Nokia E5 review

A phone for work and play – does it deliver the best of both worlds?

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Unlike many of its touchscreen rivals, the Nokia E5 doesn't have multiple home screens between which you can sweep and swipe.

But as we've already hinted, it does have has a dual home screen system. On the handset these are referred to as Business and Personal.

You've got lots of options as to how you'd like to set these up, with many different elements available.

Nokia e5 review

Nokia e5 review

You can have a screen peppered with shortcuts and notifications, perhaps one that shows a contacts bar, offering your key contacts as little thumbnails, or maybe a more simple vertical menu sitting down the left hand side, with submenus that pop up as you pass the cursor over them.

Nokia e5 review

Nokia e5 review

Nokia e5 review

Nokia e5 review

There are various colour themes available on the Nokia E5, plus you can configure which apps appear as shortcuts on the six app bar and allocate the two softmenu keys to a range of different shortcuts. By default they are set up to take you to the main menu and to contacts.

Nokia e5 review

Nokia e5 review

Nokia e5 review

That ability to switch between two different modes and layouts gives you two chances to personalise the home screen to your liking, of course, so play around a little and you can customise things a heck of a lot.

The home and messaging shortcut keys have a little surprise up their sleeves too. Short press on the messaging screen and you are into the messaging main menu, where you can create new messages and view existing ones.

If you just want to send a quick text on the Nokia E5 though, long press the messaging key and you are right in the texting screen.

Nokia e5 review

Meanwhile a long press on the Home key calls up an app switcher that lets you quickly shuffle between already opened apps

Nokia e5 review

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Tech Specs

Product TypeSmartphone
Network BandQuad Band
Input MethodQWERTY, QWERTZ
BluetoothYes
Wireless LANYes
USBYes
Contract TypeSIM-free
Maximum Memory Card Size Supported32 GB
Built-in Memory256 MB
Built-in FlashYes
Memory Card SlotYes
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyGPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA
SAR Value0.88 W/kg
GPS ReceiverYes
Product FamilyE
Cellular Network SupportedGSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900, WCDMA 900, WCDMA 1900, WCDMA 2100
Rear Camera Resolution5 Megapixel
Memory Card SupportedmicroSD
Phone StyleBar
Operating SystemSymbian
Brand NameNokia
Battery Talk Time13.17 Hour
Product ModelE5
Screen Size6 cm (2.4")
Screen Resolution240 x 320
Weight (Approximate)126 g
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityENERGY STAR, RoHS, WEEE
Maximum Video Resolution640 x 480
Processor ManufacturerARM
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 2.0
Operating System VersionSymbian OS 9.3
Messaging TypeEmail, Instant Messaging, SMS (Short Message Service), MMS (Multi-media Messaging Service)
USB StandardUSB 2.0
Height115 mm
Width58.9 mm
Depth12.8 mm
Radio TunerYes
Product SeriesE
Battery Standby Time15240.96 Hour
ManufacturerNokia
Product NameE5 Smartphone
Processor Speed600 MHz
Processor TypeARM11
Screen TypeLCD
Manufacturer Part Number002S5K5
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.nokia.co.uk
Marketing Information

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Package Contents
  • E5 Smartphone
  • Nokia Travel Charger (AC-8E)
  • Nokia 2 GB microSD Card (MU-37)
  • User Guide
  • Nokia Battery (BL-4D)
  • Nokia Stereo Headset (WH-102)
  • Nokia Connectivity Cable (CA-101D)
Limited Warranty2 Year