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Nokia N75 review

6.2/10 AVG.
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6.2/10
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The Nokia N75 currently has an Informr score of 6.2 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 145 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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MobileBurn

While it might not be as sexy as some of the other Nseries devices that Nokia offers, the N75 is a very solid and capable multimedia device that is sure to please a lot of people. The control of the music player and camera offered by the external display and buttons sets a new standard for folder ph...

- Michael Oryl, MobileBurn


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Nokia released the N75 on September 26, 2006.


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Nokia backs up the N75 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
Unknown

The Nokia N75's screen size is Unknown with x pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown

There is a processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

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
40 MB

Internal memory is 40 MB. An external, MicroSD 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 N75 Specs

Overview
Release date September 26, 2006
Regions available No
Networks
GSM:
850/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS
Data:
GPRS, EDGE
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System

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Processor
Internal Storage 40 MB
RAM No
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.43 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Headset, Manual, Software CD, 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
Colors Black with silver accents
Dimensions [H x W x D] 9.5 x 5.2 x 2.0 cm (3.7 x 2 x 0.8 in)
Weight 124 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 x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size Unknown
3D No
Secondary Display LCD
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features 262K colors
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Standard / 12-key Numeric
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 Yes
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
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles No
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD
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
16x digital
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Effects, White balance
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, 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, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, WAV
Radio Yes
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video 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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MobileBurn

Capable multimedia device that is sure to please a lot of people

from MobileBurn

While it might not be as sexy as some of the other Nseries devices that Nokia offers, the N75 is a very solid and capable multimedia device that is sure to please a lot of people. The control of the music player and camera offered by the external display and buttons sets a new standard for folder phones, and the internal display is nearly a work of art. I was not all that pleased with the speed of the 3G data connections when it came to practical uses, but apart from that, the only other non-minor complaints I have about the N75 is that it lacks stereo Bluetooth and it needs more RAM for running applications. Too often the N75 user will get a memory full error message when trying to use the camera or web browser...

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While it might not be as sexy as some of the other Nseries devices that Nokia offers, the N75 is a very solid and capable multimedia device that is sure to please a lot of people. The control of the music player and camera offered by the external display and buttons sets a new standard for folder phones, and the internal display is nearly a work of art. I was not all that pleased with the speed of the 3G data connections when it came to practical uses, but apart from that, the only other non-minor complaints I have about the N75 is that it lacks stereo Bluetooth and it needs more RAM for running applications. Too often the N75 user will get a memory full error message when trying to use the camera or web browser.

Apart from those few things, I really enjoyed my time with the N75 and give it a strong "Recommended" rating. More screen shots and a gallery of sample photos shot with the Nokia N75 are available on the following pages.

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User Reviews


Amazon

Nokia N75

from Amazon
This phone has an incredible camera (2mp) the video recording is splendid. The texting is a little difficult to get used to but after a little while you get the hang of it. The battery life is incredible, one charge can last two days. The speaker phone during a call is very loud and clear sounding. The...More
This phone has an incredible camera (2mp) the video recording is splendid. The texting is a little difficult to get used to but after a little while you get the hang of it. The battery life is incredible, one charge can last two days. The speaker phone during a call is very loud and clear sounding. The music player is one of the best I've ever had on a phone. I highly recommend this phone. Less
Amazon

