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Nokia E73

alaTest has collected and analyzed 73 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the build quality and battery. The design and GPS navigation are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the reliability and apps. Views about the screen and value for money are different.

camera, GPS navigation, design, battery, build quality

usability, apps, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Nokia E73 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Decent capabilities, but not reliable enough


Good: Email and texting work well, though the keyboard is kind of cramped and takes a while to get used to. The included features are pretty cool, like an OCR scanner that can read (some) text from a phone-snapped picture, and the option for the phone to actually tell you out loud who is calling. I also like the video capability - though grainy, you can fit lots and lots of video if you have a mini-SD card. I also like that the syncing software (Ovi Suite) downloads everything, even text messages (except for the Notes, because I don't have Outlook). Bad: Call reception is poor, perhaps the worst I have had on any phone. Refused calls and dropped calls are common. It also freezes up far too often. (Mind you, I ordered a replacement phone as well as a replacement SIM card, and these issues showed little if any improvement.) I am also annoyed that the Nokia Ovi Suite software is not compatible any other operating system but Windows.

Usability, Design, Value for money, Features

Camera, Responsiveness, Apps, Battery, Screen, Sound, Reception, Keypad, Reliability


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Nokia E73 Mode


Nokia's E73 Mode is essentially a spruced up version of the E72, repackaged and sold through T-Mobile. Given the uncanny similarities, large parts of this review borrow directly from our earlier E72 review, but with pains taken to point out the...

Extremely attractive design ; BMW build quality ; Rock-solid voice quality and reception ; Reasonably quick browser ; Above-average camera ; Responsive navigation

Antiquated S60 interface ; Optical trackpad not useful ; Awkward camera bulge ; Clumsy browser ; Hard-to-use microSD slot

The near-identical successor to the E72 further refines an already stellar design, but still suffers from the curse of Symbian.

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Nokia E73 Mode Cell Phone - T-Mobile Phone Review - PCWorld


The BlackBerry Bold almost lives up to its name with a stunning design, but its mediocre call quality and camera hold it back


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Nokia's E73 Is a Wholly Capable, Slightly Dated Sm...


It's been almost two years since we called the E71 an iPhone killer. The successor to that hype, the E73, doesn't get that title.

Exceptionally portable, with outstanding build quality. Unparalleled battery life. Quite the bargain. Easily one of the best Symbian handsets on the market

Symbian OS is getting increasingly dated compared to its rivals, especially in ease of navigation. Touchpad design is poor. Crummy screen resolution

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Nokia E73 Mode (T-Mobile)


Nokia and T-Mobile are proving to be quite a pair when it comes to delivering smartphones at an affordable price. First, there was the Nokia Nuron and now there's the Nokia E73 Mode. The E73 Mode is a QWERTY messaging smartphone that will be available...

The Nokia E73 Mode features a sleek, sexy design and an excellent QWERTY keyboard. It offers great messaging capabilities and the full range of wireless options. Ovi Maps provides free turn-by-turn navigation.

User interface is a bit clunky. Smartphone can be sluggish, and onboard memory was an issue. The E73 has a lower-resolution display than others.

The Nokia E73 Mode is an outstanding value, offering T-Mobile customers a sleek and feature-packed messaging smartphone for a very affordable price.

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Nokia E73 Mode (T-Mobile)


That said, the Mode exemplifies the dramatic gap that's forming between messaging-focused smartphones on one side, and Android and the iPhone on the other. While the Mode is a great little messaging and music machine, it doesn't have the speed, screen...

Beautiful design. Great for messaging. Wi-Fi calling. Free GPS nav software

Small, low-res screen. So-so camera. Not enough apps

The beautiful, reasonably priced Nokia E73 Mode is a terrific smartphone for messaging and voice calls, but its Symbian platform needs better apps.

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Nokia E73 Review


IntroductionDespite the summer flood of high-end smartphones, there's a market out there for those that want mid-range devices.  With a nice QWERTY keyboard, it's great for those that e-mail and ...

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Nokia E73 Mode Review


T-Mobile is quickly becoming the carrier of choice if you're looking for some decent smartphones from the world's largest cell phone maker. Although we've recently witnessed Nokia's latest endeavor with the Nokia Nuron 5230, for most people, it...

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Nokia E73 Mode Review


This review of the Nokia E73 mode takes a look at the design and general look and feel of this full QWERTY Nokia E-series business phone and highlights what the Nokia E73 mode's physical hardware design has to offer.

All-in-all the Nokia E73 Mode is a great phone for the business oriented user. There is not much that can be said against the Nokia E73 Mode. It surpasses its cousin, the Nokia E71, and with the upgrade to the operating system it keeps up with the...

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Aaron's Nokia E73 Mode review (T-Mobile)


What's Good: Build quality is fantastic for a mid-range smartphone; front-facing camera (though video calling isn't supported); excellent reception and battery life. What's Bad: Symbian is long in the tooth and isn't as media-centric as its...

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Nokia E73 Mode Review


Even though Nokia has had a hard time cracking the North American market, the products it does manage to release are very competitive in the market, and can sometimes even be surprisingly so

Long battery Life ; Overall system speed ; Browser, browsing performance

Overwhelming grid of built-in apps ; Learning curve to the placement of some keys on the thumboard ; Dated look and feel to the software

At $50 with a 2-year contract from T-Mobile, it's almost as no-brainer as mobile devices get. And yet, it's about as smart a purchase as we see available these days

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