Nokia E7 versus Nokia N8

It seems natural to compare the Nokia E7 with its older sibling, the N8. However, a quick look at the specifications show that while they may have the same engine under the hood (680 MHz processor and GPU on Symbian^3), they are targeted at two different classes of users.

By all means, one is targeted at the business class and the other at the multimedia segment. The E7 lacks the N8’s superb 12 megapixel, autofocus camera, microSD card slot and FM Transmitter, but throws in a bigger ROM, superb 4-inch ClearBlack display and top-notch keyboard.

The E7 is the bigger of the two devices, but I must say Nokia worked a miracle to make it just 13.6 mm thick. As a matter of fact, I believe that the E7 is the thinnest QWERTY slider phone in the market. The N8 without a sliding keyboard is 12.9 mm; the Motorola Milestone 13.7 mm; and the HTC Desire Z 14.2 mm.

The E7’s keyboard has a few neat tricks too that will be highlighted later in one of my reviews.

Here are a few comparison shots of the top two Symbian^3 devices in the market, the Nokia E7 and Nokia N8.

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  1. Slot systems in computer village Ikeja are selling Nokia E7 for #120000! wow that is really on the very high side because from prices on the net hover between #80000 & #100000

  2. The E7 and the N8, who wins? Definitey No clear winner. Everything depends on your state of mind and priorities. Perhaps the N8 is a better buy? Cheaper with better multimedia prowess. Only time will tell!

  3. With my kind of person, I will pick the nate if given the option. The only problem will be the screen size. My sgs as spoiled me. I can hardly use any screen size less than 4inch.

  4. Hello Yomi. Sorry for mentioning this here but not sure if I am the only experiencing this. I usually have to change to desktop mode to log in into mobilitynigeria on my phone. Don’t get to see any point I can log in while in the mobile mode. Can you please help out or is the problem from me.

  5. I’ll rather have the E7 any day.

    Sorry to go off point. I tried to access mobilityarena.com and mobility.com.ng this afternoon but instead of the page opening, i was prompted to download a rar file called mobility.com.ng. I used internet explorer on windows 7. Anyone got this same experience?

  6. Still trying to access mobilitynigeria site this time with chrome browser and got the same download. My avast was used to scan the downloaded .gz file and says no threat. I opened it using winrar but had to delete it because i have no app to open it. When i switched on my laptop later, a driver was installed and i was asked to reboot my system. Really confused at this time, i opted to do a system restore.

    @Yomi, pls is this situation from your end or i got a phising site?

  7. “I’ll rather have the E7 any day.”

    I am not surprised this is coming from someone as versatile in mobile know-how as Deoladoctor. I hail, my Chief. But it still remains that if you compare the two phone in hardware features without any QWERTY Key pad bias, the race is slim. If you add price factor into the mix; and also if you properly root the equation, the N8 arguably triumphs. At least Just.

    Or what do you say about a 12 Mega pixel auto focus CarlZeiss lens, impeccable video and all the other paraphernalia that Nokia is good at! to add? The E7 simply can’t go there. The only thing maybe perhaps going for the E7 is the larger (4 inch) screen..

  8. Guys,

    The gzip/rar download prompt that you experienced was the result of WP Super Cache’s compression feature. I have since disabled it and that should be a thing of the past. Thanks for the feedback.

  9. Afewgoodmen,

    That is an odd way to look at this. All you have said in your comment is that the N8 is a better multimedia device than the E7. Which leads us back to the fact of the matter – that its a question of what meets each person’s needs.

    I love the N8’s 12 megapixel camera and other media features, but the E7 is my choice device. It meets my needs (and the needs of several others too) more than the N8 ever can.

    Saying the N8 triumphs is rather… Ah… Never mind.

  10. Really can’t wait to get the E7, i have followed the pre-launch reveiew since last sept 2010. I have had nokia communicator 9300 and got bought over with the quartey and ever since i ad wished for something from nokia with all the capabilities of the old school 9300 with the features of the E series, N8 and touch screen, it meets the business or corporate guy’s needs and what more can you ask for. Though not yet an android but symbian is not that bad and with the planned synergies of nokia with microsoft, we are in for a phiny experience in a couple of yeras to come. on a last note i acn’t wait to replace my curent BL40 with an E7 irrespective of the PRICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. 1. Really can’t wait to get the E7, i have followed the pre-launch review since last sept 2010. I have had nokia communicator 9300 and got bought over with the quartey and ever since i had wished for something from nokia with all the capabilities of the old school 9300 with the features of the E series, N8 and touch screen, it meets the business or corporate guy’s needs and what more can you ask for. Though not yet an android but symbian is not that bad and with the planned synergies of nokia with Microsoft, we are in for a phony experience in a couple of years to come. On a last note i can’t wait to replace my current LG BL40 with an E7 irrespective of the PRICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. e 7 is definitely an experience that every fone user shud experience…

    The slim structure…
    The battery..
    The best is the perfecttly spaced qwerty which gets u type blindly

    …n for N 8 my comment wud be …
    “what if touch fails sometime???”

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