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Nokia has launched many good phones in the market. All its cell phones are very reliable and easier to use. It has launched its cell phones in all the ranges which cover's every type pf user from a business man to a common man.
Nokia E 65 is also one of the series which targets a medium user. This phone is a slider phone with bluetooth, expandable memory with 2 mega pixel camera with its slide being its USP. It has a slim body with a stylish look. It has a non metallic back which makes it resist ant to scratches and sounds. Its body has also been shaped in a wonderful way so that it also attracts female buyers towards it with the main reason being its availability in different colors.
I am very satisfied with the phone till now. I have had no problem using it will now and have enjoyed clicking pictures from it. I have enjoyed my time with this phone very much and would suggest all of the potential buyers to have a look at it.
I got this phone because of its slide and the features on the phone seamed to be really good and useful - however i would not recommend this phone to anyone!!.
My problems with this phone started around 6 months into my contract. It keep saying 'Please insert SIM Card' or 'SIM card registration failed' and 'connection failed'.
Not a clue why - i even conviced my netowrk provider to send me another phone free without having to pay the admin fee on my insurance - and again i had the same problem with that one too!!
Not only that the camera didn't have a flash - and although it had night mode taking pictures in a pub or on a night came back blurly and it wasn't as responsive as other camera phones.
I got this phone thinking Nokia had gone right back up in the ratings and after having a samsung for the last few years i fancied a changed - but i was throughly disappointed.
In fact i ended up changing to my old samsung phone till i was due for an upgrade!
It may have been a fantastic phone for others but not for myself - i ended up using one of those recycling websites to get rid of it as i didn't want to sell privateloy and pass on a dud phone!
I have used a Nokia E65 on a vodafone contract for around 20 months now. I was on an 18 month "special" contract of 1000 minutes and 100 texts for £35 a month and then renewed keeping the E65 handset for 600 minutes and unlimited texts for £30.
I love my little E65. It is handy at reading and sending e-mail from a number of accounts, although it does ot use push-email lke the blackberry and you do have to manaually set this up. Note to the wise though, if you are going to be doing a lot of e-mails, consider getting a "data-inclusive" bundle in you contract as it cold become costly!
The phone is also handy as an office. I keep my diary on there and backup to Microsoft Outlook on my desktop on a regular basis. This can be done by Bluetooth or cable connections. The cable connection can also allow you to connect a computer to the Internet, although obviously again there is a data charge involved so bundling it into your contract is wise. I found that this is very useful away from the office and when the E65's built-in web browser just would not suffice, especially as it has a real problem with Java based web-sites like facebook! For technophobes, my laptop generally connects to the Internet via my mobile at 460Kbp/s (about 8 times faster than a dialup modem?).
Its easy to install new applications to the phone - I currently have my TomTom through the handset, as well as music. A MicroSD card can be used to expand the memory although it would only accept up to 2Gb on mine because of the differences with the cards.
My high useage of the handset means that mine has to be charged daily or during travel via an in-car charger, however battery time obviously differs from person to person.
Today, "slider" phones are really famous in all the world, mostly because of this size and screen size, almost all the phone size consists of screen. Also It's really comfortable to wear it, so It's well worth.
As I said, slider phones are really good because of their size and screen size, also this phone main advantage is screen. Very nice screen with 240 x 320 with great contrast and picture is really pure and good, but for surfing in internet It's too small, because you don't see web page in full measures.
Outlook is really beautiful, nice curved edges, but I don't understand one thing, backside is covered with cutis, I don't understand why It's useful, maybe for that, you can hold it in your hand more comfortable, but in my thought, It's not useful, but of course It's comfortable and gives you enjoyable feeling.
Also I got really good surprise after using this phone, I see all the messages titles in the front page. Other phones just shows you, that you got a new message, but this phone also show title, and It's really useful for that, you know who send you the message.
Camera is pretty good, nothing special, like almost every phone, also this phone camera is 2 megapixel's, It's enough for me, because I don't use camera very often. Most important thing is that, you can take pictures with good quality, and with this phone pictures, really comes out with good quality, only you can't take pictures with lighting, because there is not lighting opportunity, video quality isn't very good, but I don't use it as well.
Also there are some new buttons in the keyboard, but really, I don't care these, I don't have to use them, so these are totally useless, maybe these buttons are useful for somebody, but really, I don't like them and I don't need to use them, but otherwise other buttons are very comfortable, not too small, or not too big, befit to everyone.
Also there are new application in the folder named Office. You can make a group, add names and then you can send a message or call to everyone who are in this group. It could be very useful for somebody who has to send important message to different people, and also you don't have to search every people separately like that.
It's nothing new, but there is an application, named voice help or something like that. It reads about folder where you are and also it talks about that what you can do in that folder, so It's well worth.
Also there is an application, what gives you a choice, that phone reads you a message and with voice of course. You can simply understand what they talks, except in Estonian language, because I live in Estonia. Accent is not understandable, so It's much better to read message yourself, but if message is in English, then It's really interesting to listen that someone else reads it.
