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Nokia E5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1378 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the GPS navigation and battery are on the whole positive. The value for money and responsiveness are also appreciated, whereas there are some less positive views about the features.

usability, responsiveness, value for money, battery, GPS navigation


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 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analysed 51 user reviews of Nokia E5 from The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Mobile Phones on

usability, battery, value for money, GPS navigation, screen


63% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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

Consumer review by: review summary for Nokia E5


alaTest has collected and analyzed 457 user reviews of Nokia E5 from 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

value for money, usability, battery, camera, GPS navigation


79% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nokia E5-00 Unlocked GSM Phone with Easy Email Setup, IM, QWERTY, 5 MP Camera, Ovi Store with Apps, and Free Ovi Maps Navigation (White)Nokia E5-00 Unlocked GSM Phone with Easy E-mail Setup, IM, QWERTY, 5 MP Camera, Ovi Store with Apps, and Free Ovi Maps Navigation (Black)Nokia E5 Custom-Fit Screen Protector, 5 Pieces

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Nokia E5 - Is it as Easy to Use as it Looks?


In all its QWERTY-ness, the Nokia E5 made it out and its popularity has been steadily increasing since its launch. It's no BlackBerry, but then again it offers no presumptions of being one. The E5 looks like a slightly higher-end and much needed update...

With a price tag of Rs. 11,100 (MOP) the Nokia E5 is the perfect handset for those looking for a QWERTY loaded handset with plenty of connectivity options and pretty decent multimedia. The E5 also happens to be the Second Runner up in our 2010 GOTY...


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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.

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Nokia E5 (Unlocked)


Nokia's WebKit browser comes with limited Flash support. While its cursor control-based design isn't as easy to use as on an Android phone, its HTML rendering engine is just as accurate. You can also install Bolt or Opera Mini, but no matter which...

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.

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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...

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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...

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Nokia E5 Review


Here's the FoneArena Nokia E5 review – 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 some great hardware with trusty OS. It packs a good enough...

Speedy processor with good amt of RAM ; Good built ; Great battery life ; Great Connectivity ; Value for Money ; Smooth Web-Browser ; Full version Quickoffice, Adobe PDF

Low-res screen ; No video call camera ; Simple design ; No hot-swappable memory slot

I’d recommend the Nokia E5 for those who’d love to try a smartphone with qwerty keypad, who’s usage demands a phone which can handle E-mail well, SNS addicts who are looking for a value for money product with no compromise on features. Though I think...

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Ye Giant Nokia E5 Review


When we first got our hands on the Nokia E5, we werent too sure exactly what to make of it I mean, here's the latest Eseries phone. But it's not the flagship...

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Nokia E5 vs Nokia C3: Size Comparison Images


Here are a couple size comparison pictures of the Nokia C3 vs the Nokia E5.

That's about it. So what do you think about the C3 compared to the E5?

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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...

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10 Reasons The Nokia E5 Is The Best Affordable Social Smartphone


Nowadays, it is easy to get lost in a discussion about raw power, stellar hardware specs, and the high-end smartphone market. But what many websites and analytics forget is that the vast majority of people, worldwide, want a decent mobile that can help...

If those 10 reasons aren’t enough, the E5 runs on S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 2, Nokia’s tried-and-true platform. That means that the software is mature, stable, and all applications run somehow better than on Nokia’s touchscreen S60 5th devices. Even...

Product Specifications

Packing the latest version of S60 3rd edition, the Nokia E5 boasts a suite of homescreen features including one-click access to your favourite contacts and your favourite social networks. It also boasts Facebook updates direct to your contacts list and the latest version of Nokia Messaging. There’s support for multiple email accounts, including popular mail services such as Ovi Mail, Yahoo! Mail, Gmail, Windows Live Hotmail and for the business folk, Microsoft Exchange and IBM Lotus Notes Traveler.  Ovi Maps makes sure you’re facing the right way to make it to the sStock Exchange and the slimness of the device avoids that unsightly bulge in your pinstripe suit. Still looking for more? It can match any tie colour you care to mention, coming in five different hues – Carbon Black, Chalk White, Sky Blue, Copper Brown and Silver Grey.


Autofocus:No / Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:640 x 480 (VGA)


Audio Formats : Yes
Audio Playback: Yes
Dual SIM Card: No
GPS Receiver:Built-in
I-Mode: No
Integrated Radio:FM Radio
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:QWERTZ/QWERTY Keyboard
Video Client: Yes


A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes

Data Transfer

Technology:GSM/PCN / WCDMA (UMTS)


Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:262.144
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:Symbian
Operator:3 / EE / O2 / Orange / Sim Free / T-MOBILE / Talk mobile / Vodafone
Product Type:Mobile Phone / Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free


E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push email: Yes