Nokia E6


A new smartphone on the market

For those of you leading a business life, or just in search for an easy way to organize your life, Nokia has launched on the market the newest and smartest of the E series, namely the Nokia E6. Successor of E71 and E72, this brand new gadget comes with a handful of updates, software and hardware.Let’s see the test performed for this review.

Symbian Anna OS

The most important new feature for the Nokia E6 smartphone is the new Symbian Anna OS, which brings, among other enhancements, a better and faster use of internet, using the touch& type feature along with the well-known QWERTY keyboard, including some extra keys for accessing some main menus, like email, homepage and other.

Why is it so handy for business people? Well, the answer to this question is not that short without an advanced test. First of all, it’s shiny glass& steel appearance represents the shell for a very strong battery, approximately 14h talktime, 8GB storage space with the possibility of expanding it to 32GB with a memory slot. The VGA touch screen of E6 is also very friendly, having a high resolution with 326 pixels per inch, and also supporting the multi touch method.Nokia-E6

8 megapixels camera

It gives the possibility for 10 mailboxes, users being able to enjoy Microsoft business solutions through Mail for Exchange and Microsoft Communicator Mobile, with secure and real time access.
And as if it weren’t enough, the Nokia E6 smartphone has a full- focus 8 megapixels integrated camera, with dual LED Flash, with support for video recording in HD. Pretty decent, isn’t it? And not to mention it also supports face detecting and Geo Tagging, quite in-fashion features, these days.

Ovi Maps application

Talking about cool stuff, we should not forget to mention that the Nokia E6 smartphone also offers real time notification support for the main social networks, in the main screen. And if you’re quite a traveler, or you just get lost very often, the new OS with Ovi Maps application helps you quickly locate yourself on the map, offering public transportation routes and others.

Now, if we were to make some comparisons with other reviewed products, in order to picture the new device, the E6 is a bit slimmer than the E5, and thinner than the BlackBerry Bold 9780. However, if the size does not matter here, then the weight must. And this makes the difference, as it is the heaviest of the E series, but not with much of a difference. It weights 133g, while the above mentioned E5 is 126g and the Blackberry Bold 9780, 122g.

600 MHz ARM 11 processor

On the other hand, if you’re more interested in the processing power, the phone has 600 MHz ARM 11 processor and 2D/3D graphics hardware accelerator. Some say that the least Nokia could have done was to increase the processor to 1GHz, but as long as the new OS functions just fine, we can consider this an envious complaint. And while we’re at mentioning weak points, another one would be the camera’s lack of Autofocus feature, which is not that bad anyway, as an upadate can be released any time in the future in order to fix the issue. The battery life, was good, as always at the Nokia phones.

Review conclusion

This new Nokia E6 is definitely well equipped not only for business management but also for better organizing personal life. For a start price of approximately 400$ , would all these new features be enough to convince you buy it ? After the test performed for this review we believe the answer is yes !

Technical specifications

CPUARM 11 680 MHz processor
Operating SystemSymbian Anna OS
Internal Memory8GB memory Card Inserted
External MemoryMicro-SD card slot support for 32GB
2G NetworkGSM 850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100 MHz
3G NetworkHSDPA 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
Form factorCandybar
DisplayOLED ClearBlack Touchscreen
Display type2.46 inch
Weight133 grams
L x W x T115.5 x 59.5 x 10.5 mm
Input4-Row QWERTY Keyboard
Colours & Pixels16.7 million colors & 640 x 480 pixels
Browser & MessagingHTML, XHTML, Flash Lite, RSS, CSS, WML
Video Recording– 720p HD Video Recording Capability
Camera– 8 Megapixels
3264×2448 pixels
Dual-LED flash
Auto Focus, Digital Zoom
Bluetooth & USBv3.0 with A2DP Stereo & v2.0 micro USB,
HDMI connectivityYes
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
RadioStereo FM radio with RDS
FM Transmitter
Headset3.5mm stereo headset jack
Video FormatMPEG4, H.263, H.264, DivX, XviD, WMV, RealVideo 10, Flash Video, VC1, ON2 VP6
Music FormatMP3, WMA, AMR, MIDI, AAC, eAAC, eAAC+
3GHSUPA 2.0 Mbps
BatteryBL-5H 1500mAh Standard battery
Talk TimeUp to 14.8 Hours (2G)
Up to .5 Hours (3G)
Standby TimeUp to 28 Days (2G)
Video Play-back TimeUp to 6 Hours
Music Play-back timeUp to 50 Hours
Other FeaturesHD 720p Video playback on TV