Nokia E72

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Nokia E72
Nokia E72
Compatible networksGSM 800/900/1800/1900 MHz Tri Band UMTS/HSPDA/HSUPA/850/1900/2100 MHz (North American version)
Availability by regionNovember 2009
PredecessorNokia E71
SuccessorNokia E6
Nokia E73 Mode
RelatedNokia E52/E55
Nokia E63
Nokia 6720 classic
TypeCandybar smartphone
Form factorBar
Dimensions114 × 59.5 × 10.1 mm
Mass128 g (with battery)
Operating systemS60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 2 UI on Symbian OS v9.3
CPU600 MHz ARM11 processor
Memory250 MiB internal user storage
ROM: 512 MiB
SDRAM: 128 MiB
~45 MiB free executable RAM
Removable storageMicroSDHC Hot-swappable, support for up to 32GiB
BatteryBP-4L, 3.7V 1,500 mAh lithium-polymer
Data inputsQWERTY thumb keyboard,
optical navigation key
Display320 × 240 px (0.1 megapixels), 2.36 in, up to 16.7 million colours[1]
Rear camera5-megapixel (2592 × 1944 pixels) with autofocus and LED flash
Front cameraFront-facing
ConnectivityWLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b, g,
Integrated & Assisted GPS,
Bluetooth 2.0,
micro USB,
3.5 mm audio jack
OtherFOTA (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. The Nokia E72 was announced on June 15, 2009 at the Nokia Connections 2009 event in Singapore.[2] 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 a business-oriented phone (as all Eseries devices) and has standard features including mobile email, calendar and instant messaging among many others with its Symbian-based S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 2 operating system.

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 E73 Mode is a USA feature 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, one may dial *#0000#).

The Vertu Constellation Quest from 2010 is based on the E72 design.

Features and enhancements from E71[edit]

New features[edit]

  • 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)


  • Modified design and look compared to E71.
  • 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)
  • New flashlight feature (it can be activated by holding down the space bar)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Nokia E72", GSM arena.
  2. ^ "Nokia Connection 2009 in Singapore", VR zone.

Further reading[edit]

External links[edit]