• Nokia E7
67
Based on 63 scores, 85 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    7
  • Good:
    17
  • Average:
    14
  • Bad:
    25

Pros:

  • Solid hardware, bright display, tactile keyboard, attractive industrial design
  • Premium design; Fantastic QWERTY keyboard; 8-megapixel camera takes excellent pictures and video; Good battery life.
  • Beautiful hardware all around. Terrific camera and camcorder. Plenty of business connectivity.

Cons:

  • Poor camera, frustrating user interface, sluggish performance
  • Symbian platform falls short of the competition; Sluggish performance; Low-resolution display; No expansion slot.

Expert reviews and ratings

By PCWorld New Zealand on 40

If there’s one thing we like about a smartphone, it’s the reassuring click of a keyboard sliding out from underneath. We can practically hear the angels sing about tactile, responsive buttons. The Nokia E7 actually has the screen slide up to...

By Mobile-Review on

There is only one speaker, but it is loud and clear. Ringtones can be easily heard from pockets. I like tremolo of the vibro, but the majority will find it weak. There are no complaints about the connection quality. Now let's move to the main...

By Fonehome on 60

Premium Nokia build quality and one of the finest Qwerty keyboards around, but the E7 is marred by that substandard Symbian...

By 5FWD on 60

Despite that, we still find ourselves liking the Nokia E7. The excellent build quality and proper keypad make it feel like an old-school business smartphone – a feel further enhanced by the slightly old fashioned operating system. If you can live...

By IT PRO on 50

A few fiddly aspects aside, the Nokia E7 is a lovely piece of hardware, but the Symbian^3 operating system is just out of its depth when compared to the competition — and the fact that Nokia has also lost faith in Symbian is hardly encouraging...

By Computeractive on 40

There is a good phone inside here but the operating system and keyboard let it down...

By InsideHW on

It’s been well over seven months since Nokia’s E7 was first announced. In the world of today, using the PC analogy, it would be the same as if someone had just presented a PC with a 1 GHz CPU and 256 MB RAM. The rhythm imposed by Android...

By BrightHub on 80

The Nokia E7 is a great phone to have and a welcome change to the Nokia E Series family of business oriented smartphones. The design is excellent with its options for a hardware QWERTY slide out keyboard making this phone much easier to use....

By Expert Reviews on 40

A beautifully designed, well-built phone with an excellent camera and a full QWERTY keyboard, but as the OS is on the way out there's little point in buying a Symbian phone....

By Tracy and Matt's Blog on

The bottom line, for me, is that I wanted to like this phone. However I couldn't and wouldn't recommend it. Not to my father or anyone else. It's too big, it's too slippery, the OS is just too outdated and it hasn't even worked...

By MobileBurn on 68

Sponsored links, if any, appear in green. The Nokia E7 is a new smartphone from Nokia with a 4-inch touchscreen display and slide out QWERTY keyboard. However, whilst the hardware certainly looks and feels the part, the Symbian^3 OS feels a little...

By IT Reviews on 60

Symbian is coming to the end of its lifespan as an operating system for Nokia's higher-end smartphones, and ^3 doesn't feel particularly sophisticated. Knowing this makes the E7 feel dated, despite some high-end specifications....

By CNET Asia on 67

The Nokia E7 has some wonderful qualities, like great hardware and excellent battery life, but ultimately its inferior software trips up this business-oriented smartphone....

By PC Mag on 60

For die-hard Symbian fans, the Nokia E7 is a beautiful farewell as the company shifts to Microsoft's mobile OS; all others should stick with Android or iOS devices. Buy it...

By Recombu on 60

The solid build and very useable keyboard are both things we've come to expect from Nokia's high-end smartphones, as is the (generally) superb performance from its cameras. But Symbian, the stuff it all runs on, is slow, and just doesn't...

By Smarthouse on 70

There's no point beating about the bush, the Nokia E7 is in a funny old situation. Nokia has essentially put the brakes on developing the Symbian software upon which it runs, in favour of using Windows for its future smartphones. This was bad enough...

By TechCentral on 60

The Nokia E7 is a story of two halves: Impressive hardware, but slightly wanting software. It'll be interesting to see how Nokia continues to update Symbian^3 (as with the recently announced Anna update), hopefully making it a more compelling...

By Channel News Australia on 70

Nokia is struggling to get traction up against an avalanche of new Android based phones. So is their new E7 an Android killer?There's no point beating about the bush, the Nokia E7 is in a funny old situation. Nokia has essentially put the brakes on...

By Engadget on 50

After spending several weeks with the Nokia E7, there's absolutely no doubt that the it's one of the sexiest pieces of hardware we've played with in recent months. Perhaps it's not the greatest Communicator Espoo has ever bestowed upon...

By RegHardware on 75

The E7 looks great, its gleaming metal body resembling the unibody design of a Mac laptop. The camera is strong, delivering detailed, highly usable results, even if it lacks the stand-out 12Mp snapper of the N8. And battery life is exceptional....