Very sub-par phone

from Amazon
I bought this with AT&T 2 yr contract. It is 1 yr and 3 months now. I am completely disappointed with this entire deal. I have used, Sony Erricson T610 + TMobile, Nokia 6600 + TMobile, and Moto Razr V3 + TMobile, in the past. So, I've those experiences in my mind while commenting on this. Pros: 1. Ma...More
I bought this with AT&T 2 yr contract. It is 1 yr and 3 months now. I am completely disappointed with this entire deal. I have used, Sony Erricson T610 + TMobile, Nokia 6600 + TMobile, and Moto Razr V3 + TMobile, in the past. So, I've those experiences in my mind while commenting on this. Pros: 1. Maps - nice. Nokia maps was the only non-trivial app that I found useful. But then again, it is not a singular characteristic to N75! 2. Text to Speech - quite helpful. This speaks out the caller's name. 3. Sound volume - very good - whether it was through the earpiece or the speaker. Much better than my other non-Nokia phones. One may wish to include such features as, pdf reader, flash player, real player, FM radio, Lifeblog, 3D Tones, ...as pros. But frankly, I never used them. Hence, to me they are all superfluous. Cons: 1. Power consumption / battery life - simple horrible. The new battery used to last only about 90 minutes of talktime. Now it hardly lasts 15 minutes!! With only 1 yr of nokia warranty, I am stuck with this power hungry brick for another 9 months! 2. Reception quality - I don't know if this should be blamed on AT&T but I did experience a decent number of dropped calls. 3. Bluetooth - The 'file transmission' mode for bluetooth stopped working after few months. The hands-free mode, thankfully, works still. 4. Camera - for a 2 MP camera it sucked! 5. Flip fold - flimsy. Actually I am surprised that it has lasted this long. It feels as if it can come apart any day. 6. 3G - lets face it, for voice transmission this is useless. Those with "data transmission" needs might have found some use of it. But with no way to turn off 3G, the battery life was greatly reduced. 7. Weight - on the higher end of the scale. 8. Firmware - Nokia, after having realized the "bastard" nature of this product, abandoned it. No updates, no improvements. All in all, this was an extremely cheap stint at a poorman's smartphone in US. I can ascribe call quality to AT&T. But for others, it is Nokia to blame. This will certainly not satisfy a smartphone customer. This will also not satisfy a (regular) non-smartphone customer. This phone is for no one! What I learnt? Even Nokia can produce worthless products. For the future: I'll switch back to TMobile (or Verizon) and hunt a phone for its core purpose and not for fancy features! Less
Amazon

My Favorite Cell Phone Ever!

from Amazon
I've had this phone for a year now and still absolutely love it. It has been such a huge improvement in all ways compared to the motorolla I had previously. I tote this thing around in my pocket, which certainly isn't the best way to go, but it has held up marvelously. The finish on the outside is sti...More
I've had this phone for a year now and still absolutely love it. It has been such a huge improvement in all ways compared to the motorolla I had previously. I tote this thing around in my pocket, which certainly isn't the best way to go, but it has held up marvelously. The finish on the outside is still flawless, the buttons inside and out still shine. Call quality is great, I haven't had any issues with battery time, I generally charge it nightly but occasionally skip a day and don't have any problems. I love the keypad on this phone, the buttons are big and smooth, I have large hands and can text at the speed of light with this phone, just quickly sliding my thumb over the smooth surface of the keys and giving the slightest press to each before moving on. My favorite feature of course is that it uses the Symbian OS so there are lots and lots of options for software add-ons for this phone. From file managers, to personal accounting programs. My most used add-ons are e-book readers. I've packed a slew of e-books onto the memory card and have something to read no matter where I am. My only complaints about this phone are the music player that I never use and can't get rid of, that gets activated fairly often by the keys on the outside of the phone. Unfortunately there doesn't seem to be a way to automatically lock these keys when the flip is closed. You have to use the power button and then scroll down to choose the key lock, a hassle to do every time. All-in-all a wonderfully solid, quality, useful phone with open ended possibilities for features to add-on. I am hoping this one lasts me for years to come, as I think I'd be hard pressed to find a better flip phone out there. Less
Amazon

On my 3rd phone!!

from Amazon
I'm on my 3rd one of these and I'm worried the same problem I had with the previous two will happen to my final replacement under warranty. PROS - The phone is very sturdy and has a very good user interface. The software is easy to navigate and it has many features. CONS - Camera is almost not wo...More
I'm on my 3rd one of these and I'm worried the same problem I had with the previous two will happen to my final replacement under warranty. PROS - The phone is very sturdy and has a very good user interface. The software is easy to navigate and it has many features. CONS - Camera is almost not worth using. Slow shutter times and pictures that are worse than what I can manage with my old school RAZR. Phone gets hot after a decent length conversation. Tied to charger for conversations lasting more than 45 minutes. MAJOR PROBLEMS!!! 1st Phone - The phone despite being careful and having no damage would shut itself off. I missed several phone calls because of this. Also the SIM card would "pop" out of it's place which would cause me too loose service randomly. I called AT&T and had the phone replaced. 2nd Phone - Almost right off the bat the phone had problems. Usually when you close a flip phone the call will end or begin when you open it. About half the time it would not do what it was supposed to do even after verifying the settings were properly set. I could almost handle this before it stated doing the same thing the first phone did. 3rd Phone - No problems as of yet and keeping my fingers crossed because only a month left on warranty. Less
Amazon