Who like slider phones, then It's the best choice in my thought, very nice outlook and great screen and also inside part of the phone is really good.
+ Great screen with good property's.
+ Messages titles in the front page.
+ Comfortable keyboard.
- No lighting with the camera.
© iHate22 November 27 2008
I feel having had this phone for 13 months I can now make a fair judgement on all aspects of this phone. I will split my review into categories so if you are considering by this phone, than you can look at the category you are interested in.
Style: This phone is very well design and with its slide feature I end up wasting a lot of time flicking it up and down, which is no bad thing. The design around the phone has a leather feature which is very slick, although unfortunately the paint starts to wear and tear after only a few months
Features: It has a lot of features and everything that previous Nokia include, but what I was dissapointed to find, is that no games are apparanent, and the Sat Nav only works if you buy the accessory. Altho games can be downloaded to the phone if you are willing to spend a bit of extra money, but I feel that the phone is expensive as it is, so they shoudl have really included games as a past time.
Durability: Like I mentioned a little bit in the style section, unfortunately this phone is not durable and wear and tear is apparant quickly. The paint has nearly full come of, which luckily does not affect performance but it stops the phone from looking slick.
Memory: The phone, like most mobile phones these days can accept the mini sd card which is available in a range of sizes and the best size to go for is 1gb so you can fit hundreds of tracks and some images and videos to catch those special moments. A negative aspect though is that once the memory starts to fill the phone reacts slow and slower and currently I sometimes have to wait up to 30 seconds for a received message to load up which is ridiculous.
Sound: There is an external speaker which is quite loud, but unfortuantely the earphones are not great, they are priceys at around £14 in retial stores and the loudest volume is only the average volume for a normal MP3 player, so I was dissapointed in this respect.
Overall: A slick phone, however due to its negative durability should only be used int he short term as the paint will soon wear off and the loading times are also a waste. If anyone has any questions about this phone do not hesitate to ask. Many Thanks for reading
Nokia E65 is for those business people, combining the power of the Symbian and design. I obtained this phone quite cheap nearly a year ago, and I would like to say the most thumbs up for this phone is the looks. The screen is large, and has good resolution. The down point is the camera, it has one of the worst 2MP cameras in the market. Other than that... the Symbian. Of course it does not have the feature packs the recent Symbian phones have, but it as all the old goodies, such as the active standby, etc. The keypad is stylish, easy to use as they're big and responsive. The chrome finish is perfect, with the use of the soft pastic around the phone and the back with leather. It does look flashy, though the features don't live it up to the name. Symbian will enable you to use this phone like any other symbian phones. There are no problems, except the camera, and the battery life, which is quite short.
On the whole this phone is pretty good. There are tons of features that you can use to sync it with your email/pc etc. As someone who uses the phone for minimal use such as texted and calling, online browsing it is pretty good. Initially the thing that attracted me to this particular phone was because it was both a nokia and a slide phone. The slide function is robust and strong (much better than on a previous model). The phone is slim lined and attractive, although compared to it's competitors from other models probably seems a bit square/chunky. If you are someone who wants to stick with a nokia though it gives you everything you need.
I have found that the phone is quite slow, and things take don't instantly load, this is because it is full of applications which you are unlikely to use.
The main buttons on the phone take a while to get used to but once you are familiar they become like second nature!
Overall I would say this phone is quite complicated, packed full of functions that the average mobile user won't use. It looks pretty sexy for a nokia but isn't the best choice of phone. The slide function also makes the phone feel quite fragile, so if you want something to throw in to the bottom of your handback I'd suggest getting something stronger!
The E65 phone would be an excellent companion for any business "on the go office" user. I however find that I am unable to use a lot of what the phone has to offer making it very basic for me compared to my previous phone.
It has a satellite navigation system, however I have not been able to obtain access to this as I have requested to be connected a number of times all in vain.
I do like the ability to be able to attach it to my PC and while I am working so I can also have access to what is happening on my phone however I do not believe this is exclusive to the E65 but too all Nokia phones.
I do like to believe that I have a good knowledge of technology; however I do find this phone more like a small computer which is difficult to understand. Without paying to use the extras, is very basic as it comes.
NO games on the web service seem to be compatible with the E65.
I upgraded my previous phone to a Nokia E65 in December 2007. My E65 is on a '3' network price plan for £25/month within which I get 750 free minutes or texts (mix & match).
I was looking for a phone with good Internet access for an affordable price and at the time the E65 was a good mid-range choice. The Nokia N95 or Apple IPhone proving to be too expensive at the time.
The E65 is packed with features including:
- Web Browser
- Wireless Networking Capability (Ability to browse the web from Wirelsss Hotpots)
- MSN Messenger
- A range of games
- Trial office software
- Navigator for GPS service (seperate hardware required)
- Printer Drivers
- Adobe PDF
- Zip Manager
- 2mb camera
The 2mb camera works well for a camera phone and produces good images. Although there is no built in flash facility which is a problem for photos taken at night.
