Nokia E51 Review

| Published Date
01 - Jan - 2008
| Last Updated
01 - Jan - 2008
 
14,699
90 100
Nokia E51

Nokia E51 Rating 90100100

Our Verdict

The Nokia E51 retails at Rs 14,699; it is, we think, a must-buy.

Nokia E51: Detailed Review

A Classic Reborn



If you are an executive in the market for a suitable cell phone, Nokia’s E series offers the best bang for the buck. The Nokia E51 is the latest from the venerable E series, and an apt successor to the hugely popular E50 model, which it will eventually replace. The E51 brings in new features at a price that’s hard to beat.

The keypad is completely revised, with dedicated keys for Contacts, Calendar,

E-mail and Home. The soft menu keys, however, are too small for comfort. The rest of the keypad is a delight—good tactile feedback, and key spacing is immaculate. The rubberised keys for volume up / down, push-to-talk and power are hard to operate, though.

The E51 feels peppy—it uses the same processor as on the flagship N95. With 130 MB of memory on board, you can do a lot of multitasking without the phone getting sluggish, and the memory can be expanded to 4 GB via the microSD slot (a 512 MB card comes bundled). The E51 runs on Symbian OS Series 60, and crams in lot of features besides the standard set. Most of these will go down well with executives—for example, the Advance call manager lets you manage incoming and outgoing calls efficiently. In addition, WorldMate, an application for frequent fliers, comes bundled.

The E51 is a 3G, quad-band phone with HSDPA, Wi-Fi (802.11g), Bluetooth, Micro USB and an infrared port. There’s a switch to turn Bluetooth on and off on the main keypad. Multimedia features include a good MP3 player, a 2MP camera with still and video shooting, and FM radio.

Signal reception is good, as is voice clarity. Internet browsing speeds are faster than with the E50 or E61, thanks to the revised Web browser. The camera is above average, but loses performance in low-light conditions. The speakerphone is clear, with little or no echo on the recipient’s side. We got around three days of battery life with nominal usage and a terrific seven days of standby time.

The Nokia E51 retails at Rs 14,699; it is, we think, a must-buy.

RATINGS
Features : 4.5
Performance : 4.5
Build Quality : 4.5
Value for Money : 4
Overall : 4.5


Specifications

Weight: 100 gm; Dimensions: 114 x 46 x 12 mm; Quad-band; 2MP camera; Video recording; xHTML browser; Push-to-talk; micro USB, infrared.

Contact : Nokia India Pvt Ltd   
E-mail : ext-manoj.goel@nokia.com
Web site : www.nokia.co.in
Price : Rs 14,699

 

Latest Nokia E51 stories

Microsoft's OneApp to make feature phones smart
Microsoft's OneApp to make feature phones smart

It's strange to see an effort by Microsoft to enable ubiquitous applications. That too for multiple services and application that they do not own, on a platform that isn't made by them, in a language...

25 - Aug - 2009
Ion Maidens
Ion Maidens

Nobody’s looking for just plain old telephony from a cell phone any more; they’ve become a part of our work, and a part of our play.... When it comes to cell phones, the country is at a...

01 - Feb - 2008
Amber Update for Lumia 920 rolling out now
Amber Update for Lumia 920 rolling out now

A week ago, we managed to get our hands on the Amber update for the Lumia 920, but the update wasn’t rolled out to the mass market. Rumours suggested that Nokia was going to officially roll out...

16 - Aug - 2013
Nokia's next Windows Phone Lumia 525 leaked
Nokia's next Windows Phone Lumia 525 leaked

It would seem that Nokia is not done making its fair share of announcements just yet, as we’re hearing rumours of a new phone coming up within the month, the Lumia 525. Leaked by its little...

07 - Nov - 2013
Microsoft may launch 4G-compliant Windows 10 phones in India by end-2015
Microsoft may launch 4G-compliant Windows 10 phones in India by end-2015

Microsoft aims to release a number of 4G-enabled Windows 10 phones by the end of 2015, according to reports. It hopes that the new OS, coupled with 4G, will help it regain market share. By the end...

08 - Sep - 2015
Symbian Anna features and improvements detailed [images]
Symbian Anna features and improvements detailed [images]

With the announcement of the Nokia E6 and X7 phones, Nokia also introduced the world to the refreshed Symbian^3 operating system – Symbian Anna. Previously referred to as PR2 by the company,...

12 - Apr - 2011