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Nokia E71 review and Specifications

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Nokia E71 Technical Specifications:

  • Announced:2008, June
    Status:Coming soon. Exp. release 2008, July
  • Size :
    Dimensions:114 x 57 x 10 mm, 66 cc
    Weight:127 g
  • Display:
    Type:TFT, 16M colors
    Size:320 x 240 pixels, 2.36 inches
    – Full QWERTY keyboard ,- Five-way scroll key
  • Ringtones:
    Type:Polyphonic, Monophonic, MP3, True Tones
    Customization:Download
    Vibration:Yes
  • Memory:
    Phonebook:Practically unlimited entries and fields, Photocall
    Call records:Detailed, max 30 days
    Card slot:microSD (TransFlash), up to 8GB, hotswap
    – 110 MB internal memory ,- 128 MB SDRAM Memory, – ARM 11 369 MHz processor
  • Data:
    GPRS:Class 32, 100 kbps
    HSCSD:Yes
    EDGE:Class 32, 296 kbps
    3G:HSDPA, 3.6 Mbps
    WLAN:Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
    Bluetooth:Yes, v2.0 with A2DP
    Infrared port:Yes
    USB:Yes, v2.0 microUSB
  • Features :
    OS:Symbian OS 9.2, Series 60 v3.1 UI
    Messaging:SMS, MMS, Email, Instant Messaging
    Browser:WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML
    Games:Java downloadable
    Colors:White Steel, Grey Steel
    Camera: 3.15 MP, 2048×1536 pixels, autofocus, video(VGA 22fps), flash; secondary videocall camera
    – Built-in GPS receiver ,- A-GPS function, – Java MIDP 2.0, – MP3/AAC/MPEG4 player, – Office applications, – FM radio, – Push to talk, – Voice command/dial, – PIM including calendar, to-do list and printing ,- Built-in handsfree .
  • Battery :Standard battery, Li-Po 1500 mAh (BP-4L)
    Stand-by:Up to 410 h
    Talk time:Up to 10 h 30 min

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Data network

  • CSD
  • HSCSD
  • GPRS class A, multislot class 32, maximum speed 100/60 kbps (DL/UL)
  • EDGE class A, multislot class 32, maximum speed 296/177.6 kbps (DL/UL)
  • WCDMA 900/2100 or 850/1900 or 850/2100, maximum speed 384/384 kbps (DL/UL)
  • HSDPA class 6, maximum speed 3.6 Mbps/384 kbps (DL/UL)
  • WLAN IEEE 802.11b/g
  • WLAN Security: WEP, 802.1X, WPA, WPA2
  • TCP/IP support
  • Nokia PC Internet Access (capability to serve as a data modem)
  • IETF SIP and 3GPP

Local connectivity and synchronization

  • Infrared, maximum speed 115 kbps
  • Bluetooth version 2.0 with Enhanced Data Rate- Bluetooth profiles: DUN, OPP, FTP, HFP,
  • GOEP, HSP, BIP, RSAP, GAVDP, AVRCP, A2DP
  • MTP (Multimedia Transfer Protocol) support
  • Bluetooth (Bluetooth Serial Port Profile. BT SPP)
  • Infrared
  • File
  • Network (Raw). Direct TCP/IP socket connection to any specified port (a.k.a HP
  • JetDirectTM).
  • Network (LPR). Line Printer Daemon protocol (RFC1179).
  • Support for local and remote SyncML synchronization, iSync, Intellisync, ActiveSync

Call features

  • Integrated handsfree speakerphone

  • Automatic answer with headset or car kit
  • Any key answer
  • Call waiting, call hold, call divert
  • Call timer
  • Logging of dialed, received and missed calls
  • Automatic redial and fallback
  • Speed dialing
  • Speaker dependent and speaker independent voice dialing (SDND, SIND)
  • Fixed dialing number support
  • Vibration alert (internal)
  • Side volume keys
  • Mute key
  • Contacts with images
  • Conference calling
  • Push to talk
  • VoIP

Messaging

  • SMS
  • Multiple SMS deletion
  • Text-to-speech message reader
  • MMS
  • Distribution lists for messaging
  • Instant messaging with Presence-enhanced contacts
  • Cell broadcast

E-mail

  • Supported protocols: IMAP, POP, SMTP
  • Support for e-mail attachments
  • IMAP IDLE support
  • Support for Nokia Intellisync Wireless Email
  • Integrated Nokia Mobile VPN
  • Easy Email set-up

