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Nokia E70 review

9.6/10 AVG.
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9.6/10
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The Nokia E70 currently has an Informr score of 9.6 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 15 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Symbian
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
Unknown
Camera
2+ MP


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GSMArena

Nokia E70 is an outstanding phone almost in every aspect - convenient QWERTY keyboard, high-resolution display and full set of connectivity options. The controversial design and the annoying response delay during the switch between landscape and portrait orientation of the display doesn't seem enoug...

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Nokia released the E70 on October 12, 2005.


We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Nokia E70 user manual here.


Nokia backs up the E70 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
Unknown

The Nokia E70's screen size is Unknown with 352 x 416 pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown
OS

The phone runs on the Symbian v9.1 (S60 3rd Edition) operating system (OS).

Camera
2+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 2+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
64 MB

Internal memory is 64 MB. An external, MiniSD expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
Unknown

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. Nokia's performance ratings are 6.5 days standby time.

Nokia E70 Specs

Overview
Release date October 12, 2005
Regions available USA, Canada
Networks
GSM:
850/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS
Data:
GPRS, EDGE
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Symbian v9.1 (S60 3rd Edition)

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Processor No
Internal Flash Memory 64 MB
RAM No
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.65 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity No
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 6.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Flip
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Colors Black, Silver
Dimensions [H x W x D] 11.7 x 5.3 x 2.2 cm (4.6 x 2.1 x 0.9 in)
Weight 127 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution 352 x 416 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size Unknown
3D No
Secondary Display No
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Standard / 12-key Numeric, QWERTY
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control No
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Blackberry Connect, Visto
Additional Email Features Push Email
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) Yes
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles No
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/e/g/i
WiFi Encryption Unknown
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MiniSD
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Unknown
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
2+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
8x digital
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
Effects, Self-timer, White balance
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, AAC, WMA
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack Other / proprietary
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps
Included Software / Apps -
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Critic Reviews


GSMArena

Interesting design solutions and great features

Nokia E70 is an outstanding phone almost in every aspect - convenient QWERTY keyboard, high-resolution display and full set of connectivity options. The controversial design and the annoying response delay during the switch between landscape and portrait orientation of the display doesn't seem en...More

Nokia E70 is an outstanding phone almost in every aspect - convenient QWERTY keyboard, high-resolution display and full set of connectivity options. The controversial design and the annoying response delay during the switch between landscape and portrait orientation of the display doesn't seem enough to create a bad reputation of this great mobile phone. If it is offered on a reasonable price, there is absolutely no doubt that Nokia E70 will be a huge success.

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User Reviews


eBay

RE: A wonderful phone not available thru Nokia US!

from eBay
This phone has been a big hit in Europe, where people drool over the features and qwerty keyboard - it has a great little camera, an MP3 player, a pull email ability and a mini-internet browser. The phone is fully 3G running off a Symbian 60 OS and of course features the reliability of Nokia. You w...More
This phone has been a big hit in Europe, where people drool over the features and qwerty keyboard - it has a great little camera, an MP3 player, a pull email ability and a mini-internet browser. The phone is fully 3G running off a Symbian 60 OS and of course features the reliability of Nokia. You won't find this phone new in the US anymore - Nokia US has discontinued it, but Nokia Europe offers it, and it is offered in most other places in the world. Make sure you get 2nd generation and also update the software when you get it...but otherwise happy browsing and texting! Less
eBay

watch out for Asian sources

from eBay
The seller had her identity stolen, and drop shipped to someone in china. I never received the phone and am still in the process of getting paid back(1 month later). So just make sure when you're buying the phone to ask where they are getting the phone. If they say the shipments will be coming in soon...More
The seller had her identity stolen, and drop shipped to someone in china. I never received the phone and am still in the process of getting paid back(1 month later). So just make sure when you're buying the phone to ask where they are getting the phone. If they say the shipments will be coming in soon from Asia somewhere, wait until the seller actually has the phone. The seller was very cooperative and professional even in very stressful circumstances (She is in lots of debt from the identity theft, had to sell many household items/cars etc.) As for the phone, you can read reviews at youtube, and maddox's web page. can't beat it, the phone does everything an iphone does and better for a great price. But now their value has gone up somewhat from maddox's webpage. Just make sure you ask if the phone is a e70-1 or a e70-2, Tons of ppl are selling e70-1's and the won't work in the US, and are slower/lower quality to the newer e70-2's Less
eBay

a REAL keyboard.

from eBay
One big enough for my fat fingers. Also, is it my imagination or has Maddox single-handed inflated the going price of these things? Too bad Nokia doesn't still sell them.
eBay

