Nokia E5 review

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

The definitive Nokia E5 review
The definitive Nokia E5 review

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With GPS built in and Ovi Maps on hand, getting around should be no bother on the Nokia E5. The Ovi Maps menu offers a neat little set of options, including the ability to get weather data for your current location.

Nokia e5 review

The A-GPS was remarkably quick in locking on to our location, even on occasions when we sat indoors near a window, and it positioned us accurately on those occasions.

However, it let us down when we tried to use it for walking guidance on some short trips. Not only does it not know about parks and other shortcuts, it insisted on sending us on a long-winded route along main roads. Walking for drivers, then.

This is a general Ovi Maps issue, rather than being one specific to this phone.


The Nokia N5 comes with a 1200mAh battery. Nokia says you will get up to 13 hours of GSM talk and 38 hours of music playback. We certainly got more than two days on the trot from it with might to medium use, ie using the camera, web browsing and a normal amount of talking and texting.

The small screen helps with battery power conservation, of course, and we'd say even quite demanding users ought to be able to get through a day or more between charges.

Nokia e5 review