Nokia E5 review

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

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Nokia e5 review

The Nokia E5 sports a 5-megapixel camera, and it has the usual straightforward to access set of controls that pop up when you hit the left softkey.

Nokia e5 review

You've got access to a fair range of scene modes, including one that is user defined, and a little explanation is given of what the modes are ideal for – which could be handy.

Nokia e5 review

The self-timer runs to 2, 10 and 20 seconds and there is a lot of flexibility, with sequence shooting even running to taking a shot every 30 minutes – great if you want to try your hand at some time-lapse activity.

Nokia e5 review

Video mode has a different array of options, with just automatic and night scene modes on offer, and there is a panorama mode setting too.

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In general the camera produced dull images that lacked vibrancy and colour. This scene was photographed on a fairly dull day, but even with the lack of surrounding light the photo really should be brighter.

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In this photo some of the silver parts of the bike frame are way too over-exposed

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Indoors, the Nokia N5 also seemed to have trouble letting in enough light in many instances, though this close up of a sleepy cat is fairly well-defined and bright.

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In panorama mode the Nokia E5 stitches several photos together to make one long, wide photo. The resolution of the panorama is 1220 x 8000 pixels. Photos are shot automatically by the camera as you move it to frame shots within a defined area.

Automatic processing of the image was a rather time consuming affair. A major issue is that the camera seems to have made an error with the middle of the image, using the same photo twice.

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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
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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