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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Maxis10 Nokia E7 Review: Frequently Asked Questions

Alright, this is the last of my Maxis10 Nokia E7 post. After, going through all my review post on Nokia E7. Some of you might have questions that you want answered. So, I compiled these question that might be in your mind here on this FAQ post.

1. There's no mention of the processor speed and RAM size in the specification on Nokia website, what is the processor speed and RAM size?

While, I won't be able to answer this question straight out because I too don't have any official source about the processor speed and RAM size. Through some digging (Googling to be exact), according to a previous release to the news, Nokia E7 uses ARM 11 680 MHz processor and comes with 256MB of RAM.

2. I have limited data usage because I uses Hotlink and I don't plan to actively uses the data. Is there a way to turn off data when I don't need to data connection, so that I can use save the data cost?

Welcome to the club. I use Hotlink too and I only activated the 100MB/2weeks for RM18 Internet Mobile plan during the reviewing period. I found some apps I installed are using the data even if I've exited the apps. What I do is, go to Settings > Connectivity > Settings and set the Data use in home country to WLAN only. So, all any other connection will be denied except for WLAN connection. Don't worry, you still can receive SMS and voice call.

3. Is the battery life good on Nokia E7?

Well, I'll have to say that it very much depends on your usage. I tried once that I have 3G connection and then playing Angry Birds non-stop for two hours, 40% of the battery gone. If I just use it normally and not much 3G Internet connection activity, the battery can last me for a whole day.

A tip to save battery is to change your connection to GSM mode instead of 3G mode when you are not using Internet connection. I think 3G use up more energy, I have no real fact to support that though. You can go to Settings > Connectivity > Network and change the Network mode to GSM.

Better yet, click on the battery icon on the main screen, and Activate Power Saving mode. E7 will automatically changed from 3G to 2G and other settings to save power.

4. Is the camera on Nokia E7 good?

Well, it can take photo up to 8 Megapixel, which is more than enough for most but the downside is that it only has a fixed full focus lens. So taking macro shot will sometime turned out not very well because shooting very near the subject will not turn out clear. For wide shot it do quite well if you have a steady hand, I love the picture when watch on a 40" HD TV.

While the photo camera is not too impressive, the video camera really takes good 720p HD video. Playback of HD video on Nokia E7 is also very good. I used it to watch HD drama series while traveling on bus or train. Click here to watch the HD video I took of the Hong Kong Disneyland parade while I was in Hong Kong last week.

5. What is the pricing structure like for Nokia E7?

The Recommended Retail Price for Nokia E7 is MYR 1,995 but you can get it at cheaper price if you sign up for the Maxis package here. Nokia E7 will only cost your MYR 1,499 if you sign up the 24 months plan.

6. I am a blogger too. I want to be able to do phone review for Maxis10 Reviewers Programme too but I don't know how to start?

It's quite easy, submit your application here and if you fit the criteria, you'll be called up for one of their future Maxis10 review. Better yet is to follow Maxis Twitter Account because any new phone up for Maxis 10 Reviewers Programme will be announce there.

Hope this will very much answer some of your questions. Any questions regarding the feature of the Nokia E7 can click here and go through my Maxis 10 review posts.