Phone call quality: no complains so far (~20 calls). But there was a call that I could hear my own echo... need to monitor if it happens again.
Camera: not expecting much to begin with... meeting expectation so far. Photo saturation a little on the high side. Noise is visible under low light condition. LED flash is working fine too. One catch is remember to remove the protective strip over the camera. Because it's so small and color matching, it's hardly noticeable there's a strip covering the whole camera and LED flash region.
Garmin Mobile XT: black out display once and have to exit back to main menu. Not sure if it is Garmin s/w or phone issue.
GPS and compass: works great. Manage to lock on to satellite signal fast enough for me... within seconds outdoor.
3G, wifi, Bluetooth and USB cable connection: all works perfectly so far.
Internet browsing: pleasantly surprised it's quite navigate-able with a 2.4" screen... The navigation mode is a nice UI just right for the small screen. iPhone's 3" screen and touch screen are definitely the king, but this E52 ain't bad.
... more to learn about this phone.
bought e52 recently and the problem I encountered is that images on the gallery shows only those saved on phone memory. it doesn't display images saved on the memory card. does anybody encountered the same problem? transfered thru direct connection (mass storage) and thru OVI suite with same result.
Anonymous, 25 Aug 2009- ring tone volume very bad
- camera is really bad
- display clarity is very bad
- not stab... moreI dont think people here are lying. I think many have bought the phone and are discussing the issues here so that people waiting to buy can get an idea.They are just trying to help.
So if you want one just go to a store, look for yourself and decide.
The phone has been only recently released,so such problems are to be expected.
- ring tone volume very bad
- camera is really bad
- display clarity is very bad
- not stable
- software problems
- problems restarting
PLEASE, is this true? I want to buy this phone but i don't like reading this. If is not, why you people tell lies?
Original Jamaican i'm wating your veredict. I think you are not going to lie
brynn, 25 Aug 2009Been sifting thru comments and you have to think about thin fones,,its harder to fit a larger ... moreI appreciate your comments,but really dissapointed the ring tone volume is that bad. I have missed 75% of my calls so I am returning it
jetson, 25 Aug 2009E52 mobile is good but one fault is no good cam . second one is display clarity is very bad
i... moreJust as you were sayin the camera is really bad even for a business phone.
The videos taken at max resolution is choppy with freezing in between.
Also no good photos can be taken with the LED flash.
It is very bright to the extent that the photo you get will be just plain white.
AZ, 25 Aug 2009My E52 has not restarted even once yet.Hi az,
plz post ur full review 4 dis fon including where it is made?
E52 mobile is good but one fault is no good cam . second one is display clarity is very bad
if we take a snap with flash LED it will like smong . very bad camara
Anonymous, 24 Aug 2009You missed the point. If it is a firmware issue (and it probably is) then maybe only 30% of pe... moreGood point in that some people may not even notice, or take the time to complain. If I bought a $400 phone and it shut off more often than not... I'd want to return it, though...So I would think that more than 30% would complain.
All of that being said, what I really was getting at is my fear of it being a hardware problem, not firmware. If I am going to order one of these from overseas (with no warranty), I certainly don't want a 30% chance of getting faulty hardware! Firmware, I can live with that.
I've been with Verizon in the US since 1999 (when it was PrimeCO) and I've only owned Motorola CDMA phones. My current is the E815, which does have a problem with lock ups and rebooting. This has never happened during (or receiving) a call. However, it is annoying, and I would really hope that if I do end up buying the E52 (and switching my service to T-Mobile) that it doesn't suffer from lock ups or bad audio quality.
It really disappoints me how little time reviews spend with RF reliability and call clarity. A review telling me how great the build quality of the case, the menu system, and speakerphone loudness are all necessary, but I'm one of those (few) who still wants it to be a phone first. If it can't do that EXTREMELY well, I'd rather buy something else. I don't care how long the features list is.
And it still shocks me that, by now, even some high end phones can't claim good reception and call quality / clarity. I'm really hoping the E52 will do that.
Original_Jamaican, 24 Aug 2009To E52 FAN:
Thank you for the acknowledgement. It's good when people show appreciation. I w... moreHi bro,
its what i really feel. U r always ready to help a person in a problem or in a dilema.
I m frm india and i hav also track this forum frm day 1 nd frm very 1st opinion jst like u.
Still today i m in a dilema whether to buy or nt. Although nokia india has nt officially launched e52, it is expected tht they wil widin 1 or 2 months.
I m a middle class person. So i cn nt change fons very often. So i m waiting 4 ur opinion. I liked gsmarena's review.
Later, i'll share my requirements frm dis fon wid u.
Stay connected thru gsmarena.
thanx and regards.
Been sifting thru comments and you have to think about thin fones,,its harder to fit a larger or more powerfull speaker in the unit but other slim fones ie moto rzr seem to cope, the moto mpx220 was really bad tho..At some point the only thing to use would be the old piezo eletric speaker which would screech and give you tinnutus..The only way would be to make it taller and use the full width of the unit to employ a decent earpiece..
G8 phone but lousy ring tone volume even at max settings. Its back to my trusted and yet to be replaced 6310i
As old as the 6310i is it seems to be one of the best business phones ever built.
No matter what year we are in people still seem to cling to it. Last year a few posters from the E51 forum said their E51 is a true replacement for the 6310i and just now GRABBER from this E52 forum said the E52 has now replace his 6310i.
I had a chance to get the 6310i but at the time I didn't know the power of business phones so I have never used a 6310i nor 6310 ONLY 6210 but didn't even own a 6210.
My first business series phone was Nokia 6230 and I have continued the trend since
Well...I am straying from the topic...sorry folks. So much for sentiments.
I have read every opinion from this forum from day one until now. Ever since the E52 was released everybody have a different story to tell. Some say the best phone ever with no problems, some say good phone but too many problems, some say worst phone with worst problems.
Hopefully everything goes as plan for this week and I will have my E52 in hand then I can give my verdict once and for all.
Thanks for reading folks.
e52, 25 Aug 2009@ Original_Jamaican
It is faster if it works ok. As I wrote - mine does not. So as I previo... moreTo E52:
Where was your E52 manufactured ?
Also, what's your product code ?
You will find the product code information on the label under the battery.
It is faster if it works ok. As I wrote - mine does not. So as I previously had E51 my advice for you is to stay with it until the restarting problems of E52 are solved.
I am a huge Nokia fan, switching phones very often and bought mine E52 last week. I must say I am really disappointed by the model.
First it froze at the start up and never started again. I had to replace it and had my second one today. The phone freezes and restarts very often - for one day usage at least 5-6 restarts and I didn't played with it so much - just browsing, going through the features etc.
I read few opinions on the nokia support forums and it seems a lot of people have similar problems. So I am waiting for Nokia to come up with a new, more stable firmware (if that's the case with this headset). My advice for those of you wondering whether to buy one is to wait for a few months to see how it is going to develop, because it looks like this is a huge failure for Nokia...in times of crisis, where everyone fights for the market...really big disappointment for me and my wallet
To EVERYONE who owns the E52:
How do you compare the ringing volume at max level to E51 ?
During a call, how do you compare the earpiece volume loudness at max level to E51 ?
How do you compare the speed to E51 ? Does it seem much faster or basically the same as E51 ?