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Nokia E5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1363 reviews of Nokia E5. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviews about the camera and portability are generally positive. The screen and battery are also mentioned favorably, but opinions about the apps and reliability are different. Many are critical about the size.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Nokia E5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nokia E5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 58 user reviews of Nokia E5 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the screen and battery are overall positive. The performance and portability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some negative views about the reliability.

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67% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nokia E5-00 Sim Free Mobile Phone - BlackNokia E5-00 Sim Free Mobile Phone - Black

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nokia E5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 user reviews of Nokia E5 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Comments about the apps and price are overall positive. The durability and screen also get good opinions.

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82% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nokia E5 Custom-Fit Screen Protector, 5 PiecesNokia E5 Custom-Fit Screen Protector, 5 Pieces

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Joe Minihane (t3.com)

Nokia E5 review

 

Is Nokia's budget N Series a Blackberry beater?

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Sandra Vogel (techradar.com)

Nokia E5 review

 

A phone for work and play – does it deliver the best of both worlds?

Good dual home screen system ; Good battery life ; Keyboard is well made ; Very customisable front screen features ; Ovi maps can be is very handy

Screen is too small ; Web browsing is squint-inducing ; Camera is poor ; Ovi Maps doesn't do much for walkers ; Symbian S60's nested menu system irritates

The Nokia E5 is the latest handset from the mobile phone giant to try to straddle the professional and personal lives of its users. Once upon a time, Nokia's E series handsets were purely for the suited and booted. Remember the E55, for example?

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Nokia E5

 

The E5 is Nokia's latest messaging handset aimed at both business types and consumers Niall takes a look.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Magnus Nystedt, PC World Middle (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Nokia E5 review

 

Design, fit and finish are all excellent on the Nokia E5 smartphone - we'd even say impressive. In short, this phone feels solid. The keyboard has a nice 'click' feeling to it and is simply one of the best phone keyboards we've tried.

It has no touchscreen, no flashy operating system and no particularly exciting apps, but the Nokia E5 smartphone is a solid, reliable and affordable business phone with impressive build quality.

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Nokia E5 review

 

The latest QWERTY warhorse in Nokia's winning E-series is here. But is it a BlackBerry botherer?

Another fine messaging E-series phone from Nokia and good value, if you can handle dealing with the S60 OS

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Stuff magazine

 

The latest QWERTY warhorse in Nokia's winning E-series is here. But is it a BlackBerry botherer?

Another fine messaging E-series phone from Nokia and good value, if you can handle dealing with the S60 OS

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: Kate Solomon (recombu.com)

Nokia E5 Review

 

The successor to the E72, Nokia's E5 is the latest in its range of straight-laced business-focused handsets. The E5 definitely shares a look with its predecessor, but it couldn't feel more different to…

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: Mobile Choice UK (mobilechoiceuk.com)

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For a handset at this price, it?s great to find as many features as the Nokia E5 offers

The Symbian menu system is both dated and fiddly

May, 2011

Expert review by: Hanleigh Daniels (techsmart.co.za)

Nokia E5

 

Nokia's corporate orientated E5 becomes TechSmart's latest accessory at business brunches and boardroom meetings.

User-friendly, social networking integration, really good maps, excellent battery life, good camera.

Outdated OS, memory card isn't hotswopable, web browsing isn't the best.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: (itreviews.co.uk)

Nokia - E5

 

Nokia's E5 is a handset aimed at both professional and non professional users. It has a mini QWERTY keyboard for fast text entry and a very configurable home screen. In fact, it is that latter ...

The Nokia E5 is a well built handset with a good quality keyboard. It is well suited to those who do a lot of mobile email or texting. But the small screen is not so good if mobile web browsing is more your cup of tea.

Oct, 2010

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3, WMA
FM radio: Yes
Microphone included: Yes
Music player: Yes
Polyphonic rings quantity:64
Ringer type:Polyphonic
Voice Recording: Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:1200
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BL-4D
Continuous audio playback time:38
Standby time (2G):635 / 705
Standby time (3G):670 / 705
Talk time (2G):13 / 13.1 / 13.10 / 13.16 / 13.2 / 13.6 / 18.3 / 18.5
Talk time (3G):5 / 5.15 / 5.2 / 5.25 / 5.3 / 5.4 / 5.5

Call management

Auto-redialing: Yes
Call divert: Yes
Call hold:No / Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone:No / Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice commands: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto exposure: Yes
Auto Focus:No / Yes
Built-in Camera:No / Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Camera resolution:2592 x 1944
Digital Zoom:3 / 4
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: No
Main camera resolution:2592 x 1944
Main camera resolution (numeric):5
Maximum frame rate:15
Night mode: Yes
Rear Camera Resolution:2592 x 1944
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Second Camera: No
Self-timer: Yes
Video capture resolution (max):320 x 240 / 640 x 480
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:480p
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Incandescent / auto, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Incandescent / Auto, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Sunny
Zoom capability:3 / Yes

