The Nokia E63 comes with a high quality plastic and feels extremely sturdy. The chassis on the Nokia E63 is a combination of soft plastics and anti-slip rubbery keys that makes for hassle free use. The phone comes with dedicated shortcut keys for most of the vital functions like calendar contacts, home and texting. There is a 5 way navigation key in the center that allows for easy adjustment of speaker volume even in the midst of a call. The Nokia E63 is the perfect smartphone for texting, email and mobile browsing.
The Nokia E63 comes with equipped with a 2 MP camera with a LED flash and a micro mirror for self portrait shots. The indoor shots with the Nokia E63 are some of the best in its price range and the QVGA video recording at 15 fps is smooth and free of pixilation. The flash stays on when you press down the space key, rendering it to be used as a flashlight as well.
The roomy home screen of the Nokia E63 allows you to store shortcuts for your most frequently used apps. The home screen also lists out the currently opened apps, and if the music player is active, then the present playing track. The handset squeezes out talk time of 11 hours on 2G and 4 hours on 3G, which is an above average figure for a smartphone, the full keyboard, and the landscape type display comes in handy while texting and typing out emails. The phone's display holds out well, indoors and outdoors, though the colours starts washing out in bright sunlight.
The Symbian v9.2, Series 60 (3.1 Edition) OS might take a bit getting used for newbies but once figured out they will accept that its much better than the Windows platform. The E63 is a good budget smartphone; the Wi-Fi strength on the E63 has earned rave reviews. You can even do small excel spreadsheets on the it. The E63 scores points for its fast Wi-Fi connectivity, clear almost landline-like sound reception, good music player and large well lit screen.