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Nokia E5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1361 reviews of Nokia E5. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the camera and portability. The screen and battery are also mentioned favorably, but many are negative about the size. Opinions about the apps and reliability are different.

usability, battery, screen, portability, camera

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Nokia E5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nokia E5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 58 user reviews of Nokia E5 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the screen and battery. The performance and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some less positive views about the reliability.

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67% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nokia E5-00 Sim Free Mobile Phone - BlackNokia E5-00 Sim Free Mobile Phone - Black

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nokia E5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 user reviews of Nokia E5 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Comments about the apps and price are on the whole positive. The durability and screen are also appreciated.

usability, screen, durability, price, apps

82% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nokia E5 Custom-Fit Screen Protector, 5 PiecesNokia E5 Custom-Fit Screen Protector, 5 Pieces

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Jamie Lendino (pcmag.com)

Nokia E5 (Unlocked)

 

The Nokia E5 is a lower-cost alternative to the existing E72, but the entire lineup needs an overhaul to stay competitive with Android and iPhone OS devices.

Quality construction and QWERTY keyboard. Free, global GPS navigation. Low price for an unlocked smartphone.

Dim, low-res screen. Dated OS. MicroSD card slot buried beneath the battery.

Multimedia, Camera, and Conclusions The standard-size 3.5mm headphone jack is welcome, and there's also a built-in FM radio. The microSD slot is buried underneath the battery; my 32GB SanDisk card worked fine, and Nokia throws in a 2GB card to get you...

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Nokia E5 review: Textbook texter

 

Email used to be a part of the corporate world and now it's increasingly becoming an essential means of communication for the lot of us – not just the white-collar kind. So if you can't fight it, the best thing to do is get yourself properly equipped –...

QWERTY messenger bar ; Quad-band GSM/EDGE ; Tri-band 3G with 10.2Mbps HSDPA and 2Mbps HSUPA ; Symbian S60 UI, 3rd edition FP2 ; 600MHz processor, 256MB RAM; 250MB user-accessible storage ; 2.36" 256K-color QVGA display ; 5 megapixel fixed-focus camera,...

Non-hot-swappable microSD card under the battery ; Camera doesn’t have autofocus ; Poor video recording ; Low-res screen isn’t very good for browsing ; No native Twitter and MySpace clients

Back in the day, smartphones were expensive and most of the people who could afford them were the corporate type. So smartphones got better at better at handling business tasks.

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (phonearena.com)

Nokia E5 Review

 

The Nokia E5 is the latest in a long line of business oriented Eseries phones, and directly follows on from the Nokia E72 with its QWERTY keyboard, landscape screen and business oriented feature-set. With the Nokia E5 offering similar utilities and...

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: unsel (brighthub.com)

Nokia E5 Review

 

The Nokia E5 is one of the best budget QWERTY smartphone options. It has a 600 MHz processor, 256 MB RAM and runs Symbian OS v9.3 FP2. It also has 5 MP camera, 3G, Wi-Fi and GPS. This part of the review covers the hardware specifications of the Nokia...

The Nokia E5 is one of the best budget QWERTY smartphones available currently. It is priced around the $299 price point without contract. I would definitely recommend it. If you want a better camera, try the Nokia E72. If you are looking for a...

May, 2011

Expert review by: Clinton Jeff (zomgitscj.com)

Unboxing the Nokia E5

 

We've had the Nokia E5 for about a day now, here at ZCJ. Too early for a proper review, but here's a quick unboxing in the meanwhile. Just to let you know...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: Seow Tein Hee (hardwarezone.com)

Nokia E5

 

Though it shares the same business-centric focus as its E-series siblings, does the E in the Nokia E5 stand for excellence? Let our fingers do the talking as we put this QWERTY-equipped Symbian phone to the test.

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: Softpedia (softpedia.com)

Nokia E5 Review

 

If you're a fan of E71 and E72 smartphones, then you're gonna like the new Nokia E5, especially that its features are almost on par with the above mentioned devices. After testing the C3 handset, that had the same factor as the most Eseries phones...

The main thing that might motivate a customer to buy this phone is the QWERTY keyboard, as well as the solid build. Once you get the phone in your hand and check its other features, you discover the 5.0-megapixel camera, multiple connectivity options...

The smartphone has a few downsides that could've been avoided: camera is lacking any advanced features or autofocus, the display under-performs, especially when using apps, the microSD card which is not ho-swappable, integrated web browser is bugged...

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: (mobilegazette.com)

Nokia E5

 

Somewhat similar to the Nokia E72 in terms of specification, the E5 combines business messaging with social networking, supporting corporate email systems like Exchange and Lotus Notes on one hand, and social sites such as Twitter and Facebook on the...

Apr, 2010

Expert review by: Jamie Lendino (techreviewsource.com)

Nokia E5 (Unlocked)

 

Unlocked smartphones tend to cost hundreds of dollars, but the Nokia E5 is a welcome exception. It's essentially a lower cost clone of the solid Nokia E72. That makes it a good option for anyone needing an inexpensive cell phone that accepts AT&T,...

Quality construction and QWERTY keyboard. Free, global GPS navigation. Low price for an unlocked smartphone

Dim, low-res screen. Dated OS. MicroSD card slot buried beneath the battery

The Nokia E5 is a solid, affordable messaging smartphone, but it feels increasingly obsolete as we head into 2011.

Expert review by: Arun (fonearena.com)

Nokia E5 - Affordable Messenger

 

a QWERTY phone which has been launched in the market recently and is Nokia�s latest Eseries device after the E72. Nokia E5 is one such phone which packs �

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: No
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5

GPS Performance

GPS: Yes

Navigation

GPS: Yes

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS / EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE, GPRS, HSCSD
3G standards:CDMA, WCDMA / HSDPA, HSUPA, WCDMA / HSUPA, WCDMA
SIM card capability:Single SIM