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Nokia E51 - Smartphone - WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM

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      06.01.2012 15:27
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      A great mobile phone for everyone

      This nokia mobile phone is quite good, it has large numbers i am very impressed with the phones weight , it's only 100g, the screen is quite descent too it's 320x240, although this mobile phone is not express music, but it can play music and movies really really loud. It has a wifi , so it is very usefull when ur sitting at a restaurant, or just walking in the city. What i don't like about this phone is that it's tall , about 115mm, also the colours (silver and black) aren't my favourite , but of course others might like it. The phone is thin, so it fits in pockets. The phone can display 16 million colours. When you watch a movie , or a music clip on this phone , the quality is very great it almost feels like viewing it with the latest iPhone or other great phone. This mobile phone is great, and the price is also great.

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        22.11.2010 22:42

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        Worth the money

        I've had this phone for 2 and a half years.
        The first time I saw it I decided that it should be mine. I loved every part of it. It's slim, light, has a bunch of functions, has Symbian, wifi, everything you'd need without GPS.
        You could however buy an additional bluetooth gps device, but I never did, so I can't share my opinion on that.
        The camera is... Well I don't like it because of it's lack of flash, but then, I didn't buy the phone because of it's camera, I already have a digital camera.
        Don't wear this phone in your pocket, or at least don't wear your keys in the same pocket. I did this mitake and now my display cover is all peeled off.
        The battery life is just great. After 2 and a half years it still keeps up to 4-5 days.
        When I say "a phone you can trust" I really mean it. I'm a snowboarder and a paraglider. I wanted to make videos while I was snowboarding and since I didn't have any helmet cam I made them with the phone, holding it in my hand. Well, I've had some crashes, the phone fell on the snow, got wet, but was working okay. I just removed the snow and continued shooting :)
        One time I was on camping, sleeping in a (very rubbish) tent, when I woke up in the morning I saw a lot of puddles in the tent, from condensation. Then I saw my phone in one of the puddles. I thought it was the end. I removed the battery, left it out on a dry place and in some hours switched it on. IT WORKED! Yes, the display has some problems since then, yes, I can hear the other side a little quieter, but this phone went through hell with me, so I can say it's rock solid.

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        10.09.2009 16:45

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        If you want a phone thats a phone then buy a E51

        The E51 was the phone I chose in vodafone against the new blackberry dream and the E61. Why....? I shall tell you. I am a photographer so my phone gets used alot...A hell of alot, and i need something reliable with good battery life that has some nice applications but nothing too flashy. And here we have it...the E51. Good. Solid. Reliable. Its a phone that does exactly what it says on the tin. Its aimed at the business market more then the personal and does not fail to deliver. It has great battery life, is slim enough to slip into a suit jacket and gig enough for a man to use. Nokia software is top notch and solid (i havent had any problems with it). If you want a phone that rings people, lets you answer calls, send a text and browse the web then go out and buy this phone, if you want a phone that you can change the cover, play with ringtones or use as a walkman i wouldnt bother.

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        12.07.2009 12:14
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        ok phone, I'm sure there are better out there for the money

        I'm quite impressed by this phone but would advise potential buyers to consider if it suits their needs before buying. My reason for this is that although it is undoubtedly a powerful business tool, in my opinion leaves a lot to be desired as far as style, ease of use and dare I say, entertainment are concerned. In other words, it's a powerful but seriously dull handset.

        The looks are nothing special (I have the black version), no better than a £30 pay-as-you-go handset and will gain you no pub-kudos if that is a concern of yours. The keys are small and close together making fast texting and navigating pretty troublesome. On the subject of texting, predictive text is poor. Type in "at" and it will continually default to "cv" for example, "new" becomes "mex" - and it doesn't learn from it's mistakes. The menu system is not particularly intuitive - each action seems to take one more press than necessary. The screen font is tiny, even when on large setting. The battery on mine failed within two weeks of use so that did little to endear it to me, though Vodaphone replaced it quickly and without fuss. The camera is adequate but only 2mp though the screen is quite bright and colourful, if a little small. Ring and call volumes are also not great, even on max - I find myself missing a lot more calls than with other phones.

        On the positive side, I'm a fan of the Nokia PC suite software. Connect it to your computer with the USB cable provided and things start to look up. Your texts pop up in the opening menu and can be replied to from your keyboard (much easier). Updating your contacts list is much easier on your PC too. You can download your Office files to view offline via Quickword and Quicksheet, pretty useful if you don't want to lug your laptop around. When out and about, find yourself an unsecure wireless LAN and surf away. Having said that, it's a pretty tedious and unenjoyable affair on the small screen.

