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Nokia E75 - Nokia E75

Niall Magennis

By Niall Magennis

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Nokia E75

Summary

Our Score:

9

As the phone is predominantly aimed at those who want to be able to keep in touch via email while on the move, it's not surprising that the E75 has excellent messaging features. As well POP3 and IMAP, there's also support for Nokia's own consumer focused push email service, Nokia Messaging, as well as Mail for Exchange and Lotus Notes Traveler. Unfortunately, support for Blackberry Connect is still missing.

The phone's screen is perhaps one of its weakest areas. Although it's very bright and so easy to read outdoors, its resolution of 320 x 240 pixels is relatively low by today's standards. This doesn't really hinder most day to day functions like checking your calendar, texting and emails, but it does make the phone less useful for web browsing as only a relatively small amount of the page can be viewed at any one time. The browser does try to get around this with some clever zooming features, but it's no match for having a larger and higher res screen. That said, the phone is quick to load pages as it supports both Wi-Fi and HSDPA. And as the E75 has a low resolution front-facing camera, as well as the 3.2-megapixel one on the rear, you can use it to make video calls.

The rear-mounted camera includes a micro-mirror for framing self-portraits and also has an LED flash. The shots it takes are reasonable by cameraphone standards with acceptable levels of detail and decent colour reproduction, but they're not as sharp or as vivid looking as the shots you'd get from a dedicated digital camera. One plus is that thanks to the onboard GPS chip, you can set the camera up to automatically geotag the shots it takes when the phone can get a lock on your position.

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Robovski

April 27, 2009, 6:44 am

Looks like the phone I have been waiting for to replace my Samsung F700.

josephcb0

April 27, 2009, 1:53 pm

Hi there, where are the camera screen shots? Will be very appreciated if you could show the quality of the front cam as well! :-)

Premfab

April 27, 2009, 2:35 pm

Looks like a 'grown up' E71 which I own and love. It may be time to upgrade .....!!!!

purephase

April 27, 2009, 3:36 pm

@joseph





As I understand it the front camera is only for use during video calls. It can't be used to take pics - not sure why. This is true on E71 anyway.





@Prem - I have the E71 as well and it's awesome. I don't really see what this handset has that would make me switch. I guess if you feel the keys on the E71 are too small - or you really want a 3.5mm jack, but otherwise you're just getting a fatter version of the same phone aren't you?





Now if they had ditched the number pad completely, and put in a hi-res full length screen, then I would have been interested!



Crispy

April 27, 2009, 5:08 pm

With the N95 8GB, once in camera mode you can switch to the video calling camera under Options, use secondary camera - which then allows you to take photos with it although the lower resolution and quality are immediately evident on screen - have never used it for photos, just once or twice as an impromptu 'mirror' where nothing better has been available!

lifethroughalens

April 27, 2009, 7:04 pm

@ purephase


"Now if they had ditched the number pad completely, and put in a hi-res full length screen, then I would have been interested" - N97?!





This does look like a corker although it would be nice if the screen could tilt and I really would like a slightly bigger screen, say up to the headphone speaker and fully filling out the handset width wise.

Rickysio

April 27, 2009, 10:12 pm

@lifethroughalens





Technological limit. Screen can't reach that size as to be directly 'next' to the headphone speaker. LCD screens need 'containers' and etc that take up space.





Still, at least this is an OS that can ACTUALLY multitask like... 16 years ago.

ffrankmccaffery

April 28, 2009, 10:24 pm

its just a shame the third party applications market is dwindling fast for this phones platform

Martin Daler

September 4, 2009, 5:41 pm

I guess you have to pay for the Nokia Maps service after the three month trial, but is there any reason for this phone not to run the excellent CoPilot 7? Does the GPS run only with aGPS assistance (i.e. needing a data connection), or does it also run as standalone, sim-free, vanilla GPS?

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