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The Nokia E71 is one of the hottest business phones from Nokia available since Q4 of 2008. This E-Series smartphone is jampacked with too many features but retains a slim profile. Read on our comprehensive review of the Nokia E71 to find out what it offers for the average businessman.

Look, Design, Feel (/10)

The Nokia E71 comes in a popular design for a business phone, the plain old block form factor. The Nokia E71 is inspired to be thin. At just 10mm thin, it is a desirable object. The chic metallic design only adds to the elegance of the Nokia E71. The device looks sophisticated with the etched steel casing, as well as feels solid in one's hand. Weighing in at 127 grams, the Nokia E71 isn't heavy for a full-featured business smartphone. The 16-million-color capable 2.4" screen and the effective QWERTY keypad just add to the killer design of the Nokia E71.

Features (/10)

The Nokia E71 is built for features, after all. Packed with a GPS module, SDHC support, an FM radio and Multimedia features, the phone is also an entertainer for road warriors. There's ample internal memory for contacts, PIM data and applications which is 110MB. The Nokia E71 shines in business communication support. The E71 is pre-loaded with a variety of E-mail solutions like Visto mobile, Seven, Microsoft Exchange, and Nokia IntelliSync. There are many more available in the market that work with the Symbian S60 OS on the Nokia E71. Most business applications such as OfficeSuite and Adobe PDF are pre-loaded as well, making life easy for the busy businessman. The music player, OVI media sharing application, Nokia Maps with GPS, A 3.2 MP auto-focus camera with Flash, all add to the fun in life apart from business. Browsing on Nokia's new S60 browser, with the Nokia E71's QVGA screen is a treat as well.

Connectivity (/10)

The Nokia E71 carries great connectivity options for those on the move. The device is equipped with a Quadband GSM radio and EDGE/GPRS class 32. 3G connectivity is present but only as dual-band. The Nokia E71 is available only in variants of dual-band 3G/HSDPA so you can't use it overseas. However the phone lacks no other connectivity options. WLAN 802.11 b/g is present along with Bluetooth 2.0 EDR and A2DP/AVRCP profiles. The miniUSB plug charges the phone as well as allows to use it as a mass-storage device. The Nokia E71 can also be used as a high-speed modem with the PC via data-cable or Bluetooth.

Performance (/10)

The Nokia E71 must be called a winner, where the only bug is that it lacks Global 3G. Nevertheless, it covers adequate features to make it complete as a great business productivity tool. Let us just say that you get back all the bang for the buck on the Nokia E71.

Value for Money (/10)

At a price tag below $400, the Nokia E71 must be called a winner. The only bug is that the E71 lacks Global 3G, nevertheless it covers adequate features to make it complete as a great business productivity tool. Let us just say that you get back all the bang for the buck on the Nokia E71.

Pros

  • Slim profile
  • Large battery
  • SDHC support
  • A-GPS
  • Full range of business features

Cons

  • Lack of Global 3G

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Opinions

Nokia E71: I love this phone
3/24/2010 @ 11:58 AM
by Lade

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