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes
Specific absorption rate (SAR) value (EU):0.88

Data Transmission

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR
Infrared data port: No

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, Blue, Brown, Grey, White / Grey / Grey, Silver / Silver / Silver, White / White
Form factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:4:3
Display diagonal:5.99
Display number of colours:262144 colours
Display Resolution:320 x 240
Display Type:LCD / TFT
External display: No
Orientation sensor:No / Yes
Touchscreen: No

Ergonomics

Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

GPS Performance

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Navigation key: Yes

Management features

Support for contact groups: Yes

Memory

Flash card support: Yes
Internal Memory:256
Internal RAM:0.25
Maximum memory card size:32

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes
Text prediction system:T9

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AMR, MP3, MP4, RealAudio, WAV, WMA / AAC, eAAC+, MP3, WMA / AAC, MP3 / AAC, MP3, WMA
Document formats supported:DOC, PDF, XLS, XLX
FM band range:87.5 - 108
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, EXIF, GIF, JPG, PNG / EXIF, JPG / EXIF, JPG, PNG / JPG
Video formats supported:3GP, H.263, H.264, MPEG4 / 3GP, H.263, MPEG4, WMV / 3GP, H.264, MPEG4 / 3GP, MP4 / 3gp, MPEG4
Voice codecs:AMR / AMR, EFR, FR, HR

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS / EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE, GPRS, HSCSD
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1700,1900,2100 / 850,900,1900,2100 / 900,1900,2100
3G standards:CDMA, HSDPA, HSUPA, WCDMA / CDMA, WCDMA / HSDPA, HSUPA, WCDMA / HSDPA, WCDMA / HSUPA, WCDMA / WCDMA
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP / A2DP, AVRCP, BIP, BPP, DID, DUN, FTP, GAP, GAVDP, GOEP, HFP, HID, HSP, OPP, PBAP, SPP / A2DP, AVRCP, BIP, BPP, DID, DUN, FTP, GAP, GAVDP, GOEP, HFP, HSP, OPP, PBAP, SPP / A2DP, AVRCP, DUN, FTP, GAP, GOEP, HFP, HSP, OPP, SPP / A2DP, AVRCP, DUN, FTP, GAP, GOEP, HSP, OPP, SAP, SPP / A2DP, AVRCP, FTP, GAP, GOEP, OPP, SAP, SDP, SPP / A2DP, AVRCP, FTP, GAP, GOEP, OPP, SDP, SPP
Bluetooth version:2.0 / 2.0+EDR
Data network:3G / GSM, WCDMA / WCDMA
EDGE multislot class:32
GPRS multislot class:32
GSM bands supported:850,900,1800,1900
Security algorithms:WEP, WPA, WPA2
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MiniSIM
WAP:2.0 / Yes
Wi-Fi:No / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g

Other features

Camera included: Yes
Interface:USB 2.0
Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Networking type:GSM/WCDMA
Playable formats:MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA
Polyphonic ring: Yes
Ringer type:MP3 / Polyphonic
Smartphone: No
Supported network protocols:HTTP, TCP/IP
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability: Yes
Video Playback: Yes
Voice Recording: Yes
VoIP: Yes
Volume Control:Digital
Wireless Technology:802.11 b/g

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Headset included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Ambient light sensor: Yes
Customisable video ring tones: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Symbian OS
Operating System Version:9.3 / S60 / Series 60
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Notes, Recorder, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, To-do list / Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Themes
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
SyncML: Yes
Video call:No / Yes

Phone features

Active toolbar: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Form factor:Bar
Java technology: Yes
Personal info management (PIM):Calculator, Calendar, Converter, To-do list
Personalization:Themes
Speakerphone:No / Yes

Ports & interfaces

AV output:3.5 / Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Micro-USB A / Micro-USB B / Mini-USB A
USB version:2.0

Power

Battery Capacity:1200
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BL-4D
Continuous audio playback time:38
Standby time (2G):635
Standby time (3G):670
Talk time (2G):13
Talk time (3G):5

Processor

Processor architecture:ARM11
Processor frequency:0.6

Software

Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Symbian OS
Operating System Version:9.3 / S60 / Series 60
SyncML: Yes

Storage

Compatible memory cards:microSDHC / miniSD
Included memory card size:2
Internal Memory:250 / 256
Internal RAM:256
Maximum memory card size:16 / 32

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Colour of product:Black / White
Volume Control:Digital

Video

Frame rate:15
Video call:No / Yes
Video capture resolution (max):640 x 480
Video compression formats:3GP, MP4

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.28 / 11.5
Height :1.28 / 11.5 / 5.89
Volume:75
Weight:126 / 129
Width:11.5 / 5.88 / 5.89
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