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Nokia E51

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2134 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the battery and usability. The portability and responsiveness are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed views about the GPS navigation. Many are less positive about the features and camera.

design, responsiveness, portability, usability, battery

camera, features

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Nokia E51 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Nokia E51 review: Connecting business


Nokia offers a wide range of Eseries business handsets, including Communicators and enhanced messaging devices of different form factors. Each E series phone is optimized for different types of business users, but all feature the...

Quad-band GSM/3G (with HSDPA 3.6 Mbps), EDGE and GPRS support ; Wi-Fi, VoIP over WLAN ; Symbian 9.2 OS Series 60 3rd edition UI with Feature Pack 1 ; 12 mm slim, elegant design ; 130 MB onboard memory, expandable via microSD cards (up to 4 GB), hot...

2 megapixel camera with no autofocus, nor flash ; Extremely hard-to-press volume rocker, power button and voice recorder key ; Stale multimedia interface ; Cannot edit office documents ; Doesn't charge when connected via USB ; Voice dial works well...

Although the two handsets have quite a lot in common in terms of design, the new E51 isn't exactly a chip off the old block

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Nokia E51 Review


Many of the mobile unit manufacturers dedicate a lot of effort to developing phones, targeted at business users. So is the E-series of Nokia, which has been created for and is intended to encompass the above circles. After the brief introduction it is...

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Nokia E51 Review


Here we review the Nokia E51 with emphasis on the design and the user interface of the Nokia phone and everything that the Nokia E51 has to offer

One thing about the Nokia E71 is that it looks so much like your traditional Nokia mobile phone with the standard keypad and the signature softkey panel. This phone stands out to prove that there is nothing traditional about it. The phone is not quite...


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Nokia E51


The Nokia E51 first came out in September last year, it already got my attention. After quite sometime, I finally got myself a unit and here's my verdict.

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Nokia E51 - Smartphone Reviews by Mobile Tech Review


Nokia introduced the Nokia E51 last fall in European markets and now you can buy the phone from online importers and even big name stores like Staples (might be online only) in the US. Though running on the same OS and platform (Symbian 9 and S60),...

Stylish design, good build quality, and small and lightweight. Very good voice quality and reception. Great browser and email support. Office Suite applications are big plus for corporate users. Plenty of multimedia applications to keep your down time...

EDGE only in the US. Shoulder keys are hard to press and so are the side buttons that are covered by ruggedized rubber. Camera is sub par

It’s a shame that no US carrier is offering the Nokia E51 as it fills a market segment where smartphone users don’t necessarily want to carry a large E90 or a wide E61. The slim, small and sexy design certainly adds a new look to the Eseries, and turns...

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Review: Nokia E51


While it isn't a beauty queen, Nokia's new E51 smartphone comes packed with features like WiFi and 3G data access, a QVGA screen, and a 2MP camera - all for an affordable price. Brad gives it a thorough thrashing in this review and comes out impressed.

I first bought a Motorola mobile. Returned it in 15 hours & then went in for the Nokia E51. A very very easy to use good mobile & my observations are as follows.

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Nokia E51 Review


Its got a 2 Mega Pixel Camera which is pretty common affair in Nokia phones these days but they are not top notch cameras. Come on I m not looking for a High Quality photography on a Enterprise phone. In fact , i feel a Camera is not worth it.Its got...

Its targeted at Business users, Women and Enterprise users.

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Nokia E51


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Nokia E51


The Nokia E51 is a GSM/WCDMA dual mode hand portable phone supporting EGSM 850/900/1800/1900, WCDMA 850/2100, HSDPA, WLAN, and VoIP. Nokia E51 features include a 2 inch QVGA (240 x 320 pixels) 16M color display and an integrated 2 Megapixel camera with...

WiFi connectivity; comfortable text messaging; lots of useful applications included

Side buttons feel stiff; multimedia features aren't that great

All in all, the E51 is a great buy if you are looking for a simple phone with great features and it is both affordable and user friendly.

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Nokia E51 -


Slim and sleek, the new Nokia E51 packs all the features you expect from a smart phone into its compact body.

Product Specifications

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


Antenna Type:Internal


Standby Time (PB):312hours
Talk Time (PB):264minutes
Technology:Lithium ion




Band:WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Combined with:With digital camera / digital player / FM radio
Integrated Components:Digital camera / Digital player / FM radio
Phone Form Factor:Monoblock
Service Provider:Not specified
Technology:WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice Recorder: Yes
Wireless Interface:IEEE 802.11g / Infrared (IrDA)

Communicator Features

Operating System:Symbian OS 9.2 / Series 60 3.1 Edition

Dimensions & Weight



Color Depth:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:2in
Diagonal Size (metric):5.1cm
Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Supported Flash Memory Cards:microSD


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Nokia

Messaging & Data Services

EDGE (Enhanced Data Rates For Global Evolution): Yes
HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access): Yes
Internet Browser: Yes


Color:Black steel/Pink steel/White steel

Optical Sensor

Sensor Resolution:2Megapixel


Alarm Clock: Yes
Calendar: Yes
Reminder: Yes

Telephone Features

Voice Dialing: Yes
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