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Nokia E52 Pricing and Difference with the E51

Thought I was able to play around with the E52 during Nokia Connection ’09, I wasn’t privy to the actual specs as the Nokia N97, E72 and XpressMusic 5530 proved to be bigger distractions. Now that the dust has settled, let’s compare the E52 with the previous model.


The Nokia E52 retails for PhP17,580 and is available at all Nokia Stores and authorized dealers nationwide. It comes in two colors — Metal Grey Aluminum and Golden Aluminum.

Here’s a blow by blow comparison:

E52: 116 x 49 x 9.9mm
E51: 115 x 47 x 9mm
Standby time
E52: Up to 28 days
E51: Up to 13 days
Talk time
E52: Up to 8 hours
E51: Up to 4.4 hours
E52: Yes
E51: No
USB charging
E52: Yes
E51: No
E52: 320×240
E51: 240×320
E52: 3.2 MP
E51: 2.0 MP
Headset jack
E52: Standard 3.5 mm
E51: Proprietary (needs adaptor)

Wow, great! So you might then be wondering if there’s something that the E51 has that its new and improved brother doesn’t. Well, there is! The new E-series devices have said goodbye to BlackBerry Connect, that wonderful feature from RIM that allows you to send and receive email just like SMS. The E51, though ancient, is one of the last Nokia phones that supports this feature. The move to eradicate the option for BlackBerry connect was a move by Nokia in order to support their own version of the technology (Nokia Messaging).

By Jayvee Fernandez

Jayvee Fernandez is a tech enthusiast, EAN certified SCUBA Diver and underwater photographer based in Metro Manila, Philippines. His photos and videos have appeared in various international and local publications including Random House Germany, Discovery Channel Canada, and CNN.

2 replies on “Nokia E52 Pricing and Difference with the E51”

The E51 is HSDPA 850/2100, not WCDMA. The E52 has 6 hours talk time when on 3G networks, not 8 hours. Both E51 and E51 has resolution of 240×320.

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