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Nokia E51

Nokia E51
S60 3rd Ed, FP 1 / 2"
Manufacturer: Nokia | Product category: Mobile phones
Form factor Candy bar
QWERTY keyboard No
Platform Symbian / S60 3rd Edition, Feature Pack 1
Weight 100 g
Measurements (WxHxD) 114,8 mm x 46 mm x 12 mm
Display size 2"
Display technology? TFT
Two displays No
Resolution 240 x 320
Colors 16.7M (24-bit)
Touch screen No
RAM memory? 96 MB
Storage memory? 130 MB
Memory card slot microSD
2G networks GSM 850 / GSM 900 / GSM 1800 / GSM 1900
3G networks WCDMA 850 / WCDMA 900? / WCDMA 1700? / WCDMA 1900? / WCDMA 2100 / CDMA2000 1700? / CDMA2000 800/850? / CDMA2000 1900?
Offline mode Yes
Data? HSDPA / WCDMA / EDGE / GPRS
WLAN 802.11b/g
Bluetooth Yes
A2DP support Yes
Infrared Yes
Camera Yes
Auto focus No
Image stabilizer No
Camera 2 Mpix
Optical zoom No
Lens cover No
Flash light No
2nd camera No
MMS? Yes
Video calls Yes
GPS No
FM radio Yes
Web browser Yes
Battery life / Talk 4,4 h
Battery life / Stand-by 312 h
Manufacturer product code(s) 2B7L7 / 2C9J5 / 2F0B5 / 2F224 / 2H9S4 / N-E51 BLACK STEEL / N-E51 WHITE STEEL / NOKE512WST / NOKE51BST / NOKE51ROST / NOKE51WST / nokia e51 musta rus / NokiaE51bs
UPC / EAN code(s) 6417182804090 / 6417182804212 / 6417182833915 / 6417182875748 / 6417182883743 / 6417182983665

 
  • Data (Packet data modes)

    Data transfer modes that are based on packet switching method rather than circuit switching, and offer a much faster and more efficient data transfer. For more information and comparision see for example here.

  • MMS (MMS support)

    Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) is a standard for telephone messaging systems that allows sending messages that include multimedia objects (images, audio, video, rich text) and not just text as in Short Message Service (SMS).

  • RAM memory (RAM memory)

    RAM (Random access memory ) is the internal memory of the phone used to execute programs etc.

  • Display technology (Display technology)

    Display technology in use. The options (from worse to best) are STN (LCD), CSTN (Color STN), TFT (Thin-Film Transistor), and OLED (organic light-emitting diode). The first three are all based on LCD technology, which unlike OLED, do require backlight.

  • Storage memory (Built-in storage memory)

    Built-in storage memory expresses the amount of memory space available for storage of ringtones, pictures, videos, games etc. The most commonly used memory type is flash.

  Rating: 4 / 5 Value for money: 3 / 5

I've had this phone for just under a week now, and I'm quite impressed with it. It's a S60 3rd Ed FP1 phone, so it's fairly packed with features, but I'm quite impressed by it's overall quality. Much better call quality than my Nokia 6300 and it feels like it's built to last - although only time will tell. There are some useful shortcut buttons - although the main center button and directional control could have been used to do more. Some minor features have disappeared - one example is control over snooze time, which can no longer be changed. It's a pity it's gone, but it's nothing to cry over.
All things considered, this stacks up very well against phones of it's class, although you realize it's a shame the camera is on the back when you go to make a video call (go figure Nokia ;-)
I won't be taking it back unless it breaks down, which doesn't seem too likely.

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