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Topic # 89516 4-Sep-2011 09:24
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Hi, I lost my E75, since I don't use much apps.  This phone looks decent.  Looking for your views please ....

If it is a no goer I the other is a C7-01. 

I like Ovi Maps free navigation.  Don't use much apps as mentioned.  Just need 3G and WLAN.  I generally just use voice, text, calendars everyday and the odd tetris game.  Don't listen to music unless I travel as I don't like sticking things in my ear.  On travel I play tetris on flight with no frills airlines which do not provide inflight entertainment  for free and I use the GPS and WLAN on travel.  While smaller than 4", it's still larger than my E75 and I was happy with that and it's the same reso as the top end Nokias ..



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  Reply # 516418 4-Sep-2011 12:47
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The C5-03 looks very similar to the 5800 I have, both in shape and size, and the OS, and most of the features seem to be similar.

I think the 5800 is an excellent phone, I've been very happy with mine.  My wife has and E75 and while I like the pop out screen on the E75 overall I think the 5800 is better.  The Ovi maps is nicer to use on the 5800 and there are other features that I think are nicer to use on the 5800.  Also if you want any apps the OS in the 5800 and C5-03 being a later version means some apps are more up to date than for the likes of the E75.

The only comments I would make is that it uses a resistive touch screen as opposed to the newer capacitive screens.  It's not a huge thing, the capacitive screens are generally nicer to use however resistive screen will work with your finger or if you need to tick a small box on the web browser any pointed object or finger nail will work whereas this won't work for a capacitive screen. There's unlikely to be any updates to the OS as Nokia seem to be putting their efforts now in to later versions.

The on screen qwerty keyboard in landscape mode is good but probably not as nice to use as the qwerty of the E75, this is certainly the case if you use Quick Office.  I find the arrow keys on the physical keyboard are very handy.  The E75 comes with the full version of Quick office the C5-03 comes with just the viewer option, so no editing of documents unless you upgrade.  Also the only charging mode is via USB, I like the option to use the 2 mm charging socket.

Overall I think if the E75 met your requirements then I think you'd be very happy with the C5-03, with the exceptions being my comments about the physical keyboard, but I would probably go for the C7.

The C7 has the later Symbian 3 OS, it used 2mm charging port as well as USB, it's pentaband meaning it work equally well on Voda, XT, or 2 degrees or pretty well any 3G network in the world, it has significantly more on board memory 8Gb V 40 Mb for the C5. I've had memory full issues at time on my 5800 from time to time and it has 80 Mb on board,(with an 8Gb micro Sd card).

The only downside I can see with the C7 is that is doesn't have Quick Office but then the C5 doesn't have the full version so either way you'd probably end up having to buy it. Perhaps also the capacitive screen if you have big think fingers and need to use a stylus for some things though you can buy special capacitive stylii.




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  Reply # 516583 4-Sep-2011 21:26
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Technofreak:   My wife has and E75 and while I like the pop out screen on the E75 overall I think the 5800 is better.  


Oops, the pop out screen should read pop out keyboard. 




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  Reply # 516609 4-Sep-2011 22:55
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Correction from myself too.
It was the C6-01 instead. 

I am leaning towards that anyway.

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  Reply # 516643 5-Sep-2011 07:44
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I would go C6-01

It has the latest version of Symbian (Symbian Anna) A capacitive touch screen and a better camera (with flash)

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  Reply # 516689 5-Sep-2011 09:27
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rayonline: Correction from myself too.
It was the C6-01 instead. 

I am leaning towards that anyway.

 
As BrentR says the C6-01 is a good choice.  I think either of the C6 or the C7 are good choices. The C7 is more appealing aesthetically IMO.

Let us know how you get on. 




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  Reply # 519982 12-Sep-2011 14:34
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Thanks for the help.  I ordered a C6-01.  I figured that I could do away from the keyb b/c I really only use it for casual stuff.  It's a lot cheaper too and I can download other stuff and take adv of offline Ovi Maps when I am overseas.



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  Reply # 522572 18-Sep-2011 10:15
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Had for a week now.  Might get another E75 since they don't make those type of phones anymore.

Had a look at the E63 but you need to press with corner of fingernail. 
The C6-01 is a more faster web browser, stabilier Wifi connection.  The touchscreen is not bad going left right up and down but typing is an issue on the 3.2" maybe that is the reason and usernames passwords and selecting dates on the calender.  I have used it in landscape mode and with Swype.  Still prefer the Nokia input method, plus the Swype makes the keyboard smaller.  Yeah free Ovi Maps nav. 

But given that I really only go overseas with my annual leave, paying for subscription is not a biggie and it works offline, no need for mobile data.

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  Reply # 522612 18-Sep-2011 12:10
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I had swype on my 5800 but took it off.  What about the E7 it's pretty well the Symbian 3 (Anna) version of the E75 but with a touch screen?  

I'm about ready to upgrade my 5800, the N9 looks very very good and is certainly tempting however I feel I need a physical keyboard.  This gives more screen real estate when working on documents/emails and spreadsheet plus the four way arrow keys make working on a spreadsheet so much easier,  so I think it'll be the E7.




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  Reply # 523209 19-Sep-2011 19:52
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I think I still prefer the real keys for the 9 buttons.  I have a tendency to lean on the buttons and not press them.  I am a touch typist. 

My brother got his HTC Wildfire which has a lesser resolution than the C6-01 but the same 3.2" screen.  It is much easier.  The  unit is a bit wider but not that, the main issue I found was that the buttons are just laid out better and larger.  The C6-01 on normal portrait mode, dialing mode, the numbers are pretty small.  It's got other non-numeric buttons on the right'est column while the  HTC I "think" are all numbers left to right.

I also miss the square navigation button.  So helpful and to play games like Tetris with real buttons you can really make last minute changes ......  Comparing different OS from the E75 to the C6-01, I find the buttons too large on the C6-01.  Is it possible to shrink them down?  And is it possible to rearrange and enlarge the key buttons.  Probably not ....

On my Windows 7 system, I am running HD 1920x1200 and the taskbar icons and the desktop icons are set to small :D  I like a clean backdrop and real estate.

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