Nokia E72

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Nokia E72
Nokia E72
Manufacturer Nokia
Compatible networks GSM 800/900/1800/1900 MHz Tri Band UMTS/HSPDA/HSUPA/850/1900/2100 MHz (North American version)
Availability by country November 2009
Predecessor Nokia E71
Successor Nokia E6
Type Candybar smartphone
Form factor Bar
Dimensions 114 x 59.5 x 10.1 mm
Weight 128 g (with battery)
Operating system S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 2 UI on Symbian OS v9.3
CPU 600 MHz ARM11 processor
Memory 250 MiB internal user storage
ROM: 512 MiB
SDRAM: 128 MiB
~45 MiB free executable RAM
Removable storage MicroSDHC Hot-swappable, support for up to 32GiB
Battery BP-4L, 3.7V 1,500 mAh lithium-polymer
Data inputs QWERTY thumb keyboard,
optical navigation key
Display 320×240 px (0.1 megapixels), 2.36 in, up to 16.7 million colours[1]
Rear camera 5-megapixel (2592 x 1944 pixels) with autofocus and LED flash
Front camera Front-facing
Connectivity WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b, g,
Integrated & Assisted GPS,
Bluetooth 2.0,
micro USB,
3.5 mm audio jack
Other FOTA (Firmware update over the air)
accelerometer sensor
ambient light sensor
magnetometer sensor
digital compass[1]

The Nokia E72 is a smartphone from the Nokia Eseries range manufactured in Finland. It is the successor to the Nokia E71 and is based on a similar design and form factor, and offers a similar feature set. The Nokia E72 is an enterprise-based smartphone (as all Nokia Eseries devices) and has standard features including mobile email, calendar and instant messaging among many others.

The Nokia E72 has a new Optical Navi Key feature in addition to the standard D-pad used on many other Nokia devices including the Nokia E71 – this is said to improve the ease of scrolling through menus, emails, Internet browser, and images as it is an optical sensor in addition to a series of closely spaced buttons. In comparison to its predecessor, the Nokia E72 is said to have a higher level of performance (likely due to the faster 600 MHz ARM processor) and also includes a 5-megapixel auto focusing camera. Other changes and improvements are software-based including changes to the user interface and built-in messaging application among others.

The Nokia E72 was announced on June 15, 2009 at the Nokia Connections 2009 event in Singapore.[2]

The Nokia E73 Mode is a USA phone for T-Mobile USA, with support for T-Mobile's UMA service and Band IV support for 3G. It is a different piece of hardware internally from the E72

The current firmware of this device is 91.004 published on 2 June 2012 (to check the current firmware *#0000#).

Features and enhancements from E71

New features

  • Modified design and look compared to E71.
  • Symbian OS 9.3, Series 60 v3.2 UI, Feature Pack 2.
  • Optical navi key, along with the conventional D-Pad
  • 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Ovi Maps with free lifetime drive and walk voice assisted navigation
  • Lifetime free Nokia Messaging service (discontinued)
  • Use of front-facing camera (video call, VGA snapshots and QCIF videos for 15 seconds)
  • USB charging
  • Magnetometer sensor and digital compass
  • RDS support
  • PictBridge
  • uPnP media streaming support (not present on E73)
  • UMA (E73)


  • 3.5 mm jack in contrast to the 2.5 mm jack used in the E71.
  • 12 hours of talktime (2G) instead of the E71's 10 hours (2G).
  • Tri-band UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA instead of dual-band
  • HSDPA support of up to 10.2 Mbit/s instead of 3.6
  • Added HSUPA at 2.0 Mbit/s
  • Improved CPU clock speed from 369 MHz to 600 MHz
  • Real time Push e-mail HTML
  • Improved reception from the E71's fluctuating signal reception
  • 5-megapixel camera (up from 3.2)
  • VGA at 15 frame/s (E72) rather than QVGA at 15 frame/s (E71)
  • Added flashlight feature

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Nokia E72", GSM arena<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>.
  2. "Nokia Connection 2009 in Singapore", VR zone<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>.

External links

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