one of the things that I like with this phone is its D-pad. it's made of steel.
Since it's virtually the most used control of the phone, making this very durable would ensure that the phone won't age as quickly as say other phones that have silver-coated plastic D-pads.
All the keys are firmly placed,which is good. nothing feels like it's creaking or will fall off.
Though you MUST check the front frame around it. Some e52 front frames creak like it might fall off, mainly the right side of the phone when you're facing it.
The second one I got has a much sturdier frame.
The signal quality is very good for SMS, WLAN, 3.5, etc.
I have no complaints about it.
I've also noticed that it's only in the email app that icons are animated...
probably all icons will be animated in the next firmware update.
Original_Jamaican, 09 Sep 2009To TRF:
Based on my experiences, ever since the Nokia 6230, the OSes have gotten really com... moreit seems to be okay now.
It's really really fast.
Had a go with e71 and 5800 today, it's battery really rocks.
using music, video, visiting the gallery a lot, installing apps, taking pictures, surfing the net, sending and receiving text, setting up emails(personal and business) and sending mail, etc.
I've also installed a lot of images for OVI maps.
GPS on, accelerometer turned on.
this is 16 hours people and I've only used 58% of it's battery life.
I've tried doing video and taking pictures with e71 and within 2 hours or so it was already halfway drained.
Ei guys, I have found another Nokia E52 review! This was already available long before Mobile-Review reviewed the E52.
This time around, it's from the Russian version and sister site of the now-static Smape.com.
Here's the review translated by Google Translate:
trf, 09 Sep 2009well it has survived the first day.
but it started doing the restart thing again. ugghh...To TRF:
Based on my experiences, ever since the Nokia 6230, the OSes have gotten really complicated and seems to correct itself by restarting whenever there's a software failure / glitch. I see it as the phones repairing themselves / restoring the OS to a proper state etc.
All this is ok when playing music or other stuff which doesn't consist of communications.
The most aggravating thing is when you are on a call and the OS restarts. However, I must admit that I have not experienced auto-restarts while on a call with most of the Nokia phones I have used. Only the 6300. The 6300 OS is the buggiest OS I have ever encountered.
My E51 is near perfect where the OS is concerned. It normally runs days without any errors.
TRF, don't worry, I'm sure the restarting OS glitch you are experiencing now will be ironed out soon with firmware upgrades.
I got this beautiful phone day b4 yesterday&it is really easy 2 use&user friendly especially with new Symbian Operating System,it works like a charm.Did u all know that PC Suite is preinstalled on the memory card that comes with phone.Only drawback for me is the colorSilver Grey cause I wanted Golden Metallic but it is not available.Enjoy using this piece of art NOKIA E52 FANS
@trf: i got my set back from the care and they did not replace it rather they reinstalled the firmware. And till now its working perfectly and i am really happy with it. i did every possible stuffs that can be done to freeze or restart the phone and still everythings working fine. which means previously it had a faulty firmware. Tho when entering the gallery it slows a bit but inside any album it works like a charm. well if u turn the theme effects on, u wont notice those small lags that is faced when using the auto rotate using the sensor mode. perhaps the korean version of this phone have faulty firmwares in them. re-installation should help get rid of these problems.
@Shiv: u can use the compass while u r inside ovi maps. The compass is in the bottom-left position of ovi maps. Initially the compass will have a round white ring which means it is inactive. once u ve the map online, gps and compass all turned on, u have to move your phone in a round rotation which will make the compass's round ring turn to green and make it work. if u don understand clearly, check the manual given with ur phone. it has a picture inside also how to activate the compass.
