Nokia E72 review

Will Nokia's QWERTY smartphone do the business?

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Video playback is okay on the QVGA screen, and is smooth and bright, but the size and resolution of the screen limit the impact of video watching on this device.

As well as the media player, the E72 has the usual Nokia smartphone RealPlayer application onboard. Video file formats supported include MP4, AVC/H.264,WMV, RV, Flash Video and H.263/3GP.

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Video clips can be shared online too, and the phone has Nokia's Video Centre application onboard for streaming and downloading content from the Ovi Store (some free, others paid for).

Although the E72 is geared up for serious business users, it's still capable of delivering a surprisingly powerful audio performance. The music player software is, again, standard issue S60 kit, so the user interface is functional rather than anything more elaborate.

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Tracks are categorised in basic music player fashion, and playback is controlled in the usual way via the D-pad, with cover art presented on the screen if available. No surprises there, then.

As we mentioned, a 4GB MicroSD card is included in-box, providing a decent amount of storage to be getting on with.

Nokia supplies the E72 with a headset that present quite a lively soundscape with decent mid- and high-range presentation and solid bass. It's loud too – the buds come with optional silica surrounds for a snug noise-diminishing fit.

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Usefully, the E72 has a 3.5mm standard headphone jack on the top, so any decent set of headphones can be whacked in for a further uplift in sound quality.

The loudspeaker is reasonable too for playback. All in all, not bad tune-playing for a business phone.

Should you wish to buy tunes online over the air, the Nokia E72 supports Nokia's Music Store service.

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A separate Music Search function offers the option of hunting through music files using voice recognition to find a track, artist, album or playlist.

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It worked surprisingly well for this sort of software, even if it wasn't always 100 per cent accurate.

An FM radio function is also built into the E72, playable with headphones attached as an antenna. Usefully it can download frequencies and details of local radio stations over the air as part of the regular set-up procedure. Alternatively, you can use auto or manual tuning if you prefer.

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It's simple to set up and operate, and the sound quality is perfectly acceptable through the ear-gear supplied.


Tech Specs

Product TypeSmartphone
Network BandQuad Band
Wireless LANYes
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
Product NameE72 Smartphone
Processor Speed600 MHz
Processor TypeARM11
Screen TypeLCD
Sensor TypeAccelerometer, Digital Compass
Manufacturer Part Number002R2c6
Manufacturer Website Address
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