Straight Talk Nokia E71 Cell Phone Review

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Average: 3.7 (15 votes)

Straight Talk Nokia E71 Cell Phone Review

The new Nokia E71  from Straight talk

This new Nokia E71 Straight Talk 3G GSM Phone From Straight Talk will satisfy many users of Straight Talk & convert a lot of others that are paying expensive plans.

This phone is by far the best phone Straight Talk has offered, and this could be very well the phone that makes Straight Talk a family name. The phone feels amazing, it is strong has a nice metal backing. The model we tested was black and gray chrome in appearance. When after I activated the phone it took about 5 hours for the 3G and other data connections to come online, that was the only thing that I was annoyed about.

That aside, I went straight to Youtube to see if the thing would watch video... I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw it load a video, with next to nothing buffer time. I was like these guys really got this phone right. The operating system on the phone is Nokia's Symbian OS, which is super easy to use, cause Nokia never strayed far from the the orginal OS.

If you want to add some of your thoughts to the Nokia E71 Straight Talk reviews, your welcome at the bottom of the page.

Nokia E71 Straight Talk reviews photo samplePhoto taken with E71 Full size

Here are some quick points that might just sell it to you:
  • 4GB Micro SD card included
  • GPS locks to Satellites quick
  • Google maps can quickly be installed instead of OVI maps
  • Will interact with Microsoft Exchange
  • Chat software installed
  • The camera is very good, clean crisp image.
  • The coverage in valley areas was surprisingly good!
Specs: 
Bands:   
  • 2G Network     GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • 3G Network     HSDPA 850 / 1900

Size Dimensions:

  • 114 x 57 x 10 mm, 66 cc
  • Weight: 127 g
  • Display: TFT, 16M colors
  • Display Size: 320 x 240 pixels, 2.36 inches
  • Input: Full QWERTY keyboard
  • - Five-way scroll key
  • Sound Alerts:    Vibration., monophonic, MP3 ringtones
  • Speakerphone
Audio output: 2.5 mm jack
Memory:
  • Internal: 110 MB storage & 128 MB RAM
  • MicroSD Card slot up to 8GB (4GB card included)
Data types: GPRS     Class 32, 100 kbps
  • EDGE Class 32, 296 kbps
  • 3G HSDPA, 3.6 Mbps
  • WLAN     Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
  • Bluetoothv2.0 with A2DP
  • Infrared port
  • USB v2.0 microUSB
  • Main Camera 3.2 MP, 2048x1536 pixels
  • autofocus, LED flash
  • Video Recording QVGA@15fps
  • Videocall camera
  • Operating System: Symbian OS 9.2, Series 60 v3.1 UI
  • CPU:ARM 11 369 MHz processor

Messaging: SMS, MMS, Email,
Instant Messaging
Browser: WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML
Radio     FM radio (E71 only); Visual radio
GPS + A-GPS support; Nokia Maps
Java MIDP 2.0

MultiMedia:

  • WMV/RV/MP4/3GP video player
  • MP3/WMA/WAV/RA/AAC/M4A music player
  • Document editor (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)

Barcode reader
Push to talk
Voice command/dial
Organizer
Printing

Battery: Li-Po 1500 mAh (BP-4L)
Stand-by:410 hours (2G) & 480 hours (3G)
Talk time: 10 hours 30 min (2G) & 4 hours 30 min (3G)
Music play : 18 h

 

$199 @ Walmart Stores

More information at www.straighttalk.com

 

Finally Straight Talk has released some 3G models this week, and this one is a little ripper, This phone came out a little while ago but on Straight Talks plan prices who really cares. Finally it looks like we will be able to take advantage of 3G. If you own this phone please be the first to write a review.

Common E71 questions:

Can I use this Nokia E71 Straight Talk on Linux?

For Bluetooth folder data transfer yes.

Also it can be connected as a 3G internet connection.

Please note: Straight Talk Nokia E71 Tethering is agains't the Straight Talk's TOS

Does this phone play Youtube videos?

yes, very well infact!

Is the phone sim locked?

Yes

This added by RsMobile:

Is there free roaming?
There are no roaming charges. Most Straight Talk phones run off the verizon towers. The Nokia E71 uses the GSM TMobile & AT&T towers

Can I switch between $30 and $45 plans?
If you are getting the Nokia E71,  you must buy the $45 plan. All other phones, you can switch.

