All you need to know about Nokia 5310 XpressMusic
Slim is in! That has been the motto nokia has been following for its XpressMusic series. The cell phones released under this series are extremely thin and at the same time deliver great performance at a low price. Nokia 5310 is on the low priced models in this series and is complete value for money.
Nokia 5310 XpressMusic specifications :
* Dimensions : 103.8 x 44.7 x 9.9 mm
* Weight : 71g
* Display : 31.5 x 41.5 mm TFT with 240 x 320 resolution
* Bluetooth, microUSB
* 2 MP Camera with
* Stereo FM with RDS
* 3.5 mm AV jack
At just 9.9mm in thickness it is one of the slimmest phones you will come across. It has almost all the features that one generally needs except that it is not 3G compatible. And it has been labelled XpressMusic which gives you an idea about its music playback capabilities.
The phone comes bundled with a 2G micro-SD card.The bundled package is pretty much the usual but Nokia has been kind enough to provide a microUSB cables for data transfers which are not easy to find.
The dimensions other than the thickness are also compact and by weighing just 71g it ensures that you don’t feel it in your pocket. The phone has been launched in two variations : Blue and Red. Being a music phone, it has dedicated music keys which have been placed at the left corner of the display. The D-pad easy to use, the keypad is also quite convenient to use as it has large keys. The volume rocker finds it place to the right panel of the phone.
Some of the drawbacks of this design are that the display tends to get dirty due to close placement of music keys. Also the memory slot is beneath the battery which makes hot-swapping of the card impossible.
The display is quite of a gem but the small size restricts its capabilities. At 16M colors and a QVGA resolution the display produces great picture clarity. Also it works well under sunlight.
Coming to the music playback of the phone. The dedicated keys help a great deal and are very handy to use. The music player is an upgraded version of the ones you would find in older phones from Nokia. A lot of formats like MP3,AAC,WMA,MIDI etc are supported. Sorting the tracks is same as before. A2DP profile as expected is supported by the phone. What has changed is that, now you can apply themes to customise the look of the player. You get 8 preset equalisers to choose from with custom ones always at your disposal.The audio quality is exceptionally good. The loudspeaker is loud and clear.
The camera does not feature a flash or autofocus which is disappointing. As the phone is a S40 one, the camera interface is not as intuitive as found on its S60 counterparts. But it does have enough controls to make use of the “limited” camera. The photo quality isn’t good either which was expected. Also another major drawback is that the camera is really slow and takes loads of time to save picture and do other stuff.
* Slim and lightweight
* Dedicated music keys
* Great display
* Excellent music playback
* Below average and slow camera
* No 3G
* Small display
* Memory card under battery
Nokia 5310 XpressMusic is an excellent phone for the price tag it carries. Although its camera is below par but there are other good points to boast about this phone such as it excellent music playback capabilities and great display. If you do not care about the camera then go ahead and buy this one.
If you our after a light, compact yet smart mobile then try looking at the Nokia 5310.It has almost everything that you would want from a modern mobile.Great Music Sound,a good memory, takes very good photos and comes at a bargin price.You can carry this mobile around without difficulty, and if you so wish you can purchase a higher memorycard,change the fascia/cover and you have the Nokia quality to go with it.It is easy to use so you do not have to worry about how difficult it might be to use.Great as your main mobile or back-up to your main one.Would make a lovely present for someone whether they our young or old.You can purchase these Nokia 5310 quite easily on the Internet,whether it be from a Mobile Dealer or on Ebay.You can get hold of an Unlocked Nokia 5310 fairly easily now;as they have been on the market for a while.Try looking at the Reviews and you will see that you will be purchasing a Great Little Nokia that has almost everything that you will need.Once again Nokia have come-up with a WINNER. Nokia Connecting People To People.Brilliant mobile at a Very,Very Attractive Price.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
This Phone is made of aluminium and has a quality feel about it , the keypad is especially good im fed up with mobiles with small keys.
it has a special chip installed for music clarity . The sound quality is amazing , also has Java games , Fm Radio , Mp3 , calendar , alarms , Bluetooth Etc.
I use mine as an mp3 player it has dedicated music function keys on the front of the mobile.
It looks really cool especially the red colour one , only downside is camera , its 2 megapixels but quality when its dark is very poor as it doesn't have a flash , apart from that i would recommend this phone.
12 of 13 people found this review helpful.
Wonderful Music phone with excellent camera! The Biz!!!
First saw this phone when a mate bought one. They reckoned it was the best mobile they had ever had, with an excellent sound for the MP3 player, AND a top camera. And so light and thin, with classy looking aluminium music-keys. And a very nice red/black colour scheme.
When I got my own, I just loved it. I went for the red/black combination too, although other colours are available. As a bit of a technaphobe, I found it very simple to use, with straight forward controls and lay-out. And some nice accessories in the box, like 2 G memory card,speakers, hands-free set, and music download softwear for your computer. Plus a good, detailed instruction book that makes operation simple.
The camera is very easy to use, and takes good pictures.
Personally, I've seen some cameras that cost a lot more than the Nokia 5310 which I don't think are as good.
It'll do me!!!!!!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
I used to love this phone but it soon died.
I had a 5310 which I lost one day. I couldn't seem to find one to replace it. Then I saw this nearly new one on eBay. I paid about 75% of the cost of the new ones that were being advertised on line (no-one had them in stock), simply because I loved my old phone. I liked the buttons on the side for fast-forward, reverse and play/pause; even though I accidentally pushed play sometimes and got a loud songs playing at inappropriate moments.
Unfortunately, a couple of weeks after getting my nearly new phone (I can’t fault the seller. It was in perfect condition) the phone died. It died when I was trying to change the tone for the alarm clock to one of my favourite songs; something that I had done on my old lost phone. The display said: OPENING MEMORY CARD. The little bar at the bottom was pulsing to let me know that something was happening. All of a sudden the screen went blank. End of phone. That is why I give the phonne a "poor" rating. It's a great phone if it lasts.
Having bought the phone second hand, I will need to send it to Nokia at my expense. I was told, although I have not yet looked into this, that it will cost me £15.00 for them to look at it. I didn’t want to wait. So, I switched from pay-as-you-go to a $15 a month contract and got a new Nokia 6303 Classic. This is a better phone than the old music phone and I find that it is actually better not to have the play buttons on the side. I did have the choice of Nokia’s new music phone, the 5630. It can handle a 16 gig chip (comes with 4). The old 5310 can only operate a 4 gig chip (likewise the 6303). The new 5630 Comes-With-Music is a bigger and heavier than I like and 4 gigabytes is big enough for me.
I do miss two features of the old music phone: The little stereo speakers built into the phone weren’t half bad – especially when placed on a hard surface. My new 6303 only has one speaker. And the old phone was slimmer and lighter. Having said that the 6303 is more robust and the battery life is much better.
If you like your music, I can highly recommend the WH-700 headphones that Nokia sells as an accessory. The bass response and dynamic range has to be heard to believed and they have a microphone – so they can be used hands-free.