Nokia E7 Hands-on and First Impressions with Comparison Against Nokia N97 mini

24. October 2010 at 12:29


Launching the latest Nokia devices at Makati
I’m one of the lucky local bloggers to attend Nokia PH’s Connect. Create. Entertain. event at Makati last week. The event was actually made to officially unveil the next batch of Nokia smartphones that will land here in Philippines soon.  And for us who didn’t successfully went to Nokia World, we got some special treatment being the audience and also the lucky geeks to get the hands-on of the latest Nokia devices. Yes. We got tons of photos and videos here to share.

Aside from the phones, Nokia PH also highlighted their current Nokia N8 promotional competition named ‘Pier Roxas‘ that most of you already saw this on TV (Philippines). You can find more details of the competition at We also had the chance to play the same game at the event.

They also showcased some short films/videos made by famous and talented directors like Direk Paulo Soriano using only the Nokia N8. All the videos made was played in HD TV using the HDMI connection on Nokia N8.

Plus they made us more excited when they announce the upcoming services and apps that will be offered through Ovi Store. One of the said app is the WebTV channel of Solar Sports for Nokia N8.

Early birds fiddling the latest devices (top and most top)

Nokia N8 connected in HD TVs via HDMI connection.

Nokia E7 First Impressions (prototype)

What’s hot?

  • Solid body construction and you can feel that it’s metal but not heavy and I consider it a slim phone, in my case
  • 4″ OLED capacitative screen with CBD technology looks very pleasing in using apps and multimedia functions
  • Four-row QWERTY keyboard is comfortable to use
  • Improved UI from S^1 is a blessing
  • HD video recording quality is good even though the device was a prototype
  • Didn’t experience any slowdown or lags except from too sensitive accelerometer sensor because it’s still a prototype

What’s not?

  • Sliding out the keyboard might make the phone slide from your hands
  • Physical buttons designs were shifted down so you will need an extra coping especially on the camera key
  • Getting used of fixed focus on the camera
  • The phone is label as an enterprise phone and with great features, you might just need more a little of savings before getting it