Web browsing

  • Supported markup languages: HTML, XHTML, MP, WML, CSS
  • Supported protocols: HTTP, WAP 2.0
  • TCP/IP support
  • Nokia browser- JavaScript version 1.3 and 1.5- Mini Map
  • Nokia Mobile Search
  • Nokia PC Internet Access (capability to serve as a data modem)

GPS and navigation

  • Integrated A-GPS
  • Nokia Maps application

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With all this concentration on the exterior, Nokia hasn’t forgotten the feature overload of old. The E71 includes A-GPS, WiFi, a 3.2 megapixel camera, A2DP Bluetooth, 110MB of built-in memory and a microSD slot. There’s also plenty of software to take advantage of all that tech, thanks to the quite-mature S60 platform. It’s running 3rd Edition Feature Pack 1, which lacks the screen transition fanciness of FP2, but seems much more stable and usable to us than its fresh-faced successor. Being a business centric device, the E71 comes with a full complement of office, email and PIM software, including a feature to switch on the fully between business and personal accounts, complete with separate mailboxes and home screens.

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Other models E series from Nokia.

Physical features, power and memory

Size :

  • Form: Monoblock with full keyboard
  • Dimensions: 114 x 57 x 10 mm
  • Weight: 127 g
  • Volume: 66 cc
  • Full keyboard
  • High quality QVGA display

Display and 3D :

  • Size: 2.36″
  • Resolution: 320 x 240 pixels (QVGA)
  • Up to 16 million colors
  • TFT active matrix (QVGA)
  • Two customisable home screen modes

Security features :

  • Device lock
  • Remote lock
  • Data encryption for both phone memory an microSD content
  • mobile VPN

Keys and input method :

  • Full keyboard
  • Dedicated one-touch keys: Home, calendar, contacts, and email
  • Speaker dependent and speaker independent voice dialling
  • Intelligent input with auto-completion, auto-correction and learning capability
  • Accelerated scrolling with NaviTMKey
  • Notification light in NaviTMKey

Colors and covers :

  • Available in-box colours:- Grey steel- White steel

Connectors :

  • Micro-USB connector, full-speed
  • 2.5 mm Nokia AV connector

Power :

  • BP-4L 1500 mAh Li-Po standard battery
  • Talk time:- GSM up to 10 h 30 min- WCDMA up to 4 h 30 min
  • Standby time:- GSM up to 17 days- WCDMA up to 20 days- WLAN idle up to 166 hours
  • Music playback time (maximum): 18 h

Memory :

  • microSD memory card slot, hot swappable, max. 8 GB
  • 110 MB internal dynamic memory

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Music Player :

Music and audio playback

  • Music player
  • Media player
  • Music playback file formats: .mp3, .wma, .aac, AAC+, eAAC+
  • Audio streaming formats: .rm, .eAAC+
  • FM radio 87.5-108 MHz with RDS support
  • Visual Radio support.
  • 2.5 mm Nokia AV connector
  • Nokia Music Manager
  • Nokia Music Store support
  • Nokia Podcasting support
  • Customizable ring tones
  • Synchronize music with Windows Media Player
  • NaviTM wheel support
  • Voice Aid

Voice and audio recording

  • Voice commands
  • Speaker dependent and speaker independent voice dialling (SDND, SIND)
  • Voice recorder
  • Audio recording formats: AMR-WB, AMR-NB
  • Speech codecs: FR, EFR, HRO/1, AMR-HR, and AMR-FR
  • Text-to-speech

Personalization: profiles, themes, ring tones

  • Customizable profiles
  • Customizable ring tones
  • Customisable video ring tones
  • Support for talking ring tones
  • Customizable themes
  • Customizable home screen content in Business and Personal modes

Music playback is now very good and the E71 as been brought bang up to date in this regard. Using quality headphones (Like the BH-101 Bluetooth stereo headset), there’s lovely frequency support and volume. Playback via the supplied stereo (2.5mm) headset was acceptable with ‘Bass booster’ on in the built-in Equaliser in order to hear bass frequencies better .

