Nokia E7 in the flesh!

Nokia’s upcoming flagship smartphone, the Nokia E7, is a bigger, sleeker version of the popular Nokia N8 slapped with a sliding full qwerty keyboard.

We got our hands on a review unit yesterday took a couple of shots to share.

Just like the N8, the E7 comes in a variety of colors — dark grey, silver white, green, blue, orange.

Nokia E7 specs:
4 inches polarized, AMOLED, capacitive touch screen @ 640×360 pixels
Nokia ClearBlack display
Gorilla glass display
680MHz ARM 11 processor
Broadcom BCM2727 GPU
16GB mass memory
350 MB internal memory
256MB RAM, 1024MB ROM
8MP camera with dual LED flash
720p HD video recording @ 25fps
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
HSDPA 10.2MBps, HSUPA 2.0Mbps
Bluetooth 3.0
GPS w/ aGPS support
FM radio with RDS
Symbian^3 OS
1200mAH battery

The unit is pretty solid and heavy on the hands, mostly due to the size and the metallic body construction.

With the Nokia N8’s reputation with it’s excellent 12MP camera, I’m expecting it’s fraternal twin — the Nokia E7, will deliver the same photo quality.

Still feeling my way around Symbian^3 OS since it’s been a long time I have not used one (since the 5800XM a few years back). Will post full review early next week and share the verdict.

As for the local price, we’re still not sure but if the N8 came out at around Php23k, I’m confident the Nokia E7 will just go for around Php25k to Php28k.

Disclosure: Nokia is an advertiser on this blog for the Nokia E7.

31 Comments on this Post

  1. dan_md

    Nokia E7
    pros: QWERTY keyboard, thinner profile, larger & better OLED Display, good HD video
    cons: fixed-focus still camera (vs autofocus in N8), no micro SD slot

    usual pluspoints of Symbian ^3: USB on the go, HDMI out support, multi-coded compatible video player (avi, xvid, divx, etc)., pentaband network support, capacitive display, dedicated graphics chip

    upcoming updates: Q2: improved keyboard input and browser, Q3-Q4: improved homescreen (non-tiled widgets), overhauled UI.

  2. mr. bogus


  3. kannuchi

    I have left Symbian already for 3months already, but not this trusted brand yet. But I hope Qt framework for the next firmware will arrive earlier to see how smooth the new revamped UI will be on N8 and E7. I’ve seen the Android-ish UI of the upcoming PR2.0 for N8 and it’s promising. Can’t wait to see it too on E7. :D

  4. drahcir

    Good design but poor OS….. I just hope there will be Windows 7 for this. Anyway I still enjoy my HTC Desire HD – Gingerbread ROM!

  5. This would have been nice if the OS was Android and if it was DUAL-SIM!


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