Nokia E90 Review: Heavyweight Champion

By 07:45 Sun, 08 Aug 2021 Comments

Size doesn't bother you? Then acquire ready for the stars and the moon, for the communicator gives it all: internet, GPS, excellent capturing camera and many others.

The Nokia E90 Communicator is the latest addition to the set of contemporary high-performance devices for executives. We had to wait three years since the last Nokia 9500 Communicator appeared. Our patience was duly rewarded at the 2007 3Global System for Mobile communication (GSM) Congress, when Nokia unveiled the ultimate no-compromise mobile communication device. It remains faithful to some of the family traditions, others it forsakes, but the outcome is downcorrect worth it. Nokia E90 has the familiar body construction: a hefty handset, which opens up to reveal a wide landscape display.

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Nokia E90 Communicator official pictures

Before the E90 appeared, communicators used to be a class on its own in the Nokia portfolio. They had their own UI, which brought forth a number of issues. Above all, every application had to be adapted to the uncommon S80 UI. Quite unaffordable and therefore rare, communicators were ostracized by software developers. That's exactly the flaw, which has been addressed in the recent Nokia E90. The phone features a standard Symbian 9.2 and 3rd edition S60, working on a giant display and ensuring far greater compatibility.

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First live photos from the 3Global System for Mobile communication (GSM) in Barcelona • also available in red

In closed position E90 looks like a traditional, though well oversized, Nokia bar. For the lack of a better reference point for size and weight, we compare it against the older Nokia 9500. The newer release has notably reduced size and still packs in near full contemporary functionality. The table below compares the essential features of the last two Communicator generations.

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Nokia E90

Size is the first thing you'll have to put up with about the Nokia E90. And it may as well be the last. What you acquire is unmatched keypad space and display size.


E90 is a direct descendant of the Nokia 9500. Different age, different design


Nokia 9500

Nokia E90Size

148 x 57 x 24 mm

132 x 57 x 20 mmWeight

230 g

210 gOuter display

128 x 128 pixels, 65K colors

240 x 320 pixels, 16M colorsInner display

640 x 200 pixels, 65K colors

800 x 352 pixels, 16M colorsOS

Symbian 7.0s Series 80

Symbian 9.2 S60 3rd EditionMemory

80 Mega Bytes (MB) + MMC

128 Mega Bytes (MB) + microSDCamera

0.31 MP

3.2 MPConnectivity



Key features

  • Full-fledged keyboard
  • Big and high-resolution display
  • Integrated GPS
  • Built-in maps and basic navigation without charge
  • 128 Mega Bytes (MB) memory
  • 512 Mega Bytes (MB) microSD in the standard package
  • Integrated WLAN, HSDPA
  • Quality e-mail client
  • Office applications, document creation and editing enabled
  • Seamless synchronization with computer (Personal Computer (PC) Suite)
  • MiniUniversal Serial Bus (USB) universal connector (Mass storage enabled)
  • Built-in capturing camera with autofocus
  • Stereo Frequency Modulation (FM) radio and A2DP-enabled Bluetooth for wireless stereo headphones
  • Quality loudspeakers
  • Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) support
  • Elegant and presentable appearance
  • Quality construction
  • UI compatible with other Nokia phones
  • System speed

Main disadvantages

  • Size and weight
  • Third party applications incompatible with the built-in GPS
  • Charges for navigation capabilities
  • Multitasking still not perfect
  • Inadequate battery life
  • No small-size charger like in the N95
  • No capturing camera lens cover
  • Wired headset with a 2.5mm jack, no volume control on the remote
  • No Universal Serial Bus (USB) Mass Storage for the phone memory
  • Price



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