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Camera and Video Player :
Camera:

  • 3.2 megapixel camera (2048 x 1536 pixels)
  • Image formats: JPEG/EXIF
  • CMOS sensor
  • digital zoom
  • Autofocus
  • Focal length: 3.8 mm
  • Focus range: 10 cm to infinity
  • Macro focus: 10-60 cm
  • LED flash
  • Flash modes: Automatic, On, Red-eye, Off
  • Flash operating range: 1 m
  • White balance modes: automatic, sunny, incandescent, fluorescent
  • Centre weighted auto exposure; exposure compensation: +2 ~ -2EV at 0.7 step
  • Capture modes: still, sequence, self-timer, video
  • Scene modes: auto, user defined, close-up, portrait, landscape, night, night portrait
  • Colour tone modes: normal, sepia, black & white, negative
  • Full-screen viewfinder with grid
  • Active toolbar
  • Share photos with Share on Ovi
  • Thought it is having 3.2 MP camera like E90 it fails to take the quality pics in bright conditions the contrast is relatively poor . this 3.2 MP camera is with comparatively cheap optics and sensor. Not worse than in the cameras in many other smartphones, but worse than the E90’s camera and a lot worse than that in the likes of the N95. Indoors, the images are digitally noisy, even with the LED flash, as you’d expect from such a small lens.

Video Capabilities:

  • Main camera
  • 640 x 480 at 22 fps
  • 320 x 240 (QVGA) at 30/15 fps
  • 176 x 144 at 15 fps (QCIF)
  • digital video zoom
  • Front camera :- Video recording at up to 128 x 96 pixels (QCIF) and up to 15 fps- Up to 2x digital video zoom ; -Video recording file formats: .mp4, .3gp; codecs: H.263, MPEG-4 VSP
  • Audio recording formats: AMR
  • Video white balance modes: automatic, sunny, incandescent, fluorescent
  • Scene modes: automatic, night
  • Colour tone modes: normal, sepia, black & white, negative
  • Clip length (maximum): 1 h
  • RealPlayer
  • Video playback file formats: .Flash Lite 3, mp4, .3gp; codecs: H.263, MPEG-4 VSP
  • Video streaming: .3gp, mp4, .rm
  • Customisable video ring tones
  • For video recording, capture is at the new ‘phone’ standard of QVGA at 15 frames per second , although the optics are pretty good for this sort of work and the captured soundtrack is of much higher quality than similar video-recording phones and smartphones. Again though, video recording seems a little weak compared to the E90 .
  • Multimedia on ‘Enterprise’-aimed S60 devices has always lagged a little behind the cutting edge and the E71 is no exception. But, to cut it some slack, it’s a lot better than on the clunky old E61i. Media handling generally is slightly crippled by a slow implementation of USB, working out at around 1MB/second, or about 10Mbps.

Nokia E71 at a glance:

  • Successor of Nokia E61i
  • Construction and design Nokia E51 style (steel back cover, metal frame)
  • Mere 10mm thickness (measures 57 x 112 x 10mm and weighs 120 grams)
  • 2.36″ QVGA (320 x 240) display
  • Full QWERTY keyboard
  • Symbian S60 9.2 (Feature Pack 1) with some of the Feature Pack 2 niceties
  • Quad-band GSM, 3G with HSDPA
  • WiFi, stereo Bluetooth (A2DP and EDR)
  • GPS receiver with A-GPS support and Nokia Maps application
  • microSD card slot (up to 8GB)
  • 1500 mAh battery
  • 3.2 megapixel camera with auto focus and LED flash, records VGA video at 22 fps
  • Enhanced email support, data encryption, mobile VPN

A New Feature:

  • And finally, there’s a new feature, you might know as Remote Wipe. It’s not a new feature per se, but up until now it was usually reserved for corporate scenarios. Now it’s available to everyone. In case your Nokia E71 gets stolen or lost, you should simply send a coded SMS message. It gets locked down and after three unsuccessful attempts of unlocking it, it wipes itself clean of all personal or sensitive info. You might not get your Nokia E71 back, but at least nobody will get your personal data either.

Conclusion:

  • Overall it’s all about your OS of choice and what exactly you want to do with your phone. If music and video playback are key, the E71’s screen and interface are going to pose a challenge, and if typing is paramount you might need a slightly larger QWERTY keyboard — though our typing speed after about a day was roughly equivalent to our iPhone speed after about a year of use.
  • As for accomplishing what it sets out to do, the E71 manages it all with style, providing a plethora of features in a speedy, beautiful and miniscule device. Since Nokia won’t be working with American carriers right away on subsidizing the E71 — thouch we can keep hoping for an AT&T berth — you’ll have to spring about $500 to bring one home, but it might just be worth it.
  • So that’s about it – we’ve had a really short rendezvous with the Nokia E71 but we hope to see more of it at the office in the near future. For the time being, enjoy the live photos and hit the next bumpy jumpy for our scoop of Nokia E66.

Siddartha is a Blogger from India. He is currently working as a Java Front End developer and he loves writing about tutorials, technology, algorithm, etc. You can follow him on Twitter | Facebook | Google+. You can subscribe to GadgetCage RSS Feed or Email Notifications.

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