Nokia E6 Review – Best E-Series Mobile With Touch Screen and Good Battery Backup

Written By Sam on 23 September 2011
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Nokia the pioneer of mobile manufacturing company has its own record of bringing in stylish and magnificent handsets to the market. Its recent release “E6” indicates the same. Nokia E6 is a sequel to the most popular Nokia E5 which made its mark over the Blackberry handsets. Nokia E6 comes with stylish built, new operating system, much enhanced features, 8 MP camera and touch-screen display. Priced at £320 internationally, Nokia E6 seems to be the next hot buy in the market. Below are the features and specifications of the latest QWERTY based Touch handset in detail so as to get an idea whether to go for it or not!

Nokia E6 runs on the latest Symbian Anna OS and was launched sometime back along Nokia X7 in the markets. E6 has a fantastic sleek design and build quality that brings in a feel-good factor when you hold it in your hands. E6 comes with dimensions of 115mm x 59mm x 10.5mm and also has metal battery cover like the one seen in few other E series phones in the market. This handset sports a four tiered QWERTY keyboard like the one we saw in its simpler sibling Nokia E5 featuring a 5 way navigating D-way, four shortcuts to Home, Calendar, messaging and contacts, along with call and end buttons. You will also find volume buttons to the right along with the lock slider, microUSB port on the left of the handset, 3.5mm headphone Jack, microSD slot and the charging port is at the base whilst the power button placed on the top.

E6 comes with a 2.46-inch VGA Capacitive Touchscreen display with 328ppi, a better display screen which provides super sharp viewing capabilities than any other popular Nokia handsets. This Touch-screen offers capabilities to add and change widgets, homepages at a simple swipe of the fingers. Along with the splendid key layout and touch-screen display, Nokia E6 has a 8MP camera, dual LED flash and a loudspeaker on its back. In spite of having a high resolution camera E6 unfortunately lacks Auto-focus, however you can take impressive videos through this handset as it runs on 680MHz processor and allows you to record 720p HD videos running at 25fps comfortably. E6 features image and video editing tools using which you can crop, rotate, add frames, text and some basic effects to the images and videos taken. Camera can be accessed from the applications folder or using the shortcut available on the home screen.

Nokia E6 has faster Internet browsing capabilities and comes with access to OVi store. You will find pre-installed Ovi Maps 3.06 in the handset as well. Other features of Nokia E6 includes music player that supports standard file, Stereo FM radio with RDS, built-in movie application that is capable of playing MPEG-4 and DivX/Xvid encoded files, 8GB internal storage expendable up to 32GB through microSD card , built-in accelerometer , proximity sensor, GPS receiver with A-GPS support and many more.

Featuring Anna OS, Nokia E6 promises a better browsing and incorporates a brand new set of icons, themes as well. As a known fact the widgets and home screen shortcuts are not so customizable in Anna OS when compared to other operating systems and Nokia E6 is no exception to this. You will get to see interesting features like improved text input capabilities, a split screen view while touchscreen typing, a portrait QWERTY during touchscreen typing and many more in Nokia E6.

Comparing Nokia E6 with existing Blackberry’s handset offers, we find that Nokia E6 is cheaper than the non-touch Bold 9780 of Blackberry ( £340) and sports much enhanced features than it. Being slightly slimmer than its precedent E5, Nokia E6 seems to much thinner and longer than the BlackBerry Bold 9780 and Bold 9900 handsets which nearly fall in the same price range. Weighing 133g E6 is a little heavier than Bold 9780, Bold 9900 and Nokia E5 which weigh around 122g, 130g and 126g. However, this does not matter much as long as the handset provides power-packed performance and the increased weight adds in to the build quality and robustness of the handset.

Features of Nokia E6

  • Dimensions of 115mm x 59mm x 10.5mm
  • Stylish 4-tier QWERTY keypad
  • 2.46-inch VGA Capacitive Touch screen and Gorilla glass display
  • Support for Multi-touch input method
  • 8MP camera with dual -LED flash
  • Anna Operating system
  • Wi-Fi, faster web browser and access to OVI Store
  • Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP
  • Includes Geo-tagging, face detection
  • Includes 2D/3D Graphics HW Accelerator with OpenVG1.1 and OpenGL ES 2.0
  • Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate and Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
  • Ability to active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
  • Support for SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
  • Good antenna stamina and battery life time.
  • Ovi Maps 3.06 pre-installed
  • New icons and user interfaces

Nokia E6 is a perfect business phone to all those who desire a smooth performing yet effectively featured handset. Performance of the handset is observed to be very smooth and simple. You will rarely see any freezes in the handsets and notice that the functioning of the handset is quite impressive. Nokia E6 is available in Black, White, Silver colors worldwide. Price of Nokia E6 is currently INR 17,999 in Indian markets. And with such amazing features, the price seems pretty reasonable too!

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