August 2, 2011 by admin
Nokia’s E series has always managed to pull off the business look phones giving close competition to their QWERTY counterparts from Blackberry. With Nokia E71 being a hit among the masses, now we have a new breed called the Nokia E6. Although the Nokia E72 didn’t hit it off as well as expected, but how about this phone? Is it going to be a winner?
The recent announcement by Nokia’s CEO Stephen Elop that the Windows Phone is due to take over from the Symbian OS, it’s with a sad tone that we inform you that the Nokia E6 runs on the Symbian 3. Although it is the latest version, the fact that it will be phased out in a few years doesn’t make it so appealing. However, the OS did boast better UI as well as streamline Nokia Maps. Adding on to that was the boosted browser and various other tweaks aimed at business users. The homescreen comes with the option of having 5 panes the widget positioning is still the same. However, due to the ultra tiny screen each pane could only fit 3 widgets.
Although we might have mentioned the screen being small at 2.46 inches, we have also mentioned time and time again that we should never judge anything by its size. The display on the Nokia E6 runs at a resolution of 640 x 480. Do the maths and this means 326 pixels per inch! This is the same as iPhone 4’s Retina Display. So it’s obviously got some real vibrant and clear colors that were a delight to the eye.
Nokia has definitely made its mark by making brilliant cameras for phones. However, with some models, Nokia introduces the EDof full focus optics cameras that we are not so sure about. If the performance on the Nokia E7 wasn’t bad enough, the Nokia E6 has kept the bad elements. With this phone, it’s an 8MP EDof camera with dual-LED flash. Most of you might already know the weakness of the EDof camera, but for those of you who don’t it’s the macro photos. However, when it came to photos from a distance, the results were much better with the colors appearing accurate and clear. As for the video recording capabilities, the Nokia E6 is capable of taking 720p videos in H.264 format at a rate of 25 fps. However, the fact that there’s no HDMI output is rather sad.
With the Nokia E model phones, the internet browser is something that needs a mention as it’s what most people look for in these phones anyway. The browser has been updated making it faster than browsers on the older Symbian OS. The fact that it supports Flash is a plus point too. Although the screen is small, but panning around the webpage was a breeze. Besides, pinch-zooming support together with the trademark double-tapping zoom feature makes it all the more fun to use.
The Nokia E6 had no problems when it came to call quality as it didn’t drop a single call, much to our delight. There were also no issues with the earpiece as it was loud and crisp. The person on the receiving end informed us that they could hear our voice clearly too. Speakerphone doesn’t disappoint too. The 1500mAh battery was also a great deal. It was able to give us up to two days of battery life without needing a recharge with average use.
Pros and Cons
The small screen was probably one of the downsides to this phone. The camera’s inability to take macro photos wouldn’t go to well with some users too.