Straight Talk Nokia E71 Cell Phone Review

Submitted by Dave Won on Tue, 10/26/2010 - 00:00

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.

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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!
  • 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
  • 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 [email protected]
  • 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


  • 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

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

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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?


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 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