- It weighed 114g. The E90 weighs 210g.
- It had a clamshell screen to protect its keys. The E90 has a screen that pivots over its keyboard.
- The V525 showed 176x220 pixels in 65,000 colours. The E90 displays 800x352 in 16 million true colours.
- I used 5MB of on-board storage with the V525 and I regularly overfill more than 2GB of storage on the E90.
- Bluetooth on the V525 connected to both my Sony Clié PEG UX-50 and to my Motorola headset. Bluetooth on the E90 powers SonyEricsson earbuds and the BMW Bluetooth kit in our car.
- POP e-mail worked well on the V525. I can set up multiple e-mail accounts on the E90. Nokia Mail pushes new content to the phone. I never have to check mail. It just comes to my phone.
- I could set up MP3 ring tones on the V525, just like the E90. And the E90 plays MP3 files, along with AAC from iTunes, 3GP, AMR, WAV, and MP4 files.
Preivously -- "Best Cameraphone Upgrade" on Irish Typepad, 23 January 2004.