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Nokia E63 - Nokia E63

Niall Magennis

By Niall Magennis



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Nokia E63


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The top half of the phone is dominated by the display. This screen isn't the sharpest around as it has a resolution of just 320 x 240, but given its relatively small 2.36in size, text and graphics still look quite crisp. It's also very bright, so it's brilliantly readable - even outdoors in direct sunlight.

Of course, one of the key usages for a phone like this is messaging and on this front, the E63 scores highly. Setting it up with an email account is incredibly straightforward. You just enter your email address and password and the phone does its own software configuration in the background to get the account up and running. All the main protocols like IMAP4, POP and Exchange are supported, but sadly, Blackberry Connect is noticeable by its absence. When it comes to email attachments, you should have no problems opening them. Viewing and editing of Office documents is supported via a copy of QuickOffice, and there's both a PDF reader and ZIP utility pre-loaded as well.

On the Internet side of things, the phone's browser does a respectable job. It generally retains the formatting of pages quite well and as you move around it pops up a thumbnail view of the entire layout to aid with navigation. However, it's certainly not on a par with the iPhone's Safari in terms of usability.

Clearly, as this handset retails for around £80 less than the E71, Nokia has had to make some cuts. Unfortunately, one of the features to get the chop has been GPS, which is a shame, as it's something that's becoming increasingly standard even on handsets in this price range. Nokia has also taken out support for HSDPA, so you're limited to standard 3G speeds for web browsing and data downloads, although there is Wi-Fi support for when you're at home or within range of a hotspot.

The spec of the camera has also been reduced. Instead of the 3.2-megapixel one found on the E71, the E63 makes do with a 2.0-megapixel snapper, and as you would expect, shots taken are of below average quality. At least it does have an LED camera light that helps when taking shots in low light and doubles as a torch - handy for when you're trying to find the right key in the dark (just press and hold down the space bar to turn it on).

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February 16, 2009, 4:36 pm


Video review? :)

stuart patric

September 7, 2009, 4:52 pm

well well nokia has done it again as far as i'm concerned in ref to the E63 i have this s/phone and yes it ticks all the right boxes, sure nokia has cut down on a few things i dont think really is so important?,hence the difference in price, i can live with that the +'s are better& certainly out weighs bad points of this model the symbian is a very good stable OS, & nokia ovi/store will be adding more and more in time which is always welcome lets hope they are free, plans are also afoot to add the streaming music app spotify,its only available on the iphone/and google's android platform i believe @ the moment, now the downside to to spotify app your battery life on either google android or the iphone will need charging on a day to day basis, thats a no no in my book my nokia only needs charging with heavy use every 8/9 days thats with no wifi, all in all i dont rate spotify for s/phones, unless, s/phones include faster processors, and a better battery, as far as i'm concered there are other music free streaming software out there to try/use, i will stick with nokia the push email is just brilliant, ok guys thank you for reading my comments spb

Xiqat Abiz

December 2, 2011, 7:02 pm

Great and cheap.

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