I swapped from samsung's omnia i900 and bought nokia e52, the battery life lasts 4 days for normal usage. the phone is slim and elegant, never had a problem ever since. I also accidentally dropped the phone thrice, but there was no scratch at all.. its made of a good material.. And the keypads are the best.. I'd rate this 9 out of 10.. because the camera is not so good compared to omnia.. But still, this is the best phone I ever had.. And this is the first time Im so contented with a phone.. It fast, sexy, got long battery life.. what more can you ask for.. and yah by the way, the contacts can have several details, where you can edit each detail like bank account number instead of email ad or mobile number etc...its a small phone, with so much features in it
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970E52 is better than the n79 and e71 both in terms of hardware and software. Go for e52! Thats the best phone you could ever own!
it restarted when I used the panorama mode of the camera.
the first phone died after I used panorama mode also.
there must be a bug in the camera features. crap.
well it has survived the first day.
but it started doing the restart thing again. ugghh...
Jade, 08 Sep 2009@geocodine: i cant say the origin of this device because its connected to an alarm in the elec... moreTo JADE:
Thank you for sharing your findings with us. You are telling us things that nobody would have expected, like changing the shutter sound for the camera etc.
Only people who actually own the E52 would know this stuff...and then again, some owners still haven't found out things like this yet (smile).
Keep up the good work my friend!
Jade, 08 Sep 2009@geocodine: i cant say the origin of this device because its connected to an alarm in the elec... morethank you very much @Jade for your test in RAM memory :)
i'm glad with the results, the RAM memory is enough for me...
@geocodine: i cant say the origin of this device because its connected to an alarm in the electronic center
Today i was only there to test out the RAM MEMORY, Radio and Display quality. The result of the RAM was AMAZING !!
this device has 128 MB RAM memory and 30 mb of them are usable i know it sounds bad. in reality u can open with this ram more then 10 apps at same time.the os speed wont be slower!!!( with gps a little bit )
i opened 2 games, video center, gallery, quick office, music player and more !!! my 6290 can open maximum 7 apps and after then the warn signal comes. so there is so many RAM which much enough i find!!
the radio structure is the same as like the 6290 FP1 but it supports RDS which is a plus. THe good thing is u have the nice music quality also in the radio.
LOudness is powerfull side of the E52 if u not using the earphones of nokia.(i use AKG, dont want to advertise )
TFT display with 240x320 pixels looks quite nice on the display! The colours are bright enough and in the sunlight u can also see the display symbols...!
2"4 size i think is big enough and also compact.
only i couldnt find the settings for the acelerometer
of course i tested the gps a few minutes and there wasnt any problems!the camera has so many functions like the extra to shot a 360 panorama photo which is great! you can change the photo shot sound whih is for me important.
im only waiting that the price is going lower to buy this fantastic device
Aleksandr, 08 Sep 2009The Owners E52.
Phosphorescence of the led is Seen from under keys on which is drawn lodge?... moreyes the led does leak out from the sides of the keys.
It's not really bad though.
in fact it looks cool in my opinion. ^_^
just checkout the gsmarena pics of it in the dark.
Repy to E52 fan,
N79, I never tried this model. I have used N82 which I feel is much better than N79. Both these N series phones are Camera oriented phones.
Menu in N82 was a bit slow. E52 is lightning fast. N79 looks never attracted me. I felt it like a Chinese made plastic toy that can do advanced gimmicks. I have always been away from these plasticky wonders from Nokia like 5800, N79, N96, N85 etc etc. Ridiculous, how Nokia manufactured these expensve gadgets in such cheap plastic body.
I have always been a E series fan. Now I am using E71. Camera isn't good but rest I am satisfied with my USD 385 phone. Atleast I feel proud when I hold the solid Steel.
I am surprised why E52 is not launched in India. But do not forget that Nokia has anounced three colours in E52 but only one colour is available all over the world. This indicates that Nokia is still undergoing mass production of this model and what ever quantity is already distributed is not the final product. It is still undergoing some changes before Nokia comes up with a bang. I mean full fledged distribution with complete range of colours.
Those who have got Silver Gray and if their product is working without any flaw should consider them lucky. I got the best unit, I never had any complaint whatsover with my E52.
E71 seems lagging in speed when compared to E52. But still I like my E71 too because of its built and feel.