Excerpt: Nokia is known for its creativity in their phone models. The 5300 is no exception to the rule. They seem to be releasing a new model every month. Their design team must be working overtime. Now the Nokia 5300 is not a new design nor will the interface be new to a regular Nokia user. In fact those who’ve used the 6270 slider will find this phone really easy to use. It runs on the same Series 40 UI and is part of the 'XPress Music' range of phones.
Summary: The Nokia 5300 is a well-designed, user-friendly music cell phone that offers an amazing range of features backed up by outstanding performance.
Pros: The Nokia 5300 world phone has a great display, user-friendly controls, and a wide range of features including a music player, a 1.3-megapixel camera, Bluetooth, an expandable memory slot, and support for push-to-talk networks. Plus, it delivers on performance as well.
Cons: The Nokia 5300's memory card slot is an inconvenient location, and its internal memory is a measly 5MB.
Excerpt: Music phones surely make an important category in cellular developing. Sony Ericsson has split its handset production into specific areas of interest with their Walkman and Cyber-shot line of devices, making it easier to target specific types of users. It was just about time for Nokia, the leading handset producer, to pick up this efficient strategy and unveil its own music phones.
Pros: It is extremely fun to use this phone. Its large number of customizing possibilities surely makes it feel fresh and perfectly adapted to its target represented by young people. Some might like it especially because of its large sizes and toy-looking design. Moreover, the external music buttons are also an advantage, although they are sometimes too hard to press. The display screen with its high resolution is also a strong point worthy of consideration.
Cons: Nokia 5300 XpressMusic certainly has some important weak points that will make people think again before choosing it over other similar devices. The phone's poor sound quality during calls might be a less important one, but the music sound will surely not be overlooked either. Another problem is that it has a rather bulky design and a form that will not quite fit in any youngster's pocket. Also the battery has a too low life autonomy, which cannot be understandable as...
Excerpt: XpressMusic has been one of the most successful logos ever created by the Finnish giant, Nokia. Thus, as soon as Nokia 5310 has been rumored, fans of the XpressMusic series were thrilled about its look and features. It seems that Nokia's 5310 candy-bar might be the right answer to Sony Ericsson's growing line of Walkman series devices.
Pros: Nokia S40 5th Edition proves to be the best user-friendly interface, which makes the 5310 XpressMusic handset very easy to use. Its stylish look and above average features such as: sound quality, battery life and dedicated audio chipset, recommend this phone as one of the best music phone made by Nokia. There's no doubt - you'll be enjoying every moment of use.
Cons: Nokia 5310 would've been much better with if it didn't had a camera. Instead of putting in such a low quality module camera, Nokia should've forgotten about it. The 2 Megapixels camera is simply to slow and crappy to be used. Also, it would've been nice to have 3G, but we can't have all we want for such a low price.
Excerpt: Nokia 5300: During the first quarter of 2006, Sony Ericsson clearly dominated cell phone industry because of its music cell phones. The domination continued because there was no such true competitor. But later on we found famous manufacturers followed the trend and introducing music cell phones. Nokia released its 5300 to break down Sony Ericsson's music cell phone market.
Conclusion: The Nokia 5300 XpressMusic is a great compact and inexpensive solution for those who need a single music/cell device with unusual styling that is both unpretentious and eye-catching. Even if it had less style, its MP3 player -like music playback functions would still help differentiate it from its rivals.
Pros: Tri-band (900/1800/1900); WMA, AAC, MP3 music player; 12-hour music playback; stero Bluetooth
Cons: MicroSD slot under battery cover; not PlaysForSure compatible; poor 1.3 MP camera
Conclusion: Like a child being forced to learn an instrument, Nokia is the pushy parent who insists its offspring will be musical, even if they do lack the basic talents. We check out little Johnny 5300 who is being marketed alongside a string of reality TV shows?
Summary: There are numerous handsets out there designed to offer special features mobile music fans. Nokia’s 5300 XpressMusic is, as you can guess, another one of them. It is a slider phone which means it is pretty slim in the pocket and in the hand. It measures just 92mm tall, 48mm wide and 21mm thick. Thanks to a bank of buttons on the front of the handset, there is no need to slide out the other buttons, if you don’t want.