Ive owned this phone for about 5 months now, and while its very feature packed, the call quality is a huge disappointment. about 1 in 5 calls i get a terrible echoey sound, and it doesnt stop until i hit the phone. I looked into it, and this is very common.
Out of the 12 cell phones ive owned, it has by far the best rf reception. My case in point involves me on a boat 1.5 miles off shore, and i got two wifi signals with 2 bars (out of 3). that is simply impressive.
my 3g reception is also very good. In my friends basement, my phone is passed around often. Ill have 4 bars of gsm while my friends have none (tilt/pantech duo/rockr/voyager)
The standard symbian s60 ui is flawless.
The battery life is fantastic.
Ive shut my phone completely off 3 times in 5 months, and its crashed 1 time (i use it for 5 hours a day)
Function speed is ok.. not great, but its fast enough not to be annoyed.
My other major complaint is the keypad. Im used to a very soft keypad, and all the buttons on this take more pressure to use. The voice recording/volume buttons are pointless, as you have to mash them before they engage..
While ive had some nokias with great build quality, this is probably one of the worst. It creaks all over the place.
The screen size is ok.. nothing special. I always tend to have problems with video playback (using the native real player). They are choppy and lose audio sync.
The screen is also very soft, so i strongly urge you to get a screen protector. I used a MF for awhile, and then just used it as a template to cut a new protector from a sony psp.
Bluetooth is fine.
Voice dialing always seems to be off, but i do mumble my words, so it may be me.
If they fixed the unreliable call quality, creaks, and button firmness, i would recommend it to a friend, or as a backup phone. But as it stands 3.5 out of 5 stars
Brad, 08 Aug 2008Plz someone tell me about d website from which i could download some useful softwares for free... moreHi , U can have a look : http://www.allaboutsymbian.com/ , http://www.symbian-freeware.com/
I have a sound problem when receiving or making calls, i need a better solution for that. IS the best phone among all nokia phones.
Plz someone tell me about d website from which i could download some useful softwares for free for my e51 like call recorder, core player and dictionary etc. Thankssss
thinking of getting this phone on dolphin 35 (£35/m 600 minutes and unlimited texts) with afree ps3 (I also get 40% discount as I work for carphone warehouse), I know the camera isnt up to much, but the wi-fi is doing it for me, also it looks the best phone I can get for free with the deal I mentioned.
I wanted to know if there is a way to use different images as wallpaper where the entire screen size is covered something like a theme but not the default image .... Pls help
NOKIA E51 HAS BUNDLE OF PROBLEMS,
DONOT BUY THIS SET
I bought Nokia E51 almost a month back, before purchasing this set i read all the options on this website and it seems that E51 is a perfect handset to buy.
But my personal experiences was really different / pathetic and i didnt had any other options then to disposed off the set and lost almost 25% amount due to its worst resell value in not more than a months time
Initially the Phone was good but the menu screen hanging problem was very offen.
Instead of updating my E51 from version 100 to 200 the problem was there, no one knew the solution even the Nokia customer care department does't have any answers.
Then i checked on the discussion forum on Nokia's official website (www.nokia.com) for some solutions but i was shocked to see the amount of problems people are facing in E51 it made me just speechless that even the makers of the phone donot have answers to the genuine problems their customers / users are facing, their i was left with no other option then to sell it off.
I have always been a fan of Nokia but this experiences where the makers and the users both were helpless made me disappointed.
My recomendation is to check if anyone in your area knows how to solve the issues and then go for buying it or else donot to buy Nokia E51.
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970Hi, the sound is good, but the loud speaker is not very strong.
The 3G on this phone no work in USA. I have this phone now about one year and very happy. I buy another phone E66 but battery life no compair with E51. The Phoen need to be Charge at least once a day the E66 but not E51. I sell one of my E51 and bought E66 it was a mistake.
hi guys, i am using nokia e51, i want to download themes, where i can able to download, plz send some site, my mail id is email@example.com, my mobile number is 9789064725
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970Hi, depends in which country U buy it, I paid 200 euro for mine which I believe is ok.
RAJHANS, 05 Aug 2008Dear friends,
I want to share this experience. I use Nokia E51 camera phone. Last night I d... moreWell this great.. Mobile phones dropped in sweet water are not prone for high damage...
AS cells dropped in salt water will result in 90% damage to cell phones...
I have dropped couple of phones in water, infact my P1i also :P
And all were safe.
Winura, 06 Aug 2008unfortunately you cannot turn off the camera sounds on the E51. but you can turn off all your ... moreSurprisingly in my E51, there's no Camera noise when its on silent profile. i bought this Mobile from Singapore. but i just change my product code for Euro-1 to get my native languages. after updating (After changing product code to Euro-1) there's no Shutter sound. herd that it's specific for some regions (The Camera Shutter sound)
Original_Jamaican, 05 Aug 2008CHRISTIAAN I would like to add you to Yahoo Messenger, MSN Messenger and Skype...whichever one... moreHi , I’m gone on holiday for 2 weeks ,I don’t now if I will have internet , as soon as I can I will send you the skype and yahoo id . Tank
Asif, 06 Aug 2008i purchase and then return to same shop, it is worst to invest in it. camera is the most stupi... moreTo ASIF:
People who buy phones like this do so BECAUSE of the connectivity features NOT camera features. It's a business enterprise corporate level high-end phone. If you want the best in Nokia's photography there's a series called N-series...ever heard of it ?
The E51 camera isn't stupid, it's the person who don't research their goods before buying them.
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970they haven't even announced the E52 officially.