I have been using the Nokia E75 as my primary device for a few days now and before bringing you the full review, I want to share ten things that I instantly liked about the E75. I will be following this piece up with things that I do not like about the E75, so make sure you check back in for the complete picture.
- Build Quality: The build quality on this thing is phenomenal. There are zero creaks, the slide is smooth, no play anywhere and the device just feels one solid monoblock. A person who’s new to the E75 won’t come to know that the QWERTY slides out as well, that solid.
- 3.5mm Jack: This makes a huge difference in the music quality on the E75. It is now upto the mid range Nseries level. The radio features both the Visual Radio for FM and the Internet radio. The FM quality is way better, the E71 or the E90 even with the 2.5mm to 3.5mm adapter plugged in came no where close.
- Camera: The camera software is now a copy of the one found in the Nseries and I’m glad Nokia have not held back features like Geo-Tagging and LED support for video just because this was an ‘Eseries’.
- Email: The Nokia E75 incorporates the Nokia Messaging like layout within the messaging client and its setup is a breeze. The part I liked was that it handles Google Apps email accounts seamlessly as well. The one thing I’d like to get rid off are those transitions, it makes the client much slower or perhaps tries to hide its slowness. Either way, this must be worked upon.
- Keyboard: When I first saw the E75 I wasn’t too impressed with its flat keyboard, however after using it for a few days I like it. The feedback from a press of a key is definite and the speeds I can achieve are pretty reasonable as well. This is without much practice, with time I’m sure this will improve further.
- Speed: To be honest, I’ve never really liked FP2 much just because I’ve always felt that it was much slower as compared to its predecessor. The FP2 on this Eseries doesn’t seem to suffer from this and I have found the E75 to be pretty snappy, not E71 fast but fast enough for the other FP2 benefits to weigh in.
- MicroSD & MicroUSB Flaps: The flaps on the microSD and USB slots now have a special opening on their sides for the fingernail so that they can be opened easily. This is a pretty small thing, but goes a long way in the overall experience.
- Charging: The E75 supports charging from BOTH the propriety Nokia charger as well as USB and this is the way it should be. Insanely convenient. On the N85 they just had USB charging and I had a pretty bad time when I would forget the charger at home.
- Standby Screen Dialing: The standby screen dialing, introduced on the E71, allows you to bring up a contact right on the standby screen by simply typing in his/her name. You then have the options to make a call, send a text and so on. Incredibly convenient and I’m glad it found its way on the E75 as well.
- Gallery: Nokia have done a commendable job briging the old 6680/6630 gallery back. The ‘Songs’ no longer opens the music player, it just lists whatever tracks I have. The images and videos are now listed separately as well. The thumbnail generation is also pretty quick. Check out these screenshots below for a better idea.
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