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Nokia E61i

alaTest has collected and analyzed 367 reviews of Nokia E61i. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Opinions about the camera and portability are generally positive. The performance and usability also get good comments. There are some mixed comments about the connectivity, while there are some less positive comments about the GPS navigation and sound.

size, usability, performance, portability, camera

price, sound, GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Nokia E61i is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nokia E61i

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Nokia E61i from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nokia E61i

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of Nokia E61i from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2019

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Nokia E61i review: Lens-wear for the messenger

 

You all know Nokia E61 – it's been among the most popular Nokia smartphones ever since it was presented. Its fans have always been divided over it not having a camera. Taking that into account Nokia decided to release an updated version of the handset...

Rich connectivity options - UMTS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB, Infrared Outstanding battery life2 megapixel cameraMessenger form factor with a full QWERTY keyboardReally large 2.8” TFT displaySolid, metallic bodySymbian OS 9.1 S60 3rd Edition UImicroSD...

Hefty weightNo HSDPA supportNo secondary camera for video callsS60 UI doesn't come with Feature Pack 1

The business messenger market though realized that office workers and businessmen need an all-in-one tool that would allow them to work efficiently during the day and to have fun or just relax in the evenings and weekend. So essentially it has come to...

May, 2007

Expert review by : Rick Broida (wired.com)

Nokia E61i

 

Howdy, big boy! At 4.6 x 2.8 x 0.6 inches, the E61i dwarfs most handsets. Luckily, you won't care: Its roomy 2.8-inch screen and comfy keyboard make excellent

Handy thumbnail-driven history viewer in browser. Streams Flash and other videos. Nice collection of business and media apps, including a project team manager and RealPlayer. Almost 11 hours of talk time

So wide it barely feels like a phone. Accessing the microSD slot requires removing backplate. No stereo Bluetooth. Proprietary headphone jack

Oct, 2007

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Expert review by (pcmag.com)

Nokia E61i

 

Oddly, the E61i also works over 3G data networks, just not ours. It supports only UMTS, not HSDPA, and only on the overseas 2,100-MHz band. That means the otherwise high-flying E61i still kicks it down to EDGE speeds when used Stateside.

Sleek enclosure with comfortable keyboard. Built-in Wi-Fi. Great Web browser. Long battery life

Only supports high-speed UMTS overseas. No stereo Bluetooth support or built-in GPS

Nokia ups the ante with a welcome refresh to last year's well-liked E62 smartphone.

Expert review by : Hubert Nguyen (ubergizmo.com)

Nokia E61i Review

 

By guest editor Steven Nersesian The day my beloved Nokia E61 was stolen was a sad, sad day in my [...]

May, 2007

Expert review by : Julie Strietelmeier (the-gadgeteer.com)

Nokia E61i

 

Excellent call (sound) quality, Great reception, Excellent call (sound) quality, Great reception

Email client feels slow, Proprietary headset, Too wide, Email client feels slow, Proprietary headset, Too wide

Feb, 2008

Expert review by : Noah Kravitz (phonedog.com)

Nokia E61i

 

Despite its quirky "1960s scientific calculator" looks and lack of US-band 3G support, the Nokia E61i is one of the best smartphones in the world.  The combination of a strong WiFi antenna, the flexible power of the S60 Symbian operating system, and...

Oct, 2007

Expert review by : Noah Kravitz (phonedog.com)

Noah's Nokia E61i review

 

Despite its quirky “1960s scientific calculator” looks and lack of US-band 3G support, the Nokia E61i is one of the best smartphones in the world. The combination of a strong WiFi antenna, the flexible power of the S60 Symbian operating system, and...

It’s no wonder that Nokia is one of the most successful mobile phone companies on Earth. They make solid devices that generally work well and are comfortable to use from both a hardware and software perspective. The E61i smartphone is a great example...

Oct, 2007

Expert review by : Varun Krish (fonearena.com)

Nokia E61i Review

 

Nokia E61i is an enterprise phone loaded with features. It gives Blackberry handsets some serious competition.

If you are looking for a Communicator style smart phone with hell a lot of options at a affordable price go for this one. Camera is not the best. Battery backup is promising. Very Good blackberry alternative. The Nokia E61i retails at about in Chennai...

Aug, 2007

Expert review by : AWright (brighthand)

Nokia E61i Review

 

The Nokia E61i is a Symbian/S60 smartphone with an emphasis on business. It features a built-in keyboard, 3G cellular-wireless networking, and Wi-Fi. Antoine Wright has a review.

I leave the E61i feeling a bit like it was a great meal but my utinsels were dirty the whole time. The device itself was great. It crashed once, and other than that was very rock solid. I could overlook some of the UI items such as looking for wireless...

Jun, 2007

Expert review by : AWright (brighthand.com)

Nokia E61i Review

 

The E61i was released in an effort to correct issues with the original E61, and also to give the world audience something not named Treo or BlackBerry to consider when looking for a solid smartphone communicator

That being said, I would recommend it, especially if you aren't in a BlackBerry shop and are looking for something a bit less PDA-ish than a Treo or Windows Mobile device. The battery life and included applications make the E61i a much better showing...

Jun, 2007

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