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Nokia E75 review | Phone Functions

Published on: Thursday, May 21st 2009                   Written by: Dennis Hissink - Photography by: Mark Peters

Nokia E75 memory

Nokia E75 memory

microSDHC memory

The Nokia E75 comes with 50MB internal memory. A nice gesture, but unfortunately of no use at all if we plan to use the handset as a multimedia and office phone. That's why it is nice the E75 supports microSD, while these cards currently have storage capacities of 16GB. We expect the 32GB version to be introduced even this year. If you want to look even further into the future: by the end of this year or the beginning of next year, the microSDXC is expected. It's a new and enhanced version of the SD platform that can grow to an astonishing 2TB! The first devices to use this capacity have yet to appear on the market, but will provide many possibilities when it comes to storage.

Nokia E75 battery

Nokia E75 battery

Stand-by time of the Nokia E75

The bottleneck for a versatile mobile phone like the Nokia E75 is definitely the battery stamina. The standard included 3.7V 1000mAh does deliver an acceptable standby time. However, it gives in to that of its predecessor's, which was able to last longer. The E71 features a 1500mAh battery with a talk-time of more than 10 hours. The Nokia E75, however, has to settle for only 5 hours. The standby time of the E75 is 12 days according to the specifications, the E71 offers 17 days. These theoretical times will not be reached in practice. It all depends on the applications used, such as for example the energy-consuming GPS application. You will have to come to terms with the fact that you frequently have to charge the battery. And of course it won't harm to purchase an extra one.

 

Nokia E75 internet

Nokia E75 internet

HSDPA and Wi-Fi support

Support of HSDPA and WiFi provides every possibility to communicate via Internet with your Nokia E75. It's simple to make the connections and it doesn't require many actions. The option to assign networks is very convenient. In other words; the Nokia E75 provides the function of assigning networks. That way, you can categorize the home network (WiFi) and the HSDPA network, which makes the Nokia E75 select your 'free of charge' home network instead of that of your expensive mobile provider. Thus offering a handy and effective way to manage the various networks that we will gradually be dealing with more and more often.

Nokia E75 navigation

Nokia E75 navigation

GPS receiver on the Nokia E75

These days navigation is a must. And we seem to be only at the beginning of this function. A lot of electronics are better localized by GPS, and of course a mobile phone is the device for mobile navigation. Maps 2.0 is standard included with the Nokia E75 mobile phone. A fine addition for the built-in GPS receiver to be able to navigate to certain addresses or to find locations. Maps 2.0 features a wealth of convenient items. For example; satellite maps, route information, an improved pedestrian navigation and even up-to-date traffic information. During testing, we found the GPS receiver failed frequently in city environments such as Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Whether this is caused by the type of GPS receiver or the software is unknown, but what's clear is that this item needs improvement. Other than that, navigation is simple, although you have to realize that it simply guzzles the battery's energy. In addition, an Internet cell phone plan with unlimited data use is a plus. Mobile navigation with the Nokia E75 is mainly free of any fee, even downloading maps and route planning are. However; if you want voice instructions, city guides or want to download traffic information, you will have to go for an additional cell phone plan.

 

Nokia messaging smartphone

Nokia messaging smartphone

Nokia messaging for all your mails

Together with the availability of the Nokia E75, Nokia messaging is introduced. And the good news is that the Nokia E75 comes with a free of charge license. Its predecessor, the E71, lacked a clear mail structure. It is possible to use Nokia messaging for the E71 however; it will have to be installed manually, whereas the Nokia E75 already has the feature standard integrated. The box of the Nokia E75 already revealed it: all your mails at hand in three simple steps. And it truly is like that in practice. Once you have installed the accounts, you will be able to receive HTML messages and emails from your Hotmail or Gmail account without any effort. Support for Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo and pop3-accounts make Nokia messaging a truly valuable application. If you have worked with it once, you will keep on doing it, excellent!

Nokia E75 software

Nokia E75 software

Nokia office software

High expectations arise in relation to the applications of a mobile phone such as the Nokia E75. Certainly the business side of the software. We put the Nokia E75 to practice in our office environment for a short while, and the E75 felt as a fish in the water. The extensive agenda and Office Editor proved their value, and also the multilingual dictionary shows to its full advantage in an international work environment. We really liked the agenda, especially the well-structured overview of the jobs to do and the days they are related to. It really is an example of how you would always like it to be. Features such as 'Files on Ovi' and 'Anytime Files' take care of a flawless management of your files, whether they are on the central server or at home in the personal network. Synchronization is carried out without any hiccups, and that is a relief in an already often busy work environment.

 
 
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