Saturday, February 20, 2010

Nokia E71


As promised, a sequel to MyPhone’s Q21 review. The E71 is my next phone of choice.  This phone costs around 15,000 pesos in stores.  The E71 is similar to the Q21 in major functionalities, a QWERTY business phone by Nokia, but certainly way more equipped with business applications and connectivity options, not to mention, elegantly designed. 

If I were to choose this phone, will it serve its purpose?  Will I get my money’s worth? How much will I be paying for every function/feature that is useful to me? 


Specifications
Function/Feature
Detail
What this means to us?
Is it helpful everyday?
2G Network
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
This phone can be used in 212 countries embracing GSM
Yes
3G Network
(Video Call)
HSDPA 900 / 2100
HSDPA 850 / 1900 - American version
High-speed alternative in data transmission for internet connection, enables video call, etc
No
EDGE
Class 32, 296 kbps
alternative method of data transmission
No
Video Call

See the person we talk to over the phone face to face
No
Dual Sim
No
Na
Na
Dimensions
114 x 57 x 10 mm, 66 cc
A bit longer and wider than the Q21 but half as thin.  This is more comfortable in the pocket than the Q21.
Yes
Keypad
- Full QWERTY keyboard
Free your right/left hand from all the texting as you use both
Yes
Navigation
- Five-way scroll key
5-directions for easy navigation
Yes
Alert types
Vibration; Downloadable polyphonic, monophonic, MP3 ringtones
Choose several alert types and modes
Yes
Speakerphone
Yes
Share the conversation with everybody with you
Yes
Audio Jack
2.5 mm
Listen to music or speak on the phone over a headset
NE
Phonebook
Practically unlimited entries and fields, Photocall
Wow, Unlimited?
Yes
Call records
Detailed, max 30 days

Yes
Weight
127 g
Heavier than the Q21
Yes
Display Size
320 x 240 pixels, 2.36 inches
4mm (diagonal) wider than the Q21
Yes
GPRS
Class 32, 100 kbps
Surf through your network’s WAP enabled service (almost the Internet)
No
WLAN
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
Hook up to the Internet through WIFI spots
No
Bluetooth
Yes, v2.0 with A2DP
Easily share phonebook records, mp3s, videos, and the likes
NE
Infrared port
Yes
Share and communicate with other infrared gadgets
No
USB
Yes, v2.0 microUSB
Sync with your computer
Yes
Internal Memory
110 MB storage, 128 MB RAM

Yes
Card slot
microSD, up to 8GB, hotswap, buy memory
This phone can hold 4 times more
storage than the Q21
Yes
Primary Camera
3.15 MP, 2048x1536 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
 Takes very good quality pictures
NE
Secondary Camera
Videocall camera
The Q1 doesn't have the extra camera
for the Videocall feature.
No
Flash
No
Lightens up your photo subject 
Na
Display Type
TFT, 16M colors
Offers clear and detailed resolution
Yes
Type
BAR
Easy on the hands when handling.  This phone however requires both hands while texting.
Yes
Touch Screen
No
 Navigate and launch applications through the touch screen
Na
OS
Symbian OS 9.2, Series 60 v3.1 UI
The advantage of this OS are
obviously enhanced user experience, more useful applications, updates, and a big community of users and developers.
Yes
CPU
ARM 11 369 MHz processor
Fast processor that compliments the
OS
Yes
Messaging
SMS, MMS, Email, Instant Messaging

Yes
Browser
WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML
Surf WAP/WEB sites through GPRS, Wifi, EDGE, and 3G
No
Radio
FM radio (E71 only); Visual radio
Tune in to local FM radio stations 24x7
NE
Media Support
- WMV/RV/MP4/3GP video player
Listen to music and watch videos in limited formats
Yes
Document editor
Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF) incl. MS Office 2007 support via free update
As a business phone, these applications
are important.
NE
Push to talk
Yes
Not used in the Philippines
No
Voice command
Yes
Fine to be there but is it still useful?
No
Organizer/Calendar
Yes
One of the most useful feature
Yes
Printing
Yes
This phone can print directly through a
printer? Wow!
No
Battery Type
Standard battery, Li-Po 1500 mAh (BP-4L)
Stand-by Up to 410 h (2G) / 480 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 10 h 30 min (2G) / 4 h 30 min (3G)
Music play Up to 18 h
Yes
Video
Yes, QVGA@15fps
Playback captured and downloaded videos
Yes
GPS
Yes, with A-GPS support; Nokia Maps
Use your phone as a dynamic map
No
Games
Java downloadable
-
NE
Colors
White Steel, Grey Steel, Black, Red
More color scheme choices and gives
a luxurious overall appeal
Na
Java
Yes, MIDP 2.0
Install numerous java applications
NE

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