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Good: UI is simple, great build quality, great connectivity, amazing keyboard, fantastic battery life.
Bad: Camera quality is iffy, screen could be better.
Comment: I have this as my spare phone. And it's such a simple phone to use yet it brings in great features. The overall build quality is fantastic. The use of metal on the back, and hard plastic around it really makes it a strong and well built phone.
The USB mini port and the 3.5mm jack are convenient compared to Nokias of old, making you able to use a variety of chargers rather than proprietary ones, same with the earphones.
The keyboard is fantastic. It feels much better than any Blackberry or HTC keyboard. Plus, typing is easy with all necessary shortcuts used such as to the symbols etc.
The screen is low quality. It's a shame, the UI is smooth but, without text smoothing and the lack of a higher resolution, it really is a shame.
The battery life is typical Nokia, brilliant.
The camera lacks quality, and the colours are not sharp.
Good: Nice design and user friendly.
Comment: Incoming messages keep freezing. Can be days worth of messages that come through at once.and have to keep dismantling the phone to get them to come through. This doesn't work immediately though and can take numerous dismantlings until messages begin to come through again. I've sent it to be fixed three times, but to no avail, and had to carry out numerous factory resets. For this reason I most certainly wouldn't recommend this phone.
Good: I love the size, the way it feels in my hand, and especially the way it stays synced with MS Outlook. I can keep all my contact information (not just phone numbers) and all my appointments, reminders, and to do lists on this phone. Amazing!
Bad: Nothing so far...
Comment: I did a lot of research on smart phones before buying the Nokia E5. I have had Nokia phones ever since my first cell phone. Nokia logic makes sense to me, and the phone has been very easy for me to learn to use. I recommend this phone!
Good: the best thing is i have been using it 20months not even one single thing has not spoilt it love this phone. Plus the battery life is the best
Bad: the bad thing is i use it also i use the camera and the camera is poor i can be better
Comment: it can be better because i own it but i know the camera could be better but i love the phone
Comment: Symbian outdated? How? You don't back it up in the review. You assert "continued to lag behind its rivals" - again, how exactly? Certainly beats IOS hands down, and I don't know of anything in Android or Blackberry that I miss in Symbian. Features like the offline mapping in Ovi Maps, or the good development support with Qt, are unrivalled.
It seems it's the typical anti-Nokia bias - you seem to like lots of things about the phones, but the review still has to have a sense of "Eww, it runs Symbian", without actually saying what's so dreadful about it.
Good: it is a good phon once you have got it working,.
Bad: It gets confused and you have to get technical help to sort it.
Comment: I upgraded to this phone. i had six calls to BT before sorted. Ringing, to get a longer ringing contact your provider for a code number. E mail probs.
One has to by pass the set up wizard with tech help to send and receive e-mails and then sort your settings. The chap at BT took a whole day working on my settings and the next day phoned me to set it up changing info in phone, this took one and half hours. This lad was excellent and my phone E5 is terrific, it works like a mini computer and can get tangled the same as a PC. This lad that sorted was with BT customer business support at birmingham and was terrific what he did to sort all problems was hard. Don't give up contact who you got it from they have to set it correctly. Mine is now fantastic even though it took time, I have only had it 10 days, you will not be able to sort it perfect without some one who knows what they are doing it is too high tech.
Good: IT BEEPS WHEN FULLY CHARGED
Bad: EVERYTHING ELSE!
Comment: Iâ€™ve had this phone 2 months now â€“ and I absolutely hate it! Everything about it feels counter-intuitive â€“ the calendar is so utterly useless that Iâ€™ve taken to carrying 2 phones around, one for the calendar & the Nokia just for calls. Speaking of calls, the signal is poor & often drops in my home â€“ a problem Iâ€™ve never had with any other phone (& Iâ€™ve had mobile phones since they first came out!) The internet is ok but, if you click the â€˜backâ€™ button, the picture just scrambles & wonâ€™t go back to the previous screen â€“ a major nuisance! I am disabled & chose this phone as I thought the internet would be great for when Iâ€™m not well enough to sit at my PC â€“ but the problem with the â€˜backâ€™ button is so infuriating that I never use it.
The buttons are so tiny that I spend half my time apologising to people for the poorly spelt text I just sent!
The MP3 player feels way out of date â€“ you canâ€™t just â€˜resumeâ€™ where you left off & have to press numerous buttons to access the track you were previously listening to. My last Sony Ericcson phone wasnâ€™t great but at least I only had to press one button to get music! The music is also incredibly tinny.
A similar problem exists with the contacts â€“ you canâ€™t just press a button or 2 to edit a name or number, oh no! To edit a number in my phone book, I have to press 2 buttons a total of 6 times!
The only good thing I can say for this phone is that it beeps when itâ€™s fully charged â€“ but that is the ONLY good thing I can say for this phone!
Comment: i am having a problem,when my phone rings it only rings three times before it switches to my answer phone,so mostly i miss the call and have to go to my answer phone,can anyone tell me how i can set my phone to ring more times before it switches to my a/phone.i have tried and failed miserabley
Comment: Nokia have been messing about with the calendar entries, I use my phone as my diary everything I do I put in my phone. They've taken away inputting the year someone was born in the birthday and put in anniversary. I have only one word for this action.... RUBBISH.
NOKIA STOP MESSING AROUND WITH SOMETHING THAT WORKS ALREADY NOW
Good: qwerty keypad
Comment: Synchronisation aside, the e5 itself is a nice phone.
One of the main reasons I use a smartphone is to make electronic notes.
I don't have Outlook on my PC, and syncing Notes from my phone with my PC or OVI account has proved impossible, despite Nokia claiming it should be straightforward.
I've probably wasted about 15 hours over the past 6 months on trying to do it on both. I should bill Nokia for my time!
Nokia provide a button on ovi.com which they say will send sync settings to your phone. But this never worked for me, despite trying 10+ times.
3 (my mobile network) assure me they don't block mails from Nokia, and Nokia can't explain why I haven't got the mails.
They supplied sync settings which they said could be entered manually on the phone, but these didn't work for me either - maybe unsurprisingly, as they involved entering long strings into several free-text fields.
Nokia have often been slow to reply to my mails - my most recent mail is still unanswered for over 6 weeks!
This level (zero!) of usability and customer service is 100% unacceptable in 2011.
I've now abandoned Notes and save my notes instead as draft emails. Even these can't be sync'd! But I'm able to access them 1 by 1 from my PC and copy and paste them to a text file.
Don't get a Nokia - my experience has been unbelievably bad.
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