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June 1, 2009

nokia e51 review


Prior to the Nokia E51 i had been using the E50 .The E51 is a direct replacement of the E5o. It was only 9 months back that I started using this phone.So here comes my review.

Key features :

  • GPRS/EGPRS Class A, multi-slot class 32
  • 3G :Yes, HSDPA, 3.6 Mbps
  • Wi-Fi, VoIP over WLAN
  • Symbian 9.2 OS Series 60 3rd edition
  • 12 mm slim, elegant design
  • 130 MB on board memory, expandable via micro SD cards (up to 4 GB), hot swap
  • Browser used : WAP 2.0/xHTML
  • Bluetooth v2.0
  • FM Radio
  • Weight : 100g [including battery]

Nokia offers a wide range of E series business phones. Each E series phone is optimized for different types of business users.The Nokia E51 is no exception to this and you can expect some good connectivity options from it.

Appearance :

  • The dark glossy-metallic finish gives it a nice, elegant appearance.
  • The screen measures two inches corner-to-corner and delivers 320 x 240 pixels.
  • The number pad keys are all large and shaped so that while they all touch each other and feel like individual keys. I had no trouble number dialing or texting quickly.
Connectivity :
  • WLAN and a great GPRS connection allow for great a browsing experiences.
  • The inbuilt browser is not so great but Opera Mini which can be downloaded for free greatly improves the browsing experience.
  • GPRS often causes this phone to hang and reboot unexpectedly.This is one of the biggest disappointments and has been reported by many of the phone users.
Memory -
  • With over a 100 MB of internal memory it’s definitely a lot faster than it’s predecessor
Battery -
  • It has standard Li-Ion battery 1050 mAh (BP-6MT)
  • The stand-by time is up to 310 hrs and talk time is up to 4 hrs 20 min
Operating System :
  • This phone is a symbian OS 9.2 based phone which means that installing applications, games, themes etc will not be a hassle at all
Music player :
  • Not top notch but when compared to some of the other phones in its price range it is quite good
Keypad :
  • Dedicated shortcut keys for contacts, messages. calendar and home. Around the navigation pad itself, 9 keys are provided. But still the numeric keys are made large enough for comfortable usage.
Pros :
  • Full black steel body gives it a nice, elegant appearance.
  • Power packed with Wi-fi and 3G technologies like HSDPA
  • You can define your IMAP/POP mail box.
  • In device search [just like windows a given word in messages, contacts, notes,calendar, other files...which i think is exceptionally cool ]
  • Of course symbian 60...which gives the extensibility to your phone...a wide arrayof places to download cool applications, games and themes.
  • Great battery life
  • Looks quite sleek
  • GPRS often causes this phone to hang and reboot unexpectedly which is by far its biggest drawback.
  • Little congested key layout. It takes some time to get used to it (But it can be over come easily).
  • Camera is a big disappointment for camera freaks....2MP without auto focus.. no flash(but business phones don't need them right??)
  • Front camera not included : I think this is needed for a 3G phone for video calls.Also camera’s "sound disable" is not there. So need to live with the "shutter" sound whenever u click a snap!
  • Speaker is located at the backside - sound output is just ok-not too loud as N-series
  • Side keys are very hard to press and mine are on the verge of getting damaged.

I still feel that the Pros of the Nokia E51 completely outweigh its Cons .The Nokia E51 is probably one of the models that offers the best price/performance ratio. Good value for money

1 comment:

  1. Good Side power ful mechine Performing well with most of the third party software without any error while more expensive N81 and N82 shows Errors.


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