Nokia has just announced the immediate availability of the Nokia E63 , that smartphone with a QWERTY keyboard that follows the same concept as the Nokia E71 , but with a rejuvenated design and affordable price . Finally, the Finnish firm will launch it with a free price of 250 euros , well below what this type of terminals usually cost for professionals, and of course with those two striking designs in red or blue , which contrast with the more serious finishes. of the E71 .
Thus, the Nokia E63 will seek to attract a somewhat wider audience, as it costs just over half that of the E71 , in exchange for cutting back on some features . Basically, the resolution of the camera has been lowered to two megapixels and it has removed integrated GPS and the HSDPA connection to surf the Internet at high speed. Maintaining, yes, the Wi-Fi connection for the home or office wireless network.
To tell the truth, the Nokia E71 was already a more “popular” smartphone than usual, due to its fairly contained dimensions, almost a common phone . The Nokia E63 continues to exploit the same vein, as it maintains almost identical measurements, with 126 grams of weight and 13 millimeters thick . From this base, it adds a touch of color and something that those who use the mobile as a pocket MP3 will appreciate : a universal 3.5 mm headphone output , instead of the 2.5 mm connection that the E71 used .
The Nokia E63 does not stand out especially for its screen , of only 2.36 inches (320 x 240 pixels) , but for the presence of a QWERTY keyboard to facilitate the writing of emails, messages and text in general. Of course, it has reduced dimensions compared to those we can find in a BlackBerry , so it requires some practice and custom when typing . On the other hand, the way of navigating the menus of the phone is identical to that of the E71 .
Ambos cuenta con el mismo sistema operativo (Symbian 9.2) maquillado por la misma interfaz gráfica (S60 3.1), con señas de identidad como la organización de los mensajes y correos electrónicos, incluidos todos en el mismo apartado. Por supuesto, el Nokia E63 también lleva esos cuatro botones debajo de la pantalla que dan acceso directo con una sola pulsación a cuatro grandes áreas: Menú Principal, Contacto, Calendario y Mensajes.
As we said before, it cannot navigate at high speed, but it is still a terminal with 3G technology . This means that it comes with a secondary camera for video calls and that it can navigate faster than with the classic GPRS standard . Specifically, the WCDMA network allows you to browse at about 384 Kbps , quite slow to load web pages with agility, but sufficient for downloading and sending email . Or to access the documents that the user uploads to Ovi .
We are talking about the Internet service platform on Nokia's mobile , and more specifically the Files on Ovi application . This consists of 1 GB of online storage , to which we can add documents from our computer, to access them with the Nokia E63 when we need it. Something like a Google Docs, but oriented to Nokia mobile phones . Of course, we can also work with office documents offline, thanks to the QuickOffice reader and the Adobe PDF reader .
The camera , due to the lower resolution, is somewhat more limited. For example, it can only record videos at 15 frames per second , half of what the Nokia E71 achieves . At least the built-in LED flash remains . Its storage is based on 110 MB of internal memory , expandable by microSD cards of up to 8 GB . To gain convenience, the card reader is external and is placed on one side, although Nokia has not yet announced how much capacity the card that comes with this E63 will be .
For the rest, it is worth mentioning the Bluetooth connection with the A2DP profile , which allows us to work without cables both with data (sending a file to a laptop also equipped with Bluetooth) and with sound (to listen to music with wireless speakers or divert calls to the hands car free). In addition, the Nokia E63 uses a 1500 mAh battery , which, as with the E71, provides excellent autonomy, of several days without resorting to the charger, making an average use of all its functions.
In short, the Nokia E63 is a bet to popularize the classic phone with a full keyboard that, usually, we only see in the hands of executives and professionals who need a virtual pocket office. Nokia hits points such as the design with new colors and the withdrawal of the GPS to lower the price, maintaining or adding elementsthat many users value, such as Wi-Fi and the universal headphone jack .
The only notable reproach is perhaps the poor quality of the camera , because the 3.2 megapixel model of the Nokia E71 is not that it was a marvel , and it would have been good not to reduce its performance. In any case, it is a terminal affordable price and good autonomy , two elements somewhat difficult to find on smartphones .
GSM / EDGE / WCDMA
|Weight and measurements||113 x 59 x 13 mm|
|Memory||110 MB of internal memory expandable by microSD cards up to 8 GB|
|screen||2.36 inch QVGA TFT LCD (320 x 240 pixels)|
16 million colors
|Camera||2 Megapixel CMOS sensor|
2x digital zoom
Integrated LED flash
Video recording at 15 fps (MP4 320 x 240 pixels)
Secondary camera for video calls (15 fps, 176 x 144 pixels)
|Multimedia||Play music, video and photos|
Supported formats: JPEG / EXIF / MP3 / WMA / AAC / MPEG4 / H.264 / H.263 / 3GP / RP
FM radio tuner with RDS
Quickoffice reader for documents in TXT, DOC, PPT, XLS
Adobe PDF Reader
|Controls and connections||QWERTY keyboard|
Multi-function power key
Call / pick up / accept key
Call reject / hang up key
Four shortcut buttons: Main Menu, Calendar, Contacts, Messages
Side volume control
Battery charger connection
3.5 mm minijack audio output
External microSD card slot
Symbian 9.2 Operating System (S60 3.1 interface)
Files on Ovi
Wireless: Wi-F and Bluetooth A2DP
|Autonomy||1,500 mAh battery|
GSM: 11 hours of conversation and 18 days of standby
WCDMA: 4 hours and 40 minutes of conversation and 20 days of standby
Wi-Fi standby: 170 hours
Music Playback: 18 hours