Nokia E6 review summary, Symbian Anna holds it back

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Lately we have been hearing lots about Nokia’s upcoming MeeGo and Windows Phone 7 based smartphones, today we have come across a review for the Nokia E6 and it boasts a candybar form-factor, a physical QWERTY keyboard, a touchscreen display and it runs the latest edition of Symbian aka Symbian Anna.

The review was carried out by SlashGear’s Chris Davies and can be seen in its entirety here, today we will sum up some of the main points raised by Chris and ultimately tell you whether the smartphone is worth buying or not.

When you look at the E6’s physical design it is very well built and made from robust-feeling materials which help give it a reassuringly weighty feel, Gorilla Glass protects the 2.46-inch (640 x 480) display, in terms of dimensions it measures in at 115.5 x 59 x 10.5mm and it weighs in at 133 grams. SlashGear say that it feels nice in the hand and has been designed to be usable one-handed.

As we mentioned in the last paragraph the small display features a relatively high resolution, this gives it a 326 pixels per inch density, this matches the iPhone 4’s retina display, however Apple’s smartphone has a much larger display. SlashGear point out that its high pixel density allows you to fit a lot more on such a small display, if your eyes are good enough to see small font sizes the display shows small text smoothly.

The 8 megaixel EDoF camera produces great stills which can be taken quickly, however close-ups failed to impress. As for video capture the image quality is solid, however it doesn’t cope to well if you pan around, also the microphone picks up too much noise.

In the wrap up SlashGear say that whilst the Nokia E6 is a step in the right direction for Nokia it still lags behind the competition, Symbian Anna just doesn’t deliver the rich user experience which people get from alternative mobile operating systems, however the Belle update should improve this aspect of the E6. SlashGear said that when compared to previous Nokia QWERTY candybars the touch screen display was a nice addition and helped massively when it came to web browsing, as for battery life there was nothing bad to say and when it comes to the camera it is great for a business-focused smartphone.

For a lot of consumers out there the Nokia E6 will do just fine, however in this day and age people want a better smartphone than their friends have got, if this is the case we advise choosing something which runs Android, WP7 or iOS. Check out the full review over at SlashGear for more detailed information, will you buy the E6?

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