How do I pay my bill each month?
Either you can buy the next month at Walmart or online at straighttalk.com. There are 3,6 & 12 months plans, but you don't save any money by doing this. Also you can add a credit card to have it automaticly pay every month.

How do I connect phone to computer?
You will need to buy the correct mini usb cable since it doesn't come with one. Then download the Nokia Ovi Suite from Nokia's website. To sync your calendar,  you must have at least Outlook 2002 or Windows Calendar for Windows Vista or 7. For pictures, videos, or mp3s, you can tell it what folders you want to monitor on your computer. The program will also sync the GPS system too. (This depends if straight talk has blocked features on the phone)

What is some good free software to download?

Have a look at our free apps page here: Nokia E71 Free Software

Nokia E71 Manual download

Comments

danger, (not verified)
Okay at first, quality slowly degrates

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At the moment you start figuring out the phone its okay, the apps aren't half as great but some of the games are addicting, the internet on it disconnects constantly. And you have to re connect. It does not support a lot of java, and if you text a lot the key board wears out and buttons come loose or stick, even though you have a memory card the phone slowly get slower and slower. The facebook app sucks. I do not use it. I go on the mobile web. Service SUCKS! Where most verizon users have service I usually have none, luckily I have full service at my house but not down the road. I do not recommend this phone. Besides being able to take drops on wood, cement, and hard surfaces without barely a scratch the phone sucks. Not worth the money you will pay for it. Invest in a better phone.
Minty Green Pep... (not verified)
Very Outdated Phone in 2012

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This phone is a great text messaging, calling email machine that can let you watch youtube videos, play music off your SD card and even take pictures \very nice pictures and capture modest video images. The telephone can also run Google Maps and do tethering if you want to share your internet with laptops. However, being a telephone of old technology trapped in an operating system that has been abandoned by its vendor the availability of apps is very scarce. Web browsing is very limited due to limitations on the software and also limitations on the hardware to process high volumes of data. I think the best thing about this phone is the battery life and the fact that it can do the best things it could do five years ago. Today with android ICS and the iOS, this phone is pretty much a relique that probably is appreciated better as an antique than a real smartphone. If you are planning to purchase this phone, do yourself a favor and purchase any of the android phones currently in ST. Goodl Luck
Kent Strange (not verified)
the worst phone I have owned the have sent me 4 in 7 months?

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When I got my phone I thought wow, until I went to the app store or to buy music what's up with the site will be running soon for seven months? When I go online it freezes or the web is interrupted and I have to log back on I HAVE SPENT HOURS WITH TECH SUPPORT WITH NOKIA AND STRAIGHT TALK BEGGING THEM FOR A REFUND OR A DIFFERENT PHONE. GOOD LUCK THEY JUST GIVE YOU ANOTHER JUST LIKE IT WITH THE SAME ISSUES }: (
Patricia Stosik (not verified)
unlock code nokia E71

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how can we get unlock code? Thanks
john (not verified)
nokia e71

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i'm buying this phone but can it stream movies and other stuff from other websites except youtube?
jackie (not verified)
E71 Smartphone

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I hate that phone,it freezes up i've had three of them and straighttalk won't give me another phone
Ros (not verified)
Nokia E71

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I ordered this phone Sept. 2011. I love this phone. Better than my verizon touch screen phone I previously had. All I can say is I am saving money, and receiving quality service. The apps are awesome. This phone is so much more than I thought, I was nervous about buying straight talk phones before this, but not anymore.
RUTH GRAY (not verified)
problems operating phone

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i HAVE AN UNWANTED ICONTACT ICON ON MY HOME PAGE. HOW CAN I REMOVE IT? WHY CAN'T I USE OTHER HEADSETS ON THIS PHONE?
Nokia Nokid (not verified)
Should I buy this one?

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I wanted to buy Nokia E-5 but it is not available on ST's website. So Im considering this one as an alternative. But its outdated ... and looks like old ppl's. Should I go with this phone?
Deewoody (not verified)
receiving e mails

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i just got my first "smart phone" the Nokia E71... i want to receive emails like phone calls. Without having to go to the internet , and finding the page. How do i do that with my phone ? i've tried several times to set up e-mail, to no avail. I use netzero as my service.. thanks for any help.

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