At first glance you have to admit that the overall design is stunning. Dressed with the now E-series signature steel casing, the Nokia E72 comes in four shades of color which are Zodium Black, Metal Grey, Topaz Brown and Amethyst Purple.
The phone weighs in at 128g with dimensions of 114 x 58 x 10 mm. That makes the Nokia E72 quite a compact phone to handle with a good weight in relation to the size. One noticeable design feature on the phone is the chrome pin stripe lining that runs the entire perimeter of the phone which is a significant difference from the Nokia E71.
The Nokia E72 features a TFT VGA screen measuring 2.36 inches with a resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. Though this might seem small, you may be surprised to see how great the contrast is and how vivid the graphics are.
The phone also boasts a full QWERTY keyboard that maintains the cramped nature of the keys positioning. This does not in any way hinder the ability for one to use any of the keys.
Right in between the full QWERTY keyboard and the screen is the set of soft keys for accessing the menus. There are also four keys dedicated to accessing the Home Screen, Calendar, Contacts and Messaging Applications respectively.
The Nokia E72 retains the common five-way scroll keys that most Nokia phones have but this one has a twist to it. The middle key, also called the Navi Key works as an optical track pad as well. Due to the limited size of the track pad, this may seem more cumbersome than useful for some users.
The right side of the Nokia E72 has two volume buttons. One for increasing volume and another for decreasing volume. The left side of the phone comes with a microUSB port which now also supports battery recharging. Finally there is a microSD card slot. This phone does not come with the infra red port.
The back side of the Nokia E72 is reserved for the SIM card slot, the battery unit, a 5 Megapixel Camera which comes with an LED flash. The top comes equipped with the headphones slot and the power button.
In general the Nokia E72 takes style to the next level with its streamlined solid steel chassis, flattened call key panel with the optical track pad and chrome lining.