No need to wonder

from eBay
It's all in the following Maddox Article: http://www.thebestpageintheuniverse.net/c.cgi?u=iphone Just read that article, and you'll have a clear image. Why get an iPhone or ANY phone when you had the opportunity to get an E70? It's pointless really.
eBay

The coolest phone ever!

from eBay
The flip open keyboard is awesome. You have larger keys that are easier to text/type with than any other phone. I am severely disappointed that Nokia stopped making this phone recently since I love it and am going to purchase a second one while they're still available just to have when my current one wears out.
The flip open keyboard is awesome. You have larger keys that are easier to text/type with than any other phone. I am severely disappointed that Nokia stopped making this phone recently since I love it and am going to purchase a second one while they're still available just to have when my current one wears out. Less
eBay

Great phone with one or two poor points

from eBay
If your a txt fanatic then get this phone with the looks of a normal phone then flip it over to show a hidden and sturdy keyboard 2 slight faults but ones i can live with one being the battery it lasts about 3days 2 days if with content use, then the delay time of pressing buttons when you flip the key...More
If your a txt fanatic then get this phone with the looks of a normal phone then flip it over to show a hidden and sturdy keyboard 2 slight faults but ones i can live with one being the battery it lasts about 3days 2 days if with content use, then the delay time of pressing buttons when you flip the keyboard over give it 2 seconds before pressing anything. like i said these aint that big as battery life on a phone like this is expected. If you are a text fanatic or need a good phone for business use then get this the price is abit steep but on ebay they are very affordable. Want any questions answering i be happy to help you.! Less
eBay

Nokia E70 Business Smartphone

from eBay
The Nokia E70 is a technically adept smart phone, but it's most unique characteristic might well be its gullwing keyboard. Initially, the phone looks like a typical "candy bar" phone, but half the keyboard slides out to one side of the screen and the other half slides out the other way, making the devi...More
The Nokia E70 is a technically adept smart phone, but it's most unique characteristic might well be its gullwing keyboard. Initially, the phone looks like a typical "candy bar" phone, but half the keyboard slides out to one side of the screen and the other half slides out the other way, making the device look, very roughly, like a bird on the wing. But beyond this surprisingly useful feature, the Nokia E70 is a very full-featured device that will appeal to both individual and business users. In particular, it is one of the most connective phones I've seen, with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and cellular data support. It has a 16-million-color display of 352-by-416-pixel resolution, ensuring that even the smaller screen is able to show a substantial amount of information. This is the ultimate smartphone for the masses. Less
eBay

Nokia E70

from eBay
Initially the keyboard takes some getting used to but once you've used it for a while it quickly becomes comfortable. Put simply if you want a handset that can handle web, email, wifi - has a qwerty keyboard - with the plus of a very reasonable camera and built in video recording & MP3/MP4/AAC playbac...More
Initially the keyboard takes some getting used to but once you've used it for a while it quickly becomes comfortable. Put simply if you want a handset that can handle web, email, wifi - has a qwerty keyboard - with the plus of a very reasonable camera and built in video recording & MP3/MP4/AAC playback there is not another phone on the market that even comes close. Nokia have done their job with this handset brilliantly - their only mistake - no-one actually really knows it exists! Less
eBay

Nokia E70

from eBay
Initially the keyboard takes some getting used to but once you've used it for a while it quickly becomes comfortable. Put simply if you want a handset that can handle web, email, wifi - has a qwerty keyboard - with the plus of a very reasonable camera and built in video recording & MP3/MP4/AAC playback...More
Initially the keyboard takes some getting used to but once you've used it for a while it quickly becomes comfortable. Put simply if you want a handset that can handle web, email, wifi - has a qwerty keyboard - with the plus of a very reasonable camera and built in video recording & MP3/MP4/AAC playback there is not another phone on the market that even comes close. Nokia have done their job with this handset brilliantly - their only mistake - no-one actually really knows it exists! Less
eBay

Nokia E70

from eBay
Initially the keyboard takes some getting used to but once you've used it for a while it quickly becomes comfortable. Put simply if you want a handset that can handle web, email, wifi - has a qwerty keyboard - with the plus of a very reasonable camera and built in video recording & MP3/MP4/AAC playbac...More
Initially the keyboard takes some getting used to but once you've used it for a while it quickly becomes comfortable. Put simply if you want a handset that can handle web, email, wifi - has a qwerty keyboard - with the plus of a very reasonable camera and built in video recording & MP3/MP4/AAC playback there is not another phone on the market that even comes close. Nokia have done their job with this handset brilliantly - their only mistake - no-one actually really knows it exists! Less

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