Summary: Once upon a time, Nokia reigned supreme. With its full Qwerty keyboard and looks with finesse, it enchanted droves of buyers who flocked to get a Nokia. It was / it is a reliable phone, and Nokia has done an excellent job in keeping the chargers interchangeable - kudos! However, the Ovi maps turned out to be rather recalcitrant - the phone would keep waiting for a valid GPS signals so much that driving with it was downright difficult.
Summary: It's a great phone not a touch screen but its still a great phone one or two downfall it needs a better App Store nokia's just doesn't do it for me but over all surfing and texting and staying in contact also checking emails this is your phone
Excerpt: I’ve owned the Nokia E5 for a few months now, and I have to say it’s a decent phone. Before you scoff at the fact that it’s Nokia, hear me out.First off, Nokia makes really great phones. This thing not only has great call quality, the build of it is simply amazing. Two idiot friends of mine were fighting to use it and managed to throw the phone about 7 feet, where it landed and slid across the floor. There was only one tiny scratch.
Summary: I was very excited to get this phone, since it is my first smartphone. I had great expectations but got a little dissapointed on the 4th day of use when a notice starting showing up that said "memory full", or something like that. Immediatly went to find information about this on forums and it seems to be a problem for many nokia smartphones.
Summary: The E5 is a really solid phone, with great hardware features. The phone software and the associated Ovi Suite PC software in incredibly finnicky, getting things to work in complete harmony seems to be just a bit out of reach for this phone. I am a very technical user, so I can usually fiddle with it enough to get a certain feature to work again after something caused the settings to go awry. It doesn't "just work" out of the box.. this is definitely the anti-iphone.
Summary: EDITTED - original review <<<Very disappointed. I was leaning over looking at something on the ground and the phone slipped out of my pocket less than an arms lenght from the ground. Has not turned on since. To think that I sold a Samsung and bought this phone assuming that the Nokia was a stronger phone. Had it for less than one month. A pity. I was starting to like it. The phone has great features and I really liked the keyboard.
Excerpt: I have owned my Nokia E5 for two years now and am overall fairly satisfied. It is easy to use and has some personalization settings that have enabled me to personalize it a bit. I have not used the phone for data, but I imagine it would be frustrating with such a small screen.
One issue I had was that roughly every 6 months I had to factory reset it as the vibrating and ringtones stopped working around that time. This caused me to lose everything except my contacts.