The Nokia E71 vs. the E63

By Butterboom Writers  /  December 19, 2008

These 2 Nokia’s look almost the same, what you need to know before buying.

Nokia 71 and Nokia 63

Nokia’s E71 has been quite a popular Blackberry-like mobile phone here in Hong Kong, but recently Nokia has introduced the E63 which looks almost identical. So we did some instant research to find out what the difference was.

Most importantly, the E63 is not out in the Asia market yet, but is being offered in Europe. The second most obvious difference is that since the E71 has been doing well, Nokia decided to offer a lower-priced, feature-depraved version – which is the E63.

This site holds the 2 up to see the difference, but the key points are:

  • The E63 has a colored plastic shell versus the E71’s metal one. The front is a metallic-finish, whilst the back cover is a soft-touch finish – both attract far few fingerprints than the E71’s.
  • The E63 is nearly identical in dimensions to the E71 except for the depth – the E63 is around 1.5 times the depth of the E71.
  • The E63 has a 3.5mm jack on top versus the E71’s 2.5mm jack on the side. This appears to be the first E-series to have a standard headphone socket – something normally saved for N-series.
  • The E63 has a revised keyboard layout, adding a ‘/’ button on the lower row, shortening the space bar.
  • The E63 lacks internal GPS and does not support HSDPA data.
  • The E63 has a 2MP camera versus the E71’s 3.2MP and has a fixed focus.

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