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Nokia E5 review

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

You can record quite a lot of information for each contact on the Nokia E5 (including a nickname in case their given name isn't how you know them)…

Three mobile numbers, three landlines, three emails, a car phone number, three video call numbers, three fax numbers, pager, three internet call numbers, three web addresses, spouse, children and home address details, two more addresses, birthday, anniversary and note - nothing about their favourite method of cooking chicken, though.

Nokia e5 review

With a friend on the contacts bar, you just have to click on their thumbnail photo to get into a contacts area where you can phone or message them. A phone call to your very best friends or most important business contacts is no more than a couple of key presses away.

The Nokia E5 will pick up contacts from your Facebook too. The first time you log in to Facebook using the app on the E5, you are asked if you want to make the connection to the E5's Contacts app.

Say yes to this and the phone does a quick trawling exercise matching your FB contacts to any it finds on the phone. Subsequently you can make Facebook links individually when you add new contacts to the E5.

Nokia e5 review

The link means that a contact's Facebook photo is used as their thumbnail, and you can view their Facebook profiles and send them Facebook messages.

Nokia e5 review

But what you can't do is populate the Nokia E5's contact book directly from Facebook, or from anywhere else come to that, except for your SIM. You can use contacts stored on Ovi, though.

The Nokia E5 was very good at maintaining a signal. Using an Orange SIM, we found signal strength did drop to three bars at times, but in general we maintained 3G well – though our testing was all done in and around a major city, and your connectivity experience may depend on where you live.

Call quality was good too – we didn't have any problems hearing the people we phoned, and they said we sounded fine too.

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

The smart way to stay in contact

Connect seamlessly to the people in your professional and personal lives through instant messaging, email and your favorite online social networks.

Make a fast connection

Access a world of information, be part of your online social communities, and share photos and video clips - all through a fast 3G or Wi-Fi connection.

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