Nokia E52 is a Pricier E51 Refresh
Take the E51 (a great candybar phone with a comprehensive feature set) add a better battery, a higher-resolution camera, a standard 3.5mm audio jack, faster over-the-air connectivity, and microUSB support. What do you get? The Nokia E52 of course!
The successor refresh comes at a cost though. While the older E51 hovered around the $200-range, the E52 pushes the price point to around $350 (both prices for unlocked, contract-free phones). The E52 is available in “Metal Grey Aluminum” or “Golden Aluminum”, versus the E51’s metal black.
|Nokia E52||Nokia E51|
|Services||Full Ovi services suite|
|Dimensions||116 x 49 x 9.9mm||115 x 47 x 9mm|
|Standby time||Up to 28 days||Up to 13 days|
|Talk time||Up to 8 hours||Up to 4.4 hours|
|Camera||3.2 Mpix||2.0 Mpix|
|Headset jack||Standard 3.5 mm||Proprietary|
Unless E51 users want faster cellular connectivity, it seems doubtful if upgrading E52 is worth the additional $150. The newer phone might attract new buyers, but current E51 users will probably remain content with what they have. In any case, buyers should also consider the Nokia E63. It features practically the same functionality as the E51, while boasting an easier-to-use QWERTY keyboard. The E51 should also see a price drop as Nokia retailers seek to clear old stocks.
Buy the Nokia E63 (Red, $189.99)
Buy Nokia E51 (Black, $229.99)
Buy Nokia E52 (Lowest price found: $335)