Conclusion: Nokia E55 may be one of the best Eseries smartphones without a full-QWERTY keyboard, but it belongs to an era long gone. Symbian^1 is an obsolete platform that cannot rival with the newest operating systems launched on the market. Also, its high price makes it even more 'undesirable' unless you are really a Nokia freak.
Pros: The E55 breathes style and is perfectly fit for the business market. Its compact and fully metallic case turns it in the perfect premium smartphone. In addition, the phone embeds every possible feature that could fit in such a compact form: 600 MHz CPU, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, UPnP technology, DLNA support, built-in GPS receiver with Ovi Maps preinstalled and trial turn-by-turn navigation license (10 days) and lifetime City Explorer license, excellent battery life and audio...
Cons: If you're not bothered by the fact that this a Symbian phone and that it's overpriced, then the E55 has little drawbacks. The rather low camera pictures, as well as the fact that it will take some time to get used with the half-QWERTY keyboard are the only minor downsides of the phone.
Summary: In this first look review we're going to run through some of the key points of the brand new Nokia E55. Rafe shares his thoughts after 36 hours with the device. We'll have a full review, courtesy of Steve, very shortly.
Summary: In this first part of a two part long term review, David Gilson looks at the hardware on his trusty Nokia E55, at his side now for eight months. From design to materials to typing to camera, David covers the E55 in detail. Part two will follow later in the week and will both look at the E55's software and also draw some long term conclusions for this diminutive qwerty smartphone.
Review: Long term review: Nokia E55 - part 2 (Software)
All About Symbian
29 January 2010
Summary: In this first part of his two part long term review, David Gilson looked at the hardware on his trusty Nokia E55, at his side now for eight months. In this second part, he looks at the E55's software in detail and also draws some long term conclusions for this diminutive qwerty smartphone.
Excerpt: You could be forgiven for thinking the Nokia E55 seems like any other Nokia E-series phone that has rolled off the production line. Taking a closer look introduces some unexpected differences to this smartphone. Keep reading to find out what the Nokia...
Conclusion: The battery life is excellent and the sound quality for media and calls is great. As marketed, this phone is designed for messaging. I would definitely agree. It’s simple to use and navigate through. Of course, if texting/messaging is something you do a lot the compact QWERTY keyboard will definitely be a big decision maker if you’re considering this phone.
Excerpt: The Nokia E55 smartphone is designed for business. It sports a sleek body, a 20-key QWERTY keypad, and even a real 3.5mm headphone port for those down moments. Russell gives it a try in this in-depth review.
Conclusion: The testing stage of the review was followed by a meeting behind closed doors where we unanimously arrived at the conclusion the Nokia E55 was worth the money, despite the mediocre in-call quality. Why? It sports an almost perfect screen that remains usable in direct sunlight, good keyboard, wonderful browser, extremely capable email client and the necessary organizer functions to meet the needs of highly demanding customers.
Pros: Extremely light-weighted, Almost perfect display that remains totally usable in direct sunlight, Really robust battery, Delivers good audio quality