Conclusion: The solid build and very useable keyboard are both things we've come to expect from Nokia's high-end smartphones, as is the (generally) superb performance from its cameras. But Symbian, the stuff it all runs on, is slow, and just doesn't stand up to other phone's offerings, like Android and iOS. This looks to be one of Nokia’s last hurrahs on the Symbian system, with Nokia wholeheartedly supporting Windows Phone 7 on their future smartphones.
Conclusion: Despite that, we still find ourselves liking the Nokia E7. The excellent build quality and proper keypad make it feel like an old-school business smartphone – a feel further enhanced by the slightly old fashioned operating system. If you can live with Symbian ^3, however, and a decent camera isn't high on your list of priorities, the Nokia E7 is still worth a look.
Pros: The Nokia E7's screen is one of its best aspects. It can't match the resolution of the latest high-end smartphones – including the Apple iPhone 4 and Samsung Galaxy S II – but it features more impressive colours than most, thanks to Nokia's CBD (ClearBlack Display) technology. Colours are brilliantly vibrant, and blacks surprisingly deep. It's fantastic for displaying photos or playing back films. The E7 is designed to be a business handset, however, which is where th...
Cons: The Nokia E7 suffers from two big flaws. One is the camera, which is the same as the snapper found on the much cheaper Nokia C6-01. We were hoping for Carl Zeiss optics and autofocus – as with the Nokia N8 – but instead the E7 gets Nokia's EDoF technology. This means that everything should be in focus – but unfortunately taking depth away from images – and we also found our snaps were surprisingly blurry. The other issue is the Symbian ^3 operating system. It's not co...
Excerpt: Nokia knows how to make excellent hardware, and they’re tops at call quality. It’s no surprise that the Nokia E7, the company’s latest flagship QWERTY smartphone, features superb hardware materials and design as well as Nokia’s signature landline-clear calling. All is not perfection in Finland though, and there’s a reason why Nokia has decided to call Windows Phone 7 their home for high end smartphones in 2012 and beyond.
Pros: Superb hardware, excellent camera.
Cons: Symbian, even ^3, is far behind modern mobile operating systems like Android, iOS and webOS.
Summary: The E7 smartphone is a throwback to the days of the Nokia Communicator, a device that was marketed as a mini computer. Like Nokia's flagship N8, the E7 has excellent hardware but suffers from clunky, unintuitive software.
Conclusion: Para os fãs inveterados do Symbian, o Nokia E7 é um belíssimo adeus, já que a companhia está migrando para o SO móvel da Microsoft; todos os outros deveriam ficar com dispositivos baseados em Android ou iOS.
Pros: Hardware muito bonito. Excelente câmera de fotos e vídeos. Muitas ferramentas de conectividade corporativa.
Cons: Interface de usuário frustrante. Sem slot de cartão microSD. Pouca duração de bateria. Sistema Operacional condenado.
Excerpt: Nokia skal have ros for tastaturet, som er vellykket integreret i telefonen. Hvis du er typen, som skriver meget og ikke bryder dig om virtuelle tastaturer, kan du næppe få en løsning, som fungerer bedre end denne. Traditionen tro udstyrer Nokia sine professionelle telefoner med stort set alt, hvad der findes af nødvendig software. Det, som ikke er så positivt, er, at telefonen fremstrå som træg i brug.