I'm tired of emphasizing that when it comes on to high-tech cellular phones, telephony is primarily first and foremost and everything else is secondary.
Nokia have proven time and time again that they put telephony first. They don't sacrifice telephony for the bells and whistles.
Seeing that the E52 is the successor to the E51...and seeing that the E51 was close to being the perfect phone...I will be doing some vigorous and extreme comparisons between the two phones. I will run serious tests beyond GSMArena's very own review.
My last comment of the day:
Take any 240 x 320 screen and compare it to a bigger screen. It will look poor in comparison.
Now compare a smaller screen to your 240 x 320 screen.
Suddenly, your 240 x 320 screen looks very good.
So to summarise, the E52 screen is good. No worse and no better than any other 240 x 320 screen as it is IMPOSSIBLE for the resolution to go any higher as there is only so many pixels you can fit within a physical space.
The max resolution of 240 x 320 means text and images will be slightly contorted compared to a screen with double the pixels.
Without comparing the two side by side though, you would never, ever know or even realise...
So it's yet another non-issue.
And this is from someone who surfs the web on his E52 a lot and has a HTC Diamond as his second phone... Screen resolution and fidelity is limited to physical size. It is not a case of "poor screen", but current technology that means we cannot physically fit pixels into a smaller area. So your 240 x 320 screen is as good as it's going to get.
If you want better clarity, get a bigger screen. Not that you would realise anyway...
jetson, 25 Aug 2009E52 mobile is good but one fault is no good cam . second one is display clarity is very bad
i... moreWhy people bang on about the camera is beyond me. Seriously, what exactly are you photographing that makes image quality such a misnomer that it justifies a cameraphone but NOT a standalone camera? It really is a mystery to me.
Even a "good" cameraphone will only give adequate shots in GOOD light. As soon as light deminishes, the sensors they use are so tiny, image quality becomes terrible.
To make problems worse, there is only so much glass you can fit in a 15mm thick CLOSED lens, so again, how can you possibly expect decent image quality? The E52 is just under 10mm thick. The mere fact you can even take photos is an achievement in itself...
So why make such a big fuss? Surely, with what I have mentioned above, if you want a cameraphone, image quality is clearly of no concern to you. You want a cameraphone for convenience (utility shots only) and saving money (i.e. you don't have to buy a standalone camera), the trade off being image quality.
And if image quality is that important to you, why are you even considering a cameraphone? That's like me thinking I know it all about automobiles, wanting a performance car that is fast, buying a Ford Fiesta and then moaning that it can't break 60 - without realising I knew nothing about performance cars in the first place.
The main reason for cameraphones is to take a TINY image which you can easily send to a friend via MMS, email or bluetooth. It is not designed to give you stunning shots that will win you a Pulitzer.
For that, you might want to consider something called a DSLR camera.
Even compact camera's these days give excellent image quality. And I think this is clearly what the camera b*tches want as they never, ever seem to talk about anyhing to do with communicating, which is the primary function of these devices...
pesstttt, 26 Aug 2009not recommended upgrade if you have e51. camera is rubbish. e51 has better algorithm processor... moreAnd the fact you can use standard 3.5mm ear phones means sound will be 'better' than the E51 as you can use a decent pair without using an adapter, which could reduce sound quality.
Bought it one week ago. Was working perfectly fine until today - the display went black. No way to turn it on again. I read several forums - it happens and hard/soft restart doesn't bring solution - you need to visit service. I thought my model will be more reliable.
There is a converter from mini charging jack to MicroUSB in the box...
not recommended upgrade if you have e51. camera is rubbish. e51 has better algorithm processor thus clearer picture. the led flash doesn't do anything but white out the picture (used indoors).
it takes a while to get accustomed to new menu settings and keys.
new way to lock/unlock phone.
new earphone jack size = standard. sound is nothing better than e51.
usb cable is in new size the same as the charger slot. so your old nokia (or any generic) usb cable wouldn't fit and your old chargers wouldn't fit as well. old accessories are useless.
Javad, 26 Aug 2009I heard this handset charges through usb, is that true? If that's so, why there hasn't been an... moreHi,
yes, it does charge through USB though only through a microUSB cable, not the mini ones that are more common.
Very unusual for Nokia till now but hopefully more and more in the future. :D
I heard this handset charges through usb, is that true? If that's so, why there hasn't been anything on the review? Is it something usual for all of nokia?
Michael, 26 Aug 2009that accelerometer can be disabled is that correctyes it can. by default it is disabled.
Rajesh, 25 Aug 2009Hi Friends, I have to share some more facts about this mobile. The more I use it, the more wea... moreThanx rajesh for d update. Nice review update.
So it seems tht u dnt cm across any probs nd its working flawlessly.
Hws d voice quality during d call in both mode, speaker on/off.?
Thnx anonymous s388 for a nice review.
Jade, 25 Aug 2009Now im in decision between the e52 and n97 but the features of the e52 are so great like the s... moreTake the e52 ! Much lighter and faster Hsdpa , lighter, longer batterylife and 50 grams lighter in your pocket then N97.
N97 if you email alot and want full Qwerty .
E55 has full qwerty
This phone is great and one of the better and smarter build Nokia Phones.
If you want to buy this Phone stop reading to much opinions here to base your decision on.
Some opinions are so rediculous !
And dont forget the few ones whom complain are the ones that write the most reviews and opinions.
The thousands of happy users dont bother and are exploring the phone.!
Complainers are always online !!
Now im in decision between the e52 and n97 but the features of the e52 are so great like the slim form and the long battery life that its not easy to decide
and i cant wait for Original Jamaicans opinion too
Hi Friends, I have to share some more facts about this mobile. The more I use it, the more wealth of features I have come across. As you must have realised the operating system on this mobile is S60V3 service pack 2.
1. Calender has been much improved
2. Input of data has been made much easier.
3. Internet Browser has been improved to give you a desktop feel. The engine is fast and a very little scroling is required to go through the page.
4. Now this I really love = access to your important data. Nokia has provided the SEARCH FUNCTION. which was also available in E51 and E71. But this time it have been vastly improved. when you input the search word it provides you the file in split of second but if the file is not available it smartly judges the case and open the internet web sites with those words.
Friends, this smart access of data is not available in any JAVA, WINDOWS MOBILE, iPHONE or BLACKBERRY.
Speed is unbelievable.
I truly truly love these smart mobilility solutions. I have been through complaints and complaints about E52. Get your unit replaced if you did not get the right one. But if you get the perfect unit you will fly with joy. Camera is good enough. I have used Cybershot phones from Ericsson, they are not smart enough to judge the object when you take a picture of a bright object with dark background. The flash spoils the bright object and the picture comes out with object lost in bright light. But E52 smartly keeps the bright object in its real colours and brightens the background. Colour Saturation is good. (Cannot say the best). What else do you expect from a business phone.
Just be carefull when you buy the phone so that you dont get fooled with fake unit.