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Nokia E5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1670 reviews of Nokia E5. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the camera and portability. The screen and battery are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the apps and size, while comments about the reception and sound are different.

usability, battery, screen, portability, camera

size, apps

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 (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. Opinions about the screen and battery are overall positive. The performance and portability are also appreciated, but many are negative about the reliability.

usability, portability, performance, battery, screen

reliability

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

Oct, 2018

Consumer review (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. Reviewers really like the apps and price. The durability and screen also get good opinions.

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

Oct, 2018

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 : 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 : Mithun Chandrasekhar (anandtech.com)

The Nokia E5 Review: A Cheaper E72

 

Note to Readers: Our E5 review doesn't include all of our normal data products and objective benchmarks, as it is Mithun's first review. Mithun joins our smartphone team, and in time will be able to benchmark and test all the same things we normally...

Nov, 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.

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3, WMA
FM radio: Yes
Microphone included: Yes
Music player: Yes
Polyphonic rings quantity:64
Ringer type:Polyphonic
Voice recording: Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:1200
Battery performance:1200
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BL-4D
Continuous audio playback time:38
Standby time (2G):635 / 705
Standby time (3G):670 / 705
Talk time (2G):13 / 13.1 / 13.10 / 13.16 / 13.2 / 13.6 / 18.3 / 18.5
Talk time (3G):5 / 5.15 / 5.2 / 5.25 / 5.3 / 5.4 / 5.5

Call Management

Auto-redialing: Yes
Call divert: Yes
Call hold:No / Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone:No / Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating alert: Yes
Voice commands: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto exposure: Yes
Auto focus:No / Yes
Built-in camera:No / Yes
Built-in flash: Yes
Camera Resolution:2592 x 1944
Digital Zoom:3 / 4
Flash Type:LED
Front Camera:N
Main camera resolution:2592 x 1944
Main camera resolution (numeric):5
Maximum frame rate:15
Night mode: Yes
Rear camera:Y
Rear Camera Resolution:2592 x 1944
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second camera: No
Self-timer: Yes
Video capture resolution (max):320 x 240 / 640 x 480
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:480p
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Incandescent / Auto, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Incandescent / Auto, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Sunny
Zoom capability:3 / Yes

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes
SAR value:0.88
Specific absorption rate (SAR) value (EU):0.88

Data Transmission

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR
Infrared data port: No

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Blue, Brown, Grey, White / Grey / Grey, Silver / Silver / Silver, White / White
Form Factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:4:3
Display Diagonal:2.36
Display number of colors:262144 colours
Display Resolution:320 x 240
Display Type:LCD / TFT
External display: No
Orientation sensor:No / Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

Battery performance:1200
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BL-4D
Continuous audio playback time:38
Standby time (2G):635
Standby time (3G):670
Talk time (2G):13
Talk time (3G):5

Ergonomics

Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

GPS Performance

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY
Navigation key: Yes

Management Features

Support for contact groups: Yes

Memory

Flash card support: Yes
Internal memory:256
Internal RAM:0.25
Maximum memory card size:32

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes
Text prediction system:T9
Text prediction system type:T9

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AMR, MP3, MP4, RealAudio, WAV, WMA / AAC, eAAC+, MP3, WMA / AAC, MP3 / AAC, MP3, WMA
Document formats supported:DOC, PDF, XLS, XLX
FM band:87.5 - 108
FM band range:87.5 - 108
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, EXIF, GIF, JPG, PNG / EXIF, JPG / EXIF, JPG, PNG / JPG
Video compression format:3GP, H.263, H.264, MPEG4 / 3GP, H.263, MPEG4, WMV / 3GP, H.264, MPEG4 / 3GP, MP4 / 3GP, MPEG4
Video formats supported:3GP,H.263,H.264,MPEG4 / 3GP,H.263,MPEG4,WMV / 3GP,H.264,MPEG4 / 3GP,MP4 / 3GP,MPEG4
Voice codecs:AMR / AMR, EFR, FR, HR

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS / EDGE,GPRS,GSM / EDGE,GPRS,HSCSD
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1700,1900,2100 / 850,900,1900,2100 / 900,1900,2100
3G standards:CDMA,HSDPA,HSUPA,WCDMA / CDMA,WCDMA / HSDPA,HSUPA,WCDMA / HSDPA,WCDMA / HSUPA,WCDMA / WCDMA
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP / A2DP, AVRCP, BIP, BPP, DID, DUN, FTP, GAP, GAVDP, GOEP, HFP, HID, HSP, OPP, PBAP, SPP / A2DP, AVRCP, BIP, BPP, DID, DUN, FTP, GAP, GAVDP, GOEP, HFP, HSP, OPP, PBAP, SPP / A2DP, AVRCP, DUN, FTP, GAP, GOEP, HFP, HSP, OPP, SPP / A2DP, AVRCP, DUN, FTP, GAP, GOEP, HSP, OPP, SAP, SPP / A2DP, AVRCP, FTP, GAP, GOEP, OPP, SAP, SDP, SPP / A2DP, AVRCP, FTP, GAP, GOEP, OPP, SDP, SPP
Bluetooth version:2.0 / 2.0+EDR
Data network:3G / GSM, WCDMA / WCDMA
EDGE multislot class:32
GPRS multislot class:32
GSM bands supported:850,900,1800,1900
Security algorithms:WEP, WPA, WPA2
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MiniSIM
WAP:2.0 / Yes
Wi-Fi:No / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g

Other Features

Camera included: Yes
Interface:USB 2.0
Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Networking Type:GSM/WCDMA
Playable formats:MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA
Playback formats:MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA
Polyphonic ring: Yes
Ringer type:MP3 / Polyphonic
Smartphone: No
Supported network protocols:HTTP, TCP/IP
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability: Yes
Video playback: Yes
Voice recording: Yes
VoIP: Yes
Volume Control:Digital
Wireless Technology:802.11 b/g

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Headset included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Ambient light sensor: Yes
Customisable video ring tones: Yes
Customizable video ring tones:Y
Flight mode: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Symbian OS
Operating system version:9.3 / S60 / Series 60
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Notes, Recorder, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, To-do list / Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Notes, To-do list
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Notes, Recorder, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, To-do list / Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Themes
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
SyncML: Yes
Video call:No / Yes

Phone Features

Active toolbar: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Form Factor:Bar
Java technology: Yes
Personal info management:Calculator, Calendar, Converter, To-do list
Personal info management (PIM):Calculator, Calendar, Converter, To-do list
Personalization:Themes
Speakerphone:No / Yes

Ports & interfaces

AV output:3.5 / Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Micro-USB A / Micro-USB B / Mini-USB A
USB version:2.0

Power

Battery Capacity:1200
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BL-4D
Continuous audio playback time:38
Standby time (2G):635
Standby time (3G):670
Talk time (2G):13
Talk time (3G):5

Processor

Processor architecture:ARM11
Processor frequency:0.6

Software

Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Symbian OS
Operating system version:9.3 / S60 / Series 60
SyncML: Yes

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSDHC / MiniSD
Included memory card size:2
Internal memory:250 / 256
Internal RAM:256
Maximum memory card size:16 / 32
RAM capacity:0.25

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Color of product:Black / White
Volume Control:Digital

Video

Frame rate:15
Maximum frame rate:15
Video call:No / Yes
Video capture resolution (max):640 x 480
Video compression formats:3GP, MP4

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.504 / 4.53
Height:0.504 / 2.32 / 4.53
Volume:75
Weight:4.44 / 4.55
Width:2.31 / 2.32 / 4.53
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