An Honestly Good Smart Phone
Reviewed on Monday January 9, 2012 by Todd, Michigan
The Nokia E71 is my first smart phone. I purchased it for use with my Straight Talk plan and so far, so good. The phone operates on the AT&T system and in my area, the reception is very good. It has the QWERTY keyboard and is quite user friendly. I am one of the minority who perfers this type of phone over the touchscreens or the pushout/hideaway type keyboards. The feel of the phone in your hand is great. It's thin and is the perfect weight. The features are wonderful and user friendly as well. It runs on the Symbian operating system, it's 3G and 3.5G capable and has a capable and quick processor. Even if the phone originally debuted in 2008, I would still say that it is a very competent smart phone today. In the two weeks I have owned it, I will say that it's the best phone that I have ever had. The Nokia Ovi store has lots of useful apps. for downloading and the app. for voice commanded text messaging etc. is great. One of the most surprising things about this phone is the battery power. It lasts much longer on a full charge than I expected for a phone this powerful. However, the whopping 1500mah battery (larger than the battery in the Iphone) takes quite a while to fully charge. The only things that I was not blown away with were the camera and speakerphone which I would say are both still about average. The camera is limited as far as how useful it is at taking quality photos in a variety of conditions and the speakerphone could be a bit louder. Other than those things, I think that this is a great smart phone offered by Straight Talk.