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.
Summary: 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.
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.
Conclusion: Sliding the keyboard also makes the screen slide up and tilt- very much like Nokia’s N97 from a couple of years back. I liked the tilt screen on the N97 and I like the one the E7. The only complain is that you cant change the viewing angle of the screen which could make it a bit uncomfortable for some people of certain heights.
Excerpt: Nokia may be ditching its Symbian mobile phone operating system and switching to Windows Phone 7 , but that hasn't stopped the Finnish company releasing the Nokia E7 , a Symbian-based smartphone with a full qwerty keyboard. 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.
Nokia E7 review: The Nokia E7 is a superbly built smartphone that has an excellent display and an outstanding keyboard, but its impressive specifications aren't enough to compete with slick and easy-to-use competitors
Good Gear Guide.au
18 August 2011
Summary: The Nokia E7 is a superbly built smartphone with an excellent display, a great keyboard and very impressive specifications. But smartphones are no longer about the specifications as much as the entire user experience, and it's here where the E7 fails miserably.
Pros: Excellent build quality, Great screen and keyboard, HDMI-out and USB On-The-Go
Cons: Difficult to open and type on single-handedly, Symbian^3 clunky and unintuitive, Sluggish performance
Test Nokia E7 : un smartphone réussi plombé par un Symbian^3 ?
20 February 2014
Conclusion: à l'instar du Nokia N8, il faut séparer l'aspect matériel et logiciel pour bien cerner les points essentiels qui caractérisent l'appareil. Concernant les attributs « physiques », cet E7 est une franche réussite. En dehors du bouton home / programme trop petit pour être pratique, les matériaux mis en œuvre ainsi que la finition forcent le respect. On peut aussi parler du mécanisme d'articulation robuste, ou du clavier rétro éclairé confortable.
Pros: Matériaux et qualité de finition, Connectique (HDMI, USB), Bonne qualité audio et photo, GPS complet gratuit
Cons: OS dépassé / Un peu lourd, Navigateur Web décevant, Touche « Home » peu pratique, Pas de clavier complet en portrait
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.