Nokia E52 Review

Sat 9 Jul 2011

Filed Under: Mobile Phone Reviews, Nokia 

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Welcome to the Nokia E52 review. The Nokia E52 was released in late 2010 to cater for the customer who wanted a relatively featured business mobile that wasn’t a touch screen. It comes with all the usual business software like word, excel and powerpoint editors, PDF reader, ZIP expander, Flash viewer, email software, a good web browser, Wi-Fi  and A-GPS. It’s plain exterior designs hides a powerful mobile phone. Like a few other Nokia’s in the last 12  months we didn’t bother writing about it because while it’s a great phone there is nothing that we could promote as a key selling point…

The E52’s construction quality is typical Nokia which means very good.  The keypad has the right amount of feedback and feels like it will last forever, the screen is bright and the sound quality loud and clear. However we did not like the lightness of the E52. It would be all too easy to lose the phone and not know it.

The network reception for the E52 is noticeably better that the old RAZR 3V which has great reception, that we had along as a comparison, the RAZR showed 5 and the E52 2 more! (Meanwhile the iPhone was struggling at about half – as usual.)

The E52 has a fast user interface and works at the speed you work at.  There are also many customization options in terms of interface and hardware settings that you play with that it does get confusing but it is hidden away so that to most people it is not necessary to manually adjust – unless you really want to.

The other features that you will enjoy using include Wi-Fi and the free navigation software and maps.

Overall we liked the E52. It can do everything we wanted in a speedy and reliable fashion. However the Nokia E72 or E71 are still available at very reasonably prices so it is easy to over look the E52 because the other two are even better.

Specifications

  • Nokia E52
  • Network
    Quad-band GSM 850/900/1800/1900
  • Tri-band 3G 850/900/2100
  • Design
    Candybar
  • L116 x W49 x D9.9 mm
    Weight 98 grams
  • Display/s
    2.4 inch TFT 240 x 320
  • Camera
    3.2MP Auto focus LED Flash
  • Video Camera
    640 x 480 pixel main video camera 15FPS
  • Connectivity
    Bluetooth V2.0
    Wi-Fi
    Micro-USB
  • CPU
    600Mhz
  • Memory
    Up to 60MB available to user
    MicroSD up to 16Gig
  • Ring tones
    MIDI, MP3, Video, vibration and others
  • Features
    A-GPS
    Accelerometer Sensor
    Ambient Light Sensor
    Compass (Magnetometer Sensor)
    JAVA Apps
    Music and Media player
    Organiser/Calender
    SMS, MMS, IM, Email
    JAVA MIDP 2.0
    FM radio
    Speaker Phone/Hands free
    3.5mm AV/headset
    BP-54L 3.7V 1500mAh
    Up to 28 days Standby
    Up to 8 hours Talk Time
  • Price history
    Under $xxx AUD 2011 (Plan only)

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