terrible, terrible battery life

from Amazon
I'm hardly a power-user; all I really need a phone for is for talking. Color me surprised when I forgot to charge the battery one evening and the phone died the next afternoon; I couldn't have talked more than 45 minutes in total. Simply atrocious battery life; it's far worse than my three-year-old Mot...More
I'm hardly a power-user; all I really need a phone for is for talking. Color me surprised when I forgot to charge the battery one evening and the phone died the next afternoon; I couldn't have talked more than 45 minutes in total. Simply atrocious battery life; it's far worse than my three-year-old Motorola, which it replaced. I really regret this purchase. Less
Amazon

Absolute worthless trash.

from Amazon
I've owned many Nokia phones over the years, including one monochrome featureless, but virtually unbreakable one. After trading in my 6300 in mexico, I realized that I really wanted a flip phone. The N75 would be the ideal phone. Contrary to what the other users are saying, this phone has no problems w...More
I've owned many Nokia phones over the years, including one monochrome featureless, but virtually unbreakable one. After trading in my 6300 in mexico, I realized that I really wanted a flip phone. The N75 would be the ideal phone. Contrary to what the other users are saying, this phone has no problems with the battery life. Another (good) reviewer mentioned a workaround which allows you to talk for hours on end with one charge. That's talk time, not standby time. It has great compatibility with the computer with Nokia's PC Suite and it's got a very loud speaker, a sharp display and an descent camera. Well, if you're used to Verizon and motorola, this trash will seem like a real step up to you. If you're used to unlocked nokia phones without proprietary software, this will be a big step down. The original software was taken off, replacing it with AT&T's software. AT&T's software, unlike Nokia's software, is slow, useless and if you use the "tab top" thing that comes on there, buggy. So while you may have a large screen to look at, there's nothing to put there, since AT&T removed it all. Bottom line: Take my advice, don't buy AT&T phones, get something unlocked. This phone is worth the 1 penny it costs. Less
Amazon

This is the worst phone that I have ever bought... and we bought 2 of them

from Amazon
We bought 2 of these because they have the best range for our home in Maine in the summer. The back of mine would not stay on. When I called, they said that the replacement phone was a skelaton and did not include the back... How can a phone not include the back that goes over the phone? I called Nokia...More
We bought 2 of these because they have the best range for our home in Maine in the summer. The back of mine would not stay on. When I called, they said that the replacement phone was a skelaton and did not include the back... How can a phone not include the back that goes over the phone? I called Nokia and they sent me a new back ( I am still waiting, it takes 7 - 10 days) I called them back and offered to purchase a back and have it sent overnight. They do not HAVE THAT CAPABILITY!!! Nokia? The phone company? My new phone is scotched taped... Meanwhile, my husbands back would not go on after I removed it while speaking to the Nokia people after removing the battery.I went to the AT&T store and the salesman told me that the backs bend the prongs on the "skeleton of the phone" when the back is pushed too hard to lock it... Not part of the phone huh? I cannot get anyone to do anything. I have 1 1/2 years left on the contract with 2 backs taped to phones... When the new back comes in, maybe it will fit... maybe not. Do not buy it. Nokia insists that they have never seen this happen... AT&T service person says it happens all of the time but they will not do anything... Less
Yahoo

It's not that great

from Yahoo
Pro: internet use, camera with flash Con: short batter life, no ring The phone has some good things about it.I have had this phone for about a year and half and it was fine in the beginning but later on the phone would die after about a hour of use. I replaced the a battery once and it continued to d...More
Pro: internet use, camera with flash Con: short batter life, no ring The phone has some good things about it.I have had this phone for about a year and half and it was fine in the beginning but later on the phone would die after about a hour of use. I replaced the a battery once and it continued to do the same thing. The handset gets extremely hot after talking on it for a while, which cannot be good. It doesn't always ring or vibrate if i put it on vibrate. Overall, it's got great use for internet. The phone it's self is too bulky though, wish it was slimmer. Less
Yahoo

no battery life

from Yahoo
Pro: flap phone Con: small screen needs to like nice phone is not looking nice in flap no battery power
Yahoo

N75 - my little computer

from Yahoo
Pro: very nice features and easy to use Con: short battery life I am very pleased with this phone, It's very easy to use and the feature itself is just like your laptop.

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