Web browsing is where things start to go a bit pear-shaped as far as the Nokia E5 is concerned. Before we get to the browser itself, though, it is worth mentioning Wi-Fi.
The Nokia E5 incorporates Nokia's superb Wi-Fi sniffer, which can sit on the home page and tell you if it has found any networks. All you need to do is activate it, and it'll keep its virtual eyes open.
It is then a matter of selecting that notification so you can log onto a Wireless network, and you are ready to browse over Wi-Fi instead of using up your 3G data.
Web browsing itself is not the best experience we've ever had. The 2.36-inch screen is just too small for comfort, and can't show very much information
You can zoom in and out of a page using the * and # keys on the Nokia E5's number pad, and there are other shortcuts too, which are something of an assistance in getting around. Plus, there is a page overview mode that lets you select an area for a quick zoom-in that you access by pressing the 8 key.
But even with helpful bits and pieces like this, it is all a bit too cramped for comfort. There's no Flash support, either – so viewing footage from the BBC news web site, for example, is not possible.
There is a YouTube client, though, and this worked well for us – although video is shown in an almost impossibly small window.