Pros Excellent call quality, Excellent Overall Smart Phone
Cons A Very Basic PDA, No Wifi, Takes a while to switch from applications
Summary I have been a TREO 650 user since September 2005. I decided switching to Nokia E62 since the TREO is very unstable (often needs restart) and has poor call quality. Treo 650 has many great features and software as a PDA, but it surely isn't a good phone at all.
I have only used the E62 for 2 days and yes, I am very impressed by its performance. This smartphone's call quality is unbelievable (excellent). The call quality is clear and loud, and pairing with my Plantronics 645 is easy. I am happy that I can now have conversations while driving with my Bluetooth headset as my friends and callers can hear me and have not said " Are you driving because I can't hear what you are saying?" It was a problem when I was using my TREO.
I also enjoy the many features that Nokia provides as a phone manufacturer. For example, I can restrict my caller ID from the device if I choose to do so. E62 has an outstanding battery life. I charged the phone on Thursday and I have only use two bars of my battery life (Sunday morning). I do not have a problem with not having a camera since most camera phones have poor image quality and I do not take pictures on my phone.
Another feature that Nokia provides is the Nokia Web Browser. I enjoy the simplicity of the Nokia Browser and how user friendly it is. Nokia Browser allows me to navigate with a small screen to a particular section of the webpage rather than only scrolling with a mouse.
It would have been great if the phone has a Wifi.
E62 is a very basic PDA. E62 has a great address book where you can keep different phone numbers including pagers, fax, telephone, mobile, and email. It allows me to assign ring tones and picture to my contacts. It also allows me to send touch tones (pin numbers for prepaid phone cards etc.) while calling.
The calendar features on E62 cannot be compared with Treo 650 or most Palm calendar software. I was using DateBook on the Treo 650 and it has so much more functions that the basic E62 calendar. That is THE ONLY THING I miss from my Treo 650. Does anyone have any suggestion on Symbian calendar software that I can install on my E62?
The email capability on this device is very basic. I have set up my phone where it checks for emails every hour and I can connect the server manually when I want to check my email. This works for me as I am not an intensive email user while on the road. If you are looking for a comprehensive email device, I suggest that you do some research about the capabilities provided by E62 to find out whether it will meet your needs.
One of the negative aspects of E62 is that it is slow when opening or switching between applications. It is not a major problem for me since I prefer it to be slow while being stable rather that fast and unreliable.
Lastly, here are my reasons why I chose E62 over Q, Blackberry Pearl or T-Mobile Dash.
E62 vs Q: I have heard from friends and other professional reviews that Q has been very unstable and is not doing extremely well in the market. In addition, I live in a city where there is no Verizon. I heard that Cingular was going to launch Q in January but I have also recently heard that they might not be carrying that device anymore (based on hear say).
E62 vs Blackberry Pearl: I went to a local T-Mobile store and was very impressed by its size and design. The reasons I did not get the phone are 1) it does not have a full QWERTY keyboard and uses the SureType keyboard. I really appreciate the QWERTY keyboard that Treo and E62 offer since it is faster to type the word by yourself rather than having to type the letters, scroll to the correct word, then select it on a SureType Keyboard. 2) I did not purchase this phone because it is on the T-Mobile network. I have been a user of T-Mobile network in the past and was not pleased with the network performance at all. (If you like T-Mobile, you should check out this device.) Thirdly, CNET comments that the call quality is subpar (below average).
E62 vs T- Mobile Dash: I was very impressed by the review given by CNET. Yet, I was not impressed by the design on Dash. I agree with other reviewers that HTC needs to learn from Nokia and Motorola when it comes to Smart Phone designs. In addition, I am not a fan of Windows Mobile. I am a proud user of Mac and cannot see anything-good coming out of the Windows Mobile. I do not want to get myself frustrated with my smartphone since I am often dismay by the performance of my Dell XP laptop. Finally, since it is launched on a T-Mobile Network, I was not pleased with the network performance when I was with T-Mobile.
That said, I think all of us will have our own preferences when it comes to smartphones (Q, Treo, Dash, and Blackberry Pearl). It is important to get a phone that will work and is convenient for you. Here is what I have discovered about Smart Phones: It needs to be a reliable phone before it is a PDA. If not, it is not worth it at all. I am well pleased with the E62 and will update this review in the upcoming months.
