Nokia E7 review

Is the E7 too little, too late from Nokia?

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Nokia E7 review: Video

The video quality holds up better than the camera, boasting HD quality 720p resolution, shooting at 25fps.

In a dimly lit club, it made all the difference. The quality on the handset screen is excellent, though it loses a little clarity played back on a bigger screen. The microphone picks up a singer's voice in a noisy gig excellently.

But again, as with the camera, pre-set modes are sparse and you can choose from a selection of Automatic, Low light or Night mode.

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Somewhat making up for the lack of interesting camera modes is the video editing software. It's no iPad 2 iMovie, but you can make passably interesting videos with scene fades and titles. Sadly there's no using photo stills allowed.

If you're a video caller or a fan of MySpace ego-shots, there's a secondary camera tacked onto the front of the handset, but the quality is dire and grainier than your average British beach. Plus, despite the front-facing camera, the Nokia E7 doesn't yet support live-streaming, nor can you download Qik from the Ovi store.

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Taken in night mode at an indoor gig, quality is great and not as grainy as you would have expected. Audio is excellent. Using the full 3x digital zoom, the image was still excellent with very little pixilation.

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Tech Specs

Product TypeSmartphone
Network BandQuad Band
Input MethodTouchscreen, QWERTY
TouchscreenYes
BluetoothYes
Wireless LANYes
USBYes
Contract TypeSIM-free
Built-in Memory16 GB
Built-in FlashYes
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyGPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA
SAR Value0.56 W/kg
GPS ReceiverYes
Product FamilyE
Cellular Generation3.5G
Cellular Network SupportedGSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900, WCDMA 850, WCDMA 900, WCDMA 1700, WCDMA 1900, WCDMA 2100
Rear Camera Resolution8 Megapixel
Front CameraYes
Phone StyleSlider
ColourSilver
Operating SystemSymbian
Brand NameNokia
Battery Talk Time9 Hour
Product ModelE7
Screen Size10.2 cm (4")
Screen Resolution640 x 360
Touchscreen TypeCapacitive
Weight (Approximate)176 g
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityRoHS, REACH
Maximum Video Resolution1280 x 720
Processor ManufacturerARM
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 3.0
Operating System VersionSymbian^3 OS
Messaging TypeSMS (Short Message Service), MMS (Multi-media Messaging Service), Email, Instant Messaging
USB StandardUSB 2.0
Height123.7 mm
Width62.4 mm
Depth13.6 mm
Radio TunerYes
Product SeriesE
Battery Standby Time430 Hour
ManufacturerNokia
Product NameE7 Smartphone
Processor Speed680 MHz
Processor TypeARM11
Screen TypeOLED
Sensor TypeProximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Ambient Light Sensor
Manufacturer Part Number002V4B8
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.nokia.co.uk
Package Contents
  • E7 Smartphone
  • Nokia Battery BL-4D
  • Nokia Connectivity Cable CA-179
  • Nokia Stereo Headset WH-205
  • Nokia Connectivity Adapter CA-156
  • Nokia Micro-USB to USB OTG Adapter CA-157
  • Nokia High Efficiency Charger AC-10E
  • Quick Guide
Limited Warranty2 Year