The Nokia E71 has been officialy out for a year and half and as today it is still rocking out! With the pretty screen and rock solid metal case acompanied by the ultra handy full qwerty there is only one word to describe it: sexy!
And this time Proporta doesn’t upsets anybody! They are making sure that your E71 will be protected while keeping the good looks. Come and read the review of your soon-to-be case.
The packaging is the standard Proporta box with the silver card and the plastic window. This window should be strong enough to protect the content in the delivery. But, time I received my package with the plastic window all crushed, maybe because of the high transit on this holiday season. Lucky enough, the case was complete, and undamaged. Great!
Now, my favorite part: the case! This case is a flip type with a clip where the E71 slides in, when clipped in, the phone can only be released by sliding up again. There is no play or whatsoever, and dont worry about the dreaded clips, they wont scratch the metal body of the E71, which is way harder. The interior lining is of black and soft material.
The whole case clips with a magnetic brochure. At first it might need some practice to close it fast, but after a few days it will be automatic. Inside the front flap there is a aluminium sheet which is designed to protect the screen and the whole front device against hits or scratches.
On the exterior there is the black leather with white stitches. This leather is beautiful and gives the case a very stylish look. Im a big fan of leather, I love the smell and the touch, and it’s impossible to look away from it. On the back side there is windows specially for the E71 camera, it’s actually not very practical to use the E71 camera because you should hold the flap when shooting, but I believe most users won’t be concerned about it. Also the camera looks cool on the back of the case.
When it comes to functionality, the Proporta case does a great job, you can use evey port on the E71 while using the case, the only situation when you should remove it is when opening the battery cover. Also when receiving a call you don’t get funny look that you get when using other flap type cases, this because the front flap can be bent backwards and held inside the hand.
The whole case adds minimun bulk, and since the E71 is already slim, this is not an issue in anyway.
Finally, this is one of the best cases I have reviewed, the only thing that might hold back some people is the lack of belt clip, but overall, the E71 Aluminium Leather Case is a great option for stylish and practical use. If you are loving the case as much as I am, drop a visit at our friends at proporta site and get your own!
You can find this case at the CJsNB Store