E72 – The E series Flagship

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This is the second part of my two part Nokia E72 review. You can read the first part here. And you can find the N97 vs. E72 camera test results here.

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In this review I’m talking only about the things that really impressed me. I won’t be talking about contacts, alarm, message reader or music player etc. cause they are pretty much similar in every high end Nokia device.

  • After switching on the phone, first thing that impressed me is the speed of the device and the memory available in C drive; both are more that N97. The speed is because of the 600Mhz processor under the hood. The 250MB memory in the C drive ensures that even if you install every app and game in C, you won’t run out of memory.
  • Active Standby Screen – The active standby screen is very convenient and gives you the information and notifications in a quick way. It allows me to set-up 14 different kind of notifications: email boxes, voice mail, calendar, to-do, music player, FM radio, chat, WLAN scanning, search and shortcuts to the apps I use most frequently. Mode switcher is another impressive feature. It allows you to have two different phone set-up each customised with it’s own theme, wallpaper and application shortcuts and lets you switch between them with just a click.

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  • Nokia Messaging – I’m impressed by Nokia messaging in E72, it is tightly integrated into the firmware and works really well. The customization options are great to make the mailbox really personal. The only thing that’s bugging me is the lack of the threads, I’ve gotten too much used to Google Gmail and threads do make things simpler and faster. Nokia messaging is evolving very fast so I expect it will have this feature soon.

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  • GPS and Ovi Maps – E72 has a built-in GPS receiver along with A-GPS. Ovi maps with free navigation is available via SW Update which will give you free voice guided navigation forever. The GPS chip of E72 is very powerful, I got a lock from cold start in about 10 seconds with A-GPS on which is awesome. N97 takes more time to get a lock.

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  1. Facebook is pre-installed and it works great, it is similar to the one in N97.
  2. I was quite excited about multi-scanner but it was not so accurate in scanning text. scanner
  3. WiPresenter is simple and a very useful app. wi
  4. The World Traveler app combines both eye-candy and functionality. It has weather forecasts, world clock, currency converter, flights info and even a 3D globe – very useful. world1 world2 world3
  5. E72 has full versions of both PDF reader and QuickOffice. Newer versions are available for free so I suggest you download and install them.

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After using the E72 for two weeks, I’ve come to the conclusion that this sexy device is the E series flagship.

N97 vs. E72 camera test

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As promised in the first part, here is the camera test images. The images on the left was captured in E72 and the images on the right was taken on N97. No sophisticated method is used, I’ve simply asked my friends and family which image was better after showing them images from both the smartphones side by side.

This Image was taken in low light. flash was fired. N97’s image looks better.

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Whereas on this image E72 taken on close-up with no flash E72 fared better than N97

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This image was taken on low light with flash, here also N97’s image is better than E72’s.

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It’s hard for me to decide which one is better, N97’s image is a bit darker. Which one is better according to you???

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In this image two of them are almost similar.

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Both the images were taken with flash in semi-dark conditions and I think E72 fared better.

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This is the first camera test I’ve done and I did not know how exactly to do this so please tell me if there are any mistakes, comments and suggestions are always welcome. I’ll try to improve things next time.

Check out – E72 : A peek into the box and the hardware
and E72 – The E series Flagship

Stop YouTube videos from buffering

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While watching videos on YouTube I usually like to keep the channel page open and watch the videos in a different tab. The only problem is as soon as I open the channel page, the latest video starts playing. I pause it but the video is still downloading and I’m not on unlimited data connection here.

So what I do is open the video I want to watch in a new tab and close the channel page and after watching the video start the channel page again, then start a new video in another tab and again close the channel page and…well…you get the idea.

Now I don’t have to go through this lengthy process because YouTube has added an option to stop the download – just right click on the video and delect “stop download”.

This feature is also helpful when you have already watched the video on a different website but you go to the YouTube video page to read the comments or leave a response.

(via Google OS)