Nokia E55 – Review (price in India, Full specifications, pictures and Video )

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Sometimes, a phone is nearly perfect, except for that one small thing you want to change. If you felt that way about Nokia E52, the E55 claims to have the answer. Don't get us wrong - the E52 has killer looks and specs. And the E55… well, like we told you, it's the same phone save for that one little thing.

Nokia_E55

If QWERTY keyboards are for heavy texters where does half-QWERTY fit? Some would say it's the same target but different goal. You know, like heavy texting is a bad habit and half-QWERTY is the therapy. Now, now, no need to be too smart. But does it really make typing faster or slower, and how hard it is to learn the new layout? We ran a test to find out.

But more on that later. Thanks to the excellent connectivity options and Office editing out of the box, the E55 keeps your office at arm's length - whether you're out to lunch or out of town. Emails, presentations, spreadsheets, memos - you can bring all that everywhere you go. But hey, we're not saying you should. Thanks to Modes, switching between Business and Personal homescreens makes sure you don't have to bring work home.

Texting and email go without saying, but the Nokia E55 is one of the best-equipped Symbian devices around. Here's the rundown:

Key features
  • Compact metallic body and extra slim girth (9.9mm)
  • Quad-band GSM support
  • 3G with HSDPA 10.2 Mbps and HSUPA 2 Mbps
  • half-QWERTY keyboard
  • 2.4" 16M-color display of QVGA resolution
  • Symbian OS, S60 UI with FP2
  • 600 MHz ARM 11 CPU and 128 MB RAM
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, UPnP technology, DLNA support
  • Built-in GPS receiver, A-GPS support, digital compass
  • Accelerometer for screen auto-rotation and turn-to-mute
  • One-touch shortcut keys mean "business"
  • 3 megapixel enhanced fixed focus camera with LED flash
  • Secondary videocall camera
  • 60 MB of internal memory, microSD expansion, ships with a 2GB card
  • microUSB v2.0
  • Standard 3.5mm audio jack
  • Bluetooth v2.0 with A2DP
  • FM radio with RDS
  • Class-leading audio output quality
  • N-Gage gaming support
  • Ovi Maps preinstalled with trial turn-by-turn navigation license (10 x 1 days, to be used within 3 months) and lifetime City Explorer license
  • User-friendly Mode Switch for swapping two homescreen setups
  • Office document editor (with free MS Office 2007 update)
  • Remote lock/wipe over-the-air
  • Comfortable keypad
  • Smart dialing
  • Great battery life

Expected Price in India : Rs.17000 (will be updated as soon as it arrives in India)

Main disadvantages
  • Disappointing camera features and performance
  • Video recording maxes out at VGA@15fps
  • No DivX or XviD support (can be installed, possibly requiring a purchase)
  • No TV-out functionality
  • Keyboard takes some time getting used to (not too long though)
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The Nokia E55 has something of a split personality. The business features are complete but wait till you see what it offers for recreation. N-Gage support gives you access to a host of games, the audio quality is up there with dedicated music players and the huge battery won't run out of juice until after hours of games and music.

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Video: Nokia E55 (and E52) Review

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Full Phone Specification: Nokia E55

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Network

Technology/ Frequency Bands

GSM : 850/900/1800/1900 MHz HSDPA : 900/1900/2100 MHz

Battery

Type

Li - Ion

Capacity

1500 mAh

Standby

672 hours HSDPA: 456 hours

Talktime

480 mins HSDPA: 360 mins

Built

Dimensions

116.5x49x9.9 mm Volume : 54 cc

Weight

95 g

Antenna Type

Internal

Form Factor

bar

Colors

Black Aluminium, White Aluminium

Dedicated Keys

Home, calendar, Messaging

Multiple Languages

yes

Display

Size

240 x 320 pixels

Type

color : TFT

Colors

16000000 colors

Secondary Display

no

Camera / Imaging / Video

Camera

Yes Inbuilt 3.0 Megapixel

Resolution

2048x1536 pixels

Image Formats

EXIF / JPEG

Resolutions Supported

2048x1536 pixels

Zoom

yes 4x

Flash

yes

Video Recording

yes Resolution :640x480 15 fps

Video Formats

MPEG-4 / 3GPP H.263

Video Resolutions Supported

640x480 pixels

Features

Auto Exposure, Flash, Full Screen Viewfinder, Red-Eye Reduction, Self Timer, Sequence Mode

Secondary Camera

yes

Secondary Camera

Resolution

320x240 pixels

Flash

no

Video Recording

yes Resolution :320x240 0 fps

Video Formats

Connectivity

Bluetooth

Yes , version 2.0 + EDR profiles: A2DP Advanced Audio Distribution / AVRCP Audio Video Remote Control / BIP Basic Imaging / DUN Dial Up Networking / FTP File Transfer Specification / GAP Generic Access / GOEP Generic Object Exchange / HFP Hands Free / HID Human Interface Device / OPP Object Push / SPP Serial Port

Irda

No

Wlan/Wi-fi

Yes Modes: 802.11b / 802.11g Supporting: WEP,WPA,WPA2 (AES/TKIP)

Pc Sync

yes

USB

yes

GPS

yes

UnPnP

yes

Data

Data Modes

GPRS / EDGE (EGPRS) / WCDMA (UMTS) / HSDPA 3.6

GPRS

Yes

EDGE

Yes

3G

Yes

HSDPA

yes

Internet Browsing

WAP 2.0 , Nokia Mini Map browser

Media

Audio Playback

Yes

Audio Formats

AAC / AAC+ / eAAC+ / MP3 / MP4 / M4A / WMA / AMR / WAV / XMF / WB-AMR / NB-AMR / Real Audio

Video Playback

Yes

Video Formats

RealVideo / MPEG-4 / 3GPP H.263 / H.264/AVC

Ringtones

Polyphonic, MP3

FM Radio

Yes

Streaming

yes

3.5mm Headphone Jack

yes

Memory

Inbuilt

100 MB

Memory Slot

Yes microSD/TransFlash Hot Swappable

Included : 2 GB Expandable Upto : 16GB

USB Mass Storage

yes

PhoneBook

Capacity : Based on Internal Memory , Photo Caller

Messaging

SMS

Yes

MMS

Yes

Email

Yes Protocols : IMAP/POP3/SMTP

Attachments :Excel, PDF, Powerpoint, Word

Predictive Text Input

T9

Templates

yes

Instant Messaging

yes

Calling / Voice

Voice Recording

yes

Voice Dial

yes

Voice Commands

yes

Video Calling

yes

Vibration

yes

Speaker

yes

VOIP

yes

Push2Talk

yes

Software

Operating System

Symbian / S60 Symbian OS 9.3

Platform

S60 3rd Edition, Feature Pack 2

Java

yes MIDP 2.0 CLDC 1.0

Flash Lite

yes Flashlite 3.0

Games

yes N-Gage




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