need my phone to blind me in the sun or wear away its coating with time, like a cheap toy.

    This was a good discussion of these phones, so thank you.

  104. do you by chance know how to delete what you have previously searched for on the e5. I have searched google for things i am not particiarly proud and and when i cleared the cache it doesn’t dissapear.

    1. I need to check. Web app stores its history in some .dat file inside some c:/private/[xyz] folder and for clearing the same one needs to delete that file but I don’t know exact folder name [xyz]

  105. @nitish- i want to know can we make vedio call from E5, i searched in site it say we can turn our mobile and use back camera for that but it gives problem, wanted to know ,is it possible to make vedio call and when u use back camera for that does it give any problem.

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  107. hi nitish!
    I’m using e72 for the last 1year and found no other gadget to compare with it in this budget, i hv purchased 2 days back htc wildfire S but feeling annoyed as the batt backup is none to compare with also the os is so complex to use as it is in nokia, also the htc sync is no stands with nolia pc suite.
    Pls share ur comment shall I withdraw to use it or which other model u suggest, also what stands for blackberry???

    1. Android can also be easy to use, its just you are used to of Nokia. As about any other model, then nothing come close to e72 even now. Wildfire still stuck with ancient group version.

  108. Pls what fone do u suggest i go for between an E5, C5-00 5mp and a C5-03 bearin in mind dat i am a student. Thank You

  109. gosh another dingly prattler who has no idea about the technical details. Plastic coated with metal is enough to make a phone good.

    bloody hell

    Actually a 3Mp camera would be good enough if it had good signal to noise ratio and auto focus. Your points about the focal length are moot without considering the dimensions of the sensor

    you omit the issues about the IMAP problems with the phone, but then you probably give your username and password to everyone who promises not to abuse it.

    sheesh … no wonder companies get away with racquets like this with puddle depth reviews like this.

  110. Hii nitish

    i have already hacked my e72
    problem is with sound quality while incoming calls
    is their any way to increase the sound by editing the regisrty or do
    changes in drives

    and i have installed smartmovie but it omly play mp4 files
    is there any player for phone to play all the files formats audio and video

  111. nice info keep it up
    nokia asha 302. any info about this phone should i wait for this phone. or buy. e5. i need good camera
    doc pdf editor and e mail in a phone plz reply asap

  112. I have 4 yahoo mailboxes, 1 hotmail mailbox and 1 gmail mailbox, in my Nokia E-5, but the incoming email alert tone rings for only the first two yahoo mailboxes. How to make the incoming email alert tone ring for all the mailboxes please? Thanks in advance for your reply.

  113. hi.
    i want buy one nokia phone arround 10,000 rs suggest me any best phone and i m thinking for buy e5 also so help me

  114. Hi nitish,
    I am planning to buy a new nokia mobile. I have chosen two mobile phones nokia e5 and nokia 500 but i am confused which one should I purchase. Both mobiles are affordable and good but which mobile is better. Symbian os 3.2 is a stable version in e5 and symbian belle is new os in nokia 500. Which one will be more durable and better? Please reply if you are free. Thanking You
    Aditya

  115. Good morning nitish,
    I am planning to buy a new nokia mobile. I have chosen two mobile phones nokia e5 and nokia 500 but i am confused which one should I purchase. Both mobiles are affordable and good but which mobile is better. Symbian os 3.2 is a stable version in e5 and symbian belle is new os in nokia 500. Which one will be more durable and better? Please reply if you are free. Thanking You
    Aditya

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