I am using the E-50. I am thinking about buying the E-51. There are some questions I wana ask?
1. Does it have a missed call alert and messages notification light like in E-50?
2. Does the E-51 have a better talk time than E-50?
3. Does the E-51 have auto-key pad lock? E-50 doesn't have it pre-installed? One has to download the software?
Please e-mail me the answers.
I would take the E51 over the E65 and the 6120C.
E51: more RAM (96MB vs. 64MB) and user memory (130MB vs. 35MB) than the 6120C; faster than the E65 (ARM 11 369Mhz processor vs. ARM 9 220Mhz processor); S60v3 FP1 (SDHC supported - up to 32GB theoretically) vs. S60v3 FP0 (E65); HSDPA vs. UMTS (E65); BT v2 with A2DP vs. v1.2 (E65); FM radio vs. none (E65); miniUSB vs. pop-port (E65);
Thanks, i am e50 user, so i had a pouch that i am sure suitable to e51.
There is a lot wifi hotspot here, although i dont have my own hotspot at home, but there is a hotspot 100 meter from my home, so i can walk there. At my office too. And some other place.
I usually use my e50 to browse internet using gprs but not often, so i dont think wifi really important (i will use it rarely if i have e51).
There is 3G signal too, and HSDPA.
But again i will used it rarely too...
The point is, wifi and hsdpa (video call) is not urgent, camera and music not important too, but i just need it.
I need fast procesor and confortable keypad coz i really frustated with e50 slow procesor and the joystick (but e50 had great keypad). And of course phone with symbian on it.
I find e51 and 6120 is the cheapest one.
But thanks for us advise.
My take on E65 and E51... well... E65 is using previous generation Symbian, and has less RAM, making is slower than E51. E51 using the latest Symbian. To me, that is a LOT.
BUT, E51 screen is only 2"... very small in comparison to E65. I have good eyesight, no problem. If this is a deciding factor, E65 is better.
In short, if you want a phone with big screen, E51 is not a good choice.
cntd. ok, mb not a headache, but sth like a tension, and the font size is so small, even after making it to large from the settings, doesn't change the pic a lot.
i get a headache from using this phone, very strange, ok it has cool features, but can't explain what's going on, this has to be tested, im concerned about health now...?
I wanna ask you Guys,because im really confuse.
i wanna buy either E51 or E65 . I really confuse,because their features is similar,price is rather similar. which one u think better ??
Hey Rex, E51 vs. 6300?
Guess what... my wife uses a 6300! and I use E51! I can answer this question very much.
The quality of the camera is the same... mediocre. But viewing from the QVGA screen will always make the pictures look good. Nothing in between these 2 phone. NEVER dump yr 6300 for E51 with hopes of having a better camera.
Series 40 is actually VERY GOOD. If you dump yr 6300 for E51, you'll MISS the great features of Series40 such as "Msg Recipient or Open Log" function when drafting a SMS, Mark/Unmark feature in Symbian sucks and many many more. You will SURELY miss the feature of TURNING OFF the camera sound in 6300, coz in E51, you CAN'T!! Any very annoying is, when you view a picture in 6300 in full screen, it'll fill up the screen... well in E51, it will NOT fill up the screen, you'll hv to view the pictures in potrait mode. These are just a few examples, i can list more. In short, Series 40 is very very good and user friendly. So, think deeply before migrating to Symbian.
The good thing abt Symbian is that you can multi task and d'load programs. which i like very much.
Oh, suprisingly... the E51 speaker phone is very SOFT. the 6300 is loud by almost twice. On the MP3 functions, it's almost the same. Sound quality wise, i've not tested. Once I do, will share here.
Hope this helps.
On how fast the E51 vs 6120... well, it's the SAME speed. it has the same amount of RAM (i forgot how many is that).
On E51 vs. E65... E65 has LESS RAM, so, it's a tad slower. And E65 runs on PREVIOUS generation of Symbian OS, so, E51 is MILES ahead, in terms of current technology.
For yr case, since u dont need WIFI, between 6120 and E51... you can save lots of money if u get the 6120. You can even buy a 4Gb microSD for the difference.
But, you're right, the E51 keypad is better than 6120. it's bigger. but, i guess, the 6120's keypad will be OK in time with lots of practice. I lived with my 6230 & 6230i for 2 years.
If you already on 3G (and do not have regular WIFI access), then, 6120 is a better choice. At least, when needed, you can make 2-way video calls, its kinda fun.
And to top it off. there's a LOT of phone pouch that u can buy to hold the 6120 on yr belt or in the bag. You can't find a suitable pouch for E51, due to its extra long size.
But seriously, if you have access to WIFI (like at home), give a shot of owning a WIFI phone, it's very handy. If not, the 6120 sounds like a better choice for you.
(Just my opinion) :-)
Sat 22 Dec 07, 8:20 p.m.
I have the same problem with small fonts, but consider myself lucky that my 6300 (and I assume E51) lets me enlarge some of the fonts at least a little, which is actually MUCH better than the micro-fonts on, say, the N70 which I can just barely see and get a headache trying to read. I understand that you CAN change the default fonts on some models, but it is complicated and I have not fooled around with it yet. Check this out ==> http://nokiae50.info/articles/...ze-nokia-e50 for instructions.
But the GOOD NEWS is that because the E51 is a S60 v. 3 phone, you can get Psiloc Fort Magnifier for around $10.00 from the Psiloc Shop which will NOT work in my 6300 and is one of the reasons I am considering upgrading.
It seems like a pretty good phone but can someone tell me is this better or the E 65
where do I get a theme for him or a full screen caller?some fsc for N73 does'n work.10x.great phone,smart.250 euro in europe
i've bought yesterday, it's great phone, it can browse interet for 3.5G, it's a bit longer phone than the other,
Can anyone please tell me about the sound of E51, compared to 6233 which has stereo on phone itself.
do u have any advise?
I am confused betwen 6120 and e51 too..
I dont really need wifi and video call, i just need fast symbian and great keypad.
Average i send 80 sms everyday, and 5 email everyday, and maybe 10min call everyday.
So i need confortable keypad, definetly e51 much better than 6120. But 6120 much cheaper than e51.
Someone say 6120 had confortable keypad, but other dont agree...
If 6120 really had confortable keypad, i dont want spend more money on e51. But if not..., i will regret it.
So what is ur suggest ??
Mashood... 6120 vs E51?
It's almost identical EXCEPT for:
---> it's 2-WAY VIDEO CALL vs WLAN... which do u prefer... can only chose either one.
I chose E51 coz i use it to synch with Outlook (meetings, contacts) and IM (via hotmail) and lots of internet browsing. And i dont make video call, so it was easy for me to choose.
take the 6120/6121 if you dont need WIFI, it has front camera for 2way video call.
Change font size? Heres how i do it (with the Active Standby mode turned ON, even w/out it, i think its still the same).
Menu>Tools>Settings>General>Personalization>Display>Font Size (SELECT YR PREFERENCE HERE)