Nokia E7 Preview
Firstly, the E7 which i got to play with was an early proto device. This event was organized by NokiaIndia. Do check out the hashtag #E7SmartLife if you’re on twitter.
First impression – Wow, what? “This is one hell of a sexy looking sleek and solid device.” And nothing changed later, 4-inch screen with CBD was great, the build quality, the choice of material, the well spaced chicklet qwerty keys, premium feel and a fantastic looking device itself never failed to grab my attention.
Later, after playing around with the device, the software felt better and faster on the E7. Found it better to use it with slide-out qwerty, and screen and the UI was responsive though this was on early software.
Moving on, found out myself using the slide mechanism more than what i was supposed to, it was quiet enjoyable and well made.
I had nothing really to complain about the device. I just want to ‘hi5′ the design engineers who were involved in designing this product. I give it a 10/10 for its design. Curvy, sleek, solid, feels just right in hand.
More on the UI, it sure is a big turn off that, the OS isn’t smooth, it does miss some of those basics, doesn’t provide a complete painfree user friendly UI. Almost all features out there work, though with a little bit of polish, i simply think the phone would rock!
Yes, camera as expected didn’t satisfy me, nor my fellow blogger friends. Full Focus camera of the E7 is a big disadvantage rather a hardware bug i call it. Think, suppose you want to take a close up image, or say scan an important business card, you simply cannot do that, full focus cameras doesn’t allow you to take macro aka close-up photos. A decent 5MP carl ziess sensor would have handled the job well. We’ll, Nokia has their reason as, full focus cameras occupy space while designing phones and also they cost less. Anyway, we aren’t happy with full focus cameras on high end phones #nuffsaid.
This phone features same specs as the N8, except for its camera, FM transmitter module and no expandable memory slot. Adds a hard qwerty though. Just for the comparison sake, these are two different devices aimed at different category of users. And E7 is claimed as E90s successor. So it comes in falls in the communicator, business class. Am hugely impressed with the device expect for its camera. I would rather buy this device to N8, if great camera is not a feature which am looking at.
Just doesn’t stop there, handles multimedia contents well, it supports almost all video and audio formats.. Also, its got quick office, f-secure with remote wipe feature as well. This phone is a great package as a whole. Also, the Indian variant is said to come with Ovi Music Unlimited bundled with the device. Pretty much.
When asked to NokiaIndia about the availability of the device, within Q2 was what they replied, they didn’t comment about its pricing. But this is one heafty device. Rumors suggests that its priced at Rs.30,000. Bit pricey imo.