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Nokia E72 review

Will Nokia's QWERTY smartphone do the business?

The Nokia S60 3rd Edition Service Pack 2 user interface is familiar stuff for Nokia smartphones, in this instance configured for the landscape format of the display.

The icon-based menu system is, of course, not as slick as the leading touchscreen user interfaces that have overtaken S60 but will be recognisable for most Nokia users.

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It can be long-winded to locate and use some options, taking numerous clicks to find stuff like the navigation key or notification light options or certain settings.

However, it's generally straightforward enough to manage in most places, and you can click from page to page rapidly.

The home screen setup follows the E-Series convention by offering two alternative home screen views you can switch easily between – one marked as 'Business', the other as 'Personal' (though these labels can be changed).

Effectively, this allows users to set up their phone to have either work or downtime home screen shortcuts, features and information displayed, depending on when the user is operating the device.

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For example, in Business mode, you may want calendar, notes and work email shown, whereas in personal home mode you may prefer music or other media apps to be displayed.

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Either home screen is customisable; six shortcut icons ranged towards the top of the display can be changed in the menus to pretty much any function or app the phone is capable of using, or set up to access any one of the browser's bookmarks.

Additional status information and access panels down the screen – such as Wi-Fi, email, instant messaging, calendar and so on – can be customised too.

Transitions between menus are fairly prompt, and the E72 can support multiple open applications without appearing ponderous. It's worth checking occasionally via the Home button though and closing down unused apps to optimise the performance.

Tech Specs

Product TypeSmartphone
Network BandQuad Band
Input MethodQWERTY, QWERTZ
BluetoothYes
Wireless LANYes
USBYes
Contract TypeSIM-free
Maximum Memory Card Size Supported16 GB
Built-in Memory250 MB
Built-in FlashYes
Memory Card SlotYes
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyGPRS, HSCSD, EDGE, HSDPA
SAR Value1.31 W/kg
GPS ReceiverYes
Product FamilyE
Cellular Generation3.5G
Cellular Network SupportedGSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900, WCDMA 900, WCDMA 1900, WCDMA 2100
Rear Camera Resolution5 Megapixel
Front CameraYes
Memory Card SupportedmicroSD
Phone StyleBar
ColourMetal Gray
Operating SystemSymbian
Brand NameNokia
Battery Talk Time9.20 Hour
Product ModelE72
Screen Size6 cm (2.4")
Screen Resolution240 x 320
Weight (Approximate)128 g
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityRoHS, ENERGY STAR, WEEE
Maximum Video Resolution320 x 240
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
Height114 mm
Width58.3 mm
Depth10.1 mm
Radio TunerYes
Product SeriesE
Battery Standby Time17493.12 Hour
ManufacturerNokia
Product NameE72 Smartphone
Processor Speed600 MHz
Processor TypeARM11
Screen TypeLCD
Sensor TypeAccelerometer, Digital Compass
Manufacturer Part Number002R2c6
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.nokia.co.uk
Marketing Information

How we respond is who we are

Nokia E72 is a high-performance device tailor-made for seamless business and personal communication.

Best-in-class messaging

Get emails in real time through Mail for Exchange and IBM Lotus Notes Traveler, as well as from your Hotmail, Gmail, and other personal accounts - and quickly access your favourite IM services.

Fast,responsive scrolling

Use the highly responsive Optical Navi Key to scroll quickly and smoothly through webpages, emails, and menus - or as a one-touch autofocus key when using the 5 megapixel camera.

All-day effeciency

Work efficiently from almost anywhere - view and edit documents, get online quickly with built-in 3G and Wi-Fi. Stay connected for longer with the powerful battery.

Package Contents
  • E72 Smartphone
  • Nokia Battery BP-4L
  • Nokia High Efficiency Charger AC-8
  • Nokia 4 GB microSDHC Card MU-41
  • Nokia MicroUSB data cable CA-101D
  • Nokia Stereo Headset WH-205
  • Pouch and Strap
  • User guide
  • Eseries Experiences leaflet
Limited Warranty2 Year