Nokia E7 – Build & Hardware First Impression #maxis10

There was actually an unboxing video, but the second half of it lags so much it’s pointless to upload. I will jump right in straight for the first impression post.

Big. Heavy. Rock solid. These are the very few words to describe the Nokia E7 when I first laid my hands on the Nokia E7. Of the entire housing, only the top and bottom part of the device (where the ports are) are made of plastic. It’s otherwise almost entirely wrapped by its anodised aluminium chassis, except for the scratch-resistant Gorilla glass screen.

Nokia E7

The default wallpaper is very colorful, brilliantly showcasing its 4″ AMOLED screen with ClearBlack display. The QWERTY keyboard sliding mechanism is top notch, backed by an aluminium hinge and produces a satisfying snap when operatedรขโ‚ฌโ€so much that I snap it just out of spite at times.

I couldn’t compare the keyboard to that of other mobile devices since I don’t previously own any of them, but typing on the Nokia E7’s QWERTY keyboard is a pleasant experience to say at least. The keys are somewhat soft, and the pressure required to press the keys is just nice.
Nokia E7 QWERTY keyboard

Being a backlit keyboard, there is no problem typing on it even in the dark.

I haven’t spend enough time with the camera at this point, so I couldn’t comment much on it. Rest assured though that I will dedicate an upcoming post just for photo and video samples captured using the 8MP camera on the Nokia E7.

I also like the fact that there is no need to purchase any additional casing and screen protector for the E7. It takes some serious effort to scratch its anodised aluminium chasis and the screen glass is just as strong.

Upcoming: Symbian^3 first impression.

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  1. Jayce - March 7, 2011 @ 8:12 pm

    Looking forward for more review. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Vincent - March 7, 2011 @ 9:14 pm

      More to come definitely. Thanks for reading ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Delena Silverfox@Coupon Codes - March 8, 2011 @ 6:57 am

    Nokia always has great quality phones that last forever! I’ve been thinking that, instead of an iPhone or Android, I just might stick with something like my Nokia and just upgrade.

    I’m forever scratching up my phones, and I love the fact that the E7 passed the scratch test!


    • Vincent - March 9, 2011 @ 12:36 am

      Nokia no doubt is one of the best phone make. In fact, some of the phones are so great in terms of build quality that I think it’s waste to run Symbian on it.

  3. Kavya Hari - March 9, 2011 @ 3:41 pm

    Hello, its very informative post for all the people. And, Nokia E7 mobile key board which is one of the soft and it could be very smooth to press it.

  4. business - April 8, 2011 @ 5:09 pm

    Atleast Nokia Loyalists had great expectations from the new OS but I say that Symbian 3 even lacks an intuitive interface and polishing when compared to Android or Apple iOS. I agree that there have been many changes evolved in making this new OS and may be better than its predecessor but when compared with general Smartphone market it is nowhere in the race. If you just fancy the eye catching graphical transitions and dont care about the stuff and need an eye catching phone to show off no offence what I mean is that it has some features but most of them are concentrated on attracting the user to its display and graphical transitions I feel you cannot make much of it if you like to stretch her legs then the Galaxy and iphone is the one.

  5. offshore company - April 20, 2011 @ 9:04 pm

    Its not going to be in the shops till next year and till then its job is to be drooled over to keep you me and the gadget blogs excited..Nokia provided several units at the Nokia World show with expert demonstrators to help it do just that.. But its immediately apparent when you handle the E7 that it has great build quality and good design.

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