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Nokia E75 Review
The Nokia E75 is the latest E series release by Nokia. It sports a stellar design with a superb horizontal slider form factor. It is the successor to the hugely popular Nokia E71. It has nice specs, but doesn't being anything new to the table, except that it comes with the Symbian OS v9.2 with Feature Pack 2.
Nokia E75 Specifications:
- Dimensions: 111.8 x 50 x 14.4 mm
- Weight: 139 gms
- Display: 240 x 320 pixels, 2.4 inch TFT, 16M color display
- Camera: 3.2 MP (2048 x 1536 pixels), AF, LED flash
- Processor: 369 MHZ ARM 11 Processor
- Memory: 50 MB Internal + 4 GB Micro SD
- Connectivity: GPRS, HSCSD, EDGE, 3G HSDPA, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g with UPnP, USB 2.0
- GPS: Built in GPS receiver with A-GPS
- Bluetooth: Bluetooth 2.0 + A2DP
- Operating System: Symbian OS v9.3 with Feature Pack 2
The Nokia E75 comes with a spectacular design. It has a metallic body and looks very stylish. The black and silver look would definitely appeal to business users. The build quality is really good. The sliding mechanism for the keyboard is very smooth. The E75 is easily one of the best looking E series device.
Display and Keyboard:
The E75 sports a standard 2.4" TFT display with a resolution of 240 x 320 pixels and supports 16 M colors. The display quality is pretty nice with superb brightness levels and vibrant colors. The sunlight legibility is also pretty nice.
The keyboard is relatively spacious with a nice key layout. The keys offer decent feedback and offer a good typing speed, once you have used it for about 10-20 minutes. The keyboard rivals many of the Windows Mobile powered devices like the HTC Touch Pro and the Sony Ericsson Xperia X1.
Multimedia and Camera:
The multimedia capabilities of the E75 aren't much to speak of, but that shouldn't come as a surprise as the E75 is a business phone. However, the music quality is still pretty good and the music player is packed with a lot of customizable options. It also supports a wide range of file formats, further expandable by way of third party applications. The video playback is smooth while the audio quality can be improved by using the 5 EQ presets and stereo widening. It also sports a stereo FM radio with automatic scanning and RDS which allows it to pull station information over a data connection.
It comes with a 3.2 MP which captures images at a maximum resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels. It also has autofocus and a LED flash. The image capture quality is very poor but the camera user interface is packed with options.
The Nokia E75 is powered by the Symbian OS v9.3 with Feature Pack 2. It offers marginally better performance than the E71 on FP 1. The OS and UI is more refined than the earlier iterations. It is powered by the ubiquitous 369 MHz ARM 11 processor found in virtually every Nokia smartphone.
Connectivity and Other Features:
Just like any other E series device, the E75 is packed with connectivity options like GPRS, HSCSD, EDGE, 3G HSDPA, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g with UPnP and USB 2.0. The icing on the cake is the awesome web browser with built in Java and Flash support. It is probably the most advanced browser in the Nokia stable. The E75 also has a built in GPS receiver with A-GPS and comes bundled with Nokia Maps. It comes with a 1000 mAh BL-4U battery which is a disappointment compared to the E71's 1500 mAh battery; it lasts just slightly longer than a day with extensive usage. Overall, a good phone with nice features.
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