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Nokia E63 - Nokia E63

Niall Magennis

By Niall Magennis

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Nokia E63

Summary

Our Score:

8

The E63 has a micro-USB port for syncing with your computer, but unfortunately you still can't charge the handset over USB, which is a bit annoying. There's also a microSD card slot for adding extra storage and as this is located on the left hand edge of the phone behind a plastic flap it's easily accessible and lets you hot swap cards.

Another plus is that Nokia has kitted the E63 out with a standard headphone jack so you can use your own (3.5mm jack) cans without the need for an adaptor. However, as the supplied stereo hands-free kit doesn't have a split cable you'll lose the hands-free functionality it offers if you use your own headphones. In addition, the cover for the headphone jack isn't attached to the case, and as it's so small you're likely to lose it within the first day or so.

As with pretty much all of Nokia's handsets, the call quality on the E63 was first-rate. But what's even more impressive is the phone's battery life. Whereas most smartphones are lucky to keep going for around two days, the E63 was good for three to four days of medium usage, which is seriously impressive.

Verdict

While the E63 isn't quite as impressive as the E71, it's still a very good handset with excellent messaging support, a first-class keyboard and stunning battery life. If you've got the money the E71 is the better option, but if you can live without the GPS and HSDPA support then you certainly won't be disappointed with the E63.

Overall Score

8

Scores In Detail

  • Performance 9
  • Value 8
  • Features 7
  • Design 8
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Williamn

February 16, 2009, 4:36 pm

Nice!





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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