I have bought N E51 (read: nice-see) last week.
As my job is an Engineer, which is I go to refinery and managerial tasks, She is very helpful for me. Primarily I bought for her WiFi and HSDPA ability. While the multimedia feature keeps me away from stress and bad mood.
Buy her for professional/ease of making connection, she will rock you with her 'fleasure' (feature of pleasure).
i have to agree with Walid that the plastic screen that sits over the display itself is very thin and very easily scratched. Depending on the scratches, some scrathes end up looking like a very minute speck of dust when really it is just a scratch. Because if it is a speck of dust, then "the dust" would be mobile, meaning it will move from point to point all over the display over time. It is best that you buy a screen shield to protect it; other than this issue, the phone has the power of N82 minus camera quality + GPS.
ThanQ for those valuable responses.
Which version of Symbian OS is available in E51?
Is there any update for E51 from the time it has launched actually? How could we identify that from the package?
If we place a poll for the BEAUTY of E51... Which FLAVOUR would you choose?
Rose / Black / Steel Colour E51...?
Walid, please share on how to use the VOIP function on the E51. Are you using Gizmo or Skype? Pls share more light on this. THANKS!
Another good review, now from Walid, Thanks, very good thinking and analysis.
I have this phone since December 2007. So if you want to judge a phone, You must first define what do you need from this phone because no phone has everything. Lets Go back to Nokia E51.
I Will First Talk About the Advantages:
1- Excellent Connectivity (In Fact Almost All Connectivity in the Market): WiFi, Bluetooth, Infra Red, HSDPA (Hi Speed Internet up to 3.6 Mega Bit Per Second), GPRS, EDGE.
2- VoIP: This is a very good Feature. Now I Use this Feature to make Cheap Internet Calls without the Need to Use my Computer.
3- Memory: Excellent Memory (130 MB for User and up to 4 GB with Micro SD Card)
4- Processor: One of the Best for Smart Phones with Speed of 370 Mega Hertz.
5- Applications: Full Range of Applications and you can add as Much you want from Symbian Softwares.
6- Usability: It Easy for Profissional User and Business User.
7- Keypad: Good Keypad with deticated Keys for Email, Address Book, Calander & Applications + 2 Programble soft Keys.
8- Battery: Very Good Battery with 1080 MAmp.
Now we Talk about the Disadvantages:
1- The Screen: The Plastic Cover over the Screen is easly scratched which appear for the user like dust under the screen.
2- It Get Warm: The Set get warm after sometime of continous usage but I think this is intented by Nokia when they made the case from Staniless Steel in order to take the Heat from the Battery and cool it.
3- The Audio & Turn On/ Off Keys are very Hard to press: Because it is dedicated for business users who are always on the go the keys must be like that in order to prevent dust to enter the set and to prevent any unwanted pressening on the keys.
4- The Camera is very poor without Flash: Yes the Camery is Not Good as other Mobiles in the Same Category but This is a Business Phone which means Not for Leisure Phone for taking Pictures. Also it is a Marketing Way from Nokia. If they put a Very good Camera on it all people will buy this Phone and leave other Nokia Phones.
At the End as a Business User I Realy Apriciate this Phone. I give it 9 over 10.
4 da PPL who have questions...pls ask! I will be happy to respond in quick time!
4 da PPL who today have money to buy this phone(E51) ..hury! hury! to the store :)
4 da PPL who have software problems..go to the Nokia store or Service to resolve the problem in short time...maybe you will be lucky to get a new device in change of the broken one! ..OR..u can wait to UPDATE ur soft from Nokia site.
4 da PPL who have dirt, sand, dust in screen /keypad or broken display, scratched screen/keypad..SHAME ON YOU! E51 is a beautiful and sensitive phone and you need to protect it!
and the last one :)).. 4 da PPL who read this and my comments..RESPEKT!
K750i kamera is better than E51's.K750i has autofocus and flash ..and the Lens are from Sony CyberShot..E51 have a normal Kam and 2 resolutions 1600x1200 and 640x480 and in daylight the quality of pictures is OK, in Video is much better, I don't know why but is recording very nice.
for picture/video shots I recom. K750i
Sorry to say that because I love E51, but this is reality and when WE post a review about a phone we need to be real and fair!
If u do lots of presentations this phone is the greatest for this!
Has WIPresenter(wi-fi/Bluetooth connections with all device; proiectors, printers,faxes..), has many useful applications for office, conferences, and autotalking - autoreader voice in documents, messages, e-mails)
Enjoy it Tracy!
It's true that in Calls the battery heats up, but isn't something bad or dangerous, many devices with stainless steel case have the same problem, E51 is very slim and in my opinion this thing helps to heat the back cover.
The E51 colours have no problem with the E51's restart, colours and software are different caracteristics of the device, Silver E51 isn't better than Black E51..I use Black version for 4 months and I never had problems with restart or other software problem. The restart is produced by the Symbian OS and at this version 9.2 that Bug was resolved(99%)..so don't affraid that if u buy Black or Rose version will be software problems or will be different than Silver.
It's a great phone and in this moment is the best priced/quality/features device from Nokia E-Series!!!
guys I have ONE question: if I use other Nokia headphones(not those from the box) for example something professional, with big speakers the sound of music will be better or will be no changes?
I have this phone for about 3 months.It's a great phone, very fast interface.It's true that the phone heats up when u talk longer and playing games.But never restarts to me from the first time i use it.I buy it from the official Nokia importer in my country.This is the smallest smartphone i ever had.
I Like 2 Buy after read this reviews.
I could understand.. many of the user told that is, after 5 mins talking mobile gots heat up. mmm.. and i have a doubt. can we watch Satelite TV Programs???
What is 3G: HSDPA, 3.6 Mbps??
Thank U Friends!
ThanQ for those valuable responses.
I understand that E51 is available in THREE body colours: Rose / Black / Silver. Some reviews point out that the Silver colour is STABLE and doesn't have the RESTART issue when compared to others.
I'm fond of the BLACK flavour. Does it put me in trouble?
Is there any way with which I could isolate the handsets - which is going to give me trouble by RANDOM RESTART - at the time of purchase itself?
Any other issues with E51?
Excelent phone! And yes, it's true..during calls, the phone get's hot.
I am user of E51 since January and I all these I have felt it to be an excellent mobile .But the problem with it is ,it gets automatically swithched off and restarts on its own. What should I do ? and Why is it ?
Second thing is the battery doesn't hold good as given in the catalog.
Otherwise it is one of the best from Nokia's stable.