        To summarise, it is a good phone that does much more than I've mentioned here, but it is not too user friendly. It is definitely aimed at the business/power user rather than the teen bus stop texter but I wouldn't call it a joy to use - my colleagues issued with the same model agree. If you do own it however, I would recommend a Krusell leather case as the phone is quite small and easy to lose if you're not careful.

        (note - this review appeared on my amazon profile also)

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          16.05.2009 19:54

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          A phone for people that just want to make calls and talk a lot

          Picked this phone for work mainly due to the advertised battery life, and I have not been disappointed.

          I wouldnt recommend this for those wnating fun out of a phone it doesnt come with any games, and I guess thats why its aimed more at business users. Sound quality is very good and have had no complaints from people at the other end of the phone with regard to sound quality. The fact that the phone is about 11cm long means the mic is closer to your mouth. The phone itself is fairly light and quite slim so no bulky pockets!

          Reception is good with very little drop off but this I find is more down to the network not the phone. Buttons on the front of the phone allow quick access into the main functions you would want and any set appointments are displayed on the screen for that day so its easy to keep track of any meetings etc. Navigating the phone is fairly easy with the usual nokia menu layout.

          Whilst it does have a 2 MP camera I wouldnt buy the phone for it as it has very slow shutter lag so not sure why they bothered including one.

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          31.10.2008 07:34
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          A good buy for people who are not so sensitive for radiation through cell phone..But photo shots lov

          Well another class product from Nokia. To say more about the product let's take a look at the features which potential buyers might be interested in. This trendy business class phone comes with a sleek look a complete black colored model with support to 2g as well as 3g networks. So high speed data surfing at your fingertips. The weight is only 100Gms for a slim mobile phone.Got a decent memory and one can upgrade it upto 8 GB(micro SD). Its 3g speed is 3.6 MBPS. Thats decent for a mobile phone. The camera has following features 2 MP, 1600x1200 pixels, video(QVGA@15fps).

          The stand-by time for the battery is upto 310 hours and talk time is upto 4 hours and 20 minutes.That's pretty decent too.
          Well as far as music lovers are concerned this phone wont disappoint you because of the FM and excellent sound quality of MP# player software. The browsing is very nice as it is fast and easy to navigate through important menu through dedicated shortcut keys. Theblue-tooth version is also a newer one so it ensures faster rate of data transfer.

          Apart from all this used to features some pro users of phone demand a smart/symbian phone.Well E51 is what they are looking for guys. The symbain Symbian OS 9.2, Series 60 v3.1 UI is just too good to handle the goodies to be installed.Whether it be a java game or any third party software. You can rely on your E51.
          For Internet users on the move, you can configure the wi fi option and surf for fast Internet and design your designer clothes online or shopping, paying bills just anything from this E 51, truly a master piece.

          Now let's talk about some of its disadvantages that might be a major concern to some potential buyer.
          You cannot mute the camera shutter sound even when the phone is in silent mode.So its a big drawback for some pro's.

          The switch on and off phase is difficult and different than the traditional nokia phones.A drawback for easy to use nokia navigation lovers.
          The phone costs about $300 so user expectations are generally high. But the camera is not upto the mark.Its only 2 MP should have been about 3 or 5 MP. And the 2 MP cam's quality is rather deteriorated than a 1.3 MP LG dynamite's camera. So Nokia should take a look here.

          As per the people's claim on Nokia.This particular model is said to produce more radiation as compared to other nokia models.People are regularly complaining about headache after receiving a short call for about a minute or two. So to cut short radiation levels emitted are very high.

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          09.10.2008 21:26
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          excellent phone for business class peoples

