Nokia E7-00 in the Test

Nokia once again brings a successful Symbian Smartphone for business users on the market.

  1. Nokia E7-00 in the test
  2. Facilities
  3. Data sheet
  4. Rating

The unofficial successor to the Nokia Communicator icon appears just at the moment when Nokia announced to put on Windows Phone 7 in the future. The last Symbian Smartphone is the E7-00, or short E7, not be sure, Nokia told the connect that some innovations with Symbian operating system will follow.

Solid mechanics

First of all, the E7 as chic and the price of Smartphone adequately processed about 600 euro presents itself. The test device comes in a matte, dark-grey metal housing and makes a very strong impression.

Which Nokia has made somewhat easier life: the battery is firmly installed as the Nokia N8. To operate with two batteries is not possible even for the E7. The sliding folding mechanism is stable and runs absolutely securely free.

Instead of the classic Communicator design with folding mechanism is the Nokia E7 as a touchscreen Smartphone, whose display push upwards can be. That engages in a 30-degree position securely and releases a full QWERTY keyboard which acquainted with umlauts and fast to plow.

The advantages are obvious: the old Communicator needed two ads, the 4-inch is for the Nokia E7, seeing high-contrast display in any operating mode.

Closed as open comes the E7 as a chic touchscreen Smartphone, which reacts when Web browsing or viewing images on multi touch gestures. The capacitive touchscreen responds without delay and confirm each entry with an optical effect.

Especially a rich black ensures the high contrast of the display, the resolution of 360 x 640 pixels is fine, even if the competition in this price class, more brilliant displays are common.

A 3.5 mm jack, a micro-USB connector as well as an HDMI output are ready for the wiring, all necessary cables are included.

Also the A-GPS receiver, which determined the current position in the test in a short minute, together with the Free navigation Ovi are maps in Nokia standard.

Sorgenein the music player as well as FM radio and an 8-megapixel camera with two LEDs for Kurzweil, where Nokia has however refused an autofocus. The camera of the Nokia E7 with 1280 x 720 pixels and 25 frames per second including captures video good sound.

The only weak point: the test device offers with around 14 GB while lush space which is however does not expand. It will be sufficient for most users, but Nokia must fit in very large film and music collections.

Even without the epithet of Communicator, the Nokia E7 no doubt targeting the classic business users. He should be convinced with a pre-installed full version of Quickoffice as well as a security suite from F-secure. Symbian of by House masters secure VPN connections and the data synchronization with an Exchange Server, but also via Sync ML.

What is still not so really good works: the operation is too complicated in some places and the services, such as the Ovi store, where there are for 1.99 Euro of indeed Angry birds, show always stubborn in the test, download any content or deny the installation of programs.

Too bad: Because in the laboratory makes the Nokia E7 a superb figure, lasts over seven hours of continuous use, and sounds great on the phone.

Data sheet

FACILITIES
SYSTEM
Operating system Symbian OS 3
Processor / clock speed (MHz) ARM 11 / 680
internal memory (MB) 14000
Memory card slot
QWERTY keyboard / touchscreen / multitouch / /
Battery type / variable Li-ion /.
SCOPE OF DELIVERY
Headset / data cable /
Size of memory card
Charging cable for the car / holder for your car /
CONNECTIVITY
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / / /
GPRS / EDGE / UMTS / LTE / / /
HSDPA / HSUPA 10 / 2.0
Wi-FI standard 802.11b / g / n
Bluetooth…
… Headset / Handsfree / A2DP / /
… Object push / OBEX / AVRCP / /
… SIM access, phone book / HID / /
USB type / storage / charging / /
DISPLAY
Type / size (inch) OLED / 3.9
Resolution (PX) 360 x 640
Number of colors 16.7 m
PHONE FUNCTION
Call list / language selection /
Brokering
Situation profiles / airplane mode / vibrating alert > 6.
Handsfree / mute /
MESSAGING
Email / POP3 / IMAP / HTML / / /
SMS / MMS /
PIM
Contact management
Phone numbers / E-Mail addresses (number per contact) 7 / 3 / 3
Image / notes field / date of birth / /
Appointment management
Day / week / month view / /
weekly / annual events /
Alarm clock when device is off
Sync: Outlook / Mac /
Notes: Outlook-sync
ToDo-list
OFFICE
Look at Word / edit /
Consider Excel / edit /
PDF Viewer / calculator / voice memo / /
BROWSER
Web / frame / Java / Java scripting / / /
Flash / https / home / Favorites / /
MULTIMEDIA
Audio format: MP3 / WMA / M4A / AAC / / /
Video player / full screen display /
Video format: 3GP / MP4 / WMV / /
Integrated camera
Resolution (megapixel) 8
NAVIGATION
Receiver GPS / A-GPS /
Navi-software / onboard / offboard Ovi maps.
Navi / route planner Full version /.
SIZE AND WEIGHT
Dimensions in mm 124 x 62 x 14
Weight (grams) 177
MEASURED VALUES
Endurance D power (hours) 9:22 am
Endurance interview E-Netz (hours) 9:51 am
Endurance conversation UMTS (hours) 2:39
type. Endurance (hours) 2:50
standard radiation factor / SAR value (manufacturer) -0.25 / 0,560

Rating

TEST RESULTS
ENDURANCE (125) poor 59
Endurance talk (35) 13
Persistence display mode (90) 46
EQUIPMENT (175) sufficient 92
System (65) 17
Scope of supply (0) 0
Display (40) 27
Connectivity (20) 11
Phone features (10) 10
Messaging (10) 9
PIM (0) 0
Office (0) 0
Web browser (10) 6
Camera (10) 4
Music and video (5) 3
Navigation (5) 5
HANDLING (75) good 57
Ease of handling 27
User interface 20
Processing quality 10
MEASUREMENTS (max. 125) sufficient 68
Transmission and reception quality GSM (15) 14
Transmission and reception quality UMTS (30) 23
Acoustic measurements send (30) 16
Acoustic measurements received (20) 15
tested in issue: 04/11
CONNECT sentence maximum 500 points sufficient 276