Excerpt: Nokia 5310 XpressMusic is the first mobile phone in the XpressMusic series. This model can serve as an example of how to combine a stylish device with excellent characteristics of pure music playback, thanks to its special audio chip. The perfect balance between these facets makes Nokia 5310 XpressMusic emulated for later models of this kind.
Excerpt: The phonebook of the of the 5130 is dependent on its shared memory which is 30MB. Each contact can hold upto 6 phone numbers, email addresses, birthdays, notes, a formal name and a nick name. The basic features that this one has to offer are calculator, currency converter, alarm clock, wordlock, stopwatch and a notepad.
Excerpt: Thumbs up: Good music player, decent functionality, good battery life. Thumbs down: Speaker output not that great, keypad has a slippery plastic feel to it. THE WHIZ-KID SPEAKS: In the past Nokia Express Music has come up with a variety of phones ranging from the suave to the random weird ones. T-mobile is the only carrier in the U.S to be offering the Express Music starting in the year 2006 with the 5300 and then later on it was followed up with 5310 and the 5610.
Summary: Impressions After getting a little bit bored by the XpressMusic series, I'm finally glad that I gave 5130 model a chance. I was impressed by the quality of its sonic experience, as well as its stylish design. Nokia managed to throw on the market a more-than-decent device at a very good price. I just hope that youngsters are not still disappointed by some older XpressMusic devices and give 5130 a chance, since they will be thrilled.
Excerpt: One might mistake Nokia for a chocolate company with all the candy bar phones they’ve produced over the years! And like chocolate, unwrapping the Noikia 5130 will bring a smile. The latest in Nokia’s XpressMusic line, the 5130 offers up a full entry-level feature set with the mandatory calculator, alarm and such, but also includes an FM radio, Bluetooth, 2MP camera with video, microSD memory expandability, speakerphone and, yes, a 3.5mm headset jack.
Nokia's latest mobile phone is bundled with the Comes With Music service but it lacks 3G connectivity
Good Gear Guide.au
28 October 2010
Summary: The Nokia 5130 XpressMusic's lack of 3G connectivity will turn many users elsewhere, but if you plan to use your mobile phone as a music player and aren't interested in the mobile Web, then it's definitely worth a look.
Pros: 3.5mm headphone jack, funky design, FM radio, Comes With Music subscription included, loud speaker and excellent sound quality, included 1GB microSD card
Cons: No 3G, keypad is small and flat, OS is sluggish at times, can't charge via micro-USB port
Conclusion: The Nokia 5130 XpressMusic mobile phone is a great mobile entertainment tool with some great technologies thrown in. The 5130 doesn't feature a fantastic camera feature but neither does the Nokia 5310 XpressMusic, Nokia 5220 XpressMusic or the Nokia 5320 XpressMusic mobile phones. The Nokia 5130 is aimed for those who love listening to their tunes in the mid range of the market.