          Nokia E51
          Nokia E series phones are completely business class phone with email and internet features. E series phone got average market response and they are popular in business category choice. There are some models which got good response and are popular till now in which one of theme is Nokia E51. Nokia E51 is available in two models, one of them has a camera and another one is camera free. I am going to discuss here E51 camera free phone because in business series phone camera doesn't matter for that.
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          The phone is totally dedicated to business class so that it has 3G capability and this is the main feature which I want to mention first. Network coverage in 3G is HSDPA 850 / 2100, with GSM network capability of almost all frequency GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, rocking all around the world.
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          Phone is handy and easily pockatable , we can put it in slim category phoe having dimension 114.8 x 46 x 12 mm, and weight is about 100gm. 100gm is average weight for any phone and 12mm thickness is something thicker than average phone size. Display size is common about 240 x 320 pixels, 2.0 inches, with 16 million colors, nothing special in this.
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          Now the phone has a good Random memory of about 98Mb and user DATA memory of 130MB for DATA sharing and further expansion card slot microSD (TransFlash), up to 8GB, with hotswap technology, hotswap technology is very important here because we can eject this card without having any DATA loss due to its hotswap technology. Memory size is more enough to store adequate DATA, and with card slot to provide next expansion.
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          Phone is mainly targeted for DATA purpose so that connectivity solution are available about in every form, like GPRS ,HSCSD , EDGE , 3G HSDPA, WLAN , Bluetooth , Infrared port ,and USB with miniUSB support. The noticeable point here is that this phone also has a outdated slow DATA transfer technology infrared port also. Nokia has provided almost every DATA transfer technology in this phone.
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          Other features are more or less common in all other phones like FM radio, Push to talk, support for Java, MP3/AAC/video player, Document viewer etc.
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          the last good feature of the phone is its battery size with Li-Ion 1050 mAh ( BP-6MT), having good back-up time as well as talk time also. Nokia is a winner in terms of battery back up in their maximum phones and every people like to purchase Nokia phone for batter back-up purpose also. I am also a fond of Nokia phones due to its good features with excellent battery back-up.
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          What about camera?
          Here is the good point is that Nokia has removed camera from this model, because it is not important having camera in business phone, they have provided many extra features instead of camera and I really appreciate it.
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          And last conclusion
          This phone has excellent connectivity features for your daily business connections, I recommended.

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          26.08.2008 23:58
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          A great phone which is easy to use.

          aMy poor old phone finally went to mobile heaven, and it was time to look for a new one. I have always been a Nokia fan, but I looked at an LG phone and a Samsung before settling on the Nokia. I definitely made the right decision.

          The E51 is nice to look at, and feels well made. The screen is large enough to view web pages (as long as you don't mind scrolling a bit), and the resolution is good. The screen colours are quite vivid and true to life. The buttons are easy to use, and are not so small that you keep pressing the wrong ones. The case is made of metal and so will not crack easily. The back is easier to remove than other Nokias I have had, which is good as I have had to resort to levering the back off with a fork before. The only bad thing is that the camera lense is exposed and so could get scratched easily.

          The menu system is intuitive and easy to navigate through. Even I managed to find out how to work the thing without resorting to the instruction manual. If you have had a Nokia in the past it won't take you long to get used to it. The home screen displays a clock and the date, and a collection of shortcuts to the things you use most, like text messages and contacts. The phone was easy to set up as Nokia have a feature which allows you to transfer all of your contacts, etc, by bluetooth.

          The phonebook function is similar to previous Nokias - there is room for lots of information about your contacts (several phone number, address, email, etc), and you can assign different ringtones to different people. This is handy because you can decide whether it's actually worth digging the phone out of your handbag just by listening.

          The camera is 2 Megapixels with 4x digital zoom, which is quite basic, but it takes an adequate picture even without a flash.
          The internal memory is quite poor, but you can expand it with a Micro SD card, which costs around £10 for 2Gb.

          The phone has an MP3 player, but I must confess I haven't used it much (I'm the sort of person who would listen too much and then wonder why I have no battery left to make calls, so I avoid it). It also has a loudspeaker if you feel the urge to annoy everyone on public transport. Sound quality is good though, both for music and voice calls.

          I have also managed to set up my email on the E51, which only took me about an hour. Anyone who isn't blonde should be able to do it in about 5 minutes. If you get stuck and are on Orange (as I am), there is a step by step guide on the Orange website - just pick your model of phone, fill in the boxes, and Orange texts all the setup stuff to your phone for you.

          The E51 also comes with "Nokia PC Suite". Normally I use these sort of discs as coasters, but this one has actually proved to be rather useful. It enables you to back up all of your contacts, calendar entries, etc, to Microsoft Outlook, as well as transfer photos and MP3s using the data cable which is supplied. This is a USB cable so should fit just about all computers.

          The phone has a theoretical stand by time of 13 days and talk time of 4.4 hours, although in reality I have found the stand by time less, I guess due to the fact that I actually use it occasionally. I haven't tested the talk time - I doubt I'd find a willing volunteer to listen to me for 4.4 hours, unless I perhaps tried calling Barclays "customer service" (You are 459th in the queue...).

          My E51 was free with an 18 month Orange contract.

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          Classically designed with high-speed mobile browsing, email, multimedia features, a multitude of connectivity options, and convenient shortcut keys.