Nokia N72 review: Controversy all around

25 August 2006
Nokia N72 bar-shaped phone is another Nokia smartphone but differs from the latest additions on the shelves of the Nokia smartphones as it runs on Symbian 8.1 OS with 2.8 edition user interface. This transitional system has to offer features from both previous Nokia Symbian smartphones and some of the characteristics of the 3rd edition UI.

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  • Anonymous

Remembering this phone from childhood

  • Anonymous

Nice mobile at that time

  • Anonymous

Nice mobile at that time

  • Anonymous

Chatrik, 25 Apr 2008This phone is a gift from my girlfriend and Its a really awesome... moreHey download the app"N70 TORCH" and enjoy flashlight torch

  • Kishan

Nokia N72 super mobile keka mobile look super

  • sabir

nokia n72 A Good phone

  • Anonymous

Nokia n72
very good phone

  • kinnu

my nokia N72's display light got off(because it fell down) i need to change display.? Pls comment,. Its too urgent for me..

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  • Gentle Soul

N72 is nice phone, I must say that nokia u"ve really tried, so to the audience, I must say u should go 4 it and u will enjoy it

  • emje

your review is not true. nokia n72 is great is very successfull phone and u have said too bad abt it.i had used it for 3 yrs ,now i m using htc desire hd.but i m still missing my hangs,memory problems...etc.but still it is the best one in s60

  • shyam

It is very slow phone

  • bill

I've been using this phone for two weeks. I've recently experienced a problem with the registration of a memory card.

I'm using the Nokia-included 128MB memory card. One day when opening the card slot cover, I peeled the cover back to far and it snapped off, separating itself from the phone chassis. I thought nothing of it and removed the memory card. When I reinserted the the memory card, the phone would not recognize the card (by that I mean, the phone does not detect a memory card at all). I am certain I have inserted the card properly (the card clicks when inserted and seated) and I have not modified the card in any way since removing it from the phone, so I'm fairly certain there is nothing wrong with the card.

With the memory card inserted I then re-seated the broken slot cover back on the phone and it toggled the memory card removal message prompt. So I took a small pair of tweezers and tugged at the elastic band that previously secured the slot cover to the phone (before I broke it off) and found that the elastic band's position communicates to the phone whether a card has been inserted or not (not the actual insertion of the card into the slot). For the mean time I have to push the elastic band upwards (to simulate the slot cover being closed) for the phone to register a memory card has been inserted. I'm gonna try to repair the slot cover door with super glue.

I find this memory card registration design flaw inexcusable. So if a user accidentally breaks off the memory card slot cover (which is not hard to do on a mobile phone), they lose functionality of the memory card slot. While this problem doesn't bother me that much, imagine if this card registration problem existed with your bank's ATM. Instead of the ATM registering you've inserted your ATM/debit card through the actual physical insertion of the card, you had to push or slide some cover shut. And if that cover was broken, the ATM just didn't work or worse, would not spit out your card. Wouldn't you be frustrated?

  • simar

this phone has nothing special in it .I think that nokia 1100 is still better than this brick wanna take n72 for freeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  • Ashin

I Have Purchase the Nokia N72 after three months having problem with key Pads not working proper malfunction and now most of the worst thing is that phone Display light is off & key pad not responding.

I have taken from the Mobilestore.

  • anand shirali

n72 is a great phone which is total VFM.
Sadly the music jack (earphone) keeps getting spoilt becuse of some intrinsic problems.

Though the 2 MP camera delivers some good pictures the display screen colours are patheticand Nokia has a lot to learn from samsung on display quality aspects.

resale value `for N72 like most Nokai brands is rather good

Overall 8/10 for Nokia N72.

Regards !!

  • Praghmat

I'm using this phone for a years. It has some good points and some bad.
Good Ones
* Light weight than N70
* Bar
* GPRS with EDGE
and other everybody has told as above

Bad Ones
* Slow, Slow, Slow
* Takes times to install programs
* PC Suit doesn't show programs installed in phone if you want to make back-up in computer
* Small key in keypad
* OK bottom doesnt get pressed.
* Camera bottom can't be used to take video
* Camera bottom takes photo in vertical way (Still Now i haven't got the clue how should be phone hold to take photo in proper orientation as by OK botton)
* short battery life
N so many, I can write a pages about a bad thing of N72. But for good ones, its harder even to write a paragraph

  • sam

nikhil, 04 Jun 2008i bought the handset in Dec 2007, facing the problem for procesi... moreformat ur phone----> *#7370#
****store or backup any data and contacts before
security code----12345

  • sam

Good looking is the only positivity!!!!!!!!!
worst battery backup, pathetic headset, Radio receiver is aweful, Camera not good, takes like 3hrs to get charged and lasts fr less than a day or half!, connectivity is only ok, keypad semi comfortable, alarm settings are not upto the mark!

  • Brijesh Kumar

Here are my genuine feedback about my Nokia N 72
- Cool Design
- It has slow processing
- sound quality without earphone is low.
- Good Price to Buy
- Battery Backup is ok. need to charge daily.

I am using without any problem.