The web browser is relatively easy to use although the text is fairly small to read.
The phone is installed with the Symbian platform (as opposed to Windows or others) and has the habit of crashing on a fairly regular basis (Although most of the time remains stable, if not a little slow to respond).
Battery time is disappointing, as is the build quality. After 6 months the back cover is already starting to peel. The E65 is also fairly bulky and a little weighty.
As an affordable phone with Internet access and a wide range of features the E65 is highly recmended against more expensive alteratives if you don't mind the odd glitch and a small screen.
The e65 comes in three different colours, the standard black, mocha (brown) and red. I myself own the red phone, to be all that little more "different". The Nokia e65 is marketed at a more acceptable but not quite, "smart phone". Lacking quite a few features which would make it a "smart phone", it does however have WiFi.
A list of the specifications and features below along with comments:
2.0 Mega Pixel camera - Grainy photos in dimly lit scenarios but half decent during the day time. No flash does "poo poo" this feature.
WiFi - Very good feature to have, works well and picks up hidden networks (but doesn't display their SSID names). The inbuilt internet explorer is "buggy" and simply downloading the free "Opera Mini" software for the phone allows you to surf that little more unrestricted. I find it difficult to navigate to secure websites mind.
Text/eMail - As with most phones an email account can be setup to receive emails on the move, either by using a Wireless network the phone has picked up or using mobile internet, your provider for example.
Bluetooth - When receiving files through Bluetooth they get delivered to your Text message inbox, as with most Nokia phones.
Loudspeaker - Actually performs well, especially when driving and you have no bluetooth headsets or handsfree kit. Unless you are on the motorway you can hear the other person quite clearly.
Software installs - The phone can be customised superbly, adding an AutoLock to lock the phone after a certain amount of inactivity. A secondary MP3 player software. DivX Player to watch films on, MSN, Java and Symbian OS 3 games such as Worms, Sopranos poker etc. Also adding an Alarm clock feature is free by downloading Dr. Zukka Y-Alarms. Installing software on the phone is very simple using the Nokia software CD and the data cable. Takes a matter of minutes to install.
Calendar - A useful calendar can display on the main screen when inactive to remind you of upcoming events.
The e65 is undoubtly a good companion to the all round business man who wants to break away from the reliable yet "geek-ish" Blackberry. The phone offers style, but would be going slightly far if I added culture! The Nokia e65 does show signs it is a computer however, when overloaded with tasks and a full text or email inbox it does prove sluggish. When I say overloaded I do mean 1000+ texts stored in the inbox. Backing up and clearing out couldn't be simplier with the data cable and a simple drag and drop to a computer.
The large keys on the keypad are suprisingly attractive feature because so many manufacturers aim phones with fingers only a 5 year old could press without pressing three in one swoop, the Sony Ericcson W880i for example.
The improvements suggested on a later version would be to increase overall speed and onboard memory and allow for larger memory cards to be accepted. Currently restricted to a 2GB Micro SD card.
Battery life is around 2 days on standby, sending about 3 texts daily. However the phone is more than up to the challenge when faced with 3 hour conference calls twice a day, it just about proves to have the legs to get back home for its next dose of charging electrons.
However playing music through your phone, whilst surfing the interweb flicking back to an email you are half way through and even managing to move your bishop into a check-mate situation in 3D chess all at the same time does present very handy multi-tasking capabilities.
Recommened to young and old.
Decent nokia with great features - 2mp camera, calendar, mobile internet, alarm, music player, radio, realtones, predictive text, slide phone, large buttons, memory card slot, flash player, video recorder, voice recorder, real player, bluetooth,infrared, speed dialling, email ..... everything that you could want in a mobile phone.
Battery is a bit useless, goes flat in a day or so, even less if you are using your music player or if you use your phone for high volumes of calls and texts. Usually have to charge mine every night although the phone is only 5 months old. Started to switch itself off after a few weeks too, especially when the slider was closed too quickly. Took this back to vodafone where it was purchased to be told that this would be a loose connection and that all nokia's have a problem in one way or another, and that they have heard of this happening before with some nokia E65's.
Other than these few minor problems, it is an excellent phone with great features. Nice leather-look back, silver front and buttons, large buttons (which I am not too keen on), ability to change your 'quick keys' to have shortcuts to the things that you really use the most. Like I said, other than the short battery life and the switching off problem,. this is by far one of the best phones that I have had and would recommend this to anyone who is in the market for a new, slim, stylish must have mobile phone whether is it for a fashion accessory or just the basics. Brilliant :)
I have now had my Nokia E65 for 3 months now and it is a very good phone and it has a decent 2MP camera, pretty good memory and large number keys on the key pad (unlike some of my previous mobile phones). But there are a few faults like ,the not so good battery, which when you play songs on it, it will drain the battery nearly dead. And also the calender isn't as furturistic as some other mobile phone for cheaper money.
But overall I am pretty impressed with my E65.