Nokia E72 smartphone

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Nokia’s still using a 2mm connector to charge the E72 – but the good news is that it will also charge using the micro-USB connector, albeit not as quickly. In our first tests, the battery lasted two days initially, though that was with a lot of software installation, plenty of Bluetooth transfers and concerted testing of all the features.

Nokia E72

No touchscreen, but is versatile and responds swiftly

In more normal use, a day and a half including maps usage, calls, e-mails, Wi-Fi and photography saw a drop from full to around two thirds – which is not surprising, given the large 1500mAh battery. There’s a power-saving mode, too, which should eke things out even more. With this mode turned on – after the display showed we were down to one bar – we managed a total of 75 hours before needing a recharge.

It’s fashionable in some quarters to knock Nokia and Symbian, but when it comes to producing a business phone, they can still show some of the competition a thing or two. The E72 is compact, feels solidly built, and responds fast to commands.

Verdict

RH Recommended Medal

It may not have all the high-end multimedia features of some handsets, but the E72 does offer excellent battery life, good call quality, proper integration of VoIP, reasonable diary and office features, and a decent keyboard. If those are more important to you than the latest touch screen loveliness, then the E72 is definitely worth a serious look. ®

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Nokia E72

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A responsive good all-rounder with useful business-orientated features and a good battery life.
Price: £359 RRP

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