Excerpt: In all its QWERTY-ness, the Nokia E5 made it out and its popularity has been steadily increasing since its launch. It’s no BlackBerry, but then again it offers no presumptions of being one. The E5 looks like a slightly higher-end and much needed update to the E63 which was Nokia's affordable E-series business class phone for those users who didn’t have the extra Rs. 6000 to shell out for the E72. Here’s a closer look.
Excerpt: The Nokia E5 is a very good budget QWERTY smartphone which offers very good specifications: 5 MP camera, 3G, Wi-Fi and GPS. It has a 600 MHz processor and 256 MB RAM. It runs Symbian OS v9.3 with FP2.
Conclusion: We would be happy to recommend the Nokia E5. With a slightly more lackluster finish at a more appealing price-tag than its E72 sibling, and most other similarly classed phones, it certainly does the key things it needs to do pretty well. The slightly unrefined finish of the Nokia E5 does crop up from time to time, with the screen resolution, cramped keypad and awkward volume-rocker occasionally hindering use.
Pros: Good price point, Comprehensive business feature set, Solid feel, Great email device
Cons: 3G reception poor at times, Stiff volume rocker, Dated OS look