Review: Nokia E6 long term review and E72 comparison
All About Symbian
18 May 2012
Summary: The Nokia E6–00 is currently the only candybar QWERTY device in the latest Symbian line up. Picking up where the E72 left off, the E6 adds a touchscreen and high pixel density display. The E72, just like the E71 before it, was a big hit among Eseries fans. Does the E6 match up to its S60 3 rd Edition predecessors? In this review, we take a long-term look at the E6, and discuss whether E72/E71 users should consider an upgrade.
Review: Nokia E6, part 4 - multimedia and camera, plus conclusion
All About Symbian
18 May 2012
Summary: In the preceding Nokia E6 review parts, Rafe has gone into extensive detail about the E6's hardware design , its software bundle and its enterprise credentials . He has alluded to the need for a modern enterprise device to also appeal to consumers - or at least to appeal to the business user who also wants a degree of media and entertainment along with his or her push email.
Excerpt: The E6 is Nokia’s latest business handset, described as ‘Touch and Type’ it incorporates a full QWERTY keyboard and touchscreen. It’s also one of the first handsets to include the latest version of Symbian Anna, with redesigned icons and a faster browsing experience. What we like With a stainless steel bezel, the E6 is well built and comfortable to hold, with quick access keys for messages, calendar, home and contacts and volume and hold buttons along the side.
Conclusion: Despite some slight reservations about the software on the Nokia E6, it's still a pretty smart handset. Not everybody is convinced by the switch to touchscreen controls, and the mix of touch-sensitive display and a proper QWERTY keypad makes the Nokia E6 worth a look for sceptics.
Pros: At 2.46 inches, the Nokia E6's screen is tiny in comparison to most touchscreen smartphones, harking back to phones from a few years ago. It's actually a stunning display, however, with a razor-sharp 640 x 480 pixel resolution that equates to a staggering 326 pixels per inch. As such, text and images are incredibly sharp and clear, and websites, photographs or even movie clips can be perfectly rendered. It's the keypad that's the star of the show, however, helping the...
Cons: Despite featuring the latest 'Anna' version of Symbian ^3, the Nokia E6 still feels slightly outdated when it comes to the software. This is both a plus and a negative in a business handset – lots of users will appreciate the familiarity – but if you're expecting a new and fresh look this probably isn't the phone for you. The other area the Nokia E6 stumbles in is apps, where it trails a long way behind Android and iOS devices. Although Symbian ^3 is still growing, we...
Summary: For a street price of Rs.17,999, Nokia’s E6 offers tremendous value that makes it a very good buy for anyone looking for a smart yet trendy QWERTY phone. The touch screen is just an added bonus. Considering its predecessor, the E72, was launched above 20K, this is really aggressive pricing from Nokia.
Excerpt: Does size really matter? The Nokia E6 is an ultra small business mobility smartphone that brings the Nokia E-series of phones into the next generation. See what this smartphone, with the OS nick-named Symbian Anna, has to offer.
Summary: For a price of around Rs. 17k, the E6 is a smartphone with the touchscreen plus physical QWERTY keypad, latest Symbian Anna OS, a sleek (albeit slightly heavy) form factor and an excellent battery life. While it is often said that the E-series competes directly with Blackberry smartphones, it is interesting to note that the E6 falls slam bang between two Blackberry smartphones (the Curve 3G @ Rs. 14k and the Bold 9700 @ Rs.
Pros: Touch plus physical QWERTY combo is a priceless combo, Sleek form factor with classy finish & solid build, Symbian is zippier after the Anna update, QWERTY is very comfortable to use, Higher resolution makes for a crisp display, Very good camera, Excellent battery life
Cons: Symbian Anna may be zippier, but still feels a little sluggish, 2.46-inch display as a touchscreen isn't always a comfortable proposition, UI tends to feel a bit cramped with too many elements, Widgets sizes cannot be changed, Archaic method of small/normal/large to manage text font size
Excerpt: A-GPS, HSDPA, an eight-megapixel snapper with all the extras, Wi-Fi, plus there are pre-loaded widgets such as Ovi Social for anyone who likes using Facebook and Twitter We love the look and style of the E6 – even its glossy white coating. The E6 is not too broad, even though it boasts a QWERTY keyboard Battery life is really good – expect to get 450 minutes talktime on a 3G network as well as 744 hours when on standby Surfing the web was speedy but let down by the small...