I have had this phone for 1 and half years now. An excellent practical phone. But there were two problems that spoil the experience. Many E51 have faced it. Some keys on keypad stop to function. There is problem with Keyboard circuit. I have it replaced from Nokia Care for Rs 1500 here in Pakistan. Works fine now. Second problem I don't seem to be able to solve. Recently sending an SMS fails. In detail it says "General memory full. close some applications and try again later" Although memory is available. This problem has appeared on many S60 phones. Firmware is latest, message center no is correct etc. Only way is hard reset through *#7370#. Problem is I lose all my applications and above all this is not a permanent solution. It will re-occur after 2 or 3 weeks. I will have to go through same process, lose my applications (rest of the data can be restored through backup but if you restore your settings too, problem remains). I have searched on internet and many E51 users are facing it and no one found a permanent solution. Nokia is quiet although it is there on their forums. Can any one help here to find me a permanent solution? If you do not have this problem, you can not lay your hands on a better phone! An expert please help me on this issue.
glamrock, 08 Aug 2010i got this phone 2 years ago. it's still functional. the only problem, it restarts all by itse... moredownload and install kaspersky mobile 8 or 9 ,and update .when finish the update then scan the mobile by the option scan all .,it is very effective antivirus and detect almost all the viruses .then your mobile will not restart without your command ...
i have this phone for about a year now,and when i bought it back then,it's a second-hand product. yet it functioned like a dream!!! i totally love it and i don't think i can expect any more from a phone. yet i still crave for full qwerty phone,so i'm thinking about getting 6760slide and use it along with my e51 :D
if you guys are in thinking to but this phone,please,hesitate no more!you won't be disappointed.
Awesome smart phone. Does everything. Perfect size for pants pocket.
I replaced my E51 by 5500 however the 5500 presents mal function and I need to send it to repair. Then I came back to E51. Its amazing that I spent money for something that I already have. This is the phone. That is it!!
hi everyone...just wanted to share that this is the best phone ever. If anyone of you want to buy this phone go for it & buy it blind folded...all the people here sharing their problems are people who bought their phones from 3rd party shops. The best phone ever. going solid after almost 2 years with heavy & rough usuage.
I just want to say that i bought the E51 in 2007. Since then, i bought a E71, 5230, and Bold 9700. Now, i went back to E51 again for its practicality and small form factor. I love it.
I used this phone for 3 years and so far the only problem that I have is when I need to replace the rubber for the power button. I just went to the nearest Nokia service center to have it replaced. Sometimes, it's not readily available so you have to leave your cell number at the service desk in order to be informed when the new supply will arrive.
It is true that you should be extra careful when downloading MP3 files from the internet. I use Data Transfer option instead of the Nokia Suite since set-up is much faster and I made sure that I have a very reliable anti-virus software installed in my PC.
You also need to regularly delete your messages. Do not let it go beyond 50 messages since it will somehow clog you sending or receiving text messages.
I find the WiFi capability very convenient and the WAP connection is really fast. although sometimes I wish the that it would have been nicer if the screen were larger.
This is also a solid phone and some may find it heavy. Battery life is longer as long as you don't use the speaker ( opt to use headphones instead ) all the time when listening to music.
Original_Jamaican, 10 Aug 2010To KANTHU: I have respect for you too. Seems like those viruses messed up your memory card.... moreThanks O J I did as instructed and eish!! there were 21 viruses but now everything is working fine. I have to report that the acess speed has improved so much and its doesn't hung up as it used to. By the way I scanned using updated kaspersky antivirus and I have the same nokia 4g memory card which came with the phone. Thanks a million times Original Jamaica. Take Care Mate. By the way can I download and install these free antivirus softwares? Which one do you recommend? Good Day
Kanthu, 29 Jul 2010Original Jamaica save my E51!!!!!!
Lastnight my friend wanted to copy some music from my ph... moreTo KANTHU:
I have respect for you too. Seems like those viruses messed up your memory card. First of all, the best way to fix your memory card is to format it...which means you will lose everything.
Connect your phone to a PC using the data cable. See if the files are shown on the PC. If they are shown then immediately copy them to the PC (just create a folder on the desktop or C drive and copy them into that folder) but don't open them yet as they still may be infected. After you copy them to the PC re-insert back the memory card in the phone and then format the card. Label the card and leave it alone.
Use a PC antivirus to scan the files you copied to the PC. Just scan the folder you copied the files into. Just for the record, tell me the antivirus you used to scan them also the brand and capacity of the memory card. After the scan is complete and presuming all the files are ok again, connect the E51 back to the PC and then copy back the files from the PC to the E51.
As always let me know the outcome. Good luck.
i got this phone 2 years ago. it's still functional. the only problem, it restarts all by itself. can anyone help me?
Birthday's are housed under contacts... but how do I get the birthday to come up onto my front screen when it is the person's birthday
although it is a 3G phone but its voice quality and connectivity is little bit poor....