Nokia E63 vs Nokia E72 – Price vs Performance review

Well I understand your look, you might be wondering how can I compare and when they are in totally two different pricing segments.But considering that both these phones cater to those looking for QWERTY based smartphone, it definitely makes sense to write this one. I have briefly owned E72 and E63, so here are my observations.

Nokia E72 though appears to be an evolved version of Nokia E71, actually is a refinement of E63 + extra features, the keypad is very different from E71 and Same as that of E63. So in more ways E72 is similar in design to E63. So lets look at the major differences

Nokia E63 Black edition
Nokia E72 Black

* 5MP Camera in E72 vs 2MP Camera in E63 (video FPS is same in both models)
* E72 has a A-GPS with free navigation license (As of Jan 2010).
* E72 has 600 MHZ processor compared to 369 MHZ of E63.
* 256 MB of internal memory in E72 vs 128 MB in E63 (This is not the RAM, RAM is same in both these phones)
* S60 3rd Edition FP2 in E72 vs S60 3rd Edition FP1 in E63.
* HSPDA support of upto 3.6 Mbps in E72 vs 384 Kbps max in E63. (both support 3G)
* 8GB memory card free (E72) vs 1GB memory card (E63)
* Metallic finish of E72 vs E63.

+ Office 2007 format support is available in both E72 and E63 (You will get a free upgrade when installing updates in E63)

Apart from Camera and GPS all other differences are minor.Though the processor upgrade appears to be grand one, without an increased RAM, you maynot see a huge difference in performance between these two devices. Afterall E63 itself is a pretty slick phone. Based on my experience with GPS enabled phones (N95 8GB and N97), I dont see them as a huge plus anyway. If you need to use a GPS for navigating then phone GPS is not powerful / fast enough to get a location, it will be better if you get a real GPS. Camera is a big improvement but again, for a business device camera is not a big factor.

Now both the models are available in Black and if you put the leather pouch over it both looks exactly the same except for the name.

But the biggest deciding factor is the price as of today Nokia E72 costs Rs 20,500/- after taxes in Chennai, whereas the Nokia E63 + A free Nokia Bluetooth Headset BH 103 (bundle) costs Rs 10,800/- almost half the price of the premium model.

So its up to you to decide on your device now..

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23 Replies to “Nokia E63 vs Nokia E72 – Price vs Performance review”

  1. you forgot to mention the front vga camera on e72, wich i don’t think i’ve seen on e63.

    good article, anyway, i am a little biased on the e63, eith all the negative user opinions on e72. bu’t i’m still getting the latter one.

    1. Great review, but i have an e63 black and it has no front camera but in the software there is the option to make video call

  2. i want purchase a mobile nokia e63 it is good or bad please give detail information and this set front camera is avalable or not and i want browsing the internet any virus afected or not please give detail information which set is better

    1. Hi Prasanna,
      E 63 is the best phone for net usage in this budget….not only that it has an amazing battery back up. The keys r just perfect for typing and u will get accustomed to them very fast.
      My dad uses this phone and he is not veyr tech savvy but he still got used to it in a matter of days and he also mostly uses it for Web Browsing and Emails.
      however there is no front camera available in this phone.

  3. yaa n72 have HSDPA that is better for 3G speed.It also have secondary camera for videocall.
    But due to price e63 really best cheap smartphone.

  4. i bought the nokia e72 2 wks ago really like it when looking at camera pictures it does a nice job the keyboard is great loved the look of the e72 dont have the e63 so i can’t compare but thee72 is the nicest phone i have recently purchased

  5. E63 better than E72? Only for the cheap bastards out there. Just because you can only afford the E63 doesn’t mean it is better than the E72. You’re the same sort who probably thinks the BMW 3-series is better than the BMW M5 series. Get real, cheapskates.

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