Nokia E51 ReviewNokia E51 8.5
Nokia E51 works with a processor of the ARM 11 type featuring a clock rate of 369 MHz. During the time when we were operating the phone it made quite a few slow-downs, especially at opening heavier applications. The phone even crashed several times and had to be restarted when attempting to close down the Nokia Maps program.
Our test have established that the sound you will be hearing when speaking on the phone is one of high quality and sufficiently strong at that. About the only negative aspect here is the presence of a faint background noise.
At the other end the sound is very similar, so collocutors there will not be disappointed. At your side of the line, though, certain types of voices will be reproduced more sharply – something undesirable if yours is among those.
The general impression E51 left with us, apart from the compact size for a business phone, is one of the inevitable user’s satisfaction by its numerous functions. Compared to E50, the E51 offers better more options for internet connection via the HSDPA technology for faster data transfer, besides the Wi-Fi, also a novel feature for the unit. Moreover, the 3G technology can now be used worldwide, despite the availability of only one accessible frequency in the USA.
Yet, the compromise Nokia have made in order to achieve so small a phone as E51, is the display size – only 2 inches, as mentioned above – too small for the convenient viewing of a site or document. We should also note the lack of a QWERTY keyboard, which would prove useful for business people with a view to the constant need to write e-mails. In case you make it a point to dispose of the above two features, we would recommend models such as Nokia E90 or Motorola Q9m; but if it is a small and good-looking phone you want, and a one that has a lot of functions at that, then the E51 is an excellent choice. It is up to you to make it.
- Solid and reliable corpus
- Worldwide 3G
- Very inconvenient side buttons
- Lack of a video-call camera