One of the best non-touchscreen phones money can buy
Great design, incredibly slim, stunning build quality, good audio quality, decent camera, fast interface speed, good web browser, plenty of messaging and connectivity options, 8 GB memory card, great battery life
Optical trackpad implementation could have been better, display feels a bit small, loudspeaker isn't loud enough
The Nokia E71 has probably been the most popular smartphone in the company's history after the 6600 and N95, and not without a reason. The phone packed in incredible messaging and communication features in a sexy, slim metal casing that made it such a hit. The E71 was not only preferred by business users at whom the phone was targeted but by anyone and everyone who wanted to buy a phone in that price range. Not ignoring such amazing talent, we at Techtree have always recommended the phone at every chance that we got for we would have been doing our readers a great disservice if we didn't.
So how does one improve on such a successful formula? The main thing to do would be to take all the ingredients that made the phone such a massive hit and then improve upon things that it lacked. The E71 was an amazing phone but by no means was it perfect (however, it did came pretty close). So you take all the good things in the E71 and add all the things that were missing and what do you get? Well, you get the new Nokia E72.
What the E72 faces in front of it is by no means a small feat. Its predecessor has set the standard pretty and high and the E72 better be really good to come close to matching that benchmark. The E75 has tried before it but did not succeed. The E72 does have all it takes to achieve what the E71 did and more, but will it? Read on to find out.
Headset + 3 Ear-tips
Usb Data Cable
8 GB microSDHC card
The E72 comes with a new headset (WH-601) that looked a bit like the one which came with the N97 mini (WH-701), but the speakers were different and not of the in-ear type. Also, it lacks the music control buttons found on the N97 mini headset. You get a carry case and a cleaning cloth with the phone and an 8 GB microSDHC card, which is all very impressive. However what is unimpressive is the extremely short USB data cable. The Nokia PC Suite software, required to sync the phone with your computer is provided on the memory card itself.