March 19, 2011 by Vincent
FAQ on the Nokia E7 #maxis10
For the purpose of this post, I have requested fans of the Nokia E7 on Lowyat.NET to forward questions they have on the device. The following 3 questions are from aspire2oo6.
How’s the web experience on the 4 inch screen?
When you put a large but low resolution screen together, everything looks big. I find this an advantage though. Even on my laptop, I don’t have the highest resolution set, it will only make everything too small to read.
Colors are great, as of anywhere else on the device.
The default browser however is a little disappointing. Scrolling is not as smooth as I wished. Pinch to zoom is also not working as well as it should. When zooming out, instead of instantly rendering the page size on-the-fly, checkered box will be displayed. Only upon releasing my finger, the new page size is displayed. Not very elegant.
Certain web app like Tweetgo.net don’t work very well on the Symbian browser.
The browser is flash enabled, and it’s capable of viewing flash videos and load some elements of flash sites. Though you won’t have full flash experience on it, it’s good enough considering how it can do things impossible on the iPhone.
How’s the sliding mechanism is it smooth?
The first time you handle the phone, you’d probably find it tricky to slide the keyboard. After a few try however, things get easier as you now know which part you need to push to slide it open.
I wouldn’t say smooth, it’s more like snappy. Push it slightly and the screen will automatically pops out in no time, revealing the keyboard. The hinge is made of aluminium too like the rest of the phone’s body (I guess), it feels very sturdy despite the slight backward force when the slider pops open.
There’s nothing I would complain about it, everything makes sense once you’re done struggling the first few times.
How’s the battery life like?
There’s 2 out of 7 bars of juice left after 130 hours of minimal usage. Minimal as in, a few short calls and texts a day, around just 15 minutes of app usage, setting alarm clock daily, 3G off, Wi-Fi scan on the whole time, and at 50% brightness.