"Great Phone"on by luv2gruv
Pros Thin, Mail support, Symbian, Voice Recognition, Price
Cons No WiFi, Slow performance on some operation, EDGE
Summary I'm a long time Crackberry user and as fate would have it, lost it on a business trip. When I went to the Cingular store, I was informed that the E62 was just released that day. I've owned it for a week now and I can honestly say it's better than my Crackberry 8700c. It supports not only my Crackberry mail, but numberous other push mail protocols. I love that the voice recognition dialing is very accurate. The only thing that I don't like is Cingular's SLOW EDGE network and not WiFi. If you're looking for a PDA phone, the E62 is a steal at $199-$50 rebate.
Pros Great Web Browser, Big Screen, Nokia Call Quality
Cons Camera may have made a best of both worlds, email client needs more feature
Summary 1. I am used to a blackberry and bought the E62 only yesterday
2. I have configured it to use blackberry email client and i use the cingular blackberry connect service. The setup was a breeze.
3. I am not sure if I can use some of the email functions that i had on my black berry eg. how do I scroll page up /down on my email messages? How do i search within email messages etc.
4. I am not sure if a standard nokia car charger will work or do i have to buy one specific for this one?
5. The ONLY problem i have with the phone (again comparing with blackberry) is that every time I open an email, it displays that annoying 'Opening' picture with the gears and takes time even to open previously opened emails. Any work around that?
6. I have my daughter's picture as the wallpaper and my favourite songs loaded as well, these extra's a business phone are welcome.
Overall a very nice device.Updated
Well..i wrote a very nice (spectacular rating) after 24 hrs of owning the device..72 hrs later..i am far less convinced and here is why
1. Software/Firmware: I think is the big problem. This thing is SLOW. After I press the address book button there is a perceptible time lag. Similarly every time i open an email it takes time, same thing with calling any app. Also i had an mp3 setup as my ringer and though its a nice feature, it has very poor performance and it takes time for the ringer to ring.
2. The speakerphone is very unpredictable and the call volume drops and picks
3. One thing i was counting on with Nokia was the call reception and i am surprisingly disappointed. I have had atleast 2-4 occasions in last 48 hours where incoming calls have directly gone to VM without ringing.
I am having second thoughts and may return and settle for a 8700c (still an upgrade from my existing 7290) ..Others please share your thoughts and viewsUpdated
Please see my previous 'opinion' on this site. I have gone from being total blown away by the phone to 'second thoughts'. 1) The software (on my phone at least) seems a little sluggish and this is the biggest disappointment.
There is missing information on a lot of features. Anyone with details please share:
1. How to use the navigation (GPS) feature.
2. How to edit messages while forwarding
3. My bluetooth (Motorola headset)..works and then doesn't work any words of wisdom?
The multimedia features (pictures, big screen and MP3) have made me stick to this Nokia B'Barry so far. Lets see how far!
Pros Call quality, Vibrant Screen, Form Factor
Cons Email Functionality
Summary This phone is the best phone I've owned while a Cingular customer. As I'm sure all Cingular customers are aware, Cingular reception and call quality is mediocre at best. With the E-62, call quality has increased significantly. I've owned a Razor and Treo 650 while a Cingular customer and have never been able to receive reception in my office; until now. The screen is bright and colorful with a large display making surfing the web an almost laptop experience. This phone has great functionality depth and if the owner is willing to take the time to learn the device; the payoff is rewarding. The only downside I've experienced thus far is email support. It offers more support for Enterprise/Corporate users than it does for personal use. The only real option for personal use is Blackberry Connect/Blackberry Internet Service which is suppose to push your personal emails from your ISP directly to your device. Unfortunately my experience has been a 30-45 minute latency between which the email is received by my ISP and the actually pushed to the device. Granted my ISP is AOL which has a history of being extremely proprietary with their service. I can assume the glitch is on their end because my Gmail account seems to be pushing just fine. When I contacted Cingular to trouble shoot the email problem, they were clueless as always and had no idea as to what was causing the problem. This phone is great for both the business user and personal user. The form factor is sleek and sexy and the materials used are superior to any other phone I've owned. No cheap plastic housing here. Unfortunately the phone kit does not come with a clip and so far I haven't been able to find one except for the usual leather case. I think a Blackberry like case would do well with this phone. Overall I highly recommend this phone to anyone.
"Excellent device"on by leowys
Pros Big, sharp screen, full qwerty keyboard, slim form factor.
Cons No wi-fi, this model doesnt come with wi-fi connection
Summary The information here is wrong, the Nokia E62 doesn't come with WI-FI and come with a standard mini USB connector. I think the specs in this page are for the Nokia E61, please check it up.